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Free Software December 31, 2011 posted by

Free Games Corner – Where Is 2012?

This week in Free Games Corner we end 2011 by asking “Where is 2012?“. Well you really don’t have to wait too long to get the answer to that question in real life, in fact in a few time zones the answer is very, very, obvious at this point, but none-the-less that shouldn’t stop you delving into the watercolor wintry world of this seasonal game-let from Pastel Games. In the game you play the role of a very gnome-esque Santa, searching for that young whipper-snapper…


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Free Games Corner – Where Is 2012?
Free Software December 30, 2011 posted by

KumoSync keeps your local documents backed up to Google Docs

If you’ve ever poured hours into working on a proposal,  you know how important it is to have the document with you when you show up at the meeting. If you’ve somehow forgotten it, then you’re going to look pretty bad in the eyes of the client you were trying to impress. That’s why services like Google Docs are great. Write up your important documents there, and you can access them from anywhere. You can even upload files to achieve…


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KumoSync keeps your local documents backed up to Google Docs
Free Software December 28, 2011 posted by

Keep an eye on your child’s Facebook account with Minor Monitor

With the rise of social networking, you’ll be hard pressed to find any teenager that doesn’t have a Facebook account. And even though the minimum age to sign up is 13, many younger kids still have one. If you’re a parent who worries about what your child sees and does on the site, perhaps even to the point of not letting them have an account, you might be interested in Minor Monitor.


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Keep an eye on your child’s Facebook account with Minor Monitor
Free Software December 27, 2011 posted by

Cold Turkey keeps you off of distracting sites when you need to work

Self-discipline is an important characteristic to have. Unfortunately sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are constantly there to challenge our ability to stay on task, what with their constantly-updated content and all. If you find yourself wandering off to these and other sites when you should be working or studying, then perhaps you need something to help you stay focused, or at least prevent you from visiting those sites.


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Cold Turkey keeps you off of distracting sites when you need to work
Free Software December 26, 2011 posted by

Use Spool to save websites and videos to your phone for offline browsing

I spend a lot of time online for work, and tend to come across articles and videos that I want to look at, but don’t have time for. Usually this means I’ll either have a window dedicated to stuff I want to read later, or I’ll just bookmark them, and hope that I remember to actually look at them. It would be great if I could just send them all to my phone, and have them ready to read or…


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Use Spool to save websites and videos to your phone for offline browsing
Free Software December 24, 2011 posted by

Free Games Corner – Christmas Escape, Find Dwarfs In Christmas & Duendes In Christmas 2

This week in Free Games Corner we take a break from singing Feliz Navidad over and over (and over) again to bring you a wintery mix of free online games, so grab a glass of eggnog and lets play… Building a snowman is the aim of the game in Christmas Escape. Collect the objects, and that includes the snow – naturellement, that you’ll need to build a truely awesome snowchap. My top tip in this game is to carefully observe the thickness of the…


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Free Games Corner – Christmas Escape, Find Dwarfs In Christmas & Duendes In Christmas 2
Free Software December 23, 2011 posted by

Keep track of your daily accomplishments with iDoneThis

Do you ever get to the end of a busy day and wonder “what have I gotten done today?” It can be pretty tough when you can’t really remember the things that you’ve accomplished. You start to wonder if you did anything but waste away the day. Now if you had a place to log various accomplishments throughout the day, you could look back and realize that you had actually done quite a bit. That’s exactly the idea behind iDoneThis.


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Keep track of your daily accomplishments with iDoneThis
Free Software December 22, 2011 posted by

AllMyApps makes re-installing software on a new machine easier than ever

Whenever I reinstall Windows on any of my computers, the first thing I do is go to Ninite and select the usual freeware that I use on my machines. I love it, because once I make my selections and download the installer, it does all of the downloading and installing for each of the programs for me. Well a new service called AllMyApps looks to do something very similar, but offers you much more.


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AllMyApps makes re-installing software on a new machine easier than ever
Free Software December 21, 2011 posted by

DeSOPA allows you to get around SOPA-enforced DNS blocks

If you’re concerned about the repercussions of the much-debated SOPA bill that’s making waves here in the US, then you might start looking at ways to get around the DNS blocking that it could potentially lead to. Thankfully, there are already people out there working on ways to get around the blocks, should they happen. And, if you know anything about how DNS actually works, you’ll know that it’s not actually that hard to get around.


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DeSOPA allows you to get around SOPA-enforced DNS blocks
Free Software December 20, 2011 posted by

QuoteCoil tries to make finding quotes an easy task

Occasionally in conversation or writing, you’ll remember a quote that relates to the current topic. But maybe you only remember part of it, or you can’t seem to place who said it. Thankfully with the power of the internet, it’s not too difficult to track down the missing details. In fact, one site aims to make it easier than ever.


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QuoteCoil tries to make finding quotes an easy task
Free Software December 19, 2011 posted by

Report bad cab drivers with the ReportATaxi app

When you’re traveling in a large city, sometimes the best way to get around is to call a cab. It’s nice to know that cabs are regulated by a governing body, as this means that fares are kept (somewhat) reasonable, and that your driver will hopefully drive safely and treat you right. However, you still get bad drivers from time to time. But when you’re busy traveling and rushing to get somewhere, do you really have time to call up…


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Report bad cab drivers with the ReportATaxi app
but is it art? December 18, 2011 posted by

Free Games Corner – Mysostis, Mysterious Island 49 & Matryoshka

This week in free games corner we ask “but is it art?” whilst we point & click our way through some puzzles and problems, because whilst we’re just in it for the cheap thrill of a free web game or three, some of the people who make these things actually know what they are doing and do a very nice job of lovingly crafting something for our eyeballs and eardrums to feast upon. Bless ’em. Myosotis Chapter 1 takes a…


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Free Games Corner – Mysostis, Mysterious Island 49 & Matryoshka
Free Software December 16, 2011 posted by

Flagfox lets you quickly look up a websites physical location, and more

Have you ever been browsing a site and wondered exactly where the information was coming from? No, I don’t mean where the writer found the story, or even where the company that owns the site is located. Rather, have you been curious as to where the server itself was sitting? With Flagfox, you won’t have to wonder any longer. This Firefox extension will display a small flag of the country where the server hosting the website resides. You can then…


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Flagfox lets you quickly look up a websites physical location, and more
Free Software December 15, 2011 posted by

Graph Words is a visual online thesaurus

One of my biggest pet peeves when reading just about anything is to come across the same word written several times in the same paragraph. If possible, I like to liven up my text by using synonyms, rather than simply repeating myself. If one is stumped, the most useful resource is a thesaurus, as it will provide you with a variety of words or phrases that can be used. I’ve used a number of them online, but I think Graph…


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Graph Words is a visual online thesaurus
Free Software December 14, 2011 posted by

Open Letter To Mozilla – Please Stop Chasing The Version Rainbow and Fix Your Firefox Web Browser

I used to adore the Firefox web browser. Now all I seem to do is spend time moaning when it hangs for seconds at a time, moves like treacle or worse just crashes on me. Do a search for Firefox sucks and you’ll get back 8,340,000 results, which is incredible for a product that just a few years ago was phenomenally stable and popular. What happened guys? How could you let a poster child of the open source movement become a Windows…


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Groovylists pulls your iTunes, Spotify and Last.fm…

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Microsoft Paint – this long running program…

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Microsoft Paint – this long running program to end in the fall
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Public Domain Clipart - 25,000 pieces and…

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CRADAR monitors your phone and automatically alerts…

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CRADAR monitors your phone and automatically alerts an emergency contact if you suffer an accident [Freeware]
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Babbel - learn a language for free…

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Babbel – learn a language for free using your phone [Freeware]
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Vanilla forums.…

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Vanilla Forums. Free Open Source PHP/MySQL application which offers a twist on the usual boring forums concept. Definitely worth a […]

90Night - cool free app helps you…

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