All-In-One Hack ToolKit For HTC One X, One S, Vivid, Rezound, myTouch 4G Slide & Amaze 4G

Tool kits for Android devices are a blessing literally. With the abilities to perform multiple functions from one app and mostly via a convenient one click method. XDA-Developers recognized member hasoon2000 has been hard at work developing a toolkit for the latest HTC devices out there, but best of all, he has released versions of the toolkit that are particular to the device at hand. The tool kit covers the recent HTC One X, One S, Vivid, Rezound and the likes of myTouch 4G Slide and the Amaze 4G as well. The tool kit lets you not only root the device, install a custom recovery, flash a custom kernel, but brings with a few very useful extra commands as well. We talk more about it, and how you can use this tool, in detail after the break. Read More

Holdkey: Type Accented Characters In Any Text Field & Program

Having a huge user community for the Windows operating system is useful for everyone in the sense that whatever feature is lacking in Windows by default, a user creates a tool to fill that utility gap. For instance, we have seen many clipboard managers that easily surpass what native Windows clipboard can do. Third-party screen shot tools are, well, way better than what Snipping Tool has up its sleeves. Following that trend, today we found an application that satisfies the need to easily type characters and alphabets with accents, which is lacking Windows by default. Simply called as Holdkey, it is an application for Windows that allows you to easily type characters with accents in almost every window and dialog box found in the popular OS. By default, this can be done through using ALT Numpad codes or copy pasting them from a website, but there is no local support for typing special characters. Keep reading to know more about how Holdkey increases the capability of your keyboard. Read More

hott notes: Message, Checklist & Drawing Notes With Alarm Support

These days, you can find a lot of applications that perform the same task, and some of them are really also really good at what they do. So, how can one software set itself apart from others which have the same functionality? There are several options that developers can choose from for having that individuality, while retaining the basic purpose of the tool and providing utility to the users. Differentiation can be achieved though different elements, such as a better interface for making the application user friendly, or an extra option or two for increasing its utility. In the end, it’s the users that decide if a tool is good or bad, complete or requires improvement. Due to the same reason, we see lots of third party software perform the functions that are already included in Windows; they provide something extra to the user compared to the default application. One such application of Windows, Sticky Notes, was massively praised by the users due to its usefulness, as well its simplicity. Previously, we have covered some alternatives to Sticky Notes, such as Sticky7Notes, Stickies and Stick A Note, which allow you to perform extended functions during and after creating a sticky note. Today, we have another application, hott notes, that lets you create checklist notes, draw pictures on notes and set alarms on them. Read More

Jester: Text Editor For Comparing Documents & Creating Song Parodies

Using the right tool for the right job is very important for the successful completion of any project. It can save you a lot of time and energy, enabling you to use it in other more important and productive tasks, rather than wasting your time in trying to make the wrong tool work. Speaking of right tools, what do you do when you have to compare two documents side by side? Open them in two separate windows and switch between the windows again and again? If you have to frequently perform this tedious exercise, give Jester a try. Originally compiled by the developer for creating parodies of song lyrics, in my opinion, this portable application can prove to be useful in a lot of other situations. With options like synchronized scrolling, syllable count and a built-in rhyme dictionary, Jester offers a completely different package from other programs if similar nature. Keep reading to find out more about Jester. Read More

PhotoFiltre: A Comprehensive Image Retouching Tool With Batch Support

We have covered some very light yet useful image editors, such as PixBuilder and Artweaver Free, which provide you with a set of essential tools for tweaking or styling images. Today, we have PhotoFiltre, a complete image retouching portable application that lets you perform basic and advanced editing of images, as well as apply a wide range of filters. It hosts a simple GUI, enabling users to easily learn and start using the complete assortment of the available tools. The application offers two types of selection methods; automatic shapes such as rectangle, triangle, ellipse etc, and lasso & polygon. PhotoFiltre is capable of performing batch operation on images, including Conversion, Image Resizing and Framing. More on PhotoFiltre after the jump. Read More

SmoothDraw: Digital Painter With Adobe Photoshop Like Layers Support

Do you like the work of great artists such as Picassa or Leonardo Da Vinci, and numerous others that would depict the whole world in their masterful work? With computer applications available today, anyone can draw beautiful looking canvases (not to the likes of those historical geniuses of course, though). Last year, we covered an open source application for digital painters called MyPaint, which provides users with various options to create a digital painting that resembles work on a real-life canvas. Today, we've stumbled upon yet another marvelous and simple drawing tool for Windows, namely SmoothDraw. The application offers a whole lot of tools that anyone would require to draw, well, anything. It contains multiple brushes and effects, and there is also layer support. Unlike MyPaint, it has a great deal of brushes such as Leaky Pen, Dry Media, Fine Spray, Water Color, Hatch Brush, Clone Brush etc. You can apply effects to entire picture or add separate layers including Brightness, Controls, Colorize, Gamma, Blur, Sharpen etc,. to make images look as you want. More details about SmoothDraw after the break. Read More

Perform Network Security Auditing With Nmap Security Scanner

Nmap is an open source tool for network auditing and exploration. It can help system and network administrators discover available hosts and find out what services and operating systems they are running. It supports many advanced mapping and port scanning techniques and assists network inventory creation, service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. It uses raw IP packets to determine the available hosts, operating system types, services, packet filters an firewalls are in use on the network. Read More

IP Seizer Prevents IP Conflict By Tracing Available IPs On A Network

System And Network Administrators who work on networks with hundreds of computers often find it difficult to trace the range of IP addresses currently in use. I have personally worked on such a network and despite the fact that we had VLANs (Virtual LANs) to ensure that the hundreds of connected systems were never short of an IP range, yet it was often difficult to track what IPs were in use. As the setup on that network was VOIP based, therefore if e.g. 20 computers were connected to a VLAN, there were 20 IPs reserved from the same range for SIP phones (connected to each computers). For example, if a computer had the IP 10.10.10.1, the SIP phone had the IP 10.10.10.2. This meant that many IP ranges were constantly in use. On such networks it is not always easy to keep a documentation of the active IPs. At the same time when a new IP is to be assigned, one might have to Ping several IPs or check them from a server, in order to determine available IPs. IP Seizer is a small tool that resolves this problem. It has a simple and comprehensive interface that allows quickly looking up active IPs from an entered IP range. This enables identifying the free IPs from a specified range. Read More

Hardware Lister Shows Hardware Configuration Information In Ubuntu

Hardware Lister is a small tool that provides detailed information of the hardware configuration of a Linux machine. It can report the memory configuration of your system, firmware version, main board configuration, version of your CPU and it’s speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc. Although the information given by the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of Hardware Lister is not as detailed as the previously reviewed demicode (which shows hardware information from the Terminal), nonetheless, it provides essential system hardware details which are necessary to have knowledge of in case of upgrading, changing, tweaking or replacing system hardware. Read More

Find Out When Websites Or Network System Is Down With EasyNetMonitor

EasyNetMonitor is a portable network and website monitoring tool that allows you to check if a specified website or network computer is down. It has both free and paid versions and is a handy tool for monitoring websites and important network system (e.g. servers) in order to check their status in a timely manner rather than having to perform elaborate testing procedures.  A lay user may be able to benefit from this tool by tracking his/her favorite websites. For example, you can add Facebook, Twitter, etc to the monitoring list and check if any of these websites is down. A system or website can be easily added by entering its IP address. Read More

Change Your MAC Address To Avoid Bandwidth Limitations [Hack]

Media Access Controller or (MAC) address is a unique identification serial number which is assigned to a network interface for communication over a network. Ryll MAC Editor is a tool that allows users to replace the MAC address of their computers. This can be particularly useful for people who often use free internet from public places that restrict bandwidth which can be utilized by each user. Channing the MAC address makes your system appear as a new user on the internet, hence, renewing your internet access after you have reached the bandwidth quota. Read More

Test DNS Server Performance In Chart And Stats With DNS Performance Test

In one of our previous post we explained the functions of the Nslookup Comand Line, which is used for querying the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS Performance Test is an easy to use tool that tests the performance of your DNS server and displays the real-time result in chart across Windows, Mac and Linux based operating systems. This makes it easy to identify DNS server issues by the click of a single button. Read More

Find Out Your True Network Speed With Raccoonworks Speed Test

Measuring network transfer speed accurately can be quite difficult in the wake of uncertain data collected by different command lines and GUI based networking tools. It is common knowledge that pinging a website from the command prompt  shows variable latency rates as the accessibility to each website may rely on variable factors including the quality of your network connection and available bandwidth. Raccoonworks Speed Test is a network testing utility that allows users to check the speed of their connection over a LAN (Local Area Network) and the Internet. Read More

Create Rich Digital Media Online With Cloud Canvas

Cloud Canvas is an HTML 5 based full-featured web application that allows users to create and save rich digital media content. The content created using this app can be saved as a PNG and in XML format (for importing and editing later on) in your Google Docs account. Cloud Canvas has a number of dynamic tools that can help developers create visually appealing imagery within a simplified user interface. Read More

Monitor And Troubleshoot Multiple Hosts (Networks) With Pinkie

You must have noticed that over the last few days we have covered some articles regarding network troubleshooting via the command prompt. There are many GUI (Graphical User Interface) based network troubleshooting tools as well that can help you trace a route, ping multiple hosts, perform forward and reverse DNS lookup, etc. Pinkie is a suite of network troubleshooting utilities pack into one easy-to-use graphical interface, that allows users to troubleshoot multiple network related problems. Read More

Recover Your Deleted Files From Hard Disk, USB And Camera Device With Undelete 360

It can be quite frustrating and problematic when you delete your files accidentally. This is often the dilemma of people who are used to the Shift+Delete key for deleting items from the hard drive. Even the habit of clicking yes on prompts many a times leads us to delete files unintentionally by a reflex action. Undelete 360 is an application that recovers deleted items from a computer hard drives, usb, memory card, camera device and pen drives. Read More

Monitor The Total Time Spend On Computer With Counter

Do you want to monitor the total time your server was ON? Or maybe you just want to keep track of the time you spend on the computer daily. So far Windows does not have any build-in feature to count the total time the computer remained on.

Counter is a free tool for Windows that counts the total time spend on the computer. It also counts the total time spend after restart, in the current day, in the current month, and the total overall time spend. It can also show a detailed view of time spend every day and every month, so that you can keep track of your computer activity. If you are a server administrator, this can be a good tool to track the uptime of your servers too.

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How To Reinstall Trial Software After Trial Period Has Expired

One of our reader asked a simple question, “Do you have any idea how to reinstall trial software? (after trial period)?” A simple Google search shows that most people are looking for it’s solution. I have two methods which you can try, one of them should definitely work.

Method 1: Backing Up Registry

Most trial software add a key in your system registry by tweaking it. When you uninstall a software after it’s trial period has expired, all files are deleted except the keys in the registry. Therefore when you try installing it again, it detects the key and gives you a message like for e.g, “Your trial period has expired”. So the best way is to make a backup of the registry before installing any trial software. And when finally your trial has expired, you can uninstall the software, restore backup and try installing the software again. I have written a post explaining the steps of making a backup of your registry. Read More

How To View Flickr Photos As Screensaver In Windows

Flickr .Net Screensaver is a free opensource tool for windows that let you view your flickr photos as screensaver. Apart from your own photos, you have the ability to display photos of your contacts, your favorites or a from a group or global tag. The feature that makes this tool worth is it’s ability to display photos that are private, but needs authentication. This tool is still under development but is very stable and requires .NET Framework 2.0  to run.

Just install this tool and it will open Screen Saver Settings with Flickr being the default screensaver.

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