|Newsletter May 06, 2002
o Article of the Week
o Chatterbox Challenge
o Agent News
o Download of the week
Downloading accelerators: divide to rule
Maybe you have a high-speed connection and you think you are safe from network outages? It is sometimes said that only dial-up modem users have problems when downloading. Perhaps you think that a downloading accelerator isn't necessary with your type of connection? Try one out and you will see the difference.
If your download is interrupted - and you know how often the connection can be lost or the computer crashes - you will be thankful for the downloading accelerator. A double click on the file name and the download continues as if nothing had happened. These agents protect you against the uncertainties of the network. Interrupted downloads will be no more than a painful memory. Their secret lies in two features: using a list of mirror servers in order to find the nearest download site, and dividing big files into little pieces that are then downloaded simultaneously.
Among their many useful features, some downloading accelerators use a file management system to organize past, present and future downloads in an easily-readable tree view. They also have, in most cases, a programmer that makes it possible to define when the file should be downloaded: at times when the connection is cheaper, when there is less traffic etc. Some are even able to connect and disconnect from the network automatically. Very handy!
If you download regularly from the Internet, it would be a shame not to make use of these agents. Don't take risks with your downloads!
Downloading accelerators Agents available in Agentland
ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
> TimelyWeb: tracks changes all the time!
TimelyWeb is a very nice way to keep up-to date with any changes in your favorite web sites and FTP resources. As soon as a modification is detected, you are alerted in one of a variety of ways, and TimelyWeb highlights the changes. TimelyWeb has a host of useful features, it's easy to use, efficient and clear. A great solution for monitoring the Internet!
> Chatterbox Challenge Update
The leaders are holding strong in the voting: Eugene, Elbot and
Chat-Bot have really caught the public's eye. 12 bots will be
selected to go through to the play-offs, where the judges will
engage each bot in conversation to decide the overall winner. Which
bots will be selected? There are still three weeks left to cast your
votes in AgentLand's Chatterbox Challenge:
Profiles of the botmasters and the members of the jury:
>> File sharing <<
> KaZaA Media Desktop
The new version of KaZaA Media Desktop is now available in French, Spanish and German versions. In this version 1.6.1, you can configure KaZaA Media Desktop to filter your selections. Password protection on your filters makes KaZaA ideal for family use and keeps your search results safe. Come and discover this new version on Agentland.
>> Cookies Filters <<
> Clean It Up
Clean It Up! is an affordable and easy to-use Privacy program that helps to keep your PC running smoothly and efficiently while protecting your personal privacy- Automatically! Clean It Up! will clear your internet history, cookies, temp folders, recent document listings and many more to keep unwanted snoopers, "prying eyes" or employers guessing! A "Must Have" for anyone concerned for their privacy!
> Internet Sweeper
Internet Sweeper will erase information stored in Windows about visited sites. It can automatically run when computer boots, user logs in, or browsers closed. Internet Sweeper works with Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera. It erases the cache, history, cookies, addresses, and temporary files.
>> Privacy <<
> Spytech SpyCheck
Spytech SpyCheck is a quick and easy to use tool that allows you to scan your PC quickly for files and website addresses visited that may contain sexually-related content. You can check if other users have been checking out adult websites on your PC!
>> E-Mail filters <<
> Kill The Spams
If you're tired of unsolicited commercial e-mail clogging your inbox, you're not alone. Surveys have proven time and again that most Internet users detest such unwanted advertising. Without the pain of building complex filters, Kill The Spams is able to filter unsolicited e-mails.
>> Downloading <<
GetAgain is an utility to download files from the World Wide Web. One important feature of this software is its ability to resume interrupted file downloads. This enables you to download megabytes of software with ease.
>> Chils Care <<
SpyBuddy is the ultimate solution for monitoring spouses, children, co-workers, or anyone else! SpyBuddy allows you to monitor all areas of your PC, tracking every action down the last keystroke pressed.
> iOpus STARR
So how do you know what intruders, your staff (or family) are doing on your PCs? Is confidential data stolen, manipulated or accidentally deleted? The iOpus STARR surveillance software can tell you exactly who is doing what on which PC at any time during the day or night.
DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK
> Copernic Basic
Copernic Basic simultaneously consults the best Internet search engines for you. Since each search engine covers only a part of the Web, by combining results from multiple sources Copernic will help you get the most out of the Web. Copernic 2001 Basic offers 7 categories, providing access to 80 search engines and directories.
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