Category Archives: Apps

MediaMonkey, the best WinAmp alternative

MediaMonkey is a free audio player for Windows. I tried it while I was looking for a Winamp replacement, because of its bad management of media library (I lost all MP3 ratings exactly when I finished to order my collection). I was impressed by the wide choice of functions of this software: it has everything […]

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gCalTasks, log your tasks on Google Calendar

I just released the very first version of gCalTasks, a free gadget (Windows 7, Windows Vista) that is able to record and directly log your activities/tasks to your Google Calendar. It works also with private calendars. Extended info and download link on the gCalTasks dedicated page on this blog.

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New alternative for partition resize and management

Let’s speak about EASEUS Partition Manager, a new product for Windows. The first element I noticed is… the price: the home edition is free for personal use, this is a good beginning 😉 Anyway the version I tested is the Server edition, that supports also Windows Server family operating sytems; in addiction of this, it […]

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Avast! Antivirus causes BSOD on Windows 7 beta

Today I fixed a new problem with my test installation of Windows 7 (first public beta): Avast! Free – my “default” antivirus, was causing random system crashes. After some tries, I understood that blue screen of death was occurring during internal network activity. To be more precise, the problem is located in the use of […]

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Live Messenger: how to fix error 81000306

I’m currently testing the first public beta of Windows 7 on a desktop and a notebook, so I installed Live Messenger through the official Live installer provided from Microsoft as optional pack of the operating system. While there wasn’t problems on the notebook (connected to the LAN via Wi-fi), the desktop gived me 81000306 error […]

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How to change your Windows Live Login/Email

WARNING: After some tests, it seems that Windows Live Messenger contact list have problems after change of email login. So do this at your risk. This problem always plagued Windows Live (aka MSN) users: you signed up for a Microsoft Passport account since 2002  with a custom e-mail as login, then you changed the e-mail […]

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3D Flip for Windows XP

Vista’s “3D Flip” effect is really nice. Honestly, the entire new graphic of Windows Vista is beautiful… even if the rest of the operating system is disappointing 😀 Anyway, if you want to add this feature to your Windows XP… someone has done it: WinFlip is a little and free addon that is capable to […]

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10 useful Firefox Extensions

Since I definitely chose Firefox (aka “goodbye IE”), I tried a lot of extension, but only a little part of them is still installed on my browser. Here’s my personal list: I’d like to know your comments and suggestions 😉

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A nice Clock Screensaver

Fliqlo is a simple but really beautyful free screensaver: it simply shows the current time, in a “flip clock” style (do you remember those old office clocks?). Nothing special, but very nice and somehow useful. It can be downloaded for free; the same site offers other nice screensavers for Windows. http://www.9031.com/downloads/screensavers.html

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Firefox 2.0.0.8 security update

Mozilla has just released a new security fix for Firefox Browser. Here’s the changelog: MFSA 2007-36 URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows MFSA 2007-35 XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object MFSA 2007-34 Possible file stealing through sftp protocol MFSA 2007-33 XUL pages can hide the window titlebar MFSA 2007-32 File input focus stealing vulnerability MFSA […]

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