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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

E-UTILITIES

MP3 Splitter & Joiner

Whether you have lots of small MP3 music file and want to join them up into one large file, or visa-versa, MP3 Splitter/Joiner can help do it. You can decide what size to split them up into, and has a clear-cut 'inferface' to help you do the job. There's another programme WaveCat to join multiple mp3s together, turning them into one mp3, however, you have to convert each mp3s to wave, put them together with this program, and then convert back to mp3. The 2108 KB MP3 Splitter / Joiner can be downloaded at http://members.tripod.com/forgesoft/binary/MP3joinsplit_v0.01.zip, the 1940 KB WaveCat at http://www.peakinfosystems.com/wavecat.htm

Internet Explorer 7

“Phishing” has become one of the top problems, just like viruses, trojans and spyware. We find them mainly in our emails, where spammers take advantage in acquiring our personal and login details. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 could help solve this problem as it contains a special feature to combat 'phishing.' The first stage of the beta process for IE 7 has begun—developer testing - for technical evaluation, feedback, and testing by software and Web site developers. The 10.1 MB Internet Explorer 7 (beta) can be downloaded at http://www.lostcoders.net/download/temp/IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.rar. A Technology Overview at

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=718E9B3A-64FE-4A4C-9DDF-57AF0472EAD2&displaylang=en


Link Sleuth

Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continuously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time. Additional Features: Simple, no-frills user-interface; Can re-check broken links (useful for temporary network errors); Simple report format, can also be e-mailed; Executable file smaller than 1MB; Supports SSL websites ("https:// "); Partial testing of ftp and gopher sites; Detects and reports redirected URLs. Download, FAQ at http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html. (Source: Linda McCoy)

Klik Safe

Most of us surf the web in Medium Security Mode because of the hassle involved in switching the computer settings back and forth. Klik Safe allows this switching to occur very easily. With a simple double-click on the icon, one can change Internet Explorer Browser settings from Medium Security settings to High Security settings, and back again. Klik Safe, says the author, gives you easy control over your security settings, allowing you to surf securely, and yet not be inconvenienced when lower security settings are required. The 430 KB KlickSafe v.1.6.2.5 for Windows 2000 or XP, and Internet Explorer can be downloaded at http://www.globi.ca/globi_kliksafe.zip (Source: CliffNotes)

TimeTrek

A Simple clock, with some very interesting features usually not found in other program. Displays time, date, day of week. Includes an Alarm, plus a Countdown & Countup type display. Features include - Multiple Alarms (Hourly / Daily and Single Alarms), Play MP3, WAV or Midi files for Alarm(s), and/or Countdown Timer, Works with Multiple users (each with their own settings), and Displays current phase of Moon and more. The 2.1 MB TimeTrek v3.5.2 can be downloaded at http://mysite.verizon.net/fbrower1/progs/ttsetup.exe (Source: CliffNotes)

Temper

A utility to clean up the house. Temper can auto detect Windows drive (in case it is not C:) and start scanning for all folders that are called Temp or Content.IE5 (i.e. the Temporary Internet Files folder). You can remove items from the list if you don't want them emptied. Once you click DELETE it will create a list of all files in the selected folders and delete them, then a list of all folders inside the selected folders and delete them. Temper will show at the end what could not be deleted.

There is a Test Mode (disable deleting) and an Expert Mode (remove confirmation boxes). Caution : Be careful when you delete, make doubly sure that it is safe to get rid of them. The 30 KB Temper for Win98/ME/ 2k/XP can be downloaded at http://www.lunds.us/software/Temper099.zip. (Source: Lockergnome.com)

Compiled by N S Soundar Rajan



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