Google is always working to release new and effective Internet solutions. Continuing in this tradition, Google's Talk messenger application has recently been updated with video and voice capabilities. The new release is not meant to be a contender to Skype, as it does not possess the ability to connect to the standard phone network or voice mail support.
AutoImager can be purchased at a massive 75% discount for one week, exclusively from Gadget Advisor! The software normally sells for $60, but can be purchased for only $15 exclusively here. AutoImager is a full-featured batch image editing and converter software for 140+ formats (JPG, JPEG2000, PDF, etc). Complete command-line operation and an entire arsenal of editing features (batch resize, flip, rotate, crop, trim, and much more).
Below we have included a list of applications that we have tested extensively and found to be of the highest quality. This collection is certainly not meant to serve as a comprehensive listing of the best software, but it focuses on a few of the applications we believe to be very high quality in their corresponding categories. Much like the list of recommended Firefox extensions, this collection is a live list, that will be adjusted over time.
Many of you here are either involved with the marketing of a web site for another company or operate a web site or blog of your own. For either case, being able to immediately see if a page is cached by Google would be invaluable. That's exactly what the Google Cache Checker extension for Firefox offers. Gadget Advisor is proud to offer the free Google Cache Checker extension for Firefox.
As we have previously noted in the best Firefox extensions article, we are now providing free access to the powerful web directory form filler extension for Firefox. It is being made available free here exclusively (the extension sells normally for $150).
We have compiled a list of what we consider to be the best extensions for Firefox. When evaluating extensions for recommendation, not only do we consder the functionality and features of the extension, but we also test to ensure it works well with all the other extensions we recommend.
OpenOffice.org has now concluded months of beta testing and officially released the 3.0 version of the office suite. It is immediately available for download from the official site. Downloads are available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X.
There are a number of options for web form filling, especially if you use Firefox since there are a few different free extensions available. However, RoboForm excels in features in ease of use above all other options we have evaluated.
Opera has today released the 9.6 version of the desktop web browser software. The web browser is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac based computers, with 38 localized versions.
RealNetworks recently released the RealDVD software that provides DVD copying functionality for customers. With it, DVD owners can make a single copy of a video for hard drive storage. RealNetworks claims the software offers the required encryption security to protect DVDs copied with it from being illegally shared online.
Newegg is currently offering the Computer Associates (CA) Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 for $40, with a $40 mail-in-rebate and free shipping. Just to confirm that there's no typo here, that means the software is completely free after the rebate. The CA Internet Security Suite offers virus protection as well as spam, spyware, and more.
Blaze Media Pro is a powerful all-in-one audio and video converter for CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, MOV, Flash (SWF and FLV), iPod, PSP, 3GP, etc.; editor; recorder; CD/DVD ripper; audio, video, data CD/DVD burner for DVD, VCD, and SVCD; and much more. Joe Tex from Shareware Junkies has written a review for the all-in-one multimedia software that gives newcomers an idea of what to expect.
Google Chrome is a surprise release by Google into the web browser market. Although many had speculated about a GBrowser, the immediate availability without much pre-release buzz was indeed unexpected. The first word came yesterday from the official Google blog, with a link to a trailer-style comic book presenting the product. The beta version has since been released as open source. The web browser market is not saturated, but is highly competitive, with Internet Explorer from Microsoft, Firefox from Mozilla, Safari from Apple, and Opera from Opera Software being the established solutions.