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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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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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Use File Repair to freely repair corrupted…

Tue 05 Jul 2011

Use File Repair to freely repair corrupted files
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Folder Player - play your music from…

Wed 15 Jan 2014

Folder Player – play your music from your folders for convenience [Freeware]
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TwistedBrush Open Studio - free paint program…

Wed 25 Mar 2009

TwistedBrush Open Studio is a nicely featured art and painting program which comes with a large selection of brushes to […]

Kerio Personal Firewall.…

Fri 25 Feb 2005

Kerio Personal Firewall4. Free, elegant, works. [Thanks David]. Kerio Personal Firewall protects desktop and notebook computers from hackers, spies, […]

5 lightweight alternatives to MSN Messenger.…

Thu 31 Aug 2006

Here are 5 lightweight and free alternatives to MSN Messenger. Enjoy! Instan-T Messenger. Glitzy multi-network chat client. MSN, AOL, […]

Manic Time - free program automatically tracks…

Fri 18 Sep 2009

Manic Time is a free program which automatically logs your computer activity and gives you a breakdown of how you […]

Granola - make your computer eco-friendly with…

Thu 29 Apr 2010

Granola is a new freeware program that promises to give you instant enviro-cred by optimizing the power usage of your […]

Toddler Keys - Protect Your Computer, Your…

Wed 11 Jun 2014

Toddler Keys – Protect Your Computer, Your Keyboard, And Your Sanity [Freeware]
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DirecTV iPad app lets you control your…

Wed 02 Mar 2011

DirecTV iPad app lets you control your DVR from anywhere
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Sofortbild - Control your Nikon with your…

Wed 10 Jun 2009

Sofortbild – Control your Nikon with your Mac
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Address Book Recovery - freeware helps you…

Tue 19 Oct 2010

Lost your Windows email address book because of a crash or other corruption? Then you might find Address Book Recovery […]

RecycleBinEx - freeware puts your Recycle Bin…

Wed 09 Jun 2010

RecycleBinEx is a new freeware utility which adds some very useful functionality to the Windows Recycle Bin. It makes the […]

FormatFactory - multifunction media converter…

Mon 22 Sep 2008

FormatFactory is a freeware media converter, rather like Super. But I prefer this interface, and if anything it works better […]

Any.Do – the next level to do…

Thu 30 Jul 2015

Any.Do – the next level to do list [FREEWARE]
Some days it just feels like you can’t get anything at all done. You’ve got a mental list of tasks […]

PushBullet - instantly move stuff from your…

Wed 30 Jan 2013

PushBullet – instantly move stuff from your computer browser to your Android phone [Freeware]
Once you start using a smartphone in earnest, you quickly discover that the more you connect it with your computer, […]

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite...FOR FREE!…

Tue 08 Jan 2013

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]
Adobe is turning off the authentication servers used with its Creative Suite 2 (CS2) software of several many years ago. […]