Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Sign In - Yahoo! Briefcase

Sign In - Yahoo! Briefcase: "Welcome to Yahoo! Briefcase"
Yahoo's Briefcase online service, a handy, free way to move and store up to 30MB of data. Just upload files into your briefcase, then use the service to send your buddy or coworker an e-mail message with a link to the file. I have multiple briefcases, some private, some available to others. It's a great service, provided you can deal with Yahoo's confusing registration and its intrusive, blaring ads. One other caveat: No single file can be larger than 5MB.


SnapFolders: "The shortcuts you create with SnapFolders are automatically placed on the Start Menu or a side menu to the Start Menu. Like any shortcuts they can be copied or moved anywhere you want. Like any shortcuts they can be renamed or deleted as you wish.

Shortcuts to folders have been available in Windows since Windows 95 was released in 1995. In those days a 1 GB hard disk was considered a luxury. Today, a 200 GB hard disk is quite ordinary. The average home user is lost in a folder jungle that gets bigger and bigger every year. The average professional user has to cope with a network where the jungle is even bigger.

Arm yourself with a machete in the folder jungle!"

Nero [Nero 6 Ultra Edition Major Update]

Nero [Nero 6 Ultra Edition Major Update]
The successor to the popular Nero Burning ROM, Nero 6 Ultra Edition is a suite aimed at the casual user who wants to burn CDs and DVDs for audio, video and data backup. Nero Burning ROM has a good reputation for ease-of-use, and features lots of walkthroughs and wizards for various projects. It supports on-the-fly disc recording, multisession, mixed-mode recording, and digital audio extraction. Nero is also a full-featured WAV editor with a full palette of audio processing options. The latest version supports all DVD formats.

Free avast! 4 Home Edition - Free antivirus software - free virus protection for home PC

Free avast! 4 Home Edition - Free antivirus software - free virus protection for home PC: "Free avast! 4 Home Edition

avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users, non-commercial users. Both conditions should be met! Our company offers Home Edition free of charge, since in our opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many user are not able or do not want to pay for antivirus software. This page will show you the most important features of this program."

Monday, November 29, 2004

FolderShare - Secure Remote Access VPN Solution

FolderShare - Secure Remote Access VPN Solution
FolderShare, My Hero

Of all the products I've tried and talked about, FolderShare is the one I still use. That's because even the freebie version is handy-dandy for popping a handful of files over to, say, my daughter. It lets you queue up to three files to transfer online. Once queued, the files are transferred one after another without you having to manually intervene.

The only significant downside is in a separate feature that allows you to create a file library on your PC and share those files with friends and colleagues. The program limits your sharing to just two libraries of files and you can't have more than 1500 files in a library. But this isn't a big deal, especially for free. (BTW, there's no time limitation on the trial version--which is why I call it a freebie.)

Copernic Desktop Search - The Search Engine for Your PC

Copernic Desktop Search - The Search Engine for Your PC
Copernic Desktop Search is always available with a single click.
It offers non-obtrusive, integrated entry-points into your operating system.

* Desktop Search Window: Perform searches in an easy-to-use interface, open folders or files directly, and more!
* Windows Deskbar: Perform searches from any application, anytime. This search bar conveniently integrates with the Windows taskbar.

Copernic Desktop Search's key features:

* Lets you perform sub-second searches of your PC's files and emails in a user-friendly interface.
* Enables you to search from any application, anytime. The search bar conveniently integrates with the Windows taskbar.
* Offers specific refining fields for each desktop search category.
* Uses your computer resources intelligently when indexing documents so as not to impair your work by throttling back while you are using other software.
* Displays and filters matching results as you type.
* Quickly creates and updates the index in the background with no limitation concerning the number of documents to be indexed.
* Delivers advanced fault tolerance and recovery architecture to ensure everlasting index integrity.
* Automatically indexes on-the-fly new and updated files in the background (Windows NT/2000/XP required), including new emails sent or received with Microsoft Outlook
* Supports advanced Boolean operators (AND/+, OR, NOT/-), quotes (exact phrase or whole word) and parentheses.
* Lets you enter keywords directly into the search box located in the Windows taskbar using a keyboard shortcut from any application.
* Lets you preview Web pages, text files, e-mails and pictures for selected results without needing to open any other application to analyze document’s relevancy or cut and paste a selection.
* Scrolls document previews directly to the first word or phrase that you are looking for.
* Offers specific sorting and grouping fields for each search category in order to ease result viewing.
* Offers plenty of time-saving shortcuts to other applications via links and right-click menus available in search categories.
* Offers many customizable options to configure various features and parameters.
* Highlights search keywords with a different color for each keyword in result lists and previews of text files or documents.

Available desktop search categories:

* Files: Office documents (Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel worksheets), WordPerfect documents, Adobe Acrobat documents, HTML pages, Text/RTF documents, and more
* Emails: Outlook/Outlook Express emails and attachments
* Music: MP3, WMA, WAV, etc.
* Pictures: JPEG, GIF, etc.
* Videos: MPEG, QuickTime, Windows Media, etc.
* Favorites: Internet Explorer favorites
* History: Internet Explorer history
* Contacts: Outlook Express/Outlook, Windows Address Book

Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again (XP and above)

Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again
Bring your digital photos to life with
Photo Story 3 for Windows.

Software Extravaganza (Mostly FREE!)

This is a site created by Jason McFeetors and has a section dedicated to tools and utilities which are available as freeware to users. There are two main differences between his site and other freeware sites:
This is what he has to say:-
1) All of the applications that are available are used by me personally so that their usefulness is properly understood.

2) All applications must be freeware or freely available. This means that the software is accessible by everyone. In fact, much of the freeware is intended to replace actual retail software.

The list is significantly smaller than most freeware websites but I see most of the software in the list as "crucial". In fact, I have removed software from the listing which was more trouble than it was worth (which, since it was freeware, was nothing)!

I have not updated the website in a couple of months but I am presently working on an updated site with search capabilities and a "What's New" option. Since it will be a while before it is updated, here is a complete list of all the software and services which are presently in my new website database (which is not yet published to the internet). All changes will be available in the future at my site http://www.mcfeetors.com/downloads.asp [note: this link is not currently active] but here is the list until that time:

Name: 602Pro PC Suite
Description: Seamless compatibility with Microsoft Office is a must today. 602Pro PC SUITE 2000 is composed of three components 602Text (word processor), 602Tab (spreadsheet) and 602Photo (graphic editor). 602Text is a powerful word processor compatible with Microsoft Word (.DOC 9x/2000) and many other document file types. 602Tab is a Microsoft Excel (.XLS 9x/2000) compatible spreadsheet with over 150 available functions. 602Photo is a graphics editor designed for digital camera and scanner image editing with support for over 15 graphic formats.
Homepage: http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/

Name: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Description: Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. With Acrobat Reader, you can also fill in and submit Adobe PDF forms online. And now Acrobat Reader for Palm OS lets you view Adobe PDF files on the go.
Homepage: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

Name: AI RoboForm
Description: AI RoboForm is a one-click web form filler and password manager with some serious Artificial Intelligence (AI) inside. It works as an add-on to Microsoft Internet Explorer ver 4 or later, all browsers based on IE, and Netscape.
Homepage: http://www.roboform.com/

Name: AutoIt
Description: AutoIt is a simple tool that can simulate key presses, mouse movements and window commands (maximize, minimize, wait for, etc.) in order to automate any windows based task (or even windowed DOS tasks). AutoIt was primarily designed to assist in automatically installing software that cannot be automatically installed by other means. This is most useful during a PC rollout where hundreds or thousands of client machines need to be automatically installed. However, AutoIt is not limited to software installation and can be used to automate most simple windows tasks.
Homepage: http://www.hiddensoft.com/

Name: BgInfo
Description: How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version. If you manage multiple computers you probably need BgInfo. It automatically displays relevant information about a Windows NT/2000 computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. You can edit any field as well as the font and background colors, and can place it in your startup folder so that it runs every boot, or even configure it to display as the background for the logon screen.
Homepage: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/bginfo.shtml

Name: BigFix
Description: BigFix is a great new application that drastically reduces the number of bugs and conflicts that affect your computer. Using its proprietary Relevance Engine, BigFix can automatically check your computer for bugs, configuration conflicts, and security holes, and let you fix them with a simple mouse-click. Most of the time, BigFix can even alert you to a problem before any damage is done, helping you avoid painful downtime. BigFix is a great way to worry less about computer problems, and focus on more important things.
Homepage: http://www.bigfix.com/

Name: Filemon
Description: Filemon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column tells you the outcome. Filemon is so easy to use that you'll be an expert within minutes. It begins monitoring when you start it, and its output window can be saved to a file for off-line viewing. It has full search capability, and if you find that you're getting information overload, simply set up one or more filters.
Homepage: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml

Description: FREESCO (stands for FREE ciSCO) is a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 3 ethernet/arcnet/token_ring/arlan network cards and up to 2 modems. Why should you use Freesco? Ease of use - it's insanely easy to set up Thoroughly documented - it's more or less self contained, read one doc and you're off and running Like most players in this field, it runs off one floppy Freesco runs in as little as 6 Mb RAM. Unique Web Control Panel Freesco is the easiest to use, one disk Linux system available.
Homepage: http://www.freesco.org

Name: FTP Explorer
Description: FTP Explorer is a file transfer protocol client for Windows 9x/ME/2000 and NT 4.0, that looks and acts very much like the Windows Explorer, offering a fun way to FTP.
Homepage: http://www.ftpx.com/

Name: InstallRite
Description: Provides "application cloning" as opposed to "disk cloning", simplifying software distribution.
Homepage: http://www.epsilonsquared.com/

Name: InstallWatch
Description: Records modifications made to your PC during the installation of software, hardware, or configuration changes.
Homepage: http://www.epsilonsquared.com/

Name: IntegrityCheck System
Description: Spytech IntegrityCheck is a small, free, wizard utility for quickly checking possible security weaknesses on your PC. IntegrityCheck will quickly guide you through steps which will determine all open ports on your PC that may be possible vulnerable attack points for hackers and trojan software. IntegrityCheck will also check for common backdoor trojans running in your process memory.
Homepage: http://www.spytech-web.com/icheck.shtml

Name: IrfanView
Description: IrfanView is one of the best graphics views available on the internet. It allows you to not only view the majority of bitmap file formats, it also lets you create a slideshow of your pictures. You can even do some basic manipulation of images.
Homepage: http://www.irfanview.com

Name: NetMonitor
Description: Monitor your Internet connection and get an array of vital statistics that will give you a better hold on what's happening with your Internet connection.
Homepage: http://www.modemwizard.com/netmonitor.html

Name: PGP
Description: With millions of users worldwide, PGP is the world's de facto standard for email encryption and authentication. PGP Security is proud to provide freeware versions of PGP products to non-commercial customers. These products provide limited, but important, capabilities including secure e-mail, file encryption and peer-to-peer VPN. Please note that Network Associates and PGP Security do not provide Technical Support for freeware products.
Homepage: http://www.pgp.com/

Name: PowerArchiver
Description: PowerArchiver is the ultimate archive utility for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. With a modern easy-to-use interface, PowerArchiver provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. PowerArchiver is the most complete archive utility available today.
Homepage: http://www.powerarchiver.com/

Name: PowerArchiver Command
Description: Console tools for extracting and creating archives. All formats supported.
Homepage: http://www.powerarchiver.com/download/

Name: SFX Maker
Description: SFX Maker can convert ZIP files into EXE files which allows you to share you ZIP archives with almost anyone with Windows 95/NT 4 or later, regardless of the software installed on their machine or their technical competence. A SelF-eXtracting archive or SFX for short contains everything the end user needs, the ZIP archive, the tool to extract it (so they do not need other software such as PowerArchiver or WinZip) and any information you want to give them, all contained in a single EXE file. Yet, despite its technical capabilities it is remarkably easy to use.
Homepage: http://sfxmaker.cjb.net/

Name: Spytech Eradicator
Description: Spytech Eradicator is a secure file wiping utility. With Eradicator you will never have to worry about others peeping into files that should have been deleted in the first place. Eradicator offers multiple levels of secure deletion for the everyday user. Wipes files clean - permanently Three secure deletion strengths
-Multiple file deletion capability
-Irrecoverable deletion security
Homepage: http://www.spytech-web.com/eradicator.shtml

Name: Spytech PasswordLock
Description: Spytech PasswordLock is an easy to use utility for storing all your sensitive passwords in one secure place. You can add as many passwords to your secure encrypted, password protected list for easy password management. Passwords stored in a secure encrypted list All lists are password protected
-Password Revealer utility for forgotten passwords
-Random Password Generator utility
-Easy password management and copying
-Easy, quick password security
Homepage: http://www.spytech-web.com/passwordlock.shtml

Name: Spytech PortSecure
Description: PortSecure is a simple, Windows port scanner that you can use to scan your IP or remote IP's for open ports as a result of common software or trojans.
Homepage: http://www.spytech-web.com/freeware.shtml

Name: TridiaVNC
Description: With TridiaVNC (virtual network computing) you can view and control a computing desktop from a wide variety of platforms.
Homepage: http://www.tridiavnc.com/

Name: VNC
Description: VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.
Homepage: http://www.realvnc.com/

Sorry for such a long list but I believe that all of the applications here are useful and important. ---Jason McFeetors


Boumchalak Software
In a nutshell: Install, run, capture using the main window. Minimize it, press PrtSc to grab the screen at any time. Images will go to the "My Pictures" folder. Dig your way through the options to customize everything: Grabbing keys, folders, file names, ...
The long version: Its key features are:

* Distinguishes between grabbing and capturing:

GrabCaptureScreen Posted by Hello

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Video2Photo - FREE and used by me

Video2Photo - Links
Video2Photo can capture individual frames from a video source, such as a DV camcorder, Web cam, or from a local video file (AVI, DivX or MPEG). You can play the movie from within the application and easily select individual frames or sections to be extracted. In addition, you can choose to apply a variety of effects or processing options to all or selected frames, including color corrections, cropping, old photo effect, and more. The result can be exported as HTML thumbnail gallery, Flash file (SWF), AVI movie, or individual image files. The interface is easy to use, even for non-technical users, and uses a step-by-step wizard to guide you through the process.

Video2Photo can import:


Single frames from a Digital or Analog Camcorder or WebCam

Single frames or sequence of frames from a video file (AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/DivX, Video CD, S-Video CD)

Single frames from an Internet Video Stream (experimental)

Saturday, November 27, 2004

National Geographic Online (maps, photography, travel, more)

National Geographic Online (maps, photography, travel, more)
Most of us have probably seen the magazine at one time or another, and were likely blown away by its information. The stories are fantastic, and the pictures are unforgettable. The National Geographic Web site just takes the beloved content of their magazine online. You’ll find the same content that has kept you in awe throughout your entire life. Some great multimedia can be found here, and it’s presented in a way that you have come to expect from National Geographic.

Friday, November 26, 2004


Kazaa promises unlimited free internet calls
Latest P2P client includes integration with Skype
Robert Jaques, vnunet.com 22 Nov 2004

Sharman Networks today launched Kazaa v3.0, the latest version of its P2P client software, which features integration with Skype to enable users to make free internet phone calls.

"Internet telephony is a new frontier in P2P communications and a rapidly growing market," said Nikki Hemming for Sharman Networks. "The inclusion of Skype is a natural extension of the Kazaa product and of P2P."

Hemming claimed that over 300 million people have already downloaded the Kazaa application and are using P2P technology legally to purchase licensed music files, videos, games and ring tones.

"Despite narrow-minded attempts by others to stymie P2P technology through litigation, boycotts and legislation, Sharman Networks remains committed to delivering on the promise of P2P," said Hemming.

In addition to Skype, Kazaa v3.0 also offers a free blog trial through an affiliate programme with TypePad. The offering also includes improved search capabilities, enabling up to 3,000 more results per search than previously.

cPicture--The compact Software for digital camera pictures

cPicture Screen shot Posted by Hello
cPicture LE is a software to view and work with your digital photos. It offers support for thumbnail browsing, EXIF display, histogram view, as well as various features to resize, rotate, crop and more. You can also remove red-eye effects, create a HTML gallery or picture index, and batch process images to perform selected operations on multiple photos at once. The program supports all popular images formats, and even view/convert various RAW formats as well (including Canon CR2), which is not often found in free image viewers. The interface is easy to use and provides access to the features with non-technical commands (I want to ...) and a modern look. cPicture LE offers several other handy features like mouseover image zooms, lossless rotation, image slideshow, command line options, color profile support and more. The program comes as standalone executable, and does not require installation. Can also be downloaded from SNAPFILES where you will find the writeup

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Tux Paint 0.9.14 FREE paint program for kids

BlogerBot Posted by Hello
Tux Paint is an easy-to-use drawing program, designed for children ages 3 and up. It offers a simple interface, with large, colorful buttons and sound effects. Even though it is designed for kids, the program is not limited to simple paint operations, but includes a good array of features like paint effects (rainbow, fading, sparkles etc.), auto-fill, text insertion, shapes, image gallery, image stamps and more. The program can either run in normal windowed mode, or full screen. Tux Paint is easy enough to be used by young children, yet provides enough features to keep them using it as they grow older.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

iChef.com Free Recipes - Online Cookbook

iChef.com Free Recipes - Online Cookbook: "Free Recipes! Thousands of free recipes for you to browse by category or search by keyword and ingredients.
Be sure to sign up for our free weekly newsletter and our free myChef membership.
Add your own recipes, create a personal recipe web site, PDF cookbook, and much more."

File Transit - Welcome to File Transit - Freeware, Shareware and Demo Software Downloads

File Transit - Welcome to File Transit - Freeware, Shareware and Demo Software Downloads: "File Transit is a software distribution site with thousands of high quality applications and games. We support over 25 operating systems and hold thousands of titles which are carefully placed in hundreds of relevant categories. We make updates each day to ensure the freshest content possible."

WinPatrol Download

BillP Studio: WinPatrol Download
WinPatrol "Scotty" watches your system 24/7/365 and, as long as you ALWAYS click "NO," it won't allow hijackers.

Windows CleanUp! Utility homepage

Windows CleanUp! Utility homepage
Free disk space, make your computer run better/faster and protect your privacy - all in one easy solution. All for free!

TrustyFiles - Personal P2P File Sharing for MP3 Music, Movies, Games, Photos, and Software

TrustyFiles - Personal P2P File Sharing for MP3 Music, Movies, Games, Photos, and Software
Dowload Kazaa and you risk being hit with tons of spyware and adware. Tech support professionals even have a tool called KazaaBegone created by Merijn. But what if you don’t want to give up your file sharing/downloading capability? Try this one:


Imagine a rich universe of music, movies, games, and software. Hot mp3 tunes, killer videos and photos, and rad software. Explore new tastes and genres. Rediscover forgotten pleasures. Revel in 10 billion titles and choose from among thousands of search results. Enjoy a single click to share with friends or save for the fastest downloads.

TrustyFiles promises NO spyware, NO bundled software, unlike Kazaa and others… You can even issue your own branded version of the software and use it to market your own products; they have a complete online step-by-step guide:

Got Files? Are you an artist, distributor, content developer, or a fan who likes to create and share his own files? Promote your work to an untapped market of 80 million people looking for hot entertainment just like yours.

Broadband Content Search Engine and Links...

Broadband Content Search Engine and Links...
Humungous database of Broadband sites for your delectation

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Shopping, best Shop, Product review and Price Comparison at dooyoo.co.uk

Shopping, best Shop, Product review and Price Comparison at dooyoo.co.uk
Dooyoo describes itself as a 'decision-enabling platform'. More simply put, it has loads of reviews written by ordinary folk about almost anything, including kitchen sinks.
Hot topic: Electronic goods enjoy a slight edge in terms of review numbers.
Our favourite review of the day: A budding Bill Oddie writes a review on feeding ducks: "The first step is to locate a nearby pond or river. For added excitement, try to throw the bread between two competing ducks. This will allow you to judge the birds on reaction times, speed and temper."
What they said about my phone: While most reviews were positive, many echoed my own grumble – that the battery drains too fast. One reviewer used almost the same phrase I did when I complained to my phone company: "The battery must be leaking because it has to be recharged every day and I don’t use [the phone] much at all."
What we liked: The clear presentation, category headings and search tool make browsing a doddle. Reviews have an admirable level of intelligence and thoughtfulness, and most reviews are well-balanced, outlining the good as well as the duff: one writer praises his Alba DVD player, but adds: ‘the remote control is a nightmare’.
You can pen your own reviews, receive newsletters and even earn Dooyoomiles for your works. There are 1,000 Dooyoomiles in a pound, and you earn 100 for writing an opinion or 30 every time someone reads one of your reviews.

WinMX - The best way to share your media

WinMX - The best way to share your media: "What is WinMX?
WinMX is a FREE file-sharing program like no other. It allows you to connect, download, and share files with MILLIONS of other users through the decentralized WinMX Peer Network. Once WinMX is installed, you'll have access to one of the largest and most diverse networks of shared media files in the world. And unlike many other 'peer to peer' software providers, we respect your privacy and will never sell you out to spyware. When you download WinMX, you're getting WinMX and only WinMX, no bundled spyware, no ads, no B.S."

Children's/Young Adult Online Books - BookSpot.com

Children's/Young Adult Online Books - BookSpot.com: "Select Full-Text Children's/Young Adult Books " all in ebook format

BooksonMP3.com - Downloadable audio books and more!

BooksonMP3.com - Downloadable audio books and more!: "To start downloading, right-click the title of any of our public domain books below."


LiveScience.com is a new science news website... It has sections on human biology, the environment, technology, and my favorite, "the science of fiction," where real science meets SF.

It's not just another blog... It's an original content site with articles by actual scientists and science journalists.

And for once, it's a news site that doesn't require a registration!

iPodlounge | All Things iPod

iPodlounge | All Things iPod
The site claims that it contains information on all things iPod, and boy, are they right. Head here for all of your news, reviews, gear, downloads, and help dealing with the iPod platform. There is an insane number of resources to look into for this one device, and iPodlounge will help you wade through the selection. You’re guaranteed to learn something here, and you’ll probably find a piece of gear that you've just gotta have. Relish your iPod by visiting iPodlounge. You’ll be happy you did.

SoftForYou Keylogger 1.0

download page at SnapFiles Pro: "SoftForYou Keylogger is a personal keylogger that allows you to log applications used and text that was typed on the computer. It runs comletely hidden and logging starts automatically whenever your computer boots. The log viewer provides an easy-to-read overview, that can also be filtered by user or application. The SoftForYou Keylogger interface can only be accessed by a `magic word`, which you need to configure and remember - whenever you type that word, the interface will show and reveal access to the log viewer."
: "WELCOME to Walker Brothers Developments (SA)

Please feel free to download the free software
and share it with your friends."

Downloads include
MountVD is a virtual drive mounter. Once installed - using Windows Explorer (or such like browser) right-click on any folder and select 'Mount Virtual Drive'. Choose a drive letter and the folder will then be mounted as a drive. To unmount right-click on the drive letter and select 'Unmount Virtual Drive'.
Desktop LX:
Desktop LX is a quality utility designed to offer you the user total and complete control over your PC's desktop wallpapers.
By using Desktop LX , you can use any of your favorite images as your desktop wallpaper with ease.
MP3 Tages is a MP3 tag editor. Once installed - using Windows Explorer (or such like browser) right-click on any MP3 music file and select 'Tag Editor'.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Famous Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote

Famous Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote: "Over 45,000 famous quotes by 5,000 authors from Aristotle to Zappa! Browse quotations by topic: "

Word Translations - BrainyTranslation

Word Translations - BrainyTranslation: "Welcome to BrainyTranslation. Now you can translate words into Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Just choose the word in English and you can find out what it means in other languages."

Online Dictionary - Learn Definitions

Online Dictionary - Learn Definitions: "Welcome to BrainyDictionary. We have so many words to search and study that you could be here all day. Use this wealth of information to explore new words, build vocabulary and spelling skills, or ponder the definitions of words you already know. Be sure to bookmark this great site. "

The World Factbook 2004 - BrainyAtlas

The World Factbook 2004 - BrainyAtlas: "Welcome to the best geographical information site on the web! We have extensive profiles on 268 countries. You can get information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications and more. Don't forget to bookmark this great resource.
Welcome to BrainyAtlas
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Bloglines | Free, Web-Based News Aggregator

Bloglines | Free, Web-Based News Aggregator: "Bloglines is the most comprehensive, integrated service for searching, subscribing, publishing and sharing news feeds, blogs, and rich Web content. It's free and easy-to-use."

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Home - Taking Advantage Of Technology

Home - Taking Advantage Of Technology: "Welcome to I-Hacked.com
Electronics are everywhere, and technology drives pretty much everything we do in today's world. We show you how to take advantage of these electronics to make them faster, give them added features, or to do things they were never intended to do.

We are not a 'cracking' site, we are hackers. Our inquisitive nature leads us to find ways of making technology work for us. We do not support unauthorized access into systems, breaking into email systems, or anything of that nature. Please do not email me asking me how to do this type of stuff."

Saturday, November 20, 2004


download page at SnapFiles Pro: "GrabCaptureScreen is a full featured screen capture program that supports 7 different capture modes, as well as fully automatic image saving. You can perform interactive captures, or simply use a keyboard hotkey to capture the area, window or selection, and automatically save the file to a specified folder (with auto-numbering and prefix)"----------

Friday, November 19, 2004

Linspire Internet Suite

Linspire Internet Suite: "f you are running Linspire, download and install the new Linspire Internet Suite from the CNR Warehouse with one-click by clicking on the 1-Click Install graphic!"


Linspire: "LinspireTM is a full-featured operating system like Microsoft Windows XP or Apple Mac OSX. Linspire offers you the power, stability and cost-savings of Linux with the ease of a windows environment. In addition, Linspire features exclusive CNR technology that makes installing software on Linspire fast and easy -- simply find the software you want in the CNR Warehouse, then click and run it! Watch a 5-minute Flash Demo to quickly learn more about Linspire and CNR."


"You can do ANYTHING at Zombo.com... ANYTHING! Anything at all.

Ashampoo.com - One of the market leaders in MP3, burning software and Windows� utilities

Ashampoo.com - One of the market leaders in MP3, burning software and Windows� utilities
About Ashampoo

Ashampoo is one of the leading Internet-based companies worldwide in the field of software development, sales and web portal sites, with more than 2 million registered customers and over 20 million program installations.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Cypherix : Cryptainer LE Free Encryption Software

Cypherix : Cryptainer LE Free Encryption Software: "CRYPTAINER LE ENCRYPTION SOFTWARE

Secure your data and ensure absolute privacy with Cypherix's powerful encryption software Cryptainer LE. It 's powerful 128 bit encryption, creates multiple 25 Mb encrypted containers (vaults) on your hard disk. These encrypted vaults can be loaded and unloaded on need. You can view, modify and hide all types of file with a single password."

The Great Software List, A-Z

The Great Software List, A-Z
The Great Software List. This is a wonderful source of information about software that is well organized and very useful. I know I see a few programs that I am going to try.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

TCM - Multimedia Trailer/Video List

TCM - Multimedia Trailer/Video List
TCM's archive of actual theatrical film trailers, including upcoming movie airdates. In RealPlayer and Windows Media formats.

How many are there? I stopped counting at 100, and was only partly through letter "B".

There's something in this treasure trove for everyone

Feel better!

Feel better!
A link guaranteed to make you feel more loved. Including YOU Cath.

PhotoBox - award-winning 12p prints FREE online photo albums for sharing

PhotoBox - award-winning 12p prints FREE online photo albums for sharing
Join now to store photos into your FREE online album space. You can choose to share albums with friends and family around the world. Your friends can view the photos, enter comments in the guest book and even order their own prints or gifts if they wish.

Sign up and you'll get 50MB of FREE space for photo storage and sharing for as long as you want. Place an order, (even for one print!) and you'll get 200MB and your space keeps rising by 50MB with each order placed! If you have a cameraphone, you can add photos by MMS and share pictures to mobile phones for FREE.

Metcheck.com - UK Weather Forecasts [UK 2004 White Christmas Weather Forecast] - [Updated on Wednesday November 17 2004 at 23:00] - Weather Feeds - Li

Metcheck.com - UK Weather Forecasts [UK 2004 White Christmas Weather Forecast] - [Updated on Wednesday November 17 2004 at 23:00] - Weather Feeds - Live Data - Long Range Weather Forecasts

World Community Grid - Home

World Community Grid - Home: "World Community Grid's mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals - like you - collectively contributing their unused computer time."
Simply donate the time your computer is turned on, but would normally lie idle, for projects that benefit humanity. Like a screensaver, grid technology is easy to use, safe and free. When you are ready to use your computer, the grid connection will shut itself off until the next time your computer is idle. Join World Community Grid today!

Finding a second opinion: Using free Web-based AV scanning resources (Virus)

Several antivirus companies offer free Web-based services you can use to scan your entire system for infection. Since they scan an entire machine for viruses and worms, I refer to these tools as "system scanners" to differentiate them from the "file scanners" which I'll discuss later. With a system scanner, simply surf to the site, click on a button typically labeled "scan now", and watch as your system is scanned. Here is a list of my three favorite Web-based system scanners for Windows machines:

* Computer Associates' system scanner. This tool has a very easy to use point-and-click interface with results that are simple to understand.
* Symantec's system scanner. This solid scanning tool is one of the faster ones. Also, beyond an antivirus scanner, this site also includes a separate scanner to look for common Windows vulnerabilities and Trojan Horses.
* Trend Micro's system scanner. This tool is also very good, featuring reports showing more detail about potential infections than the other services.
Most of these system scanners are implemented via ActiveX controls the Web site sends to your browser. Therefore, depending on your browser configuration, you may need to permit a single ActiveX control to run on your system. Given that a major antivirus vendor runs each of these sites, allowing such access is likely quite reasonable in most organizations. Furthermore, by pushing the ActiveX control to your browser, where the scanning occurs, none of these services involves sending any of your files across the Internet for inspection. All scanning is done locally. Remember that none of these system-scanning services is a replacement for a solid antivirus tool installed locally. They give you a good second opinion, but require you to manually surf to their Web sites to initiate a scan.

But what if you only need to check an individual file? That's where free Web-based file scanners come in handy. For each of these services, you can submit a single file or an archive containing a group of files. The service then runs one or more antivirus tools against the file and sends you the results. All scanning takes place at the services' machines, so no new software at all runs on your system, not even an ActiveX control. Here is a list of some of my favorite Web-based file scanners:
# Virustotal.com's file scanner. This Web site is the best one I've found for scanning individual files. (I use it all the time.) You can submit a suspicious file or archive by filling out a Web-based form, thereby sending the file via http. Alternatively, you can send the suspect file via e-mail to scan@virustotal.com. The beauty of this service is that they will scan your file with 11 different antivirus tools, including ClamAV, CA, Eset Software, FRISK Software, Kaspersky Labs, McAfee, Norman, Panda Software, Softwin, Sybari and Symantec. You'll get the diagnosis from each of these tools in a nice little report. Once you've submitted a file, you'll typically hear back within five seconds to two minutes.
# Kaspersky's file scanner. This one lets you submit files via a Web form, and get a response within a few seconds
# Symantec's file scanner. This scanner lets you submit files via e-mail. You'll need to zip the file in a password-protected zip archive with the password "infected" and send it to AVSubmit@symantec.com. They claim they'll respond within 24 hours with the verdict, although every time I've used the service, I get the results back in about an hour.
Keep in mind that these file-scanning services merely attempt to see if the file you submit matches any of their respective signatures. Your file might get a clean bill of health in these scans, but could still be very malicious. It's possible that you've received custom-created malicious code for which no signature has been created. Therefore, use the results of a file scanner as a single data point in your decision about whether the suspect file is really malicious. However, even given this limitation, these free services are immensely helpful in identifying infected systems and malicious code.

About the author
Ed Skoudis, CISSP, is cofounder of Intelguardians Network Intelligence, a security consulting firm, and author of Malware: Fighting Malicious Code (Prentice Hall, 2003).


Bored.com: "Life.com "
matter how busy we usually are, there always comes a time when we are just plain bored. These are the types of occasions where you can say that you did absolutely nothing the entire day and actually mean it. During these times, you can probably be found sitting on your couch, frustrated with your own boredom. Whenever you reach this low and are desperate for something to do (besides watching bread grow mold), open up your Web browser and surf on over to Bored.com.

The site functions like a directory that leads you to amusing sites. The content is split up into categories, and you’re sure to find something stupid enough to be funny. Perhaps you’d like to see what your phone number spells, or you may wish to pop virtual bubble wrap. The choice is yours. You can also watch videos of stupid people doing stupid stuff – that’s always self-motivating. These are just a few of the time wasting options available on the site, but rest assured that there is a lot more to see here.

envy.nu - Free web space provider. 100/250 Megs of free space, front page extensions, FTP, free games, free site tools, free web page

envy.nu - Free web space provider. 100/250 Megs of free space, front page extensions, FTP, free games, free site tools, free web page: "Sign up for your own FREE Website, loaded with features"

BrainPOP - Health, Science, Technology, Math, English Animation and Educational Site for Kids.

BrainPOP - Health, Science, Technology, Math, English Animation and Educational Site for Kids.
The more you know, the more you know!®

You can learn more about us by watching our presentation movie or by reading our fact sheet.

BrainPOP is the leading producer of educational animated movies for K-12. The company creates original animated movies to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible, educational and entertaining for both children and adults.

Speegle Speak Perfect Web Search.

Speegle Speak Perfect Web Search.
A Talking Search Engine! What more can I say?
Oh yes there is something,----- Try clicking on the Newsfeeds button to get your spoken list of the days news etc.

Profotos Professional Photography Resource

Profotos Professional Photography Resource: ">> Deanna Devine - Silvestre
Children are life's greatest gifts and the photography of these precious people is an important part of every parent's life.Deanna Devine - Silvestre of Devine Memories captures these children beautifully. View Deanna's Portfolio >>

What is Profotos.com?
Profotos.com is a premier professional photography website, specializing in the online promotion of photography and photographers."

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Lissa Explains it All -- HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids

Lissa Explains it All -- HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids: "Hello, and welcome to Lissa Explains it All, the first and original HTML Help JUST for Kids. Lissa Explains it All is a colorful and fun approach to learning HTML for Kids and the young at heart. With this tutorial, kids and beginners learn step by step how to make their own Web page and publish it on the WWW. For the more advanced, .htaccess files, installing perl scripts and much more is covered."

A9.com Search

A9.com > Company > Why use A9.com?
A9 is a service brought to us by the prolific retailer called Amazon. The goal of this engine is to make your searching experience much more than a one-sided event. It tries to involve you by adding personalization options. Basic things like changing the look of the page can be done here, but there’s much more to see than just that. By creating an account with the site, A9 will remember your previous searches, assisting you in figuring out what you’ve already seen. On top of that, you can also store your bookmarks with the service, and take various notes on each page.
NOTE Have to get around to trying this later but for now why not try it yourself?

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Common Sense Security

Common Sense Security
NOTE This site is owned and run by someone that I know and I have NO hesitation in recommending it to you.

This site is designed to give an overview of what we can do to keep our computers safer and more secure while we are on the Internet. My intention here is to give you a chance to learn about these programs in a general way so that you can be more informed about what is out there - and how to KEEP it out! This is not a technical site that gets into the chips and resistors of creating an impenetrable defense, it is a site that tries to explain some things in non-geek terms so that you can understand and learn. Every day, more and more programs are being developed to gather information about us, take over our web browser, and send us 'targeted advertising' in the form of pop-up windows. Chances are good that you have some of these programs on your computer right now without even knowing that they are there!

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Tropic Designs

Tropic Designs: "Weather Pulse Weather on your Windows desktop software.

WeatherPulse Display popular Satellite images and video from around the globe, share images with your friends and family, stay updated on current and expected weather conditions, it's just plain fun!Weather Pulse is Free for use, if you enjoy the program, just let us know by dropping by our website and using our many services and software."

Friday, November 12, 2004

UK technology, news, reviews and downloads - vnunet.com

UK technology, news, reviews and downloads - vnunet.com Great UK Site with----
Latest news----------DOWNLOADS------FORUMS--------REVIEWS

Grisoft Freeweb: AVG Free Edition


Download the New AVG Free Edition Now.

After 5 years and millions of free downloads, GRISOFT is pleased to announce the upgrade of the popular AVG Free Edition. Individual home computer users with the NEW version of AVG Free Edition will now benefit from some of the significant improvements drawn from the AVG Professional Editions.

Please also be advised, that as of December 31st, 2004, database updates and support for older versions of AVG Free Edition will no longer be available. If you are currently using an older version of AVG Free Edition, we encourage you to download the new version of AVG Free Edition by the end of 2004. GRISOFT will notify AVG Free Edition users about the availability of the new AVG Free Edition via the regular update process."

How to Use Windows XP

How to Use Windows XP: "How to Use Windows XP

Here's your one-stop shop for learning how to use the features and technologies that come with Windows XP." INC
Digital Photography
Games for Windows
Making Movies
Music and Video with Windows Media Player
TV and Multimedia

Personal Computer World - The UK's no.1 monthly computer magazine

Personal Computer World - The UK's no.1 monthly computer magazine: "Personal Computer World" Online

CutePDF - Create PDF for free, Save PDF Forms, Edit PDF easily;.

CutePDF - Create PDF for free, Save PDF Forms, Edit PDF easily;.
Create PDF documents on the fly — for Free!

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Firefox 1.0

The wait is over. Firefox 1.0 empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser. Join more than 8 million others and make the switch today — Firefox imports your Favorites, settings and other information, so you have nothing to lose.

Meetup: Organizing local interest groups.

Meetup: Organizing local interest groups.

“A convenient, non-threatening way to connect to other people who share similar interests and live nearby.” Time Magazine

“No matter what your interest, there's a Meetup for you.”

DeskShare - Innovative and Affordable Software

DeskShare - Innovative and Affordable Software: "DeskShare provides innovative and affordable software products to help you excel.
All products are available for FREE trial download. Select the name of the product to learn more." This is Home to Video Edit Magic but the main reason that I include the link is the great Tutorials and Manuals that can be found on the right hand side of the page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004


joshmadison.com://convert: "Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!


SyncNotes - Your notes. Anywhere. Anyhow.

SyncNotes - Your notes. Anywhere. Anyhow.: "What is SyncNotes?
SyncNotes helps you keep you important snippets of information at your fingertips, always.
SyncNotes is a system that allows you to easily store, retrieve and even communicate small pieces of textual information. The SyncNotes System consists of a desktop software that allows you to put up virtual sticky notes on your screen, a web based system that synchronizes all notes from your PC(s) and a WAP based interface for viewing and adding notes when you are on the go."

The GodFather Home Page

The GodFather Home Page
Do you own .mp3 files ? How about .ogg, .mpc .ape .flac .aac .apl .wv or mp4 files ? Do you have a lot of them ?
If yes, then you probably already know that it is easier to create a chaotic budge of files with strange names and in wrong locations than to have a clean and nice collection where every file is where it is supposed to be, with a perfect name and Tag information.
Sounds like the truth... don't worry The GodFather is here to put order to chaos and put you in control.No more strange file names and endless search for "that song"!.Rename,update Tags,restructure files on hard disk, create/merge play lists,encode-decode with LAME/Ogg Vorbis/MpcEnc, export/import to/from file, play, use freedb.org & allmusic.com, catalog them in a library... with ease of use and perfect results every time.

Finally it is about time to rest assure that you will find the files you want to listen to instantly.Stop struggling, sit back, and enjoy your favorite music.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

World Science - the global science news sit

World Science - the global science news site -World Science news long before it's in the papers

Newspapers.com - Links to over 10,000 Newspapers Online!

Newspapers.com - Links to over 10,000 Newspapers Online!
You can use this site to find publications from all over the world. Targeted searching is a feature that will help you to pinpoint what you're looking for. Whether it's a newspaper, business publication, television station, or radio station, you’ll find it here.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Famous Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote

Famous Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote: "Over 51,000 famous quotes by 10,000 authors from Aristotle to Zappa! Browse quotations by topic: "

Stardock: Blog Navigator

Stardock: Blog Navigator
Blog Navigator is a program designed to make it easy for users who enjoy reading blogs (short for “web logs”) to read and organize them. Blog Navigator works by reading RSS feeds and displaying them in a clean, easy to understand way. It includes a host of different news and blog sites for users to read through.

Blog Navigator is arguably the most advanced program of its kind and it’s free.

Easy Text To HTML Converter

easy HTools: Our Products: "Easy Text To HTML Converter provides fast and easy conversion of Text Files (in *.txt, *.rtf formats) and Text Blocks pasted from Clipboard to HTML."
More info HERE

FAST Defrag Freeware

AMS Network
PC speed at a crawl? It may be because your data is so scattered, your PC doesn't know where to look. Fast Defrag defragments your hard drive to free up RAM. Not only does this speed up your computer, it increases your system's stability. This defragger uses little of your system's valuable resources.

Price: Free


The item "Free File Splitter" brought several alternate suggestions, ."Chainsaw is an excellent example:

Only 179KB ver. 6.3 you can find, download, and read about it, here:

Flowers by Post from Guernsey for all your Freesias, Roses, Carnations and Bouquets

Flowers by Post from Guernsey for all your Freesias, Roses, Carnations and Bouquets: "Fresh cut flowers by post from Guernsey - Roses, Carnations, Freesias or Lillies. Flowers are despatched in an attractive gift box, wrapped in tissue with ribbons and flower food. Guernsey flowers by post are packed carefully

and despatched in bud for long life. Flowers are despatched by post from Guernsey Mon-Fri (allow two working days for flower delivery)"


Sunday, November 07, 2004

Media Conversion Software: Digital Media Convertor - Index

Media Conversion Software: Digital Media Convertor - Index: "Welcome to Digital Media Converter

Digital Media Converter speedily converts your video and audio files from one format to another. This simple to use program supports all popular media formats like MPEG, AVI, WMV, WMA, MP3, WAV etc. The program's mass conversion capability lets you multi-select files to add them for conversion. You can also add an entire folder. Digital Media Converter lets you search for files by extension in a folder and then adds them for conversion.
The trial version is fully functional with no expiration, but watermarks converted files until registered. 17.31 GBP

viksoe.dk - GMail Drive shell extension

viksoe.dk - GMail Drive shell extension: "GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium."

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Welcome to Discovery.com

Welcome to Discovery.comJust THAT "The discovery Channel

Collection of clocks and watches for your desktop

Collection of clocks and watches for your desktop
This is a collection of beautiful clocks and watches, which can placed on your computer desktop. All clocks shows real time!

In order to view collections, you will need to install the latest version of Flash.

HP Learning Center FREE online courses

- More Useful Everyday
The HP Learning Center offers FREE instructor-led, online courses in all the latest business and technology topics. It's fun and easy.
Get started now!

A Virtual Library of Useful URLs Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification

A Virtual Library of Useful URLs Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification
Worlds of Knowledge Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. A conversion tool from the old library, to the new.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Top 100 Classics

Top 100 Classics
Here is a list of some of the most useful web sites to be found.

Computing Net Security Portals Business News Search and more. If you are looking to boost your bookmarks most of these are keepers

MicroWorld - Free AntiVirus Utilities

MicroWorld - Free AntiVirus Utilities: "MicroWorld provides free utilities to help you check your system for viruses.
MicroWorld develops real time antivirus and content security solutions for all its users requiring Internet Security at home, office or the Corporate level. These software's which are commercially available to protect you, not just from the virus or worms but from almost all the potential e-threats that can endanger your system's security.

vnunet.com | Best prices

vnunet.com | Best prices
Best Prices:
Don't forget to try vunets new price-comparison service to ensure you get
the best deal on all the best IT equipment. Why pay more than you have
Recommend this site 100%

GSplit 1.8 - Powerful File Splitter - Homepage

GSplit 1.8 - Powerful File Splitter - Homepage: "Welcome to GSplit! This application is a free original file splitter that lets you split your large files (like Self-Extracting, Zip archives, multimedia, song, music, picture, document files...) into a set of smaller files called pieces.

These pieces are easier to:


copy to floppies or any removable media.

distribute over the Internet, networks or through E-mail (forget attached file size restrictions on some ISP's).

share with friends, colleagues or other users through networks.

archive to Zip disks or CD's."
Animated Online Tutorial

View GSplit in action thanks to the online demo available below. This demo shows you how to get started with GSplit. It is especially designed for people who wish to see how to split a file and then unite piece files in some steps and will not describe all features.

You will need the free Macromedia Flash plug-in control to see the movie, and JavaScript enabled on your Web browser.

Animated Online Tutorial

View GSplit in action thanks to the online demo available Here.

Cookin' With Google -- ResearchBuzz, September 13, 2003

Cookin' With Google -- ResearchBuzz, September 13, 2003
Judy Hourihan came up with the idea of searching Google to figure out what you're going to have for dinner and I turned it into a Google Hack. one of the most popular ones out there.
To use the recipe search, all you have to do is type a couple of ingredients in, and select the kind of recipe that you want. The service then searches Google to find recipes that match your specific criteria. You can even narrow things down to recipes for vegetarians, diabetics, and people on the Atkins Diet. When you only have a certain number of ingredients on hand, use Cookin’ With Google to figure out what’s for dinner.

SeniorNet: Home Page

SeniorNet: Home Page
SeniorNet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of computer-using adults, age 50 and older. SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

BT's International Guide.

BT.com: "BT's International Guide will help you find the dialling code for any country. We also have other useful information such as; online directory enquires , time differences and local currency. The country code section shows the complete number before the country name. "

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Activity center

Activity center: "Fuel your creative side with hundreds of FREE print projects offered by HP."

Funny Dog Pictures

Funny Dog Pictures Just what it says on the box

This little guy collects pointers. Let him have yours! (Flash)

pointer.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)
This little guy collects pointers. Let him have yours! (Flash)


Check out LiveManuals. It has a database of product manuals that you can search through, as well as product simulations and interactive elements that take the idea of a regular manual one-step further.

Refdesk: reference, facts, news, free and family friendly

Refdesk: reference, facts, news, free and family friendly
Getting to the straight facts is a task that is becoming increasingly difficult. So many of the news sources present an overwhelming amount of fluff that just obscures the real content. With the Internet, you can take matters into your own hands. After all, why wouldn’t you want to be in charge of what news is fed to you? Refdesk is a site that provides an expansive directory of facts, news, and other topical content that you can browse through at your own leisure.

The site can be extremely daunting once you notice the sheer amount of information and links that are present. Thankfully, the content is categorized to make your job of consuming it much easier. It’s hard to even find a place to start in describing what can be found here. Major news, local news, encyclopedias, and maps are just some of what you will find at the site. Your head may spin from all of the content that is provided, but if you crave news and information that deals with your hometown, as well as the entire world, Refdesk brings it all to your digital doorstep.

Express Rip - CD Ripper Software

Express Rip - CD Ripper Software
Express Rip is a program for Windows that lets you rapidly extract digital audio tracks directly from audio CDs to either Wave (wav) or MPEG Layer-3 (mp3) files on your harddrive. By using direct digital extraction pure audio quality is maintained and the process is very fast.

Express Rip is free. It is also the fastest CD ripper in the world using the NCH proprietary DSP optimizing systems. But don't believe us, try it for yourself.

Electronic Text Center Holdings E Books for Free

Electronic Text Center Holdings: "New! Ebooks are here for the Microsoft Reader!"

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Google It... (Talk)

Google. I doubt seriously if I have to explain it. It’s become a part of our culture like no other. I really suspect that it’s more pervasive than Microsoft. Google, after all, is pretty much platform non-specific.

So I faced a real problem here- where do I post this little tidbit? It’s not really news, so I can’t post it to Tech News Watch. It isn’t not really anything. Or more properly, it fits in so many categories that reposting it that many times would be a chore!

So I figured to make it an item in Windows Fanatics in the hope that it will reach the maximum number of people. Oh, it'll spread around our newsletters, I'm sure, but I'll start here.

Okay. You know what Google is. Do you know what it does? Really? Reaad on!

Google Web Search Features In addition to providing easy access to more than 4 billion web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Click the title of a specific feature to learn more about it.

Cached Links View a snapshot of each page as it looked when we indexed it.

Calculator Use Google to evaluate mathematical expressions.

Definitions Use Google to get glossary definitions gathered from various online sources.

File Types Search for non-HTML file formats including PDF documents and others.

Froogle To find a product for sale online, use Froogle - Google's product search service.

I'm Feeling Lucky Bypass our results and go to the first web page returned for your query.

Local Search - New! Search for local businesses and services in the U.S. and Canada.

News Headlines Enhances your search results with the latest related news stories.

PhoneBook Look up U.S. street address and phone number information.

Search By Number Use Google to access package tracking information, US patents, and a variety of online databases.

Street Maps Use Google to find U.S. street maps.

Web Page Translation Provides English speakers access to a variety of non-English web pages.

Who Links To You? Find all the pages that point to a specific URL.

Oh, that's not ALL of them. But it shows you just how far afield Google has gone from a 'simple' search!


download page at SnapFiles Pro: "mYspike is an enhanced eBay search tool, that allows you to find items on eBay, using an interface that provides you with various sorting, search and view options that extend the functionality of the regular eBay search. You can browse search results , using a sortable list display, mark items to watch, save searches and even manage your own auctions or bids with eBay integration. mYspike also includes a handy bargain finder that allows you to spot items based on category, price and auction end time. An advanced search feature lets you filter results based on include/exclude keywords, as well as price range. Other features include DirectBid, integrated browser display, and searching across multiple eBay sites."