Stacy's Weekly Mashup: TrueCrypt, Buzzword, Bluestring, Mozilla Labs, ChatStat...

Links upon links to the hottest sites, blogs, software, freebies, news and much more!
Published: Apr 3, 2008
Author: Stacy Reed
Hard drive utilities

Web 2.0 Sites:

  • sk*rt - Users provide content on a broad array of topics, linking to cool Internet finds
  • Bloggers Unite - An initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place
  • Buzzword - This word processor for the web is a breakthrough in collaborative authoring for documents that matter
  • Bluestring - Preserve and share your memories in a whole new way
  • Fubar - Fubar is for anyone 18 and older who is interested in meeting new people while connecting with old friends

Freeware Feature of the Week: TrueCrypt - Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

Shareware Feature of the Week: Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2008 - All-in-one suite to completely protect, maintain and manage your PC's hard drives, including partitioning, backup, cloning, defrag, disposal, system management and system recovery.

Wallpaper of the Week: Helix Nebula - Interfacelift

The Week in Geek News:

Flickr Image of the Week: by LightMirror

Top Blog Picks:

Article of the Week: Just Put It on My Phone - Companies are introducing services with new ways for consumers to buy, sell, and carry out other transactions using wireless handsets - BusinessWeek

Librarian Chick's Smart Site of the Week: World Atlas - World maps, flags, geography facts, currency conversion, world clocks and more

Art Site of the Week: MOLI - Starving Artist Contest

The Weekly Widget: ChatStat - The ability to conduct live chat with both website visitors and any of the supported IM clients (AOL, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, and Skype) using a familiar instant messenger interface

Free Game of the Week: DHTML Lemmings - A javascript remake of the old classic

Video of the Week: BigDog Quadruped Robot

Geek Weekly: This week, Ryan Faas of Computerworld wrote an article titled The top 25 overlooked and underrated features in Leopard. If you are a Mac user, you're sure to find something helpful among this well-rounded list of features for Mac OS X 10.5

About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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