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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

Downloads: Phoenix Converter

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: Phoenix Converter

This weeks’ download comes from Dante products, and is called the Phoenix converter. It’s a conversion program that can take one unit of measurement and convert it into another. For instance, if you want to know how many Kilometers are in 350 miles, choose the type of measurement you’re looking for, plug in the value, click “calculate” and presto change-o… Continue reading

Download: yahoopops

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: YahooPOPs

Ah the good ol’ days—a gallon of gas was a buck, River Dance was popular, and you could open your Yahoo mail in Outlook Express. Then in April of 2002, Yahoo stopped their POP3 support, forcing its customers to access their email on the web or pay $20.00 a year for the POP3 access (along with a lot of other cool… Continue reading

Download: Cryptainer LE

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Cryptainer LE

I have something today I think the 95,98, and ME users will really appreciate—a file with encryption. The reason I mentioned the older Operating Systems is because the NT filing system in Win 2K and XP has its own encryption built in. I always thought that the older 9x OSs and ME got the shaft when it comes to file security and I have been looking… Continue reading

Download: Autoruns

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Autoruns

This weeks’ download is from a great site called SysInternals.com . Among the list of great freeware I found a little gem I thought you might enjoy: Autoruns.

Autoruns is a program that shows you a list of everything set to autorun at startup. This isn’t ground breaking news to my savvy readers, but don’t be… Continue reading

Download: Clipomatic

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Clipomatic

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time on the PC typing various documents throughout the day. Anything to help speed up things up is a blessing. In email I use signatures to answer common questions I’ve answered a hundred times already and it really helps.

In Microsoft Office suite there’s a nice clipboard but you can only use it in Office… Continue reading

Download: CD Slide Show Generator

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: CD Slide Show Generator

I burned a bunch of pictures to CD-R then sent it off to my mother-in-law. She eagerly popped it into her computer in anticipation of seeing pictures of her grandkids, but then couldn’t figure out how to view them. This is no longer a problem thanks to a free Windows XP Power Toy called CD Slide Show Generator.

Now when I burn… Continue reading

Download: Lens Magnifying Glass

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Lens Magnifying Glass

Did you ever run into a website or a document that was really small and hard to view. My dad has this problem a little more often than I do, and I catch him using the Magnifier that comes with Windows from time to time. The Magnifier works pretty good for blowing up images, but as with a lot of built… Continue reading

Download: Iron Key

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Iron Key

Being in the Internet game I hear a lot of people concerned about hackers intercepting their messages and wondering how safe transmissions on the web are. It’s true that email isn’t the most secure form of transmission out there, but it is easy and in most cases very convenient to use. As a general rule if you wanted to send sensitive data across… Continue reading

Download: Password Unmasker

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Password Unmasker

How often have you forgotten your passwords, thanks to the option to save passwords in windows this isn’t so such of a problem. Except for the fact that after using the password that pops up when you type in your username for a while you might forget it. The password that does pop up when you type your username is all doted out… Continue reading

Download: Netomat

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Netomat

The download for this week is a unique title that really does its own thing. It’s similar to a small website, but with a very simple interface and editing tools. The program allows you to import pictures, text, sounds, links, slide shows, even make a recording of your own voice to put onto the page, and basically post it on the web.

The features… Continue reading

Download: Primo PDF

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Primo PDF

I’ve always thought that Adobe’s Acrobat Reader was a great document distribution program, but a little pricey for what I would do with it. PDFs (Portable Document Format) are really good for creating documents that you want everyone to be able to view as you intended.

For example: you want to create a form for a Charitable bake sale and you want people… Continue reading

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