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Climsy shares images on your clipboard via Dropbox and Imageshack

Every now and then, there's screen capture or image you stumble across that you just have to share. Climsy is a nice, simple Windows program which makes the process dead simple. It works the way FluffyApp does: take a screenshot or right-click and copy an image to your clipboard in any application, and Climsy will file it to a folder of your choosing or upload to either your Dropbox account, Im...

BufferZone Pro sandboxing software now a totally free download

Trustware's BufferZone was an early entrant into the desktop sandboxing arena. Sandboxing, of course, is the security-by-isolation system which has since been built into apps like Google Chrome and Adobe Reader X. Recently, Trustware launched a promotion and gave away BufferZone Pro for free -- and now the company is making the discount permanent. From now on, BufferZone Pro will be freeware. ...

eBay Mobile 2.0 for iPhone adds RedLaser barcode scanning

The holiday season is almost upon us, so there's never been a better time to arm your pocket pal with price comparison tools, to prepare yourself for that moment when you must step forth into the cold night air, battle the hordes, and attempt to find presents for your nearest and dearest. In that vein, eBay has just let fly an update for its iPhone app, which now includes barcode scanning courtesy...

Aweditorium for iPad - How iTunes LP should have been

The iPad provides a fantastic opportunity for some really unique media consumption experiences. We've seen magazine-type apps like Flipboard and Pulse before, but there aren't any really good examples of novel music consumption on the iPad – until now. Aweditorium is certainly a unique and engaging experience, but it's difficult to really describe what it actually is. It's brought to you ...

Yahoo Messenger for Android now does video calls, Yahoo Mail for Android updated

The Android apps for Yahoo's two most important services -- Messenger and Mail, have received updates. Both apps now support contact sync between Yahoo Contacts and your smartphone's address book. Yahoo Messenger for Android finally has built-in support for video calls, a feature that Yahoo has announced a while back but that until now has only made its way into Yahoo's iOS apps. There are cave...

Blumind is a tiny, powerful tool for creating mind maps and other diagrams

Mind mapping is kind of like American coffee: you either love it or hate it. While I'm not an American coffee fan, I do like mind maps, and I just found a beautiful tool for creating them -- as well as other charts. It's called Blumind [Google translate link], and here's what you need to know about it: It's tiny: Blumind is a 244KB download. It's super-lightweight. It's portable: The whole t...

HotKeyMan lets you easily set system-wide hotkeys

"System-wide" hotkeys, also known as "global hotkeys," are keyboard shortcuts that work on every program -- such as Alt+F4 for closing the active window. They can be quite handy, especially once you become accustomed to using them. If you want to add some global hotkeys to your system, the usual thing would be to learn how to use AutoHotkey. But AutoHotkey is a programming language, and not every...

Pasteboard is a free and simple clipboard management tool

There's no dearth of clipboard management applications. These are usually tools that let you copy and paste multiple snippets of text, append text to your clipboard, or manage images and other rich content in all sorts of clever ways. Pasteboard doesn't even try to compete with that sort of functionality. It's a single-file application (if you don't count the readme and the PDF manual) that is fr...

Opera Mini 5.1 beta for S60 brings copy and paste, native email, and speed

This week, Opera let loose a new beta of their latest and greatest proxy-based browser for S60-powered smartphones. Essentially giving any Nokia S60 phone a fast and fairly decent browsing experience, Opera Mini 5.1 beta now supports the platform's native copy and paste feature, and it can call up the native email client. This doesn't sound like a lot, but in usability stakes, the ability to copy ...

Amazon's Windowshop iPad app makes for a great online shopping experience

Ever since Amazon launched its Kindle app for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android, it's been clear that America's largest e-tailer is all about spreading itself across as many platforms as possible. For an online retailer this makes perfect sense: the more people that are introduced to your store, the more potential customers you've got. To that end, Amazon recently released an iPad-optimize...

Pandoc is a Swiss Army knife text conversion utility

I love Markdown. If you write any sort of content for the Web, you really should try it; it's a simple notation system for making text bold or italic, creating headlines and bulleted lists, and more. To make text bold, for example, you just need to surround it with asterisks. Converting Markdown into valid HTML is a fairly common task, and there's no dearth of tools that do this. But Pandoc caugh...

Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 is out of Beta, available to download as a standalone app

Microsoft Messenger for Mac, Microsoft's instant messaging application for Apple-made computers has hit version 8, finished its beta testing, and is now ready to download and use. Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 will be included in the upcoming Office for Mac 2011 suite as well. Messenger for Mac has all the features you'd expect -- it lets you instant message, audio and video call your friends w...

Aerofoil extends your Windows laptop battery life by automatically switching power profiles

I've got an old Toshiba laptop. It's a workhorse, and I take good care of it. But as a laptop ages, one thing invariably happens: Battery life grows shorter and shorter. It's a matter of chemistry, and no amount of prudency seems to keep it from happening. So as your laptop ages, intelligent power management becomes increasingly important. The question is "how do I keep this thing from hogging so...

Skype 5 for Windows has Facebook integration, group video calls, and a redesigned interface

Skype for Windows has officially reached version 5. The most important feature addition is, as expected, Facebook integration. Group video calls, a feature that has been available in Skype 5 betas, has also made the jump to the stable version. Some work to clean up the UI has also been done. The new Facebook tab brings your News Feed into Skype and lets you post messages, comment, and like upda...

Microsoft will close Live Mesh and Windows Live Sync next year -- Windows Live Mesh 2011 is the future

Microsoft has informed the users of its beta Live Mesh sync platform that the service is no longer accepting sign-ups and will stop functioning altogether on March 31, 2011. Also, those who want to download Windows Live Sync are being told that this software is no longer available and already installed instances of it will stop synchronizing folders in early 2011. Windows Live Mesh 2011 builds ...