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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago terrawarra

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

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 3 months ago rhiannon

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago charles.simpson

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

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Can You Count the Dark Dots? 1 year 3 months ago Jojo Yee

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago ixan

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

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Get A Top Quality HTML/CSS/PHP Editor For Free 1 year 3 months ago SmAppsFan

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

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

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 3 months ago magherafelt1943

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

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Best Free DVD Authoring Software 1 year 3 months ago merlewood

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago snakyjake

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

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The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [Updated for iOS 7 to 9] 1 year 3 months ago Sea Mac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I Hope this Helps!!!

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 3 months ago jmaloney

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago pauloz

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago alexxx46

FlashPeak, Inc
Home › Developers
Address:
1000 Nanjing Road, Shanghai, 200000, China (People's Rep).

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago KetchupKid

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

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Can You Count the Dark Dots? 1 year 3 months ago Burn-IT

No PC version??

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 3 months ago Lassar

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

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Can You Count the Dark Dots? 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

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

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Website of the Week: EurekAlert! Your Global Source for Science, Medicine and Technology News 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago ixan

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

Slimjet seems ok, but not an improvement.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago CASD

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

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 3 months ago ObelixXXL

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago QuietCorner

Unfortunately, no Mac version.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago snakyjake

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

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 3 months ago beergas

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago grimbles

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

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago eikelein

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

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Currently using Slimjet on Linux Deepin and it's performing well. MC -Site Manager view
New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago danielson

Although there are a few good contenders, Slimjet is the best Chrome spin-off yet! :)

As a die-hard Firefox fan, never thought i'd say something like that.

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Best Free Undeletable File Remover 1 year 3 months ago owi666

I installed Eraser - big mistake. It infected both IE and Chrome browsers with Palikan home page and search engine. In the Eraser/install folder there was a file with a .exe. extension which Windows would not delete saying it did not have access to the file. File ASSASSIN had the same problem but Unlocker got rid of it easily.

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New Chromium-Based Browser Includes Add-Ins As Standard 1 year 3 months ago terrawarra

Thanks rob,
I've been a dedicated SRWare Iron user for a few years now but I'm going to give slimjet a whirl just to see how it stacks up..... so far, so good.

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Best Free Office Suite 1 year 3 months ago Deep Lurker

Unfortunately LibreOffice 5 still suffers from Bug 37967 - no "normal" view in Writer. Which is a really old bug inherited from OpenOffice. (Bug 4914 from 2002, making it 13 years old now.) And while the LibreOffice people consider it a mere enhancement to be gotten to someday, many (non)users consider it an absolute deal-killer; a bug of severity "causes the program to be automatically shut down and deleted from the user's hard drive, when encountered."

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie This sort of thing always requires administrative privileges but I have added a note to the article as you suggest. view
Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago NotSoSure

Your advice should have mentioned that you need to be logged on as Administrator to make these changes.

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250+ Windows Tweaks At Your Fingertips 1 year 3 months ago Joe A.TT

Nothing new here. That shortcut is sometimes known as "God Mode" and it was already mentioned in Vic's article here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much-easier-and-quicker-use.htm

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250+ Windows Tweaks At Your Fingertips 1 year 3 months ago Bluesmanuk

Great tip and really useful.

Thanks.

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 1 year 3 months ago jchastain19

does anybody have any sites where I can download the 100 by kass Morgan to my laptop for free??

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago gazzag52

Be aware that Microsoft has again tried to secretly push Windows 10 update today.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer N1 - mail client: https://www.nylas.com/N1/ view
Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago BJohnM

Yeah, but if I turn this off, how will those helpful people with "Technical Support" in India be able to know how messed up my computer is so they can call me about twice a week to fix it for me? :-)

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago beergas

Turned it off in Windows 10 x64 Pro. Thanks.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 3 months ago jrasicmark

I just discovered that iTunes seemingly deleted all my songs on its own; after a Google search, I found the same thing has happened to a lot of other users. The popular theory seems to be that it has something to do with synching your songs with other devices, or it may happen when it automatically updates itself.

So I'm trying to find another music player which will not synch or auto-update or even check the internet without my permission. I tried Windows Media Player, but I don't find it user friendly and the help menu is no help at all. It also refuses to play my music; it shows the song is playing, but no sound comes out (and my speakers work fine for everything else). So a friend suggested Windows Classic Media Player. That seems to be working okay, but I can't find an option to shuffle my music. And the layout seems to suggest it's more of a video player than anything else.

So I'm trying to see what else is out there, but I can't find a review that mentions iTunes' habit of deleting songs and includes suggestions of other music players that do not do that. Any ideas?

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago clas

yes, as an intelligent win7 user, i have turned off automatic updates. i check each one and give it some time before even thinking of installing. automatic updates are a giant sucking sound coming from microsoft trying to monitize all of my info. thanks for keeping us in the loop. let the herd move on and be sucked dry.

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy

It is completely safe. I find if an installed antimalware program is difficult to understand or gives too many false positives, it is better to change it for something else. I use Panda free which consistently outperforms most everything else, paid or otherwise. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/589d488e5fa6b2f61a6240cafe88c8ec6f1a91...
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/hex.frvr.com/
http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/e1c042499143020b89a94e032ed72bcb...

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Polls, Surveys, Meeting Arrangements. All Sorted. 1 year 3 months ago bsamson

I've used Doodle for this activity for many years. I took a quick look at xoyondo, but haven't been able to find a differentiator. If you're familiar with Doodle, what would you say make this service different? Thanks!

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Polls, Surveys, Meeting Arrangements. All Sorted. 1 year 3 months ago bernardz

I gave it a test drive for a family outing to a restaurant. I would rate it better than average but not much. Overall it is easy to use but needs work on the looks. My main criticism is due because even an experienced computer operator in my family mucked it up.  What it is if you do not press save for each question it does not mark your vote on that question yet its not obvious that you need on every question to press save.

It fills a need but it does needs some more work.

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 year 3 months ago biggerabalone

i didn't think they still made that? is it still in development?

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 1 year 3 months ago biggerabalone

advanced uninstaller pro (which is a freeware, called pro). it can scan for left overs like revo, or monitor an install (before and after snapshot). it has 64 bit support. snap shot seems more thorough than others i've used (or slower), but very useful if trying out an antivirus or something potentially BSODish.

it seems to have opencandy bundled with it (according to malwarebytes pro) - which is not a biggy for such a complete free offering. just scan with malwarebytes free after to clean it up.

http://www.advanceduninstaller.com/

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How to Back up Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 1 year 3 months ago johnvk

And gradually over time those folder paths came to apply to only 15% of users (wxp and below):
The Windows 7 paths are (and I believe this is w8 and w10 too):
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\[profile_name]
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile_name]
(you can see the pattern, except w7 (actually, vista i think) added a new level: 'Local' or 'Roaming')

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 3 months ago Rustiferion

Webroot blocks this site as containing "suspicious content" - any ideas what that might be?

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 3 months ago jmaloney

Thanks. I played two games after the news last night. The second game I did well. I meant to go to bed before 1:30, but when I finished the second game I checked the clock and it was 3:10! I had no idea. Oh well, I scored 46,640. :-)

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

Doesn't work for me. I get a black screen; the music works and I can click on stuff on the screen but can't see anything. Same with the card game.

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Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

Guess all good things come to an end, been happily using MD for years and will continue to do so, always got immediate responses from Jeroen over at his Forum which I see is also gone.
Happy trails JCK, that's one neat piece of software you've left us.

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An Amazingly Addictive Browser-Based Game 1 year 3 months ago dhannotte

Great game, but has anybody found any instructions for how to play this game?? How, for example, can one learn about these "loads more variations"? Does the game vary with each round? When does a round end? NOTE FOR NEWBIES: The hexes that fill up a line don't have to be all the same color.

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Best Free File Rename Utility 1 year 3 months ago Dorian Markich

Thanks for the useful tip! While I was trying to find a solution, I stumbled upon KrojamSoft BatchRename and thought it was very good. It’s highly effective and lets you rename multiple files in your directory at once. I found it was super helpful, especially if you work with photography, screencaptures, music files... etc I thought I'd share this with all of you

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 year 3 months ago softwarman

http://downloadre.com/ please incelermis across this site

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Best Free DVD Ripper 1 year 3 months ago LeslieB

WinX DVD Ripper is a sham. The free program "DVD Decrypter" will decrypt all but the most recent Disney videos, so WinX DVD is useful only if it can rip the latest Disney movies, which it can't.

Furthermore, their 30 Day Money Back Guarantee is a sham too. They will NOT refund your money. But while you're trying, they'll give you a whole lot of grief. Pretending to help you decrypt DVDs they know full well their program cannot handle. Added to the fact they have a VERY limited command of English. (They are all Chinese in China.)

Save yourself a lot of wasted time and trouble by just avoiding WinX DVD.

***JUST FORGET ABOUT IT!***

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Suspicious Windows 7 Update? It's Only Microsoft. 1 year 3 months ago mchldpy

I hope someone that has it will unpack it and see what it actually contains.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 year 3 months ago toktok

Oh, I see - you were being ironic ;-)

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50 GB Of Free Online Storage 1 year 3 months ago mrfingerz

The free version of A-Drive is being discontinued, users have until November 16th to either move to a premium plan or retrieve their files.

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago jivadas

tuvm Cyberwolf win7 users should NOT accept updates they will (in my experience on 2 PCs, using 2 different networks) do nasty things to a Chrome Browser affecting the display. you can "hide" a suggested up date using the right-click button on the KB file. as for those who are going to 10 updatesare automatic!!! automatic updates unlock your OS. its like giving MS the combo to your safe....
xØx jd

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Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 1 year 3 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Re: "Why is it only mentioned in MyDefrag's review?"
Because the programmer changed the name from JkDefrag to MyDefrag when updating it a few years ago.

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Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 1 year 3 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Sadly, the MyDefrag website has closed as of October 1, 2015. The last version, 4.3.1, is still available at many reputable websites, such as: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/JkDefrag.shtml.
It's still the best free defragmenter out there, and works with all versions of Windows from XP to 10, including the corresponding Server versions. The comparative review mentioned by AJNorth is excellent.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 year 3 months ago The_Blode

Nope...I meant 3MB. :)

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Suspicious Windows 7 Update? It's Only Microsoft. 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

So when someone contacts Microsoft support to get an explanation for the latest screw up, should they ask for Larry, Curly or Moe?

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago CyberWolf64

Well, as far as I currently know, these are the KB's that are to be dealt with:
KB3021917, KB3068708, KB3075249, KB3080149, KB2952664, KB2990214, KB3035583 (this one also ditches the "Get Windows 10" crap as well. And maybe KB3022345.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 year 3 months ago ashish1521

You can add Slimjet to Blink Engine browsers. It is a nice browser on chromium and way faster and better than many browsers listed here.

It has best of the features and does not really annoys you like Chrome crashes or Firefox for that matter.

Secure and in built Ad blocker, Download accelerator..

nice one really!

http://www.slimjet.com

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

Yeah, Win 7 Pro, that service doesn't exist with those three updates, along with three other Win 10 related ones, hidden..
Thanks for the tip v.l, nowadays, more than ever, one never knows what MS are up to....

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago jivadas

pls give some more details
did you find other spyware than the one found here?

xØx
jd

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago jivadas

thank you v.laurie
this spyware must have snuck into my PC
before I started hiding the pre-10 updates

I'm seven forever on this computer

is there a site specializing in Win7?

xØx
jd

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Suspicious Windows 7 Update? It's Only Microsoft. 1 year 3 months ago OhZone

Yeah, I disabled updates for my Win7 and Win8 machines, and I plan to go to a different OS when I get my next PC. Oh well.

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago CyberWolf64

OK. Now I understand. After reading about the privacy "violations" sent to Win 7 machines by Microsoft, I blocked those and deleted any that had made it onto system.

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie I should have mentioned that not everybody installed the Windows updates that created the service. They seem to have been KB 3075249, KB 3080149, and KB 3068708. You may have avoided them. Thanks for reminding me that not everybody will have the service. view
Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 year 3 months ago CyberWolf64

Funny. Just Checked on my Windows 7 Ultimate, and that service does not exist. At least named as such.

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More About Privacy Settings in Windows 10 1 year 3 months ago Moving to Linux

What does the bottom of the blog post tell us?
"We will continue to listen ..."
Followed by:
"Comments for this post are currently closed."

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More About Privacy Settings in Windows 10 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Your assessment is correct Joe. Data collection business is worth billions of dollars now to corporations like Google, Apple, Facebook etc so they are not going to stop. If their access to information is restricted by users they will simply develop other means of circumventing that. It has become a high stakes chess match and the user is always the one playing catch up.

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More About Privacy Settings in Windows 10 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Your giving Microsoft way too much credit. This is a company that has had a monopoly with it's Window product seemingly forever, so it's not surprising their arrogance has almost no limits. Dumb ideas really don't make it through no matter what. If you don't believe that take a look at how Blackberry (which also once had a monopoly) self destructed.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

App Grid is an alternative to the Software Center:

http://www.appgrid.org/

 

"... rsnapshot makes it easy to make periodic snapshots of local machines, and remote machines over ssh ...":

http://rsnapshot.org/

 

Ampache - a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music&videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device:

http://ampache.org/

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Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online 1 year 3 months ago andrealynnd

readingdeals.com sends you a free ebook every day in the genre of your choice.

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How to Protect Your Online Privacy 1 year 3 months ago Osmont

Great overview! I've read a lot of information authored by you and the other editors. Thank you for a great effort.

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More About Privacy Settings in Windows 10 1 year 3 months ago mchldpy

"as Microsoft is now learning"

Don't kid yourself, Microsoft knows exactly what it's doing. They knew exactly what would happen when the details came to light. They knew/know ahead of time what percentage of users will drop W10 and what percentage will drop Microsoft altogether. They may appear stupid on the surface but everything is done with a best/worse case scenario thought out beforehand, with the exception of doing away with the start menu. Like Coca-Cola's "New Coke" blunder, some dumb ideas make it through no matter what.

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PC Crashed Recently? This Free Program Will Tell You Why 1 year 3 months ago johnvk

Thanks rob and BillK! I used nirsoft BlueScreenView but nice to have another option, and I didnt know about LastActivityView. Downloaded both.

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More About Privacy Settings in Windows 10 1 year 3 months ago Joe A.TT

"You are in control with the ability to determine what information is collected."

That is very misleading. Terry Myerson knows it and he knows we know it. What he should have said is...

"You can reduce how much data is collected but you cannot stop it completely."

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PC Crashed Recently? This Free Program Will Tell You Why 1 year 3 months ago BamBam

Nice program! I have had a couple Blue Screens lately and this program worked great! Read the dump files in about 2 sec and gave me the report. The report is easy to read but not overly technical. Google is your friend (sometimes). Thanks for posting this program it is very handy to have.

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More About Privacy Settings in Windows 10 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I think Vic has correctly pointed out that the real issue here is not data collecting per se but transparency relating to the practice of data collecting. Everyone understands that we are in an information age now and there is no turning back the clock on that. Any company that collects data on customers should be forthcoming with answers to what is being collected, and how that information is intended to be used. Secrecy and subterfuge will only result in a public backlash as Microsoft is now learning.

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PC Crashed Recently? This Free Program Will Tell You Why 1 year 3 months ago BillK

LastActivityView from Nirsoft also tells you what was going on before the crash.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/computer_activity_view.html

LastActivityView is a tool for Windows operating system that collects information from various sources on a running system, and displays a log of actions made by the user and events occurred on this computer.

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

"... Project Spark is a powerful, yet simple way to build and play your own worlds, stories and games ... (now free):

http://www.projectspark.com

http://forums.projectspark.com/yaf_postsm251041_Project-Spark-Transition...

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PC Crashed Recently? This Free Program Will Tell You Why 1 year 3 months ago hpearce

It keeps asking me to scroll down the information window ..... but there is none as far as I can see :|
Maybe only available IF there REALLY was a crash ? :|

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Free Online Test Checks Your Eyes' Colour Vision 1 year 3 months ago alchemyiam

ran well for me with no problems. Interesting to see the detailed interpretations. - love it. 24 for me

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Free Online Test Checks Your Eyes' Colour Vision 1 year 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Unfortunately the reliability of the test results is dependent on your computer monitor being able to display the color hues as the designers of the test intended. A link to test the accuracy of your monitors "eyesight" is needed here as well. My score was 60 for whatever that's worth.

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Free Online Test Checks Your Eyes' Colour Vision 1 year 3 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Unfortunately, I get a # 2032 error when I attempt to do the test. :-(

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 months ago Panzer

"... Mbox introduces a novel sandbox usage model; when executing a program in the sandbox, Mbox prevents programs from modifying the host filesystem while giving them the impression that they are in fact making those modifications ...":

https://pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/mbox/

 

"... LiteStore - a lightweight, self-contained, RESTful, multi-format NoSQL document store server ...":
https://h3rald.com/litestore/

 

"... saldl - a multi-platform command-line downloader optimized for speed and early preview ...":

https://github.com/saldl/saldl

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Best Free Online Books For Kindle 1 year 3 months ago jimsgotweb

http://NewFreeKindleBooks.com has a listing of free and discounted eBooks available on Amazon updated daily.
Thanks,
Jim

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A New Way to Read and Take Notes on the iPad 1 year 3 months ago BruceLeeRoy

Besides not being available for Android or Windows tablets, the inability to take handwritten notes goes against all the research that indicates that learning is better enabled than with typing notes. But, cool none the less. Thanks.

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

As far as 64bit Note Organizer Microsoft OneNote is by far the best for that task its free and available in 32bit and 64bit versions.
https://www.onenote.com/Download

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 3 months ago philip

Thanks again Sea Mac,

To quote Winnie-the-Poo, "Oh, bother." I've been plagued by the Quite problem for a long time. Trouble is, both quite and quiet are in the dictionary. And they look the same beside that big RSS. So... I looked carefully for a spell checker in this editor, and what do you know? There is one. ;)

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Cameyo - Application virtualization for Windows 1 year 3 months ago Atreus

I've been using Cameyo for a long, long time, but some time ago i found something better - the Winflector
http://winflectorexpert.com/

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 3 months ago Sea Mac


Not that much out there for Macintosh Users ... and besides: Macintosh COMES with Java (It is integrated into the OS as a development layer.).

PS check for Typos again ... I see "QuiteqRSS" and 2 "QuietRSS" leftover in your review ... (Proofreading is NOT my day job: Dyslexia is a part of my Autism Spectrum disorder ... and I easily get QuietRSS and QuiteRSS scrambled up.)

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 3 months ago Sea Mac

Thank you: for donating the time to help keep this place running!

And I found a little poll here: http://quiterss.org/en/quiterss-for-other-os quite informal - asking what other RSS readers you might have used. I noted that RSSOwl is in the lead, with Feed Demon a few points behind. (As a Macintosh OS X user - RSSOwl is the one I use ... and RSSOwl is listed as the Best RSS Reader For Macintosh systems in the Free Mac Software List.)

One of the readers comments below noted that with RSSOwl "you can use the middle mouse button to open the news in an external browser" ....

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 3 months ago philip

I would have rated RSSOwl higher in this category if it did not require Java. But it's a nice reader.

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 1 year 3 months ago dlong

Thank you for maintaining this list, it extremely helpful in reporting new virus/trojan/etc.

The following email address generated a bounced message and was not delivered:

submit@trojanhunter.com (general bounce)

virus@esafe.com (general bounce)

pomoc@mks.com.pl (general bounce)

sample@preventon.com (mailbox full)

labs@fsb-antivirus.com (mailbox full)

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