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Free Software April 28, 2011 posted by

Make the most of Dropbox with a few handy programs

Dropbox is easily one of the most useful free online services around. Not only do you have the ability to backup your important files to the cloud, but it can also be used to easily share files with other users. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I highly recommend doing so. Now if you are a current Dropbox user, you may want to check out this handy little guide put together by the people over at…


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Make the most of Dropbox with a few handy programs
Free Software April 27, 2011 posted by

Fly on Desktop – freeware adds flies to your monitor. And why not?

Fly on Desktop. Because sometimes you just need critters buzzing around in your face as you’re working. Yes you do, don’t argue. Freeware (and why would you pay anyway?)  The most realistic fly for your desktop! Fully simulates the behaviour of a real fly. Launch of 5-10 units, and you will believe that these are true flies. The Fly on Desktop has settings, where you can enable it to startup, place on top of other windows and specify the number…


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Free Software April 27, 2011 posted by

Jog.fm helps you build the perfect workout playlist

I’ve always found that when I go running, I seem to enjoy it more when I have good music to listen to. What’s strange is that I always have difficulty picking out the right tracks to get my blood pumping. Well now there is a simple way to find the perfect mix to run, walk, or bike to. Head over to Jog.fm, where you can get suggestions based on what you plan to do. The site takes different factors into…


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Jog.fm helps you build the perfect workout playlist
Free Software April 27, 2011 posted by

Want to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Download a virtual one for free

Despite its age, the Rubik’s Cube is still a puzzle game that is relevant even today. It’s been a while since I’ve attempted to tackle one, but I still find the things nearly impossible. Well, if you don’t actually have one to practice with, you can still try your hand at solving one. How, you ask? By downloading it on your computer. Well, you can’t download a physical object, but you can get a 3D rendering of the Rubick’s Cube….


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Want to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Download a virtual one for free
Bookmark This! April 25, 2011 posted by

InstantFox – freeware addon delivers super fast search to the Firebox address bar

InstantFox is a new and rather cool free Firefox addon which adds super powers to your browser address box. Once installed it delivers a bunch of very useful shortcuts for search as well as giving instant access to apps like calculator etc. There’s nothing here you can’t do with other addons and/or with a bit of manual configuration, but it’s still very cool. The only slight glitch I suffered was the fact that it pushes some of my nav bar…


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Free Software April 22, 2011 posted by

Free DJ software doesn’t skimp on the features

If you’re an aspiring DJ, you know that having the right software is essential to creating great mixes. Such programs can be a bit on the expensive side, but if you know where to look, you can find one for free. I’m talking about Mixxx, the free, open-source DJ software that doesn’t slack on the features. Mixxx works with most MIDI DJ controllers and supports a wide variety of audio files and API’s. It has some pretty cool features, such…


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Free DJ software doesn’t skimp on the features
Free Software April 22, 2011 posted by

Use the free Microsoft Safety Scanner to clean off Viruses and Malware

Being one of the few tech-savvy people in my family, I’m usually the go-to person when someone has comptuer issues. One of the most common things I have to deal with is a PC full of malware. Despite my insistance on using software that will prevent such things, I rarely find that they’ve listened. That’s why I keep a USB drive with different tools on it. One that I’ve just recently added is the Microsoft Safety Scanner. I already use…


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Use the free Microsoft Safety Scanner to clean off Viruses and Malware
Free Software April 22, 2011 posted by

Encrypt your Dropbox files using TrueCrypt

As we pointed out yesterday, one of the most important things you can do on your computer is to run regular backups. The guide we linked to was great for the novice wanting to learn the ins and outs of backups. However, if you’re wanting to do something a little more advanced, like encrypting your files before syncing them with a cloud-hosted backup service, then we know just the thing. Dropbox is one of my favorite online backup solutions, mostly…


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Encrypt your Dropbox files using TrueCrypt
Awesome April 22, 2011 posted by

Metatogger – superb freeware tags your music tracks automatically

Metatogger is a brilliant freeware program which automagically identifies and tags your music tracks in a variety of formats including OGG and MP3. We all have tracks which we’ve ripped or copied over clumsily without proper tags, and they’re a right pain when it comes to playing on phones or MP3 players because the player can’t identify the genre, name etc. Well now that problem is solved. Metatogger is incredibly efficient at identifying tracks, either via the MusicBrainz database, or…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites April 20, 2011 posted by

T-Mobile brings voice chat to Facebook

For those that know me, it’s no surprise that I’m not a fan of Facebook, or most other social media sites. There’s just something about people’s constant need to update the world about every little thing that bothers me. Of course, wall posts are easy enough to hide and ignore. But soon you won’t just be getting text-based messages on your page. No, thanks to T-Mobile, you’ll be getting voice messages and call requests. A new service by the company,…


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T-Mobile brings voice chat to Facebook
Awesome April 20, 2011 posted by

Glympse – cool freeware shares your where

Glympse is the first location based mobile phone program which I’ve seen (apart from plain old maps of course) which could actually become an essential install. The freeware program basically provides an instant tracking function which lets you share your location with other people. What makes it different, and rather special, is the excellent interface and clever functionality. For instance, you can save favourite ‘Glympses’, which are pings to a particular person. This means you could set up a bookmark…


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Free Software April 19, 2011 posted by

Automatically resize YouTube videos with a handy Chrome extension

In this fast-paced world of instant messages and constant Tweeting, it seems that we can’t be satisfied doing only one thing at a time. Heck, we can’t even watch a simple YouTube video without wanting to scroll through the comments. Of course, doing so means that you can’t see the video any longer. Well now there’s a handy extension for Google Chrome that can help you out with this. The Smart Video Enlarger is an extension that does a few…


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Automatically resize YouTube videos with a  handy Chrome extension
Awesome April 19, 2011 posted by

Use CraigsEasy to browse Craigslist by images

I love Craigslist. Before this site came about, the only way to find items for sale in your local area was through the newspaper. Now you can sell your wares without incurring fees, and find the things you’re looking for with relative ease. The minimalist design of the site is both a good and bad thing. It keeps things simple, but at the same time I wonder why I can’t just automatically view images. Well now there is an unofficial…


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Use CraigsEasy to browse Craigslist by images
Free Software April 18, 2011 posted by

Can’t find your phone? Use this site to call it

How many times have you lost your cell phone? Losing such an important gadget can put you into a frenzy, even if you know that it’s still somewhere in the house. Giving it a call is the easiest way to locate it, but if that’s your only phone, you’re going to have some issues there. But fear not, next time you need to find your cell in a pinch, you’ll have an easy way to make it ring. I Can’t…


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Can’t find your phone? Use this site to call it
Bookmark This! April 18, 2011 posted by

Where There is No Doctor – free village health care handbook

Where There Is No Doctor is a free online e-book which offers a wealth of free healthcare information for circumstances where no ‘conventional’ medical assistance is available. The title is available for online browsing on the site or as a complete downloadable PDF e-book. Nice resource to have in case of emergency, especially for those without a nearby doctor.  This handbook has been written primarily for those who live far from medical centers, in places where there is no doctor. But even…


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