Rapidshare Plus - Free Utility To Automatically Download Rapidshare Files

Rapidshare free users have to face several annoying limitations including pre-download timer, no simultaneous downloading and variable download wait before successive downloads, because of these limitations downloading multiple-files one after another can be tedious for free users, today I will be sharing a free utility "Rapidshare Plus" to overcome this problem, the small portable utility lets users add and download a queue of Rapidshare links one after another in a fully automated way.

Rapidshare Plus Download Manager

The user interface is very easy to use and intuitive, users simply add Rapidshare links to create the download queue, and Rapidshare Plus will do the rest automatically downloading file one after another saving them to the folder of your choice.

Install Original Windows Vista Sidebar On Windows XP With Full Support For Gadgets

If you are looking for a Windows Vista like experience on XP then you can try "Windows Vista Transformation Pack" shared earlier, but like me if you just want to get the cool looking functional Windows Vista sidebar and gadgets working on Windows XP computer, you should get the original Windows Vista sidebar tweaked to work on Windows XP by joshoon at DevianArt.

Windows Vista Sidebar On XP

This original Windows Vista sidebar works fine on Windows XP provding full support for all gadgets from the Live Gallery, the sidebar makes use of Alky's DirectX 10 for Windows XP (included in the download) to make this functional on Windows XP.

Rapidshare Security Lock Feature To Safeguard Your Premium Account

RapidShare Security Lock is a new feature introduced by Rapidshare.Com for its premium and collector account subscribers, concerned by the increasing number of Rapidshare account phishers and hackers stealing and then changing premium account credentials, the file-hoster has now came up with this new security feature, once activated the feature safeguards users files, password, email address, and RapidPoints from unauthorized changes, the new features works by locking crucial account functionality using a second password known only to the premium account holder.

If you have not activated your RapidShare Security Lock you will be prompted with the red-unlocked icon below when logged into your account.

Rapidshare Security

Download Latest DirectX Redistributable November 2008 (9.25.1476)

DirectXHaving the most up-to-date version of DirectX on your Windows computer is crucial for best multimedia and gaming experience on PC, If you have decided not to risk-upgrade your Windows XP to unofficial DirectX 10, you can now update to the latest November Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime v 9.25.1476 build, according to the official Microsoft download page the updated DirectX release includes security and performance updates, along with several new features accessible by applications using the DirectX APIs.

The full web-installer is 86.25 MB in size and require Windows Genuine Check (WGA) to download, However, if you are having problems downloading from the Microsoft site you can use the full direct-download link at the end of this post.

Windows XP SP3 TCP/IP Patch To Increase Maximum Half Open Connection Limit

By default Windows XP allows a maximum of 10 half open connections at a time, this limit is implemented as a security feature to slow-down spreading of internet-worms in-case the user machine gets infected, if your network use is crossing this limit your computers event-log will show the following Event:

EventID 4226: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

This limit can slow down your internet access specially Peer-2-Peer applications like BitTorrent which require connecting to several peers for optimal performance, to increase this limit for speedy torrent downloading you need to patch the Windows TCP/IP system driver file, If your have already patched your TCPIP.sys file and updated your computer to Windows XP Service Pack 3, you should re-patch it using the free TCP/IP patcher for Windows XP.

TCP/IP Connection Limit Patch

Fixing Network Access Denied Error On Windows Computers

If you are using Windows XP or Vista and the network machine running Windows XP is refusing your attempt for access via network displaying "Access is denied" or "You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions." error as shown below, just follow the simple registry hack to fix it.

Network Access Denied

Video Fun - If The Matrix Used Windows !

Gmail Now Supports Voice And Video Chat

Gmail now supports high quality video and audio chat right from your Gmail account, to use simply download the Google Audio & Video Chat installer and you are ready to go.
Google Video Chat

Free 90 Days Promotional License For Kaspersky Internet Security 2009

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 promotional keys are popular amongst our readers, so here is another quick post to get free 90 days promotional offer for KIS 2009 courtesy of CHIP magazine.

Just follow the steps:

  1. Visit the promo page here.

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Rumored To Release On November 21

All new iPhone Firmware Update 2.2 loaded with new features, enhancements and bug-fixes is rumored to get released on 21 November 2008, Already available to BETA testers if released this update would be the next major update for iPhone after iPhone Firmware 2.1.

As discussed earlier on this blog the firmware update will bring new features to iPhone such as - Google Street View with transit information including walking directions, button to enable or disable Auto-correct keyboard, new Safari’s Google search bar, and few minor GUI tweaks to the App Store, However, there are no signs of much awaited and requested "Copy and paste" feature yet.


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