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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

Poynt is an all-in-one search app for…

Wed 12 Oct 2011

Poynt is an all-in-one search app for your phone
Our smartphones can perform a variety of functions, provided we have the right apps. You've got one for finding movie […]

uTorrent SpeedUp Pro - freeware speeds up…

Tue 05 Jan 2010

This freeware product uTorrent SpeedUp Pro is supposed to speed up your uTorrent file downloads by ‘optimizing’ your connection settings. […]

Photo po.…

Fri 06 May 2005

PiXPO. Question: How many photos can the world share in total? Answers on a P2P software program, please…. […]

Panda Managed Office Protection - free anti-malware…

Tue 22 Apr 2008

Panda Managed Office Protection. Security company Panda has released a free beta version of its anti-malware and firewall package for […]

Sleepio – use science to help you…

Tue 03 Feb 2015

Sleepio – use science to help you sleep better
Do you have trouble sleeping? Or do you think that maybe you could sleep better? Sleepio is an app that helps […]

How To Boil A Kettle - the…

Thu 10 Oct 2013

How To Boil A Kettle – the single most important app you will ever install on your phone [Freeware]
There are few things more important than a good solid cup of something. First thing in the morning, last thing […]

Use Image Zoom to rotate and zoom…

Fri 25 Nov 2011

Use Image Zoom to rotate and zoom images within Firefox
Have you ever been browsing the internet and come across an image that you wanted to look at from a […]

Radio Dead – not nearly as creepy…

Wed 30 Mar 2016

Radio Dead – not nearly as creepy as it sounds, actually a pretty rocking old school party
2016 has been an awful year for music. So many greats passed in the first few weeks much to the […]

Want to solve a Rubik's Cube? Download…

Wed 27 Apr 2011

Want to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Download a virtual one for free
Despite its age, the Rubik's Cube is still a puzzle game that is relevant even today. It's been a while […]

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 […]

Prey Tracker - awesome open source freeware…

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Prey is an ultra awesome open source freeware program which you can use to track and recover your stolen laptop […]

uPrompt - freeware teleprompter software turns you…

Fri 09 Apr 2010

uPrompt is a new freeware teleprompter program which gives you all that cool smooth scrolling text up the screen so […]

Spicy Guitar - freeware guitar synthesizer offers…

Wed 13 Apr 2011

Spicy Guitar - who can resist a name like that? – is a freeware guitar synthesizer which lets you jam […]

Google brings weather to your maps…

Tue 23 Aug 2011

Google brings weather to your maps
When you're traveling, it's good to know what the weather is going to be like at your destination. Finding that […]

Devicescape - quick and easy auto-connect to…

Thu 22 Feb 2007

Devicescape. Sign up, download the software and it will automatically sign you in to your WiFi service of choice as […]

MozBackup fail - file size limit cripples…

Tue 23 Dec 2008

I hate to do this to a cool Open Source product like MozBackup, but it really let me down the […]