If you are looking for a small, simple, fast and free CD, DVD and Blue-Ray burning solution JetBee would be the best solution currently available, I have written about Free Nero Alternative before but this one is far better then any other free CD/DVD burner out there.
JetBee is pretty small with installer sized only 1.59 MB and application just 658 KB, the application launches almost instantly and you simply need to Drag-N-Drop files and Click the Burn button to start the burning process, the application then minimize to the system tray so you can work on other things unobtrusively, this is by far the most easiest and fast approach you can get in a CD/DVD/Blue-Ray burner application, JetBee allows creation of Audio-CD, DVD Video and UDF discs with full support for creation of multi-session and bootable media featuring buffer underrun protection, test writing, and optimal power calibration.
Microsoft Windows provide a small power icon to display the battery status in system tray, the small icon provides a rough idea about the amount of power remaining and the user is required to hover the mouse over the icon to get the exact amount in percentage, to make things more noticeable and detailed there exist quite a few battery monitoring software's but all of them take up precious desktop space to display the power status, to solve this problem free utility Power Meter Plus uses a smart approach displaying the power status transparently, the meter gradually becomes more visible as the power levels drop, meaning the lower the power the more noticeable the meter will be.
If your institution or ISP blocks access to Rapidshare, free Firefox addon "Download Rapidshare @ Office" can be the solution you are looking for, the handy little addon changes Rapidshare links (rs*.rapidshare.com) to IP's fooling the proxy server into allowing the access, you just need to paste all your Rapidshare links into the addon toolbar and it takes care of everything else including managing the wait-times restrictions, the whole process is fully automatic and very easy, you can also use this to download multiple files as a Rapidshare free user easily.
Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1 which got leaked and cracked a few days ago, is being reported to corrupt some MP3 files when used via included Windows Media Player 12, users on forums are reporting data corruption issues because of this bug in Windows 7 beta 1 build 7000 while playing MP3 files using Windows Media Player 12, Approximately 2-3 seconds data will get cut-off from the beginning of MP3s as Windows Media Player 12 tries to retrieve meta-information from internet and write it to any MP3 file with a Meta data header larger than 16KB.
DOS once enjoyed the crown of being the leading operating system in the market, but is now more-or-less obsolete in current generation of GUI Operating systems, Windows XP and Vista do support virtual DOS mode but it fails to run old DOS applications and games, if you want to use native DOS applications and games in their full glory you will either need to install the original DOS on a dedicated partition as an alternative Operating System or you can simply use free DOS emulator - DosBox to emulate an Intel x86 PC running DOD with support for graphics, sound, mouse, joystick, and modem.
DosBox lets you use DOS on almost all major operating systems like Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX, Linux and FreeBSD with ease.
As expected Windows 7 Beta 1 (Version 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) got leaked and is now available on BitTorrent and other file-sharing networks, add to that pirates have managed to get past the trial limitation set to expire this build on 1st July 2009 and now there are quite a few activators and cracks floating around the internet all based on some trick extending the trial period by resetting the trial-timer, allowing users to use Windows 7 Build 7000 as long as they want without activating.
If your work involves screen-capture then you must have heard about the leading screencasting software SnagIT, The software is available as a shareware download and requires users to pay $49.95 for the latest v 9.1, However, under a special Christmas giveaway by Avanquest software portal you can grab a fully-functional free license key for older SnagIT 7, no doubt the latest version does include lots of new features and enhancements but version 7 does everything you would ever require to perform common screen-capture activities, you can compare the two versions here, you can also use the trick to first get the free license for SnagIT 7 and then benefit from 50% discount on the upgrade price of only $24.95 compared to $49.95.
To benefit simply follow the steps below:
Eset NOD32 is one of the best anti-virus software available today, by providing effective, light and fast anti-virus protection Eset has paved its way to become popular in a very short period of time, popularity of Eset forced other security software providers to remove bloat from there products and results are visible now, new versions of Norton Anti-Virus 2009 and McAfee Virus Scan Plus are much lighter on system resources then their previous versions.
ESET provides the standard 30 days free trial for NOD32 and Smart Security, but here is a special promotion which will let you use NOD32 for an additional 90 days via your very own genuine username and password providing you with regular fresh updates.
McAfee VirusScan Plus is one of the leading security software's available today, We have shared two promotions earlier for grabbing a full-functional genuine serial key for latest version of McAfee Virus Plus anti-malware security suite, here is another free coupon allowing you to enjoy one year access to McAfee® VirusScan Plus.
All private torrent trackers require account registration which mostly needs an hard-to-get invitation to join the system, even if you are lucky enough to get an membership you are required to maintain a minimum upload-to-download ratio also known as share ratio which is usually 1:1 meaning that if you download a 100 MB file from the tracker you must upload 100 MB to maintain the ratio, this give and take restriction let all users enjoy better availability and speed for their downloads preventing users from leeching, if you are unable to meet the minimum share ratio you risk loosing your account, there could be many reasons for having a bad ratio unintentionally like bad upload speed support by ISP or block by security software/ISP, if you are stuck in such a situation today I am sharing simple to use fully automatic utilities to spoof your upload/download rates and manipulate the torrent share ratio.
There exist quite a few utilities to spoof your torrent ratio but I will be sharing the best two, all the torrent ratio-spoof applications or hacks works on similar pattern, these applications connect to the tracker behaving like a normal BitTorrent client but instead of actually downloading or uploading any data it fakes the reporting protocol updating tracker with fake data to artificially increase user's overall ratio.