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DVD Authoring Software That's Open Source And Free

DVD Flick windowIf you have a collection of video files on your PC and you want to assemble them into a playable DVD, you'll need some DVD authoring software. Not only is DVD Flick available for free, but it also comes with complete source code if you want to study how it works.

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Play DonkeyKongPacmanPongInvaders Now!

If you remember the 1980s, you probably played games such as Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Pong and Pacman. And you've probably wondered about whether there are any decent versions that can be played on a modern PC.

But I'm willing to bet that you've never asked yourself whether there's a single game which combines all of them.

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Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable

Secure web browser imageA security hole in many major browsers called "logjam" is being reported. The attack makes use of a weakness in a cryptographic algorithm used to make connections secure. If you go to the site reporting the exploit, it will tell you if your browser is vulnerable to the attack.

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Stunning Level Of Detail For Network Detectives

It seems to be my week for recommending great alternatives to the accepted freeware standards. A couple of days ago I told you about Acoustica, a great audio editing freeware which I think is better than Audacity. Now, here's another. This time it's all about network monitoring.

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Edit Your MP3 Files On Your PC

It's sometimes useful to be able to edit an audio MP3 file on your PC. For example, you might want to remove the applause from the end of a downloaded track, or cut out the preamble from the start. Or maybe you want to increase the volume, or standardize the volume so that there are no sections which are inaudibly quiet.

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Be Where You're Not. Fool The Web.

Although the internet is often portrayed as a single global system, in practice it's not really anything of the sort. Because it's relatively easy to identify someone's approximate location by means of their IP address, and because it's very easy for a web site operator to find the IP address of a visitor, many sites deliberately block users from specific countries.

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Keep Track Of Your Activities On Your PC

Have you ever switched off your PC after a 4 hour evening session, and wondered what precisely you've been doing with it all evening? You probably only sat down to write a letter or pay a bill, but you ended up surfing numerous web sites to distraction. Or maybe you've come to the end of a working day at your computer and you're curious to find out just how much time you spent on "proper" work.

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Send Professional Looking Emails With This Pro Designer

If you run a small business, you have probably toyed with the idea of sending out emails to potential customers. Or maybe you already have your customers, and you just need to send them an occasional email newsletter which looks professional.

While it's very easy to put together a plain-text email which contains the bare bones of the information you want to impart, adding some sort of design in order to impress current and potential clients is harder. You need to know HTML, or you need access to a design package. And that can be expensive.

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Easily Send Files From Your Dropbox Via Gmail

If you use Dropbox and Chrome and Gmail, then here's a browser extension that you won't want to miss.

Dropbox for Gmail, as the same suggests, lets you attach a file to an email message straight from your Dropbox. You can also save attachments straight to your Dropbox.

The extension is free and you can add it to your Chrome browser by heading to

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