Category Archives: Software

Lastpass updated

Based on feedback

Based on feedback from users , LastPass listen and redesigned for a more consistent and efficient experience. It is rolling out a new look and structure that makes it easier to store and access your online information – passwords, credit cards, and contact details alike.

The updates offer easier navigation and one-click access to saved items and the features you need. With the new LastPass, you can be more productive – and more in control of your digital security.

Microsoft Outlook App on iPhone and Android

The app temporarily stores and indexes user data (including email, attachments, calendar information, and contacts), along with login credentials, on Amazon Web Services servers located in the United States. The cloud service then connects to your mailbox on your behalf, accesses your email for the purposes of indexing and sorting, and then the mobile app downloads the messages from that cloud service. This poised a serious security flaw.  

Do you agree with the above or what is your view on how the app deal with our email?

Let us know your views in the comment.

Hex Editor

Hex Editor is a computer program that allow us to modify the binary data of a computer file. Many use it to modify game application, computer files or any execution files for their usage. 

– Available in a portable and installable edition
– Instant opening regardless of file-size
  (>4GB is no problem, if it fits on a disk/drive you can open it)
– Files opened in HxD are shared liberally but safely with other applications
– Fast searching: forward, backwards or from beginning
– Replace function (fast even for millions of edits)
– Disk-Editor: RAW reading and writing of disks and drives (WinNT and Win9x)
– RAM-Editor: can read and write virtual memory of other processes
– Data-folding for better overview in RAM-Editor
– Splitting and joining files
– Safe deletion of files (shredder)
– File compare (simple version for now)
– Inserting bytes or filling a selection with a pattern
– Grouping of bytes
– Only text or only hex mode
– Exporting of data to source code (Pascal, C, Java)
– Checksum-Generator
– Statistical view
– Support for ANSI, DOS/IBM-ASCII and EBCDIC charsets
– Unlimited undo
– Modified data is highlighted
– Internet update checker
– Ghost caret: displayed around the corresponding character/hex value on the
  inactive column, the caret is placed on the active column
– Printing
– Bookmarks:
– Flicker free display and fast drawing

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the latest browser to hit the browser market. It is developed for the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista. It made use of sophisticated technology to made surfing the web better and faster.
It enhanced your surfing experience. Six of your most visited sites will be display with a thumbnail in your new tab. It has a recently closed tab links that allowed you to go back to the url that you recently closed. You can even search your history and it displays your recent bookmarks also.
There are some minus points also, it may not work on certain websites which use the latest web plugins which are mostly developed for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Currently, you also cannot export your bookmarks as it allow import of bookmarks only.


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Hard Disk Low Level Format

This tool will remove all data on your hard disk and cannot be recover by anyone. It will be useful for you if you intend to sell your laptop/PC or intend to send your hard disk for repair. This is important so that no one will have access to your precious data on your Hard Disk.

This freeware Low Level Format utility will erase, Low-Level Format and
re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to
281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external
drive enclosures. Low-level formatting of Flash Cards is supported too.
Low Level Format Tool will clear partitions, MBR, and every bit of user
data. The data cannot be recovered after using this utility. The program utilizes Ultra-DMA transfers when possible.

WARNING: After running this free low level format tool, the whole disk surface will be fully erased.

Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!

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Windows Vista and Windows XP Chinese setup

This website will show you the steps need to be taken for MS Windows Vista and XP Chinese setup, the pinyin and zhuyin input methods (IME), Chinese fonts and Language Packs (MUI), plus free downloads for MS Office, a survey of third-party Chinese software, FAQs & more. It is intended to help you read and write Chinese in your Western-language version of Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, with a focus on the pinyin input method.
Pinyin Joe Help Desk

Finding lost CD Keys and Serial Numbers


KeyFinder software is a simple utility to retrieve the Serial numbers or CD Keys of Microsoft software installed on your system. It is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard or save it to a text file or print it. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

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Remarks: I advice you to only use this great software on your computer if you’ve forgotten your serial number or lost your CD key. Using this software on other computers to steal CD Keys is wrong.

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition™ 4.0

PctoolsWith PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition you are protected against the most nefarious cyber-threats attempting to gain access to your PC and personal information. Going online without protection against the latest fast-spreading virus and worms, such as Netsky, Mytob and MyDoom, can result in infections within minutes.

Once infected, the virus will usually attempt to spread itself to your friends, family and associates by accessing your email contacts and networked PCs. The infection may also allow hackers to access files on your PC, use it to launch attacks against other computers and websites or to send mass SPAM email.

That’s why PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition provides world-leading protection, with rapid database updates, IntelliGuard™ real-time protection and comprehensive system scanning to ensure your system remains safe and virus free. PC Tools products are trusted and used by millions of people everyday to protect their home and business computers against online threats.

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ImTOO Ipod Computer Transfer

Ipodcomputertransfer_2 ImTOO iPod Computer Transfer is premium iPod transfer software for iPod music, video and photo transferring. It can transfer iPod music, videos and photos from iPod to computer (iPod to PC), backup iPod to PC quickly and smoothly. And concurrently, it’s also a computer to iPod transfer tool which can transfer iPod music, videos and photos from PC to iPod.

Featuring multiple functions, ImTOO iPod Computer Transfer is a perfect, easy to use iPod transfer and iPod backup tool between iPod and computer for iPod user like you. This iPod backup software helps you transfer iPod, iPhone music, video, photo, and podcast to computer local disk, back up iPod to PC, and vice versa. Moreover it supports file transfer from iPod to iTunes. ImTOO iPod to computer transfer can copy and transfer music/videos among several iPods. With ImTOO iPod Computer Transfer, you will find connecting your iPod, iPhone and computer is so easy! It supports not only importing photos from PC to iPod, but also exporting photos from iPod to PC. It can be easily used like a portable hard disk to manage your iPhone content, import and export files between iPhone and PC. * All functions for iPod are applicable to iPhone as well.

ImTOO iPod Computer Transfer

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.

Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download managers and accelerators Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

I am able to hit up to 500KB/S using Starhub Cable. Download files faster and no worry of connection lost as it will resume download after you reconnect your internet connection.

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Xilisoft iPod Video Converter

Xilisoft iPod Video Converter is a powerful iPod conversion tool, easy to use. It can help you easily and rapidly convert popular video formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, RM, RMVB, DivX, ASF, VOB, 3GP, etc to iPod video with the perfect output quality. In addition, it provides a powerful way to convert audio files including WAV, WMV, MP2, AC3, RA, M4A, OGG, AAC etc. to iPod supported MP3.

Compared with other similar software, Xilisoft iPod Video Converter has many additional features such as the following:

1. In the new 3.1 version, a large number of new features have been added . For example, it supports APE and CUE decoding, audio CD ripping, and the wizard was added. Zoom and split functions were added. Visit to know more.
2. It offers multithreading and batch conversion. You can select all files you want to convert and this converter will automatically encode them one by one even if these files use different settings.
3. It can provide >200% converting speed, so fast beyond your imagination;
4. It supports more than English, you can choose what language you like to use.
5. The software is integrated with all video/audio encoders/codecs. Users can convert all supported formats once download the program.
6. All properties and settings are displayed in the interface. Users can see the file properties and settings without opening another window. All settings can be easily set in the interface or keep them default etc..

What an excellent product! This software is capable of converting so many format effortlessly, finishing all your tasks with the fastest speed possible and the best quality available. We highly recommend this program because we think it will make your multi-media life a lot easier and more enjoyable. And with our prompt and effectual One Business Day Service, you can be unhesitating to let us know if you have any questions about us and our products. Just download and enjoy it right now!

Xilisoft iPod Video Converter

Microsoft Silverlight

Hello. It looks like you have not installed Microsoft® Silverlight™ on your system. To enjoy the full rich interactive experience of this site, we recommend that you click on the link below to install the plugin. Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP 2 and above. Mac OS 10.4.8+

Microsoftsilverlight Some website will need the Microsoft Silverlight plugin in order to view the photos on the website. You will have to download the plugin or you will not be able to access the photos on the website. The plugin is only 1.37MB. One of the website which use this plugin is the Mediacorp Star Awards.

How to Input Chinese Characters in English Windows

Enabling Chinese input is quick and easy, there are only a few steps you need go through to install the Chinese Language support and input method before you can type Chinese.

Option #1) USING GOOGLE PINYIN PLUGIN for Internet Explorer:
Go to This Link to Download Google Pinyin.

Option #2) USING WINDOWS XP: We have broken the steps to 3 different sections for your easier to read and follow. The steps are written based on Windows XP, and the configuration is similar with other version of Microsoft Operating systems.

Step I – Install East Asian Languages

Depending on the selections you choose when installing Windows XP, you may or may not have East Asian Languages installed. Follow these steps to check whether or not your computer supports East Asian languages.

* From Start -> Settings -> Control Panel

* Double-click Regional and Language Options

* Click on the Languages tab

– If “Install files for East Asian languages” under “Supplemental language support” section is checked, then you can skip to the step II.

– If the box is NOT checked, you need check on the box of “Install files for East Asian Languages”, then click Apply button to do the install.

You may need your Windows XP CD. Installing these files will allow you to use Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in your computer.

Step II – Add Services for Typing Chinese

* After East Asian Languages pack is installed, click “Details” button under the Languages tab of Regional and Language Options.

* On the Settings tab of the new window, Click Add.

* In the “Input language” list, select Chinese (PRC) for simplified characters. You can add other input languages as well.

* To install Chinese Pinyin Input Method In the same window, from the “Keyboard Layout/IME” list, select Chinese (PRC)- Chinese (Simplified) – Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0

* Click Apply

After this step, your settings configuration should look like the screen shot displayed here:


Step III – Use Your Keyboard to Type Chinese Characters

After installing East Asian support and adding services for Chinese, you are ready to input Chinese onto the website. You may also use it to type Chinese into your word-processor or email programs.

* On your Toolbar at the bottom right hand side, you should see a language bar, letters “EN” for English, “CH” for Chinese

* Click this button to change languages or use ALT+SHIFT key combination to switch between languages.

– By switching to the Chinese setting, you can now type Chinese characters in most software applications and browses using Pinyin and/or accent numbers(1-4).

– Use the ARROW KEYS to toggle between characters or type the number next to the character to choose the one you need.

– To temporarily switch between typing Chinese and English, you can simply press the SHIFT key on your keyboard.

And that’s it! You’re ready to work on Chinese now!

Once you are familiar with the basics, you can add other Keyboard Layout/IME options, e.g. Chinese(Simplified) – Neima, Chinese(Simplified) – Quanpin, Chinese(Simplifed) – Shuangpin, etc.

ImTOO MP4 Video Converter v3.1

ImTOO MP4 Video Converter, MP4 converter to convert MP4 video professionally, helps you convert all popular video formats to MP4 (MPEG4), as MPEG to MP4 converter and AVI to MP4 converter, MP4 to AVI converter. MP4 converter also supports PSP H.264 Codec. ImTOO MP4 video converter can convert movie MP4 to MP3, AAC, M4A as an audio MP4 converter further. Just a few clicks to convert AVI to MP4, MPEG to MP4 easily. This also includes a PSP Video Manager to help to manage your PSP Videos files and conversion.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0

This is the latest Anti-Virus software I am using to protect my computer from any internet attacks. It offers a 30 day free trial for you to evaluate the software. A single one year license cost US$39.95.
Key Features

  • Protection from viruses, Trojans and worms
  • Protection from spyware, adware and other potentially hostile programs
  • Antivirus scanning for removable data storage media
  • Scanning and disinfection of archived files
  • Protection from dangerous macros in Microsoft Office documents
  • Rollback of changes made by malicious programs on your computer
  • Support for Windows Vista™ and 64-bit systems

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