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11/14/2017 09:59 AM
Free Software That Works

Open source software is free and legal to use and download. Many are equivalent to commercial software such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Adobe inDesign and so on. Also, you can use them on Macs and Windows computers. In addition, there are many online applications you can use within your browser. For example, Google Drive provides the ability to work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and documents for no cost.

iPad and iPhone free apps are available through iTunes Store.

Android free apps from Google Play.

Some Information and other open source and free software:

Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office - LibreOffice



07/22/2014 07:14 PM
Compatibility IE 8 in IE 11

Internet Explorer 11 may look like a minor update to IE10. But it introduces the biggest compatibility changes in IE’s history. These changes – despite not being related to the rendering engine itself – are likely to break a lot web sites, but they are necessary to ensure that future versions of IE perform as good as possible.

 

1. The “Compatibility View” button has been removed.
2. New user-agent : MSIE is gone, IE11 now pretends to be a Firefox clone.
3. Most Add-ons and Plugins (ActiveX controls) are disabled by default in IE11 on Windows 8.1

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01/20/2013 11:48 AM
Start Menu Back in Windows 8

How to Bring the Start Menu Back in Windows 8

Windows 8 has some pretty cool things going for it, but it’s become incredibly controversial because of one major change: the Start menu is completely gone. Luckily, there are a ton of programs out there that bring it back.
Here are three of our favorites.



09/04/2012 04:37 PM
Remove Search Items In FF

Clear recent searches from the Search bar

The Search bar - Easily choose your favorite search engine is located to the right of the Location Bar. Clear Search Bar History - Win 1

Over time, the Search bar history in Firefox can grow quite large. If needed, you can clear items from the Search bar history. This article explains how to do that.



07/31/2012 04:13 PM
Remove Fake Antivirus

Remove Fake Antivirus is used to remove the most popular fake antiviruses. What is fake antivirus? This is a type of virus/malwares which disguises itself to be an antivirus. It infects your computer when you accidentally click a link in a website which will download the malware into your computer and run automatically when your windows boot. It scan the infected computer and produces fake alert warnings. It convinces you that your computer is in danger and urge you to purchase a useless copy of the fake antivirus. These fake antiviruses must be removed immediately.

Remove Fake Antivirus 1.87 is used to remove:

  1. Windows Proprietary Advisor
  2. Windows Smart Warden


07/19/2012 03:18 PM
Web Page Help Links

Information Help Links Webmaster Resources: General web design help and tutorials. WebMonkey: General web design and authoring tutorials Developer Zone: Good web design site. Microsoft Site Builder Network: Microsoft web reference. Web Review: Ezine on web development. WEBalley: General web page design site for beginners HTML Help HTML Help Central : An easy, comprehensive step-by-step […]



04/05/2012 03:15 PM
Phishing & Malware Protection in Google Chrome

Do you know you can enable phishing and Malware protection in your Google Chrome Browser? If not, then you should enable this feature in your chrome browser so that you and your data will be protected online while browsing on Google chrome browser. Follow the steps below to enable phishing & malware protection. Step 1: […]



03/03/2012 10:57 AM
Delete Google Search and Browsing History

Yesterday Google officially updated its Terms of Service to allow it to combine your past and present search histories with other information in your Google account so that it can deliver more finely tailored search recommendations and advertisements.

“Our privacy policies have always allowed us to combine information from different products with your account—effectively using your data to provide you with a better service,” it said in a blog posting. “However, we’ve been restricted in our ability to combine your YouTube and Search histories with other information in your account. Our new Privacy Policy gets rid of those inconsistencies so we can make more of your information available to you when using Google.”

So now when you do frequent searches for a particular topic on say YouTube, for example, then Google might suggest ads for that same topic elsewhere on another Google service li [...]



12/21/2011 12:06 PM
Recover a Windows Password

Remembering passwords can be a chore these days, especially as the number proliferates thanks to the wide variety of sites and terminals we use on a regular basis. Some have computer login passwords at work and then computer login passwords at home to keep track of, and it’s not always an easy task. Combined with all the usernames and passwords we have to remember online and it’s no wonder we forget them from time to time.

The most troubling password of them all to foregt is the password for your home PC. For most there’s no home IT dept to call on, and nobody wants to have to reinstall Windows to regain access.

That’s why with this guide you’ll be able to recover a forgotten Windows password and reclaim your PC with all of your important data without having to resort to such drastic action.

There are a number of different programs you can use, but we’ll be using the freeware program PC Login Now since it’s among the easiest to i [...]



10/21/2011 09:18 AM
30 Business iPad Apps

preview 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

In today’s post, we’d like to highlight some really useful iPad applications that might replace the things you do daily with your laptop or netbook. With a piece of iPad and these applications, you probably don’t need to car [...]



09/09/2011 10:09 AM
Coastal

Kenny Chesney’s “Coastal” takes you to a place where your worries are washed away with the tide.



09/02/2011 08:09 AM
Airline Flight Tracking Websites

1. FBOWeb.com

Track Airline Flights with FBOWeb

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2. FlightStats.com

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3. FlightView.com

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08/03/2011 10:57 AM
How To Download From UseNet

Usenet is a network that is often referred to as a service that allows people to communicate to one another. However, there is an interesting quirk to UseNet – the ability to download releases hot from the scene.

A number of ISP’s are ending their UseNet services. If none of the articles are downloading, chances are, your ISP has discontinued their newsgroup services.

Intro For UseNet?

Usenet has become important to many who download content for a number of years, yet few know the potential of newsgroups. Some today may think, ‘well, I use BitTorrent and I get everything I want at max speeds. I don’t need anything else!’ Well, that may be all fine and true, but for some, a share ratio has always been a nagging issue. It’s probably important to note that even if you don’t use BitTorrent, UseNet offers a very useful resource to get content. For BitTorrent users, on Usenet, there’s no share ratio, yet it [...]



05/28/2011 06:21 PM
10 things you can do when Windows XP won’t boot

When your computer hardware appears to power upokay, but the Windows XP operating system won’t boot properly, you have tobegin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operatingsystem, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you getstarted on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won’tboot. #1: […]



05/28/2011 01:16 PM
10 things you can do when Windows XP won’t boot

When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won’t boot properly, you have tobegin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get  started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP  won’t boot.

#1: Use a Windows startup disk

One of the first things you should reach for when troubleshooting a Windows XP boot problem is a Windows startup disk. This floppy disk can come in handy if the problem is being caused when either the startup record for the active partition or the files that the operating system uses to start Windows have become corrupted. To create a Windows startup disk, insert a floppy disk into the drive of a similarly configured, working Windows XP system, launch MyComputer, right-click the floppy disk icon, and select the Format command from the contex [...]



04/22/2011 07:45 AM
Anti-Spam Tempory Email

Spam Medic Help

Where to make a 24hr temporary Email

When you give your email address to forums, blogs or just to download something, for example a software program from a Web site, you are welcoming spam. It’s unfortunate there are consequences to this action when all you wanted to do was get your favorite program or simply make a comment on a blog or forum and now you find you’re receiving a ton of messages and newsletters that you had no desire for.

Wouldnt it [...]



04/18/2011 10:54 PM
Firefox Plugin Redirects to Mirrors of Seized Sites

If govt seizes a site alleged to infringe copyright, browser plugin automatically redirects users to the new mirror site.

Just when you thought the game of whac-a-mole between copyright holders, govt, and file-sharers couldn’t get any more ingenious, along comes the new MAFIAAFire plugin for Firefox.

The plugin is a response to US’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement “Operation in Our Sites” domain seizure campaign which has so far seized nearly 100 sites. The problem with the seizures for many, aside from the fact that none were given advance notice or the opportunity to defended themselves in court, is the fact that a number of them were quite legal in the country where they were hosted. In the case of TorrentFinder.com that includes right here at home.

Now seized sites are still accessible by IP address of course, but as points out it it’s “easier to r [...]



04/06/2011 12:00 PM
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03/19/2011 12:19 PM
How to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains many updates to improve Windows 7, but if you encounter a problem with hardware or a program after installing the service pack, you might want to temporarily uninstall it to troubleshoot the problem.

Note

If you installed SP1 yourself, you can uninstall it. However, if your computer came with SP1 already installed, it can’t be uninstalled.



03/01/2011 09:41 PM
Delete print job in Windows XP and Vista

Have you ever run into the situation where you sent a job to the printer, but it just refused to print? You check the print job queue and everything looks fine, but nothing is happening? So either nothing happens or the print job ends up failing and USUALLY just goes away. If not, you then […]





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