Weighing in at just 3.9MB, this tiny but powerful app measures network traffic, ports, connections, firewall settings and much, much more. if you were missing the network traffic icon that is missing in 7, this app adds it back.
Freeware though there is a paid Pro version.
Simple Internet Meter Lite Version
Are you looking for a way to securely delete data from your computer hard disk so that there is no way it can possible be recovered? If so, you probably already know that you have to overwrite the section of the file system with new data in order for it to be completely gone. You can do this using the Cipher command in Windows.
Permanently Delete Data from Your PC
Tired of clicking next on an article that you’re reading? AutoPager, an extension for Firefox, alleviates that task. Also available as a Greasemonkey script.
AutoPager add-on v0.5.3.5
If you’ve ever used Google Earth, you may have noticed that certain buildings are able to be viewed in full 3D! That’s because Google lets anyone create 3D renderings of buildings all across the world. How so? Using Building Maker! Check it out.
Google Building Maker
Ever wonder what happened at eBay on the day of Black Friday 2009? eBay has put out a nice interactive map of all the transactions happened all over the US. It’s kind of like a heat-map of transactions happened all over the US on Black Friday. US Northeast must have ranked on the top followed by East in general.
Take a look at the eBay Black Friday 2009 Transaction Heat Map.
Looking for a way to remotely control another PC, share files, sync folders, or char securely? If so, Gbridge is your answer! It’s a free software based on Google’s GTalk service that creates an encrypted VPN connection between computers across the Internet.
Share Files Between Computers Over the Internet
Follow Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools to System Configuration (or type ‘config’ in Start>Search. Click on the Services tab and check ‘hide all Microsoft services’.
You may have noticed that some programs will hide a saved password with asterisks. This is great unless you forget your password! Luckily, if it’s saved, you can still login, but instead of resetting your password, you can unhide it using Asterisk Logger. Awesome!
Reveal Hidden Passwords using Asterisk Logger
Seadragon by Microsoft’s Live Labs, allows you to change the way to look at pictures. Take a .jpg or .png and change the viewing area and zoom. You can even share the results on Facebook and Twitter.
Seadragon from Live Labs
Link to original Amsterdam picture
If you didn’t notice, Google has rolled out their own dictionary service which can give you the meaning of words in more than 28 different languages. You can also use it to translate words or phrases from or into English. It’s the usual super-clean Google interface and ultra-fast.