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Google Releases Free Video Conference Call App

by Barbara J. Feldman May 3, 2011

Just recently released from beta, Fring is Google’s free group video call app for iPhone and Android. The mobile phone app enables group video phone calls with up to four people at once, over Wifi or 3G/4G phone connections. It also allows plain-old audio talk and has a text chat mode. It even allows you […]

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How to Save Files Directly to Online Storage From Websites

by Barbara J. Feldman February 2, 2011

Free online storage from Google Docs or DropBox allows you easy browser access to files from anywhere. But have you ever wondered how to save a file from the Internet directly to your online storage account? For example, what if you are on a public computer, and need to save a file you found online? […]

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TeamViewer Offers Free Online Meetings

by Barbara J. Feldman January 3, 2011

TeamViewer is an all-in-one solution for remote access and shared- screen online meetings. And it is free for non-commercial users. Which means you can use it to troubleshoot Grandma’s computer problems from the comfort of your own computer, whether you use Mac, Windows, Linux or even an iPhone. Use it to collaborate with family members […]

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Are You Insync?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 22, 2010

Similar to Dropbox, Insync creates an always-in-sync folder that copies files to and from the cloud. But Insync also syncs Google Docs and Gmail contacts to your local machine. With 1 GB of free cloud storage, Insync is free for individuals and businesses with fewer than six users. Insync works with both Windows and Mac […]

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Launch Applications Quickly with Launchy

by Barbara J. Feldman March 10, 2010

Launchy is an open source Windows and Linux utility that lets you quick start applications with just a few keystrokes. Forget your start menu and the icons on your desktop, Launchy hides in the background until you hit ALT-SPACE. Then just enter a few letters of the program you are looking for, and hit enter […]

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