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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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hmm..interesting January 24, 2005 posted by


Fink. Open Source software port to the Apple Mac. Interesting in light of the new Mac mini release methinks! Could we be seeing the start of a mass geek move to the Apple platform? Answers on a one button mouse to…  As a result, we have two main goals. First, to modify existing Open Source software so that it will compile and run on Mac OS X. (This process is called porting.) Second, to make the results available to casual users as a…

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software January 14, 2005 posted by


Videora. Well, it didn’t take long for someone to work out how to put a friendly front-end on BitTorrent, did it? It’s $22.95 for the full version, but the prog actually looks like it could be a cool little TiVo-type tool.    Videora 1.0 is the first version of our new personal video downloading program. Utilizing BitTorrent peer to peer technology and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, Videora automatically and intelligently finds and downloads video you want to watch. With easy to…

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general December 24, 2001 posted by

Webcam deluxe

I came across this neat little Webcam proggie the other day and I like it. It contains the server software as well as the cam stuff in one package, which makes it a cinch to get up and running without having to hunt around for an online server. I like things which are self contained, which is why I like this Blog software that I’m using. Neat indeed. Thanks Mike

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