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The Best Software of 2007 - Nominations are In
05/31/2007

The nominations for the 2007 Shareware Industry Awards have been announced! Take a look at the best of the best!

Best Overall Utility
FolderMatch by Salty Brine Software
TuneUp Utilities 2007 by TuneUp Software GmbH
WinRar by win.rar GmbH
WinZip by WinZip International LLC.

Best Application
ClipMate by Thornsoft Development
CSE HTML Validator by AI Internet Solutions
Open Office by Sun Microsystems

Best Graphics Program or Utility
Easy Imager by Fookes Software
IrfanView by Irfan Skiljan
PaintShop Pro by Corel Corporation

Best Desktop Enhancement
Microangelo Toolset by Eclipsit Corporation
MBSS Fireworks by Patrick D. Grengs II
Window Blinds by Stardock Corporation

Best Photo Program or Utility
ACDSee Pro Photo Manager by ACD Systems
ALSee by ESTsoft
Life Poster Maker by Lincoln Beach Software

Best Sound Program or Utility
ALSong by ESTsoft
D'Accord iChords by D'Accord Music Software
RecordForAll by NotePage, Inc.
Winamp Pro by NullSoft

Best Vertical Market Program or Utility
Guitar and Drum Trainer by Renegade Minds
Help & Manual by EC Software GmbH
Vmware Workstation by VMware Inc.

Best Business Application or Utility
Microsoft Office 2007 by Microsoft Corporation
PayWindow 2007 by ZPAY Payroll Systems
Time & Chaos by Chaos Software

Best Educational Program or Game
AceReader Pro by StepWare Inc.
WinFlash Educator by Open Window Software
WISCO Word Power by Wisco Computing

Best Hobby or Personal Interest
Auction Sentry Deluxe by Auction-Sentry.com
Google Earth by Google Inc.
MyLife Organized by My Life Organized

Best Internet Enhancement
Cute FTP Professional by GlobalSCAPE
FlashGot by InformAction
FTP Voyager by Rhino Software, Inc.
WS_FTP Professional by Ipswitch, Inc.

Best Internet Communication
Miranda by Miranda IM
Pidgin by Softare Freedom Law Center
Skype by Skype Limited
Trillian by Cerulean Studios

Best Web Enhancement
Mozilla Firefox by Mozilla Foundation
Mozilla Thunderbird by Mozilla Foundation
RoboForm by Siber Systems
SPAMFighter by SPAMFighter

Best Non-Action Game
Ant War 1 by Anarchy Enterprises
Pocket War by MetalShard, Inc.
Pretty Good MahJongg by Goodsol Development, Inc.

Best New Game
Addictive Football by Addictive 247 Games
Golf King by NHN USA
Titan Attacks by Demand Entertainment

Best Program for PDA's
Journal Bar by Omega One
Resco Explorer by Resco, sro.
Spb Mobile Shell by Spb Software House

Education and RSS
05/30/2007

Academia has embraced RSS as a means to educate, but scrutinizing how educational institutions are using RSS feeds in their daily routines show RSS is utilized can vary across different industries.

1. Share Resources
Academics are using social bookmarking websites to share quality websites that relate to their area of expertise with colleagues and students.

2. Class Blogs
From elementary schools to university blogs, online journals have flourished. Instructors have used blogging as a teaching tool. Helping students learn writing and reporting skills while understanding how to use technology. Many educational bloggers use RSS as a means to syndicate blog posts.

3. School Schedule Sports Schedule
RSS feeds can be used to communicate events scheduled on or off campus to prospective and existing students. Subscribes of a schools calendar feed receive notification as new items are added to the calendar.

RSS and Education

FeedBurner Interview on Search Engine Watch
05/30/2007

Discussions about full and partial feeds emerge in an interview with Rick Klau from FeedBurner.

Whats Up Feed Monitoring
05/30/2007

Whats Up is a graduation project, but they might have some trademark issues with the popular network monitoring software by the same name - WhatsUp

Whats Up? is an application that tracks a large number of RSS news feeds. The sources of these feeds are displayed on this world map. Whenever any of the news feeds releases a new article, its title immediately pops up. Instead of listing previously released news, this application shows news as it is released, so you can see what is up right at this moment in the world.

Why Did Google Purchase FeedBurner?
05/29/2007

Feedburner currently manages 721,000 feeds from 423,000 publishers, including many major mainstream news publications, including USA Today, Dow Jones and Reuters.

Worth 100 million dollars? Google thinks so.

Firefox and RSS
05/28/2007

This is a complete guide to Firefox and RSS.

Although many seasoned RSS users have a standalone RSS reader of choice, many people use Firefox to read their RSS feeds. Besides the standard Live Bookmark feature, there are several more advanced RSS addons for Firefox out there, some of them being developed for years now. Time to round them up and see what they have to offer.

Great RSS Usage
05/22/2007

This stock photo website uses RSS to notify subscribers when new photos are added to the website. Subscribers can choose feeds based on categories or subscribe to see all the newest photos.

Stock Photo Feeds

URLFan RSS Ranking Website
05/22/2007

URLFan takes on Alexa using a different algo to rank websites. According to their website URLFan is an evolving experiment designed to discover what websites the blogosphere is discussing all in real time. It does this by cultivating the content of thousands of RSS feeds and parsing billions of pieces of information.

BlueSky Bought RSSFwd
05/21/2007

Blue Sky Factory, an email marketing service providers, announced that it has acquired RSSFWD, a provider of RSS to email technology solutions. The RSSFWD service converts RSS content into HTML email format, and deploys updated content directly to the inbox of subscribers. Currently utilized by more than 30,000 active and unique users, the service polls more than 32,000 unique RSS feeds, deploying 4 million emails per month worldwide. Blue Sky Factory will operate RSSFWD as an autonomous service as a complement to their current offerings.

MonitorThis! - OPML of Ego Feeds
05/21/2007

Ego searches have increased in popularity and more and more businesses are using them to monitor publicity. MonitorThis allows you to setup ego search feeds with 22 different engines at the same time. It creates an OPML file for each of the engines.

Another option is to merge all the feeds using a tool like RSSmesh so you have all the ego feeds in a single feed. You can even filter out duplicates.

Feed Displaying Service
05/15/2007

RSS2HTML.com is a free service that uses different layouts and templates to display the contents of RSS feeds as HTML web pages.

More on Ego RSS Search Feeds
05/15/2007

Setup ego search feeds and receive notification any time a specific brand, product name, company name, or word is mentioned in major search engines or blog engines.

Actionable Tips on How to Create a Podcast Interview
05/08/2007

Conducting a successful podcast interview can be a tricky proposition for a podcaster starting out. Once you have determined individuals that will appeal to your target audience contact potential interviewees and arrange a time to conduct the interview. Following this guide will insure that the interview goes off without a hitch.

How to Conduct Podcast Interview

RSS Helps Communication Barrier Between Parent and Child
05/08/2007

It is an age old dialogue: A parent asks a child what he did in school and hears...nothing.

Staff members at Col. Mitchell Paige Middle School are making it easier for parents to discover what goes on there day to day
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In moves considered to be progressive by county and state officials, the school's technology department staffers have added RSS feeds and podcasts to the school Web site. Now, parents can subscribe to RSS feeds that deliver updates from the school's Web pages to their computers, and they can listen to class lessons via podcasts, or Web broadcasts.

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US Laws for Bloggers
05/07/2007

This is a GREAT recap of laws for bloggers, additionally the power gives a nonsense tips to stay out of trouble.

While the Internet still retains some of the wild wild west feel, increasingly Internet activity, and particular blogging, is being shaped and governed by state and federal laws. For US bloggers in particular, blogging has become a veritable land mine of potential legal issues, and the situation isn’t helped by the fact that the law in this area is constantly in flux. In this article we highlight twelve of the most important US laws when it comes to blogging and provide some simple and straightforward tips for safely navigating them.

News Sites Have Poor RSS Implementation
05/07/2007

A new study from the International Center for Media and Public Agenda, looking at 19 top news sites, released today concludes that RSS feeds work very poorly for anyone who uses news for more than infotainment.


Cited as among the best users of RSS: The Los Angeles Times, ABC News, Christian Science Monitor, BBC World Service and Fox News.

Among the worst: Al Jazeera, The Guardian and The New York Times.

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New Digg Feed Tool
05/03/2007

DiggReSS is an alternative RSS 2.0 feed for Digg.

Each feed item:
links directly to the article
displays the domain of the article as the author
displays the current number of Diggs
displays the current number of comments (and links to the Digg page)
provides links to DuggMirror, DotCache, Coral Cache, and Google Cache
optionally embeds videos from Youtube, Google Video, and Metacafe directly in the feed
can be filtered out based on the number of Diggs, by setting minimum and/or maximum limits

PHP Script for RSS Filtering
05/01/2007

RSSFilter is a PHP script that filters the contents of an RSS feed. The filters can be defined by the publisher so that the resulting RSS feed contains only the information they want. RSSFilter uses rules to filter the items that are included from a feed in the resulting feed.

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