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I Wasn’t Drinking, It Was My Computer!

Posted by telecommatt on January 18, 2008

Get messed up with I-Doser – Download Squad

If nothing else, it’s sure to make alcohol and drug deprived teens happy.

Now you can be caught operating your computer beyond the legal limits of binaural beats.

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Demo Girl Screencast…How She Does A Screencast

Posted by telecommatt on January 16, 2008

Want To See How I Make A Screencast? « Demo Girl

I decided to show you what steps I go through before, during, and after recording a screencast to end up with what you normally will see as an end product on DemoGirl.

After solving the dilemma caused by trying to record a screencast of yourself doing a screencast, Demo Girl shows us how she puts together her demo videos using Camtasio Studio software. For those of us who downloaded Camtasia 3.1 for free, this is a great opportunity to learn how to use it!

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Lifehacker List: The Best Free Apps Of ’07

Posted by telecommatt on December 17, 2007

Feature: Lifehacker’s 2007 Guide to Free Software and Webapps

As we wrap up the year 2007, it’s the perfect time to put together an authoritative guide to our favorite pieces of free software and web services for common computing tasks on every

Articles like this are the reason I’m such a Lifehacker fan. I’ll be looking at these selections in much more detail, so look for that post coming up.

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Find Your Stolen USB Device For Free With iHound

Posted by telecommatt on November 27, 2007

Theft: Track Your USB Devices with iHound

Portable application iHound aims to make it easy to locate your items and report their theft if they’ve fallen into the wrong hands.

How cool is that? Sort of like OnStar for your flashdrive! I live in the land of Minnesota Nice, so chances are I’ve just misplaced whatever device I’m missing, but this looks like a really great safeguard for any USB device. iHound is currently free. The developer reportedly is considering charging $1 a month beginning February. With how much I have on my flashdrive, I’d gladly hand over $12 a year to catch the guy who yarfed all my data!

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Capture SnagIt For Free!

Posted by telecommatt on November 26, 2007

Free: Snag Screenshot App Snagit for Free


Normally not-free screenshot application SnagIt is being given away in a slightly older version for free

SnagIt via Lifehacker

Wow~ First Camtasia for free and now this! Personally, I’m happy with my freeware version of FastStone Capture, but I’m sure there are those of you who need something with more punch. Plus, if you like what you see, you can upgrade to the newest version for half price…

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XP SP3 Equals One Less Reason To Bother With Vista

Posted by telecommatt on November 25, 2007 Windows XP SP3 Yields Performance Gains

we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (v.3244) delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS.

Although it’s not scheduled for release for a few months yet, this tweak will let you download it early. A ten percent increase in performance? Definitely a nail in the coffin for Vista!

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Download Camtasia Studio 3.1 (Legally) For Free

Posted by telecommatt on November 23, 2007

Techsmith offers free Camtasia Studio download – Download Squad

The company is offering its popular Camtasia Studio software up as a free download. The screencasting software currently sells for $300.

Not sure how long this is going on for, but you can’t argue with free professional grade software! I could be wrong, but I believe that this is the same screencastware that Demo Girl uses to create her masterful presentations. Of course, there is a catch. The free download is for version 3.1, not the current version 5.0. Although, there is an offer to upgrade for half price if you want the (many) additional features that have been added in the current version.

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Download Evernote For Free Today Only

Posted by telecommatt on November 15, 2007

Download EverNote for free (today only) – Download Squad

An EverNote license will normally set you back $50, but Giveaway of the Day is offering up a free copy today only.

SWEET!! It doesn’t get much better than Evernote when it comes to free form organizational software. You can clip from the web, drag and drop from almost anywhere, set up templates and forms, and it even performs handwriting recognition (rather well, too).

You owe it to yourself to check this software out. Even if you miss the free download, the standard free version is more than adequate for most people’s needs.

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Capture A Yeti With Yawcam

Posted by telecommatt on November 9, 2007

Featured Windows Download: Turn Your Webcam into a Motion-Sensing Security Camera with Yawcam

Windows only: Got a webcam bundled with your last computer but don’t know what to do with it?


I spent an afternoon playing with this awhile back. It is sort of neat, but I’m not sure how much use it really is. Unless the ‘motion’ is a few feet from the cam in a well-lit area, the end result looks like you’re trying to photograph a Yeti.

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This Program Is For Educational Purposes Only

Posted by telecommatt on November 8, 2007

Google Hacks helps you find what you’re looking for – Download Squad

but the truth of the matter is if someone’s posted an MP3 (copyrighted or not) to their web page, Google can find it.

Google HacksThis program takes all those obscure Google search operators and sticks them behind one convenient graphical interface.

Matt’s Cuppa Disclaimer: Don’t download illegal stuff. And if you do, then don’t tell me…

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