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Free Software August 16, 2011 posted by

ToneCheck lets you know when your email sounds too negative

It’s amazing how many different ways a person can interpret a block of text. Without the benefit of inflection, it is possible for the recipient of an email to get an entirely different meaning than what you were hoping. If you’ve ever encountered a situation where this happened and someone took offense, then you might want to check out ToneCheck. This piece of freeware (there are paid versions available with more features) analyzes your emails and lets you know when…


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ToneCheck lets you know when your email sounds too negative
Free Software August 15, 2011 posted by

Quickly send links to your phone with Site to Phone

Have you ever been surfing the net and come across a site that you want to read on your phone? Sure, there aren’t many sites that I would actually prefer to read on a smaller screen, but if I’m about to go sit in a doctor’s office for an hour, I might want to read through an interesting article that I’ve found. Usually, I’ll just email myself a link, but there might be a better way to do things. Site…


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Quickly send links to your phone with Site to Phone
Free Software August 12, 2011 posted by

Netflix comes to ChromeOS

If you’re one of the people who got lucky and had Google send you one of their cr-48 ChromeOS notebooks, or have decided to purchase one, you’ve no doubt had an interesting experience thus far. I’ve spent some time with one, so I know how strange it is to have nothing but a browser at your fingertips. However, it is surprising how much you can actually get done with only that. Today, you’ll have one more thing that you can…


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Netflix comes to ChromeOS
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 10, 2011 posted by

Facebook introduces a standalone Messenger app for your smartphone

For many years I’ve done the majority of my online communication via instant messengers such as Yahoo, AIM, and more recently, Skype. However, it seems that a lot of people are instead opting to use Facebook’s own chat functionality. Personally, I’ve never used a more buggy messenger, but the convenience of having it built into a social network is what appeals to most users. Well, if you want to take your Facebook chat with you no matter where you go,…


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Facebook introduces a standalone Messenger app for your smartphone
Free Software August 9, 2011 posted by

ShortText lets you publish large amounts of text to a simple URL

Have you ever wanted to make a tweet, but couldn’t quite squeeze it down to 140 characters? That’s one of the biggest reasons why I don’t use the service, because I generally have more than a sentence or two to say when I want to broadcast my thoughts (which is rare enough as it is). Well if you want to be free of the 140 character shackles, you might consider using ShortText. ShortText is a service that allows you to…


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ShortText lets you publish large amounts of text to a simple URL
Free Software August 8, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to add a taskbar to your second monitor

In this day and age, it’s common to see people with multiple-monitor setups. In fact, I’ve grown so dependent on the extra monitors that I almost hate working on my laptop when I travel. My multitasking skills just simply cannot be fully realized on a single screen. When I am at home, I like to make the most of the extra space. One way to do that is to get my taskbar to extend across all of the monitors. Sadly,…


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Use freeware to add a taskbar to your second monitor
Free Software August 5, 2011 posted by

Recover text from web forms with Lazarus

I hate typing in a long-winded response into a comment box or other such text field on a website. The reason for this is that if I hit the “submit” button and an error occurs, all of that text is lost. Sure, one can always type it into Notepad or something, then copy it over, but who wants to do that every time they fill out a form? Thankfully there is a handy browser plugin that can help with this….


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Recover text from web forms with Lazarus
Free Software August 3, 2011 posted by

Google Hotel Finder gives you an interactive map of hotels to choose from

When I plan to travel, I spend a lot of time looking at hotels. It’s not always easy to find the best price and location. Sure, there are a lot of travel sites to help you out, but sometimes I want to hone in on a very specific area, and select lodgings from that area only. I’ve seen one or two sites that do an okay job, but this new Hotel Finder from Google does it the best. All you…


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Google Hotel Finder gives you an interactive map of hotels to choose from
Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

File Repair – freeware fixes broken, corrupt and diseased files

There’s nothing more annoying than a corrupt computer file. Nope there isn’t, don’t argue. You’re happily sailing along, doing your stuff, and wham…the stupid file won’t open because it’s been mangled or worse. File Repair is a freeware program specifically designed to deal with this sucky situation. The software scans the file/s you point it at, and attempts to fix any problems it finds. There are settings for fixing Word, PDF, Excel, videos, image, MP3 and more, and if the…


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Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

90+ Free Stock Photo Websites – free images for all

This comprehensive listing of 90+ Free Stock Photo Websites really does cover most of the available free image services out there on the Interwebs. The list is not new, but if you’re looking to keep a handy reference for those times when you really really need an image for a project, this is as good a place as any to bookmark. Enjoy!  There are loads of stock photos services that offer high quality photos, however, the price is not always reasonable. The solution…


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Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

MP3.com – the return of the prodigal

Well waddya know, MP3.com is back. OK, so it’s not the good old, let’s get sued version, but at least it offers free music galore to stream and download, from a bunch of indie, unsigned and…gasp…signed artists. The whole thing is powered by Last.fm, with a dainty new design slapped on top. The site design is pleasant to look at for sure, and the catalogue is well laid out, but it’s unfortunately still got a bit of a ‘corporate’ feel…


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Free Software August 1, 2011 posted by

Use Overhere to listen in on a friend’s Last.fm stream

Does one of your friends have really good taste in music? Or perhaps you want to spend some digital time together with someone, by listening to the same music. Either way, you might enjoy a website called Overhere. Overhere is an interesting service that lets you listen to another person’s Last.fm stream through Spotify. Just head to the site, enter in their username, and you’ll be able to listen in on their stream live.


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Use Overhere to listen in on a friend’s Last.fm stream
Free Software July 27, 2011 posted by

WhoisLive lets you chat with other people browsing the same site

Have you ever wondered who might be browsing the same webpage as you, at the exact same moment? At any given time, there could be hundreds, if not thousands of people around the world staring at the same site. However, unless it’s a social page that has a chat room, there is no way of seeing anyone else. That is, unless you’re using WhoisLive. WhoisLive is a free browser plugin that will let you know who else is currently browsing…


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WhoisLive lets you chat with other people browsing the same site
Free Software July 26, 2011 posted by

QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing messages

When I was a kid, I loved to watch Inspector Gadget. He had some pretty cool stuff built right into him, though most of the time he simply blundered his way through the episode with the help of his niece and dog. What always made me laugh was that his communications were always in the form of a letter, which would self-destruct after reading. Naturally, Chief Quimby would always be on the receiving end of the exploding letter. I always…


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QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing messages
Free Software July 25, 2011 posted by

Get an obscure anonymous email address with Not Sharing My Info

Have you ever needed to sign up for a site, just to do one simple thing, never to return to it again? This is something that we run into all the time. While I do have an email account for just such things, there are other options out there as well. Not Sharing My Info is one such option. This site gives you an obscure email address that can be given to any site. It then forwards all email sent…


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Volume 2 gives you more control over…

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Use a free app to cut down…

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TED: Torrent Episode Downloader - the easy…

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Utter! - so long Siri, this is…

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Timy Alarm Clock – a cutesy way…

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DeepSound lets you hide your private files…

Fri 31 Aug 2012

DeepSound lets you hide your private files inside innocent looking audio files [Freeware]
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Read PDF files on your Kindle using…

Wed 20 Jul 2011

Read PDF files on your Kindle using Kindle/PDF
Having an eReader can be a wonderful thing. You can potentially have access to thousands of books with just a […]

QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing…

Tue 26 Jul 2011

QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing messages
When I was a kid, I loved to watch Inspector Gadget. He had some pretty cool stuff built right into […]

Sickweather – avoid outbreaks with this app…

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Sickweather – avoid outbreaks with this app
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