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Bookmark This! November 7, 2007 posted by

Kicks Online – urban cool street football game launches for free

Kicks Online is a new free online street soccer game from Korea. Gritty, urban, urban, gritty, you get the picture. The business model really hopes you’re going to like playing enough to part with cash for some more cool gear, improving skills and the like. This new fangled soccer stuff is never going to catch on, y’know.  Kicks Online is a free-to-play football MMO (massively multi-player online) developed by Entermate, one of the emerging brands of Korean online games industry. The game…


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Free Software November 1, 2007 posted by

Vivendi Games Mobile – free classic Sierra games available for your mobile phone

Vivendi Games Mobile looks to be making a push to deliver classic Sierra game titles reworked for your mobile phone. The idea is to supply the games free in exchange for some advertising time on your handset. It’s an attractive proposition, especially when you consider the quality of the games back catalogue that’s involved (Crash Bandicoot, Leisure Suit Larry, SWAT…etc). Unfortunately it’s all ‘over the air’ via your mobile operator at the moment, but that’s inevitably going to change sooner…


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Bookmark This! October 31, 2007 posted by

Computer Repair Utility Kit – 35 applications designed to get you out of any kind of trouble

The Computer Repair Utility Kit is a collection of 35 freeware utilities which should let you cope with just about any emergency or problem on your PC. You can also add your own favourite programs if you want. All of which makes this an extra-special, super-dooper, golly-kins neato tool, although it’s not a million miles away from the rather cool but geekier PC Repair System.  The Computer Repair Utility Kit allows you to run all of the repair tools from your portable drive (eg. USB Flash…


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Bookmark This! October 31, 2007 posted by

Poperti – the Google Mail MP3 player

Poperti. A desktop email client which lets you stream music stored in your Google Mail account. What’s dat, you say? Werll…the freeware uploads your tracks (or directories of music) as email messages, you then enable Gmail’s POP download facility and from then on you can listen to your music streamed from Gmail. We first mentioned this back in the day under its original name of Gookbox, but now it’s back with new features like local caching. And a new name. Of course, now…


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Free Software October 30, 2007 posted by

URL Fixer – automatically corrects typos you make in your Firefox address bar

URL Fixer. Uber coder Chris Finke has produced a whizzo little Firefox extension which automatically corrects those annoying typos we all enter in the address bar from time to time. You know, .con, .ku, .prg… It’s a small step for man, but a giant leap for geek-kind. Nice one!  URL Fixer is an extension for Mozilla-based Web browsers that corrects typos in URLs that you enter in the address bar. For example, if you type google.con, it will correct it to…


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Bookmark This! October 26, 2007 posted by

Citrus Alarm Clock – free desktop alarm clock, simple yet lovely

Citrus Alarm Clock. Desktop alarm clock program. Simple, gorgeous, effective. Multiple alarms for different needs, nice fade up audio for relaxed awakenings, use your own MP3 or WMA music or audio, flexible and very configurable settings. Lovely!  Tired of setting your alarm clock to a different time each day? Tired of waking up to typical radio fodder or annoying beeps? Citrus can help. Citrus is a software alarm clock, and the result of many missed busses. As a student, I used to…


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Free Software October 25, 2007 posted by

WUBI – fast and safe way to install Linux on your Windows computer

Wubi is a free program you can use to quickly and easily install Linux on your Windows machine. Run the proggie, choose drive, size, password and language, press ‘Install’ and you’re done. The beauty of this little tool is the fact that it does a ‘no-partition’ install, so you can install Linux, play around with it and uninstall it instantly via ‘Add/Remove Programs’ if you don’t like it. Or if you do like it, you can make the dual boot install permanent…


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Free Software October 22, 2007 posted by

Omea Reader – RSS and Newsgroup reader in one

Omea Reader. A full, and we mean full, featured freeware RSS and Newsgroup reader which does just about everything except make the tea. Now sure we know that standalone RSS readers are a bit of a dead duck right now, but if you’re looking for a serious research tool, this may be the doozy you need. It’s the search and organize features that make this a pretty powerful beast. Check it out.  Free and easy to use RSS reader, NNTP news reader, and web bookmark…


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Free Software October 19, 2007 posted by

TunesUp for Skype – share you music and audio files with your friends while chatting

TunesUp is a software MP3 player plugin for Skype that lets you share your music with your friends while you chat with them. OK, so you could simply turn the radio up to full volume in the background, but where’s the cool in that? And let’s face it, cool is crucial.  TunesUp is not only a music player … It is an amazing freeware tool to listen to music, internet radio, audiobooks, podcasts etc. as background theme together with your caller…


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Awesome October 18, 2007 posted by

3D Mailbox Level 2: LAX – your email service as an airport sim

3D Mailbox Level 2: LAX. Robert Savage has done it again. He’s launched a new email service based around his sim theme using Los Angeles Airport as the backdrop. Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington hated the first version, but I’m totally down with this weird stuff. Your email messages fly in as Jumbo jets? When you send an email to Malaysia it flies out on a Malaysian Air liveried 747? Australian emails to you arrive on Quantas Qantas? (oops) Cargo planes bring in your attachments?…


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Free Software October 17, 2007 posted by

Free YouTube to iPod Video Converter – one click transfer to your mobile device

Free YouTube to iPod Video Converter. Like YouTube? Got iPod? Want to copy stuff across from one to the other? Then hie thee to this neat piece of freeware and thy troubles will be overeth. Or something. It converts to iPod, PSP and mobile phone formats by the way, so very versatile.  Download you favorite video directly from YouTube and convert to your iPod, PSP or a mobile phone with one mouse click! Convert *.flv video files to *.mp4. This free…


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Free Software October 16, 2007 posted by

DoNaut – add sound effects to Skype and IM software

DoNaut is a small freeware program that lets you add sound effects, background noises (e.g. an office) and change your voice during Skype or instant messaging calls. Aw c’mon, who wouldn’t want to sound like a chipmunk while talking to their boss with hospital sounds going on in the background? The $14.95 full version gives you more of everything. Yeah….  Change and add effects to your voice. Add background sounds and sound effects to your phone conversation. Share your music…


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cool tech October 11, 2007 posted by

Nimbuzz – super slick do-it-all chat and VoIP program for mobile and PC

Nimbuzz. I’ve been playing around with this new Dutch chat and VoIP freeware for a few days now and it’s pretty cool. What’s extra special goody gumdrops neat is a) the fact that it’s a Java app, so runs on just about every handset out there and b) the wide range of services it copes with. You can chat with your Skype, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM and Google Talk buddies on your mobile phone and make voice calls to MSN and Google…


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Free Software October 9, 2007 posted by

Active Security Monitor – free dashboard widget lets you see your security status at a glance

Active Security Monitor is a free dashboard thingy for Windows that gives you a visual picture of the security settings of your computer. It covers things like firewalls, virus and spyware and wireless networking, which means that it’s pretty useful if you’re someone who can’t be bothered with digging into the guts of your system to check things individually. Not sure about the P2P setting though. Since when is that prima facie a security risk?   * A simple, easy-to-understand…


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Bookmark This! October 5, 2007 posted by

RaimaRadio – listen and record Internet radio stations for free

RaimaRadio is a new freeware Internet radio player and recorder. It’s got a nice clear interface which is based around the traditional Windows look as opposed to flash designer styling. This makes it super easy to use and there’s a bunch of really nice features included like automatic album art downloading and multiple stream playing (so you can swap stations instantly on a whim). There’s a goodly selection of stations on offer, although a fair few appeared to be ‘gone…


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MP3 Splitter - freeware lets you trim…

Wed 22 Sep 2010

MP3 Splitter is a totally useful little freeware program which lets you trim and chop your audio files at will. […]

The Hibernator.…

Mon 06 Feb 2006

The Hibernator. Freeware screensaver which promises to fix all those naff power management problems with Windows - and particularly Media […]

Popstar - cell phone game gives you…

Wed 05 Mar 2008

Popstar is a free Java mobile phone game which lets you live out your fantasies of being Michael Jackson. Or […]

LMMS - the uber cool open source…

Fri 08 Jan 2010

LMMS is a free open source program which gives you a fully featured music recording studio in a box. It […]

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Mon 01 Jun 2015

PlantNet – help scientist identify plants [FREEWARE]
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Vitamin D - free webcam security software…

Wed 10 Feb 2010

The new Vitamin D security webcam software comes with ‘smart video’, which translates into motion sensing technology that can tell […]

FreelyWheely is a place to find and…

Tue 30 Aug 2011

FreelyWheely is a place to find and give away free items
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10 Reasons Why I'm Done With Windows.…

Wed 24 Aug 2011

The wife's computer crashed last week. A big meaty crash, which is unusual for Windows XP, despite what the haters […]

Clownsuits - search tools for hard to…

Wed 26 Mar 2008

Apparently there is now a growing class of online search tools called clownsuits. What are they? Search scripts that do […]

Fossdroid - ditch Google apps and go…

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Fossdroid – ditch Google apps and go fully open source on your phone [Freeware]
There are lots - and we mean lots - of free apps out there for your Android smartphone. However most […]

How to Stop Your e-Books Being Deleted…

Wed 31 Oct 2012

How to Stop Your e-Books Being Deleted by Amazon
Amazon seems to have a nasty habit of thinking it can pop along and delete user's legitimately purchased e-books from […]

Tapin Radio - cool freeware delivers 400…

Tue 26 Oct 2010

Tapin Radio is a superb Internet radio freeware program, which is super simple to use, and comes with a database […]

SnailSync - neat file synchronisation freeware…

Mon 31 May 2010

SnailSync is a small free file synchronisation program which is designed to make it easy to keep files in synch […]

Lucyphone - never wait on hold again…

Fri 19 Dec 2014

Lucyphone – never wait on hold again [Freeware]
If you've ever suffered the run around on a company call center system, you'll know just how annoying it can […]