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Need To Identify A Song? Just Sing It To This Site! 1 year 3 months ago Groovy Guy

Now that's when Music was REALLY MUSIC !
And don't forget: Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do ! Another real classic

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Best Free File Comparison Utility 1 year 3 months ago fishnz

WinMerge now has a portable version

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

FastCopy has been updated to version 3.03 (full changelog at http://ipmsg.org/tools/fastcopy.html.en#history).

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded? 1 year 3 months ago Gman13

There are few sites which promote that they are bundle free of any toolbars and other offers. One of tham is http://www.download.hr/

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago Gil Mensch

Agreed. I use it.

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Need To Identify A Song? Just Sing It To This Site! 1 year 3 months ago zep321

Try the "Witch Doctor Song"

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Free VLC Windows Store Media Player App for Windows 8.1/10 1 year 3 months ago dwainwood

I agree. Daum Player is very good with lots of customization.

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

WinPatrol is your friend ;)

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago Gil Mensch

I was mainly interested in this program for the YouTube downloading capability. When I discovered that it doesn't download in my preferred format (AVI), I uninstalled it. That's when I discovered another negative surprise: 5KPlayer grabbed all the media file associations for itself, again without asking. After I uninstalled, I discovered my mp3, ogg, flac, mp4, avi, flv, et cetera, files are now unassociated with anything. Yes, of course I can reassociate them how I want, but that should not have been necessary. I'm quite happy with MediaMonkey as my music player and VLC as my video player. New apps should not automatically grab file extensions for themselves.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy You make a very good point johnvk, in fact several of the people I still service use MSE and none of them are getting infected. This is because they realize an antivirus solution is only part of the strategy for staying infection free. The rest depends on the user and how they operate their system when connected to the internet. If this usage is such they think they can surf blindly into any site and install software from any source, no matter which antivirus they have, infection is a matter of when not if. Common sense together with browser add-ons such as WOT and uBlock Origin plus Sandboxie, WinPatrol Free and in my case Toolwiz Time Freeze for software testing will be perfectly adequate when used with MSE. MC - Site Manager. view
Are Recent Patches to Windows 7/8 Letting Microsoft Spy on You? 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

Hasta la Vista, Microsoft! Gizmo has the answer right here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/moving-windows-linux-right-choice-you.htm

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago AJNorth

A major upgrade, LibreOffice 5 was released a few weeks ago. The latest version, 5.0.1.2, was released on 2015.08.27 (release notes are at https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/).

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 3 months ago johnvk

Not sure about listing MSE Microsoft Security Essentials as unsuitable or subpar.
It is true that they rank low on the test scores.
But there's an assertion that MSE focuses on the most popular exploits.
So we might have a "real-world" vs "academic" controversy here.
Ie in an academic settings (AV tests), with contrived threats, ie, including some rare ones, MSE doesnt perform well.
But in the real-world with threats that are commonly seen, it performs just as well as the others.
Ie you have no greater chance of becoming infected with MSE than with any other AV.
MSE is also free and fast, so I would not demote it.

My personal opinion, is if you take the AV Tests, and give them a good shake (ie replace the threats tested with an different but equivalent set), then everybody's going to score differently.
So my opinion pick a fast, unobtrusive one. That's MSE or BitDefender today, but every year brings a new mix.
Actually, before coming here today i would have put Panda on that list, but people here report popups.
And supplement with Malware Bytes anti-malware and Super Anti Spyware once a week.
And use Sandboxie or VMware player or VirtualBox for risky stuff.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago Anupam

Thank you for the suggestion. Please try to include a link for a new software that you suggest, so that other users and moderators don't have to hunt for it. Here is the link for Personal Backup:

http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago Bhat59

Personal Backup by Dr. J Rathlev needs to be looked at. Simple wizard for beginners. Lots of options for advanced users. Copy, full backup, differential and incremental, all for free. Amazing speed. What Ease US TODO backup took more than three hours to backup one of my drives, Personal backup completed it in just 44 mins.(without compression) even verified!! Fantastic. I looked at several backup apps and liked and am I now using Ascomp Backup Maker and Personal Backup. Both German!

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago Gil Mensch

I'll take a look at Unchecky. However, I'm always alert for sneakware. The installer for 5KPlayer didn't offer a "custom" install and didn't give me an option to opt in or opt out of any part of the installation (other than accepting the EULA of course).

From Wikipedia: "Bonjour locates devices such as printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System (mDNS) service records." So, Bonjour is part of 5KPlayer's feature set. My problem with Bonjour is that it wants to run all the time as a service, whether I'm using the app that needs it or not. My experience with Bonjour is that it, like the Adobe updater task, keeps trying to reactivate itself even though I want to deny it permission to run.

If I'd known ahead of time that 5KPlayer uses Bonjour, I wouldn't have installed it.

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago boristhemoggy

Light Alloy media player, anything else is superfluous.

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I would suggest a free program called Unchecky for the problem Gil encountered. Many downloads today try to sneak unwanted toolbars or extras past you so a program like Unchecky that prevents that is very useful.

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 year 3 months ago philip

Wuala has announced they're shutting down. They are recommending that users switch to Tresorit, as they think Tresorit can take good care of their data. Tresorit has a tool to get your data out of Wuala and into Tresorit.

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Are Recent Patches to Windows 7/8 Letting Microsoft Spy on You? 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Once again Vic is doing some great research for us. Personally I think spying is only going to become more pervasive in the future. The real issue isn't the spying itself but the lack of transparency of those engaged in it. Companies like Microsoft that refuse to be up front about their data collecting are only going to succeed in driving away potential customers as David Roper has indicated.

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A Great Free Media Player And Youtube Downloader In One 1 year 3 months ago Gil Mensch

5KPlayer installed Apple's Bonjour service without asking if it was OK to do so. When i ran the program, I got an alert from Windows firewall, asking what types of networks it could connect through. Not happy about either of those surprises.

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Review: the Cheapest Inkjet Cartridges Sites 1 year 3 months ago Brycep31

If you are concerned about cartridge quality but you do not want to pay the premium price for OEM or original ink cartridges. Look for vendors that sell remanufactured cartridges that contain the ISO14001 certification and STMC quality certifications. The ISO certification is granted towards companies that follow lean manufacturing practices. The STMC quality certification is an industry specific quality certification granted only to quality manufacturers.

This vendor has extremely low cost OEM and remanufactured toner cartridges that are supported with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Each new customer is provided with a personal shopping consultant or dedicated account manager.

http://www.CanyonOS.com

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Are Recent Patches to Windows 7/8 Letting Microsoft Spy on You? 1 year 3 months ago David Roper

Updates to Win 7 and 8 - if they add spying - are going to be a MAJOR reason that I move to a distro of Linux. I am on Win 7 now and already my HDD light stays on 99% of the time for some reason. I have deleted Apple's Bonjour but that didn't do it.

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Need To Identify A Song? Just Sing It To This Site! 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Wish I had a mike connected to my computer so I could try this....

Ooo eee,ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla bing bang...

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 months ago marcdarkin

Thanks, Panzer. Sorry for the delay. I reviewed ImageGlass a while back (late 2012) and I found out it wasn't good enough for me. My impressions at that moment are shown below. I don't know whether it has fixed the issues I saw then, but the improvements would have to be many for me to include this program in my article. As for InViewer, I'll take a look.
 

This is my review of ImageGlass (IG), one of the programs suggested below in this section (thanks to Debro5, comment #90791).

I tested ImageGlass on two different machines, one running Windows XP SP3 (4GB RAM) and the other, Windows 7 64bit (6GB RAM).

There could be some exceptions, but a built-in folder tree is something essential to me for convenience when browsing, without having to click the 'open' icon or use a keyboard shortcut. IG has no such thing and relies on Windows Explorer itself. It doesn't support any RAW formats either, which makes it very limited for my needs, although the majority of users will view JPG files only. With very few exceptions, the best image viewers (the ones that we account for in this article) provide support for RAW in its various formats or  let you view their embedded picture at least.

It's also important to provide a thumbnail window or a strip so you can eventually jump from one image to another in the folder without having to go through all the files in the middle (if you don't want to click 'open' again). IG has that strip at the bottom of the screen, but it can't handle the images properly, with no apparent reason. Many thumbnails just aren't displayed in the strip and a message "image is too large" appears instead, even with pics that aren't bigger than 3 megapixels and less than 1MB. High-megapixel JPGs seem too much for the app to cope with and just a few of them have their thumbnails displayed. All of these behaviours occur both on XP and W7. There's no scroll bar or left/right mouse sliding for the thumbnail strip, so when it is filled with thumbnails (or with "image is too large" messages) you must click on the first/last tumbnail and press the left/right arrow keys to access the next set.

The 'rotate' feature acts temporarily without affecting the file on disk, which might be a nice thing if it wasn't for the fact that it stays 'on' after your first use and rotates every other pic until you click again to rotate the opposite way.

And now the worst part. I'm sorry to say IG's zoom system is a complete mess. I don't know if I can really express all the odd things that happen at this stage. Mouse wheel zooming is allowed, though it doesn't zoom into the pointer position but just into the top left section of the photo. You can then drag the image around to see a certain area, but once you touch the wheel (or the zoom icons) in either direction you are taken to the top left area again! This is really annoying and very inconvenient, especially at high magnifications. If you keep zooming out, you're suddenly left with a tiny bit of an image: just a small spot on the monitor and lots of white space all around, but then the pic isn't kept at the center of the screen when you reach its outer borders -it just depends on where your mouse pointer was when you zoomed out. Curiously enough, you can locate the pointer over any area on the right hand side of the blank space and it will let you zoom in very slowly until some part of the image appears, then you're taken to the top left again. And it's different if you place the cursor on the left side. I'm having problems to find the right words now; you have to see to believe! Apart from this, dragging the image around to inspect different areas isn't smooth at all.

And then I must say the program crashes very often, both on XP and W7. I had a few "Exception error" messages in different sessions while trying the zoom performance. They could be discarded when prompted and the program stayed open with no other problems except they kept appearing if I used the zoom feature, and only stopped when the program was restarted. Likewise, the app ceased to work completely at other times when using the zoom or random operations that I gave up investigating after a while.

Bottom line: ImageGlass is a buggy product with no really special features and I can't recommend it.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago almich

Thanks for the tip RCHamilt it works Great ..

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 1 year 3 months ago J_L

Sorry for the inactivity guys, but we're back! Well at least I am trying to keep it up-to-date.

Feel free to add your comments, suggestions, and critiques!

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago EvaM

And of course, the people who are most affected by that problem are the ones who will use the same password for as many sites as possible - if one random forum site is hacked, that login information could potentially be tried on numerous websites and might work there too.

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago howiem

I know what you mean, but only the Ashley Madison account requires registration, and the rationale for that sis discussed here: http://www.troyhunt.com/2015/07/heres-how-im-going-to-handle-ashley.html

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago howiem

Read their FAQ at https://haveibeenpwned.com/FAQs and then decide for yourself.

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago howiem

Just tried it with a couple of email addresses that I never use. For one of them I got the following:

Oh no — pwned!
Not pwned on any breached sites, but found 1 paste. A "paste" is information that has been published to a publicly facing website designed to share content, usually anonymously. Often these are indicators of a data breach so review the paste and determine if your account has been compromised then take appropriate action such as changing passwords. Pastes are often removed shortly after having been posted. Read more on the pastes page.
The paste is dated last October.
I clicked the paste title which links to this page http://pastebin.com/ZwUh4tcG, where I was told that the paste had been removed.
I found myself pwnd at three sites I never use any more, so now I can do what I should have done a long time ago and delete the accounts.

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago billdehaan2

Change your password.

As an aside, I had to dig out my Gizmo password to post this. Gizmo wouldn't let me log in, because there was no account with my name. So I tried to recreate the account, but I couldn't use my name, because it was already used.

And this is why people use throwaway emails.

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago JimConsidine

Excellent information. And if you are lucky enough to be on this list what should one do to protect themselves from being hacked or exploited?
Thanks.

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago lowndesw

Just how safe is it to register at this site??

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago Faziri

And this is why I friggin hate it when websites demand you make an account to do even the most basic things like downloading forum post attachments for something you'll only ever need once and after that you never have to be on that site again. I once got fed up with it and asked a moderator to delete my account when I was done and he went "but why would I do that? Just forget you have it". That's like how startssl wants you to pay up before they'll revoke your ssl cert. All this sort of nonsense is getting really annoying.

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Free VLC Windows Store Media Player App for Windows 8.1/10 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Vic didn't say which video player he uses but I'm thinking it might be the Daum player which has about every feature and configuration option you could want.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 3 months ago Realist

I found out that the 2011 version of Image Glass is better than the current version.

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Best Free Sandbox Game 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Freeminer is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game:

http://freeminer.org/

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game similar to Escape Velocity:

http://endless-sky.github.io/

 

Freeminer is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game:

http://freeminer.org/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game similar to Escape Velocity:

http://endless-sky.github.io/

 

Viper is a binary management and analysis framework dedicated to malware and exploit researchers:

http://viper.li/

 

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution:
http://www.openvas.org/index.html

 

Turbulenz is an HTML5 game engine and server-side APIs available in JavaScript and TypeScript for building and distributing 2D and 3D games that run on platforms that support HTML5 features such as modern browsers without the need for plugins:
https://github.com/turbulenz/turbulenz_engine

 

Freeminer is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game:

https://github.com/freeminer/freeminer

 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

"... NASC ... Its an app where you do maths like a normal person. It lets you type whatever you want and smartly figures out what is math and spits out an answer on the right pane. Then you can plug those answers in to future equations and if that answer changes, so does the equations its used in ...":
http://parnold-x.github.io/nasc/

 

Malheur is a tool for the automatic analysis of malware behavior (program behavior recorded from malicious software in a sandbox environment):

http://www.mlsec.org/malheur/

 

mitmproxy is a console tool that allows interactive examination and modification of HTTP traffic:
https://mitmproxy.org/doc/mitmproxy.html

 


NetworkMiner Free is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT). NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without putting any traffic on the network:
http://www.netresec.com/?page=NetworkMiner

 

tcpdump - a powerful command-line packet analyzer:

http://www.tcpdump.org/

 

"... Malcom is a tool designed to analyze a system's network communication using graphical representations of network traffic, and cross-reference them with known malware sources. This comes handy when analyzing how certain malware species try to communicate with the outside world ...":
https://github.com/tomchop/malcom

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

Yep, sadly Esaeus has been a dog with fleas for some time, unlike MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Thanks to Gizmo's, a while back I took advantage of installing the free 9.0 Professional Edition; clean as a whistle and a joy to use.

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Best Free Telnet-SSH Terminal Emulator 1 year 3 months ago wsmwk

> Unfortunately this project [Poderosa] seems to have gone the way of the Dodo with no updates since 2006

Someone picked up the project earlier this year. Two new versions of Poderosa have been issued in the month at http://sourceforge.net/projects/poderosa/files/releases/

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 3 months ago LexRema

Hi guys,
You host great reviews on your site.
Unfirtunately I could not use the contact form here, so contacting you via comments page.
I've recently finished development of a free productivity tool aimed to replace Windows Problem Steps Recorder. I hope you will have a chance to look into it and maybe write a review? The tool is StepsToReproduce ( http://www.stepstoreproduce.net ) .
Thank you!

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How To Stop Windows 10 From Phoning Home 1 year 3 months ago Fairportfan

I had already taken care of most of these during setup, and i don't run a Microsoft account.

As to the update situation - i have the free Home edition, but i plan to buy the upgrade to Business (or whatever it's called), which gives you more control.

Incidentally - for those who change the update setting to "Notify me to schedule" - if it does, and you don't schedule one, you will discover the hard way that is has still scheduled an automatic restart - just some time in the future when it thinks you don't use the computer much.

Also, i think your ability to schedule a later time is limited to about two days in the future.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Minilens:

http://kobuge-games.github.io/minilens/

 

Craft:

http://www.michaelfogleman.com/craft/

 

OpenDungeons is an open source, real time strategy game sharing game elements with the Dungeon Keeper series and Evil Genius. Players build an underground dungeon which is inhabited by creatures. Players fight each other for control of the underground by indirectly commanding their creatures, directly casting spells in combat, and luring enemies into sinister traps:

http://opendungeons.github.io/

 

Tahoe-LAFS is a Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system. It distributes your data across multiple servers. Even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire file store continues to function correctly, preserving your privacy and security:

https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs

 

Arx Libertatis is a cross-platform, open source port of Arx Fatalis:

http://arx-libertatis.org/

 

ioquake3 is a free software first person shooter engine based on the Quake 3: Arena and Quake 3: Team Arena source code:

http://ioquake3.org/

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Terasology:

http://terasology.org/

 

Minilens:

http://kobuge-games.github.io/minilens/

 

Craft:

http://www.michaelfogleman.com/craft/

 

OpenDungeons is an open source, real time strategy game sharing game elements with the Dungeon Keeper series and Evil Genius. Players build an underground dungeon which is inhabited by creatures. Players fight each other for control of the underground by indirectly commanding their creatures, directly casting spells in combat, and luring enemies into sinister traps:

http://opendungeons.github.io/

 

Arx Libertatis is a cross-platform, open source port of Arx Fatalis:

http://arx-libertatis.org/

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago bernardz

Change the password on your other accounts if you have used the same password on other sites.  

How serious it is say if your name is in the Ashley Madison depends on your public profile.

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Best Free Sandbox Game 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Terasology:

http://terasology.org/

 

Craft:

http://www.michaelfogleman.com/craft/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Browsersync:

http://www.browsersync.io/

 

OpenAge - free clone of the Age of Empires II engine:

http://openage.sft.mx/

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Best Free PDF Tools 1 year 3 months ago becofuan

As we mentioned PDF processing tool, we always think of Adobe, Foxit Reader. Thank you sharing so many other useful PDF tool. Besides, I want to make a complement, I found two guide is also a resource for processing PDF, especially for some developers. One is C# PDF conversion, another is C# PDF image extraction, both have sample code on it.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 3 months ago itchibahn

Just tried Comodo Backup. Does not allow backup to FTP server.

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Finds of the Week: Know when to use a JPG and when to use a PNG, How to Put Free eBooks on Your Kindle, Printable Productivity Tools, Linguistic Anonymity on the Internet 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon I haven't used Calibre for quite a while, it's a good program. Overdrive is great, but to date no local libraries near me participate. :) view
220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Depends on your mindset, conscience and/or what you might have used it to register for. So, either panic, run for the hills or just laugh it off. :) MC - Site Manager view
220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago danielson

What is an email user do if his/her account has been pwned?

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

Sup is a console-based email client for people with a lot of email:

http://supmua.org/

 

Notmuch:

http://notmuchmail.org/

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Grab This $24 Music Software Package For Free 1 year 3 months ago zdub

Tried & failed with two different email addresses. Never got a download link. Clicking on the emailed link just says "Your request could not be processed! A license for FORTE Basic has already been registered to your email address."

And you try to get to the "community" forum to see if other folks had problems and the link takes you to an htaccess login!

They certainly don't have things together. Sent them an email & will see if they respond.

NEVERMIND. Apparently the first email is just worded improperly. It's not a download link but just an email confirmation. They'll send you another email which does have a real download link and a key.

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220 Million Hacked Accounts. Is Yours One Of Them? 1 year 3 months ago bernardz

What would be really great is if someone could show us how to run though the list

You will find it under the API menu> Who is using it


Ruby Gem or
checkpwnedemails

That way we could check a list of email addresses, I know I would like to check the people at the club I service

 

It does have a domain checker which looks good though for people that take care of work emails

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Grab This $24 Music Software Package For Free 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

Couldn't get it to run under Wine/Mint. Thanks anyway; it looks very similar to MuseScore, which is free and open source, and was recently updated.

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Grab This $24 Music Software Package For Free 1 year 3 months ago Frank D

Thanks! This is a great program. Freebies as good as this are hard to find.

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Finds of the Week: Know when to use a JPG and when to use a PNG, How to Put Free eBooks on Your Kindle, Printable Productivity Tools, Linguistic Anonymity on the Internet 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I think Kindle provides a free reader app that can be downloaded but it only works with free ebooks downloaded through Amazon. Calibre is an alternative free program that will let you read free ebooks from other sources. It seems to offer updates every week which can be somewhat annoying though. If your just looking to access ebooks that are available at your local library using Overdrive is probably the way to go.

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Best VPN Services for 2016 1 year 3 months ago bernardz

I have read the terms of service, and I do not see any evidence for cast iron guarantees.

https://airvpn.org/tos/

They do say that "AirVPN fully complies with the European Union directives...Directive on Data Protection (95/46/EC) and Directive concerning the processing of personal data." I believe that includes IP addresses in Italy. Furthermore, Point 6 seems to suggest that they will release information is some circumstances, maybe not but again its unclear.

Finally, I doubt that they would be prepared to go to jail over me.

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 year 3 months ago Anupam

This review is currently without any editor. When an editor takes over, they will take a look at the suggestions.

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Best VPN Services for 2016 1 year 3 months ago bluesjunior

Just seen your reply. Have a read of this article.
https://www.privacytools.io/

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Best Free Partition Management Software 1 year 3 months ago Realist

How about AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition?
Is it not good enough to be reviewed?

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Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue 1 year 3 months ago caktus

Well, that answers my concern about weather Windows 10 will try to shove the Bing thing down my throat as did 8 and 8.1. In fact, the more I learn about MS's new Windows 10 game of cut throat, the more I plan to stay clear of it. So I guess I'll be using 8.1 for some time to come.

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Introducing VirtualBox 5 1 year 3 months ago crank

I love it too, and add to those recommending it.  One use for it that I've been doing for most of the past 2-3 years is running the great firewall package pfsense, which also serves as my router,  It will almost always install without a hitch, or thought required, and isn't open to easy attack like almost all standard routers are.  You do need 2 NIC's though.

Plus, I always keep a few linux systems available to run if I ever need to do somethng that only linux can do.  Virtualbox is an extremely valuable tool.

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 1 year 3 months ago scuri

Sorry, but Audacity has no 64-bit version yet, but for linux. So, would you be so kind to add a download link for a WINDOWS 64-bit version?

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Introducing VirtualBox 5 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Not sure which one I should download...Have Win7 64-bit. Suggestions?

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 1 year 3 months ago rajaram menon

Audacity has now a 64-bitversion.

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Introducing VirtualBox 5 1 year 3 months ago lunchbeast

From their website...

"Please be aware that Windows 10 is not yet officially supported! There are known problems with VirtualBox 5.0.2 on Windows 10 hosts and with Windows 10 guests. "

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 1 year 3 months ago rajaram menon

I just downloaded OceanAudiox64 after seeing your comment, it went well with my Win 10x64. Even the authors do not publicize this; strange!

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 1 year 3 months ago rajaram menon

Audacity is not compatible with Win 10. They are reportedly working on it.

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Best Free Hex Editor 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie

I am only a caretaker and this review is in need of an editor. Perhaps you could help us out and bring the article up to date? You can help us by clicking here.

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Grab This $24 Music Software Package For Free 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I'm curious to give this a try so I can compare it with Musescore which is a similar music program that I have used and enjoyed.

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Best Free Hex Editor 1 year 3 months ago BrollyLSSJ

Maybe some one can review newer Hex Editors as the one above in the article are more or less old (not developed anymore as it seems).
I found some on wikipedia like the ones below (all seem to be from 2015 or 2014.

Hexinator https://hexinator.com/
Qview: https://github.com/mtivadar/qiew/
wxHexEditor: http://www.wxhexeditor.org/
HTe: http://hte.sourceforge.net/
Hex Editor Neo Free: http://www.hhdsoftware.com/free-hex-editor

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Best Free Streaming Media Recorder 1 year 3 months ago MikeR

Jing is useless, whether for a meagre 5 minutes or not. The developer has adopted a ridiculous "verification" process whereby the app won't run unless the user has registered for an account with a third party provider. That provider's registration process is dysfunctional: you can spend all day trying to get it to accept your newly created password but you still won't be able to register. Complete waste of time.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 year 3 months ago Paul Thompson

I have just removed Picasa for the second time from my system. I cannot get it to mirror my existing directory structure. Some subdirs are there, some are not, I cannot force the inclusion of missing subdirs. Annoying.

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Download Gorgeous Mouse Cursors for Free 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon Thanks bernardz, I've updated the article. :) view
Something Interesting is Happening at Gizmo's Freeware 1 year 3 months ago systemcrash

I quite like the idea, as long as its categorized properly. So people dont think there looking in the freeware section.
Or if there is a separate site, Gizmos Paid software or something with an appropriate link on this site

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How to Create a Program Shortcut to Run Without the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago Bigfear67

Since moving to Win10 I started getting the UAC message...article is a few years old but still works like a charm. THANK YOU!

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 3 months ago striver

I've heard this new-style media player for Mac last year. Now it came with Windows version. 5KPlayer makes wonders with my 4K and a few 8K video files, the playback is flawless and excellent. It should be mentioned here that users are allowed to download YouTube video of any resolution (even incl. 4K 8K) with this all-in-one program at one go, plus other mainstream online video sites Dailymotion Vevo Vimeo etc are also supported. This handy feature let me keep using 5KPlayer on my Windows PC. If there is a quirk I gotta say, its built-in AirPlay streamer is a bit gimmicky for Android man like me.

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Best Free Media Player 1 year 3 months ago salamander

Has anyone tried 5Kplayer? Looks interesting but I can't discover whether it's ad-supported.

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This Online Web Page Creator Is Looking Promising 1 year 3 months ago danceman

Not so fast. First off after you create your first project you get this message below. As well, once I saved my first project I could not in fact open it. And while I could view my first project I could not download it or export it. So this site is far from useful in its "free" version.

Oops

This is free Start plan - so you can save only one project. Gain more capable version with one of our paid plans! More information at Pricing section in your Profile.

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This Online Web Page Creator Is Looking Promising 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

One "project" is free forever. The upgrade subscriptions seem reasonably priced for a business.

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 1 year 3 months ago Zumwalt

I see SPG Video Splitter is on the list to be reviewed.
I tried it, and it install a ton of cr@pware without permission.

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This Online Web Page Creator Is Looking Promising 1 year 3 months ago fritsz

...and don't forget of course the -free - online great typographers monotype site: http://typecast.com/
SketchBuilder is in free beta test-mode and calles itself a 'promo website' which in time most probably will not be free anymore.

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Best Free Software Cataloging Utility 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy There is still a working download link on the page that opens or you can use a trusted third party source such as Softpedia. MC - Site manager. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/File-CD-DVD-Catalog/SoftCAT-Free.shtml view
Introducing VirtualBox 5 1 year 3 months ago J_L

Still not completely Windows 10 ready... I have some sound issues that were fixed for Windows guests and Ubuntu, but not Linux Mint Debian Edition. Maybe it's because I'm using the outdated drivers from the repository instead of Oracle themselves...

Also, it still gives 3 errors sometimes when starting a virtual machine. Just ignore them, and your 4th try will succeed.

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Best Free Software Cataloging Utility 1 year 3 months ago mspencer50

Since this sounded like what I was seeking, I followed the link you provided to download and install SoftCAT Free. Much to my surprise, the company that produced it has gone out of business and the software is no longer available for download.

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Introducing VirtualBox 5 1 year 3 months ago CyberWolf64

Have only been using Virtualbox since like 2 or 3 versions prior to 5.x release.
Have it installed in my Windows 7 Ultimate machine. Works fantastic.
And, yes, I agree completely it is the BEST way to try new OS's. And of course the safest.
Would recommend it to anyone.
In fact am using it to host 4 different linux's and Win 8.1 Pro.
So, if your machine has what it takes, I highly recommend you get a copy and install it and learn it.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for your kind words classicggma65. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Being a tech-challenged senior I really appreciate articles like this one. I had read about OpenCandy on this site before and have since classified it as junkware, but hadn't known how to actually stop it other than reading an awful lot of Fine, very fine, print and hoping I didn't miss the info somehow.. I also appreciate the info on how to stop all of those OpenCandy offers.

I did have unchecky at one time but it caused me some problems in doing surveys so uninstalled it. This would be one of the areas the tech-challenged came in to play since I didn't know what to do when encountering problems such as those, except to uninstall...have had to do that with a few things. Do have AdBlock Plus and Ghostery on both my Firefox and IE9 browsers and they have helped avoid more than a few advertising pushers.

Gizmo has helped me ID new freeware and all of the commenters have helped me many times avoiding bad, or sticky, problems with that freeware. Kudos to everyone, with a big Thank You All...

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 1 year 3 months ago Bart Lazydba

I am using Fileseek (https://www.fileseek.ca) for a some months now, and I am very happy with it.
No database to store the information, Every time all files in selected folders are scanned, for matching patterns in filename or content.
It is fast enough for me - especially when I can specify selective patterns or selective folders. And when I want to scan all drives, I know that i can take a little coffee break.
The payable version has a lot of options, but the freeware version gives me almost all I need. I am only missing the automatic upgrade feature, but I can live with it.
Bart

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Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Unfortunately the invasion of privacy is only going to get worse in the future and it won't be confined to computers. There already exists utlility smart meters that can provide huge amounts of data on customers. All vehicles will eventually be able to be tracked and more cities are going to CCTV each year so pedestrian traffic can be monitored. Everyone is aware that mobile devices can be traced. Technology provides us with many benefits but there will always be a trade-off.

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Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue 1 year 3 months ago crip

Win 10 seems like a good OS, but Microsoft added in a bunch of problems to it. I do not know if they are caused by Microsoft not explaining themselves completely, or if they are being evil. It is a shame to have a new OS, and have to have third party software to protect yourself from it. Linux is sounding better all the time.

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Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue 1 year 3 months ago David Roper

When my Windows 7 quits working well enough for me using the internet and/or banking, I am moving to a distro of Linux. And I have been using Microsoft since DOS 1.1. Yep, I am that old. This spying in Windows 10 is just too much to live with -- especially in 2015.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 1 year 3 months ago heavenlyhost1

Just FYI: For Windows 10, I had to change the command to powercfg /lastwake in order for it to work. It showed a one but when I entered the command to see which device it was, it showed NONE!

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Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue 1 year 3 months ago Anupam

No problem :).

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Understanding and Dealing with the Windows 10 Privacy Issue 1 year 3 months ago mjt328

Oops... sorry about the direct download link ... I forgot it wasn't allowed here ... won't happen again.

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