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iGoogle Alternative Netvibes Supported Widgets And Other Features
So you can either choose a single startpage or a startpage with multiple pages using tabs. You can choose from all the available wdgets by clicking on the plus sign on the upper left side corner. The widgets supported by Netvibes includes
• RSS feed urls
• News (from Google News, Yahoo, and others)
• Weather reports
• Finance related information
• Social networking sites like facebook and Twitter
• Maps and travel guides
Now you can drag you widgets around multiple tabs areas according your needs. If you want to integrate your email account with Netvibes, you have to login using your credential, though you can link most of your social networks easily by granting Netvibes access to your accounts.
Netvibes has added support for themes. You can choose from over 5000+ themes. I briefly went through Netvibes specifications and features without even logging in. You can create a page and check out how it works with widgets, RSS, news, information, etc. If you’re only interested in reading feeds and news, you can switch to reader view. Reader View offers you a streamlined optimized news listing. Here you will be only presented with news and feeds, without any widgets. The layout is somewhat similar to basic feed reading applications.
Piracy is not restricted to the high seas. Closer home, pirates of a different genre are bleeding the film industry dry.
The convenience offered by data compression technology and the Internet boom has led to a large scale burning of pirated CD`s, DVD’S and camcordings.
Where an original CD could cost Rs 100 upwards, a pirated one costs Rs 30 leaving Mollywood with huge revenue losses. But rest assured, there is a new saviour in town and M-Town can heave a big sigh of relief.
Agent Jadoo — an anti piracy software, launched a few weeks ago, is the brainchild of actor /director/engineer Prakash Bhare, techie Stephen Antony, Rashid M.A. a legal consultant and advocate CP Unnikrishnan, a high court lawyer.
Prakash explains the reasons for launching this new software, “Digital media took centre stage in the movie business a couple of decades ago and audiences got access to content through television, tapes, disks, flash drives and so on, making it easy to pirate films.
This led to two thirds of our theatres closing down and yearly film production being reduced to half. Music rights shrank from several tens of lakhs to a couple and DVD rights became pathetic.
But positive changes are happening now so it is high time that we fought back against the menace of piracy. Agent Jadoo targets the umbilical cord of piracy —the Internet, which feeds other forms these days.
'' Prakash adds that this is not only a fight to stabilise business but also a war against a social evil. A number of films have used the services of Agent Jadoo like Diamond Necklace, Thattathin Marayathu, Spirit andChattakkari.
Director Lal Jose of Diamond Necklace is gung ho about Agent Jadoo. He says, “Any person, nywhere in the world, who uploads any songs or films illegally onto any site, will get a direct warning and be served with a legal notice!
This software is vigilant 24 hours of the day but the alarming fact is that it is the Malayalees hemselves who are behind the crime. Sadly, the industry is also to blame as there was huge negligence from our side.'' Lal is happy that the film industry is now more aware and vigilant about the potential death-blow piracy can cause to cinema.
Agent Jadoo has servers around the world and processes to monitor, detect and tackle piracy related activities on the net. Says Prakash, “Content owners sign up with us and authorise us to act on their behalf. We work with them and the law enforcement agencies as required. We have been able to ensure zero piracy for all films protected by Agent Jadoo!”
Thattathin Marayathu, is another film which uses the Agent Jadoo cover. Says Director Vineeth Sreenivasan, “Downloading new films is still going on but the anti-piracy drives have kept piracy rates to a minimum.”
“I decided to use Agent Jadoo because I am thinking of releasing Thattathin Marayathu worldwide — for instance in countries like the US, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand etc. If the film can be downloaded online, no one is going to watch it in theatres.
Also, most films now have an invisible watermark which becomes apparent during mobile or video recording giving information about the theatre from where it was recorded.
So, uploading films is not going to be easy.” Vineeth is happy that box office collections and total revenues have gone up, meaning that anti-piracy measures are working.
Recently a song from Chattakkari uploaded on the net illegally was tracked and blocked by Agent Jadoo in a matter of hours.
The producer of Chattakkari, Suresh Kumar has this to say, “The software is very effective! A legal notice is immediately served to the perpetuators of the crime and they can even be jailed.
The modus operandi of the pirates is to courier pen drives to the UK where the CDs are replicated. The anti-piracy cell of the state police is also very effective.”This jadoo is certainly working! via[deccanchronicle] & Pic from Pctechs
Sometimes while playing a video or a movie, you may notice a sudden increase in volume. Now if you’ve have remote control for speakers like mine to control the volume then, its fine. But for those who controls the volume from mixer situated in the system tray, then this problem can be quite frustrating. Though Windows Loudness Equalization
You can easily correct this problem from your sound card properties (if your sound card supports it). Almost all the sound cards in the market support the functionality of Loudness Equalization. In order to turn this feature on you have to go to Control Panel and click on Sound. Now a window named as Speaker Properties will pop-up in front of you. Go to Enhancements tab, if you go through the options, you’ll see the option Loudness Equalization. Check this option and click Apply. Now you’re done and you’ll notice that the sounds through your speakers are in the same frequency.
Through VLC Volume Normalization
If for some reason your sound card doesn’t support Loudness Equalization, then you don’t have to worry about it. All you need is VLC media player. Now open VLC media player and click on Toolsand then choose Preferences. Now in the Preferences Windows switch to full preferences view by clicking on All. Now go to Audio->Filter->Volume normalization. Now tweak the options according to your need and you’re good to go.
Hard Drive File Recovery Rules
If you’re among the group of people who use freeware software for most of your work, then the possibility of unwanted toolbars and 3rd-party software on your system is more. You can either install them through Windows in-built add/remove or you can use software like Revo Uninstaller. IObit Uninstaller works in the same way as Revo Uninstaller, but has a much simpler user interface. By simple interface I mean you can easily uninstall applications by going through different categories that IObit uninstaller uses to divide applications, thus making it easier to identify the application importance.
IObit uninstaller has different categories or tabs such as toolbars, recently installed, large programs, rarely used, and Windows update. Toolbars tab shows you all the installed toolbars which you may or may not have installed mistakenly while installing some freeware application. Recently installed shows you the name of application which you may have installed in the recent week or two. Rarely used shows programs which are barley used by you, thus giving you the indication that these applications are basically not needed by you. Windows Update shows you the recent Windows updates, you can even uninstall some of these Windows updates from IObit uninstaller as sometimes these updates may the problem behind your system malfunctions.
IObit also have a batch uninstaller, thus giving you the option to uninstall multiple programs or applications in one go. This is something which is not supported by windows in-built uninstaller and many uninstaller out there in the market.
Now sometimes you may encounter problems in uninstalling applications. Problems like Windows can’t uninstall this application, or the application is in use, or some other error. Then you can use the Forced Uninstall option which uninstalls any application without any problem. You can also go through different freeware application offered by IObit by clicking on Download More Freeware at the bottom left corner of the uninstaller.
IObit Uninstaller is a good application and uninstalls application completely. I also love the fact that it has support for batch un-installation, but it lacks features like Hunter Mode supported by Revo which lets you uninstall applications even if they are not on the application list.via[techyfuzz]
Power Saving options supported by Windows Operating Systems are very useful for saving energy and our electricity bill of course. Power Saving is also an essential feature which should be used by everyone. Sometimes features like stand by or hibernate after certain time of inactivity can be little frustrating. You can either change your power plan settings from Control Panel -> Power Options. If you do this then you may have to change your system’s power plans again and again for time to time depending on your computer usage. This is where you can use Sleep Preventer.
Sleep Preventer is a very handy tool for Windows users who are fed of changing power plans from time to time for their daily computer usage. With it you can easily choose power saving plan from Windows power options and still doesn’t have to worry about your computer sleeping due to user inactivity.
All you have to do run this small application, and click on Prevent Sleep, to prevent your computer from sleeping. If you want your display monitor in power saving after some time. Then you can do so by checking Allow display to sleep option. There is one more interesting thing about Sleep Preventer which I almost forgot to explain. You can either choose default infinite timer option which stops your PC from being going into stand by. Or you can choose from predefined time limits like 5, 10, 30 minutes and 1 hour and 2 hours. These time limits give you the ability to choose when you want your system to go to into stand by. Sleep Preventer can be toggled on or off from the system tray by right-clicking on the icon.
Sleep Preventer is an extremely handy application which gives the user the ability to stop their PC from going into sleep or hibernate state.via[techyfuzz]