Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! March 21, 2005 posted by

Shell suits.

Shell Extension City. A bunch of free tools, guides an’ stuff for PCs. Like, for example, this Game XP prog to improve the performance of your Windows PC gaming. Definitely worth a bookmark.


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Free Software March 16, 2005 posted by

Easy Bee.

The Easy Bee. Create your own web pages out of extracts taken from others. Kind of like an automated screen scraper? Free and premium versions available.  The Easy Bee is a software product for Windows that allows everyone to easily automate tedious Web navigation tasks and build aggregated pages with always up-to-date Web extracts. Would you call them Web macros, Web agents or Internet macros?…Get rid of ads, pop-up windows, menus, and focus on relevant information such as graphics, texts,…


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Free Software March 14, 2005 posted by

Mapit!

Mapit! A Firefox extension. Highlight a phone number on a web page and get a map and driving instructions of how to get there instantly using Google maps. Kind of useful. If you live in the US. And are near a PC. Personally I’d prefer if it ran mobile on Minimo. [Thanks Erick]


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Free Software March 14, 2005 posted by

Root it out.

RootkitRevealer. Root Kit = nasty kind of  malware. RootkitRevealer = detector. Definitely worth remembering.  The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware, including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities…RootkitRevealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode…


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Free Software March 11, 2005 posted by

BurnCDCC.

BurnCDCC. Nice little freeware utility for burning ISO files to CD. Saves powering up big clunky progs like Nero.  This utility is used to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD disc. Many new systems come with a limited CD/DVD software package which lacks the ability to burn .ISO files.


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cool tech March 10, 2005 posted by

TrafficCam.

The TrafficCam proglet for Symbian Series 60 phones. More a proof of concept than a proper ‘product’, but super cool anyway. Although you need Python installed on the phone, which is not so great if you don’t know where to get it from (hint!).


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Bookmark This! March 10, 2005 posted by

oGame.

oGame A free online space based strategic simulation game. All you need is a web browser. And lots of time and patience. Did I mention time and patience already?  As an intergalactic emperor you have the possibility to strengthen your influence throughout the galaxies by numerous strategies. Beginning your rulership at your homeworld you begin to build an economic and military infrastructure with your ressources. Researching new techniques and upgrading your buildings and researches gives you access to superior technologies…


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Free Software March 8, 2005 posted by

Whither GPS…?

GPSS. Robin Lovelock’s free for non-profit software for GPS tracking. Looks rather cool actually. With mapping for 151 countries and voice guidance in 12 languages. Street level maps for all of the USA too!  Run GPSS on your PC and it will give impressive in-car navigation and remote tracking demonstrations. Run on a Laptop with a GPS, and this same GPS Software will work for real.


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cool tech March 4, 2005 posted by

Song recognition.

The Tyberis Music Database. Freeware program which can monitor and recognise songs on the radio. So say you’re a small band (or label) and you want to see how many times your track is being played on the local radio, hey maybe to prove you’re owed some of those elusive royalties, eh? Well you fire up this puppy, grab a fragment of your track as a signature and set the program to scan an FM radio source for your tune….


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Free Software March 3, 2005 posted by

DNKA.

DNKA. Allows you to set up Google Desktop Search as a multi-user, multi-computer service. Very Kleva! Free for personal use, $39.00 otherwise. Install it on your PC’s at work and home and your laptop and search/view/download on any from the others. Install it on a workgroup file server and use it to index/search/view the contents. Use it for a distributing files, like a P2P search service.


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Free Software March 1, 2005 posted by

Web speed.

SiteSpeed.  SiteSpeed is a PHP script for your website. It will measure the speed of your website and displays the results in 7 comprehensive graphs. How long do your visitors have to wait? Is your webserver becoming slower? Are your pages too big? Is your website fast even for remote visitors? Install SiteSpeed and find out.


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cool tech February 28, 2005 posted by

Sun Clock.

Sun Clock. I’ve been looking for a cool free ‘follow the sun’ clock for ages. And lo, here it are. Super excellent. [Thanks James!]  # Satellite imagery plus 3D terrain data create a colourful representation of the physical geography of the planet. # The world map is centred on your chosen location. # The map uses the familiar Mercator projection. # The city database contains more than 2,700 entries. # The cities light up as they move into the earth’s…


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Free Software February 25, 2005 posted by

Kerio Personal Firewall.

Kerio Personal Firewall4. Free, elegant, works. [Thanks David].  Kerio Personal Firewall protects desktop and notebook computers from hackers, spies, identity thieves and trojan horse applications. KPF is a PC firewall that inspects all inbound and outbound network communication on the computer to ensure that only legitimate traffic is permitted. KPF is free for home use.


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cool tech February 23, 2005 posted by

TV.exe.

TV.exe. Tacky interface? Check. Non intrusive? Check. Cool free global broadband television program? Check.  Television is no longer restricted by boundaries anymore. You can download this free software which enables you to access more than three hundred live channels all over the world. You can search for and find your favorite TV stations. You can search for a channel from the given categories or from the regional list. Channels related to sports, news, music, educational and many more can be…


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Free Software February 18, 2005 posted by

MoonEdit.

MoonEdit. Ooh…  Cooperative multi-user text editing over the internet. Every co-author can edit the shared document at any time, from any place, and at the same time! There’s no need to send files via FTP or to compare documents when multiple users need to make changes to it independently…Remote text editing without latency. “ME” uses local prediction code – the same technology used in modern video games! You can use a dedicated standalone server to share a whole directory of…


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Category Archive

Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes…

Tue 18 Oct 2011

Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes by shaking your laptop
Growing up, I'd venture that most people encountered an Etch-A-Sketch at some point. It was a fun little toy, if […]

Signal – keep your texts to yourself…

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Signal – keep your texts to yourself
You never know who’s listening in our connected world. If you want to make sure that all your text messages, […]

5 Free Programs To Maximize Your Laptop…

Thu 21 Mar 2013

5 Free Programs To Maximize Your Laptop Battery Life [Freeware]
Well here we are in 2013 and we still haven't cracked the battery life code, have we? No matter what […]

5 Lean Mean Firefox Browser Alternatives...Plus A…

Tue 20 Mar 2012

Fed up with bloated, slow, buggy web browsers like Firefox? Yeah, me too. Just about every week now, I find […]

Firefox Explorer.…

Wed 06 Jul 2005

Firefox IE. Take one Firefox browser, skin it to look like Internet Explorer, chuck in a bunch of extensions. Make […]

Google Cloud Print - how to print…

Thu 27 Jun 2013

Google Cloud Print – how to print out files from your Android phone to any printer for free [Freeware]
Smartphones are cool, but they do have a couple of serious limitations. For one, they can't go out in the […]

Enemy Nations.…

Fri 20 Jan 2006

Enemy Nations. Billed as ‘the best game you’ve never played’ and a cross between Sim City, Civilisation and Age of […]

Random - the app that finds you…

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Random – the app that finds you cool new stuff to enjoy [Freeware]
The internet is a vast landscape filled with all sorts of information and time wasters. The problem is, most people […]

NetRadio - a tiny free Internet radio…

Thu 11 Feb 2010

NetRadio is a tiny freeware Internet radio program. Y’all know how much we love tiny and this puppy is no […]

i-Text.…

Fri 13 Jan 2006

i-text. Sign up, download the software to your Java enabled mobile phone and get free SMS text messages in return […]

Splits and joins - a couple of…

Tue 23 Sep 2008

Not sure about you, but I quite often find myself needing to join and/or split up audio and video material, […]

Neverthink – watch web videos like you…

Mon 06 Mar 2017

Neverthink – watch web videos like you watch TV
Who even has a TV anymore? Well, lots of people but a huge amount of viewers have switched over to […]

Of Thumbstacks and men...…

Tue 20 Jun 2006

Thumbstacks. Hmm…another online application, this time a Powerpoint type presentation app. OK, so it’s basic slideshow stuff, but it’s slick […]

Clownfish Translator lets you text chat in…

Mon 23 Apr 2012

You've just got back from vacation where you had a hugely fun time, and met lots of nice people. Perhaps […]

Spiceworks - free IT management software…

Mon 25 Aug 2008

Spiceworks is a freeware network management software package which is designed for geek professionals rather than Posh, Baby, Scary and […]

Free YouTube to iPod Video Converter -…

Wed 17 Oct 2007

Free YouTube to iPod Video Converter. Like YouTube? Got iPod? Want to copy stuff across from one to the other? […]