Archive for April, 2009

Cool Printables : Ways to Put your Dusty Printer to Work

April 26, 2009

Bunch of unusual ways to make use of of your dusty printer. If you have a printer in the office, it’s even better: not only do you get free ink but also something to keep you occupied and make office hours fly. Well, and some actually to get things done.

Pocketmod – Create all-purpose, wallet-sized, booklets out of plain A4 sheets in just 1-2 minutes. As it says on the website, “it is hard to describe just how incredibly useful the PocketMod is. It’s best that you just dive in and create one“.

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The Big Book of BitTorrent: The Torrent Guide for Everyone

April 26, 2009

There are tons of ways to download files, be it pictures of last Christmas party, or that new cinema flick. Amongst them are the conventional direct download, FTP, and of course Peer-to-Peer.

BitTorrent, an example of P2P, is a great, perhaps even the best way to download files, both in concept as in use – that is, once you’ve got the hang of it.

Because all of it seems pretty abstract to innitiates, many people experience difficulties at the start. Even those that would call themselves ‘advanced users’ often don’t know even half of what’s possible.

MakeUseOf proudly presents to you The Big Book of BitTorrent. All you think you should know, and more.

Read the rest at MakeUseOf or download The Big Book of BitTorrent here for free, in PDF.

Five Best Malware Removal Tools

April 26, 2009

On Thursday we asked you to share your favorite tool for purging malware from your computer. We’ve tallied the votes and we’re back with the top five contenders for best malware removal tool.
The internet—unfortunately—isn’t a never-ending buffet of secure open-source software and Bollywood-style musicals starring LOLCats. There are people and organizations that delight in stealing your personal data, hijacking your computer, and making a general nuisance of themselves through malicious software. This week we’re highlighting the top five tools for removing software with ill-intentions from you PC.

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Looking for the Best Freeware? – Stop Here!

April 18, 2009

There’s a wealth of tried and tested free software out in the wild blue of the Internet that will meet virtually every need you’re likely to have. Take a look at the following recommended free downloads that will help you communicate, improve your photos, have some fun, and manage and protect your system.

All of these applications have been well tested over the years for reliability and functionality, and all have developed a strong, loyal following.

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How To Convert Audio Cassettes & LPs to MP3 in 5 Easy Steps

April 17, 2009

Do you want to listen to your old music cassettes or vinyl records on your iPod or PC? Well, there’s a easy way to convert all of your precious LPs to MP3 using the free Audacity software!

We have covered Audacity before, to record audio files or create your own MP3 ringtones. Now let’s see how you can use it to convert your audio cassettes and LPs to MP3 files. This article assumes you’re using Audacity on Windows, but you can also do this on Mac/Linux.

What You Need…

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Quick Media Converter – Free FLV, MP4, AVI, 3GP Video/Audio Converter

April 14, 2009

Quick Media Converter is a completely free and one of the most powerful media converters, supports a wide variety of formats including flv, avi, divx, xvid, mpeg4, ipod, iphone, psp, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, DIVX, XVID, TS, DVD, VCD, MPEG, MPEG2, MP3, WAV, amr, m4a, mp4, vob, mov, h264, h263, wmv, wma. It lets you convert to and from in between a large number of popular video formats. More over it has some advanced video conversion options like resizing, cropping, Web cam capture, DV Cam fluxes.

You can do drag and drop any video on the interface of the program and also supports drag and drop version. It covert any video to any format in 8 simple steps.

Some New Audio Formats Added Includes

OGG,zune,New Video Formats,Zune,SWF,MKV,DPG ( Nintendo DS) 4:3 /16:9,H264 Qt Redim,Removed Divx 4 :3 ->16 :9,Divx are formatted to support Home DVD players edition 4 and Virtualdub

Note: According to us it is the best free media converter program among all the converters available and it is 100% free to use. It has based on the principal of No trial No strings attached ! No Malware, No spyware, No viruses

Get it here at Cocoon Software