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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive

With Windows 10 now available for free to users of Windows 7 or later, you may be eager to try it. If your PC hasn't yet offered you the free download, you can always get the .ISO file directly from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 if you don't mind using 3GB of bandwidth.

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Is Your PC Listening To Everything You Say?

Voice activated search imageOne of the features in certain versions of the Chrome web browser is voice-activated search. Just say "OK Google" and then you can dictate your search query. But the existence of such a feature poses a question. If the browser is to be able to recognise when you say "OK Google", presumably it's listening to everything you say. All the time.

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Introducing Fiddler 4

A couple of days ago at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/free-depth-web-debugging-chrome.htm I wrote about some of the new web debugging features in Google Chrome. I also mentioned the existence of a program which offers similar features for all browsers, and promised to write about it some more. So here we go.

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550,000 Historic News Clips Now Free On Youtube

The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world's most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the platform to date.

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Free In-Depth Web Debugging With Chrome

Millions of web professionals have long been fans of a neat utility called Fiddler. It's a low-level debugging tool that runs in your web browser and lets you view precise details of all the data that goes back and forth between your browser and the web servers it connects to.

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Check Your PC For Remnants Of Hacking Team Tools

Earlier this month, Italian security company Hacking Team found itself on the wrong end of a hack. Around 400 GB of its own data from HT's servers were stolen and leaked onto the internet. This included details of the spyware products that it sold to Governments and intelligence agencies across the world.

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Important Information If You Use Flash Or Firefox

Over the past couple of weeks, a handful of major security holes have been found in Adobe Flash. This is the browser add-on which allows you to play videos on web sites. Or at least it used to be. Nowadays, most sites (including Youtube) have switched to HTML5 to handle video, so the number of sites which require Flash is not as great as it used to be.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC

While cloud-based email systems like Gmail are very handy, it's also sensible to keep a copy of your mailbox on your local PC for safety and security. In fact, it's a good idea to ensure that all your cloud-based services are backed up to your own computer, to avoid forgetting where each type of information is stored.

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How I Grabbed And Stitched Myself A Huge Map

Stitched together image exampleOnline maps such as Google and Bing are wonderful. You can call up a map from within your web browser of pretty much any place in the world, even at a scale so large that the map on your screen is almost life-size! But when you come to print your map, it's a different matter. You can only print the current screen image.

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