How to Find the Best Free Movies and Music on the Web

Whoa, hold on there, person about to exchange money for movies or music — do you know how much free stuff is out there on the web, all legally released and available for anyone to listen to or watch? If you want to spend less on your entertainment budget and maybe discover some interesting new stuff at the same time, here’s where to look. Read More >>

Google Just Made £99 of Great Photography Software Totally Free

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was bought in 2012 by Google, and all of its plugins have just been made free. Read More >>

Amazon Underground Promises “Actually Free” Free Games Without In-app Purchases

Amazon's launched a new parallel arm of its standalone Android Appstore, one that takes loads of previously paid and freemium titles and adds them to a listing promising they're "Actually Free" -- and removes all fees for in-game purchases too. Read More >>

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How Do You Make Money From Free Software?

Free software is undoubtedly a good thing. But given the rest of the world still uses that pesky stuff called money, how on Earth do you make a living from spending your time giving away software for nothing? Read More >>

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Why Not all Free Software is Free

Meet Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons. He has a good beard, true, but he also believes very strongly in concept of Free Software. Not free as in a free lunch, but free as in free speech. Allow him to explain. Read More >>

Would You Get Out More if the Wi-Fi Was Better?

Intel has gathered together a collection of stats about our mobile data use, suggesting that the UK and Europe could do more to stretch the coverage of Wi-Fi and reduce holiday data costs. Read More >>

Soon You’ll Be Able to Grab the Same Software Pixar Used to Make Wall-E, For Free

If you're an aspiring animator, this might be the best news you'll hear this month: Pixar is giving away—that's right, giving away—a version of RenderMan, its in-house animation software. Gratis. No catch. You'll be able to download the program some time in August. Read More >>

Get a Free SIM on the Three Network With This “Ditch the Contract” Deal of the Day

Since Ovivo vanished unexpectedly, there'll be a good number of people on the lookout for another mobile deal. Presumably, it'll be entirely made up of those with second phones because they're having an affair, or ringing up bars and asking for "Hugh Janus" and the like. Read More >>

BBC Trust Stresses Over YouView Subscriptions and Sky Channel Listing Fees

The BBC's core concept of providing free-to-air TV is being eroded by platforms like YouView, with the BBC Trust concerned that commercial companies are using the BBC's content as a way of convincing viewers to take out subscriptions. Read More >>

The 10 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives

There are lots of perfectly good alternatives to Photoshop out there, and you know what? Their makers love us, because they're offering them for free. I love them too. Read More >>

Free Means Free Even on Mobile, Thanks to 0800 Rule Changes

As part of its long-awaited simplification of the UK's calling system, comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that 0800 numbers will soon be properly free, universally, even when calling from a mobile. A deadline of June 26 2015 has been set for the networks to sort it all out. [Ofcom] Read More >>

Trading Watchdog Warns Over Misleading and Aggressive In-App Purchases

The Office of Fair Trading has stepped into the debate around real-money in-app purchases in games aimed at children, saying more needs to be done to explain future costs and micro-payments upfront and before players install that amazing "free" game. Read More >>

Free Games Your Reward for Attending Apple’s App Store 5th Birthday Party

Apple's App Store celebrates its fifth birthday this week, and plenty of game publishers and developers are using this as an excuse to boost their user numbers by giving away some cracking iOS games for free. Read More >>

BT’s Going For Sky’s Jugular With Free BT Sport For All BT Broadband Customers

It seems BT's on a Sky-seeking rampage. It's announced that BT Sport, which will have live Premiership Rugby, live Premier League Football, UFC, Moto GP, and Red Bull TV among others, will be available free to BT Broadband or Infinity customers. Read More >>