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Tuesday, April 30

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 9.90

K-Lite codec pack has been updated! Time to make the codecs of your windows machine up to date with the new set yet again within less than 30 days.

K-Lite codec pack at .NeXT

Monday, April 29

Might & Magic Heroes VI - Shades Of Darkness

Might and Magic Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness is a role playing turn based strategy game with five heirs to the Griffin dynasty , in their quests to repel a demon invasion and assist or impede Michael, a legendary Archangel general plotting to revive an ancient war.Heroes VI tells the story of the Griffin dynasty, when they were still Dukes of the Holy Empire, and not yet sitting on the Imperial throne.
The story begins from 400 years before Might and Magic Heroes V, at the time of the second Blood Moon Eclipse, and the Rise of Kha Beleth, the Demon Sovereign.so get start with your own character and be the ancient Sovereign.


Camfrog Video Chat 6.5.270

Camfrog Video Chat is a modern freeware that allows us to video, audio and text chats.The program allows you to use multiple channels available to the public or with Camfrog Video Chat Room Server to create your own - open to all or only to friends, with great moderation mechanisms users. It works with most firewalls and routers can use a higher bandwidth connection to the transmission of higher quality, and a single room can serve up a thousand participants.




Sunday, April 28

TightVNC 2.7.1

TightVNC is a free tool for remote administration of a computer program developed based on VNC. Similarly, RealVNC, and how Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection or Symantec pcAnywhere allows you to capture remote desktop and work on another computer on the network.

Compared to a similar code based on RealVNC, TightVNC stands out better compression characteristics allowing for more comfortable working with a weaker transmission speeds. Similarly to the RealVNC, the program consists of two modules, Server and Viewer - designed accordingly to create the image and the transmission and reception of the message.



Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

With the tagline of "All roads lead to this" and along with the return of "Letty" the latest edition of Fast & Furious is about to hit the theatres in the coming month. Following the successful blockbuster of 2011 "Fast Five" the latest edition of this racing/action movie comes to theaters on 24th May, 2013 casting stars like Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot.

Fast and Furious 6 at .NeXT

Release Date: May 24, 2013
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Justin Lin
Screenwriter: Chris Morgan
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Luke Evans, Gina Carano
Genre: Action, Thriller
Official Website: TheFastandtheFurious.com | Facebook | Twitter
RT: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fast_and_furious/
imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1905041/

Saturday, April 27

PeaZip 4.9.2

Peazip is the cute little freeware archiving tool for your packaging or extracting needs. It comes in pretty small size. The project and thus the application is totally open source. It provides easy to use GUI with 'Drag and Drop' and context menu integration. High speed, compression ratio, stability and security, relying on proven Open Source technologies from 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX and other state of art projects.

PeaZip at .NeXT

Title: PeaZip 4.9.2
Requirements: Windows (All Versions), Lunix
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source, Freeware
Date added: April 24, 2013
Author: Giorgio Tani
Official Site: http://www.peazip.org/

Friday, April 26

Ubuntu 13.04!

Your favourite operating system Ubuntu has released its latest upgrade. Raring Ringtail, along with its few pretty neat changes is already available for download and/or upgrade. As we discussed about it before in our blog earlier this month (LINK) the 13.04 release came within the promised time.

Ubuntu at .NeXT

About Ubuntu:

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Kies 2.5.3

Kies connects your mobile to your desktop computer by wifi or usb cable. It manages your music, photos, videos, downloading podcast. It also creates a safety back up of your contacts and calendars. Playlists can be created and synchronized across different devices and platforms including iTunes. Here is the latest update of this freeware application.



Filename: KiesSetup.exe
File size: 66.33MB (69,552,992 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Freeware
Date added: April 26, 2013

FrostWire 5.5.6

FrostWire, a Bit-torrent client, is a collaborative effort from hundreds of Open Source and freelance developers from around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire's open source community announced the start of a new project fork "FrostWire" that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market. FrostWire has evolved to replace LimeWire's BitTorrent core for that of Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine, and ultimately to remove the LimeWire's Gnutella core to become a 100% BitTorrent client that is simple to use.



File size:  18.23MB (19,115,664 bytes)
Requirements:  Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages:  Multiple languages
License:  Open Source
Date added:  April 25, 2013
Author:  FrostWire
Official Site: http://www.frostwire.com/

Thursday, April 25

McAfee Labs Stinger 11.0.0.261

McAfee AVERT Stinger is a free, standalone tool that can detect and remove specific viruses. To scan using the technology of McAfee, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and more.



Title: McAfee Labs Stinger 11.0.0.261

File size: 10.65MB (11,168,288 bytes)

Requirements: Windows 9x / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64

Languages: en-US

License: Freeware

Date added: April 25, 2013

Official site : http://www.mcafee.com/us/mcafee-labs.aspx

Any Video Converter 5.0.5

Any Video Converter is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone. Any Video Converter makes it easy for anyone to enjoy any format video with your PSP, mobile phone or MP4 player.



Requirements: Windows (All Versions)
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Freeware
Date added: April 25, 2013
Author: AVC

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Wednesday, April 24

CPU-Z 1.64

Remember GPU-Z which would give information all about your GPU or, Graphics Card? CPU-Z is a similar product with similar capability of showing extensive information with only double click on the program file for yor CPU(central processing unit). CPU-Z is freeware and donationware. Take away this portable little application if you are keen to know the little bits of your CPU.

CPU-Z at .NeXT

Title: CPU-Z 1.64
Filename: cpu-z_1.64-setup-en.exe
File size: 1.62MB (1,697,360 bytes)
Requirements: Windows (All Versions)
Languages: en-US
License: Freeware
Date added: April 24, 2013
Official Site: CPUID

TeamViewer 8.0.18051

TeamViewer has come out in the latest version. For years TeamViewer has been the application of choice for personal or professional implementation of controlling a distant computer for various purposes. With a clean and easy interface anyone can control or manage another machine within a virtually connected network. The best part is that for personal usage this application come completely free. It may be used as portable too.

TeamViewer at .NeXT

Title: TeamViewer 8.0.18051
File size: 5.71MB (5,985,080 bytes)
Requirements: Windows (All Versions), Linux, Mac OSX, Android, iPhone, Windows 8/RT
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Non-Commercial Freeware
Date added: April 24, 2013
Official Site: TeamViewer GmbH

Tuesday, April 23

Beyond: Two Souls


Live the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity. Experience the most striking moments of Jodie’s life as your actions and decisions determine her fate. As she traverses the globe, Jodie will face incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game.

Beyond: Two Souls@.NeXT

Genre: Adventure,Crime,Drama,Fantasy,Thriller

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.

Language: English

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Quantic Dream

Release Date: October 8, 2013

Official site: http://beyondps3.com/eu-au-nz

Feature :
  • Dive into a gripping and unpredictable action thriller starring Academy Award-nominee Ellen Page in the lead role.
  • Take full control of Jodie as well as the mysterious entity in spectacular action sequences.
  • Experience the new cutting-edge technology from Quantic Dream.

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Star Trek

Namco Bandai Games presents the all new Star Trek . Its an adventurous game where one can enjoy shooting actions .


Publishers : Namco Bandai Games,Paramount Digital Entertainment
Platforms : PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Genres : Action-adventure, Third-person shooter
Modes : Single-player, Multiplayer
ESRB: Age Advisory
ESRB Descriptors: Violence, Language, Animated Blood
Release date :
NA April 23, 2013
EU April 26, 2013

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Monday, April 22

Foobar2000 1.2.5

Foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. It doesn't mess with fancy buttons or bright colors, instead preferring a utilitarian, straightforward user interface to let the music speak for itself.



File size:

3.56MB (3,735,160 bytes)

Requirements:

Operating System:
Windows XP - SP2 or newer, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008.
Hardware:
Same as required by supported operating systems.

Languages: en-US

License: Freeware

Website: http://www.foobar2000.org/

Main features:

Sunday, April 21

Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3 is Capcom's Next upcoming game of a hazardous planet with mysterious quest.Lost Planet 3 will be running on Unreal Engine 3, allowing for more unique and dynamic environments that will impact the gameplay.



Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Spark Unlimited
Genre: Action
Release: Aug 27, 2013
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360,PC

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Elysium (2013)

The story of year 2154 when welthy men are living in man made space station and the others are living resides on a ruined Earth. the story begins when a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.




Release Date: August 9, 2013
Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Screenwriter: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: http://www.welcometoelysium.com/
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
imdb :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/

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Saturday, April 20

Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots

Rainbow6: Patriots is been on the news since its announcement in 2011 December. The latest version of Toma Clancy series of FPS is set to be released in 2013. Similar to previous games in the series, Rainbow 6: Patriots is a squad-based action FPS game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots at .NeXT

Publisher : Ubisoft
Platforms : PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,Microsoft Windows, Wii U
Genre : First-Person shooter , Action
Modes : Single-player, Multiplayer
Release date : 2013(TBA)
Supported Functions : Online
Official Site : http://www.rainbow6.com/

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire@.NeXT

Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright
Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn, Scott Frank
Studio: Lionsgate
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/
Release Date: November 22, 2013 (2D theaters and IMAX)

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Friday, April 19

Mahines at War 3

There is a great gap! Great gap of time without a single real-time strategy game being released. People like me who crave for the games like Command & Conquers, Rise of Nations etc. while at their wits end to find out the issue about why the releases dried down, Isotope 244 brought us a nice new visually compelling RTS game to brag about. Machines at War 3 using retro strategy and heart-pounding action lets you battle and outsmart enemy forces as a military commander. You're joined by a spunky officer named Samantha Vice, who helps you maneuver through 21 campaign missions.

Machines at War 3 at .NeXT

Publisher: Isotope 244
Developer: Isotope 244
Genre: Strategy, Real Time Strategy (RTS)
Release Date(PC MAC): Apr 17, 2013 (US)
Official Site: isotope244.com/machines-at-war-3.html

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Metro: Last Light

It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within.



Developer: 4A Games
Publisher : THQ
Platforms : Microsoft Windows,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,Wii U
Genres : Survival horror, first-person shooter
Modes : Single-player, multiplayer
Official site :http://enterthemetro.com/
Release date : NA May 14, 2013
EU May 17, 2013

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Thursday, April 18

GPU-Z 0.7.0

GPU-Z, the little devil with the power of detailing all about your graphics card has been updated to its latest version.

GPU-Z at .NeXT

Title: GPU-Z 0.7.0
Filename: GPU-Z.0.7.0.exe
File size: 1.25MB (1,307,616 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages: en-US
License: Freeware
Official Site: techPowerUp

God Mode

Atlus, the Japanese company behind Catherine and Persona is set to release a third person shooter game described as "dark and humorous" shortly. Developed by "Old School Games" the game named "God Mode" is a retro shooter with possibility of multiplayer co-op.

God Mode at .NeXT

Publisher: ATLUS
Developer: Old School Games
Genre: Action, Third Person shooter,
Release Date(Xbox 360 PC): Apr 19, 2013 (US); PS3 - TBA 2013 (US)
Number of Players: 1-4 Players
ESRB rating: Mature(17+)
Visit ATLUS web site at: www.atlus.com
Visit the official God Mode web site at: http://www.atlus.com/godmode/

Android - Eye Tribe

Have you watched Dredd(2012) and chuckled over that weird kid who eye controls some super computer?! Well in coming days it may not be such a fantasy to do things like that anymore. Here comes the Eye Tribe.

The Eye Tribe at .NeXT

Eye Tribe, one of the most promising futuristic technology developer team has announced the release of their SDK(Software Development Kit) in coming month of June. The company(theeyetribe.com) made the announcement at "DEMO Mobile 2013", a launch event that exclusively concentrates on the best new mobile technologies based on design, innovation and market potential.

Wednesday, April 17

Foxit Reader 6.0.2.0413

Remember the applications needed to be bought in around few hundred dollars to read your small piece of PDF files? Well Foxit Corporation with their Foxit Reader, a freeware application, took away the pain. Unlike the before mentioned application of high budget Foxit is not only free but a really small piece of application with huge number of features too.

Foxit PDF Reader at .NeXT

Title: Foxit Reader 6.0.2.0413
Filename: FoxitReader602.0413_enu_Setup.exe
File size: 28.30MB (29,679,000 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages: en-US
License: Non-Commercial Freeware
Date added: April 17, 2013
Author: Foxit Software
Homepage: www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

Injustice: Gods Among Us

DC comics along with the makers of Mortal Kombat series of games, Interactive Entertainment, brought out "Injustice: Gods Among Us". It is a game with a twist!



Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Genre: Action, Fighting
Released for: Xbox 360 PS3 Wii U

Storyline: What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Injustice: Gods Among Us, an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts as a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Solomon Grundy and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.

Tuesday, April 16

Iron Man 3 (2013) Photos and Trailers

Iron Man 3, which has been previewed in our blog already(Link: Click Here) is to be released within few days all over the world.



Release Date: Worldwide - 18th April onwards, USA - May 2, 2013 (9 pm, 3D/2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Shane Black
Screenwriter: Drew Pearce, Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr.,  Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Wang Xuequi
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available
imdb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/
RT link: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/iron_man_3/

The movie is to be released within 2 more days at UK along with New Zealand followed by other countries. This Shane Black-directed film starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle. Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce is obviously one of the most anticipated movie of this year. We have able to collect some more photos and trailers before the movie comes to the theaters near you. Hope everyone enjoys these!

Man of Steel (2013)

After a hiatus of 7 long years, Superman is making his appearance once again to theaters from June 14th onwards. As the good or better things about this upcoming new movie are yet to be known we got hold of some character images from "Entertainment Weekly". Hope everyone enjoys the images until there are more trailers with better previews or more screenshots. Check the full post for the images and trailers.



Release Date: June 14, 2013 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: David S. Goyer
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language)
Official Website: ManofSteel.WarnerBros.com | Facebook
imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/
RT: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_man_of_steel/

VirtualBox 4.2.12.84980

Ever wondered how it would be if you could install another Operating System(OS) inside your existing one which could be accessed and operated like any other application!? May be thinking of trying Windows Blue before it is officially launched and don't want to go into the hassle of getting a clean HDD or risking current data! VirtualBox is the solution to that desire! Oracle VM VirtualBox is an application to be installed on an existing host operating system which allows additional guest operating systems, each as a guest OS, can be loaded and run with their own virtual environments. Developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products VirtualBox has released its latest version.



Title: VirtualBox 4.2.12.84980
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: April 15, 2013
Author: Oracle (www.oracle.com)
Homepage: www.virtualbox.org
MD5 Checksum: 43B83B0D446E935070CE9E42AFA5D3A9

Monday, April 15

Blogger Sitemaps and Google Index

Ever wondered why your blogspot site not coming into Google search results as you might like it to? There may be numerous reasons behind it. But one of the most common reason would be the lack of sitemap file in any blogspot site which can be accessed directly or, no sitemap file at all(which is a bug of blogger platform).

It is a fact that blogger fails to provide a sitemap file when the user uses a domain name for the blog. There is a default sitemap file in cases of blogs with default subdomains though. They are always at "/sitemap.xml" location of the blog. Well don't think that not using a custom domain will do any good to the user/s though! The default sitemap only provides link to the latest "26" content from the blog and even if the blog has numerous contents it won't buzz! Till date there is no way to edit or customize it. It is a serious loss of SEO allover if it is not bypassed or fixed.

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Dust 514

Dust 514 is a free-to-play first-person shooter that's being incorporated into the EVE universe, acting essentially an action MMO for consoles. The game offers a mix of first-person shooting and real-time strategy gameplay where you play as a marine with a rifle running around on the ground. It's not only set in the EVE universe, it's actually connected to EVE. The Dust battlefields will determine who controls territory within EVE's world. The EVE Online players will have to contract players of Dust to go in and destabilize territory.



Release Date: TBA 2013
Platform(s): PlayStation 3 / PS Vita
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publishers: CCP, Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: CCP
Official Site: dust514.com/

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Sunday, April 14

The Last of Us

The upcoming Naughty Dog production for Playstaion 3 and possibly PS4 is already making a good bit of hype all around the globe within gamers. Here is a bit of info we could collect before the release hits the market.



Expected Release Date: June 14, 2013
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Naughty Dog
Genre: Action
Rating: Mature
Visit SCEA web site at: www.us.playstation.com
Official Site: http://www.lastofus.com/

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'Gentleman M/V' - Psy back again!

Psy, the South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer and television personality, provided us with "Gangnam Style" has released its sequel on Youtube just a while back! Gentleman M/V, as the sequel named is already available to watch and has been added below for the readers!



Park Jae-sang a South Korean pop star, better known by his stage name Psy, provided us with the worldwide phenomenon "Gangnam Style" in 2012. The K-pop single from Psy's album "PSY 6(Six Rules), Part 1" took the world into Oppa style storm. That Korean single alone with its visual appeal and music became viral all over the world wide web. The language was no bar and within no time it became "Most viewed video on Youtube". Currently Gangnam Style has over 1.5 billion Youtube views and growing. But that statistics is nothing but the trailer of what happened worldwide. The song got translated in most of the languages. The dance has been adapted in innumerable ways and overall made it an unprecedented worldwide phenomenon.

"Gentleman M/V" the sequel from the official channel of PSY is obviously highly expected to take on the same appeal as its predecessor.

WeVideo - Movie maker for Android



WeVideo inc., an online video editing service provider has revealed the Android application to reach the mobile users. WeVideo promises “an iMovie-like” editing experience for the mobile platform. With this free app the users can quickly edit and publish video clips while on the go. The app even syncs to your WeVideo account in the cloud, so users can continue their work from a browser on their computer.

“Unlike iOS, we think the Android platform has, until now, lacked a decent video editing app. WeVideo believes the Android market is ready and waiting and we are thrilled to offer our powerful editing tools to the Android community,” said WeVideo CEO and co-founder, Jostein Svendsen.

Saturday, April 13

Google Will - Plan for your Digital Afterlife!

Google at .NeXT

Google, the search engine giant and internet related services provider recently launched another of their ingenious product called "Digital Will". The idea behind it is simple. The user has to setup a time period of inactivity before Google decides to wipe out all of the data related to that very user or hand those over to someone according to the users' wish. The idea behind this seems to wipe out all the private data, photos and/or videos from all Google accounts after the user passes away or stop using Google account altogether.

Facebook Home Lanches!

As discussed earlier on our blog, the promising and ambitious application "Facebook Home" has been officially launched. The release however still limited within USA and for few limited models of Android phones only.

The details announcement here: Facebook unveils Facebook Home for Android



Although launched within the boundaries of USA and not many phones being in supported devices list this home application seems to be Facebook Inc.'s greatest effort till date to fix their weaker familiarity with the worldwide population of mobile users. At launch, Facebook Home only works on HTC One X, One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and the HTC First.

Twoflower: VLC Media Player 2.0.6

VLC Media Player 2.0.6 (Twoflower)

Developer: VLC
Last updated: April 11, 2013
License: Freeware
OS Support: Windows/Linux/Mac OS X/Unix

Yet again the most complete free to use open source and our favorite media player cum suit has upgraded its version to 2.0.6 a.k.a "Twoflower" with some impressive change and fixes. What is VLC media player? "VLC media player (informally just VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project" (from Wikipedia)

VLC has been for years one the most commonly used media player and suit. The versatility of this open source application and contnous development gave it always an edge over any other similar application in competition. The ability to run almost any media file, i.e. almost all common formats of audio or video files along with the ability to be configured into a media suit are something really commendable. The features like ability to take screenshots, read directly from CD or DVD, inclusion of web browser plugins to ensure that no parallel media player needed for that purpose, ability to stream directly from a link are some of the other among its great list of conveniences. It is not a surprise that even after officially released as version 1.0.0 in 2009 and then version 2.0.0 only in February 18, 2012 VLC is first in the sourceforge.net overall download count and has been downloaded more than 1 billion times!

Firefox 20.0.1

Firefox 20.0.1

Firefox has brought another update to fix some issues with its latest version 20 series. As we stated earlier, there will be Firefox 21 within next month! So expect it to be the development process for a brand new version soon again.



Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Windows, OS X and Linux, with a mobile version for Android, by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.

Friday, April 12

Your Android Device - to root or not to root?


Your Android Device - to root or not to root?

 

If you own an android device, you must have heard many times about "rooting your device" but if you are new to Android, you might wonder what is it and what to do with it, or whether it is safe or legal.
Now, Android is derived from Linux and shares similarity in running programs and operating systems. Similar to 'superuser' in Linux, Android also has a mode where programs can run with elevated privilege which is not available normally in factory shipped products. Normally an user can only see the /mnt/sdcard and /mnt/sd-ext partitions in android devices which means an user cannot see or modify the / (root) folder in the internal memory. If somehow an user can gain access to the root folder, it is possible to modify or delete system files. Now, gaining root access grants the user with power to unlock carrier, make visual changes, install 3rd party custom ROMs, modify the kernel etc.

Thursday, April 11

BioShock Infinite

2K games brings the latest installation of their worldwide celebrated game "Bioshock". The third and latest release of the BioShock series is named "Bioshock Infinite". This game was announced to be released in 2010 & numerous people were waiting for about three long years to taste it after the amzingly stunning experience with BioShock & not so great follow-up by BioShock 2. Do this game do the justice to the hungry gamers waiting so long? As it seems, it does! Even though it is released in chronological order yet this game takes the player back to early 20th century & tagging with the sweet "Elizabeth" it makes the whole journey as memorable as BioShock is expected to do.

BioShock Infinite at .NeXT

Developer: Irrational Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: First Person Shooter
Release Date: 26.03.2013
Official Site: http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/

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How to take a screenshot?

This particular thing about how to take a screenshot is invariably one of the commonest asked query among all those who are newly introduced to computing &/or web browsing. Here I will discuss a little bit about what it is & how you do it without having too much trouble.



What is screenshot?

A screen dump, screen capture (or screen-cap), screenshot (or screen shot), screengrab (or screen grab), or print screen is an image taken by the computer user to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image using the (host) operating system or software running on the computer, but it can also be a capture made by a camera or a device intercepting the video output of the display (such as a DVR). That latent image converted and saved to an image file such as to .JPG, .BMP, or .GIF format is also called a screenshot.

FastStone Image Viewer 4.8

I must admit that my favorite image viewer software, FastStone Image Viewer made me really happy for over years now. Lucky or not I did come to it when I felt a great need for a good slideshow along with image viewer for the first time. The comfortable user interface, amazing image editing abilities along with that so nice slideshowing feature made it my personal all time partner since then. Now there is a brand new update for this nice image browser,converter & editor.



Release Site : http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
File Size: 5.28MB
Type : Non-Commercial Freeware

Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64 Stable is here

Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64 Stable

Google chrome, one of the foremost freeware cross-platform browser from Google has released its latest stable version of their popular web browsing application.



The main reason for this update is the inclusion of the newly released Adobe Flash Player 11.7 stable, which fixes the issues with the failing copy shortcut (Ctrl+C). Furthermore, font rendering when viewing Flash content should now be okay on Mac OS. The developer also announced that the fresh Chrome release includes overall stability improvements. For Windows and Chrome Frame the fresh build number is 26.0.1410.64, while for Mac and Linux it is 26.0.1410.63.

Wednesday, April 10

Battlefield 4




Battlefield 4™ is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite™ 3, Battlefield 4™ provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other.

Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. Only in Battlefield will you lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory.

In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4™ features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home.

There is no comparison. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war, found only in Battlefield.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge



Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Team Ninja
Genre: Action
Release Date(Xbox 360 PS3): Apr 2, 2013 (AS)
Release Date(Wii U): Nov 18, 2012 (US)
Number of Players: 1 Player
Number of Online Players: 8 Players Online
Visit Nintendo web site at: http://www.nintendo.com/
Visit the official Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge web site at: http://teamninja-studio.com/ng3/

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Team Ninja and is a revised version of last year’s underwhelming Ninja Gaiden 3 that has since found its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is an enhanced port of Ninja Gaiden 3 that includes all downloadable content from the original title, as well as additional enhancements made to improve the game. The game can be considered an equivalent to the Ninja Gaiden Sigma games, as it enhances the original title.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)



The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Tuesday, April 9

Does Oblivion bring us the future!

Oblivion (2013)
In theaters and IMAX April 19, 2013

After a mediocre run of TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is back with another sci-fi flick "Oblivion". With the star cast of Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman this movie is already one of the most anticipated movie of the year. The movie as it is being guessed points out more towards how earth will become in the future & go into Oblivion!


Release Date: April 19, 2013 (2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Screenwriter: Karl Gajdusek, Michael Debruyn
Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity)
Official Website: Oblivionmovie.com | Facebook | Twitter
Storyline: Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack's mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Evoland - a 8bit to 16bit gaming journey!

Evoland is the game to remind everyone how the games itself got evolved in front of our very eyes to the point of becoming a daily chore. This game with all its witty touches gives every gamer the pleasantry of why everyone keeps loving to remember how the games were like when anyone started playing & how they have become in this age!



Publisher: Shiro Games
Developer: Shiro Games
Genre: Adventure

Shiro Games brought this game into the PC platform only few days ago. But the browser & free version is not so new & still can be played at original classic version link.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

After so mediocre result with "The Avengers", Iron Man is back again to beat his foe Mandarin. This new version of the franchise will be available in theaters from 18th April,2013 onwards. Let's look forward to a better IronMan movie again.



More Photos and Trailers: www.dotnxt.com/2013/04/iron-man-3-2013-photos-and-trailers.html

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.