The year 2010 may still officially be some months away, but that's not stopping security vendors from releasing major 2010 software upgrades to their antivirus apps and security suites. Just this week, Check Point Software released ZoneAlarm Internet Security 2010 and ZoneAlarm Extreme Security. What's the difference? The former is a complete suite with the familiar ZoneAlarm firewall, plus antivirus, antispyware, and parental controls. It costs $50. The latter lays on extra padding with Web browsing protection, antiphishing technology, and backup and system tune-up tools. It costs $70 for the complete set. How did the apps do? Read … Read more
LightZone offers users a stunning array of effects that go way beyond simple lighting tricks. With simple design and abundant tools, this is a great choice for photo perfectionists.
The program hinges right on the verge of being cluttered, but its professional layout is spaced just right to keep all the tools at your fingertips and not overwhelm. Commands are clearly labeled and users can easily preview all changes, which make for a great experience. Users begin LightZone by choosing a photo from the file tree on the left side of the screen. Once a snapshot is chosen, users are … Read more
LiveFuels, an algae biofuel start-up, announced a pilot project on Thursday to grow and harvest algae biofuels in open waters with the help of naturally occurring activities in the ecosystem.
The approach is different than other attempts at algae biofuels, in which algae is grown and harvested in a closed environment.
The LiveFuels algae pilot farm, set to cover 45 acres of saltwater ponds in Brownsville, Texas, will consist of algae already native to the region.
Algae is known to bloom in salt water that has been polluted by the lakes, rivers, and streams that feed into it and are … Read more
The Comcast Mobile App offers a lot of what users have been clamoring for from the popular cable service, but falls just short of being great. You'll now be able to access Comcast e-mails and digital voice mails right from your iPhone, using a touch interface much like Apple's e-mail and voice mail experience, but in a unified in-box for both. An intuitive, tabbed interface lets you quickly switch between new e-mail and voice messages. A separate Digital Voice section offers more options, listing missed calls, outgoing calls, and voice mail. There is also an included address book … Read more
World Time Clock & Map is an intuitive and attractive way for users to stay abreast of the time in locations around the world. The sleek interface makes the program simple and enjoyable to use.
The interface is divided into three tabs. In the first tab, users see a world map with pinpoints for selected global cities. Mousing over the cities lets users view the local time, and users can also click on each time zone to see a list of cities in that zone. An optional night shadow helpfully depicts the current swath of globe that is covered by … Read more
Horas gives users an opportunity to keep an eye on the world's different times with a simple tool. This program may be just what people with international ties have been looking for.
This program comes to life as a moveable blue strip across your desktop featuring several different cities from around the globe with the local time for each. The cities are easy to decipher and the times move every second. Adding and removing cities is a simple process. The clock automatically calculates the city's time after selecting it from a drop down menu. In addition, users can … Read more
Like any clock, Clockmate will tell you what time it is, but it will also let you choose from dozens of clock faces, styles, and colors. If you work with folks in a different time zone, you can even set up multiple clocks to know at a glance what time it is in numerous places.
In fact, this program offers so many options for telling time, users may never get a chance to try them all. Its interface is quite simple: a default clock instantly opens for users, but if it does not meet your needs, simply right click and … Read more
In a perfect world, every house would have a fire perpetually burning with a huge spit of roasted meat gently turning. The aroma alone would be enough to convince me that I had found paradise. Assuming, of course, that I would actually be able to eat said meal, and this wasn't some ironic "Twilight Zone"-inspired alternate universe. Eternally rotating fire-roasted slabs of meat will have to wait for most of us, but there is another option to bring home an appliance that at least captures the spirit of warmth, comfort, and the fire pit.
This unique Firefox add-on takes the place of your context menu while you browse, but getting used to it might take a little time.
Drag & DropZone Searching's settings can be accessed through your add-ons menu. To activate the program, you'll need to drag and drop the shortcut icon to your toolbar. The Settings menu is the place to customize your zones. From there, you can add which search engines you'd like to include, as well as any Context menu items. You can select their position on your screen, background color, and opacity. While browsing, all you … Read more
ZoneAlarm Extreme provides a high-end, all-in-one PC security and tune-up utility for users who are looking for a supermarket approach to their computer's ancillary functions. Under the Extreme roof, you'll get an antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and parental control utility. Additional browser, identity theft, and e-mail protection are also rolled in, while extras like the free 2GB of encrypted online backup and the tune-up utilities are accessible but have components that must be downloaded separately.
The interface is smooth and modern, with big labels to draw your eye to the biggest features in each pane. A left sidebar collects … Read more