Spacetime 3D – The Future of Browsing?

Spacetime 3D extends the world of browsing into third dimension.

With Spacetime 3D you can display multiple web pages in a 3D space, allowing you to adjust the position of pages as you desire and navigation of web pages is like as objects in 3D virtual space. Spacetime’s search functionality loads multiple search results as a stack of separate pages, simultaneously loading 10 results at a time, each in its own window. Users can then flip through results, re-arrange the pages or manipulate them.

The feature I liked most is spacetime 3D image search. With this you can simultaneously search G & Y Images. It makes image search a hell lot of easier. The drawback which I felt most was it makes browsing much slower if you don’t have fast internet connection. Apart from this obvious drawback, it lacks bookmark support and many other functions as compared to firefox or IE. Spacetime 3D is pure eye candy but lacks many functions as compared to other present day browsers but it makes you imagine the future of web browsing!

EMC Symmetrix

One of EMC’s most widely used product throughout the IT industry for data replication and site failover facility is SRDF (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility).

Companies with business critical customer oriented data always have a requirement for a minimum downtime of the production system and a need for fallback mechanism which should cater this. Technically it is a block by block replication of data disk from the primary site to the secondary fallback site, which caters the purpose of secured customer data incase of a total primary site failure. One of the variant of the SRDF technology which is popular is the Asynchronous mode of transfer of data blocks from primary site to the failover site -SRDF/A. SRDF/A proves very useful when the primary and the secondary sites are located far and the data transmission is through a Interconnect(WAN/MAN). Transmission of data blocks is asynchronous, the writes at the primary site need not wait for the data to be written on the secondary site.

Tame Your CPU

“Process Tamer” is a nifty piece of software for those who do a lot of video viewing, online movie watching, file conversions … or anything that uses a lot of CPU processing power.

What this software does is monitor your cpu usage and when it’s about to overload the process tamer does just as its name proclaims – it reduces the usage enough to keep the almost overloaded process running. It’s a great little tool. The Process Tamer is a freeware product the works on most all systems(windows 2000,xp,vista) and it only takes up around 6MB of space, so go ahead and tame your CPU.

Twinkle on Twitter

Twinkle is an iPhone app made by the upcoming company, Tapulous.

If you find yourself owning an iPhone, and constantly tweeting on the popular site, Twitter, this app is made specifically for you. Twinkle allows you to send tweets to Twitter no matter your location. You can also check on your friends tweets on the go. The design on Twinkle is top-notch with a slick, yet professional appearance. It’s quick to learn, easy to use and very pretty to look at. If you ever do have problems with it, the developers are easy to contact and eager to answer all of your questions. Not to mention they are super courteous. Twinkle also has a nifty feature to see who is tweeting near you. This is handy if you want to know who is in your area who might be making tweets. It’s a good tool for building potential new friendships. You may even learn that a friend of yours uses Twitter and you haven’t added them as a friend yet. And oh no, it doesn’t stop there. This nice little app even lets you attach pictures taken from your iPhone to your tweet. It uploads the picture and inserts the link in your tweet for easy and instant sharing! If you like a good-looking application, own the popular iPhone, and also love Twitter, this app is a must have.

Two Great Hard Disk Maintenance Programs For Windows XP

It’s inevitable: Sooner or later your hard disk is going to get clogged with leftover files, orphaned registry entries, and fragmented files that can slow down everything.

Using the Windows Disk Cleaner and Disk Defragmenter programs can help but, they are quite slow and not as efficient as they could be. Here are two great free applications that are far superior. CCleaner This thorough hard disk cleaner scans for Undeleted Temporary Files, Memory Dumps, Internet Caches, and more. It also has an option to scan the Registry for numerous problems. You can even back up the Registry beforehand. Multiple options allow to you customize what to scan. For example: If you wanted to keep your Recently Typed URLs but delete Cookies, it’s as simple as checking or unchecking a few boxes.

AusLogic Disk Defrag Defragging your hard disk on occasion is always a good idea. But using Windows Disk Defragmenter is too slow. Auslogics Disk Defrag has the option to use more of the CPU, speeding up the process significantly. Plus, after all the files are scanned a detailed report is available. While it may not always be possible to completely clean out all the useless files and defragment 100%, these programs can at least make it easier to manage your PC.

Photo Filtre 6

In the world of graphics applications, many freeware programs such as Gimp, Irfanview, and Paint.net are getting a lot of widespread acclaim.

However, contrary to popular belief, these are not the only highly functional image editors available for free use; often lost in the shuffle is Photo Filtre 6 (http://photofiltre.free.fr/), a terrific program that has been free for some time now.

But what exactly is Photo Filtre? It is an image editing and paint program with a surprising number of additional features that puts it a step above your average freeware graphics application. With it, you can apply filters to your photographs, export images in a wide variety of formats (png, gif, jpg), turn them into wallpapers or icons, and even perform a batch conversion in case you need to edit many images at once. As for painting, Photo Filtre comes with a small collection of standard drawing, painting, and selection tools, including airbrush, clone, text, stamp, and smudge. Although the tools aren’t as comprehensive as what you would get in a high end program, they are still nothing to sneeze at, since they are heads and shoulders above what any user would get in MS Paint.

Besides its functionality, one of the things that really distinguishes Photo Filtre from the rest of the pack is its usability. In contrast to other freeware graphics programs that go by a “more is more” philosophy”, the GUI is free of clutter. There is no bevy of overlapping, floating palettes crowding the canvas and overwhelming the user in the process. There is just one palette docked to the right-hand side of the program. On top of that, the GUI is also highly intuitive, making Photo Filtre a very pleasant and easy editor to learn and use.

If there’s any downside to this program, it’s that it doesn’t support layers. However, there are ways around this limitation, since the program has options that allow you to manipulate the properties of a pasted image before permanently fixing it to the canvas. Photo Filtre also doesn’t support Photoshop plugins; however, the program has its own set of plugins available for users (which are available at the official download site). It also supports 8bf filters. With that being said, Photo Filtre may not exactly be the answer to your prayers in finding the closest thing to Photoshop in the world of freeware.

Nevertheless, it is still an excellent, easy to use program that deserves to be as recognized as Gimp, Irfanview, and Paint.net. Hopefully, as more people learn about it, it will finally get its much needed due.