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Newsletter April 22, 2002

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o Chatterbox Challenge
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Computer, what will the weather be tomorrow?

Spring is here, although you could be forgiven for occasionally wondering if there has not been a mistake somewhere. At this time of year, our thoughts turn to picnicking on the grass, or walking in the woods to get back in touch with nature after a few months of hibernation. The problem is that you can't trust the weather, it's a well-known fact! Wouldn't it be great to have an intelligent agent that would keep you informed about the weather?

Weather monitoring agents bring a personalized bulletin to your desktop, just like on TV. They let you know about the meteorological conditions (forecasts, satellite images, weather reports from ski stations, the seas etc) directly on your computer. Some have the ability to get automatically updated data via the Internet, or five-day forecasts.

Certain of these agents are extremely precise: they don't just tell you what the weather is going to be, they also include the highest and lowest temperatures, the time of sunrise and sunset, the level of humidity, atmospheric pressure and wind speed.

So if you want to know what the weather is going to be, you just have to turn on your computer. There's no stopping progress!

AgentLand has a number of weather monitoring agents to download and try:


> Chatterbox Challenge Update
The prizes aren't only for the botmasters! All voters in the Chatterbox Challenge are automatically entered in a prize draw to win one of 100 chatterbot CDs. Vote today at:
Who are the people that make the chatterbots? Lots of new botmasters profiles have been published on AgentLand:


>> Cookies Filters <<

> WinBrush
WinBrush is a handy and easy-to-use tool that protects your privacy and keeps your system clean. It works by cleaning up the tracks you leave (document histories, temporary internet files, etc.) while you are working on Windows or surfing the Internet, and also removes all garbage files such as temporary application files and unneeded log or backup files.

> Smasher
Smasher speeds up browsing by keeping your PC clean. It stops pop-up ads automatically, but still allows links that open in a new window. It cleans your PC of Internet traces when closing last Internet Explorer and removes cookies as you browse. Smasher has a special option to freeze cookies so sites can not add or change cookies. This agent makes it possible to protect Internet Explorer using a password and much more.

>> Peer To Peer <<

> 2 Find Mp3
NPS Software is launching a new version (7.5) of 2 Find Mp3. This agent allows you to locate check and download MP3 files. It uses the best MP3 search engines available on the Web today. You can download and listen to the music you want with a single mouse-click.

> Sputnix

Sputnix is an unsupported, unofficial "satellite" client for the music sharing website,

>> Email Extractors <<

> WorldCast
WorldCast is a two-in-one tool: A full-featured bulk emailer and also an email-address validator. It detects many of the common "dead addresses" that exists on many emailing lists, reports errors like bad email addresses, time-out operations and provides a detailed log of the entire delivery process.

> Advanced E-mail Verifier

Advanced E-mail Verifier verifies every e-mail address from a given mailing list, allows to determine about 90 % of dead mail addresses. You don't need to disturb your clients and friends anymore to check if their e-mail addresses are still valid. Advanced E-mail Verifier connects directly to their SMTP server and checks it for you. Nothing is sent to the recipient and AEV works in your system tray.

> WebSiteExtractor
Do you need to keep track of changes that are made to some websites? Would you like to save time spent waiting for sites to be downloaded from the Internet? Do you sometimes need to make exact copies of website on your PC so that you can view them without having to connect to the Internet? Then you need WebSiteExtractor

>> Popup Filters <<

> Pop-Up Stopper Companion
Stop Internet Solicitors, pop-up windows and Online tracking with this handy browser toolbar for Internet Explorer. Pop-Up Stopper Companion provides more efficient pop-up and pop-under blocking technology in an easy to use Internet Explorer toolbar that is only active when your browser is open.

> KillPopup
Flush away those anoying popup windows with KillPopup! If you're tired of annoying advertisements when browsing to a web site, then this is the tool for you. Those ad windows will be closed before you see the window appear. KillPopup is a utility that automatically closes those anoying advertisement windows that some sites use.

>> Alerting <<

> TimelyWeb
TimelyWeb is a neat little program that alerts you as soon as it detects changes in the Web pages or FTP servers you want to survey. You can set TimelyWeb to automatically download the changed page, or to alert you by e-mail or SMS. That's pretty neat! Be the first to know about the latest changes in the areas that interest you.


> WebWhacker
With WebWhacker 2000, you decide what Internet information you make available for access. Download favorite web pages or whole web sites directly to your own laptop, hard drive, desktop, zip disk, CD, or storage device, and then view them offline at highly accelerated speeds. It is not just any site retrieval tool!

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