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Speed Up Your Hearing 5 years 7 months ago virginiajim Added 22 new podcast sources and deleted 7. view
Speed Up Your Hearing 5 years 4 months ago virginiajim Thanks. I'll change that area to show your use of "Effect>Change Pitch..." Jim view
Speed Up Your Hearing 4 years 4 months ago virginiajim

Added 14 more sources and deleted one; upped number of sources in narrative to 230 and file download of podcast library from 30 to 35GB.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 4 years 2 months ago virginiajim

Added 16 more podcast sources and adjusted upwards the number of podcasts to 7000, from 6500, available from a link in the narrative.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 4 years 2 months ago virginiajim

Added one new podcast source, Twooting.com.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 3 years 7 months ago virginiajim

Added 16 more sources of podcasts and tweaked the table a little.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 3 years 7 months ago virginiajim Added 24 more podcast sources and upgraded the text as to the sources and place to bulk download podcasts. view
Speed Up Your Hearing 3 years 4 months ago virginiajim Added 16 more sources and deleted one. view
Speed Up Your Hearing 3 years 2 months ago virginiajim

Added 17 newpodcast sources. 

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 years 11 months ago virginiajim

Added 19 more podcast sources. 

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 years 8 months ago virginiajim

Added 15 more podcast sources. 

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 years 6 months ago virginiajim

Added 22 more podcasts and sources to table.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 years 3 months ago virginiajim

Added 20 new podcasts/soures on 21 May 2017. 

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 years 2 months ago virginiajim

Added 14 new podcast sources....Jim

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 years 1 month ago virginiajim

Added 23 more URL podcast sources.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 1 year 9 months ago virginiajim

Added 9 more podcast sources. 

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Speed Up Your Hearing 1 year 9 months ago virginiajim

Thanks. I'm a bit slow, but did just add the feed for the Health Report.  Thanks for the info.  Jim

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Speed Up Your Hearing 1 year 5 months ago virginiajim

Deleted some duplcate content in narrative and added 25 new podcast sources.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 10 months 1 week ago virginiajim

Added 20 new podcasts to lists with HTML addresses. 

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Surf In Peace With Soothing Background Sounds 5 years 5 months ago VirtualCharlie

My http://serenesound.com does something similar.
* Free and ad free (not even a tip jar),
* Low profile,
* No registration required,
* No net connection required other than for download,
* Runs from a flash drive.

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A Great Reporting Tool For Excel Power-Users 5 years 3 months ago VirtualCharlie

Pivot tables are another great database like in Excel. PowerPivot is a free add-on from Microsoft that takes PivotTables to the next level. I think PowerPivot can combine tables but I've not tried as VLOOKUP and the occasional custom function have always worked for me.
PowerPivot at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=102

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A Handy Tip To Help Find Useful Online Information 4 years 10 months ago VirtualCharlie

Here's a handout on Internet Research. The first part discusses many search engine tips.
http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/cvb23/handout/OnlineResearch.asp

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Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh 4 years 7 months ago VirtualCharlie

Chrome Remote Desktop App is my current favorite remote desktop. Chrome Remote Desktop is cross platform so long as everyone has Chrome.Chrome Remote Desktop is also Android friendly. CRD requires some handshaking while both parties are otherwise communicating. I consider this a good security feature.
I also use Google Voice for a hands-free and no minutes charged experience.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/remote%20desktop
Charlie

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 5 years 9 months ago visualbassline

I think it may be useful at this point to inform you of Spybots ENTIRE name. Spybot search and destroy. Doing a simple google search of "spybot" turns up quite a few imposters. If it does NOT say Search and Destroy, it is NOT the real Spybot. I have never had a single problem with spybot and have been using it now for at least 6 years. Its always be a safe, reliable program for me.

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SnapFiles 1 year 9 months ago Vitalii

As a developer, I have several my software products listed at SnapFiles.com. I appreciate their work and many good possibilities for developers and users.

But two months ago, they started to ignore my request sent via their Contact Us form. I suppose, the same is done for all developers. Previously, they always contacted the requester in one or two days or even hours, but for last two months, I cannot get any response from them...

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 1 month ago vitor sequeira

I use CrystalDiskInfo - best (free) solution in the market.

Best regards,
Vitor Sequeira

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Use This Powerful System Tool to Check Windows Hardware 6 years 1 month ago vitor sequeira

Yes, CDI offers to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run, but if you pay attention to the unwanted changes or if you have Zemana or WinPatrol, they will block the majority of this garbage.

HitmanPro and MBAM are useless in this situation.

PS - very good article about this subject

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Manage Your Time Better, With A Tomato 6 years 2 weeks ago vitor sequeira

i work with "Tomighty" and i think it is one of the best in this field.

PS: very good tip and article

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 5 years 12 months ago vitor sequeira

Hi,

next big thing??
no torrents, no program!

Thanks anyway,
Regards

Vitor Sequeira

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Open All Your Favourite Programs Automatically When You Log On 5 years 7 months ago vitor sequeira

Hi,

Good program and good tip, but i use a faster program (Instant File Opener) than Launcher Dock:
http://www.magnonic.com/ifo.shtml

Regards

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What are Thumbs.db Files and Can I Delete Them? (Windows) 5 years 1 month ago vivek14

Thanks.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 4 years 8 months ago viveksingh

Yes, these are the most essential software and program that we must have in our system. To make our data protected and secure we must have following software to install in our system.
It offers numerous advantages like:-
1. Security and safety.
2. Protect data from hacker.

So, if your in planning to have the secure system you must always go for such kind of software.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2019 4 years 8 months ago viveksingh

This website organized the apps in a perfect way. Interested user can easily find the required apps and games by exploring the desired categories.
User can also read the user reviews and comment relating to app and find the interested software. In very few website you can find such valuable information.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 2 years 4 months ago vnavna

You really need to check out Veeam Endpoint Backup which is a free backup application for personal or commercial use. It works pretty darn well with disk imaging and recovering.
Version 1.5 is out now but a newer version is soon to be released with more functionality.
The only bad thing is that now you can boot to a USB to recover only because there is no option to create a cold backup from booting from a the USB which is in other products out there.
Hopefully someday they will put those options in.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 months ago vnavna

As stated in the first comment about Veeam Endpoint Backup the bootable disk only allows you to recover. There is no backup from bootable option available yet. I have requested that feature for a while now but as of today, there is still no backup from bootable device option.
On a side note, I have never received any SPAM messages from Veeam since signing up to download the installer.

Another note that the name has changed from Veeam Endpoint Backup to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE 2.1.

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Best Free Media Player 4 years 11 months ago voltron

Link provided for the "KMP 3.0.1442R2 (No OpenCandy)" does not work.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 years 10 months ago vpz

one more big plus: Sumatra can read djvu, xps, epub, chm, mobi....

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A Great Set Of Free Online PDF Tools 3 years 2 months ago vvsvin

Adobe Reader now provides to Fill&Sign, Annotate for free, no other tool required.
For free merge i found a free tool called PDFsam. This can be downloaded as a zip file and the free features can be used. No internet required. No need to uoload sensitive PDFs.

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Having Internet Problems On Windows 8/10? Read This. 2 years 9 months ago vwq47

I've been having the same problem on a Windows 7 machine (Wired) (as well as on a Windows 10 laptop, wireless). MOST infuriating since it means I cannot actually use a machine to access the internet and chase down possible solutions.
On the WIn 7 desktop machine I can occasionally and intermittently get on but after a minute or two lose connection and get a DNS message. Router seems AOK as I can use wireless internet connection through my router with Android devices.
Grrrrrr.

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Best Free Lightweight Web Browser 5 years 7 months ago vz

For weak netbooks the best REALLY lightweight brs are QtWeb 3.8.5 and QupZilla, so was SeaMonkey 2.0.14 (but now this version is a little old). All three have portable versions.

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Purge your PC: Decide What PC Programs Get Booted (Website of the Week) 6 years 3 months ago w7hd

Sophos classifies this as a high-risk website and blocks all access. In order to use the program, I have to turn off the on-access scanning - not willing to do that, sorry.

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Is Your PC Updating Correctly? Are You Sure? 5 years 2 months ago w7hd

Actually, you will need to look at View Update History - not Installed Updates to see the status, at least under Windows 7. Installed updates will only show those that were successfully installed.
Otherwise, great article!

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Budding Muso? Get The Chords To Any Song On Youtube 5 years 1 month ago wadco

Just got off their free website. Very impressive, so downloaded Riffstation's beta software. Been playing the guitar all my life, so it's more of an algorithmic tour de force for me, but I have a 16-year old who picked up the guitar a couple of years ago, and is singing with it. This program opens vast new worlds for her. I'm pretty much mesmerized by it myself. Thanks, Gizmo.

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Our Exclusive Giveaway Worth $90. [Expired] 3 years 10 months ago wahooclay

Nice offer, but expired before midnight EDT October 30 for me. Just tried at 10:45 p.m. No go.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 years 6 months ago Waldi

Thanks for the videoconverter analysing and rating, it's great! I tried two versions of Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5.4 and then 4.1.3 to convert mov to avi, dvd to avi, mpeg2 to avi. Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5.4 worked great with Win7-64, but crashed then and again when I tried to merge up to hundred mpeg2 files even without converting. Once I had luck to merge 90 mpeg2 with primary size 2.36 Gb. But only once. So, then I tried older version Freemake Video Converter 4.1.3 and it works well. Only problem was the bounded soft like new browser or toolbars. So, I needed to unistall some of them and run Ccleaner to clean my registry. Freemake Video Converter is great for your handycam, pretty fast and easiest, completely automatic, but for torrent movies converting I prefer XviD4PSP5 - better adapting quality, wide settings, choosing audio streams, etc. Thanks again!

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The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [iOS 4 to 6] 5 years 11 months ago Waldushka

On my ipad2, my speaker does not work. I can hear using FaceTime but the person receiving CANNOT hear ME. I know the trouble is my ipad and not their device. Can you please help me solve the problem. Thanks.

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How to Restore the Google Chrome Browser New Tab Page to the Previous Appearance 5 years 11 months ago wales

I have just completed the above, now when I open Chrome it starts with the last page opened. I have looked at Settings there it is ticked, "Open the new tab page"

Please, any ideas where I have gone wrong?

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How to Restore the Google Chrome Browser New Tab Page to the Previous Appearance 5 years 11 months ago wales

Thank you,

problem now sorted

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Microsoft OneNote Now Unlimited Freeware 4 years 7 months ago wales

I run windows 7 and already had the earlier onenote 13, today I clicked on the link and downloaded the update. It supposedly installed, but has made no difference to OneNote's use, still only good when online.

Any help on what may have gone wrong? Thank you

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Microsoft OneNote Now Unlimited Freeware 4 years 7 months ago wales

Thank you, so it was a waste of time installing.

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A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 3 years 6 months ago wales

Be careful, when I installed it on android it also brought unwanted spam and virus. Had to use malware and then uninstalled.

Further comment would be helpful.

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A Terrific Challenge and a Great Time Killer 3 years 6 months ago wales

Jojo Yee thank you for resonding.

I did not respond to any adds. I installed the app then as soon as the App was started my malware program came up with an instant message, "Progarm infected' Also there were unwanted pictures already installed. I am not saying that any of this was Jojo Yee's fault it could have been hacked into in some way.

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Quickly Find Out Who's Connected To Your Computer 6 years 1 month ago walkingdead

I really think I've been hacked into. A while ago I was on a new pain med. very strong, so I wasn't thinking clearly having two things go on at the same time,I get a phone call from an Indian sounding man saying he is from microsoft and everytime I sign onto my email I am leaking info. Go to start and type in Ammyy then he quickly takes me off that page a cmd box opens and by now ugh duh, you've just been hacked you stoned jerk. So he has control of my computer. The cmd box stops and there is over 14,000 errors, see he says very bad. He can fix for me for only $300.00 I say NO! he persists lowering the price at the same time I have my A/C guy standing there asking me for $375.00 for a part they replaced 8 months ago. Bottom line my computer is never the same restore after restore and a million M.S. updates my email password will work for a week and then I'm locked out of my acct. Right now I am locked out of both yahoo and MSN EMAILS SAYING TOO MANY ATTEMPTS. So I needed some freeware (on a small pension and ss/disab) to break this connection once and for all.
And YES!! I know what I did was stupid but chronic pain, discs out and broken bones that are beyond surgery can make a person do something she would have never done in her right mind.
P.S. sorry this is so long but I am mad enough at myself for being so stupid in the first place.Hope someone can help me???

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How to Protect Your Online Privacy 5 years 5 months ago walkingdead

I read about SecurityKiss here and used it for about 6 months without any incident. Then one day it said I had to re-register to continue. Ok, I did, then a few weeks later it would show that I had used it for 23 hrs. when in reality I had just signed on. I don't understand it's behavior. Finally it just stopped working urging me to view the packages available that I could purchase to continue uninterrupted. I just uninstalled it getting nowhere. Now I kind of feel naked without my VPN shielding me.

Will try HotSpot shield hope this works indefinitely without incident. Excellent site by the way,, you guys have very detailed information and it's very explanatory. Keep up the great work! This is my "GO TO FIRST SITE" whenever I need anything.

The WalkingDead

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If You Don't Want to Appear in Google Ads, Read This 5 years 3 months ago walkingdead

Thank You for this information, I did go to that web link and I was relieved to see there was no check mark there. I would suppose thats due to not joining any circles and all the other stuff they try to throw at you, also, my identity is a complete fake. Everything everywhere I go I have different aliases. Even on windows its an alias. I try to keep private, but I suppose even this is not enough these days.

The WalkingDead

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Windows 7 Startup 5 years 1 month ago walkingdead

I applaud the time, effort and dedication it took to write this article in such detailed depth. If it were possible I would rate it at 10 stars!
Excellent**********
Walkingdead

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 5 years 2 months ago wallace.thomas

What about free e-books for the Nook?

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Free Math eBooks Online 5 years 11 months ago wallschke

There is a free sophomore linear algebra textbook with videos and online open source WeBWorK
problems available at

https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~linear/

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Want To Find Out How Password Cracking Works? 6 years 4 months ago WallyB

This is an amazing - and scary - article. I thought I had a handle on how to create safe passwords, but the variations this cracking process easily applies shows me I'm not any safer than the majority of otherwise uninformed users. Everything changes today.

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The Simplest, Easiest PC Linux Ever 2 years 8 months ago WallyB

Willrun4fun, what would be your choice of distribution for use on an old, underpowered PC? I've not used Linux before, but I'm ready to give it a try to make some currently unusable hardware useful again.

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How to freeze your credit for free 11 months 3 weeks ago WallyB

It may not be tech info, but it's critical info that needs to get to everyone from any source available. Thanks!!

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 4 years 11 months ago walsh258

I run windows vista on a PC with a common access card reader to access a government email account when I am traveling. It normally works. However, I am never able to view any encrypted emails. I know that I need to download SMIME but I have not been able to do so successfully. Do you have any recommendations?

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Best Free File Comparison Utility 5 years 1 week ago Walt43

Your info is now bad due to updates...WinMerge dropped the running on W9x an XP about version 2.12.something.
I need it to run on W98SE but those ver now will not run there.
I have requested an older version from them because I have not been able to find a workable version for W9x.

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Best Free eBook Reader for iOS 6 years 5 months ago Walter Eagle

Could I suggest a close look at the Marvin reader app? http://www.marvinapp.com/ I find it absolutely excellent in every way.
For reading it has freely adjustable fonts, sizes, line spacing, paragraph spacing, margins, text and background colours etc - you can set the appearance of the book exactly as it suits you.
It has facilities for searching, bookmarks, notes, highlighting text. It also has the most incredible "A.I." Artificial Intelligence facility. Marvin will 'read' a book for you and, (to quote the web-site), you can ..
"•Look up characters and other names in the book in Wikipedia or anywhere on the Internet straight from within the app.
•Annotate names in the book and share your research.
•Find out where a name appeared first in the book. This is great if you forgot who a character is and need to quickly look it up.
•Fetch articles about the book and author biographies.
•Learn more about the book. Was it made into a movie, a play, a radio drama?
•Find and attach links to web content such as reviews and videos.
•Build summaries of the book."

If you store your e-books from your PC in Dropbox it will pick them up from there. It also interfaces really well with the best PC-based e-book cataloging program, Calibre.

I had one instance where I required support on it (I couldn't work out what I was doing wrong with some bookmarks), and I found the response from the author to be really prompt (less than an hour on a Saturday morning!), completely relevant and pointed out my error very politely. An absolutely excellent app, free of charge, with great support - what more do you need?

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This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple 5 years 9 months ago Walter Eagle

I have been using Q-Dir for many years and it is my absolute default file and folder manager. I did evaluate many other Explorer-type file managers at the time and all of them had something lacking. The big difference to me was the level of customisation that Q-Dir permitted me.

There's the obvious things like the actual view: 1, 2, 3 or 4 panes (I use 2 for 99% of my work). But, as a small example, one thing I didn't realise how useful it would be is colour-coding files according to their type or extension. At first I thought this would be a gimmick, but it's become part of how I manage data now. Many friends and colleagues have commented, positively, on this. In the same folder, I may have a bunch of Word files (coloured blue), PDFs (coloured red) and Excel files (coloured green). You can specify exactly what colour you want for every different file extension if you wish.

What about the built-in app launcher for other programs? I love this, especially for small tasks like Windows calc, CharMap, command line etc. There's nothing to stop you using it to launch a text editor (Notepad++ is a favourite), or browsers, or an office suite ...

Someone previously mentioned copying issues. I use TeraCopy for all my copying tasks and set it as the default for that. It gets launched automatically by either Windows Explorer or Q-Dir when required.

There's more to Q-Dir than just being an excellent file/folder manager. Have a look under the lid and see what else it can do.

Walter

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A Fond Farewell From Me 9 months 2 weeks ago walterbeckman

Thanks for your hard work and service to all your readers. Don't let the typing fingers rest too long. Again many thanks.

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 11 months 1 day 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 Firewall Protection 5 years 4 months ago wanderingmonk

Loved Comodo and been using it for a few years....but when I upgraded to 7.0 it just seemed to royally screw my system over. I wonder if there's guides or anything regarding this. I'm also getting tired of the ads they're starting to pop-up now every like 10 min.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 5 years 4 months ago wanderingmonk

I'm basically going through the same thing as this person posted here: http://forums.comodo.com/firewall-help-cis/horrible-experience-after-upd...

It basically made my computer unable to shut down (gets frozen on the shutting down screen), unable to install or uninstall programs (for some reason can't do windows update either), made certain programs unresponsive (may be the HIPS blocking it), and messed with my ethernet (because it installed something in my Local Area Connection properties). Everything returns to normal after removing Comodo while putting my computer in safe mode. After looking into it a bit, I think the security in 7.0 was just overly beefed causing me unable to do anything because it was just blocking everything, or the update reset my previous settings and just went back to being overprotective.....not entirely sure but it was not a pleasant experience. For now, I just removed Comodo and am trying out the Privatefirewall one until I can research why the 7.0 was screwing with my system.

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Best Free Reminder and To-do List for Android 3 years 11 months ago wanderinwoodsman

I must be missing something. I do not consider the "widgets" associated with this app numerous or thorough

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How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens 5 years 9 months ago wanderinwoodsman

I guess this program only works with error messages. I installed it and attempted to copy text off a standard page with no results. I fail to see the usefulness of this program after my initial attempt.

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 3 years 3 months 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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Offline Mode Makes Windows Defender Even Smarter 2 years 10 months ago wanderinwoodsman

So simple yet I would never have thought of this if it was not pointed out. Thanks

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Thank You for Donating 6 years 3 months ago wanderinwoodsman

I just made a donation because this site has provide more useful information than any site on the internet. Your tech specialist are the best. I almost receive too much information from you but that is ok. I have been having problems with my hard disk and the information you provided has be very helpful and most importantly easily to find. All the software reviews save me time and point to some great stuff. I heard about Dropbox, LastPass

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An End of Year Thank-you from Gizmo 8 months 3 weeks ago warra

Thanks Ian .......
I often wonder where we would be without Gizmo's Tech Support Alert.
It's my turn-to whenever I need an absolutely unbiased and honest review of free software.
Cheers from Bundanoon Australia.

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 4 years 1 month ago wayoutwes

I downloaded Rufus but do not know what I am supposed to put into the 1st, 2nd & 4th text fields. I am running a Windows 7x64 system with a 500GB NTFS formatted main system hard disk. I also do not know what GPT is. Please help.

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How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 5 years 1 month ago wbmorrow

I just registered because this is the only thread that I have found that actually addresses this problem. Simple searches return something entirely different.

That said, it is a good work around with no decent UI (I join the chorus of "I want my XP SP3"). However, I have encountered a new and confusing problem:

I have the color set at 196 196 196 and when I restart my computer, all the office programs use this accordingly. If the computer "locks" or goes to sleep, however, it returns to the bright white of 255 255 255. When I check the registry, it is still 196 196 196 and I have to restart to get the colors to turn back.

Does anyone have a thought on why this is happening?

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How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 5 years 1 month ago wbmorrow

Thank you. That is extremely helpful.

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Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon 5 years 1 month ago wbriggs

In US, go to 'More Deals', 'Songs by Price', Free.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2019 6 years 5 months ago wdhpr

Just got my first smartphone which runs on Android. I've installed many of your suggested apps and they all seem to be high quality. Thanks for your work on this list.

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How to Print from Your Android Tablet or Smartphone 6 years 1 month ago wdhpr

Works like a charm. Not sure if I will ever use it because document printing is normally used at my desktop.

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 4 years 4 months ago Webbtech52

I love the new site! Great Job!

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How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free 4 years 11 months ago Webdoc

This is all super great information. I learned a lot from this thread.

Would you guys please give me your opinion?

I am looking for a distro that:

1. Will run well on a P4 with 512MB of Ram
2. Is "Mom ready," meaning, your mom or grandma could sit down and just start doing her thing without getting lost.
3. Is a stable choice, meaning it will be around for a while and I won't have to babysit it very much.

Those three conditions are key, and should narrow down the choices quite a bit.

Bonus Points: It will fit on a CDROM.
Double Bonus Points: It will look pretty, for the office ladies.

I am engaged in a volunteer project where I need to update a bunch of old XP desktops and laptops for a local non-profit office. Some of the machines don't have a DVD drive, and can't be set in the BIOS to boot from USB.

I don't mind tweaking a setup a little bit. I always have to make changes to the way any Windows.

I am old enough to have experienced getting work done on a 286, so I just can't stand the idea of junking all these nice P4 computers (That I would have killed to own at one point in history)

Thanks!

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 2 years 7 months ago webguy

ImgBurn v2.5.8.0: Major Geeks editor says their version v2.5.8.0 has no Open Candy and I noted the file size is smaller than the ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 offered "from ImgBurn". The Softpedia one is the same smaller size as MajorGeeks. I did not run a checksum. I used to use imgBurn, but with the controversy, I decided to try BurnAware when I reloaded after upgrade to Windows 10.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 4 years 7 months ago webguy

First, thanks for your work on the reviews!

PING CAUTION: I was giving PING a first test by backing up a fresh Win 7 Pro install on a Dell Optiplex 330. I told PING to save both the System 100MB and C: (rest of 80GB drive) to a USB drive and to save NTFS details. It started, ran a few seconds, then shut down the PC. (Shutdown is the setting I used.) The PC THEN WOULD NOT BOOT. It said "Disk Read Error". I found it only wrote a few small files to the USB drive. I put the corrupt source drive in a USB adapter to look. I found it now has a 102MB raw partition, 74GB UNALLOCATED, and a 8GB raw healthy primary. I don't know if this was related to the hardware, the fact that I specified 2 partitions, that it was Win7, or something else. PING forums mentioned a few related items such as XP source corruption, that PING writes stuff to the source (maybe temp files?), and a mention of issues with certain Dell models. Does it really try to write to the source? Over the years, with other software, I have had a few bad images but never corrupted the source drive! (I am sure I selected the correct source and destination.)

Anyway, I think I should look for a safer free imaging solution for the non-profit I am supporting.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 4 years 7 months ago webguy

Thanks AndyR. Please see my answer to previous reply. (I was using bootable CD to run it :-)

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 4 years 4 months ago webguy

I have had Freemake v 3.2.1 for a while. I noticed the log entry you mentioned about the logo and some other comments so am trying to decide if I want to upgrade. As for the logo, if you have any other editing software, I assume it could be trimmed off the end.

BTW, Thanks to Arata for maintaining this section.

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 4 years 8 months ago webguy

I have not tried the site linked from this Wired article
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/exercism/
but it might be worth taking a look.

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 3 years 9 months ago webguy

QUESTION: The FAQ has this item "How to uninstall AVG Security Toolbar?". Does this Pro version install the toolbar or any other undesirables? I am waiting to find out before I install it.
BTW: I had no trouble getting the email with code and download link. Just had to wait about 5 minutes. THANKS!

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 3 years 9 months ago webguy

Thanks for checking!

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Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [Expired] 3 years 9 months ago webguy

I agree and also normally only do such operations from a bootable CD. I assume the installer gives you a program to do operations on other than the system disk as well as an option to create a bootable CD? I was going to temporarily install it only long enough to create the CD. Is that linked .ISO download the exact same version CD as the one created by the installed app? If so, why install it?

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You Have 1 Week To Get This $50 Video Converter For Free 2 years 3 months ago webguy

They must have EXTENDED the DEADLINE.
The Digiarty page says valid until June 6 - https://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/

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Learn an Unusual Fact Every Day at this Website 4 months 1 week ago webguy

I have been receiving the emails for years. I highly recommend subscribing. If you are too busy to read them all then just delete until you see one where you just can't resist looking. Each article also has related links at the bottom. You will be tempted to follow some on them as well. BTW, the author responded quickly when I had a suggestion/question about the site. rhiannon, I am you got the word out. They deserve the publicity and I think most GF readers will enjoy TIFO.

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PDF Shaper 1 year 5 months ago webguy

On PDF Shaper download page look for the sentence "Also you can download free version without optional offers". "free version" is a link.

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ImgBurn 2 years 7 months ago webguy

ImgBurn v2.5.8.0: Major Geeks editor says their version v2.5.8.0 has no Open Candy and I noted the file size is smaller than the ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 offered "from ImgBurn". The Softpedia one is the same smaller size as MajorGeeks. I did not run a checksum. I used to use imgBurn, but with the controversy, I decided to try BurnAware when I reloaded after upgrade to Windows 10.

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BurnAware Free 2 years 7 months ago webguy

VirusTotal showed it safe when I checked it 2/5/17 :-). Web Of Trust gave it Trustworthiness 91.

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BurnAware Free 2 years 7 months ago webguy

Be sure to uncheck extra items offered if you don't want them. It offered me Ad-Aware Web Companion and offered to change homepage to Yahoo.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 1 year 3 months ago Webguy52

Keep doing what you are doing. I look forward to your messages. I'm all in.
Jack

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Best Free Antivirus App for Android 1 year 1 month ago Webindiacrown

how to get https encryotion for website ?
blogger in hindi

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How To Remove Google+ From Your Gmail Account 5 years 3 months ago wednesday-mac

I can confirm that you must have a Google+ account to:

1. Comment on a YouTube video.
2. Add a YouTube video to your favorites list.

Also...I was out of Google+ for awhile and then got back in. I still can't comment on a YouTube video, I think because I have Java turned off unless I approve it, instance by instance or by approving the site.

It would be a great idea to provide readers with a list of what functionality will stop working if we get out of Google+.

I have every setting for privacy and circles locked down because I do not and will never use Google+ as a social service.

As for ads, there are numerous add-ons (at least in Firefox) that make it possible for me to never see a Google ad in my email. Yay. At the moment I'm using AdBlocker for Gmail and AdBlockPlus. The latter slaps down all ads on web pages.

And while it'd be nice to be able to comment in YouTube, I can live without it.

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