Software: PaperMaster Pro – worth the wait?

 It’s been nearly five years some folk have been waiting, but it looks like PaperMaster, a great program for scanning and organizing your paperwork, is back.   PaperMaster — the last full version was 98, to give you some idea how long this software’s been hibernating — was pretty good. It look liked a filing …

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Update: Aliencamel gets another hump

   Newly arrived anti-spam service Aliencamel, which I mentioned in an earlier column, tell me they’ve beefed up their service by ‘double scanning’ every email with virus engines from RAV and Kapersky. Aliencamel’s spam technology uses server-based whitelists — allowing email from such addresses to get through — and blacklists — blocking out ‘bad’ email senders …

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Box: New to Newsfeeds

 New to Newsfeeds? RSS for beginners   How do I get started reading newsfeeds? Newzcrawler and Feedreader, both mentioned in the main article, are the best programs to start with. Feedreader is still in development, but felt pretty stable to me. To add a Really Simple Syndication, or RSS feed, just paste in the link …

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Column: No More Information Overload

Loose Wire — No More Information Overload    Now, the news you choose to read can be delivered in a friendly format that won’t clog your inbox By Jeremy Wagstaff   from the 3 July 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. This is not another column …

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News: Logitech io to get even smarter

  Fresh in from Logitech, news that the company’s AGM saw the first public preview of a hugely improved version of the software for the io pen, which I reviewed some months back.   This new version of the software, apparently, allows you to search all of the text you have previously written, not just the headers. …

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Link: Friendster

    A new website, Friendster, run by a guy working out of his living room in Silicon Valley is getting plenty of coverage. Friendster works a lot like the dating services I’ve reviewed in the past, although it also talks like a networking service.   Tyler Hamilton, writing in The Toronto Star wrote this week, …

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Software: New version of Fix-It Utilities released

   One of my favourite utilities, Fix-It, is available in a new version. The program — which does everything from cleaning up your hard drive to rescuing deleted files — has gone through many owners of the years, and is now part of V Communications. This is their first update of the software since V …

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Software: MSGTAG’s free version is still available

   More on MessageTag, the program that lets you monitor whether your emails are being read. In fact, the free version does still exist, contrary to my earlier posting. Matthew Miller of MSGTAG says the free version of MSGTAG is no longer being promoted from the website but will stay on CNET’s download.com and is still being given …

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Software: Google’s new Toolbar

   Google have just launched a new version of their toolbar for Internet Explorer. Toolbars are extra lines of buttons that add themselves to your browser, offering links, pull down menus and whatnot. In this case, Google’s toolbar allows you to do Google searches without actually going to Google’s search page. It’s actually a great tool, …

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