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Friday, April 10, 2009

EASEUS: Create and Manage Your Hard Drive Partitions for Free

EASEUS Partition Master

EASEUS Partition Master is a comprehensive hard disk partition management software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista partition to Resize and Move, Copy, Create, Delete and Format, Convert, Explore, Hide and Unhide server and non-server partitions.

EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a FREE disk partitioning utility that offers a range of powerful functions such as resizing partitions, copying partitions, creating new partitions, deleting partitions, formatting partitions, converting partitions, exploring partitions, hiding partitions, changing drive letters, setting active partitions, and a handful of other functions.

What's more, the freeware works perfectly with hardware RAID and Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32 bit) Operating Systems. Your data is completely protected during all operations. Why not free download EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition now to enjoy it like the commercial program Partition Magic?

EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition has a user-friendly interface and ONLY supports 32 bit Windows systems.



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

BumpTop: Beta Release Available By Invitation

Fahad's BumpTop Desktop

I heard about BumpTop for the first time about 2 and a half years ago. I wrote a blog about it when I had watched the demo video. I was really amazed and anxious to try it one day. On the 12th of this month, I have received an invitation from BumpTop to download the beta version of the 3d desktop application!

Right away, I downloaded the software and installed it in my Windows Vista (it works only on Windows XP and Vista). It looked different than the demo I watched 30 months ago, but much better! BumpTop will make your virtual desktop look more like a real desktop with your files and folders scattered around and stacked the way it fits your need and taste.

You have the choice of downloading more BumpTop themes. See some snapshots I took for some of those themes. Sign up for a beta download invitation and you might experience BumpTop soon :)

Read Also:
BumpTop Beta In Action (Lifehacker)

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Microsoft HD View Beta 3: Display With Interaction Very Large Images

HD View is a new viewer developed by Microsoft Research's Interactive Visual Media group to aid in the display and interaction with very large images. Click here to try it online.

Recent advances in camera and sensor technology and software for stitching images together (like Photosynth) has led to the creation of images containing billions of pixels (gigapixels). These images are often panoramic, that is, they cover very wide fields of view. Since monitors typically contain only one to two million pixels, it is only possible to actually see 1/1000th of such image data at once. Also, viewing very wide fields of view require unwrapping of an image projected onto a curved surface (think of a map of the world) which can cause distortions.

HD View leverages current graphics hardware to allow smooth panning and zooming as well as the viewing transformation described below. The new viewer was developed with a number of goals in mind. It should:
  • Allow smooth panning and zooming on large images,
  • Only download enough data to create the current view (and possibly look ahead to the next), and
  • Always display the current field of view with an appropriate projection. This means that when zoomed way in you should be presented with a standard perspective projection providing a sense of immersion, and when zoomed out you experience a curved projection so that get a full overview of the scene. In between the projection should smoothly transition.
  • Finally, it should be easy to create your own HD View content and present it to the world via the web.
HD View is a plugin that currently supports all major browsers on the Windows platform. The first time that you visit a page with HD View content you will be prompted to install the HD View plugin. After this, it should automatically load the content. If you are used to working with Google Earth, then the control and zooming are very much the same.

Thank you Mohamed Alnuaimi for the tip!

Read Also:
Microsoft Research HD View Beta 3

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RocketDock: Mac OS X-like Application Launcher For Windows

RocketDock Application Launcher
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Have you ever glanced over the shoulder of a Mac user and seen the nifty little bar of icons at the bottom of their screen? This is known as a "dock." For those of you that haven't seen this, a dock is simply a bar that can be set to the edge of your screen with a background and a row of shortcut icons. The function of a dock is to bring quick access to these shortcuts in an organized fashion relieving your desktop of clutter. It acts much like the Quick Launch, pointing each icon to the original folder or file.

Now you can have the "dock" in your desktop by installing RocketDock for Windows XP & Vista. RocketDock lets you easily access all of your most commonly used Windows applications and minimize them in one place. All you have to do is drag and drop shortcuts to the launcher in order to access them. You can even customize RocketDock with different colors and effects.

RocketDock is a project by Punk Labs. With RocketDock, icons zoom and transition smoothly when you move your mouse over them. You can minimize windows to the dock instead of Windows task bar. RocketDock runs great on slower computers and supports many languages and can easily be translated (including Arabic). And best of all... its FREE.

Note: RocketDock does not remove, replace, store, duplicate, or backup any of the items you drag into the dock. You should never delete the original items. Dock shortcuts are not stored as files and cannot be dragged back onto the desktop or anywhere else.

Read Also:
RocketDock Brings The MacOS Dock to Windows (AppScout)
Download of the Day: RocketDock (Windows) (Life Hacker)

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Desktops 1.0: Adds Multiple Desktops To Your Windows

Desktops 1.0

Such simple applications can make life easier. This is a great example to apply on Microsoft Windows. Desktops 1.0 is a small and simple application created by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell from Windows Sysinternals. It just got published 2 days ago.

Desktops 1.0
allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you’re not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys. Desktops 1.0 is free and only (62 kb) in size.

Desktops 1.0 Control Panel

The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications.

Read Also:
Desktops v1.0 (Windows Sysinternals)
Microsoft Desktops Gives Windows Super-Simple Multiple Desktops (Life Hacker)

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Unshredder: Reconstruction System For Shredded Documents


This is not a good news for your boss to hear. When you start to feel secure about getting rid of your unwanted sensitive documents, some companies come up with such annoying software to put you back into feeling unsecured and suspicious. This system is very helpful though to both criminals and criminal investigators.

Unshredder is the first commercial document reconstruction tool in the world! A desktop software application that will put all of the pieces back together in a fraction of the time it would take to do manually. Unshredder is as simple to use as a word processor but it unleashes the power of your computer to achieve quick, accurate results. If you are a professional investigator Unshredder is an essential tool.

In order to reconstruct the original page/s each piece must be assembled like a jigsaw puzzle before being glued back together for perusal and copying. During document reconstruction the job can be previewed allowing minor adjustments to be made until the end result meets the standard required. Unshredder can reconstruct a broad range of documents including strip-shred, cross-shred and torn pages rapidly achieving accurate professional results.

At the end, there is nothing like securing your unwanted sensitive documents by setting them on fire!

Read Also:
Unshredder (Official Site)
Unshredder software reconstructs torn-up documents, corporate crooks beware (DVICE)

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Windows Home Server: For Home File Sharing, Automated Backups, & Remote Access

HP EX475 MediaSmart Home Server
(AMD Live/ 64 Bit Sempron Processor, 1 TB Hard Drive)

Windows Home Server is a home server operating system from Microsoft. Announced on January 7, 2007 at the Consumer Electronics Show by Bill Gates, Windows Home Server is intended to be a solution for homes with multiple connected PCs to offer file sharing, automated backups, and remote access. It is based on Windows Server 2003 SP2.

Windows Home Server was released to manufacturing on July 16, 2007.

Windows Home Server automatically backs up your home computers. Computers and individual files can be easily restored. Additionally, computer health monitoring allows you to see the health of computers running Windows Vista in your home. You will know if your anti-virus programs and other system software are up-to-date.

Every member of the family can access what they need on the home server from another computer in the house. You can also share information with faraway friends and family through a personalized Web address, or access your own files from a computer with a Web browser when you’re away from home.

Your family photos, videos and music, and other important documents are together in one central place. Folders can be created by subject or topic, so your family can stay organized and up-to-date.

You can simply connect a new hard drive to Windows Home Server as your storage needs increase. Also, application developers can create innovative Windows Home Server Add-Ins to expand the functionality of your home server. For example, Add-ins can be created for home automation, home webcams, media sharing, and home security solutions.

Read Also:
Windows Home Server (Product Page)
Windows Home Server Team Blog
Windows Home Server Reviewers Guide (1.6MB pdf)
HP MediaSmart Server (Product Page)
Windows Home Server (Wikipedia)

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

SnoopStick: Monitor Internet Activity of Your Wife, Kids, & Employees


Suppose you don't trust your wife and kids to spend time by themselves using the internet. Or suppose you're dying to know what your employees are doing spending hours surfing the internet. Here is the best way to spy monitor web activities of those who live with you and don't trust.

SnoopStick is a USB flash drive type device that allows you to monitor what your kids, employees, or anyone using your computer is doing while on the Internet. And, you can monitor them live, in real time, from anywhere in the world.

Simply plug the SnoopStick into the computer you want to monitor. Then run the setup program to install the SnoopStick monitoring components on the computer. The whole process takes less than 60 seconds.

The SnoopStick monitoring components are completely hidden, and there are no telltale signs that the computer is being monitored.

You can then unplug the SnoopStick and take it with you anywhere you go. No bigger than your thumb and less than 1/4" thick, you can carry it in your pocket, purse, or on your keychain.

Any time you want to see what web sites your kids or employees are visiting, who they are chatting with, and what they are chatting about, simply plug in your SnoopStick to any Windows based computer with an Internet connection and a USB port. SnoopStick will automatically connect to the target computer.

Monitor both sides of IM conversations in real time or tell SnoopStick to display recent activity. Check the sender and recipient of every email sent or received. You can even log the user off, disable internet access, set time restrictions or even turn the computer off. All using your SnoopStick from any computer.

There are no commands to remember, no passwords to remember, just plug it in.

Read Also:
SnoopStick (Product Page)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ceedo: Working Environment For Your USB Flash Drive (Link)


Similar to U3 Smart Technology, Ceedo is a Portable Working Environment. Ceedo is compact and takes only about 2 MB of space. I first knew about Ceedo through my weblog (Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB Hard Drive). Ceedo works on any USB flash drive and requires 5MB of disk on removable drive.

You can download Ceedo for free and try it on your USB flash drive for free for 30 days. If you decide to keep it, the cost will be $39.95

Read Also:
Ceedo a U3 and PortableApps killer? (PortableApps.com)

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Garmin Releases MapSource City Navigator™ Middle East v3 (Link)

Garmin MapSource Middle East v3

I loved v2 and I found it very useful/ I've been waiting for the new version of Garmin MapSource City Navigator Middle East for a very long time. The level of detail in the map of UAE was acceptable, but needs constant update since the country is developing very rapidly. I was so excited to find out that version 3 is finally released ... unfortunately I got disappointed for 2 reasons:

The first reason is that the UAE maps are not updated much. For example, I was looking for a new bridge built in Abu Dhabi, but I couldn't find it in the new version. According to Garmin website, the special about v3 is that it contains more updates on the map of Saudi Arabia ... I think that's about it.

The second reason is the high price! The retail price is ($549.99)!!! I currently own the v2 of the CNME, and I was hoping to purchase only the update CD to upgrade to v3. Looks like Garmin got so greedy and offered only the full version for sale.

Version 3 features include:

  • Now with expanded coverage of Saudi Arabia
  • Updated points of interest such as: food and drink, lodging, border crossings, petrol stations, hospitals and more.
  • Contains detailed maps of select cities and towns in the Middle East — with this purchase, you'll have access to the entire CD-ROM coverage
  • Contains motorways, national and regional thoroughfares and local roads
  • Contains turn restrictions and speed categories
  • Will automatically create point-to-point routes in MapSource and on your compatible Garmin GPS
Update (June 20th, 2006): I just found out that Garmin is offering an update CD for this new version for (US $250) ... still too much!

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