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Download: BHO Demon 2.0.19

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

This week’s download is a little gem that helps figure out if any of those BHO’s you have on your browser are safe or are known to be malicious. Now you may be saying one of two things: (1) “Great these BHO’s have been going on unchecked in my system for far to long”, or (2) “Hey Ma, you ever hear of a BHO?” Well don’t feel a shamed if… Continue reading

Download: Trillian

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Today’s download is for you Instant Message maniacs out there. I know a lot of you use your AIM (AOL Messenger) or your Yahoo! Messenger—it’s a neat way to chat with friends and co-workers quickly and easily. Best of all it’s free!

There’s one issue that you’re bound to run into though: people you want to connect with use different messenger services. For example, your son is on Yahoo, your… Continue reading

Download: Terragen

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Terragen is a landscape generator, which means it can be used to generate very near photorealistic virtual landscapes. Maybe some screen shots cam make a better point than I, so take a look at some of the demo shots from Tarragon’s web site—you will not believe these are made by end users. WOW, is all I can say. I had to do this as a download of the week—imagine the… Continue reading

Download: PIXresizer

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

I found something to make managing images for specific purposes easier that I know you’ll enjoy. How many times have you found the need to resize pictures? How about change a picture’s file extension (jpg, bmp, etc)? Whether it’s posting pictures on a website, emailing photos, creating avatars, or posting signatures on message boards there are many reasons to change the size or type of an image file.

This isn’t… Continue reading

Download: World Wind 1.2

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

This download is one of the coolest I think we’ve run, Dave actually found this one and after downloading and installing it my jaw dropped. Simply put—it’s amazing. Before you read on though I just thought I’d let you know that you must have Windows 2000 or XP and broadband for this one (don’t want you droolin’ over something you can’t have).

Word Wind is a program developed by NASA… Continue reading

AM DeadLink

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

AM Deadlink

This week’s download was sent to me by a thoughtful reader a month or so ago and after trying it out, I found it to be an easy to use and functional application. I thought that our terrific readers would find this as useful as I, so the decision to run this download was an easy one.

Alright, well I’m more than a little excited about this, because… Continue reading

Download: CDex

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

I don’t know if this happens to any of you, but for me it seems like I need my music in a different format every now and then. For example, I was making some slide shows for my family with all the digital photos I took over the year. Everything was moving along at a steady clip until it came time to put some music in. The program I was… Continue reading

Download: Tiny Spell

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

It feels good to hunt down downloads for our readers and bag a winner. This may be one of the most useful weekly downloads that I have ever found. I loved this little bugger from the moment I misspelled my first file, (about 5sec after install).

It’s called Tiny Spell, and what it does isn’t tiny at all. Tiny Spell can correct your spelling in any application within Windows—that’s HUGE… Continue reading

Download: X-Setup 6.6

Friday, January 7th, 2005

Windows, in case you didn’t notice, has a lot of configuration choices. Let’s put it this way: a company called Worldstart (you may have heard of them) sends out 10+ articles a week on how to control or manage your Windows environment. There are Mammoth books written, classes given, and training CDs created all in an effort to help you get the most of your Windows system. People want to… Continue reading

Download: Movie Organizer

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Well I have some great news for everyone who regularly checks out these weekly download articles. I recently found a mother load of exceptionable downloads, which translates into tons of great, free software for you in 2005.

The first nugget in this download vein is a program that helps you organize all of the movies you may have on disk (i.e.CD/DVD-r’s/RW’s). To be honest I never really thought about using… Continue reading

Download: X-Setup 6.6

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Windows, in case you didn’t notice, has a lot of configuration choices. Let’s put it this way: a company called Worldstart (you may have heard of them) sends out 10+ articles a week on how to control or manage your Windows environment. There are Mammoth books written, classes given, and training CDs created all in an effort to help you get the most of your Windows system. People want to… Continue reading

Download: SpoofStick

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

Well, this week’s download goes a long with the phishing article I did a few weeks ago (12-8-2004). It comes from one of our attentive, informed readers who happened to be on the ball and sent me an email describing a program that I should consider exposing to our readers. Well, this morning I finally had a chance to run the program through it’s paces and I couldn’t… Continue reading

Download: Klipfolio

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Here at the office and at home I find myself constantly checking a few of my favorite websites for new up-to-date information. Not to mention the eight email addresses I monitor throughout the day. That’s one reason I’m so excited about this week’s download Klipfolio.

Klipfolio allows a user to install and view “Klips” which are defined as “A small window to a website or service”. The program itself is… Continue reading

Download: Hijack This

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

A wise man once said, “Don’t ever get on the computer with the thought that you will be on and off in a few minutes, because before you know it you’ll be there for three hours.” The reason for this is usually things like programs that need to update or the file you want strangely doesn’t seem to be in the place you thought it was, and on and on… Continue reading

Downloads: Firefox 1.0

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Believe it or not, Internet Explorer is not the only web browser out there and some of the choices are actually quite nice. On November 9 the Mozilla foundation released Firefox 1.0 for public download after much anticipation. Firefox is a browser built on Mozilla, an old Linux browser that Netscape was built on as well. Firefox comes from the Mozilla foundation, an open source community—that basically means it’s… Continue reading

Downloads: Thunderbird 1.0

Monday, December 6th, 2004

Many of you are familiar with Firefox 1.0, Mozilla’s official release of their answer to Internet Explorer. Thunderbird 1.0 is Mozilla’s answer to, you guessed it, Outlook Express with every bit the capabilities of OE and, in my opinion, much more. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind OE and I’m comfortable with it, but after using Thunderbird I realize that there were a few areas where I would have… Continue reading

Download: iDaily Diary

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

iDaily Diary

We at Worldstart get calls from time-to-time about a specific type of software—journal software to be specific—something you can use to record your life. The calls or emails usually sound something like this, “Hey, do you guys have anything like that software Dougie Houser used to use on that TV show, you know for writing journals.” In the past I would just describe to them that they could… Continue reading

Download: Personalize Your Icons @ Leo’s

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Personalize Your Icons @ Leo’s

The Windows Icon selection leaves a lot to be desired, not to mention it seems like most of them are very similar to other icon choices you have. You can make Icons but you usually need some third party program and unless you know what you’re doing it’s going to look like a bunch of little Picasso’s, or digital amoebas all over your… Continue reading

Download: Bugnosis

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Bugnosis

If you remember I talked about Web Bugs n yesterday’s security tip. To get everyone up-to-speed, web bugs are small gifs (usually) that are hidden in certain websites (in banners and other graphics) or HTML emails. Like cookies, web bugs are placed in your browser and track you, but web bugs also share your information with other web bugs you may run across while surfing the web… Continue reading

Download: StartupMonitor

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: Startup Monitor

Don’t you just hate when programs find their way into your Taskbar and you have no idea how they got there. I use my msconfig command every so often and under the startup tab I’m always surprised to see a couple of entries in here that I didn’t know about . How did they get there? I… Continue reading

Download: DrvClonerXP

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: DrvClonerXP

This week’s download was actually sent to us by a thoughtful reader, and he must have been reading my mind because I’ve been looking for a free program like this for a while. I’ve always said that with a regular backup strategy and a good drive image you don’t have to worry about losing your hard drive. Backup software isn’t that hard to find and varies in… Continue reading

Downloads: timeleft

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Timeleft

I have been so busy around the office lately it’s ridiculous. I feel like the poster child for multi-tasking. Sometimes it’s so hard to keep up with all my appointments and deadlines that I’m either late or seriously late. Throughout the day, week, and even year there are dates and events that you don’t want sneaking up on you—Did I back up the database, or… Continue reading

Download: Desktop Sidebar

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Desktop Sidebar

Why Wait for Microsoft’s Longhorn?

If you’re not familiar with the term “Longhorn” it’s the name of the next version of Microsoft’s Operating System. It promises many noticeable changes to the GUI (Graphical User Interface) we’ve come to love (or loathe), and one of the most anticipated is the Desktop Sidebar. This Sidebar is basically a robust toolbar that is extremely flexible and you… Continue reading

Download: Windows Media Player 10

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Windows Media Player 10

Well it’s finally here—Windows Media Player 10. I know, I know, it may not be the favorite player for a lot of you, but you might change your tune. The new version brings some pretty exciting features to the table, and I for one am glad to see it. In order to get the updated player all you have to do is a simple… Continue reading

Download: P2P Killer

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

This download goes nicely with this security tip…
http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/196

In the article I was throwing out some tips that can stop other users from installing Peer-2-Peer (P2P) applications on your PC. P2P allows many users to share any number of computer programs, movies, music, etc over the Internet via some application without the consent of the companies that create the media. An example of some P2P powerhouses… Continue reading

Download: 3DMark

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: 3DMark

I admit I am a video game junky, and I’ve been playing them since I was a kid. I’ll never forget playing defender on my neighbor’s Atari 2600—I caught the sickness then, and I never quite got over it (how pathetic). New PC games are very high-tech and super realistic. They completely immerse you in the fantasy that the game is attempting to project. In addition, the… Continue reading

Downloads: myFavorites

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: myFavorites

I love using My Favorites in Internet Explorer (IE). Whenever I find something on the web that I may want to visit again, off it goes to My Favorites. If I have to do some research I almost always create a folder in IE’s My Favorites, then I dump all the sites I have visited into it.

However, IE’s My Favorites has some limitations… Continue reading

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