Thursday, May 31, 2007

PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x

PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.

The current version 4.x replaces the previous version 3.x, which is now over 6 years old.

Here are some of the new features in PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x

• Finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged

• Recovers files with the original time and date stamp

• Supports the saving of recovered files on network drives

• Recovers files, even when a header entry is no longer available. Competition products cannot recover such files. The "Special Recovery Function"

PortableApps Suite

your computer, without the computer™

PortableApps Suite™ is a collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, sudoku game, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go.
Included Applications

PortableApps Menu ScreenshotAll versions of the PortableApps Suite include the integrated PortableApps Menu (pictured at right) and the PortableApps Backup utility along with a set of custom icons, an autoplay configuration, folders and a quick start shortcut. In addition, the packages include:

PortableApps Suite (Standard Edition): ClamWin Portable (antivirus), Mozilla Firefox - Portable Edition (web browser), Gaim Portable (instant messaging), Portable (office suite), Sudoku Portable (puzzle game), Mozilla Sunbird - Portable Edition (calendar/task manager) and Mozilla Thunderbird - Portable Edition (email client) and runs comfortably from a 512MB drive.

PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition): Uses AbiWord Portable (word processor) instead of Portable and runs comfortably from a 256MB drive.

PortableApps Suite (Base Edition): If you'd like to pick and choose exactly which apps to include, you can try Portable Apps Suite (Base Edition). This is a stripped down package with just the PortableApps Menu, PortableApps Backup utility and custom folders, icons and autorun. It's less than 1MB installed, so it's a great option for smaller drives.

Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader with NeoSpeech VoiceText

The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader application will read your documents out loud in one of its many high quality voices. This can be a great tool for proof reading because hearing your text out loud helps you spot all mistakes. This program can also be used for reading e-books. Why strain your eyes trying to read a book from your monitor when your computer can simply read it out loud for you? This program will also read all standard Windows dialog box messages out loud to you. This can be a great aid for the visually impaired or for anyone who just wants messages to be read out loud. The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech reader is also able to read the clipboard contents. With this function you can easily have it read your email and web sites that you visit. This program is also able to speak incoming instant messages out loud. Now when you chat with your buddies online you will hear what they say instead of just reading it. The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech reader is compatible with the AOL, AIM, ICQ, and MSN Messenger clients. In addition to speaking text out loud, this program is able to write audio data directly to Windows WAV files. You can convert all your documents and e-books into WAV files and then burn them to audio CDs or convert them into MP3 files. You can listen to your e-books on the road with a standard CD or MP3 player! This program has several high quality voices to choose from and gives you control over speed, pitch, and volume.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Barcelona-based Sclipo, the aggregating site or instructional videos in English and Spanish, has won first place in the Startup 2.0 Awards held May 24, in Spain.

Sclipo’s platform is welcome for showing how-to videos all skills, such as cooking, overall health, technology and sports. The content is all user-generated and rated. Other winners include Israel’s 5min , another instructional video aggregator, in second place, and Properazzi, a property search engine for Europe, came in third place. Looks like Startup 2.0 is pretty excited about instructional aggregating sites.

Bring Light

Bring Light is a Network for Philanthropists that will announce its launch at the NetSquared Conference in San Jose next week.

Bring Light aims to empower the ideals of philanthropy, by providing a network in which people can post their cause and raise money for their organization. Bring Light lets you connect with others as well, and see the causes they’re interested in. Each cause has a donate button so site visitors can contribute to the cause, and a bar on each page indicates the percentage raises, as well as the dollar amount needed. There are basic social networking functions for commenting and sending private messages to other users.

RSS in Firefox

Although many seasoned RSS users have a standalone RSS reader of choice, many people use Firefox to read their RSS feeds. Besides the standard Live Bookmark feature, there are several more advanced RSS addons for Firefox out there, some of them being developed for years now. Time to show you the one that I use.
Wizz definitely deserves the title of a “full-featured RSS reader”. It’s available in two modes: it can either sit in your sidebar or freely roam your desktop as a separate window. Both versions have the same basic organization: vertical space divided in three parts: the list of feeds, followed by the list of feed items below and finally the actual content of an individual feed. It doesn’t end at that: a lot of thought has been put into the product, and details, like the ability to middle click an item and have it open in a new window, or feeds opening (but not being marked as read) on mouseover, clearly show this.

There’s also the ability to import/export to OPML, integration with live bookmarks, as well as the ability to save/search RSS feeds and create watch lists. Hell, even the weather is included.


sudokular is an online community for sudoku game lovers that has recently launched.

With sudokular, you can play sudoku online by choosing your game type: the daily challenge or a quick game. Pick the settings you want, depending on your level of expertise, and get going with the sudoku fun. Games can be saved as a gif or PDF file so you can print it and take it on the go. Daily challenges are also accessible through its RSS feed. Those games that are completed online will be factored into your total score. The sudokular puzzle solver will let you enter in an incomplete puzzle that you’re struggling with, and solve it for you. Sudokular has added the ability to play without registering, but you cannot participate in the daily challenge or interact with other users unless you become a member.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Roxio Buzz

Roxio Buzz

The world's first simple video editor built entirely for sharing video on the web. Direct support for publishing to YouTube and GoFish!

Roxio: Video and Slideshow Publisher (beta)

Language: English

Type: Video

Posted: 5/14/07 - build 100B15I

Cost: FREE (beta)

Monday, May 21, 2007


Learn programming the easy way.
Here's a new tool for teaching kids to create graphic software programs, including games and simulations. It's called Scratch and it runs on Windows and Macintosh OS X, and was created by the same programmers at MIT who made the Lego Mindstorms programming tools. Even if you're not a kid, you might enjoy playing with it. Read more here:


XNeat is an easy-to-use FREEWARE Taskbar, Titlebar AND System Tray Utility that Extends Windows' features.

XNeat extends windows functionality through extra item added to the Windows Taskbar right click context menu.

XNeat can help people of various professions in their daily routine and everyone can find a way to use this program on his or her computer both in office and at home.

Read about the advantages XNeat will provide you with, download it and in a few days you will not be able to do without it!

If XNeat lacks some features you need or if you know how we can improve our software, please contact us.


I think its about time I introduced you to my GREAT GAMES SITE
Please feel free to look through what's on there, but if you want me to point you in the direction of what I consider to be the best games on there then try out these ones, BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE LOADS OF TIME TO SPARE.
One of my all time favorite online games has now got a Big Brother in a new version called

Samorost 2.
It has the same incredible graphics and the same basic game play - click on something to see what it does and get from
one "level" to the next. Guaranteed to help you do some quality time
wasting! But PLEASE if you have never played the first version then try that one first----- GOOD LUCK.

If your Happy with the above games then these links take you to 3 games similar to Samarost. They seems like simple point-and-click games at first, but you will soon
discover that it takes some planning to get through them.

Hapand 1

Hapland 2

Hapland 3

If ANYONE out there likes these games and knows of any other similar ones then please let me know.

"And Yet It Moves"

"And Yet It Moves" is basically a mixture between a jump and run and a puzzle game, with the extra ability to rotate the world. The player can run left, right and jump, but can also turn the world clockwise and counterclockwise by 90 degrees. When this happens physics works the following way: as soon as rotation starts all objects get frozen and after rotation objects continue to move with their velocities (direction and speed) they had before. With this ability you can move objects and yourself but also need to keep orientation and watch out for dangerous situations. Don't worry though, you' re made out of paper so you can die as often as you want to.

The overall goal is to get through this collage of ripped paper. And if you are quick - and don´t die too often - you might get into the highscore list.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


A variety of online services have attempted to tackle the challenge of establishing the geographic location of photos, but I think that Panoramio is one of the best solutions.

I say this partly because in addition to locating photos, Panoramio also stores up to 2GB of your photos, so it’s also a nice solution for storing your pics.

BeInSync v3.0.74

BeInSync for Home Users
Here are some signs that you are suffering from information overload:

* Do you own more than one computer?
* Are your family photos scattered over your computers?
* Can you share large videos, photos and files with your family and friends?
* Are your valuable files protected and backed up?

With BeInSync you can easily access, share and protect your data:

Sync and organize your computers

BeInSync can keep your folders in sync across all the computers in your account. For example, you may specify that you wish to keep your 'My Documents' folder in sync between your desktop and laptop. From now on BeInSync ensures your folders are always identical and up-to-date on both computers. So you don't need to manually transfer your photos using a USB thumb drive anymore.

Share videos, photos, documents

Select the BeInSync 'share' option and let your friends or family easily browse through shared folders. And there is no limit on the file size or amount of data you can share!
BeInSync is fully secured and will not allow anyone you haven't invited to access your computer, and will not allow anyone to browse outside the shared folders designated by you.

Backup your files

BeInSync lets you maintain an automatic backup of your important files. Whenever you edit or add a file, BeInSync can keep a snapshot of this change so you can always roll backup and recover any file you may have accidentally lost or damaged.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

iPod To Computer Transfer -- Copy from iPod to computer

iPod To Computer Transfer -- Copy from iPod to computer: "Have you been searching for software which can transfer music from iPod to computer? Most of us use iTunes to sync their iPod with computer, but however, we cannot copy from iPod to computer by using iTunes. We may lose music when re-installing system or when synchronizing with another computer, or on some certain occasion.

Now, with iPod to Computer Transfer, you can transfer whatever music you like from iPod to PC. It only takes you few steps to get music off iPod. Just select your favorite music and export them to your PC. It's very easy to use and totally free!"

Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again

Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows: make show-n-tell cool again: "Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions"

See it in action

Mixcraft 3 - Great Multi-Track Recording Software to record, remix and edit music!

Mixcraft 3 - Great Multi-Track Recording Software to record, remix and edit music!

Mixcraft™ is a great multi-track audio recorder that enables you to record your band, create a podcast, create mash-ups or remix a song. Mixcraft functions as two programs in one! Use it as a multi-track recorder or as a music loop remix program. As a multi-track audio recording program, Mixcraft allows you to record and play multiple tracks at one time. Add effect processing such as reverb, delay, flanger or any 3rd party VST™ or DirectX™ effects. Mix down your recording to CD or MP3 directly in Mixcraft. No need to dust off your old four track recorder! As remix software, it supports Apple Loops™, Acid Loops™ and our own custom loop format. Mixcraft’s Song Kits allow you to create your own song in dozens of styles to sing along or rap to. Creating your own loop or extracting a loop from a well known song is a few clicks away. With Mixcraft, you can always be on the beat! Even with all this power, Acoustica engineers have kept the design easy-to-use and clean. So download a free trial or purchase Mixcraft today!

Microsoft Malware Protection Center Preview - Homepage

Microsoft Malware Protection Center Preview - Homepage
Notice: Welcome to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal Preview. This portal will officially launch in early July and will have additional features such as malware sample submission. We welcome your feedback on the portal preview and on additional features you would find useful.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sky News - Download New Madeleine Poster

Sky News - Download New Madeleine Poster

The McCann family has produced a new poster of Madeleine who went missing on the Algarve on Thursday May 3.
The photo clearly shows her distinctive right eye, where the pupil runs into the blue-green iris.
t is this distinguishing mark that will identify Madeleine to those on the lookout for her, according to aunt and uncle John and Diane McCann.

You can download the poster here.

:: The number telephone number displayed on the poster is for people phoning from within the UK who may have information.

:: If you are dialling from outside the UK then phone 0044 1883 731 336

PLEASE if you are reading this in FRANCE then I ask that you pass it on to as many people as you can within France. The reason being that French News Sources do not appear to have publicised this terrible event, and as the French border is next to Spain (Where she might have been taken)it is important that this poster is passed on.

Many Thanks to those who pass it on and my apologise for not being able to ask in French.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

My 101

The learning experience at Sony 101 is better than ever. We have a new look, new features, and even a new name -- My 101.

Visit My 101 today, and explore the new site!

To help you get more value from every course, you can now:

Quickly see the featured courses on the My 101 home page
Enroll in a course and begin immediately, working at your own pace throughout the lessons
Get a PDF of the course materials after completing a quick survey

Your satisfaction is our top priority, so be sure to continue to let us know what you think. Simply submit the survey at the end of your course. We look forward to your feedback!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


is a web-based text messaging service that enables “web texting” – two-way communications from the Web to any mobile phone in the U.S. and Canada... and back!

Confused? Find out more.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

YamiPod v1.2

YamiPod v1.2
YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do and feel free to suggest anything that might be missing.


Yes, the world keeps on spinning, and time zones are a fact of life, however, you can understand them better with Qlock.

Qlock does offer a desktop download for Windows, but their Web site functionality is more than enough for anyone looking to quickly figure out what the current time is a round the world. Their interactive map shows you which regions are experiencing sunlight and which regions are still in the dark

DivX Play v6

DivX Play v6
Watch movies, and create your own compressed video files, with this free software package.
Watch movies that have been compressed using DivX, and create your own DivX files from DVDs or other digital video files saved on your PC. DivX uses MPEG-4 format, which allows videos to be compressed to about 15 percent of the size of a standard DVD. This in turn lets you fit your videos on a Zip disk, burn them on a CD, upload them to a file sharing network, or play them over the Web. Because of MPEG-4's ability to compress video so powerfully, some call it "the MP3 of the video world."

DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink
DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc.

DVD Shrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have installed the latest version of Nero or if you download CopytoDVD. You can also download a demo version of Nero here. If you already possess alternative burning software and prefer to stick with it, then you can still use DVD Shrink. The output from DVD Shrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice.

DVD Shrink is free software. You should never pay for DVD Shrink.


DVD Shrink - DVD Ripping and Backup
Latest Version -
Operating System Support - Windows 9x/2000/XP
License - Freeware

Friday, May 04, 2007


Fleck: bouncing sticky notes on any Web site
a free Web annotation tool for marking up blogs, Web sites, and social networking profiles with little sticky notes. The service launched late last year as a Firefox-only tool and has since added compatibility with Internet Explorer. Fleck, like other annotation tools, can be a dead-simple way to collaborate and leave visual feedback for others without the hassle of software or the complexity of more advanced business collaboration tools.

Managing annotations with Fleck is very simple. Just plug a URL from any Web site into and you're ready to go. You can create and move around small yellow bullets that double as full-sized sticky notes when you expand them. Everything is managed from a floating toolbar that resides on the bottom of your browser window. The toolbar gives you straightforward access to add and share annotations with others. You can send off your notes to someone via e-mail or publish them straight to your blog if you're a WordPress user and are willing to install the plug-in on the server that's running your blogging tool.

Annotations show up in two ways: either as a bullet or a full sticky note.
(Credit: CNET Networks)

What's more interesting is the Firefox extension Fleck launched last month. Once installed, it shows any publicly available Fleck markups for the page you're currently visiting. It's reminiscent of the Smart Digg Button extension we wrote about last week, although a little less creepy. By default, all Flecks are turned on as public, although users can set them to be private by checking a small box.

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XPThey're back...and bigger and better. Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP Comprises 10 separate Windows XP extras, each one intended to enhance the Windows XP experience in one form or another. Download now

PhraseExpress v4

PhraseExpress v4PhraseExpress is much more than just a clipboard utility. It allows you to manage your most frequently used text phrases right from the taskbar icon. If you find yourself typing out certain phrases a lot. PhraseExpress cuts some of the work out of the equation and makes it simple enough to where it isn’t more work to get the macro to work than it is to just type something out.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Desktop Search from Yahoo! and X1

Just what it says on the tin
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Award-Winning Desktop Search from Yahoo! and X1

Find it fast with the power of Desktop Search

  • Find anything on your computer

  • View results instantaneously - as fast as you can type

  • Protect your privacy with easy search controls

  • Find information related to your desktop content

  • Take action immediately on search results

  • Support for Microsoft Vista


Feedback & Support


Requires Windows XP or
Windows 2000 SP 3+

X1 Enterprise Client supports these popular file types:

  • Email

  • Word

  • Excel

  • PowerPoint

  • PDF

  • Music

  • Text

  • Images

 Additional File Types
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