Posts Tagged ‘mac software’

Shoot to the Clouds with Pogoplug Remote Access Software

Monday, June 27th, 2011

This does sound like kind of an interesting idea … but I’m still not sold on cloud computing.

It seems that techies want to yell louder and louder about cloud computing every day. It’s apparently the way of the future, exhilarating, terrifying, and the best and worst things you can enjoy when it comes to computing. Still, there are a lot of people out there who have no practical way to experience cloud computing in any way, shape or form. This is unfortunate, because remote access to your files and folders (by means of a program, not Windows’ Remote Desktop feature) can be a fantastic way to make your machine even more useful. Yet you don’t have to upload every file you have onto the web to experience the ways of the future. With the free program Pogoplug you can enjoy all the perks of clouds without moving everything to the internet, and it’s as simple as downloading and configuring a program on your primary storage computer.

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Miro 4 Beta Released – Better Performance, More Features

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t heard about Miro before; it sounds kind of like a web browser, specially tailored for video, audio and bit torrent …

I’m keeping a close eye on Miro every since the product was released as the Democracy Player back in 2006. A lot has changed since then, not only the name. The developers have pushed out the first beta of the upcoming version of Miro. Let me explain quickly what Miro is all about.

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Marble – Virtual Interactive Globe

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This looks like an interesting-yet-still-educational toy …

Marble has been designed to be a virtual interactive globe and world atlas that you can use to look-up information. The cross-platform application has recently been updated to version 1.1, reason enough to take a closer look at the software.

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Unique Content Verifier Un.Co.Ver

Friday, February 4th, 2011

This sounds like a handy program for both search engine optimization and for checking to see that nobody is copying your content … but keep in mind that some RSS feeds actually want you to scrape their content, as long as you credit the source.

One of the biggest problems for webmasters on today’s Internet is scraped content. What does it mean exactly? It basically means that other webmasters are copying contents from a website, usually without authorization to do so. That’s content theft and copyright infringement.

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OpenOffice – LibreOffice 3.3 Final Released

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Here’s a cool set of document editing tools for Linux users …

Oracle, with the purchase of the software company Sun, is the current main sponsor of the Open Source project. Members of the Open Office project formed The Document Foundation back in September 2010 and made available a fork of Open Office that they called Libre Office. Open Office is governed by the Community Council which is dependent on Oracle which has led to disputes in the past which eventually led to the departure of independent developers and the forming of The Document Foundation and Libre Office.

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DNS Performance Test

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

If you think your DNS might be a bit slow, here’s a program that you can use to check it …

DNS speed and reliability made the news last year when Google introduced their own open DNS system that every Internet user could make use of. The topic has lost much of its forward momentum since then and has taken the backseat once again. DNS in layman terms is used to “look-up” IP addresses of domain names. Ghacks.net for instance resolves to 96.30.22.116. Most Internet users will probably agree that it is easier to remember domain names than IP addresses, and that’s the main purpose of the system.

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PhotoRec File Recovery Software

Monday, December 6th, 2010

You never know when a file recovery program will come in handy …

PhotoRec is a file recovery software for various operating systems including Microsoft Windows but also Linux and Mac OS X. The free program ships with Testdisk, a well known program for recovering lost partitions on a computer system.

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