Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #12

freeware-signIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.


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Thunderbird 3.1 Available For Downloads

Thunderbird 3.1 has been released. Download the final release of Thunderbird 3.1 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


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BackupAnywhere is a Simple USB Backup Tool That Supports Folder Sync

BackupAnywhere is a simple USB backup tool which can back up the entire content of a USB drive in a folder on your computer. You can also use this utility to sync your hard drive folders with USB Folders.


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How to Hide Desktop Icons (Win XP)

There are many ways to hide Desktop icons. I’ll cover three methods here. The method you choose is up to you.


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Windows Live Essentials Beta Available For Downloads

Windows Live Essentials which was earlier known as Windows Live Wave 4 has reached a beta stage will be available for downloads starting tomorrow.


check-mark-ico Why Was SHOUTCast Radio Removed From the Latest VLC 1.1.0 Release?

AOL Corporation is not too happy about the availability of SHOUTCast Radio on VLC and wants it removed. They forced VLC to include the adware SHOUTCast toolbar.


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Easy Screen Rotation with iRotate

If you need an easy way to rotate your PC’s screen displays, iRotate is an option you should try.


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Firefox 3.6.4 Released With CrashProtection

Firefox 3.6.4 has been released with crash protection. Firefox 3.6.4 introduces Crash protection by using the Out-of-process plugins (OOPP) feature.


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VLC Media Player v1.1.0 Released GPU Decoding, WebM, Extensions and More

VLC has been updated to 1.1.0. The new releases supports GPU accelerated video decoding, webM and extensions.


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Destroy Twitter 2.0 Released Quick Review

Destroy Twitter 2.0 has been released. Find out what’s new.


cd-drive-ico SystemRescueCD Releases Version 1.5.6 With a new GParted

SystemRescueCD is to data recovery what BackTrack is to hacking. It gives us an array of in built tools for partition recovery as well as backup. It supports the Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4, ReiserFS, VFAT, XFS, JFS, NTFS and Btrfs file systems.


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Opera 10.54 Fixes Multiple Security Issues

Opera 10.54 fixes a host of security issues and is a highly reccomended update for all Opera 10.5x users.


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Giving Up On Time Wasted on Facebook?

My previous girlfriend started to send Facebook messages … I haven’t visited the Facebook for days now and I don’t miss it, since I have Chit Chat.


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7 Free Alternatives for Windows Media Player

There are several limitations to Windows Media Player. This post compiles a list of freeware that serve as alternatives to Windows Media Player.


Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.


Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #11

freeware-signIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

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Avast Free Antivirus is Updated to 5.0

Avast has released the new version 5 of their free Antivirus program. The new version looks very different, but it is still a great choice for home users. Check out the video.

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iTunes 9.2 Available For Downloads

Apple has just released iTunes 9.2 through the software update as well as through the official iTunes download site.

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Flock Dumps Mozilla Firefox for Chromium

Flock the popular social browser which earlier ran on the Firefox Gecko engine has dumped Mozilla for Chromium, the popular new browser which also powers Google Chrome. Read More | Tweet This

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Buzzbird Yet Another Cross Platform Twitter Client

Buzzbird is an open source MIT licensed Twitter client that helps you to stay updated with the service. Read More | Tweet This

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Desktop Clock 7 An Analogue Clock For Windows Desktop

Desktop Clock 7 is a free clock application that displays an analogue clock on your Windows desktop with a second’s hand and date on it.

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Opera 10.60 Beta 1 Released Speed, Geolocation, WebM and More

Opera 10.60 Beta introduces improved HTML5 and standards support along with numerous performance and visual improvements.

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Learn Languages and Create Your Own Tests with EasyWords

When I was in school, we never had cool programs like this to help us learn. If you are a teacher, or you simply want to learn something new, check out EasyWords.

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 the best security solution??

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 might be the best security solution available right now and it is also free

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Read e-Books on Your PC, iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac or BlackBerry with Kindle Apps

If you don’t have a Kindle to read books from Amazon, here are some free Kindle reader apps that will let you shop and read on your favorite computer or mobile device.

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JBS Wallpaper Switcher Better than the one in Windows 7

If you get tired of seeing the same of wallpapers on your Windows desktop, John’s Background Switcher may be the best solution for you.

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How to Open and Use Windows 7 Themes in Windows XP

Are you using Windows XP? Have you ever seen a cool wallpaper in a Windows 7 theme that you’d love to have? There’s a simple way to grab those files … and I’ll show it to you.

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View FLV and MP4 Videos with Wimpy FLV Player

Do you need to watch FLV or MP4 videos from Youtube? There’s no need to install QuickTime or some other large viewer. I’ll show you a small, stand-alone player.

Firefox Nightly Build Gets WebM Support

Firefox Nightly Builds are set to get WebM support to watch the WebM coded videos in the browser. WebM is a new codec which will be used by Google Chrome, Opera and Firefox.

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How to Lock Windows Keyboard and Mouse

You can use kidkeylock a simple utility to lock Windows Keyboard and mouse. This is useful when you want to deactivate the keyboard and mouse functions without logging off from the system

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How to Convert Flac files to MP3

Easily convert heavy Flac files to small-size mp3 files that you can effortlessly sync to music players and iPods.

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How to Copy DVDs the Right Way with DVDShrink

I’ve used DVDShrink for years, but I never did know the finer points to using it. Fortunately, I know someone who knows many tricks for using this freeware.

Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #10

freeware-signIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

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Great Windows Search Replacement Agent Ransack

If you’d like a good, light weight replacement for the slow Windows file search, you won’t find many tools better than Agent Ransack

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Find Free Wifi Hotspots with WeFi

If you are out in the world with your laptop, netbook or mobile devices, you might want an easy way to find free wifi hotspots. WeFi is an application and web service that may be just what you need.

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Record Shoutcast Music Stations with MP3 VCR

These days, computers have made it much easier to record music. There are many methods to record the streaming music at internet radio stations and I’ve discovered that the MP3 VCR is one of the easiest.

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Download Thunderbird 3.1 Release Candidate

Mozilla has released Thunderbird 3.1 RC1 for downloads. Users can download Thunderbird 3.1 RC1 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in 44 languages.

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Remove Stubborn Toolbars with New IObit Uninstaller

Uninstall stubborn toolbars with the new IObit Uninstaller software. IObit Uninstaller willuninstall toolbars from IE, Firefox and other web browsers

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Free Nitro PDF Reader Is A Decent Foxit Reader Alternative

Nitro PDF Reader is a excellent Foxit Reader alternative which packs in several interesting features such as form filling, PDF reading and more. Download the Free PDF Reader today.

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Clementine Music Player Amarok for Windows and Mac

Have you ever heard of Amarok, the music player and organizer for Linux? Now there’s a version of it for Windows and Mac. It’s called Clementine.

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Clouds and Sky Make Great Screensavers

The folks at NewFreeScreensavers posted a letter to me the other day. They’ve released a few new screensavers that I thought you might like to see.

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Megaupload Downloader Downloads Files From Popular File Hosting Sites

Megaupload Downloader allows users to download files from Megaupload, Rapidshare, Sendspace, Depositfiles, 4Shared, Mediafire, ZShare, Easy-share, Uploaded.to. Megaupload Downloader can also download videos from YouTube and Veoh.

Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #9

freeware-signIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

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Royale Remixed Is it the Best Microsoft Theme for XP?

The Royale theme for Windows XP is a very nice theme, but I found out that someone has taken the Royale theme and tweaked it to make it even better.

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Super Photo Slideshow Screensaver JPEGSaver

Most Windows systems already come with a nice built in screensaver for viewing the pictures you’ve stored on your hard drive. In Windows XP it’s called My Pictures Slideshow but here’s a free program that offers more options.


Since that’s I have posted this week, here are a few new freebies from Snapfiles for you to look over.

NEW – Yadis! Backup v1.9.10

Yadis! Backup is an easy-to-use backup program that can perform automatic backups of your important files. The program will continuously monitor your selected folders and backup any files in real-tim….

NEW – Tab Utilities v0.9.9.3

Tab Utilities provides you with complete control over your Firefox browser tabs. You can fully customize the opening behavior of new tabs based on the link type (URL, Favorite, History, Search) and d….

NEW – LAlarm v5.7

LAlarm is a clever anti-theft alarm software for your laptop that provides different security features to prevent your laptop from being stolen, as well as data recovery and destruction options to pr….

NEW – RBTray v4.1

RBTray enables you to minimize any window or program to the system tray (instead of the task bar) by simply right-clicking on the standard Windows minimize button. Standalone software, no installatio….

NEW – WinSplit Revolution v9.02

WinSplit Revolution enables you to quickly position and size active desktop windows with the help of keyboard shortcuts, saving you from having to manually drag and size a window. The default configu….

NEW – iReboot v1.1.1

iReboot enables people that use dual-boot systems to quickly switch operating systems without the need to wait for the O/S selection screen. Simply select the operation system you want to boot into f….

Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #8

freeware-signIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

 

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Quickly Scan Any File with 40 Different Antivirus Engines

Having a good antivirus program installed on your PC is a must have. The additional ability to double check files using 40 different antivirus engines is not required, but it sure is nice to have.

 

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Protect Your Portable Files with USB Safeguard

Traveling around with a USB flash drive full of your personal files is often very useful. However, it can also be risky. USB Safeguard can reduce the risk.

 

mouse MouseTrap Locks the Mouse Cursor in a Multi Monitor Setup

MouseTrap is a free utility for Windows which can lock the position of mouse cursor in multi monitor setups. You can use keyboard shortcuts to lock and confine the position of mouse cursors.

 

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Screenshot Preview of Kubuntu Netbook Remix

I recently tried the newest version of the Kubuntu Netbook Remix (KNR). Take a look at the screenshots I’ve included here. You might consider trying this new OS on your netbook.

 

Clavier Makes it Dead Simple to Define Custom Hotkeys in Windows

Clavier is a nifty little utility for Windows which makes it dead easy to define your own keyboard shortcuts. You can use the keyboard shortcuts to launch programs, open folders, files, images, videos or possible everything in your hard drive.

 

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4 Free Themes for XP from Microsoft

Even though Windows 7 is becoming more popular every day, most people are still using Windows XP. Since you’ve had XP for so long, isn’t it time you gave it a fresh facelift?

 

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Linux Mint 9 is Expected to Release Very Soon

According to the Mint blog: "we’re about 1 week away from releasing Linux Mint 9". Take a look at this video showing off the newest version of Mint.

 

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Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #7

freeware-sign In case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

View Google Maps Offline with GmapCatcher

GmapCatcher is a freeware utility for Windows, Mac and Linux which can be used to save Google Maps in your computer for offline viewing. The application comes handy, when you do not have internet access and want to view a Google Map. Read More |Tweet This

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Macpup Opera 2.0 is Launched Fast Portable Linux

It’s small, fast, free and really pretty to watch. It’s a great place to start for those who’ve never used Linux before. Read More | Tweet This

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iTunes Alternative SharePod Rocks

SharePod is a small portable freeware alternative to iTunes. You can store it right on your iPod and take it with you everywhere you go. Read More | Tweet This

How to Change Windows Screen Resolutions Using Hotkeys

HotKey Resolution changer is a freeware utility for Windows which can be used to change Windows screen resolution in just a single key stroke. Read More | Tweet This

FileTrack Helps Tracking Changes on a Shared File

FileTrack is a freeware utility for Windows which can be used to track the changes made on a shared file. You can use it to monitor changes made on files shared over a network or with files shared with other users of your computer. Read More | Tweet This

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Hide Your IP Address and Surf Anonymously with UltraSurf

Do you need to hide your IP address so that you can surf the web anonymously? Do you need to get past internet censorship or blocked websites? If so, UltraSurf may be a good solution for you. Read More | Tweet This

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Encrypt Your Files Quickly with AxCrypt

For those who need to encrypt files, AxCrypt integrates it’s actions into the Windows right click menus. This makes it an easy to use solution for security and privacy. Read More | Tweet This

Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #6

In case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

souptoys-iconHours of Fun with SoupToys on Your Desktop

Kids of all ages will love playing with this unique set of desktop toys. They are so amazing, you have to see them to believe them.

palemoon-icoPut Firefox into Hyperdrive with Pale Moon

Do you want to get a speed boost in Firefox? If so, give Pale Moon a try.

chromium-logoGoogle Chrome May Stop Showing HTTP in the Address Bar

A recent build of the Chromium web browser is displaying web addresses differently now. This has raised a some concerns, since Chromium is the basis for Google’s Chrome web browser and millions of users may be affected.

no-wordGreat Free MS Word Alternative DeVicky Word

If you can’t afford to buy MS Word, there are plenty of free alternatives. I’ll show you one that I really like using.

Fix-It-Center-SolutionsFix Common System Problems with Microsoft Fix It Center Online

Microsoft Fix It Center offers quick fixes to common Windows problems and takes the trouble out of troubleshooting.

Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #5

FreewareIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

Note: Some of these are from last week. I accidentally over-wrote an old post so they didn’t get published correctly last Friday. Sorry …


icofx-icon Create and Edit Icons with a Free Portable App IcoFX
This free portable utility can do nearly everything you’d need when you’re working with Windows and Mac icons,

texter-icon Automatic Spelling Correction and Text Expansion with Texter
Would you like to have most of your misspellings corrected automatically? You can have that, and much more, with a small portable utility named ‘Texter’.

everything-search-results Everything A Super Fast Portable File Search
A small freeware program named “Everything” can eliminate the slow Windows file searches that force you to take long coffee breaks.

paperbusPaperbus : Bypass Internet Censors And Access Blocked Sites
Paperbuss is free multi-platform utility to access blocked sites and bypass internet filters.

Opera-Mini-iPhoneComing Soon : Fizzik A Social Web Browser
Fizzik is a new web browser that is targeted to keep you updated with the  social media  as well as news and videos. The browser is built on the Microsoft technologies.

mediaspider-batch-download-images-googleBatch Download Images From Google Images, Deviant Art And 4Chan
Media spider is free portable tool that helps you batch download pictures from Google Images, Devian Art and 4Chan

DontSleepTemporarily Disable Windows Power Settings with Don’t Sleep
Don’t Sleep is a tiny portable application for Windows which temporarily suspends Windows power settings and prevents the system from logging off, restarting, hibernation or going to sleep mode

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Record Last.fm Songs with Last Recorder But is it Legal?

A freeware tool called Last Recorder will allow you to download MP3 songs from Last.FM. The question about the legality of doing this still remains unanswered.
blue-rule3 Animated Waterfall Screensavers You Will Love
Moving water and clear blue skies will cheer up your screen when the PC isn’t doing anything. Check out these fantastic animated waterfall screensavers.

pdf-icon Split and Merge PDF Files with GiosPSM
Unless you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, making changes to existing PDF files is a problem. I’ve discovered a great free program that helps me deal with splitting and merging PDF files.

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If you need to keep people from running specific applications on your PC, this little freeware app could be one of your favorite tools. It’s small, easy to use and it’s free.

Convert Almost Any Video Format with Any Video Converter
This free program allows you to convert between a large number of video formats such as AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, M2TS, MTS, RM, RMVB, QT, and WMV. It can also download and convert YouTube videos.


Be sure to let us know if you have a favorite freebie you’d like to see posted here. Our comments (below) are always open to you.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #4

FreewareIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.


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Record Last.fm Songs with Last Recorder But is it Legal?

A freeware tool called Last Recorder will allow you to download MP3 songs from Last.FM. The question about the legality of doing this still remains unanswered.
blue-rule3 Animated Waterfall Screensavers You Will Love
Moving water and clear blue skies will cheer up your screen when the PC isn’t doing anything. Check out these fantastic animated waterfall screensavers.

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Split and Merge PDF Files with GiosPSM
Unless you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, making changes to existing PDF files is a problem. I’ve discovered a great free program that helps me deal with splitting and merging PDF files.

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Lock Your Programs with Lockup
If you need to keep people from running specific applications on your PC, this little freeware app could be one of your favorite tools. It’s small, easy to use and it’s free.


Convert Almost Any Video Format with Any Video Converter
This free program allows you to convert between a large number of video formats such as AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, M2TS, MTS, RM, RMVB, QT, and WMV. It can also download and convert YouTube videos.


I’ve picked a few freebies from the SnapFiles Freeware directory for you to check out.

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NEW – AutoSizer v1.71

AutoSizer is a small program that runs in the system tray and can automatically resize and reposition any program or folder window. You can choose to maximize or minimize a specific window, define cu….

NEW – uPrompt v1.0

uPrompt is a simple teleprompter software, designed for personal webcam production and audio annotations for instructional desktop videos. The teleprompter windows can be docked to the top or bottom ….

NEW – File Blender v0.18

File Blender is a customizable file conversion and processing tool with a minimalist interface that automatically presents you with available conversion options when you drag and drop a file onto the….

NEW – Calibre v0.6.46

Calibre is an open source e-book library management application that enables you to manage your e-book collection, convert e-books between different formats, synchronize with popular e-book reader de….

Update – Pencil v0.4.4b

Pencil is a traditional 2D animation software that enables you to create pencil sketches and animated them to create hand-drawn cartoon animations using both bitmap and vector graphics. The program p….


Do you have any suggestions for us? Do you have any requests for free software? Be sure to comment below.

Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #3

no-cost-freewareIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and hopefully you’ll find a keeper in the mix.

Display Multiple Time Zones in the XP System Tray

Windows Vista and Windows 7 allow you to quickly see the time for cities all over the world. I will show you how to add the same feature to Windows XP.

Download Hulu Videos Using Stream Transport

Download Hulu Videos: You can download videos from Hulu, with Stream Transport a Hulu Video Downloader. You can also download videos from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, Yahoo! Video, CBS, MTV, Megavideo, Photobucket, Dailymotion, Veoh and Demand Five

100,000 People Are Now Using Immunet Protect AntiVirus

This afternoon when I booted up my netbook, I noticed that Immunet Protect now has over 100,000 users. Is that a big deal?

Recover Gigabytes of Lost Space With DiskMax

Are you running out of space? Try DiskMax – a freeware disk cleaner, which effortlessly recovers gigabytes of lost storage space.

Windows Live Wave 4 Leaked, Reviews

Download Windows Live Wave 4 leaked version on the internet for downloads. You can download Wave 4 thorugh torrent sites and other websites. Live Wave 4 downloads contains Windows Live Mail, Live Writer, Live Photo Gallery, Live Movie Maker and more.

How to Flip and Rotate Videos Which are Shot at a Wrong Angle

You can flip and rotate videos which are shot at a wrong angle using this free utility. The videos can be rotated to 90, 180 and 270 degrees and can be flipped both horizontally and vertically.

New Free Virus Removal Tool from McAfee Fake Alert Stinger

There are two versions of McAfee Stinger now. Both are very good, there’s no reason not to use both of them when you need to clean up an infected PC

Tiny but Full Featured MP3 Player STP

STP is a small but full featured mp3 player for Windows. There are no fancy skins or visualizations, but this is a player that you can take with you anywhere.

Do you have any suggestions for us? Do you have any requests for free software? Be sure to comment below.