Weather Screensaver

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 by LeeDee | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything

http://yowindow.com/

Check this out.

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RickJP
Reply #1 Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:12 PM

Neat like the idea and works well,

LeeDee
Reply #2 Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:55 PM

I though i would give it a shot too.

I like how it changes from season to seasons and day and night.

tazgecko
Reply #3 Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:21 PM

  .oO(wish it was a .dream)

RickJP
Reply #4 Sunday, December 19, 2010 3:54 AM

Window full size bit like having dream running not as good but still neat

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Jimbo9294
Reply #5 Sunday, December 19, 2010 4:15 AM

Very cool concept.

DrJBHL
Reply #6 Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:24 AM

It's a beautiful Screensaver, but I much prefer Deskscapes. Being on a security kick, I wonder if this screensaver mines your personal data... 

In going through their website, I found no statements about guarding your privacy. That might exist in the installer/software license you 'agree to' before installing. I don't know. I did find that Norton reports it as suspicious. That could simply be a "false positive" as we've seen with SD software and other antivirals.

What does concern me is their statement:

"At the moment, we provide 3 editions of YoWindow

YoWindow for Windows
YoWindow for Facebook
Weather widget for your site or blog

In Facebook edition you can even look through your friends' windows."

I wonder about the "Social Networking" sites and your computer's vulnerability as well as your "Friends'".

In the second part of my online shopping security post, I make mention of these sites and provide a link you might find interesting HERE.

I'm not saying the software is malicious. It might be completely safe. It might, however provide a gate for invasion of your computer by "Social Engineers".

As always, "Caveat Emptor" (let the buyer beware) seems wise.

tazgecko
Reply #7 Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:58 AM

YoWindow End User Licence

Can't find any reports that Yowindows is malicious.

As for Facebook. Information on that site is just ripe for abuse, use it at your own peril 

 

repkin
Reply #8 Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:28 AM

Hey, guys!

I'm the author of YoWindow.

If you have any questions you are welcome.

 

There are no malicious code insdie YoWindow.

However we are collecting statistics when YoWindow accesses our server with Google Analytics.

Just like a regular website.

Sorry, we are too lazy to write privacy policy document.

 

Don't miss Christmas surprises we have prepared.

 

There's a little trick you will probably like - select a cloudy/partly cloudy weather, make sure the sky is blue, then type "amelie" on the keyboard and see what happens.

At the moment there is only one living landscape - Village, however in a week we will release a second one "Seaside".

 

YoWindow is not just a Screen-saver as stated in the subject.

It is a full featured desktop weather application.

When YoWindow runs in background it can display the current temperature in Windows tray.

And you can even put YoWindow on a webpage, there is a Flash widget for website.

 

Pasha, yowindow.com

DrJBHL
Reply #9 Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:41 AM

repkin, what about the vulnerability issue when "looking out a friend's window" on say, facebook?

RickJP
Reply #10 Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:56 AM

Chasbo
Reply #11 Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:13 AM

So far I dig this. I'll run it today and see if there are any bugs. I unloaded OD and pinned most used programs to the taskbar. We'll see.

RickJP
Reply #12 Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:22 AM

Quick go at using one of my photos for background. Take a photo and remove the sky and not bad for first go.

LeeDee
Reply #13 Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:39 AM

I see you guys like this.

Chasbo
Reply #14 Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:49 AM

Yeah I like it. More toys for the boy!

Philly0381
Reply #15 Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:26 AM

This does look very nice and I used to run screensavers but I find if I'm not doing something on the computer I'm not sitting in front of it.  Much the same reason I don't use Bootskins or logons anymore, they are not up long enough to matter. 

Now what would be nice is if this could run in an open window or a picture frame like DX Core Picture Frame.

RickJP
Reply #16 Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:27 AM

Now what would be nice is if this could run in an open window or a picture frame like DX Core Picture Frame.

it does

RickJP
Reply #17 Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:32 AM

Have it in a window or close window and just mouse over taskbar icon to see weather.

Philly0381
Reply #18 Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:42 AM

Cool

Now to see it I would run that vs DX Widget or ObjectDock Weather docklet.  They all are different in what they show you.

Chasbo
Reply #19 Sunday, December 19, 2010 2:49 PM

Hey repkin, I have discovered my biggest complaint about your prog. I was easily able to create my own landscape using the winter wall by Kol. The problem is that no matter how I size it I get black on the sides of it. This doesn't happen with the default Village landscape. The default is ok but us customizers are always tweaking as you know. I wonder what or if there is a trick to getting around the black on the sides? Would be cool if there is a solution. I'll still use the prog. but I don't want to upgrade from the free version unless I can get rid of that limitation.

RickJP
Reply #20 Sunday, December 19, 2010 4:24 PM

 

If thats full screen size could try F11 or view Full Screen to get rid of black worked for me.

Smaller than full screen found needed to pick up sides with cursor and move them in to get rid of black sides showing

Or click bottom right hand corner of picture for full screen

Or wait for the man that knows.

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