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Gizmo's Freeware: A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor Posted: 18 Sep 2014 01:46 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Hot Find Editor Robert Schifreen writes "PSPad has long since been one of my favourite text and code editing programs. It's a very good text editor, with features such as line numbering, multi-language support, a spelling checker, file comparison, and more. It's also code syntax aware, so if you use it to edit programs such as HTML files or PHP scripts it will colour-code your lines correctly in order to help you spot errors. Best of all, PSPad has an integtated FTP client, so you can load a file, edit it, then save it back, directly to a web server. If you're writing or debugging web pages, PHP scripts, CSS files and so on, this is a hugely useful feature, and one which has saved me... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Posted: 17 Sep 2014 03:28 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Senior Editor George.J says "There are numerous software products to simply capture a screenshot. But how about a program that lets you screenshot, edit, upload and share instantaneously in a highly configurable environment? ShareX is an open-source advanced screen capture tool, with a very extensive feature list that does this." http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Do we Really Need Windows Registry Cleaners? An Important Question Finally Answered.
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Do we Really Need Windows Registry Cleaners? An Important Question Finally Answered. Posted: 16 Sep 2014 04:46 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Have you ever wondered whether registry cleaners do anything useful? Some people say yes others the opposite. Senior Editor Remah got sick of the endless speculation and conducted a massive series of quantitative tests to find the real answer and what he found will surprise many. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Get Automatic Notification If A Website Changes Its Privacy Policy
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Get Automatic Notification If A Website Changes Its Privacy Policy Posted: 15 Sep 2014 03:53 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Every major website has a privacy policy which sets out what they do, and don't do, with the data you provide. And with information about your visits to the site. As technology, and the needs of the business, progress, privacy policies get updated. So information that was previously private may not be so private any longer. Trouble is, not all websites inform their users when their privacy policy changes and, even if they do, you may not notice. Paranoid Paul is a web site run by a guy called Paul who is, by his own admission, paranoid about privacy policies. His site automatically monitors the privacy policies of scores of sites, and will alert you... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: 600 Free e-Books, Including a Physics Classic
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// 600 Free e-Books, Including a Physics Classic Posted: 14 Sep 2014 04:04 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Senior Editor Robert Schifreen says "Apologies for my absence over the past few days. I've been unwell (nothing serious), but am now pretty much recovered and ready to resume posting some new hot finds. Today, I have some great free ebook resources to share with you, courtesy of subscriber Anna Merikin. In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University. They were recorded by the BBC and in 2009 (with a little help from Bill Gates) were released to the public. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now the complete online edition has been made available in HTML 5 through a collaboration between... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Wallpaper of the Week: Rusted Old Lock with Mystery Background
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Wallpaper of the Week: Rusted Old Lock with Mystery Background Posted: 13 Sep 2014 03:58 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... This weeks wallpaper is a rusted old lock. It's attached to a bank of old looking, numbered metal objects. The overall tone of the image is rust, sepia brown and silver. I don't have any idea what those objects are (handles or ?) but I like the way they look. If you know what these are please let us know in the comments - I'm terribly curious about what they are. Icons do quite well with this wallpaper. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: A Travel App Worth Traveling With (Apple iOS and Android)
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// A Travel App Worth Traveling With (Apple iOS and Android) Posted: 12 Sep 2014 01:36 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... When you are around a place and have no idea where to go or what to eat, checking out some travel apps can always be helpful. Trover, sounds a bit like “travel”, is one of such handy and superb apps designed for on-the-go discovery. Besides the web version that you can try in a browser, Trover has a mobile app for Android and Apple iOS devices. It’s excellent for anyone with the desire to travel to any places in the world. Load this app and right on your device, you can visually explore a list of best places discovered by those who have been there, with stunning photos and insights shared by them. This long list of discoveries is presented in order of the distances nearest to you. As you scroll... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Using this Utility Built-in to Windows
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Using this Utility Built-in to Windows Posted: 11 Sep 2014 03:47 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... When you're looking for space-hogging folders on your PC, one of the worst culprits is something called winsxs. This stands for Windows Side-By-Side, and is a system folder designed to allow Windows to repair itself if something goes wrong. It holds duplicate copies of most system files. Trouble is, it can get very large indeed (5 GB is not unusual), and Microsoft advises that deleting this folder will probably break your computer. Thankfully, though, there's a tool built into Windows 7 and 8.x which can help to free up space in winsxs. It does this by deleting any system file which has been superseded. For example, when you install a service... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility Posted: 10 Sep 2014 02:44 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Keyboard shortcuts or “hotkeys” are always a popular subject and there are probably thousands of them. Many applications come with a set of hotkeys but how about creating some of your own? If you have programs, folders or files where you would like quick and convenient access, you might give a try to the free little utility called “WinHotKey” WinHotKey provides an easy way to create your own unique hotkeys. VirusTotal gives it a clean bill of health. The download is 826 KB and the installed program takes up about 1.5 MB. While not a 64-bit program itself, it works fine on 64-bit editions. I have run it on Windows 7 and 8.1, 64-bit. It is also said to run in Windows XP and Vista. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition Posted: 09 Sep 2014 02:36 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... MiniTool are well known within the tech industry for the quality of their software. The free edition of MiniTool Data Recovery has long been a favorite with Gizmo's readers and is the Top Pick for this category in our review. Now, Gizmo's readers have the chance to get the commercial Personal version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery for free! This software enables you to recover almost any data relating to servers, desktops or laptops, Windows operating systems and file types. The offer will run from 11th to 13th September, 2014 inclusive (PST Pacific Standard Time). The number of licenses they will issue during this period is unlimited. This is a... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Docker for your Linux Containers
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Docker for your Linux Containers Posted: 08 Sep 2014 01:40 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Now, you might be wondering, what I'm on about. Today, I want to talk to you about a fairly new, fairly not yet ready for production technology called Linux Containers (LXC), and more specifically Docker, a front-end for enabling them with ease. All right, so we have a bunch of things to cover, namely learn a bit more about containers, how they are supported in recent Linux kernel versions, what they can do, and what they are good for, and finally, why you might need a docker for these containers, or rather Docker, with a capital D. So keep reading: - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: A Free File Comparison Tool That's Really Easy To Use
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// A Free File Comparison Tool That's Really Easy To Use Posted: 07 Sep 2014 03:09 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... A couple of days ago, one of my web sites stopped working. Where once were lovely pages of information, there was now nothing but a blank screen. After investigating the server for a while, I tracked down the problem to a particular config file. If I changed the config file back to the previous version (of which I luckily had a backup), the site worked just fine. Put back the current version, and it stopped working again. I was thus pretty confident that the problem was somewhere within the config file, but now I needed a good tool to let me compare the 2 files in order to spot any differences. I looked at several programs that did this but this freebie stood out from the rest. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: How to Ask Android to Skip My Media Folders
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// How to Ask Android to Skip My Media Folders Posted: 06 Sep 2014 03:21 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... If you've ever used an Android phone extensively, you might have come across times when you have pictures, videos, or music in your library that you never remember putting there yourself. Chances are, you probably didn't. Heres's what you can do about it: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Having Trouble Playing A Video File? Find Out Why.
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Having Trouble Playing A Video File? Find Out Why. Posted: 05 Sep 2014 04:01 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... While most versions of Windows can play most of the popular video file formats, sometimes there are exceptions. You might download a video from a web site and find that your PC simply refuses to load it. All you need to do, of course, is to find out which encoding formats were used to create the audio and the video tracks. You can then search the internet for suitable players. But finding out which encoders were used can sometimes be tricky. Moo0 Video Info is a free tool that can (and almost certainly will) help you identify the various technical aspects of a video file, regardless of what format it's in (or claims to be in). Just install the program and run it, drop a video file... more...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Windows 7 Startup Components
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Windows 7 Startup Components Posted: 04 Sep 2014 03:39 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Senior Editor Remah says "This article supports the Windows 7 Startup article we published last week. If you really want to understand the Windows startup process then this is the place to start. In the current article I have documented the Windows components that are important to the Windows 7 Startup article. This article contains three diagrams to describe the Windows environment created at startup: - kernel-mode system processes. - user-mode application support primarily provides the environment sub-systems to run programs and the Win32 API. - user-mode system processes primarily create sessions and allow users to logon.The diagrams can be re-used by you" http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Gizmo's Freeware: Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find
Gizmo's Freeware: Top selections /////////////////////////////////////////// Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find Posted: 03 Sep 2014 03:12 AM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r... Do you have a lot of personal files on your PC? Want help keeping them sorted? One useful way to help organize them is to tag them in various ways with metadata. In Windows Vista and up, only a few file types normally allow their metadata to be edited. However, there is a free program called “File Meta” that allows you to add tags, comments, and other types of metadata to most files in Windows 7 and 8.x. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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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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