Build your own video surveillance system with ContaCam
May 30, 2017 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Build your own video surveillance system with ContaCam
Build your own video surveillance system with ContaCam

The freeware video surveillance system ContaCam has been helping PC users monitor their video feeds since 2010, and it’s grown to be one of the most capable and configurable systems around.
We haven’t checked out the …

Webcamoid is a one-stop webcam capture and recording suite
May 17, 2017 – 02:29 | Comments Off on Webcamoid is a one-stop webcam capture and recording suite
Webcamoid is a one-stop webcam capture and recording suite

Webcamoid is a surprisingly versatile open-source webcam suite for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Launch the program and it looks very simple. The image from the default webcam is displayed, there’s a small transparent toolbar at the …

Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit
March 17, 2017 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit
Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit

Riot Isolator is an unusual application which offers a host of powerful privacy and security tools in a single free package.
The program should normally be installed to deliver the best protection, but there’s an option …

Block unauthorised webcam usage with Who Stalks My Cam
April 18, 2016 – 04:34 | Comments Off on Block unauthorised webcam usage with Who Stalks My Cam
Block unauthorised webcam usage with Who Stalks My Cam

Who Stalks My Cam is a free Windows application which alerts you to dubious software attempting to access your webcam.
The download unzips to a regular installer, but there’s also a portable version if you just …

Control your PC with a webcam via Camera Mouse 2015
August 4, 2015 – 05:21 | Comments Off on Control your PC with a webcam via Camera Mouse 2015
Control your PC with a webcam via Camera Mouse 2015

Some Windows applications are keyboard-oriented, others built for touch, but the vast majority are still designed to be controlled by a mouse. And that’s a problem if you don’t have reliable control of a hand.
Camera …

Block webcam hijacking with WebCam On-Off
November 24, 2014 – 07:22 | Comments Off on Block webcam hijacking with WebCam On-Off
Block webcam hijacking with WebCam On-Off

Webcam hijacking has been around for a long time, but recent stories about websites streaming live footage from thousands of hacked webcams have placed it firmly back in the headlines.
Fully protecting your own webcam requires …

Automatically add clipart-style masks to on-screen faces with Funny Mask
January 24, 2014 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Automatically add clipart-style masks to on-screen faces with Funny Mask
Automatically add clipart-style masks to on-screen faces with Funny Mask

If you want to have a little fun with a picture of someone, then you could open it in a graphics editor, draw on glasses, add a clipart wig, maybe a hat. But if that …

CyberLink YouCam 6 adds new camera shooting mode, touch-friendly interface
December 20, 2013 – 12:23 | Comments Off on CyberLink YouCam 6 adds new camera shooting mode, touch-friendly interface
CyberLink YouCam 6 adds new camera shooting mode, touch-friendly interface

CyberLink has launched a major new update to its powerful webcam toolset with the release of CyberLink YouCam 6 Standard and CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe. Version 6.0 adds a new camera shooting mode and creative …

Watch near-live webcams on your desktop with Livecam Wallpaper
February 25, 2013 – 18:43 | Comments Off on Watch near-live webcams on your desktop with Livecam Wallpaper
Watch near-live webcams on your desktop with Livecam Wallpaper

If you’re bored with the regular Windows wallpaper then there’s no shortage of software which can help. But much of it will just download fairly random images from a variety of online sources. And even …

18 new downloads and updates you may have missed this week
August 11, 2012 – 05:05 | Comments Off on 18 new downloads and updates you may have missed this week
18 new downloads and updates you may have missed this week

The release of Windows 8 is drawing ever closer and this means that there is a slew of apps being updated to add support for the latest version of the operating system. Paragon Image Backup …

Flutter gives you (basic) gesture control of media via your web cam
August 6, 2012 – 15:17 | Comments Off on Flutter gives you (basic) gesture control of media via your web cam
Flutter gives you (basic) gesture control of media via your web cam

Gestures are here it is at these days, with the Kinect add-on for Xbox 360 and the motion controls of the Wii allowing for direct interaction with games and other software. Even mobile devices such …