July 31, 2012

FastStone Image Viewer

FastStone Image Viewer, free for personal, non-commercial use, has been consistently updated and improved over the years. With its comfortingly familiar interface of tree and side file panels, its easily customizable appearance from the skins menu will suit a variety of tastes. Support for more than a dozen image formats, as well as being able to open RAW images from most major camera manufacturers, makes it a useful tool for a variety of users. Typical editing tools are available -- resizing, rotating/flipping, sharpening/blurring -- coupled with tagging capability.

Among its many features are a variety of image color effects, a clone stamp and healing brush, multi level undo and redo, red-eye removal, slideshow creation with transitional effects and music, the option to compare up to 4 images side-by-side, and batch processing. An integrated screen capture facility and the ability to acquire scanner images have also been incorporated into the program, along with an easy e-mail capability.

The download size is less than 6MB. A helpful tutorial has been prepared in PDF, ePub, and mobi formats.

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

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Source: Site of the Day for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 21, 2012

Minibrowser

Windows Vista used to have a feature called Live Desktop, which allowed your desktop to be linked to a web-based system in order to provide live information feeds and other data.

This feature has been removed from Windows 7. However, thanks to Minibrowser, now, you can keep up to date with your favourite news site or with twitter, no need to need to open a full browser! This effectively allows you to monitor virtually any area of any page while you work on other apps:

• A webcam feed.
• A network monitoring page
• A web application form for rapid data entry.
• Live radio
• Video playlists (
• Your webmail inbox
• Web TV channels...

Download it and double-click to install it. Click on its spanner icon, then the "sizes" tab, and set it to something larger than the default. This will provide you room to experiment with its settings and options

Minibrowser for Windows 7 is small, less than 0.6 MB to download, can be downloaded at http://www.minibrowser.info/.

According to VirusTotal, Minibrowser is free of all malware.

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Sourced from Gizmo's Freeware

July 16, 2012

Soft2Base upgrades installed applications

Soft2Base is a free portable Application Manager for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32/64 bits).

Based on its auto-updated catalog of free softwares, it will highlights outdated or missing applications and propose to download and install them in a single step.

Use it to add efficient tools to your new Windows setups but also to upgrade already installed applications.

Soft2base says NO to unneeded tool bars and other junks, aver its developers.

www.soft2base.com

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Resourced from: addictivetips

Open any document online, directly within your browser

"gPDF is an extension that combines the power of Zoho Viewer and Google Docs Viewer to view almost all kinds of documents available online, directly within your web browser.

gPDF works by automatically setting links that are pointing to RTF, ODT, ODS, ODP, CSV files to open with Zoho Viewer; and links pointing to PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT & PPTX files to open with Google Docs. This means that you don't need to install separate and bloated Adobe Reader, Open Office, Microsoft Office software to view each of these documents.

There are various advantages associated with this extension. Firstly, you don't need to install potentially vulnerable tools like local pdf readers such as Adobe Reader, instead you can view the files remotely without ever downloading them. enlightened gPDF connects to Google Docs Viewer and Zoho Viewer via secured HTTPS connection, so you're safe from any exploits.

Secondly, the documents open very fast just like viewing another web page, no waiting for completion of download or copy-pasting links into online document viewers. Apart from a full screen view implementation, there are links to EDIT and SAVE the files in your Google Docs or Zoho account.

No more wasting time to open a lot of documents while surfing online! No No No more Downloading! "

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/gpdf/

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Sourced from Gizmo Tech Support Alert

Rylstim YouTube Downloader

Rylstim YouTube Downloader. It is a very simple program that provides you with all the basic, but important, options needed to download the video. The application allows you to download the video in multiple formats and resolutions, including WebM, MP4, Flash and Mobile formats.
Once the video is located by the program, you are provided with the option to select any of the available formats, and resolutions, that the video is available in. Choose the once you want and click Download to start downloading the video.

http://www.rylstim.com/download/Rylstim-Youtube-Downloader.exe

NOTE: the applications stops working after a while. The reason for this is that the API of YouTube keeps changing frequently, due to which the YouTube Downloaders stop working, as they can't access the source path of the videos. However, newer YouTube downloaders keep coming out that can work around this issue, hopefully.
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Sourced from addictivetips.com

July 10, 2012

DNS Changer


How Can You Detect if Your Computer Has Been Violated and Infected with DNS Changer?

1 How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer?

2 Manually Checking if your DNS server have been Changed

3 Would my Service Provider Help Me?

An industry wide team has developed easy are you infected web sites.

For example, the http://www.dns-ok.us/ will state if you are or are not infected

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Source: Net-Gold Yahoo Group

July 6, 2012

TEDinator

TEDinator

This Tool will allow you to download all the Videos on TED Talks.
And the best part, it lets you download videos in a group.

https://bitbucket.org/obinshah/ted-talks-downloader/downloads

July 3, 2012

VisiPics

"If you get too many pictures on your harddrive or dedicated server, downloaded or photographied, from several different sources, it may happen that you have many duplicates. In that case you need a quick and easy to use program that finds and deletes all your duplicates.

VisiPics does more than just look for identical files, it goes beyond checksums to look for similar pictures and does it all with a simple user interface. First, you select the root folder or folders to find and catalogue all of your pictures. It then applies five image comparison filters in order to measure how close pairs of images on the hard drive are.

Visipic is a program that is considerably faster than any other commercial product and has an interface that let you do other things while Visipics automatically finds your duplicated images. It will detect two different resolution files of the same picture as a duplicate, or the same picture saved in different formats, or duplicates where only minor cosmetic changes have taken place."

Read more about VisiPics
at http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Main_Page

Download VisiPics at
http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Download

338,950 downloads, till date, more than 2,000 per week

Complete Android Guide

July 2, 2012

Merge MP3

"Merge MP3

Programmer Aleksandr Gekht offers to solve the problem of handling a large group of audio files which would be easier to deal with if they were combined into fewer numbers. Conveniently transforming unwieldy quantities of files frequently generated by creating backup copies of audiobooks and albums, Merge MP3 provides an easy way to transform them into more manageable numbers.

The program's zipped download size is a modest 653Kb, which, when expanded inflates to a mere 1.5Mb. Users concerned about the intrusiveness of a new application will be heartened to learn that no install is required; Merge MP3 needs only to be unzipped to a folder of the user's choice.

Although a file joiner for a specific type of audio format may seem a
relatively esoteric requirement, anyone confronted with several hundred MP3 files and the necessity of combining them into a more amenable quantity will give a quiet cheer for the useful capabilities of Merge MP3.

http://www.shchuka.com/software/mergemp3/
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Sourced from 'Site-Of-The-Day'

Monitor Your Websites & Servers

"Monitor Your Websites & Servers From 15 Locations Worldwide [FREE]

If you own a website or blog, then the term `uptime' and `downtime' are quite familiar to you. The bigger your site is, the more problems it'll cause. Remember what happens when your customer or client wants to make a purchase on your site but to their disappointment finds your site down or not functioning properly. Guess what happens next? You'll lose potential customers.

It is not quite easy to check your website's uptime every time and getting notified you when your site is unreachable. I came across several website monitoring services, but they lack features like real time notification email or SMS alert. But Monitor Scout is a revolution in website monitoring, providing all the required features.

Key Features of Monitor Scount – Why You Should Try it

Top class external website & server monitoring.
Threshold notifications for CPU, RAM, HDD, NIC and processes.
Global monitoring network.
Instant notifications via Email and SMS.
Supports several applications and protocols.
Dedicated and high knowledge technical support

https://www.monitorscout.com/"

Source: HellBound Bloggers (HBB)