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Aloe cam

Type of Program: Web Cam Viewer
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98
Company Name: AloeSoft
Version: 2.0
Price: $22
Installed Size: 1.35mb


You know that expression "It's like watching paint dry" well this program is far worse than that. Aloe Cam is a quick way to view web cams. On the first start up you are warned that some of the indoor cams may contain Adult content, most of them do and are just fronts for porn sites which you will find out if you choose the visit the URL option (many of which are bad). 

The rest are just a collection of views of peoples homes and nondescript people most of whom seem to have had a good taste by-pass in the clothing, decorating and furnishing department. The cams are supposed to refresh according to the figures in the window which can be anything between 15 seconds and 3 minutes. Most of them don't. You can actually drag the camera to the Monitor section and if and when somebody actually moves a fraction you will be alerted. Oh wow!!!

It gets worse. There are Scenic views, or at least that's what the category said, they only work if you know what time daylight hours are at the location. There are also 7 Work view cams of work places (I can hardly contain myself) and 15 Outdoor. I actually watched the 5th Avenue cam for a couple of minutes, it was like very slow time lapse photography, but I'm better now.

This is a thinly disguised porn promotion program, the giveaway being that there are 136 "Indoor" cams (remember we were warned about them) most of which lead to porn sites and a total of 42 in all the other categories.

Why anybody in their right mind would want to pay for this beats me.

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Support: Couldn't bring myself to ask
Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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