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Bookmark This! October 4, 2007 posted by

Defraggler – free defrag program with the personal touch

Defraggler is a free defragmentation tool for optimising the performance of your hard disk. It does this by re-arranging file fragments so they’re all contiguous where possible, which translates into faster seek and save times. The commercial King of the Hill is Diskeeper, but it costs $29.95, which makes this puppy a bit of a bargain. Defraggler is slower than Diskeeper, but that’s probably because it analyses each file fragment to give you the option to optimise parts of your disk rather than the whole thing….


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Free Software October 3, 2007 posted by

Ad Notifier – free Craigslist advert monitor

Ad Notifier is a cool little freeware package which monitors Craigslist for adverts which meet your search criteria. Looking for a bargain, flat share or just browsing the personals? Well take the drudge out of the task by letting your PC take the strain while you sit back and pick your toenails. Or something. It’s small, easy to use and can monitor an endless list of classifieds. I’ve started using it to look for all those slightly dodgy unlocked iPhone bargains! [Update:…


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Free Software October 1, 2007 posted by

Vedivi – free personal VPN lets you access your home PC on the move

Wallcooler is a free personal VPN (Virtual Private Network). Install the program on both computers and you’ll be able to access your home computer from your laptop whilst on the road. The interesting thing is that you apparently don’t need to fiddle about with firewalls or port forwarding in order to get things working, which is a bonus over other free VPNs. You will however need an account with their server, which may be something you may want to think about…


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Bookmark This! September 28, 2007 posted by

Instant Storm – make your own video screensavers for free

Instant Storm is a freeware program for making video screensavers from any Flash (.swf) file. The resulting file is something you can distribute as well as enjoy yourself, which is neat. Grab yourself some video footage with your camcorder or digicam, convert it to the Flash format with Internet Video Converter and Bob will be a very happy relative as you create a family screensaver treasure. Funkadelic!  InstantStorm is a Windows freeware tool for creating Flash based screensavers with many…


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Bookmark This! September 27, 2007 posted by

Zonealarm Forcefield – cross browser security for your computer

The developers at Checkpoint have got together with those at Zonealarm and created a new free security program called Zonealarm Forcefield. The product shields your PC from unwanted malware attacks, gives you a private browser function which removes all traces of your web movements and provides a ‘virtualization engine’ to prevent anything entering onto your system without your knowledge or approval (a bit like Sandboxie). I downloaded and installed it to test, but pretty quickly removed it when I realised that it…


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Bookmark This! September 26, 2007 posted by

Digital Camera Enhancer – free digital camera image improver

Digital Camera Enhancer. A nice free utility to help improve the quality of your digital photographs. Focused only on skin tone, noise and light balance, but worth having in your tool chest nonetheless.  Free DCE does the hard job of noise reducing and automatic balance control for you. And it is free! The program works best if you have bad light condition (indoor, shadows etc..) and your image is somehow off. So if some of your images are already fine,…


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Bookmark This! September 25, 2007 posted by

Internet Video Converter – free flexible French footage fixer

Internet Video Converter. Free video converter which at first glance looks like a straight rival to Super. However look a little closer and you’ll notice some interesting and valuable differences. First the interface is significantly better than Super. Second it offers a few more easy to use features – e.g. one click video download from a huge selection of video sites (although the version I tested has a few glitches which hopefully will be fixed with the new version). It also…


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Free Software September 24, 2007 posted by

MobileTCP – auto switching mail servers when you laptop roam

MobileTCP is one of those really simple fire and forget freeware utilities that could easily turn out to be indispensable. What does it do? Well if you’re a Windows laptop user who moves around with your machine a lot (e.g. from home to work to client etc), then you’ll know what a hassle it is to keep changing SMTP server settings to send email from your new network location. The Thunderbird email client makes it easier, but it’s still a drag to…


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Bookmark This! September 20, 2007 posted by

Game Giveaway of the Day – one free downloadable game available every day

Game Giveaway of the Day. One free commercial game given to you to download every day. Aren’t they lovely people?  our game service is online again and this week we will be bringing it back to full speed, that means a game giveaway every day. We are going to publish both old hits and new games. Get ready for shooters, arcades, strategies, puzzles and quests, we are working hard on adding new titles to our collection! Tags: game+giveaway+of+the+day, freeware, games


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Free Software September 18, 2007 posted by

Panorama Factory – free panorama maker

Panorama Factory is a free image stitching program for creating loverly surround-view photos from a selection of separate photographs. Of course you need to make sure you take overlapping, contiguous photos, but you knew that anyway didn’t you? Enjoy! (oh and if you can’t read German – tsk – then just click on the Download button at the bottom of the page, then hit the ‘Hier klicken…’ link).  The Panorama Factory is a panoramic stitching program. You can use it to…


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Free Software September 17, 2007 posted by

Local Cooling – freeware fights global warming one PC at a time

Local Cooling is a small freeware program which promises to improve your indigenous computer power management system and so save more oil, trees and forests. We are not worthy, we are not worthy…  Download the 100% Free LocalCooling Application and it automatically optimizes your PC’s power consumption by using a more effective power save mode. You will be able to see your savings in real-time translated to more environmental terms such as how many trees and gallons of oil you…


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Bookmark This! September 17, 2007 posted by

Nexus Radio – 6000 stations, 100% free, legal and recordable

Nexus Radio is s ‘100% free’, iPhone and iPod compatible streaming radio service which offers one click recording of any of the over 6000 stations they stream. So we’re talking advertising funded Tivo for Internet radio here, which is somewhat interesting. The audio comes in 5.1 Surround Sound flavour, and there’s a useful little audio editor included so you can trim and fix recorded tracks. You need to download the free player, but it’s actually quite a nice application, with a simple interface and…


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cool tech September 13, 2007 posted by

Simplify Media – listen to and share your iTunes tracks over the Internet

Simplify Media for Windows and Mac lets you listen to your home iTunes music library over the Internet and browse or share your friend’s library. Download and install the free software, select what folders you want to share and connect up remotely when you want to listen on your travels. Streaming only, no download and CD burning allowed, but it’s still a pretty cool app.  Simplify Media software lets you browse and play remote music using the iTunes software interface. Music…


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cool tech September 12, 2007 posted by

Free iPhone Unlock released – saucy hack puts Apple in a stew…

Well it took a few months, but finally you can unlock your iPhone for free using a free software kit developed by some rather clever hackers from across the world. And here’s some instructions for you. You may also need the iBrickr utility. Couch potatoes should probably lean back, grab a pack of Pringles and wait for a full blown Windows/Mac installer, and if you’re in Europe wait for an iPhone to arrive too. Probably. This has been a public service…


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Free Software September 12, 2007 posted by

YouTube to MP3 Converter – grab those sounds and rock

YouTube to MP3 Converter. Use YouTube a lot? Ever wished you could grab just the audio from a video and listen to it on your iPod or other MP3 player? Well your luck’s in, courtesy of this freeware program. You decide audio quality, file name and save location, press the Download button and voila, one MP3 file for your enjoyment. The whole process is fast and very painless. Lovely bit of tech. Tags: freeware, youtube+to+MP3+converter, mp3, video


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