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Bookmark This! February 25, 2013 posted by

EmailTray – cool free email program controls those message overload blues [Freeware]

Riddle me this: What’s the single most useful, and at the same time most maddening, thing in the whole world? No, not hot wet-wipes, we’re talking email. It’s crucial to our lives and yet a massive burden too. Over the years we’ve tried numerous ways to improve things, including email abstinence (doesn’t work), filters, rigid routines and worse, and failed to make even a tiny dent in our message overload.


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EmailTray – cool free email program controls those message overload blues [Freeware]
Awesome February 22, 2013 posted by

Utter! – so long Siri, this is what real smartphone voice control looks like [Freeware]

It’s a funny thing, software. Sometimes it’s not the prettiest of products which work the best, nor even the ones with the best marketing, but instead it’s a surprise coming out of left field, which manages to deliver amazing functionality with no fancy interface and zero marketing.


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Utter! – so long Siri, this is what real smartphone voice control looks like [Freeware]
Bookmark This! February 19, 2013 posted by

Tickr – the latest news on your desktop with a click [Freeware]

If you’re one of those who prides themselves on being news junkies and keeping up to date with all the latest happenings around the world we’d like to offer up a new, exciting technology which could transform your life. OK, so not exactly new. Or transformational. More like informational. But still cool.


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Tickr – the latest news on your desktop with a click [Freeware]
Bookmark This! February 18, 2013 posted by

Pressure Net – let your phone improve the world’s weather forecasts [Freeware]

Nowadays many of the latest smartphones come with an interesting new feature that few people know about. Embedded inside the handsets of products from companies like Samsung and Motorola are barometers, small devices which register atmospheric pressure readings. Why? Well according to the guys at Google, they are there to help your phone get a quicker GPS fix. By measuring latitude, longitude and altitude (via the barometer) the satellites can lock on to your location faster, which makes for a…


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Pressure Net – let your phone improve the world’s weather forecasts [Freeware]
Bookmark This! February 14, 2013 posted by

nPointer – control your PC with a wave of the hand like Tom Cruise…almost [Freeware]

There’s currently a lot of talk about the upcoming revolution in computer control. Voice recognition, gestures, touch and different types of input devices are all being trotted out to see if any stick. We’ve had some real close shaves in the past, voice commands being one, but typically after a little interest we all return to the tried and tested mouse/keyboard option.


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nPointer – control your PC with a wave of the hand like Tom Cruise…almost [Freeware]
Awesome February 13, 2013 posted by

Cliplets – how to easily create haunting cinemagraphs on your PC for free [Freeware]

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a growing craze in town and it’s called cinemagraphs. The technique, which was created by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck in 2009, marries cool photography with the animation qualities of the .GIF image format. The result is something that’s not quite a photo and not quite a video.


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Cliplets – how to easily create haunting cinemagraphs on your PC for free [Freeware]
Bookmark This! February 9, 2013 posted by

Project Gutenberg Science Fiction – enjoy Sci-Fi? Over 1500 free ebooks for download [Freeware]

We’re suckers for science fiction, especially the classic genre, so we’re delighted that the Project Gutenberg has started making it easy for us addicts to grab our fill. Their Science Fiction Bookshelf is crammed full of great stuff, all available for free and clear download in a variety of handy eBook formats. As well as the righteously elderly stuff from Wells and Verne, you’ll find Astounding Stories short story anthologies and books from excellent authors such as Sheckley, Simak and…


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Project Gutenberg Science Fiction – enjoy Sci-Fi? Over 1500 free ebooks for download [Freeware]
Awesome February 8, 2013 posted by

PortableApps dot com – 300+ free portable apps you can install to a USB key for safe on the go computing [Freeware]

There’s really no excuse anymore for having to put up with sub-standard software when you’re out and about, either traveling on business or pleasure. Not only are smartphones now delivering high quality useful software to our fingertips, but there are other options like online cloud storage which mean that our data should never be more than a click away as well. But what if you don’t want to access the Internet, how can you carry on computing regardless?


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PortableApps dot com – 300+ free portable apps you can install to a USB key for safe on the go computing [Freeware]
Bookmark This! February 7, 2013 posted by

Eye Trainer – your own personal eye doctor on your phone [Freeware]

If you’re like us, you spend a fair amount of time looking at a computer screen every day, which funnily enough is not the optimum situation to be in. You know what they say, if God had meant us to stare at computers all day, we would have been born with Aeron chairs strapped to our rear. Ahem…anyway moving swiftly on…


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Eye Trainer – your own personal eye doctor on your phone [Freeware]
Bookmark This! February 6, 2013 posted by

Moborobo – cool smartphone management tool is the perfect backup option for multiple phones [Freeware]

Which family just has one phone nowadays? None. Most families have two or three of different types, brands, platforms, and there’s different data on all of them, which can be crucially important. Now every smartphone maker offers their own brand of backup software, and there are tons of 3rd party tools out there, but the fact is that keeping it all coordinated is very difficult, unless you want to spend your leisure time keeping track of all the options. The…


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Moborobo – cool smartphone management tool is the perfect backup option for multiple phones [Freeware]
Awesome February 4, 2013 posted by

Atooma – the almost perfect smartphone automator app [Freeware]

One of the most powerful things you can have in your pocket right now, apart from a wallet containing Beyonce and Jesse Heiman’s personal phone numbers (google it), is a fully armed smartphone. The computing power of these things is amazing, and yet, as with our brains, we usually end up using a fraction of their full capacity.


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Atooma – the almost perfect smartphone automator app [Freeware]
Free Software January 31, 2013 posted by

SafeIP – protect your Net connection from nasty people and more [Freeware]

Everyone wants to be safe. Your parents, your friends, even Mr Bobbins from down the street. Everyone. And that goes double on teh Internets of course. ‘Cos we all know how dangerous it is out there, with all those mafia types just aching to get hold of your digital Smurf card collection and worse.


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SafeIP – protect your Net connection from nasty people and more [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 30, 2013 posted by

PushBullet – instantly move stuff from your computer browser to your Android phone [Freeware]

Once you start using a smartphone in earnest, you quickly discover that the more you connect it with your computer, the more useful it becomes. I constantly find myself checking traffic on the laptop maps before leaving, or hastily scribbling down an address or a postcode for the Google Navigation when I get into the car. But what I really needed is a quick and easy way to send from the computer to my phone without any intervening hassles.


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PushBullet – instantly move stuff from your computer browser to your Android phone [Freeware]
Awesome January 29, 2013 posted by

Amazon Hack: how to get free Amazon eBooks in your favorite genre delivered to your inbox every week. [Freeware]

[Update: Amazon has killed this service for some reason, by removing the RSS feature. A good alternative you may enjoy however is Daily Free Books US and Daily Free Books UK.] You like books, right? Not fussy whether they’re paper or digital? Well then step right up and we’ll give you an instant guide to building a free personal library of Amazon eBooks, and what’s more books that you’re actually going to want to read, because they are in your…


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Amazon Hack: how to get free Amazon eBooks in your favorite genre delivered to your inbox every week. [Freeware]

Category Archive

Super Missed Call - take control of…

Tue 16 Oct 2012

Super Missed Call – take control of your missed phone calls [Freeware]
What is it with mobile phone companies? Why do they make the ringing period so short? Is it because they […]

The Pencil Project - brilliant free Firefox…

Thu 10 Jul 2008

The Pencil Project is a brilliant example of just how powerful the Firefox platform has become in terms of adding […]

Grocist - stock control for your kitchen…

Tue 31 Oct 2006

Grocist. Billed as a barcode driven grocery list application. You scan barcodes of empty containers you’re throwing away (or recycling?) […]

Google Voice now testing number porting…

Fri 21 Jan 2011

Google Voice now testing number porting
If you've not checked out Google Voice, it's something that I would highly recommend doing. The service gives you a […]

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 […]

MakeInstantPlayer - go anywhere media packaging…

Mon 08 Sep 2008

MakeInstantPlayer – go anywhere media packaging
MakeInstantPlayer is a simple, codec-free, media file creator for distributing video files. MakeInstantPlayer wraps the video file with a playback […]

Translate.net - freeware translation program covers 38…

Thu 17 Jul 2008

Translate.net is a free translation program which offers up 38 languages from 35 translation services including Google, Yahoo! Babelfish, Systran […]

Boot & Nuke.…

Mon 04 Jul 2005

Darik’s Boot & Nuke. Wipe yer nose and wipe your hard drive. Properly. Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a […]

PortableApps dot com - 300+ free portable…

Fri 08 Feb 2013

PortableApps dot com – 300+ free portable apps you can install to a USB key for safe on the go computing [Freeware]
There's really no excuse anymore for having to put up with sub-standard software when you're out and about, either traveling […]

Tweakmaster - tune up your computer's broadband…

Thu 30 Oct 2008

Tweakmaster is a freeware broadband connection optimizer which comes with all sorts of cool features to help you improve your […]

Iconaholic - free icons for all…

Fri 15 Jun 2007

Iconaholic. You want icons? You got ‘em. Free for personal use.Tags: iconaholic, freeware, web+design […]

Free Skype recorder.…

Thu 05 Jan 2006

PowerGramo lets you record your Skype calls. Incoming, outgoing, sidetalking, the lot. All encrypted. There’s a free version and also […]

Facebook introduces a standalone Messenger app for…

Wed 10 Aug 2011

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 […]

Use these free programs to get the…

Tue 15 Nov 2011

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 […]

POW - Opera Unite for Firefox users…

Thu 18 Jun 2009

POW (Plain Old Webserver) is a free downloadable utility and add-on for Firefox combo that turns your browser into a […]

Torrential TV.…

Wed 08 Feb 2006

TVTAD. The TvTorrents Auto Downloader does what it says on the tin. OK, it doesn’t have a tin, but if […]