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MailWasher Pro 2012 Free Today Only @ BitsDuJour – Save $29.95

imageToday only, the giveaway site BitsDuJour is offering MailWasher Pro 2012, the highly rated anti-spam utility – FREE. The free licensed product can be installed on up to three machines.

From the developer’s site:

MailWasher has deservedly earned its reputation as one of the worlds top anti-spam products. With over 8 million users around the world and features on both BBC and CNN you can be confident that it is one of the easiest ways to get rid of spam.

Spam can't get to your inbox

Spam can’t get to your inbox.

Remove spam from its source before it even reaches your computer. You’ll Never suffer from spam in your inbox again.

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Unbeatable spam detection tools

Unbeatable spam detection tools.

Advanced spam detection technology and tools do all the hard work for you by automatically marking spam emails and flagging them for deletion.

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Preview all incoming mail before downloading it

Preview all incoming mail before downloading it

Instantly preview all incoming email and decide what do do before it even reaches your computer. No more time wasted downloading annoying emails with huge attachments.

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No brainer setup, quick and easy to use

No brainer setup. Quick and easy to use.

So easy to setup and use. Automatically pull down all your mail settings and contact information so you can start blocking spam like a pro in no time.

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Go to:

Please follow the download instructions exactly.

Available languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Ukranian, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Norwegian, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Japanese, Portuguese and Pirate!


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Crave World Clock – 20 Free Licenses Giveaway

image“Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes.

So, being a grumpy “old man”, from time to time I make an exception to the rule that I don’t get involved in software license giveaways. And, this is one of those “relax the rule” times – with good reason.

Manoj Shinde, the developer of DiskAnalyzer Pro, and currently the principal of Reflection Software Solutions based in Aurangabad, India – recently offered to provide 20 free licenses for his company’s, Crave World Clock, to Tech Thoughts readers. I accepted Manoj’s offer gratefully.

Reflection Software describes Crave World Clock as follows:

Crave World Clock is a must-have world clock software for people who need to keep track of current time in different cities and time zones around the world. The current time can be displayed on a real world map along with day and night effects.

You can add cities of your choice on the world map. You can set the world clock as your desktop wallpaper or use it as a screensaver. You can add analog clock and digital clock on your desktop to keep track of time for multiple cities.

So, how would you benefit from installing Crave World Clock on your system? It’s fair to acknowledge that perhaps you wouldn’t – but, if the global business environment is the place where you hang your hat – like I do – Crave World Clock offers a number of features which could make your life just a little easier.

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Let me give you a simple personal example – it’s not at all unusual for me to speak directly with developers, software vendors, or service providers by telephone or Skype – from such diverse places as China, Romania, Croatia, India, America, Australia, Turkey……. Since global business operates 24/7, it’s obviously important to be aware of local times, and Crave World Clock has made that just a little easier for me.

As the “fact facts” below indicate – the application offers much more than simple acting as a global local time reminder.


Fast facts:

Set world clock with real world map as desktop wallpaper – The real world map with multiple city time displayed on it can be used as a desktop wallpaper while the software will be minimized to system tray. So you can easily track current time for multiple cities right on your desktop without much interference in your work.

Use world clock with current time as your desktop screensaver – Crave World Clock can be used as a desktop screensaver. So when your PC is idle, it will display world map with current time for selected cities, day / night effects . It will be updated every minute to reflect current time.

Place analog and digital clocks on your desktop for multiple cities – You can add multiple analog or digital clocks on your desktop to see current time for the cities of your choice. You can choose a clock theme for the clock from a pre-defined list of stunning clock themes.

Add reminders regarding your “things to do” for different time zones – Use the reminder tool to get notifications (with sound) about your phone calls, follow ups or things to do related with cities around the world.

Quickly find time for any city with Time Finder tool – You can use the time finder tool which you can access with a shortcut key to quickly find current time for any city or country. Just type in the city or country name then current date/time will be displayed for that city.

Multi-year calendar view at a glance – This tool displays calendar for a year at a glance so you need not browse through months to refer to future dates or dates falling in other months.

Quick access to International dialing codes – If you frequently need to make international calls then you can refer to international dialing codes list for all countries available with a shortcut key.

System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7

You can download Crave World Clock software and try the full version free for 14 days.

Download at: Reflection Software Solutions

Purchase: $14 USD.

Giveaway procedure:

To enter the giveaway contest to win a free license, simply add a comment at the end of this article. On February 17, 2012, all comments will be added to the online List Randomizer, and the first 20 names that come up, will win a free license for Crave World Clock.

You don’t need to write a paragraph – “enter me”, or something similar, is enough. There’s no need for me to acknowledge your entry, but rest assured, if you comment – you’re in.

If you’re a lucky winner, the developer will contact you directly and provide you with the free license.

Good luck!


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Two Thanksgiving Giveaways From Digiarty Software – MacX DVD Ripper Pro and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

imageIn celebration of the upcoming American Thanksgiving holiday, Digiarty Software is sharing limited numbers of both MacX DVD Ripper Pro, and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, as Thanksgiving gifts.

Giveaway 10,000 Copies of DVD Ripper for Thanksgiving 2011 from (Digiarty Software) MacXDVD Software.

The upgraded MacX DVD Ripper Pro is perfectly compatibility with Android, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, HTC, Samsung, XOOM, Galaxy Tab, etc. It can assist you to rip any DVD (including the newly released DVD movies) to almost any format that widely used by applications and devices.


WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanksgiving Edition

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanksgiving Edition. The best way to backup DVD movie/music to iPhone/4S, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android, HTC, Samsung, XOOM, Galaxy Tab, PSP, etc. Support the latest Disney encrypted DVDs. It was tested by CNET as No 1 fast DVD backup & ripping solution in the market.


If you should find that all 30,000 copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum have been subscribed to, I’ve got 10 sponsored licenses to hand out – try one of these. (click on the license list below, to expand to original).


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Get uRexsoft DVD Ripper Platinum (Win) For Free

imageAnother month, another DVD ripper you’ve probably never heard of. Even so – from now until Sept. 30, this $35 program is absolutely free. And it works!

Best of all, and as opposed to so many of this type of offer – there are no hoops to jump through.


Read all about this software giveaway on CNET’s Cheapskate page here.

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Consider NOT Renewing Your Paid Security Suite Subscription – Get A Free Outpost Security Suite Pro License Instead


Agnitum, the company behind the Outpost line of computer security applications (you may be familiar with their highly rated free application – Outpost Firewall), announced yesterday – it is expanding its free competitive upgrade to Outpost Security Suite offer, until September 30, 2011.

As well as the time extension – additional locations now qualify for this free competitive upgrade offer – including, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Japan, and the Republic of South Africa.

Here’s the offer:

For all participants (you must have an existing paid license from any of the following vendors), Outpost Security Suite Pro will be provided free of charge for one or two years – depending on the active competitive license.

If the current license is valid for more than 3 months but less than 12 months, it will be Outpost Security Suite Pro one-year license – if more than 12 months are left, the participant will get an Outpost Security Suite Pro two-year license. The Outpost license will be valid for up to 3 or 5 PCs for personal and/or family use, depending on the competing license.

Eligible competing products from –


Here’s the why:

The free competitive upgrade offer was launched to give users who were not happy with their existing security suite the opportunity to exchange that product at no cost, for the robust and lightweight Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5 Performance Edition.

Here’s the terms:

Users of qualifying competing products are required to provide evidence of their current Internet security suite license to Agnitum by completing the web form. Only personal and family use licenses are eligible, and those licenses must be for a total term of one year or longer, and have at least three months remaining before expiration.

Why Outpost Security Suite Pro?

Combined anti-virus and anti-spyware protects PC against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, and rootkits.

Powerful proactive protection keeps PC secure against unknown and zero-day threats.

Inbound and outbound firewall protects PC connections and prevents confidential data leaks.

Web Control ensures fast, safe web surfing.

High-speed performance with minimal system impact.

If you’re dissatisfied with your current paid Internet security application (or, you want to save some money – you could save $100 or more),  this free offer may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.

System requirements: Windows 7, Vista, XP (32 and 64 bit).

To take advantage of this offer, go to the developers page here.

Testimonial from Virus Bulletin, April 2011.

“We have been impressed with the speed and resource consumption of the Agnitum products we have tested in comparisons lately, with the caching of previous activities making for lightning fast speeds and minimal overheads…”

Note: I have not tested this security suite. Reviews of this application have been mixed so, I suggest that you consider Google searching “outpost security suite pro 7.5 review”.

About Agnitum:

Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. is a leading developer of high-quality, easy-to-use security software. Agnitum’s solutions include Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro for securing personal and family desktops; and Outpost Security Suite — an all-in-one Internet security solution. Outpost Network Security ensures reliable endpoint protection and performance for SMBs, and Outpost Antivirus Service provides antivirus protection via subscription through ISPs.

Agnitum also offers free version of Outpost Security Suite to enable users of all backgrounds and economic circumstance to experience high levels of computer security.

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Free License For Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.1 At Giveaway of the Day

I make no bones about the fact that I don’t get involved in low end software license giveaways – you know the type – “Contest: We have 5/10 licenses to giveaway to your readers”, or something similar. It’s a mugs game – the only winner is a software developer.

In the meantime, the Blogger does all the back end work – testing the application (although I’m aware of some Bloggers who don’t), writing a review, replying to the contest entries; setting up the drawing to pull the winning entries; notifying the winners, etc. All of this for what – so that 5/10 readers out of perhaps as many as 3/5000 daily readers, get a free one year license for a piece of software?

No, there are much better alternatives, including the website Giveaway of the Day which specializes in – you guessed it – free, fully licensed applications – a new one every day. Definitely beats a low end 5/10 license contest hands down. There’s no entry to fill out, and then having to trust that lady luck will reward you. Best of all – there’s no waiting.

I’m not suggesting that each and every offering at Giveaway of the Day is worthwhile – it’s been my experience that they are not. Nevertheless, depending on your needs of course, you’re likely to find something of interest from time to time.

As an example – todays free fully licensed application is Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.1 – Performance Edition.


From the site:

Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.1 – Performance Edition delivers robust, multilayered protection to address all possible Internet risks including known and zero-day viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and intrusions, spam, and more. Enhanced with SmartDecision technology – Personal Virus Adviser for users, Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.1 ensures your fast decision-making in security issues.

Why choose Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.1?

Enhanced Anti-Malware with award-winning virus, spyware, rootkits detection and blocking rates;

Two-way firewall and Web Control tools to keep PC connections secure;

Advanced proactive protection to preemptively block unknown and zero-day threats;

High-speed performance with no system slowdown.

Limitations: upgrades are not available, one technical support request, NB! License includes unlimited one-year priority databases and configuration updates.

System requirements: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2+, Server 2003 SP1+, (x86-/x64-/multi-core).

Download: Visit Giveaway of the Day for download information.

Note: Offers at Giveaway of the Day are limited to 24 hours. At the time of this posting there are 16 hours 33 minutes left, before this offer expires.

Note: Since its inception more that 10 years ago, Outpost technology has been credited with many awards and accolades from top testing authorities and reviewing organizations around the world.

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Save $59.95 – Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5 Giveaway At TipRadar

John W., my good buddy from Australia, tipped me off to a free license giveaway over at TipRadar for Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.

From the publisher:

Outpost Security Suite Pro delivers comprehensive, multilayered protection against all possible Internet risks. Its ample functionality ensures threats are confronted at all stages down their conceivable propagation route — from initial contact to potential data theft or compromise.

Let’s take a look at what tools and mechanisms are available to challenge the threats as they occur. The chart below briefly lists all protection mechanisms that activate in succession to prevent breaches:


From TipRadar:

In cooperation with Agnitum (sponsor of this giveaway), we can offer 72 hours unlimited downloads for the FULL VERSION! of Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5 .

Here is the promo key: 54YP8-BPAWD-GK48G-KWGC8-GCC4C

It needs to be entered on the promo page – in order to receive the long registration key to activate the application.

Software must be downloaded from the promo page ONLY.

Long key should be used to activate software.

For complete information on this giveaway, take a run over to TipRadar and checkout the article.

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250 Zemana AntiLogger License Giveaway At

Regular readers may remember, that I thoroughly tested Zemana AntiLogger a year or so ago. Subsequently, through the generosity of Zemana we were able to offer two thousands plus, free licenses to readers.

During the testing period I ran a series of Anti-Keylogger Tests, including tests for web cam penetration. All test methods were defeated by Zemana AntiLogger.

A quick recap of Zemana AntiLogger’s capabilities.

Secure your Internet banking and financial transactions

Protect information in emails and Instant Messages

Protect keystrokes from spyware

Protect all screen images

Webcam Logger protection

System Defense

No need to download latest virus signatures

No need to know or detect the malware’s signature

No need to wait for updates from a virus lab

No need to scan files

Proactively looks for suspicious activity

Catches not just the usual suspects, but also sophisticated “zero day” malware

Prevents theft of data via secure connections (HTTPS / SSL)

Does not slow down your PC

Easy to download, install and use


This application, which is arguably the best Antikeylogger application on the market, is not freeware, but you may download a 15 day trial version at: Zemana

Better yet, take a run over to, read the article carefully, and follow the instructions to obtain a new 12 month license.

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PhotoDirector 2011 – Special Offer – Save $99.95

imageSometime back, I reported on Adobe Lightroom Release Candidate 3.4, which had just been cleared by Adobe for download. In a bit of a twist on this tried and true method in product development – CyberLink, has recently released their PhotoDirector 2011 beta.

Here’s the twist – if you provide feedback on the beta version (takes 2/3 minutes), to the developer’s by June 20, 2011, you will receive the official release version (when available), for free (US $99.95 value).

Don’t be put off by the fact that this is a beta version. I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating – In the last year or two, I’ve found that beta software can often be as stable as the final release. It may well be, that Microsoft raised the bar for both beta, and release candidates, with reasonably flawless releases of Windows 7 in both these formats.

My understanding is – on or about June 30, 2011, an e-mail from the developer will provide you with download details for the full version of the final release.

Here are the conditions.

Limitations: Participants will receive a 90 day trial version of the software by providing a valid email address.

Feedback:  To receive the full version of the software after it is released, participants must be over 18 years of age and provide feedback to a designated CyberLink email address related  directly to how the participants experienced PhotoDirector by June 20th, 2011.

I have downloaded and installed this application but, have not yet had an opportunity to put it through its paces. Still, based on the following screen shots from my test system, the application seems to be fully featured. What’s with the dark GUI though?

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Fast facts: some of the main features.

  • Import and organize all your photos in the library for easy browsing and editing.
  • View each individual photo’s metadata information.
  • Add and embed keyword tags and copyright information in photos.
  • Crop and rotate photos, or apply touch-ups such as red-eye and spot removal.
  • Modify photo color and white balance with easy to use adjustment controls.
  • Sharpen photos and correct photos that contain unwanted vignetting or image noise.
  • Create dazzling photo slideshows and output them as video files.
  • Share photos on Facebook and Flickr, and upload created photo slideshows directly to YouTube.

You can learn much more here (PDF format).

System Requirements (from the developer):

CPU Processor

  • Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz CPU with hyper-threading or equivalent AMD CPU is minimal.

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 X 768, 16-bit color or above.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit).
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit).
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3.


  • 2 GB is required.

Graphics Card

  • Intel 945 GM and above (Independent graphics card recommended).

Hard Disk Space

  • 1 GB of disk space for application and documentation.

To download this special offer, go here.

If you’re looking for a free professional level photo application, you might want to consider this offer.

Update: June 12, 2011 – here’s what real world user, and regular reader John B., thinks about this application.

Hi Bill,

I’ve now had a chance to work with PhotoDirector 2011 Beta.

After checking the download with VirusTotal, the software installed easily with Revo Uninstaller; none of the problems I’ve experienced in the past with some other paid-for programs. I did not have to disable or adjust my firewall or other security applications such as WinPatrol.

The program opened with a splash screen pointing out that this is a 90 day trial version. Once inside, I was presented with a familiar-looking GUI in thumbnail view. This comprised a work window for the selected file, with a horizontal scrollable strip of thumbnails beneath. To get pictures into the thumbnail strip is simplicity itself. You click “Import” and navigate to the required folder, either from the generic folders displayed by default or, in my case to one on my desktop. Then select the desired files and they appear in the thumbnail strip, with the first one in the work window ready for editing.

The import took a little time but I had selected 300 photos, each of about 18mb. I usually shoot in Sony RAW (.arw) and was delighted to see that this format was recognised without needing any plugins. In fact there is support for a very wide range of camera RAW versions.

The editing itself was very easy, with a good range of adjustments available under the “Adjustment” tab. The only thing missing from my personal point of view was “curves”, which I find gives excellent results quickly. However its absence made me check out the other available options in some detail. I found them to be very easy and intuitive to use.

As each picture is worked on, its thumbnail is tagged as “adjusted”. Once editing is complete, a click on “Select by Adjusted” under the “Edit” tab allows those photos to be exported to a folder of choice. By default the photos are converted to jpeg files, in my case of about 4mb each.

Unfortunately, after about an hour or so of work, the program suddenly crashed without warning. I had not exported any of the photos I had edited and was concerned that all my work would be lost. However, on reopening the software, I was pleased to see all my pictures present with those I had worked on still tagged. Needless to say I exported them without delay and continued to work on the remainder. The second crash came after about another 90 minutes. This time I was not so lucky as, when I restarted the program, all my pictures were gone, including the tagged ones.

I cannot say whether these crashes were the fault of the software, or because of some conflict in my laptop. What I can say is that I will happily continue with the Beta version and will equally happily accept a free licence after 20 June. Further, I would say that, if others can run the program without crashes, it is well worth the full licence cost.

In conclusion, this program has nearly everything that a high level photographer / editor requires. In addition I understand that a wide range of presets is available on line for those who need less fine control over the results.

Thank you John – as always I very much appreciate your input.

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Save $49.95: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum KungFu Edition – FREE Until May 31

A shout out to long time reader Ben Blasto, for the tip on Digiarty Software’s latest license giveaway – WinX DVD Ripper Platinum KungFu Edition.

This post is informational only – I have not tested this application but, I have downloaded it. It just might come in handy.

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Fast facts (from the site):

Bypass all Copy Protections & Region Locks – It provides breakthrough performance to access all DVD encryption technologies, including DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney X-project DRM.

Feature-rich DVD Ripping Software – WinX DVD Ripper Platinum offers worry-free conversion of DVD to AVI (DivX, Xvid), MP4, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, MOV, FLV, which makes DVD compatible with all popular Windows media players, Apple iPhone (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4), iPad/iPad 2, iPod, Sony PSP, Zune, Mobile phone, etc.

Clone DVD to ISO & Copy DVD – The built-in DVD copy feature supports 1:1 full DVD disc to ISO image clone. It also allows you to copy full title/main content of DVD to MPEG-2 file with lossless video quality and 5.1 Channel AC3/DTS Dolby audio.

No.1 Fast DVD Ripping Speed – With this DVD converter, you can flexibly set CPU utilization. It also supports the newest CUDA, owns optimized configuring for i5 i7 CPU and Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow.

Enjoy Unmatchable Video Audio Quality – The embedded High Quality Engine and “Yadif Double Frames” De-interlacing Engine greatly improve the output video effect.

Rip DVD to iPhone iPad/iPad 2 – Perfectly rip and backup DVD to popular portable devices, including Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Sony PSP, Zune, Zen, etc. Plus, this program comes preloaded with a number of profiles for these devices.

Happily, you don’t need to visit the developer’s Facebook page to “like” (a pain in the ass marketing tool currently being used by too many developers), or register with the developer, in order to receive the license code. Simply download from the site and apply the following license code.


System requirements: Windows XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit).

Download at: the developer’s site (Digiarty Software)

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