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LEGO Digital Designer

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

For everyone that loved the previous version of digital designer and was waiting for the next release, here it is!  As of December 5 th, your waiting is over and with the version 2.3 release, LEGO has added a number of different things to their software package.  The most important thing that has been added to the package is a larger selection when it comes to selecting the pieces that you want to use in order to build your LEGO invention. While the inventory is still quite limited in relation to the full range of physical products that LEGO offers, one can expect the inventory to get better and better as time happens to go by.
For those of you that are new to LEGO digital designer, imagine having a software package that could bring your childhood memories to life in startling clarity and you have the LEGO digital designer! Play with the software in the same way that you would play with the bricks as a kid and you will find that the sky and your imagination are the only limits on what you can accomplish. Be warned though, this program can be quite addictive once you get started so don’t download it the night before a big test or a big presentation!
More information on this software can be found at

SUMo – Software Updates Monitoring

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

With the ways advancements are made these days a software useful yesterday maybe totally useless today, that is why you need to have regular updates to stay in touch. Eneter SUMo.

SUMo (which stands for Software Updates Monitoring) detects applications you are using and tracks updates. If a new version is detected, you’ll be notified.It relies a social networking as its database is populated by the other users. By using up-to-date software you’ll reduce the risk of encountering bugs and will benefit from more features.

Want to give it a shot? A trial should convince you. Oh! Least I forget it’s freeeeee!

Go to for more info and download.

StuffPlug – Feature filled add-on for Windows Live Messenger

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

StuffPlug is a free add-on that adds some extra features to Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger).

Some of these additional features are the ability to boost the character limit. This allows you to send as many as 5,000 characters per message in a conversation, very useful if you have to copy and paste something long to someone.

You can also have a small customizable time zone clock under the user picture of the person you’re currently talking with,useful for those of us with friends in other timezones. Another feature is the ability to flash an LED light such as caps or number lock if you recieve a message while you’re in a full screen application or game.

It includes many more features, with varying degrees of usefulness,but you only have to select the ones you like. For the full details of all features, check out the homepage here where you can read more info and download it.

VMware Player

Friday, October 26th, 2007

From deep within the freeware programs that are available in today’s market, one can quite easily find the use for something like the VMware player. Whether it is something that you need run in a safe virtual machine or whether you would like to emulate what a lot of others have done, what you are going to find is that the VMware Player is the thing that you can use to make that simulation a reality.

The VMware player allows users of a PC (regardless of whether they have a Windows or a Linux setup) to run any of the virtual machines that are currently available today. For example, VMware Workstation, GSX Server, ESX Server and Symantec are all examples of different virtual machines that could be run through the use of the VMware player.   This is especially useful when you want to take a look at software in an application environment before incorporating that environment into your computer and in addition to that it is also useful for experiencing the full range of benefits inherent to many of the preconfigured products around.

More information is available at

IObit SmartDefrag

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

So, most people that have a windows operating system are already well aware of the fact that their operating system has a disk defragmenter option that you can use when times get tough, your hard drive begins to run slow and everything seems like it needs to be fixed.   People run the defrag program and it tends to make things better.  Therefore, why would you need another defrag program to use instead of the Windows disk defragmentation service?   Well, there are a number of reasons that you could require one and the two main ones have to do with the idea of automation and the idea of efficiency.
First and foremost, the program that comes with Windows is not particularly efficient.  Not only does it take a lot of resources to use, but at the same time it also doesn’t do the job as efficiently as it could. The IObit program fixes both of these points by being able to run in the background seamlessly with your other programs; something that it could only do through the reduction of system resource usage which in turn can only come from more efficient operation. As to the second aspect, the aspect of automation, the program can be configured to scan for fragmentations automatically and therefore can be used to keep your hard drive running smoothly without you having to constantly check on the progress.
More information is available at

XdN Tweaker – Free tweaking program

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Xenomorph dot net is a company that is perhaps known to many people interested in freeware file distribution and their latest brainstorm has resulted in the latest version of the XdN Tweaker software. This is an excellent piece of software not because it does something that nobody has been able to do before, but rather because it has come up with a way to make a process that people hate doing but sometimes have to do a lot easier. Just as the name implies, it is a piece of software that is designed to be a Tweaker software for the XP, Server 2003 and Vista versions of Windows.

What exactly does a Tweaker software do? Well, if you want to change something about your operating system, normally you would have to figure out exactly where that change can take place first. For example, Vista as an operating system has graphics controls, control panel files, files and folders, right-click determination and a number of other things that have to be changed manually through accessing the specific program. The Tweaker allows you to make all of these changes from a single screen by popping up as a dialogue box with a number of tabs that you can use to bring up the different areas. It is a big timesaver that most people have enjoyed right off the bat from using it.

More information can be found at

FlameRobin – Database administration tool

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

With the average knowledge of the average internet user getting higher and higher as time goes on, what many people are starting to realize is that the concept of database management is getting bigger and bigger and in many ways is already too big to control. So many of the proprietary software programs available today have a number of options that are unusable to the vast majority of the DBMS users of the world today and therefore something new and better is needed. For Firebird DBMS, it is quite possible that the tool of the future is FlameRobin.

The goals of FlameRobin are actually three-fold in nature. Firstly, the goal is to create a tool that is lightweight in the sense that it has a small electronic footprint while at the same time having a fast execution. Secondly, the goal is to create a tool that can be used across different platforms starting with Windows and Linux and then moving on to other platforms as well. Finally, the goal is also to create a tool that is dependent only on other open source software for its running. With all of these three goals in mind, what you are going to find is that FlameRobin is well on the way to achieving all three. But don’t take my word for it, go ahead and download it to see for yourself.

More information can be found at

Wink – Free tutorial/presentation creator

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Wink is a freeware program for creating presentations and tutorials on how to use software. This is ideal for creating tutorials that you wish to upload as an online flash tutorial for example.

You can even record your voice to go along with it and/or you can also type in explanations and step by step instructions. It can capture screenshots automatically as you use your PC, based on your mouse and keyboard input, which gives professionally looking results.

It has a well made user guide and two useful tutorial projects, allows saving as PDF, and also has a lot of customization options. So if you’re looking for a free way of placing a software tutorial online, its worth a look!



MyStickies – Take note!

Friday, October 5th, 2007

stickies_screenshot_bg.jpgWhen you do a lot of web surfing it’s useful to bookmark webpages, but with today’s information overload of so many webpages, you can soon forget why you even bookmarked a page in the first place! Thats why something like MyStickies can be handy. It lets you add a “sticky note” to a webpage, so you can type a quick note on it.

No one else can see this but you, so next time you return to that page, you can see the note you left yourself about it! You can even see your notes when using other computers!

So if you’re the forgetful type, go check it out!

Returnil virtual system – Try new programs safely!

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Since you are reading this site, chances are you might be someone who downloads and tries out various software from time to time, right?

A downside to the Windows operating system is that when you uninstall programs, it doesn’t always remove everything, it can leave traces in the registry and also leftover files or folders here and there. These can clutter up and slow your system over time. There’s also the chance you might install something that just doesn’t agree with your system and messes it up.

Returnil virtual system is a program that lets you create a ‘virtual system’. This way, you can try out programs without really installing them, which means nothing can get messed up! Basically, what this means is that when it’s set to ON, any changes or installations you make will immediately be undone when you restart your computer. The home edition is free for personal use!

Check it out here for more details and the download.

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