Released VLC Media Player 2

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A new release for the most popular open source media player. You can update VLC to version 2 where are made numerous changes. With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC. Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos. It supports many new devices and Blue-Ray Discs that is in experimental status.

Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.

Download VLC Media Player 2

Free HDD Diagnostic Tool for Windows

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HDDScan is a freeware utility for hard drive diagnostics (RAID arrays, Flash USB and SSD drives are also supported). The program can test storage device for errors (Bad-blocks and bad sectors), show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM.

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Supported storage devices:

  • IDE (ATA) and SATA HDD.
  • SCSI (SAS) HDD.
  • External USB drives and all major USB boxes (see Appendix A).
  • FireWire or IEEE 1394 HDD (see Appendix A).
  • RAID volumes made of ATA (IDE) / SATA / SCSI HDDs (surface tests only).
  • USB Flash (pen drives) – surface tests only.
  • SATA / ATA SSD – solid state drives

Download HDDScan-3.3.zip

iPad simulator for Windows

iPadian For Mac and Windows

If you can’t have an iPad to simulate apps, grab iPadian to simulate them on Windows . iPadian is an Adobe AIR-based iPad simulator which allows you to run some iPad apps in an iPad-like interface on your own PC desktop.

The iPad is designed for touch, so using anything similar on a desktop, with just a mouse and keyboard, is never going to be ideal. Will be better is your device is touchscreen, but you can still find your way around by clicking on buttons, but it all feels a little clunky, and the program doesn’t allow you to use the mouse to simulate swipes.

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Hide all your desktop icons with Diswy

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Diswy is a small application that lets you hide all the icons on your desktop. The application is portable, no installation is required. It does not change any Windows files and does not delete your icons. Your Icons will be resorted as soon as you restart your PC, so the effect is not permanent  and to activate again you must re-launch the application.

Download for Windows: Diswy| Mirror