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MagneticSoft today announces the immediate availability of Folder Castle 2.1, a popular security tool that hides and encrypts files and folders on the computer. The program runs natively on Windows Vista, making the switch to the newer OS easy to do. The program is very easy to use for any users. You will need no more than couple of minutes to install and start using Folder Castle.
In the new version we have added features for more comfortable and flexible working with the Secure Storage. Now you can create Secure Storage on USB flash drives. Also you can transfer created Secure Storage to another drive.
We have not forgotten about improving the security of your data and have added support Windows Safe Mode. Now Folder Castle allows to hide and encrypt files even in Safe Mode.
And finally, in Folder Castle 2.1 some problems with User Account Control (UAC) under Vista have been detected and fixed.
Build a fortress around your data with Folder Castle!
Folder Castle 2.1 runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista and available immediately for $39.95 (USD). Licensed users get free technical support and product updates. Additional information on the product, as well as its free 15-day evaluation copy is available from www.magneticsoft.com.
Today, Stardock has officially launched Object Desktop 2008 and Object Desktop 2008 Ultimate. Object Desktop is a suite of utilities that enables users to completely personalize the Windows experience – change how Windows looks, feels, and functions to suit the user’s preference.
The 2008 version of the suite is split into two tiers: Object Desktop 2008, and Object Desktop 2008 Ultimate. The standard version is set at $49.95, with the Ultimate edition tagged at $69.95. Customers with current Object Desktop subscriptions will be upgraded to the Ultimate edition of the software for free.
A new update for Windows Live Writer has been released.This update is being distributed via Microsoft Update, so if you have chosen to have important updates automatically installed, you should receive this update automatically. If you aren't automatically getting updates, you can open Windows Update, check for updates, and the update will appear in the list of available updates.
The update KB951125 fixes four problems that occur when Windows Live Writer publishes posts to Blogger.
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FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.
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CodeLite IDE Revision 1345 for C/C++ is now available for download (for Windows & Linux ).
CodeLite is a powerful open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++ programming languages (regulary tested on Windows XP sp2, Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, Fedora Core 6 and Debian lenny/sid) CodeLite is distributed under the terms of the GPL license.
The target of CodeLite is to become the best IDE for C/C++ that the open source communities have to offer!
For more details, screenshots and whats new in this release, visit: http://codelite.org
Serv-U is a powerful, easy-to-use, award-winning FTP server created by Rob Beckers. An FTP server uses the FTP protocol to share files across the Internet. Serv-U is not only 100% compliant with the current FTP standard, but also includes numerous features unique to Serv-U that make it a perfect file sharing solution for virtually everyone.
I saw this article over at Slashdot and thought it was a good read. What are your views on this subject, should users be able to delete files on their PC, or should we have the chance of being sued everytime? You can register to be able to comment on this topic here.
“According to Wired, John Stottlemire found a way to print duplicate coupons from Coupons.com by deleting some files and registry entires on his PC. Now he’s being sued for a DMCA violation. He says, ‘All I did was erase files or registry keys.’ Says a lawyer: ‘[The DMCA] may cover this. I think it does give companies a lot of leverage and a lot of power.’ So now the copyright cartels are saying that not only can we not copy things on our computers, but we can’t delete things on our computers? Time to buy stock in Seagate.”
A man has been arrested in Australia on suspicion of filming The Simpsons Movie in a cinema on his mobile phone and uploading it to the internet. The unnamed 21-year-old from Sydney has been charged with copyright theft and could face up to five years in jail. An illegal copy of the hit movie was available on a streaming website and downloaded more than 3,000 times even before the official film was screened in the US, according to the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT). That copy, said to be the first in the world, was traced to an address in Sydney.
DAVID VERKLIN is a little twitchy about how traditional TV audiences are going to react to what he calls "behavioural targeting".
Online players such as Google are already using such technologies but the technique is now headed to TV land as the broadcast spectrum goes digital, paving the way for electronic program guides and TiVo-style program scheduling and recording.
These developments throw up a "data trail" that can be analysed for advertising, says Verklin, who controls about $US8 billion ($9.3 billion) in media-buying budgets as the chief executive of Carat Americas and chairman of the group's Asia Pacific operation.
Microsoft has been quick to explain why the holographic image on the face of the Windows Vista DVD includes a microscopic picture of three men who just so happen to be members of the team who worked on the Windows Vista DVD hologram design. Microsoft's Anti-Piracy Team designed a counterfeit-resistant digital "watermark" for the non-encoded surface of Windows Vista DVDs. Multiple images are contained in the hologram design, all of whose inclusion serves to make it more difficult to replicate a Windows Vista DVD. The other images are of old master works of art that are in the public domain.
The images are less than 1mm in size and are not visible to the naked eye, so must be viewed using optical magnification. Their presence does not affect the contents of the DVD and these security measures were never intended to be impossible to find, but rather difficult to reproduce. While it's extremely difficult to replicate a holographic design in general, the inclusion of original images makes it that much more so.