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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

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Import your Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Apple Motion sequences into Adobe After effects – Free

Do you need to import your Avid or Final Cut Pro video sequences for editing with Final Cut Pro? Or, alternately, do you need to import or export sequences with Final Cut or Final Cut Pro? If so, you’re in luck. Automatic Duck, a software outfit with a wide range of tools designed to import and

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Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware – July 2011

A very interesting batch of programs this month; quality not quantity. Multi Commander: a powerful dual pane file management program. Gimpel 3D: converts 2D images or frame sequences into stereoscopic 3D, and AmazingMIDI: converts WAV music to MIDI You can find a listing of previous Shareware turned freeware posts here.

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MachStudio Pro 2: realtime 3D graphics rendering, now 100% free

MachStudio Pro 2 is a powerful 3D visualization package that had hitherto cost $4000 but recently been released to the public absolutely free. Excellent news for anyone interested in architectural 3D graphics rendering or 3D animation. This software emphasizes real-time graphics processing that leverage the horsepower of powerful graphics GPU’s (a 1 GB DirectX 11

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Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware – May 2011

Another installment of this series (see Feb, Mar, and April 2011). Not a bad collection this time around, although (a) some of these didn’t actually turn freeware but rather have become more “freely accessible” (#1 and #2), and (b) I am not sure if some of these switches took place in May; will not worry too much about it

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Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware in April 2011

As if to prove this site’s slogan (“Someday all software will be free”), every month I feature software that used to be shareware but turned freeware (check out the first and second installments of these). This month, four programs: Vectorian Giotto, Shortcircuit 2, PC Login Now, and AbpMon. Note 1: the “star” program here which you have to check

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Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware in March 2011

Every month I try to find and present a handful of noteworthy software titles that used to be payware but have been released as freeware. This month’s installment is as follows: HWiNFO, Spider Player, Spicy Guitar, Rising Security Software, A Form Filler, and Kidlogger PRO. Note (1) that this is not an endorsement nor a review of

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Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware in Feb 2011

The following three interesting programs used to be paid but recently turned Freeware: Bufferzone Pro, Chasys Draw IES, and WinX DVD Author. Bufferzone Pro is a virtualization/Sandboxing program, Chasys Draw IES is a bitmap image editor, and WinX DVD Author is a DVD authoring app.