March 31, 2007

What can fighting really prove? Using a complicated algorithm, AIM Fight crawls through the depths of the Internet to answer the all-important question that plagues us all: How popular am I right this second?

Your score is the sum of the current number of people online who have you listed as a buddy, out to three degrees. This means the score is constantly changing, and the winner of the battle will constantly change with it.

You need to get people to add you to their Buddy List window, and have more people add those people to their Buddy List windows, and have even more people add those people to their Buddy List windows. Your own Buddy List window doesn’t matter in the score.

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March 30, 2007

MSN Font Color Changer

March 30, 2007

MSN Font Color ChangerThe MSN Font Color Changer is a tool that allows you to change your MSN Messenger chat font color to any color of your choosing!

With the Font Color Changer utility you will no longer be limited to the 16 font colors offered by MSN Messenger! The font Color Changer allows you to select any color using a Color Matrix (see the image on the right), giving you a range of 16,777,216 colors to choose from!

You can also enter your own color codes (RGB values) when choosing your new MSN Font Color. The font color changer works with MSN Messenger 7 as well as Windows Live Messenger 8.

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Yahoo! MessengerA new version (v.8.1.0.249) of the popular IM service Yahoo! Messenger has been relased. By downloading the Yahoo! Messenger application to your computer, you can send instant messages to other people from around the globe, send them files or have a voice conference.

Other features include voice chat, file transfer, mail and stock quote alerts, sports scores, news, and much more.

Download Yahoo! Messenger 8.1.0.249 from Softpedia.

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1. Bookmark the following URL (right-click and choose Bookmark this link): http://wwwl.meebo.com/index-en.html

2. Go to your Bookmarks menu, navigate to the above bookmark, right click and choose Properties. Tick the checkbox that says Load this bookmark in the sidebar.

3. Whenever you choose that bookmark, it will now open as a sidebar in your browser, and thus will always be visible.

Screenshot:

How To Run Meebo In Firefox Sidebar

Posted @ The Distant Librarian

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March 29, 2007

Sound Clips for MSN Messenger 7.5 and Windows Live Messenger allows you to send audio clips to your contacts instead of recording your own voice, and you don’t even need a microphone!

Features:

* Send Custom Sound Clips to your MSN contacts!
* Supports MP3 and Wave audio files!
* Your contacts don't need to have the add-on installed to hear the Sound Clips!
* Very easy to use, small file size means quick download
* Comes preloaded with 15 Sounds and Help
* Completely Free

You just select the audio clip and press the send button and the sound clip will be sent to the contact you are chatting with and they will be able to hear it!

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Chutesoft Private Chat IM connects two computers over the internet without the need of a special server.

If you can connect to the internet, you can use Private Chat IM. Choose any name for chatting, choose any port and start chatting.

The application uses email to send and receive IP address.

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March 28, 2007

Using AIM Location, your buddies can show you where they're hanging out. You can even figure out which buddies are closest to you by opting into the Skyhook Wireless features during the download process.

It's a cool new idea that the AIM team is testing. What if AIM could show you where all of your friends are hanging out? With AIM Location, you can post your location for your buddies to see and find your buddies.

Only people who are on your Buddy List feature and who are using this plugin will see your location. If an AIM user has your screen name, they will only see your location if you have added that user's screen name to your Buddy List feature.

The only people who will see your location are those who have downloaded this plugin. If you click on the "Actions" button on the Buddy List and then click on "Buddies' Location," you will see a list of your buddies who have posted their locations.

Download AIM Location.

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March 27, 2007

If you want to have multiple instances of Yahoo Messenger 8 running in the same time, this is the patch you need.

To install it, download and run the ym8multi.reg file from this ZIP archive

For uninstall, download and run the ym8multi_unist.reg file from this ZIP archive

Posted @ daydream

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This Firefox extension adds 'STOP! Hammer Time!' functionality to your browser :) Simply go to "view > toolbars > customize" and swap your stop button for the 'STOP! Hammer Time!' button. Now you can hear MC Hammer whenever a page needs stopping!

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"ScanSafe, in its latest monthly Global Threat Report, reported it blocked 24 new IM threats in February, 54 percent of which affected MSN Messenger compared to 21 percent that affected Yahoo! and 17 percent that affected AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).

Over the past 12 months, MSN Messenger has consistently ranked #1 as the most targeted IM platform. Fifty-three percent of all the IM-based threats blocked by ScanSafe in the past year have affected MSN, compared to 41 percent that affected AIM and 29 percent that affected Yahoo!..."
Read the whole post : MSN Messenger is the most targeted IM platform

Posted @ Securitypark.net

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March 26, 2007

Method 1

1. Whenever you are watching video on YouTube, goto the address bar at the top of your browser.
Notice the URL is something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRTk0RPXtW4

2. Just in front of the youtube.com domain name, insert the word 'kiss'.
Eg. http://www.kissyoutube.com/watch?v=tRTk0RPXtW4

3. Press the 'Enter' key and it will bring you to this website. Click on the download link provided to save the video to your computer.

NOTE: Remember to save your video with ".flv" extension. Eg. some_video_filename.flv.
Use a flv player to play the video.

Method 2

Copy the whole YouTube Video URL (Eg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRTk0RPXtW4) and paste directly into 'Enter YouTube Video URL' field on www.kissyoutube.com and hit the 'Get It' button.

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You've Got Gmail is a Gmail notifier plugin for Trillian Pro (version >= 2.0).

You can manage your Gmail accounts, see the list of the accounts (with new emails number) in the My Mail Accounts section of Trillian and get notified when a new e-mails arrive via systray popup windows.

You've Got Gmail for Trillian also provides you with e-mail preview and account storage information (activated when you click on a systray popup window, or double click on an account in My Mail Accounts section.

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"I have a lot of friends. I am 28 years old, have lived in many different cities and have met many different people along the way. Some have impacted my life in a positive way, some haven't but all in all they are still friends. I try to keep up with what is going on in their lives, but in this fast paced world, sometimes that isn't so easy. I sign in to MSN Messenger and thirty seconds later I have 30+ "what's up"s to deal with. In an attempt to keep my sanity, I respond with the generic "nothin u?" to most and that in most likelihood, regardless if they respond or not, is all I ever write. That's the end of the conversation."
Read the whole post : Does Instant Messaging Really Keep Us in Touch?.

Posted @ Too Real

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March 25, 2007

Yahoo! FriendYahoo! Friend is Yahoo! Messenger plugin that will make your chatting more funny with a lot of cool emoticons and windows effects.

Yahoo Friend Features:

· With Yahoo! Friend, you can send very cool emoticons to your friends and make them surprised!
· Your friends will always see your emoticons even they don't have this software installed because it's all about the font, Wingdings and Webdings - default fonts of Windows.
· You can hear the incoming messages from your friends now!!!
· Make your friends surprised with Auto Reply!
· With Yahoo! Friend, you can design and create your own emoticons

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March 23, 2007

"We all love Gtalk because of its simple and clean looks, though it does not have all those crappy features that other IM clients feel proud upon. You must have got tired of default yahoo messenger skin, yes me too got tired. Now you can make your messenger look like gtalk by installing yahoo messenger version of gtalk theme.

Google Talk Skin for Yahoo Messenger

This skin does not any add any new features in your messenger but it does make it look clean and beautiful..."
Download Google Talk Skin for Yahoo Messenger and read installation instructions.

Posted by Sahil Gupta @ tricks4fun

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"Skype users are being hit with a Trojan that using the infected machine to reach out and infect the user's friends and colleagues.

Websense issued an alert on Thursday afternoon warning that the malicious code, known as both Warezov and Stration, is spreading through the Skype network again. An earlier version initially attacked late in February..."
Click here to read full post.

Posted by Sharon Gaudin @ InformationWeek

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Im Installer is able to help you install different Instant Messengers easily.

Supported IM applications:

· AIM,
· YIM,
· Google Talk,
· ICQ,
· MSN Messenger

The application has a very simple user interface, so it is easy for a child to use it. Very convenient and easy to use.

Im Installer Screenshot:



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"The Google Talk Gadget is clearly more usable than the stand-alone GTalk desktop client or the floating AJAX version in GMail.

Here, each chat session opens up as a tab (like Firefox browser tabs), it can show previews of images or video and the chat client can easily be embedded inside webpages.

There's however a small problem - while we have browser windows in front of us all the time, the same may not hold true for the webpage (like the Google personalized
page) where we have embedded the GTalk gadget.



So here's an alternate option - put the Google Talk client in the Firefox sidebar so it always stays in the foreground no matter what website you are on currently..."
Read the whole post: Run Google Talk in Firefox Sidebar.

Posted by Amit Agarwal @ Digital Inspiration

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March 22, 2007

Messenger Music is a Messenger Plus Live! Script and allow you play MP3 music files straight from inside your Messenger without any need for an music program. You can also start this script with the /mmusic command.

How to use this script:
- Make sure you have Live Messenger and Messenger Plus! Live installed.
- Download the script, open it, accept the warning and press Import.
- Click on the Messenger Plus! logo in your contact list.
- Click on Messenger Music, and choose Messenger Music.

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"Vodafone showed off an application it is working on code-named "Starfish," which would allow its users to chat with their buddies via MSN, Yahoo, AOL, and Skype, as well as make VoIP calls through the popular chat network.

Like the Skype service being offered by Vodafone competitor 3, which is owned by Hutchison Whampoa, Starfish uses a voice channel to place the VoIP call. Once the base station receives the call, it is then routed through the Internet..."
Click here to read full post.

More information about Vodafone:

About Vodafone | Google phone | Mobile phones

Posted by Ed Oswald @ BetaNews

March 21, 2007

Mundu Messenger is an "Interoperable Instant Messaging" tool that lets users communicate with one another instantly and seamlessly communicate across other major instant messaging services including AIM, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo.

Mundu combines valuable features viz. URL transfer, interoperability with AIM, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo, cross-conferencing (a world first), easy portability, cross platform availability and host of integrated services including integration of mail notifications, sms/reverse sms and a scrolling news, mail and stocks ticker, making it the finest instant communication tool available on the Internet.

Mundu Features:

* Instant Messaging through Mundu, AIM, ICQ, MSN & Yahoo.
* Cross-conferencing between five messenger services.
* URL/File transfer.
* Presence & Status settings.
* Portable sign-on.
* Support for dial-up, SOCKS & http proxy.
* Emotions through emoticon library.
* Scrolling News Ticker.
* Log, Print, Copy & Paste instant messages.
* Integration of services viz. mail, IRC chat, Ads & content channels etc.
* Block users/Privacy controls.
* Skins.

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"Web telephone calling service Skype will shortly begin allowing users to send money to other Skype users via the PayPal online payments system, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a technology conference in Silicon Valley, Skype Chief Executive Zennstrom said the company is working with PayPal, but declined to say exactly when the service would be made available to Skype's tens of millions of global users..."
Click here to read full post.

Posted @ Reuters.co.uk

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"I'm a big fan of words. And all the better if they're written down and saved for posterity. In fact, I'm happier with a text over a phone call, and email over a conversation. If only life could be conducted via missives, rather than tone, accent and glottal stops.

Except when it comes to Instant Messaging. I find IM *very* difficult to cope with. In fact, I think I'm correct in saying it is the work of the devil. What's that? You need more information before you go ahead and commit to my club? Oh ok then, read on for my top reasons that IM is the 21st century equivalent of one of Shakespeare's mischief making characters..."
Click here to read full post.

Posted by Susi Weaser @ Shiny Shiny

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March 20, 2007

Guerrilla Mail provides you with disposable e-mail addresses which expire after 15 minutes. You can read and reply to e-mails that are sent to the temporary e-mail address within the given time frame.

There is a counter on the page which shows your expire time. If you want you can extend your time by clicking on "Give me 15 more minutes" link.

You can use Guerrilla Mail if you don't want to share your email address on registration forms on forums and other web sites.

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Zync, a research prototype from Yahoo! Research Berkeley, is a plug-in for Yahoo! Messenger. Zync allows you to watch videos together with your friends, in sync and in real time. Instead of just IMing URLs and waiting for your friends to watch, Zync allows you to converse about a video (pausing, jumping back, and watching together with a friend). Both videos stay in sync.

To use Zync, load up the plugin and type a message to your friend like:

watch http://youtube.com/watch?v=tScm-eZInBE

Both players (yours and your friend's) will load the video and play, pause, and rewind together, in sync. Zync works with most all Yahoo!, YouTube, and Google videos.

Zync Screenshot:



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Twitteroo lets send you Twitter tweets from your PC.

Twitteroo Features

* Update your Twitter status from your Desktop
* URL shortening via rurl.org
* Twitter notifications
* View your Friends timeline or the Public timeline
* Clickable links from status messages
* Refreshes automatically or manually
* Set refresh time and notification transparency
* Support for international characters in status messages
* Browse to Twitter user page or personal websites
* Customize Twitteroo font size
* Set transparency for main Twitteroo window and notifications
* Optional sound notification when new tweets arrive
* Bite-sized cookies made from real Twitter

Download Twitteroo.

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March 19, 2007

TWERQ is new search tool to feature tabbed results. TWERQ packed this unique functionality with a ton of practical time saving features that will change the way you search. powered by Live Search.

TWERQ Features:

Tabbed Web Search
Tabbed searching allows you to seamlessly open and close multiple result tabs for each of your searches. Using this, you can conduct multiple searches simultaneously, cutting in half the time you spend searching.

Tabbed RSS Feeds
You can search a database of feed sources, or specify a single feed URL. Store and read multiple feeds simultaneously to track sources and stories of interest.

Tabbed Image Search
Find great images faster by searching multiple terms simultaneously. Tabbed image searching allows you to instantly flip through different tabs of images for each of your search terms.

Q-Triggers
You can easily access all features by using special character combinations called Q-Triggers which allow users to take full advantage of a power-house of advanced search functionality.

See the features of TWERQ in action. Watch Video!

TWERQ Screenshot:




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Unype allows you use your existing Skype account to connect to your friends in Google Earth and take them along with you.

1) You connect to your friend
2) Your friend clicks on "follow"
3) Now, when you move in Google Earth on your computer, your friend also moves in Google Earth in real-time on their computer. They start following you wherever you go!

You can show them your house, you can plan a trip together, you can explore an area together, etc.

You do not have to upload placemarks to a website or email them a list of placemarks.

Everything is real-time and automatic.

via Nafcom's Crap Blog

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March 18, 2007

"I’m a big fan of Twitter, and have been using it heavily since the outset. For those of you not yet using it, Twitter is a communications gateway that asks the question: “What are you doing now?” Users can answer and hear their friends’ answers via SMS, via IM, or on a webpage. Updates have to be under 140 characters. Think somewhere between IRC and IM and that’s Twitter.

Twitter is a constant pulse product, meaning it can really sap your attention span. That seems antithetical to life-hacking, or at least to Getting Things Done. So how is it useful? Here are my tricks."
Click here to read full post.

Posted by Chris Brogan @ lifehack.org

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With Skype Phone Box, you can make crystal-clear "Skype" real-time calls to anybody, using your regular phone to chat with your existing PC instant chat software (e.g. Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger) for connectivity.

There is no need for a separate microphone or speaker.

If you have been using your PC to make "live chat" before, you may have notice an echo effect caused by sound leaving your speakers and entering your microphone.

By using this Skype Phone Box, this problem will disappear. It sounds and works exactly as you would expect with a normal phone call.

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March 17, 2007

In Windows Live Messenger, there is product and service tabs that are located on the left side of the main Windows Live Messenger window. To hide or remove the tabs:

1. Go to Tools.
2. Go to Options.
3. Click on Tabs on the left column.
4. Check (select) the Hide Tabs box.
5. Press OK or Apply.

You will now see a clean Windows Live Messenger window without the tabs buttons.

Posted @ My Digital Life

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March 16, 2007

WebCamera Plus allows you use your PDA/Smartphone as webcam with unique application - WebCamera Plus!

WebCamera Plus key features:

- Transforms your PDA or Smartphone to high-resolution web-camera.
- Can work through any connection: USB ActiveSync, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, LAN.
- Compatible with almost all modern Smartphones and PDAs.
- Can be used as web-camera in many programs: Skype, MSN Messager, Yahoo Messager, Virtual Dub and many others.
- Can capture device screen and transmit video to Desktop PC.

WebCamera Plus key Screenshots:



via Messenger.es

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1. Open Yahoo! Messenger
2. Click Messenger --> Preferences or CTRL+Shift+P
3. Under category click Alerts and Sounds
4. In the "Alert me when" box click "I receive email in Yahoo! Mail"
5. Uncheck the boxes next to "Displaying a dialog box", "Showing an icon in the system tray" and "Showing a message in the bottom right corner of my screen". If you prefer not hear the pow alert as well uncheck "Playing a sound..."
6. Click OK and you're done.

Posted by Dave Taylor

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March 15, 2007

ZapTXT is a free service that lets you keep track of your favorite Web sites via email, mobile device or instant messenger (currently Skype and Google Talk).

You can use ZapTXT to monitor your favorite news sites, classified listings, job postings, blogs, sports teams or just about anything else you can think of. Just pick the sites you're interested in, and tell ZapTXT what you'd like us to watch for and ZapTXT can send you an update whenever a site gets updated. ZapTXT works with millions of different Web sites that support RSS or Atom.

When you ask us to monitor a particular Web site, ZapTXT create a Zaptask for you. Think of it as an agent out there on the network, watching the site for the criteria you requested. Whenever there is a posting that matches your criteria, the Zaptask will kick in and send you an alert via whatever delivery method you specified (email, mobile device or instant messenger).

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PlanetaMessenger.org is a Instant Messenger with support to all well known instant messenger networks including ICQ, MSN, AIM, Yahoo! and Jabber through a powerfull plugin engine. It's fully written in java.

PlanetaMessenger support multiples look and feels, plugins and profiles and is designed so anyone can use it regardless of their level of IT knowledge.

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Google just announced integration of Google Talk, with Google IG, their personalized home page.

The Google Talk Gadget is a web-based module that you can add to your Google Personalized Homepage and letting you see your friends and chat with them -- all on your homepage. The new widget can be added to your page here.

The widget isn’t just a copy of the Gmail version, it also has some of its own cool new features. Compared to popup message windows in the Gmail version, the widget’s conversations open up tabs instead. The new widget will also will also intelligently parse Picassa and YouTube links, displaying the content embedded right in the conversation.

via TechCrunch

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March 14, 2007

damakadamaka is standards based high quality, free communication and collaboration application software that uses damaka's innovative peer to peer technology.

It's very secure, addresses privacy issues better than anyone in the market today and provides superior voice quality communication.

damaka Features:

Instant Voice Conversations
Get free PC-to-PC calls, cheap PC-to-Phone Calls, Conferencing, Voicemail, Call Logs. Talk to your family and friends anywhere, anytime, for as long as you want. Save money!

Enhanced Video and VideoMail
Enrich your experience by using damaka peer-to-peer video. See your contacts live! damaka video brings families together with just a click. VideoMail is just like sending an email - only better - just record & send your message. The recipients get the message in the email.

File Transfer with Virus Scanning
Instantly share files with your family & friends using damaka 's secure, peer-to-peer file transfer. Share pictures, songs, movies, documents, presentations safely and reliably. Ensure security and peace of mind with auto virus scan feature.

Real-time Text Conversations and IMConnectivity™
Send text messages to friends, family members and co-workers. Auto-save text chats, search conversations and hear your text messages speak, with damaka SmartIM™. With IMConnectivity™ chat with friends on MSN® Messenger, Yahoo® Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger & Google® Talk.

Desktop Sharing and Whiteboard
With damaka, you can share your computer in real-time. You can view and control your contact's computer, with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer. With damaka Whiteboard, Collaborate in real time with others using graphic information.

Open Standards Compliant
damaka is firmly committed to the use of industry standards throughout the product. damaka is a SIP-based, Peer-to-Peer software and allows users to connect to other SIP networks.

damaka Screenshots:




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