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Apr
10
2011

Study: Gaming “most popular thing to do” with Tablet devices

A new survey by Google AdMob has found that tablet owners primarily use their touchscreen devices for playing games, claiming it to be the most common use for their devices. In addition, the commonly held belief that video and e-book viewing would be a Tablet device’s main appeal is proving to be less of a case than previously thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Feb
    12
    2011

    JottiQ: Scan mutiple files for malware at once – and get the results without opening your browser.

    Jotti’s malware scan is a service that allows users to scan files with 18 different anti-virus/anti-malware scanners and get a report from each. Users upload individual files to their website, and Jotti’s malware scan sends it to all the scanners, which then scan the file and report back the result. Jotti then collects and displays them on the page. You can only upload one file at a time, and there may be a delay before results come in, in order to prevent the server being overloaded.

    JottiQ is a desktop program that extends the usability of Jotti’s malware scan. Its main purpose was to get around the single-file limitation for those who have a need to scan several files at once, but there’s many more things it can do. Read the rest of this entry »

    Jan
    11
    2011

    [Review] SmartClose

    This is a review of the Software product SmartClose, developed by BM-productions.

    Contents of this review:


    The Basics

    System Requirements:

    Windows 95, 98, Millennium, NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 6 or higher), 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7. 32 and 64-bit versions supported, but on 64-bit versions of Windows, SmartClose will not be able to retrieve the command-line arguments or working directory of 64-bit processes, nor will it be able to kill these processes.

    Windows 95 and NT 4.0 require Internet Explorer 4 to be installed.

    At least 1MB free space.

    Price:

    Free!

    Software description as per the developer:
    (Note: Developer software descriptions are copied directly from the developer’s websites, so all spelling and grammar mistakes are taken in context)

    SmartClose is a free program that automates the process of closing all running programs. It can also save the state of the system to a system snapshot, so all the programs that have been closed can be easily restarted later by SmartClose.


    Read on for a full review and ratings »

    Jan
    02
    2011

    [Review] Pidgin

    This is a review of the Software product Pidgin, an open-source instant messenger client.

    Contents of this review:


    The Basics

    System Requirements:

    Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7; and numerous Linux/Unix variants including Ubuntu and Fedora.

    No other information supplied by the developer.

    Price:

    Free!

    Software description as per the developer:
    (Note: Developer software descriptions are copied directly from the developer’s websites, so all spelling and grammar mistakes are taken in context)

    Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

    Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.

    Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin’s functionality above and beyond the standard features.

    Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows, GNOME2, KDE 3, and KDE 4.

    Pidgin is under constant development. Releases are usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as bug reports and patches.

    Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin’s underlying code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well.


    Read on for a full review and ratings »

    Nov
    22
    2010

    Make Multiple Desktops and keep your workflow more organised with Dexpot

    Virtual desktops are a way to help computer users organize themselves better as they work or play. In simple terms, a virtual desktop allows you to have multiple desktop workspaces just like if you were using multiple monitors; the difference is instead of changing from monitor to monitor, you navigate between these multiple desktop workspaces just like you would navigate from one tab to another in Firefox or Internet Explorer. For example, instead of having all the windows related to task A and all the windows related to task B on the same desktop, a user can put all the windows related to task A in desktop one and all the windows related to task B in desktop two. Then the user can switch back and forth between the desktops as he/she pleases.

    Linux, Unix and Mac OS X all have this feature built-in, but on Windows it is sadly absent. Thankfully though, a large number of external programs are available from the internet that can give you this functionality and more. Today I want to share with you the one I think is the best of the bunch.

    Dexpot (pronounced like decks-pot) is a lightweight program that works mainly out of your system tray. It lets you create up to 20 Virtual Desktops to switch between, with 4 being created by default on installation. As well as the basic Virtual Desktop management, though, Dexpot has a large number of other Read the rest of this entry »