Today, on August 31, marks the 13th anniversary of the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert. C&C: Red Alert is a real-time strategy game of the Command & Conquer franchise.
It was first produced by Westwood Studios, but later released by Virgin Interactive in 1996. This games has been sold over 25 million copies to date. To mark this occasion and in a promotion for C&C’s upcoming sequel, Red Alert 3, Electronic Arts is offering the original Red Alert as a free download today.
More and more useful tools and applications are being developed using Adobe AIR. From instant messenging clients to image editing tools, you’ll find them all.
Clockmaker Icon Generator is small free application that lets your generate CS3 style and web 2.0 icons. It is just a three step process, type the icon name, pick the background colour and press Create Icon button.
There are many online tools that provide different kind of information about websites, but none them provide accurate and up-to-date statistics. Most such services are paid, but here’s one service that is free to use and provide results equivalent to paid tools.
QuarkBase is a free online tool to find complete information about a website. It is a mashup of over 30 data sources and many algorithms gathering information from Internet on various topics like social popularity, traffic, associated people, etc.
Streaming videos from video-hosting sites (i.e YouTube, Metacafe) is not supported by all handsets. If you have ever wanted to watch and download your favourite clips on mboile, I suggest you give VuClip a try.
VuClip allows you to stream videos on your mobile phone and optionally download them in mp4 format for later watch. It works on almost all video-enabled handsets.
With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new feature called WIndow Sidebar. It lets you access information quickly. It contains a few gadgets in it by default, like a big clock, RSS headlines, Picture album slideshows etc.
You can also add your own gadgets which are available for free download from the Windows Live Gallery. I have compiled a list of 5 Vista gadgets that I can’t live without when I’m using Vista.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 was released a couple of days ago, and it brought many new interesting features and improvements over IE7. But since it is still in beta, just like all other beta products of Microsoft, IE8 is also very buggy and people have been complaining about crashes and high memory usage.
Since users who like their daily-to-use applications to be stable and bug-free, would like to uninstall Internet Explorer 8. Below you can how you can uninstall IE8 in Windows XP and Vista.
Whenever you connect your USB drive, memory card or any external storage device with your computer, you have to open My Computer to find the mapped drive or folder.
Desk Drive is a freeware tool that automatically creates a desktop icon whenever you connect an external storage device pointing to its folder or drive.
Barely an year ago, I reviewed and gave out invitations of Yahoo!’s another attempt in social networks, Yahoo! Mash. And now I’ve got a mail from them saying that it is shutting down.
Yahoo should now learn that they cannot run a social networking site as this was the fourth failed attempt in a row. First they started off with Yahoo 360 which was later shut down, then a failed deal with Facebook and Bebo and now Yahoo! Mash.
One thing you learn as soon as you start using the Internet is that you should never publish your email address, because if you do, spam bots are always ready for such valuable information.
Nowadays people suggest to use images or write your email in the following format name [at] domain [dot] com in forums or websites to prevent spam.