Cortado is offering their free SMS2Desk that allows you to send and receive messages via your PC to your BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or higher through your email. You can also organize with the handy tool. Cortado promises that everything you do will be saved securely. Although you can download the program on a .zip file on your PC, you can get SNS2Desk from your Blackberry. There is a Premium Version that provides multiple SMS sending simultaneously, editable e-mailing, limit to the number of messages sent and SMS confirmation for about $6.00.
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Michael Moore joins with Leo DiCaprio by using the Internet to get his political ideas across. The filmmaker is offering his latest movie, Slacker Uprising, as a free download. Not only that, he is giving everyone full rein to email, burn, air, or otherwise share it with anyone in the U.S. or Canada.
“This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans. The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November,“says Moore. Sign up with your email addy on the Slacker Uprising site and feel free to donate the $9.95 price. And if you are looking for more fun concerning the election, check out the new YouTube videos by P Diddy and Justin Timberlake.
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We so dig finding free stuff on the Net for you! This time it is Nine Inch Nails’ new release “The Slip.” While Prince offered a free single with his last album, you can download this one in its entirety. The formats include MP3, FLAC, M4A, or WAVE. Each one includes a PDF with artwork and credits. If you like what you hear on your PC or laptop, NIN is hoping you will also purchase their CD this summer. Click here for download.
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That’s right. You can get the first 15 episodes of HBO’s “In Treatment” starring Gabriel Byrne at no charge. We assume that the freebies are being used to attract a larger fan base. Whatever the reason, free is free. You need a TiVo Series 2 or 3 or Amazon’s Unbox Video Player. The Amazon download process is simple but will only work with Windows XP SP2/Vista. The show is also available through iTunes and HBO’s site.
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So you have done all your shopping and cooked your goose, and the relatives are due to arrive at any moment. You realize that the only tunes you have are those radio stations that play the Chipmunks and that
inexpensive Barry Manilow CD you got when you purchased 3 Hallmark cards. Patrol Magazine has put together the last minute “Beautiful and Unique Snowflakes,” a free sampler that features 11 tracks. It includes “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Coldplay, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Plain White Ts, and “If There is a God” by Smashing Pumpkin and Radiohead (live.)
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NBC has announced that their new service, NBC Direct, allows users to download many primetime and late-night shows up to one week after airing. Beta testing will begin in October and includes shows such as “Heroes,” “The Office,” “Life,” “Bionic Woman,” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” In the future, the company will be offering a free subscription option for pre-selection of specific programs. The DRM downloads will work on PCs, Macs, as well as other handhelds. This is good news to those of us who still watch analog TV, but not so good for those with outdated computers who may not be able to handle the overload.
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