|Newsletter December 30, 2002 |
o Articles of the week
o Agent News
o Download of the week
The countdown has started!
On the 31st December, just before midnight, the countdown to the new year will ring out around the world: '3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!'. Suddenly we will plunged into 2003, wishing everyone the very best for the coming year and hoping that all our desires will be met.
As every year, some latecomers won't have finished buying their gifts. There's still time to catch up, the AgentLand store is open (7 days a week, 24 hours a day!) to help you find your last-minute gifts. We have selected for you a wide range of DVDs, games, MP3 players and, naturally, intelligent agents! With the AgentLand store, it's a little like Christmas every day, and it would be a shame to miss out.
At the time when we look back over the past year, we would like to thank you for your loyalty, since the number of readers of the AgentLand newsletter keeps on rising for the second successive year. All that is left is to send you our best wishes for an excellent year in 2003. Above all, enjoy the evening that marks the entry into the new year… in moderation, of course!
ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
> Grab a site: an offline browser for all users
Sometimes there are files or pieces of information that it’s just not possible to retrieve from a Web site or page. The worst of all is when the information you want is correctly displayed in the browser, but you can’t copy it… unless you decide to type it again out by hand. But is that really necessary, have you tried all the tricks that could help you get the information?
> Let Ultra Hal become your personal assistant
Ultra Hal Assistant has the ambition and the ability to be a complete personal assistant, able to run programs, send e-mail and manage your diary as well as chat with you. Speech synthesis, and in the registered version, speech recognition, also form part of Hal's rich offering. All in all, it's quite a program!
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>> Specialized Browsing Agents <<
Anyone who has ever forgotten to send an email attachment will appreciate a new free software utility called Attach!, a simple yet vital tool that scans the user's outgoing email for mention of attachments. If an attachment is mentioned but no file is attached, a screen pops up informing the user and giving him/her two options: "Attach" or "Send Anyway."
>> Anti-Spy <<
> Eliminate Spam
Eliminate Spam uses sophisticated customizable filters and checks each incoming e-mail against extensive database of known spammers. If an occasional junk message does sneak through the filters, in one click you can simultaneously trash the message, ban the sender or sender’s domain, and report the spammer to the spam databases - a central spam-prevention database - so his messages would not reach other intended victims.
DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK
> GhostSurf Pro
GhostSurf is very complete software for protecting your personal information from ISPs, websites, other users of your computer, and malicious "spyware" software; in general, GhostSurf addresses each potential source of online privacy abuse. GhostSurf is also a comprehensive suite of ad-blocking tools; and GhostSurf's privacy features will protect your identity from being harvested online, potentially reducing the amount of junk e-mail you receive.
> WorldFlash News Ticker
WorldFlash News Ticker gets up-to-the-minute news headlines, weather, sports, stock quotes and more from over 135 prestigious on-line news sources. The full story on a full page is a click away. Highly customizable, low bandwidth.
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