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Fix8 – More fun from your webcam

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Fix8 is a free program for using with your webcam. It allows you to add in “special effects”. These consist of animated objects such as hats, etc, but can also consist of avatars. These follow your heads position so for example you can wear a virtual hat. The avatars face is controlled by your own facial movements. For example, if you wink, it winks, if your mouth moves, it’s mouth moves, etc.

This can lead to hours of enjoyment or just a few minutes, depending on how easily amused or creative you are I guess!

There’s a wide selection to choose from that come with the basic version, which is completely free, with the choice to upgrade if you feel like spending a little money at a later time. You can also record videos for you and your friend’s later amusement.

Sound interesting to you? All you need is your computer and webcam and to go here to see a video example and download it..

Xfire – Instant messenger for gamers

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

There are so many new instant messaging programs out there today that it is sometimes difficult to see where one program ends and another begins in terms of features. Well, the Xfire 1.82 software is quite different from that simply for the reason that it is quite different from all other instant messenger programs that currently exist. It is not different in the sense that it costs money (it is freeware just like all of the other instant messaging programs), but at the same time it is different because of area of specialty that it happens to cover.

The Xfire program, as many people are now already aware, is an instant messenger for gamers. If your friends happen to be playing games online, then you can find out which games they are playing and where they are playing them. If your friends are playing a specific game at a specific location, you will be able to know that from their Xfire status. You can even join the game that they are playing at that very moment just through a single click of your mouse.   Truly, it is an excellent and pioneering program that allows gamers to enhance their gaming situation to the max.  It even allows them to receive instant messages without interrupting their game play.

More information is available at

NCN Messenger – a reliable messaging program

Monday, October 15th, 2007

There are a number of messaging programs in the world today and therefore it would be quite reasonably for someone to wonder why a new one would be worth anything different from any of the previous ones.   Well, NCN Messenger first of all is not a personal messaging program but rather is an internal messaging program that people can use for schools, workplaces and other group-orientated places where internal messaging might be necessary at certain times.   In this sense, it is an excellent program and NCN Messenger has all of the tools that a school or other group could need and also happens to be free; definitely a good deal.
In addition to being a reliable messaging program, NCN is also a program that has two different modes.  The TRUE mode is the mode that people will use most of the time and it is the mode that shows which computer the message actually came from.  If, however, people look for some more security and privacy then they can opt to use the GHOST mode which can actually result in a fake or an anonymous computer signature that is basically impossible to trace.   You can send a message to another computer and they can have no idea where it came from; pretty cool!
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Skype 1.4 Alpha for Linux released

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

skype.jpgSkype 1.4 Alpha for Linux has been released, with quality improvements:

  • Audio quality improvements, on par with Windows 3.2 and Mac 2.6;
  • More reliable code, thanks to a major rewrite building on Trolltech’s Qt 4.2;
  • Better device detection;
  • ALSA plugins support;
  • UI improvements for file transfer and general layout.

Also there’re still some problems with this Alpha release:

  • There are no contact list groups;
  • You can’t create new accounts;
  • There’s no alert message if your chat message is undelivered.

 So you can try it here, but if you to use Skype on Linux without any problems get the October 2006 gold build. (more…)

Webcam Surveyor: Cool Software For Video Monitoring

Friday, April 20th, 2007

1112049849-1.jpgIn need of a cool video software with video surveillance and capture tools? You need to check out Webcam Surveyor

Webcam Surveyor is complete software that combines video surveillance and video capture tools. The good thing about Webcam Surveyor is that you can use it to record all video activity. It can also work as a motion detector. As a motion detector program alerts are triggered by events e.g. an email can be sent or images uploaded to FTP site when motion is detected, making remote observation real easy.

One real cool thing about this software is that the built-in file browser allows to you to easily organize captured images and video clips.

The latest version which was just recently released has these changes:

  • Added: Support for DivX® 6.5.1 Codec
  • Support for ACDV 2.0.1 Codec
  • Optimized- Motion Detection
  • Updated- Documentation
  • Fixed – Minor Bugs

Want to check it out? Visit

Chat Easily With Omega Messenger

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

1122651418-1mini.jpgIf you are looking for a messenger that can help deliver all your messages easily no matter the medium, you might want to check out Omega Messenger.

Omega Messenger lets you chat with anyone easily, friends, customers, co-workers, family etc. The major plus for this tool is that is compatible with the major instant messenger networks Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and ICQ.

Omega Messenger is an online communications tool designed to be more efficient than the others currently on the market. But it’s major minus is its price, there are a lot of free messengers out there so you may feel like “why should I cough up $15 for something I can get free alternatives for”.

Well, for one thing it works and works well but the final decision as to whether you will go for this communication tool that works with major instant messenger networks or not will be up to you. So check out the trial download first and see if for you there is a difference when compared with your usual free messenger.

Go to for trial download and more info.

Digital Diary 4.0 Released

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Check out this useful tool that will definitely come in handy. It is called Digital Diary.

Digital Diary is a tool to write your diaries every day without needing to write your stuff in text files (Notepad). This cool tool comes with features which helps you to organize your time and minimize your effort.

In the Latest version, Digital Diary 4.0, released just a couple of days ago, on March 15, these changes were made:


  • Send e-mails using Digital Diary Mailer
  • Insert bullets, images and emotions to diary pages
  • Getting version of the backup file in Digital Diary upgrader
  • SMTP sever records can be imported from other Digital Diary account using
  • Digital Diary upgrader
  • Save your work when selected page or content changes (Options)
  • Force to use a specific font (Options)


  • Critical bug may appear while creating new user, logging or opening options
  • Scrolling in contents list
  • RSS dialog sometimes wasn’t show up in the top of other opened Windows
  • Minimum window size for Help window
  • Icons alpha appearance on Windows Vista
  • Saving images in Digital Diary Gallery with names contain apostrophe

And lots more.

Check It Out here

“Oh, Don’t Forget..” Free text message reminders

Monday, March 5th, 2007

badge.gifThis is a free online service that lets you send a text message via the internet to be delivered to your or a friends phone at a later date. This can be very useful to remind yourself or someone you know to do something, attend an event, etc. Anything you may need a reminder of sometime in the future.

At the moment the service they provide is only available in the US and with selected canadian cell providers.
You simply visit the website and input the cellphone number you want the message delivered to, the date and time (it will match your computers timezone) and the message. Here it is!

CamTrack – A Really Cool Way To Video Chat

Monday, February 19th, 2007

1148982024-1.jpgHere is a cool software to improve and generally add fun to your chatting experience. It’s called CamTrack.

CamTrack is a unique webcam software. What’s unique about it? It enhances the way people video chat. With CamTrack you can amuse your friends with funny animations and webcam emoticon; keep your face centered automatically with automatic Face Tracking; use text overlays by writing directly on the webcam video; improve the quality of your webcam picture with noise reduction or share pictures with your friends through your webcam.

It’s really a cool way to video chat. It’s a shareware, go check out the trial version first and see if it’s worth it, I’m guessing you will really love this cool and fun software.

CLICK HERE for more info and trial download.



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