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Free Software December 31, 2010 posted by

Skype video calls use around 3.4MB per minute over 3G

We’ve kept you informed about Skype’s video calling on the iPhone this week, and there’s still more to know. Yes, it is available on the iPhone, and yes it works over 3G. The question, however, is just how much of your precious data plan will get used up during a video call, should you choose to chat over a 3G connection. The answer isn’t terrible, depending on how you look at it. The estimates figured up show about 3.4MB per…


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announcement December 30, 2010 posted by

Skype launches video calls for iPhone, doesn’t limit you to a WiFi connection

As we suspected,† Skype has added video call capabilities to the iPhone. What we didn’t expect was for it to happen so quickly. That’s right, they’ve already released the update that we mentioned yesterday. They even managed to throw in a pretty big surprise. If you’ve got an iPhone 4 or a 4th-gen iPod Touch, then you’ll be able to place video calls to any of your friends via Skype. However, if you’re using an iPhone 3GS, 3rd-gen iPod Touch…


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Skype launches video calls for iPhone, doesn’t limit you to a WiFi connection
Free Software December 30, 2010 posted by

Free music from Bing

Bing wants you to celebrate the holidays by having a free song on their tab! And you even get a bonus of a newsletter. How lucky are you? All you have to do is head over to the site, enter your email, get a code, and redeem it. Easy as pie. A delicious, audio pie. Ok, so the extra emails from the newsletters will be annoying, but if you look at this from a monetary standpoint, youíre making a killing….


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Free music from Bing
Free Software December 30, 2010 posted by

ToneCheck makes sure you get the right message across

If ToneCheck had come around a while ago, there wouldíve been a lot less needless breakups and hurt feelings. Itís really hard to express inflection and emotion through text, so a lot of times, what you wrote, is often not what you meant to say. This emotional spell-check will keep your words in line to get across the correct meaning without making you the bad guy. Not many email plug-ins are this concerned about your wording and provide frowny faces…


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ToneCheck makes sure you get the right message across
Free Software December 29, 2010 posted by

Skype prepares to launch video chatting on the iPhone

Skype on the iPhone is hardly news, but a support document leaked some information that hints at the new ability of video chat. Letís give a round of applause to the upcoming CES and Skype for trickling out this nifty news. Now that front facing camera will actually have a purpose in life, because honestly, who uses Face Time? Even though youíll likely need to have WiFi for it to work, it will still be rather convenient to not have…


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Skype prepares to launch video chatting on the iPhone
Bookmark This! December 29, 2010 posted by

CD Burner XP – freeware offers up super simple CD and DVD burning

We’re always on the lookout for free, easy to use utilities, and this one is a peach. CDBurnerXP is a very simple CD/DVD burner which lets you do most optical disk type functions from one simple menu. Need to create and burn an ISO, audio or data disk? No problem. Want to rip or erase audio or data disks? No worries. It’s fast, and works. One for the toolkit.  CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray…


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Bookmark This! December 27, 2010 posted by

BleachBit – freeware cleans up your computer and keeps it junk free

BleachBit is a freeware software utility that cleans up your junk files, delete’s cookies on demand, sanitizes your web browsers to safeguard your privacy and generally acts like a little digital butler. It also has a nifty little optimize feature which can help make your browser go faster, which is nice. Definitely worth a look if you’re sitting at an ageing computer. Works with Linux and Windows.  BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies,…


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Free Software December 24, 2010 posted by

iFixitís iPad App is the ultimate repair guide

A wonderful present for this holiday season that you have to pay absolutely nothing for is the iFixit Repair Manual for the iPad. Though itís going to be a little hard to gift-wrap an application, this will walk you through fixing everything from your camera to your car. It provides step-by-step detailed information, and pictures to show you youíre on the right track to repairing whatever is broken. Donít you love an application that has both form and function? All…


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iFixitís iPad App is the ultimate repair guide
Awesome December 21, 2010 posted by

Place free phone calls from Gmail to the US and Canada through the end of 2011

In case you missed it, Google announced a feature in Gmail earlier this year that allowed you to place phone calls. What’s more is that phone calls placed to the US or Canada (from users in the US) were set to be free through the end of this year. With the end of the year coming up, the team over at Google decided that there were not enough free phone calls in the world, and extended their offer through the…


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Place free phone calls from Gmail to the US and Canada through the end of 2011
Free Software December 21, 2010 posted by

Free Smurfs’ Village app could cost you serious money

If you’re both a proud parent and the owner of an iOS device, you might want to be wary of letting your children play games on it. One game in particular that could run you into trouble is Smurfs’ Village. Surely nothing about the Smurfs could be harmful to your children, right? It’s actually true, those little blue guys are about as family-friendly as cartoons go. Unfortunately it might not be friendly to your bank account. This, and other games…


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Free Smurfs’ Village app could cost you serious money
Free Software December 20, 2010 posted by

Game for Cats turns your iPad into a cat toy

If you have an iPad, you’ve no doubt found dozens of uses for it. Browsing the web, reading eBooks, jotting notes, watching movies and more. But have you† ever tried using it as a cat toy? Probably not, since most rational people don’t want to take a $500+ device and unleash their pet upon it. Well if you’re a brave soul, you can do just that with the Game for Cats app. The app is rather simple, you can choose…


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Game for Cats turns your iPad into a cat toy
announcement December 17, 2010 posted by

Apple set to launch Mac App Store on January 6

The App Store for the iOS platform has been nothing short of successful. This was one of the first times that there was a single place to track down all of the relevant software for a particular platform. The idea revolutionized the way we looked at applications for the smartphone. Now Apple is wanting to take that a step further by announcing the Mac App Store will launch on January 6. Sure, there are plenty of ways to get applications…


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Apple set to launch Mac App Store on January 6
announcement December 16, 2010 posted by

WikiReader gets access to the Project Gutenberg Library

Last year we showed you a handy little gadget called the Openmoko WikiReader. This interesting device gives a user access to all of the content currently on Wikipedia (at the time of the last software update, that is) without an internet connection. So why am I bringing up this piece of old news? Well the latest software update has added some new functionality to the little device. If you’re interested in reading eBooks (and don’t mind the small screen for…


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WikiReader gets access to the Project Gutenberg Library
Bookmark This! December 16, 2010 posted by

Barcoo – freeware lets you scan barcodes and get lots of lovely product info

Barcoo is a very cool freeware application for smartphones which lets you scan products and view a bunch of useful data. You get price comparisons (offline and online stores), test reports, health info for foods and even eco information to help you maintain that sustainable lifestyle. It’s easy to use, very fast and the database of information is growing all the time. One of the neat features of the software is the ability for users to add their own reviews,…


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Bookmark This! December 14, 2010 posted by

ManyCam – freeware lets you have fun with your webcam

ManyCam is a freeware program which lets you play around with your webcam for fun and giggles. You can add effects, different cool backgrounds, tweak the image in real time and generally spice up your boring webcam life. The other cool trick is the ability to make your webcam useable with more than one application simultaneously (for instance different video chat programs), which is something you generally cannot do with Windows. You can also add your own home grown effects…


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