TurboCAD 18 is here

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Get 2D/3D design options (unlimited) with TurboCAD Deluxe (in Version 18)

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We talked a lot in our review in April (and our review of IMSI/Design earlier in May) about TurboCAD and all the amazing features of TurboCAD software.

Well, we just received an email from a visitor to IdentityTheftSecrets to let us know that TurboCAD 18 is now available.

“I’m really excited about this new TurboCAD release.
The features are fantastic. Still by far the best value in CAD.”
– Brad Easterday, dean3 Design

Here’s the official message from TurboCAD:

IMSI/Design is happy to announce that TurboCAD 18 is now available.
New TurboCAD 18 offers significant improvements to just about every area in the application… including 2D and 3D performance.

TurboCAD 18 improves productivity with new automated tools that allow for design, modification, presentation, and documentation in an integrated fashion.

TurboCAD 18 provides improved tools that speed design.
At the same time, TurboCAD takes advantage of the latest in hardware technologies so that it is up to 60x FASTER!

TurboCAD 18 is designed to provide excellent workflow to and from other applications, including AutoCAD 2011 and Google SketchUp. This means that working with others on the same projects, even though you’re using different CAD programs, can be made simpler.

TurboCAD 18 continues to provide tremendous power at an always affordable price compared to many other CAD brands.

Three Versions
TurboCAD 18 is currently available in three different versions (TurboCAD Designer 2D to come).  Depending on your needs, as well as what you can afford, there is absolutely a version of TurboCAD 18 that is right for you.

As an example, at just $129.99, TurboCAD Deluxe is the #1 CAD software in retail, and comes with more professional features per dollar than any other CAD product.

TurboCAD Pro and Pro Platinum offer more advanced tools for design, drafting, detailing, and modeling.


  • GPU-Accelerated Drawing Performance up to 60x faster in Hidden Line & Draft Render modes
  • Multi-Threading Support
  • Assembly by Axis Modes
  • Dynamic Dimensions for Doors and Windows
  • Block Attachment Doors & Windows (TurboCAD Platinum only)
  • House Wizard
  • Multi-Add Tool (TurboCAD Platinum only)
  • ‘On Polyline’ Pattern Tool (TurboCAD Platinum only)
  • PDF Underlay
  • Database Options
  • LightWorks 8.3 Engine
  • Ruby Scripting
  • Network License Support

To get TurboCAD 18 (either new or as an upgrade), click the link below which fits best which version of TurboCAD you’re looking for.

Get TurboCAD 18 Professional

Get 2D/3D design options (unlimited) with TurboCAD Deluxe (in Version 18)

Get TurboCAD MacPro V5

Parallels Desktop Coupon

Parallels Desktop Coupon and trial download page

Open disclaimer: We’re pretty sold on how cool Parallels Desktop actually is. We’ve already written on this site highlighting all the things the company’s software allows you to do.

So, we won’t be going into that too much today. The purpose of this short post is just to let you know that through the link below, you can get a Parallels Desktop coupon (and/or free trial download).

In case you missed our write-ups from the past month or so, here’s a brief overview.

Parallels is a company which works in the virtualization space.

Virtualization basically means creating virtual environments in which multiple operating systems and technologies can work simultaneously, and interact with one another.

Parallels was founded at the end of 1999, and is currently serving more than 10 Million Users in 125 Countries.

Parallels is at the top in the virtualization space with Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (server level controls), and Parallels Plesk Panel (again, control at the server level).

Parallels has over 55 patents either issued or pending and has developed partnerships with many of the world’s largest companies including AMD, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, and IBM.

Some of the reviews of Parallels Desktop for Mac talk about how users really like the Convergence view.

In the Convergence view, you can see Windows apps in the Mac toolbar, and then the applications (which are Windows based) just show as would any program in the Mac User Interface. People generally are pleased with he performance of the virtual machine especially when only using it for basic functions like presentations and Word Processing. Some people who are using it for intensive video rendering have reported some slowdown, but overall people seem quite pleased with the Parallels performance.

As with almost all software, the area for improvement with Parallels is (apparently) with customer service. While most people agree that Parallels support is polite and helpful in extending things like free trials, some people have complained that the support people couldn’t answer some rather complex challenges they were facing (usually dealing with graphics rendering issues or challenges with Windows 64 bit versions).

Overall, while not ecstatic about the support, people seem pretty satisfied with the overall helpfulness of Parallels’ support staff.

You get to the level that Parallels is at by creating good solutions that people enjoy using. Such is the case with the Parallels applications we’ve seen.

If you would like a coupon for Parallels Desktop for Mac, Windows, or Linux, check out the link below.

Parallels Desktop Coupon and trial download page

Hackers Hit Sony Again and Again

Just weeks after PlayStation’s network break a Lebanese hacker group (Idaho) boasts of breaking into the Sony’s shopping database at ca.eshop.sonyericsson.com/with a “simple sql injection.”  In this e-shop users names, user name, credit card information and passwords were released in a massive dump on their Facebook and Twitter pages advising the unscrupulous to access the information contained in the dump in a text file on pastebin.  The website is down right now, but just imagine how many 1,000 of people have used this particular website to make their Sony shopping experience more convenient.

But they aren’t the only ones to hit the hacker games hard this week.  LulzSec hacked into and released the information they found on Sony’s Japanese website data base.   This group of hackers may be in it for the “fun” but they are not joking around with who they attack as they also take credit for hacking into the Fox.com login database, including emails and passwords. Then the LulzSec Hack & Leak pointless ATM information also.

Customers aren’t the only ones that now doubt the security of Sony’s databases, websites and PlayStation Live systems.  According to a recent report by PC Magazine Sony will be testifying at an upcoming House of Representatives privacy hearing, after just months ago refusing to.

What does Sony have to say? Continue reading Hackers Hit Sony Again and Again

Another Gold Mining and Gold Investment Scam

We’ve long been warning that as the price of gold and silver and various other commodities picks up, new scams will come along similar to all the phishing and Nigerian fraud emails which have been going around for years.

In the case of this gold mining fraud email, Berewa Mining (with an @yahoo.co.uk address?) is asking you to confirm your address is real by sending them a response.

While they are not asking for more than a reply email at this point, this is the first step in a series of steps in which they will attempt to gain your trust, seducing your better nature into believing that they really do have gold dust or gold to export, which they will “give” to you, if you’ll only give them:

– Your bank account details
– Your social security number
– An address where you can receive some package and re-send it along to them

We don’t know the endgame here. But if you receive an email from berewamining01@yahoo.co.uk, or an email that looks like the one below, know that it’s highly suspect and very likely a scam.

If you actually want to buy gold or silver, do it through reputable companies like GoldMoney or Apmex.




From: Berewa Mining
Date: Sat, May 28, 2011 at 6:04 AM
Subject: gold

Dear Sir,

I am writing to you as a Miner and Miner’s representative We have offices in Dakar Senegal and free town sierra Leone & Banjul the Gambia,Guinea Conakry as well as Burkina Faso.

our firm is ready to do business with any interested person or persons who is ready to exploit in our field of business.

I have the mandate to arrange for prospective buyers who are interested to buy our diamonds and gold here,we have fine uncut stones, (assorted Parcels) sizes from 1.5 to 17carrat and colors are from (D TO I), AND PURITY IS CRYSTAL CLEAR,(v v s 1, v v s 2, e.t.c.
Our prices are moderate and negotiable, we take our products through all the various processes ( bank, customs and Kimberly certificate) in the interest and safety of our customers because our customers interest comes first.

We give you the best deal ever around the sub-region .
You will not be disappointed for doing business with us.
Your reply will be appreciated and treated with urgency

Yours truly,

VMware Training for vSphere: Manage v4

Hey Guys,
I have seen your write-ups about VMWare Workstation. Do you know if there is online VMWare training or if there are other classes I can get for VMWare Sphere? Specifically, I’m looking for a training for VMWare Sphere V4, and would like to learn how to manage the various aspects of V4.
Ankit Prawan

Hey Ankit,

The link below here will take you directly to the VMWare Sphere Training.


I’m assuming from your name that you are located in India. One of the nice things about the training we know of for VMWare Sphere is that it is available online from anywhere in the world. While the training is a bit expensive, it will cover pretty much everything you could want to know about VMWare, including installation and configuration, as well as ongoing management of VMWare tools.

If you’re job seeking in IT, this training gives you a great leg up on those without it, and if you’re already in a job using VMWare, this gives you a great way to make sure you know what you’re doing with your company’s IT Environment.

If you’re asking about Sphere, you probably are already familiar with it’s features, so we’ll just stick to telling you about the training.

It’s called “Install, Configure, Manage v4” Sphere

It is an in-depth training course which talks about and lets you work through the steps of installing, configuring, and managing VMware Sphere.

Sphere includes VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi/ESX.

If you are a sysadmin, engineer, or if you are responsible for ESXi, ESX, and/or vCenter Server, the four day training will be great for you.

One of the best parts about this training is that it can be taken online live. (You can also take the course in person in the classroom setting if you are interested.)

It is also possible, once you have gone through the training, to take the VMWare Certified Professional test, which gives you the additional credentialing and proof of your knowledge base whether you are working as an employee or contractor.

Again, here is the link to go directly to the training on the VMWare site. If you’re in the IT field and wanting to work in virtualized environments, this is a training you should have.


Spotmau: Review of SpotMau and Powersuite Download

From this review, get at least 10% off SpotMau
Use the review coupon below.

Spotmau is designed to be an all-in-one solution for everything you may need to do, in order to backup, restore, fix, or expand the capabilities of your computer.

Built for the PC environment, SpotMau will work on Windows 95, 98, ME, CE, NT, 2000, 2003, SBS2003, XP, Vista, 7. Chances are good that if you’re using a PC, SpotMau will work to do everything you want and need it to do.

Upon reviewing the software, you will actually see that SpotMau is a combination of programs. All of the software utilities within Spotmau Powersuite worked well for us, although admittedly we haven’t thoroughly tested everything within the tool chest that is Powersuite. Continue reading Spotmau: Review of SpotMau and Powersuite Download

iVPN Discount and Review

Need a great VPN?
Check out the iVPN discount before/after the review below.

A VPN is a way for you to connect to the Internet in a secure, non-trackable way. And there are lots of potential uses for a VPN beyond security.

However, there are many parties who have an interest in watching what you do online. Blocking their access can be accomplished through a VPN Service quite easily.

If you are a privacy minded person, you likely are already aware of all the ways in which your Internet activity is monitored. And if you are looking to have a good level of control over what’s happening with the information you’re sharing while you’re on the Internet, you should look into a VPN.

Outside of privacy issues, why else might someone want a VPN? Continue reading iVPN Discount and Review

HELOC Fraud: The Latest Nightmare in Identity Theft

Once a home is purchased and several years of consistent mortgage payments and rising market value have generated sizable equity, many people believe the biggest pitfalls when vying for victorious home ownership are behind them. No more having to research too-good-to-be-true real estate leads, no more nervousness about the long term successes of owning a home, and the building equity tops it off with peace of mind.

But a recent resurgence of what was once considered a flash-in-the-pan identity theft scam has many in the industry wondering if this isn’t the sign of the next big con artist moneymaker. Continue reading HELOC Fraud: The Latest Nightmare in Identity Theft

VMWare Coupon: Workstation Coupon Codes

VMWare Coupon Code 1: Workstation coupon for Everyone
(This coupon gives everyone 20% off VMware Workstation 7)

VMWare Coupon Code 2: Workstation Coupon Code for students
(This coupon is an offer to students:get Workstation 7 for $113. Upgrade for just $59!)

Not that long ago, we posted about the incredible features of VMWare and how Workstation is serving developers and students alike. Today, we’re just reminding you of the Workstation coupon codes VMWare has made available.

There are many benefits to using VMWare Workstation, which is why millions of people all over the world use the software.

For one, the unity mode within VMWare integrates applications. This lets you pull in applications from virtual machines (Linux and Windows), and has them running as if they are part of your computer. Cutting and pasting, dragging and dropping, and using printers without installing drivers make the virtualization of your system a reality, while having the environment feel as though you’re working on just one machine. Continue reading VMWare Coupon: Workstation Coupon Codes

Promt Professional Translation Software

Promt Professional Translation Software
Plus coupon code for Promt software for your personal computer

We’ve already talked quite a bit about Promt translation software and about the unique abilities to translate all languages, including Russian, from the software.

Simply by having the Promt software running, you can be reading and writing in chat programs in the language of the person you’re chatting with.

This is incredible technology which allows you near real-time abilities to shrink communication barriers while understanding nearly everything that’s being said.

No translation software is 100% perfect, but Promt’s level of experience gives them a near unparalleled advantage in the translation software space. Continue reading Promt Professional Translation Software