TwitterBerry 0.7 Beta 4 brings refreshing additions

TwitterBerry, a popular third-party Twitter application for BlackBerry, has just received an infusion of small, but significant changes that make the application much smoother to work with.

With version 0.7 Beta 4, you can set your friends' timeline to auto-update, a big time saver. You'll also no longer have to leave a timeline to reload it; this new beta lets you refresh the page from the BlackBerry context menu.

TwitterBerry has also grown deeper, now caching up to... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: BlackBerry , Twitter

Featured Freeware: Books

Books is a free tool that can help you organize your book collection, acting as a sort of iTunes for physical books. This virtual card catalog lets you classify all the books you own using predefined fields like title, author, and publication date. You can also create your own.

Books lets you track and store summaries, cover images, personal reviews and ratings, notes on multiple copies of a single book, and more--and it even helps you track a books... Read More »

Topics: Featured Freeware , Office Software , Mac Software

Tags: freeware

How to run macros in Firefox, and why

My editorial job requires me to spend 90 percent of most days stationed in front of my PC. Even with an ergonomic setup, my hands get achy, especially when I'm racing against the clock. I can, thankfully, eliminate some of those repetitive tasks by automating them with a macro.

Macros are essentially scripts that run through a sequence of predefined steps. Since much of my work is Web-based, iOpus' free plug-in, iMacros for Firefox, is a great time-saver that simply... Read More »

Topics: Browsers And Extensions

Tags: Firefox

Featured Freeware: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a surprisingly effective antimalware tool. And, for what it's worth, it's mighty popular. It's a relatively speedy malware remover, with the quick scan taking about 10 minutes. The heuristics engine proved on multiple computers during empirical testing that it was capable of determining the difference between false positives and dangerous apps.

The app has some nice features rolled in, too. It supports multiple drive scanning, context menu options including a scan-on-demand for individual files, and the... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Featured Freeware , Security And Spyware

Tags: freeware , spyware

Skype 4.0 beta 2 gives you more say

Skype 4.0 beta 2 (download) has done a lot of growing since the first beta for Windows rolled out this past June. While that release showed some success reorganizing Skype's services, we predicted that folks would protest the gawky layout. We were right.

The ability to switch into the classic compact view is one concession to user demand that shows up in Skype 4.0 beta 2. Now you can toggle between the expanded default view that fuses the contact list... Read More »

Topics: Chat And Email , Windows Software

Tags: Windows , Skype , VoIP

Everything: I want it all

Let's be honest. There's a lot to like about Microsoft Windows, and there's a lot that doesn't measure up. Local search can be filed in the latter category.

Too long have we been forced to endure slow and painful Windows Explorer searches or install a resource hog like Google Desktop to make up for what Windows lacks. A simple program called Everything, from small software publisher voidtools, aims to change all that.

With a simple interface and blazing speed, Everything does mostly one thing, and it does it... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Utilities And Drivers

Tags: Windows software

Memeo Share keeps photo sharing local

We've all experienced it. You've taken a bunch of photos or a home video at a family gathering and now you're trying to figure out how to share your work with everyone in your family. It's possible to use online photo sites like Flickr, Shutterfly, or Photobucket, but what if you had a localized program that could share photos and videos immediately? Not all your relatives are as computer savvy as you, so you want a program... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Digital Photography , File Sharing

Tags: photos , images , image , sharing

Featured Freeware: Smart Defrag

It's hard to stand out in the crowded field of defraggers, but Smart Defrag is able to do so with an unexpected twist.

Along with quick analysis and scans, Smart Defrag boasts an automated defragger that continually defrags the files that you use the most, and does it without becoming a persistent drag on your system resources. When running in the background, the program only eats up 14MB of RAM, so it's possible to run it smoothly on older... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Featured Freeware , Utilities And Drivers

Tags: freeware

Give Digsby another chance

The first iteration of multiprotocol chat-client Digsby that circulated earlier this year made a splash, but fell short of its potential. Although it incorporated e-mail and social-networking notifications with its instant-messaging services, it was a massive resource pig. Even users with top-of-the-line computers found the drag it caused not to be worth the convenience of having all communications wrapped up in a pretty bow.

The latest version, released last week, is a huge step forward in the resources department. In... Read More »

Topics: Chat And Email , Windows Software

Tags: freeware , Facebook , Twitter , email , Digsby , instant message

Video: Control a Mac and PC with one keyboard

If you've got a Mac and PC holding court on your desk while you roll your chair between them trying to get your work done, stop. You're working too hard. Synergy (for Windows and Mac) is a free, open-source application that has come to many a rescue by consolidating the controls of multiple computers on different operating systems to a single keyboard and mouse.

Each computer gets to keep its own monitor, which gives you more visual real... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

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