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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. 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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Free Software July 4, 2005 posted by

Boot & Nuke.

Darik’s Boot & Nuke. Wipe yer nose and wipe your hard drive. Properly.  Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN is appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction.

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Free Software June 23, 2005 posted by

Nokia Sensor.

The Nokia Sensor service looks kind of strange. It’s apparently some kind of pick-up service for party-goers. At least we think that’s what it is, judging by the Flash demo.   * Spontaneous social circles * Your portable personality * Instant communities and networks * Free to download, free to use * Free file sharing

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Free Software June 20, 2005 posted by

At your command.

SlickRun. Free floating command line utility. Set up some aliases, type ‘em in and get instant action. Kind of like a hotkey utility but without the hotkeys.  SlickRun is designed to be far more intuitive than “hotkey” programs– You shouldn’t have to keep an awkward mental list of hotkeys for launching your favorite programs. Instead, just type whatever’s most natural for you to remember; with auto-completion, you’ll rarely type more than 2 or 3 characters anyway. Studies have shown that…

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Free Software June 17, 2005 posted by

PDF reader.

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows. At last, at last, at last! A small, free, PDF file reader which works. Fast boot be praised!  Foxit PDF Reader is small (the download size less than 1MB), so you can download it quickly. It doesn’t need any lengthy installation, so you can start to run it as soon as you can download it. And it starts up immediately, so you don’t need to wait the annoying “Welcome” screen to disappear. Foxit PDF Reader…

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Free Software June 17, 2005 posted by

Share the love.

AllPeers. Yes yes, we know we’ve done rather a lot of photo sharing services lately [too blooming many – Ed], but is it our fault that the world and his camera has gone all digitaphilic? Sheesh! Anyhoo, this one is recommended by Ferrety reader Rob, so we’ll go with it OK? It’s a free P2P photo sharing service. Did we mention that?  Like most modern P2P networks, AllPeers Network is multitiered, with certain clients acting as hubs that link together the…

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Free Software June 16, 2005 posted by

Video Skype.

So what do two ladies sitting on top of a city building have to do with video software? Tshaw, whatever. Here’s vSkype. Yep video chat for Skype. Three major nice bits. 1) It’s full video conferencing for multiple participants. Coooool! 2) It integrates completely into Skype (e.g. a video menu and everything). 3) Shares desktops too. Free download and beta.  Getting started is simple. Just connect a camera, download our free vSkype plug-in, and invite up to 200 buddies to…

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cool tech June 14, 2005 posted by

Photos a go go.

The good folk at are now offering an instant mobile phone photo upload service. Snap and send for instant display. These techs are cool, we need more of them. Also worth looking at the FlexWindow service. Free for personal use.

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Free Software June 13, 2005 posted by

Free business cards.

The PC Man free Business Card Creator. Online fun, but watch out for the ferocious pop-ups. Oh and apparently you need Internet Explorer 5+. So yeah, the results are cheesy, but have you seen better from those machines in the mall?  Freeware online business card creator, create then print your own cards here! Your can use your own image or one of ours, select the typeface and text color you can even choose backgrounds for your cards. Please feel free…

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Mon 28 Jun 2010

The Rebtel girl wants you to know they're now offering free international mobile to mobile calls between 51 countries if […] lets you stream and watch US…

Tue 26 Jun 2012

There's been a fair amount of technology thrown at the problem of how to watch content on sites like […]

Privazer scrubs your computer so clean it…

Wed 01 Aug 2012

Privazer scrubs your computer so clean it glistens in the sunlight [Freeware]
One of the impossible tasks on a computer is scrubbing it clean of the junk which over time accumulates on […]

CCfinder is a great way to find…

Mon 26 Mar 2012

The explosion in digital photography has created a massive storehouse of online images, both commercial and royalty free. But […]

Amazon Hack: how to get free Amazon…

Tue 29 Jan 2013

Amazon Hack: how to get free Amazon eBooks in your favorite genre delivered to your inbox every week. [Freeware]
[Update: Amazon has killed this service for some reason, by removing the RSS feature. A good alternative you may enjoy […]

Betternet – access all of the internet…

Tue 20 Oct 2015

Betternet – access all of the internet no matter where you are [FREEWARE]
It’s a bummer when cool websites can’t be accessed where you’re at. Sometimes it’s because your job has firewalls. Sometimes […]

Print Queue Cleaner - banish the dreaded…

Fri 09 Nov 2012

Print Queue Cleaner – banish the dreaded Windows printer stall forever [Freeware]
OK, admit it. You hate those times when you try and cancel a print job in Windows and it just […]

Bubble or squeak?…

Wed 24 May 2006

Business IT Online. Free online calendar, financial modelling, contact management and business document management. Small case of deja vu looming. […]

My PetCams.…

Fri 15 Jul 2005

My PetCams. Keep an eye on your pet from your computer’s webcam, wherever you are. For goodness sake try and […]

MJPEG Surveillance - cool free motion sensing…

Tue 11 Mar 2008

MJPEG Surveillance. Nice free security webcam program comes with motion sensing technology which starts the recording when it senses movement […]

Virtual Router turns your PC into a…

Thu 09 Feb 2012

Virtual Router turns your PC into a wireless router [Daily Freeware]
Have you ever found yourself needing to share an internet connection wirelessly with other computers and devices? You'd think that […]

Money on Thread - freeware budgeting program…

Thu 06 May 2010

Money on Thread is a cool new freeware financial budgeting program which aims to make it easy to track your […]

ProxTube lets you access YouTube videos from…

Tue 09 Oct 2012

ProxTube lets you access YouTube videos from restricted regions [Freeware]
Restricted regions are a pain in the rear, especially since it's usually because of some lawyerly action a million miles […]

PicPick Tools - neat set of freeware…

Wed 04 Mar 2009

PicPick Tools is a neat set of useful freeware utilities for anyone involved in Web or design work. The kit […]

Quintet - boldly fly your starship through…

Thu 16 May 2013

Quintet – boldly fly your starship through the galaxy with your friends [Freeware]
If you're a Star Trek fan, you'll love Quintet. This free multiplayer space game lets you and your buddies take […]

Best Parking – the app that helps…

Fri 03 Apr 2015

Best Parking – the app that helps you find the best parking space [FREEWARE]
The weather is finally getting warmer. Finally! Take that winter! Which means, more travel! Which also means, more paying for […]