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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

Download: Batch Bandwidth Monitor

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: Batch Bandwidth Monitor

It’s that time of the week again: that time where I go out and painstakingly search out downloads for you. This week is no exception and I believe you will enjoy what I’ve chosen for you. Have you ever wondered how fast your Internet connection is? Not what your ISP tells you it is, but rather what kind of bandwidth you’re really getting.… Continue reading

Download: Roboform

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Weekly Download: Roboform

I always have a hard time remembering passwords. With so many accounts at so many different sites it’s impossible to keep track of them all. I try to remember all these passwords and usernames that go along with these accounts and wonder if I used capitals letters or numbers. Arrrgh!

One way around this is to use the very unsecured practice of always… Continue reading

Download: Cloudeight Stationery

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Are you a little tired of the boring, hum drum run of the mill emails you’ve been dealing with since you’ve been online? Did you ever use the stationery included with your email client and determined that it’s as exciting as talcum powder? Did you ever wish that there was a website with tons of different downloadable stationery and things to dress up your email? Wouldn’t it be nice… Continue reading

Download: PrintFolder 2.1

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: PrintFolder 2.1

Did you ever want a list of the folders on your PC? We get email all the time asking how to print a list of files in a folder. Maybe you need help deciding what should stay and what should go, or how about printing an index of a folder to use to keep your backups in order. Well want… Continue reading

Download: The Cleaner

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: The Cleaner

This free utility for cleaning up your e-mail is extremely popular.

You know the drill. You get an e-mail from someone and it’s full of carets (>>>), badly formatted, and basically a mess.

Well, copy and paste that badly formatted text into this utility, click the smily face, and it will remove all

Downloads: Win XP Desktop Wallpaper Changer

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

I love it when I find a cool picture or graphic to use as a wallpaper image. The only problem I run into is that I usually find too many pictures to use as wallpaper and can never make up my mind. So what I end up doing is changing my wallpaper constantly— I’d say I change my wallpaper on the average of once every day or two. There’s still… Continue reading

Download: Cacheman

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week:

If you’re the type of person who’s always looking to get the most performance out of your PC I have a great program for you.

As you may know, RAM is the memory that your CPU works with directly. What happens when you have a program or number of programs running that are using more memory (RAM) than you physically have in your machine? Well, Virtual… Continue reading

Download: Erase Your Hard Drive

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Free Download of the Week:

Are you giving away your old PC, or just putting it out on the curb? As I mentioned yesterday, when you delete something in windows—it just marks it to be written over . Formatting a hard drive does not permanently erase stored data, it just reconstructs the allocation table and checks the blocks on the disk. With the right software, old files can be recovered.… Continue reading

Downloads: Hello.com Photo Sharing

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Download of the Week: Hello.com Photo Sharing

There’s nothing like taking pictures and sharing them with family and friends, however, I never really found a great way to share them over the Internet. I could use email, but there always seems to be something to deal with—like spam filters stopping me from viewing images or sizes are so big that I can only send a few at… Continue reading

Download: Exploratorium

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Exploratorium

A more in-depth look at this site was warranted when I tried out some of the experiments in my boredom. This is a huge site with a ton of things to do, so I’m going to tell you about some of my favorite parts of this site.

Science of Music — Here you can learn why your voice sounds so good when you sing in the… Continue reading

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