Sunday, September 24, 2006

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 3.5

Photoshop Camera Raw is a plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS2. You can open directly photofiles without convert them first to another division.

Support for the following cameras has been added:
- KodakEasyShare P712
- NikonD2Xs
- PanasonicDMC-FZ50DMC-L1
- SonyA100


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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Opera 9.02 final

The developers of Opera has finished the 9.02-version. Opera 9 has a lot of features.

User interface

  • Fixed quick find field in Windows panel

Mail, messaging, and newsfeeds

  • Fixed high CPU usage while downloading big emails.
  • Properties can now be accessed within the contacts and bookmarks panel
    after deleting items.
  • Image attachments can now be saved using the context menu.
  • Accessing a news link when no news server is configured will now prompt to
    configure a server.

Display and scripting
  • Fixed a DOMParser bug affecting some menu scripts.
  • Click events are now correctly received in designMode.
  • Implemented support for Node.selectNodes, Node.selectSingleNode, and
  • Improved rendering efficiency for repositioned elements, as in Flickr's
    updated "organizr".
  • Allow large integers to be used in object declaration property names, as
    on the comments form on Slashdot beta.

Plug-ins and Java
  • Fix for playing sound clips on Amazon.

  • Fixed an OpenSSL RSA signature verification flaw. See the advisory.

  • Multiple stability improvements, including a stability issue on
  • Improved handling of downloads when the disk is full.
  • Improved handling of Web site logins on slow connections.
  • Improved handling of WAP text inputs.

Windows-specific changes
  • Fix to allow opera to be set as default browser using the prompt at
  • Fix for attaching read-only files in mail.
  • Support for the Windows XP Media Center Edition remote control.
  • Added new settings in the Java section of opera:config to allow you to
    override the system defined JRE.

Mac-specific changes
  • Schubert PDF plugin now works again.
  • Enabled Web archive filenames with more than 28 characters.


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Sunday, September 17, 2006

DVD ReBuilder Pro 1.10.7

DVD Rebuilder Pro is updated to version 1.10.7. This program is made to make backups from DVDs in high quality.

Changes in DVD Rebuilder 1.10.7 PRO:
  • Corrected a conversion error in the SP2 beta code. This could cause
    several possible problems during PREPARE or ENCODE.
  • Added a check that forces ConvertToYUY2() into AVS files that are destined
    for use in ProCoder. In previous versions deselecting this option could
    cause ProCoder to stop functioning properly.
  • Corrected functioning of the "" buttons in the new beta
    Viewer/Editor. In some countries' numeric formats the "," decimal
    separator wasn't being properly interpreted.
  • Corrected several minor slider positioning errors in the beta
  • Corrected a ReJig sizing error.
  • Corrected an error in the new beta SP2 support. The maximum bitrate value
    was not being properly set. Note that SP2 support continues to be considered
  • Corrected a bug in the ECL generation for the beta CCE SP2 feature.
    Previous video for the PAL system when using SP2 could result in blank
    sections at the end of each video segment.
  • Added settings to the SP2 ECL file that could prevent sizing problems in
    the event that default values were incorrect.
  • Corrected ECL updating routines in the Segement Editor/Viewer for SP2
  • Other minor fixes/enhancements.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Apple iTunes 7.0

Apple today announced iTunes 7, delivering stunning new features such as the new album and Cover Flow views of music, TV shows and movies. In addition, the iTunes Store is now offering over 75 movies from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films, which customers can purchase and download to watch on their computers and iPods, and soon on their flat screen televisions with Apple’s upcoming iTV player.

New in iTunes 7.0:

- Movies
Buy Disney films from the iTunes Store and go to the movies without leaving your comfy chair.
Cover FlowWith Cover Flow, you can flip through your digital music and video collection just as you would CDs.
- iPod
GamesJust $4.99 in the iTunes Store, iPod games give you hours of fun.
- Download Manager
Make the most of your time by telling iTunes in what order to download content from the iTunes Store.
-iPod Summary
Get at-a-glance information about everything on your iPod.


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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nero Burning Rom

Nero has yesterday updated its burning suite to version The software contains a few programs to burn audio, video and data on a CD or DVD. It is also possible to develop a cover and print it. Release notes aren't know.


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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 RC1

The developers of the IE7-team has brought out the first release candidate of this software. IE7 RC1 is featurecomplete, which means there will not be any changes anymore, only bug fixes.

Changes in IE7 RC1:
  • Offline Favorites--Offline Favorites and Scheduled Offline Favorites have
    been removed from Internet Explorer 7. Internet Explorer supports RSS feeds
    which provides scheduled updates to web content and offline reading of this
    content. For more information about RSS Feeds, read the RSS Blog.
  • Scriptlets--Internet Explorer 7 disables Dynamic HTML (DHTML) scriptlets
    by default. (Scriptlets were deprecated in Internet Explorer 5). They can be
    re-enabled by system administrators by changing URLActions with the Internet
    Control Panel (INetCPl.) The INetCPL text should read "Allow
    Scriptlets." If your programs rely on scriptlets, we recommend that you
    use DHTML behaviors, which are more efficient. Disabling scriptlets is part
    of our continued work to ensure that unsupported technology is deemphasized
    in Internet Explorer.
  • ActiveX controls--The new Internet Explorer 7 ActiveX Opt-In feature
    disables ActiveX controls on a user's machine. When the user encounters a
    webpage with a disabled ActiveX control, they see an Information bar to
    enable the control. Controls which were used in Internet Explorer 6 before
    upgrading to Internet Explorer 7, along with some pre-approved controls, are
    not disabled.
  • Channel Definition Format (CDF)--All CDF support was removed from Internet
    Explorer 7 and replaced with the RSS feed reading experience. Feeds that the
    user is subscribed to are available to other applications through the RSS
    Platform. For details, read the RSS Platform.
  • DirectAnimation--All DLLs to support the Internet Explorer DirectAnimation
    component were removed in Internet Explorer 7 RC1.
  • XBM--Support for XBM, an imaging format designed for X-based systems, was
  • SSL--Support for weak SSL ciphers was removed from Windows Vista and
    support for SSLv2 was disabled for Internet Explorer 7 on all platforms.
  • Windowed Select--The Windowed Select Element was replaced by Windowless
    Select in Internet Explorer 7. This results in some cosmetic changes.
  • BASE Element--Internet Explorer 7 strictly enforces the BASE element rule,
    as documented in the HTML 4.01 standard. We no longer allow BASE tags
    outside of the HEAD of the document. The standard specifies that the base
    element must appear within the head of the document, before any elements
    that refer to an external source.
  • window.opener and window.close--Internet Explorer 7 no longer allows the
    window.opener trick to bypass the window.close prompt. Browser windows
    cannot close themselves unless the windows were created in script. This
    security enhancement no longer allows browsing to a random site when the
    main browser window closes unexpectedly.
  • Changes that affect modal or modeless dialogs created from script--Modal
    or modeless dialogs created from script in Internet Explorer 7 might seem to
    be slightly bigger than their Internet Explorer 6 counterparts. This is
    caused by a change to the behavior of the dialogWidth and dialogHeight
    properties, which now set and retrieve dimensions of the content area of a
    dialog (from Internet Explorer 7 and onward). It will no longer be necessary
    to calculate the area lost by components of a dialog’s frame.
  • Generic Spoofing Risk Reduction in Internet Explorer 7--The window.prompt
    script method is blocked and the gold Information bar is displayed by
    default in Internet Zone for Internet Explorer 7. This is a new security
    enhancement for Internet Explorer 7.
  • WWW-Auth--Internet Explorer 7 changes the precedence rules for WWW-Auth.
    Previous releases of Internet Explorer used the first header encountered.
    Internet Explorer 7 uses the first header except when the header is Basic.
    Internet Explorer 7 uses Basic authentication if no other authentication
    mechanism is present.
  • HTTPOnly Cookies--HTTPOnly cookies can no longer be overwritten from
    scripts. _SEARCH--The _SEARCH sidebar is disabled by default in Internet
    Explorer 7 RC1. It is now a setting in the advanced InetCPL and can be
    turned on, using a URLAction.
  • View Source--The view-source protocol no longer works in Internet Explorer
    7 RC1.
  • Gopher Protocol--Support for the Gopher protocol was removed at the
    WinINET level. (Gopher support was turned off by default in Internet
    Explorer 6.)
    has been removed in Internet Explorer 7 Beta.
  • Telnet--The Telnet protocol handler is no longer supported in Internet
  • SysImage URL Scheme--The SysImage URL Scheme has been removed from
    Internet Explorer.
  • Status Bar Scripting--Script will no longer be able to set the status bar
    text through the window.status and window.defaultStatus methods by default
    in the Internet and Restricted Zones. This small step helps prevent
    attackers from leveraging those methods to spoof the status bar. To revert
    to previous behavior and allow Script to set the status bar through
    window.status and window.defaultStatus, follow these steps: Open Internet
    Explorer, click the Tools button, click Internet Options, and then click the
    Security tab. Click Internet or Restricted sites, and then click the Custom
    level button. Scroll down to Allow status bar updates via script, select
    Enable, and then click OK until you return to Internet Explorer.
  • Security Settings for Script Access to the Clipboard--New security-related
    updates for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 include a change in the default
    security settings for Script Access to the clipboard. Sites using scripts to
    access the clipboard in the Internet and Trusted sites zones will receive a
    prompt that will inform the user that their clipboard is being accessed by
    script. The prompt will require user permission to continue. This is
    designed to prevent the possibility of information disclosure through script
    access to the clipboard.
  • Installing Internet Explorer 7 RC1 with Windows 2003 SP1--The homepage
    will be reset to the secure page (res://shdoclc.dll/softAdmin.htm).


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Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.0.2

Adobe yesterday brought out the 2nd patch for Photoshop 9 or the Creative Suite2. This update is only available for the Windiws-versions.
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular photo-editing programs on the market.


The most significant fixes in the 9.0.2 release include the following:
- Menus now respond correctly after a single click.
- Undo/Redo work properly when multiple documents are open.
- Photoshop no longer produces a program error when encountering unsupported file types through the Acrobat Touchup workflow.
- Supported files that incorrectly produced an "unsupported color space" message now open as expected.
- TIFF files with layer data greater than 2GB now open correctly.

The most significant fixes in the 9.0.1 release (also included in the 9.0.2 update) include the following:
- Photoshop no longer hangs for several seconds when using painting tools with quick strokes.
- A runtime error that could appear when mousing over a high-res doc with the Brush Tool has been fixed.
- Documents containing a large number of text layers now open more quickly.
- Problems related to palettes (slow redraw, palettes go white, possible crash) have been addressed.
- TIFF files from certain scanners can now be opened correctly.
- After editing an image in Photoshop CS2 via Acrobat Touchup, the image no longer gets repositioned.
- XMP metadata from AI and PDF files is now retained in Photoshop.
- Slow performance when toggling layer visibility has been fixed.
- Info palette numbers now display and update when moving a curve point in Curves via the cursor keys.
- Problems opening certain TIFF and PSB files greater than 2GB have been resolved.
- The Merge to HDR command now functions properly when using high-ASCII characters in the user login.


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Monday, July 17, 2006

Sneaky goes on holiday

Yesyesyes, the most beautiful time of the year... It's time for me to take a break and go on holiday!
So this week there will be no news added at Gadget Flash

I'll be back at 25 July.

See you soon and happy holiday.


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