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Last Updated: Friday, 7 September 2007, 12:33 GMT 13:33 UK
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.


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Midomi lets you search for music with your voice. Plug in a microphone, sing a bit, and this site will search in its database and hopefully, name that tune.

I tested out the system with a Carpenters song and amazingly, Midomi got it right first time.

Instead of matching my rendition of "Close to you" with Karen Carpenter's version, it was matched with recordings by other Midomi users, who all seemed to go flat in the same places as me! I had no idea that bad singers were that predictable.

You can also build an online profile, hook up with fans of the same kinds of music, and rate or comment on each other's songs.

Like all social networks, Midomi works on the strength of its users. So the more people sing into it, the more we will all get out of it and - believe me - this site is has only just begun.


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CutePDF Writer lets you turn your usual documents into more secure and reliable PDF documents really easily.

Once you have installed the programme, the option to save or print any web page or document as a PDF just appears in your printer list.

That is it really. There are no adverts foisted on you, no weird watermarks splurged across the pages.

And it is free because they hope that you like it so much you will eventually pay for their advanced version. But - of course - you do not have to.


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You can convert your files into PDFs without installing anything on your computer at zamzar.com. In fact, looking at the list of file formats, you can convert almost anything into pretty much anything else - document, audio and video files.

You type in an URL or upload the file from your computer, choose the format you want it to become, and enter your email address.

Zamzar emails you a link, where you can download your converted file.

Zamzar does involve a lot of uploading and downloading, so this is only a practical option if you are on broadband.

To make a file conversion direct from other websites even easier, Zamzar provide us with a neat button you can drag to your Bookmarks toolbar.

Highlight the file you want. Click the Zamzar button, and you are on your way.

The Tate

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My final recommendation is Tateshots, the monthly video podcast from the Tate Gallery.

The current edition is about a video collaboration between Mickey Mouse creator Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, the arch-surrealist himself. Apparently, Dali really admired Disney. That figures.

The Tate has been quick to embrace the internet as a kind of virtual gallery and their site is well worth a look anyway.

They have put 65,000 works of art online, and you can browse through them all using the Carousel.

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