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Free Software May 20, 2011 posted by

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your Android phone

With debit cards and Paypal, it’s a wonder that anyone still writes checks. The only thing I still write checks for is my rent every month, simply because it’s the only method my landlord will accept. Once in a great while I’ll receive a check from someone, which used to mean a trip to the bank to cash it. Since Paypal introduced the ability to deposit checks via iPhone last year, I’ve not had to visit the bank. So what…


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Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your Android phone
Awesome May 19, 2011 posted by

Play Angry Birds for free, right inside your browser

If you haven’t heard of Angry Birds, then you’ve probably been living under a rock for a good while. The game, which originally got its start on the iOS platform has expanded to other mobile devices, desktops, and even their own line of toys. So for the few out there that haven’t yet played the game, what’s been stopping you? Don’t feel like paying to download it? That’s okay, you don’t have to. If you have Chrome on your desktop…


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Play Angry Birds for free, right inside your browser
Bookmark This! May 18, 2011 posted by

What is Hang? – freeware tracks down your problem Windows programs

There’s nothing more annoying than being the victim of an aberrant Windows program which hangs the whole system at random moments. What is Hang? is a very useful little free utility from the prodigious Nirsoft, which tracks down errant programs and gives you the chance to sort out the problem. Sure, you’ll need to be a little bit geek to grok the language, but hey, nothing in life is completely free, right? One for the toolbox.  Sometimes, Windows or a…


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Free Software May 18, 2011 posted by

Connection Checker saves battery life by disconnecting poor WiFi connections

Smartphones are wonderful devices, since they can do so very many things. Unfortunately they are only as good as their battery, as a dead phone is pretty much useless. You can always get special cases that act as a backup battery, or carry a spare with you, but that can be a hassle. Another method to extend the life of your phone is to find out what’s draining your power, and stop it, using Connection Checker. If you own an…


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Connection Checker saves battery life by disconnecting poor WiFi connections
Free Software May 16, 2011 posted by

FromWhereToWhere organizes your browser history

Have you ever tried digging through your browser history, in the attempt to find one specific page that you visited weeks ago? It can actually be difficult to trudge through mounds of links in the default history. If you find yourself in this situation very often, and use Firefox, you might consider downloading a handy extension called FromWhereToWhere. This extension helps to organize your history into threads. This means that now not only do you see the chronological history of…


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FromWhereToWhere organizes your browser history
Free Software May 13, 2011 posted by

Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide Facebook at work

If you work a job that requires you to sit in front of a computer for long periods, then you’ve no doubt spent time surfing the net when you should be working. Perhaps you’re doing that very thing right now. While some bosses might be lenient toward that sort of behavior, others aren’t going to be so happy to see you wasting company time. If your superior is the latter, then you might want to look into using Magic Boss…


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Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide Facebook at work
Free Software May 11, 2011 posted by

Use a free app to cut down your phone’s data usage

If you picked up an iPhone anytime before last year, you were able to sign up for an unlimited data plan with AT&T. Unfortunately, they decided to do away with such plans, as they no doubt discovered it was more profitable to put a cap on your usage. Well, if you tend to use more than you’re allotted each month, you might want to check out this free app called Onavo. This app uses a cloud service to compress all…


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Use a free app to cut down your phone’s data usage
Bookmark This! May 6, 2011 posted by

SyncMate – freeware lets you sync your Android phone with your Apple Mac

Moved over to the dark side, we have? Need a simple way to sync our Mac with our new Android phone, we do? Then take a look at SyncMate. This free software program lets you sync your contacts and calendars between Mac and Android via USB, Bluetooth or WiFi. Upgrade to the Expert paid version ($39.95) and you’ll be able to keep your folders, music, images and the rest in harmony as well. Super useful.  With SyncMate you can easily…


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Free Software May 6, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to remove background noise from your audio tracks

Have you ever recorded a bit of audio (or video), only to find that there is a good amount of ambient background noise mucking it up? One of the best ways to fix this problem is to invest in a better microphone. That does require spending some money, and doesn’t exactly help you with existing audio tracks that have the problem. Well don’t worry, there is a way to clean up the track, and you don’t need to spend a…


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Use freeware to remove background noise from your audio tracks
Free Software May 5, 2011 posted by

Ditch iTunes and use Spotify to sync music with your iPod

Love or hate Apple, it’s hard to deny that they have the most popular music players on the market. One of the biggest complaints I tend to hear about them (aside from perhaps the price) is their dependance on iTunes. You can’t do much with your iPod if you don’t have Apple’s music software installed. However, it looks like that is changing, thanks to Spotify. The music streaming service has updated their software to include the ability to sync with…


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Ditch iTunes and use Spotify to sync music with your iPod
Free Software May 4, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to encrypt your flash drive contents

Flash drives have to be one of my favorite products to come out in the last decade or so. Before they hit mainstream, we had to take files on CDs or the dreaded floppy disk. Now it takes no time to copy a few files onto a thumb drive and shove it into your pocket. The downside to these things is that they are easily lost. So what happens when you’ve stored sensitive information on a drive, and it falls…


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Use freeware to encrypt your flash drive contents
Bookmark This! May 3, 2011 posted by

Movie411 – freeware lets you grab movie information and cover art for your digital copies

Movie411 is a freeware program which lets you grab movie information and cover art for your digital movie files. Ripping your DVDs is one thing, importing and integrating all the relevant bibliographic information relating to the title is usually a whole tedious other. Now all you have to do is enter in the movie title, and the program will search online databases and download all the info you need, ready to save in super handy text and images files. It’s…


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Free Software May 2, 2011 posted by

SemiSilent only rings for calls you want to take

There are times when our phones help us talk to someone when itís important, and other times when some random person calls you while youíre trying to sleep. Itís not surprising that most of us out there wish that we could find a way to only let some people call us during certain times. With SemiSilent, you can now screen your calls in a whole new way. This app will let you pick people in your contact list that you…


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SemiSilent only rings for calls you want to take
Bookmark This! April 29, 2011 posted by

Word Art Generator – freeware lets you create fancy word art and logos

Word Art Generator is a freeware program for creating word pictures of differing complexity. Choose your font, size, shape, color etc and build your own logo, banner text or other useful textual graphic.  Word Art Generator is a Freeware to help you design and create WordArt, it can show all font names, font and font preview of the file name, can set the visual display of the system in the style of all the fonts, you can customize the display…


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Free Software April 29, 2011 posted by

Freeware helps you track down your lost camera

There’s nothing quite like losing one of your favorite gadgets. If you leave it somewhere public, and it’s not there when you return, there is little chance of ever recovering it. Sure, you could get lucky and it might be picked up by an honest person that does their best to return it to you. However, that isn’t always going to be the case (and they might not even know how to get it to you). Well if the gadget…


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Freeware helps you track down your lost camera

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