The Latest Buzz About Screensavers

Screen savers Securing your Desktop

May 29th, 2015 Ceasar

Screen savers have a security purpose in businesses such as securing unattended desktops from prying eyes as people take their coffee breaks. These can be set as security extensions for people who work with financial institutions or other vital offices that may have confidential information displayed on their screens at all times. That is if they are configured right and used as they were designed for by the IT department or support personnel. Some people fail to realize the security these graphics programs can attain. Most people simply see them as a nuisance and IT sees it as a waste of time. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween Haunting Screensaver 2.8

May 22nd, 2015 Ceasar

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Halloween is lurking just a few days from now. What better way to celebrate the holiday with the coolest, scariest, latest screensavers in the net. Decorate your desktop with spooky creatures, monsters and witches. and experience a real treat this Halloween. Check out Halloween Haunting Screen Saver. And enjoy 3D skulls or evil Jack-O-Lanterns fly around your screen while spooky, weird noises hum in the background. Be ready with floating blood red eyeballs.

スクリーン・セーバーでスクリーンを救う

May 15th, 2015 Ceasar


イラスト提供:diy-home-theater-design.com

クリーン・セーバーは、PCやラップトップが使われていない時に、オペレーティング・システムに現れる、小さなプログラムです。 スクリーン・セーバーは、もともとコンピューターのモニターを蛍光面の焼きつきから保護する目的で作られました。これらは、デスプレィでピクセルを作るのに使用されています。この特別な素子は、ある割合まで来ると白熱し、長い間モニターのガラス面を変色する事が出来ました。これがモニターの不鮮明な画像のように見える物です。しかし、時が経ち、このスクリーン・セーバーは娯楽応用の別の形態に変わりました。開発者がそのコンセプトを改良し、かなりスゴイものにしたのです! 大抵の人たちは、今やこれをお気に入りの写真をディスプレーするのに使用しています。瞬時の挿入で出来ます。 中には、広告手段として使う人もいますし、 警備の為に使う人もいます。 使っていないモードに入ると、PCをロックしてしまいます。 多くのウエブサイトがソフトウエアを提供しており、あなただけの個人的なスクリーン・セイバーを作る事も出来ます。 色々試されてみるのもいいですよ。

Interactive Aquarium is a hit!

May 8th, 2015 Ceasar

Aquarium

In the amazingly competitive world of aquarium screen savers, an old timer wont budge. SereneScreen’s Marine Aquarium is the only shareware screen saver to be included in various Top 10 screen savers list.
Priced at a hefty $20, it’s also a one of a kind screen saver with many details and assortment that it may very well turn your Mac into a an aquarium for many years.

The screen saver features a lot of choices like downloadable fish species. If you like to take a peak at how real it will be, just press “w” on yor keyboard and slowly see your fish swimming around.

I have got to say that this is worth downloading even if i am convinced that there’s no chance that i will pay $20 for a screen saver.

Real Time Images

May 8th, 2015 Ceasar

21.jpgScreensavers of today have made great progress when it comes to functionalities. Screensavers are now capable of delivering Real Time Images on your computer screens. A known facility that uses a real time screensaver application is the Northwestern Transportation Center. Their main purpose for using a real time screensaver program is to display the Chicago Highway Traffic and Weather. The facility also wanted to display the Flight Delays and the National Weather. With the aid of an Internet connection, the Northwestern Real Time Transportation Screensaver was able to effectively distribute data to different users faster and more effectively as compared to RSS feeds.

クリスマス休暇向けのスクリーンセーバー!

May 1st, 2015 sayuri

ねえ、ねえ!クリスマスが急速に近づいているね! 空気中には既に銀色の寒気がある。そして時候のあいさつをスクリーンセーバーに合わせたらクリスマスムードは完成する。インターネット上には多くのスクリーンセーバーがある。 選ぶのはあなた次第だ。 ホリデー向けのスクリーンセーバーは素晴らしいクリスマス気分をあなたのパソコンにもたらす。ユニークなデザインが何千もあるのでホリデー向けスクリーンセーバーに困ることはないだろう。これらのスクリーンセーバーのダウンロードができる人気のウェブサイトは次の通りだ:

1.  http://www.holiday-screensavers.com/
2.  http://www.screensavers-tlc.com/saversholiday.html
3.  http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/screensavers/
4.  http://www.holidaysavers-tlc.com/

のけ者にされないようにした方がいい。ホリデー・スクリーンセーバーをつかんで、クリスマス気分を感じてほしい。

Dangerous “Screensaver” Files

April 24th, 2015 Hannah

danger signMicrosoft is all for allowing their users to personalize screensavers. However, they’re also the first ones to tell you that downloading screensavers carry security risks since they may contain malicious software or spyware. Because of this, they have compiled a simple list of file types that users should be aware of in order to avoid downloading malware that are disguised as screensavers.

Listed below are the most common file name extensions and the type of file they carry, as listed in Microsoft’s help page:

1. .exe – executable program
2. .com – MS-DOS program
3. .pif – Shortcut to MS‑DOS program
4. .bat – Batch file
5. .scr – Screen saver file

If you find screensavers with file extensions such as the above, DO NOT download them. Make sure you always double check the extension because they can add a .jpeg or .png as part of the file name, before the actual file extension, in order to fool you into thinking that it is a simple photo file.

Keep your computer system secure by downloading screensavers the smart way.

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Find Free Screensavers Online

April 17th, 2015 Sherill


www.downloadready.com

When you are bored with your screensavers and you want a complete change, you can search for free screensavers online. Maybe you want something that will brighten up your PC for Christmas, or maybe you want to dream of faraway places.

If it is nearing Christmas, maybe you can put a dancing Santa Claus or some good Christmas scenes that are great to watch. When spring is in the air, you can display a spring selection of pictures. Or you could get romantic and look for a Valentines screensaver. In the autumn, scare your audience with some pumpkins and Halloween images too.

A Detailed View of the Screensaver

April 9th, 2015 Ceasar

5.jpgLet’s take a more detailed look at the underlying architecture of screensaver programs. There are different types of programming languages and graphic interfaces that can be used to design and code a screensaver program. These tools are used together with DirectX, OpenGL or Graphics Device Interface in order to polish the final product. In Mac OS X, screensaver designers use the Quartz Extreme graphics layer. There is an indirect interface between the screensaver and the underlying operating system so a screensaver typically stops displaying images after a message from the operating system was received such as mouse movement or a pressed key.

Screen savers – Are they really saving your screens?

April 2nd, 2015 Ceasar

ScreenSaversScreen savers are relics of the days of old and are today quite irrelevant when it comes to saving power. Energy star rated products are already mandatory, capable of turning themselves off at pre-set intervals to prevent the old nemesis of the CRT tube, screen burn or phosphorus burn-in. The old problem of the screen getting imprinted with the most common image projected onto it by the electron gun.
Newer LCD displays do not suffer this problem though they can suffer from dead pixels or LED elements that burn-out prematurely due to faulty manufacturing procedures. This is expected though a few dead ones are hardly visible. Read the rest of this entry »