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An Update For The Freeware Program I Use Every Day 3 years 5 months ago tacenator

I as sure we all have a fav. Think I found this in Gizmo. I love how this works and the editor is easy and works great. Really like Screenpresso! Give it a whirl:
https://www.screenpresso.com/

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An Advanced Password Manager That Works Online and Offline On Android 3 years 3 months ago tacenator

Jojo or anyone else had any experience with Master Password? It can be found at masterpasswordapp dot com. It looks like a unique and secure method of password generation. It appears to suffer from the clipboard fault highlighted in this article.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 2 years 7 months ago tacenator

Thanks Rob! I know this thread is about Pale Moon, but I thought I would ask if you (and the community) have any feedback on Vivaldi, a browser that got a lot of buzz a year or so ago? Extensions are important, and it says at the Vivaldi website: "Because Vivaldi is built using the Chromium web browser project, extensions available in the Chrome Web Store can also be installed in Vivaldi. In some instances, extensions built for the Chrome browser will behave differently when installed in Vivaldi, but for the most part your favourite Chrome extensions will work just fine in Vivaldi."

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Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer 1 year 7 months ago tacenator

Thanks rhiannon! I like compact programs like this one. I love Image Resizer for Windows another Explorer context menu add-in; could no longer find it on Gizmo, but think I originally found it here. Use it all the time. Quick and simple: http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

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Check Out Our New Top Pick of Best Free Password Manager 6 months 3 weeks ago tacenator

I started with KeePass, then LastPass. Over a year ago I moved to Bitwarden and have not looked back. Excellent in all ways. I have it configured so that it does not autofill the passwords or forms, but requires an extra click to fill them. This adds an extra layer of security. It works very well for me and I recommend it to others all the time. Steve Gibson, (GRC.com) one of the world's top computer experts endorses LastPass in a blog, and BitWarden uses the same type of technology where your passwords never leave your computer or phone without first being totally encrypted.

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Thank You for Donating 2 years 2 months ago tacenator

Wish I could donate more, but am an old geezer on a very limited income. Great site that I have followed for years; keep up the great work. Thanks Gizmo and Co.

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Manage Your Customers Or Contacts For Free 2 years 2 months ago taction

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CrystalDiskInfo 4 years 3 months ago taffa

need to check if external drive Heath

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CrystalDiskInfo 4 years 3 months ago taffa

every time I Failed To Initialize This Disk did test on disk got clean.

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Best Free System Information Utility 6 years 10 months ago TairikuOkami

SIV is a great replacement for SIW, actually the only freeware I could find. :P

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 6 years 1 month ago TairikuOkami

Wise Care 365 Free still not included? I have been using it for years and it works flawlessly on Windows 8.1 x64. I have had only one problem and when I reported it, they fixed it and released the new version the next day. Version 3.0 has nice Windows 8 looking GUI, but I do not like, that they included a pointless tray icon with it. I regularly test the best soft in this category and so far I keep Wise + CCleaner. SlimCleaner suite should also be mentioned. Privazer seems nice too, but it does not really clean that much more, but its scan takes hours stressing HDD too much. Glary Utilities could use better GUI. IOBit with its 300% speed improvement's joke is obviously out of question. :/

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Keep All Your Passwords Safe With KeePass 3 years 7 months ago TAK

KeePass+Firefox+KeeFox
Absolutely fantastic!!

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Workspace - Best Free Uninstaller 1 month 3 weeks ago talen.storla

CCleaner includes an uninstaller.  I have used it for many years and it works very well and is routinely updated.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 6 years 10 months ago talkback10

I am having an issue with Yahoo mail and the latest version of Pale Moon. While using this browser as well as the latest FF version,it automatically reverts me to the very basic Yahoo mail format. Trying to upgrade to the newest mail version is not working. Yes I know the most recent Yahoo mail is not receiving much praise but it is better than this almost dysfunctional basic format. Basically I need to enable javascript but even with all extensions disabled it is not working. Also, the choice to do so is no longer listed under Options...Anyone else here encountered this and what is the solution? Any about:config tweaks?

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Best Free Intrusion Prevention and Detection Utility for Home Use (HIPS) 5 years 10 months ago talkback10

Any other standalone HIPS that can be recommended since the original date this article was printed? Also, how is the HIPS feature rated in Private firewall?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 2 years 10 months ago talkback10

I recently bought a new Moto E4 phone with MetroPCS. The phone has a feature to block your chosen numbers calling in but it simply reroutes the call to voicemail. I need to block certain numbers from even being able to call in to my number.
Anyone know of free Android based apps that can do that?
Thank you

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Is Moving From Windows to Linux The Right Choice For You? 4 years 2 months ago talkback10

I have an old E Machine T6532 desktop that currently has the original Windows XP. It has been in a closet for years but works fine. It has an 2.2GHz Athlon 64 3500+ processor. I prefer to keep the machine just for nostalgia purposes as it was the first PC I bought.Would any of the Linux distros work well on this desktop? My activities would be limited to net browsing, YouTube, email and word processing.Thank you

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How to Get Rid of the Ads on the Firefox New Tab Page 5 years 10 months ago Tallguy181

I might have chosen to keep the ads if I had been able to turn them off and on. Switching to Classic only worked on one PC. Multiple attempts to switch, restarting Firefox, the PC etc. had no effect. Now set to blank on the second PC. I'm annoyed so I probably won't be switching back to Enhanced.

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Best Free PDF Reader for Android 6 years 1 month ago tamxir Hi there I've just taken on this category as well as ebook readers. I'll be checking out the existing apps for any updates needed as well as those mentioned in comments suggestions. This may take me a little while, but I'm on it. Coming soon! view
Sync Your Photos and Files Between Devices Automatically 6 years 9 months ago tamxir @Festeron Thank you for that information. I'm told by the developers that the functionality and documentation is being steadily improved, so hopefully, any concerns will be addressed. It seems a lot of thought went into efficiency, so future developments are definitely worth watching. view
Sync Your Photos and Files Between Devices Automatically 6 years 9 months ago tamxir @jandbrare When I wrote this review, I decided to give more detail on how it's done than I normally would. I'm glad it's working for you. I like things that are easy, free and useful. This app ticks all those boxes. view
Sync Your Photos and Files Between Devices Automatically 6 years 9 months ago tamxir @gtowngal BT Sync isn't on the Amazon app store yet. You can download it direct from here. http://syncapp.bittorrent.com/1.1.70/ The apk is at the bottom of the page. I'd imagine the Kindle Fire would have a setting to allow installation from unknown sources. On Android, you can find this at Settings->Security Unknown Sources. Enabling this allows installation of non app store apps, so you can now install the app on your Kindle Fire. view
Sync Your Photos and Files Between Devices Automatically 6 years 9 months ago tamxir You're welcome. Good luck with it. view
Spotify - Music Streaming for Android and iOS now Free 6 years 9 months ago tamxir mirtma65 Here's a territories list where Spotify is available. https://support.spotify.com/learn-more/faq/#!/article/Availability-in-ov... If it isn't available in your country, there's a web page where you can register your email address to be notified when it is. https://www.spotify.com/bg/why-not-available/ Hopefully, you won't have to wait too long. view
Spotify - Music Streaming for Android and iOS now Free 6 years 9 months ago tamxir That's what I like about Android. There are usually plenty of alternatives available. Thanks for your interest in my review. view
AppGratis - Android App Free Offers 6 years 8 months ago tamxir Hi Pattern-chaser As Fairportfan suggests, if your Kindle Fire is rooted, you can install the Google Play Store on it, then you'll have access to all apps on there. Instructions here. http://tapthattech.com/2013/08/how-to-install-google-play-on-kindle-fire/ Otherwise, I've emailed the AppGratis developers and will report back to you once I have a reply in a reasonable timeframe. I will give them a few days to respond/ view
AppGratis - Android App Free Offers 6 years 8 months ago tamxir Not residing in Canada or the USA, I can't easily check app availability in any given country short of getting a VPN and checking each one which is not practical. There are no clues on the Developers website, but I've emailed them to find out, if that was your question. Allow a few days please so I can answer. view
AppGratis - Android App Free Offers 6 years 7 months ago tamxir I haven't heard back from AppGratis following my enquiries on your behalf. That's dissapointing. There appears to be no official direct download so you can install it on your Kindle device. A search revealed you can get a version from 3rd party sites but this isn't recommended as they are not trusted, sources, so this method is at your own risk. view
AppGratis - Android App Free Offers 6 years 7 months ago tamxir I haven't heard back from AppGratis, so I can't answer your question if I understand what it is you are asking if anything. Perhaps other readers from Canada can? view
Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 6 years 6 months ago tamxir To Bruce_Fraser: I did say at the end of the review, "those who are serious about taking photos with their smartphones or tablets." Most of the app functions are 'one tap' to perform. If you have a recent 10" Tablet with a screen res of 2560 x 1600 and an S Pen, you can do some decent work with it. Of course, a Mac or PC workstation with a couple of 30" LED monitors and Photoshop and a decent DSLR can do a better job, but did you miss the part about 'Free"? view
Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 6 years 6 months ago tamxir Hi Photo Addict See my previous reply. If you want to BE a Pro, you'd be using a workstation like I mentioned in that reply. Pixlr Express is arguably the closest you are likely to get to 'Pro' on a mobile device, short of some paid Adobe apps. I don't want to get into the semantics of 'like a Pro' with you, but to me, the FREE app is the closest to it you will get without parting with money. Smartphone and Tablet users can decide for themselves if this app does what they want. If not, go see Adobe. view
Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 6 years 6 months ago tamxir Hi Richardcn I would expect that many who will use this app will have no concern about metadata in their photos. For me, I use another app, "Metadata Editor" for that purpose. While that's only a work-around, I can't see a large company like Autodesk adding something that'd take away a chunk of business from their expensive desktop solutions. What they've given us for free was hard to believe when I first saw the app. Big companies can be charitable sometimes. view
Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 6 years 6 months ago tamxir Hi MikeR Thank you for your comments. It was only a few years ago I was dragged kicking and screaming into getting a 'Smart' Phone. I saw no reason for anything other than making calls with it. The camera only served to remind me where I'd parked my car. The cameras are a lot better now. Yes, Pixlr Express will encourage many to take their phone photography more seriously without the expense of a dedicated camera. Apps like this make it easy and more enjoyable. view
4D Compass - More Than Finding North 6 years 6 months ago tamxir The procedure is the same for Android and iOS Tablets and Phones. I picked that video demo because it got straight to the point and was short. view
4D Compass - More Than Finding North 6 years 6 months ago tamxir Glad you like it. I try to keep things interesting for everyone. view
Rain Alarm - Be Notified of Approaching Rain or Snow 6 years 6 months ago tamxir I'll have a look at that. Thanks rseiler view
Rain Alarm - Be Notified of Approaching Rain or Snow 6 years 6 months ago tamxir That's odd pratomorone. The screenshot in this review was taken on a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the app works fine on it. Were you signed in on the same Google account you use as the primary one on the phone? view
Rain Alarm - Be Notified of Approaching Rain or Snow 6 years 6 months ago tamxir I hear you crombierob. I'm im Bendigo and I know what Melbourne weather is like :). The paid version allows a lot more settings but since those features were not a part of the free version, they were beyond the scope of my review. A good Aussie alternative is an app called 'Rain?'. Just shows your nearest local radar, in your case, Melbourne. That's all it does. Have a look. When it looks like rain, fire up the app. view
Rain Alarm - Be Notified of Approaching Rain or Snow 6 years 6 months ago tamxir Hi Rob. No problems. I'm glad you're happy. It makes our lives a lot easier when we know what the weather's doing. Happy radar watching! :) Melbourne radar is our closest one but it's been pretty dry here. That's why the screenshot shows no radar weather. There isn't any. :) view
Rain Alarm - Be Notified of Approaching Rain or Snow 6 years 6 months ago tamxir I'm sorry but I can't offer you any suggestions other than to email the app developer. According to reports, he is very responsive to enquiries. Just use the 'Email Developer' link at the bottom of the Play Store app description. I hope you can get it working for you. view
Rain Alarm - Be Notified of Approaching Rain or Snow 6 years 6 months ago tamxir @mdiener It's great to see such good Developer responsiveness to user feedback. Thank you very much for the information you have provided. Keep up the great work! view
Live Salmon-Fishing Bear Cam! 6 years 1 month ago tamxir Fabulous Rob. At last a legal and environmentally friendly way to use up the enormous caps ISP'S give us without getting a DMCA notice from Momma Bear.It will replace the carp (Deliberate miss spelling) the grand kids watch on TV. Keep up the great finds - from a fellow editor who is on sabbitical atm but coming back soon. view
Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

@bernardz

 

Yes, the spoken commands are so handy. You may need to practice using these to get the hang of it. Here's a full list from the Developers website for everyone's reference.

 

Regards

tamxir

 

Say

Insert

Period

.

Comma

,

Question mark

?

Colon

:

Semi Colon

;

Exclamation mark, Exclamation point

!

Dash, Hyphen

-

New line

New paragraph

↵↵

Open parentheses

(

Close parentheses

)

Smiley, Smiley face

 

Sad face

 

 

 

 

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

@LukeSBE

 

I wasn't able to test that. It's my understanding that Speechnotes supports multiple languages.  The app uses Google's speech to text services, so technically, it should support any language that Google does. That's a lot :) So, Speechnotes will use whatever language you have set as default on your phone. Perhaps we'll get some feedback on that by users who are using other languages.

 

It appears to be so, according to the Developers other website.  The drop down list of  languages in the editor box is substantial, so I guess that answers your question.

 

https://speechlogger.appspot.com/en/

 

Have a look at that site which mainly refers to the desktop  version. It will give you more comprehensive details about what Speechnotes can do, and much useful general information.

 

Regards

tamxir

 

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

@Yankiwi

 

Speechnotes doesn't have notes management features such as deleting no longer needed notes. I understand that the app Developer is well aware of this and plans to address it as soon as he can. At present, your only way to delete old notes is to use a File Manager app of some description. I expect that because text files are so small, that it's not going to become a storage headache. Let's see what the Dev has in-store in the next version.

 

Yes, you can certainly use Speechnotes offline. As I mentioned in the review, language packs can be downloaded from Google. How this is done depends on which version of Android you have. This means you don't need internet access for your notes to be converted to text. Quite a few folks just tap the Wi-Fi off button  or simply disconnect from mobile data to ensure their peace of  mind while using any 'Smart' device to deal with their private data. It also stops ads dead in their tracks if if the app you're using doesn't directly need the internet :)

 

I won't comment on privacy matters as each person has differing views on the subject.

 

 Regards

tamxir

 

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

Great to hear! Hopefully the Developer can make the improvements in a coming version.

Regards

tamxir

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

That's not good ixan. But don't give up on it yet. The app works on Android

4.3 and up. Now, this is where it gets a bit confusing with the version numbers and names. Android Jelly Bean is versions4.1 – 4.3.1 so it's possible that the app will only work on the latest versions of Jelly Bean and above.

 

Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to troubleshoot your issue. The best course of action is to email the app developer. His contact email is at the bottom of the Speechnotes app page. If you hit the send button on the error you got, then he'll already knows about it.

 

Here are what you should include in your email. Maybe put 'Gizmo's' in the message subject. I do know this developer responds quickly because I had quite a few questions about the app while writing this review.

 

    1. Make and Model of Android device

    2. Version number of Android (found in device settings in the 'About' section

    3. Is the device standard or has been modified (custom ROM or root access)

    4. Describe in as much detail as possible what happens

    5. Anything related that may be relevant such as what other major apps.

 

 

As well as the above, why not paste in the same text you wrote in your comments to save a little time. As long as the Dev has the info he needs, that's the main thing.

 

I'm sure the developer can resolve this for you. It would be a shame to quickly discard a potentially useful app because of some fixable hiccup. I'd appreciate if you can inform me of the outcome please ixan.

 

Regards

tamxir

 

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

You're Welcome Yankiwi

Regards

tamxir

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

Hello bernardz

Yes, it is versatile.  I posted a list of voice commands in another reply here.

Regards

tamxir

 

 

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Speechnotes - Note Taking with Style and Ease 4 years 1 month ago tamxir

No problems ixan.   The point is this is arguably the best voice note-taking app available right now. If nobody reports issues, nothing gets improved. It's totally up to you what you decide to do. If it was me, I'd be wondering why it's working great for everyone else, but not me. What's different in my setup? That doesn't make the app a write-off.  We can only try :)

 

Regards

tamxir

 

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 1 year 6 months ago Tani

Is this any better than Deskroll? Free for all?

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How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer 6 years 9 months ago Tanto

Malware Removal:
I usually use the following method to remove malwares from Windows:
(1) Run Malwarebyte Anti-Malware, do a quick scan. Wait till completed. List out the names and locations of these malware and record it.
(2) Remove them all. But some cannot be removed and come back again after restarting
the Windows. For example, trying to remove "Conduit.." malware, a program called
"Rundll32.exe" cannot be removed from Windows.
Locate this program (in /Windows/SysWOW64/Rundll32.exe.
(3) Shutdown the Windows.
(4) Run a Linux OS, such as Knoppix from a bootable USB Flash Drive.
(5) Locate that program and rename it , e.g. to Rundll32.exeBAK. Do not delete it. It might be needed by other program.
Shutdown the Knoppix and restart your Windows. That malware should have gone.
Have fun.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 7 years 4 months ago tap dancing mouse

MusicBee does not play WMA files (check their forumn). It was a very nice player even with that handicap but had to settle for MediaMonkey music player and once you get it set up to your liking (which may take a little time) you'll agree that you've made the better choice (and it plays WMA with no issues). Great sound with the DFX Audio Enhancer.I don't see where it's heavy on resources. No issues,crashes,etc yet on my Windows 7 64bit PC.

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The Simplest Way To Improve Your Web Browsing Security 6 years 7 months ago tap dancing mouse

With the recent run on with the Bettersurf virus,do you think it wise to recommend the Google Chrome browser or add-ons until this has been resolved? In Yahoo Answers there has been an alarming increase in infection and those looking for answers to remove it from their Google Chrome browsers.

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The Simplest Way To Improve Your Web Browsing Security 6 years 7 months ago tap dancing mouse

Interesting

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The Simplest Way To Improve Your Web Browsing Security 6 years 7 months ago tap dancing mouse

Lessen those browser vulnerabilities with the JonDoFox browser.

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 7 years 4 months ago Tapan Chakraborty

Gentibus CD - "for the people" - is a very good name and choice if you're looking for a tool to organize your CD/DVD collection. The scan on CDs, DVDs or hard disks can be categorized and searched. The advanced search function will also find "Harry Po" if you're looking for "Harry Potter". Gentibus CD will find duplicates, smartly discovers image, audio, video and program files as 'super-categories' on its own, which comes very handy when you're archiving a medium with mixed content. A very pleasing feature is that Gentibus CD will show you thumbnails of any pictures you might have archived on your CD/DVD so you will be able to search them somewhat as a virtual CD.

This darn thing kept telling me my data access files where not installed despite installing the latest one.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 4 years 7 months ago Tappy

Hello Gizmodians, I have been using the suggestions on this site for many years. I need some help with this one. I would like to put multiple animated gif files in a folder, then view the files in a grid format with dimensions I specify(to cover entire monitor space) while remaining animated. Does anyone know of a program capable of this? If not what would the code be to create a webpage that would meet those requirements? Thank you fro your consideration and keep up the good work, Sincerely, Tappy

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Best Free Application Minimizer 4 years 11 months ago Tar73

I just tested TrayIt quickly and work but it seem to be some issues. If I use the "place in tray" function and choose "hide window", then restore the window and close the program, the icon for the program still stay in the tray. So if I start the same program and want to minimize to tray again I suddenly have 2 icons for same program. It clutter the tray and create some confusion but don't seem to create any real problems.

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Best Free Download Manager 6 years 8 months ago Tar73

It seem to integrate with Forefox at least :)

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Best Free Download Manager 6 years 8 months ago Tar73

Which Download manager is fastest? Dont want anything else..

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 6 years 9 months ago Tar73

I downloaded backup maker but was disappointed to see that it don't have volume Shadow Copy functionality.

Does anyone knows about a freeware backup program that has shadow Copy functionality and automatic incremental or automatic differential backup?

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 6 years 9 months ago Tar73

Thanks for the information. I love Gizmo's, using it almost daily, thanks for the great work :D
GFI backup look really good. I'm surprised that backup programs like this is not in the review, yet :)

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 6 years 9 months ago Tar73

I got the same warning. It came from Bitdefender Trafficlight addon to Firefox.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 6 years 8 months ago Tar73

After having problem with sleep mod waking up right after starting it, this guide help me fix it.
My network card was the reason, no idea why since it has not been a problem before.

When I used "powercfg –lastwake" in cmd, I got this message "invalid parameters", but it seem to work with "powercfg /lastwake" and also "powercfg lastwake"

Thanks for help :)

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UltraDefrag 2 years 9 months ago Tar73

yeah it look abandoned, maybe an update would be nice :)

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Remove backgrounds from photos automatically for free 1 year 9 months ago tarachos

Nice idea, output looks pretty good, but a limit of 500 x 500 pixels on the outputted layer is quite limiting, sadly.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 1 year 1 month ago tarachos

Thanks for this, I've been looking for a tool that does this. And BTW I had no problem with 3 or 5 GB: I downloaded 10 GB of emails with no problems (except the time it took!).

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 7 months 1 week ago tarachos

I received a notification from Google yesterday that they would no longer allow Upsafe to access my Gmail.

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 7 years 2 months ago TaraEstacaan

Thanks, quite a lot to take in but indeed worth a read.

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Free DVD Copier Offer Exclusive For Gizmo's Readers 6 years 8 months ago tarryB

This piece of software came along at just the right time for me.

I had no problems downloading and activating and using the software although when I ran it again later in the day there was a splash screen that says it is 'time limited'. So maybe one day soon it will stop working. I saw the Xmas code reference under the little man icon - esoteric to say the least. Although the executable has xmas in its name.

This company had a Halloween (2013) freebie for their platinum pro ripper which I downloaded, installed and activated but never actually used until last week. The splash screen on that application informed me that they had changed the registration process and I could go to whatever link they provided. That was an invitation to upgrade for money and on the same page were warnings that activation codes leaked on to the internet would not work. I could not see why my activated application should be crippled unless they had made an error in their generosity and were regretting it.

Thank you Rob for this one, a most timely posting. It (winx DVD copy)salvaged a damaged DVD that other DVDsoftware choked on!

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 5 years 5 months ago tarryB

I didn't notice any keylogging information during the install.
I was informed however during the installation that I would have to install Windows Media Player.
I didn't want to install Windows Media Player or windows Media Feature Pack aka Windows6.3-KB2835517-x64.msu (85.0 MB download) but what's a boy to do when logitech can't provide a working driver for his webcam. Worked on Windows 7 and now doesn't on Windows 8.1 despite downloading their latest driver.
It will fire up the webcam OK but fails on recording a video countdown remains on a loop. I visited Logitech's help forum and at at least one other user had the same problem. That user went backwards and forwards downloading the latest driver then the last but one driver and then extra codecs (never a good sign from advice person - sort of like, have you plugged in your webcam? a question of tech desperation). Nothing worked. The brats need to rebuild their driver again.

So I am pleased by this free offer brought to us by George.J

Thank you,

tarryB

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 5 years 5 months ago tarryB

"So I am pleased by this free offer brought to us by George.J

Thank you,

tarryB"

Guess you missed this bit right at the end of my post!!

Best wishes,

tarryB

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YouCam 5 for Free: CyberLink in association with Gizmo's Freeware 5 years 5 months ago tarryB

"Whenever I encounter instances like this, 95% of the time the main culprits are:..."

Incidences like what?

Best wishes,

tarryB

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 4 years 3 weeks ago tarstarkas27

I've used Cute PDF writer for years and have never had a problem with it.

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6 Free Google Reader Alternatives 7 years 6 months ago tarstarkas27

Bamboo Reader add-on for firefox works beautifully as a replacement for google reader

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 2 years 10 months ago tarstarkas27

PC Pitstop runs excellent tests and does comparisons all online and requires no installation. Runs best in Internet Explorer.

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Easy Tool To Help Your Website Rise Up Google's Results 4 years 2 months ago tarstarkas27

Only seems to work for UK search results.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 2 years 7 months ago tarstarkas27

I have been using Slimjet as my primary browser for years and it works very well. One feature that Chrome doesn't have which Slimjet does well is opening new tabs for links, searches, address bar entries and bookmarks without having to do anything extra like a second key click. You can also use all chrome extensions and synch everything with google. Has a password manager built in too. It is highly customizable and is also updated regularly to keep pace with Chrome updates since it is based on Chrome. Firefox used to be my favorite but Slimjet has taken its place.

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Test Web Pages Across Multiple Browsers and Operating Systems for Free 9 months 3 weeks ago tarstarkas27

Try out this site for testing Microsoft Edge for free: https://www.browserstack.com

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What ISO Files Are - How to Open and Use Them 7 years 6 months ago tarzanxx

The page you need is this: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cd-dvd-burning-software.htm (burning, not emulating)

Most cd/dvd burning software can create ISOs as well as burn directly to disk. Generally you'll have the option with burning software to burn to disk, or "burn" to hard drive.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 4 years 2 months ago tarzanxx

You have an interesting idea of an “emergency” if you always have access to an ATM anytime and anywhere :).

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 4 years 2 months ago tarzanxx

Ok, I’ll bite. Not many, but some - but that’s not really the point. If you were aware of these places, then it wouldn’t be an emergency. You’d know ahead of time that you’d need cash. By definition, an emergency is something you aren’t expecting. I agree- in a big city this is less likely to be an issue than traveling for example, or in an unfamiliar area. But even around home or in a big city, this is a good tip for some people. If you really can’t think of any situations when having emergency cash would be useful - and don’t have access to ATM/Debit, here are some.

Heaven forbid your wallet gets lost or stolen. It would be handy to have some cash hiding in your phone case, until you can get that sorted out.

Standing in a checkout with a bunch of groceries and your card is declined for no apparent reason. Maybe a bank error. Glitches happen – cards have issues swiping or scanning sometimes. Surely you’ve been in line behind someone whose card just won’t swipe - the cashier breathes on it, licks it and wipes it on their pants, sticks it on their forehead, rubs it in their armpit, then wraps it paper - trying to get a good swipe. Sometimes cards or scanners just fail. Maybe that’s the guy in front of you, maybe that’s you :). Sure – you can leave all your groceries on the counter and go to an ATM and get some cash, or go to your bank and sort it out – assuming your bank is open – but that’s a bit inconvenient either way. Or you can pull out your emergency cash and be on your way..

Go out for a night with friends and forgot your wallet at home. You can borrow some money from your friends, or pay your own way with your secret “phone cash”.

Maybe you’ve spent more money than you realize and have none left in your account – or you have a shared account and didn’t realize your spouse/partner had made a big purchase and drained the account. Glitch with your payroll deposit…

Even in a big city – while traveling, your bank locks down your account due to “suspicious activity”. That’s happened to many people, myself included. Sure you can call them and get that sorted out- but when do you usually find out for the first time? – When you’re standing in front of a cashier trying to pay for something.

Maybe you didn’t notice that your card had expired. No problem – leave some collateral for the store/restaurant/gas station you’re at, go home and find the new card - then go back and pay for your items. Maybe not an emergency, but inconvenient. Would be nice if you just had $50 hiding in your phone case :).

Pull into a gas station running on fumes and see a sign on the door – “Network is down - sorry cash only”. Drive to another gas station? To an ATM and back? Not sure you’ll have enough gas to make it... Take a chance, or walk to the nearest ATM. Broad daylight in a nice area? No problem. Late at night in a scary neighborhood? Pouring rain? Even $10 cash would be really handy to get you on your way.

Those are just some examples that could happen in a big city scenario- never mind traveling or more rural areas or long stretches of highway with fewer ATMs and credit/debit access. Many people don’t live in big cities and having paper money available “just in case” could be a good idea. If you don’t this is useful - that’s cool :). I didn’t think it was such a ridiculous tip :).

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Microsoft Hyperlapse 2 years 4 months ago tarzanxx

It worked for me. I put my email address in the form and in the "feedback" field I asked about removing the watermark. I got an instant auto-reply email from Microsoft "thanking me for my request". Then about three hours later I got an email with the license key from Microsoft..

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The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [iOS 4 to 6] 6 years 8 months ago Tashi

I have the same problem, or it seems to bookmark the page before the one I want marked.

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 7 years 1 month ago tassieted

Hi
This is my first post and I would like to say thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge, it's a great boon to the uninitiated like me.
I have a new laptop with windows 8 and don't like the photo imaging "apps" that came with it, I was quite happy with Picture Manager (vista) as it did most of the things I needed, crop, brightness/contrast fix, file compression etc.
So I went looking for a suitable replacement....Photo! Editor looked like it may suit my needs although I was unsure if was compatible with Win8, I checked a few other reviews which suggested it was All Win compatible so I downloaded it. It has loaded OK and I can view the images but won't actually make any changes. I hope someone can put me on the right path to fixing this as it looks like a great program for me.
once again thanks for all your assistance, to especially to the newbies :)

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 7 years 1 month ago tassieted

Hi Joe A.TT thanks for your welcoming response. I suspected that it may no longer be an active program after I saw the last post dates on the forum. You're right it is a shame that it seems abandoned and unusable at least as far as win8 is concerned. I will have a look at the ones you suggested and see if they suit.
I read quite a few of the posts but must have missed yours,sorry.Perhaps a note needs to be made in the review to save others from experiencing this problem.
thanks again TT

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 7 years 1 month ago tassieted

thanks Anupam will have to check it out

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 7 years 1 month ago tassieted

Hi Joe A.TT
Just thought I would thank you for recommending Photo Filtre, I have d/l and had a bit of a play and it looks like it will be perfect for my needs.
I can certainly recommend it to other new users as a fairly easy program to get the hang of so you can start quickly and as you gain more experience there are lots of other advanced functions.

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Best Free Office Suite 5 years 1 week ago tatiana.larina

WPS has a keyboard shortcut for screengrabs that is identical to several keyboard shortcuts for diacritic signs in my language (Polish)., There is no way to disable it. So people who want to write in languages other than English and who use right Alt key for diacritic signs should beware.

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Best Free Office Suite 9 months 2 weeks ago tatiana.larina

The latest updtae of WPS started messing with my Windows 10 system - I was unable to launch Windows Explorer from the taskbar, various right-clicks didn't work, I was also unable to launch Windows command prompt as an administrator. I realized that WPS was the problem only after I created a new Windows profile and transferred all my data (took me half a day) Then I installed WPS and boom, the problems started again. I was so mad.

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Best Free Word Processor 7 years 5 months ago tatiana.larina

I tried Abiword, Jarte and Polyedit Lite. Unfortunately neither of them works with revisions which is a problem for me (a lot files going back and forth between me and my editor). Additionally, PolyEdit Lite comes bundled with Pokki and some kind of game package, even though I unchecked all the opt-in boxes during the installation. So, it's back to Open Office for me, bloated as it is.

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How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 6 years 11 months ago tatiana.larina

My laptop shuts down when running this app.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 7 years 2 weeks ago taylor1277

i found this here on your website,i have been using it for a month now and i would like to say that maybe its time we take one of the everyday we hear about antivirus programs that are bloated so badly today and help out those that brought me Unthreat Antivirus.Hope this isn't against the rules,but if anyone else out there is looking for a good antivirus,give this a try.thanks love the website.

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My Favourite App For Joining MP3 Files 6 years 10 months ago TaZ310873

Or you can just use copy /b command in a CMD prompt:
copy /b "part1.mp3+part2.mp3+part3.mp3" "combined.mp3"
This can give a lot of problems with playback, converting and etc. It sounds like this is the way the above program works.

An old favorite of mine is Merge MP3 from:
http://www.shchuka.com/software/mergemp3/index.html

This removes the header of each file prior to mergeing, and have never given me any problems.

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 6 years 3 weeks ago tazmo8448

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

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 5 years 9 months ago tazmo8448

So...if I find the correct .iso for my win7x64 (hm prem) burn that to a dvd or cd use that to boot to then use my System Image I have created I should be back in business if all goes well, am I on the right track here? I have an HP desktop and want to avoid all the bloatware and hassle of having to reconfig my pc to OEM (I changed the HDD to SSD and gfx card and RAM sticks) my hp recovery discs wont work unless I revert back to that set up...BTDT. Just trying to find a hassle free way to if needed to get it back to now.

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This Weather App Has Had A Million Downloads 6 years 1 month ago TazzerMan

I give it a 5 star rateing. Use this all the time- Just love it.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 5 years 5 months ago tberty

I think here is three of the best free antivirus software for multi-platform, including Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.

- Avast
- AVG
- Avira

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How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous 5 months 2 days ago tberty

Nowadays, most web browsers always warn users about dangerous websites by giving a notification, e.g., Not Safe, Dangerous Warning, Your Connection Is Not Private ... so on. These methods help users to know which websites are safe from visiting. But sometimes for testing purposes, you might want to turn off these warnings. Let's take a look at this guide!

https://bytebitebit.com/687/your-connection-is-not-private/

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