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Georeader – When you visit historical places and landmarks, you often do not know much about them. Unless you take a book a with you, there are not really any helpful guides on hand that explain the significance of the location you are visiting. It is even more unfortunate when landmarks are in the way of your trip and you pass them without realizing how significant they are. A phone app that helps you solve this problem is Georeader. Read more: Georeader: Get Your iPhone To Detect Landmark Locations & Tell You About Them [iOS] (10 Free Codes)

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Instaport – Instagram is a highly popular image sharing service used by iOS device owners. But once the images are uploaded to Instagram, you do not get easy options to download them to your computer or export them to your other networking accounts. Here to help do this is a site called Instaport. Read more: Instaport: Download All Your Instagram Photos Or Port Them To Facebook Or Flickr


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Mobile Locate – Buying an expensive smartphone only to lose it later in the subway, bus, office, or any other place can be extremely frustrating and upsetting. There are numerous phone applications which you can install and use to locate your phone through GPS. But normally after running those apps for a while, many users exit them to save battery life. So as a result, when you actually need the app to find your phone, it is not running. Here to help locate your phone without downloading anything on your phone is a very useful service called Mobile Locate Read more: Mobile Locate: Locate Your Phone Through GPS & Cell Network Data


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SplitCam – Are you sick of your boring webcam? Sure, you can video chat with it, but does it really do enough to make you happy? Do you wish you could add more effects and use it in multiple programs at the same time, without getting a webcam busy error? Well if you answered yes to all these questions, you need to check out SplitCam. Read more: SplitCam: Take Your Webcam To The Next Level


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Convert Word To Excel – Do you have a Word document that you quickly and painlessly need converted into an Excel document? Well then, you should consider taking a look at Convert Word To Excel. Before you can begin using it, you need Microsoft Silverlight installed and enabled. Then just click on “File” and then “Open”. Read more: Convert Word To Excel: Convert Your Word Document Into An Excel File


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  1. Mrs Joan Willies
    August 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    ome time ago you featured a touch program called Leap and the contact was Paul Heineke, He asked for prospective purchasors of the $89 program to register for a first purchase, and I registered.. I received a reply saying that there were some glitches but it would be available in August. I set aside some savings to purchase this and have three times Emailed Mr Heineke, askng if there were now dates available, and have never yet received a reply.. I wonder if perhaps you have any information about this, do you think I should contiue to wait.
    Sinerely Joan Willies, ( a regular follower of your Make Use of Site, )

    • Tim Brookes
      August 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

      Hi Joan,

      I believe the article you are referring to is this one:

      As you can see, it's a piece of hardware which is available for pre-order. According to the FAQ:

      "We have a limited number available for our first shipment this winter. Early birds catch the worm – so click here to order. We won’t charge you until the product is ready to ship."

      So if you have pre-ordered you should not have been charged yet, and thus there shouldn't be too much to worry about. If you haven't pre-ordered then you can do so without sacrificing the money until the product is released. I'm not sure if the team will be answering individual emails regarding the status of the product as I assume they're working flat-out to get it ready in time. I'm guessing they will contact you and others who have registered interest "when it's ready" so to speak.

      Another option would be to monitor/join in the discussions on the official forum at:

      While I can't speak for the team themselves it would seem things are moving along according to the forum activity and the fact that they are currently advertising a vacancy too. I hope this helps. If you're wondering whether or not to pre-order then I can say that I know staff members and personal friends who have already decided to do so so you shouldn't worry too much!


  2. Stephanie w
    August 2, 2012 at 3:09 am

    The mobile locator is pretty neat.

  3. Muhannad Agha
    August 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    mobile locator is awesome

  4. Ty Neal
    August 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I like the idea of the instaport. You'd think that instagram would have a much better website due to it's popularity but that's the one part they lack in.

  5. Pradeep Kumar
    August 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Most useful websites for me!

  6. Igor Rizvi?
    August 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Thansk for the mobile phone locater,great stuff

  7. Susman Bhavsar
    August 1, 2012 at 7:34 am

    An emulator is a computer program attempts to make one computer system work like another by translating or interpreting the computer code of the system being emulated so that it runs in the same manner on the foreign system running the emulator.

    As an example, older electronic games had programs on Read Only Memory (ROM) chips and those programs were run by special software in the game controller when you plugged the game cartridge in. Someone might have copied that ROM code to an image file of the ROM. An emulator might read that ROM image and use it to control a display under Windows so that the game could be played by the Windows user without using the original game controller. In other cases, the emulator might read a game CD-ROM disc in a computer and play the game without the game hardware.

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