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BlackBerry Owners Face Second Service Outage in a Week

The BlackBerry is one of the most popular handheld devices in the world today because it offers instant and reliable access to email, instant messaging and of course voice communication. Unfortunately, none of these lovely features were available ... during a recent outage -- the second of its kind in the past week. Let's face it -- there isn't much advantage to having instant access to your friends, family, and colleagues when the handheld network you use is out of service. That was the case on Tuesday night, when for the second time in less than a week the BlackBerry service went out of service ... (view more)

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'Virtual Box', and 'Instant Memory Cleaner'

Virtual Box VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source software. VirtualBox has special ... software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as "shared folders", which can then be accessed from within virtual machines. Instant Memory Cleaner Instant Memory Cleaner is a ... (view more)

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'Shut Down Windows In An Instant', and 'Rightload'

Shut Down Windows in an Instant A typical PC shutdown takes forever. Here are a bunch of Registry tweaks that reset Windows to close shop like it's late for the bus ride home. Keep in mind, any changes to the Registry can be troublesome, so you may ... want to make these alterations one or two at a time just to make sure they don't futz up the works (it'll also be easier to diagnose any problems that may arise). Rightload Rightload is a small program that allows you to quickly upload files directly from a Windows folder to your server. Instead of using complicated software ... (view more)

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'Instant Memory Cleaner', and 'Move Later'

Instant Memory Cleaner Front-end for Microsoft's command line ClearMem ( Windows XP ) and FreeMem ( Windows Vista ), which force pages out of physical memory and reduce the size of running processes' working sets to a minimum. ... Move Later Move Later is a console mode application used to set copy, rename, or delete operations so that they occur at the next system boot. This program can also enumerate pending delayed file operations. Works with all win32 flavors. Visual C++ source code included. (view more)

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'10 Minute Mail', and 'Instant Storm'

10 Minute Mail 10 Minute Mail gives you a temporary disposable email address that is good for 10 minutes. Instant Storm InstantStorm is a Windows freeware tool for creating Flash based screensavers with many ... advanced features. All you have to do is to choose a SWF file, set screensaver parameters and compile an executable installer. All 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows are fully supported, including Windows 95 and Windows Vista. And the best of all -- there are no nag screens or other annoying stuff. Unlike many other tools, InstantStorm ... (view more)

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'Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition', and 'Instant Memory Cleaner'

Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Beta 1 is an exciting new addition to the Windows Media tools family. It is a powerful tool for video professionals, optimized for the creation of high-quality offline ... encoding using Microsoft's implementation of the VC-1 video standard (WMV9). Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Beta 1 provides the key features necessary to create next-generation video content and capitalize on the growing importance of scenarios around optical media and video-on-demand. With the final standardization of VC-1, "Studio Edition, ... (view more)

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Easy Message Review

When it comes to chatting, I use all the big name services: MSN, AIM, and Yahoo. But I don't use each of these programs individually; in fact, I've been using a cool utility that lets me manage all of my chat accounts at the same time. The utility ... is called Easy Message, and I've been using it for well over a year Easy Message doesn't have all the features of the big Instant Messaging (IM) clients, but (for me) the trade-off is well worth it because Easy Message doesn't hog my system resources. In fact, Easy Message is so small that you can put it on a floppy disk or thumb drive and take it ... (view more)

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