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Introducing: The Ballerina Monsters

Are you missing Freewaregenius and wondering what we’ve been doing for the past several months? One project I’ve been working on is: “The Ballerina Monsters”; written and illustrated by my friend Kate Ledogar. What it is is a series of children’s book apps for Android and iPad that your children (and yourself) will love! Elspeth, 

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Is rampant cheating destroying Facebook gaming?

Cheating on Facebook games is a hard subject to tackle because it takes several forms, from the more ‘acceptable’ form of creating several accounts (which is not the one we are concerned about here) to the proliferation of ‘cheat engines’ that mostly operate locally, on the user’s individual machine. These are designed to change variables

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Ten ways to REALLY free up internal storage space on your Android

If clutter and insufficient internal storage space on your Android are getting you down, then read on: this article won’t just tell you to clean caches, uninstall apps and the like (which we believe are only marginally and temporarily effective), but will get to the heart of the problem with recommendations that make a significant

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How to convert PDF to Word DOC for free: a comparison

If you are wondering whether you can do good PDF to Word (DOC, DOCX, or RTF) conversion for free, the answer is: Absolutely. This posting will present and compare a number of different ways to do this, for free, without any watermarks or restrictions. This is our fourth update of this article, which we believe

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Help! My PC no longer recognizes my Android as a USB drive

It’s a very frustrating problem: you want to transfer files to your Android so you plug your Android device to your PC via USB, only to discover that it it not being recognized as a hard drive. So you plug and replug and check the wire and that both devices are attached properly, to no

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Six ways to transfer files between Android and PC (or Android and Android) WIRELESSLY

In our ultra mobile and wireless world, it seems somewhat ‘low-tech’ to have to physically connect your Android device to a PC in order to transfer files. The good news: there are many ways to transfer files wirelessly, and you can do it whether your Android and PC are connected to the same WI-FI network

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How to convert ePub to Mobi ebook format – for free

ePub and Mobi have emerged as likely the most popular ebook formats on the net, and If you find yourself needing to convert ePub to Mobi (whether it is because the Kindle supports the latter and not the former or for any other reason) then read on. This article will present FIVE different ways to

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Submit your own tip or question in our new ‘user posts’ section

Want to start a discussion on this site? Looking for a specific freeware tool or app? Wondering about what the best free alternative to a commercial software might be? Curious as to what free tool the editors or the Freewaregenius community might recommend for doing a particular task? Found a particular free tool that you

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Launch Android apps and shortcuts quickly, with these FIVE excellent FREE apps

So many apps in the world, and so little time! But chances are that as the number of apps installed on your Android is growing, your launcher is increasingly getting cluttered and it may be getting harder to find and launch your frequently used apps. This post will showcase five terrific free apps that make

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Five apps that can make your Android a better PHONE

Modern Smartphones are more powerful than most computers that were around just, say, ten years ago. So why does it sometimes seems like they can do a million things except function as decent phones? This post will present five FREE Android apps that will make your Android a better phone. (1) Contacts dialer, which makes

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FREE OCR software: a survey of desktop and online tools

Printing text to paper is done every day; on some occasions however the reverse is needed – getting the original text back from a scanned image or photograph, for further editing and use. This conversion is named Optical Character Recognition or OCR for short, and it can convert scanned books and documents into editable text,

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Seven great FREE Android widgets that you never heard of (part 1)

After a period of (mostly ambivalent) courtship, I am now officially in love with Android widgets. I have been guilty of suggesting that Android copied iOS, which may have some truth in it, but if there’s any one thing that defines the Android iOS, widgets are probably it. You don’t want to overwhelm your interface