|Customer Update - This eZine also online here Feb 3, 2009
Dear Rose City Customer,
This is our first newsletter for 2009... and we hope you are off to a good start for the new year!
If you didn't make New Year's resolutions or if you want to add one to your list, what better goal than to keep your computer running at peak performance and efficiency? This is, after all, what we at Rose City Software are all about!
In our last newsletter we told you about Registry First Aid 7.0, the latest release of our top-selling performance tool for the past decade. If you got that one, you are definitely off to a good start!
This month, besides our cool free tool, we're featuring a special deal on the brand new, just released DiskMagik 3.0, the ultimate companion tool to automatically maintain your PC running at peak performance.
Registered users of DiskMagik may already have received a special Customer update courtesy notice. If not this newsletter will serve the same purpose... scroll down to the special DiskMagik 3.0 offer below.
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Our newsletter always contains lots of tricks and treats as well as other special information from our parent site, Rose City Software, a very popular Windows Resource and Information Center & HelpWithWindows.com, including critical Windows update information, and useful Windows tips and tricks.
We hope you'll enjoy this edition of the newsletter and you are welcome to forward it to your friends who might also enjoy it.
With each edition we will try to bring you a useful software program you don't have to pay for... just as we did in previous months. Some are direct from Rose City and some are great toys and tools we have discovered elsewhere that we think you will like!
This month, we have a handy freeware tool called KeepVid, actually a free website which enables you to download any video from YouTube or Google and save it to your hardrive. We all see videos on these sites we'd like to save to our harddrive, but the sites don't make it easy.
With KeepVid, it is effortless. Just copy the YouTube or Google URL from the address bar of your browser and paste it into box at KeepVid.com. and click 'Download'.
Then on the next page, as it explains, just Right-click the download link, choose 'Save Target As...', and rename file to get_video.flv... or [your_name_for_the_video].FLV. In other words, the file downloads as an unassociated file... you need to add the .FLV extension to be able to open it.
You'll also need an FLV player, another free tool written by martijndevisser.com and you can get it for free from Download.com
You download and install the free FLV Player and then you will be able to play the videos you download through KeepVid.com.
Start saving those cool videos that you really like to watch them any time anywhere.
And for lots of other cool free tools please check our website.
But first, read on for some other great software specials and tips...
Rose City Software Update Info
New releases and updates this year:
(As shown on the Rose City 'what's new' page)
DiskMagik -1/19 - v3.0 - Major update to the newest performance enhancement utility from Rose City Software
SynchroMaster -1/23 - v188.8.131.52 - Minor update to this backup and fiile/folder synch utility - fixes some minor issues for some users - free for registered users
Registry First Aid - v7.0 - 12/1 - New major release to the award winning PC performance enhancement tool
Tweaking Toolbox Vista - v1.0 - 9/16 - New release to the Internet's best Windows tweaker
New freeware listings - new freeware listings added regularly.
Special Offer - DiskMagik 3.0 Defragmenter for a MAJOR Windows Tuneup!
DiskMagik 3.0 is a major upgrade to the revolutionary system maintenance utility from Rose City Software introduced in 2007, one we are extremely proud of. DiskMagik 3.0 is fully Vista compatible both 32 *and* 64 bit as well as XP/2000 and it can work wonders on your system! You may have seen all the TV commercials recently with these actors claiming their computer is now Finally Fast. Don't be fooled. The advertised tools don't even begin to address the primary cause of slow computer performance... a badly fragmented hard drive. It doesn't take long for fragmentation to build up on every PC, and DiskMagik will constantly monitor disk fragmentation and automatically eliminate it as it occurs.
Current registered users are under no obligation to upgrade and can continue to use DiskMagik 2.2 indefinitely. But for those who want to have the latest version, we're offering a deeply discounted upgrade for just $11.98, a full 60% off the original price. Just send us an email and include your order number and/or date of purchase, if you know it, and we'll send you a discount coupon for your upgrade. If you purchased it this year, in 2009, we'll give you a free upgrade. Just use the same email link and we'll send you a complimentary registration for v3.0.
DiskMagik is an intelligently designed utility to defragment the hard drive of a Windows PC. Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista, DiskMagik has several powerful features not included in the Windows defrag utility including the ability to rearrange and reprioritize the order of files on the disk, permitting faster file access on demand.
In addition, it includes our exclusive "Proactive Defragmentation" technology. This extraordinary feature gives you the option to run DiskMagik silently in the background at all times to help maintain your system in peak performance mode. DiskMagik also has an optional and very user-friendly wizard to acquaint you with some of the key features and walk you through configuring each, if you like.
DiskMagik has been thoroughly tested at Rose City Software for months and run through extensive beta testing... It is 100% safe to use on your PC. Rose City Software stands behind it 100%. DiskMagik is a MUST-HAVE for all computer users interested in maintaining their computer's performance to help maintain their system in peak operating condition.
Visit the DiskMagik website to find out more about this outstanding software and/or download a fully functional free trial version. Windows 64 bit users should use this alternate 64BIT download link. Note: your registration will be valid indefinitely on either 32bit or 64bit Windows.
Special Offer for Rose City Customers only:
New users can now get DiskMagik for a limited time
for only $19.47
That's a full 35% off the regular price of $29.95 !
To take advantage of this special offer you can click on this special purchase link.
These special discount links are not published anywhere else except this newsletter!
Key Rose City Software Site Links
The Humor Spotlight
This is a new monthly feature this year for the Rose City Software newsletter... a little humor, handpicked by our editors to evoke a smile or two for our subscribers.
If you are a little confused by the upcoming conversion to HD TV, you will appreciate this funny video:
Click Here to view this month's humor, Digital Conversion Tips for Seniors LOL !!!
Windows® Update Information
You can always check your system for the latest updates from Microsoft® at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
You will always hear about them first at our site at
Rose City Software or
There were several important Windows updates in the past couple months - here's one of the latest:
Vulnerabilities in SMB could allow remote code execution
Date Last Review: January 13, 2009: MS09-001
The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by validating the fields inside the SMB packets.
You can also read the pages from Microsoft for their security updates for January 2009
Windows Tips and Tricks
You'll find hundreds of useful tips and tricks for every version of Windows at our own www.HelpWithWindows.com (formerly Windows-Help.NET).
Because we operate a Windows help site and help forums and we sell software to enhance the Windows platform, we are in a prime position to hear about many of the problems reported by average Windows users out there around the world. Many people are looking to improve the reliability, speed and effectiveness of their Windows machines... and that's where we can help.
Windows 7: Public Beta Available
Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista, is now available as a public beta. This article at our own HelpWithWindows.com will give you some tips.
And don't forget Rose City Software's two top performers for speeding up your Windows PC... whether it is XP or Vista
Registry First Aid and DiskMagik
Well, we could go on and on here... But why not stop by our website where you'll find links to all this and a whole lot more, absolutely free,from Rose City Software, "The Internet's Premier Software Center."
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