Kevin on July 8th, 2013

Whether you’re using a PC, Mac, or smartphone, if you’re irritated by the government’s PRISM Program, check out DuckDuckGo, and its new smartphone app, DuckDuckGo Search and Stories for iPhone and Android. As we’ve mentioned before, DuckDuckGo doesn’t collect any of your information when you search the interwebs; if the government were to demand their […]

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Have you ever forgotten where you saved a file on your computer or network drive? When you’ve tried to locate such a file, have you been completely underwhelmed by the Windows search feature?  Google Desktop harnesses the power of Google’s indexing and applies it to your documents, music, images, email (Gmail, Outlook, Thunderbird), contacts, web […]

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Love quickly switching between websites by using tabs with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari? Wish you could use tabs with MS Office?  Now you can, thanks to a freeware utility called Office Tabs. Office Tabs installs in seconds, is readily customizable, and will make your use of Office easier, faster, and dare I say, more enjoyable. […]

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Kevin on January 31st, 2011

I usually subscribe to that old maxim, “You get what you pay for,” but in the case of free software, you can get powerful, fully developed programs that are in many cases superior to packaged software – at no cost. Many of these programs are open source software, meaning that they’ve been developed in an […]

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Kevin on January 17th, 2011

Commenting on my post entitled My encounter with ransomware “Windows Security Suite,” reader Dragon recommended a nifty program called KeyScrambler. KeyScrambler takes moments to download and install (although a Premium version is available, the Free version works great) and unobtrusively protects your activity from keyloggers.  Here’s how QFX Software (Key Scrambler’s creators) describe how it […]

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Kevin on January 13th, 2011

If you’re searching for alternatives to high priced software, definitely check out AlternativeTo.  Loaded with tons of free and open source software for computers (PC & Mac) as well as mobile phones, the site is easy to navigate and everything’s free. You can simply view the most popular posts for your platform, or search for […]

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