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software March 31, 2005 posted by

Carry a tune.

Carry a Tune’s Singing Coach. A software vocal coach? Know anyone who could benefit from the use of this program? Someone, somewhere, will thank you.  $49.95.  Carry-a-Tune’s Pitch Tracking Line displays what note you are singing on a musical graph in real time. This helps train your ear to know the exact pitch you are trying to sing. So the next time you’re singing “Happy Birthday” you won’t have to just mouth the words, you can belt out the notes and become a…

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software March 23, 2005 posted by

Web edit.

WebEditor 2005. A browser based PHP WYSIWYG web page editor.  WebEditor2005 is a mini content management tool. You can modify your websites online. Let’s say you are from New York and on a trip through Australia. You could visit an internet cafe in Sydney, start WebEditor and write “I’m back not until next month” on your website. And if you like you could upload some holiday pictures, too…WebEditor is running on your webaccount. It is a collection of PHP scripts….

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Mobile Tech March 18, 2005 posted by

Textual feeling.

TextEmail. Pretty neat SMS texting system for Windows. Download and install the £25.00 program into Outlook or Outlook Express, then send and receive SMS messages just like email for around 12p a pop. You can even get replies delivered to your inbox as well as mobile phone. This is the kind of convergent tech that makes sense.

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cool tech March 15, 2005 posted by

Maxed out.

MaxiVista. Neato software which lets you turn a spare monitor or laptop into a second monitor for your main machine. Uses network/server architecture or something equally clever. $34.95.  MaxiVista enables you to use a second computer as an extended display of any other computer without the need of any special hardware. The software overcomes the limitation that computers do not have VGA inputs, and thus normally cannot be used as a monitor. MaxiVista installs a virtual video card onto your primary PC…

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Free Software March 3, 2005 posted by


DNKA. Allows you to set up Google Desktop Search as a multi-user, multi-computer service. Very Kleva! Free for personal use, $39.00 otherwise. Install it on your PC’s at work and home and your laptop and search/view/download on any from the others. Install it on a workgroup file server and use it to index/search/view the contents. Use it for a distributing files, like a P2P search service.

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software March 2, 2005 posted by


Freerip maestro Maurizio Giunti just dropped me a line to introduce his new shareware screensaver, Quakesaver. I’m not sure that I want to know this stuff though. You? $10.00.  QuakeSaver is a shareware screensaver which shows recent earthquakes, geolocalized on a true color Earth map. You can choose to display past day earthquakes, or past week earthquakes on the full world map, or select a specific region.

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Free Software February 16, 2005 posted by

Xandros Open.

Our favourite Linux distro, Xandros, has just announced Version 3 Open Circulation Edition. Free, as in beer, for non-commercial use. Check it out, because it’s very nice indeed. And it comes with Firefox, Thunderbird and Skype as standard. Open phone calls on open software, cool stuff.  The Open Circulation Edition is a limited version of Xandros Desktop OS that can be download [sic] at no charge and freely distributed to others. It is strictly for non-commercial use, and no e-mail installation…

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software February 11, 2005 posted by

Edit this page.

Edit this Page. Free online collaborative editing system. Neat.  EditThisPagePHP is a tool for collaborative editing online. Pages can be made editable by authorized users, or anyone with something to contribute. Every version of a page is retained, so content is never lost. EditThisPagePHP combines features of: Blogs: optional user comments, sending and receiving trackbacks, and RSS feeds,   Wikis: an edit-this-page button, page history, page diffs, and it can email users when pages change, Content Management Systems: multiple roles (by…

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cool tech February 11, 2005 posted by

Back to the future.

Firestreamer-DV. $46.00. Needs an in/out Firewire connection which of course we in Europe are rather short of on our camcorders. Sheesh!  The Firestreamer software makes your DV recorder appear as a regular tape drive to other applications running on your computer, so that you can use the powerful Windows Backup Utility (NTBackup) to reliably back up and restore your files and folders to and from videotape. You can store up to 15 Gigabytes of data to a Mini-DV cassette, or…

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software February 4, 2005 posted by

Ultimate Troubleshooter.

The Ultimate Troubleshooter program lets you view your PC’s running processes and get an idea of whether they’re benign or not, using a clever traffic light colour theme. You know, red for danger, yellow for caution etc. It’s $25.00 for what is basically a swished up Task Manager, but could be useful for the computer newbie…?   A staggering 65% of problems which a PC encounters, whether in business or at home, are not caused by hardware problems, they are not…

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software February 3, 2005 posted by

Tally hup!

Airliner Pilot. Always been a bit of a closet flight simmer, and now look. The chance to become a professional for just $44.99! Golly.  Airliner Pilot is a unique expansion for FS2004/2002 that fills this gap. You begin your Airliner Pilot career at the heart of a fictional airline and start as a Junior First Officer in the right-hand seat of a turboprop aircraft. Flying your way through the program you work your way through a pilot’s career. The airline…

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software February 1, 2005 posted by


TextAloud. Kick back and hear your emails, web pages and other text spoken to you. You can also download audio of same to your iPod of other MP3 player. The voices are still a bit Star Trek though, which is a shame! $29.95.  TextAloud reads text from email, web pages, reports and more, aloud on your PC. TextAloud can also save your daily reading to MP3 or Windows Media files ready for playback on your iPod, PocketPC, or even on…

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software January 27, 2005 posted by

Studio to Go.

Studio to go. Take one bootable Linux CD or USB flashdrive and load up a bunch of audio recording and editing tools (including Rosegarden and Audacity). Package it all up nicely as a complete music studio product with 30 days email support for £49.99. Profit!  Studio to Go! is a CD-ROM of integrated music software that runs direct from your CD/DVD drive when your boot your computer. This CD-ROM is designed to run on any 32-bit Windows-compatible PC and to configure…

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hmm..interesting January 24, 2005 posted by

Delicious library.

Delicious Library. Interesting $40.00 program for cataloguing your books, movies, music collections etc. What’s novel is the fact that you can use a digital camera or barcode scanner to import all  the details. Saves ya having to input everything in by hand, which is.a.good.thing!  Quickly importing your stuff into Delicious Library doesn’t require a dedicated barcode scanner – you can use any QuickTime-supported digital video camera, like your Apple iSight. Just hold the barcode on the back of any book,…

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