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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I relied on Firefox for over a decade because of the excellent versatility that it's add-ons provided. Had to abandon that browser about 2 years ago because many started to hang on my system (Windows 7). If your running 17 without issues I assume you have a more recent OS. I currently limit myself to 4 on Chrome.

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Best Free PC Games 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

Angry Birds:

http://www.epic99.com/angry-birds/

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

Tom's Editor Desktop:

http://tomseditor.com/blog/viewer

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Wallpaper of the Week: Creaky Candlelit Library 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Reverse image search has higher resolutions. This one is 2560x2048:

https://imgur.com/a/myE5piM

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Wallpaper of the Week: Creaky Candlelit Library 7 months 3 weeks ago Olan Umezaki

only free in certain resolutions. else $14.98.

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Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... MindForger is human mind inspired personal knowledge management tool ...": https://www.mindforger.com/ view
Wallpaper of the Week: Creaky Candlelit Library 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Me, too. And library cats. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Creaky Candlelit Library 7 months 3 weeks ago classicggma65

Thanx for this one rhiannon...I have always wanted to go to a library like this. Bring a sleeping bag, a cooler for food and drink and my MP3. Then I'd start at the top, working my way down each section. Can you imagine what treats we could find there? Guess I'd also have bring lots of tissues and allergy pills since I can also imagine the dust. Of course, a place like this would also have a cat or two...

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Share Files and Clipboard Across Your Android Mobile And Linux Computer 7 months 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee

Many thanks for your kind words Yankiwi. Using "KDE Connect Indicator", which is a fork of KDE Connect for non KDE desktop environment, should be good. I tried it on Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 and it worked pretty well.

You can install the above KDE Connect Indicator by copying the following commands, then paste and run them in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/indicator-kdeconnect && sudo apt update && sudo apt install indicator-kdeconnect

After installation, run KDE Connect Indicator on your Linux computer to pair it with your Android mobile on the same WiFi network. The Indicator also adds "KDE Connect Send To" to the context menu when you right click a file with the default Nemo file manager in Linux Mint.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

LOL define essential. :)
I do so much of my work in a browser that my list of "essential" Firefox add-ons is 17.
Less in other browsers because they don't have equivalent extensions with the same functionality.
There are some add-ons I don't use in Firefox because they interfere with performance, and have consistently done so over a period of years.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I think it's absurd that this many document formats exist and although browser addons can be useful, they affect your browser effectiveness so you have to restrict yourself to just the most essential ones.

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Share Files and Clipboard Across Your Android Mobile And Linux Computer 7 months 3 weeks ago Yankiwi

Great find, Jojo. I currently use Dukto, which is a superb little app that works like a charm for transferring files and text between devices across a network. KDE Connect seems to have some interesting additional features, but appears to require some additional steps to go through for setup with non-KDE desktops. If anyone has any experience in setting up KDE Connect with Linux Mint (either Cinnamon or XFCE), I'd appreciate any feedback on how well it works, any issues to look out for, etc.

Thanks for all your hard work in finding these little gems and keeping us updated, Jojo. After 33 years of working with strictly MS-DOS and Windows, I now find myself a relative newbie in the Linux world as I learn and prepare to switch all our computers from W7 to Linux, so I really appreciate your insights.

Cheers.

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DVD slideshow GUI 7 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy As of last month the percentage user share for Windows 10 has dropped and that for Windows 7 increased no doubt because more people are moving back to a system they regard as better than it's "upgrade". With Windows 10 having only 38% of the Windows user base, software still running on 7 and even XP still has a valid place here. MC - Site Manager. view
DVD slideshow GUI 7 months 3 weeks ago pbouthil

FYI...This program no longer works correctly when installed on Windows 10 64-bit version. It works on Windows 7 but not on Windows 10. I was able to get the preview function to work by installing an older version of DirectX but getting into the slide functions pan, zoom and rotation tool , you can manipulate the slide but the program will not keep the settings on the slide. I also had problems with the tsMuxeR program. It would open up the cmd/terminal window but it just hangs up and you are unable to close the window even in Task Manager. You have to reboot your PC to stop the program from running.

DVD Slideshow GUI was a great program back in the days of Windows 7 but because it is no longer being updated and not a fully functional software anymore it should be removed from the best DVD Slideshow reviews.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 7 months 3 weeks ago magicus

Hi everyone
There should be included the new category of 'timeline software'.
Notable new software beeing The Timeline Project on sourceforge.
This is good software but absolutely not finished, more on a project niveau.
Others are only extension to project-manager tools.
any other suggestions very welcome.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago jaazman

Please keep me in for some more years, I have been a fan of your site for a long time, your site is one of those few places I'll miss. Thanks for the service

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I understand what you mean about privacy and the lack thereof with Google, Facebook and others.

The add-on doesn't use Google Docs itself, or Zoho services itself, or other third party services, rather, it leverages the API's for those services to make files viewable in a browser window (Zoho viewer API, Google viewer API etc.).
API's (application program interface) are software to software interfaces, not a UI's (user interfaces).

From what I understand, files are opened independently of the Google Docs UI (User Interface) itself - that is, nothing is opened using Google Docs or any of Zoho's services. 
You need a Google account to use Google Docs and an account with Zoho to view files in their services.
The file viewer opens embedded files whether you have an account or not in any browser I've tried it on.

I don't know enough about coding or API's to say definitively one way another whether those API's can track what document or file embedded in a web page is being viewed or the content of that document or file.
Maybe someone else here knows?



 

 

 


 

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago Yankiwi

Hi, Rhiannon,

Thanks for the tip. It might be handy in an emergency if I'm using a VPN (e.g., in Opera), but if the extension is using Google Docs to open documents, I'm afraid I'll have to pass. Google has demonstrated an insatiable appetite for gathering every conceivable scrap of information from those who use any of its services and I value my privacy way too much. It's hard to avoid using absolutely everything Google, given the tentacles it has spread into the online world, but I'm sure as heck not going to surrender any info to Google knowingly if I have any alternative, and in the case of opening these documents, I do.

That issue aside, many thanks for all your hard work and the many finds you share on this site. I really appreciate everything that you and the other Gizmo contributors do to make this site so excellent.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Not to my knowledge. It uses online tools like Google Docs and Zoho viewer to view files embedded in web pages. It's been around a few years that I know of and has been written up at various reputable tech sites. I would think if there was an issue it would surface in several places, in particular the reviews on the browser add-on/extension download page.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago abrandt

Thank you. I wanted 100% certainty that reading HDD located files is *not* an option. ~ AB

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Name spelling is not an issue. No worries and no apology necessary. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 3 weeks ago Dirigo

Hi rhianon. Just noticed I misread your name and misspelled. My apologies ...

I too like it and will continue to experiment. Take care and anything you discover new I look forward to reading about it!!! LOL

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome, and thank you.

Experimenting is good - Trace is still in beta but I'm liking it quite a bit even with the occasional hiccup.

 

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

It reads supported file formats on web pages using third party tools to view the files. Not, as far as I can tell, any files on a HDD. 
 

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 3 weeks ago Dirigo

Thanks rhlannon for your response. I'm 'learning' more about this add-on, but won't claim I understand it all. LOL It's pretty nifty from what I'm experiencing and I carefully always check the Browser Console, Today's comment in the Browser Console reads as follows: The resource at “https://bcp.crwdcntrl.net/5/c=5117/b=49273876” was blocked because tracking protection is enabled.[Learn More]. I haven't been on the internet much today, but as i surf I'm sure more such comments will be added to the Browser Console.

I did check all the items you suggested and am getting more than a warm fuzzy, this add-on is good. I've got to experiment more with enabling/disabling different functions to see if I blow up my set-up. LOL Thanks again, young man ( I think I can write that as I'm 78 and still 'playing' with computers. I'm a relic from the old, very old days using assembly code, microcode, wiring boards, etc. Take care.

Bo Dirigo

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago abrandt

Howdy, rhiannon:

For clarification... is this extension cable of reading HDD resident files... or only ONLINE?

THX. ~ Alan

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm guessing that since Docs Online uses third party online tools to open files and documents that there isn't a tool or API available for that format.
You might try EPUBReader - it's available for Chrome and Firefox.
https://www.epubread.com/en/

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. I'm not sure how it would integrate into an email client.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago DrBongo

Just installed it on all 3 browsers. A Thunderbird version would be nice.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago sgodlovitch

But where's the ever-elusive ePub?
Stan

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago abrandt

Thank you. Will test over the next week.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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Best Free PDF Tools 7 months 3 weeks ago chantellelee

Hi there! You can also include LightPDF. This free online tool has a lot to offer. it comes with converter, editor and many more. Actually, I am using this tool for a couple of month and it is very helpful. Thanks with this tool. https://lightpdf.com/

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Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... Cmdtypist is a programmer oriented typing tutor ... designed to work on the gnome-terminal, xterm and uxterm and other consoles. It consists true programming lessons, so the user can type and learn at the same time ...": https://github.com/Noslac/cmdtypist view
View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 7 months 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks rhiannon.
I'am going to try it!
Peter.

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Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... WTF is a personal information dashboard for your terminal, developed for those who spend most of their day in the command line ...": https://wtfutil.com view
Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago tweedy

Best site on the net i will always want to receive emails from gizmos

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I don't know  if it's a Firefox issue, or an issue with the add-on. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You can identify the components of the add-on and what they do in the add-on interface - click the icon on the toolbar and select "Settings". The list of features appears, click on any feature and it will expand with a definition.
You can contact the developer and ask about this, the address can be found in the Privacy section of the add-on. They are very responsive.


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A Fond Farewell From Me 7 months 3 weeks ago Chigwells

Yep, I'd like to also add a fond farewell to you Robert. I have been using this website for some years, and it's greatest benefit is to point me towards useful, well-functioning freeware. As you point out, a lot of software can be poorly constructed; additionally I would like to add that another procedure with software is to have to download it to check whether it does exactly what I need. Your pages take away most of that tiresome stuff, here I am able to refine my software palette. Another benefit, is I end up with LESS software on board, because I have been able to choose my software more accurately.
I am a self-taught semi-geek, and I help friends and family keep their electronica under control, and I am always promoting this site as the go-to for safe, quality software. Cheers!

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How To Delete Your Digital Assistant Conversations (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.) 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You can turn off the microphone on Echo (though if you have a remote, the microphone stays active). In Google you can go through the link in the article above and click activity controls and pause any of Google's services there, though if you use Google across devices, they won't sync.
If you use Android, follow the directions here: Change "Ok Google" settings - Google Assistant Help

For other services, see this article: Amazon, Siri, Facebook, Google: How to turn off listening devices

The vendors involved say the devices recording what you improves functionality for you. A search would probably turn up reasons why. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago kashu

Absolutely YES! I've been a Gizmo fan for years--and Gizmo, I haven't heard from you in many, many years! Glad to hear from you again! I go to techsupportalert.com about twice every day. Keep me in your family!

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago ank42

Please, keep me on board, or -if dropped - provide Valium for the ensuing withdrawal symptoms. ;-)

Joke aside, thank you for a superb service and dedicated commitment. (You're better than all the Prozac in the World)

Thanks again. Take care.

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How To Delete Your Digital Assistant Conversations (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.) 7 months 3 weeks ago Australia

Thanks for this guide Rhiannon
I dont understand why our devices need to be recording at all !

Even better if you can switch off the voice recording function entirely. Is this possible ?

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago Mode1

Yes, Yes, YeS!! Please keep me on the list. I have learned more here than any place else:>) My computer and my skills are far better receiving tips and tricks here. Keep them coming. Two thumbs up.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago Raveton

Informations très judicieuses Très bon site

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer

Free programming books:

https://goalkicker.com

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Download 92 Actual Size Printable Rulers For Free 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

They are an image from Pixabay (my favorite free image site).
Since there were several sites listed in the article, I used a generic image. All the sites are good and I don't want to give one precendence over another.
https://pixabay.com/en/measure-yardstick-tape-ruler-1509707/

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Download 92 Actual Size Printable Rulers For Free 7 months 3 weeks ago A2Bob2

Where are the rulers shown in your graphic?
thanks

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago phltrnr

Yes please, keep 'em coming.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 3 weeks ago mauries

A great service I'm with you all the way!

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 3 weeks ago Dirigo

Hi,
I installed this on Firefox and it doesn't seem to cause any problems. The question I have is related to when I first start my browser a Browser Console appears. Is this normal? Most of the time this Browser Console is blank, but a few times there have been informational comments made and displayed in this console.

I've tried going to the creator's web page for more informational ... basically looking for a user guides to learn more about this extension, but never did get connected. On the surface it looks pretty good, but I'm not familiar with all the things it is purportedly doing.

Thanks in advance.

Bo Dirigo

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago Webguy52

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

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago windyctyprog

Absolutely continue, you are indispensable.

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 7 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for letting us know. This was due to an internal change on the Comodo website. The link has now been changed. MC - Site Manager. view
Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago Dbelly

please keep on informing me and keeping me geek aware

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago Gandolfwzrd

How do you respond with a "Yes"?

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Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 7 months 4 weeks ago NotSoSure

Your link to Comodo Backup, at the top of this page, seems to have been hijacked. Both times I clicked that link, it took me to a browser warning about app.cloud.XXX instead of to a Comodo website.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago Fairmont423

Excellent information

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Here's what I heard back from the developer, hope this fixes it:

"I wasn't able to recreate this error but I have had some issues with Google Docs in the past which have been fixed by disabling "JS plugin hide".

Whitelisting was recently improved in an update I pushed, so if they make sure they're on the latest version that may fix the issue. The latest version at the moment is 1.8.15."
 
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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago mmmike

This is the best newsletter that I receive! Keep 'em coming!

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago brchrys

Yes, please continue sending your notices to me

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago aakhurshid

Thanks for the information you provide and please continue to do the same for me.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago jamesw770

Thanks, keep those e-mails coming.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 7 months 4 weeks ago Australia

Thanks Rhiannon for informing us about the best utilities to protect Windows 10 users

Can we please have a specific section of TechSupportalert for these anti Windows 10 spying utilities ?

It will be very popular section

The more we can inform people of these safety utilities the better

Tech companies like Microsoft have all now joined the race to spy on our browsing habits, and gosh knows what else they want from our computers. I wouldnt put it past them wanting to know what ages are the people using the computer, and spying through our webcams. Cortana is probably sending our voice recordings back to Microsoft. Its all too much.
Microsoft etc will try and be a step ahead and will want to block these anti spying utilities. So we need to be a step ahead, and keep our eyes out to see which is the most effective and uptodate freeware solutions to this issue

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago dadndave

Please don't stop I like it. Makes feel so good when I get it. Love every word of it.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago focu

yes please

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago particolor

Yes Please !! :-) :-)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago AJNorth

Thank you so much, rhiannon! This is exactly the information I was hoping for (and includes some which I could not find at the developer's site).

Cheers,

AJN

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for the info.
Small typo towards the end: ...if you what... --> if you want (I suppose)

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago jbones42

I would be hurt deeply if I didn't get my emails from Gizmo. I am a loyal reader of your emails. And have been helping as best as I can with my donations. MC - You are a great Site Manager. Please keep up the Good Work
Jimmy (jbones42)

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago Tyronekay

Been with you for ages, want to continue, great site, awesome content.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago SayLor77

Long time user and pass along informationto others

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago stevemiller54

Tetra-dittos. I very much appreciate not only the email newsletters, but also the GF website. Many thanks from a grateful yank. :-)

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

That kind of activity is what created the need for the GDPR.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago fred64

Yes, I want to keep getting email from Gizmos. Been a fan for many years, thanks so much for what you and your pals do.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 7 months 4 weeks ago Australia

Beware the argument, that because something is free, that the providers of a free service can violate your basic human rights to privacy and identity safety

Its like the public restrooms at the beach. None has a right to provide free restrooms - and then install peepholes in the walls, so that the public can be spied upon

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago MikeM23

Thank you for having me. Great site to find just about anything.

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago classicggma65

Thanx much for the info...and keep doing what you are doing. Without Gizmo I would not understand so many things and I would not have found all of the neat sites/software that I now have. My computer is safer because of you and I can say after several years I can actually understand at least half, if not a little more, of the comments. So much still to learn...

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 7 months 4 weeks ago capefred

YES, I want to continue receiving your eMails.

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

That's a good suggestion. I'll pass it along to the site moderators. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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Do You Want to Continue Receiving Information from Gizmo's Freeware? 7 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for pointing this out - now fixed. MC - Site Manager. view
Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 7 months 4 weeks ago Australia

We would never have known about the extent of Facebooks intrusion. We were just fortunate that an insider from Cambridge Analytica revealed the truth. We then found over 89 million accounts had been hacked, including Mark Zuckerbergs !
Keep discussing the truths and avoid being reassured that your data is safe. Do not trust tech companies, they do not have your best interests at heart.

Watch carefully as operating systems like Windows 10 try to connect you even more closely to Microsoft servers (aka the Cloud).
Microsoft are planning in a short time, to even link your Clipboard to their cloud ! Do not let them do this

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 7 months 4 weeks ago Tom12

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 7 months 4 weeks ago Tom12

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago gizmofan1248

Thanks! I had forgotten that ;-)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks for mentioning it, I'll pass it along to the developer. :)

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 7 months 4 weeks ago Photo Addict

Thank you for reviewing this product.

I am having problems with Trace and Google Docs.  I whitelisted the site, and even whitelisted I get redirected to an error page saying I need to change my browser.  I had to disable the Trace plugin to get to my spreadsheets.

 

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Best Free Memory Optimizer 8 months 1 hour ago ssybesma

This seems to work on my Dell Latitude E6400 which is already maxed out at 8GB RAM (chipset limit - no way to add more) and running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

If you are able to add more physical RAM, that is always going to be a lot better than using something like this. Memory is not that expensive.

But if you're up against the physical memory limit already, this can definitely help make the most of what you have.

It really seems to do a better job of squeezing out the optimal usage of memory than Windows does.

It can also help make up for poorly programmed apps that are memory leakers (keep increasing use of but don't release memory back to Windows).

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Getting Bunches Of Privacy Policy Updates? Happy GDPR Day 8 months 4 hours ago rhiannon

It looks like it's going to be ongoing issue as long as some tech platforms consider their users as an income stream from collecting personal data in exchange for using the platform for free.

Microsoft - you can try either of these to cut back Microsoft's ability to collect data on you:

Get Blackbird - Windows privacy, security and performance

O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

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This Chrome/Firefox Add-on Lets You Leave Almost No Trace Browsing Online 8 months 4 hours ago rhiannon

It's not in Opera extensions as yet. I installed it from the Chrome Web Store. You can use Chrome extensions in Opera, directions are here:
How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera | Gizmo's Freeware

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 8 months 10 hours ago Ayushman

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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