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Free Software August 22, 2005 posted by

Spyware finder.

Webroot Spy Audit is a free online scanner that checks your PC for spyware. Quick and dirty checker for you, sir?  At no cost or obligation to you, Spy Audit scans your system registry and hard drive space for thousands of known spyware programs. Spy Audit shows you what spyware is on your system. It will not remove or modify any files. Webroot Software respects your privacy – after all, that’s our business. Running Spy Audit will not add cookies…


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Free Software August 17, 2005 posted by

iPod TV.

iPod TV. Small free utility that lets you download television listing to your Apple iPod. Cool, but needs Windows .Net though.  IPOD-TV is a simple windows application that allows you to download up to a weeks worth of television listings from the Internet and upload them to your Apple IPOD. IPOD-TV is completely free and has a cool new audio function which allows you to hear audio descriptions of your favourite tv shows.


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Free Software August 15, 2005 posted by

Greasemap.

Greasemap is a cool little freeware tool that automatically embeds a Google map at the top of the screen when you browse a web page with an address on it. It needs Greasemonkey in order to work. I had it installed for a bit, but turned it off when I found it was slowing down my page accesses a bit. Still, pretty cool tech all round.  Greasemap…augments any web page you visit by searching the page for geocodeable addresses or other…


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Free Software August 12, 2005 posted by

Phonifier.

Phonifier. Dennis sends me news that Phonifier is now Open Source. What is it, I hear you ask impatiently. Well, it’s proxy software that makes web pages mobile phone friendly. Yes yes Skweezer does it too, but hear the man out, why don’t you? Tsk.  PHONifier was initially developed to optimize webpages automatically. You set PHONifier.com to be your mobile homepage and then surf the web through the PHONifier proxy. Alternatively, you could install the PHONifier script on your server…


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Free Software August 11, 2005 posted by

Movies XP.

My MoviesXP. Free download.  My Movies XP lets you view your My Movies for MCE collection on a computer that doesn’t have Windows Media Center Edition.


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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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