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Best Free BitTorrent Client 9 months 2 weeks ago emphyrio

Thanks for the review! Would you consider including Deluge in the comparison next time?

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Important Information If You Use Flash Or Firefox 9 months 2 weeks ago raymond4500332

Until all Flash game sites switch to Unity, I will keep using my install Flash player. Until YouTube and all video sites switch to something other than Flash, I shall keep the latest version of Flash installed on my desktop PC. I switched away from IE and Chrome (SRWare Iron) and to Firefox because it is the most secure for me. Rob, your advice is now being taken with a grain of salt.

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Free Windows 10 for Mac and Linux Users? 9 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie Microsoft has recently stopped new enrollments in the insider program. Whether they will re-open the program is unknown at this time. view
The Best Screenshot Program For Map Captures 9 months 2 weeks ago crombierob

In all the articles on this site, I kept singing the praises of picpick, with limited response.
I wish the detractors (aka those that kept raising the inferior programs) would have compared and stated why their choice was better.

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Free Windows 10 for Mac and Linux Users? 9 months 2 weeks ago mlybarger

i built my home pc and have linux installed. i also have an aged laptop that came with vista but now has linux mint installed. i tried to sign up for the insider program, but was told it's too close to the release and they've stopped taking new windows insiders. i would love to have a copy of win 10 to use under a virtual machine or perhaps even on my aged laptop just to see how it works.

i have an old desktop that i got from employer re-furbished sale, but that has windows 7 professional.

any tips?

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Best Free Online Backup 9 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie Thank you for pointing this out. The article is currently in need of an editor. view
Best Free Online Backup 9 months 2 weeks ago Shelduck

References to SpiderOak are outdated. As far as I can tell, there is no free option: just a "free" 2GB 60-day trial. See: https://spideroak.com/about/price-list

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Equip Your Android System with a Recycle Bin 9 months 2 weeks ago Arriva

It's a nice solution, because I sometimes remove files occasionnaly and such a backup is good for me. It would be also great if the app developers could feature it the way that it decreases size of the stored files. If a user doesn't have enough datastore size, he sometimes remove files for this reason. It's just an idea in case it's technically possible. Thanks for an interesting review!

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Edit PDF Files For Free In Your Browser 9 months 2 weeks ago Arriva

Thank you for review! Tried it and it runs nice with me.

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Best Free Media Player 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

MPUI-hcb:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpui-hcb/

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Cent Browser is an enhanced version of the Chromium web browser that bundles many useful features, such as scrollable tab bar, automatic memory optimization, lazy session loading, mouse gesture, super drag and a lot of tab options.It makes your web surfing easier, more comfortable and more secure ...:"
http://www.centbrowser.com/

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 9 months 2 weeks ago AndyR

Many years ago I used to use the Seagate Disk Wizard also the WD one and found them to be very good, there was one version back then that used to work on any HDD but the brand specific features were disabled for obvious reasons, at times it was the only tool that would fix a corrupt HDD and that used to happen to me on a regular basis after my "experiments". Then there was the DOS only Ghost V3 through to V8 or 6? as far as I recall before they built the megalithic Windows GUI installer in later versions that almost required a dedicated PC in order to run it hehe... but that never has been freeware to my knowledge so can't really discuss it here but it did in my opinion set the standard for the freeware alternatives that started to spring up at the time.

I don't think any of them are 100% flawless in every given situation mainly because there is infinite number of different scenarios that developers cannot possibly recreate everyone of them, hence the need to rely on feedback from the end user. A problem with a lot of software these days is it tries to do too much rather than just focusing on its original intended usage but the race to keep up with competitors is ongoing along with adding more and more features to the list.. in my opinion with some of them I would like to see a few features removed and replaced instead with the "optional" usage of more advanced control over the creation and restoration process that in some cases is necessary especially if you are running a multi boot system without the need to use a Windows start up disk in order to fix boot issues after a restore at times, especially when you consider in most situations Windows start up repair is not able to fix such problems correctly even after running it the recommended 3 times, thus you have to drop to the command prompt and do it manually, therefore having some advanced options available to begin with would be a more useful feature to add.

I am all in favour of simplicity and ease of use but at times you need to do something that the software is not able to accurately predict what your intentions are. Of course though there would have to be a warning / disclaimer stating if you enable advanced options then you do so at your own risk. I am aware that some of the software does have such options already but in most cases the way it is implemented can be rather confusing at times.

Anyway just sharing my thoughts...
 

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 9 months 2 weeks ago AndyR

Thanks for the heads up on that George.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 9 months 2 weeks ago BrollyLSSJ

Yes, you are right. Though Acronis (Seagate Disc Wizard) is also reliable (alteast it never failed me) and only takes 2 hours, while Veeam took a little-bit over 4 hours. But restoring files from Veeam Endpoint Backup were also working fine for me. Good is, you can just mount the image and restore individual files. I was not able to do that with Seagate Disc Wizward (nor with Acronis WD Edition on another laptop). So that is a plus.

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Important Information If You Use Flash Or Firefox 9 months 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Rob I don't think there is any data to support your claim that most sites have already switched to HTML5. The recent problems with Firefox are certainly going to accelerate the conversion however. I suspect most computer users are not willing to go cold turkey with flash at this time. At the various tech websites I've visited there is little being said about security issues with the other browsers related to flash. Would switching to IE or Chrome be an option until this issue gets resolved?

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Stream and Listen to the Music You Love 9 months 2 weeks ago Seymour Cat

Comparing the free browser versions of Deezer & Spotify, Spotify wins on sound qualty alone. Deezer is streaming at 128kbps CBR mp3 which makes the treble sound a mushy mess. It's especially noticeable on cymbals and high-hats.

Spotify streams at 160kbps CBR mp3, which is just about good enough that compression artefacts are far less noticeable, and the cymbals and high-hats sound nicely defined and crispy. Spotify's browser option can be found here, https://play.spotify.com/browse

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 9 months 2 weeks ago mvozzo

There is a wide collection of high resolution art works within Google Art Project - https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
It's a program that brings high quality art works to everyone and is constantly growing.
It's yet another reminder of Google's mission: "To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 9 months 2 weeks ago George.J

AOMEI Backupper 3.0 has been released. Release notes here.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 2 weeks ago lowndesw

I always have misgivings when I see grammar that slightly off on the main page of anything. This one is loaded with "phraseology" that is reminiscent of oversea products with a poor reputation. Is it just me??

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 2 weeks ago marcycn

This is not working for me. Took over an hour and then failed. Tried again and it only took down the 5 new msgs. Tried to change to another gmail address and it won't let me. I have 5. Google backup didn't work either. Gmvault didn't work. I have Win 8.1 and usually don't have any trouble with software - not a newbie - but I'm stumped!!

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 2 weeks ago eikelein

@JimConsidine:

Jim,
I just re-read your post.

If you NEED (vs. want) it as easy as you request in the last sentence there is only one advice that will work for you:

. Don't use any computer at all.

Respectfully
Eike H

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 2 weeks ago GreenWyvern

Just to add: The download provided by Google is a zipped archive containing the mail in mbox format, which can be imported into practically any mail program.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 2 weeks ago GreenWyvern

A better solution may simply be to head to Google's own download page:

https://www.google.com/settings/takeout

Choose Gmail and whatever else you want to download, and it will create an archive for you.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 2 weeks ago toktok

Another solution is to run Mozilla Thunderbird regularly and let it store your Gmails on your computer automatically.

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Important Information If You Use Flash Or Firefox 9 months 2 weeks ago bernardz

It is re-enabled

https://twitter.com/firefox/status/621413497176461312

 

But I think you and Vic are right, see if you can get rid of it. It has been a problem on firefox for long time.

 

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 2 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

That's a great test, howiem, Lots of detail on what elements work and which don't.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 2 weeks ago grg100

This is a great solution! Backup / restore / viewing and free! Cannot get better.

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 9 months 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee Thanks for pointing out Epsilon. The download link has now been fixed. view
Important Information If You Use Flash Or Firefox 9 months 2 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Vic already wrote an article about Flash:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-make-your-pc-safer-uninstalling-flash-player.htm

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 9 months 2 weeks ago Epsilon

I believe there is a link error re Toolwiz Care. The download link leads to WinUtilities Free download page. As far as I know they are different programs from different publishers. I do note though that WinUtilities Free is highly regarded elsewhere and worth a look for those considering one of these programs.

Cheers.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 9 months 2 weeks ago Anupam

Thank you for the feedback :). The Sandboxie site does not post about Windows 10 compatability though. On the download page, only XP to Windows 8.1 are mentioned. Anyways, I don't expect any software to be compatible with an OS whose final version hasn't been out yet. Still, development might be going on for compatiblity with Windows 10 for sure. It's a good thing if Sandboxie is working with Windows 10.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 9 months 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

Okay - works now. Originally there was an issue with Sandboxie's driver, which must have been resolved.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 9 months 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

As of a month or so ago Sandboxie didn't work with Windows 10. (Its driver didn't work.) I haven't tried it now that MS has released what is apparently the RTM version to preview testers.

I think i will try right now, as i have nothing better to do at the moment.

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How I Grabbed And Stitched Myself A Huge Map 9 months 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

I used to use Autostitch. Then i found Microsoft DICE (Digital Image Composite Editor), which did everything it did and more.

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Free Online Physics Games 9 months 2 weeks ago abdelhak

awesome games check them out here http://uronlinegames.com/sports/

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How I Grabbed And Stitched Myself A Huge Map 9 months 2 weeks ago ljbartel

Yes, a wonderful, useful idea. Now if I could figure out how to set Google Maps for full screen without the zoom, pan and tilt toolbars then I could just capture full screens with alt>print screen.

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How I Grabbed And Stitched Myself A Huge Map 9 months 2 weeks ago greyman

A wonderful, interesting and totally useful idea, and some great offerings. Thank you Rob.Schifreen!

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

Gyazo:

https://gyazo.com/

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Best Free Duplicate File Remover 9 months 3 weeks ago Evely456

The functions of free duplicate remover are limited. Maybe you can try some paid duplicate finder. What they can do is more free duplicate remover. I found an useful article to sahre the best duplicate finder for Mac. This article introduced three duplicate finder for Mac and compared the advantages and disadvantages of them. You can read this article. By the way, it also show users the detailed steps of finding duplicate file and removing it.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 3 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

Apparently it can restore to Gmail. Watch the video on their web site. I haven't tried it but I'm anxious to here from anyone who has. Are they associated with Google? There's no 'About' on the web site.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 3 weeks ago bernardz

I have not tried this one but I did try a similar one. The problems I had was it took ages to backup my gmail accounts and it kept bombing out. With cloud base it is more set and forget.

 

 

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 9 months 3 weeks ago Realist

Can it restore the backup back to GMail?

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Some Free Browser-Based & Online Proofreading Tools 9 months 3 weeks ago CASD

I found a nice one today..
http://grammark.org/

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The World's Best Collection Of Free Culture And Education Resources 9 months 3 weeks ago stephenvaile

Thanks for the dissemination of "intelligent, meaningful" content.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago bernardz

I uninstalled flash, then found I needed to install it so I reinstalled it. Now after reading this article I again uninstalled flash

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/14/google-mozilla-disable-flash-over...

I will see how I go.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 9 months 3 weeks ago Anupam

Already suggested in comments below.

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Best Free Calculator 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Kalkules is an universal scientific freeware calculator with an amount of nontraditional functions, which can be used particularly by high school or university students ...:"
http://www.kalkules.com/index.php

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

Video to Video converter is a software for converting between various video and audio formats:

http://www.videotovideo.org/

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Best Free PC Games 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

Zuma's revenge:

https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/free-games/on-the-house

 

Super Mario War:

http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Super-Mario-War.shtml

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool that wraps up fast file comparison and transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface that offers you visual comparison of files and folders before synchronizing and backing them up and support for two way synchronization with fully customizable rules ...":

http://veridium.net/windatareflector/

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Best Free PC Games 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. Build and customize heroes from across every Blizzard universe to suit your play style. Team up with your friends and engage in fast-paced mayhem across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play the game ...":

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago beergas

Be nice if they got their js & ks together. Tough enough being an artist in this world as it is so why mess up the best.
Cool deal though.

"One of the latest to embrace the digital age is the Rikjsmuseum in the Netherlands,?

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 9 months 3 weeks ago abm22

Many thanks for the quick reply. I've downloaded the program and it's exactly what I've been looking for. It's easy to use as well. As a software junkie, Gizmo's is marvellous. I always read the links every day and there is always a relevant and helpful article. Keep up the good work.

All the best,

Alex

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Quetzalcoatl

Also a few suggestions :

Museo Del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/

Musée D'Orsay
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

Musée Du Louvre
http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage

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Best Free DVD Ripper 9 months 3 weeks ago Chris Alderson

Looking through the topic, i noticed that the author mentioned a pressing question for me... that's why I'd like to share one great (in my opinion) product called WALTR. I know that a lot of people now are facing the problem of importing media to idevices.. And I've found out WALTR to be probably the best solution. I used Converter ultimate, Handbrake.. But yeah.. as the author said Handbrake has "a slow speed in transcoding" That's true!.. As for Converter Ultimate, it doesn't support AVI files:( There are always troubles with the avi, mkv, flac formats. I managed to add avi from Windows to iPad only using WALTR app. It's fast and efficient!.. I'd recommend!! Think, it will help you too:)

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 9 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Hi Alex. There is a problem with their download link. We have now changed this to the Softpedia source which is working fine. MC - Site Manager. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago budchekov

Mozilla have had a project called Shumway for years, rather than instigating a 'Manhattan Project' to get it up and running it appears to be the realm of a couple of bong hitting geeks in a basement,
Had Brendan Eich not been 'set up' it was likely to have been a priority.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago eikelein

@JimConsidine:

Jim, If the baker does not stir the ingredients or sets the temp of the oven too high or the power or gas supply fail he won't have cake.

We all accept that people need driver's ed and then experience on the road to become tolerable drivers.

Computers and their software are MUCH more complex than cars and traffic and MUCH more dynamic. But nobody wants to learn the basics. Result? You have a problem.

The problems that users have and add to the mix is that often they don't even know how to update FlashPlayer, browser, you name it! Another part of the problem is that Flash Player is based on age old designs.

AND way too many web sites don't want to spend the money to convert their pages and their content to HTML5.

I bet my sweet hinders that HTML5 will have it's own can of worms; it's only a question of time!

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cuz it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
....Oh NOOOOO!

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Speed Up Your Hearing 9 months 3 weeks ago virginiajim

Added one new podcast source, Twooting.com.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie

If you need to use sites with Flash, then you might want to use a browser that has a plug-in or extension that lets you selectively enable and disable Flash. For example, NoScript for Firefox will let you block Flash except for the specific sites you want to use. There are also a number of general security suggestions in this article that are worth looking at. Also, be sure to update your Flash player every time Adobe releases another security patch.

Added later: Flashblock is another Firefox add-on. 

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 9 months 3 weeks ago abm22

Hi,

I've tried to download Kristal Audio Engine without success. Every time I try to access the download, the page won't load. Anyone know of a way round this as I would like to try this program.. Thanks in advance

Alex

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago glennbaugh

I only use a Windows 7 laptop. I'd like to be more secure and eliminate Flash, but the web is still eaten up with it. I'm a decent PC user but am certainly not at any geek or expert level. With Flash eliminated, much of the web content is eliminated. If there is a decent alternative I would love to know about it and welcome any suggestions you have.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago KetchupKid

All desktop - no mobile. I am trying the Firefox "Ask to Activate" for Shockwave Flash for awhile to see what happens.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie Usage patterns vary. I know many people who almost never need Flash. Your figure of 60% Flash reflects your particular interests. Also, anyone who uses mobile platforms will see far less Flash. Almost any web site that is designed these days is using HTML5. It is the current standard. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago KetchupKid

While the information is good, it is very premature. HTML5 is the way to go, but I would estimate 60% of the sites I visit require Flash. I hope that dwindles quickly so we can dump the annoying Flash - but not now.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie

Several of the comments ask questions about HTML5. HTML5 is the current standard markup language for web sites. Among other improvements, it contains support for multimedia. All modern browsers support it although Internet Explorer is not fully compliant. That means, for example, that video can be displayed seamlessly on web pages without any need for plug-ins or special APIs. The browser does the work of display. The PC user does not have to install anything extra. Many sites, including YouTube, are using HTML5. For more information, there is a Wikipedia article here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie The article is clear that removing or keeping Flash is up to the individual user. It says, "It is time to assess whether you should keep it." If you need it, that's your choice. It's clear that systems without Flash are more secure and the article gives ways to uninstall Flash for those PC owners who decide that they do not need Flash. If you want to keep Flash, that's your decision. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago JimConsidine

Two months ago, I followed instructions to remove Flash based on the recommendations from another website informing the world of it's vulnerabilities. They claimed at the time that the consumer really does not need Flash in today's environment. I followed their advice and found myself driven to distraction trying to find a suitable way to ingest information that is only viewed or heard with Flash.I finally gave up and reinstalled Flash.
I find your warning to be at least as disturbing as the first (whose name escapes me). First - what is the downside of using Flash? Please don't tell me that lions, tigers and bears are going to get me (on my). Second - What is the alternative to Flash? HTML5 ... what, where, and who is that? Is it on Google Chrome. i recently found another confusing article about Chrome not being able to play some items until they release a new version ... It's all gobbledygook for the average consumer trying to stay abreast.
Make is simple ... just like a cake recipe. Do X, Y., and Z and you get a cake.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago howiem

Re HTML5, browsers can be tested for how well they support HTML5 at https://html5test.com/
Firefox 39 only got 467 out of 555 points
IE11 only got 341 out of 555 points
Pale Moon 25.5 got 412 out of 555 points
Chrome with a SCORE OF 526 AND Opera with 519 top the desktop browsers.
The test also has results for mobile and tablet browsers as well as for gaming and other functions

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago howiem

MikeR 's points are right on. In addition flash seems to be a major culprit in causing Firefox crashes, and the plug-in lingers when FF is closed down.

Firefox crashes are less frequent if Flash is prevented from automatically running. In Firefox (39), go to Tools | Add-ons and click Plugins on the left. Then you can set programs like Flash to ask before you allow them to run. Some sites, like the Internet Archives offer the alternative of flash or HTML5, but as posters above have noted, there are still too many sites using flash to uninstall it, excerpt for people who only read information.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago eikelein

+1

I second that request!

Although I know that we would have to change a huge number of web sites. Radio stations, TV stations, news sites and likely thousands others REQUIRE it - or the user can not listen to or watch anything...

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago eikelein

Yes, it's a pain.

But IMHO to quite some extent because the hare brained update process seems to be too much or too intimidating, for many of my customers at least. I can't count how often I got called to update Adobe Flash.

And then, this a good example that Adobe's monopoly on Flash is not good for anybody: It rattles Adobe's reputation, it annoys users and, and...

But living without Flash? Not for my customers!

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago MikeR

Agreed. Adobe Flash is a pain and a threat but at the moment there are far, far too many web sites which still use it, including several of my online shopping accounts and even one relating to personal finance. Firefox is a frequent irritation -- albeit for the best possible reasons -- in blocking Flash and saying it's out of date, whilst Adobe is really cheap in attempting to flog extra software from McAfee which isn't needed (seriously, is Adobe that short of money that it needs to resort to such hucksterism?) I have no love for Adobe nor of Flash but until the websites I depend upon stop using Flash then for me at any rate it's still too premature to uninstall, much as I'd dearly like to.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago danielson

A list of viable alternatives would be helpful.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago Geert

Uninstall?
And no longer being able to listen to Deezer?
No, thanks.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I have pretty much given up trying to get flash to work properly with Firefox (although IE still seems functional with it). An article about the HTML 5 format might be a good idea as there may be others besides myself who would like to know more about it.

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How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 9 months 3 weeks ago nowayman

Thank you for posting about such a burning issue.
Flash is horrible, but some sites still require it. Uninstalling Flash is a bit of an overkill at the moment. I'd say it's better to prevent it from autorunning and launch it manually by clicking on the elements that require it.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 9 months 3 weeks ago Sanpo

If you are looking for printer - you can use PDF-XChange Lite /or Standard. Viewer (and Editor) is not printer

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Speed Up Your Hearing 9 months 3 weeks ago virginiajim

Added 16 more podcast sources and adjusted upwards the number of podcasts to 7000, from 6500, available from a link in the narrative.

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 9 months 3 weeks ago greyman

Last Pass has been wonderful to use, since I figured it out. The information that you enter does not come from the cloud, it is generated on your computer. One could tweak how many hashes the passwords used, some time ago, but I don't know if that is still the case.

LastPass is great. it is Free, and, for free, it is a super good deal!

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Keep Track Of How Much Time You Spend At Your PC 9 months 3 weeks ago jim8161

I prefer toggl : http://www.toggl.com/, Web based or desktop. Pretty flexible and customisable, Reasonable built in reports. Basic version (which satisfies all my needs) is free.

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration ...":

http://ohmyz.sh/

 

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 9 months 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Thanks HmS-PA for pointing out. "TOMA - Internet TV" is now removed from the list as it's a browser-based version of JLC's internet TV viewer and the latter is no more maintained. view
Best Free Online Applications and Services 9 months 3 weeks ago nowayman

Tried to like Flipboard multiple times, but always failed. Guess it doesn't work for everyone.

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The Easy Way To Experiment With Colour Schemes 9 months 3 weeks ago nowayman

Wow! This is very unusual palette tool.

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Best Free Web-Based Image Editor 9 months 3 weeks ago katiegray

There are a lot of free web based image editor tools today. I would like to suggest this helpful list below:
http://www.picmonkey.com
http://www.befunky.com
http://https://pixlr.com
http://www.proweb365.com
https://www.pizap.com
http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com
http://www.fotor.com/

all these tools is free, and easy to use.

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob for this link to an excelent web site!

Regards, Peter.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 9 months 3 weeks ago AndyR

I could only provide a link here that was to the original source not a 3rd party so to speak... having to register in order to try a product you don't know if your going to like or even use will deter people, if it was a much needed driver for your system then that is a different matter because it would be something you would need and be left without an option hypothetically.

Thank you for the comparison on the imaging times, time is always a factor for consideration however in my opinion if you know for a fact the software you are using is 100% reliable even if it takes 6x longer than anything else it would be worth the extra time just for peace of mind. Veeam does seem to be very slow though in comparison to the others and also when you consider you can do a 3 pass low level format on a 500gb HDD in around 4 hours.

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Keep Track Of How Much Time You Spend At Your PC 9 months 3 weeks ago bernardz

crosseyedlemon: Its one of those programs that depending upon your requirements will be either a direct hit or a total miss.  Having said that if someone has this sort of requirement, I doubt  that Networx is much of an alternative.

I agree with you too that the desktop requirement is a big problem; many people now bring their laptop to work and use that. The other problem is what about people like me that tend to set up and run our big SEO and data mining jobs at night after hours.

The other issue is if I am at home, and I have to do  work; I tend to do it, read news sites and play chess all together and sometimes my kid can be on the other screen of my computer watching a movie. That is why at home I use TimeTracker.

 

 

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 9 months 3 weeks ago HmS-PA

The TOMA - free internet TV link has a REALLY scary warning pop up. Just hope I didn't get zinged. I exited the site without clicking on anything.

First time in a long time that I got into one of those areas.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 9 months 3 weeks ago budchekov

"Let me close my discussion"

No one's stopping you....But of course you'll be back. ;)

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 9 months 3 weeks ago bernardz

Do you not see the irony MidnightCowboy when you criticise people for being anonymous? There are over four hundreds of these so-called  trolls basically saying that WOT is no good and/or a scam.  M if you read more you will find some you like better.

Anyway, I have said my piece and you yours so lets move on.


Let me close my discussion by asking anyone who intends to use WOT give it a fair test like I did.

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Browse 210,000 Works Of Art Online For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Hopefully making collections available online will draw more visits to these museums. The museums generous enough to adopt this approach should at the very least receive some kind of financial support from their government.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 9 months 3 weeks ago bernardz

Correct I should not have had too for the point you stated. I only did it to show again that WOT despite WOT's claims can and does manipulate people reputations.

 

 

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 9 months 3 weeks ago BrollyLSSJ

I got it from the German Chip Magazine website. They are hosting it themselves. Though I don't think registering for them to download the product is not that bad.

Though for my QuadCore (about 450GB of Data) it takes way longer than Acronis / Seagate DiscWizard to backup. It has been running for an hour now and only backupped like 62GB. With Acronis the whole backup takes about 2 hours (+- some Minutes). I am using old HDDs though. On a laptop with an SSD both Seagate Disc Wizard and Veeam are on paar (Veeam takes about 1 or 2 Minutes longer to back the data up).

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 9 months 3 weeks ago beergas

Chrome has Avira at store. Puts a tiny green or red bar just below address bar to indicate safety of site. Accurate. Just be sure to uncheck the default slider that will pop up Offers for Avira deals now then. Haven't really hit any red sites yet but I actually forget thing is even there. Wish had it for IE11 so stuck with AdBlock for it.

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The Easy Way To Experiment With Colour Schemes 9 months 3 weeks ago magherafelt1943

Great selection of free sites. The new homepage is more attractive and easier on the eye. 10/10

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 9 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

The negative comments referred to are mostly and obviously from (of course) anonymous trolls such as this one.
"A cheap website just intended to harvest user data and blackmail innocent bloggers. A company who never displays its on contact details.. Guess Why??? Because they are CRIMINALS... ". Seriously, folks must have some sort of deficiency to ever attach credence to this type of post.
Where you can tie a comment to a "real" source, such as this one.
"Put me out of business Rated
by Thomas Prendergast on July 2, 2015 · permalink · translate
In used to own Veretekk, a free marketing automated social network for people that could not afford to pay for autoresponders, web hosting, webinar rooms, etc. Even with 100s of positive reviews, Superman and his cadre of buddies destroyed our reputation, business dropped, and I lost the company from financial ruin after 20 years of running it. 1000s of people that depended on Veretekk lost there accounts as well. I made a Youtube recording about the attacks too and they managed to get one of those videos terminated and laughed and high fived over at the MyWot forum over their success."
Just a little research throws up this:
http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?11365-Inetekk-AKA-Veretekk&s=f734da30...
It is no wonder WOT users rated down such a service, and IMO the world is better off without it.:) MC - Site Manager.

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How to Check an Internet Link without Actually Clicking It 9 months 3 weeks ago budchekov

That's the second time you've posted that Political link on a Tech forum..I Imagine we all saw it the first..

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