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Free Software June 29, 2011 posted by

Easily download webcomics for offline browsing with Pilfer

Webcomics are one of my favorite things to spring up, thanks to the web. While I looked forward to reading the comic section of the newspaper, your material was severely limited by the space of the paper itself. What’s worse, if you missed a day, that comic was lost to you for years, unless you track down a copy of that days paper. Now you can sit down and easily peruse years of comic strips with little more than a…


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Easily download webcomics for offline browsing with Pilfer
Free Software June 29, 2011 posted by

Use iaza to quickly edit pictures from any computer

If you work with images very often, there’s a good chance that you have some decent editing software installed on your computer. However, sometimes you find yourself using a computer that has nothing better than Paint, when you need to crop, convert or otherwise modify an image. There are a variety of online editors available, however, one of my favorites is iaza. This online editor is one of my new favorites to use, because of its simplicity. Just upload an…


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Use iaza to quickly edit pictures from any computer
Free Software June 28, 2011 posted by

Back up your saved WiFi networks with just a few clicks

I re-install my operating system on a somewhat regular basis. I find that nothing gets a machine running at peak performance like a shiny new OS install. I’ve managed to streamline the process of backing up everything and putting it back on. Even most of the programs go back on with little effort. The one thing that is a pain is that when I do this to my laptop, I lose all of the information about the WiFi networks I’ve…


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Back up your saved WiFi networks with just a few clicks
Free Software June 27, 2011 posted by

MagicPrefs gives you more control over your multitouch trackpad

One of the things I love about my MacBook is the multitouch trackpad. I can do a number of things just by swiping with a set number of fingers in a specific manner. While I can pretty much accomplish anything I want in this manner, Apple doesn’t quite give you full control over the gestures and what each of them is set to do. Thankfully there is software out there that can do this for you. MagicPrefs does more than…


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MagicPrefs gives you more control over your multitouch trackpad
Free Software June 24, 2011 posted by

Connect to your home network from anywhereusing DynDNS

Have you ever been out of town, only to realize that you desperately need a file that’s sitting on your PC back home? It’s something that’s happened to me on a few occasions, but thankfully I prepare for such events. Since I don’t have a static IP address, one might think that it’s difficult to get back into my network. However, using a free service such as DynDNS allows me to simply use a URL to access my network, without…


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Connect to your home network from anywhereusing DynDNS
Free Software June 23, 2011 posted by

Download YouTube vides in bulk with this free Firefox add-on

The great thing about YouTube videos is that they are always easily accessible, so long as you have an internet connection. However, sometimes you don’t have that steady line to the World Wide Web, and you’d like to download your favorite videos. Now we’ve seen ways to download single YouTube videos before, but wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to batch download them? With a handy little Firefox add-on, you can do exactly that. The Bulk YouTube…


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Download YouTube vides in bulk with this free Firefox add-on
Free Software June 22, 2011 posted by

MeetWays helps you find the best halfway point to meet someone

We’ve all been there. A friend that lives relatively far away, and wants to meet you halfway between your location and theirs. However, neither of you can agree to a good halfway point. Or perhaps you’re meeting someone to sell an item off of Craigslist, and neither party wants to drive further than needed. Well now there is a great site that can settle all such disputes once and for all. Meetways uses the power of Google Maps to determine…


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MeetWays helps you find the best halfway point to meet someone
Free Software June 22, 2011 posted by

Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life of your Android device

Keeping your smartphone alive throughout the day can be a challenging task. Some phones perform better than others, plus your usage greatly affects the amount of time you can go between charges. Well, if your Android phone is only barely making it through the day before dying on you, you might check out a useful piece of software called JuiceDefender. This app was designed with the sole purpose of extending your device’s battery life for as long as possible. Obviously…


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Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life of your Android device
Bookmark This! June 21, 2011 posted by

DropIt – cool freeware lets you sort and process files instantly

DropIt is a cool little free Windows utility which lets you perform a variety of actions on files just by dragging and dropping onto an ‘arrow’ icon. Mac users will probably yawn at this point, but for Windows users this is a new and potentially very exciting feature. Honest! The cool thing is you can set it up to process a number of rules, not just moving, copying etc. This means you could set the program up to automatically extract…


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Free Software June 20, 2011 posted by

SeatGuru gives you a detailed look at the seating on your next flight

How many times have you booked a flight, only to board the plane and realize that you have nearly the worst seat possible? Most airlines make it possible to book a specific seat in advance, but if you don’t know the exact layout of the plane, you might not be able to figure out which ones are good and bad. That’s where SeatGuru comes into play. This handy site will allow you to enter your flight number, and it will…


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SeatGuru gives you a detailed look at the seating on your next flight
Free Software June 17, 2011 posted by

Google introduces Search by Image

Have you ever come across a picture and wondered where it came from, or who it contains? Despite all of our wonderful technology, there still isn’t a great way to track down this information. I’ve used TinEye before, which is a free online service that tries its best to track down pictures based on one that you upload. However, the results are rather mixed. Don’t worry though, Google has been working on a proper image search feature, and has finally…


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Google introduces Search by Image
Free Software June 17, 2011 posted by

Evernote Peek turns your iPad 2 into a set of flash cards

Tablets are great for a wide variety of functions. I use my for web browsing, book reading, note taking and more. What is when a company releases software that allows you to take advantage of your tablet in a (relatively) new way. Take, for instance, Evernote Peek. This software comes from the same people that make Evernote, which is easily one of my favorite applications for keeping track of notes between a variety of devices. But Peek isn’t so much…


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Evernote Peek turns your iPad 2 into a set of flash cards
Free Software June 16, 2011 posted by

Customize your startup programs with Oolauncher

When you first start up your computer, you’ll notice that a number of programs open automatically. Some of these are necessary components, while others are just things you want running at all times. There are easy ways to control which programs do and don’t start with the computer, but no way to control anything past that. Thankfully, there is a great piece of freeware that can help you out. Oolauncher can do more than just tell certain software to start…


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Customize your startup programs with Oolauncher
Bookmark This! June 16, 2011 posted by

SpringPublisher – freeware lets you design and print business cards, flyers etc

Spring Publisher is a freeware program designed to let you create fancy looking business cards, flyers and other printed stuff on your computer. Back in the day this kind of thing was called desktop publishing. Now it’s probably marketed as a social networking facilitator. The free version won’t offer high resolution 350dpi output, but if you’re happy with 180dpi, you’ll be fine. Definitely worth a look if you need quick and dirty design and layout.  SpringPublisher is a professional and easy…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites June 15, 2011 posted by

WhenToTweet lets you know when your Twitter followers are most active

Despite being the most connected person I know (and spending a majority of my time on the internet) I actually don’t care much for social networking. Twitter is one service that still baffles me to this day. I get that there are some uses for it, but for the average person, I just don’t think that there is much of a point. Needless to day, despite my thoughts on the matter, millions of people use it, and many want to…


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WhenToTweet lets you know when your Twitter followers are most active

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