Posts Tagged by Software
|30 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Keeping software installed on your Windows system up-to-date with the latest version is important. One of the main reasons to keep software updated with the latest version is because the latest version usually come with bug and security fixes. Security fix is very important because unfixed security flaws in the software installed on your system may lead your system to be compromised by hackers. Keeping software with latest version will also allow you to use new features that came with the latest version of the software. Checking each software that installed on your system manually for latest the version is a tiresome thing to do.
While Linux operating system have their own package manager that connects to software repository that allows users to keep the installed software on their system up-to-date with the latest version easily, Windows users don’t have this. Update Notifier is a small utility that checks if there are updates available for the software installed on your system and display the updates to you in a simple way. If update is available, you can click the download button and you will be directed to the download page for the software. Then, you can download the latest version of the software using your web browser.
Update Notifier is easy to use and straight forward. Update Notifier can be installed as portable application.
|15 January 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
In my previous post, Thunder BitTorrent Client is one of the bittorrent client that can be used to bypass TMNet traffic shaping. While the application’s language is in Chinese, HeHeHunter had released the English translation pack for Thunder/Xunlei. The portable version of Thunder/Xunlei now can be downloaded from HeHeHunter’s blog. The portable version contains no advertisements unlike the original version. The size of Thunder/Xunlei portable is now smaller, only 25MB compared with previous version which was 38MB.
What is Xunlei / Thunder?
XunLei Thunder is another type of multi-resource-based Hyper-Threading technology of download software. As a Download tool in the the broadband era, Thunder is special optimized to take full advantage of the characteristics of broadband Internet access. High-speed download users enjoy a new experience! At the same time, Thunder launched the “smart download” new ideas through a wealth of tips and intelligence to help to enable users to download and enjoy fun.
It supports torrents (p2p), Direct Download (DDL), and eMule. It’s a multi usage and complete with all features of a download manager.
To use Thunder/Xunlei Portable, just extract it to any folder and run Thunder.exe.
|19 November 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If you use Nero before, you should noticed that you are not using most of the features that came with the default installation, especially if you are looking just for the basic CD/DVD burning features. The latest Nero 9 is becoming more bloated, with more than 350MB installation file, and it take 1GB of space after installation.
In this post, I will list 8 free CD/DVD burning software. If you are looking for the simple alternative for Nero, you can try the software listed below. The first 2 is my personal favourite.
ImgBurn is a lightweight, yet powerful CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning software. What I like the most about ImgBurn is you can control most of the burning configuration including the advanced controls. ImgBurn also has the ability to create ISO images.
ImgBurn provides you with the advanced configuration. The interface of ImgBurn is quite complex, and might not be very suitable for non-technical users. If you are looking for a burning application with advanced control options, ImgBurn might be for you.
ImgBurn is a burning software. There are no built-in options to create audio or video CD/DVD. You can however use external tools to create audio/video CD/DVD images and then burn it with ImgBurn. ImgBurn is available for Windows.
|10 June 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
I am actually a heavy tab user, usually every time I am browsing the Internet, I opened average 10 tabs and maybe more. My desktop PC is running on 2.66Ghz Pentium 4 which is quite slow for a heavy tab user like me. I’ve tested a lot of browsers that doesn’t require a lot of resources even when opening lots of tabs. So far, I found that Flock 1.2.1 is very suitable for me. Flock is a browser with Web 2.0 features, built on Firefox. Flock 1.2.1 is based on Firefox 2.
|26 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
As mentioned in my previous post before, Halite is one of the best torrent client to bypass traffic shaping (at least it works with TMNet). Some bugs are fixed in this version.
Changelog from v0.3 to v0.3.0.2:
1) Fixed a bug with Tray Icon remaining after window was restored.
2) Torrent Connection and Transfer setting mapped to incorrect editbox.
3) Subtle bug where some settings didn’t register straight away.
|14 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
The latest version of Halite Torrent Client 0.3 was released. Halite Torrent is an alternative bittorrent client to bypass traffic shaping.
Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.
|7 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Is the latest uTorrent, 1.8 (still in alpha version) can bypass TMNet traffic shaping?
|6 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Got tons of anime? Don’t have much space to save them, and you don’t feel like deleting them?
Solution.. re-encode! Reduce the size, and just have a minimal quality lost.
Below are the screenshots before and after re-encoding using this method.
|5 January 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|