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Free Software January 21, 2011 posted by

Google Voice now testing number porting

If you’ve not checked out Google Voice, it’s something that I would highly recommend doing. The service gives you a number, which can be used to receive calls on virtually any phone that you like. You can also place calls, send/receive texts and a whole lot more. Well now Google is slowly rolling out a new feature: Number porting. That’s right, some users are now able to port their current phone number to Google Voice for a $20 fee. This…


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Free Software January 19, 2011 posted by

PBS now offers free content on your iPhone

PBS is one of those stations that has a good bit of interesting programming. The best part about it is that you can generally get the channel with any basic cable package, or even just over the air. Well the station is wanting to make their shows even more available to the masses by providing an iPhone app. The app is available free of charge, and allows you to watch full episodes of their shows. Currently the app is only…


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Free Software January 17, 2011 posted by

Free software teaches you to read lips

Have you ever wanted to master the art of reading lips? Most of us that are fortunate enough to not have impaired hearing think of this skill as a novelty. However, even if you have perfect hearing, there can be situations where this is useful. Say, you’re in a noisy room, and are trying to hold a conversation with someone. Being able to read their lips can help prevent the need to ask what? repeatedly. Well if this is a…


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Free software teaches you to read lips
Bookmark This! January 17, 2011 posted by

The Data Recovery Freeware List – 200+ resources for retrieving your lost data

This Data Recovery Freeware List is a listing of over 200 freeware and DIY tips on restoring corrupted or lost computer data. The user interface is rather jumbled, but if you do a search, or use the left hand site map sidebar you should be able to find what you’re looking for fairly easily. Topics range from mainstream product data loss such as restoring MS word and Outlook information to more esoteric hardware issues such as a failing hard drive….


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Bookmark This! January 14, 2011 posted by

Dropbox Shell Tools – freeware speeds up your Dropbox copy and moves

Dropbox Shell Tools is a neat little freeware download which installs a right mouse click option to copy or move files instantly to your Dropbox folder from within Windows Explorer. That means you don’t have to faff about opening Dropbox and copy/pasting files the long winded way. Which makes the tool totally useful, valuable, fab, sassy and neat. This is one of those tiny utilities that you really must install if you’re a Dropbox (aff) fan, and once it’s installed you’ll probably never want to remove…


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Free Software January 14, 2011 posted by

Google’s Translate app gets a conversation mode

One of my favorite online discoveries back when the internet was still somewhat new to me was Babelfish. The ability to instantly translate a block of text (and even entire websites) from one language to another was simply amazing. These days that sort of thing doesn’t seem like quite such a big deal. However, Google still manages to find new ways to amaze us with their various innovations, even in the world of translation. If you have an Android phone,…


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Google’s Translate app gets a conversation mode
Bookmark This! January 12, 2011 posted by

Bravofiles – 200+ Windows and other O/S drivers for free download

Bravofiles is a nicely indexed collection of over 200+ drivers for a variety of operating systems and equipment, available for free download. If you find yourself stuck for a driver, and can’t find it on the device manufacturer’s site, this could be a good place to look. Simple, useful and free just as we like ’em.  Bravofiles.com can help you to download different types of device drivers and software utilities for your computer. We have a great collection of hardware device…


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Bookmark This! January 10, 2011 posted by

Free Video Converter – freeware offers cool photo, video and audio conversion

Free Video Converter is a free media conversion program which combines a great looking user interface with some seriously powerful functionality. There’s no shortage of video converters out there, which offer to transform video into different format for different devices and uses, but this is the first we’ve seen which also offers image slide show, and audio conversion on the fly within the same interface. The photo slideshow creator on its own would be worth the money, but throw in…


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Free Software January 10, 2011 posted by

Wordmark.it – The free font selecting web app

I’m no graphic designer, so I don’t often find myself looking for a font to use. Of course when I do need to whip something together in Photoshop, I hate sifting through fonts. Usually I just pick Comic Sans and go about my business (I kid, I kid). Seriously though, there needs to be a better way to go through the fonts I’ve already got than highlighting some text and scrolling through each one. Actually, that’s exactly why Wordmark.it was…


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Bookmark This! January 7, 2011 posted by

JewelBeat – free music and sound effects for your projects

JewelBeat offers free music and sound effects for your projects. You can use the audio for everything from a presentation to your YouTube video, no fee no charge. I suspect the ‘free’ bit is a launch marketing exercise until they’ve built up enough users, so if you’re interested I suggest you grab some stuff now before they start charging. Oh and they would like a link back to their site in exchange for the tracks.  Use these free music tracks…


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announcement January 7, 2011 posted by

Apple’s App Store now open for business

If you’re a Mac user, then you may want to grab that latest software update for OSX. As long as you’re already running Snow Leopard, you can download 10.6.6, which among other things, gives you access to the new App Store. That’s right, it’s live! As of now there are roughly 1,000 apps (both free and paid) in the store, but this number will no doubt increase substantially in the future. One of the most notable things is that you…


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Bookmark This! January 5, 2011 posted by

Brambos Music Freeware – complete freeware music collection for download

Brambos has released a bunch of freeware music programs for download over the holidays. The collection includes a VST compatible sequencer, a sample processor, a drum sequencer and a full blown drum computer called Hammerhead Rhythm Station. For my money, Lunchbox Battles also looks like fun. [Via]   Lunchbox Battles 1.0 The best time waster since Minesweeper. Transforms your dull work PC into a realtime drum sequencer. Record perfectly rhythmic grooves by hammering on your keyboard. Tags: brambos+music+programs, freeware, sequencer,…


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Category Archive

Process Lasso - fire and forget computer…

Tue 18 Nov 2008

Process Lasso is a neat little freeware utility that improves your computer’s responsiveness during peak load situations. If you’ve ever […]

CamStudio - excellent free open source screencasting…

Fri 19 Jun 2009

I was looking for some screencasting software the other day, having been hugely disappointed with the Jing product. Tell me, […]

HotKeyz - cool freeware lets you blaze…

Wed 16 Jun 2010

HotKeyz is a cool little freeware utility which lets you set up a set of useful hotkey combinations for navigating […]

Mielophone - cool new open source music…

Fri 19 Nov 2010

Mielophone is a new freeware music sharing program which really does cover it all. The open source software (the source […]

Google Documents now supports .psd, .xls and…

Mon 21 Feb 2011

Google Documents now supports .psd, .xls and 10 other file formats
Have you ever tried to open an image that someone's sent you, only to realize that it's .psd file, and […]

AM Deadlink - Removes duplicate bookmarks and…

Wed 09 Sep 2009

Bookmarking webpages is so easy that it's a rare person who doesn't have the odd duplicated bookmark. Reviewing your bookmarks […]

Myna - Online audio editor…

Mon 12 Oct 2009

Aviary is racking up quite a collection of birds in it's online freeware stable. The latest noisy edition is Myna […]

Shopitize - your smartphone is about to…

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Shopitize – your smartphone is about to revolutionize the shopping business
Do you remember when shopping meant spending hours wandering around crowded stores to pick out the week's necessities? Well the […]

Conduct TinEye searches from your desktop…

Tue 22 Nov 2011

Conduct TinEye searches from your desktop
There are plenty of times when you'd like to know where an image came from. Maybe you want to find […]

WhenToTweet lets you know when your Twitter…

Wed 15 Jun 2011

WhenToTweet lets you know when your Twitter followers are most active
Despite being the most connected person I know (and spending a majority of my time on the internet) I actually […]

Tonido - the brave little desktop that…

Fri 17 Jul 2009

Tonido is a fascinating example of a well thought out product which could have its work cut out gaining exposure […]

CPF Challenge – this app provides inclusive…

Fri 24 Mar 2017

CPF Challenge – this app provides inclusive workouts for every body
Working out is hard. There’s sweat and muscle aches which are probably the worst. It’s even harder to get a […]

Virtual Photographer - free Photoshop plugin for…

Fri 18 May 2007

Virtual Photographer. A freeware plugin for Photoshop and compatibles which gives you a range of image effects for your photos, […]

Parking Auction lets you bid on a…

Thu 18 Aug 2011

Parking Auction lets you bid on a good place to park
How often have you been in a hurry to get somewhere, only to arrive and find that there are no […]

TV-Browser - neat free electronic program guide…

Wed 18 Nov 2009

TV-Browser is a free web browser based Electric Program Guide (EPG) which comes with all the smarts you need to […]

Generate Data - dummy data generator for…

Tue 17 Aug 2010

Generate Data dot com is a very cool little online app (or free open source downloadable program) which lets you […]