Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Small but powerful image editor

LazPaint is an image editor that is written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). The application includes BGRABitmap and a set of drawing routines.

You can now make use of this accessible and easy-to-use piece of software, to apply filters, change colors, and rotate images.

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If you are interested in the portable version of this utility, you can download it from HERE

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ArcSoft VideoImpression

Create cool home movies and slideshows

ArcSoft VideoImpression is a tool that allows you to easily create videos and slideshows.
The user interface of the program is clean and intuitive. The whole movie-making process consists of six steps - "Media", "Edit", "Effects", "Text", "Narrate" and "Produce".You can start by importing sample videos, stills, colors, textures and audio, and add them to the storyboard by using the "drag and drop" method.Editing options include adjusting the brightness and contrast of the image, trimming the audio or video image, and "Photo Sizing" (in the right-click menu - "Best Fit", "Fill and Crop", "Stretch to Fit").In the following steps you can add transitions (e.g. "Diagonal", "Uncover", "Diamond", "Pixelate", "Blinds") and themes ("Sepia Video", "Oldtime Movie", "Black and White Video", "Rock Video", "Pop Video", "Easy Rhythm Video").Furthermore, you can add text, but you can also record a narration over the video, as well as export your movie as AVI, DV, MPEG1, Video CD or Windows Media file, send it via email, and more.The program takes up a rather high amount of system resources, has a help file (that's not very thorough) and is simple to use, since it doesn't come with any kind of advanced settings.For example, you cannot change the text position, add watermarks, configure any effect and transition settings, and the storyboard doesn't have a marker you can use to pinpoint position.Also, in order to add a theme, you must include an audio track in the first video file, one that cannot be four times shorter than the video length or longer than 10 minutes. Plus, there are only three video editing options (needless to say, you cannot configure aspect ratio, frame rate, and so on), the audio samples have a poor quality, and applying more than one themes almost crashed the software.In all fairness, ArcSoft VideoImpression is definitely oriented towards first-time users, and it's no more than a good video creating tool to start with.

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Hotspot Shield

Ensure your privacy in Wi-Fi networks

Hotspot Shield is a VPN based software that acts like a shield against network and Internet surveillance. It is equipped with a strong encryption technology that allows it to secure web sessions, personal information and data transfers. In order to ensure complete anonymity, the application hides your IP address and arranges for you to remain protected as you travel to different Wi-Fi locations.

Hotspot Shield is a reliable choice if you wish to remain anonymous during your online sessions. Your personal details are kept invisible to third party ISPs (Internet service providers) and websites and all transactions are secured through HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) encryption. With it, you can access web content without censorship and all of your video or voice chats are protected.

The installation procedure is rather straightforward and Hotspot Shield remains very friendly with computer resources all the time, which means you should be able to run it on older machines as well.

After years of lacking a desktop GUI, Hotspot Shield now comes with an interface; from here, users now have a more clear option to connect or disconnect the VPN service. The Settings window allows you to configure the level of protection for the Network Detection feature: you can set it to warn you each time your computer connects to new networks, to auto-connect to unknown networks or to turn off both of these options.

All in all, Hotspot Shield sets the ground for a stress-free anonymous browsing experience. Its powerful algorithm makes it virtually impossible for anyone to trace you.

download HERE
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Picture Vampire

Download pictures from different websites

Picture Vampire is software for you to search and download millions of pictures. With the advanced HTML analysis engine, you can download all kinds of pictures you want from Internet,it can download Flash file easily. With the high-powered and pre-reading picture filter engine, it can filter pictures very quickly with Size. Version 1.35 build 060530 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013


Enjoy internet with the power of the major browser engines

Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer are the three most popular Web browsers, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you find yourself primarily using one browser but occasionally having to switch back to another for a specific purpose, Lunascape might be just the browser for you. Lunascape combines rendering engines from Firefox, Chrome, and IE and makes it easy to switch between them.
Lunascape has a sleek tabbed interface that doesn't exactly resemble any one browser, but it's familiar-looking enough to be intuitive. It comes with three rendering engines: Trident (from Internet Explorer), Gecko (from Firefox), and WebKit (which powers both Google Chrome and Apple's Safari). We were excited to try Lunascape, because there is one Web site that we visit periodically using Chrome that won't render properly; we always end up having to open Firefox to view it. We opened the site in Lunascape using the WebKit engine, and sure enough, we got an error message. But instead of opening a new browser, we just selected Gecko from the menu next to the address bar. The page automatically refreshed and displayed properly. We did have some problems with add-ons; the biggest was that the Gecko engine is from Firefox 3.6.17, while the current release of Firefox is 5.0. This creates some compatibility problems, and given the popularity of Firefox add-ons, it could be a significant drawback for some users. If you have questions about how Lunascape works, there's an online Help file that includes video tutorials. Overall, we think that Lunascape is a great choice for people who'd like to combine their favorite aspects of various browsers or for developers who need to test code across multiple browsers.
Lunascape installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.

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Anti NetCut 3

Protect your LAN against ARP spoofing attacks

Sometimes even a correctly-configured protection suite that includes an antivirus solution and a powerful firewall might prove to be insufficient when it comes to efficiently defend a computer from attacks from the Internet. In this case, one can try a dedicated tool for protecting the Internet connection rather than the PC. 

Anti Netcut is meant to guard the Internet connection when the target host is assaulted by NetCut, Arp Spoofer or ARP spoofing weapons that might, in the end, disconnect the machine from the web.

Before actually installing this application, the setup will make sure the computer has all the needed software in order for it to run smoothly. Otherwise, it starts installing the requirements before launching Anti Netcut, and this is expected behavior, so users are advised to allow it to complete the install. 

Before using the functionality of Anti Netcut, one needs to configure its settings, specify the network adapter that needs to be protected, as well as enter the gateway MAC address. Novices are likely to get confused by these terms, so the app features the option of automatically detecting the ideal settings, without any additional input from the users. 

The developers probably considered that simplicity is the best path to success, so Anti Netcut sits quietly in the system tray, without bothering the user or displaying too many notifications. Right-clicking the tray icon allows users to view who tried to take down their Internet connection within the past few days, then restore the original settings in case something went wrong.

All in all, Anti Netcut is a simple utility developed to play the role of a personal bodyguard for the computer. It detects spoofing and takes the required measures to prevent any harm it may cause. However, it cannot and should not be used alone, as its protection is not enough to block malware infections.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Application for merging GIF files

UnFREEz is a plain and simple application that can merge GIF files.

This is a portable product, so installing it is not necessary. You can simply place UnFREEz on an external device and directly run the executable file on any computer. Furthermore, your Windows registry entries will not be affected.

The interface of UnFREEz is based on a small window in which your options are pretty limited.

So, you can join one or multiple GIF files by using the "drag and drop" method and then press the "Make Animated GIF" button.

In addition, you can enable UnFREEz to loop animation, as well as set the frame delay, remove frames or clear the entire list. Moreover, you can view information for the selected frame on the right side of the window, as well as its dimensions. After you initiate the merging process, you can select the output name and directory.

The program uses a very low quantity of system resources and completes a task in a very short amount of time. UnFREEz didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. User documentation is not available but this feature is not necessary, since getting around UnFREEz is extremely easy. 

However, experienced users would probably be disappointed in the fact that UnFREEz doesn't let you configure any kind of advanced options. Nevertheless, it gets the job done and we definitely recommend it.

download HERE
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