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April 22, 2010

ClickToFlash for Mac

Quick specs
• Price: Free
• Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6/10.4 PPC/Intel/10.5 PPC/Intel

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CNET editors’ review

ClickToFlash is a free plug-in for Safari that can — in the words of the developers — "block evil Adobe Flash…the scourge of the Web." Indeed, ClickToFlash does an excellent job of blocking unwanted Flash video while still letting you watch Flash when you want to, which can result in better browser performance, fewer crashes, cooler running temperatures (and hence lass fan noise), and in the case of laptops, longer battery usage (in both the short term and over the life of a battery).

April 20, 2010

Lonely Planet offers free iPhone guides to stranded travelers

Someone putting good will above quick profits as crisis continues

Lonely Planet is offering 13 of its European iPhone guides free, as a response to the chaos caused by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

For a short time, the popular travel guide is offering 13 of its city guides for free in the App Store. (more…)

March 9, 2010

How to save and share ridiculously large files

Useful review by CNET about free and paid services to host gigantic files and send them.

A few years ago it was a big deal to find a place that would let you share 1 gigabyte of files.

Things change, though. Bandwidth keeps growing, and the cost of Web storage keeps shrinking. That’s good news for people looking to share increasingly large files, be it an HD video recording or an archive of several files that tops out at over a gig.

There are now a handful of free and paid services that make it easy to host these gigantic files and send them to a friend, family member, or business associate.

The key thing to point out here is the individual file size limit. Many storage services will throw gigabytes at you without any real strings attached except for the fact that you cannot upload files larger than a gig. This really isn’t a big deal, that is until that first time you need to do it. Below are a handful of sites, both free and paid, that are up to the task. (more…)