October 31, 2007

Yahoo Messenger for Windows Gets a Tune-Up with v9.0

Yahoo is releasing version 9.0 of its popular instant messaging software, Yahoo Messenger, for Windows tonight. All in all, the update contains nothing revolutionary but does introduce some useful features.

Most remarkably, you can now add embed objects – such as movies, images, and maps – into chat conversations. Also handy: you can synchronize the playback of online videos and share Flickr photos in a slideshow, although cialis dosage information only with one friend at a time.

Yahoo has also redesigned the user interface of Messenger’s friends list, bumped up file transfer limits to 2GB per-file, begun automatically scanning transfered files with Norton AntiVirus, added call forwarding to its VoIP offering, and designed new skins. Users can now send SMS messages to their friends’ cell phones with the desktop client. And Messenger has been localized for six new markets – the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India (in Hindi), and Vietnam – raising the sum of localized versions to 25.

While AOL has the most unique instant messaging users in the United States – and MSN has the most worldwide – Yahoo claims that their user base grew by 19% in the past year whereas AOL only grew by 2%.

I asked Yahoo representatives whether they were planning to integrate Yahoo Messenger with their other properties, such as the new social network Mash, but they declined to give any specifics. Hopefully their vague insistence that Yahoo is always looking for ways to integrate its products will lead to something experimental and new, like a Yahoo Messenger-Mash hybrid. A “real-time” social network with extensive chat, messaging, and VoIP calling functionality would be very interesting competition for Facebook and the like. It would also up the ante on MySpace and its integration of Skype, and take on startup FlickIM.

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October 24, 2007

Secret Photoshop shortcuts


WebDesignerWall has a big list of undocumented Photoshop shortcuts that you might find useful. Most notable are scroll wheel zooming by holding down Cmd+Opt, scroll wheel document panning by holding Cmd (or Cmd+Ctrl to toggle between left/right and up/down) and, my new favorite, moving a selection by holding cialis dosage daily the spacebar while dragging. The latter lets you reposition the top-left location of the marquee while you are still making it, which is about as useful as it comes when you are trying to select something to the exact pixel.

Photoshop Secret Shortcuts – Link

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7-Zip 4.56 Beta

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7-Zip is an open source file archiver predominantly for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It operates either as a command line program or with a graphical user interface. It also features integration with the Windows shell environment. 7-Zip is free software, distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • 7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL
  • Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 55 languages

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FeedReader 3.11 Beta 3

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Feedreader is a free lightweight aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats. It works under Windows 95 and later versions.

What makes Feedreader stand out from the crowd?

It's simple – Feedreader's functionality is focused on the main task – reading and organizing RSS feeds and offering seamless user experience.

It's lightweight – One of the main goals of Feedreader architecture is to keep its footprint small. Say goodbye to bloat: installation file is under 3.5MB.

It's free – And we mean free, no caveats here. Feedreader is licensed under GPL and its source is available for download.

It's customizable – Build on it, tailor it to your needs or even re-brand it for your customers.

FeedReader was open source until version 2.9 and continues to be freeware from version 3.0 onwards.

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Gmail Apparently Enabling IMAP Support

The folks over at Download Squad have stumbled across persuasive evidence that Google is adding IMAP support to Gmail. While the option to use IMAP has not showed up in my Gmail account yet (or any other bloggers’ for that matter), they point to this Google help center page, which confirms the speculation. We’ve been tracking new Gmail features for some time; IMAP was the final piece of the puzzle.

IMAP support has been the primary reason I have personally held back from using Gmail for my primary email account. If you don’t know about IMAP, it allows you cialis discounts to manage your email account from different computers and clients without having to worry about replication issues. For example, if you delete an email message in Thunderbird, that message will no longer show up when you use a webmail interface. If you were to use POP – the primary alternative to IMAP – then you would have to manually delete the message from both places because a copy of each message would be downloaded to Thunderbird. Therefore, IMAP provides a much more synchronized solution whereas POP fails to realize that you want to deal with your email once for all points of access.

We’ll have to see how Google plans to monetize Gmail with IMAP, since enabling IMAP means that people like me will almost never bother to use the webmail interface, and therefore never see Google advertisements. Maybe they are betting that most people will simply not use IMAP, or maybe they have other advertising tricks up there sleeves. Perhaps it’s too early to speculate until we actually see this feature enabled for everyone. Crunch Network: MobileCrunchMobile Gadgets and Applications, Delivered Daily.

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