Archive for April, 2007

April 30th, 2007 by Keith

Torrent Radar 1 – Search Engine for Torrents

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Torrent Radar

For most of us, we should know what BitTorrent is, so I won’t go explicitly into explaining what is torrent and BitTorrent. Searching for files over the Internet can be really difficult, and more than often, files that you want may be available from one network but not the other. So, Torrent Radar is a software specifically design to help users search the web to find torrents file to download.

The interface has a search engine look, and hence users should be relatively comfortable using the application. Simply type in the keywords you wish to find and then search for the .torrent file over the Internet.

Download Link
Torrent Radar 1

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April 29th, 2007 by Keith

Zfone 0.05 Beta – VoIP Phone Software

Posted in Audio, Beta, Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Video, Web Apps, Windows


There are several VoIP softwares today, i.e. Skype, MSN, and Google Talk,… Now, there is this new Zfone Project that develops Zfone, a new secure VoIP phone software product that allows users to make secure and encrypted Internet calls.

Using a highly encrypted protocol, that is AES-128 bit encryption, you can rest assure that your message or packets transferred over the Internet will be safe. Zfone software currently runs in the Internet Protocol stack on any Windows XP, Mac OS X, or Linux PC, and intercepts and filters all the VoIP packets as they go in and out of the machine, and secures the call on the fly. Furthermore, it has its own little separate GUI, telling the user if the call is secure.


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April 28th, 2007 by Keith

Skype Beta Now Available

Posted in Audio, Beta, Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Skype 3

Released on April 25, 2007, Skype for Windows beta has some new changes in this release.

  • * known issue: Options – some incoming calls from people who haven’t been authorized
  • * known issue: Options – Audio settings sliders and feedback indicators not working correctly
  • * known issue: Options – Advanced settings sometimes return to Basic settings next time you go into options
  • * known issue: Options – Start Skype when I start Windows doesn’t match with settings on Sign-In screen
  • * feature: Call forwarding improvements
  • * change: Options overhaul
  • * change: New offline warning banners for 1:1 chats
  • * change: New RichText based hint window
  • * bugfix: Calls between Skype 3.2 beta versions had during silence strange background noise
  • * bugfix: Myself capture buttons were misplaced
  • * bugfix: Call duration was showed wrongly for very long calls
  • * bugfix: Chat guidelines were messed up when using double quotes in them
  • * bugfix: Importing Gmail contacts for non-English Gmail failed sometimes
  • * bugfix: File size was not displayed before accepting File Transfer
  • * bugfix: Skype changed IE6 text size to medium automatically
  • * bugfix: Link in chat topic was not clickable sometimes
  • * change: updated language files


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April 28th, 2007 by Keith

Magic Player 1.3 – Multimedia Player

Posted in Audio, Site News, Utilities, Video, Windows

Magic Player

Magic Player 1.3 is a free Windows multimedia player, that plays audio and video files. Some of the supported formats are:

  • - MP3,
  • - MID,
  • - AVI
  • - and others.

The change log for the latest version can be found here. In addition, Magic Player 1.3 is available in multi-lingual package.

Download File
Magic Player 1.3

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April 27th, 2007 by Keith

Simple Note Test 1.0

Posted in Audio, Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

Note Test

For the young musicians, Simple Note Test 1.0 is an application that tests your ears against the C-major scale. Tester will have to identify the correct note of the random sound generated by the software.

It is a small yet simple to use musical tool, developed by Jack Kennedy.

Download Link
Simple Note Test 1.0

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April 26th, 2007 by Keith

Chuala 0.8.7 – Make Language Learning Easier

Posted in Audio, Fun Stuff, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows


How much do you pay to go for a language class? And how often you need to know the pronunciation at that particular instant? What if you’re chatting with a hot girl from a different language background or trying to understand a foreign businessman’s message? Of course, the answer is to take an language class, but why not try do it by self-learning? That’s what Chuala is useful for.

The application is a free software that combines with audio feature (recording and playback) to improve language learning capability. Furthermore, there is a search engine function that helps to improve your search for certain words or phrases.


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April 25th, 2007 by Keith

ANY FLV Player 1.0.1

Posted in Audio, Fun Stuff, Site News, Utilities, Video, Windows

ANY FLV Player

Most of you would have heard of what FLV Player is about. Basically, it is a audio-video player to play flash-converted media that has been saved as .flv file.

Originally, Flash files exist as .swf format, and it is usually inefficient to play swf media with the way you would want to watch a movie from .avi or .mpg format.

With Any FLV Player 1.0.1, users can easily play FLV videos as it doesn’t require the complicated Flash authoring tool and Flash development tools.

This application also has the capability to help users post video files to websites or blogs, with a couple of clicks, thus making publishing easy. Adding FLV meta tag to FLV video files is also a breeze. Well, below are some key features:

Key Features

  • * Drag and drop to play FLV files. No Flash development environment required.
  • * Fully customized play control panel
  • * Publish your FLV video to website with one click
  • * Automatically inject FLV video meta information.

Download Link
FLV Player 1.0.1

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April 24th, 2007 by Keith

Automatix2 1.1-3.10 for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

Posted in Development Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News, Utilities


Even before the official release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, there have been huge demand for Automatix package to be bundled in the repository. Unfortunately, during that time, Automatix only supports up to Ubuntu 6.10; support for version 7.xx has not been released. Finally, the wait is over, Automatix2, is now available for Ubuntu 7.04 users!

Other than supporting version 7.04, this latest release also comes with Crossover Office Standard and Professional on Ubuntu 7.04 amd64 (which basically means you can run a ton of 32 bit windows software on Ubuntu 7.04 amd64). I just happen to found out from the website that the CEO and Founder of Dell Inc. also uses Automatix2 on his home computer (no wonder Dell is switching to bundle their systems with Linux operating systems these days *joking*)


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April 23rd, 2007 by Keith

Golly Game of Life 1.2

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Windows

Golly Game of Life

Enjoy this open source, cross-platform Game of Life simulator, developed by Andrew Trevorrow and Tomas Rokicki, Golly 1.2. It is able to run in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The idea is to develop a world-class Life simulator for users.


  • * Unbounded universe (limited only by memory).
  • * Fast, memory-efficient conventional algorithm.
  • * Super fast hashlife algorithm for highly regular patterns.
  • * Responsive even while generating or garbage collecting.
  • * Reads RLE, Life 1.05/1.06, dblife, and macrocell formats.
  • * Can also read common graphic formats: BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF.
  • * Includes a state-of-the-art pattern collection.
  • * Supports other Life-like rules and Wolfram’s 1D rules.
  • * Can paste in patterns from the clipboard.
  • * Auto fit option keeps patterns sized to the window.
  • * Full screen option (no menu/status/tool/scroll bars).
  • * Supports multiple layers, including cloned layers.
  • * Includes HTML-based help with an integrated Life Lexicon.
  • * Scriptable via Python.
  • * Runs on Windows, Mac OS X (Universal) and Linux (GTK+/X11).


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