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Awesome January 25, 2013 posted by

RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]

Web services like Facebook and Twitter are very nice, but if you object to splashing your name and personal details all over cyberspace, you’ll probably be a little wary of committing your whole life to them. Especially if you’re living in a hostile environment where government snooping can lead to nasty consequences, even if you’re not doing anything illegal.


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RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 24, 2013 posted by

Open Signal helps you get the best out of your phone signal [Freeware]

Smartphone hardware has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, with processing power, memory and even battery life that would have been unthinkable back in the dark ages. But strangely enough the one area still lagging is the networks, which still struggle to provide reliable, consistent coverage for their long suffering users.


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Open Signal helps you get the best out of your phone signal [Freeware]
Awesome January 24, 2013 posted by

Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…

Google engineer Dany Qumsiyeh has spent his 20% free project time at Google to produce an ingenious automatic non-destructive book scanner, using low cost components and a vacuum cleaner. Yes, a household model. The thing about book scanners is they’re either fiendishly expensive to buy because of all the technology needed to keep the pages safe, or they’re cheap and kind of cumbersome, requiring manual page flipping and button pressing to do the job. Enter Dany’s design, which is cheap…


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Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…
Bookmark This! January 22, 2013 posted by

Million Moments – finally, an instant photo album maker for your phone that doesn’t suck [Freeware]

If you’re like me, you’ll be carrying around a phone which contains literally hundreds of photos stored in some random gallery or other, in no particular order and with no way of easily locating or displaying them to friends or strangers. It’s weird how much effort we put into recording special moments, and then how little time we spend making them easy to access afterwards.


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Million Moments – finally, an instant photo album maker for your phone that doesn’t suck [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 17, 2013 posted by

Free Video Call Recorder for Skype – world’s first free video recorder for Skype arrives [Freeware]

Skype continues to dominate the Internet phone market, with over 663 million registered users, and the sheer scale of the free and paid service has spawned a whole ecosystem of add-ons and additional services. There are quite a number of Skype recorders available, with several free ones for recording audio, but for the first time a video recording add-on has been announced.


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Free Video Call Recorder for Skype – world’s first free video recorder for Skype arrives [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 16, 2013 posted by

Classic Shell – revert your Windows 7 or 8 to a more familiar XP look [Freeware]

Imagine the scenario. You’re going about your business in all innocence, gaily enjoying the fruits of your computing while using Windows XP, when all of a sudden, wham…along comes some people from Redmond, Washington who change things all around and tell you must use Windows 8 from now on, complete with a whole new strange and intimidating interface design. What to do?


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Classic Shell – revert your Windows 7 or 8 to a more familiar XP look [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 15, 2013 posted by

Slimboat – the fastest loading web browser on the planet? [Freeware]

We admit it. We’re suckers for speed. In some things. Most especially in things like web browsers where life’s too short to hang around waiting for a bit of software to load so you can find the opening time of your local restaurant. So every time we stumble across a cool, fast browser which comes with all the goodies, we sit up and take notice.


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Slimboat – the fastest loading web browser on the planet? [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 11, 2013 posted by

Syncbox – turn your computer into a free personal Dropbox clone [Freeware]

Why is it that you always need that particular missing file, when you’re nowhere near your own computer? Frustrating isn’t it? Sure there are services like Dropbox around which let you share and access your files on remote machines, but they’re based on remote services which have access to your private stuff, which can be a concern. Now there’s a way to deliver the kind of cool access of a Dropbox, only using your own home computer instead of their…


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Syncbox – turn your computer into a free personal Dropbox clone [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 10, 2013 posted by

Freebook Sifter – find and download 35000 free ebooks from Amazon [Freeware]

eBooks are the new hotness. We know this because every so often someone we’re with will break off conversation, dig around in their pocket or bag and whip out a Kindle reader with a triumphant smirk. We usually smile back approvingly and carry on chatting, just to show some cool, you understand.


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Freebook Sifter – find and download 35000 free ebooks from Amazon [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 9, 2013 posted by

Multi-Skype Launcher lets you run multiple Skype accounts simultaneously [Freeware]

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably got more than one Skype Internet telephone account. Most people have their own private account, plus one for work, or another one for family members only and so on. The problem is you can only run one instance of Skype at a time on your PC, unless you have some clever software to help you out.


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Multi-Skype Launcher lets you run multiple Skype accounts simultaneously [Freeware]
Awesome January 8, 2013 posted by

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]

Adobe is turning off the authentication servers used with its Creative Suite 2 (CS2) software of several many years ago. The upshot is they’re handing out the software and the serial numbers in case anyone is still using it. This isn’t the 30 day free trial, it’s the whole shebang; Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere, GoLive everything. Yes it’s old and it probably only runs on OS/2 XP but if your boss won’t spring for Photoshop or Premiere and you’re in a…


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Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]
Free Software January 7, 2013 posted by

iPhone 5 Screen turns your Android phone into an Apple one [Freeware]

We’re not sure why you’d want to do this, but apparently there are folk out there who wish to transform their Android cell phones into Apple iPhones. Of course one of the interesting things is the fact that you can do that quite simply, whereas the Apple theme is locked into place tighter than a hippo wedged in a spin dryer.


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iPhone 5 Screen turns your Android phone into an Apple one [Freeware]

Category Archive

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CD & DVD data cop.…

Mon 31 Oct 2005

ICE ECC. Worried about losing your precious CD or DVD data as the discs degrade over time? Then you might […]

Cool Firefox extensions - Split Browser and…

Fri 16 Feb 2007

A couple of cool Firefox extensions that I’ve stumbled across. Split Browser. Great little utility lets you split your […]

British TV - freeware gives the world…

Fri 27 Nov 2009

British TV is a small freeware utility which, when combined with the most excellent VLC media player freeware, lets anyone […]

Timerrr is a virtual timer for your…

Thu 15 Sep 2011

Timerrr is a virtual timer for your computer
There are plenty of times when you need access to a timer. One of the most frequent for me is […]

Ink Hunter – use your phone to…

Mon 27 Jun 2016

Ink Hunter – use your phone to test your tattoo first before you buy
Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo but are worried you won’t like how it looks on you? This […]

Android Injector - freeware lets you install…

Mon 14 Feb 2011

Android Injector is a neat little freeware program which lets you easily install Android apps on your phone without having […]

Lens Launcher – the all on the…

Thu 14 Jul 2016

Lens Launcher – the all on the screen app launcher
Have you ever seen that person who has a million icons on their desktop? Just everything that they may ever […]

SparkleShare - open source Dropbox clone on…

Mon 14 Jun 2010

SparkleShare is a new open source project to provide an alternative to the cool DropBox file sharing and synchronisation service. […]

Flashgap – relive the party a full…

Mon 06 Apr 2015

Flashgap – relive the party a full 12 hours later  [FREEWARE]
When you’re out having a good time, it’s normal to get your phone out and start snapping pictures. By the […]

About:Me - cool Firefox add-on provides charts…

Tue 06 Oct 2009

About:Me is a new Firefox add-on which provides a bunch of charts and graphs showing your web browsing habits. If […]

Free fonts.…

Wed 14 Dec 2005

WebPageFonts. 6500 free fonts for you to download and use. Free. Did we mention free? Ah. Good. […]

Companion – never walk home alone…

Fri 04 Sep 2015

Companion – never walk home alone
Walking anywhere alone at night can be a very frightening experience. Sound advice is to carry your phone close at […]

Microsoft Group Shot - pick and choose…

Mon 23 Oct 2006

Microsoft Group Shot. Cool little app from Microsoft Research which lets you select the faces you want in your photo. […]

Eclipse Crossword Puzzle Creator - free software…

Tue 09 Dec 2008

The Eclipse Crossword Puzzle Creator is a neat bit of freeware that gives you the power to create your very […]

Meep - the ultimate free video downloader…

Tue 15 Jun 2010

Meep is the latest in a looong line of freeware video downloaders, but with a difference, in that it comes […]