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GanttProject 7 months 3 weeks ago itemit

I appreciate no end just what your software is able to do. We have our own too, funnily enough which is able to help no end in the running of processes and management of business assets.

Please see https://www.itemit.com/ for more info.

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How To Become A Penetration Tester 7 months 3 weeks ago alishahenderson

Hi,

Thanks for sharing the informative post. There are lots of information available in the google and dozens of books are available in the market. But being a tester you need a good mentor and your practices for the task you do for your project. I started my blog and writing ethical information for qa professional & people who started their careers in testing. https://seleniumautomationtesting.blogspot.com

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Best Free PC Cleaner 7 months 3 weeks ago billy22taxi

Has anyone tried HDCleaner by Kurt Zimmerman. It is very comprehensive and informative. It is 64 Bit software and totally free with no paid version upgrade. It comes with no bundle software and is virus and spyware free according to Malwarebytes.

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eM Client 7 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

Please see here: https://www.emclient.com/pro-vs-free

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eM Client 7 months 3 weeks ago crombierob

"free version is held back with the account restriction"
Could you elaborate on that ?

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

It's good to hear you were able to get some help at the MS forum. Learning more and doing what you feel comfortable with is terrific. :)

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Thank you!

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago classicggma65

Have found that my computer's worst enemy can be me as I do not always understand complicated directions to fix/change things...or think I understand and cause a bit (?) of trouble. Altho I have come quite a ways in understanding I do have quite a ways to go...better to be safe than sorry. As for those first times cleaning the Registry, I did not know about backing things up, so there was a bit of cleanup after myself and thank goodness for those few at the MS Forum who helped me straighten everything out. I think I will stay safe for a few more years and not mess with the Registry...Thanx to you who replied.

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This Free Online Bookmark Organizer Uses Mind-Map Principles 7 months 3 weeks ago tostane

mindit bookmarking web site is down. there seems to be no information.

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Over the years I've heard various knowledgeable people say "don't use a registry cleaner" and "yes it's ok to use a registry cleaner". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's always good to use the backup option in Ccleaner or back up the registry before using another registry cleaner.

I like to use the free version of Resplendence Registrar Registry Manager if I'm making changes in the registry. I'll add that unless you're using a known registry hack that can be undone or know what you're doing it's best not to make any changes in the registry. 

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

It's a good idea to leave the registry alone if you're not comfortable making changes. It can cause problems. :)

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago gizmofan1248

It's probably a good idea not to let any "registry cleaners" touch your registry database. Years ago they said CCleaner was conservative and safe to use (also regarding the registry cleaning part), contrary to some other registry cleaners that are more aggressive. I have used CCleaner (generally and the registry part) for years without any problems (as far as I know ;-)). In CCleaner there is an option shown before making changes to the registry - to backup your registry. I always use that option now.

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago classicggma65

I have had my hand slapped by the Windows Techs when I allowed my CCleaner to clean the registry. Had not idea what it was or what to do with it so just allowed it to be cleaned...and I deleted a couple things that caused problems in my Win7, my Media Player and IE. Since then I do not clean it and do not touch it. They told me there should be no reason to clean it or change anything in it unless I really Know What I Am Doing. Needless to say, I still am a bit tech challenged and will never attempt to change anything in it. Some of the items listed can be changed elsewhere in your settings. Thanx for the info on exactly what it is and does Rhiannon.

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it 7 months 3 weeks ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for this article!
When I opened Gizmo's site, I was met with this message:

"Oops, it looks like you are using an ad blocker.
We work hard to provide you our software news and we keep our ads non-intrusive.
Please support us keeping our content free by disabling your ad blocker."

I'm using ABP - Ad Blocker Plus - for Chrome, but I thought I had deactivated it for Gizmo's site. Well, it was easy to deactivate it (again). You just have to click on the ABP icon, then click on "Trust site". You don't have to disable your ad blocker completely, you can do it just for this site (and other sites which you want to support). Other ad blockers may do it differently, but I believe all have the option of "white-listing" sites.

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Best Free File or Disk Catalog Organizer 7 months 3 weeks ago spaarks

Whatever happened to MP3 Audio Collection? Can't find it on Google search.

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 7 months 3 weeks ago Australia

A calculator without brackets ( ) is not very useful imho
Apart from functionality, the key feature of a calculator for me, is large buttons, to prevent eyestrain
No point having a calculator with buttons so small you strain your vision everytime you use it !

During my search for a simple free Windows calculator over many years, I was surprised just how many poorly designed calculators there are
And surprised how few good free calculators there are

My recommendation first appeared in 2014 in TechSupportAlert, in the "Best Free Calculator" section
My preference is 'eCalc', which has two Windows versions, a basic calculator, and also a scientific calculator
Both versions are simple to use, with a good layout, and each can do more than just add, subtract, multiply and divide
Google: eeweb .com tools download

In 2014, I recommended both ECalc and Moffsoft FreeCalc (Google: moffsoft .com freecalc)

Both recommendations were free Windows calculators with noncluttered interfaces, and just as important: clear, LARGE BUTTONS, to protect your vision
As with all my recommendations over many years on TechSupportAlert, I have no affiliation to the recommended freeware

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WinX DVD Ripper 7 months 3 weeks ago wolfmonster

You'll find it as soon as you try it. They only seem to really offer the platinum version now... trial version (no key) only does 5 minutes of video. There may be special circumstances, like for you to do a real review, to get it for free, but the average joe, nope. pay for a license that may die one day as it forces you to upgrade to a version you need a new key for.

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Great tip, thanks!

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Moffsoft is a popular option. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week Halloween Moon 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. :)

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 7 months 3 weeks ago the.boffin

I still use a calculator program that doesn't include brackets because it works in RPN (Reverse Polish Notation) in the same way that early Hewlett Packard hand-held calculators worked, back in the 1970s. If you got used to using RPN (not everyone did), it was much more consistent than other manufacturer's systems with brackets.

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The Ultimate Scientific Calculator. From Microsoft. And It's Free. 7 months 3 weeks ago PapaSmurf

New link. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15702

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10 7 months 3 weeks ago PapaSmurf

The Windows 7/8 Calculator does have brackets, but not in the basic mode. Go to VIEW and select Programmer (or Alt+3) or Scientific (Alt+2) and you get a more advanced Calculator that have Brackets.

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Optimizing Deluge For Speed 7 months 3 weeks ago Ratsquid

You sir are a legend! I made this account just to let you know that. thank you so much I'd have never figured all that out on my own, Tah laa (Y)

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Wallpaper of the Week Halloween Moon 7 months 3 weeks ago budchekov

Tis the season, thanks r nice.....

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Best Free Screen Saver 7 months 4 weeks ago mkbolivianwonder

I'm using NES Saver - an awesome screensaver that turns your screen into a Nintendo arcade. Watch awesome playthroughs of the ROMs you add to your collection, and if you feel like it, take over the game at any point and start playing it, because the screensaver is a full-on NES emulator! Works cross-platform. Find it here: http://www.ubernes.com/nesscreensaver.html

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Best Free Program Launcher 7 months 4 weeks ago oblivion

Possibly a bit complex for the average user, particularly when it comes to customisation. Lots in common with FARR. Open source is a good thing. Probably worth a look.

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 8 months 9 hours ago walterclark

This powerful MP4 trimmer--Avdshare Video Converter can cut files in any format like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, VOB, DV, FLV, RMVB, AVCHD, MPEG, M2TS, etc. In addition, there are various output options to let you keep the original file format or convert it to other format.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 8 months 9 hours ago Panzer Vov music player: https://vovsoft.com/software/vov-music-player/ view
Best Free Program Launcher 8 months 9 hours ago Panzer Ueli: https://ueli.oliverschwendener.ch https://github.com/oliverschwendener/ueli view
Best Free Email Backup Utility 8 months 10 hours ago Madisonwill

You can use this free Softaken gmail backup software ; this software will help you to connect with user's account. This is a complete solution to expost your gmail backup data to outlook.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 8 months 10 hours ago Madisonwill

There are multiple solutions available for gmail backup.You can google this solution .Last time I used the solution for same issue and got entire backup with Softaken gmail backup tool. I will recommend you to download Softaken gmail backup tool . software from here gmail backup.

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Back Up Your Google Tasks To Your PC With This Free Service 8 months 10 hours ago Madisonwill

Some tools are available in the market, you can search through google or I will recommend softaken google app backup tool, this software will help you to convent emails from google apps to PST file format. Go ahead and download the software.

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Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 1 day ago Panzer "... AdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-and-tracker blocking DNS server. Its purpose is to let you control your entire network and all your devices, and it does not require using a client-side program...:" https://adguard.com/en/blog/introducing-adguard-home/ view
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Convert PDF files to multiple formats online with no ads, registration or watermarks 8 months 2 days ago royboy

i need a good pdf file changers for word doc so
that i use ra lot in my job
will try thiS program out O.K.
Thank for your email on this free product forus to use Gizmo staff

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Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free 8 months 2 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. I've been using the site for some years and anything I've been looking for, they've had. :)

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Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free 8 months 2 days ago ehorwitz1

Excellent find! I've used other sites for specific types of papers but I've never seen such a complete collection and variety in one place before. Pentagon graph paper? Thought it was going to be some official military forms - unbelievable!

Thanks!!

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Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free 8 months 2 days ago rhiannon

You're very welcome, I'm glad you like it. :)

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Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free 8 months 3 days ago StarkmanAlive

Great find. I needed score sheets, and this will work well. Thanks!

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 8 months 6 days ago rhiannon

That makes sense. :)

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 8 months 6 days ago Nodrog

Clearing history is user-definable but the default settings include cookies and active log-ins so unless the user changes that then I think it's possible that simply opting to not remember history might prevent them being set, or atleast interfere with proper functioning.

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 8 months 6 days ago rhiannon

Good to know about the cookies, thanks. I'm not understanding why setting history to not remember would make a difference to the cookies that LastPass sets. I've cleared site history (everything, not just recent) and cache and LastPass still has me logged in.

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Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free 8 months 6 days ago rhiannon

I must have gotten the ones that were US letter size. I downloaded a dozen or so templates and the only ones that were A4 were in the A4 section of the site. I have my PDF settings to fit to printer margins.

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Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free 8 months 6 days ago tweetiepooh

Good selection of papers, many but not all are in A4, some don't matter.

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 8 months 6 days ago Nodrog

Hi Rhiannon

The LastPass extension sets four cookies, has its own cache and uses a "hidden" cookie-type file under a GUID to store user preferences and probably the trusted device details, so setting the browser to block or remove history and site info would, I think, be bound to interfere wth LastPass functionality.

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 8 months 6 days ago rhiannon

That's interesting. I have remember history enabled.

I don't have any idea why history would be need to be enabled for LastPass to work. Maybe someone has an idea?

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 8 months 6 days ago grantus

I'm using Firefox 62.0.3 (64 bit) on a Mac laptop running High Sierra. I was getting this same issue where when clicking the Lastpass icon in the top right you should see a menu expand. It was not expanding and only showed a small white box.

I noticed that I had my browsing history set to Never Remember history in Privacy & Security settings. This turned out to be the issue. As soon as I changed to Remember history Firefox asked me to restart. Once Firefox had reopened Lastpass was working fine just like on Chrome.

Has anybody else had this? Why would Lastpass require the browser to remember history for the application to work?

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Best Free Online Applications 8 months 6 days ago sirpaul2

I just tried 'ClipConverted' to download YouTube audio and got an error message "ClipConverter is not available for videos containing music.'
Will look elsewhere.

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Defraggler 8 months 6 days ago fixall46

O yes - Defraggler allows an optimization … it's a simple defrag (just placing files is quick defrag there).

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Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 8 months 6 days ago fixall46

Missed defrags here: Auslogics defrag, IoBit defrag.

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Convert PDF files to multiple formats online with no ads, registration or watermarks 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon

That would be a great feature if it were added.

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Convert PDF files to multiple formats online with no ads, registration or watermarks 8 months 1 week ago Richard Steinitz

Re: Easy PDF.
Nice one, but it can't deal with non-Latin Characters. Too bad!

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Icecream Screen Recorder 8 months 1 week ago anothersoftwareuser

Their website did not have details i needed, so i emailed and said i wanted to show an action on one monitor with the result on another to show the instant results. Could this program record two monitors? They emailed "Yes", so i bought it. Turns out it records one at a time, and you can't switch midstream, you have to specify which monitor when you start recording. VERY MISLEADING! Although i asked for a refund within a very short time ( less than 24 hours ) and offered to do whatever they needed (including sending a screen shot of my SnagIt registration to show i was using another product ), they replied QUOTE "we reserve the right to decline refund requests if user requests a refund due to absence of features which are NOT in software's features list or description on our official website. " A political answer right up there with the best of them!

Conclusion: buy SnagIt ... way easier to use, AND more powerful, for pretty close to the same price.

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Don't Like the MS Office Ribbon? Bring Back Proper Menus. 8 months 1 week ago DonRS

Microsoft seems to think "progress" and "innovation" has been changing the names of functions and moving the icons from a familiar menu to some unintuitive new menu!. The ribbon, truly a new innovation, but was so poorly thought out and "user tested" as to be almost UNUSABLE. What a disaster. After 20 years training their customers to a consistent Menu driven system, they leap to the horrible ribbon to attract new customer, screw the millions of current customers.

The new name they are giving for a RETREAT from the disastrous ribbon, "Fluent Design", is their attempt to disguise they are trying to remedy their terrible mistake, but they are too ARROGANT to admit they made a mistake!

The VP of Office at Microsoft should be looking for another career!

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How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer 8 months 1 week ago Jack Hanna

i had a lot of problems related to malware's and every time after fixing one issue new threat appeared so i tried to search another solution and found great website (http://tso.intechsup.com/) that can be very helpful on these type of situations with there knowledge and experience they can provide good it support.

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Best Free Torrent Search Engines 8 months 1 week ago cinisearch

you Missed Another Sollution ...https://www.cinisearch.ga ...try search any movies or data

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Are you referring to the site in this article? If so, the link is at the end of the article. I'm including it here if that's what you were looking for. :)

myTuner Radio

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 1 week ago kkanalz

How about posting URLs to the sites you're promoting? It would make it faster to adquire and add to one's computer.

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Best Free Volunteer, Charity, and Donation Technology 8 months 1 week ago Spencer

Hello! I know this article is old, but it's a great list. I'd also like to recommend www.beanbeanbean.com to anyone who appreciates this kind of stuff -- it's a lot like freerice, but with beans instead :)

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This online Artificial Intelligence course is free for everyone 8 months 1 week ago stretcharm

Can I also recommend this excellent course on Machine learning by Andrew Ng.
https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning

It's got plenty of detail, but is still explained in a way that doesn't require a maths degree.
Great for coders and and data scientists.

It used to be free unless you wanted a certificate. Not sure if the full material is more limited now without paying.

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Best Free Email Backup Utility 8 months 1 week ago Ted_Berry

MailStore Home had been a great tool for me for long. I recently replaced it with Mail Backup X for Automatic Backup option. no more manually hitting the archive button. the mails are getting archived itself.

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Best Free PC Games 8 months 1 week ago Panzer A wish upon a star: https://fabiandenter.itch.io/wish-upon-a-star view
Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 1 week ago dark matter

RadioSure
http://www.radiosure.com/
also available from MajorGeeks.

Large database of global stations can be searched, sorted by language, country, genre and title. A Favorites list can be created. If you can find the stream URL for stations you want that are not in the large database, you can add them manually. Several of the available skins have regular and collapsed mini-mode bar-type interfaces which can be always on top or normal operation. There is a record button and the output folder for the capture file is user definable. Can be muted without stopping the stream connection, which makes restarting much faster. This is helpful when switching between another source. Low drain on resources. Does not conflict with other programs. Can be run as a portable program.

This excellent player seems to be more or less abandonware. The last version update was 2013. But as part of my daily W7-SP1 set-up it has been a champ for the last four or five years. (even works well on XP)

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Playlists of radio stations can be created and kept in the Media Library of VLC. This requires, of course that you suss out the stream URL for each station. This can be easy or not, but generally if a station has a live listening page, you can grab it from a link or the page view-source. VLC, while an excellent media player that can render just about anything, is a larger program, requires greater resources and does not have a database of global broadcast and internet stations, but if you have favorites that you need or chose to access through a player it is a good alternative.

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Discover new and unusual things with Science Friday 8 months 1 week ago Hopalong

Thank you Rhiannon, much appreciated.
Its always uplifting to see the efforts of some in the face of adversity elsewhere.
See for example: https://insidestory.org.au/science-under-siege/

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 8 months 1 week ago Alienware

My computer has also the same problem it was always waking up. After reading your article I follow all the steps that you say in this article and now I found that it becomes better at work and it didn't conduct the problem that happens before. If anyone face problem regarding Alienware, they can take help from https://laptopsupportnumber.co.uk/alienware-support/ I also get help from here.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'll pass your comment along to the site moderators. I just write stuff, site structure and function is handled by others.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 1 week ago etim

If you really must keep that irritating pop-out that appears when we scroll down, at least put put something in it that's not a link to the page we're already on!

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

That looks like a good site, thanks for sharing it. :)

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago budchekov

Hmm, oddly enough Entercom's KROQ Kevin and Bean show's there, not live but updated daily.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I found some nice gems too, I didn't think I would find any iHeart stations. NPR is available many US locales.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Is this in your browser?

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. :)

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

That wasn't something I experienced. I'm sorry it happened to you, and I understand why you wouldn't want to use the service. If I ran into anything like that while I was testing the site and program I would have mentioned it. I tested it in 4 different browsers on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, both the program and streaming from the website.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago Moonwink

MyTuner wouldn't play anything unless I accepted their cookies so they could determine my interests. Screw that. My interests are my own. I can't stand sites that push things at me based on my previous visits. That means it's not really free.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago indexman

We have used streamWriter for many years. Free (a nag now and again when you boot the program). Gets all our local stations and tons of great stations we enjoy. Thanks for sharing with us rhlannon.

https://streamwriter.org/en/

BTW, it also records.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago de37cel

What a fantastic site -- thanks so much for this little gem! :)

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago tomp

took over the newtab and activate it self automatic with out permission

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 8 months 2 weeks ago budchekov

Great site, looks like here in LA iHeart and Entercom stations aren't available, no surprises there! (and no great loss)
Union Jack radio's one of my faves....

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 8 months 2 weeks ago zeocook

The list is too old since 2017, and the desktop search tools list should be updated. Such as TextSeek, Lookeen, etc. new software should be included, those new ones imposes many new features.

TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission, which is quite different from common indexing technology. Its UI is most like to Google Desktop Search tool, and render results like Google.

Lookeen can perform email content search and support common Mail System like Outlook.

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How to get rid of the volume pop-up display in Windows 8.1 and 10 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

It's present on Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. It doesn't happen on all systems. It showed up here a few weeks ago. I'd never seen it before. I hadn't made any software changes or changes to Windows, and no recent updates. Strange. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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How to get rid of the volume pop-up display in Windows 8.1 and 10 8 months 2 weeks ago yogiboar

I've never seen this on Windows 10, is it supposed to be present on all versions?

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Running A Small Business? Free CRM Software. 8 months 2 weeks ago david916

Best CRM for the startups.
https://saltcrm.com

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 2 weeks ago Australia

Thanks Rhiannon for all your work informing us about how to avoid being spied upon.
One of the most worrying aspects of computing for some, has always been how Google wants to review everyones internet browsing, and push targeted advertisements. The extension of this, as we all know now, is brainwashing by the pushing of distorted news items and political influencing.

Anyway, many do use Google for their searches, yet there is hopefully an option of not signing in to a Google account
The search results in Google, are often better than those of DuckDuckGo (which doesnt spy)
Wonder if Google still spies on users without a Google account, through their IP address. Probably.

Please continue to advise us how to avoid being spied upon.
To everyone. NEVER use an internet browser that forces you to log onto it to use
Such privacy breaching behaviour is UNACCEPTABLE in 2018

We are now in the era of cyber crine and identity theft. How can large IT companies be so blase with our privacy, its just staggering

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 8 months 2 weeks ago ssddaa0987

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This online Artificial Intelligence course is free for everyone 8 months 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Could be an interesting course but as the saying goes: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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How to Create a Bootable Rescue CD 8 months 3 weeks ago wreckage

I would love to see an update of this article to encompass Windows 10 and UEFI boot, etc.

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

First off I would mention that don't block ads on many sites. For so many smaller sites (Gizmo's, ghacks, and many others) ad revenue is the only revenue coming in. With so many people blocking ads, ad revenue has fallen sharply and it's becoming difficult for us and other small sites to stay up and running. I also click on ads on the sites I don't block to increase any ad traffic for them. I have no problem blocking ads on most larger sites that are animated, intrusive and eat up bandwidth.
(see this article in the Opera blog: Ads eat more than half of the page loading time)

There are ways to minimize your footprint when using Google search (small coincidence that today is Google's 20th birthday). You can search Google using an incognito window (menu > new incognito window) to prevent most tracking. You can use Searchonymous, not only will it allow you to search anonymously if you have a Google account and are logged in but it hides most, but not all ads. It's available as an add-on for Firefox and Chrome and works on all the browsers I use. uBlock Origin also blocks ads on Google search.

One clarification I would make - anyone can use Google Chrome normally. It's only when you log in to a Google service like Gmail that you're forcefully logged in to Chrome. That's been fixed in the beta vesion of Chrome 70. The final version is due out mid-October. They are also fixing the auth cookies not deleting issue. The auth cookie issue hasn't been fixed in the beta version I'm using. I'm glad that's being fixed because it was driving me nuts having to remove the Google account from Chrome and then delete cookies with all the logging in and out I've been doing while testing this.

I'm troubled that Google added these items to Chrome without notification for users and a way to opt out.

To give them credit, they are rolling these things back as a result of user outrage.
I was surprised they responded (and quickly!), saying they would remove these two things from Chrome, and announcing a new version with a time frame for the release. That's something I don't remember them doing in the past.

This kind of activity is one reason I stick with Mozilla Firefox. They've always been focused on user privacy. :-)

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Yes, Outlook handles email from domains - it supports IMAP.

I can get all email through any email client that supports IMAP - whether it runs on Windows (or another operating system) like Outlook, Thunderbird, Mailbird, eM Client, Postbox etc. or any browser based email service that supports adding IMAP accounts like Outlook.com, Gmail, etc.

Most of my email is accessed from my desktop or laptop, not in a web browser. I use the Gmail web version on rare occasions, otherwise Gmail comes in through Thunderbird or Postbox. For me, email programs that run on Windows offer many more features and more flexibility than a web based email service. 

I use Thunderbird and Postbox on my laptop and desktop - the email syncs in both programs when I open it so all email is present in both programs. If I delete an email or send a reply, it shows up in both programs since the email stays on a server. The changes are made to the email on the server, and will show up anytime I check email in any email program or web based email.
For Android, I have domain email and Gmail set up to come through Blue Mail. It has a decent search feature and will search any mail on the server, but display options are limited compared to stand alone client.

Basically, I don't want a third party corporation or service handling my email.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago Australia

"The bulk of my email comes through domains that I own"

Sounds great, but is your domains email presented well in your browser, with all the search options etc available with Gmail and Hotmail ?
And can you use Outlook for your own domain's email ?

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

The hosts file is a great tool. I have my Google account as locked down as I can in account settings, everything is on pause. I don't sync data between devices so there's no reason for my for any services to be on.

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

It's quite a change. The profile icon next to address bar is the only way to know you've been logged into Chrome. I also prefer not to have payment data stored online.
I downloaded and installed the newest portable Chrome today, version 69. The portable version also logs you into Chrome. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago CoolHandLuke01

I have a Gmail account that is just a "stub" - with a crazy Userid name, - has all the history and settings changed to save nothing.

It has ZERO emails or contacts and use it on my Android phone too.

On my PCs I have a "host file" that traps out all the Google BS and all Chrome services turned off.

So spy away Google - LOL

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago billsima

Wow! If you use Chrome and didn't notice your profile icon to the right of the address bar before, you better wake up and notice it now! I clicked on my profile icon and the second thing that is listed is "Passwords". When you click on "Passwords", you get a list of web sites to which Chrome has stored the password and the username. You can then click on the icon to the right to display any password and username that you have used and allowed Chrome to save for you. How convenient! So if you use Chrome at work and step away from your desk without locking your computer, Chrome allows anyone to very easily open the vault to the most important data on your computer! Sheer lunacy if you ask me! Next thing you know is that Google will be emailing your list of passwords and usernames to anyone that has ever sent you an email!

If you forget any password that Chrome has saved, you can access it by entering this: chrome://settings/passwords.

By the way, the second thing on the list is "Payment Methods". If you want to, you can store all of your credit card info online as well, available to anyone who passes by your computer with a few clicks. Sorry, but I will pass on that feature!

Just my 2 cents!

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Which link are you referring to?

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

It's always a choice about what to use. Find out what's comfortable for you and go with that. I think it's good practice to be aware of what kind of data is being collected and what's being done with it when using platforms like Google services or Facebook, to name two.

I use a few Google products, though I'm circumspect in how I use them, keeping in mind that most free services collect personal data in exchange for their use. For me, it's a matter of what I'm willing to trade in exchange for using the service, and how can I minimize what data is available to collect. Other people are comfortable not thinking about these things, don't want to know, or both - and that's fine.

I like DuckDuckGo as a search engine, and I use a fork of Thunderbird (paid software) for email. The bulk of my email comes through domains that I own.

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Google is forcefully signing users into Chrome 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I had issues with Comodo Dragon as well. I use Chrome portable and a handful of other browsers, with Firefox being my favorite.

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