The World Backup Day, which is another way of saying it’s a good time to safeguard your digital photos, videos, documents and emails by creating second copies, or backups, of them and storing them somewhere secure.
LastPass is one of the most prominent password managers around. It’s extremely convenient but if it were hacked, it would be quite the pain in the arse for users. In a blog post, the company has warned that a major exploit has been discovered and outlined what action users should take immediately.
This week, in our Freeware Page we have posted a brief review about Pictomio a very good program for “3D accelerated browsing of your photo and video”. Pictomio is more advanced than many similar software and its graphic appearance is very attractive. Pictomio has a full range of commands which allow you to easily organize and manage your photographs collections in at just few clicks. I spent, more or less, one hour to understand all (I suppose) the different features supported by this freeware and, at the end, I can say that my experience has been more than positive. What negatively surprised me is that Pictomio does not allow you to upload your images and videos to ftp servers or websites like Flickr .com. To sum up, Pictomio is something you have certainly to try because in the future with more social features it could become a benchmark for photo and video manager category. Interesting!
Today, in our Freeware Page we add a review on one of the free softwares offered by Comodo. Comodo backup is very simple to use but effective freeware which allows you to easily store sensitive data on a external Hard Disk or on a multisession DVD. If you prefer you can also use the ftp feature. The graphic interface is essential but clean and in just few clicks you are able to start store files and/or folders. Last but not least if some troubles happen to the hard disk you can restore them directly from your pc with one click. Free, Easy and Fast!
This week we have reviewed a useful multiplatform (Windows, Linux and OS X) software dedicated to all the people who desire read their favorite web-sites also when disconnected from the web. HTTrack is a very powerful program which contains easy (not always unfortunately) features to download complete websites and navigate them when outline. In our Freeware Page you can find a brief but incisive review about this program. Moreover for the Linux geeks, we inserted some tips (how to install and useful links) about HTTrack in our Linux Page. Sometimes the use of HTTrack could be a little difficult but after some experiments you will be able to manage it without problems. Enjoy it!
Today in our Freeware Page, we posted a review (in Spanish) about SpaceTime: a brand new 3D tabbed “browser” which runs using the Internet Explorer 7 engine. SpaceTime has a powerful graphics and is very attractive to use but, unfortunately it needs a good hardware to run without problems: 512MB RAM, 128MD graphics adapter (3D capable), Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD 2400xp+, a minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 and an ADSL connection to Internet. SpaceTime is in its beta version but during the tests we didn’t find any bugs. Moreover we were fascinated by its multiple features; in fact it is also possible to search (Google, Google Images, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Images, Flickr) and shop (ebay) in an delightful 3D environment. At the moment SpaceTime is available for Windows 2000, XP and Vista but “the Mac version is coming soon”. In our opinion SpaceTime is an interesting free consumer PC software application which represents the state of the art for contemporary 3D technology.
This week, in our Linux Page, we posted two interesting reviews by Frank. In the first we analyze the new Mepis 6.5 in its Spanish version. The implements contained in this new version are impressive: Mepis 6.5 is well structured (the software included can help the users at work as in his-her home goals) and very powerful with its new hardware recognition function. For this reason, we think that in the near future Mepis will become one of the most used Linux between beginners. In the second post, Frank explains how to install Nicotine+ in different Ubuntu (Kubuntu) releases. Nicotine+ is actually considered as the natural heir of the -old- glorious Napster, it’s free and released for both Linux and Windows. Personally I continue to prefer Utorrent but I sincerely believe that Nicotine+ is one of best P2P clients available today, in few words: something to try!
Today in our Freeware page, we posted a brief review (in Spanish) about MP3Gain: a very powerful freeware to manage the volume of your mp3 (and AAC-experimental-) collections. Using MP3Gain you can easily adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume during your listening. MP3Gain is better than other similar software because, thanks to its direct encoding, you haven’t any quality losts in your collections. Simple to use and really powerful!