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iPhone Explorer uses your iPhone for storage

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Apple, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

iPhone Explorer is freeware that uses your iPhone like a storage drive for your other files.

For Windows and Mac — Freeware.

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Run Windows on iPad using remote-computing apps

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: Apple, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, networking | Tags: , , , |

Windows Secrets has a post on how to Run Windows on iPad using remote-computing apps.

You’ll need software on your Windows PC and the iPad, and all these are pay (not free) services.

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Main Page – MacvsWindows.com, Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MacvsWindows.com compares Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7.

If you’ve been trying to decide between a Windows PC or a Mac, this is one site to check for a comparison of the two systems.

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maComfort™ makes Windows look/work like a Mac

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , |

maComfort™ lets you simulate a Mac environment on a Windows PC.

Freeware version available.

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Mac Help and Tutorials

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Help, Macintosh | Tags: , , , , |

Mac Help and Tutorials is another source of information for Mac users.

Did you just get an iMac, iBook, Power Mac G5 or new to the Mac OS?

Need some help getting comfortable with your Mac?

Are you an experienced Mac user just looking for a trick you never knew or trying to understand what these OS9 features are all about? Now I’ve even begun an OSX tutorial.

From original tutorials to articles to links across the web.”

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Simplify Media – Connect Your Music

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, MP3, Music, networking, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , |

Simplify Media is freeware which lets you play your music in iTunes, Front Row, Windows Media Player, or Linux’s Rhythmbox.

It’s file streaming software for Windows/Mac/Linux systems as well as iPhone/iPod Touch.

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ThreatFire AntiVirus is free

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Anti-Virus, Apple, Firewall, Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh, Malware, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , |

ThreatFire AntiVirus – Behavioral Virus and Spyware Protection is freeware (with a fancier pay version also available) with a high rating for protecting your system.  There’s also a free anti-virus for Macs!

This site also offers Spyware Doctor and Firewall Plus.

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Clean Up and Revive Your Bloated, Sluggish Mac

Posted on July 13, 2009. Filed under: Help, Macintosh | Tags: , , |

Lifehacker has post on how to Clean Up and Revive Your Bloated, Sluggish Mac for Mac OS X system.

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Mac4Lin Gives Linux the Complete Mac Look

Posted on July 13, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker has a post about how Mac4Lin Gives Linux Desktops the Complete Mac Look.

Now here’s an identity crisis — you have Linux (because you like to save money?) but you want a Mac (which costs more money) so you simulate the look of a Mac on a Linux computer.

Mac4Lin is the freeware answer.

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13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: backups, Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , |

Download Squad has 13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Pick your operating system and find a backup program for it — and use it!

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60 Open Source and Free Mac Apps

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh | Tags: , , |

AppStorm suggests 60 Open Source and Free Mac Apps.

“If you’re on a budget, you’ll be pleased to know that a variety of great OS X software is available free. Applications are broken down into various categories, with each one containing a ‘featured’ app and several other free solutions.”

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Alternative software for Windows, Mac, Linux

Posted on June 1, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , , |

AlternativeTo.net helps you find alternative software for other operating systems.

What’s comparable to Microsoft Office on a Mac?  Or Linux? Find alternatives to your favorite software even running other systems.  Or just find alternatives.

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SpeedCrunch – fast and usable calculator

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , |

SpeedCrunch is a fast and usable calculator which is available for Windows, Linux, and Apple Mac OS X.

Overview

  • history and results on a scrollable display
  • up to 50 decimal precisions
  • unlimited variable storage
  • intelligent automatic completion
  • fully usable from the keyboard
  • more than 50 built-in math functions
  • optional virtual keypad to be used with a mouse
  • on-the-fly and selection calculation
  • customizable appearance
  • syntax highlighting and parentheses matching

This is recommended by a number of sites (links available on this site).

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Manage Files On Any Machine With MuCommander

Posted on November 15, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

Lifehacker’s Featured Download: Manage Files On Any Machine With MuCommander is for Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re not a fan of your system’s tools for managing files on your computer, check out MuCommander. The free, open source download will run on nearly any operating system, including Windows, Mac OS X and your favorite flavor of Linux, and in 21 different languages. Drag and drop between two panes visually, or hack away in the command shell. It also supports most network file transfer protocols, such as FTP, and will even let you browse the contents of archives like ZIP and disk images like ISO without having to uncompress or mount them, respectively. Pictured is an image file viewed directly from an SFTP server — handy! MuCommander is a free download for all platforms.”

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AppDonkey: Directory of Free Software for Mac

Posted on October 14, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh | Tags: , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about AppDonkey: Directory of Free Software for Mac

“AppDonkey is directory where you can find and download free applications for your Mac. You can either search for a software or browse AppDonkey database by category such as Audio & Multimedia, Communication, System Utilities, Grphics, Security, File Sharing etc.

AppDonkey has one really useful feature, while browsing the site you can keep adding programs you like to the virtual tray and then download all of them at once in a single .tar file.”

Features

  • Directory of free mac applications.
  • Search and browse apps by category.
  • Currently lists over 500 handpicked free apps for Mac OS X.
  • Download multiple programs at once.
  • No signup or registration needed.

AppDonkey

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Mac users can get into Windows files

Posted on August 5, 2008. Filed under: compatibility, File conversion, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

Lockergnome’s Chris Pirillo has freeware for Mac users to read Windows files.  He even includes a video about them.

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Glide for uploading and managing data by computer or phone

Posted on November 27, 2007. Filed under: Everything, Files, Linux, Macintosh, Online Software, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Glide lets you upload and manage your data, as well as use online software. “Glide Welcomes PC, Mac, Linux, RIM BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone Users.” Up to 2GB free, more with monthly or annual billing.

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