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Play a revitalized Half-Life with the FREE Black Mesa Total Conversion Mod

Do you look back on the original Half-Life game with nostalgia and pleasant memories of blowing up aliens, squishing enemies with a crowbar and exploring the Black Mesa compound? You’re not alone, and that means that the total conversion mod called Black Mesa will definitely be something you want to look into. It provides, completely

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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‘Screenshot Captor’ gets even better!

Ever used a program that was so great in so many ways, yet lacked one single, simple, seemingly insignificant feature that just frustrated and baffled you? Well, that was kind of how I felt about Screenshot Captor, a free screenshot-taking program which might well be the best of its kind, in that it didn’t provide

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Support Donationcoder: 2012 fundraiser underway

If websites were judged on (a) the quality of their user-contributed content, (b) the extent to which their users were engaged in the topic, and (c) the likelihood that someone using the site was going to get value-added responses to their questions, then free software site DonationCoder would be ranked right up there. DC are

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Update Windows and other essential apps from one place with Patch My PC

Software updates through the internet are very convenient, but with the increasing number of programs on your machine they could become quite a time consuming or distracting affair. Which is precisely why this program can be so useful: Patch My PC is a free software that can manage the updates for a range of software

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Facebook gets a new face – developers to unleash new “Timeline” format on users

Facebook has, in development, a new format for it’s users. We got a sneak peek at the new “Timeline” format that Facebook will take in the future. Gone will be the central column of posts from yourself and others that you like. Gone will be the list of your friends on the left. Even the

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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