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Free Software August 21, 2009 posted by

Rizone Winsock Repair – freeware fixes those pesky Internet connection problems

I get the feeling that this Rizone Winsock Repair freeware program is really a tool of last resort, after you’ve done everything else you can think of to restore the lost Internet connection on your Windows machine. That’s because it resets all the Winsock values to default in the registry, which implies that it will overwrite installed stuff which you may need. Still, if you’re desperate.  Not Vista compatible note.  Winsock Repair is a portable software program for the Windows operating…


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Free Software August 21, 2009 posted by

Benubird PDF – personal document manager

Document management tools are usually over-engineered for home use. Personal users rarely need all the bells and whistles but they still need something more than just desktop search when they want to organise their files. Something along the lines of MediaMonkey or Picasa, that will just find all those documents and other files wherever they’re stored and give you a simple place to search, filter, tag, or modify properties. Well Benubird PDF does just that – just point it at…


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Bookmark This! August 20, 2009 posted by

RM to MP3 Converter – freeware converts Real Media streams to MP3 files

RM to MP3 Converter is a little freeware utility to convert .rm and .rmvb audio and video streams from the Real Networks format into MP3 files you can play on standard players. Very useful for recording/storing material to take with you to play in the car or commuter train or while out jogging etc.  Free RM to MP3 Converter can convert Real Media files to MP3 files which can be played in MP3 Players. All Real Media formats (*.rm, *.ra, *.rmvb) are supported….


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Free Software August 19, 2009 posted by

TextOn9 – control your computer via a keypad

TextOn9 is an onscreen keyboard that allows you to use a numeric keypad to drive a PC the same way as texting on a mobile phone. You can use anything that sends numbers to the PC including a keyboard, a Bluetooth mobile phone (HID profiles available by clicking through) or even a Windows remote control. Use the onscreen keyboard as a reference and bash away; press 2 for A, press 2 twice for B, press 3 for D and so…


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Free Software August 19, 2009 posted by

Ammyy Admin – freeware gives you control over a remote computer

Ammyy Admin is a freeware VPN program which gives you control over a remote computer easily and quickly. Just install the software on each machine, fire it up and one machine selects client and the other operator (the controller). From then on in, it’s a piece of cake for the operator to access the client desktop and do what’s necessary, either for remote support or just to access the stuff on there. You can transfer files between the two machines and…


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Bookmark This! August 18, 2009 posted by

SpaceSniffer – identify the space hogs on your hard drive in an easy graphical way

SpaceSniffer is a clever little freeware program which scans your hard disk and gives you a graphical representation of what folders and files are taking up what amount of space. It’s similar to the venerable Treesize in this regard, but offers a more in your face interface which is actually quite usable. The scan isn’t as fast as Treesize, and the file details can get a little cluttered, but overall I think this is probably a keeper insofar as it…


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Free Software August 17, 2009 posted by

Simple Webpage Capture – autoscrolling web page capture tool grabs the whole page

Simple WebPage Capture is a free screen capture utility which manages to auto-scroll and grab the whole of a webpage no matter how long it is. That’s pretty useful. I tend to use the FireShot addon for Firefox, but this is a good standalone alternative methinks.  Simple Webpage Capture allows you to take a perfect picture of large WebPages. Site designers, people having trouble with a webpage, or just about anyone may have a need to take a screen shot…


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Free Software August 17, 2009 posted by

IE Cookies View – Manage cookies in IE

For those of you using a browser other than Internet Explorer you are probably used to being able to view your cookies individually and choose which ones you want to remove. Well IE Cookies View allows you to view cookies stored in Internet Explorer and to manage, filter them and even delete cookies belonging to specific sites. Sure beats the old IE way “managing” cookies: delete ’em all, or leave ’em alone. With IE Cookies View you can verify what’s…


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Free Software August 14, 2009 posted by

Chrome XP – turn your Windows XP machine into a Google Chrome O/S clone

You like the Google Chrome look and feel? Don’t want to wait, want it now? On your Windows XP machine? Then you’ll need to download this Chrome XP theme by Leonex. Sure it’s silly, but that’s what an obsession with shiny new will get ya, see? Tags: freeware, chromeXP, google, windows


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Free Software August 13, 2009 posted by

Tiny Core Linux – the very small operating system

Tiny Core Linux is a very very small Linux distro which could probably fit on the end of your thumb if your thumb was a computer and it had a disc drive under the fingernail and there was a way to…well you get the picture. When I say small, ladies and gentlemen, I mean 10 MB. Yep mega. Frightening. The whole thing runs from RAM and has gotta be a fun way to waste an afternoon with a memory stick….


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Free Software August 12, 2009 posted by

Desktop Earth – free atmospheric wallpaper to brighten up your desktop

Desktop Earth is a free desktop wallpaper generator which gives you that space agey look at our planet with timelapse imagery of both night and day and the seasonal shifts. Cool eh?  Desktop Earth is a wallpaper generator. It will generate a high-resolution, accurate representation of the Earth. The imagery is based on NASA’s Blue Marble Next and Earth’s City Lights….Day and night is accurately represented depending on the Sun’s overhead position (which depends on both the time of day…


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Bookmark This! August 11, 2009 posted by

Invisible Hand – free Firefox addon puts a permanent bargain hunter at your elbow

The Invisible Hand addon for Firefox is a cool shopping assistant which constantly scours the net for cheaper pricing on the product you’re viewing at any time. It’s not the only tool of its kind, but the devs have made it nicely discreet which makes it more acceptable than most. The software copes with 50 stores in the UK and USA, so it’s worth installing just to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Of course one of the things…


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Bookmark This! August 10, 2009 posted by

Word to HTML Converter – from doc to rock in one move

Word to HTML Converter takes your Microsoft Word document and converts it to the HTML format. Surprised? Good. It’s free and works fine as long as you don’t expect miracles. Needs .Net though.  Word to HTML Converter is powerful tool developed to convert a word documents to HTML file. Doc to HTML Converter tool allows you to publish a Word document like a press release, technical manual or other conditions on the web with very fast speed. Conversion tool is…


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Free Software August 7, 2009 posted by

OpenSimulator – create your very own 2nd Life from the comfort of your own basement

OpenSimulator is a free open source 3D world creator which you can use to be your own master of the universe. You’ll need some geek smarts to set up the server and associated tech, but if you’re up for customising configuration settings, debugging source code and setting up database schemas, you’ll be in your element here. And dude, that’s before you start thinking about marrying someone with purple hair who lives on a yacht floating skywards above Rio. Go for it!…


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Bookmark This! August 6, 2009 posted by

JLC’s Internet TV – freeware Internet television program

JLC’s Internet TV is a free program which will feed thousands of Internet television programs from around the world to your desktop. Actually it’s probably better to think of it as a front end electronic program guide to Windows Media Player, but it does sport some nice features. Like ratings, favourite channels, search and auto updates. To add some real spice to the sausage, it’s also available in a full on web browser version. Double the value!  JLC’s Internet TV…


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