January 2007 Contents posted below. Feedback is appreciated! Magazine Contents Digital Passion Cover Story The High-Definition Itch The marketing seems to have worked—HD this, HD that, go HD or die alone—but what is HD and how do you not get cheated by all this nonsense? Take a Crack Add “Restart In Safe Mode” To Your Start Menu You know you want to say goodbye to all those “Whoops I forgot to hit F8” days! Tomorrow Battle For Tomorrow A look at the changing face of warfare. The future of information exchange promises more precise and deadly battles Lead Feature Going With The Flow Tell the air in your cabinet where to go, and you’ll see remarkable results! Here’s how to plan your rig’s innards on a budget Digital Tools Main Story The More The Merrier There are other reasons for you to have two GPUs—like hooking up a bunch of extra monitors to clear all that desktop clutter Agent 001 Agent 001 Wants It On Paper Which is the best inkjet printer of them all? The Agent wants a copy of his memories, and getting some work done wouldn’t hurt either Tests Dinky Data Vaults CD? DVD? Bah! The best way to carry data is the USB Flash drive, and now you can use our opinions on 46 of them—ranging from a slim 512 MB to a ridiculous 8 GB! POPping The Cork With so many free e-mail providers giving you POP3 access, isn’t it wise to use a mail client to store and browse them on your PC? Here are the ones you should try out Digital Business Test Clutterless Connectivity! Nobody likes being tied down by a bunch of network cables, especially laptop-toting businessmen. We’ve tested a bunch of Wi-Fi devices to keep you from tripping over all that wired nonsense Tech Careers Enterprise in ERP If terms like “efficient resource management” get your bonnet buzzing, read on! Smart SoHo To Simpler Times Fear not Excel’s PivotTable, for it is your friend. Really. Say goodbye to complex code; making simple, professional reports will never be the same again! Digital Leisure Main Story Art For The Asking What are these mesmeric things called fractals? Presenting a look at mathematics gone trippy Tabloid Tech We promised not to mention her again, but She Who Must Not Be Named has topped another of Yahoo!’s lists. Somehow people can’t get enough! Game On Reviewed this month: Neverwinter Nights 2 has finally released, and it was worth the wait! Also featuring IL-2 Sturmovik 1946—easily the best flight simulator you can buy today ____________________________________ CD/DVD Contents Please keep the feedback on our "Digit OS" interface coming! DVD Digital Passion Highlights Heroes of Annihilated Empires This time it's not about units, it's about armies with thousands of soldiers that entrust their fate in your hands. It's about responsibility taken by great leaders and future of entire races. Survival or extinction? It's all up to you to decide Microsoft Expression Web Beta 1 It gives you all the tools you'll need to produce high-quality, standards-based Web sites the way you want them VMware Workstation 5.5 (For Linux) This powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers /testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC Linux Adobe Reader 7.0.8 Scribus Gnumeric Mp3Tools 1.5 Open Movie Editor 0.0.20061130 Quick Image Viewer 2.0 Squid version 2.6 Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Edition Developer Tools FileMaker Server 8 HomeSite 5.5 JDK 5.0 Update 10 with NetBeans 5.5 Matrix Server Setup Mobile Application Development Toolkit Automated Build Studio v. 2.25 TestComplete v.4.28 UltraEdit v12.20a Games NTE: Strike and Retrieve Medieval II Total War Digital Tools Highlights Corel Painter IX.5 This software features a new set of advanced tools and features to help you create your digital masterpieces Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 This internet security tool comprehensively safeguards your computers, your home networks and your personal identity Canvas X The single most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation, and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics Multimedia Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0 SnagIt ACDSee 9 FotoSlate 4 AV Voice Changer Software Diamond Edition 4.0 AVS Video Tools ver. 5.4 DVD MovieFactory 5 Plus Internet SurfControl E-mail Filter DC++ FileZilla 184.108.40.206 Hylapex 220.127.116.11 Messenger Archive Viewer 3.9 Pando Peer2Mail 1.61 build 6 ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition System CDBurnerXP Pro 3.0.116 Partition Magic 8.0 IObit SmartDefrag Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 RU2 Driver Genius Professional Edition DriveWasher PC BackUp 18.104.22.168 Registry Repair Spyware X-terminator 22.214.171.124 Digital Business Highlights Contribute 4 Contribute 4 enables anyone to quickly, easily, and safely update existing websites and blogs Fishbowl Inventory 4.5.1 Businesses need advanced inventory control capabilities beyond ordinary inventory software currently provides and Fishbowl Inventory caters to those needs AnyTime Organizer Deluxe 10.0 This adds organization and enjoyment to your daily life. Day Planner & Calendar:Schedule all your appointments, events, calls, and meetings and organize your busy schedule TurboCASH Accounting v3751 TurboCASH .7 is an open source accounting package for small business XAMPP Windows 1.5.5 XAMPP is an integrated server package of Apache, mySQL, PHP and Perl that all run from a removable drive Productivity Tools Achievo Aethera GanttPV v0.6.1 Grisbi 0.5.8 Nomad PIM Mobile Applications iPod AudioBook FMA 2.1 Beta 3 Mobile GMaps v1.27.00 JabpLite v1.17 TaskSpy v0.96 BlueEyes 1.21 JADMaker 1.15 Digital Leisure Highlights Battles of Britain This is a flight similutation game that recreates the historical Battle of Britian in World War II. Fly as the Germans or British in historically accurate planes Travelogue 360: Paris Locate items hidden in 3-Dimensional views of the Eiffel Tower, down the Champs Elysees, under the Arc d'Triomphe, and others of Paris’ most beloved landmarks Crazy Nut (Free Full Game) Ridiculous and funny game about fascinating travel of a nut! Jump higher and higher Laxius Power II A great sequel to one of the best freeware console-style RPGs, Laxius Power II is even larger and more polished than Laxius Power Small Games Babo Violent 2 v2.02 Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects Dominions 3 Movies Of The Month Toonerville Trolley - Trolley Ahoy Popeye - A Haul in One The Pied Piper of Hamelin ____________________________________ CD Digital Passion Highlights Flash Lite 2.1 Flash Lite is the Flash technology specifically developed for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. It dramatically accelerates the delivery of rich content and browsing, and customized user interfaces XML Notepad 2007 It provides a simple intuitive user interface for browsing and editing XML documents Xtreme Toolkit Professional Edition 10.3.1 Xtreme ToolkitPro for Visual C++ MFC provides Windows developers with a sophisticated set of components to give applications a professional, modern appearance AXIGEN Mail Server Business Edition It is a fast, reliable and secure mail server on Linux, with an open architecture. Providing ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, WEBMail services and an integrated List server Developer Tools Devel Package 1.5.5 - XAMPP Microsoft Threat Analysis & Modeling NeoPhoto Syn Text Editor 126.96.36.199 BlueTools EditPro 1.57 TextPad 4.7.3 Linux Bluefish 1.0.6. Zope PageStream 188.8.131.52 beta Bochs 2.3 GNU Parted 1.8.1 GPhoto2 2.3.0 GQview 2.1.5 UPX 2.03 Webmin 1.310 BRU Desktop 17.0 Digital Tools Highlights McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007 New Internet Security Suite automatically cleans viruses, repels hackers with a secure firewall, blocks spyware when it tries to load, detects spam and credit-card phishing scams, warns of dangerous Web sites Rohos Welcome This program adds the convenience and additional security level to the standard Windows logon procedure Multimedia Alcohol 120% 184.108.40.20623 The Blaze Media Pro ThumbsPlus version 7 SP1 1Click DVD to Divx xVid Avi AVI TO MPEG Scout AVS TV Box 220.127.116.11 beta Fractal Forge v.2.8.2 FractalVision Fractint version 20.0 Movies Extractor Scout Lite 2.31 TieraZon2 WinFract 18.21 Fractal eXtreme PhotoAcute Studio Ulead GIF Animator Ultra Fractal 4.03 HyperSnap-DX Internet Gigaget 18.104.22.168 hMailServer 4.2 Build 195 Traces Viewer 1.20 Voice E-Mail Pilot BlackWidow 5.21 WS-FTP Pro 2007 Ez4file Personal Edition SecurWall 0.98 System Registry Mechanic 6.0 Advanced WindowsCare Personal FileBox eXtender Mz Ultimate Tweaker 3.2 Smart Data Recovery Advanced Archive Password Recovery Aurora Password Manager 1.6.10 Super Utilities 6.6 AutoPlay Express 4.2 Virtual CD v8 Essentials Avast Home Edition 4.7 Foxit Reader 2.0 Build 0930 Irfan View 3.99 K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.61 Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4 Opera 9.02 VLC Media Player 0.8.5 Winamp 5.32 WinRAR 3.62 ZoneAlarm 6.5.737 Digit Software Archive 2006 Beta Digital Business Highlights ConceptDraw MINDMAP Professional This is a mind-mapping and team brainstorming tool with extended drawing capabilities PiggyBob Premium 3 This powerful,Windows-based application will help you keep track of daily, weekly and monthly events - with an alarm clock and alert system included copy2calendar With a single keystroke you create calendar entries in Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes or Palm Desktop Mind Pad Mind or concept mapping is an excellent method to represent your opinion, ideas and projects Productivity Tools WinGate Proxy Server 6.2.0 HindiWriter 1.4a ABC Amber iCalendar Converter 1.03 Cover Commander FindGraph 1.72 Home Bookkeeping VIP Task Manager (Client/Server) 1.01 Mobile Applications ClamWin Portable PhotoAcute Mobile Yahoo Go Mobile v1.0 7-Zip Portable Guardian 2.1 MMS Home Studio Version 1.1.283 Mobile Phone Monitor SymTorrent v1.12 Theme Creator Pro Version 3.1 VLC Media Player Portable Pstart Version 2.09 Digital Leisure Highlights Believe In Santa Just before Christmas, Sandy visits her granny and learns that granny's bank loan on her gift shop is due in 10 days! How is she going to make $10,000 in such a short time? Mystery Case Files: Huntsville Crime spree baffles Huntsville police! Do you have a keen eye for details? See if you can locate enough hidden clues to solve the crimes and become a Master Detective! Sudoku Portable Sudoku Portable is the entertaining and addictive Sudoku puzzle game packaged as a portable app, so you can play on the go Small Games Halloween 2006 Free Full Game Tobi On The Run 1.4 Railroad Tycoon Deluxe Sheepish Park a Lot 2 Videos Code Name: The Cleaner Arthur and The Invisibles Night at the Museum ---------------------------- Fast Track = Google part 2!