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Gizmo's Freeware: A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use Posted: 02 Sep 2014 04:03 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... As part of a long-running project called the Internet Archive, millions of books that are out of copyright have been digitized and put online. However, although the text was put through an OCR system and made easily available, the OCR systems were programmed to ignore any areas of the pages which contained pictures. Which resulted in a huge searchable archive of text from 600 million pages, but no easy way to look through the pictures that were on those pages. Until now. An academic in the US managed to write some special software which automatically trawled through those 600 million pages in search of pictures. The software then tagged them with some useful metadata and uploaded them to... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: See Who Your PC's Talking To
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// See Who Your PC's Talking To Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:18 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... For as long as internet access has been common, so has the level of concern over programs which "phone home". When you install software on your PC, does that program make silent connections over the internet, back to a server somewhere? If so, why? Is it purely for harmless purposes such as checking for updates? Or could it be sending your confidential data elsewhere? If you suspect that such activity has been taking place on your PC, or you merely want some assurance that it is not, take a look at the Moo0 Connection Watcher. It's a free utility which tells you which programs are currently communicating over the internet from your PC, or listening for incoming connections. It also tells you the name or IP address at each end... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Unbelievably , This Amazing Game is FREE
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Unbelievably , This Amazing Game is FREE Posted: 31 Aug 2014 01:42 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... S.T.A.L.K.E.R Lost Alpha is a standalone mod for the 2003 hit game S.T.A.L.K.E.R, and it's completely free and doesn't require the base game to play. Lost Alpha restores all the content cut from first-person shooter survival game S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl and redesigns all these levels also adding new content to bring in a full-fledged game. S.T.A.L.K.E.R Lost Alpha retraces back to the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R games in a post apocalyptic atmosphere. The game is a sandbox first person survival shooter with light RPG elements. The story takes place in a place called "The Zone" which is like hell on earth where strange and deadly anomalies dot the land. The people who enter THE ZONE illegally are called... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Some Notes On Trying Out Metapad
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Some Notes On Trying Out Metapad Posted: 30 Aug 2014 04:47 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... When I wrote in this column last week about a text editor called EmEditor I received many comments about my story, both from those who like EmEditor and from those who prefer a different program. Ever since I've been writing about IT, which I started doing on April 6th 1983, people's preferences for text editors have probably been the strongest-held opinions, even surpassing those for web browsers and operating systems. Many of the comments in response to my EmEditor story mentioned Metapad, so I decided that I owed it to you, my readers, to check out Metapad. Metapad is a small download of around 0.1 MB, virus-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, and runs on Windows XP upwards. It's portable and free,... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Digital Image Editor
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Updated: Best Free Digital Image Editor Posted: 27 Aug 2014 03:46 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... This highly popular comparative review has just been updated again. What I really like about this review is that different recommendations are made according to the user's requirements. That way everyone can get just the product they need. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-fr...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Want To Develop Android or iPhone Games or Other Apps? You Can, For Free.
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Want To Develop Android or iPhone Games or Other Apps? You Can, For Free. Posted: 26 Aug 2014 04:03 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... If you have an Android or iOS device and you've been downloading stuff from the relevant app stores, you may have stopped to wonder whether developing your own app is possible and how much it costs to get started. As it happens, there are lots of products around which let you develop apps for Android, iPhone and iPad (and the Windows app store if you really want to). Some require download and installation on your PC, while some even work entirely online in your browser. Some cost a few hundred dollars or so, and some require merely a monthly subscription of around $20. But one of the best is totally free, well free unless your zoo doesn't make more than... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Finds of the Week
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Finds of the Week Posted: 25 Aug 2014 01:59 AM 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 - Tuts+ - Hextris - OSX Daily - Enable the F8 key to start Safe Mode in Windows 8 http://www.techsupportalert.com/content... /////////////////////////////////////////// The Puzzle of 2048: A Truly Amazing Game Posted: 24 Aug 2014 05:07 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... New and popular, 2048, yes that’s the name of the puzzle, is one of the enjoyable games to pick up and play... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Website of the Week: NASA Image of the Day
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Website of the Week: NASA Image of the Day Posted: 23 Aug 2014 05:34 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... I enjoy looking around the NASA site, there is so much to see. Similar to the popular Astronomy Picture of the Day website, the NASA site has a bit of everything that NASA does, on the ground and in space. You can download the full size image of the day, check out the Image Archives from 2003 to 2006, and the More of NASA's Image of the Day Feed has some great images. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: This Collaboration Tool Was $19 Per Month. Now It's Free.
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// This Collaboration Tool Was $19 Per Month. Now It's Free. Posted: 21 Aug 2014 03:15 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Slideshare is an online system that allows people and companies to share PDF files, videos, documents, and PowerPoint presentations. It's widely used by businesses who want to make conference presentations available to customers online, and is ranked as one of the top 200 most popular web sites in the world. Slideshare has always offered free accounts, which allow access to basic features. "Pro" accounts, which started at $19 per month, gave you more features, as well as being able to keep track of who had viewed your presentations. Now, 4 years after the company started charging for Pro accounts, the fees are being dropped. All of the premium features will be free from now on.... more...
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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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