Tuesday, October 25, 2005

NewsBin Pro 5.0.2 software update

DJI Interprises has launched a new version of NewsBin Pro, number 5.0.2. This program can download photos, movies and programs from newsgroups in little packages and bring them back together at your pc.


  • Rewrote Read Post Body. Any previous RPB's will be lost.
  • Hooked up ctrl-d to remove posts from download list when in the post list
  • Highlight duplicate files with pink in the post list.
  • Dynamically update the post list with post status from the download list.
  • Fixed display problem with PAR files that didn't get included in compact
  • Changed how posts are tagged internally, hopefully will improve performance
  • Fixed typo in Status "downloadeding"
  • Fixed default download path on clean install, should go under My Documents,
    not App Data. Folder name is now "Newsbin Download"
  • Worked on compact mode for non yEnc posts. Seems to work better now.
  • Compact mode modified to handle style adopted for posting HDTV files.
  • Improvements to the "Show Filename" mode
  • Fixed problem where last record in each spool chunk would not get marked as
  • Removed feature where clicking on post in post list would remove post from
    the download list.
  • The Status Column in the post list is back! Doesn't report filtered posts
  • Flash reduction in the connections tab.
  • Reduced processor load when processing the groups list.
  • Fixed potential crash problem when sorting on columns in the download list.
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    AMD Unveils Commercial Channel Program

    Program Promotes Innovation and Collaboration to Create Joint Business Opportunities that Deliver Customer Value

    AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced the AMD Commercial Channel Access Program to enhance and extend the company's commitment to partners' business needs and contribute to their continued growth and success in the commercial market. The program is designed to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation within the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors. It is designed to deliver benefits to participants by helping them gain access to and develop solutions for the increasing number of customers now looking to deploy AMD OpteronTM processor-based platforms and provide tangible value through these solutions tailored to best address the needs of their end customers.

    "The launch of the Commercial Channel Access Program reinforces AMD's goal of meeting the needs of end customers through the delivery of highly targeted, market-relevant solutions," said Kevin Knox, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, AMD. "AMD's robust channel program has been a cornerstone of our business for decades and today's announcement marks another milestone in our commitment to customer-centric innovation and to the many long-standing and successful relationships we enjoy with our expanding network of channel customers. By leveraging a strong collaborative model, we will be able to extend our reach into new commercial markets to deliver innovative joint AMD64 processor-based solutions."

    The Commercial Channel Access Program more specifically provides: Web-based self-service access to resources and education through the AMD Access Portal, distributed channel communications including newsletters and alerts, AMD product information, white paper and success story templates, partner solution registration, joint customer solution pilots, channel-specific marketing support, access to the AMD business development team, field-based channel account managers (where applicable), opportunities to collaborate with AMD and its ISV communities, as well as AMD-supported campaigns to help build awareness. AMD will also be offering membership in a newly formed AMD Commercial Channel Council where participants will share their views and can gain early insights into AMD plans and access to executives.

    A core supporting component of the program is the Web portal that is designed to allow access to tools, information, training and practical help in multiple languages around the clock. This is intended to help participants bring AMD64 processor technology to market quickly and provide a high level of service to their customers. Access to demo units for evaluation and sales opportunities will be also available via this route.

    The flexible, dynamic program is built on the core tenets of listening to customers and responding to the fast-changing needs of customers. By doing so, AMD can direct services and resources to worldwide channel partners, help identify new solutions opportunities and coordinate channel activities to build upon the strengths of AMD's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationships to create shared successes.

    The Commercial Channel Access Program is expected to expand its member support over the coming months with a wide variety of programs such as specialized technical support, information resources to help keep members up to date on the latest technology news and extensive tool kits for co-marketing the newly developed solutions. The program will also help drive benefits for end-user commercial customers as solutions briefs become readily available to help them determine the most effective solution to solve their business challenges.

    Support for Commercial Channel Access Program

    The AMD Commercial Channel Access Program builds on the company's strong relationships, and to date, more than 20 solutions and campaigns have already been staffed and funded by AMD with more than 15 different systems integrators, VARs and distributors participating in the program. Inaugural participants include Avnet Computing Components, CDW, Ciber IT Operations Services, Continental Resources, EDS, En Pointe Technologies, Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc., GTSI Corp., Ingram Micro Inc., Insight Enterprises, PC Connection Services, Pomeroy IT Solutions, Inc., Sayers, Scalar Decisions Inc. and Tech Data Corporation. Visit www.amd.com/access for more information.

    "As the demand to share electronic resources with customers and partners grows, businesses and government organizations are increasingly relying on more powerful processors that won't overheat," said CDW's Scott Detota, director, Product Management. "We're responding to these needs by making a variety of AMD64 technology-based products easily accessible to our customers to help them improve computing performance and availability."

    "EDS recognizes the tremendous importance of forging strong relationships in the IT industry. Our collaboration with Sun Microsystems and Sun's partner, AMD, to offer Virtual Server Services, which runs on Sun servers powered by AMD OpteronTM processors, is built on a true commitment to bringing ground-breaking technology to our clients," said Larry Lozon, vice president, Data Center Services, EDS.

    "AMD's dual-core processor and HyperTransportTM technology offer significant value to solution providers," said Mark Demeo, senior vice president, Consulting and Infrastructure, Pomeroy IT Solutions, Inc., a national solutions provider whose services include: outsourcing, application development, systems integration and other maintenance and support services. "We are able to architect solutions that protect our customers' investments by improving scalability, performance and energy efficiency. As a result, our solutions help customers maximize their IT investments and re-invest in their core businesses."

    "The AMD Commercial Channel Access Program helps enable partners to get technology to market faster and bring even more value to customers," said Pete Peterson, vice president, Systems Product Marketing, Tech Data Corporation. "As a leading provider of IT products and solutions, Tech Data has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with AMD and is dedicated to developing even more joint business opportunities that leverage the portfolio of AMD64 technology-based solutions from major OEMs."

    AMD expects to roll out new features to the portal over the next several months. The AMD Commercial Channel Access Program is available to new and existing channel customers in North America and Europe and later in other regions of the world. For more information on the AMD Commercial Channel Access Program, visit www.amd.com/access, the gateway to these new, as well as existing, channel programs at AMD.

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    Monday, October 24, 2005

    PowerArchiver 2006 9.5

    After a few beta versions now the final-release of PowerArchiver 2006 version 9.5 is released. This archivingsprogram can work with the most common archivingstypes. This version makes use of a new registration system, so actual users have to collect a new serial number. It's available in different languages.

    Major Changes:

    • ISO reading/extracting support for formats: ISO, BIN, IMG and NRG
    • Support for creating PAE SFX archives
    • Updated PAE format with hiding filenames option
    • Improved 7-ZIP support:

      • Added support for AES encrypted 7z archives
      • Added support for reading 7z multivolume archives
      • Added support for creating 7z multivolume archives
      • Added support for 7-Zip PPMd compression
      • New DLL with improved compression methods
      • Significantly faster compression with 7-Zip in some cases

    • Full skinning support via PSF files - includes interface skins, toolbar
      skins, icons and customizable application settings
    • SFTP (SSH FTP) support for secure FTP transfers
    • Cool alert window in system tray
    • Support for renaming files in BH, LHA and TAR archives
    • Improved default toolbar skin (alpha-blended PNG)
    • Improved security throughout application
    • Hints implemented throughout the application

    • Faster directory loading in archives - Explorer View Mode
    • Drag & Drop on empty PowerArchiver window
    • Faster Favorites window
    • Explore view mode improvements: Column shading, color for highlighting
      archives, general pop-up menu
    • Various other speed improvements
    • Support for RAR comments
    Bug Fixes:

    • Extracting Japanese ZIP archives
    • Various other fixes


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    Sunday, October 23, 2005

    Winamp 5.11: Software update

    In the Winamp forum, version 5.11 is declassifyed of the popular mediaplayer. Winamp can work with the most common audio- and videoformats and is available in different variants. The Liteversion only plays musicfiles, while the Full-version also plays videofiles. The Pro-version can also code and burn cds, but for this feature you have to pay. In this release the LAME-encoder is upgraded to version 3.96.1 and there are bugs fixed.

    • Updated: LAME 3.96.1 (sorry, but 3.97 will need to lose its beta tag before
      we upgrade)
    • Fixed: playlist focus issue after adding files to playlist
    • Fixed: crash on multichannel songs with EQ enabled
    • Fixed: internet connection detection not working when set to "dial-up"
    • Fixed: manual playlist advance with winamp videos
    • Fixed: EQ text display glitch
    • Fixed: video not filling up video window
    • Fixed: black bars in fullscreen video
    • Fixed: [gen_ml] crash with no write access
    • Fixed: [gen_ml] CDDB Dialog Media Library drawing glitch
    • Fixed: [in_dshow] seeking on files with no video or no audio
    • Fixed: [in_cdda] aspi ripping crash
    • Fixed: [ml_wire] "my music" folder creation
    • Fixed: [ml_wire] Podcasts with dates before 1970 handled properly
    • Fixed: [ml_wire] Downloading of podcasts with parameters in URL
    • Fixed: [out_ds] fade-on-seek settings
    • Fixed: [in_wm] pause glitch
    • Fixed: [in_mp4] view-file-info filename not scrolling
    • Coming Soon: Multi-user profile support (preliminary support enabled)
    • Lots of other small bugfixes and optimizations (core/gen_ff)
    • New: 'Station Info' Prefs page (for configuring radio browser)
    • New: Password protection for Shoutcast TV ratings

    Wnamp 5.11 lite

    Wnamp 5.11 full

    Wnamp 5.11 pro

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