You can now follow people you don't personally know on Facebook, just like on Google+ and Twitter. All you have to do is mash the Subscribe button in the upper-right corner of someone's profile. You're then given the same granular control over subscription feeds as you are with your friends, allowing you to filter how much information gets piped to your news feed.
Alright, Firefox master. Think you're hot stuff? Think that your list of 135 installed add-ons is impressive? I have one more in mind that will help you tie the whole picture together, but don't be frightened off by my exaggeration: You'll be able to make use of it whether you're running a paltry 5 add-ons or the 10,000+ in Mozilla's entire library.
Dubbed the Firefox Add-on Collector, this extension takes the entire concept of add-ons themselves and wraps them up in a higher layer of accessibility. Gone is the default disable/install/uninstall add-on screen you're used to. Firefox Add-on Collector builds these features alongside a means for subscribing to various add-on collection packs from third-party sources. Not only can you have the crème of Firefox's crop of add-ons at your fingertips, but you'll also have a source that constantly checks these packages for updated entries to grab (or delete).
Listening to the Maximum PC podcast #131 this past week (I'm behind) brought back some fond memories. Not only was there a little glint in my eye because I was actually mentioned on said podcast, but I was also tearing up a bit at the realization that the very art of podcasting could serve as an excellent Freeware Files roundup.
Thus, here we are! Podcasting is a huge topic in itself, so I'm trying to bridge a bunch of different worlds in this week's list of awesome applications. Just interested in listening to podcasts? Don't worry--I've got you covered. Looking to make a Maximum PC (or Freeware Files) fan podcast of your own? You'll find a fun trick or two within the bits and bytes of this week's post. Tired of all the same-ol', same-ol' podcasting programs that you read about on all the other tech sites (like iTunes, cough cough?) Well, I'll do my best to surprise you with a new app or two!
Even if, like me, you think that 99-percent of all podcasts are lame and not really worth your time, you can also use some of the enclosed apps and utilities to exert some editing influence over existing audio files. As well, you'll even find an awesome player for video and music files that even comes with a built-in Bittorrent download capability.
As always, slap on your favorite pair of headphones and click the jump--it's podcasting time!