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Gadgets November 1, 2013 posted by

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – we test the groundbreaking 18 hour tablet and stand impressed [Video Review]

The launch this week of the brand new Lenovo Yoga Tablet range marks a new direction for Android tablet computers in general. The new devices, which come in 8 and 10 inch formats, may not offer many surprises in terms of architecture and performance, but they do feature some very cool features, including a ground breaking 18 hours battery life. We spend some valuable standby time putting the larger 10 inch Yoga Tablet 10 through its paces to bring you…


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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – we test the groundbreaking 18 hour tablet and stand impressed [Video Review]
Freeware October 16, 2013 posted by

f.lux – new version of the amazing screen light manager adds more features to help us work and sleep better [Freeware]

We first reported on the delicious f.lux freeware program back in 2010, and now three years later, we’re happy to announce that a new version has arrived. For those who don’t know, this innovative program automatically adjusts the temperature and brightness of your computer screen to a) help avoid eye strain from looking at a glaring screen all day and b) help us sleep better by making the screen light softer as the evening progresses, so we can wind down.


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f.lux – new version of the amazing screen light manager adds more features to help us work and sleep better [Freeware]
Awesome October 3, 2013 posted by

LucidPress – superb new free collaborative web based layout and design application does it all

We first reported on Lucid Software three years ago and even then we marked out the company and its approach as something special. “All in all this is one superb drawing and charting app, and deserves to carve a significant chunk out of the market.” Well fast forward to today and they’ve gone and done it again, with another superb web application which fills a real need and competes aggressively against an expensive big league incumbent.


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LucidPress – superb new free collaborative web based layout and design application does it all
Bookmark This! September 6, 2013 posted by

Plotagon – write a story, make a movie and have more fun than you can imagine

One of the interesting things about tech is how easily it can be adapted to different needs. You want a navigation system? Here’s GPS. You need an orchestra? Here’s a synthesizer and sequencer. Now this inexorable march is starting to move towards automating the entertainment industry.


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Plotagon – write a story, make a movie and have more fun than you can imagine
Awesome August 23, 2013 posted by

Zhopped – this free crowdsourced image editing service rocks. Uh…did we mention it’s free…?

Digital photos is awesome, amiright? We’ve got thousands of them stored on disks across the universe, but only a few are actually worth showing to anyone else. But how cool would it be if you could upload a shot and ask someone to tweak, fix, enhance and otherwise improve the shot to make you look like a total awesome photographer? And for free?


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Zhopped – this free crowdsourced image editing service rocks. Uh…did we mention it’s free…?
Hacks & How to August 16, 2013 posted by

Top 10 Tech Tips For Surviving Your New Baby

Ah, the excitement of a new addition to the family. The joy, the pride, the exhaustion, the lack of sleep and personal hygiene…you get the picture. Adding a child to your family is one of the most wonderful and yet hardest things ever. Fortunately for us geeks, there are lots of technology options that can help us survive the process, keep baby happy and make sure everyone involved gets the absolute most out of the joy of parenthood.


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Top 10 Tech Tips For Surviving Your New Baby
Freeware August 14, 2013 posted by

Marble – the earth on your desktop…and in your car [Freeware]

We live on a pretty cool planet, and there’s no better time waster than running through an atlas to see exactly where all the wonders of the world are located. Google Earth has pretty much dominated the digital atlas market for a few years, but now there’s a great alternative which uses open source maps and incorporates a ton of really useful features.


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Marble – the earth on your desktop…and in your car [Freeware]
Awesome July 9, 2013 posted by

AndroidLost – if you’re serious about the security of your Android smartphone and data you will install this NOW [Freeware]

If only smartphones weren’t so easy to lose. But they are, and it’s a growing problem. Around $2.5 billion worth of these devices are lost or stolen each year, and it’s not just the financial cost but also the increasingly vital data that we store on them that’s the real worry.


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AndroidLost – if you’re serious about the security of your Android smartphone and data you will install this NOW [Freeware]
Freeware July 2, 2013 posted by

DeskNotifier – cool app lets you receive and reply to SMS messages and Android phone notifications on your PC instantly [Freeware]

We don’t know about you, but we often miss important messages or SMS texts coming in to our mobile phone because we’re working on the computer in another room, or the phone is buried in a pocket or bag and we don’t hear the alert chime. Now if only there was a way to link the PC and the phone together we could avoid the problem and stay updated constantly.


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DeskNotifier – cool app lets you receive and reply to SMS messages and Android phone notifications on your PC instantly [Freeware]
Awesome June 26, 2013 posted by

GoSquared – stunning new web traffic dashboard is the perfect way to track your site visitors in real time

Regular readers of the Ferret will remember when we first stumbled upon MyBlogLog, a fabulous web publisher service which provided real time and historical stats on visitors and their activities on your web site. We loved the simplicity and the effortless way you could see exactly what was happening to your site second by second through the days and weeks. Unfortunately the company sold out to Yahoo! which then killed it, as big companies tend to do. Sigh.


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GoSquared – stunning new web traffic dashboard is the perfect way to track your site visitors in real time
Awesome June 18, 2013 posted by

Sony Xperia Z 4G Tablet – is this the best tablet computer in the world right now? Possibly. [Video Review]

If product coolness was measured in ice cream, the new Sony Xperia Z 4G Tablet would be a triple choc whipped Sundae, with maraschino cherries, white truffle chunks and lashings of dark Belgian chocolate sprinkles on a bed of silver sugar flecks. Yes it’s that delicious.


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Sony Xperia Z 4G Tablet – is this the best tablet computer in the world right now? Possibly. [Video Review]
Bookmark This! June 18, 2013 posted by

Workrave – this free little program might just save your life [Freeware]

You don’t have to look far to find any number of research studies which point out the dangers of sitting down all day as we do our jobs in front of computer screens. And that’s not counting the rising number of people who suffer from RSI (repetitive strain injury) from doing the same kind of computing and mousing tasks day in, day out.


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Workrave – this free little program might just save your life [Freeware]
Bookmark This! June 17, 2013 posted by

SMS Alarm – keep losing your phone while it’s on silent mode? Fear not. Install this and relax. [Freeware]

Hands up if you have had a ‘lost phone’ moment sometime in the last three months. Yeah it’s easily done isn’t it, and it’s always at the most awkward moment, just when you’re leaving to catch that flight or pick up the elderly parent or something equally urgent.


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SMS Alarm – keep losing your phone while it’s on silent mode? Fear not. Install this and relax. [Freeware]
Awesome June 11, 2013 posted by

Earth Alerts – live map of our planet’s natural hazards makes for compulsive viewing (+Freeware]

You don’t have to live in an earthquake zone to appreciate the benefits of knowing if and when things are going to get a little hot and sticky at any time. And by things, we mean natural disasters. Just ask the European continent when the Icelandic – can’t pronounce or spell the name – volcano flipped out a few years back.


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Earth Alerts – live map of our planet’s natural hazards makes for compulsive viewing (+Freeware]
Bookmark This! June 6, 2013 posted by

OUTDATEFighter – keep your PC software updated with just a click [Freeware]

One of the big hassles with keeping your computer running fast and clean is the constant need to update your software. Old programs often do not operate as efficiently as the upgraded versions, and you’ll also miss out on cool new features when they’re introduced if you don’t stay up to date.


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OUTDATEFighter – keep your PC software updated with just a click [Freeware]