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Bookmark This! March 14, 2011 posted by

Cas – freeware generates photo contact sheets on demand

Cas is a small freeware program which generates contact sheets of photos. Just point the program at the folder of images you want to use, and specify thumbnail size and page size, and the program will automatically produce a printable page of mini images. Great for checking out what you’ve got in an image folder, and also useful for adding to your image archive directories to keep track of images on hard disks.  Drag and drop a folder onto Cas, or…


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Awesome March 11, 2011 posted by

Best Indie Freeware Games 2006 – 2009 – say goodbye to your life…

This colossal Best Indie Freeware Games 2006–2009 list is presented as an aid to productivity and good health. We make no excuses for exposing you to the pressures of competition, but instead wish you bon voyage, as you set sail on the good ship Procrastinate And Die. Enjoy! [Via]  Here at IndieGames.com, we like highlighting some of the more notable freeware and indie games of this and previous years – hence this special ‘best-of’ section. Tags: freeware, best+indie+freeware+games+2006-2009, games


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Free Software March 10, 2011 posted by

Google Smart Labels help sort your inbox

None of us like being stereotyped into a specific category. Though I doubt we’d mind if our email is stereotyped and categorized; provided Google sorts it for us. Google has announced a new feature for Gmail users called Smart Labels that will organize your email so you don’t have to. I don’t know about everyone else, but my email inbox Is a mess of notifications, forum chatter, newsletters, etc. The occasional “real mail” will pop up here and there, but…


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Google Smart Labels help sort your inbox
Free Software March 10, 2011 posted by

Ding It’s Up automatically notifies you when a site comes back online

How many times have you tried to browse to one of your favorite sites, only to find it is currently down? It can be especially frustrating if the site is vital for some part of your daily life, such as your online banking. With no way of knowing when it will be back up, the only thing you can do is check on it periodically. That, or you could have a service automatically contact you when it is back online….


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Ding It’s Up automatically notifies you when a site comes back online
Awesome March 9, 2011 posted by

Webbrowserpassview – the scariest freeware program in the world

Webbrowserpassview is a freeware program that automatically scans and unveils all the web site passwords stored in your Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera web browsers. What makes this so scary is the fact that literally anyone can now scan your laptop and immediately access your private web sites at will. The program doesn’t have to be installed, so it can be run from a USB key, and once you fire it up the passwords are automatically displayed in 2 seconds. So it’s…


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Free Software March 8, 2011 posted by

Google Maps Navigation now guides you around heavy-traffic areas

There’s nothing worse than leaving the house early, only to get stuck in traffic, causing you to be late in arriving at your destination. If you’re lucky, you might flip on the news at the very moment they are announcing a wreck on the very road you were planning to take. However, most of the time you don’t know about the backed up cars until you’re in their midst. If you use Google Maps Navigation on your Android phone, you’re…


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Google Maps Navigation now guides you around heavy-traffic areas
Free Software March 7, 2011 posted by

How Secure Is My Password?

When it comes to online security, having a strong password cannot be stressed enough. A simple name or birthday might have been acceptable back in the 90’s (my first Hotmail account allowed a 4-digit password) but these days anything less than 8, with a mix of letters, numbers and non-alphanumeric characters is just asking for trouble. Curious how long your password would stack up against a hacker using a brute force attack? There’s a site for that. Obviously this site…


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How Secure Is My Password?
Awesome March 4, 2011 posted by

WizMouse – awesome freeware speeds up mouse scrolling majestically

WizMouse is one of those MUST HAVE freeware Windows utilities that once used can never be uninstalled. The software automatically focuses any window or pane on your desktop ready for mouse wheel scrolling by hovering over it. No clicking needed. Huh? I hear you say. Well think this. You know how in your email client you need to click on a pane to grab focus in order to scroll with the mouse wheel? Or how you have to click on…


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Bookmark This! March 3, 2011 posted by

BufferZone Pro – the ultimate Internet security freeware

BufferZone Pro is a virtual sandbox freeware program which creates a ring of safety around your web surfing so you can download, install and play with stuff safe in the knowledge that your computer will remain virus and trojan free. How does it work? Simple. It erects a tall wall made of candyfloss and marshmallow syrup around your computer hard disk, through which no nasty teeth destroying bacteria can penetrate. No wait, wrong press release. OK, so it creates a…


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Free Software March 3, 2011 posted by

Bill Cosby gets his own mobile app

Bill Cosby is one of those comedians that really stands the test of time, I think. The height of his career was honestly before my time, but I still enjoyed watching re-runs of The Cosby Show as a kid. His standup bits crack me up to this day. Well now it seems that you can bring your favorite comedian with you, no matter where you go. That’s right, he has his own personal app for mobile devices. iPhone, Android and…


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Bill Cosby gets his own mobile app
Free Software March 2, 2011 posted by

DirecTV iPad app lets you control your DVR from anywhere

If you’re a DirecTV customer who also happens to own an iPad, you’ll be excited to hear about a new free app that is available to you. The DirecTV app gives you access to your home DVR system and will allow you to use your tablet as an extremely robust remote control. Things like checking TV listings for up to two weeks in advance, changing recording schedules and more are at your fingertips, regardless of where you are. The two…


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DirecTV iPad app lets you control your DVR from anywhere
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 1, 2011 posted by

Creepy software maps out your tweets and Flickr images

The internet has given us countless ways to stealthily check up on people who we are interested in. Facebook is an obvious choice for the task, but what about Flickr, or Twitter? Sure, they can provide you with a little bit of info each. However, with a piece of software, you can use those services to track exactly where someone has been. Creepy? Yes. No, really, that’s the name of the program. Creepy. The software takes geocoded data from Flickr…


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Creepy software maps out your tweets and Flickr images
Free Software February 28, 2011 posted by

Picasa now lets you store more files, for free

In a time where companies are starting to limit how much you’re able to store in the cloud, one provider is doing just the opposite. Picasa users might notice that their accounts are no longer reading the proper usage. The error will seem to be in your favor, but it could strike a bit of fear into your heart, seeing that you’ve suddenly gone from using 56GB to 27GB (as one user noted). Don’t worry though, your images and videos…


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Picasa now lets you store more files, for free
Bookmark This! February 28, 2011 posted by

Splashtop OS – freeware gives your laptop instant start magic

Splashtop OS, the Linux based instant start-up operating system for notebook and desktop computers is now available for general purpose free download. It’s previously been restricted to select OEMs like Acer, Asus, HP et al, but now anyone can grab and install it as long as their machine has a compatible BIOS. I installed it on this here DELL laptop last week, and it’s cool. Took a couple of reboots for the thing to bed in, but once installed it found…


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