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Fast And Simple iPod Video Converter

Apple iPodThere exist lots of paid and free iPod video converters but if you are looking for a simple and fast drag-n-drop avi to iPod video converter, free utility iPodME would be the best solution, the open-source utility is very easy to use, you just drag-n-drop your avi files on the application, configure any customization options if required and click the convert button to start the .AVI to .MP4 video conversion.

iPODMe Video Converter

iPodMe also supports addition of subtitles to the converted videos, you can use free and automated subtitle downloader OSCAR to download correct .srt files without any hassle.

Rapidshare Plus 3.1

Free automated Rapidshare download utility Rapidshare Plus is now updated to version 3.1 with several new features, the new version supports automatic queue saving, support for Rapidshare link list, improved clipboard paste functionality, new minimize to tray function and advanced error handling capabilities to name a few.

Rapidshare Plus Automated Downloading

You can now also configure Rapidshare Plus to auto-execute applications conditionally this can be helpful for executing IP renewal applications like automatic router re-connector.

Free Services To Reverse Lookup Phone Number And Get Geographic Location

Reverse Phone Lookup
A phone number can be traced back to its location and address if equipped with proper information sources, thanks to technology and internet getting a address from a phone number is a matter of seconds, there exist many paid phone to address retrieval services but today I will be sharing services offering reverse phone lookup for free.

If you are searching a USA phone number, 411 would be the best option to get complete address information retrieval using the phone number, in addition to free reverse phone lookup, 411 also offers People Search, Yellow Pages and reverse address lookup services without any cost.

Phone Number To Exact Location Map

However, if you are looking for an international phone reverse lookup, you wont be able to get the address information but you can get the geographical location of the phone number.

Anti-Malware Software's Compatible With Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7If you have already jumped onto the Windows 7 bandwagon or plan to do so, you might find yourself having a tough time figuring out a compatible security software for the new operating-system still in beta, luckily many antivirus products from reputed security software companies do work with Windows 7 Beta out-of-the-box, here is a list of known working anti-virus solution for Windows 7.

Windows 7 Security Center

While quite a few anti-viral software work on Windows 7, Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 7 technical preview is the only anti-virus software which is made exclusively for Windows 7 operating system, The prototype includes an antivirus, firewall and anti-spam solution for the upcoming operating-system, users are allowed to try this new version for free on their Windows 7 computers till 23-04-2009.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus For Windows 7

Here is a list of anti-virus applications known to work well on Windows 7:

Windows Worm Downadup On The Rise Secure Your PC Now

High risk Microsoft Windows worm Win32/Conficker is on the rise, according to a report by F-Secure a fresh variant of the worm is propagating fast and has already infected more then nine million computers exploiting Windows Server service vulnerability, once infected the user is being prevented from visiting anti-virus and anti-malware websites making it very difficult to fix the infection.

How Win32/Conficker Spreads

How Win32/Conficker Spreads

Microsoft has issued a fix long back in last October via Security Update MS08-067, if you are not infected you can apply the patch and get secured against the vulnerability, however, if you are already infected download the free Removal patch from F-Secure from the link at end of the post.

Changing Cellphone Java Games Resolution According To Your Device Screen Size

JAR ResizeJava (J2ME) is one of the most popular game development platform across all brands of mobile devices, you can play most of the java games (.jar files) interchangeably on all mobile devices supporting Java, while java games can be played on all devices supporting Java different screen resolution becomes a problem, for example a game developed for Nokia N73 will display fine on mobile-devices having screen resolution 240 x 320 (QVGA) but will display small on a bigger screen resolution like Nokia N80 (352*416), to fix mobile game resolution optimal to your cellphone display size free utility "S60 Jar Resize" comes to the rescue, the handy little utility lets you manipulate the hardcoded screen-resolution inside the Java game file (.Jar file) for optimal display on your mobile device.

S60 JAR Resize

Using S60 Jar Resize is pretty simple, just select the source and destination resolution and point the application to the .Jar game file.

Toddler Proof Your Computer By Locking Keyboard, CD Drives And Power Button

Yesterday, I posted about free utility Toddler Trap for locking keyboard and mouse, however if you have kids around your computer there are strong chances that they press the Power or CD/DVD drive buttons on your computer resulting in unwanted situations, here is yet another handy free utility "Toddler Keys" which will prevent these unwanted situations by locking computer Keyboard, Mouse, Power and CD/DVD buttons.

Disable Mouse, Keyboard, CD/DVD Drives And Power Button

The utility also lets you configure custom sounds and images which can be used on every keystroke to let the little ones enjoy their encounter with computer, you need to type word quit (can be customized) to exit the lock.

Locking Keyboard And Mouse For Cleaning Or Preventing Toddlers From Messing Your PC

Keyboard TrapGetting your computer keyboard and mouse locked is a much needed functionality while cleaning it or when you have toddlers around your computer, free portable utility Toddler Trap lets you achieve this functionality with ease, just launch the small application and it will take focus negating any keystrokes and mouse movements.

Toddler Trap

Once activated the only action you can take with your keyboard or mouse is to close the application using the X button.

LiveDrive - Free WebDisk With Unlimited Data Storage Space

Live Drive LogoWe have discussed quite a few free online web-storage services earlier on this blog, best of them being DropBox offering a simple and safe method to store and synchronize files across computers with ease, New online data storage service LiveDrive is now here to make it even easier, the service is currently in BETA offering unlimited data storage space without any charge during the BETA period, using LiveDrive is dead simple you just save the data on the LiveDrive virtual disk on your computer and your data automatically gets uploaded in the background.

Free Web Disk

You can install LiveDrive on any computer to synchronize and access you files anywhere like a normal disk-drive, add to that you can also access and manage your files and folders anywhere using the simple online manager even on mobile devices like iPhone with ease.

Removing Fake AntiSpyware Software's Like MS AntiSpyware 2009

There exist hundreds of fake anti-spyware and anti-virus software's with the sole aim of forcing computer users into paying for removal of nonexistent malware, these genre of fake products is known as Rogue Anti-Spyware Products, these malicious applications gets installed on computers by deceiving users using false advertising or by taking advantage of security vulnerabilities, once installed these applications display false malware detections, nagging user with false security alerts and even disable access to certain functions urging users to buy the product and remove detected malware's and restrictions.

Fake MS AntiSpyware 2009

One of the most common rogue antispyware application is MS AntiSpyware 2009 and MS AntiVirus 2009, once installed this rogue antispyware nags user with fake alerts and buy now dialog boxes.

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