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Best Free BitTorrent Client 1 year 1 month ago GerryP

I totally agree with you Anupam. I use Tixati with Linux and find it super easy to use.

I also do not find Tixati ugly. I've heard Tixati referred to as ugly before and never understood it. I find it very pleasing. and you can change so much.

With the news of utorrent adding a coin miner I've never been so glad to be using Tixati.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago ichabod

Rob, the unexplained red "Warning" image, taken out of the context of its source page, seems confusing to me.

Alternatives:
- a screen image of the freakattack site;
- along with the "Warning" image, add the blue "Good News" image;
- explain what possible results to expect at the freakattack site.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago gizmo.richards Apple fixed the problem with "Security Update 2015-02" for OS X and also with the release of iOS 8.2 in the last couple of days. I expect that Microsoft will address the issue in the next batch of "Patch Tuesday" Windows Updates view
Want A Constant Readout Of Who's Connected To Your LAN? 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

Just installed Wi Fi Guard on my Linux Mint 17.1 PC and it works great.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago HisSon

I use Windows 7/64 Pro and was foun to be susceptible to the "Freak." I went to the Freak site and found the link to the recommended fix from Microsoft. My OS is no longer in danger. Thanks Gizmo for this heads up and to all other commenters for your valuable insights. What a team!

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago Fairportfan

Firefox 36.0.1, Opera 12.17 (not that new Chrome-based abortion) and Vivaldi beta all show safe.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago jcoates23

MS is offering a work-around cipher list modification but the instructions don't state whether it's to be added to the existing list or replace it. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago howiem

SRWare Iron v. Version 40.0.2150.0 passes

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago BearPup

Thanks for this. Pale Moon passed with no problems.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago lowndesw

AVAST was the problem on CHROME Version 43.0.2323.2 canary (64-bit).

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Want A Constant Readout Of Who's Connected To Your LAN? 1 year 1 month ago Remah Many users are not aware they they don't need to install software to get this information. While this program is convenient it didn't get everything correct compared to the reporting from my WiFi router. WiFi routers can provide lists of connected devices including whether they are connected by WiFi/WLAN or cable/LAN. Provided you have administrative access for the router then you can check this at anytime. The WiFi router is also where you block specific devices from accessing your network. view
6 Great Alternatives to iGoogle 1 year 1 month ago Stefclayton

Hi,

I know this post is quite old now, but I thought the suggestions needed updating, because, well, nobody uses Yahoo anymore (please!).

I have started using a site called Openoox, which is actually a lot like igoogle, and incidentally still includes Google web as a search engine.
The difference is of course the layout of the page (it looks a lot more sleek).
I love that you can organise your bookmarks into folders... I am soooo done searching through my bookmarks like it's an obscure list of Meta-descriptions I don't recognise (yes I'm referring to you, Firefox).

I know it's easy now with cookies and search history to just type "f" into the address bar to bring up Facebook, but that doesn't work for the sites you can't always remember the name of but that you know you need, or when [god forbid] you have started working before your first coffee of the day and are trying to bring up a Google spreadsheet you forgot the name of.
Now, I literally just open up Firefox and bam: there they all are, ripe for the picking.

Go have a look, you will not regret it!!!

https://openoox.com/

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Wallpaper of the Week: Bright Sunflower and Sunny Skies 1 year 1 month ago Sgluber

Hehehe!

And I am here, at southern hemisphere, waiting for the arrival of the winter to take away this annoying heat! X-D

Nice pict rhiannon, as usual. Even for the ones tired of summer! :-)

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 year 1 month ago The_Blode Good shout. I will update this article accordingly. Thank you. view
Want A Constant Readout Of Who's Connected To Your LAN? 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

Rob,

Thank you VERY MUCH!

I missed that gem on my occasional visits to NirSoft.

What a surprise, I have at least 8 active IP addresses That I don't have a clue of!

Thanks again, lots to investigate.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 1 month ago Fancy Freeman

I have just one question: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE!? :-) I think your site is simply marvelous and just chock full of useful information, reviews and links. I wish I had some extra money so I could offer you a donation, but you know how it goes :-(

But thank you SO much!

Fancy

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago VelvetElvis

UPDATE: After a bit of searching, it turns out that Avast AV's Web Shield was responsible for the failure messages. Turning off Web Shield resulted in a Pass test result.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Love this site.

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Want A Constant Readout Of Who's Connected To Your LAN? 1 year 1 month ago PostScript5

Remember well this app .. used it for many years and it is still installed but only used on demand. I for whatever reason migrated to WiFi Guard to alert me to when anyone new is on my network .. check it out at https://www.softperfect.com/products/wifiguard/

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago davy

I am using Chrome on Windows 7 64bit.It passed the test.

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How to Create Your Own Personalized Windows Installation Disk 1 year 1 month ago Anupam Thanks for posting about this. Please make the name of the program bold too, so it is easy to find out what's the article about. view
Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago VelvetElvis

Well, I ran Firefox in safe mode with the same results. Did a complete uninstall/reinstall, with no plug-ins or add-is, and again, the same failing results.

Tried the portable version of Pale Moon (thanks Aninnymous), and it passes. Weird.

I'm betting that most Firefox users here are running the 64 bit version? My Windows 7 is only 32 bit.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Bright Sunflower and Sunny Skies 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon I'm so glad you like it! Winter. Feh. :) view
Best Free Online Backup 1 year 1 month ago Joe A.TT

Since June 2014 OneDrive has been giving 15 GB free on signup. Also, Wuala doesn't appear to be free anymore.

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago Altnetcoza

+1 for IObit Start Menu 8. And yes, they do attempt to get you to install more of their other freeware offerings.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Bright Sunflower and Sunny Skies 1 year 1 month ago kebsojourner

Rhiannon,
I'm rarely driven to post comments but I must tell you that passing this on to your readers has made my day. This is beautiful!
Cheers

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

I think its incredibly unfair to slate MediaMonkey so harshly, it sounds to me like there's some personal thing going on there.
Let's look at some facts:
It's not a 1000lb gorilla, in fact it's less than 15 meg! It also gives you the option to install portably which I love, and does not at all scan your harddrive. The wlcome screen has all scanning options but it only does so when and where you ask it to.

Also on first launch, it offers you the chance to make file associations and there is a complete index there. By default it is associated with none.

It is slated for it's licensing terms, however that's not within the scope of this site. This site is concerned with FREE software, and as there are only a few functions extra when you do pay I think again that tells me the review is heavily biased by someone who for whatever reason dislikes the software for no good reason.

Media Monkey imho is by far the most powerful yet simple to use piece of audio software out there and I've been using it for years.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago OhZone

Weird, my main laptop is Win8 64bit. Older Firefox 31.0, because I'm tired of updates disabling my addons.

It says I'm safe from FREAK!

So why would a newer version be unsafe?

Maybe you've got a bad addon?

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I'll check my other puters later. I need to get back to housework now.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago Aninnymous

You can try the Chromium alternatives. There are many but I like Comodo Dragon which is somewhat optimized for security but runs all Chrome extensions & plugins that I have tried.

https://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/internet-products.php

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago Aninnymous

PaleMoon (a firefox clone) is fine - I just checked. I would suggest you try it out in any case. All of your Firefox plugins and extensions should run fine. It does not have any of the recently objectionable alterations made to Firefox.

http://www.palemoon.org/download-ng.shtml

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago rob.schifreen The problem has been known about for many years, and software vendors are now rapidly working on patches. The best advice, I think, is to continue using the internet as you always have, but to make sure that you always install any security updates as soon as they are released. view
Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago VelvetElvis

Hmm.. My Firefox (latest version 36.0.1) showing as NOT safe. Windows 7 32 bit. Anyone have any ideas?

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago ChronicChaos

@ SChase.....While it is always a good idea to take any of the reviews here with a grain of salt and investigate further on your own, this is a definite case of relying on your own investigation. Start Menu 8 from IObit is definitely a top contender. Unlike some of the 'moderators' here at Gizmo's, I personally like to think people are smart enough to decline any unwanted extra software. Gizmo's is a great place to start so one is able to see what options are out there, but I usually get more from the comments than the actual reviews. By this day and age, everyone should realize a high percentage of software comes bundled with 'extras' that they may not want or need. Maybe one day, the 'moderators' will realize that they are not the all knowing they think they are. I've been using Start Menu 8 since before Gizmo's even had a category for it and will tell you that for me and my personal uses, it is the superior one out there.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago bernardz danielson, clearly it is not as simple as just the browser on this page it states now "Chrome for Windows and all versions of Firefox are known to be safe. However, even if your browser is safe, certain third-party software, including some anti-virus products and adware programs, can expose you to the attack by intercepting TLS connections from the browser. If you are using a safe browser but our client test says you’re vulnerable, this is a likely cause. In addition to browsers, many mobile apps, embedded systems, and other software products also use TLS. These are also potentially vulnerable if they rely on unpatched libraries or offer RSA_EXPORT cipher suites." view
Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago OhZone

Ha! My Firefox is safe. Why aren't you praising Firefox? A little Foxism?

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 1 month ago yemulss

I came across a requirement where-in my client wants to send print command to physical printer and they want a pdf file as well created. So instead of issuing print command twice, they want it done in single print command to send print command to two printers.

I am a developer but the software being used for this printing is developed by some other company and they are not responding this requirement. If it was through coding, I would have sent print command to two printers when print is clicked.

I just wanted to know if there is any facility or utility be used to create pdf as well as send print command to printer in a single print command. There is one its commercial. I am searching freeware or opensource.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago danielson

Google Chrome version 41.0.2272.76 m (64-bit) for Windows passed the test here.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago bernardz Are you running by any chance an old version of windows because I get the same issue with firefox on VISTA running AVG view
Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago davy

This is what is on the webpage.When I click on the link it does not load,meaning Chrome is secure as it did not go to the page.(Whoops! Your browser might be incompatible with our automatic vulnerability test. If this link loads without errors, you're vulnerable.)

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago bernardz davy how could your chrome pass the tes if it did not load? chrome certainly failed with me both in android and win8 however there is an interesting comment here on this test website that " Update: Firefox users who get reports that their system is vulnerable may want to check if add-ons or security software is interfering with the process. Ghacks reader Torro noticed that Avast's Web Shield was the cause for vulnerability reports in his version of Firefox." I have a feeling it is either not a good test or there is something more then the browser. view
Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago davy

How did it fail bernardz,if you clicked on the link and it did not load, Chrome passed the test.

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Is Your Browser Safe From FREAK? 1 year 1 month ago bernardz Interestingly both firefox and Palemoon with me passed the test, but my Chrome did not. I updated chrome to the latest version, and it still did not pass. So I uninstalled Chrome, re-installed a fresh copy and doubled checked that I had the latest copy Version 41.0.2272.76 m and it still failed. As far as Internet explorer, it failed, but as I never use it, so I do not care. I also decided to check it on my android, firefox passed the test but chrome failed there too. view
Try Google's Reverse Image Search Feature 1 year 1 month ago howiem

I have used the Google reverse image search https://images.google.com for some time, but after upgrading to Firefox 36.0.1 today, the camera icon is now missing. I tried the Firefox Clone, Pale Moon 25.2.1 and I can see the the camera icon. I'm going to try some Firefox extensions based on bernardz 's comment below

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 1 month ago soad1789

Finally I should mention I tried Private Firewall. It worked decently enough, but was more than I needed (I really wanted just a better way to utilize the Windows Firewall). It didn't seem to hurt performance but I suspected it was a bigger impact than the other programs I mentioned which all utilized the built-in firewall. It also just looks like it was designed in the '80s, heh, and unfortunately that matters to me. More importantly, for my needs, I don't want to have to become familiar with a slew of crazy firewall options that I'll likely never need that might only result in unexpected behavior. The KISS mentality. I'd order the average users' options like this:

1. Windows Firewall Notifier
2. Private Firewall
3. Windows 7/8 Firewall Control
4. Tinywall

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 1 month ago soad1789

I also want to briefly mention my gripes with TinyWall and Windows 7/8 Firewall Control here just for the record.

TinyWall sounded like the best frickin' idea ever when I read the description here. I loved how light it was, the premise was so promising. However, it continually seemed to deny access for all applications unless I turned it on the mode that allows all traffic. Even configuring specific rules never seemed to alleviate the "no internet access" problem, so eventually, after continually turning off the firewall, I gave up and moved to Windows 7 Firewall Control.

Windows 7 Firewall Control, unlike TinyWall, actually works as expected. It performs amicably, however there is one thing that sucks about it and it really just drove me crazy. Sometimes, for example when viewing flash content on a web page, Windows 7/8 Firewall Control would trigger a pop-up asking to allow/block the "System" app that is flash. This "System" dialog would also pop-up with Windows services intermittently as well. That's all fine and dandy, that's what it's intended to do, right? However, Windows 7/8 Firewall Control will inform you on trying to "Allow" that you need to upgrade to the Premium version to actually allow handling of "System" apps. Seems like an arbitrary destinction to nag you to pay. I get it, the developer made a good program and wants to get paid, but IMO this app didn't perform well enough to justify paying to stop this nagging.

The biggest thing I like about Windows Firewall Notifier is that on top of performing how I want, it's open source. No nagging!

Good luck in your searches all.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 1 month ago soad1789

I am quite surprised to see no mention of Windows Firewall Notifier (https://wfn.codeplex.com) is present here! I had come back to techsupportalert after a fresh install of Windows just to see if anything had changed since I had last installed a firewall. Nothing had changed unfortunately, so I snooped on MajorGeeks and found Windows Firewall Notifier. This, like TinyWall and Windows 7 Firewall Control, utilitzed the built-in windows firewall, but unlike the others, just seemed to work for me. No issues, no excessive popups, great performance and memory + CPU utilization, and to top it all off it's open source. This really should be the #1 recommendation for a basic firewall IMO. It allows the basic firewall to act as a two-way firewall, which is exactly what I needed. Once installed, it blocks all outbound requests by default and a simple popup is displayed above the system tray allowing you to Allow/Block as expected. I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Also worth a mention is Binisoft's "Windows Firewall Control" (http://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php) (I know, painfully similar to Sphinx Software's Windows 7/8 Firewall Control which IS already mentioned here). It looks like it performs similarly and from the screenshosts seems well-designed. I am just too happy with Windows Firewall Notifier at the moment but if I didn't like it I would definitely give this a shot.

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How to Create Your Own Personalized Windows Installation Disk 1 year 1 month ago Joe A.TT

Very interesting. Thank you for this Vic.

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

For my computer illiterate customers (their own words!) there is only one solution:

Classic Shell!

Have installed it on all my customer's Win 8 machines and heard not one bad word!

Thus I consider Classic Shell to have withstood the test of time spent in real life. That tells me more than all other "personal" experiences and opinions.

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 1 year 1 month ago Photo Addict It is pretty easy to set up, even with FTP to my website. Only two complaints about it: 1) If you cancel a synch job in progress, it will not correctly recognize which files were previously synched, reverting instead to time stamp. 2) No ignore option. You can tell it not to copy either side, but it keeps telling you there is a conflict. view
Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago SwanKnight

I tried most of them at one point or another, but in the end I settled on SIB in the end.

Although it's shareware, after the trial period expires, it will continue to function indefinitely with some limitations and a nag message on boot.

(I'm not affiliated with SIB in any way)

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago dlptir37654

Stardock has Start8 for less than a cup of coffee. Start8 is a quality program that works very well. It's practically free! Makes Windows 8 work like Windows 7 also works on Windows 10 Preview.

http://www.stardock.com/

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago skross

StartMenuX free is excellent, i have my jumplist apps on the left, then 3 columns of additional apps. You can resize the height and width to your exact liking, any number of columns. This is the only Start app that i have seen that is customizable like this.
The only thing it lacks is a backup/restore of settings, but you can copy the registry entry in HKCU_Software to backup/restore.

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 1 year 1 month ago JMcFadyen

How do these programs affect the windows 8 tablet functionality ? Seems like the discussion here is more towards the desktop functionality.

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Try Google's Reverse Image Search Feature 1 year 1 month ago bernardz There are a few addons in firefox and I presume in chrome too that check both Tin Eye and google together in practice they work well. I use fast "fast image research" view
Play The Wifi Detective With This Powerful Free Tool 1 year 1 month ago rob.schifreen Not that I can tell, from having re-read the article just now. No. view
Play The Wifi Detective With This Powerful Free Tool 1 year 1 month ago kemmosan

I may be wrong, but are you advocating using this to snoop on people.

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Play The Wifi Detective With This Powerful Free Tool 1 year 1 month ago Pegasus814

Software is bundled with the MalWare payload PC Pro Cleaner.
How to remove "Pro PC Cleaner" (Uninstall Guide):
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pro-pc-cleaner-removal/

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Reverse Image Search Site Covers 9 Billion Photos 1 year 1 month ago godel

These reverse image search sites are good for countering the Nigerian "lonely hearts" type fraudsters.

The target's prospective loved one will turn out to be a professional model or a fitness instructor who have advertised online somewhere. Keep the image search sites in mind if one of your friends or family is getting scammed and needs convincing.

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Reverse Image Search Site Covers 9 Billion Photos 1 year 1 month ago Metis55

I hope this works

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 1 month ago Sputnik

The problem related in my previous comment has been treated in the COMODO's Forum.

It is a problem concerning ADS (Alternate Data Stream) and timestamps.

The problem should be addressed by the month of April.

People having problems with version 8 of COMODO Firewall should revert to version 7 till the next version 8, which will maybe have brought a fix to this problem.

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Reverse Image Search Site Covers 9 Billion Photos 1 year 1 month ago MikeR

I have TinEye and Google Image Search in my Firefox browser: right click on any image on any Web page and at the bottom of the drop down menu are both options: search for identical images with TinEye or search with Google. In practice, I use both because both open up their own search results pages.

I've no idea if this facility is possible with browsers other than Firefox, but I can say I've been using TinEye for a number of years and been more than happy with it (I've only used Google image search for a year or so.)

TinEye's results were of specific assistance three or four years ago (yes, that long) in determining that a fraudster on eBay UK Motors was just that: though his advertisement featured half a dozen high value pre-owned cars situated in various areas of his dealership forecourt, it took TinEye a matter of moments to determine that three of the cars were at one dealership, two at another, and the sixth at a third, the dealerships ranging from south London up to Birmingham up to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The TinEye results became part of an immediate criminal investigation, in which all the dealerships were notified that same day of the scam now underway, and eBay UK referred the matter to the police.

Candidly, I wouldn't go anywhere near eBay without first checking that the images I'm looking at are indeed genuine and not images lifted by a fraudulent seller from elsewhere. Using TinEye and Google Image Search is plain commonsense.

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 1 year 2 months ago SwanKnight

It doesn't seem to support cloud/WebDAV though as far as I can tell. It looks like it's more of a traditional backup application rather a "sync" one, slight difference.

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Reverse Image Search Site Covers 9 Billion Photos 1 year 2 months ago VelvetElvis

Anyone compared this to Google's Image Search? I used Tineye a year or so back, and at that time it didn't seem to compare.

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Play The Wifi Detective With This Powerful Free Tool 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

THANKS

wonder why nobody's commenting on nobody commenting¿

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago budchekov

Thanks MC and jorgeem,good enough for me, installed, I play...:)

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Reverse Image Search Site Covers 9 Billion Photos 1 year 2 months ago UserError

Great tool to fight against copycats, posers and other pseudo-artists who like to steal another person's work.

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Website of the Week: Alternative To 1 year 2 months ago Sgluber

I remember when I found AlternativeTo (a long ago) and used it often. But one day I didn't get what I wanted, so I decided to search for another good source of information. Then I found Gizmo! :-)

Since then, Gizmo and AlternativeTo are always on my way. But to be honest, nowadays Gizmo is my main source.

Great tip rhiannon, thank you! :-)

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago jorgeem1717

I'm assuming that you having issues with Internet radio in Alloy Light because of your OS, Wins 7-32. You can go to forums at Light Alloy and look for a solution. This is the forum >>> http://www.light-alloy.ru/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=scrukjiekobbcshms8vm... <<<

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy There is in fact one Trojan reported but this might be a false positive. MC - Site Manager. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a8d6dbc9e313df47502df2c009488de2e0069... view
Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago alexxx46

Internet radio is buggy in Light Alloy. Win7x32.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago jorgeem1717

Hi budchekov...

Light Alloy has been verified with Virus Total and does not have any malware. It's clean of OpenCandy as well. No info is collect by Light Alloy so it is safe concerning privacy...

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago jorgeem1717

Hi George.J...
Please do so and check the latest version of Light Alloy. Fast, nice GUI and no adware...

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The Big Windows 10 Reveal. Holograms Included. 1 year 2 months ago mchldpy

Hey Bummer,
Just to be redundantly redundant and since I don't think Anupam asked loud enough, Why comment if there is no article to comment on? Could possibly be a little 'Reckless' with the comments, some kind of 'Maverick' or something.

name with held as to remain incognito

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 1 year 2 months ago ole

A free alternative is AutoVer which provides real time backup with most features that are often desired.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago George.J I will do that after I've finished with updating Best Free Download Manager category. The last time I reviewed the Best Free Media Player category, Light Alloy was restricted freeware with a commercial version available which didn't impress me. It's been a long time since. Guess it's time to go back. view
Review: the Cheapest Inkjet Cartridges Sites 1 year 2 months ago sheriff12

I checked all the sites you suggested. Amazon.com is lower than any of them for the CANON PIXMA MG2420 series printer. Black & Color.

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Print My Fonts! 1 year 2 months ago Phylis Sophical

The Windows option 'control fonts' you suggest does not show what the font actually looks like.

Disk space, cost & time? This program is 'portable' ie; no installation required.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago budchekov

Thanks looks real nice.
Has anyone checked to see if it comes bearing gifts like OpenCandy and other bundled crud...How about privacy ?

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://ru.wikipedia....

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 1 year 2 months ago db2man

This software is from the same company that sold Roboform under "free lifetime upgrades" promise and then broke that promise to existing customers in 2010 and now charge those customers to upgrade Roboform.

They also removed the export function in Roboform to discourage moving to competing software.

I think everyone should know about this company's checkered past.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoboForm

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago VelvetElvis

Does the same with 32 bit Windows 7.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago 4sure5

Last Fall, I started having problems with VLC. On playback, video would freeze but audio would continue. I tried everything I could find to fix it, but after a frustrating few weeks, I switched to Potplayer and haven't had any issues since.

Thanks to v.laurie and techsupportalert- my go-to site for any software needs (including Potplayer!).

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie Download the vlc-2.2.0-win64.exe file and run it. It should install as an update to your existing version of VLC. However, some people prefer in general to first uninstall older versions before installing a new one and that is another option. In any event, back up your system first before installing any new software. view
Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago dstead

Thanks much v.laurie,

I found this page, a list of files and which I don't understand what I am do do with them to update my VLC. Do I need download some or all and what do I do with them once I get them onto my computer? Thanks much.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie There is a link to a 64-bit 2.2.0 version on this page: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html view
Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago dstead

The Windows V2.1.5 64bit (Rincewind) does not find an update.

I think this may be due to there not, as yet, being an updated issued the 64 bit Windows environment.. Can someone confirm this for me please? Tanks in advance.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 2 months ago Sputnik

I have been obliged to uninstall COMODO Firewall recently because I had a problem with the last version of it.

I am using softwares like FreeFileSync or SyncFolders to backup my data with one way only mirroring on external HDs.

I don't want here to discuss if it is a good way of doing backups or not.

The problem is that after doing such a backup, if I immediately make the same backup, the same exact files that were copied in the previous backup will be backupped again, and the same thing happens each time I would immediately do the same thing again. It is as if the files were not backupped at all.

The backup software indicates clearly that everything went OK, that no problem occured at all.

I had not this problem with previous versions of COMODO Firewall which I use since a couple of years.

The backup software has the correct permissions from COMODO Firewall.

Does someone had the same problem or knows something about it ?

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This Great Media Player Almost Plays Everything and Runs Everywhere 1 year 2 months ago ldmpub

If you use a "desktop version" of VLC, you could improve your usage with the following article:
"Best Hidden Features of VLC" => http://lifehacker.com/the-best-hidden-features-of-vlc-1654434241

regards,

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This Great Media Player Almost Plays Everything and Runs Everywhere 1 year 2 months ago charles.simpson

For some reason the non beta android version shows as being incompatible with both my phone running 4.4.3 and my Lenovo tablet running 4.4.2

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago jorgeem1717

Great idea.... GIZMO should review Light Alloy Media Player. It certainly is an excellent media player and videos load extremely fast, I would say more like instantly. It's actually my default media player. Have yet to say anything negative... It's that good. Like P P Chaukimath mentioned, it will be in the top 3 Best Media Players.... enjoy ...

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago 424tsiai

I ditched VLC...
I'm done with it.

I'm trying MPC-HC, MPC-BE, and PotPlayer, now.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago P P Chaukimath

Further, it would be nice if GIZMO reviewed LA and I am sure it will find its way in the Best free Media Player category.

Regards.
P P Chaukimath

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago P P Chaukimath

I am in agreement. Earlier I was using VLC and even though I had no issues with VLC, on recommendation I tried Light alloy. I am now sticking to LA and I am really happy. LA is truly an excellent free software.

Regards.

P P Chaukimath

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 1 year 2 months ago SwanKnight

It's too bad that the free version is so limited.

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Sync Your Files Without The Cloud 1 year 2 months ago astral_cyborg

Looks very interesting.
I was using so far BTsync, but I think that the latest versions are a little bit annoying.
Anyway, different type of syncing each one, according to the user's needs.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago jorgeem1717

Had an issue with "resume play back" ...... having issues with the new "in-app downloader for Firefox".... I have been using Light Alloy media player and it's very good so I will stick with it... you can try it out and see for yourself here >>>>> http://www.light-alloy.ru/ <<<<<

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Best Free Encryption Utility for Cloud Storage 1 year 2 months ago jult

Who needs cloud storage if you have a NAS and BittorrentSync ?
You use BTSync to sync the encrypted folder with its content anywhere you go on any mobile or stationary device you use.

Thus far the only tools that can handle this requirement well are encfs (for linux/unix) and boxcryptor (for windows). Big problem I have with boxcryptor is that it's really slow and hogging my OS. Probably because it does all encryption and decryption on-the-fly in memory(?). It doesn't store the unencrypted files anywhere, it's just showing a virtual drive. That is to say, this works with Boxcryptor Classic. The new version is messy, puts your virtual folder one folder deep, I see no advantage in that 'feature' to be honest.

I used to use TrueCrypt, still unbeated in its footprint, don't know how they did that. The virtual drive-letter linked to a tc volume, and it was blazing fast (both directions), I used it with Firefox Portable and many other apps straight from encrypted volume. But it got larger and larger over time. I need one that can handle about 20 GB of space. This you just can't sync, such a volume doesn't even sync while in use (it's locked), so that was not workable for me.
By the way, Gostcrypt seems to be your best bet if you want the TrueCrypt options.

I'm really surprised by the fact that TrueCrypt is the only software capable of encrypting and decrypting with such low memory usage and practically no noticeable performance loss. NONE of the other packages allow me to have a virtual drive-letter open content that is always stored in encrypted state. The only ones that offer this are really slow and sluggish (that is encfs and boxcryptor), plus they have all kinds of security issues (filenames not encrypted, watermarking easy to find out what the key should be etc.)

If anyone has tips on this, let me know.
CryptSync does not work, it always leaves a stored unencrypted folder on my device when not in use, that's definitely NOT what I look for. I need something that leaves my btsynced storage folder always encrypted when my laptop gets stolen etc. except for when I access it as that virtual drive-letter using my passphrase.

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Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago bernardz I have not checked the memory but setting up file association causes an error; Resume playback has problems going by comment in the VLC forum it seems widespread also you only get a limited reduce the size of its object. For the time being, I will stick to MPC-HC. view
An Easy Way to Send and Receive Files Across Multiple Devices 1 year 2 months ago stockholm

I have not been able to make this app work, though I have many times followed the instructions exactly, and etc. None of my three devices will recognize any other. Or, I should say, they did one time but only once. The Lenovo web site offers no support and makes posting a comment difficult. I have had to give up the app in frustration.

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Print My Fonts! 1 year 2 months ago Bobcat 2105

Just an added note for safety here. When you delete a font that you think you don't use and it comes up missing when you use your favorite game or program. Windows can substitute a different font or leave it out altogether. Some software installs its own font and the name and sample can be hard to recognize just by glancing through and trying to pick out what you think is not being used. Use caution, it can create quite a headache when you are cleaning out fonts.

Been There Done It

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 months ago MidnightCowboy A new version has just been released. "This new version addresses issues with keys; keys sizes have been increased to 2048 to comply with a higher standard and improve browser compatibility. Existing users will be upgraded automatically or users can download the update. As always we recommend all users update to the latest version. In the next few days we’ll release version 3.1 with additional features allow users to disabled the HTTPS inspection if they choose to do so. We are also implementing an HTTPS Threat Vector list that will automatically bypass HTTPS inspection for the vast majority of safe web sites". MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 months ago AJNorth

Two articles that discuss this are:

"Privdog is Superfish all over again" - http://www.ghacks.net/2015/02/23/privdog-is-superfish-all-over-again/ and,

"Don’t use Comodo, Their Crapware Completely Breaks the Fundamental Security of the Web!" - https://discuss.howtogeek.com/t/dont-use-comodo-their-crapware-completel... .

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