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Tune Your Windows 10 Privacy With This Free Tool
You've probably heard about all the privacy-invading features in Windows 10. Microsoft calls it telemetry, designed to enable them to make Windows better. And it probably does that. But it comes at the expense of users' privacy, because lots of information about how you use your PC gets sent direct... Read More

Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine.
If you want to change your internet browsing experience, it's easy to install a new browser on your PC. I've written about a couple of browsers over the past few days, which make a welcome change from the common trio of Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft's offerings. But there's another way to freshen... Read More

A Very Realistic Oil And Watercolour Paint App. Free From Microsoft.
I never liked Windows 8. Not many people did. In order to accommodate the new app store, Microsoft made too many changes to the look and feel of the Windows that we all knew and loved. Lots of things moved around within the OS and became frustratingly difficult to find. Even the familiar desktop an... Read More

This Is The Text Editor That I Use Every Day
Word processors are great, but sometimes only a text editor will do. Maybe you're looking at a Windows batch file, or a large log file, or HTML code, or a file whose format you don't actually know. Windows has always been supplied with a bundled text editor as standard. First came Notepad, and the... Read More

A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable
I wrote a few days ago about Pale Moon (https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/pale-moon-new-web-browser-far-n...), an alternative Web browser for Windows. Thousands of you liked it, so here's another one to try. Slimjet is a free browser that you can download from their website. Like many other... Read More

Are You A PHP Coder? Then The World Is Your Lobster. For Free.
If you program in PHP, or you want to try doing so, then you'll need a development environment in which to write and debug your code. One well-known example is an excellent product called Code Lobster, and in addition to their commercial versions the company also offers a completely free edition to... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Mysterious Forest
This weeks wallpaper shows a dim and brooding forest cast in greens and blues.Tree trunks hover around a small cleared area of leafy undergrowth illuminated by slanted by beams of filtered light. Icons show up quite well against this dark hued background.Read More ... Read More

Use LinkedIn? Get This 300-Page Book For Free
If you're a user of LinkedIn, you'll know that it's a work-related social network that can be very useful as a way of finding a new job or some new customers. In terms of numbers, it has roughly the same number of subscribers as Twitter, so it's a significant player in the market. And it's now own... Read More

The Ultimate Facebook Tweaker For Your Browser
I'm quite a fan of Facebook. However, I'm also quite a fan of new and interesting gadgets, so I recently made the mistake of clicking some of the "sponsored post" adverts on FB in order to see what they were about. Mainly because so many of the gadgets were, frankly, stupid and pointless. But it wa... Read More

Finds of the Week: 7 Feb, 2018
Finds of the Week is a list of websites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon - How To Bulk Delete Gmail Emails – 3 Easy Ways - How to Change Your Account Name in Windows 10 - Know Your Meme - Internet Meme Database - Downlo... Read More

PeaZip. An Excellent Free File Manager And Compress/Extract Tool In One.
Once upon a time, when hard disk space was scarce, file compression tools became popular. If you're as old as me then you might remember the ARC and ARJ formats, as well as the very popular Zip format devised by Phil Katz (hence PKZip). Now that hard disk space is more plentiful, you might think t... Read More

The Best Way to Search and Share GIFs on the Internet (Android, iOS and Windows mobile)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an animated picture is certainly more vivid than a static image and worth a million. It is really quick and simple to make an animated GIF by combining two or more images into one with a software application or online service, such as those recommended in th... Read More

Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New!
Fancy a change from your normal web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge? Installing multiple web browsers on Windows is a perfectly natural thing to do, and many people use more than one. And because most of them are free, you can just download any that you like. ... Read More

Tails 3.5 Released. The Ultimate Free OS For Privacy.
Tails is a version of Linux that's specifically designed to offer the ultimate in privacy and anonymity. Download it, burn it to a USB stick or a DVD, and you have a live operating system that you can use to boot any computer. It's built-in web browser ensures that everything goes via the Tor netwo... Read More

Scan Multiple Pages To A Single PDF File
If you have a scanner (or a printer that includes one) then it can sometimes be useful to be able to scan 2 or more pages and save them into a single PDF file. If your scanner didn't come with such software as standard, or if you would rather use something a little less "bloatware", then check out ... Read More


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