Archive for September, 2006

September 24th, 2006 by Keith

Cypto Text 1.2

Posted in Business Software, Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

Crypto Text

Thinking of sending some secret messages? So, we are talking about cryptography here. In order to hide the true message, users will have to first encrypt the message and scramble the text up, so they look like some kind of junk message. This encrypted message will be sent over an unsecured channel, where some other people may be listening or possibly intrude and steal the packets. However, the thing is that these people would not be able to understand the message because they are encrypted, and would need to decipher the junk text into proper text before they are legible for reading. At the end party, the one who received the encrypted text, would need to decrypt the text using a special decryption mechanism.

That’s the simple story about cryptography, and usually one of the commonly used mechanism today is using the Public-Private key. Users do not need to purchase an expensive software to do this, right out there now, there are lots of open source applications that do these type of encryption for you. For example, the Crypto Text 1.2, developed by Krypto Anarkist


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September 24th, 2006 by Keith

IE Tab – Run Microsoft Update in Firefox

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

IE Tab

Check out this excellent plug-in for Mozilla Firefox. Many people thought Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer are competitors against one another. There are sites where only Internet Explorer is supported and not Firefox (or Opera), such as Windows Update.

However, things are beginning to show sign of more integration and cross-platform compatibility. IE Tab is a Firefox extension which makes it possible to embed its rival, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer engine within Mozilla Firefox. This is, however, an excellent piece of tool for web developers, since users can view how web pages are displayed in Internet Explorer, without having to switch to using Internet Explorer. Users can then switch back to Firefox once they are done with Internet Explorer tab.

Check out the image on the right, if you don’t believe what you read.


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September 24th, 2006 by Keith

phpMyAdmin 2.9.0 Released

Posted in Business Software, Development Software, Linux, Miscellaneous, Software Companies, Web Apps


phpMyAdmin is commonly used in lots of web hosting services, especially MySQL in cPanel where users can easily make use of phpMyAdmin to access the database system.

The latest release of phpMyAdmin 2.9.0 has been released, following my previous post on the release candidate (RC1). Actually, this software is probably more of interest to web hosting companies and developers, but I’ll still introduce it here, since I find it kind of useful.


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September 22nd, 2006 by Keith

TheSpringBox Widget – Read all RSS in Real-time

Posted in Web Apps, Windows


TheSpringBox is a widget engine built for the desktop and the web. These widgets remind you of little windows viewing into the Internet cyberspace. Thus, users can stay up-to-date with the contents without having to waste time searching for them.

These widgets can be clicked-and-dragged around the desktop, and users can open multiple stance of the same widget, and even dock them at the side of the screen, just like a Sidebar. In one way or another, it maintains the connection while users work on their own stuff.

Basically with TheSpringBox, users can read all the RSS feeds just with this one widget. Users can click on any of the feeds and instantly add any of them to your RSS Reader.

See here for a wigetized version of TheSpringBox.

Download Link: TheSpringBox

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September 21st, 2006 by Keith

Pando Beta 0.9.1 Plug-in for Microsoft Outlook

Posted in Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Site News, Web Apps, Windows


In the past, if you want to send large files over the Internet to another party, yousendit is certainly a good option for that. However, only recently, they have decided to cap the limit at 100MB. Bad luck for those who are sending large files with over hundreds of Megabytes (MB). Apparently, there is not much option of temporary file storage solution.

On the other hand, sending email attachments usually do not go beyond 10MB. Email seems almost an unpractical solution.

However, things are not so bad. Pando has developed an application (together with Outlook plug-in) to allow users to send files up to 1GB in size to an email receipant. Things will never be the same again, with Pando Beta 0.9.1. Furthermore, this application is available for free!


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September 20th, 2006 by Keith

Video Download 1.0 – Internet Explorer and Firefox Plugin

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Video Download Plugin

Fancy watching video from YouTube or Google Video over and over again, even without Internet connection? Well, you can’t do so, since they are flash clips; not unless you have the Viloader plugin.

Available as a free plugin for Firefox and Internet Explorer, Video Download is an addon that downloads videos from Youtube, Google Video, Pornotube, Grinvi, and many other sites with a simple one click of a mouse.

Upon installing this plugin, it add a Download Video link to the right click menu panel, and so all you need to do is to click on it and a new window will be displayed with the download link. From then on, users would be able to download these videos to the local machine and watch them over and over again.

This small, beautiful plugin, is one you shouldn’t go without, especially if you are a video clip fanatic.

Plugin Source: Video Download 1.0

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September 19th, 2006 by Keith

uTorrent WebUI 0.300 Public Beta

Posted in Site News, Web Apps, Windows

uTorrent WebUI

uTorrent is a renowned BitTorrent client, especially popular because of its small size, and simple-to-use interface. Further more, there isn’t a need for complicated installation, and users can run the application straight off the executable file.

I thought that might be justify to put uTorrent on top of my list. Well, they have come up with something else, the uTorrent WebUI 0.300 Public Beta release.

This Web User Interface version of uTorrent integrates the user of your favourite browser, e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox, to use the advanced BitTorrent technology. As this is still in the beta development, it is possible that bugs might still be present in the code. Thus, you might want to try out, but at your own risk.

Anyway, this is first of a kind for uTorrent, download the uTorrent WebUI 0.300 Public Beta here. More information will be available in the README file, in the zip file.

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September 19th, 2006 by Keith

Xtorrent Public Beta 1

Posted in Mac OS, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps


Xtorrent Public Beta 1 is the latest bittorrent client for Macintosh users. There is not much specific information available at the website, but the prospect looks very bright. Xtorrent has their own Xtorrent blog site that allow users to discuss about the application and torrent-related stuffs.

While bittorrent is the latest P2P (peer-to-peer) communication using advanced technology with de-centralised servers, holding the files, it allows downloads provided one serves to provide bandwidth for uploads for other users, who are also downloading the same file. More information about BitTorrent can be found at the BitTorrent website.

The basic requirement to run Xtorrent Beta 1 is at least a Mac OS X machine.

Xtorrent Public Beta 1 can be download today.

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September 18th, 2006 by Keith

Digg Notifier – Inform you when someone diggs your story

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Digg Notifier

This is not the same Digg Notifier for Firefox which I had posted several months ago. Instead, this Digg Notifier is a Windows application that allows user to be informed when someone digg his or her story. Available as a graphical user interface, it has a simple easy-to-use design which basically tells you how many diggs the story has. There are other options which user can configure on the Digg Notifier.


  • - Notifies you when a person diggs one of your (or a specific user name’s) last 15 submitted stories
  • - Tells you how many diggs that story has
  • - Allows you to set a timeout for how often it should check
  • - Tells you who dugg it (currently only works if it has less than or equal to 24 diggs)
  • - Minimizes to tool tray
  • - Nice and easy to use!
  • - Timeout currently limited to 9999 milliseconds max

Note that, before you download and use the application, you will need to obtain the VB runtime files, which can be obtained from the Microsoft website.

After installing VB runtime, you can download the application here.

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