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Beta Beat: Freedom leaves you internet-less

Cory Bohon
Are you tired of being distracted by the internet? Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Google Earth could all be considered "distractions" or "time wasters." So, if you're looking to get some work done without physically un-pluging from the internet then Freedom might be what you need.

Freedom allows you to set a time limit for internet access. For instance, if I need to set aside 30 minutes for a project that doesn't require internet access, I could tell Freedom to block internet access for those 30 minutes, Freedom will then disable WiFi and ethernet access for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes are over your WiFi and ethernet access will be restored.

You can download Freedom for free (donations accepted) from the developers website or from MacUpdate.

Cory Bohon has been a Mac and iPod user since 2004, you can find him writing for his personal blog on In the past, Cory has developed such Mac software as Dockables (available at, which has had well over 500,000 downloads. Other projects include Microtec Web Design and CocoaApp. Whilst you can still find Cory writing on this blog, he also writes for TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog) which is within the AOL family of blogs. He has also written for Mac|Life Magazine as a part of their iPhone Handbook (a one-off quarterly issue of the magazine devoted to the iPhone). You can find other publications by Cory on the publications section of his website. Cory is currently a student in South Carolina. He is attending the University of South Carolina where he is majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS) with an emphasis on application development and network security. Upon graduating, he hopes to go into the IT or application development field.