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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 2 days ago classicggma65

How does this compare to Open Office?

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 2 days ago Anupam As per the site, there is no version available for the Windows phone. You can install on Windows computer, but not on a Windows phone such as yours. If you had an Android, then, there's a version available for Android. view
Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 2 days ago Angelynn

I tried to download this onto my Nokia Lumia 920 phone and I was unable to do so. It gave me the message: Windows doesn't support this file type. I tried to save it and also to just download it thinking that might help but it didn't. Do you know why it gave me the message?

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 2 days ago Panzer Mibibli's quest: https://ryanmelmoth.itch.io/mibiblisquest Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Torn is a text-based online RPG set in Torn City, a dark, murky underworld where only the sharpest survive. In Torn City you can be anyone and do anything. Build your character to infinite strengths and play it your way ...": http://www.torn.com/ view
Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 1 month 2 days ago Jonny H

Ok, so mp3 etc has IDv1 / v2... is this the same 'metadata structure' on wave, flac? what about aac, caf? ie is it a universal set of available 'records'?

I can't add a comment to certain filetypes (unless I use alternate data streams), but where's the info re which filetypes 'natively' support which 'tags'?

Presumably there's tagtypes, ie FS-tags (date created, modified....)

Does anyone know where the details (metadata available on ... types of filetypes?)

Let's say I want to make my own audio filetype... called .BOOM
is it a particular propertyhandler that needs to be registered ?
ie .mp3 has a persistent handler, {098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}, the 'null p.handler'

Where is the record&association between (for example) 'ID3-Friendly Audio FileTypes' & 'tagset' ?

.caf is core audio, ie apple audio, and has no tag options in windows... probs cause it's "not known", but apparently, it's a wrapper file-type...

CAF files serve as wrappers for a wide variety of audio data formats. The flexibility of the CAF file structure and the many types of metadata that can be recorded enable CAF files to be used with practically any type of audio data. Furthermore, CAF files can store any number of audio channels.

Support for many types of auxiliary data
In addition to audio data, CAF files can store text annotations, markers, channel layouts, and many other types of information that can help in the interpretation, analysis, or editing of the audio.

Support for data dependencies
Certain metadata in CAF files is linked to the audio data by an edit count value. You can use this value to determine when metadata has a dependency on the audio data and, furthermore, when the audio data has changed since the metadata was written.

CAF File Structure

CAF files begin with a file header, which identifies the file type and the CAF version, followed by a series of chunks. A chunk consists of a header, which defines the type of the chunk and indicates the size of its data section, followed by the chunk data. The nature and format of the data is specific to each type of chunk.

The only two chunk types required for every CAF file are the Audio Data chunk (which, as you might have guessed, contains the audio data) and the Audio Description chunk, which specifies the audio data format.

The Audio Description chunk must be the first chunk following the file header. The Audio Data chunk can appear anywhere else in the file, unless the size of its data section has not been determined. In that case, the size field in the Audio Data chunk header is set to -1 and the Audio Data chunk must come last in the file so that the end of the audio data chunk is the same as the end of the file. This placement allows you to determine the data section size when that information is not available in the size field.

Audio is stored in the Audio Data chunk as a sequential series of packets. An audio packet in a CAF file contains one or more frames of audio data.

CAF supports a wide range of other chunk types, which can be placed in any order in the file except first (reserved for the Audio Description chunk) or last (when the Audio Data chunk size field is set to -1). Some chunk types can be used more than once in a file. Some refer to—or are referred to by—chunks of other types.

So it's another MS-iceberg thing, where the registry only gives you the headlines (.mp3's are associated with mediamonkey and the options yadayada... nada on the 'deets on the ID3 shiz')

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 1 month 3 days ago danielson

Besides the fact that i never cared for Unity, i tend to agree with Matthew Moore who claims 16.04 to be unpolished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Li052ZBN8
This i saw first hand in the Gnome version with constant overlapping of dashboard icons.
Michael was more patient at keeping Unity on (one half hour) than i was with Gnome.

The only reason i gave a vote of 3 was 'cause i know LinuxMint will make it better (or at least as good as before).

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Send Files Securely to Anyone Anywhere in the World 1 month 3 days ago amiestudycircle

After reading your review of Send Anywhere, I have installed it on my PC and on my Android mobile. So far, it is working fantastically.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 3 days ago rhiannon I understood that. I'm not sure how many of the inactive feeds could be attributed to Twitter or some other form of die off - some weren't very active in the first place, some the technology they focused on became obsolete, some the people moved on and some I just don't know. Many I didn't delete when they stopped being active years ago - I'll go ahead and blame that on inertia, and life events that have gotten in the way of me being able to get things done in my habitual and preferred manner. ;-) In the RSS reader I've been using for quite a while, inactive feeds aren't listed - the active feeds are listed and then there's a little blurb that says something like "plus XX feeds" at the end of the list. When it got to a certain number I decided it was time to clean them out. A virtual tipping point, if you will. view
Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 3 days ago Joe A.TT

SoftMaker is the name of the company. They have a paid office suite known as SoftMaker Office 2016 as well as a free one called SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016. SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 was released recently and supersedes SoftMaker FreeOffice 2012.

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 month 3 days ago philip Thanks, I hadn't thought of that Roger. I make a note of that in the article. view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 month 3 days ago rogerms

Very good article. Personally I prefer to encrypt the entire system disk using VeraCrypt, or BitLocker in some cases. In that case even if the cloud provider stores the files unencrypted locally, they are actually still encrypted. Over the years I've run into some minor issues with the virtual drive method, especially with Office or XMind files.

I've recently switched to Sync.com for cloud storage, and so far I'm impressed.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

My intent was not to create an argument but rather to point out why Rhiannon had encountered so many discontinued RSS feeds. It's a fact that Twitter is one of the most popular sites online and a 140 character tweat can easily direct readers to articles that previously required a RSS subscription and newsreader.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 days ago Panzer ZeroNet - open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network: https://zeronet.io/ "... Gngr ... an old-fashioned new browser ...": https://gngr.info/ AltYo - drop-down console: https://launchpad.net/~linvinus/+archive/ubuntu/altyo "... Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals ...": https://github.com/zyedidia/micro IT-Edit (Integrated Terminal Editor): http://www.open-source-projects.net/IT-Edit/IT-Edit_presentation.html "... M++ Player is a compact audio player that helps you listen to your favourite audio files quickly and with minimum effort, while offering support for playlists, audio file management, theming, viewing YouTube videos and lyrics, as well as other features ...": http://www.mjsware.co.uk/ "... Vis aims to be a modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor ...": https://github.com/martanne/vis Fruho is an open-source, zero-configuration VPN manager: https://fruho.com/ view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 month 3 days ago Panzer Dopamine: http://raphaelgodart.tumblr.com/dopamine view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 days ago Panzer Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Open Media Player is an online audio and video player that is hosted as a service. It utilises multimedia data from one or more places, creates a player, and then allows the player to be easily embedded in one or more sites ...": http://iet-ou.github.io/open-media-player/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 days ago Panzer ghostwriter is text editor for Markdown: http://wereturtle.github.io/ghostwriter/ yakyak - desktop chat client for Google Hangouts: https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak "... Albert is a desktop agnostic launcher, inspired by the ease of use of OSX' Alfred launcher ...": https://github.com/ManuelSchneid3r/albert "... Metiix Blockade - DNS-based ad block for your entire network ...": http://www.metiix.com/blockade view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 month 3 days ago TonyF

Great article. I'm not familiar with cloud storage so some interesting considerations were mentioned. I doubt I'll ever trust storage outside my control though.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 1 month 4 days ago RedSkywalker

I've been running it on a win7 machine for a couple of weeks now with no problems at all (in fact it's so good I am seriously considering making Opera my default browser). It was interesting that when I tried to access the Pirate Bay via Chrome it gave me a dns fault and Opera did exactly the same until I enabled the VPN when it loaded quite happily. It's amazing how many sites are blocked to UK users!

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 month 4 days ago Thanh145

yeah, you are right man, i have tried that too and its not actually free.
then i have found this https://goo.gl/SQLvJT

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 4 days ago Realist

In the Spreadsheet utility when u cut a text no blinking border is shown, unlike MS Excel.

This is a serious fault. You will never know from where you cut the text in a large spreadsheet.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 1 month 4 days ago L.M

The free VPN is only available on Developer version 38 of Opera. It is not quite a VPN but a proxy that only protect your browsing not other apps.
I tried it out and discovered that after working initially, it left me out to dry while streaming online watching the Star Trek Enterprise series.
It reverted without warning to my IP addresses, and despite giving the green light (it is actually blue) on the browser bar.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 4 days ago Chris Caven

Bit of an own goal your user name, "crosseyedlemon"!

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 4 days ago Phylis Sophical

Seems there is also a Portable version under Support > Tips n Tricks > Portable tab. But you have to install the full version first.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 4 days ago Phylis Sophical

I believe SoftMaker is the Parent Company, still is.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 1 month 4 days ago OhZone

I must be blind because I don't see the VPN button. Where is it?

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 month 4 days ago MidnightCowboy philip is actually one of our longest serving editors and we value his contribution highly. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 4 days ago rhiannon I agree - apples and oranges. view
Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 4 days ago rhiannon That's an interesting way to use Twitter. view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 month 4 days ago philip Thank you. I'm pleased to know that you appreciated the article. view
Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 4 days ago jonbourne

That is a ridiculous argument. RSS is by far superior to a truncated 140 character message. You're comparing apples and oranges here.

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 4 days ago bernardz We have discussed this one before here, it used to be SoftMaker view
Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 1 month 4 days ago crosseyedlemon

Don't recall seeing posts by Phillip before but if this article is any indication, he will be a great addition to Team Gizmo. I don't really have a need for encryption services but there is some excellent information here for those who do.

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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor 1 month 4 days ago crosseyedlemon

"I recently found myself needing to delete 100+ inactive feeds". Not all that surprising, as Twitter has in many cases, made dedicated newsreaders of the RSS variety obsolete. I use FeedDemon but only for those obscure sites that don't have links to either Facebook or Twitter.

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Best Free Instant Messaging Client 1 month 5 days ago HobitZlobny

Public IM clients like Miranda - is a good solution, but it's not secured. Your messages and files are saving in cloud, on foreign server, but you can’t control it. This is a very bad practice for enterprise instant messaging and collaboration.

I would like to read about messengers, which works within enterprise network, without the Internet connection. Of cause, you can use Jabber servers, but it’s very difficult to configure of Openfire and etc. The best way is to get a ready-made solution, without excessive "manual" work, like MyChat - https://nsoft-s.com/en/index.html

Also, it's free for using up to 20 online users :)

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Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free. 1 month 5 days ago Gil Mensch

I used to use Free Office and found it to be quite adequate. But Free Office was (and is) pretty good. Better than some of the free alternatives, or so I've heard.

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 5 days ago joethe

Well, try some free games. That will be fun, and it's free. Go to Google and you can find tons of them. Like this: unblockedgames76.weebly.com

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PDF24 PDF Creator 1 month 6 days ago crosseyedlemon

Is this the right location for these recent PDF program reviews? Shouldn't they be with other software apps in the office productivity category? I don't use the format often but PDF X-Change Editor has worked well for me the past few years.

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Loads Of New Free Fonts For Your PC 1 month 6 days ago crosseyedlemon

Good comment Sid. I simply classify free fonts as bloatware.

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Loads Of New Free Fonts For Your PC 1 month 6 days ago terrawarra

Nice find Rob !... thanks mate !

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 6 days ago z3njamm3r

Why was my prior comment deleted??

I simply asked about Comodo and fps. An example to substantiate your claim would not only satisfy my curiosity; it would improve the quality of the article.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 1 month 6 days ago virginiajim Added 16 more sources and deleted one. view
Loads Of New Free Fonts For Your PC 1 month 6 days ago Sid in Extremis

Fonts can be useful and fun, but, i you are at all paranoid about your privacy adding them to your system can add yet another way for "them" to track you. Try the facility at https://panopticlick.eff.org/ to see what I mean.

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Search 80 Million Academic Papers For Free 1 month 6 days ago Over the hill

Pubmed is where the professional scientists go: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. It has all the scientific journals and papers you can think of but probably not so good on non-scientific things.
Keep up the good work!

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 6 days ago philip You can now read what I have to say about Cloudfogger. There is one big security concern, but if you just want to encrypt files locally and not upload them to the cloud it works fairly nicely because local encryption is integrated with the file system and you can do your encryption/unencryption with just a right-click in the native file-manager. view
Search 80 Million Academic Papers For Free 1 month 6 days ago ggiaggia

I found about ten entries under the heading All History, and about half were Great Britain specific. Of the titles I clicked on, most allowed full access. I would not rule out Microsoft Academic in searching for information.

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 6 days ago Rev_Don

I never mentioned using Google for your searches. And yes, it is considered lazy to ask for links ANYWHERE prior to doing your own searches on something like this that is so well covered and is easily found. In less time than it took for you to even make the request (let alone wait for them to reply) you could have found the information with a search engine of you choice. And yes that can include downloads.

Of course that doesn't apply if they mention following a specific link and fail to include it.

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Search 80 Million Academic Papers For Free 1 month 6 days ago AussieExpat

definitely doesn't appear anywhere good as Google Scholar -- difificult to do searches -- doesn't have as many options, those it has might be good for some topics, and for some types of searches, but not for others. Especially disappointing is the lack of any automated search utility for keeping up with the latest research. Can't see myself using it again.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 6 days ago DocFallingApart

Wow! Nice update on the article. It's a huge help with finding the right solution for users with varying computer skills. You da MAN! Thanks!

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago philip I've fixed our link. view
Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago philip Turns out that Cloudfogger appeared to be moribund a couple of years ago. So I removed the bulk of references to Cloudfogger. Maybe it was just a case of a neglected website. They seem to have refreshed the website, and are continuing maintenance of Cloudfogger. So, back to work... view
You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

It's only acceptable to ask for links after spending time with search engines? Does that just apply to articles or application downloads as well? If I were the cynical type I might think you just invested a bundle in Google shares.

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Send Anywhere 1 month 1 week ago daelmore1952

It'd be real nice if complete instructions were included. Looked everywhere and could not find any.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago philip I'm on it DocFallingApart. Thanks for telling me Cloudfogger is missing. Yes I have been heavily editing this article, and I seem to remember not seeing Cloudfogger there myself. Probably lost my mental note. ;) view
Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago DocFallingApart

Phillip, You compare BoxCrytor and SafeMonk to Cloudfogger, but you never actually talk about Cloudfogger. Maybe you deleted it when editing or something? Hopefully, you have a backup. Also, I'm pretty interested in what you think about Cloudfogger. I just dropped AxCrypt do to the direction they are going and what I consider a very high price. I'm looking for a solution to replace it and Cloudfogger is high on my "maybe" list.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy I guess they wouldn't make the free option easy to find. :D On their main page, scroll down and click the "Pricing" link and then the free link is contained within the "Frequently asked questions" section lower down on that same page. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago rundavid

Well done MC :-) , but no way (for me) to find the link to this page.
So thank u for the direct one

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

The free version still exists. MC - Site Manager.
https://tresorit.com/pricing/basic
"Do I have to pay to use Tresorit?
You can always switch to Tresorit Basic, offering 3GB of storage for free. You can share securely with a few people, but won't be able to set access permissions, manage other users or set policies. If you wish to start using Tresorit Basic for free, get started here".

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Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility 1 month 1 week ago matthew.ricardo

Just recovered the data from Stellar Data Recovery software ....Its very good software every1 must try this software if you really serious about your data
http://stellar-info.com/

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago rundavid

hello all, TRESORIT is not free anymore, please update.
besides, thanks for all the worthfull information !

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Best Free Online TV Viewer 1 month 1 week ago bradwww

please review our online TV system: WatzOn.TV - many sources and build your own channels and make a personal mix of your favorite channels with gold stars - could not be easier or more fun to mine the vast wealth of online videos! thanks!

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Send Anywhere 1 month 1 week ago Jojo Yee You're welcome twinkler. The typo has now been corrected. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 1 week ago Remah It is better. There are lots of articles about it including this one: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3025889/windows/tested-microsofts-windows... view
Best Free Office Suite 1 month 1 week ago AJNorth

SoftMaker FreeOffice has been updated to version 2016 Rev 755.0417 (2016.04.19).

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Send Anywhere 1 month 1 week ago twinkler

Thanks for this. It's called Send Anywhere, not Send Anyway.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 1 week ago searchlight

Not for nothing, could you elaborate on how Windows Defender improved in Windows 10 despite the bashing it still, and always gets?

If it is better, why are others still not using it? Or is it the negative, or maybe proven hype?

Thanks

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago Rev_Don

While that would be helpful, you should be intelligent and computer savvy enough to know how to use a search engine to find the information for yourself. It's not that difficult since it's being reported just about everywhere. Of course the first place to look would be the Apple Web Site itself. Next would be Krebs on Security. After that I would look at the various security and malware sites like Trend Micro, Sophos, Malwarebytes, etc. Sometimes you have to do your own followups to news stories. Don't expect to be spoon fed everything. If you honestly can't find the information after spending a reasonable amount of time with a search engine then it's acceptable to ask for links, but not before.

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Send Anywhere 1 month 1 week ago eikelein

Jojo, Thanks for the tip, I will look into it.

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Couldn't agree more despite being the creator and maintainer of several Windows reviews and articles, although the three systems I run are Zorin, Q4 OS and MX-15 Linux. Even the majority of Windows related testing I do now is via a copy of Win7 installed into Virtualbox in one of the aforementioned distros. MC - Site Manager. view
What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 1 month 1 week ago vandamme

The best solution is an operating system that maintains a repository of clean software, and is itself malware resistant. Microsoft Windows is not it.

Try Ubuntu MATE. You get an "app store" with descriptions and ratings, one click install, and regular updating (when and how you want it). Not to say the other 200 Linux distributions are not good, but Ubuntu MATE is probably the best place to start for a new user, right now.

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Thanks for your feedback CASD. I'm sure other members would like more info such as how these bugs were discovered and what kind of glitches they have been creating for users of the QT application.

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 1 month 1 week ago Bookehost

Really great job
http://www.bookehost.com

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Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility 1 month 1 week ago sergisole

The best free wifi service to find a great connection, for me, is http://www.BestFreeWifi.com

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Best Free Media Player 1 month 1 week ago Jerry Rhino

Macgo Media Player for windows, version 2.16.10.2261 or later, is a wonderment. Originally written for the Mac, it is now available for windows. I have both VLC and Macgo and am pleased with both. Macgo plays blue-rays.

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago jmjsquared

I have too many, rather expensive softwares that rely on Quicktime components to simply uninstall it completely from my systems. I'm hoping the fact that their last build does not include browser plugins will be help keep me safe "enough".

Another example of why I detest Apple and, as Microsoft seems determined to adopt their imperious, disrespectful, arrogant attitudes, I am coming to dislike them, too.

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago Rev_Don

Yes this does apply to the version that is still available to download from Apple. If you do require it to support older applications select Custom install and ONLY select QuickTime Essentials. Make sure that the Quicktime Player and Optional QuickTime Features are not selected. It won't be quite as good as not having it at all, but this should remove the online options.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 1 month 1 week ago greyman

But that it could be so! lol (( - :

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago kemmosan

I need quicktime to run with itunes for my old ipod, on xp. I don't use Quicktime itself as a video player. Am I still in danger?

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago Injeun

Can't we run it manually for video files already on our computer without it being a security issue?

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 1 month 1 week ago drhallows

I recommend FrostWire! www.frostwire.com It is the best music player for Android

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 1 month 1 week ago herbc

Is Microsoft Visual C the same as net framework ? There seems to be a lot of those on my computer.

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 1 month 1 week ago herbc

I would love to have a program that did that as well greyman .

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago ggiaggia

Does that apply to QuickTime 7.7.9 for Windows Vista or Windows 7 which I downloaded from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
on 2016.04.20 ?

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 1 month 1 week ago George.J Rule 0: Turn off internet connection/access when installing downloaded software's. view
Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 1 week ago George.J I've used most of the suggestions and found that XMediaRecode is personally best for my tastes. No adware and has a portable version too. It has support for Intel QuickSync and NVIDIA CUDA Decoders, ID3 tags, Audio extractor, Subtitle importing, DVD convertion and chapter creation, Video editing and Conversion to a countless number of devices and formats with batch processing and direct stream copy. view
You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago Stephen Jackson

Thanks again for - as everybody says - your vigilance. I work with videos in a good few codecs and you used to need Quicktime for various things on a PC (can't remember what they were) If that's no longer the case, I'll un-install for good? (P.S. (I only discovered Gizmo by accident: and I'm so glad I did!)

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Sorry but Any Video Converter Free is no different to the rest. It also includes a crapware installer that makes several outgoing connections. It tried to install War Thunder for me at which point I cancelled the installation. MC - Site Manager. view
You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago JK

Thanks, Rob. I just want to remind people that they may need Quicktime to manage the content on their old (now discontinued) iPods. Thanks for all your hard work. JK

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 1 week ago Spencman

You figured that out correctly: If you don't let the Installer access the opencandy webpages it can't be installed and that is the only way not to install opencandy BS!
That's why i can't understand having freemake in this list as the top pick: Many users won't even know how to block the opencandy-page or run freemake in a sandbox. It is not that freemake is malware, but opencandy does install malware. So if you aren't a professional or very experianced user better keep your hands of freemake.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 1 month 1 week ago Spencman

I can't agree with the Top pick in this catagory. For me all the "Freemake stuff" is pup software! It was already stated that most free software come with some additional pup Software, like adobe acrobat bundles with google chrome and s.o.
but freemake installs opencandy installer and that really is crap! So you are not only getting a McAffee Scanner or the like, but tons of crapware. Some of the Software that comes with opencandy installer can be considered malware.
I find the converted videos i did with freemake are qualitywise behind some other freeware tools - when using the same output video settings.
The article says it took handbrake longer, but you did a completely different conversion! Auto-bitrate single pass against a constant bitrate...that is just like saying an apple tasts better than a pear...
And i don't consider the time it takes to convert a video as important as quality and size of the output.
I tried freemake with cuda feature and it didn't do any good - freemake crashed with my test-file.
My top pick would be "Any Video Converter free", as easy as freemake, tons of presets and better quality than with freemake and no crap-, bloat-, ransom-, whatever-ware installed on your PC, besides the one that can be checked off during install.
Other free tools like MediaCoder, XMediaRecode or Handbrake do a better job - regarding quality and output-size - than freemake!
If you are in a hurry - Don't install freemake! It will just screw your PC and you will end up spending a lot more time getting your PC cleaned of the Software the opencandy installer forced onto your PC, than the time saved upon video conversion.

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago CASD

This is really old news(about 3-4 days) I first saw it on Kim Comando and then a link to from there to Apple..sorry I don't have it.. but I deleted it

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How We Selected and Reviewed VPNs 1 month 1 week ago okidoki

This guy has a very extensive list of VPNs: http://thatoneprivacyguy.com/

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago greyman

Thank you for your vigilance, R.S. !

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You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

"A couple of serious security bugs have recently been discovered in the product, which could allow someone to gain access to your PC." A statement like that requires the inclusion of your reference sources I think.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 month 1 week ago Laurazz

I am using Hide My IP, I asked this question, they said they just keep a minimal information (just log time). When Hide My IP ( or whatever service) runs, it sets your web browser proxy settings to show a fake IP from our IP database. You will then be able to browse the Internet anonymously.

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Best Free Program Launcher 1 month 1 week ago Panzer Hain - an 'alt+space' launcher for Windows, built with Electron: https://github.com/appetizermonster/hain view
Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago philip Update: No longer advised. See the comment above... Steve Gibson, who runs GRC, is one of the few people writing on the internet who truly understand both online security and security software. His opinion aout TrueCrypt agrees with my own. In fact, I rely on TrueCrypt myself. Thanks for the link Kahomono. view
Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 month 1 week ago philip I recommend that you do not use TrueCrypt any longer. I'm using VeraCrypt now. See more in "Special notes on TrueCrypt" at the beginning of this article. view
You Need To Uninstall Quicktime For Windows 1 month 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
Excellent your advice to uninstall QuickTime. Actually, I uninstalled it years ago when I began to use VLC to watch *.mov videos. That was the only reason to have QuickTime in my pcs.

Peter

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 1 month 1 week ago greyman

I agree with what BobF was saying. You never know when some program you wish to run will need .Net Framework #? My machine, and some of its predecessors from which I have upgraded, have been piling them uup for years, like a person who hordes newspapers. I used to build webs, with Microsoft programs and utilities, and .Net is the backbone of those programs, going way back. I am not sure whether MS occasionally removes one when implementing another for the same type of work. probably just as well to leave them. If it works...etc. I just love (mostly Free) utilities that clean unneeded junk off my machines. One of the reasons I originally became addicted to Gizmo's. Windows Secrets.. So much less cool than "BriansBuzz" lol. fairly good forum going there on Windows 10, now. Thanks for the input, everyone. Probably stopped me from doing something really OCD. (( - :

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Banish Those Missing .NET Framework Errors Forever 1 month 1 week ago herbc

I thought i needed some of them but i guess not .

Thank you very much Sir.

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