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70 Beautiful Dual-Screen Desktop Wallpapers Anonymous (not verified) view
74 Free Photo Libraries Online 4 years 4 months ago bernardz Thanks, I am a blogger and forever I need to grab some photos, so I will certainly give these shot. What I tend to do is google search for images -> then click search tools -> Usage rights ->labeled for reuse. Generally, I can get my photo there. If that fails, I go to the wiki but I will try these too now. One point is the legal status of most of the photos on the web is unclear, I have been assured that many photos on the net are not protected by copyright despite all the labels put on them. I suppose it depends how much you are willing to take a chance. view
74 Free Photo Libraries Online 4 years 4 months ago BobW

I'm sorry @bernardz but I think you've been poorly advised. My understanding is that, in the UK and USA at least, all photos posted to the net (or used anywhere else) have full copyright status unless explicitly revoked - this can be done by a statement on the web page or (better) embedded in the photo's EXIF/IPTC metadata. Just because some photos on the net have no EXIF or IPTC metadata, this does NOT mean that the photographer's or owner's copyright does not apply.
Having said that, most photographers will not mind one of their pictures being used in a blog article in a fair way. What really upsets photographers is when a commercial company takes a photograph off the net and uses it in advertising material without properly licensing it.

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74 Free Photo Libraries Online 4 years 4 months ago bernardz

Like everything Bob, it's not so clear nothing ever is. Say in your example, I had a picture of my wife on a beach, how do I show its likely that I was the photographer if its disputed?  Could she not argue her friend took it not me? As I am a non professional photographer, I cannot argue I have suffered any loss.

Here is a chart that I use that I think would be beneficial to the readers here. how accurate it is, if it came to court I do not know.

http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Infograp...

 

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740,000 Free Images That You Can Search And Download 3 years 1 week ago Geert

Was already mentioned in rhiannon's "Finds of the week" of 2015, Dec 15th (http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/finds-week-brilliant-time-zone-site-520000-awesome-free-high-quality-images-using-metered)

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740,000 Free Images That You Can Search And Download 3 years 1 week ago bwhite2323

You will occasionally find images on Pixabay that are watermarked, apparently to protect them from free distribution. Nevertheless, Pixabay is an outstanding source for images that may legally be used.

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740,000 Free Images That You Can Search And Download 3 years 1 week ago suruha

Pixabay is the go to photo stock place for me! The images are high quality and free to use! I find different photographers I like and follow them. That way, I get photo updates each time these photographers post any new images. Many of my peers in design are on to Pixabay, too! I think it is an awesome site!
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740,000 Free Images That You Can Search And Download 3 years 1 week ago Fairportfan

When i looked just now, i saw two photographic images featuring plush toy versions of trademarked characters (Kermit and the pink Panther), which i am pretty sure it would be better to not use on your website.

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740,000 Free Images That You Can Search And Download 3 years 1 week ago Anupam

If I remember correctly, earlier, Pixabay didn't have any sorting by category. It was just a long neverending list of scrolling photos, which made it difficult to navigate, in case you decided to stop looking, and wanted to see the images again some other time.

Now, they have made categories of photos, and have also introduced image navigation by pages, which makes it easier to navigate through the photos. And you can continue looking from where you left the last time by bookmarking the page.

It's quite a good site.

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740,000 Free Images That You Can Search And Download 3 years 1 week ago rhiannon I'm not up on that kind of copyright or trademark law, and in any case, it varies wildly from country to country. It's probably not enforceable on a global basis, unless you have a lot of money to pursue the issue around the globe in each case an image is used. If someone could find you legally liable for taking a photo or creating an image that contains something that's copyrighted, there's a lot of people in trouble - for example, what about an image someone posts on a site such as Facebook, where a person holding a copyrighted/trademarked object like Kermit the Frog? Or, more likely, a can of trademarked beer? Photographs are protected under their own copyright laws I think, as are books, manuscripts and other written content. I'm not sure where trademark infringement would apply to photos. view
8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else) 3 years 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

An excellent find. The fascinating field of computer forensics is certain to grow and provide well paid employment for investigators in the future. Wish this science had been around 45 years ago when I came out of high school.

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8 Free Computer Forensics Training Resources for IT Pros (and anyone else) 3 years 1 month ago rhiannon

It fascinates me as well. :)

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88 Places For Free History eBooks Online 6 years 6 months ago mr6n8 March 7, 2013, new sites added. All links checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve view
88 Places For Free History eBooks Online 6 years 5 months ago mr6n8 April 7, 2013,6 new sites added and 2 dead sites removed. All links here checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve view
88 Places For Free History eBooks Online 6 years 2 months ago mr6n8 July 14, 2013, 27 new sites added and 2 dead sites removed. All links here checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve view
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9 Free, Really Useful Screensavers 6 years 2 months ago dynamite00401 I absolutly love these. view
9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago freestuffrocks

Just to point out to people before they download the document that it is dated January 2011, and some of the programs have not performed well subsequently, notably Microsoft Security Essentials, which has now failed AV-TEST certification twice in a row, and has received generally very poor reviews from a number of different sources in recent times.

Auslogics, whilst being my personal favourite defragmenter, was completely missing from Gizmo's recommended list for nearly a year until it crept back in a couple of months ago.

Any chance of an updated list?

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9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy As Gizmo's own list, this is independent of and not influenced by our existing review content. The AV-Test results are only relevant to those who use their computer (of which I know none) in exactly the same way as described in the tests. These things also need to be taken in context. http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/01/16/lessons-learned-from-... MSE is widely used in my own circle, including for business use, and no one is getting infected. The same goes for the AV Comparatives so called Real World Protection Tests. If you read the full description, you come across this: "Tested on Winxp SP3. Initially we planned to test this year with a fully updated/patched system, but we had to switch back using older/vulnerable/unpatched OS and software versions due to lack of enough exploits in-the-field to test against”. So, they used an out of date system + programs that were neither updated nor patched, and folks using the current Microsoft system, and the last, are using these stats to choose their antivirus??? :) How on earth can they call this a “real world” test? MC - Site Manager. view
9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago freestuffrocks

I have to say my own experiences with MSE were rather different. Things were fine for about a year and then it let through the Clean This ransomware variant, masquerading as MSE. Instead of killing the process I clicked on the close button and the resulting carnage was a nightmare to clear up. I've been using Avast for over 18 months now and I've had no problems at all.

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9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy How did this manage to bypass UAC? MC - Site Manager. view
9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago freestuffrocks

Unwisely I had it disabled at the time. So, yes, there were contributory factors, but I would still have expected MSE to deal with it. Now I think of it, there were a number of other problems. MSE fairly regularly failed to block various trojans over the period I was using it which only became apparent when I scanned with MBAM.

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9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy To be exposed to "various trojans" suggests high risk browsing. No antivirus will protect users in this category, whereas far more simple measures will reduce the risk considerably (including not disabling UAC). I've tried to cover this in a bit more detail here. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/safe-computing-under-hour.htm There are of course different combinations that users may prefer and since I wrote the above article I've been using ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus and Firewall over an extended period with no problems and no infections. I have this paired with WOT, Norton DNS and the free version of WinPatrol. I test Windows software extensively, often in response to visitor comments, and I always check what each program is trying to do to my system with ToolWiz Time Freeze before committing to a full install. MC - Site Manager. view
9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago freestuffrocks

Thanks for the info. Very useful article too which I hadn't seen before. I wouldn't say my browsing is high risk but after the 'Clean This' incident I enabled UAC, ditched MSE, disabled Windows (Vista) firewall, stopped using IE and replaced them with the following: Avast free AV and Comodo firewall with D+ enabled (Chiron's guide made installation and setup simple). Like you I also use WOT, Norton ConnectSafe and WinPatrol free. I mainly use Chromium based Comodo Dragon browser with many of the extensions you recommend in your article, and this setup has served me very well for some time now. MBAM and Hitman Pro haven't found a single nasty.

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9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy I'm pleased you found the other article useful. True PC security will always be about risk management (as opposed to hunting for stuff after it has arrived) and in this respect a combination of tools will always be preferable to relying on a single program to do everything. Unfortunately, due mainly to the marketing of various programs, many users are lulled into a false sense of security when they see security programs labelled for example as "total" or "360". The setup you describe now is absolutely ideal for someone who is knowledgeable enough to maintain it. This refers mainly to Comodo but as you discovered already, Chiron's guide makes this a lot easier. MC - Site Manager. view
9 Great Freeware Programs that Should be on Every PC 6 years 3 months ago eXERGURL

Thanks. Can't wait to check these out.

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 5 years 7 months ago Kipster

Why is avast! Mobile Security the recommended anti-malware program here, when the Best Free Antivirus App for Android list shows 3 other programs all scored 5 stars while avast! is only 4 stars?

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 5 years 6 months ago Jojo Yee Many thanks for pointing out, Kipster. It's now been replaced with a new choice and updated in this article. view
9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 4 months ago BillK

Re: CM Security Antivirus App Lock
CM Security also offer CM Security Lite - Antivirus which uses less power, less memory and has fewer ads.
It seems to work quite satisfactorily.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cmsecurity.lite

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 4 months ago jonbourne

As long as you aren't rooting, no one needs an antivirus on your phone.

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 4 months ago arturo52

KeePassDroid is OK - But Keepass2Android is far superior!

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

Don't bet on that. There are exploits that can attack unrooted Android devices.

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 4 months ago jonbourne

An antivirus is not going to stop it. Manufacturers putting out timely security updates will.

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

...and until they do, there's anti-malware software.

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device (Based on ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat) 2 years 2 months ago lowndesw

Waze (owned by Google now) is rapidly becoming a "must have" for anyone that drives a car, truck, bicycle, stroller, skateboard.......

and, IF you live in the city, or the country, or in between.

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9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on Your Android Phone (Based on Android version 2.x) Anonymous (not verified) view
942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 3 years 9 months ago bem

Go. Read. Be amazed.

I personally have never had access to any text that so completely breaks down the concepts involved in programming. The indices alone are more complete and detailed than most college and tech school textboooks.

Good find! Downloading..............

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 3 years 9 months ago crosseyedlemon

Reverse Engineering is a lot like trying to understand why women are obsessed with shoe sales or if your a women, why men are willing to spend hours tinkering with a carburetor. It's pretty interesting stuff even when there are no clear answers to these questions.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 3 years 9 months ago ixan

Or why women are silly, empty-headed and obsessed with looks and getting something pretty cheap, but men are willing to put hours of intellectual effort and skill into something. I think your sexism has no place anywhere, certainly not on a techie blog where a lot of people are women. I was a consumer electronics designer and find your remark very insulting indeed.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 3 years 9 months ago dabney

Change "women" to "some people" and "men" to "some people" . (Unless you are doing sales surveys for product advertisers, perhaps)

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

The problem with keyboard shortcuts is that you have to remember which ones are associated with what apps and unless you are using them on a daily basis you soon forget them. Some of the tips listed are pretty good although I had to laugh at #15.... carrying a debit card that allows access to an ATM makes more sense.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 2 months ago rhiannon

One or two caught my eye as not being something I would do without a little more poking around for information, like this one: "Laptop batteries can last longer if you charge them up to only 80% instead of the full 100%" I haven't done checked that one out, but I would before started that as a habit. And #30,  buying a product on Amazon, and getting a refund if there's is a price drop within 7 days - I think amazon is in the process of discontining that.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 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 3 years 2 months ago baja463

Quote re Dropbox hack:
"Carousel is no longer supported

On March 31, we shut down Carousel and returned to a single Dropbox photo experience. Your photos are still safely backed up and accessible in the Dropbox desktop application, mobile app, and online at photos.dropbox.com."

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 2 months ago rhiannon Thanks for mentioning that, I've updated the article. view
99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Maybe you know several places that accept paper money but not debit and are some distance from an ATM but I can't think of one in the city where I live.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

I think the laptop battery tip only applies to the first usage. Your probably not going to be able to prevent your laptop from bringing the battery to full charge on sub sequence instances anyway.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 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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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 2 months ago rhiannon

I ran into one of these scenarios the other day. I was getting my oil changed at the small, family owned business I use in the town that's nearest to me. The service that allows them to process electronic transactions using debit and credit cards wasn't working and the phone company that provides the service said they wouldn't have it back up and running for a few days because they had to send someone from another state to fix it, even though the largest city in the state is half an hour away.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 1 week ago anandcoral

Thanks a lot :)

There are many tips which I did not know. In fact I used #3 tip to reopen Gizmo to post the comment, previously I used to "right mouse click undo".

Regards,

Anand

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 3 years 1 week ago rhiannon

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

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 1 year 6 months ago beergas

Thanks. Use this kind of app a lot. Been happy with old DuckLink Screen Capture but lack freehand & development. Always open to new ones.

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 1 year 6 months ago YossiD

I have been using PicPick for several years and it's marvelous. Very user friendly and convenient to use.

The only problem I've had is with scrolling capture, which I use often to save large sections of web pages as graphics. many times, the page begins to scroll and then stops. I've also noticed different behavior with different browsers. On the other hand, I've found that scrolling capture in ShareX (listed here recently as well) works a treat. So far it hasn't failed me on any web page or any browser. Unfortunately, I don't find ShareX nearly as convenient to use as PicPick. It doesn't have an editor and I find saving captured files to be non-intuitive and a bit of a nuisance.

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 1 year 6 months ago pecarroll

PicPick is a good product but I'm staying with [edited] as the latter is less encumbered and very easy to use.

{moderator's note: commercial software edited out.}

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 1 year 6 months ago AJNorth

PicPick has been my go-to tool for screen captures, editing and image conversions since first reading about it at Gizmo's (then known as Tech Support Alert) well over a decade ago (I use the portable version). A bit of creativeness allows capturing an image larger than the screen with just a little extra effort. Five stars.

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A Backup Program That's Free, Simple and Reliable. Anonymous (not verified) view
A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago Phylis Sophical

Nice n simple to understand. I like that it gives a temperature reading as well. Used portable version

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago harrym

Windows 10 : No disk found. Useless.

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago Redback

Windows 10: works fine for me, so far from useless. I used the x64 portable version. Thanks Rob, nice one

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago hpearce

My SSD C drive says GOOD with 99% underneath it .... but I can find nothing in help to explain what this means.

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago Sope

@ hpearce
Look at the detailed info below where diskinfo says "remaining life" for your SSD, it should be matching that figure. For SSD's this is like a wear indicator rather than state of health. It's not telling you it's 1% failed but rather that it's used up 1% of its estimated life expectancy.

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago hpearce

Thankyou

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago JamesCA

Downloaded portable but on double click DiskInfo32 file I get message Not Found "Graph.HTML"
Please advise next steps

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A Better Hard Disk Health Diagnostic 3 years 1 month ago punkinema

Which version do I download? There are several different ones listed and your article doesn't mention this. Thanks!

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A Better Way To Copy Files 2 years 3 months ago Australia

Thanks Rob for the recommendation for your preferred file copy utility

For me to use a file copy utility, it has to:
1)Be fast
2)Be supremely accurate, and provide a complete copy of all folders and files, with no missing files
3)Ensures all copied folders and files have the same date and time, of the original source folders, files
4)Be portable (this is not essential, but I prefer all my applications do not touch my registry)

I suggest when trying a new file copy utility, always check the result by using a folder comparison utility, to make sure the copy job was complete and a true copy of the original. Some file copy utilities dont accurately copy folders with lot of levels of subfolders

I commonly copy files across to a back up drive, and there is an important difference between 'copying files' and 'backing up files'
Regarding backing up your data, you are not creating an accurate backup if the copied files have different dates and time stamps to the original source, which is what most file copy utilities do

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/12-file-copy-software-tested-for-fastest-transfer-speed/
This is the best comparison study I have found, from an independent source, regarding most of the free file copy utilities available for Windows
It compares the speed of copying of each utility to the copy speed of Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8

I have used the freeware "Fast Copy", as it is free, fast, and ensures the copied folders and files have the same datestamps as the originals

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A Better Way To Copy Files 2 years 3 months ago PhilR_SoT

Fast Copy does appear to preserve the date/time stampof files but it only seems capable of copyng entire directories unless the 'filter' option is used. This would be OK for a single file or all those which fit a flter string, but not to select a few files with wildly-different names in a direccory with many entries.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Geekomatic

I've always used Geekuninstaller....any idea how this one compares?

Btw, there are programs I've un-installed using Windows own which ends up leaving hundreds of leftover files, found running a file search & then a reg search....not good.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Phylis Sophical

Awesome as usual from Nirsoft. Even showed some programs that for some reason won't show up in Revo Uninstaller.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago LittlestMac

First impressions:
A very thorough initial scan; takes almost 2 minutes to finish and allow the user access to the interface.
Why do I have 18 versions of Microsoft Visual C++? Is this necessary?
I don't see too much of a difference between this and Revo Uninstaller, free version (the program I've been using for year).

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

Possibly 64-bit? Last i checked, Revo free doesn't do 64-bit.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

Perhaps this program does 64-bit, which Revo free doesn't (or at least, didn't, when i checked last, a year or so ago)?

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I see there is a 64-bit version, which i have downloaded.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago mur_phy

Up until Revo did not offer its product free for 64 bit I chose it but after had to move to Advanced Uninstaller 11 but then it had some issues and have since moved to Geek Uninstaller also which does what Revo does but much more quickly and with less muss and fuss attached. This program I likely will install to see the "before" & "after" results.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago arieshifman

Thanks. All the Nir Sofer products are excellent.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Kumar_Shah

Don't know what you mean, Revo Free doesn't do 64-bit. I've been using it with Windows 10 64-bit with no problems at all.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

That's what i thought until i read an article that caused me to check - it RUNS fine on 64-bi Windows ... but it won't UNINSTALL 64-bit programs.

As i recall, 64-bit programs don't even show up in its list.

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Kumar_Shah

You are quite wrong and inadvertently misleading people with your comments. From their web page:

Revo Uninstaller Free is fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

Yoiu might want to re-read my original comment - in which i said that the last time i checked Revo - about a year ago - it didn't handle 64-bit programs (even though it ran on 64-bit Windows).

Then, since you quoted the Revo website, i will also - from this page (the change log): https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_full_version_history.html

"September 19, 2016 Revo Uninstaller Freeware version 2.0.1
Removed ad panel
Fixed Minor bugs
Updated language files

August 04, 2016 Revo Uninstaller Freeware version 2.0.0
Added - Full 64-bit support
Added - Details Panel about selected program in Icon view
Added - Еxport command(for the list of installed programs and leftovers)
Improved User Interface
Improved Hunter Mode
Improved all 8 additional tools
Many minor improvements"

Last time i checked my calendar, August 2016 (when they finally added full 64-bit compatibility) was rather less than a year ago.

SO.

Yes, i was incorrect. And, yes, i suppose that my remarks could mis-lead people.

BUT. I was correct as of the last time i had personal knowledge of the program, and, since since then i have not had the program on my computer, because it didn't do what i needed it to, i had no knowledge that the function had been added.

Perhaps you should have searched the Revo website a tad more thoroughly before you assumed that what i said was incorrect IN THE CONTEXT OF HOW AND WHY I SAID IT.

(That page was the second result - after what i assume is the page you quoted from - that came up on a google search for "revo uninstaller 64-bit")

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A Better Way To Uninstall Programs 2 years 4 months ago NeilF784

Folks this is not a forum for rude snarky comments. Be polite. It is a forum to help users not for anyone to trumpet that they believe they are smarter than someone else.

Now my input I use IObitUninstaller and like it a lot. I particularly like its "Powerful Uninstall" option at the end. This shows the "dregs" not initially cleared.It too is free. I always update it as soon as a new version appears.. I am running Win10 Version 1607 -64bit.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 6 years 3 weeks ago jimspoon

I copied some very large files from one drive to another last night - had a hardware problem that corrupted at least some of them, I'm afraid. today I'm using Nirsoft HashMyfiles to generate hashes for both the source and destination files. It's very slow, apparently now reading only about 25MB/sec. Pretty sure it's not the fault of the software, but rather of other factors (drives are in external dock connected via esata, other programs running, etc.)

So I am definitely looking for a program that would verify very large files FAST. I wonder if there is a file copy program that can generate hashes for source and destination files during the file copy? Or could that be trusted?

Anyway thanks for the links. Will definitely try them out.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 5 years 7 months ago sicknero

Teracopy has a verify option which generates hashes during the copy/move process.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 5 years 3 weeks ago jimspoon

thanks very much - i will give Teracopy a try.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 4 years 4 months ago snakyjake

Alternatives:
FileVerifier++
wxChecksums

I'm looking for something that uses better algorithms; MD5 is real slow.

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A Brilliant File Verification tool: A Second Opinion For Your Data’s Integrity 1 year 1 month ago stamessage

Alternative:
CrcCheckCopy ( I am its author )
- free
- command line tool
- Windows and MacOS
- CRC32 (fast)
- supports unicode filenames and folders
https://www.starmessagesoftware.com/crccheckcopy

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A Brilliant Internet Radio Stream Player/Recorder/Searcher Anonymous (not verified) view
A Brilliant New Way to Create and Share Your Presentations, Fast and Easy 3 years 10 months ago crosseyedlemon

Anything having to do with Microsoft will most certainly not deserve to be called brilliant....lol. I tolerate Windows but for any other application you can be sure there are better open source or independent alternatives to what Mr. Softie can offer.

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A Brilliant New Way to Create and Share Your Presentations, Fast and Easy 3 years 10 months ago vandamme

I wonder how much it cost them to come up with the name. First thought I had was "swayback nag". I uploaded a 5 MB powerpoint, but then it hung halfway through Swaying (Swayifying?). A different PDF worked but looked pretty nasty. But thanks for trying, Microsoft.

Funny thing, they have a nicely done tutorial; they put it on Google's YouTube.

I might try again, using the web to Sway(tm) a presentation written in LibreOffice. Topic: "Why Linux is better than Windows."

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A Brilliant Way to Organize a Meeting or Activity Online Anonymous (not verified) view
A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago Geekomatic

How does Slimjet handle java, flash, Google apps, https logins to banks, etc? I had issues at some sites using Midori.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago MidnightCowboy No one here can replicate your own internet usage and therefore comment on what might be your personal requirements but since there's a portable version why not try it and see. MC - Site Manager. view
A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago tedwest

As I said or indicated on my comments about Pale Moon, Slimjet is THE best browser and it has few peers, and I'm familiar with more than a few browsers, and it's portability seems in keeping with my overall assessment... except that since I last commented, I discovered that portability is a bit of a misnomer - just last night I decided to use mt Slimjet setup on another machine, and the browser worked fine, but none of my extensions did. Worse, when I opened the extensions page none of the extensions were even listed.

So I copied the extensions again, opened the browser on the new computer, and... nothing! They copied because I saw them in explorer, but they were gone after I opened slimjet again, and I haven't been able to solve this problem. I've been backing up slimjet along with everything else, and I had the same result when I tried to run the backup copy - nothing but the browser itself worked. It appears I'll have to manually set up everything on my other computer. So from where I'm at, Slimjet is portable in that it doesn't require much setup or write to the registry, but it won't work properly when you try to use it elsewhere. If anyone has a solution, it would be most welcome.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago Geekomatic

I don't run Windows. Query is for another person. As I'd seen other browsers such as Midori "recommended" only to find it lacking in the basics such as described, I asked. Accessing https, java, Drive, etc is hardly "personal" but more an expectation for general browsing. I'm fine if you say, "we don't do testing, beyond VirusTotal". Thanks anyway.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago Bobcat 2105

Just for basic info. Not sure about the portable version, but the install put 5 new entries into my registry. Flashpeak, BLBeacon, FirstNotDefault, PreferenceMAC;s and Stability Metrics.

Update: Just installed portable on a different computer and it wrote to the registry. Good browser, but the claim that it doesn't write to the registry is false. Although, the entries are normal and harmless.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 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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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago exbioman

Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3 dual booted here. Slimjet worked just fine sideloaded in Mint. In Windows which I use constantly, not so good. Froze. Used it along side Opera and Firefox for 2 years. To replace FF as default browser. Liked it otherwise. Use Opera for its built in VPN. And to watch videos.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 year 7 months ago exbioman

https sites just fine. The rest, Java?, flash, apps, you're looking for trouble IMO. Since it's Chrome engine based, apps probably work like they would in Chrome. In case you don't know, running Java in your OS is a security risk. Flash is being shunned on browsers. Sites using Flash are outdated. Risky.

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