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Bookmark This! June 26, 2012 posted by

Tunlr.net lets you stream and watch US and UK shows from anywhere in the world

There’s been a fair amount of technology thrown at the problem of how to watch content on sites like Hulu.com from outside the US over the years (and vice versa re UK shows from the US). So far the solutions have tended to be VPN style, where you install some software, fire it up and then ‘tunnel’ your way into the North American continent like some digital mole. The advantage of these fixes are they’re quick and easy, the disadvantage is you’re going…


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Bookmark This! June 25, 2012 posted by

Alive Video Wallpaper is the first HD live video wallpaper for Android which doesn’t suck [Freeware]

There’s a bunch of live wallpaper apps out there for Android, which typically come with a variety of different features and formats. Some are little more than animated slide-shows, others deliver pitifully low resolution video or stutter badly in operation. But to date there’s been no real ‘practical’ video wallpaper product which didn’t suck up all your phone’s processing power or battery life.


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Awesome June 22, 2012 posted by

The brilliant Airdroid integrates your smartphone and laptop browser to deliver real awesomeness [Freeware]

The smartphone is starting to push traditional computing aside, simply because a handset is generally more convenient to use than a cumbersome laptop (and let’s not even mention desktop PCs, where are they now?). Of course you can’t do everything with a phone, but you can definitely handle most of the communication tasks, like email and instant messaging (WhatsApp = total awesome!), as well as things like location searching and simple information browsing. But there are times when it would be really useful…


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Awesome June 19, 2012 posted by

10 superb Android apps that will make your smartphone photos sizzle [Freeware]

If you’re one of those who are convinced that smartphone photos are destined to forever remain washed out, blurry, flash destroyed disasters, think again. The latest breed of high resolution phone cameras has spurred on a new generation of apps designed to take advantage of all that lovely power and glory. These free apps promise to banish bad flash day and herald a new dawn of sophisticated DSLR functionality which almost – but not quite – could be mistaken for…


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Bookmark This! June 11, 2012 posted by

Connectify Lite transforms your laptop into a full WiFi hotspot [Freeware]

It’s a real shame that selfish commercial interests have made it so difficult for communities to set up their own shared WiFi networks on a large scale, but that’s the way it is for now. Apart from services like FON the reality is that the most pervasive public networks all cost money. However there is another option if you’re willing to take a bit of time to install a freeware solution.


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Bookmark This! June 7, 2012 posted by

DanoSongs offers free music for your game, video or other projects [Freeware]

One of the great things about the Internet is the spirit of community that you find around the place. Everywhere you look there are folks happy to give stuff away, even if the stuff is their hard work made manifest. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the digital music sphere, where all sorts of genres are represented.


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Bookmark This! June 6, 2012 posted by

Subsonic lets you create your own Spotify cloud music service for free [Freeware]

Suddenly it seems like the world is awash with music services, but for many people it still isn’t enough. The problem is you need to pay for these services, which can be hard for those with a limited budget or a religious aversion to paying for music delivery. There are free alternatives to commercial music streaming though, and with a bit of time and effort the results can be excellent.


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Bookmark This! June 1, 2012 posted by

Survival Guide makes your smartphone a lifesaver [Freeware]

Never mind the hassles of fighting your way through department store sales day, you never know when things could get really rough. Like, eat or be eaten rough. And when that day comes you’re going to need a friend close by who can stop you doing stupid, and ensure that you have at least a fighting chance of surviving one night without peril.


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Bookmark This! May 29, 2012 posted by

Price Drop Monitor For Amazon keeps permanent watch for hot bargains

Everybody loves a bargain. The smell of the savings, the satisfaction of having bagged a better deal than your neighbour. Of course it’s usually quite hard to find the best prices, unless you enjoy trudging round garage sales or clicking through eBay at all hours. But there is another way, a way which uses the power of technology to bring the bargains to you.


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Bookmark This! May 28, 2012 posted by

BlockAid DNS Setter destroys government attempts to block websites [Freeware]

Everyone wants to control the Internet, from tinpot dictators to the entertainment industry, uneducated legislators and the rest. The latest tactic is to force Internet service providers to block off access to websites that are considered ‘infringing’ in some way or another. Despite the technology people telling them this is futile, they’re still intent on pushing misguided legislation, which is where a new freeware tool steps in and makes a mockery of the whole exercise.


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Bookmark This! May 24, 2012 posted by

Send To Toys makes file handling on your PC easier than ever [Freeware]

We first mentioned Send To Toys four years ago, and since then they’ve updated the software to make it even better. In case you missed it, this freeware program lets you set up a custom right mouse click Send To menu, so you can define specific folders as places where you regularly move files to save hunting around for them each time.


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Awesome May 21, 2012 posted by

Awesome MP3 Toolkit is a must have audio editing utility [Freeware]

One of the great things about covering free Windows software is that every so often you come across a product that is beautifully conceived and executed and which you instantly know is going to stay in your toolbox for a long time. Especially when it offers a bunch of valuable tools in one easily accessible format.


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Bookmark This! May 18, 2012 posted by

0 A.D. is an absolutely gorgeous open source civilisation game [Freeware]

There’s something about civilisation games, where you pit your wits against the computer and see who can create the mightiest empire, that strikes a chord with us. Up till now though, the two main choices for this type of game has been either the excellent Civilisation, which has great gameplay but not much in the way of immersive real time graphics, or Microsoft’s Age of Empires, both of which are commercial products which cost money. Not any more.


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Bookmark This! May 17, 2012 posted by

LabChirp lets you create cool digital sound effects from your armchair [Freeware]

Ever wished you could quickly create one of those cool digital sound effects, like a laser shot or a robot noise? Or perhaps recreate those awesome pixel game sound effects you’d hear on titles like Space Invaders or Pac-Man? Yeah, me too. The idea of having an Asteroids explosion as a ringtone is very appealing to my warped being.


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Awesome May 16, 2012 posted by

Game Downloader puts the world of open source games at your fingertips [Freeware]

Regular readers will know we’re passionate fans of open source and freeware games. We featured our own 70 Best Games guide a while back, and we’re always trying to promote the best of the genre where we can. This latest freeware, however, is a little different, but in a good way.


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