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There are millions of download-worthy treasures (and some stinkers) out there on the web. In fact, there are so many options that no one person can try them all out. Share your favorite downloads and widgets with me here, tell my why you like them and if I feel the same way, I'll feature them on geeksugar.

Ratatouille Video Game: Just Like The Flick

Posted By Tech on Jul 13, 2007 at 4:00AM

Inspired by YumSugar's rave review of Ratatouille, I went to see it with my family and our friend's four-year-old son last week. After the first 10 minutes we were all captivated by the animated food, characters, scenery and music. Almost as mouthwatering as the movie is the official Ratatouille video game, which you can purchase for $29.99 for your Mac or $19.99 for your PC.

The game lets you relive the best moments from the film, as you assume the role of Remy, a young rat with dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat. It's fun for adults (you'll ogle the graphics!) but better suited for the wee ones.

GPS Notifies Your Friends/Boss When You're Late

Posted By Tech on Jul 3, 2007 at 10:00AM

If your commute, or inability to get out of bed when the alarm goes off makes you chronically late and leaves you in a daily text-messaging frenzy, you might want to consider the Oops I'm Late! Professional for Smartphones. For $99.99 you can get the calendar integrated late notification that sends out notices based on your current GPS location. It's the geekiest alert system I can imagine, but will save you plenty of time and hassle.

The best part is you can set a single contact to your assistant, office manager or significant other, which can easily call on any phone number or mobile it's been assigned to contact. You won't have to look up contact information, event or location information.

Download of the Day: iTunes Hula Dancer

Posted By Tech on Jun 26, 2007 at 11:00AM

Add some Hawaiian Tropic fun to your dashboard with Carl Jr.'s iTunes music player. This widget comes with a hula hottie who will dance along to your music - no joke. Choose whether you want her to hula, breakdance or show off her sexy moves. I love all the green - it's so earthy and perfect for summer! This download will work on both Macs and PCs and if you have any problems downloading, click here. Geek Tip: If you go to preferences and uncheck 'Attach Hula girl to music player', you can drag her anywhere on your screen.

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Download of the Day: Dashflix Widget

Posted By Tech on Jun 21, 2007 at 11:00AM

Now this is a widget that I just have to have. If you use Netflix and are always checking and changing your movie queue like me, this Dashflix widget will sit right on your desktop and provide a list of your movies with their estimated delivery dates - hallelujah!

If you flip it over, you will see all the movies in your queue so you know what movie will be arriving next. The only thing that irks me about it is the fact that you can't alter your queue, but I love the idea of fast access to the titles I've put on my queue because every time BuzzSugar does her What To Netflix stories I get inspired to change my rental lineup.

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Download of the Day: Public Toilet Locator

Posted By Tech on Jun 20, 2007 at 4:00AM

I can't explain it, but I'm on this public restroom locating kick. Last week I featured MizPee, a service that allows you to text message your city to a number and in return, you will get a list of all the closest, cleanest toilets. This week, it's on to public restroom widgets.

If you have a Mac, you can also download this fun widget. Public toilet locator is a widget where you can enter a city name and the public toilet locator will provide you with an address, the quality of facility, comments, images and geographic coordinates.

Now if you gotta go - you can go!

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Download of the Day: Camfrog Video Chat

Posted By Tech on Jun 18, 2007 at 3:00PM

Being able to chat with someone online is a convenience most of us wouldn't be able to live without, especially now that we can use our webcams for video chat. Camfrog video chat is different from other video chat applications because it allows multi-user videoconferencing, so users can join a chat room with up to a thousand people. This is much different from Eyejot, where videos can be recorded and sent in more of a one-on-one emailing format. If you like group chats, this may be the download for you. Keep in mind that this software comes with a Yahoo web browser toolbar which can easily be uninstalled.

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Download of the Day: Baby Shield

Posted By Tech on Jun 15, 2007 at 1:00PM

I know I've talked about other great downloads for baby-proofing your computers, but I have to say this one definitely stands out from the rest. Baby Shield is a Mac application that protects your laptop, programs and files while it is running and while your curious and inquisitive baby decides to use your keyboard as a drum set.

And not only does Baby Shield safeguard important documents, but it displays images and music whenever the keyboard is pressed by your baby - love that!

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Download of the Day: fring

Posted By Tech on Jun 13, 2007 at 10:00AM

Fring is an easy to use peer to peer communications program that allows cell phone users to talk for free via WiFi, 3G or GPRS. You can IM and talk via your handset's internet connection to other mobile phones and services like Skype, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, SIP and Twitter - at no extra airtime cost. The main fring screen is a simple contact list that displays your contacts and their status. This list can include your Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk contacts, your fringster friends and if you want, people who are stored in your phone's contact list. This service is still fairly new so the audio quality isn't the greatest, but I'm sure this will improve with time. For more info and to download, click here.
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Download of the Day: Library Books

Posted By Tech on Jun 11, 2007 at 6:00AM

Whenever I sign out books at my local library (yes, I still do this), I always have to remember to record the due dates in my online calendar - or else I'm a late fees prime target. Thankfully there's a new Mac OS X application called library books that can track all the library books you've borrowed online.

Library Books connects to your library's cataloger and downloads the list of books you have checked out. The books are then displayed in your menu bar. You can also add due date alerts to iCal, which will be useful for forgetful me. Library books is supported across nine countries (180 in the US) and can work with multiple libraries as well.

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Download Of The Day: CoffeeBreak Spanish

Posted By Tech on Jun 8, 2007 at 3:00PM

My boyfriend and I recently decided we want to take language lessons and visit a foreign country together. The idea sounded fantastic and exotic when we thought it up, but neither one of us has enough time to make it to the drycleaners, let alone a language class.

Thank goodness for the the CoffeeBreak Spanish method. All you have to do is sign up for the site's free podcast and each new episode will be delivered to your iTunes. When you take your daily five to 10 minute coffee break you can be treated to lessons on how to ask for directions, order paella or chat with shop owners - all while mentally preparing for your next vacation.

If you already speak Spanish, check out My Daily Phrase Italian, My Daily Phrase German, or my sister's favorite, Love Lingo, which teaches you the language of love via podcast.