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Make Charts, Diagrams, Flowcharts, Mindmaps And More Online. 2 hours 26 min ago souzarm

Thank you Rob Schifreen!

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Best Free Reminder and To-do List for Android 2 hours 48 min ago klpoff

You should try out the new app Synthelist. It is easy to use and has a simple interface, with a number of nice features. You can search for items within your lists, sort items alphabetically or numerically, edit them, lock and unlock lists, and even send a list to another Synthelist user - think, "Honey, can you bring home the milk and bread?" It is worth a look!

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Make Charts, Diagrams, Flowcharts, Mindmaps And More Online. 3 hours 58 min ago willrun4fun

How about draw.io

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A Clean, Simple And Yet Powerful Content Reader for News Feeds and Web Articles 11 hours 53 min ago twinkler

I'm happy to see Inoreader get some attention. When Google Reader shut down, I jumped to Feedly, but after growing increasingly unhappy with it, I found Inoreader last year and swtiched to it. It's fantastic!

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Microsoft's Change of Heart On Creators' Update Queue-Jumping 13 hours 39 min ago iun

Does that mean that if I install some dodgy/old fashioned/unsupported hardware into my machine I can avoid the Creator's Update?

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Microsoft's Change of Heart On Creators' Update Queue-Jumping 1 day 5 hours ago bwhite2323

My approach is that I want to wait as long as is practical to install these "significant" updates. I'm content to let some time pass so that major issues can hopefully be resolved. And of course one should have a full system image handy just in case...

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Microsoft's Change of Heart On Creators' Update Queue-Jumping 1 day 7 hours ago Fairportfan

I downloaded the update as soon as i could - but before i installed it, i took the precaution of pulling a full system image.

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Best Free File Rename Utility 1 day 8 hours ago Jankens23

You can batch truncate/rename file names through krojamSoft: BatchRenameFiles program.

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Microsoft's Change of Heart On Creators' Update Queue-Jumping 1 day 8 hours ago Australia

Thanks for the news Rob
It confirms what I posted in your original thread earlier this month regarding the Creators Windows Update

Your current hardware and software may not be supported with any Windows upgrade, particularly if your hardware or software is more than 3 years old. Of course it may work. But the Creators Update has caused definite problems this month on release

Some hardware manufacturers would prefer you buy another printer, than provide upgraded drivers on their website for your old printer for example.

Looking at the latest Windows upgrade, I see nothing that improves my productivity that makes the risk of an upgrade worthwhile. So no thanks

Microsoft needs to get clever, and invent a selfstanding security module that updates without affecting my hardware and software installations

Until then, I avoid updates entirely, and stick to the many free antivirus, antimalware, and anti keylogging software discussed on TechSupportAlert
Perhaps most importantly, is software that backs up the registry, similar to System Restore, so if you suspect your computer has malware infection, you simply reset your computer to the previous week
The problem with the standard System Restore in Windows, is that it doesnt automatically back up the registry every day, so I use a freeware alternative

I havent upgraded for the last 5 years, and havent had a significant malware problem

One of the most common ways people get infected is by clicking on a dodgy link in a dodgy email
So avoid clicking on any attachment from any email where you dont clearly know the author of the email
Secondly, use VirusTotal or other websites which can scan any file on your computer (up to a certain size) and tell you if it is safe
Thirdly, use a sandbox program, if you have to deal with questionable files

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 day 8 hours ago g2mXagent

how about WinLaunch?

http://winlaunch.org/

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Manage Your Tasks With Todoist For Free 1 day 14 hours ago rseiler

Sort of. They're spinning it off into something new, which they only recently put in preview:
https://todo.microsoft.com

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 day 15 hours ago AndyR I don't like the idea of having to create an account with them in order to download the product I get the feeling your probably going to constantly get pestered into upgrading to the paid for version ? And also not being able to create an image after booting from the flash drive is a major loss of functionality in my opinion, granted it's a free download but as you stated yourself the other programs off the option. view
DaVinci Resolve 2 days 8 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

No question at all: Davinci Resolve is by far the best free video editing software.
The review gives a con: "Contains complex interface..." No kidding--the manual is more than 1,200 pages!
Nowhere on the BlackMagic website does it give system requirements, at least not for version 14. Let's just say 8 GB RAM and a hefty graphics card is the minimum.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 days 15 hours ago Panzer

"... ScreenStudio will let you record your desktop in a full HD video files. Overlay some text or even your webcam. It will also let you stream your desktop to services like UStream, Hitbox or Twitch.tv ...": http://screenstudio.crombz.com/

 

"... HRCloud2 - a fully featured home-hosted cloud storage platform and personal assistant that converts files, OCR's images & documents, creates archives, scans for viruses, protects your server, keeps itself up-to-date, and runs your own appLauncher ...":
https://github.com/zelon88/HRCloud2

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 days 2 hours ago Panzer

"... SoftEther VPN is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software ...":https://www.softether.org/" Hyperboria ... a peer-to-peer IPv6 network with automatic end-to-end encryption, distributed IP address allocation, and DHT-based Source Routing ...":

https://hyperboria.net/

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 days 6 hours ago Panzer "... Hostsblock is a bash script designed to take advantage of /etc/hosts file to provide system-wide blocking of internet advertisements, malicious domains, trackers, and other undesirable content ...": https://github.com/gaenserich/hostsblock view
Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 3 days 17 hours ago rolou

I used Flux for two years previously and the color temperature with the inbuilt Night Light is equally as good for my eyes and I prefer it to Flux however as with anything my opinion is subjective and others should decide if it is for them or not.
I am simply advising it is an available option for those who might be interested.

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 3 days 18 hours ago eikelein

@rolou:
You write "... to dim your screen ...". IMHO that is not enough.

The important thing is that the color temperature gets shifted to more reddish and away from blueish light.

Does 1703 (Creator's Update) do that?

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Best Free DVD Ripper 3 days 23 hours ago computeruser

Just wasted 30 mins trying to get WinXDVD Ripper to work - could only get 5 minute cut. And then I looked at the comments and saw that someone had noted, over a year ago, that the free program was crippled and should be removed from your list. A relatively rare slip-up from a very useful site - but please fix it.

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 3 days 23 hours ago rolou

The latest Creators Update for Windows 10 includes an option in Settings/Display/Night Light to dim your screen between whatever times your want and the dimming level is also fully adjustable.
This might have been there previously but I only found it recently and in the two weeks I have been using it it has worked perfectly.
No need for 3rd party apps.

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Manage Your Tasks With Todoist For Free 4 days 3 hours ago Mcallen

I highly recommend Todoist. I have been using it for about a year now. It allows you to set up 4 layers of projects and tasks, and as many labels as you want. The labels function like tags. You can schedule in advance, you never lose anything. Great product, though I'd love it if it tracked time on task.

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Allway Sync 4 days 5 hours ago Geert

I think the con "Monthly file copy limit of 40,000 files" is outdated.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 4 days 15 hours ago crombierob

I only create images, when Windows is closed.
Do you know if their bootable CD, allows creation of images ?

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 4 days 18 hours ago vnavna

You really need to check out Veeam Endpoint Backup which is a free backup application for personal or commercial use. It works pretty darn well with disk imaging and recovering.
Version 1.5 is out now but a newer version is soon to be released with more functionality.
The only bad thing is that now you can boot to a USB to recover only because there is no option to create a cold backup from booting from a the USB which is in other products out there.
Hopefully someday they will put those options in.

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Manage Your Tasks With Todoist For Free 5 days 1 hour ago ehorwitz1

Microsoft bought Wunderlist? And they're shutting it down?? Wow. That used to be one of the biggest todo / list-maker apps for Android. Oh, well. Progress??

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Best Free Portable Applications 5 days 1 hour ago muhammad76

You can get almost all of these applications from http://downloadbull.com without any annoying splash screens.

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Best Free Software for Linux 5 days 14 hours ago Panzer "... nnn is a fork of noice, a blazing-fast lightweight terminal file browser with easy keyboard shortcuts for navigation, opening files and running tasks ...": https://github.com/jarun/nnn view
Windows 10 Firewall Control 5 days 22 hours ago Australia

Thanks to TechSupportAlert for this review
I have used Windows 10 Firewall Control for one year now.
It fulfils the five criteria I expect from security software

1)Very low use of system resources
Uses 12MB on my system.

2)Reliable, Not once has it crashed or conflicted with other software on my computer

3)Straightforward function
Every time an application on my computer tries to contact the internet, a message is displayed
I can then choose to allow or block the application. Simple

4)Unobtrusive - no ads, no unnecessary messages, lets me go about my computing, stays in the background

5)Free

Excellent program and highly recommended
I use Windows 7, 64 bit
I have no affiliation with this software.

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Best Free Multiple Timezone World Clock 1 week 16 hours ago crombierob

I installed Qlock, and was keen to use the World Map.
I cannot see it in the right click of SysTray menu ?
Possibly it is a pro feature ?, but the web page says the option should still be there, and be marked Pro.
But I see no mention of it (free or Pro)

Rob
PS I tried WorldClock. It installed without any fuss, but it would not show anything, when I right clicked it's SysTray menu option 'Show'

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How to Make Firefox Load Faster 1 week 1 day ago budchekov

"How to Make Firefox Load Faster"

Defrag HD......?

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/mydefrag.htm-2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/mydefrag.html

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Photoscape 1 week 1 day ago red750

I have used this program for a number of years. The features I like are the Rotate Arbitrary, Auto Level and Clone Stamp. Ever take a photo of a building with a tilt (apart from the Leaning Tower of Pisa) , or a sloping lake?

The Rotate Arbitrary feature allows you to adjust the image in 0.05 deg increments clockwise or anticlockwise with a slider bar, and gives you a reference grid.

The Auto Level adjusts the brightness and contrast, but is excellent on old B&W photos that have gone brown with age (not sepia photos). One click and the correct colour is restored.

The Clone Stamp is great for repairing old torn photos and removing unwanted artefacts from a photo, such as a rope barrier strung across in front of a vehicle on display.

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Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration 1 week 1 day ago Australia

Thanks for all the work compiling this listing
A warning should be provided, as there is increasing evidence that exposing young children to close up computer and tablet screens is linked to short sightedness at an early age
Google - myopia children tablet screens

IMHO if I was to use one of these sites, I would print out the book on paper, to avoid this problem
More frequently, I just borrow a few colourful books for free from the local library
Sometimes old fashioned is best

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Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration 1 week 1 day ago widi

so many childrens book found online, but i like a bit different story from storytelling children
http://www.tomcil.com

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Compare Text Or Files Online To See What Changed 1 week 2 days ago footpatrol

Per the review, the utility can be downloaded as a program from here. [http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp]
However, i noticed that it is NOT compatible with the WIN 10 OS. I suppose one can run the program in compatibility mode then.

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Best Free Route Tracer 1 week 2 days ago jmjsquared

So what?

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It Looks Like You're Trying To Draw A Ladder. Would You Like Help With That? 1 week 3 days ago Fairportfan

Didn't work at all for me when i tried it a few days ago.

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It Looks Like You're Trying To Draw A Ladder. Would You Like Help With That? 1 week 3 days ago wildweaselkeeper

Thanks, Rob; it wasn't until after I made the post and reread your article a third time, to see if I missed something, which I kinda did, that I realized what the bar at the top of the page was for. As I stated I received no suggestion that closely resembled what I was trying to draw, but that could possibly be because I'm a terrible artist. Not an artistic bone in my body; some creative bones, but no artistic.

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It Looks Like You're Trying To Draw A Ladder. Would You Like Help With That? 1 week 3 days ago BristolMatt

Worth pointing out that it works very, very well on my mobile device (Android phone running Chrome browser).

Screenshot here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m0d15ltk2iqt25s/Capture%2B_2017-04-20-16-01-41.png?dl=0

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 1 week 3 days ago Australia

I wonder how naive we are in thinking OpenCandy doesnt get installed regardless of us saying "YES" or "NO" during installation of software

I recently did a Malwarebytes scan of my computer, and it found a few remnant "OpenCandy" titled files
I do test a lot of programs, and I am well aware of spyware, malware, viruses etc
During testing, I deliberately avoid some freeware sites that insist on you installing programs using a third party installer
I am also meticulous when installing programs and watching for toolbars etc

I pretend to myself that I am safe, using a firewall that detects outward traffic, but maybe I am naive that this stops spyware sending my information from my computer

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How to Make Firefox Load Faster 1 week 3 days ago Australia

Thanks for your reply
Unfortunately Firefox definitely runs slow on my computer (recently virus scanned), and Im sure my setup is a common one (Windows 7 &, 4GB RAM), so the problem cant be ignored. As a last resort, I have switched to Opera portable
1.2 GB of memory usage is a lot just to read 5-10 internet pages !

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It Looks Like You're Trying To Draw A Ladder. Would You Like Help With That? 1 week 3 days ago rob.schifreen There's no "Clippy" that pops up. Have a look in the toolbar near the top of the screen, that shows you what it thinks you were trying to draw. As shown in the screen shot I posted. view
How to Make Firefox Load Faster 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy Memory and CPU are there to be used and unless you have a low powered system that Firefox is adversely affecting, I would just ignore it.. These things are also OS specific. I use the cross-platform Slimjet browser on both Linux and Windows. Slimjet has one of the smallest memory footprints around but even so the Linux version uses a lot less than the Windows equivalent. MC - Site Manager. view
How to Make Firefox Load Faster 1 week 3 days ago Australia

Does anyone know how to reduce the amount of memory that Firefox requires ?
On my system, with 10 windows open, the memory usage is 1.2 GB !

And yes, Im running a recent version of Firefox

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Best Free Route Tracer 1 week 3 days ago rseiler

I knew there had to be a catch: Java.

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Best Free Music Creation Software 1 week 3 days ago Xar

out of the three should I download as they are presented, or is there another way to go, or are they some what the same salfware pick one type deal

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It Looks Like You're Trying To Draw A Ladder. Would You Like Help With That? 1 week 4 days ago wildweaselkeeper

It's a good site if you know how to draw. I learned that I'm no better at drawing on a computer than I am on paper with pencil or pen. In fact, on the computer, I'm worse. And I saw no Clippy and the suggestions I got were nowhere near what I was trying to draw; not a ladder.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 week 4 days ago Third Eye

Actually I am also very much eager to use Bitdefender Free Antivirus on my computer.
The only thing keeping me away from using this antivirus is that I will have to uninstall my existing antivirus which I do not want to do.
I am proud to tell everyone that traditionally I have been a long term user of Bitdefender free antivirus (during its previous years). I dropped it because of compatibility issues with windows 10. But now the picture has changed. In those days I felt sad that no one seemed to recognise such a great antivirus. It was highly underrated But hopefully now the things are turning in its favour.

Download its free antivirus which works on autopilot along with its small anti-ransomware software and you are good to go. As a matter of fact it provides most power protection against phishing also by directly scanning all http traffic. And all this for a free product where paid ones fail to match even the inbuilt protection of most popular browsers. Its zero day protection is also best in class.

Also it is worth mentioning that 360 total security lies at the opposite pole when compared to Bitdefender free antivirus. How............................

1.) 360 Total Security requires lots and lots of user input due to highly aggressive heuristics ( with all its features it is certainly a tool for experts ) while Bitdefender free antivirus uses highly advance detection techniques like "B-HAVE" (more on it later) and works without much user input.

2.) BITDEFENDER FREE = FREE.................NO DATA SHARED TO ANY THIRD PARTY........NOTHING.....A TRULY FREE PRODUCT.
360 TOTAL SECURITY IS FREE..........................MY DEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE A PRODUCT NOW. QIHOO IS AN ADVERTISING COMPANY LIKE GOOGLE. But worry not............Qihoo really cares for your privacy and you can trust it.

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FileBox eXtender 1 week 4 days ago dalchina

Hi, I've used this for years, but ever since I had a laptop with 1920x1080 resolution, if I use the recommended 125% setting, for a good number of programs (not all) the buttons shift from the title bar if the window is moved from the top left corner of the screen.

If I use 100% setting, where text appears somewhat small on my 15.6" screen, all is well.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 week 4 days ago rolou

360 Total Security is a decent program although too bloated for my tastes like most of the leading commercial programs.
I prefer Bitdefender AV 2017 Free in conjunction with their separate free Anti-ransomware app.
Industry leading protection in all independent testing and very light on resources.
Very minimalist interface with virtually no input required from the user plus it was rated by the CIA's hackers as the most difficult AV to penetrate (in fact they could not hack computers protected by BD according to the Wikileaks recent release of internal CIA secret documents) and the free version uses the same scan engine and technology as their paid versions according to tests done by Neil Rubenking.
Most of the free AV program available these days are good and I guess it is more a question of meeting the needs and expectations of individual users.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 week 4 days ago Third Eye

Hey Friends................for protecting your PC against modern threats I recommend you 360 TOTAL SECURITY by Qihoo. I uses licensed Avira and Bitdefender Engines. These are the two most powerful scanning engines on the market. Further it has its own powerful heuristics and its 360 cloud scan engine which provides excellent zero day protection. I also has an inbuilt ANTI-RANSOMWARE MODULE which provides best in class protection against ransomwares.
It also offers to scan files upon execution and even offers to switch off windows autoplay functionality.
It has its own web-shield which provides satisfactory phishing protection and again best in class download protection via automatic scan and analysis of downloaded files. This can be achieved by installing its own extension in the web browser of your choice. This also provides another security layer which is called online shopping protection.
You also get the choice to use either anyone of the two powerful engines or both of them at the same time separately for real-time protection and manual scans. This method implements use of enhanced malware signatures for generic detection and works almost instantaneously. It also provides Registry protection and webcam protection.

Now it also has many other features such as ransomware decryption tool, 360 connect for remotely helping your friends and relatives, and a 360 sandbox for testing nasty softwares - tools for experts.
This software also protects against PUP,s when enabled in settings and also offers to upload malicious files for cloud analysis.

For the sake of mentioning...........it also offers Registry cleaner, system patch up, system backup cleaner, disk cleaner, automatic speedup integrated with manual startup manager along with an exception list, a powerful disk cleaner, game booster and a disk compression tool. The number of these additional features is likely to increase in future.

The software is backed up by massive manpower and is under constant development with excellent support vis email. You can also reports false positives or can make any other complains and they will listen to you and will respond also if required.
Software has easy to use interface and is also very customizable not only via its settings where you can completely alter the way this wonderful software functions, but also using many beautiful themes which it provides. For quick configuration it also offers three predefined protection modes ( Performance, Balance and Security) along with one custom mode.

It also offers to install its own excellent Opera browser which has an inbuilt VPN ( needs to be enabled) and will protect your online transactions.

I highly recommend this useful piece software to everyone.

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Best Free Route Tracer 1 week 4 days ago jmjsquared

Open Visual Traceroute is vastly superior to any of the above-mentioned in that it has cross-platform or system-specific versions; is open-source, ergo, no feature tiers; and, unlike the reviewed applications, is regularly updated, the latest being in Apr_2017.

The icing on the cake: you can switch between 2D and 3D renderings on-the-fly.

http://visualtraceroute.net/ -or- https://sourceforge.net/projects/openvisualtrace/?source=navbar

BTW, the links to the "Editor's Choice" appear to be broken. I can't navigate to them, anyway.

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How to Make Firefox Load Faster 1 week 4 days ago muthana

he means that you run "cmd" program from start menu, then change the directory to Firefox installation directory. for example:in the cmd screen you may type the command:

cd C:\Program files\Firefox

press Enter

you should get the screen as follows:

C:\Program Files\Firefox>
Now you type the command that he mentioned in the post regarding UPX

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

:)

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. I found it to be a rather impressive collection of tools and information for just about all levels of privacy concerns, from midly interested to extremely concerned about privacy. :)

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

Thanks! :)

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

Reimage Plus is an ad on that site. It is difficult hard to detect as an ad, as it's placed dirctly under the image in many of their articles. It has a very light background that makes it hard to see that it's an advertisement. Since it's an advertisement, I would disregard it. Ad blockers don't flag it as an advertisement. If you visit the site not using an ad blocker, there are a handful of advertisements in the articles.
I find it distressing that so many sites with useful information go to such lengths to place ads, but many of them have useful information and need income to stay viable and depending on what sort of advertising the site uses, often have little control over what ads are displayed. Most of the writers on these sites derive some or all of their income from site advertising.
Gizmo's is an all volunteer, community run site, and the ads that are run here pay for the costs to keep the site running.

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 1 week 5 days ago Pushmataha

I just checked it. The reimage plus was a link that was easy enough to ignore, in fact it was so easy to ignore it took me a minute to find it.. Didn't find any other suggested download from their site. What I did find were suggestions relating to blocking updates, well written methods that should be easy to follow.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 5 days ago Panzer

Tiny Qt Babe Music Player:

https://milohr.github.io/BabeIt/

https://github.com/milohr/babe-qt

 

"... FromScratch is a little app that you can use as a quick note taking or todo app ...":

https://fromscratch.rocks/

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Wallpaper of the Week: Lone Tree on Water at Dusk 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Lone Tree on Water at Dusk 1 week 5 days ago bili_39

Nice one rhiannon :)

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Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration 1 week 6 days ago Goldenhazefiction

Hey please find goldenhazefiction.in ,a place where you find free novels online to read .Best romantic novels by Indian author.Shop for books online thorugh our site with best prices.

http://goldenhazefiction.in/

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Best Free Hotkey or Macro Recorder Utility 1 week 6 days ago bguffield

Another good macro recorder is AlomWare Actions (at AlomWare.com). It's freemium though, if that matters? I use it and find it best for my needs.

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 1 week 6 days ago Fairportfan

Okay - might want to take it off the site - the 75 characters you are allowed is too few to create a font with upper and lower case letters, numbers and basic punctuation, which comes to 80 characters.

So, basically, it's not free any more. It was fun while it lasted.

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 1 week 6 days ago Fairportfan

PaintFont.com is now https://www.calligraphr.com/ - with extra features and (supposedly) an easier UI.

============

An update. I have created an account (which the new page requires), and, while you can create fonts for free, there are limits on the free version nowadays:

1 font
75 characters (no ligatures) per font.
3 variants per characters .

There is a paid version without such limits, which is available by the month (no subscription, pay for just the month)

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 1 week 6 days ago rolou

For those who have or intend to get the Creators Update and have privacy concerns O&O Shutup 10 released a new version on 11th April to address the Creators additional inclusions. It is user friendly and I have found it does the job and although I initially found that Windows Defender running as a second scanner plus transmitting data to MS which unlike previous versions is turned on by default in the Creators Update was conflicting with my prime Bitdefender AV and causing startup delays but when I turned off Defender and its associated programs via the O&O Shutup 10 app my computer reverted to near instant startups again.
Incidentally O&O Shutup 10 is totally free.

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Get An Android Paid-For Weather App Free If You Hurry [Expired] 2 weeks 8 min ago CASD

I agree, it shows the wrong temp....Not sure how that can be but it does..

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FairStars CD Ripper 2 weeks 42 min ago wesley65

I downloaded the program you recommended but with the cd in, it detects no files. Yet I am viewing the "Track01.cda" file in my explorer window. I refresh the list and reinstall the cd in the player but no files appear in the list. Is there something wrong with my initiation of this application? When I put the cd in it begins to play automatically.

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Best Free File Rename Utility 2 weeks 7 hours ago kastaldi

I use Bulk Rename Utility to clean dozens (even hundreds) of filenames full of needless numbers, date, characters... Despite the messed UI, it is quite powerful once you learn how to use it. I remember when I had to rename them manually, sad and boring days.

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Get An Android Paid-For Weather App Free If You Hurry [Expired] 2 weeks 7 hours ago pratomorone

while free is usually good, when the forecast is so wrong the app is useless makes it not so good. I had downloaded the app previously but did not remember why I uninstalled it. now I remember.

Thanx anyway...keep up the great work!

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Best Free File Manager 2 weeks 7 hours ago DCL

I very much like Q-Dir but when I downloaded the latest version from the website - softwareok.com - that your mention links to Q-Dir came with an unwanted payload, the trojan Clavior.C!cl. Perhaps not a safe site to link to...

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An Update For The Freeware Program I Use Every Day 2 weeks 10 hours ago SwanKnight

I used to use "GreenShot" until I came across "LightShot", then I switched. It's not as verastile as the former but it has all I that I need and feels less cluttered. I suggest you give it a try.

https://app.prntscr.com/en/index.html

Edit: It's worth nothing that "LightShot" is missing the option to censor/blur parts of the screenshot.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 17 hours ago Jojo Yee Many thanks for your kind feedback boristhemoggy. We've now updated the article with a general example. view
Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 21 hours ago MidnightCowboy

Thank you for offering to help which is greatly appreciated. Please complete the form at this link so we can process your application. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/id-become-editor-gizmos-freeware...

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 21 hours ago boristhemoggy

Site manager...with your responsibility, don't you think that as a valid means of giving an example to people of a installation of OpenCandy, you ought to use an anonymous example if the current software doesn't use it?
I take your point that FFS may have had OpenCandy in the past, although in all the years FFS I've used it I've never found it during an installation, but then I usually use it portably so that might explain why.
Nonetheless we depend on the site to give accurate info too, and again that's something I've done for years so when I sea great piece of software that does NOT have OpenCandy, I wonder why it's used as an example?
If there is a current piece of software that uses OpenCandy I would be more than happy to rewrite this article for you to keep it up to date. I think people respect the site too much to be happy with articles from here that are incorrect and it's unfair to label great pieces of software incorrectly.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

If this is the case then the Wiki also needs updating.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeFileSync
Fact is, many developers shuffle from one wrapped installer to another as users get annoyed with it and then often back again after a few months. Maybe if anyone here has time this article can be re-written to illustrate a current container of OpenCandy but likely that will then go out of date too. Across the site, it is impossible for editors to keep up with these changes which is why we now include a general installer warning with product details where appropriate. In the meantime, this article continues to provide a valid example of what users might encounter during a software install. MC - Site Manager.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 1 day ago Anupam

The article clearly says .. Here's an example of how OpenCandy works... while giving the example of FreeFileSync.

But yes, got your point that since FreeFileSync doesn't contain OpenCandy now... the article needs to be updated.

Still, even if FreeFileSync doesn't contain OpenCandy, it still shows a screen for installing third party software, during installation. Just saying.

I personally do use FreeFileSync, and agree that's it is a great software.

Will request for this article to be updated.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 1 day ago boristhemoggy

But why use FreeFileSync as an example when it doesn't have OpenCandy? Why not use a program that DOES have OpenCandy? That's just plain silly.
It prompted me to contact the developer with concerns because you don't say it's an example and they don't have OpenCandy. You risk spoiling the reputation of a great free program for no discernible reason?
It doesn't make any sense and it certainly goes against the high standards we usually see on TSA.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 1 day ago Anupam

FreeFileSync is merely an example for OpenCandy, which is what this article is about.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 2 weeks 1 day ago boristhemoggy

OpenCandy new? I think not!
I've just been in touch with the developer of this program and checked the current agreement and there is NO mention anywhere of OpenCandy, which he claims has been dropped altogether for some time.
This is a very useful article if it were current, but it really needs updating too reflect the true position of this software.
I've been using FreeFileSync for many years and it's one of the very best out there.

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Best Free File Rename Utility 2 weeks 1 day ago ronald23

You can batch truncate/rename file names through "krojamSoft: BatchRenameFiles" program.

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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 2 weeks 1 day ago crombierob

Clipboard Help+Spell does store images.
And it stores them as files (png), which you can also open in other programs (I like it storing them as files)
You can tell it where to place that folder (I like that as well)
When you click the SysTray Icon you even get image thumbnail views to help the elderly remember what it is they are about to paste
I don't wish to capture everything, so I am hoping that I can easily toggle capture ON/OFF
I just checked and you can Toggle ON/OFF by double right click of the SysTray (Notification Area) Icon

Elderly,
Rob

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TinyResMeter 2 weeks 1 day ago Australia

The TinyResMeter homepage does not allow you to download the latest version without providing an email address
So use another source, for example:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/TinyResMeter.shtml#download

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Increased Privacy From This Free Public DNS Service 2 weeks 1 day ago eikelein

@Crosseyedlemon

Same here, WI and AT&T and locked down gateway (modem and router in one box).

I wanted to use OpenDNS and the WiFi signal of the AT&T gateway was not sufficiently strong at the other end of the house. So I bought a stronger TP-Link router on a special offer for a low price.

Basically I use the AT&T gateway only as the modem and have it all in the router PLUS excellent WiFi signal everywhere in the house.

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 1 day ago Australia

Not a problem. The security patches can be combined into one regular 'Security' download, and when installed the various fixes are applied to Edge, Internet Explorer, Office or whatever

I would much prefer a regular single download to address security issues, than a 4GB every 1-2 years, which basically changes the entire Operating System

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 1 day ago Jojo Yee That would be ideal but the security loopholes can appear in any other "modules" that Windows may have. They can appear in Edge, Office, and any other apps or services. view
Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 1 day ago rolou

"The best idea Microsoft could come up with is creating a separate Windows security module, much less than 4 GB, that does need to be regularly updated, with the rest of the Operating System left unchanged"
Well said - I couldn't agree more.

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Get An Android Paid-For Weather App Free If You Hurry [Expired] 2 weeks 1 day ago Fox-Hound

Thanks!

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 1 day ago Australia

I use Microsoft Windows every day, so I am a supporter.
But looks like the company will always expect us to continually upgrade the Operating System, just so you can contnue to do the same tasks on your computer

It makes me smile when I see "Windows 10 Creators Update - 4 new features that will boost productivity" or similar web articles
What Microsoft fails to mention, are the inevitable problems that arise with older applications and device drivers when you upgrade
For example that USB reader or Webcam you bought 3 years ago that sudden stops working - and the manufacturer not wanting to update their device drivers

Losses of productivity often are more common than benefits of this continual upgrade process
A 4GB download and installation is essentially a new operating system.

Google "Red X debacle" to see how Microsoft tricked a lot of people into accidentally upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 !

Shame we cant create an Operating system that remains secure without having to relentlessly upgrade the entire installation
The best idea Microsoft could come up with is creating a separate Windows security module, much less than 4 GB, that does need to be reguarly updated, with the rest of the Operating System left unchanged

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 1 day ago Australia

Thanks for raising the subject of Windows 10, or actually Windows 11
The original concept that Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, was actually a myth.

Microsoft announced that the original Windows 10 version,launched in July 2015, (less than 2 years ago) would no longer receive security and quality updates after May 9, 2017
That right, the original Windows 10 version, will soon no longer be supported

Phasing out of support for original Windows 10 "was needed because two major updates for the operating system have been rolled out, namely the Anniversary Update and the Creators Update.

Two groups of people I feel sorry for - firstly the endusers who just want to browse internet and use their existing applications without all the disruption. I also feel sorry for software developers, who have a moving target to deal with when trying to create stable software

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Best Free Start Menu Replacement 2 weeks 1 day ago rolou

I prefer Classic Shell. It works on all the latest Windows versions and is trouble free, configurable and light on resources.

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An Update For The Freeware Program I Use Every Day 2 weeks 2 days ago PhilR_SoT

I agree, after using LightShot for the first time, it's now installed on all the computers I use.

There's a both a full Windows program and also addons for most (all ?) of the popular browsers.

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 2 weeks 2 days ago eikelein

Am I not getting it?

Looking at "How to block Windows 10 Creators Update from installing" I get mainly an ad for REIMAGE PLUS. That thing has a few times too often been marked as a PuP by Malwarebytes version 2.* and Emsisoft Emergency Kit.

I have never before heard of Windowsreport, so that they say "... 100% safe download and endorsed by us" does not cut it for me. I'd love to get your comments on that. TIA.

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Get An Android Paid-For Weather App Free If You Hurry [Expired] 2 weeks 2 days ago eikelein

Cool find, THANK YOU!

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 2 days ago jhbriick

Don't bother with current Creator Update! Installed and only major difference I noticed was that my computer took almost 3x longer to boot up!
Otherwise nothing special...WAIT!!! I just want my computer to operate fast and respond quickly, this update seems to slow everything down. I don't care about other "enhancements"

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Lookout Security & Antivirus 2 weeks 2 days ago Donfelix

One of our customers just bought this phone
at BestCellular.com and asking for recommendations
on the best free anti virus that won't be draining his battery.

Better if you have used this particular phone,
so you could be telling from experience.

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Best Free Website Ripper 2 weeks 2 days ago henrikh

There's also Website Downloader for those who want a completely cloud-based solution to download sites. It's not completely free, but by far the easiest to use (especially for beginners).

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Windows 10 Creators' Update. What's Coming? 2 weeks 2 days ago boristhemoggy

Like a lot of businesses now they do not want to deliver what people want, they deliver what business wants to make yet more money and in order to take yet more personal data. They've been saying for years that Linux is a free and open source product made by and for the people, yet I see no movement in being able to port Windows programs over to Linux, which is the only stumbling block left to many of us.
There are many programs I use on a daily basis which simply can't run in a Linux environment and it is the only one reason I don't start using it exclusively. I have heard that Linux authors make so much money from support for industries who use Linux for things like server support, that there is no motivation to work hard on making it a viable Windows replacement.
I don't really mind Windows even though it's just cobbled together, but I despise the model that we must be happy with what they give us and what they give is not what most want. A true people-driven OS would be modular and be capable of running any program and updates would continually reflect what people want rather than what the business wants.
I'll be blocking this update as I have most of them since I first took Windows 10 when it was forced on me while buying a new computer.

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An Update For The Freeware Program I Use Every Day 2 weeks 2 days ago arieshifman

Very good. Very useful. Thanks.

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Finds of the Week: Privacy Tools / Learn to code for free / Graphics for DIY and crafts / Block Windows 10 Creator update 2 weeks 2 days ago terrawarra

good onya rhiannon !

you've done it again with this weeks hot finds. In particular, the Privacy Tools.

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Want Windows 10 Creators' Update Right Now? Really? OK, Here's How. 2 weeks 2 days ago Jojo Yee

Chrome has been reported not working properly with Windows 10 Creators Update but there's a solution to it.

See this forum thread: https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/16746-windows-10-...

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