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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 1 month ago crombierob

I tried your link for FastCopy v3-0-6 32bit, but that took me to strange (and foreign) places.
Our readers may prefer this link -
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/FastCopy.shtml

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Easily Take a Screenshot in More Than One Way on Your Android Mobile 1 year 1 month ago crombierob

Thanks for being frank, Frank
But I agree -
Shirley there should be an easier way to take a quick screenshot

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 1 month ago JMDaniel

Why is taking so long for Windows 10 software to come out of its shell?

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250+ Windows Tweaks At Your Fingertips 1 year 1 month ago mchldpy

He knew that.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago papavonschoen

All it says in systeminfo is OS Ver 10.0 N/A 10240

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Easily Take a Screenshot in More Than One Way on Your Android Mobile 1 year 1 month ago Frank D

The instructions are confusing. Would be nice if just one method were presented, and if all the program's options were just preselected. It should not be this complicated to take a simple screenshot.

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How to Use Disposable Email Addresses and Avoid Spam 1 year 1 month ago ricktitan

Emailondeck.com hands down. Super simple, clears logs daily.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago bili_39

I am using both (RTM and insider) builds and all tips works for me.

I am actually using most of them (just leaving the task view).

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago bili_39

The third tip (in picture above). In dropout menu select "hidden".

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago v.laurie The build shown here is the stable build that everyone on the regular track has. If you are an insider you got build 10565 today. It does have a somewhat different start menu. view
Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago papavonschoen

You must be using a different build of Windows 10 isn't the same. I had a large update this

aM.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago papavonschoen

How do you get rid of the search icon?

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon Ah, thanks bem! view
Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago marcdarkin

Any of the first few programs that can be found in the Related Products and Links section of the article are suitable for what you want. Pictus, Nexus Image, Honeyview and Xlideit are simple programs that can display a fullscreen view and have a good rendering quality.

Be aware, though, that the viewing quality of a zoomed image doesn't just depend on the program but also on the kind of interpolation algorithm used for the magnification. Some programs let you choose from a list of algorithms for that matter.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago scrockett

Thanks for the tip!

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago Stamimail

Hi, I'm looking for alternative to Windows Photo Viewer.
I very like Windows Photo Viewer, but my 2 big problems are the:
1. in zooming the quality is bad
2. There is no FullScreen.
I'm looking for the same thing with those two fixed. A lite app without a lot of features.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago bem

You really do scour the web, don't you? I couldn't have found that if I knew it was out there. Good find.

The author, Brad Kovach, has since graduated and gone on to greener pastures, but a thank you is always appropriate.

Have one for yourself!

bem

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

Hi Peter! You're more than welcome............this is one of those little things I've had sitting around for years and it finally dawned on me that hey.............maybe I ought to write this one up, someone else might find it useful. :)

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago J_L

You don't even need the search icon, just start typing right after clicking the start button...

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 year 1 month ago william1967

Thank you for the article. There aren't that many articles explaining how to customize a Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop, this is very helpful in that respect. Can you explain how to install and change new window borders, icons and controls for a customized look of the desktop?

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago snakyjake

My main concern is on a Windows machine where other people have sys admin rights to read the user directory, malware, etc. All the tools I've seen have you decrypt the volume, which means the information is now vulnerable. For example, I have my USB drive encrypted, but I decrypt it so I can use my portable email client or RSS reader. But this also makes the entire volume vulnerable since it is decrypted. Ideally I want realtime encryption/decryption where the storage remains encrypted, but opened decyrpted at the time needed, and not decrypted for any other user or unauthroized use. The workaround is multiple encrypted containers: some decrypted full time, other decrypted only when needed. Another workaround I'm looking into is a virtual machine where I have more control.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility 1 year 1 month ago pvilan

Many, many thanks riannon!
I have been waiting for years for an utility to clear print queue other than manually!

Peter

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

philip,

Thanks for a good and informative article, I have read it with great interest. Since I am in the same boat as lowndesw it luckily all can remain theory for me.

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago philip

Thanks for the questions Emphyrio. It's good to have fresh input. I've annotated the line in the article about PGP Wholedisk Encryption (it's spendy for individual use). It is now Symantec Drive Encryption.

You've also motivated me to take another look at VeraCrypt. It, like TrueCrypt had some problems on Windows 8.1. TrueCrypt is OK on Windows 10, but is not maintained, and more vulnerabilities have very recently been found in it. I'm going investigate VeryCrypt on Windows 10. It looks like a promising replacement for TrueCrypt. However, I am not going to be able to validate it for full-disk encryption.

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Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better 1 year 1 month ago bernardz

You should make people aware Vic that that not all software products are supported on Windows 10 including microsoft products for example just today I discovered SQL Server 2008 R2 is NOT supported on Windows 10.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/2681562

This is going to cost a few of my clients and probably yours too.

 

 

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago emphyrio

Thanks for a great article, it was a pleasure to read.

One question: PGP Wholedisk Encryption seems to be Symantec Encryption nowadays. Are you sure this should be featured on Gizmo's Freeware site?

And another question: what is your stance on VeraCrypt? Does it fit your criteria for a good encryption program?

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 1 month ago johnvk

Other than Gizmo's here (techsupportalert.com) i like sevenforums.com

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago johnvk

Cache viewer looks useful. How do people do that?
What does "Privacy Test" do? That seems interesting.
What's in the "Permissions" option?

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Best Free Drive Encryption Utility 1 year 1 month ago clas

interesting article...thanks. i alway shy a bit from encryption on my machine as i often wonder if i will be somehow kept out as well as snoopers. but one program you mentioned, safehouse explorer, i do use and have found it simple and as secure as i need it. i was first impressed by the video explaining the product on its homepage. found that well-done and easy to understand for an old coot like me.

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 year 1 month ago lowndesw

I KNOW NOTHING about any of this stuff, but find it fascinating and useful in learning about the subject plus the related interworkings of my computers. Almost wish I had something terribly important to hide.

THANKS for another great article!!

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago sceptic

This is a correction to my previous comment. My reference to Readitlater should have been to Readability, and I was wrong to say that articles in paid-for websites are truncated. This is, however, true of Instapaper Text, which comes with Instapaper.

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Best Free Reminder and To-do List for Android 1 year 1 month ago wanderinwoodsman

I must be missing something. I do not consider the "widgets" associated with this app numerous or thorough

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago Sgluber

Since Firefox is the best browser for privacy and offer many resources for a "clean" web browsing, it's true that an extension like that sounds like something unnecessary. Plus, there are many good utilities that can help in this way.

But it is very good to see and count with a large and diversified number of good options and possibilities. The freedom in choosing what and how we want is unpayable.

From this point of view, I think that Click And Clean and all the other resources that help people are totally welcome.

Thank you for the suggestion, rob! :-)

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

I believe to know what add-ons like this are supposed to do.

But on Win7 and Win8 systems I can't avoid the question: WHY?
I am aware Win10 is a whole different bad of worms.

AFAIK there is nobody accessing my machine remotely, nobody snooping around on my machine personally and again, AFAIK there are no viruses, trojans or other malware running that might "harvest" such things.

I trust my perimeter defenses, I am careful what I click on and the Delete button is the single most used functionality in my email client.

Even my most "computer illiterate" customers (their own words!) do sufficiently well with Adblock Plus and WOT as the only add-ons in Firefox; and they have learned to heed WOT's warnings.

Please help me: Why?

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago Ronnie145

Click & Clean is available for other browsers.

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 1 month ago howiem

I agree with listing Eudora 7.1.0.9 here. I have been using Eudora since there was an Internet and am still using it with no problems on a Win 7 Pro x32 system, running in Win XP SP3 compatibility mode.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux:

https://github.com/qdore/Mutate

 

PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution:
http://www.ppsspp.org/

 

Passion Audio Player:

http://www.passionplayer.com/passion_audio_player.html

 

"... cclive is a tool for downloading media from YouTube and similar websites. It has a low memory footprint compared to other existing tools ...":

http://cclive.sourceforge.net/index.html#about

 

GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors:
http://gkrellm.srcbox.net/

 

"... Wbar is a simple and highly customizable quick-launch dock that adds a little dimension and color to an LXDE or Openbox desktop without adding much additional weight or being gaudy ...":

http://lxlinux.com/wbar.html

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago BillK

I have set Firefox to always use Private Browsing mode so no history is ever stored and everything is cleared when Firefox closes. I don't see that this extension is necessary.

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Best Free Text Editor 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Notepad Supreme:
https://sites.google.com/site/akoware/downloads/software-for-window

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Passion Audio Player:

http://www.passionplayer.com/passion_audio_player.html

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago bernardz

You need to click on the page and then click on the reader; this can make it a bit slow to read. It can be slow to load.

As it is  on the
pros: The result  is surprisingly good, what I think it might it might be very good for is  sending an article to someone else.

Cons: Most of us can screen out in our heads most the rubbish anyway.

It seems to freeze the page if pressed twice on the same page.

Does not work sometimes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago mchldpy

Developed by brothers Vlad and Serge Strukoff. Wasn't there a failed German Blue Movie by that same name?

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Ankittt

This service works great!

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago AndrewK

Having tried various extensions of this type (and Windows 10's Reader View), the one I now use is Clearly by Evernote. Although it is designed for use with Evernote it works fine on its own - I usually use the Print icon to print the result to a PDF. Most competitors do not produce live links in a PDF copy, but Clearly picks up links and converts them to footnotes - still not clickable, but you can at least see what the link is.

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Jorpho

The trouble with services like these is that all too frequently they don't work with all videos, or they suddenly stop working entirely. (For a while there were a bunch that apparently required running a local Java applet, which were kind of creepy.)

My usual process is to download the video and then separate the audio stream using VLC.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago 4sure5

Regarding viewing slideshows on sites as a single page, I've had success with PageZipper. You wind up scrolling down a lot, but it's much faster than clicking through the slideshows.

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Handy Firefox Extension Helps Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago Aninnymous

Since many browser files can not be removed until the browser closes, an external generalist cleaner program like CCleaner or Privacy Eraser may be a better choice than an extension. If it requires a browser restart to clean those files, the difference is not significant.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago Jonrock

It would be nice if there was a program/ app that would allow one to view the many slideshows on sites as a single page. It is VERY frustrating trying to click through all those slides otherwise and i thus avoid those sites.

If anyone is aware of a solution to this annoyance please post. Anyone else have this same annoyance?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago Jojo Yee

Try also "My Fotos" which probably has some basic features that are needed, such as rotate, crop and zoom.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/apps/my-fotos/9wzdncrdfxpf

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago Frank D

Love it! Thanks for the article.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago sceptic

I use Instapaper. There is a problem with both this and Readitlater, however, which is that where the website is subscription only (such as The Times, London), only the truncated (public) version is converted. The reason is obviously that the conversion is done online, Instapaper accessing the page. I have long wanted an add-on that did the conversion locally, to avoid that problem. Reader evidently does just that. However, it does not always render the article (in the case of The Times), but the readers' comments instead. Also, as someone else has noted, it freezes on returning to the original page.

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

Well, I prefer the native feature "Reader View".
It does it sufficiently good for my bad, old eyes AND it is not an extension.
I recently read that Mozilla in a future version supposedly will drop support of extensions altogether, so I will not get more and more of them.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago marcdarkin

I'm sorry I can't help. I have Android devices for tablet and phone and I use QuickPic myself. A quick search for "free picture viewer for windows tablet" gave me the link I'm providing below, but those are specifically photo editors. Anyway, I guess they must have some kind of viewer to relay on, so you might give them a try.

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/5723574687/photography-apps-android-tablet

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago marcdarkin

Nexus Image is free even for commercial use, as they specifically say so.  I guess Honeyview could also be used commercially, as I haven't found any warnings against that, and it supports RAW files. You can read my review of both programs in my article.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 1 month ago frankyfinks

I have been using this free 3D floor planning software at http://citybuildco.com.au/tools-and-resources. It came in handy when we were redesigning our office and wanted to get a leg up by having some of the plans ready for the builders.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Open-Sankoré is a multiplatform, open-source program that is compatible with every type of interactive hardware:
http://open-sankore.org/

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Firefox Extension Improves Web Page Readability 1 year 1 month ago Sope

If you don't want to use an add-on for this, you can just use the "Reader View" button now built in to the address bar in the latest version of Firefox.

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Don't Like the MS Office Ribbon? Bring Back Proper Menus. 1 year 1 month ago Rob P. A.

I wish I were not so late to this discussion! Thanks for the suggestion from robert.schifreen on the Word menu add-ins. I agree with many of the commenters. Confession: at home, and by choice, I still use Word 2000 (w/ the XML pack, of course ;-) ... I think I’ll install it on my future Netbook (LOL!). I love that application; I don't believe MS programming whizzes have bested it yet. Sure, strengthening world language/grammar analysis, interpretation, and translation, together with assistive technologies (“Ease of Access”) is of boundless benefit. Microsoft ought to concentrate R&D in those endeavors – not strive to interminably “improve” upon the typewriter ribbon. I always imagined the designers, whom I respect, on a coffee break (ca. 2005) determining that job security meant drop-down menus were “so nineties!” or that button icons would be aesthetically pleasing as cartoons. You thought Clippit was bad? Well, I could go on … but the reason that I signed up to post here was to offer my layout customization for the Word 2010 Quick Access Toolbar. I believe I have it refined for intuitive, easy application of the most common tools, but of course, each user will have his/her own needs (and screen size!). See what you think:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h83/Shoebakka/Buttons/Word%202010%20Quick%20Access%20Bar.jpg

Note: where dividers are inserted is important since each adds final width to the bar.

I have the EXPORTEDUI File saved too – I’ll email Gizmo’s Freeware to see if they might securely host the 3.67 KB upload with a link on this page to save you time building from my personalized toolbar. More power to the old-school Word users!

“It looks like you’re customizing your toolbar. Would you like help?” [O.K. Clippit will zip-it now…]

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago NeilF784

I use YouTube to Mp3 Converter .
Very quick but one has to be careful when inserting URL.
That seems to work more or less identically with the suggested program above.
I don't like Chrome.

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Ankittt

Don't use shorten URL. Paste the whole URL for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVotNefYME and it will work fine.

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Ankittt

Please paste the URL's that are not working for you, It's probably happening because the video is only available in your country.
Paste the whole URL for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVotNefYME
Thanks

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago ChronicChaos

Been using youtube-mp3[dot]org for quite awhile now when needed...

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago davidsmartin

I have been very happy with IrfanView on my desktop, but now I also have a Windows tablet. I have not found a good viewer that works well without a keyboard, that shows pictures full screen and makes cropping easy. I would also like a feature that I have seen only in the Android program QuickPic that rotates pictures so as to maximize their size on the screen regardless of orientation.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks,

Dave

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago discipline

Same here as Fairportfan...Chrome on a Macbook Air..."Invalid URL" Pasted right from the YouTube share field. Works all the time when I use the Clip Converter website. It's a shame, I'd love to have an alternative.

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

Several, of several clips. Both the full URL and the YouTube "Share"( "youtu.be") URL.

(Also, two different browsers - latest Firefox and Opera 12.16.)

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Ankittt

Works like a charm. Which URL is not working for you?

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

Doesn't work - tried it on four different YouTube videos - "Invalid URL. Try another."

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Another Great Way To Download Youtube Videos As MP3 Tracks 1 year 1 month ago Kumar_Shah

I've been using ClipConverter add-on with Firefox browser. When you're on a YouTube page, you see three tabs (ClipConverter, mp3 and mp4) on the page. Click on one of them and you either download the video or convert it to mp3 or mp4 and download it. Works like a charm.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 1 month ago tweetiepooh

So what would the recommendation be for a free image viewer I can use on a work machine? I don't need lots of tools or organising ability just able to click on the file and see the image. Possible tools would be rotate/flip but I want to edit the picture I can use an editor. Work will provide edit tools if needed but I just need something that can view almost any image and maybe switch between files in a directory.
I like Irfanview and use that at home but it's license is not suitable for work machine.

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 1 month ago Kristopher Hesson

Great article, thanks!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

rpCalc:

http://rpcalc.bellz.org/index.html

 

Prometheus - an open-source service monitoring system and time series database:

http://prometheus.io/

 

Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter:

http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html

 

Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers:

http://kubernetes.io/

 

"... CRIU is a software tool for Linux operating system. Using this tool, you can freeze a running application (or part of it) and checkpoint it to a hard drive as a collection of files. You can then use the files to restore and run the application from the point it was frozen at ...":

http://criu.org

 

"... StackStorm Community is a powerful automation tool that wires together all of your apps, services and workflows ...":

https://stackstorm.com/

 

RethinkDB is the first open-source, scalable JSON database built from the ground up for the realtime web:

https://www.rethinkdb.com/

 

"... D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity ...":

http://dlang.org/

http://dlang.org/

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Best Free Calculator 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

rpCalc:

http://rpcalc.bellz.org/index.html

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago terrawarra

Further to my post on 8th October, I've been trialing SlimJet for a few days. Not much difference to my default browser, SRWare Iron.
If anything, SlimJet is a bit slower loading some pages...... so it was worth a try but I'll stay with SRWare Iron.
Thanks rob

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

You're welcome! I think it's one of the best I've seen too. :)

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago charles.simpson

I've been using it for a few days now and so far I like the features like the right click screen capture, the built in ad block and I like being able to post something i like to my Facebook page without a bunch of cutting and pasting. I think the clincher for even giving it an extended trial was that it mimics Chrome so closely it was a pretty seamless switch.

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Can You Count the Dark Dots? 1 year 1 month ago Jojo Yee

I don't think Burn-IT there's a PC version available for this app at least for now, as the company SusaSoftX based in Finland mainly develops educational software for mobile devices.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago ixan

I removed ebay and Amazon and Facebook from the toolbar. But I went to an article and I get a popup asking me if I want to share on FB. I don't even do FB. I don't normally use a download manager so I am not sure how they behave but today I tried to download two video files and they wouldn't download together and both kept stopping, sometimes after a minute sometimes 2-3 minutes. One of them always restarted when I hit go.

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Get A Top Quality HTML/CSS/PHP Editor For Free 1 year 1 month ago SmAppsFan

One thing would-be users should be aware of: Code Lobster is a nice editor, but last time I installed it, during the installation it grabbed the file associations for every text-based file type under the sun, including .txt files themselves, without giving me a choice or even a warning. I consider this exceedingly poor behavior on the part of any installation. I undid those associations and then wrote the company and told them as much.

Do not know if anything has changed since then -- version 5.5.

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 1 month ago magherafelt1943

One of the best science website I have ever used. Thank you for the notification.

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Best Free DVD Authoring Software 1 year 1 month ago merlewood

DVD Flick will do a decent job for most users......eventually! The only (major) drawback I have found is its speed, it is very, very slow, but if you can put up with the lack of speed, it is as good as any free authoring/ burning software

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago snakyjake

I've been noticing changes to the toolbar that have included Amazon and Ebay. I didn't add them.
The probability of Slimjet (or anybody) doing something completely for free (zero money involved) is not likely. Slimjet is motivated by something.

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The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [Updated for iOS 7 to 9] 1 year 1 month ago Sea Mac

I had to troubleshoot an unresponsive iPad Mini 3 yesterday and was stumped. It was still under 90 days warranty so I called Apple on it.

I'd TRIED to "Reboot your iPad" as per your article ... but the "Slide to Power Off" slider itself was unresponsive! Apple refers to this procedure as "Restarting your iPad" in the manual. I was unable to restart my friend's iPad: and was STUMPED!

The Apple technician instructed me how to "Reset the iPad": and it brought an otherwise "Dead" iPad Mini 3 back to full use! I thought I knew enough to fix up all of my friends iPhones and iPads already ... with just 2 months of using one under my belt ... but this 'lifesaving' tip was unknown to me!

You try to "Reset" your iOS device JUST Before you take it in for repairs ... we were resigned to taking his dead iPad into the Apple Store for repairs the next day. (it was unable to slide anything to unlock, or power down: but Siri was still alive - and the Screen Shot of the unresponsive Lock Screen worked.)

AFTER I'd learned of it, from the Apple Tech, over the phone: I hunted for it in the Manual - and I found it on Page 455!

I Copy/Paste the page - new tips - you need to add to this article!!!

Restart or Reset iPad
If something isn’t working right, try restarting iPad, forcing an app to quit, or resetting iPad.

Restart iPad. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPad. To turn iPad back on, hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Force an app to quit. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPad for a few seconds until a red slider appears, then hold down the Home button until the app closes.

If you can’t turn off iPad or if the problem continues, you may need to reset iPad. Do this only if you’re unable to restart iPad.

Reset iPad. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

You can reset the word dictionary, network settings, home screen layout, and location warnings. You can also erase all of your content and settings.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “iPad User Guide For iOS 9.” Page 455 - iBooks. https://itun.es/us/U4OT9.l

NOW I feel I'm up to fixing any problem my friends may have with their iOS devices!! So, Please add "Forcing an App to Quit." and "Resetting your iPad." to your tips and Please rename your "Rebooting your iPad." section to "Restarting your iPad." ...

I Hope this Helps!!!

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 1 month ago jmaloney

I kept the same game going for several days until it just beat me, score 197,330. I captured the screen for proof, but don't know how to post it in this comment, or even if that would be allowed.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago pauloz

Works fine in Windows 10 but buggy in Linux (I use Linux Lite based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS).

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago alexxx46

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago KetchupKid

Who are these people? There is no "About Us" link at the site and the link to a purported "privacy policy" is dead. How do we know these folk aren't Russian or Chinese? It would be nice to know. I am afraid I've become paranoid and extremely suspicious of new software - free or otherwise.

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Can You Count the Dark Dots? 1 year 1 month ago Burn-IT

No PC version??

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 month ago Lassar

Most of these are free for only personal use. Which of these are free for small businesses?

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Can You Count the Dark Dots? 1 year 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

I have always enjoyed these kinds of optical illusions. I was about 8 years old when I first encountered one and it was on the back of a box of Coco Puffs of all places. Two blue rectangles, one on a white background, one on a black background and you had to decide which was larger. Of course they were both the same size but the brain was fooled into thinking otherwise.

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

As a confessed bookmark addict I'm not sure how I overlooked this website. I've long been familiar with AAAS org. which provides excellent information in the science fields.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago ixan

I tried it. Big download. The toolbar icons are pretty rough. I put on it the same extensions as I use on Chrome. It wasn't any faster at all, it seemed about the same. The adblocker doesn't begin to compare to uBlock. I like trying new browsers as I have issues with Chrome. The only one I ever found better and it was better in 2002 than Chrome has ever got (more features still) is Morequick's GreenBrowser (an IE shell really). Unfortunately for the last few years it has scarcely been functional, very slow. Sad that. Genius browser.

Slimjet seems ok, but not an improvement.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago CASD

I think Opera is smoother.... more refined..
And Slimjet isn't a new browser been around for a couple of years at least..
Plus it loads slow it tries to open all the tabs at 5-10 at a time so if you have 50 tabs you just as well go have lunch because if you try doing anything with it before it's done loading it'll freeze up

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago ObelixXXL

You can prevent the software from accessing to the internet from windows firewall. Can't help you with the iTunes syncing since I don't own any iOS devices. For playing music on my PC, I mainly use musicbee, awesome little software.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago QuietCorner

Unfortunately, no Mac version.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago snakyjake

My major concern is privacy. It may not be sending info back to Google, but is it sending info to someone else?
Like there's a portable and contained version.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 1 month ago beergas

Tried a bunch for just a simple screen capture that allows screen rectangle sizing of initial capture to clipboard then right mouse button copy so can paste into a web comment section. DuckCapture only one worked for me. Pasting others into the running web chat field produced 'bad size' msg in the chat window. Don't have to sign up for anything or limitedware.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago grimbles

The link to the "Privacy Policy" works fine for me. If you want to read more about the company behind the software, look across the top menu and go to Business-->Company Info.

"FlashPeak Inc. is based in Austin, Texas, USA."

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

Thank you Rob!
Finally a portable browser.
Will download it immediately and give it a whirl.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 1 month ago MidnightCowboy Currently using Slimjet on Linux Deepin and it's performing well. MC -Site Manager view

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