Tuesday, June 29, 2010

See your website through iPad

Ever wonder how your website look like through iPad? Well now you can. With iPad Peek you can see what's your website will look like if browse from an iPad.

Before you started you might have to turn off Flash plugin as Flash are not supported in iPad. This is just make it more realistic. To do this (I'm assuming your browsing with Firefox), just go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins, select "Shockwave Flash" from the list of plugins and click the disable button.

The default view mode when you load the website is landscape, but you can change it to portrait by clicking on the top edge of the iPad interface.
Click here to try it.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Free Video Converter

Free Video Converter - Yes, that's the title. This converter was developed by Koyote Soft. Not only video, you can also convert audio in the format of mp3, mp2, aac or wma. Various video format are available :
  • 3g2
  • 3gp
  • asf
  • avi
  • dvd
  • flv
  • ipad
  • iphone
  • ipod
  • mp4
  • mpeg1
  • mpeg2
  • ps3
  • psp
  • wmv
  • zune
But I prefer the Video presets that comes with this software. One more thing that interest me in this converter is that you can choose your language and Malay language is also available!!

This converter might not be the best converter available but it is very easy to use and it is free. Try it here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Turn off autoplay, stop viruses - very easy!

Autoplay function are for CD and USB drive when you inserted it in the drive. If you have not turn off the autoplay function, do it now. A lot of viruses / threats launches its attack from the autoplay function. Here is a way to turn off autoplay :
  1. Clik Start and go to Run...
  2. At the Run prompt, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  3. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System
  4. Locate the  "Turn off Autoplay" at the right pane
  5. Double click it and Select Enabled, and choose from the drop down box to "All drives"
  6. Click OK button and Close Group Policy Editor

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Online HTML editor - WYSIWYG style!

CKEditor - Basically is an WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. The editor is not like any other editor because it is not a desktop application, but a component to be used inside web pages. But not only that, you can also see the source code and edit them instantly. When you go to their website, there is a demo of the editor. The demo is fully functional.

All of the standard function of a html editor is available. The interface looks much like MS Word. So you don't have to spend a lot of time figuring how to use the editor. Another addition to this editor is the multi-language interface where there is a lot of language to choose from. According to their website, a lot of big companies are using this editor too. CKEditor is compatible with all the major web browsers, Internet Explorer 6+, Google Chrome, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Opera 9.5+ and you can use it whether your system uses Windows, Linux or Mac.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A must have web browser for mobile phone

A must have web browser for mobile phone

Opera Mini - A mobile phone is not complete without Opera Mini. Opera mini is a small version of Opera browser. For smart phone running on S60 or Windows Mobile, Opera Mobile are available for them. Currently there are three version of Opera Mini, version 3, 4 and 5. What I have here is a screenshot from Opera Mini 5. You can download for free at Opera website.

Opera Mini runs through their server proxy. Every request for loading pages will be process and compressed at the server to be fitted for small screen size. Thus, loading the page will be faster. You can also open multiple tabs with this browser. Zoom in and out and mobile view are also available for a pleasant browsing view.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Free alternative to guitar pro

TuxGuitar - Basically its an open source guitar tablature editor written in Java. You can open guitar pro files with it, an alternative to guitar pro. Import midi files and see the tracks and notation. Export files to midi or pdf files. Very easy to use. It really helps if you have knowledge in music theory. Can change the show fretboard to show the piano or just turn it off. There is a built in metronome, guitar tuner, scale and chord list. A wide range of musical instrument (midi instrument) are available including percussions. Various effects such as vibrato, tremolo and others are included.

TuxGuitar is lightweight, does not use a lot of memory/cpu. Either way, you can compose using the notation or tab. Three versions are available, Linux, Windows and MacOS. And the best thing is, it is free!

Screenshot and link.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Minimize your browser instantly

Boss Key and Buttons - This add-on is for Firefox 3.0 - 3.6* . Very simple and easy to use. By pressing two mouse buttons together you can minimize your current Firefox and not only that, you can set it to open a new tab and load URL of the current browser so that the title bar will not be displaying inaproriate title at the taskbar during minimize.

This features also can be done by keyboard via the 'boss key'. Other optional features include hide the tab bar and minimize all the browser windows during minimize.

Here is the link and screenshot.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A free all in one video/audio player

K-Lite Mega Codec - This is the most essential video/audio player available and I think everyone should have it. This player can support a lot of video/audio format: mpg, avi, divx, xvid, dvd, rmv, flv, ogg, mp3, mkv and the list goes on. With this player, you don't have to installed different player for different file types. Everything can be open from this player. Very lightweight, don't use a lot of memory/CPU.

The player itself resembles the Windows Media Player (the old classic version), hence the player is called Media Player Classic. It will work fine on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Click here to get it.

Screenshots - Mine is an old version by the way

Monday, June 7, 2010

Block websites from your PC

If you're an administrator or parents who wants to stop users from accessing certain websites, here is way to block unwanted websites from the PC itself. Blocking access from the PC will help to ease the local traffic.

The trick is by simply editing the hosts file. To edit this file:
  1. Go to your Run and type "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc" minus the quotes of course. 
  2. Double-click the "hosts" file.
  3. When prompted to open, choose Notepad and open the file.
  4. Inside you will see "       localhost".
  5. Add the websites that you wish to block below the "       localhost". In this example I use facebook:
  1.  Don't forget that websites to blocked must have the url with "www" and with out "www" in the list.
  2.  Save the file.
Here is the screenshot of the example.

When the user try to access the block websites, the site will not load on the web browser.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free network monitor software

BySoft Network Monitor - This little software for your PC or laptop displays all kind of information in real time (1 second update) about all network adapters (network cards, RAS connections, virtual cards, server monitoring for web hosting) in your system.

Each network adapter will be displaying data such as:

    * Current upload speed
    * Total data downloaded
    * Total data uploaded
    * IP address
    * Adapter speed
    * MTU size
    * Adapter type
    * MAC address
    * Status
    * Admin status
    * In unicast packets
    * Out unicast packets
    * In non unicast packets
    * Out non unicast packets
    * In discarded packets
    * Out discarded packets
    * In error packets
    * Out error packets
    * In unknown protocol packets
    * Output queue length

I use this software to monitor my current connection speed. If the connection is slow, then I'll know that somebody is really hitting on the traffic or if my connection speed is very high, then I know that some 'thing' on my computer is using the traffic.

Click here to get it.

0.53KB/s.. very slow eh?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Try Again

Does this always happen to you?

You typed the address correctly but your connection suddenly dropped or the server hosting the website is temporarily down.

If you're a Mozilla Firefox user, TryAgain add-ons is gonna keep trying to load a webpage when the server is not found. Currently, TryAgain works with Firefox version 3.0 - 3.5.*

This is very convenient so that you don't have to manually click refresh or click the try again button. You can set the amount of timeout and maximum tries. I personally like this setting :

Click here to get TryAgain for Firefox.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free alternative to photoshop

This is quite a handy software. It is called GIMP, an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The program itself is free and it can do such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Whether you're an expert or beginner, it can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

It works on many operating systems and in many languages. Click here to get it.

Free PDF Converter

Don't have a printer? Then print to pdf. doPDF is a free PDF converter that installs itself as a virtual PDF printer driver. With doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application. Using one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.

Save paper, save trees, save planet. Get yours now.

Free screen recording software

Use CamStudio to record video of your screen activity. Record them in standard AVI or SWF files. You can also add audio to your recordings. With high quality screen caption and easy to use features, you can :
  • Create video demonstration for software program.
  • Creating videos for answering your most frequently asked questions (faq)
  • Create videos for tutorials for school or tricks and techniques for computer technical support team
The best of all is that it is free! Get it here.

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