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Deal with Spyware and Intruders using WinPatrol

WinPatrolOften, (Being a software freak) When I check out what I’ve installed or not…there are a lot of crazy things jumping up & down specially in my Startup Menu. Then, curiosity strikes and do the Run / MsConfig and when I click startup I mostly want to grab my keyboard and bang the crap out of those softwares. Well, recently I came across Winpatrol which was the savior!

It monitors your computer and does not allow applications to simply add themselves to the startup menu or associate files to themselves. It catches everything and pops up a notification if I want to go with the modifications that those spy softwares are making! It will alert you to Spyware, Adware, & nasty programs that may infiltrate your computer without your knowledge, thus, enabling me to take control of my computer!

Another good thing about WinPatrol is that it’s also a security tool that protect you from worms, trojan, cookies, adware, spyware while using a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment.

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LG Phone to Debut at Mobile World Congress

lg-k510.jpgToday, LG Electronics announced that it will debut its new LG-KF510 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain on February 11, 2008. Means its approximately a week to go before we get our hands on the stylish, fashionable and ever-slim unique phone.

According to GSM, the phone will bear a 10.9 mm thickness, comes with a 3 megapixel autofocus camera and an innovative touch sensitive navigational keypad.

The interface is cool and attractive plus the metal flame has some lusty gradient that makes the phone look more stylish, sexy and glamorous. The metal gradation paint schemes are available in Stardust Dark Gray or Sunset Red.

LG KF510 is dubbed as the “Touch Lighting Phone” because of the interactive touch lighting technology that has been used in manufacturing of this product.

No more details on the specifications are available yet but the price of the phone is said to be approximately $330 which is quite cheap as compared to other phones featuring a similar technology.

PS: Do the girls come for free with the phone? 😛



Browse Wikipedia Visually using IndyWiki Browser


You probably use Wikipedia daily at least once or twice to find information about a personality, product, event or virtually anything that ever existed. But you would have to agree that searching and reaching articles on Wikipedia can sometimes get really boring but you have no other choice whatsoever.

IndyWiki is a stand alone application for Windows and other OS platforms which allows you to search Wikipedia visually. It is an efficient Wikipedia browser that adopts and provides a different manner of browsing and finding articles on Wikipedia.

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Google improves Google Mobile Experience

Google MobileAnother great step by Google as they introduced new features to Google Mobile, as it says “Access Google from anywhere, anytime” and it looks like we will all be a googaholic very soon.

According to Google, this new search service, mobile phone users will get amazing results for what they’re looking for. I thought, how will that be…well, accordingly these search results will not only be Web results, Instead, Google will search through the whole web, mobile web, news articles, local business listings, and image index to get the information needed and then provide the most relevant results.

For example, if you search for say…a Keyboard…it will provide links to webpages plus Images of that keyboard as well. Another thing I must mention is that Google Mobile Services varies…some services are provided more or less in different countries…but I don’t think that will be a big problem.

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How to Play .AVI Videos on Mobile


The great feature of smartphones like LG Viewty and Nokia N95 etc is that you are able to enjoy high quality video display and can watch DVD movies, music videos and TV shows right on your mobile.

However the problem arises when you have a huge size DVD movie file on your computer and you want to transfer it to your mobile. Of course it will take a hell lot of time and resources to convert a full-length DVD movie to MP4 format and then transfer it to your mobile so today I have an application for your smartphone that will allow you to run AVI Video files on your mobile device out-of-the-box without any conversion.

DivX Mobile is an application for devices and smartphones to run and play AVI video files directly on mobile. This application is compatible with phones that run on Windows Mobile 2003+ or Symbian S60/ UIQ operating system. The device you wish to run this application on must have a minimum 200MHz processor speed.

It also has a great video file manager that allows you to manage videos on your mobile. Plus you can watch videos either in landscape or portrait mode.

For Nokia N95 Download DivX

and for other smartphones please visit the official DivX Mobile site.


Download and Convert YouTube Videos

youtubedownloadconvert.png Back in year 2007, YouTube was one of my favorite subjects of discussion here on Sizlopedia.

At the very first I made and shared a list of the Best YouTube Video Downloaders on the web. Then I made one of my own YouTube Video Downloader to allow users to easily download YouTube videos using the service.

Likewise there were many other posts related to YouTube tools, tips and tricks and YouTube hacks and marking the start of 2008 with a new YouTube related post I would like to share a new tool with you.

YouTube Download & Convert, as the name suggests, is a Windows utility that will allow you to download and covert YouTube videos to virtually any other format.

The converted videos retain the quality and can be run on any player or device. The application is pretty simple to use. You just provide the URL of the YouTube video that you want to download, select a format for conversion and it will do the job for you.

Simple and very easy to use. The utility is available for download at CubedLabs.


MacBook Earth, Water and Fire


You know what the Greek people used to say? They proposed a concept centuries ago that the world is made up of four basic elements namely Air, Earth, Water and Fire. Well their ideas were proved to be wrong after all but their ideology still lives on even today.

MacBook Air is already out in the market so who says that we shouldn’t expect a MacBook Earth, Water and Fire too. Dvice has made an excellent concept parody of these devices by designing their graphical mockups and giving a short, meaningless yet funny description to all of them.

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One-Click Solutions to Block Ads in Firefox

warning-sign.gif While advertisements are something that keep publishers happy and healthy, they can be pretty annoying to users and readers.

Some sites are so highly populated with ads that it becomes almost impossible for the site visitors to read the content and they just leave the site at once. Mostly such sites load very slow and make it hard for the reader to get what he/she wants in as much as less time as possible.

There are two one-click solutions for Firefox users to get rid of all sorts of advertisements. Both of these solutions have their own merits and demerits:

Solution # 1: Disable Javascript

It is an observation that 99% of the annoying ads you see on websites are served through Javascripts so the easiest way to get rid of all the advertisements is to disable Javascript in your Firefox browser. This can easily be done.

  1. Open Tools menu
  2. Click on Options
  3. Select the Content tab
  4. Uncheck the box that says “Enable Javascript”
  5. Click Ok

This way you can potentially block almost 99% of the ads that you see on websites but this solution has one demerit i.e. you won’t be able to use websites which communicate through Javascript. However you can just enable Javascript anytime by following through how you first disabled it.

Solution # 2: Use AdBlock Plus Extension

The second and the very recommended solution is to use the AdBlock Plus Firefox extension. The extension has been a huge hit and has been included in the PC World Best Products of 2007 list.

Just go to AdBlock Plus website and install the extension and it will do the rest of the job for you.