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Free Software November 16, 2005 posted by

MS USB Flash Manager.

The Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager. A small free utility to help you manage, backup and restore data from your flash drive devices. Windows XP only. Nice of them, don’t you think?  The Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager will help you backup and restore presentation, pictures, songs and applications from and to USB Flash Drive devices and take them with you. The application can also help you to classify and name USB Flash Drives images (for instance “My network configuration”…


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Free Software November 15, 2005 posted by

Tiny Clip.

TinyClip. A rather neat converter of long URLs to the TinyURL format. Just copy the long link to the clipboard and this taskbar utility automatically converts it via the TinyURL site. Clever and useful.  When it detects a URL in the clipboard, it will automatically convert it to a TinyURL and put the contents back in the clipboard. No special key is required, just the usual Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V.


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Free Software November 14, 2005 posted by

Public Domain Torrents.

Public Domain Torrents. A selection of free and legal public domain movies coded in DivX available for download via BitTorrent.  Classic Movies and B-Movies Movies For FREE! PDA/SMARTPHONE/PPC versions! AND SOON IPOD VERSIONS!


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Free Software November 11, 2005 posted by

Sitehound malware fighter.

The Firetrust SiteHound Toolbar. Freeware browser plug-in that warns about potentially dodgy phishing, spyware or other malware attacks. Internet Explorer only (Firefox coming?) and you have to pay $19.95 to get all the bells and whistles, but maybe still worth a look?  With SiteHound, when you browse the Internet, you’re shown a warning page every time you go to a site which is a known scam, potentially loads viruses or spyware on to your computer, has questionable content or anything you…


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Free Software November 11, 2005 posted by

Photo restorer.

Exif Untrasher. You don’t hear of many photo undelete programs for the Apple Mac, so it’s nice to see a piece of freeware surface offering just that. Enjoy!  Have you ever deleted images from your digital camera’s memory card and needed them afterwards?…I found out how to restore the images using a hex-editor, but it turned out to be pretty tedious. This was the moment when the idea for “Exif Untrasher” was born.


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Free Software November 9, 2005 posted by

GSpot.

GSpot. Having trouble playing video? Then use this clever free utility which analyses the problem and tells you what you need to do to correct it. Cool tool.  Establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file. Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system. solates problems associated with these codecs. Simple operation – Basic use: “File > Open”, then read results


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Bookmark This! November 7, 2005 posted by

Open Street Map.

Open Street Map. The free wiki world map. Ambitious project at point zero right now, so don’t expect to see much on the site. But definitely worth watching/supporting, don’t you think?  OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. This is because most maps you might think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from all walks of life…


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Free Software November 4, 2005 posted by

Blogbridge.

Blogbridge. Open Source blog and feeds organizer, designed for compulsive info junkies. Probably overkill if you only follow two sites a week. But still definitely worth a look, if only for the funky, non Open Source interface.  BlogBridge is a blog, feed and RSS aggregator for “info-junkies.” While there are other aggregators out there, BlogBridge is designed for people who are required to follow lots of feeds, not 10 or 20, but 200 or 400. You can’t read that much,…


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Free Software November 3, 2005 posted by

PIM free.

Essential PIM. It’s free, it’s a Personal Information Manager program. It’ll schedule, contact, to-do, note and speak multiple languages.   Organize your day’s tasks and events by category, priority, completion status, due date, reminder. Find your To Do’s easily using the fast and powerful search. Sort and categorize as you see fit the with easy sorting and categorizing tools. Print exactly what you see on your screen. Take your To Do list with you as you run out the door.


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Bookmark This! November 1, 2005 posted by

The Wikipedia Open Source Software entry.

The Wikipedia Open Source Software List. There’s lots here. Lots. Definitely worth a bookmark if you want to impress at your geeky dinner parties.  This is a list of open-source software packages: Computer software licensed under an open-source license. Software that fits the Free software definition may be more appropriately called free software…


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Free Software October 31, 2005 posted by

CD & DVD data cop.

ICE ECC. Worried about losing your precious CD or DVD data as the discs degrade over time? Then you might like to try this bit of freeware and see if it provides some valuable protection. Seems like a neat idea.   Did you know that a typical CD-R/DVD-R disk can hold its data intact for only a few years? ICE ECC is the perfect solution to this problem – before you store your data, protect it against corruption with ICE…


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Free Software October 28, 2005 posted by

Assassin.

Assassin malware fighter. Free as in ‘get off my machine, and don’t ever come skulking back.’ I haven’t had a chance to test it, so if anyone has any feedback, let us know purlease.  With the release of Assassin version 1.0.1, anyone operating a personal computer can recover a hijacked network based Windows operating system within minutes and all without rebooting or changing the system configurations. Now includes ADS detection and removal!


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Free Software October 27, 2005 posted by

Windows shortcuts to go.

FastKake. Creates a bunch of Windows shortcuts for your pleasure, doing things like shutdown, lock machine, empty recycle bin, launch programs…etc…etc.. You get the picture. If you’re lazy, you might enjoy.  FastKake will create a set of handy and useful shortcuts which will give you full control of your Windows operating system and simplify your computing life.


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