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(1) [NO LONGER WORKS] CellPhoneRadiation – If you ever wanted to find out radiation levels emitted by various mobile phones and check which are the safest models, there is a website that can help you with that. CellPhoneRadiation is an online cell phone radiation chart launched by the Environmental Working Group. The site lists data for over 1,000 phones currently available on the market. Read more: CellPhoneRadiation – Online Cell Phone Radiation Chart

(2) [NO LONGER WORKS] KingStyles – Web application that allows you to easily create graphics online including things like banners, buttons and logos. The site has a simple online editor where you can quickly design elements by selecting custom sizes, colors, backgrounds, layers, gradients and adding custom text or badges. Read more: KingStyles – Create Graphics Online

(3) TextureVault – Directory of free backgrounds and textures for digital artist & designers. It currently hosts around 3000 textures nicely organized in different categories, you can search for textures using keywords or view the most popular ones. Read more: TextureVault – Free Textures For Artists & Designers

(4) Matrix Calculator – Anyone who is a Math major or took fundamental Math courses in college, sooner or later has to deal with matrices and perform matrix calculations. Doing these calculations manually takes quite some time. If you want to quickly perform these and other matrix operations online, check out Online Matrix Calculator. Read more: Matrix Calculator – Do Matrix Calculations Online

(5) CopyTransManager – If you find iTunes very slow and bloated, meet CopyTrans. It is a free, fast and lightweight iTunes replacement app to manage your iPod or iPhone. It requires no installation (simply download and start using), takes only 3MB of hard drive space and loads in less than a second. Read more: CopyTransManager – Manage Your iPod, iPhone & iPod Touch Without iTunes


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    October 16, 2009 at 3:59 pm

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  2. 1GeekyGuy
    October 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

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  3. MUOFan
    October 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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    • Aibek
      October 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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  4. Blake @ props blog reviews
    October 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    King styles is really easy to use. Should work great for anyone who doesn't want to mess with photo shop.

    There are some really sweet textures on texture vault. That will be an awesome resource for photo shop wizards

  5. Alyssa Myers
    October 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

    TextureVault is a good find!

  6. jetaxi
    October 6, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Kingstyles is very good

  7. ILoveFreeSoftware
    October 5, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Kingstyle is pretty good. A few other good online image editors are: Pixlr and Fotoflexer.

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    October 5, 2009 at 11:12 pm

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  9. Personal PPC Coach
    October 5, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, kingstyles and texturevault will save me a ton of time, thanks for the tip. This blog is awesome! I'll be back.

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