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How to Take Screenshots on Any Device (PC, Mac and Mobile Devices) 1 month 3 weeks ago eikelein

@Chaturanger:
Tried DuckLink. Their own server is down, download only from third party.
No Help functionality since heir database isn't available.
Appears to be about 5 years without development.

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How to Take Screenshots on Any Device (PC, Mac and Mobile Devices) 1 month 3 weeks ago eikelein

For PC usage only:

That's all cool and nice but what about a screen shot when the browser is not open?

I realize most screen shots I want or need to have do happen when I am NOT in a web browser.

Like the odd message that doesn't even allow to copy/paste it's darned contents for further examination?
Microsoft you hear me?

For the life of me I can't live with a screen shot utility that requires the browser to be open; preposterous.

AND: I believe that the worlds of a PC and (for example) an Android phone have so vastly different usage paradigms that I always will prefer tools that are specific to the environment they are meant for.

I NEED to have a tool that allows me to mark the part of the screen I want captured, like a small error or message window or only exactly the part of any window I need or want.

I don't need suggestions here, I have that tool - and I know about Windows' sort of clumsy basic method as well. But my choice is an older version (4.7) of Gadwin PrintScreen. This old version is really easy to use and just about flexible enough for my plain and simple mind; the newer versions are too clever and have, for me at least, too many bells and whistles.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 3 weeks ago Lugh

Sounds good. According to this post below...
Wollongong_Geoff on 30. May 2016 - 21:43 (126782)
...you may not need to remove the W10 drive at the end, if you fancy a dual-boot setup while learning W10.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 3 weeks ago Lugh

"I know that some computer manufacturers offered the option of buying a new computer with Windows 7 installed long after Windows 8 was released."

That's still available, but Microsoft has said new computers will not be allowed to ship with Win7 after sometime in October 2016.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 3 weeks ago Lugh

"I wouldn't be surprised if a Service Pack was being prepared to be pushed out the door soon"

There's an "Anniversary Update" supposed to come out around July 29, presumably similar in impact to the other major update which came out around 6 months ago.

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How to Take Screenshots on Any Device (PC, Mac and Mobile Devices) 1 month 3 weeks ago Chaturanger

I used for years Duck Capture. So versatile.
/www.ducklink.com/

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 1 month 3 weeks ago toktok

Opera is also supported.

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How to Take Screenshots on Any Device (PC, Mac and Mobile Devices) 1 month 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I think most operating systems include a basic capture tool. As far as image editors go IRFANVIEW (celebrating it's 20th birthday this month) has always been in a class by itself. Over a million downloads each month since 2003 and no signs of slowing down :)

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TubeMate YouTube Downloader 1 month 3 weeks ago Lillllian2016

There are other choices on Youtube Music Download Apps for Android and you can read teh related articles-Top 5 Youtube Music Download Apps for Android .
http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-5-Youtube-Music-Download-Apps-for-Android

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 1 month 3 weeks ago Gil Mensch

On my Win 8.1 box, HTTP2 is NOT supported on IE 11.0.9600.18321, which should be the current version. Happily, I virtually never use IE. I just wanted to see how it would do on this test.

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you wanderinwoodsman, we appreciate your support. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 1 month 3 weeks ago wanderinwoodsman

Excellent article. I use Chrome to stay current, these short concise articles are why I donate every so often to this site. I hope more readers do also.

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe. It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility ...":

http://store.steampowered.com/app/317400/

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Best Free Website Forum Software 1 month 3 weeks ago Jensen Low

Hi guys, i really liked you web site and i see that it's very stable.. Can you please tell who is your hosting provider? I've heard about eaglehost.info that they are good, can you tell me yours or suggest anyone for that matter? Thank you

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Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android - Updated 2016 1 month 3 weeks ago RabiaAnum

For best and latest wallpapers and background use the best android wallpaper application
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wall360.backgroundwallpaper

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 1 month 3 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

Just tried the current versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer. They both work, too.

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Format Factory 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Thanks Catsup22. The links have now been updated. view
Screenshot Captor 1 month 3 weeks ago jared8118

hope this works

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 1 month 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Glad to know Chrome supports HTTP/2.

Regards
Peter

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Format Factory 1 month 3 weeks ago Jocoserious

The Format Factory Web Site and download link seems to have moved to http://www.pcfreetime.com/

Also... during installation, it LOOKS LIKE you are being forced to install ByteFence and a ``sponsored offer`` (in my case, it was Yahoo power search for IE and Firefox, PLUS the Chrome browser with the Search Manager Chrome add-on installed). But the trick is to click on EACH of the two Click Here links (the links are BLACK instead of your favorite link color) and you will be presented with CheckBoxes which you can UNCHECK.

Finally, at the LAST POSSIBLE SECOND, you are asked (somewhat sneakily) to ``Install Picosmos Picture Tools``. Watch for that, and UNCHECK the CheckBox if you don't want it.

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Need A Vector Drawing App? This One's Free And Simple. 1 month 3 weeks ago schuh

Mine would not install (Win 8.1)

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What is a byte? 1 month 3 weeks ago Xiper

"Just in case you're thinking that disk drive vendors are trying to rip us off, they're not. Storage media such as disk drives is not binary unlike computer CPUs, memory, and other supporting hardware. " I did some research on that phrase because it made no sense. All my sources mention that they do work in binary. Who's confused here - other than me of course?

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Need A Vector Drawing App? This One's Free And Simple. 1 month 3 weeks ago StrikerRc4

the .exe calls itself, "trial"...i do not execute until i know...!...more keys to search and delete if it is a trial?

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

Catalog, organize, sort, customize your mp3, iTunes, WMP, playlists, music database audio files and play your music with Song Director – Great for a DJ, music collector or any music lover:
http://songdirector.com/

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

GoAnywhere OpenPGP Studio is a free desktop tool that makes it easy to protect sensitive files using the popular Open PGP encryption standard: http://www.goanywheremft.com/products/openpgp-studio

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 1 month 3 weeks ago MichaelRobinson

You discuss all important aspects in your blog, it was just what I was looking for,Tell me, did you ever get the chance to write about Folder Locker software? http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/?id=uq

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee

Me too. It's also our Editors' Choice.

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Need A Vector Drawing App? This One's Free And Simple. 1 month 3 weeks ago Geekomatic

Just a note: the .exe calls itself, "trial"...I assume it's a full stand-alone?

And, is it just me-- or is it impossible to "back" out of a MS site once there? I clicked the link to the software but couldn't click, "back" to reach the previous (Need a vector app...?) page again?

Cheers

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 1 month 3 weeks ago NeilF784

I too have used 7Zip for years.
I find it very easy unlike some others.

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Probably The Most Reliable Source Of Security Patch Info 1 month 3 weeks ago abrandt

Rob: Thank you for this article. I have been doing this on my own for all MS UPDATES... having been a beta-tester... and do NOT trust MS... so I have been running a G-Research on every update patch... updating most... and hiding some... especially Win 10 patches. I have noticed that HIDING is temporary... because several have reappeared ignoring the hiding opt-out. Thank you. ~ Alan

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Probably The Most Reliable Source Of Security Patch Info 1 month 3 weeks ago abrandt

Also... a thank you to you, Chris.

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 1 month 3 weeks ago Chris Caven

When software is Open Source, please say so --- as this is an important factor for many in choosing software.

Open-source software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

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Best Free Remote Access Software 1 month 3 weeks ago Blasto Zero

I use http://www.radmin.com/. This remote control software works very well. I like the ability to share screens, transfer files remotely without interrupting the user, and it's speed. It also integrates security with AD. The only downside is it will not operate through firewalls like TeamViewer or LogMeIn. It requires a VPN connection.

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LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] 1 month 3 weeks ago Blasto Zero

Radmin is what I use and it is super straightforward and I love it. You are just gonna need VPN's to your remote sites. Radmin is super easy to use (so much so, that even some of my users that need remote access can use it!) despite it has remote control, remote view, file transfer, power options. http://www.radmin.com/

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 1 month 3 weeks ago DrBongo

I came here thinking I'd find a new utility, found you are recommending my one and only favorite compression tool. It's hands down the best. It also unpacks iso files, which is a super feature,

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Probably The Most Reliable Source Of Security Patch Info 1 month 3 weeks ago Chris Caven

Comically:-

CVE security vulnerability database. Security vulnerabilities, exploits, references and more
https://www.cvedetails.com/

only "achieves" a C grade at:-

SSL Server Test: www.cvedetails.com (Powered by Qualys SSL Labs)
https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.cvedetails.com

because of an easily patched RC4 misconfiguration!

@rob.schifreen
Please use the secure HTTPS version of weblinks. In the case of this article:-

https://www.cvedetails.com/

instead of:-

http://www.cvedetails.com/

The browser addon:-

HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

helps in redirecting users to a website's secure version.

Hope this helps!

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Best Free Duplicate File Remover 1 month 3 weeks ago makiyoung

Use NoClone now to uncover different versions of master files and ensure single instance. File managing is a tough work unless the files and folders are unduplicated beforehand.http://noclone.net/info/DuplicateFileRemover.aspx

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon Outstanding! The dual boot is a good solution, I'm glad to hear it worked. view
Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 month 3 weeks ago alexxx46

The only OpenCandy file is OCSetupHlp.dll. Delete it and you are safe from O.C.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 3 weeks ago Wollongong_Geoff

UPDATE: As an experiment I installed Windows 10 from USB onto a new clean partition using my Windows 7 product key. Surprisingly (to me anyway) it all worked. It accepted my Windows 7 product key, completed the instal, and registered my entitlement to Windows 10. It also took care of the dual booting. So I now have Windows 7 and Windows 10 running happily alongside each other. No need for any risky rollback and I can take my time easing into Windows 10. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon You're welcome. :) I wasn't aware it was a composite image until I read the description. Looks seamless to me. view
Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 1 month 3 weeks ago Sgluber

If you didn't say that is a composite image, probably I would never know, rhiannon! X-D

Great job by Dominic Kamp, very beautiful... thank you so much! :-)

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Sun, Sand, and Colorful Beach Chairs (Wallpaper of the Week) 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon Oh Vinnie, you're more than welcome! We're happy you're here! view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

From the article: "How and when you choose to reinstall Windows 10 on that hardware doesn't matter: You can use a USB flash drive or a DVD, a mounted ISO file, or even run Setup from a shared folder on your local network."

You can use the Windows Media Creation tool to do a clean re-install, it has 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 Home and Pro editions, but not the Enterprise edition.

More details here:
http://www.intowindows.com/download-windows-10-media-creation-tool/

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is one of my favorite sites.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 month 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I don't think this aggregator would use the normal RSS format because if that were the case then you could use a regular free newsreader such as Feed Demon to connect to social accounts. Thanks for the heads-up about Twitterdeck....will check that out.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago crombierob

This is the safest way to do this -
I will call the old OS W7
Image your current W7, and Verify it.
Remove the hard drive.
Place another hard drive into PC, and restore the W7 into it
Do the upgrade to W10.
Ensure it runs (and get all the updates whilst you are at it).
If you are 'an old woman' like me (ultra cautious), create an image of W10 and verify it.
Remove the W10 drive, and place some where safe
Put back your W7 drive.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 month 4 weeks ago Daminion

Hi, if I understood you correctly and you'd like to find all duplicates of your photos, then it can be done in Daminion ( http://daminion.net ) - select all photos --- catalog -- find duplicates. Regarding tagging - it's demonstrated in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGaiMmknj_A

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 month 4 weeks ago Daminion

Hi, you are welcome to try Daminion Standalone ( http://daminion.net/download ) - it's has the option to organize the chosen folders and it's free.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 month 4 weeks ago crombierob

Has anyone checked out Starburn ?
It is free, and does everything but whistle Dixie

Rob

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Sun, Sand, and Colorful Beach Chairs (Wallpaper of the Week) 1 month 4 weeks ago vinnie107

I can not thank you folks enough for affording me these great resources.
The photo libraries are wonderful and I find myself getting immersed in them.

Vinnie

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago Wollongong_Geoff

Great idea! And both machines actually have full Windows 7 licenses too so it is all above board. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 1 month 4 weeks ago budchekov

That's a beaut rhiannon, thanks :)
I just changed from another great Aurora shot at APOD..

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160503.html

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 month 4 weeks ago bernardz

twitterdeck its a brilliant free twitter aggregator

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago Nodrog

Neat solution as it stands, but the only way I could see that working with W10 is if you first upgrade both computers individually in order to establish the digital entitlement for each. The key thing is that it is the unique ID of each computer that is stored on MS servers which is used to activate the copy of the OS in use on that device.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago Wollongong_Geoff

Thanks Nodrog. Yes you are right about a full disk clone. I actually meant was a partition clone. I have restored partition clones to identical sized partitions but it can be a bit hit and miss that's for sure. I guess with a lot of these things it is a matter if just trying and seeing what works.

My situation is that I have 2 identically configured (apart from the CPU) computers in separate locations that I work between for a period of months at a time. As primitive as it may seem I have found that the easiest way for me to work between the 2 is to actually swap out the system HDD each time I change locations. Perhaps surprisingly, Windows 7 just reboots beautifully on each machine without having to be reactivated. It will be interesting to see how the Windows 10 upgrade handles being moved between the 2, or if it handles it at all. Only 1 way to find out! :)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago Nodrog

1) A system image is a clone of the entire disk so cannot be restored to a disk/partition smaller that the one it was copied from. Your alternative should be workable as the point of the exercise is to establish a digital entitlement for Windows 10 on your device, regardless of whether it is part of a dual-boot set-up.

2) See above - the digital entitlement is for the device itself not its individual components, although I doubt if it would carry over after a change of motherboard.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 month 4 weeks ago bernardz

Well they want you to go on a plan!

I used it for a while, what happens if you have a poor RSS feed, so your internet connect is not good say like me you are in an area where people switch the cable TV on in the evening or you use wifi a lot on the road, or your ISP has trouble with a social media site, after a few attempts (I think 3)  it cuts off the feed with no warning. So often I did not know I was cut off. The support they had was good but the problem just kept happening and in the end I gave up on this program.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago Wollongong_Geoff

2 related questions:

1) Is there a way to run a Windows 10 upgrade alongside the original Windows 7 as a dual boot arrangement? My best guess so far would be to create a disk image of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 10 and then, reinstal the Window 7 image to a different partition. Alternatively, upgrade to Windows 10, rollback to Windows 7, download an ISO of Windows 10 and instal to a separate partition. I am guessing it would not be as simple as just downloading a Windows 10 ISO and installing it using the security key from the original Windows 7?

2) Also, once upgraded to Windows 10, how would one do a fresh clean instal of Windows 10 once the July 29th free upgrade deadline has passed? For example, onto a new HDD. The answer to this may actually provide an answer to my first question too.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 month 4 weeks ago Shula

Macrium Reflect version 6, is in fact, free with the great features that were not available in the free version 5, such as cloning and incremental imaging and boot menu WinPE recovery environment without the use of usb or cd/dvd. I have been using version 6 free for months. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx Enjoy! Spread the word!

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CD Recovery Toolbox 1 month 4 weeks ago mdyawar

iam computer hardwer egg. so v v imp softwer

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 month 4 weeks ago Geekomatic

Being skeptical, what's in it for them? Am I going to be even more intruded upon/spied on? Yet another company with permission to track my online leanings?

Idk...after a while, it all feels "shifty".

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 month 4 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

An aggregator that allows only 3 Twitter feeds is basically useless as most people with Twitter accounts (including myself) follow hundreds of other accounts. I don't imagine it would satisfy those who use LinkedIn for networking either. Maybe Hootsuite could be convinced to offer 10 free premium licenses to readers at Gizmo.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 1 month 4 weeks ago lotsamosi

Can you track 3 Facebook accounts on the same page?

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago rhiannon Sorry to hear about that. I've had enough of that type of thing happen to me over the years (actually, even something as seemingly innocuous as a Windows update has caused major issues) that I make a disk image before I do anything, and make regular backups of Documents, bookmarks, and other data that changes often. Here's a link to our Best Free Drive Cloning Software category if anyone should need it: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-cloning-software.htm view
Icecream Screen Recorder 1 month 4 weeks ago Mark53

With the last two versions, you only get 10 minutes of recording time.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago alexxx46

The rollback didn't work for me. I lost all my disk C: data, and had to reinstall Win7 from scratch.
Backup restore of Win7 didn't succeed either.

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Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 1 month 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Great idea Jojo, thanks for that. I use the Windows desktop version of Pixlr most every day.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 1 month 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Feel free to post links to wallpapers you like here in the comments, myself and others who enjoy a wide range of wallpapers would be interested in seeing what you've turned up. :)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 1 month 4 weeks ago mchldpy

I guess you guys know XP (embedded) is supported thru 2019 just as se7en will be when it reaches the old folks home in 2020, Embedded se7en will be supported thru 2025. What does it take to tell the mothership you are an embedded system, nothing but a simple little script. Although a Technet subscription "ain't what it used to be", it's amazing what knowledge MS will impart on you if you appear attentive. Really.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 1 month 4 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I appreciate nature and landscape photography as much as the next person but maybe it's time to explore other wallpaper categories. That particular website offers some very nice city nightscapes for example. Still can't figure out why they think it's necessary to provide screen resolutions to 13 decimal places though.

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Best Free Hex Editor 2 months 1 hour ago Perras

Regarding Hexplorer:
"I was unable to increase the font size which made reading difficult."

You just need to change the font!
To zoom into Hexplorer:
* Open your file.
* Go to View --> Options.
* Change font to "System Fixed Font"!

Information found here:
http://petzforum.proboards.com/thread/52663

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Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 2 months 1 hour ago Jojo Yee Good point rhiannon. I've now placed in this article a link to the same app item in our software records with rating, download links and more. view
How to Print from Your Android Tablet or Smartphone 2 months 16 hours ago pati93

Hi Vic! Excellent article but have you thought about an app that enables printing on the go? I think it is much easier via an app. Although there is one obstacle- there are special spots/printers where you can print your documents. But the more people use it the more spots there will be. Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are: http://zaven.co/projects/zeccer.html

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Sync Your Photos and Files Between Devices Automatically 2 months 16 hours ago jet005303199369...

This is a very useful utility for me. Our HTPC syncs photos across my phone and my wife phone. All my important laptop files also sync to the HTPC. Since I use it so often, I would like to know more about the security also.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 2 months 20 hours ago Chris Caven

Breach Alarm is accessible from behind VyprVPN

VyprVPN - Secure Personal VPN | Golden Frog
https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn

Golden Frog (company) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Frog_(company)

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 2 months 1 day ago SoftwareBabe

The site told me that I was a ROBOT, but I think it is because I am behind a VPN and it sees the DNS of the VPN server. THERE IS NO WAY I WILL GIVE MY REAL IP SO EVERYONE CAN TRACK ME. No thanks. The moment you allow them access to your real IP, you are done for.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 1 day ago mmmike

Maybe I'm old school, but I believe, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I have Win 7 Premium on my laptop and it works great! When I have to get a new one it'll likely have Win 10 on it......otherwise, forget it!

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 2 months 1 day ago Jorpho

There's no question that 7-zip has its uses, but I've never cared for its interface at all. I use IZArc for day-to-day tasks. (A whole lot of people were turned off by the adware bundling in some older versions, but that has been put to rest.)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 1 day ago rhiannon

Thanks Remah!

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 day ago Panzer

"... Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries. Flatpak is here to change all that ...":
http://flatpak.org

Higgins - yet another application launcher for Linux:
https://github.com/kokoko3k/higgins/

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Give Your PC Insomnia. Stop It Going To Sleep. 2 months 2 days ago MidnightCowboy Many thanks. The link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago Remah

There are better downgrade and upgrade options on Windows Pro/Professional and any higher edition like Enterprise. Lesser editions, i.e. Windows Home, have more limited options. For example:

Windows 8 downgrade options

Microsoft's licensing determines the options for OEMs. What each OEM/vendor decides to do can vary a lot. Some don't offer downgrade options. Others do. They can also offer different pre-installs, e.g. both Windows 7 and Windows 8 or 10 images can be loaded onto the computer. See this article for some examples:

Microsoft, OEMs Put Downgrade Restrictions On Windows 10

 

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Give Your PC Insomnia. Stop It Going To Sleep. 2 months 2 days ago bernardz

Its been moved to here

 

http://dlaa.me/blog/post/10104830

 

This is a very useful utility

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon I understood that. :) I was chiming in with the idea that new computers don't always come with operating systems. I know that some computer manufacturers offered the option of buying a new computer with Windows 7 installed long after Windows 8 was released. Maybe something similar will happen with new computers, with Windows 8.1 being offered as an alternative to Windows 10? view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago toktok

Yes - I didn't mean you get Win10 freely but only that you probably have to change to Win10 if you buy a new computer (and still want Windows).

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon XP is still popular for sure. I recently read (in a Woody Leonhard column I think) that Windows 7 accounts accounts for 50% of the Windows operating systems in use right now. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon Exactly my thought. :) Outstanding suggestion. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon I read about drivers being replaced with generic drivers after Windows 10 was installed, along with it removing some software early on, but hadn't heard of those issues remaining after a roll back. Is that what happened to you? I haven't read anything about the driver issue in some months. There were a lot of issues when Windows 10 was first released, as has been the case with every new version of Windows. Microsoft has traditionally used the feedback to correct many of them. Since Windows 10 is coming up on being a year old, this would be the time I would be more comfortable upgrading. I wouldn't be surprised if a Service Pack was being prepared to be pushed out the door soon............... view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon It's like most things computer related - the majority of the time things go along fine, and then you hit a snag. Most of the well known Windows people I trust (Ed Bott, Woody Leonhard) have performed the roll back several times with no issues, but that's never going to be true for all users. This article about rolling back a Windows 10 upgrade is quite informative: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3033806/microsoft-windows/how-to-roll-b... view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago rhiannon Unless you build your own computers - if you want to run Windows, you have to buy the operating system, which would mean purchasing Windows 10 if that's what you wanted to use. :) view
Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 2 months 2 days ago George.J What do you think about AdFender compared to AdMuncher? http://www.adfender.com/ view
Best Free Online Applications and Services 2 months 2 days ago nyusu

Enjoy and stay connected with us!!
India’s First Multi-Lingual Video News App, Download Our App For For Daily News Alert!
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.nyusu
ITunes: https://appsto.re/in/LZ0A_.i

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago Nodrog

You could do that, although if you are not intending to move to 10 for some time the image would by then be out of date. I'd suggest you wait until you are ready to upgrade to 10 then download the ISO files current at that time and run it as an upgrade from within 7, it will activate from the digital entitlement and still be free.

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 2 months 2 days ago Burn-IT

Make sure you get the 602 or higher version since there were security holes in the earlier ones apparently.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago toktok

- and, I suppose, also make a system image of the new Win10 before restoring your old Win7 image?

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago crosseyedlemon

It's surprising how many people still use XP. I think if a poll were taken it would easily be voted the best OS Microsoft released. For now I'm sticking with Windows 7 which retained many of the best aspects of XP but Linux is becoming a more attractive option with each passing month.

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 2 months 2 days ago Sid in Extremis

I love 7zip, not just for normal zipping/unzipping, it can open all sorts of other things too, well worth poking around to see what it's capable of.

It is available as a portable program as well.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 2 months 2 days ago Nodrog

The simplest (and safest) way to do this is to create a system image first, then go ahead with the update. After checking that it is properly activated with a digital entitlement for the device you can then restore your old set-up from the system image avoiding any of the potential issues with using the roll-back feature.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 2 months 2 days ago Mike C

I checked 3 of my email addresses and my daughter's email and was informed that no hacks had taken place. Nothing was pushed at me. Thanks for giving me just a modicum of comfort. I will say that, in large part, I credit Sandboxie with favorable results with this and other sites that check the varieties of online security. Thanks, Rob

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