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Free Software September 28, 2005 posted by

ShortKeys Lite.

ShortKeys Lite. Neat little text macro software, add in your chosen short key command (e.g. #a) and out pops your stored text, for instance your address. Very useful. The free version allows for 15 short keys to be set up. The $19.95 version is unlimited.  Automate tedious and repetitive typing. Reduce errors. Type a few characters and ShortKeys will replace them with up to 3000 keystrokes. You will be amazed how much time ShortKeys will save.


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Free Software September 26, 2005 posted by

Deep Burner.

Deep Burner. Free and very useful CD burning software. I’m so fed up with progs like Nero which can’t even do a simple thing like burn a bootable DS Linux CD without pfaffing about for hours working out the interface. Try this instead.


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Free Software September 23, 2005 posted by

Free Hotspots.

Free-Hotspot.com. Free WiFi hotspots across Europe and the world, it says here. Starting up next week. Apparently. Advertising sponsored. Probably.  We will be providing free wireless Internet access at the Networking Lounge area during Ad:Tech in London this year. Drop by, check your e-mail and learn more about our exciting new network. free-hotspot.com is building a network of FREE HotSpot locations throughout Europe and around the world. Our partners include cafés, hotels, pubs, restaurants, retail centres and transit centres.


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Free Software September 22, 2005 posted by

Firepuddle.

Firepuddle. BitTorrent P2P downloading for Firefox. Very Alpha and only for Firefox 1.5 beta. Caveat!  This a HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL release which may crash and no doubt contains a few bugs. The purpose of this release is to demonstrate the progress of this project. It should not be used for any important downloads! If you are unsure, please wait till the beta releases.


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Free Software September 21, 2005 posted by

Google Desktop Beta.

Google Desktop Beta. Just installed this. Hate to sound like Google fan-boy, but it’s good. Integration – 9/10 (disappears into the desktop interface nicely) Usefulness – 7/10 (still trying to work out if it’s *that* useful) Speed – 7/10 (indexing kind of sluggish, no impact on day to day working though) Compatibility – 6/1 (breaks some stuff – see below – but seems OK) Community – 8/10 (plug-ins good) Comments: Breaks TruImage, needs more upfront explanation of the various desktop panel options, but the integrated desktop and web…


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cool tech September 20, 2005 posted by

Google WiFi Secure Access.

Google Secure Access. Not clear whether this works outside of San Francisco, but Google’s just introduced a secure WiFi service. Download the program, fire it up and it will automagically encrypt your data to and fro their servers. Very interesting Lucy, especially since it’s the fruit of a Google engineer’s spare time.   Why did Google develop Google Secure Access? One of our engineers recognized that secure WiFi was virtually non-existent at most locations. As a result, he used his…


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Free Software September 19, 2005 posted by

Orb.

Orb. Freeware lets you stream your music, movies, video and live or recorded TV from your home computer to any laptop, PDA, mobile phone or remote PC. You can even set it up to stream navigation maps and info. Sounds uber cool, don’t it?  When you connect from a mobile device or remote PC, Orb detects your connection speed and the upstream bandwidth available from your home PC. Orb streams content at the highest quality available to you, providing the…


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Free Software September 16, 2005 posted by

Phone sharing.

Intercom Pages. Er…I’m kinda confused about this one. They’re billing it as ‘Free Call Telephone Sharing’, which sounds kind of similar to the phone call timeshare concept from the original Free World Dialup (which I see has now gone all commercial). Download the free software on 30th September and tell us all about it, eh?  XP user can now call anywhere to anywhere planet wide for the cost of a local call or make free calls forever. Intercom Pages is offering…


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Free Software September 15, 2005 posted by

Wikiwyg.

Wikiwyg. Wow. Check out the demos (Firefox only at the moment though).  Turn any HTML div into a wysiwyg and wikitext edit area.


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Free Software September 9, 2005 posted by

Easy Read.

Easy Read. Free software utility lets you zoom websites to match your eyesight requirements. Neat.  If you’re frustrated at Internet Explorer not allowing you to view webpages at the size you want then you’ll appreciate the EasyRead Toolbar Buttons. The EasyRead toolbar buttons allow you to magnify any HTML page as you browse the web.


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Free Software September 8, 2005 posted by

Keylogger detector.

KL-Detector is a free utility which can detect keylogging activity on your computer. If you’re paranoid, download. Note – an interesting application given on the site is monitoring a flash drive used for remote access to a VPN on 3rd party computers. Hmm….  It works by scanning your local hard disk for any log file created during the monitoring process. Most keyloggers will eventually save the recorded data into a location in the hard disk. KL-Detector will inform you of such log…


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Free Software September 7, 2005 posted by

Get Foxie.

Foxie. Turn your Internet Explorer browser into a Firefox clone. What’s utterly delicious about this little doozie, is not just the fact that it’s so clearly an attempt to put a mink coat on a pig and call it Marilyn Monroe, but that it completely fails to understand the really massive benefit of Firefox – i.e. the absolutely humongous number of add-on tools and utilities that are so much more than a bit of tabbed browsing and pop up blocking. Pfaff. Still, if you’re still wedded to the pile of…


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Free Software September 5, 2005 posted by

Local host.

LocalHost. Very interesting Java based Open Source online file sharing application which combines a kind of wiki-like group access and editing facilty with the BitTorrent engine. What’s really funky is that the more popular a file or folder is, the more accessible it is. Still under heavy development by the looks of it (needs a nicer UI) so don’t cuss about the access speeds. Neat and definitely worth a download. [Thanks Tom]  You can change any folder (including the root…


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Free Software September 2, 2005 posted by

Hot news.

The free HotRecorder program, which records online voice chats from programs like Skype has now added support for Google Talk. Just thought you might like to know.


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Free Software September 1, 2005 posted by

AutoHotkey.

AutoHotkey. Neat little free Open Source program which lets you automate just about anything on your PC. Keystrokes, mouse clicks, hotkey setup. What’s uber cool is the fact that you can convert any script to an exe file and run it on machines which don’t have the program installed. Nice and definitely worth a download.   AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can: Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a…


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