Friday, January 25, 2008

Resource .NET 2.8.2944

Resource .NET is a freeware utility developed for easily refresh embedded graphic resources in a .NET assembly. A standalone tool that does not require installation.

  • Support .resX(Microsoft ResX Schema 1.3 .NET 1.1/2.0 .NET 2.0) and .resources files
  • Support ImageList/Bmp/Icon/String/Cursor...etc. all resource type.
  • Support imagelist import/export.
Home Page


MOBILedit! is a software application that brings the ability to control a phone from your PC. After connecting the phone via cable, Bluetooth or infrared, view the contents of the phone on the PC, manage ringtones and games, dial numbers, and send SMS or MMS messages. With a simple click, backup all your data, copy to different mobile phones and edit your contacts without even touching the phone. When you receive a text message, it arrives on your PC in a similar way as an email; simply reply to it or move it to the archive. You will become much more productive as a result.

Home Page

Thursday, January 24, 2008

TeamViewer 3.5 Build 3902 Beta

TeamViewer is the fast, simple and friendly solution for remote access over the Internet - all applications in one single, very affordable module:

Remote control of computers over the Internet
Instantly take control over a computer anywhere on the Internet, even through firewalls. No installation required, just use it fast and secure.

Training, sales and teamwork
TeamViewer can also be used to present your desktop to a partner on the Internet. Show and share your software, PowerPoint presentations etc.

File transfer, chat and more
Share your files, chat, switch the direction during a teamwork session, and a lot more is included in TeamViewer

What's New in TeamViewer 3.5 Beta:

TeamViewer 3.5 is currently available as a beta version, the final release will be available by the end of January.
Version 3.5 is a free update for all TeamViewer 3 users.

    New features
  • Session recording: It is now possible to record and replay remote sessions on the local computer, giving you a documented evidence of your work on the remote computer.
  • Access control: With version 3.5 distinct rules on how to access the remote computer can be set per session. Full access is the default mode and works like the default setting of older versions of TeamViewer. With the mode Confirm all it is only possible to view the remote desktop, further access is only available after it has been granted by the connection partner. For further information please refer to the online manual.
  • Virtual Private Network: VPN connections to the remote computer are now possible with TeamViewer (e.g. making it possible to access remote databases with local applications).
  • Remote reboot: It is now possible to restart the remote computer through TeamViewer. This also works with the TeamViewer QuickSupport module and also supports reboot in safe mode.
  • Import/export: The TeamViewer options can be exported and imported (e.g. to set the same options on multiple computers).

    Major changes
  • The TeamViewer toolbar has been redesigned completely giving you faster access to all actions.
  • In the security settings it is now possible to restrict changes of the TeamViewer settings to Windows administrators.

    Other changes
  • Performance optimation for unfavorable connections
  • The caching of connection passwords can now be deactivated in the options
  • The jumping cursor problem in the chat has been fixed
  • Minor bugfixes in the proxy settings
  • Automatic minimization of the server control.
  • Additional dialog with connection details for the remote computer
Home Page

Kantaris Media Player 0.3.1

Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client (VLC) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player. Kantaris can play almost anything you can throw at it -- AVI, MPEG, MGEG-AVC, WMV, MOV, MKV, quicktime, matroska, divx, xvid, H264, MP3, WMA, OGG files and more. Kantaris can also play DVD's and audio cd's. The player also displays some of the most beautiful music visualisations ever seen. All this is completely free.

What's New:

This release contains no new features just fixes of problems in 0.3.0.
  • Fixed problems maximizing and minimizing of the windows.
  • Fixed problem decoding filenames with foreign characters.
  • Fixed the look of the playlist.
Home Page

AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 Review

AMD's R680 is a huge graphics card with huge potential. Does the HD 3870 X2 mark a return to competition for the Green Team?

Two is always better than one, right? Nevermind the performance decrease that occurred when SLI technology was enabled in its infancy. Forget about how much data is lost in high-performance, high-heat RAID-0 arrays. Don’t even bat an eye when huge computer cases are released touting two built-in power supplies. While doubling up has been the source of a fair amount of trouble in the hardware industry, it seems to most often provide a performance increase when all is said and done. But what happens when it doesn’t? What happens when a company spends thousands if not millions in R&D reworking and refining a product that ends up flopping when it hits the market? You can rest assured that it has happened in the past, and even though the companies responsible managed to persevere and today are doing quite well for themselves, one needs only to look to AMD and their infamous Quad FX platform to realize just how big of a risk doubling up can be.

It’s not that AMD’s Quad FX platform was inherently bad, or that their competition’s multitasking was a lot better, but that the way the technology was implemented led to other problems that a vast majority of buyers must have considered a pretty big deterrent. In a world where die shrinks and increased efficiency initiatives would have you thinking that perhaps the emphasis has finally switched from ‘bigger and better’ to ‘less is more’- a delusion if you really take a look at what’s going on – it is always curious when a company decides it necessary to release something totally against the trend. And yet, we have seen these products – many of them – released in the past year alone. That’s why more than a few heads were turned when “R680” showed up on AMD roadmaps and details began to emerge in the second half of 2007.

R680, otherwise known as Radeon HD 3870 X2, is AMD’s third attempt at a dual-GPU graphics card. ATI’s Rage Fury MAXX launched way back in December of 1999 to a generally mixed field of reviews. Many reviewers applauded the exceptional DVD playback and high-resolution 32-bit gaming abilities of the card while criticizing its astronomical price tag (at launch). Perhaps unlike today, however, ATI’s MAXX was not a direct port of a pretty well-designed and respectable existing GPU. Basing a new product on halfway decent technology rather than a poorly executed amalgam of antiquated parts is probably a pretty good idea. The Radeon X1950 Pro dual was another dual-GPU graphics card, but it saw very limited exposure in the press and presumably limited success in the presence of genuinely high-end cards at the time like the GeForce 7900GTX and Radeon X1950XTX (not to mention the fact that it only fit in the very biggest cases). The Radeon HD 3870 X2 on the bench today is a very early sample of the card and the drivers even more so. That’s not to say the numbers you’re about to see aren’t accurate, it’s just we wish we could have tested it closer to launch with proper software support.

System Configuration Used:

* Test SetupCase: Vigor Force
* Power Supply: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850
* Motherboard: Foxconn N68S7AA
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
* Hard Drive: Western Digital WD2500KS 7,200RPM
* Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640, GeForce 8800GTX (stock, reference design clocks), Diamond Viper Radeon HD2900XT 1GB, 2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, AMD Radeon HD3870X2
* Sound: Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
* Memory: 2048MB (2x1024MB) G.Skill PC2 6400
* Optical Drive: Lite-ON SHW160P6S05
* Cooling: ASUS Silent Square Pro

Software Configuration
* Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
* Video Driver: NVIDIA ForceWare Version 169.01, AMD Vista Sample 8.45 RC4

Software Used:

* 3DMark2006
* FEAR (DX9)
* Call Of Juarez (DX10)
* Team Fortress 2 (DX9)
* Company Of Heroes (DX9, DX10)
* Oblivion (DX9)
* Crysis

AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 Specifications:

* Core Clock: 825MHz
* Memory Clock:1800MHz
* Memory Type: GDDR3
* Memory interface: 256Bit (x2)
* Memory capacity: 1024MB
* Manufacture Process: 55nm
* Transistor Count: ~1333 Million
* Math Processing Rate: 994 GFLOPS
* Shaders: 640
* Standard Shader Model: 4.1 (Vista Only)
* Standard DirectX Version: 10.1 (Vista Only)
* 128-Bit HDR Lighting
* 8192x8192 HR Textures
* Interface: PCIe 2.0

Full @ FPSLabs

Dell Opens Second European Plant in Poland

Thanks to the Dell’s decision to open the company’s newest and most advanced manufacturing facility in Poland, Dell production and personalization capabilities will now be closer to increasing numbers of consumers and businesses in Central and Eastern Europe and will significantly improve delivery times as well as service support. Currently, 1,200 employees work in the facility. The 37,000 square-meter Łódź manufacturing facility, Dell’s second in Europe, has a number of community projects underway, including enabling two Łódź schools from the Widzew district to receive Dell products worth U.S. $35,000 and more than 100 Dell employees planting trees in the Lublinek forest park. The latter was the first stage of Dell’s ‘Plant a Tree’ initiative, which saw 130,000 trees planted in Łódź and its surrounding area last year.

“Dell’s success as a business has been based on combining excellence in manufacturing with a deep understanding of what our customers need. As we saw our Central and Eastern European businesses grow, we knew we needed a manufacturing base here to maintain our ambition for the region. Our operations in Łódź mean we can maintain this momentum and offer a superior service to customers,” said Dell CEO Michael Dell.