Monday, October 29, 2007

Alternative to RealPlayer

Real Alternative

Real Alternative is a codec package that allows you to play Real Media Files without having to install RealPlayer.

Some advantages compared to RealPlayer :

  • Quick and easy install
  • Proper uninstallation
  • No background processes
  • Use media player of your own choice
  • Low resources usage
  • No advertising, no registration forms, nothing annoying

Features Overview:

  • Play RealMedia files in all DirectShow enabled players.
  • Supported Real Media Format includes: RealAudio (.ra .rpm), RealMedia (.rm .ram .rmvb .rpx .smi .smil), RealText (.rt), ReadPix (.rp).
  • Browser plugin supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape and Mozilla.

Real Alternative comes in both Regular Version (6.14MB) and Lite Version (4.40MB). The Lite version does not include Media Player Classic.

Grab your free copy of Real Alternative here.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Free Firewall Security for your PC

Here are a few free firewall application to secure your PC.

1. Comodo Firewall Pro is a free security program designed to keep your PC safe from hackers. It provides protection against both internal and external attacks. Comodo also recognizes over ten thousands applications, meaning you don't need to configure them individually. [Support Windows Only]


Sleek design gives an at-a-glance overview of your security status

Grab your free Comodo Firewall copy here.

As a side note, Comodo Firewall 3.0 is currently under development and will feature "Host Intrusion Prevention System" to shield computer from unknown attacks.

2. Jetico Personal Firewall -uses multiple level filtering scheme to provide highest protection level. It outperformed Zone Alarm, Outpost and others; ranked first on Global firewalls 'outbound application filtering'. [Support Windows XP and Vista]



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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Opera 9.50 Beta Released


Opera once again demonstrates its prowess in browser innovation with the new feature list in Kestrel
  • Major performance improvement
  • Synchronize your bookmark, Speed Dials, and Personal toolbar across multiple computers
  • New ECMAscript (i.e JavaScript) engine, which is faster and less-memory intensive
  • Full history search: search the complete content of the webpages you visited directly from the URL toolbar
  • Improved site compatibility- Fixed thousands of bugs in Opera’s rendering engine
  • Added support for the CSS3
  • Added support for JavaScript 1.5 Getters and Setters
  • Releasing Opera in 64-bit version
  • Added “Drag to scroll” feature
  • Improved platform integration
  • Access for everyone
  • and more here

Go and grab your copy of Alpha Release here.


Updated: 25th October 2007


Opera 9.50 Beta features the all new Opera Link, providing access to your bookmarks and Speed Dials everywhere. Grab your own copy of Opera 9.50 Beta here.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Information R/evolution

Here is an interesting presentation by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University entitled Information R/evolution.

This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively.


Credit: Digital Ethnography

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Amazing Windsuit Flying

Basejumpers wearing windsuits flying inches from mountain walls. It's the craziest thing I've seen in a while. A must see!



And I don't understand how they could sleep in this situation.

Portaledge

Dare to try?

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Switcher 2.0 - An Exposé App for Windows

Swithcer 2.0 is an application that will bring Apple Exposé like features to your Windows workstation. Here are a few snapshots of Switcher 2.0 in action.


Tile view arranges the windows.


Switcher treats the desktop as a window.




Download it here. And it requires Windows Vista and Aero.


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Super Mario Brothers Live

Super Mario Galaxy
These college students perform a "live-action" skit of the old school super mario brothers video game at a talent show. It's hilarious!



Here are the latest clips/trailer from the highly anticipated 3D Action Games for Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy.


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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Feedburner Bug - Pimp your Reader Stats

FeedBurner has a major bug! Now with this tool you can add as many subscribers as you want!


Try it here.

Credit: deeario.it
"If you visit a feed with a modified user agent like this:

Bloglines/3.1 (http://www.bloglines.com; 4317 subscriber)

it will add 4317 subscribers to your feed. "

We realized a web app to “boost your feed readers” just for fun and to show how it works. You can find it here: Tessarolizr. Just add the last part of your FeedBurner feed (that after http://feeds.feedburner.com/) and the number of readers you want to add and click “Tessarolizzami!”.

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Upload to multiple file sharing sites with one click

Are you tired to upload your files onto different file sharing sites? Here are a few free web service to upload your files/documents to these sites automatically.



1. MassMirror.com - provides upload tool that will automatically distribute/mirror your files to multiple file sharing sites from just a single upload. It makes automatically mirrors on: -
  • www.badongo.com
  • www.megaupload.com
  • www.picshome.com
  • www.rapidshare.com
  • www.sendspace.com
  • www.zshare.net




2. ShareOnAll - offers free service to reupload your files onto these file sharing sites automatically:
  • www.rapidshare.com
  • www.megaupload.com
  • www.filefactory.com
  • www.depositfiles.com
  • www.easy-share.com
  • www.zshare.net

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Opera vs Firefox vs Internet Explorer

Here is a funny comparison of Firefox, Opera with Internet Explorer.

Firefox with Extension

Firefox with no extension

Opera Browser

Internet Explorer


Which web browser do you prefer?

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Alternative Media Player For All

Here are a few useful alternative media player software for everyone.

1. VLC Media Player provides cross-platform audio and video playback for various format s without codec packs mess.

VLC Media Player

2. musikCube, a lightweight and uncluttered music player. Here is the plugin to migrate the rating from Apple iTunes or Windows Media Player to musikCube.
musikCube helps you just listen to what you want to hear, while offering innovative features not seen elsewhere. musikCube is based on an embedded SQL database engine known as sqlite. It features "Dynamic playlists" which allow fully automatic, randomized playback of songs based on your observed listening habits.
musikCube player

3. Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface.



4. Media Player Classic - Light weight media player resembling Windows Media Player 6.4



5. Foobar 2000 - a lightweight audio player for Windows platform.




Any other alternative media player that you know? Do share it.


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