We are happy to announce a new freeware game recently released by our friends at Games-Kid.com!
BonusBall – classic color lines game
BonusBall GameBonusBall is a free puzzle game for players of all ages that encourages logical thinking. The aim of the game is to prevent the board from filling up by strategically aligning 5 objects of one color into a vertical, horizontal or a diagonal line which will instantly disappear. Game is easy to learn, adaptable to suit your skill level and is 100% violence-free! BonusBall doesn’t require quick reactions and has numerous themes.
BonusBall is ideal for players who get interrupted frequently or who don’t have the time to play for very long.
Our Miranda password recovery tool has last been updated in 2006. We received numerous reports about bugs in the decoder so we have started from scratch and completely re-wrote the program. It now decodes passwords from all supported protocols including ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu and others provided the password is saved in the database (you login without having to enter your password each time).
There is also an option for a manual recovery which is useful when you need to extract passwords from Miranda database that you obtained elsewhere, e.g. recovered from a crashed hard drive or from another computer that doesn’t work anymore.
We have been asked this question frequently enough to make a video about it.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to change your YouTube username. Previously if you wanted to change your YouTube username you would have to open a new Gmail account and then create a new YouTube account after that.
You don’t have to do this now. You can delete your current YouTube account and create a new one under the same Gmail address. That means you can have your old Gmail address associated with a new YouTube name.
Google’s email strategy with it’s Gmail is clear but what about voice? It is not very clear for someone outside Google what the plans are. Google Talk, the text and voice chat application has not been updated for ages; Gizmo5, another PC chat client, has been purchased Google; Google Voice (ex Grand Central) opened it’s doors to the public in the US, etc.
I have been observing what moves Google has been taking in the last couple of years and I think I can understand where Google is heading in the voice and communications space.
Google Voice – the communication platform
Google Voice (ex Grand Central), together with Gmail will form the basis of the future Google communications offering. Apart from replacing your telephone provider it will also be the base on which other communication applications are to be built. Google Talk, Google Chat (Voice and Video Chat plugin), Gizmo5 and others will all be based on this platform.
Google Talk and Google Chat, Google Talk Gadget (sometimes called: Video and voice plug-in, Video chat plug-in)
Google Talk desktop application hasn’t been updated for ages. The GTalk installation distributive does not have support for the latest Windows Vista and Windows 7. Google Talk team has not been blogging about the desktop application for more than a year. Google Talk Labs has been announced in June 2008 but we haven’t seen any updates since then.
In contrary, Google Chat, short for Google voice and video chat plugin (web version of Google Talk) has been getting a lot of attention. Google Talk blog is full of new feature announcements and tips.
From these observations one would conclude that Google decided to drop the development of the desktop version and dedicate GTalk team to the web plug-in. Why would they do that? Because there is no point to re-invent the wheel. Google already has a desktop app for Windows, Mac OS and Linux since they purchased Gizmo5. Gizmo5 is far more sophisticated and is backed up by the right infrastructure that could be successfully merged with Google Voice services.
Gizmo5 – Skype killer
Google filled the missing part of the puzzle with the acquisition of Gizmo5. Gizmo5 has all the necessary functions and features to directly compete with Skype. Together with Google Voice this extended offering will beat Skype – there are many tasty features that Google Voice has and Skype doesn’t.
Over the next few years we should see Google Voice and Gizmo5 merged into a single service. The service will become available in more countries gradually opening its’ doors to users from around the globe.
Skype, current monopoly in VoIP services (currently most people use Skype to make PC-to-phone calls), will start losing share to their new competitor – Google Voice + Gizmo5.
Third in a row of new tools released recently this tool recovers saved MySpaceIM passwords (which match your main MySpace passwords). This tool works provided you can login your MySpaceIM without entering the account password.
MySpaceIM stores encrypted passwords in users.txt file. The passwords are encrypted using CryptUnprotectData function.
We are finally releasing a bunch of new tools to benefit the users of new instant messenger applications.
First one in a row is Password Recovery for Gizmo5, a tool that will find all Gizmo 5 passwords that are saved on your computer (in other words the passwords of those accounts which you can successfully login without entering your Gizmo password).
The program page gives a great detail on how to check if your Gizmo5 password is saved on the system and how to recover it if it is saved.
Note that Gizmo5 has recently been acquired by Google. We don’t yet know whether the product will be cannibalised by other Google products taking the technologies embedded inside and dumping Gizmo5 but we will keep track of Gizmo5 and will update our recovery application if Gizmo team update the encryption algorithm.
Today is a small update for our Trillian password finder tool called Password Recovery for Trillian.
We have made several Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatibility updates as well as improved the data file search function.
Hopefully there will be another update in the coming weeks tackling the Astra issue.
Our Gmail password recovery tool called Password Recovery for Google has been updated today. This tool recovers lost or forgotten passwords for Gmail accounts from various Google applications such as GTalk, Google Desktop and others (follow the link at the bottom to read more).
We have been getting numerous bug reports about the application crashing after a user has clicked on the Recover Password button.
We have pinpointed and removed the bug that causes this so you can now download the fixed version.
Watch this blog as we will be releasing a major update to Password Recovery for Google in the coming weeks.