Disabling Annoying Adobe Updater

Adobe LogoWhile Adobe produces some exceptionally great software products, Adobe Updater is one of the most intrusive annoying piece of software which comes bundled with all Adobe products like Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Creative Suite applications, Adobe Updater launches silently in the background starting the downloads without asking for user permission, adding an hardly noticeable icon in system tray as an notification for the update process running in the background, The resource hogging automatic updater can result in slower system performance and huge ISP bandwidth bills.

Adobe Updater Icon

Surprisingly, unlike other softwares Adobe does not provides an easy to find update preference setting to disable these automatic updates and requires you to dig deep into update options as discussed earlier in our "How To Disable Annoying Adobe Auto-Update" blog post using Adobe Acrobat Reader to disable the updater.

Download Yahoo Messenger 9.0

All new Yahoo Messenger v 9.0 is now officially launched and can be downloaded for Windows XP and Vista, apart from the new visually appealing interface the software now lets you embed Flickr images, videos, and even maps right in your chat window.

Yahoo Messenger 9

The most notable new features in this release are:

  • New Pingbox feature lets you embed a flash chat widget on your social network profiles, blogs, or website and Chat privately with visitors, You can even customize the Pingbox to your taste using various backgrounds, different sizes, colors, greetings etc.
  • Three New skins: Silver, Ruby Red, Mystic Black.
  • Return of the older original emoticons with addition of new ones.
  • Inline video & picture viewer: When a friend sends you a video link from a site like YouTube or a link to an online photo, they will show up right in your IM conversation. For videos, a full player appears; just click the play button to watch it right it in your IM window.
  • Import Contacts wizard: easily import contacts from address books of your other online services like Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and Orkut etc., supporting over twenty services in total.

Fixing Flash Video Not Playing Properly or Freezing After Few Seconds In Various Web-browsers

Today something weired happened and flash video streaming websites like YouTube, DailyMotion, Yahoo Videos, Vimeo etc. stopped working on my computer, I tried Firefox, Opera and Google Chorme but none worked freezing the video playback after 2 or 3 seconds, surprisingly Internet Explorer worked fine.

Flash Video Playback Freezing

I tried upgrading Flash player to the latest version but the problem persisted, I managed to fix the problem using the method described as follows:

IDPhotoStudio - Free Software To Create And Print Passport Size Photos

Passport sized photos are used not only for passports, but also for the purpose of identity on various application forms and ID card creation, today I will be sharing a free software to create and print standard sized passports photographs from home with ease.

IDPhotoStudio is an extremely simple to use free utility for creating and printing multiple standard sized ID photo's using your printer, the handy utility lets you select a photo from your computer, automatically resize it to the required selected size and then print or save the output as an image for later use.

IDPhotoStudeio Free ID Photo Creator

The software currently supports 2x2 inch USA, 35x45 mm France and 50x70 mm Canada passport photo sizes with option for upto 30 pictures on a single A4 sized paper, support for Greyscale and Sepia output is also provided.

SanDisk Introduces slotMusic™ : High Quality, DRM-Free MP3 Music on microSD Cards

slotMusicBacked by major record labels like Universal Music, SONY BMG, Warner Music, and EMI Music Sandisk announced a new physical music format dubbed “slotMusic”, which is an MicroSD memory card pre-loaded with high quality, DRM-free MP3 music.

Watch Hulu and ABC TV Streams Outside USA

Both ABC TV and Hulu provide free full-length online TV show streaming in standard and HD quality for USA visitors, but use geographical filtering based on visitor IP to block access of video content for users from other countries.

TV Stream Blocked Outside USA

However, as usual their are ways to bypass these restriction's and watch Hulu and ABC TV streams from outside USA, without hassle and spending money on USA VPN services, generally used to bypass this type of IP based filtering.

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Free Tools For Automatic Subtitle Downloading

SubDownloaderIf you happen to view movies in foreign language's subtitles comes pretty handy, Subtitles are specially highly popular amongst non-English speaking Hollywood fans all over the globe, internet subtitle databases and search engines like OpenSubTitles, DivX Subtitles and AllSubs.Org help users search and download movie subtitles in their preferred language with ease.

The whole subtitle searching and downloading procedure can be made much simpler and fully automatic by using special subtitle downloading software's like SubDownloader and OSCAR.

Subtitle Downloader

Windows 7 Transformation Pack For Windows XP

Free Software To Convert Videos For Blackberry Playback

BlackBerryBlackberry Video Converter is an free MPlayer based video converter allowing conversion of popular video formats to RIM Blackberry 8100 (pearl) and 8800 supported AVI files, the feature rich application provides an powerful front-end to MPlayer video converter allowing advanced output format customizations.

Blackberry Video Converter


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