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How to Ask Android to Skip My Media Folders 10 months 3 weeks ago smanda77

Hello,

Thanks for the article, great insight. However, I just need to understand something here, I recently downloaded an Android email app called MyMail that comes with in-app ringtones, where do I find the file in which these ringtone files are saved in on my internal memory? I'm using the Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phone.

Thanks

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Best Free Web Browser 10 months 3 weeks ago CASD

It's good to have a new monitor on this.. I love trying new browsers and I've tried a lot...
So far Opera even being chrome connected now works and feels like the old opera..
In fact I think it works better then most of the webkit browsers out there.. Low ram uses on my win 8.1 8gb, Athon 2 Acer computer.
always staying around 25% ram usage or less
Even one of my other favorites Qupzilla can't compare..in fact it freezes up and so does Midori
Slim jet ..another one that crashes and is a slug on my system.
Keep the new ideas coming and I'll gladly try them :)

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How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware 10 months 3 weeks ago kumar12

If you want to get started and you don't want to pay, then your best option is a product called Unity 3d. Don't let the name fool you, as it's just as good for creating 2D apps and games too. It's a complete software development environment which you download and install on your PC, and from which you can then develop and publish apps to the leading app stores.

VISIT NOW :http://theandroidnews.com/applications/

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How to Ask Android to Skip My Media Folders 10 months 3 weeks ago subscriptionsformpb

That might explain how I got rude pictures without even seeing them the first time. Actually, I have no idea where they were from, except a local scenery. They were uploaded automatically to G+. Fortunately, I have that set to private only.

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Best Free PDF Tools 10 months 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee They are covered TommyBoy. Please follow the links given below. 1) PDF printers are reviewed in this article Best Free PDF Writer Software. 2) PDF-XChange Viewer is reviewed under this paragraph Annotate PDF Documents. view
Best Free File Comparison Utility 10 months 3 weeks ago Walt43

Your info is now bad due to updates...WinMerge dropped the running on W9x an XP about version 2.12.something.
I need it to run on W98SE but those ver now will not run there.
I have requested an older version from them because I have not been able to find a workable version for W9x.

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A File Comparison Tool That's Really Easy To Use 10 months 3 weeks ago David Roper

Excellent find. I also like KDiff3 for comparing text source code. Now I have two.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 3 weeks ago darrin71

Good Day A ! Hi George.J ! I am a current user of 360 IS and am considering switching to 360 TS for support reasons as you know. I'm curious if you could tell me more about your experience with 360 TS compared to 360 IS regarding detection rate, resource usage, boot up time, scan time, and how well 360 TS plays with other software, such as MBM and SAS. Never mind George, I have already found answers to my questions.

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Best Free Web Browser 10 months 3 weeks ago pjpw

Crombierob, apart from the issue you mentioned with No Script and the minimalistic interface of the Chromium browsers (which I have come to like) I think you will find Slimjet an enjoyable experience compared to Google Chrome.

I too had the freezing issue on updating with Chrome, not all the time but more often than not, and that plus the memory and CPU issue with Chrome were the main reasons I looked for an alternative. At the same time Firefox (still a resource hog too) was having a lot of issues with Update 29 I think it was so I avoided going back to FF for those reasons.

Please post your thoughts on Slimjet back here as I for one would certainly be interested in your experience with it.

Cheers
Peter

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 10 months 3 weeks ago DanielRuf

I think this would make no difference. But I did not try it.

(please delete the other comment from me - it is a duplicate)

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Best Free Web Browser 10 months 3 weeks ago stephench

One of the biggest reasons that we start the Slimjet project is we don't like the minimalist design of Chrome. Slimjet doesn't auto-update like Chrome. Slimjet includes a download control button which allow you to easily allow/disallow script on selected domains. That is similar to what NoScript offers. It has a fully customizable toolbar where you can add more buttons to gain quick access to various functions. Slimjet uses slightly more memory than SlimBrowser but is more stable and responsive. Give it a few days and you will like it.

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Best Free PDF Tools 10 months 3 weeks ago TommyBoy

Two oversights:
1) either a PDF printer is not addressed or I missed it? This is a mission critical function for me
2) Was PDF xChange omitted because they have not kept their free package completely up-to-date with modern OS versions?

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 10 months 3 weeks ago Jay Fora

Sorry, forget that question, i had missed something obvious

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 10 months 3 weeks ago Jay Fora

Hi, I decided to try out Locate32, and it does seem good. Everytime I open it though, I get one of those untrusted publisher warnings, asking me if I really want to run it.How can I stop that, espacially as it's run as an .exe? I've looked on the net, but .exe seems to be the only option. I'm using it in my 'daily use' account, and not my admin account which I rarely open.
Thanks, Jay

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Best Free Web Browser 10 months 3 weeks ago crombierob

I have three problems with Chrome -
- I don't like the minimalistic rubbish young programmers (not Analysts) are foisting on us.
- Chrome does not have NoScript
- Google do not give a toss about MS conventions, and as pjpw has noticed it can slow your PC to a crawl
On that latter, the first time it happened to me, everything was freezing, and I was sure I had a virus. I went back to my most recent image (Seagate DiscWizard), which unfortunately was a week old (TCH! TCH!). Thus much time was spent trying to copy my last weeks activities, before I went back to that earlier image (Cost me many, many hours).
The next time this happened, I investigated, and found it was Google's flippin updater freezing my PC.
I removed it all (and that is not an easy process), and Google will never darken my PC doorstep again. (I will still use the Google Search engine, which ain't as good as it used to be)

I will give Slimjet a try as I can -
- Breath easy, as it looks like it does not have the Google updater disaster.
- Only use it for web sites, where I don't need NoScript
- Try to make it as non minimalistic as I can.
Rob
PS
Watch out if you are elderly and feeble minded, as you may download SlimBrowser by mistake.
I did, and I love it.
Fast, and NOT minimalistic
PPS
SlimBrowser crashes (within Tab) way to often.
May be to do with inherited extensions, but I cannot find out how to get rid of them, OR how to run in safe mode (Add-Ins disabled).
So looks like I have to suppress my hatred of Chrome, and try SlimJet

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Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy I use Pale Moon on Windows so must have a look at this. Thanks. :) view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Pale Moon for Linux: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/ Double Commander: http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/doublecmd/ X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander, which was developed by Maxim Baranov: http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/xfe/ tmux is a terminal multiplexer, it enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tmux/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Remarkable is a powerful markdown editor: http://remarkableapp.net/ Sunflower file manager: http://sunflower-fm.org/ xorriso copies file objects from POSIX compliant filesystems into Rock Ridge enhanced ISO 9660 filesystems and allows session-wise manipulation of such filesystems: https://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso/ "... Hugo is a general-purpose website framework. Technically speaking, Hugo is a static site generator. This means that unlike systems like WordPress, Ghost and Drupal which run on your web server expensively building a page every time a visitor requests one, Hugo does the building when you create your content. Since websites are viewed far more often then they are edited, Hugo is optimized for website viewing while providing a great writing experience ...": http://hugo.spf13.com/ "... MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. ...": http://www.mediagoblin.org/ view
Best Free Web Browser 10 months 3 weeks ago Remah Hi all. I have just taken over as editor of the three web browser articles so expect an update soon. Remah view
Windows 7 Startup 10 months 3 weeks ago ironleg1963

I loved the articles. I have a question though. Is there a program you can install or run from CD/DVD/usb to tell you each step and file, dll, everything that is going on from the mbr to the final boot up sequence of logging in to a network after logon. Then run wireshark to test the network connection. Possibly airsnort /nmap/wirecat, etc..
Any information is greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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Best Free Web Browser 10 months 3 weeks ago pjpw

I can endorse the Slimjet browser. I use a number of browsers as each one seems more adept for certain functions and uses. They are Slimjet, Opera, Maxthon and sometimes Firefox and Google Chrome. I have tried many others over the years but never found one to consistently offer what the mainstream ones do.

Another browser, K-Meleon is actually THE lightest browser of all on system resources but sadly lacks the compatibility necessary to be useful across the board. There are independent developer versions of it still being released from time to time but for the average user these require a fair degree of computer knowledge and are a no go for most people.

My issue was with just having a basic 4GB laptop I was experiencing memory and CPU usage issues when using sites like Facebook and Youtube. So I started using a separate browser just to have Facebook open in (Opera.) Then I would use either Maxthon or Google Chrome or Firefox for everyday browsing. This approach has both advantages and disadvantages.

I have been using Slimjet for the past couple of months now and am very happy with it. It uses the same Chromium engine used by Google and Opera but has added some built in features that are only provided by way of extensions in the others. Also it is not Google so I have reduced concerns of there being any backdoor into the browser.

Google Chrome used to regularly eat up a lot of memory and CPU resources and I was often having to restart the browser. I recommend Slimjet to anyone. I am sure you won't be disappointed. Also, it comes from Flashpeak which has been around for a long time with their SlimBrowser and more recently SlimBoat browsers.

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Having Trouble Playing A Video File? Find Out Why. 10 months 3 weeks ago Jorpho

Back in the day I used to be fond of the G-Spot Codec Information Appliance.

...But that was years ago. It's been a long time since I've found a video that wouldn't play, unless it was corrupted. LAV Filters (i.e. the Combined Community Codec Pack), the various MPlayer derivatives, and VLC cover just about everything.

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Having Trouble Playing A Video File? Find Out Why. 10 months 3 weeks ago Bluesmanuk

Thanks for the heads up.

The other excellent tool that I use is mediainfo that can place an entry into the windows explorer context list so that I can right click on a file and get all the info on it.

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The Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows 10 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon You're welcome. It is quite a list, something for everyone there. :) view
How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 10 months 3 weeks ago Chiron Does it only present a problem when submitting zip files, or does it say the same for 7z files? view
How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 10 months 3 weeks ago DanielRuf

still having issues with password protected zip file:

Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

:
Remote host said:
552-5.7.0 This message was blocked because its content presents a potential
552-5.7.0 security issue. Please visit
552-5.7.0 http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=6590 to review our
552 5.7.0 message content and attachment content guidelines. gd3si3997315wib.22 - gsmtp
[BODY]

Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

:
Remote host said:
550-DKIM: encountered the following problem validating yahoo.de:
550 signature_incorrect
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Having Trouble Playing A Video File? Find Out Why. 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J Thanks looks good. How about PotPlayer's built-in Playback/System Info information tool: File Info: http://i.imgur.com/eTmDGCh.png Playback Info: http://i.imgur.com/y7tbM0n.png System Info: http://i.imgur.com/lTPGCFl.png Downside - you need to have the media player installed... view
Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 3 weeks ago Chiron I think perhaps I should move the advice about manually removing the firewall driver into the main advice section of my topic. Then again, it's not something which most users would like to do. I'll have to think about it some more, but your experience has given me a lot to think about. Thank you. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 3 weeks ago freestuffrocks

You're right about the firewall driver. Neither removal tool nor the uninstaller removed it. Your advice to remove it manually is several steps after rebooting into safe mode, so it hadn't been removed before doing this.

Regarding how I managed to get things to work, things are a little hazy due to a fair bit of red mist, but I went through the uninstall procedure again with Avast (2 removal tools like Comodo) and Comodo Firewall, still wasn't able to install CIS but at least restore then worked so as a last resort I restored to before trying to uninstall Comodo Firewall, and just went through the whole laborious process again and eventually it worked.

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Best Free PC Games 10 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Unturned is a sandbox game in the emerging multiplayer apocalypse survival genre: http://store.steampowered.com/app/304930/ Warframe: http://store.steampowered.com/app/230410/ Defiance: http://store.steampowered.com/app/224600/ No More Room in Hell - Half-Life 2 Mod (PC Gamer's Mod of the Year 2011, ModDB's Editor Choice Multiplayer Mod of the Year 2011): http://store.steampowered.com/app/224260/ Age of Conan: Unchained is an award-winning and critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game set in the sexy, savage and brutal world of Conan the Barbarian: http://store.steampowered.com/app/217750/ The Plan - A fly ascends to the skies, pondering the pointlessness of its brief existence: http://www.krillbite.com/theplan/ Renegade X is a free Tactical Shooter that aims to brings the Command and Conquer FPS experience to the Unreal Engine 3 (still in beta): http://www.renegade-x.com/ SanctuaryRPG is a critically acclaimed strategic turn-based monster slaying and dungeon crawling adventure set entirely in the retro ASCII-art world of Sanctuary: http://www.sanctuaryrpg.com/ Futuridium EP - "... An old school shoot'em up with a modern twist. Futuridium EP offers fast paced, non stop, hard as hell action, with an original 45 minutes soundtrack and colourful, glitchy graphic ...": http://www.desura.com/games/futuridium Elsword: http://en.elswordonline.com/ Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire: http://www.gog.com/game/worlds_of_ultima_the_savage_empire Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams: http://www.gog.com/game/ultima_worlds_of_adventure_2_martian_dreams Street Fighter X Mega Man: http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2012/12/17/street-fighter-x-me... Space Station 13 is a space themed, top-down 2D multiplayer RPG: http://spacestation13.com/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Tribler is an open source peer-to-peer decentralized client: http://tribler.org/ view
The Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows 10 months 3 weeks ago Remah Rhiannon, thanks. This guy has an amazingly useful list. view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J Pray and you shall receive... :D The latest version includes FTP support and a lot of other features. One thing I noticed and given in the Changelog, the download speed is faster. Way faster! view
Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 3 weeks ago Chiron Did you make sure that the firewall driver was correctly removed before rebooting into Safe Mode? Sadly sometimes that is not removed by the uninstaller, and I don't believe the removal tools correctly remove that either. Either way, it is true that Comodo Firewall doesn't always uninstall easily. However, the methods I suggested, which you followed, will allow it to nearly always uninstall correctly. It seems that you ran into some bad luck. By the way, how did you eventually get it to work? Thanks. view
Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 10 months 3 weeks ago johnvk

Yep. Thanks!

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Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 10 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie File Meta enables a capability for certain metatags already built into Windows. You cannot create new ones with it. However, there are several useful editable fields that will be added to context menu. One is called "Comments" and gives you plenty of flexibility. Other useful ones are "Tags", "Subject", "Categories". Hope that answered your question. view
Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 10 months 3 weeks ago johnvk

Wow, that's hard core. It actually modifies the registry so that files types now have handlers? Hard core. And is FileMeta also the handler, or is the handler already built into windows, and File Meta is just enabling it for other file types.

When i click on properties -> details of a .txt file withOUT FileMeta, i see properties like name, type, size, date, owner. None of them are editable. I dont see comments, nor tags.

So does FileMeta also add some new propteries, or just make them editable. I assume it does not make the pre-existing ones editable, like eg size; it just makes new ones that it adds editable. Can you add your own fields? Or does FileMeta add certain, pre-specified fields.

You have great tips. Thanks! Keep them coming!

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Windows 7 Startup 10 months 3 weeks ago johnvk

Wow!
You deserve the rave reviews you're getting.
I have browsed and will return. Probably frequently. More eyeballs for Gizmo Ad revenue ;)

I'm sure you dont mind if i point out some minor typos:

in "Services Autostart" you say 49,9 using a comma as the decimal point; you use . all other places.

In the note 2 for diagram 3, you say "12 shorter longer". I'm guessing that's supposed to be 12 seconds shorter.

Not only am i impressed at your windows knowledge, and communication skills, i'm impressed with your html table diagrams. I browsed the html source--they're an engineering accomplishment in themselves ;)

I even like your &inf; (&inf;) symbol.

One trivial suggestion: i think making a background for the inf char would highlight that. I feel like i'd like that to stand out when i view diagram 1.

I like your html icons, too. That's just cool to me. 90% of the time those would be little .jpgs or .pngs or .gifs.

Speaking of those, i did not see any of these 2 (unless i missed them)
"§ provides information on diagnostic tools and their output."
"![yellow] indicates a known troubleshooting issue."

I was looking forward to those.

Thanks for all the time and detail!

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NASA Image of the Day (Website of the Week) 10 months 3 weeks ago Sgluber

Space pictures are amazing!

By the way, the wallpaper I use in my cellphone is a space picture! X-D

I found the "NASA Image of the Day" times ago, times before I became a Gizmo's member. It's a pleasure to see it here now, as the "Website of the Week".

One more great indication from rhiannon... *thumbs up*! :-)

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 3 weeks ago freestuffrocks

One thing I didn't mention was what a nightmare it was to uninstall Comodo firewall to do a clean install of CIS Premium, even using your guide on the Comodo forums (Revo, both removal tools etc). Lost internet connection, CIS wouldn't install and restore wouldn't work due probably to either remnants of Avast or Comodo firewall. I finally got everything to work a considerable time later.

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an active editor. view
Best Free Project Time-keeping Utility 10 months 3 weeks ago supermax

Fully Freeware, Work'in Memories detect everything is done on computers to track work time.
http://www.chronosmonitor.com

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 10 months 3 weeks ago Bolt1955

I admit that I prefer LastPass (for the moment, at least -- I'm a bit mercurial about such things) to Dashlane. For one thing, in my experience Dashlane has had a string of problems with its Chrome browser integration.

But I can't help but wonder why Dashlane isn't mentioned at all in this review. It seems to be a major, reasonably polished, very popular free password manager -- one that has received favorable comments before on this site. Is there something about Dashlane that the author regards as a deal breaker?

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 10 months 3 weeks ago Chaser1

Thanks George. Unfortunatly for me, things like chosing the right files for extraction, using the correct link for downloading patches, "multiple mods", microsoft framework changes or repairs, etc. ... would typically turn into a 1/2 day effort that seemingly always ends in my trying to figure
1) exactly how to identically replicate the process on my Windows 7 desktop, as you had shown in your video. Ultimately, even while attempting to directly follow Microsoft instructions for various tasks, i find myself groping to understand why certain boxes, phrases, or menus just don't match up with those options that might come up on my computer.
2) how to undo issues suddenly causing system errors, decreased computer functionality at either start up or while running, or conflicts I created to other programs by altering, adding, or deleting certain program files.

The net result? Well, best case perhaps would be my ultimate success in the download after the better part of a day spent. Worst case would be as described above, followed by 2 or more days of not working due to inadvertent screw ups that I've caused myself by not having a functional computer, LOL.

Guess, that's why there are sites like this for those more skilled with computers..., and books, remedial videos, & classes for those (such as myself) who simply need to get a better handle on adapting to new computers & their updated/changed Windows Programs.

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 10 months 3 weeks ago George.J You could follow the video that I've given in the post below, which will guide you to install the game. The video doesn't include the patch installation, simply read my comment for that..It works the same way. view
Best Free Hard Drive Eraser 10 months 3 weeks ago msitekkie

I also recommed SDelete as a basic file eraser. You can add it to the context menu via .reg files downloaded from here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/171411-permanently-delete-add-conte...

You can choose 1 overwrite or 7 overwrites, or customise to your requirements.

The review has a negative point - "no interface", this is true but adding it to the context menu effectively overcomes this & makes it convenient to use.

It's also not marked as portable in the review but as it is a standalone .exe (when used as a command line tool without the context menu tweak), that's not entirely true.

I use SDelete in preference to Eraser

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Windows 7 Startup Components 10 months 3 weeks ago eikelein

@Remah:
Wow!
And THANK YOU!

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 10 months 3 weeks ago Realist

Try AnyBurn...small and simple yet powerful enough.

http://www.anyburn.com/

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Windows 7 Startup Components 10 months 3 weeks ago ektorbarajas

Congratulations for such a detailed and very well explained article.
Very useful

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If You Pay For Dropbox You've Got A Treat Coming 10 months 3 weeks ago rob.schifreen I keep encrypted containers in the cloud. It works OK, especially if you take some time to sort out which of your files NEED to be encrypted and which don't. When I did that, I worked out that I could manage with a container of just 100 MB or so for my encrypted stuff. Which is manageable. view
If You Pay For Dropbox You've Got A Treat Coming 10 months 3 weeks ago rob.schifreen Yes, there are lots of promotions around. I recently got a new PC at my workplace and it came with a 50 GB Box.com account. Not that I'll use it, as I don't have any need right now. OneDrive is, as has been said, only 1 TB if you have an Office 365 subscription. Which is roughly the same price as Dropbox, so you could consider that route instead. view
If You Pay For Dropbox You've Got A Treat Coming 10 months 3 weeks ago rob.schifreen Yes, I worry about cloud security. Absolutely. Nothing confidential goes into Dropbox until I've encrypted it, using a standalone program that runs on my PC and which isn't part of Dropbox. I don't explictly upload 4000 (or however many I have) photos. I just point Dropbox at my main data folder (which happens to contain photos as well as hundreds of other things), and Dropbox just gets on with it. I don't even notice it happening. Even if it takes a month (which my initial upload to Dropbox did, when I started using it), it doesn't matter. view
Best Free Online Backup Sites 10 months 3 weeks ago MikeR

BOX. . .

Which actually predates the more famous dropbox, but isn't as well known because it has always concentrated on corporate customers, not domestic consumers.

I'd never heard of it until I did some work for one of the largest US corporations around. . . and discovered, they used box for cloud storage after an evaluation of its security / date protection.

That was three or four years ago. I signed up for a free home-user account (at that time, 15Gb, though it's less than that now due to demands on its server space)and have been a happy bunny ever since. Box rarely if ever gets a mention in any comparative evaluations so here's the upside and downside of a free account:

* UPSIDE: maximum storage allowed: 10Gb

* DOWNSIDE: maximum single upload size allowed with free account: 250Mb.

For me, that's no problem: I upload folders with personal and financial information in encrypted pdf form as well as batches of digital photographs from the family home album. I *don't* save videos to my Box account because (a)I've no interest in doing so -- my home videos are backed up locally to external drive(s) and (b) Box's 250Mb limit rules out video uploading.

I have never had a single problem with Box over the years and at no time have had any worries about the level of security it affords to its users -- domestic, and big corporates alike. Finally. . .

Anything that keeps me clear of monolithic private data harvesters like Google, Microsoft and Amazon suits me fine. Apart from resenting their ultimately unhealthy dominance, I won't use 'em (nor Dropbox) for the same reason that I've never used Internet Explorer: if someone is going to spend time and effort trying to burglarise something, they'll direct their criminal efforts to stuff which has the potential to yield the most treasure (data)because it is numerically the most popular in usage.

The box.com website is very informative and also explains its synching facility. (Disclaimer: I don't have the slightest connection with box other than as a satisfied free user.)

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 10 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Unfortunately we are unable to provide individual support in the comments sections. Please post details of your issue here in our forum. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 10 months 4 weeks ago uberdoku

Hi, perused through most of the comments and haven't seen this yet, hoping you can help:

I already had Windows 7 on my laptop but HD crashed. Swapped it with a new one and when I started it back up it asked for a bootdisk. Downloaded a bootdisk to a USB, inserted it, and the laptop asked for a boot manager. I downloaded a boot manager iso, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (32 Bit), but it's not working when I boot up--still getting the same error "BOOTMGR is missing..."

Any suggestions?

Thanks much,
Chris

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See Who Your PC's Talking To 10 months 4 weeks ago cyguyjg

Another advantage of portable versions is bypassing Registry bloat!

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 10 months 4 weeks ago Chaser1

Hi folks, please excuse my computer ignorance (well, one of the reasons why I've joined the site :) I used to live within an XP environment. I was never the biggest pro with computers, but Windows 7 had really sent me into a spin (forget Windows 8!!)

For those of us who are far more limited but would love to have this game to play on our desktops.... Might there be some far less complex means of downloading this program; something akin to clicking a button and having saved on our desktop, then "run", then accepting a couple of disclaimers, and "poof" an icon will have been created and we merely need click on it to open??

Thanks (from a newbie)

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 4 weeks ago Chiron I'm happy to hear that. It's very nice that users have the choice of whether to use Comodo Firewall with Avast Free. They are a very nice combination. However, I personally also use Comodo Internet Security, and prefer it to any other combination. That said, each computer, and computer user, is different. Thus, the more top-quality options which can be presented the better. Thank you very much for letting us know that Comodo Internet Security worked very well for you. If you run into any problems, or have any questions/suggestions, please do let us know. Thanks again. view
A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago ichabod

Thanks, gem, for those gems of helpful info!

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See Who Your PC's Talking To 10 months 4 weeks ago sb1023

Looks like it is just a GUI for Netstat.

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Best Free Search and Replace Utility 10 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an editor. view
This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 10 months 4 weeks ago jamest1945

Thank you George.

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Best Free Antivirus App for Android 10 months 4 weeks ago Adam Sean

IO.Hazard,

Thanks for your advise, but I use 360 Security, it is good application for me. And I also send a email to msupport@360safe.com, I got the feedback from Qihoo and was satisfied with it. Maybe you can try it again.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 10 months 4 weeks ago Ellam88

I've posted months ago about the OpenCandy bundling, now I checked back new version (32 and 64 bit) of PeaZip and it seems no longer bundling it, as for the eula and for Virustotal scan result.
Also, Techsupportalert page no longer reports it being ad-supported, so I can safely assume OpenCandy is no more being bundled.

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Best Free Online Backup Sites 10 months 4 weeks ago Jay Fora

The purpose of my comment is to possibly save someone making the same mistakes I did. If I had done the maths in the first place, I would have saved myself all the shopping around just by testing upload speeds on my data connection first.
I am a home user, and was looking for free cloud back up with a generous quota to sync my 100Gb music collection to (I only use lossless formats, and files are huge). I have an ADSL 2+ internet service with reasonable speed. After trying out several, and even being gifted 300Gb by one company, and being given permission to open 2 free accounts by another, I realised, belatedly, and after a few trial runs, that uploading it all would take many days non-stop, and in the case of the 300Gb gift, 100Gb would take a couple of weeks at the rate that application ran on my computer. Syncing after that would be painfully slow due to the size of the files. I was using the option to use full bandwidth.
I was wanting to avoid using an external drive, but have given up and started looking into free Synch tools to use with one.
A note about a mistake that can be made with Mega...I tried out both Megasync, and iDrivesync, to sync between devices, and these were both fast and efficient, and I was able to see files on other devices very quickly,with smaller, normal sized files. I made a mistake in Mega, and deleted files on my phone app, and these were all simultaneously deleted in the source folder on my computer too! And the instructions on Mega's help page for how to recover accidentally deleted files didn't work.Thankfully,I had other back up on a hard drive.
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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago gem

One solution is to use Google search.
Just type the topic that you are interested in, followed by this: site:flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages.
Example: type (without the quotes) in Google search: "indians site:flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages" to view images taken from books regarding indians.
The other solution is this:
Underneath every image you can see the metadata. On the right you can see some tags which include bookid bookyear bookdecate booksubject etc.
If you click on any of these tags you will be searching for this specific tag.
But you can also use these tags to find other subjects.
Example: In flickr search space, type booksubjectindians to see images of books regarding...well...indians.
Same applies for other tags e.g. if you type bookyear1842 you will find images from books from 1842.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks ichabod!
For your detailed and useful comment.
Peter

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago ichabod

For me, Flickr's search box seemed to work properly. This was my first visit to Flickr, so I'll be interested to learn more about how to use it, and whether a log-in would provide more features.

After clicking on Rob's link, I clicked on the first image that appeared, which was a Thanksgiving platter of roast turkey, copied from The Saturday Evening Post, according to the meta-data revealed by scrolling down on the photo's own page. Next, I backed-up to the main "Internet Archive Book Images" page (where Rob's link had led me) and typed the word turkey in the search box in the top-right corner; this gave me the drop-down option (which I chose) to limit my search to the current Internet Archive Book Images photos. The search-results page included the option to filter the results by type of license. After choosing "commercial use allowed," I re-opened that filter, chose "modifications allowed," and then saw that both of those filters were active. Subsequent searches from that screen retained the filter settings.

Yes, certainly, there were countless images in the search results. However, this "problem of plenty" doesn't seem all that different from what we have with a Web search of an unfathomably large number of websites. On Flickr, perhaps we don't have the benefit of algorithms designed to push popular results to the top of the search list, and the environment may be less familiar, and we probably have fewer refinement options available. Still, a similar image search through a standard Web search engine gave me a similarly overwhelming number of images.

Having said all that, though, we are not limited to using Flickr's search engine to search Flickr's images. From my image search on Google, for the words Thanksgiving platter roast turkey The Saturday Evening Post, I didn't immediately find that same photo that I'd seen first on Flickr. But, by adding site:Flickr.com to my search string, that image was the first of only 9 images in my search results!

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 10 months 4 weeks ago George.J After downloading, keep all the zipped files in a single folder. Extract Part1.rar. After the extraction is complete, go into the extracted folder and run Setup.exe That will install the game on your system. Now extract Patch.rar (patch file) and after the extraction is complete, go into the extracted folder and run Setup.exe . This will overwrite all the contents in the game, and rectify all the bugs present in the initial release. Here's a video to guide you through. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2WstX5iJKM [The video doesn't include patch extraction as it was uploaded when the game was initially released, so you have to do this after you install] view
A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago df1995

I can't find any search device. Not useful without.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago aronbergvlad

I don't see any way to search. 12 million photos at random will require more than one sandwich.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 4 weeks ago freestuffrocks

Excellent review as usual Chiron. I'd been using the free Avast AV/Comodo firewall combo for about 2 years but problems with Avast updating and your favourable Comodo AV review led me to ditch Avast and replace it with the full Comodo Internet Security free suite. Much less hassle having everything in one place and not having to worry about conflicts and creating exclusions etc. Things are now noticeably quicker.

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 10 months 4 weeks ago jamest1945

Ok I have downloaded all the zipped files, now what do I do to get them all together and install the game. I have looked for instructions and could not find any.

Many thanks, James

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago downunder57

As these images are copyright free, can they also be used with
modifications of the image. Or can we only use "As Is"
I would like to modify for commercial purposes. I.E. Kindle,
blogs and other.

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Best Free Android Apps -Updated 2015 10 months 4 weeks ago daviodan

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapfactor.navigator

MapFactor Navigator is a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Android phones and tablets using OpenStreetMaps data. Maps are installed on the SD card so there is no need for an Internet connection when traveling. Map and app updates are FREE every month.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kman.AquaMail

AquaMail is an email app for Internet and Exchange mail, for Android 2.1 and higher.

Easy automatic setup for popular email services: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, FastMail, Apple mail services (@me.com / @mac.com), GMX, AOL, and more. Recognizes mail accounts at domains hosted by Google Apps, Yahoo BizMail, and others.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 10 months 4 weeks ago movieking

If you like a free torrent search engine that is movie oriented, try out movieking.me
There are a lot of movies and many filters that you can try out.

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Best Free Online Backup Sites 10 months 4 weeks ago chris1984

there is a difference between backup and "dropbox" or other sync folders.

a dropbox is used as a network folder - which you can delete files
a backup is used to backup - where you cannot delete backup files

I use mega.co.nz as my sync folder for sharing / deleting , and playing around.

and using your free 50giga for syncing stuff with mega.co.nz

{Moderator's note: Mention and price with link to commercial service deleted}

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 10 months 4 weeks ago Jay Fora

This site is my first stop when looking for software, I have been helped so many times, and decided to give something back by throwing in my 'two penny worth' I was sorry to learn that Allways Sync now ceases to work after 30 days, unless you buy a license. I never install software bundled with junk, so had to pass on FreeFile sync,and I have forgotten why I passed on the other two on the list. My wish list for a file synch application was very similiar to Gizmo's so I fished around, and found a couple of others that seemed to have good user reviews, and no complaints. One was SyncFolders, the other Dsynchronize. both are free.
I tried SyncFolders first,and found that it does everything on the list, except I don't have a network to try it on...maybe someone else can. It has 3 synch functions - Synch (2 way), copy, or back up. Manual or auto - I could just choose in the settings. I could choose a different function for each folder if I wanted, and several options for each folder to synch however best suits me. Also, there are several choices related to deletions, including transfer of a deleted file or folder.to a history folder if I like.Also, options for what I want to happen in 2 way synch if a file has changed in both source and destination folder. There are versioning choices too.
It transferred 15.8Gb to my usb 3 HDD in 9.26 minutes. I don't know how to check for system resources it uses, but I could still use the computer without it slowing down.
I can set it to run as often as I like, 'forever' if I like.
Only thing that is missing for me as a home user, is the option for it to Synch only when I make a change, rather than at set intervals. I've set it for every 10 minutes, because sometimes I can add a lot of files in half an hour, yet sometimes I may not add any for a day or three. Auto is better for me, as I am forgetful. I haven't got around to the other two, because a) I ran out of puff. and b) I would only change now if either of the other two were able to auto synch only when a change occurs. I will see if I can contact the developer of Dsynchronize and ask if it has this option.
Or maybe someone else might have the motivation to check out Dsynchronize before I get around to it.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 10 months 4 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
Fantastic!
This huge collection of images from 1500 to 1922, shows the magnitude of the information in the cloud, at our disposal.
In this case made possible by the free 1 TB in Flickr.

Peter

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 10 months 4 weeks ago ChaToX

I use Ubuntu Linux. What works for me is to use ENCFS to create an encrypted directory.

ENCFS works by creating two directories: an encrypted one (which is a real directory in your filesystem), and an unencrypted one (which is mounted by ENCFS). Then, I keep the encrypted directory inside a cloud storage server (Dropbox). It works great across computers as long as you use the same (secure) password, and optionally keyfiles, across machines.

The Gnome Encfs manager makes these partitions automatically mount upon login. It can also auto-dismount after a user-defined timeout.

ENCFS: http://www.arg0.net/encfs to create an encrypted partition
GNOME ENCFS: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FolderEncryption

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 4 hours ago George.J The download for the patch goes fine for me. Are you trying to download this latest patch as of August 1? I'd recommend you to use an external download manager like EagleGet/Download Ninja so that you could verify the integrity of the downloaded file, as well as refresh the link if any packets gets lost. The MD5 hash for the download is: 6b7453d3e9d87ad59f0bb447ab1204c5 view
This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 10 hours ago RonD2001

Thanks for the help. The 2 links shown are both for the direct download. Yes I did try both of these.

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 10 hours ago Chaturanger

Did you use the direct download?

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Best Free Web Browser 11 months 12 hours ago damien76

I use Maxthon portable but whenever I print in PDF I cannot edit it or just plain copy or highlight anything. This is the same as of Google Chrome. Dragon, Ice Dragon, Firefox, Iron are not like that.

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 13 hours ago RonD2001

Looks great. However, for the last 2 days when I have attempted to DL the patch, I continually get _ Unknown Network Error - and the DL fails!!!

Any help or suggestions would be more than welcome as I understand the patch is required to launch the game.

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See Who Your PC's Talking To 11 months 14 hours ago grissey47

And you could go one step further and install a portable applications administrator program e.g. PortableApps (other software is available) on your hard drive to run and maintain all your portable software in a user friendly interface.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 11 months 22 hours ago Panzer OooPlayer: Features: - Very low resource usage - Easy to use - Supports mp3, aac, ogg, opus, flac, alac, ape, mpc, tta, wv, wma, ac3 audio formats - Supports m3u, m3u8 playlists - Available as portable software: http://sourceforge.net/projects/oooplayer/ http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/OooPlayer.shtml view
Best Free PC Games 11 months 23 hours ago Panzer Cypher - "... A corrupt government controls Mars as corporations sell oxygen at a premium. You are an agent with an incredible skill set determined to eliminate the system. Taking information is how you will do it; unfortunately, other organizations are seeking what you are. They will stop at nothing to steal the valuable data you hack ...": http://cyphergame.net/ view
This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 23 hours ago Chaturanger

Many broken files after unrar but seems to play ok. I will see.

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 11 months 1 day ago Chiron Thank you for bringing this to my attention. They must have changed the site URL. I added the English URL to the list. Thanks again. view
Ten Top Windows Tips 11 months 1 day ago v.laurie The list was not specifically directed at Windows 7. It is based on popularity as measured by number of reads. Windows 7 is considerably more popular than Windows 8. If you are interested in Windows 8 tips, you can find plenty of them by looking at past Tech Tips or doing a site search. view
Ten Top Windows Tips 11 months 1 day ago ChronicChaos

Agreed. This list appears to be directed directly at Windows 7 users.
Will have to wait for updated current list for today's operating system.
Hopefully it happens before the much anticipated Windows 9 (Threshold) release.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity. 11 months 1 day ago jimspoon

thanks very much - i will give Teracopy a try.

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Best Free eBook Reader for Android 11 months 1 day ago dawnmaster

Actually, the latest version of Moon+ Reader, support pdf format.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 11 months 1 day ago tazmo8448

I thought it was the mouse waking from sleep but found after disabling the mouse that even if I move the mouse it still wakes even though the -lastwake command was showing the keyboard doing it. Guess I'll just unplug the mouse for now.

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 1 day ago George.J Bookmarked :) view
More Free Backup Software Recommendations & Reviews 11 months 1 day ago keelta

I have been successfully using GFI Backup Free for a number of years.

However, it is no longer supported by GFI. GFI has redirected its operation towards the business market. The latest version "GFI Backup 4.1 Build 20120112 (ie 12Jan2012)" does not properly support Win 8. Backups are correctly produced except that VSS Shadow Copy does not work so it cannot backup files currently in use (eg .PST files in Outlook). Also the scheduling option does not work.

Hence I'm looking for a new product.

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This Amazing Game is Unbelievably FREE 11 months 1 day ago PurpleCrayon

The following is a list of total conversion mods I discovered in a post here:
http://forums.cncnz.com/topic/18516-total-conversionsmods-that-became-st...
-the post contains the links to each of the titles

[Editors note: post shortened and list contains commercial games too]

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 11 months 1 day ago richtea (not verified)

Re: Windows Live Photo Gallery
"Needs Windows Live sign up"
Never did.

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 11 months 1 day ago Remah I apologize for not reading your comment correctly. :) view

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