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Notepad With Added Encryption Makes A Great Password Saver 1 month 2 weeks ago bjm_-_

One problem (for me) re fSekrit > fSekrit runs across the entire windows range: 9x/NT/2K/XP, 32-bit as well as 64-bit x86 editions.

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Best Free Word Processor 1 month 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

Personally, if all i need is to enter and edit text, i use EditPad Lite.

If i want fancier features (including PDF output, eBook creation, etc.) i use Serif's PagePlus - which current computers are powerful enough to use for text input and editing.

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Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility 1 month 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

In my own experience (accidentally formatted the disk with most of my photos on it) Recuva works better than MiniTool
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Revo Uninstaller 1 month 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

Does it work with 64-bit applications yet?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 2 weeks ago marcdarkin

Thanks for the clarifications, Remah.

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Create Amazing Effects By Removing Colours From Your Images 1 month 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

Some cameras - my Nikon D5300, for instance, have this ability built in.

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Create Amazing Effects By Removing Colours From Your Images 1 month 2 weeks ago bama222

Thank you! This is an awesome find!

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Notepad With Added Encryption Makes A Great Password Saver 1 month 2 weeks ago Gravwell

One (minor) problem: The saved file can only be opened using the Safepad application. Any recipient of such a file would need to have a copy of Safepad on their computer. Not a big deal but there's an even easier way to save or send encrypted information. Use fSekrit (freeware) which produces a self-decrypting exe file requiring nothing more than knowing the password to extract and read the file. To me, simple is always better.

http://f0dder.dcmembers.com/fsekrit.index.php

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Equip Your Android System with a Recycle Bin 1 month 2 weeks ago bernardz

This today really saved me, I deleted a whole lot of photos a few days ago and thought I was f*k with the wife and today I remembered that I had Dumpster. Looked there and found them. My life was saved. 

Thanks Jojo for writing this up.

I think it should go into the best android list.

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Free Software for Aspiring Novelists 1 month 2 weeks ago Pepperbat

My personal favorite is http://www.wordcradle.com/ . It has many of the same features as Scrivener (The best paid for novel writing software in my opinion) but its free.

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Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 month 2 weeks ago Remah

If you are considering using Google Photos to replace Picasa then read my comment:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-digital-image-viewer.htm#comme...

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 2 weeks ago Remah

Two clarifications:

  • Although we have removed Picasa from this site - it has also been removed from Best Free Photo Organizer - it is still usable software. Google have not prevented use of Picasa but they now provide no support, development or download page for it. It is still available from freeware download sites.
  • Google Photos is not a replacement for Picasa but only a replacement for the web-based service provided by Picasa Web Albums. Many Picasa features are not available using Google Photos because Google has decided it is not worth the cost to a) continue with a desktop application or b) to integrate all the Picasa features into Google Photos.

If you are looking to use Google Photos to replace Picasa, then be aware of some big issues :

  • Google Photos manual organization is limited so you don't have the same options that you had with Picasa.
  • Google Photos expects photos to be correctly date and time stamped because it uses these for the default organization and timeline.
  • Face tagging doesn't work the same. It was buggy-as in Picasa but at least you could do manual editing if you needed to.
  • Comments and captions are also gone.

See http://googlephotos.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html

The history:

  • 2006 Picasa introduced a web-based service called Picasa Web Albums.
  • 2011 Google+ was introduced and photo services were added. Picasa Web Albums were integrated with Google+ photo services in 2012.
  • 2015 Google Photos was introduced based on the Google+ photo services. Google Photos still integrates with Google+ photo albums.
  • 2015 Picasa development ceases.
  • 2016 Picasa support ends.
  • 2016 Picasa Web Albums close down except for some existing users.

 

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Wallpaper of the Week: Sunrise at Driftwood Beach 1 month 2 weeks ago Sgluber

Wonderful! *applause*

Thank you, rhiannon! :-)

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 2 weeks ago marcdarkin

Picasa has been finally retired by Google and I have removed it from the article. It has been replaced by Google Photos but this new app won't be reviewed here since it's not exactly an image viewer nor a desktop program.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Sunrise at Driftwood Beach 1 month 2 weeks ago EldonW

This is a beautiful wallpaper. Thank you!

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 1 month 2 weeks ago George.J

The new version of Foxit 8.0 is now available. 

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 1 month 2 weeks 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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Now There's A Free WhatsApp Desktop Program 1 month 2 weeks ago emphyrio

The WhatsApp desktop client is basically a Chromium web browser package that displays the online WhatsApp from https://web.whatsapp.com. That's why it's a whopping 60MB+ download.

There's a simpler solution to achieve the same thing.
- In Chrome, open https://web.whatsapp.com
- Click Menu - More tools - Add to desktop - Open as window - Add

There you go: Whatsapp on your desktop. Including notifications.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 1 month 2 weeks ago Hanna Wu

I use Eye Pro. It's easier to adjust the screen brightness. Eye Pro can perform the necessary adjustments automatically, based on the time of day. Late at night, the application increases the strength of the filter, and the change is gradual enough not to be noticeable.Everyone can have a try,it is all free.

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CCleaner 1 month 2 weeks ago Remah

CCleaner Free has always provided free browser cleaning. I use it for: IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox/Waterfox. I checked that this is still the case on the latest version 5.19.

Perhaps you mean the Browser Cleaner program which is not the same as CCleaner? Or perhaps you mean that automatic cleaning is a paid feature over and above the free feature for manual initiation of cleaning?

 

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago Injeun

From the website:
System requirements:
Windows 8, 7, Vista, 2003, XP

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CCleaner 1 month 2 weeks ago thubleau

Do you guys actually test this stuff?
CCleaner browser cleaner is not free it requires you to buy the pro version to activate this feature.End of story

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

Eikelein,
Why do I use Chrome?
* highly recommended in numerous tech journals
* extensions are useful
* gave up Firefox long ago, and can't remember now the reason why

But more to the point: the problem is not with Chrome; the problem is with the task manager that is very poorly designed.

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Notepad With Added Encryption Makes A Great Password Saver 1 month 2 weeks ago bjm_-_

Launch SafePad from Desktop >
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: SafePad.exe
Problem Signature 02: 1.3.0.0

Edit: fixed > I had moved SafePad out of the extracted folder away from SafePadClient. Fixed by having SafePad with SafePadClient in extracted folder.

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Notepad With Added Encryption Makes A Great Password Saver 1 month 2 weeks ago JonSulli2k

Both version 1.3 and 1.2 trigger WinXP SP3 to throw the error: "SafePad.exe is not a valid Win32 application." Even moving it and its .dll to System32 gave the same results. Didn't find "install" instructions on the web site and one comment below says: "It's Portable!" Go Figure.

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago tonyl42

Not impressed with this.

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 month 2 weeks ago jonyhung

You're looking for a calendar staying on the desktop. CalendarDC is the software you need. It has transparent calendar with many type: day, month, year. You can also manage your time with event management. Weather of your location is a useful function in the softwar. You can download free at calendardc.com

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago Stacia52

This page just happened to show up when I have tried everything to figure out why all of a sudden my laptop is running so slow, but after reading the comments, I don't know if I should download this Task Manager.

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago movrshakr

As noted previously, it DOES INSTALL--is not standalone!
Fonts are small for over 40 people, and unchangeable.
Columns in the display list are unsortable.
I did not use my Revo install monitor because you said t did not install...a bit unhappy.
Not impressed with this.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 1 month 2 weeks 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 1 month 2 weeks 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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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago papavonschoen

Does it work with Windows 10?

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago eikelein

@Bruce_Fraser
So why then are you still using Chrome?
If your box slows down that you would want to use a tool like this kill Chrome (completely) and then take your look...
Just sayin'...

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago Mike C

I saw immediately that it need installation. I tried to sandboxie the thing. It won't run as a portable. Wish I could report further -- just don't want to run it outside the box. Not to say it's not a good program after installation.

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Finally, a Task Manager That's Easy To Understand 1 month 2 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

1) Re: "that needs no installation" Huh? After downloading, it immediately wanted to install, in order to run.
2) One can view only the top nine programs. The viewing window cannot be re-sized. If I scroll down to see other programs, it jumps right back up to the top. Since Chrome by itself can occupy several spots, this is really limiting.
All in all, I'd far rather use the normally recommended programs.

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How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc 1 month 2 weeks ago ar550n1c

This is not a repair of the system at all. This is a startup repair. Only for if your PC is not booting properly. We have not been able to repair the Operating Systems via boot since Windows XP. The startup repair will ONLY fix startup problems. The title of the article should be changed because the wording advertises something that used to be possible, and no longer is. Should be titled something like "resolving startup problems". When you title it "Repairing Windows 7 System" you are stating that this repairs the Windows 7 Operating System. It does not.

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 2 weeks ago ppllkk

Thank you all for your help.

Phil

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Web of Trust (WOT) 1 month 2 weeks ago mehman

WOT is disable in Firefox 48 Beta 5 on my laptop. The reason being its not signed. Any workarounds/alternatives for this issue?

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 2 weeks ago adam933

WHRB - Add a new station with the following url:
http://hrbinc-low.streamguys.net/listen.pls

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 2 weeks ago deya

Ok, there's a comment from adam933 on the recent comments page - for some reason it isn't showing up on here?

Anyway, he's kindly posted the WHRB station URL, here;
http://hrbinc-low.streamguys.net/listen.pls

If you read this ppllkk, copy the URL, open TapinRadio then click 'File' - 'Open URL' - then paste in the URL and click 'OK'. The station will play, I'm listening to it now so it works fine. Once it's playing add it to your favourites so you don't lose it, it's stored for future use then.

Dunno why adam933's comment isn't showing here, maybe it'll show up later - but, anyway, thanks for posting the URL :-)

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon Thanks for mentioning that, I've updated the article. view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Rambox - free and open Source messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one ...":
http://rambox.pro/

 

"... Tauon Music Box is a streamlined desktop music player for playback of local files ...":
https://github.com/Taiko2k/tauonmb

 

bpkg is a bash package manager:

http://www.bpkg.io/

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Tauon Music Box is a streamlined desktop music player for playback of local files ...":
https://github.com/Taiko2k/tauonmb

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Two Free Portable Application Launchers 1 month 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

When using the link provided here, both the product and web page are fine. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/40748aefc0760ca071022e716e52be64b64ab3...
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/85b46ca1e7f5a4171c2ac1a58a409a0d29082...
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/codyssey.com/
The only "detection" is from Zillya which is riddled with false positives and as a product about as much use as a paper bag in a thunderstorm.

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Two Free Portable Application Launchers 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

When I attempted to download CodySafe, FF gave this warning -

Reported Unwanted Software Page!
This web page at fileslocker.com has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Unwanted software pages try to install software that can be deceptive and affect your system in unexpected ways.

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 3 weeks ago deya

You're not doing anything wrong, ppllkk. I've searched for WHRB but the search comes up blank. That just means that WHRB isn't in the station listing database on TapinRadio. I suppose it's impossible to list every radio station in existence. However, what you can do is send a suggestion to the developer and see if the station can be added to the list.

To do that, open TapinRadio and click 'Help' at top right of the player. In the menu, scroll down to 'Suggest new station' and click it. In the window that opens provide as much information as possible about the station, then click 'OK'.

It's up to the developer then as to whether the station is added to future station listings. Sometimes stations are added, sometimes not. All you can do is suggest WHRB and see what happens. It's definitely worth a try. Hope that helps.

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 1 month 3 weeks 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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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 3 weeks ago ppllkk

For some reason, this program cannot find WHRB or whrb.org.

What can I be doing wrong?

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99 Practical Tech and Life Hacks and Tips 1 month 3 weeks 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 1 month 3 weeks 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 1 month 3 weeks 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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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 1 month 3 weeks ago Luftmensch

I have the same problem with this programme.

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How To Create a Hotspot in Windows Using These 9 Free Tools 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee OSToto Hotspot looks good too as it allows auto startup when Windows start while Baidu Hotspot seems to be lacking in this feature. I tried to place the latter in the startup folder but it didn't work for me. view
Notepad With Added Encryption Makes A Great Password Saver 1 month 3 weeks ago David R

It's Portable !

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Best Free DVD Authoring Software 1 month 3 weeks ago DeLoon

DVDStyler has a new version V.3. Its still beta as of me writing this, but, it's really good! It also (at this time) has no crapware in the binaries. Its really fast, has lots of easy to use settings. Its even fast on this old heap with 2GB ram and a cpu made in the stone age. I stopped using it due to bad payload and slow, slow, slow. Now its almost perfect. VSO is the benchmark, and, this ain't far off! Well worth a look.

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Now There's A Free WhatsApp Desktop Program 1 month 3 weeks ago astral_cyborg

Yeah, working only by synchronizing with the phone sucks. I hope they will change it at later versions

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Now There's A Free WhatsApp Desktop Program 1 month 3 weeks ago ixan

I use Whatschrome extentension, which is exactly the same thing. I have a second whatsapp account from another phone (it doesn't have to work) and transfer info easily from the web to the phone by sending it there. Whatever I've typed will be on the same account I'm typing from (as well as the other account) on the phone. This way I can send files, pics, links very easily. But also I can type out long sms on the laptop and then just copy and paste them when they are on the phone.

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Now There's A Free WhatsApp Desktop Program 1 month 3 weeks ago pvilan

Rob:
I completely agree with your comments
I installed web whatsapp in my laptop a few months ago, when using Windows 7.
Now, I have updated to Windows 10 and it keeps working OK.
I love the possibility of reading in a large screen and writing with normal keyboard.
Regards
Peter
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TuneIn Radio 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

The download links are all visible and working for me. Have you got a browser add-on or security software interference? MC - Site Manager.
http://i.imgur.com/dkuMlhp.png

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TuneIn Radio 1 month 3 weeks ago kkanalz

Well, this computer program ("app" in modern parlance) looks not only interesting, but USEFUL! There's just one glitch: the purported "links" to actually download the program are not really links for a download, but put you into an endless loop of going from, essentially, the opening page of the article to the next page and then back again... around and around. I could see any specific "link" for the download. Where have you hidden it?

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How To Create a Hotspot in Windows Using These 9 Free Tools 1 month 3 weeks ago George.J

I'm really starting to like this one. Attractive UI and a handy Send files b/w phone & PC option. 

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 3 weeks ago budchekov

I'll second that, thanks Jojo, and to deya for the forum link,
Nice bit of gear ! :)

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 3 weeks ago deya

Not sure about Nexus, I've tried it in the past but, just checking now, it doesn't seem to have been updated since Feb 2012. I went ahead and downloaded Nexus on a spare machine running in virtual, uploaded it to VirusTotal and it got flagged four times for Conduit toolbar. During the install you get offered the toolbar although you do get the option to opt out, which I did. Once installed it would only run if I right clicked on the Nexus icon and selected 'run as administrator'. I did that, it loaded, and then a screen appears asking you to fill in all your details and open a Nexus account. You can't use it until you've done that. So I left it at that and re-booted the machine to have rid of it. So just a word of caution about that.

There was a brief period a few years ago when Tapin also went down the toolbar route, an attempt to help fund the project. Lots of users were up in arms about it at the time so the developers discontinued the toolbar offer, this was in 2012. Instead they created a free or paid option, which still exists today. It's up to the user to decide which they prefer. I use the free version - totally free, no toolbars or anything of that nature. This is the version that's been reviewed here and which works perfectly well albeit with a few features disabled - scheduled recording, showing lyrics etc, which Jojo has pointed out in the review.

There is a thread on the forum for TapinRadio so if anyone wants to try it it might be worth reading through it. It's not a massively long thread, just five pages, but it may be useful for reference. It's here;
http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/multimedia/5412-tapin-rad...

The beauty of TapinRadio is its simplicity, it's nothing too fancy but offers a huge selection of worldwide radio stations. It doesn't hog resources yet still offers lots of functionality.

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Quickly List All The Devices On Your Wireless Network 1 month 3 weeks ago StarkmanAlive

Oddly, it's reporting my ethernet connection as wireless. I'm not running wirelessly.

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TapinRadio 1 month 3 weeks ago toonpig

A massive thank you to whoever it was who found this site. I have looked for something like this for ages none of them even came close to TapinRadio
thanks again great find

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 3 weeks ago Malbec

You're right... I didn't notice that! Thanks for answering so fast!
M.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy "You will need a dedicated computer to use Sophos firewall application"... so it is therefore outside the scope of this review. MC - Site Manager. view
Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Going to check this out although I think a basic screen recorder would probably accomplish the main tasks here. I'm a fan of Tune-In online radio but if your looking for a stand alone option that can unobtrusively sit in the background while you browse websites, Nexus Radio is worth a look.

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 month 3 weeks ago Malbec

Hi tim,
thanks for this very intreresting paper!
And what about "Sophos UTM Essential Firewall", free for home users? Did you tested it? I'd be quite glad to have your opinion about it.
Best regards
M.

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How To Create a Hotspot in Windows Using These 9 Free Tools 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks Jojo. :)

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Play and record Internet radio streams with this simple and easy-to-use player 1 month 3 weeks ago deya

JoJo - that's a nice review of a great little program, one that's a particular favourite of mine.

Thanks :)

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How To Create a Hotspot in Windows Using These 9 Free Tools 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Baidu Hotspot did it quite well for me. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 month 3 weeks ago avtar

What do you make of the allegations at: http://www.techsupportalert.com/user/reset/11572/1467407281/2QrLro_8_Gy3RHyp75PCnA_lxqYeDVLq97r-sFXB1t4

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Best Free Disk De-fragmenter 1 month 3 weeks ago jpvnstn

DiskTune which was on the previous list (4.5 out of 5 starts, was in top 5 of freeware defraggers) is now back as DiskTuna at www.disktuna.com. Has been revived, the current version is where DiskTune left off, and is being further developed now.

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How To Create a Hotspot in Windows Using These 9 Free Tools 1 month 3 weeks ago George.J

The one that I use is number 4 in the list: OsToto Hotspot. Baidu's Hotspot looks great. I'll try that one out. 

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LastPass 1 month 3 weeks ago Joe A.TT

You could give KeePass a try. That's what I use - the 1.xx portable version. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/keepass.htm-0

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LastPass 1 month 3 weeks ago avz10

I have been using LastPass for the past few years and have always been happy with this password manager. I have been quite busy recently, but eventually got around to install the app on my S6. Unfortunately, it is not free. As I live in South Africa, where our currency is basically plummeting whenever Pres Zuma opens his mouth, paying for an app on top of nearly a junk status economy, is currently not possible for me.

What is a another good app that would manage my passwords on both Android and Windows 10?

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CLCL 1 month 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee

Try this Brad O, download and unzip the plugin to a folder, then go CLCL main window, select Tools > Tool Setup, click "Add", browse to the folder containing the plug-in, select the plugin, e.g. tool_text.dll, click "Open". A list of tools from the plugin will appear, select a tool you need, click Ok to confirm.

This tool will then be available from the Tools menu.

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progeCAD Smart! 1 month 3 weeks ago mommakosh

Floor plan

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CLCL 1 month 3 weeks ago Brad O

I used CLCL several years ago and was happy with it. I don't know why I switched to something else, probably a newer shinier model of clipboard manager! But I thought of switching back to CLCL now and I can't find any help file with it. I mainly was wondering how to "plug in" the plugins. I downloaded them but cannot find out how to put them to use.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Blckbrd is an infinite blackboard on your desktop ...":
http://ystr.github.io/apps/blckbrd/

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Find Out Where That Shortened Web Link Will Take You 1 month 3 weeks ago eikelein

Cool!
Triple thanks Rob!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Katastrophe - command line tool to download torrents from kat.ph ...":
https://github.com/alyakhtar/Katastrophe

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Increase Your Privacy by Turning off the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 7 1 month 4 weeks ago BuckSkin

Thanks so much; I would never have figured out how to disable without your instructions.
I just finished disabling it on three separate Windows 7 machines.
There is a ton of stuff on that list; I wonder just how much of it is junk that should be disabled.

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Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile For Viruses and Malware 1 month 4 weeks ago Gibbs.Slap

Commspro, where did you get your information on the last update? If you click on the VT link Jojo provided you will see the last update was done on 26th June, 2016. I will be downloading this to all three of my androids. VT is a very good link/URL tester [red-rated product reference removed as per site rules]

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 1 month 4 weeks ago Jorpho

...So, what exactly did this utility tell you about your wireless connection that enabled you to fix the problem? Don't leave us in suspense.

(Some suggest that the only solution for a router that keeps dropping a connection is to get a new router.)

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Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile For Viruses and Malware 1 month 4 weeks ago lunchbeast

Why not? "I wouldn't use..." implies you think there's something unsatisfactory about the app, and I'm probably not the only one that feels if you're going to make a comment like that, it's worth explaining why not and why "...can suggest this one..." is a better option.

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Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile For Viruses and Malware 1 month 4 weeks ago Pushmataha

Commspro,

At a glance it looks like the funnycat app is a front end to the virustotal app, developed in conjunction with VT. Is there any real difference in the two as far as detection of problems? If FC is a front-end to VT, won't the last update of VT be more significant, since the update to an access point doesn't really add any detection value, maybe just a better (or not?) user interface?

Either way, I'm going to try the fc version based on your recommendation, with the assumption that the detection quality won't be any less than VT, and with benefit-of-the-doubt, maybe it's better. I'd try them both, but I'm worn out from writing this and only have the mental energy for one.

Best

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Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile For Viruses and Malware 1 month 4 weeks ago commspro

4 years since the last update?...Really??

No offense but I wouldn't use this app. Instead I can suggest this one, which is being developed in collaboration with VirusTotal : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal

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Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile For Viruses and Malware 1 month 4 weeks ago eikelein

Thanks, Jojo Yee!
Finally a trusted second opinion to check my Android phone against!

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I Love This Free Set Of Integrated Techie Tools 1 month 4 weeks ago terrawarra

...and a thank you from me too rob !
Have to agree with Peter...this is a nice little addition to my tool kit.

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Best Free Online Books For Kindle 1 month 4 weeks ago petermark

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 1 month 4 weeks ago Conure

I like these Nirsoft tools. I don't use them all the time and I often forget all the tools that are available. I found this excellent program that downloads and updates Nirsoft and Sysinternals tools:

http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/index.php

WSCC is a free, portable program that manages all of these utilities in a nice customizable interface. With one click you can update all the programs and get any new ones.

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I Love This Free Set Of Integrated Techie Tools 2 months 4 hours ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
As they say in the web site, this is really an Swiss Army knife!
Downloaded OK. Now, to try every tool!
Regards
Peter

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Best Free Firewall Protection 2 months 6 hours ago ComodoSucks

You sir are an arrogant fool.
I have tried installing Comodo Firewall on the different windows 10 computers, all different vendors and the install fails!
FATAL ERROR. at 99% of the install, but hey according to you its every thing else , why don't you go tell Misrosoft its them, or is it also not their issue, its some kind of mysterious alien presence in the ether that is the problem.?

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 2 months 12 hours ago KrankyMax

I installed this program on windows 10 pro, and all I see is a blank space. I did the F9 like instructed, and that too is a blank space with nothing in it. Nothing that tells me about any network connections.

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 2 months 13 hours ago George.J

I think the "fastest" tag has to be given to UltraSearch now, and I love how it achieves its speed by using the MFT directly on the NTFS partitiions. Moreover the latest version has a load of changes, the major one being support for searching for file content. 

Switched to UltraSearch from Everything, and am really happy with it. It comes in 32 & 64 bit flavours, is crapware free and portable too. 

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 2 months 13 hours ago ribonucleic

My download of the offline installer of Freemake was blocked by Symantec as likely malicious. This article needs an urgent update.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 2 months 14 hours ago jmjsquared

Yup, Nirsofer's Nirsoft has a tool for just about anything you might need or want for Windows.

@Rob, - After months of proper functioning, one of my laptops began having the same exact problem which (after much digging and troubleshooting) I only managed to fix by uninstalling my third-party Windows Firewall utility, (Binisoft's "Windows Firewall Control - WFC") and resetting Windows Firewall to defaults; uninstalling the WiFi adapter and *deleting* its driver; then, rebooting and reinstalling the adapter, followed by the firewall utility. So far, after about six hours, all remains well . ~;-)

My difficulties began while I was traveling and repeatedly switched back-and-forth between two ISP's (via tethering to my phone) without first shutting down the firewall; and perhaps, even rebooting for good measure. I know you know how to fix your problem but I hope sharing my experience is helpful.

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 months 17 hours ago agq456

Thanks for this info !! I am downloading the ISO file now.

The only 2 choices as far as language were French and Korean (no English) -- not sure why that is, but I chose French as I can at least muddle through that if need be.

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