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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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Send large files up to 1 GIG on FACEBOOK, with ‘PIPE’

Pipe is a free Facebook app that lets you send or receive large files up to 1 GIG in size from other Facebook users that use the app, a perfect tool to send large media files to your Facebook community of you grandma, for example, who is not really sure what the difference is between

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Access and manage different Cloud storage accounts from the same place, with ‘MultCloud’

So you have a Dropbox account (or several of them), Google  Drive account(s), Box, SkyDrive, etc. wouldn’t it be  great if you could manage and/or access all of your files across all of these services simultaneously from a single place? This is precisely what free online app MultCloud does. This concept is not new, of

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Make your own ‘Hitler’ video, with this great free tool

The makers of the movie ‘downfall’ probably never could have predicted that a scene from their movie  would become a global internet meme, but it has, and has probably become the biggest influence on how a generation of young people across the globe conceive of Hitler and the Nazis. I’d ask you if you’ve ever

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Share and shoot the world with Shutterguides.com

Shutterguides.com allows you to make “photo guides” for locations you are an ‘expert’ on or even just a place you know well and want to share, and it also allows you to find new places to explore and shoot with your own equipment. And albeit fairly new to the scene, Shutterguides.com offers a slick and professional site for users

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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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Online presentations service Rvl.io becomes “Slid.es”, adds PRO accounts

Rvl.io, a personal favorite of mine, as been rebranded as the much more logical and user friendly ‘Slid.es’. What it is is an online presentation engine that lets you create sophisticated, Powerpoint-style presentations in the browser, including uploaded images and media, and then view (or share) them via a single link. I first experienced Rvl.io

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Viber comes to Windows and Mac, allows free calls and texts from the desktop

Watch out Skype, for Viber just might eat your lunch. Viber’s simple innovation was to combine VOIP with your contact list on your mobile, letting you make calls and SMS’s for free over WIFI (or a data connection). The obvious next step: a Skype style desktop client that can connect you with your mobile contacts

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BitTorrent Sync: synchronize folders on multiple PCs securely without uploading to a cloud server

While Dropbox and other cloud services have made syncing folders on multiple devices ubiquitous, there is a way to do the same thing without uploading your files to the cloud, from one device to another straight while cutting out the middleman. This, at least, is what free ‘BitTorrent Sync’ does, directly, automatically, and securely, using

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What I learned after my recent site redesign

You may have noticed that Freewaregenius has had a new theme design for the last 10 days. We wanted a more ‘visual’ look and feel different from the typical blog themes, and were curious to find out how our readers would react and how such a change might affect the way people interact with the

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EntourageBox: allow friends to upload files straight into your Dropbox

There are dozens of file sharing sites that let you upload and share very large files, but why not cut out the middleman and have your friends upload straight to your Dropbox, Google Drive, or other cloud storage services? This, simply, is what free service EntourageBox is all about. Why use EntourageBox rather than share