Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another day another product review -Snapit screen capture


don't think I'm just becoming the "Digieus B*tch" - but they've offered me another product free for review (If you want to test /review and can write a few words on your blog you can get a free download too - just e-mail Julia at

This product is another cracker -easy to load and use; I reckon if you're doing technical documentation it'd really be the business - what it does is make screen capturing really simple so imagine you're writing a PC manual and want to describe the functionality few captures bung a few words in -job done.

It's got all you need to enable you to easily capture anything on the screen including windows, menus,

full screen, rectangular regions,
web pages

you can take shots of moving images. it supports hotkeys, auto-saving, and clipboard
best of all it automatically copies screenshots to the clipboard giving proper windows functionality (Ctrl C Ctrl V etc).

For example I find a webpage with the image I want. I just hit the "print screen key" (next to the f12 on your keyboard) - define what I want (put a rectangel round it) and then paste into a word document 9from the clipboard) it is as easy as the Jackson 5 would have said as "1,2 3" .. ABC etc .

You've got the ability to save files in the regular standards including BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats.

I've put a few images in here that I used the Snapit on.

More as I find out the full details - you can check it out here !!

Here's another grab from a great news story!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Windows 7 TuneUp Suite 4.7.680

I (like a few others!) have been given the chance to review the Digeus System Optimizer – the review is not biased and I take it as a good sign that they’re happy for the package to stand on it’s own merits.

I’m running Windows 7 at home and I’ve been a little unhappy with my PC in the last few months, (crashing and so forth) there are a number of tools out there which are designed to tune and remove troublesome files.
The one I can now comment on is the Digeus System Optimizer it’s a whole suite that is ideal for removing irritations and speeding performance – it’s quick to download and requires no specialist knowledge to set it up.
The first of the tools on my I used was the Registry Cleaner the first run through showed in excess of 1600 invalid entries which I must say seemed pretty staggering from what I can find out these ‘invalid registry entries’ can slow PC performance before deleting I was given the opportunity to back up the registry – as a first time user I thought this was safest so I did this it took a few minutes to create the back up which I put on an SDHC card – then I selected ‘fix selected invalid entries’ and they were gone – all looked good.

The next step was to have a go at duplicate files (as I’ve got a couple of large disks well over 2GB I left this to trundle along while I had a pancake or two). update 15/09/2010 after about 15 hours no duplicates found - I'd be careful when I choose to do this it takes time!

It’s got a help file and for me (a PC user rather than a Geek) it was fine to use some bits take time so be patient and follow the instructions– I’ll be revisiting and trying other elements within the suite. I’ll let you know in a few weeks if my perception is that performance is improved – e-mail me if you have questions or comments.
The package includes the following elements – I’ve highlighted the bits I’ve used so far…

* Digeus Data Encryptor
* Digeus Disk Space Analyzer
* Digeus Drivers and Programs
* Digeus Duplicate Files Finder
* Digeus Icon Manager
* Digeus IE Manager
* Digeus Junk Files Cleaner
* Digeus Memory Cleaner
* Digeus Multimedia Settings Tweaker
* Digeus Optimization Wizard
* Digeus Privacy Protection
* Digeus Process Manager
* Digeus Registry Cleaner
* Digeus Registry Defragmenter
* Digeus Repair System Settings
* Digeus Service Manager
* Digeus File Shredder
* Digeus Smart Uninstaller
* Digeus Startup Manager
* Digeus System Customization
* Digeus System Info
* Digeus System Security Tweaker
* Digeus System Speed Optimizer
* Digeus Unnecessary Files Cleaner
update 2 16/09/2010 - still facing some issues with my display but no PC crash since my fisrst tuing
If you are interested to review the suite you can create a review in any blog/forum/twitter/facebook, etc, just contact with link to the review and she will issue a "reg" code for you

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ombudsman shows clean pair of heels (ITVPlay scandal)

I was sorry to learn that Bob Winsor was unsuccesful in the hgh court last week.(it's near the end of this article ;the MoS seems the only paper covering this scandal not really sure why that is?)
For those who need a reminder here's a sample of what it's about.