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Bookmark This! November 24, 2011 posted by

Tails – freeware suite offers ultimate Internet security

Tails is a live USB or CD based system which is designed to provide ultimate privacy for your online habits. The freeware pack includes ‘state of the art’ cryptographic tools, as well as an integrated Tor connectivity stack to ensure you’re safe from prying eyes while you interact with teh Internets. It’s all held together by Debian Linux of course, and features FireGPG for secure email, IceWeasel for private web browsing and Pidgin for all your instant chat needs. Despite…


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Free Software November 23, 2011 posted by

Freemake Video Downloader lets you download from YouTube, Vimeo and more

So you’re surfing the net, and you find a great video that you want to save. Sure, you could bookmark the link, but what it it gets taken down, or the uploader decides to make it private? Well, then you’re stuck searching around for another copy somewhere else. Your other option is to just download it to your hard drive, where you’ll always have it. Few sites make it easy to do, which is why you need special software to…


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Freemake Video Downloader lets you download from YouTube, Vimeo and more
Free Software November 22, 2011 posted by

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 the original creator, so you can give them proper credit. Or perhaps you’re just after a larger size. Whatever the reason, TinEye is a great web app that can help you find what you’re looking for. Now wouldn’t it be great if you could just click on an image on your computer, and have results pop up in TinEye? Well…


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Conduct TinEye searches from your desktop
Free Software November 21, 2011 posted by

Chit Chat is a free desktop client for Facebook chat

Facebook has taken the internet by storm over the last few years, and it seems that almost everyone has an account. I held out on getting an account for some time, not wanting to see the constant meaningless updates from my friends and family. Unfortunately, it’s such a good way to communicate with so many people that I can’t afford not to have one these days. One thing I’ve never liked about the site is the messenger feature. I like…


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Chit Chat is a free desktop client for Facebook chat
Free Software November 15, 2011 posted by

Use these free programs to get the most out of your laptop

Laptops do a good job of making us feel like we’re on a regular desktop. However, desktops don’t have trackpads or batteries to worry about. Dealing with these pieces of hardware can be a bit annoying, and can ruin your computing experience. For instance, bumping that trackpad and moving your cursor to a different spot in your document can be rather annoying. And having a dead battery causes some obvious issues. So how do you get the most out of…


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Use these free programs to get the most out of your laptop
Free Software November 14, 2011 posted by

Black Flyday app helps you find the best deals in your area

In this economy, everyone is looking to cut corners and save money. Naturally, we tend to turn to our technology to help us do exactly that. For instance, if I’m planning on buying something, I almost always look around online to see where the best deal is. After all, there’s nothing worse than finding out you overpaid for something, just because you didn’t take a minute to look. Sometimes there are local deals that you might not see online, which…


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Black Flyday app helps you find the best deals in your area
Free Software November 10, 2011 posted by

HTC Home puts the same widgets from your phone onto your desktop

When Windows Vista was released, we were introduced to Gadgets, which were small applications that ran in a sidebar on your desktop. These apps did things like show you the date, time, weather, or even a slide show. This tradition has continued in Windows 7, but I’m still not fond of the ones that Microsoft ships by default. Strangely enough, HTC has released a program that has many of the same functions as the Windows Gadgets. If you have an…


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HTC Home puts the same widgets from your phone onto your desktop
Free Software November 7, 2011 posted by

CarStations maps out electric car charging stations in your area

If you’ve taken the plunge and decided to purchase an electric vehicle, then you can consider yourself a pioneer. You can also consider yourself lucky to find a charging station, depending on where you are. Until electric cars account for a much larger percentage of vehicles on the road, you aren’t going to find charging stations on every street corner. Instead, you need something like this CarStations app for your smartphone. With apps on both the iOS and Android platforms,…


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CarStations maps out electric car charging stations in your area
Free Software November 7, 2011 posted by

Ge.tt makes sharing large files easier than ever

When you need to share a file that’s more than a few megabytes in size, many people will turn to a service like Dropbox, which can be a perfect solution. Of course if you’re new to the service, you’ll need to sign up for an account, then download and install the software before you can begin using it. For someone just wanting to quickly share a 70MB file, this can be more of a hassle than they want to mess…


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Ge.tt makes sharing large files easier than ever
Cool Web Apps & Sites November 4, 2011 posted by

Google+ gets a new photo editor

Google+ still has a long way to go if it’s going to overtake Facebook as the social network of choice for the masses. Of course, it does have some features that Facebook can’t offer. Take, for instance, their new built-in photo editor. While it is certainly no Photoshop, the newly launched editor is one of the more powerful online ones around. You aren’t limited to just cropping, rotating and doing some minor brightness/contrast tweaks. The robust toolset provides you with…


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Google+ gets a new photo editor
Free Software November 3, 2011 posted by

Chrome Remote Desktop Extension makes screen sharing free and easy

When word gets out that you’re tech-savvy, you tend to get asked for help a lot. Helping people out can mean a lot of time spent on the phone, or driving over to someone’s house. That’s why having software that allows you to remotely control someone’s computer is a life saver. And now it seems you can do it from right within your web browser. Google recently released the Chrome Remote Desktop Extension, which, as you can imagine, allows you…


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Chrome Remote Desktop Extension makes screen sharing free and easy
diy November 2, 2011 posted by

Use Google Adwords to increase your Dropbox storage limit

Dropbox is one of those handy services that can really make your life easier. Whether you’re backing up important files, or sharing some with co-workers for a project, it can be a life saver. The best part is that the service is free, so long as you don’t need more than 2GB of storage. But even then, you can get more without having to pay. Lifehacker has put together a great guide on how to get Dropbox to give you…


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Use Google Adwords to increase your Dropbox storage limit
Free Software November 1, 2011 posted by

FotoKoi brings photographers and photo buyers together on their phones

Now and then you need a picture for your website, a presentation, or any number of other things. Finding the right picture can be hard, and finding one that you can use without infringing on someone’s copyright is even harder. Sure, there are some places where you can buy stock photos, or even purchase the rights to use a particular image on an individual basis. However, what if you can’t find what you need? You turn to FotoKoi. FotoKoi is…


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FotoKoi brings photographers and photo buyers together on their phones
Free Software October 28, 2011 posted by

Safer Minicabs lets you book a cab from your phone

When you’re in a big city and you need to get from point A to point B, you might find it to be a daunting task. Depending on your location, you may be able to take the subway or a bus, or even walk. However, the fastest and most convenient way is generally by hailing a cab. But do you really want to flag down any old cab? Safer Minicabs is trying to make it easier and safer than ever…


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Safer Minicabs lets you book a cab from your phone
Free Software October 28, 2011 posted by

Google Image Ripper lets you download images without visiting the sites they came from

When I need to find an image, the first place I go is Google Images. One quick search will bring millions of images to my screen. There are plenty of advanced search options that will help narrow down the selection, which makes it perfect for my needs. The only issue I have is when I click on a thumbnail, only to be taken to a page which no longer hosts the image, or worse, contains questionable material. Thankfully there is…


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Google Image Ripper lets you download images without visiting the sites they came from

Category Archive

Google Chrome - nice...but needs a little…

Wed 10 Sep 2008

I’ve been playing with the new Google Chrome web browser over the past few days and I’m impressed. It’s fast, […]

Google Docs Template Gallery - an awesome…

Thu 26 May 2011

If you haven't already discovered the Google Docs Template Gallery, hurry along and take a look now, as it's really […]

UnlockShake - lock and unlock your Symbian…

Wed 15 Oct 2008

UnlockShake is a small freeware proglet which lets you use the accelerometer on your Symbian smartphone to lock and unlock […]

Apple set to launch Mac App Store…

Fri 17 Dec 2010

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 […]

Skeptical Science iPhone App - Fights skepticism…

Mon 22 Feb 2010

Skeptical Science iPhone App – Fights skepticism with skepticism
Don't you hate it when you've just lost a great argument, and you're halfway home when you suddenly think of […]

GIF Camera – share your world one…

Mon 26 Jan 2015

GIF Camera – share your world one GIF at a time [FREEWARE]
If you spend a lot of time on the internet, then you know that something like 75% of your online […]

RefMe – simplify your references [FREEWARE]…

Tue 11 Aug 2015

RefMe – simplify your references [FREEWARE]
Writing references for papers is really, really time consuming. There are (what feels like) a million different styles with their […]

Easy Photo Uploader for Facebook - simple…

Mon 08 Nov 2010

Easy Photo Uploader for Facebook. Open Windows Explorer, select the photo/s on your computer you want to upload to your […]

Create internet tasks using ifttt…

Thu 29 Sep 2011

Create internet tasks using ifttt
The internet is a crazy place. Between emails, status updates, tweets, news articles and more, there is a lot of […]

StrokesPlus gives your mouse super powers [Freeware]…

Wed 25 Jul 2012

StrokesPlus gives your mouse super powers [Freeware]
If you're a full on computer power user who spends hours in front of a softly glowing screen, you'll know […]

Skyscraper - the most stationary sim in…

Tue 05 Mar 2013

Skyscraper – the most stationary sim in the world [Freeware]
We've come across some weird games in our time, but at least most of them had some sort of...well purpose. […]

BatteryBar - fab freeware keeps a close…

Wed 11 Mar 2009

BatteryBar is a neat little freeware program which monitors your laptop computer’s battery status, and gives a super accurate reading […]

Workrave - don't let RSI get you…

Thu 14 Aug 2008

I'm sure everyone has dragged themselves out of their chair at 3am after a hard night reading the internets or […]

GSpot.…

Wed 09 Nov 2005

GSpot. Having trouble playing video? Then use this clever free utility which analyses the problem and tells you what you need […]

Make your own fake text screenshots with…

Tue 06 Sep 2011

Make your own fake text screenshots with ifaketext
I'm sure everyone has seen a funny screenshot of someone's text conversation showing how amusing autocorrect can be. I can […]

VideCacheView - freeware stores those web Flash…

Fri 03 Sep 2010

VideoCacheView is a freeware program which cleverly lets you grab the cached video file from online Flash video players so […]