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(1) PicTreat – Web based quick photo retouching and smoothing service. It takes your photo and treats it in one click. The retouched picture can then be downloaded, shared via social networks and bookmarked. Read more: PicTreat – One Click Online Photo Retouching Service

(2) BlacklistCheck – Online application that lets you check a number of major DNS blacklists (Sorbs, Spamhaus, NJABL, DSBL, CBL and PSBL) and find out whether your email address has been blacklisted. Read more: BlacklistCheck – Check if Your Email Address is on a Blacklist

(3) KmlFactBook – Unique site which lets you load data sets from CIA Factbook and WRI Earthtrends into Google Maps and create cool presentations. You can view facts such as population of various countries, their GDP, immigration rate and a lot more. Read more: KmlFactBook – Maps CIA World Factbook Data on Google Maps

(4) Listia – Auction site for free stuff, which makes it really easy for people to give away items they don’t use and get things they need. The site has its own currency “credits” which can be accumulated by listing items, referring friends or be bought for real cash (10 credits for $1). Read more: Listia – Get & Give Away Free Stuff Online

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] NextBigSound – This site provides actionable intelligence for the music industry by tracking the behavior of music buffs online. It tracks the number of plays, views, fans, comments, mentions, and other key metrics for 486,602 artists across major web properties like Facebook, MySpace,, Twitter, and more. Read more: NextBigSound – Get Fan Statistics for Music Artists


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  1. Reginald Bridges
    August 21, 2009 at 7:56 am

    My comment on your "Commands in Demand" article' I down loaded this program and before I could unzip it McAfee security went crazy also Avast did too. Both mentioned viruses and computer risks. McAfee tried to uninstall the offending parts but I hadn't unzipped it yet. I wound up shredding the whole thing. Where can I get an uninfected version of Commands in Demand. Please respond. R. Bridges

    • Aibek
      August 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

      We are investigating this, will let you know shortly. Sorry for taking two days to address this, next I recommend you to post the comment on the article itself.

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