Category Archives: Software

Find Out Who Is Using Your WiFi Connection

Many users do not secure their WiFi connection, in turn leaving it open for free public access, there are several reasons why you may want to secure your wireless connection, however if you don’t, do you want to know who is logged on to your network?

Well you can easily do that by visiting your router admin page, but not many users are that tech savvy to do that.

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Zamzom wireless network tool is a handy that will allow you to find out who is using your WiFi connection, however the tool is pretty basic, but if you see too many unauthorized users, you can always visit your router admin panel to boot the users out of there.

Download Zamzom Wireless Network Tool [via Addictive Tips]

Launch All Your Documents, Project Files, Folders, And Bookmarks With Just A Few Keystrokes

Launchy, a freeware has a tiny footprint but is extremely effectual. It is meant to aid users who have many software and applications installed in their system. The software helps such users to open their programs easily without lags. The software is a stunner with curved frame and transparent edges.

The use of this software ensures that how many ever programs you install on your computer your desktop is not overcrowded with shortcut-icons. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista OS and Linux OS. You can make Launchy run on Win 2000 by downloading a dll file and unzipping this dll file to the launchy directory.

Launchy is thus a program that single handedly performs the functions of your start menu and file manager and lets you forget your desktop shortcut icons. Launchy forms an index of the start menu and helps you launch project files, documents, bookmarks folders and more with simple keystrokes. This saves you from the trouble of browsing the programs list on the start menu for locating a desired program.

Once it has been launched it works stashed away in the background. The program launchy can be called for assistance and made visible by hitting Alt+spacebar. Type the initial few letters of the program name and Launchy will proffer you many matches. Hit enter when the program you wish to open is displayed. Hitting the same keys again or hitting escape button will close the program. Alternatively Launchy will also operate on startup.

Launchy is by far the most excellent program launcher released in recent times.

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Outlook Connector For Office 2010

If you are already using the technical preview of or are going to use it in future, the older Outlook Connector will not work for you.

Outlook Connector is basically a that allows users to access their Windows Live Mail accounts in .

You can download the latest version of Outlook Connector using the links below.

[via Windows Club Forum]

Yahoo Messenger Archive Decoder

By default the archives stored by is encoded, which means that you will not be able to read your archive when you are offline, this is typically done to protect users conversations from others.

However there are times when you may want to view and search your messenger archive, but may not have access to a active internet connection.

In such cases a tool called Messenger Archive Decoder can come in handy, this utility will decode all the archive files and view them without having to use Yahoo Messenger.

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This tool will also allow you to export your messenger chat archives as txt or rich text files.

We tested this out and it works as advertised, we were able to decode the Yahoo Messenger chat archive with this tool.

Yahoo Messenger Archive Decoder is a , you can drop it on a portable drive and use it anywhere.

Download Yahoo Messenger Chat Archive Decoder

Create and Share UML Diagrams Online

If you have ever drawn a class diagram, you would know that it is not an easy job. Dragging lines and boxes, and organizing them makes it an arduous task. However, now there is a great web application that allows you to create UML (Unified Modelling Language) diagrams without drawing a single line.

Yuml is a free web app that allows you to create Class diagrams or Case diagrams by simply typing your diagram in shorthand.  For example, just type [User]-(Login) in the text box and click submit to generate the diagram. To edit the diagram, just change the text and your diagram will be re-drawn. You can save your diagram as a PNG or JPG image or even download it as a PDF.  You can also get a link to embed the image into your blog or wiki.  Yuml also has simple and straight-forward guidelines about using the syntax and formatting the diagram that can help you in creating diagrams without any hassle.

If you think these diagrams are kinda plain, you can also add colors to them. Just typing [Customer{bg:orange}] would make the Customer box orange in color. Yuml also provides an option to add sticky notes to your diagrams. A number of samples are also provided to outline different Yuml features and guidelines.  Yuml is free to use but  universities and businesses can also buy a private license to install it on their computers.

Twitter Add-in For Microsoft Outlook

Quite sometime back we had told you about a add-in that would allow you to access you twitter account from Outlook.

The creators of the same softwares Techhit have now released a new add-in for Outlook called TwInbox with much more features than the earlier software.

Also Read: 12 Must Have Useful & Free Microsoft Outlook Add-ins

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TwInbox Features

  • Update your Twitter status directly from Outlook.
  • Receive your friend updates in Outlook.
  • Archive, manage, group and search your tweets the same way you manage your email.
  • Search, track keywords. TwInbox will automatically download ALL tweets matching the keywords you specify, even if you are not following the tweet sender. This feature is perfect for keeping up to date with the Twitter buzz on your name, brand, interests, etc.
  • Group tweets by sender, topic, etc using the Search feature.
  • Upload and post picture files and Outlook email attachments.
  • Assign custom folder and categories to new messages.
  • Use Outlook’s “Reply” and “ReplyAll” commands to send twitter direct messages and @replies.
  • Automatically sort new tweets into per-sender folders.
  • Shorten URLs with tinyurl.
  • See graphs of your Twitter usage statistics.
  • Tweets sent to you (@replies and direct) are marked with high importance, so you can see them at a glance.

Download TwInbox [via Cybernet News]

How To Download Hulu Videos?

Hulu is a popular video service which commercially streams television shows from popular networks like NBC, Fox, Comedy Central, MGM, MTV, NGC and several other networks.

Hulu offers on demand content so that you can watch it anywhere, however they do not offer any options to download hulu videos to your computer.

The Hulu Video Downloader is a utility that will allow you to download Hulu videos to you PC, iPod, Zune, PSB or Mobile phone with one-click.

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Just enter the URL of the Hulu video you want to download and click the Add button, you can also choose amongst different format in which you want to save the video, the formats you can save in include AVI, MPEG, FLV and WMV. Thanks Nirmal.

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Lock And Hide Files & Folders

If you are using a shared PC, there are chances that you have created files & folders on them, however there are times when you do not want someone else to access your files & folders.

Easy File Locker is a handy that will allow you to lock and hide your private files from others, once the files are protected other users who do not have the passwords will not be able to open, read, modify, delete, move or copy the locked files and folders.

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Easy File Locker also allows users to hide the files and folder, making them completely invisible from other users and applications.

Easy File Locker Features

Lock files, Lock folders:

The locked files/folders are protected from accessing, users can not open, read, modify, move, delete, copy, rename the protected files/folders. Files and sub-folders in a locked folder are also protected.

Hide files, Hide folders:

You can hide your private files and folders, to make them completely invisible to users and programs.

Password protected GUI and uninstaller:

Once you set a password, no one can launch the application or uninstall the software without the correct password.

Download Easy File Locker

Desktop Short/Tiny URL Creator

Quite sometime back we had told you about several URL shortening services that made sharing links easier on social networking sites like .

However many of this URL shortening services requires users to visit their site in order to shorten the long URL’s. If you are looking for a tool to shorten the URL’s from the comfort of your desktop, ShortURL creator is a and that will definitely come in handy.

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Once you have downloaded the software, unzip it and double-click it to shorten URLs, to choose from different URL shortening services, just click on the tiny icon in the right hand side.

Once you have chosen the service, click on Make Short URL to generate the short URL, ShortURL is portable so you can easily drop it to your flash drive and create short URLs from anywhere, definitely useful and a must download.

However the only problem with this software right now is that you cannot copy the URL directly and will have to type it manually, wish that the developer will address this problem soon.

ShortURL creator currently supports the following URL shortening services; The TinyURL, TinyArro.ws, Bit.ly, kissa.be, Is.gd, tr.im and Cort.as.

Download ShortURL Creator

Verify Windows 7 ISO Installation Files

There are lots and lots of blogs and forums who talk about leaked copies of , however we advise you to beware of those downloads, since many of those installation could be spiced up with a variety of worms, viruses and spywares, that may compromise your privacy and security.

However if you have downloaded a copy of Windows 7, before you go ahead and install it, a small tool called Windows 7 ISO verifier can save you a lot of trouble.

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Once you have downloaded a copy of Windows 7, before you install it, just use this tool to verify the downloaded file, if the file is valid you should see a message saying so.

However if you see a different message it would certainly mean that the installation is gamed to install spywares, malwares, viruses or Trojans, just delete it and wait for Microsoft to release a official version. Thanks Nirmal.

Download Windows ISO Verifier