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You've blown your budget on a new smartphone, tablet or laptop but now you need to buy content to run on it.No cash? No worries.Whether you're into media like TV shows, music, movies or e-books or software, such as a Microsoft Office alternatives, there's no shortage of places to get good and legal stuff,without having to spend a dime.Some of the following resources might be old news to you. But some gems you weren't aware of might just keep you entertained or productive without having to put your hand in your pocket. Free e-booksThere are a couple of ways you can fill up onfree books.For new releases, you can borrow e-books (and audiobooks) from many local libraries.Not only does this mean you don't have to physically get to a library, but you'll never face late fees again.All you need is your library card and the freeOverDriveapp installed on your favorite phone or tablet. First, download and install the app (app.overdrive.com) and once installed, you'll be prompted to create an Adobe ID, if you don't already have one, and authorize it to work withOverDrive. Now you can borrow e-books and audiobooks wirelessly even currentNew York Timesbestsellers.For classic books, including those in the public domain (read: free), there are awesome sites like Project Gutenberg(gutenberg.org), which offers more than 46,000 free e-books.Popular picks includePride and Prejudice,Dracula,The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesorShakespeare's timeless works.Other great resources include Google Books, Archive.org, The Online Books Page and the many free e-books offered by stores like Kindleand Kobo. Free music, music videosRather than pay to download songs by track, or subscribe to music streaming services that could cost up to $10/month, the freeTuneInRadio(tunein.com)app and website gives you access to more than 100,000 radio stations from around the world from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and all searchable by genre, country orpopularity.If you're in the mood for a particular artist or song, simply do a search to hear what's playing at that exact moment.Want local radio? No worries. Tap to see all the AM and FM stations in your area and tune in at home or on the go (even with album artwork). Alternatively, you can listen to Internet-only stations, such as the awesome 1.FM.If you prefer to have curated playlists, be sure to visitSongza(songza.com)in your Web browser or download the free app.Here's another option: Use free software like Free YouTube Downloader or YTD Video Downloader both of which are available inC|NetDownload.com'sTop 10 list(download.com) and you can not only download music videos to watch online but also convert them into MP3sfor your phone or tablet, too.Some Web browsers will also let you download YouTube videos to watch offline or copy over to a mobile device. Free softwareBoth Microsoft and Google offer free productivity programs namely, Microsoft Office Online and Google Drive but they require an Internet connection to function fully.However, Apache'sOpenOffice(openoffice.org)is a downloadable, offline suite of productivity tools for word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations and more.OpenOfficeis available in multiple languages and runs on many operating systems, and you can install it on as many computers as you like. The software suite supports a wide range of file types created by other programs (including Microsoft Office's .doc, .xlsand .ppt).Also available for Windows, Mac and Linux isLibreOffice, another feature-rich and free software suite with a word processor, presentation maker, spreadsheet creator and other programs. Windows and Linux users can also downloadSoftMakerOffice 2008, an older but free version of a more recent commercial product.If you're on a smartphone or tablet, Kingsoft Office(kingsoftstore.com)is a free Microsoft Office alternative that lets you create, view and edit documents imported from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others, including support for PDF files. All of your work can be stored locally on the smartphone or tablet or accessed from "cloud" services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and others. It's also possible to collaborate and share files with other users.There are many good, free photo-editing tools, but Gimp(gimp.org)might be the most robust, thanks to its powerful editing features, digital retouching, multiple file support and customizable interface options. The free download works with Windows, Mac, Linux and other operating systems. Free TV shows, moviesThere are a few good ways to watch television shows online without having to pay to download them. Your options might be a bit limited, but hey, free is free.For one, all the major TV networks let you watch live or prerecorded shows on their respective websites. For example, go to ABC and you'll see its top shows cycle from right to left and a large tab that says "Watch the latest episode" or "Watch Now" whether it'sModern Family,How to Get Away With Murder,Grey's Anatomy,Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.orGeneral Hospital.And while you need to pay for Hulu Plus, there's no shortage of content to watch on the main Hulu site(hulu.com). Also check outSideReel(sidereel.com).There are hundreds of free shows often pilots or the first episode of a new season you can download from iTunes.Along with an entire section devoted to free films, YouTube(youtube.com)has many episodes of mostly older TV shows, but can be a great way to relax on a lazy Sunday afternoonmaybe by connecting your computer to your big-screen television with an HDMI cable (which you can buy at your local dollar store) or wirelessly through a Smart TV, Chromecast or other set-top solution.Movie lovers can also check out Sony's Crackle,Yidio,Vimeo'sFilms Channel,SnagFilmsandPopcornFlix. Free podcasts, radio showsFinally, you likely knowaudio-based podcasts can be a great way to keep you entertained on a long commute, whether you're interested in downloadingor streaminga comedy routine, news report, political rant, tech advice, religious sermon or the latest music remix from a popular club DJ.When you hear a podcast you like say, within iTunes easily subscribe with the simple click or tap; every time there's a new show it automatically downloads.There are video podcasts, too, another form of free entertainment at home or on the go.Same goes for classic radio dramas.Popularized in the '40s before television took off, "old time radio" (OTR) shows, as they're referred to today, are enjoying a 21st century rebirth thanks to the Internet and MP3 files.Recommended shows include the creepyInner Sanctum and Price of Fearwith Vincent Price" mysteries; nail-biting adventures from Suspense and Escape; the antics of Jack Benny and Abbott and Costello; and sci-fi classics likeJourney Into SpaceandX Minus One(featuring many Ray Bradbury yarns).Filling up your smartphone, tablet or computer with these timeless tales is as easy as subscribing to one of the many dozen OTR podcasts (some with daily updates) or by bookmarking websites such as Archive.org, Relic Radio and OTRCat.com, each with thousands of free downloadable episodes.