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Free Software June 14, 2011 posted by

Be more productive with scheduled breaks using Breaker

If you spend all day working on your computer, it can be easy to lose yourself in the task at hand. However, it’s also easy to get distracted and lose focus by checking your email, Facebook, etc. So how do you make sure that you stay on task, while giving your mind a much-needed break now and then? Well, one method that seems to work involves taking a five minute break after every 25 minutes of work, and then a…


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Be more productive with scheduled breaks using Breaker
Free Software June 13, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to recover files from your broken drive

Have you ever plugged in a USB drive, only to have it show up as unreadable? While a simple reformat might very likely be a fix, that doesn’t help if you really need to recover the data stored on it. There are programs out there that can help you out of this bind, but many cost money. However, you might look into MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition. This software is completely free to use at home for noncommercial use….


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Use freeware to recover files from your broken drive
Bookmark This! June 7, 2011 posted by

VegaTrek – the best free open source space game with pointy ears on the planet

Vegatrek is a free open source space game which transports you to 2381 A.D. where you can cruise space in your ship, boldly going, new life seeking and all that other stuff, just like starship captains do in real life. There are 500 systems to explore, 20 different ships to fly and eight (count ’em) empires to ally with or fight. So just download the thing and make it so, ‘K?  You are a Star Fleet officer. Your goal: To strive to create peace……


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Bookmark This! June 6, 2011 posted by

LiberKey – 309 freeware portable applications available in one free download

LiberKey is a collection of 309 freeware portable Windows programs available for download to your computer or a handy USB key. The package contains everything from audio converters and players to icon editors and anti-virus programs. They come wrapped up in a nice catalog interface, and best of all they’re all portable, so you can use them from a USB drive instead of having to install them onto a Windows machine. Grab them, they’re cool. No wait, they’re hot. Whatever……


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Free Software June 3, 2011 posted by

Play the original Doom for free, inside your web browser

I love playing video games, as many other people do. But sometimes you’re on a computer that isn’t well-equiped for games, or worse, that you can’t install applications on. So what do you do in one of these instances, where you want your gaming fix? You turn to entertainment that can be played inside your browser. We’ve shown you that you can play games like Angry Birds in your browser, but that’s certainly not the only one. One other such…


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Play the original Doom for free, inside your web browser
Free Software June 2, 2011 posted by

Generate a random password on your Android phone using PicshaPass

Here’s a fun little fact for you, computers can’t actually generate a completely random number on their own. This is simply the nature of computers, which by design, are meant to be predictable in their actions. Now you may say that you’ve seen random number or password generators out there, but even these are not truly random. They rely on a set of programming that only appears random. Were you to compare its output to something that is completely random,…


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Generate a random password on your Android phone using PicshaPass
Bookmark This! June 1, 2011 posted by

SlickRun – magic word freeware makes Windows tasks super fast

SlickRun doesn’t have the most beautiful interface in the world, but this small freeeware program is extremely useful nonetheless. Think of it as a Launchy rival, a pop up command tool which accepts normal words to execute whatever Windows function you want. There are a couple of standout points. First is the Jot function (WinKey-J) which is a universal text clipboard. Just copy/paste into this pop up box to save text instantly for future use. Great for filling out forms…


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Free Software June 1, 2011 posted by

Entrustet gives your family members access to your online accounts if you pass away

Death is one of those pesky things that we don’t really want to think about. After all, we’re all going to live forever, right? Well, in the event of our demise, there are a number of things that must be attended to. While your email and social networking accounts might not seem like the most important of things to worry about. However, eventually you are going to want someone to be able to access them and take care of any…


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Entrustet gives your family members access to your online accounts if you pass away
Free Software May 31, 2011 posted by

Use ProduKey to recover lost product keys

If you’ve ever had a computer crash, you know the panic of wondering how much of your information is lost forever. Hopefully you’ve already setup some sort of backup system in place, to protect your data from these types of situations. However, even if all of your pictures, documents, and other important files are safely stored on another hard drive, the product keys for some of your most valuable software might not be. Product keys should always be kept in…


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Use ProduKey to recover lost product keys
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 30, 2011 posted by

GTrot uses Facebook to help you with your travel plans

Facebook is one of the easiest ways to update your friends about your life, and to see what’s going on in theirs. Of course, if you have a lot of friends, it can still be hard to keep track of where everyone’s been, and what all they’ve done. Thus, if you’re going on a trip and want some advice on hotels, restaurants and other things to do, you might not remember which friends have visited that location. Well now with…


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GTrot uses Facebook to help you with your travel plans
Free Software May 27, 2011 posted by

Speed up your computer with Soluto

When you go to turn on your computer, there’s nothing worse than having to wait an exceptionally long time before you can actually do anything (well, unless it just won’t boot at all). Usually the main causes of the delay are various pieces of software that all try to start as soon as Windows boots up. The tech-savvy people in the crowd usually know which ones are needed, and how to disable the others. But wouldn’t it be great if…


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Speed up your computer with Soluto
Bookmark This! May 26, 2011 posted by

Tor Browser Bundle – the ultimate private browser and comms package

The Tor Browser Bundle is a freeware package designed to safeguard your web browsing privacy by using the Tor secure network to shield your details from prying eyes. It will run locally or from a USB stick, and as well as a specially configured version of Firefox web browser, there’s also an IM client (Pidgin) in there too, both of which run over the Tor network. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s still not foolproof, and…


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Bookmark This! May 26, 2011 posted by

Google Docs Template Gallery – an awesome treasure trove of online useful…

If you haven’t already discovered the Google Docs Template Gallery, hurry along and take a look now, as it’s really starting to get some legs. There’s a ton of very cool themes and templates for everything from project management and personal finance, to a resume template, calculator layouts and some great calendar themes. There’s even a ‘credit card payoff calculator’ theme. Awesome! What’s extra cool is the fact that you can upload your own template to the gallery, and people…


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Free Software May 25, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to clear up some disk space on your computer

I remember the hard drive of my first computer. It held a whopping 500MB of data, and to many at the time, it seemed like more space than one could ever need. These days you’ll get a new computer with a hard drive that can hold several hundred gigs, and yet still manage to fill it up. The worst part is when you realize that you aren’t even sure what is taking up a nice chunk of that space. Well,…


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Use freeware to clear up some disk space on your computer
Free Software May 23, 2011 posted by

Camera Sim lets you practice with a DSLR

Have you ever wondered how a DSLR functions? While you can set it on auto and operate it in the same manner as your point-and-shoot, it’s not going to yield the best results. To unlock the full potential of the device, you have to learn how to adjust the manual controls. Well, if you’re in the market for such a camera, you can get in some practice time with this handy Camera Sim. This site gives you a simulated viewfinder,…


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Camera Sim lets you practice with a DSLR

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