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    Android apps: Free downloads for the people

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 10:07 am

    There are many free Android applications out there already, like Gmote. Gmote is a cool app that turns your phone into a remote control for your computer. Is this useful? You tell me. But it sure is nifty.

  • Stallman looks to fight JavaScript trap

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:15 am

    Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation, is championing an effort to thwart the "JavaScript trap," in which users could unknowingly be running non-free programs in their browser.
  • Best Free Ways to Manage Photos and Video

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    You can use these five free offerings to decorate, detail, and enhance your photos and screenshots.
  • Sync Files on Multiple PCs, and 13 Other Freebies

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:57 pm

    These 10 slick services can help you sync PCs, share large files on the Web, enhance your blog, kill snail mail, and more.
  • 11 Free Ways to Beef Up Your Web Browser

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Use these free browser add-ons to take notes in your browser, see thumbnails of Web pages in Google searches, drag an address in a Web page to an add-on and map it instantly, and quickly download video with one press of a hotkey.
  • Best Free Apps and Services for Your Phone

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    Whether you're on the go or on the sofa, these nine free downloads and services will make your phone experience more enjoyable and productive.
  • Free Services to Streamline Social Networking

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    Social networking is great for keeping in touch, but how much time does it take? Our personal experience is that you can eat up an entire day managing your online social sites faster than you can accumulate pals on Facebook. Here are seven ways to make the experience less complex.
  • Review

    3 disk-cleaning apps declutter your PC's hard drive

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    It's no secret that computers slow down with age: Disks fill up with the detritus of use, browsers retain old images and cookies, and Windows itself scatters files in diverse places. Sure, there's a disk defragmenter and a disk cleanup utility built into Windows and your browser will clear out old Internet files. But to use these functions, you have to know that they exist, and you have to make the time to perform each task when you think it's needed. A more convenient solution is to use a package that does much of the thinking for you.
  • Free Mobile Services for Staying Productive on the Road

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:12 pm

    With these eight downloads and services, you can enhance your on-the-go life with simple and free syncing tools, a service that turns your phone into a scanner, a clutch of highly practical portable apps loaded onto a USB thumbdrive, and a service that will mass-text to large groups easily from a phone or PC.
  • Clever Free Ways to Connect via Phone and Web

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Looking to improve how you communicate? Check out these six great options in free e-mail and phone services.
  • Free Software and Services for Sharing and Managing Music

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:18 am

    Here are seven services and apps that can help you wrangle your audio files. Though you wan't find any sources offering gobs of free songs (thanks, RIAA), you may be surprised at the number of free tools that are available to improve the way you listen to music.
  • Free Utilities to Speed Up and Tweak Your PC

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 10:57 am

    Six free utilities that will fix your Registry, power up your Windows Clipboard, record any action taken on your screen and turn it into video, and manage and defrag your hard drive. And six free downloads will put you in tweaking mode.
  • 5 Free Alternatives to Expensive Productivity Software

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 10:53 am

    These five free programs and services will help you track your projects and phone calls, create mulitmedia presentations that you can share with others, make PDFs without software, and keep an easy and accurate to-do list.
  • A SaaS app that's free unless it delivers value

    Posted March 10, 2009 - 11:26 am

    eGain's new 'solution-as-a-service' flips the application purchasing paradigm: The vendor must demonstrate what benefits it brings to the customer.
  • Vopium further extends its reach by launching in Germany and France

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 1:55 pm

    With its latest launch in Germany and France, Vopium users can get 30 minutes trial call along with 100 SMS free. Experience this amazing offer now!
  • Seven essential ways to cut your tech costs

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    Whether your business has just two people or two hundred, these tips can help you cut costs, save money, and let you focus on what's really important: the bottom line.
  • Free BlackBerry Software

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Our past Tips of the Week included a variety of BlackBerry software -- free, open-source and otherwise -- but most of those applications were strictly business-focused. This week, in the spirit of summer, we're loosening the tie, undoing our top buttons and giving you five free BlackBerry downloads designed for your life outside the corporate walls.
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