Archive for the ‘MacOS Communications’ Category

Free Printable Stationery

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

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The paper that comes out of your printer is one relentless white sheet after another, which makes your correspondence oh-so-boring. A new site called Free Printable Stationery offers more than 150 stationery designs that you can download, personalize, and print. The selections include business letterhead, informal personal stationery, plus party invitations, animal-themed pages, and more. You can download lined or unlined versions, then use Microsoft Word (or your favorite free word processor that uses the .DOC format) to customize and print the stationery. And in case you forgot the spelling rule like we did: stationary means standing still; stationery is paper you write on. As far as we know, the stationery is stationary.

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Opera Web Browser: free reg code today only

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

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Today only, Opera Software is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving away registration codes for its Opera web browser. (This deal has expired.) (It's normally $39.) Opera's a fantabulous web browser: features include a pop-up blocker, RSS newsreader, e-mail client with spam filter, a notes feature, and much more.

Have patience when you go to the site: understandably, the Opera site is heavily loaded — and therefore slow — today. The offer is valid until 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT).

First, get your free registration code
Then, download Opera

Free Fax Cover Sheets

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

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Spice up your office communications with a great-looking fax cover page. Today's featured download isn't a single program, but an entire site where you can download and print more than 100 fax cover pages. All of the cover sheets are available in .doc format (for Microsoft Word and compatible word processors): you can customize these before printing them, if desired. In addition, dozens of cover pages are ready-to-go: just download and print the PDF version for instant gratification. Cover sheets are available in 10 categories, including nature, job-related, funny, and color.

Go to Free Fax Cover Sheets.net

Broadcast video on the web

Monday, June 13th, 2005

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If you’ve ever wanted to publish your videos to the web but weren't sure how to get started, Broadcast Machine is the program for you. The application is free, open source and simple to use. Broadcast Machine combines BitTorrent with RSS, including everything you need to start publishing fullscreen video online. The application helps with server seeding, setting up a channel, and tagging your videos. The secret to this program is channels: you can create you very own channel or station that users can subscribe to — similar to a DVR. The program is free for viewers and developers so you can publish your content for the entire world to see. Now all you have to do is come up with something good to say.

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Skype

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

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Even the best telephone service providers don't offer all the features that Skype does: reliability, excellent sound quality and a $0-per-minute phone bill. This program works effectively on multiple platforms, including Microsoft Windows, MacOS X, Linux and Pocket PC. You don't need complex installation manuals and resources to get started with Skype. Just download, register a unique ID and set up an audio headset, and you're ready to call your friends anywhere in the world. Unlike some of the other free Internet telephony services, there's no compromise on the sound quality or security of your calls. Skype provides end-to-end encryption along with instant and easy decryption on the receiving end. This extraordinary application also lets you transfer files, chat and make conference calls. Finally, if you want to place calls to actual telephones, Skype lets you do that, too — there's a fee for this service, but it's generally still less than what long distance services charge.

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