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Gizmo's Freeware: The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// The Fastest Text Editor I've Ever Seen Posted: 20 Aug 2014 10:31 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Sometimes a full-featured word processor is too much. You want a simple text editor, for viewing and editing text files such as program source code, HTML, system logs, and so on. There are hundreds of text editors available, including the simple "Notepad" utility that has shipped as part of Windows from day 1 and which still exists in Windows 8. There are also loads more available for download on the internet. One of the things I personally look for in a text editor is speed. I don't need loads of whizzy features, because I rarely need to do anything more with a text file than edit and search it. But I need the program to be fast when loading or searching files, and I need it to be able to handle big files.... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With thie Free Browser Add-on
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With thie Free Browser Add-on Posted: 19 Aug 2014 11:02 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Have you noticed that web pages nowadays take longer and longer to load? Even if you have a decent ADSL or fibre broadband connection, there's still a noticeable delay while certain pages load. And it's worse on particular sites. If you look down to the bottom of the screen when you're waiting for a site to load, you'll often see messages pop up which provide the clue as to why your page is taking so long to load. The server hosting the content you're interested in is working just fine, but the delays are caused because of all the other advertising platform systems that your browser is also being asked to connect to, so your movements can be tracked. This... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: The Ten Top Windows Tips
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// The Ten Top Windows Tips Posted: 18 Aug 2014 10:24 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Tips Editor Vic Laurie writes " Time flies and it is now four years since I began writing Tech Tips. To mark the occasion, here is a selection of ten of the all-time most popular Windows tips. All of these have been viewed at least 100,000 times." There is something here for everybody. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Free Mobile App of the Week: Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More (iOS and Android)
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Free Mobile App of the Week: Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More (iOS and Android) Posted: 17 Aug 2014 09:24 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Ginger Page is a simple and capable text editor that not only checks spelling but also grammar and punctuation mistakes. Putting a feather in its cap, Ginger Page has a rephraser as well to discover alternative ways to write your text. Once you finish a sentence, tap the feather icon at the top of the editor and it offers you a list of alternative word choices and sentence structures for clearer reading. When you’re done with your text in the editor, you can conveniently copy your result to the clipboard, tap the Share icon to export your text via a third party app like email or Facebook, or save it as a text file to a cloud service such... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Wallpaper of the Week: Soft Morning Light
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Wallpaper of the Week: Soft Morning Light Posted: 16 Aug 2014 09:08 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... This weeks wallpaper is a tranquil scene of a young evergreen tree in a dewy field with fog softening everything. The sun is a diffuse orange on the right while the rest of the area is colored with muted greens, blues and greys. This is a quiet wallpaper where icons show up nicely. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Create A Browser-Based Game Of Your Own
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Create A Browser-Based Game Of Your Own Posted: 15 Aug 2014 12:54 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Ever played an online browser-based video game and wondered how you might go about creating one of your own? If so, then here's something that might interest you. PlayCanvas is a complete development system designed for creating browser-based (HTML5) video games. As a beginner, you can get started just by dragging and dropping items (as well as cameras and lights) onto the page, and then specifying what happens to them. As you get more advanced, you can program your game from scratch in Javascript, which is the main language that PlayCanvas supports. Once your game is complete, you can play it online in a browser. With the help of an add-in or 2, you can even package it and publish it to the Android and... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video Using this Free Web Service
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video Using this Free Web Service Posted: 14 Aug 2014 02:36 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... If you ever need to join 2 or more MP3 audio files together, check out this free online service which will do the job perfectly. Just click on the Add Tracks button to upload 2 or more files to the service. You can then move the order of the tracks if you wish, as well as selecting whether each track will fade in or out. When you're done, press the Join button and, after a short wait, your merged file will be ready to download. The service is easy and simple to use, and is free. And because it's online there's nothing to download. There's no limit to the number of tracks you can uploaded, so long as the merged file doesn't exceed 750 MB. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Access Wikipedia, Using a Modern Interface
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Access Wikipedia, Using a Modern Interface Posted: 13 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... As one of the top 5 most visited web sites in the world, it's hard to deny that Wikipedia has earned a place in most internet users' hearts. But while the content of the site may be incredibly useful, it's also fair to say that the interface looks a little dated. It's not been updated in more than a decade, and it shows. Which is why an intriguing new web site and browser add-in caught my eye recently. Wikiwand is a web site which skins the standard Wikipedia content with a much more modern and professional look and feel. Instead of browsing the online encyclopaedia via the normal Wikipedia address, use Wikiwand instead. You get the same content, but with a much better presentatio . There's also a free browser... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip Posted: 12 Aug 2014 10:48 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Most of the time, simple formatting of a Gmail message is all you want. However, if the occasion arises for some fancier formatting, it turns out that there are a number of HTML tags that Gmail supports. Here's the full list: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon Posted: 11 Aug 2014 09:04 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... You're probably aware that Amazon operates a digital music store that lets you download songs and albums in MP3 format to play on your PC or portable device. However, if you thought that all songs need to be paid for, you'd be wrong. There are loads of free downloads available. In fact, when I searched amazon.com for free MP3 downloads there was no less than 46,000 tracks available, covering all music genres. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: New Free Windows System Tool from Sysinternals
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// New Free Windows System Tool from Sysinternals Posted: 10 Aug 2014 12:32 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... It isn’t often that we get a brand-new addition to the famous suite of free system tools provided at Windows Sysinternals and when we do it’s worth noting. Mark Russinovich has just announced a tool called Sysmon. System Monitor (Sysmon) is a Windows system service and device driver that, once installed on a system, remains resident across system reboots to monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log. It provides detailed information about process creations, network connections, and changes to file creation time. By collecting the events it generates using Windows Event Collection or SIEM agents and subsequently analyzing them, you can identify malicious or... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back.
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// CryptoLocker Encryption Cracked. How To Get Your Files Back. Posted: 09 Aug 2014 09:45 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Over the past few months, one of the most dangerous viruses affecting computers has been Cryptolocker. Once infected, the virus encrypts all of the document files on your PC, and then demands payment (usually by Bitcoin) in order to divulge the necessary decryption key. While it's possible to remove the virus with standard antivirus software, and thus stop the infection spreading any further, the encrypted files remained encrypted. Until now. It turns out that some of the key servers used by the Cryptolocker scammers had been intercepted by the authorities, and they managed to capture enough information to allow them to decrypt the documents of anyone whose computer had been affected. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Finds of the Week:
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Finds of the Week: Posted: 08 Aug 2014 12:36 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon - - You're Getting Old - Free Rhyming Dictionary - What Is My Screen Resolution? - GeoGuessr http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Update brought quite a few changes. Here are tips to help you configure five of the important changes to suit your own preferences. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Replace Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Replace Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts Posted: 06 Aug 2014 11:23 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Here's a neat extension for users of the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Rapportive automatically looks up information on the web about the person whose message you're currently reading, and displays it on the right hand side of the page in a separate panel. The system can trawl social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, even if you're not a member of those systems yourself. If there are pictures of the person available online, Rapportive can often track those down too, and display them for you. Not only does Rapportive add useful social information to your overall Gmail experience, but it also displays its information in the panel that Gmail would normally use to... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Windows 7 Startup Explained
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Windows 7 Startup Explained Posted: 04 Aug 2014 12:13 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Editor "Remah" writes "This article is written for Windows users who want to know what is happening during Windows startup. My goal is to make Windows startup more easily understood by the average user." And I think he has succeeded admirably. This excellent article is strongly recommended. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily Posted: 03 Aug 2014 04:11 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Process Explorer, from the clever people at SysInternals, has long since been a go-to troubleshooting tool for Windows experts. It helps you find out which programs and services are running in the background on your PC, along with how much processor time and memory they're taking up. The tool is a great way to find out just how much stuff your PC is doing in the background, along with running the programs and applications you actually choose. The latest version of Process Explorer, released in the last couple of months, also includes a handy new feature. You can now right-click on the name of a program or service, and it'll automatically be submitted to VirusTotal for instant checking. Within just... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Another Free Chrome Browser Extension For Full Text History Search
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Another Free Chrome Browser Extension For Full Text History Search Posted: 03 Aug 2014 12:18 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Recently I wrote about All Seeing Eye, a free extension for Chrome which lets you search the full text of every web page you've visited. There's actually another similar extension which does the same thing, albeit in a slightly different way. Deeper History again stores the full text of all the pages you visit, so you can find that page again if you remember a couple of words that appeared on it. Unlike All Seeing Eye, Deeper History doesn't replace the built-in History system, but instead you access it by typing dh followed by the Tab key in the address bar. One drawback with Deeper History, over All Seeing Eye, is that it doesn't store a thumbnail image of... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 Posted: 01 Aug 2014 11:20 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) has been frequently mentioned here and version 5.0 has just been released. This is a powerful tool for protecting PCs. The Microsoft announcement says: EMET is a free security mitigation tool designed to help IT Professionals and developers protect against emerging threats targeting vulnerabilities that are either unknown or for which a security update has not yet been applied. It is compatible with the most commonly used third-party applications at home and in the enterprise. EMET effectively works by enabling security mitigations to be applied to applications without the need for... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Great Collection of Articles and Aids for Understanding and Explaining Technology
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Great Collection of Articles and Aids for Understanding and Explaining Technology Posted: 31 Jul 2014 02:16 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... If you are an educator or someone who frequently explains technology to others, here is a resource that is a real find. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: The Definitive Guide to the World's Wondrous and Curious Places
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// The Definitive Guide to the World's Wondrous and Curious Places Posted: 30 Jul 2014 10:55 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Our Website of the Week is Atlas Obscura, a place where you can find off the beaten path treasures from around the world. This description from the site sums it up nicely: "In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you'll find them." http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Wonderful Chrome Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Wonderful Chrome Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2014 01:29 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... The built-in history feature built into all web browsers can be very useful. If you need to revisit a page that you looked at yesterday, or a month ago, just search through the history listing and you'll probably find the correct URL listed there. However, the browser history would be much more useful if it stored not just the URL of the pages you visit, but also the text that was on the page too. And if it let you search that text, to find precisely the item you remembered reading without having to know the site that it was on. If such a feature sounds like something you'd appreciate, and if you use the Chrome browser, then your luck is in. A... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: My Currently Favoured Youtube Downloader
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// My Currently Favoured Youtube Downloader Posted: 28 Jul 2014 01:02 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... It's often useful to be able to download a Youtube video in order to view it offline. While the web is full of programs and sites claiming to offer such a facility, they are sometimes expensive. And those that are free tend to disappear without warning, so the system you used last week no longer works today. A couple of days ago I needed to download a large (800 MB) video from Youtube, and a little searching took me to Keepvid as a system to try. And it worked perfectly. Just go to the site, paste in the address of the Youtube video you want, and within a couple of seconds you're presented with a whole host of download links as shown below. You can download the complete video in a number of different... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Wallpaper of the Week
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Wallpaper of the Week Posted: 27 Jul 2014 04:54 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... This weeks wallpaper has small waterfalls spilling amongst soothing green moss covered rocks. If it's summer where you are on the planet, you may wish you were there. This image manages to catch that delicate balance between a slow enough shutter speed to bring the moss in to focus and the faster speed of the water. Nicely done. Icons are visible but not high contrast. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: This Best Selling PC Game is Free Until July 31
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// This Best Selling PC Game is Free Until July 31 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 01:56 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Sims franchise is easily EA's best selling video game series, and Sims 2 along with its 8 expansion packs is now offered for free until July 31. Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation game that continues from Sims, 25 years later on. There are prominent changes in the second instalment compared to the original. The isometric view of the game converted to full 3D. The player ages and has different life stages:- Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult, Elder and upon dying will pass their genetics to their children. Although there are no in-game goals you need to lead a Sim from birth to death, build up skills and relationships with other people, have a successful career, make sure your Sim... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Wonderful Browser Addon Lets You Search Text Of All Visited Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014 04:04 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... The built-in history feature built into all web browsers can be very useful. If you need to revisit a page that you looked at yesterday, or a month ago, just search through the history listing and you'll probably find the correct URL listed there. However, the browser history would be much more useful if it stored not just the URL of the pages you visit, but also the text that was on the page too. And if it let you search that text, to find precisely the item you remembered reading without having to know the site that it was on. If such a feature sounds like something you'd appreciate, and if you use the Chrome browser, then your luck is in. A free... more...
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EWG Honors Hollie Russon Gilman for Excellence in Technology and Innovation - http://www.ewg.org/release...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Four Ways to Make Windows XP Systems More Secure Posted: 24 Jul 2014 11:09 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Microsoft may have stopped providing security updates for Windows XP but a large number of PC users are sticking with the venerable old workhorse. Because safety is very dependent on individual habits and skills, I won’t comment on the controversial issue of whether continuing to use XP is safe. However, a lot of Gizmo’s readers are still using Windows XP so I thought it worth passing along some tips on how to make XP systems more secure. If you are determined to continue using XP, here are four ways to help keep your system safer. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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RBS reports largest profits since bailout as share price soars - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
RBS reports largest profits since bailout as share price soars
RBS reports largest profits since bailout as share price soars
Royal Bank of Scotland opens 10% up on market as figures reveal £1.3bn profit largest since taxpayer rescue in 2008 Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its highest first-half profits since its 2008 taxpayer bailout, after an improvement in the economic backdrop and lower bad debts. Shares in the 81% taxpayer owned bank jumped 14% after it was forced to issue its figures a week early as a result of improvement in profit to £2.6bn in the six months to the end of June. Continue reading...
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Kim Dotcom: 'The Internet party will abolish mass surveillance' - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Tech tycoon believes politicians need to work harder to engage the youth vote, and says 'internet is the biggest gift of mankind' Tech tycoon Kim Dotcom has told the Guardian that "governments want to engage in mass surveillance and have total citizen control", before a crowd fundraising event for the Mana Internet party, the political party he founded to contest New Zealand's September 20 elections. Dotcom also reiterated his promise that five days before the election, the world will "witness a moment of truth" at an event alongside Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian journalist who broke the NSA revelations with Edward Snowden. "We're about to make history", he said. Taking off to PARTY PARTY in Christchurch with 1000 party people tonight :-) pic.twitter.com/axDpliI1tN Hanging at the Internet Party @InternetPartyNZ @KimDotcom @lailaharre pic.twitter.com/MAYNx9PHdZ Continue reading...
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