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Screenshots

Posted in Open source, Resources, Software, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 25, 2010 by Alex

Have you ever felt the pressing necessity of capturing your pc’s screen? I suffered this problem untill i followed a friend’s suggestion: installing Quick Screen Capture (first picture, site 1 & 2 are the same).

I won’t spend time in explanations because it’s a so simple and intuitive software that they’d be unuseful.

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XreCode universal audio converter

Posted in Software with tags , , on June 23, 2010 by Temitope.A

RMusic devicesaise your hand if you don’t have and mp3 player, or an iphone or ipod. We’re surrounded by music devices and by music tracks: wav, mp3, wma, flac, mid, mp4, 3gp and others. A software like XreCode will help you convert your music files from nearly any of the formats to any other.
This SW works only on Widows.

Click to download

Rollin stone – Blender game

Posted in Games, Software with tags , , on June 20, 2010 by Temitope.A

Video

Description
Roll to you adventure.Not only the vertigo and the traps, time too will be against you! Do you prefer to run without deviations to the goal or to collect all the points along the way? Your force origins from Newton’s second law Mass x Acceleration. Gain or lose weight as you wish or as the necessity dictate.

Keys
Arrows –> navigation
Space bar –> Pause
R–> resume
Esc —> Go to the Menu

In the Menu
Move the mouse over what you want to select and press “Enter”
Only Start and quit are functioning

Please, comment and criticize

Skype

Posted in Software with tags , on June 17, 2010 by Alex

Nowadays everyone has a chat-software.It’s one of the most used and useful program in a pc. Since some months ago i’ve been using one of the most famous chat-softwares: Messenger. It’s not a bad one. You can even call a friend or use web-cams. The funniest thing was the interminable choice of emoticons. Then something happened: i found a better one! Its name is Skype.

It’s a freeware software created to marry two different necessieties: chatting and calling from your pc, at the same time. The first one was solved in a simple way. Skype is an ordinary chat-software. The graphical simplicity (no animoticons, no colorful words) allows to work very fast without problems of lag. Your eyes are literally cuddled by its relaxing but standard aspect.

The solution to the second problem is simply genius. This software can work in two different modalities: Skype or SkypeOUT. The first one is a peer-to-peer connection between pcs that allows the user to call another skype-memeber complitely free. The quality is amazing, latency is only a mirage and it’s used a full-duplex system. There are even some curious tools: you can share the imagine of your desktop in real-time and the call can be shared by more people at the same time (12 if my memory is good). SkypeOut is a pre-payed service. First of all you have to buy some credit using your credit-card then Skype can be used to call phones or mobile-phones. This service isn’t as a good as the previous one, especially reguarding mobile-ones. It’s a half-duplex and latency has acceptable levels. Costs are low so that SkypeOut is a really valid alternative to normal phone-companies.

Installing this software and becoming a user require only 2 minutes. Skype is waiting for you.

When Blender met Open Source

Posted in Blender, Open source, Software with tags , , , on June 5, 2010 by Temitope.A

Blender logoBlender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

The first version of Blender is dated 1995, when Ton Roosendaal rewrote some of the softwares he was working with in NeoGeo. Three years later he created a society, NaN (not a number) and released Blender as freeware. When this society failed he hailed a donation campaign and then made Blender opensource. This has made Blender grown in an unpredictable way, bringing it in the position to stand with the most famous and costly 3D softwares. If you are interested in Blender’s amazing history, read it on the wiki user manual.

Visit the blender main site to start knowing this SW better; you will soon find out that the secret in Blender’s success are its users, always eager to help new-comers trough forums like http://blenderartists.org/forum/, to develop Blender and to partecipate in the foundation’s projects, like they’re doing for http://durian.blender.org/

So what can you do with Blender? You can model, sculpt, texturize, animate, and even make games. Blender is probably the leading software in the open source world. This is the current spash screen of the 2.5 version, under development.

Blender splash screen

YouTube Downloader – make those videos yours

Posted in Essential softwares, Software with tags , , on June 3, 2010 by Temitope.A


YouTube DownloaderAlthough media is going more and more on streaming nowadays, there can still be need to take something down to your computer. YouTube and YouTube Downloader are a perfect example for this. With this small but powerful SW you can easily download your favourites videos from youtube and immediately make some basic conversions to suit your media player any of your devices, be it a cellular, an iphone, an ipod, or a playstation portable.

The great thing in it is that, notwithstanding it’s called youtube downloader, it supports a lot of sites, like vevo, vimeo and may others.

P.S

A simple way to download a video ONLY from YouTube is to add kiss to the Yt link after the two “//” like shown below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJcRmfweSM&feature=player_embedded

http://www.kissyoutube.com/watch?v=ueJcRmfweSM&feature=player_embedded

Just kiss Youtube!

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PDF, my darling PDF

Posted in Essential softwares, Software with tags , , on June 3, 2010 by Alex


In my opinion the most useful file-format in the whole computers world is the PDF. I simply love PDFs. First of all they’re very “flexible”. You’ll never have problem in opening this kind of files and you can do it fast. On the second hand it’s an universal format, all the operating systems (es. Linux, Windows, Mac) can open it. The third main point is that PDFs can’t be easily made unmodifiable. This feature becomes very useful when it’s needed to send an important document by mail or when you simply need some reassurances on file’s integrity.

For this and other reasons i’d like to suggest you this program: PDF Creator. It transforms your pictures or test-files in PDF format ones. It’s light, simple to use and very very fast during operations. It works like a virtual printer but, instead printing on paper, it creates PDFs.

Please not this 2 things:

  1. This program needs one of these Windows operative systems to be installed: Win95/98/98SE/Me/2000/NT/XP/2003/7 (on Windows 7 it doesn’t seem to work as good as on the other ones).
  2. Its toolbar is installed without request and it automatically changes some browser features. After the installation you should delete this application using directly the control panel not to have further problems.

This program supports PDF, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS and EPS formats.

This is the link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

I hope it’ll be useful.