Alien-IP is a free software that allows you to find on the map, based on IP, other computers around the world.
What the app is good at:
– Allows you to locate other computers based on their IP address.
– You can create a trace list of all computers located near to yours.
– You can resolve the IP range (with a subnet mask) and create a trace list of all the computers located in the range.
– You can also access a calculator that will calculate the IP address, the decimal, hex and binary values of the input IP.
What the app is not good at:
– It is not a geo-location app. You will have to manually specify the city/town and country of the IP.
– It cannot geolocate the IP address to a location, but only to a country.
Who is Alien-IP for?
Alien-IP is a tool that can come in handy on a daily basis. Individuals with no previous experience with this type of apps, should find it easy to work with, thanks to the intuitive interface.
Business owners, VPNs experts and everyone in between will enjoy working with Alien-IP.
…but there was a lot of misinformation floating around.
The original “ripping off” article was basically ripped off from MacRumors, which originally lifted its stories from an Italian blog. That initial “ripping off” was ultimately picked up by MacRumors as well.
That MacRumors/TechCrunch mash-up was picked up by one of the most trusted and respected tech blogs on the Web, the Verge.
Meanwhile, we were told, the original article had a lot of merit and that the user was in fact trying to access Netflix via other sources, and was not trying to stream music directly from another computer.
That user, it was said, was accessing Netflix through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and thus could access it from any location. It was also explained that it’s not entirely illegal to stream content from a computer in Canada, as long as you use a VPN.
The latest issue of the Verge has more details on the original controversy.
What do you think about this Mac App?
Specially made for Windows 8, PDF2Printer is a simple-to-use and versatile application that gives you the possibility to seamlessly print PDF documents by opening their right-click menu in Windows Explorer. It offers support for batch jobs and features some useful configuration settings.
Simple setup and GUI
After a fast and uneventful setup operation, the app creates three separate executable files for launching the graphical interface, preparing PDFs for batch prints, and for managing configuration settings, respectively.
The GUI is approachable and lets you open PDFs to view them in full screen mode. It’s possible to zoom in and out, change the page orientation, go to the first, last, previous or next page, jump to a specific page, play the document in a slideshow, as well as set PDF2Printer as the default PDF printer.
Configure batch printing jobs and other settings
When it comes to preparing multiple PDFs for printing, you can select the target printer, page scaling mode (e.g. fit to page, shrink large pages), rotate pages to fit on the output medium, set the maximum number of documents in the printing queue, as well as include entire directories with PDFs to print.
The configuration panel contains the same page scaling and smart rotation options previously described. Plus, you can enable shell integration and ask the tool to hide the print dialog in order to use the default or a specific printer instead.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven’t come across any stability issues in our tests, thanks to the fact that PDF2Printer didn’t hang, crash or display error messages. Unlike what its names suggests, it supports not only Windows 8, but also older OS editions, including Windows XP. CPU and RAM consumption was minimal.
The bottom line is that PDF2Printer provides you with a convenient and clear-cut method to prepare multiple PDFs for batch printing via the Windows Explorer shell extension, and it can be easily handled by anyone. Plus, it’s free.Q:
Reading a Tuple from a file in C#
I’ve been stuck for a while with this problem and although I’ve tried everything, I can’t seem to make it work.
What I’m trying to do is to read a file that looks like this:
1 58945645 47907856 3
4 64894546 47908456 2
5 58945645 47907856 3