Today is Software Freedom Day: Sep15, 2012

These days, free software is everywhere. This site runs on WordPress, a totally free content management system and blogging platform and is hosted on servers that run Linux, a totally free operating system. The database running in the background, MySQL, is also free, as are many of the plugins and bits of code that shape


Wunderlist 2 is on the way as Wunderkit is nixed

If you follow this blog you know that we are very fond of Wunderlist, the stylish, GTD-influenced task management app which saves your data in the cloud and can be used on mobile devices and for sharing tasks with your team. Not only did we award it (the coveted) Freewaregenius pick award, but we also


Brick Force – Is Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming dying or is it just evolving?

Massive Multiplayer Online Games, also called MMOs, have been around for some time now and it has been stated by some supposed experts that they are on the way out the door. The Internet community in general and the more than two billion people who play them tend to argue differently, however. One game that


Google Project Glass: wave of the future or the downfall of civilization?

Imagine being able to access anything on your Android without touching it. Imagine being able to view anything on the screen without being anywhere near it. Imagine being able to send and receive messages, and all kinds of other alerts, directions, information all without moving your hands at all! Google’s Project Glass is futuristic, but

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Google’s belligerent Panda: how Google’s algorithm updates hurt small sites and give others an unfair advantage

Google’s last Panda 3.8 update which happened in late June 2012 took away two thirds of my traffic, reducing my readership to the same level it was more than 18 months ago, and making the site essentially unsustainable, a personal cash drain that cannot be maintained in the long run. Mind you, it is not


New WordPress theme implemented on Freewaregenius

If you follow this site regularly, then you would have seen the almost daily changes that have been going on for more than a week now. We finally moved away from the Hybrid theme framework over to Thesis. The reasons for this is that (a) I personally have more of an understanding of how Thesis


Star Trek Online is now free to play!

Star Trek Online (STO) is a great modern mmorpg from the folks at cryptic and it’s been one of the most successful mmo game launches ever. It was therefore a surprise that it went free 2 play so quickly. Cyberspace… the virtual frontier. This is the article that will tell you how you can get


Want the latest and greatest? Erli Bird connects new startups with early adopters

Erli Bird is a website system designed to allow people to be among the first to ‘adopt’ or start using new sites and programs. They provide news, as well as opportunities every week to get in on ‘startups’ that are companies or products and services that are just getting launched. When I first checked out


Updated: How to embed a video into a PowerPoint presentation and end up with a SINGLE file

We just updated our previous post on this subject, so that it now has better screenshots and specific instructions for each version of PowerPoint (2003, 2007 and 2010), as embedding in PowerPoint 2010 is much easier than earlier versions. Check it out here.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Home Edition updated with cool new features (and FREE giveaway for the professional edition)

Quick: what is our favorite partition manager here at Freewaregenius? The answer, despite what we say in our Freeware Top 30 (which needs updating), is Aoemi Partition Assistant Home Edition, for three simple reasons (1) it’s simple interface, which lacks inactive, ‘paid’ options, (2) it is free for both personal and COMMERCIAL use, and (3)


An interview with yours truly, on the Freemake blog

Freemake, makers of our absolute favorite free video conversion program and many other excellent free software titles, have just launched a tech blog of their own. One of the first articles is an interview with me, conducted via email, which was just published. Read it here. They say everyone will have their 15 minutes of


How to get an invite to the DotA 2 Beta Tests and Tournaments

I’ve always enjoyed multiplayer gaming experiences far more than single player ones, with some few notable exceptions. It is therefore my custom to try and stay aware of the current gaming community, especially on the net, since that is where the best gossip eventually becomes information. So, when I heard that there was going to