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Free Software August 5, 2005 posted by

Backup safely.

Simply Safe Backup. Free backup software for Windows. What more can we say, other than be careful out there, people!  SIMPLY SAFE BACKUP FREE/HOME EDITION: Back up to DVD or CD-ROM. This version is designed for home/personal use, and to give users a test-drive of Simply Safe’s capabilities. This version allows only the minimal (40-bit/64-bit) encryption and compression level options, and is limited to 40,000 files in a single backup volume.


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Free Software August 3, 2005 posted by

Project Internet chat.

Project Gizmo. OK listen up. It’s another day, and another Skype bashing free Internet telephone program. Yes? No? Who cares?  It springs fairy-like from Michael ‘MP3.COM’ Robertson’s brain, which could be good or bad depending on your religion.  Plus points –  SIP compatible, as opposed to Skype proprietary P2P.   Call recording built in. Free voicemail (Skype charges for this). Negative points? The Michael Robertson hype machine? More here. It’s Your Call, good people of earth. <applause>  With the click of a mouse, you’re connected to friends,…


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Free Software August 1, 2005 posted by

Adobe Album starters.

So Adobe moves sleekly and silently into the freeware business [Eh?-Ed] with Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0. Download and enjoy.  Fix common photo flaws — like red eye, color, and brightness — in a single click. Easily share your memories! Attach photos to e-mail, or send them to mobile phones. Make your own prints, or order prints, photo books, and more online. Find any photo in a snap with automatic organization that lets you view all of your digital…


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Free Software July 28, 2005 posted by

Cellphone assistant.

Remote Labs’ Mobile Activity Tracker software. Pre-release freebie Symbian mobile phone organiser program which lets you sort out your muddled yet cheery life. Or something. Looks like it only works on a limited subset of handsets though, so that’s a bit of a downer.  By installing M.A.T. on your Symbian phone you can backup your phonebook contacts to the Web, monitor your mobile phone calls, missed calls, SMS messages and changes to contact information the the Web. You can also…


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Free Software July 25, 2005 posted by

DefragNT.

DefragNT. Free defrag program for Windows XP etc.   Only OS-es built on the NT kernel newer than 3.5 are supported. FAT partition support for Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP and newer; NTFS partitions supported only beginning with Windows XP. The name of this utility might change to DefragXP.


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diy July 22, 2005 posted by

Make your own MP3 ringtones.

Make your own MP3 mobile phone ringtones. What it says folks.   Why should you pay 3 to 4 bucks for a one ringtone? This is a tutorial about how to make one for free. For this tutorial you need audacity, lame, and razorlame (lame gui).


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Free Software July 21, 2005 posted by

Tiny Spell.

Tiny Spell. Free universal spell checker that will work with any Windows application, monitors from the system tray. Unfortunately no Brit dictionary as yet.  It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application. tinySpell monitors your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It also checks the spelling of every word you copy to the clipboard. tinySpell installs itself in the system…


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Free Software July 19, 2005 posted by

Squeezer.

Squeezer. Free file compression software. Will work on executables, HTML and text files. That’s it really.  Vidfern Squeezer as a good file compressor, can squeeze executable files as well as text and HTML files. Free up your HD by squeezing your files! Squeezer is now free for personal and commercial use. It is fully functional, easy and powerful. The compression ratio is incredible. It reduces the size of executable files and HTMLs without changing their performance. The compressed files will…


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Free Software July 18, 2005 posted by

Piggy Bank.

Simile Piggy Bank. Yet more cool geek tech. This time it involves screen scraping, RDF and occasionally the odd Google Map. It’s a neat time to be a browser, let me tell ya.  Piggy Bank is an extension to the Firefox web browser that extracts information from existing web pages and stores it in RDF…Having extracted the “pure” information and stored it on your computer, Piggy Bank can now apply its own user interface to let you browse through that information…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

Mobile web mastery.

IYHY. Pretty cool tech for feeding web content to your mobile phone or device a la Skweezer. Strips away CSS, images, in fact everything that you don’t want on a teeny teeny screen. A 41k ESPN homepage, anyone? And it’s free. Snazzy.  IYHY is my attempt to force the web mobile. And if you signup for a free account on IYHY, then every time you type in a URL on the homepage it will save it for you for next…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

My PetCams.

My PetCams. Keep an eye on your pet from your computer’s webcam, wherever you are. For goodness sake try and avoid getting too close to your pet won’t you? Just in case you get a bad case of ticks or worse. Ick. And by the way you could just download the freebie Webcast XP and do it yourself.  MyPetCams lets you keep an eye on your pet from your computer, whether you’re at work, traveling, or in another part of your house….


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Free Software July 13, 2005 posted by

Free data recovery, dude.

Free Data Recovery. Hmm, didn’t realise that he’d been caught. Thank you, thank you, we’ll be here all week. Anyway, haven’t done a round up of free file undelete programs before. So why not now? Why not indeed. PC Inspector. PC data recovery program, supports FAT16/32 and NTFS. Free as a bird. Restoration. Restores deleted files from Zip, Media cards, CF cards etc. FreeUndelete. Data recovery for deleted NTFS files. Smart Recovery 4.5. Another media card file recovery proggie. Aimed…


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Bookmark This! July 12, 2005 posted by

Host me torrent, Jack.

The Prodigem BitTorrent hosting service. Got big files? No, really really big files? Need to store and forward them somehow, easily and without geek hassle? Try this. Neat idea and shows just how useful BitTorrent can be. From $1.00 to $14.95 a month. Nice.  Prodigem is a content hosting service. It uses Bit Torrent peer to peer (p2p) filesharing to enable you to distribute extraordinarily large media files at an extraordinarily low cost…What is revolutionary here is that Prodigem completely…


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Free Software July 11, 2005 posted by

Free video conferencing.

Marratech-Free video conferencing software. Talk, See, Share. For free. Er..as long as you’ve got a 1.5mbps upstream capability. Windows, Mac, Linux.   Marratech-Free is for home computer users looking to move beyond basic chat and messaging. It creates a fully interactive meeting environment on your computer. Meet up with friends and enjoy real-time video with exceptional quality voice plus an interactive whiteboard. Up to five people can meet, talk, see each other and share documents or pictures and make notes. It…


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Free Software July 6, 2005 posted by

Firefox Explorer.

Firefox IE. Take one Firefox browser, skin it to look like Internet Explorer, chuck in a bunch of extensions. Make a nice cup of tea. Wait.  For those who want to keep all of the convenience of the Internet Explorer browser plus gain all the security of the Firefox browser and more, there is an alternative.


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Paul - your friendly video buddy makes…

Fri 26 Apr 2013

Paul – your friendly video buddy makes sure you get your fill of mobile fun [Freeware]
You know how you were wishing that it was easier to find video content you enjoyed, and how you would […]

My Paid Apps - keep track of…

Tue 01 Apr 2014

My Paid Apps – keep track of all the Android app and in-app purchases you’ve ever made [Freeware]
One of the things that's most frustrating about hanging out with Mr Android is the fact that it's not easy […]

Junkanoo - free junk mail remover cleans…

Fri 03 Aug 2007

Junkanoo [edited as it is malsite trap - apologies] is a freeware spam remover that cleans up the junk mail […]

Reword – a handy tool in the…

Mon 04 Apr 2016

Reword – a handy tool in the fight against cyber bullying [FREEWARE]
Cyber bullying is a huge problem. People, especially young people, say things online not realizing how terribly harmful these statements […]

5 Lean Mean Firefox Browser Alternatives...Plus A…

Tue 20 Mar 2012

Fed up with bloated, slow, buggy web browsers like Firefox? Yeah, me too. Just about every week now, I find […]

XE Currency App – keep exchange rates…

Fri 16 Jan 2015

XE Currency App – keep exchange rates at your fingertips [FREEWARE]
I do a lot of shopping. All over the world. It’s one of the greatest things about the internet. What […]

PBS now offers free content on your…

Wed 19 Jan 2011

PBS now offers free content on your iPhone
PBS is one of those stations that has a good bit of interesting programming. The best part about it is […]

Simplenote – super simple note taking app…

Tue 12 Aug 2014

Simplenote – super simple note taking app works everywhere you do [Freeware]
I love productivity software and I am definitely overly attached to my cell phone. Constantly shooting emails, sharing pictures and […]

TKexe Kalender - cool freeware photo calendar…

Mon 25 Jan 2010

TKexe Kalender is a freeware photo calendar creator which comes with everything you need to create decorative and nice looking […]

VLC Media Player for Android – watch…

Wed 27 May 2015

VLC Media Player for Android – watch what you want, when you want
How are you watching videos on your phone? With the built in video player? That’s so yesterday, if you happen […]

Prisma – turn your poorly lit selfie…

Thu 29 Dec 2016

Prisma – turn your poorly lit selfie into a work of art with this app
You probably took a thousand pictures last weekend and will likely take a thousand more this weekend. Why not do […]

Free Games Corner - Mysostis, Mysterious Island…

Sun 18 Dec 2011

Free Games Corner- Mysterious Island 49
This week in free games corner we ask "but is it art?" whilst we point & click our way through some […]

Fix for broken Windows Media Player plugin…

Fri 12 Feb 2010

For some reason a bunch of sites still require you to have Windows Media Player installed in order to access […]

Musical.ly – make some sweet music (videos)…

Wed 02 Dec 2015

Musical.ly – make some sweet music (videos) [FREEWARE]
Music makes the world go round. Even if you’re not an awesome singer you can send some awesome music videos […]

Overdrive – rediscover your library with this…

Thu 27 Oct 2016

Overdrive – rediscover your library with this eBook borrowing app
If you like to read, you’ve probably picked up a few eBooks in the last few years. Did you know […]

Clipboard Master makes your cut and paste…

Mon 19 Mar 2012

If you count up the amount of time you spend cutting, copying and pasting information on your computer every day, […]