Tuesday, November 3, 2009

F.lux (protect ur eyes)

If you look at ur monitor more than anything else try this software for Protection of Eyes.

F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Post Installation Needs:
Right Clicking on this Icon in System Tray, you will get several options
>>Change Location to your own setting like "15.42N 73.98E" for Goa,India
             After Installation you need to change Location Setting for correct effect on your machine
             You can get your personal location settings from "http://stereopsis.com/flux/map.html"
             For E.g. for Goa,India change Location Setting to : "15.4253792, 73.9830029" without quotes

        >>You can even it disable it for an hour if doing some graphic editing or watching some video, where
             you don't want it to effect

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Microsoft just released its NO-COST Security Solution for Windows ( XP / Vista / 7 ) platform.

The installer for Windows Vista/7 is 4.x mb
and for Windows XP it's 8.x mb

[] PLUS :)
> Interface provided is real simple for users, everything is easily accessible and well modularized at GUI level at least...
> Under a test by AV-Test.org it detected 98% malwares from 500+K Samples

[] MINUS :(
> the Security provided is simply signature based, so malwares fooling advanced Security Solutions can easily fool it too...
> a very basic level security, call it a stripped down version of OneCare Live Security Solution

> Don't have any effective 'Dynamic Detection Technique'


[] Home

[Scan Options]
> Quick Scan > Full Scan > Custom Scan
[Real-Time Protection Status Info: ON/OFF]
[Virus & Spyware Definiton Status Info: Update_Information]
[Changing the Scan Schedule]

[] Update

[Option to Update Definitons]
[Status of Current Virus and Spyware Definition]

[] History

[Detected Items]
> All Detected Items
> Quarantined Items
> Allowed Items
[Alert_Level + Date + Danger_Level + Action_Taken about Detected Items]
[ Information about the selected Detected Item]

[] Settings

[Scheduled Scans]
[Default Actions]
[Real-Time Protection]
[Excluded Files and Locations]
[Excluded File Types]
[Excluded Processes]
[Advanced] : Scan Archive Files, Scan Removable Drives, Create Restore Point, Full History
[Microsoft Spynet] : Basic Membership, Advanced Membership

Help videos can be viewed for any confusion:


Monday, June 1, 2009

Microsoft Windows 7 RC

7 Release Candidate
Click Here : Microsoft Windows 7's HomePage

Download Here : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx

[] Way better than Vista... can't say better than XP... custmization... uhhh
[] both 32bit n 64bit versions are available for legal download
[] requires
o 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
o 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
o 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
o DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
[] improved the taskbar, a whole new design to be viewed... actually used the space well... change
for da better
[] AVG, Karspersky and Norton providing a suited Antivirus
[] worth a trial... for buying... would say if u r a developer stick to XP... otherwise ur wish

Unlocker 1.8.7

Unlocker [ yup its Freeware ;) ]


If Windows shows problems deleting:

Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

It lets you unlock to delete/move/rename and even schedule to boot time if unable to do it currently... it wouldn't forget.

DDL Link

Sunday, May 17, 2009

aTunes [open standards inspired i.Tunes]

Click Here : http://www.atunes.org/
aTunes [its Open Source] is a full-featured Music-Player and Manager inspired from iTunes.
Currently plays mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip Audio CDs.

Its mainly built over Audio Engine of MPlayer, but can be changed later on as per user's choice.

Its built-up in Java, multi-platform and has a Jar Installer that is mulit-platform installer

Features I liked:
>> Good Lyrics and Info showing Pane on side... let you search lyrics from 3 engines (though in browser)
>> List out videos for currently viewed song available on Youtube!...