When Google, Yahoo, or any other major search engine overwhelms you with so many matches it offers more results than dollars in the national debt, ChunkIt might be the plug-in for you. Available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, it "chunks" up your search returns, providing snippets of relevant text.
The add-on splits your browser tab into two vertical sections, the left side with the ChunkIt results and the right with unchunked returns. Clicking on the text of a... Read More »
If you would rather display your location information to friends in your town, than type out where you are, Palringo IM's new location-finding feature will appeal to you.
Palringo Local, as the new feature is called, released on Tuesday in an automatic update for the Windows Mobile application.
The location-aware feature is strictly opt-in. Like most apps of this ilk, its controls allow you to go offline at will and to set limits on who can and can't see... Read More »
Question: If you didn't have to use your Symbian Series 60 phone every time you sent a text message, shared a photo, or listened to your voice mail in the order you received it, would you?
Ford Davison, the entrepreneur behind Dashwire, hopes you answer "no." Starting late November, the online phone manager will embrace Symbian Series 60 phones in a private beta. That will put it about three months behind the timeline we were quoted, but it... Read More »
Topics: Mobile Software
If you're looking to keep folders synchronized across different computers, Microsoft's FolderShare is a top-notch tool. But what about synchronizing local folders?
Microsoft's local sync tool, SyncToy, isn't bad. As part of the Windows XP PowerToys add-ons, it's convenient, uncomplicated, and stable. The five different types of synchronization might sound limiting, but they cover the gamut of sync combinations. Users can sync in one direction or bidirectionally. The other three sync types specify how the sync manages new,... Read More »
Basically, the plug-in powers up cover art discovery while cleaning up metatags, automatically discovering contextually-related Web content, and sniffs out upcoming concert information. I haven't yet had a chance to check out the Mac version yet, but keep in mind that it's a beta and there is likely some serious debugging... Read More »
Updated on 10/20/08 at 4:10 PM PT with a few more details.
There's been a lot of activity this week in the world of mobile browsers. On Friday, Mozilla introduced an alpha build for Fennec, the very-much-in-development mobile browser that will grow up to become Firefox for Mobile. Monday's news brings Opera Software's release of its most recent beta for the Opera Mobile browser. It's the second beta for Windows Mobile phones, and the first beta compatible with the Symbian... Read More »
You can quickly toggle important security settings with this efficient tool, but broken English throughout Cerberus Security Guard may hamper your comprehension. The basic interface of text, tabs, and radio buttons won't win any design awards, so advanced users will quickly figure out all settings. Novices will appreciate that the program's settings are explained in mouse-over dialog boxes. However, some of the dialog boxes read as though a poor English translation program was used.
While many of the settings can... Read More »
Turn almost any savable file into a PDF using Print2PDF. Like similar programs, this useful utility installs as a print driver, allowing the user to specify settings such as fonts and image-compression quality inside the print dialog of the other applications.
Users can encrypt, watermark, or sign a document, and can configure user permissions to print, copy, or change the file. During tests, the output quality and conversion speed both proved quite satisfactory. If you're looking to convert documents... Read More »
Not long ago, CNET Editor Brian Tong gave an instructive Insiders Secret video on creating your own iPhone ringtones using only iTunes 8. Although he only used one program as promised, there was quite a bit of cobbling involved to turn that song into a phone tune. Truth is, I'm a little lazier than that. I'm looking for one application to make me a decent-sounding ringtone I can get on my phone with the least amount of hassle possible.
It adds new functionality to your mouse, there's little to learn, and it's free. AltMove Manager is a mouse and desktop enhancement manager that can move and resize windows that are locked, grab a screenshot, and magnify a window under the mouse. You can easily add a few others through the Actions menu.
As an executable, the app doesn't need to be installed--just run the executable for the shortcuts to be in place. The regular settings include some standard program... Read More »