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Dandy Dozen of Free Windows Programs that I Install on Every New PC - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
Our Tips Editor Vic Laurie says "Do you have some favorite free applications and utilities that you wouldn’t do without? Most active PC users have a list of favorite programs and here is my selection. I put these on every new PC I get. Many of these have been with me since Windows XP (or earlier) but they are tried and true and are still with me in Windows 8.1. Most are regularly updated and they all work in every current Windows version. There is no claim that these are the best for everybody, just that they suit my way of doing things and help make me more productive. " http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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This Excellent Free Notepad Replacement Gets An Update - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
As is often the case, my recent posting about a small, portable replacement for NotePad brought a small flurry of suggestions for alternative products. It seems that a good note-taking app is one of the ley requirements of Windows users, and they like to continue in their never-ending quest for the best one. Robert Tucker, based in Canada, gets the credit for pointing me at Jovial Notepad, which is a tiny free replacement for Windows Notepad that also includes a lot of the features of WordPad too. I actually wrote about this a few months ago, but it has recently been updated so I reckon it deserves another mention. You can choose different fonts as well as different colours too. And URLs get underlined automatically and become clickable. If you're a programmer it'll automatically recognise XML and SQL syntax too. Jovial Editor is a tiny 32 KB download and is portable and free. It can save in text or RTF format, and runs under all recent versions of Windows. It's malware-free according...
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Terrific Program Lets You Automate Tasks On Your PC - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
If you've been a Windows user for some time, you might be familiar with the concept of scheduled tasks. The task scheduler, built into the OS, lets you create a task which will automatically run at a specified time. For example, every day at 7pm, or every Saturday at noon, or the 17th of each month at 5am. When the specified date and time arrives, you can have Windows kick off a program or batch file of your choice. It's a useful way to do backups, or any other repetitive task. Automation Workshop is a commercial program which takes the Windows task scheduler one step further. It works in the same way, in that you create a task that has a trigger (such as a specific date) and an action (such as backing up some files), but in a much more useful way. So if you need greater control over the operation of your PC, Automation Workshop might just be the answer to your prayers. Although the commercial product is relatively expensive and runs to a few hundred dollars, the great news is that...
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This "Linguistic Portal" Is An Incredibly Useful Resource - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
If you're interested in language, or you know someone who is, here's a web site that will be of real interest. Reverso, while not being an inspiring name, is an amazing web site that describes itself as a linguistic portal. It combines a spell checker, verb conjugator, dictionary, grammar checker and translation system, all in a web-based system that doesn't require any software installation and is completely free to use. So whether you need to check the spelling or grammar of an email you're writing, or your children need a fun way to look up the facts of language, Reverso is a superb online resource. It works in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Japanese. So if you've always wondered how to spell accommodation, or what the past continuous tense of "to work" is (answer: see below for the conjugation), Reverso will have the answer. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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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 - Check If Your Account Has Been Compromised In A Data Breach - Create and Publish eBooks For Free - The World's Largest Online Science Dictionary http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Three Timesaving Tricks for Faster Use of Windows - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
Looking for some quick ways to use Windows better? Then I have three tricks for you. They may be simple but they will make Windows easier to use. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Windows Web Browser Performance - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
Editor Remah has been doing some measurements on the resources used by different kinds of web browsers. The results may surprise you. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
You've probably noticed that the LEDs on your internet modem or router seem to blink all the time, even when you're not doing anything specifically internet-related such as browsing web pages or watching a video. Clearly some of the background programs, or Windows itself, is talking to a server somewhere. But which programs are using most of your internet bandwidth, and what are they talking to? Glasswire is a program that lets you find out. You can view the amount of data used by each internet protocol (web, email, ftp and so on), or by each program. You can browse by any date or time period you choose. And you can even see a real-time graph of your computer's internet usage too. It's a great tool for troubleshooting connectivity or just learning about how "connected" all modern software and operating systems are. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Try This Alternative File Manager And Explorer For Windows. It's Free. - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
If you use the standard Windows Explorer to navigate around your PC, you may find that you eventually become bored with its standard look and feel. Perhaps you'd like some additional features, or simply a different way of looking at the files on your PC. If that sounds like you then check out this free alternative. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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The Best iPad Tips and Tricks [Updated for iOS 7 and iOS 8] - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
Let me make a bold statement: this is the most useful collection of iPad tips on the internet. Virtually every iPad user is going to find something here regardless of whether they are a beginner or an expert user. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Updated to iOS 8: The Best iPad Tips and Tricks - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
Now updated to include iOS 8 this super popular article is a must-read for all iPad users. Even long-time users will be shocked at the useful new tricks they never knew about. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Website of the Week: FACTSlides Fun Random Facts - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
Random Facts "is an endless stream of amazing facts presented as colorful and animated slides." I like this site for a few reasons. All the facts are presented as a slideshow with large text and images - easy to read with some humor added here and there. Definitely worth a visit. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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How to Bring Back the Windows Experience Index to Windows 8.1 - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
In Vista, Microsoft introduced a tool called the Windows Experience Index (WEI). This tool provided a way to assess the capabilities of the hardware on a system. The tool is also present in Windows 7 and 8 but you won’t find it in Windows 8.1. However, you can restore it with a free little utility called the Winaero WEI Tool. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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 hundreds of hours during the years I've been using the program. After a wait of almost 2 years, PSPad has recently been updated. So if you don't have the latest version, now is the time to get it. And if you've never used PSPad before, I'd definitely recommend that you try it out."...
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The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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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Unbelievably , This Amazing Game is FREE - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S (short for Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers, Robbers). There are many other factions within the game, like the Military, Bandits, Duty, Freedom, Mercenaries etc. The effort that has been made into making the game, attention to...
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Increase Your Browsing Speed And Privacy With this Free Browser Add-on: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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The Ten Top Windows Tips. Our Tips Editor Vic Laurie lists his 10 best ever Windows tips: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Free Mobile App of the Week: Grab this Great Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More (iOS and Android): http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Wallpaper of the Week: Soft Morning Light: A young evergreen tree in a dewy field with fog softening everything. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Create A Browser-Based Game of your own Design using this Free Service: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video Using this Free Web Service: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Make using Wikipedia easier and quicker by using this more modern interface: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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New Free Windows System Tool Called Sysmon from Sysinternals: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Finds of the Wee: 4 sites I've come across that are interesting, fun, or useful: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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This Free Chrome Extension Replaces Gmail's Ads With Details Of Your Email Contacts: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Windows 7 Startup Explained: Everything you need to know explained in plain English: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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Check Windows Processes For Viruses Easily. It's now Built-in to the Latest Version of Microsoft Process Explorer: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content...
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