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Bookmark This! November 18, 2009 posted by

TV-Browser – neat free electronic program guide for your fave television channels

TV-Browser is a free web browser based Electric Program Guide (EPG) which comes with all the smarts you need to track and manage your television viewing from day to day and month to month. To say it’s chock full of features is an understatement, from reminders to favourites to ratings and multi-lingual support. The only slight problem is the interface which feels as if it was born back when 8–bit was the state of the art. You almost expect the thing to…


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Free Software November 18, 2009 posted by

Hid.im – turn a Torrent into a .png image

Hid.im turns your .torrent files into a ‘regular PNG image’. Why? So people can find and use your file but it’s hidden away from search engines and stuff. It’s a cool idea although there’s a file size limit of 250 KB currently, so you’re not going to be sharing anything multimedia that’s for sure. There’s also a Firefox extension to make the conversion process easy peasy. Fully open source and worth a look.  A Hidim turns a torrent into a…


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Free Software November 17, 2009 posted by

PeerBlock – Safer P2P

PeerBlock is a little piece of software that you run in parallel with your torrent software that stops it connecting to peers in suspect IP addresses. It’s not just for safer peer-to-peer downloading, you can also use it to prevent your PC from accessing ad-servers, or a range of addresses belonging to entire countries. The software doesn’t guarantee anonymity or protection or anything like that but as some band once said, it’s just another brick in the wall. [Via Freeware…


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Bookmark This! November 16, 2009 posted by

Dropresize – lovely little freeware utility resizes photos instantly

Dropresize is a fab little freeware tool which adds drag and drop simplicity to resizing photos and image files. Just fire it up (no install needed), set it to watch a folder of your choice and every time you drag or copy an image into that folder it will automatically be resized to the dimensions and quality you set. This could revolutionise your life if you do a lot of photo forwarding by email or embed images in things like websites,…


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Awesome November 13, 2009 posted by

PC Decrapifier – super useful freeware removes cruddy programs automatically

PC Decrapifier is one awesome bit of freeware which removes multiple programs from your Windows Vista or XP computer all in one go. You know what that means? Yes, you don’t have to sit there in Control Panel laboriously clicking on each program you want to remove. It’s a superb uninstaller in other words. The only hassle is when it fails to trap the program uninstalls that require a re-start, but it’s a small price to pay for this kind…


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Bookmark This! November 12, 2009 posted by

Rapid Typing Tutor – freeware typing program makes you fast and loose

Rapid Typing Tutor is a free program designed to help you type faster and more accurately to impress friends, family and the occasional passing stranger. Mavis Beacon is the one to beat here of course, but she costs money. The interface for this program is certainly cute, with a fish tank motif, but I’m not sure how much it adds to the value of the tuition. And the music kinda sucks. Still, this is definitely a worthwhile option to consider if…


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Bookmark This! November 11, 2009 posted by

Add-on Compatibility Reporter – freeware helps fix broken Firefox add-ons

One of the big hassles with upgrading the Firefox web browser if you’ve got a bunch of add-ons installed is finding out which ones work and which don’t. Which is where this free new Add-on Compatibility Reporter should come in real handy. By using this tool to rate your plugins as working/not working, you’re helping the whole community to learn which ones need updating, which is a good thing all round. You also encourage the developers to get cracking with an…


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Bookmark This! November 10, 2009 posted by

Minimalist GMail – cool Bauhaus freeware strips your Google mailbox down to the bare minimum

The free Minimalist Gmail addon for Firefox strips out all the unnecessary clutter in the Gmail interface and leaves you with beautiful symmetry and no cruft. It’s totally configurable, you select what stays and what goes, and it doesn’t seem to have any impact on the workings of the inbox at all. I’ve got it set on a majorly bare bones version with just the search bar showing and it works great. Definitely a keeper!   Choose what you want,…


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Awesome November 10, 2009 posted by

Samsung Universal Printer Driver – Nirvana, next exit

I find this a little hard to believe, but Samsung have announced a Universal Printer Driver that will work with every Samsung printer ever made, as well as any laser printer or multi-function unit that uses PCL6 or PostScript languages. It’s a free 26MB download and it runs on everything between Windows 2K to Vista including Server ’03 and ’08, 32 and 64 bit. The only reason I’m skeptical is well, the download page only seems to work with IE…


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Bookmark This! November 9, 2009 posted by

WordPress Exploit Scanner – freeware checks your blog for malware

The WordPress Exploit Scanner is a free plugin that scans your blog installation to see if any nasty malware code has been inserted into your site by villains and varmints. It hunts for unauthorised code in the database and WP files on your server (it’s designed for self-hosted WordPress, not WordPress.com) and sends back a report on anything suspicious it finds. Very useful if you’re running a blog and want to make sure everything is cool and dandy.  The custom…


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Bookmark This! November 6, 2009 posted by

JPEG Lossless Rotator – freeware lets you rotate your photos without losing image quality

JPEG Lossless Rotator is a free program which lets you rotate your images without losing image quality. What, you mean you didn’t know that every time you rotate – or indeed edit – a JPG file it loses quality? Tsk! Anyhoo, this software accomplishes its magic by doing some kind of ‘block’ transformation, whatever that means. It’s available in 24 different languages, comes with hotkey support (e.g. r for rotate right etc) and Windows Explorer integration for all your right…


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Awesome November 5, 2009 posted by

Prism – cool freeware turns web apps into desktop programs

Prism from Mozilla Labs lets you convert any web application into a desktop accessible program, complete with its own icon and dedicated screen. Why would you want this? Well it makes it easier to access some types of web apps if you can use them in their own space, without having them displayed in a generic browser. Things like docs, control panels, accounting services, even web mail. Google Chrome has this feature and I love it, I immediately made Gmail into a…


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Free Software November 4, 2009 posted by

TrueCrypt – Turns any disk into a vault

TrueCrypt is an open-source disk encryption application that works for Windows, OS-X and Linux. It works by creating a virtual encrypted disk within a file and then mounting it as a real disk. You can write and read from the encrypted disk seamlessly as the encryption happens in real time, or on-the-fly so to speak. You can choose from all that’s popular in crypto this year, AES-256, Serpent and my fave, Twofish, and the makers claim that it will allow…


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Bookmark This! November 2, 2009 posted by

Translate Client – cool freeware embeds Google Translate into your Windows apps

Translate Client is a new freeware program which embeds Google Translate functionality into Windows applications like MS Word, Outlook Express, Firefox etc. There’s lots of software which work with browsers, but this is the first I’ve come across which promises to deliver translations from 50+ languages into any Windows app. It’s very ambitious and clearly still suffers from a few glitches, but the overall principle seems to work as advertised. Once installed, you simply highlight the text you wish to…


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Free Software November 2, 2009 posted by

Eraser – Hard drive data destroyer reviewed

I recently sold my digital camera online, and because I was including the memory card, I wanted to be sure that there was no recoverable data on it. A quick search turned up Eraser, a free, multi talented hard drive eraser program. Eraser works by overwriting the disk with various flavours of data-destroying mayhem that prevents retrieval using undelete software or forensic analysis software. After installation, Eraser gives you a bunch of options, including a scheduler which lets you setup…


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Make stop-motion gifs on your Android device…

Wed 24 Aug 2011

Make stop-motion gifs on your Android device with Gifinator
Have you ever wanted to make your own stop-motion videos? You're probably not going to have the steady hand or […]

Font Squirrel - gorgeous free fonts for…

Thu 09 Jul 2009

Font Squirrel is a free source of lovely looking fonts for your design projects. They’re 100% free and available with […]

Five Cool and Free Browser Tools -…

Thu 19 Jul 2007

Five cool free web browser tools for you to enjoy. Loki. Firefox and IE location tool which gives you […]

Responding Heads - control your computer with…

Wed 29 Aug 2007

Responding Heads. Freeware voice command program lets you control your computer by speaking at it. Let’s face it, everyone at […]

DeskDuster - freeware automatically keeps your desktop…

Thu 07 Jan 2010

The free DeskDuster 2010 program automatically disappears your desktop icons after a user customisable length of time. Great if you […]

Free backup.…

Mon 20 Mar 2006

DFInc Backup. Freeware backup program. Looks quite useful, although I haven’t as yet had a chance to try it out. […]

Plasma Pong.…

Wed 10 May 2006

Plasma Pong. The classic computer game Pong gets a lurid update with lots of groovy man, groovy and..ah…real time fluid […]

Habit List – helping you become the…

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Habit List – helping you become the best you, whatever that means
Goals are easier to attain when you are held accountable for them. If you’re supposed to cook dinner and it’s […]

My Paid Apps - keep track of…

Tue 01 Apr 2014

My Paid Apps – keep track of all the Android app and in-app purchases you’ve ever made [Freeware]
One of the things that's most frustrating about hanging out with Mr Android is the fact that it's not easy […]

Gaddr – get all your social connections…

Wed 23 Nov 2016

Gaddr – get all your social connections in one place
There are quite a few social media platforms, each specializing in their own type of communication. Gaddr is the one […]

MediaCrush - superb free open sourced hosting…

Tue 10 Dec 2013

MediaCrush – superb free open sourced hosting for video, images and audio
We love open source, and especially when it's wrapped around something ultra cool like this new media hosting service called […]

DoNaut - add sound effects to Skype…

Tue 16 Oct 2007

DoNaut is a small freeware program that lets you add sound effects, background noises (e.g. an office) and change your […]

Fotor - image editing for everyone...and we…

Wed 29 May 2013

Fotor – image editing for everyone…and we mean everyone [Freeware]
Yes it is impossible to beat Adobe Photoshop at image editing, simply because the product comes with a brilliant feature […]

Virtual Walkie Talkie - turn your Android…

Fri 29 Oct 2010

Virtual Walkie Talkie is a free Android program which when installed on your phone turns it into the equivalent of […]

Encrypt Facebook extension for Chrome could save…

Mon 05 Mar 2012

Online privacy issues are a big deal nowadays, and for good reason. Companies like Facebook and the rest seem to […]

Check it!…

Mon 07 Feb 2005

Bugs, glitches and stuffups. Use the link at the top of the page to check your Internet Explorer browser for parasites. […]