ICSI Netalyzr is a service maintained by the Networking Group at the International Computer Science Institute , an affiliate with the University of California, Berkeley and funded by the National Science Foundation . The service got some publicity and found importance after late 2007 when Comcast was sued for throttling Internet traffic which Comcast later admitted to be true . [ Editor’s note : this review was written by Freewaregenius contributor Jason H. Check out his tech blog: 404techsupport.com ]. Netalyzr is not the traditional freeware covered here at Freewaregenius, but it is a free service that allows you to test and find out more information about the Internet connection you’re paying for.
TweetRight is a Chrome extension, which allows quickly tweeting images, links, webpages and selected text from any part of a website. Just highlight the text and select Tweet This via right-click context menu. This enables users to tweet any selected context from a website that may not be supported by a tweet box. For example, lets say you come across an interesting article which you wish to share on Twitter. This can be easily done by simply selecting any part of the article (e.g. title) and tweeting it from the context menu. It not only supports Twitter’s own t.co URL shortening service but also allows additional functions such as sharing of any kind of links and images, which is not possible with twitter’s bookmarklet.
Finding application crash events from Windows logs is one of the most tedious task, as it’s often required to search through Windows Event Viewer and to find specific applications processes with data & time stamps in Windows ever growing log files. So what is the best way to view and analyze application crash reports? An ingeniously simple yet intuitive mechanism is provided by previously featured Soluto , which was formerly only a system boot time optimizer.
November 16, 2010, 1:44 PM PST Takeaway: Despite our best efforts, every once in a while, Microsoft Windows 7 system files will become corrupted. A simple scan can fix these system errors. Knock on wood, this has not happened to me in a very, very long time, but every once in a while the Microsoft Windows system files will become corrupted and report errors.
We require installing many standalone applications for viewing videos, photos, listening to music and opening documents of various formats. But what if one application can open all kinds of files? Free Opener is an application that does just that. It supports a large number of file extension, including video, audio, document and image formats.Once you install this app, you will no longer need a PDF viewer, multimedia player or an app for opening compressed files. It can open various file from 75+ formats.
Windows 7 Supports Login Screen Customization Without 3rd Party Software, How-to Instructions InsideDid you know Windows 7 comes with a built-in Registry tweak which allows you to easily customize or change the background image of Windows login screen (aka Welcome Screen)? Yes, using this secret feature you can set any of your favorite wallpaper as Windows 7 login screen background without using any 3rd party software. Want to know how to do that? Just follow these simple steps: 1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter.
Congress will probably vote on SOPA soon. We don’t yet know what the outcome will be, but we do know that the copyright industries have donated heavily to nearly every senator and representative in Washington. If the measure (or a slightly modified version, like PIPA) passes, then the internet will be fundamentally altered.
We have previously reviewed a number of anonymous browsing and VPN services/applications. We even provided a comprehensive VPN (Virtual Private Network) guide for our readers , to explain the in-depth concept and procedure of creating a VPN. Recently, we came across a very handy VPN application, known as SecurityKiss . Unlike other applications of its kind, such as TunnelBear , it does not require logging in with an account, and provides 300MB of free bandwidth on a daily basis. This is much more than what most services offer, as even TunnelBear provides merely 500MB of free bandwidth per month (and an additional 1GB bandwidth on request via Twitter).
Network Spy is an open source application that provides the option to remotely monitor a system by receiving periodic screenshots of the desktop. This application can be used by both novice and advanced users for various reasons. The screenshots from a remote PC can be used for parental monitoring, to keep an eye on employees in a company, and to monitor a server. For example, if you are running updates on a server, you might be interested in periodically checking the progress of the updates. This can help system administrators avoid continually logging into a server via remote desktop to view server status. Likewise, you can also learn if a server is encountering errors by receiving screenshots.
Want to create, merge, and modify PDF document content? Before using a dedicated tool to perform each operation, have a look at PDFill PDF Tools. It is a standalone Windows utility that packages 15 PDF manipulation and processing tools for performing numerous operations over PDF files, including, split PDF pages, re-organize document pages, encrypt PDF files, decrypt password protected documents, add text and image watermark, add PDF meta info, convert PDF into images, rotate pages, crop PDF file and so on. All you have to do is to bring it up and select the required tool to modify PDF file in a way you want.
Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Overview As part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), the cloud-based Asset Inventory Service (AIS) helps you determine what software and hardware you have in your organization and compare your inventory of deployed Microsoft software with what you have purchased on your Microsoft volume licensing agreements, without deploying any new infrastructure. This video shows you the main features of AIS and highlights what is new and improved in version 2.0.
Skip to end of metadata Go to start of metadata Update : DINO version 1.5 was released on 2011/10/05 to add Google Maps Functionality Project:DINO is a lightweight front end for network visualization. Project:DINO, short for Drop In Network Observer utilizes the open source network monitoring tools SiLK and SNORT to create an easy to use dashboard for situational awareness. It is built on PHP and Open Flash Chart, it is designed to be run on linux systems and has been tested on Fedora, Redhat and Ubuntu. DINO queries flow records stored by SiLK and creates graphs of things like top talkers, incoming/outgoing traffic/hourly traffic/top ports and snort alerts with the related flows records.
Managing documents and information can be anything from difficult to frustrating; few people are willing answer emails and those asking for information/ suggestions (or anything else) are often ignored. Papyrs is a web service lets you create pages; these pages aren’t like blog posts or a Jimmy Whales type message appealing to someone’s better nature for information. Papyrs acts as an intranet for information and file exchange; it lets you create multiple pages that you can add various form elements too, these forms can be filled by anyone you choose to share the page with, the information is saved and can be exported in CSV format.
Parkdale is a portable tool that can measure read/write speed of hard disks, network servers and CD or DVD-ROM devices. You calculate the transfer rate in KB or MB per second and adjust the block size used to access the disk. This can be quite useful to determine if your device is slowing down due to some reason or if it requires some tweaking to enhance speed.