Stacy's Weekly Mashup: Jaman, YouTomb, GetRight, bab.la, Amie St...
|Published:||May 22, 2008|
|Software that can help||Good for||Cow Rating|
|Resume, accelerate, schedule, and manage your downloads.|
Web 2.0 Sites:
- Google Earth Outreach - Explore and learn about the impacts of climate change and find out how you can make a difference
- Jaman - Download and stream award-winning films in better than DVD quality
- YouTomb - A research project by MIT Free Culture that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation
- Amie Street - Discover new independent music
- Google Friend Connect - Grow traffic by easily adding social features to your website
Freeware Feature of the Week: Tor - A freeware project that helps defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Shareware Feature of the Week: GetRight - Extends your file-downloading power by resuming broken downloads and accelerating them to make them faster and more flexible. GetRight easily manages all your downloads, making it easy to find what you have in progress, and track files you've finished so they don't get lost.
Wallpaper of the Week: Gates of Gold
The Week in Geek News:
- Netflix offers movie downloads; stock upgraded - Reuters
- Senator Lieberman Wants Terrorist Videos Removed From YouTube - Information Week
- Microsoft To Offer Cash Back To Search Engine Users In Effort To Fight Google - TechCrunch
- Lawmaker questions Google over privacy practices - Reuters
- Design revamp for '$100 laptop' - BBC News
Flickr Image of the Week: by fernando
Top Blog Picks:
Article of the Week: A Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace - John Perry Barlow
Art Site of the Week:
Doodle 4 Google - Google asked US students in grades K-12 to design a Google logo around the theme 'What if...?'
The Weekly Widget: Schmap Widgets - Brighten up your website or blog with one of these useful, cool and stylish widgets, combining maps with content and event schedules for travel, sports, concert tours and more
Free Game of the Week: Bloxorz - Can you get a rectangular cube into a square hole?
Video of the Week: This week's video is also the Geek Tip which comes from PCWizKid's TechTalk
Windows XP TIP - Unlock Hidden Options
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.