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Now In Beta: Firefox Browser That's Twice As Fast 2 weeks 4 days ago PhilR_SoT

The increase in speed does seem impressive and I see no problems in page rendering.

Unfortunately, my most important Firefox extension - fast dial - isn't compatible with this beta version. I hope that this will be resolved by the time this beta becomes the release version in November.

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Now In Beta: Firefox Browser That's Twice As Fast 2 weeks 4 days ago Collier

Well on my elderly machine lot slower than chrome and doesn't render as well

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Now In Beta: Firefox Browser That's Twice As Fast 2 weeks 5 days ago Jojo Yee The improvement of Firefox (version 57.0b4) in speed is impressive! view
Best Free App Launcher for Android 2 weeks 5 days ago Lighthouse Keeper

Very disappointed with Go Launcher. As of September 2017 it's full of intrusive ads. I'm uninstalling.

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A Great Way Of Organising Your Firefox Tabs 2 weeks 5 days ago zepe

Personally I like and use Tree Style Tabs extension in Firefox. Te version oin Chrome sucks.

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Best Free Video Downloader [Stub] 2 weeks 6 days ago ichabod

2016-November-13 original post:
Please add "YTD Video Downloader" to your list of tools "To be reviewed".

2017-March-6 edit:
I've been using the free version of YTD Video Downloader (see Note 1) for a few years.
The following sentence is superseded by newer edit below: I just installed it on a new machine and did not encounter any optional extras that I'd have to avoid installing (see Note 2).

The program routinely provides updates, which seem to keep up with changes made by YouTube; after installing the program, I ran it and it immediately offered an update to a newer version.

The program's Help-About screen says that it's a product of GreenTree Applications SRL, and gives the following URL (see Note 2), which is the only source from which I have downloaded it:
www.ytddownloader.com

2017-September-30 edit:
The update for which I was prompted included offers for THREE unwanted programs, AND took me to an advertisement on its website.

*Note 1: There is a different, fee-based program with an _extremely_ similar name.
*Note 2: Other than the URL above, GreenTree operates at least two other sites on which it offers this product; and on those sites the comparison between free and paid versions says that there may be "installer offers" in the free version. The comparison page from the URL above has no mention of the possibility of "installer offers" and I have encountered no such offers by downloading from that URL.

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Format Factory 2 weeks 6 days ago Fairportfan

ZoneAlarm gave me an alert and blocked downloading from the first link on the FF page; the second was, apparently, clean.

EDIT to add:

It looks as if they may have been hacked - the file ZA didn't like was named "FFSetupLatest.exe", while the one from the other link, which ZA passed is named "FFSetup4.1.0.exe".

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Security Alert: If You Use Java, Read This. 2 weeks 6 days ago gpc111

The linked page will not display until I click on an agreement to accept cookies. I try to avoid sites that make me click on anything just to gain the privilege of reading their site. You can never be too careful what an innocent click can do,

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Security Alert: If You Use Java, Read This. 3 weeks 3 hours ago howiem

JavaRa may not work correctly any more. Per https://singularlabs.com/software/javara/ "JavaRa is no longer receiving updates. Please see the ‘Retiring JavaRa‘ (https://singularlabs.com/news/site/retiring-javara/) post for more information." V.2.6 was the final version
Singular recommends the Oracle tool cited in this article, or, as an alternative, Revo Uninstaller (there is a free version at https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html)

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Free Dictation Software Online Recognises 40 Languages. 3 weeks 6 hours ago David Morgan

Very nice find, Rob. I wish I had even 1% confidence in Google and its personal privacy policy, but I don't. Perhaps some high-tech entrepreneur will come along and make something similar to make privacy hopefuls a bit happier. Thanks for your thoughtful review, Yankiwi.

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Free Dictation Software Online Recognises 40 Languages. 3 weeks 9 hours ago Yankiwi

Thanks for the find, Rob. It sounds like a great system, just as long as users don't care about the privacy of what they're speaking/writing. On the "About" page of the Speechtexter site, it says:

"SpeechTexter is based on Google's high-end speech-recognition engines. All your speech is sent to Google, there it gets interpreted using powerful parallel servers and algorithms, and gets sent back to SpeechTexter as a stream of possible transcription results."

Anything sent to Google is kept and stored on Google's servers, so as long as users don't mind Google keeping a permanent record of their spoken and written thoughts for Google to use as it sees fit, SpeechTexter should be very helpful. Those of us with enough grey hair to remember the concept of personal privacy and value it will keep in mind that "what happens through Google stays with Google" and continue to avoid Google-related products whenever possible. As always, it's a personal choice; mine is for privacy above convenience. YMMV.

If there's a free speech-to-text program that does NOT involve sending personal thoughts to Google or Micro$oft, I'd appreciate learning about it.

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Security Alert: If You Use Java, Read This. 3 weeks 10 hours ago AJNorth

Another useful tool to update -- and remove previous versions of -- the Java RTE is JavaRA, from Singular Labs: https://singularlabs.com/forums/topic/completely-remove-java-using-singularlabs-javara/ (current version: 2.6).

It is also available from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/JavaRa.shtml and Major Geeks: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/javara.html .

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Free Dictation Software Online Recognises 40 Languages. 3 weeks 13 hours ago kastaldi

It works well on italian language too, just one mistake after a lot of words and it even understands foreign names such as John and Mary. :) I'll give it a try with some complicated tests. Not bad for a free speech recognizer, it doesn't need training as well.

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Debut 3 weeks 2 days ago RMIkeN

This is a great piece of software. The free version does place a watermark on the bottom of the recording.
I didn't find the "Free" version until I attempted to uninstall the trial version.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2017 3 weeks 2 days ago APK Market

So the list is awesome. Viber is most exciting apps. So you're going to share WeChat App for android. The recent international update saying that the app's all chat controlling and viewing by the China. So it is heart break to user of WeChat. http://androidknight.com

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A Great Way Of Organising Your Firefox Tabs 3 weeks 3 days ago iun

Hi,
There seems only to be reference to a Chrome add-on in that link above and none for Firefox. When I click on "Add to Chrome" it asks for an email address. A search for Add-ons in Firefox does not seem to find anything relevant called Toby, only something about winning an iPod.
Am I doing something wrong?
Regards,
Ian

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 3 weeks 3 days ago jhvance

Thanks for the ghacks link...best advice is to check whether the artifacts of the intrusion are anywhere on your hard drive or in your Windows registry, then delete them. Here's another recent article with some information about the targets for the 2nd payload:

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/ccleaner-backdoor-infecting-millions-delivered-mystery-payload-to-40-pcs/

Seems to have been geared toward the manufacturing, design and communications giants -- industrial espionage at the least, and perhaps more of an effort to establish the potential for a widespread trojan backdoor control capability.

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Finds of the Week: Instant Logo Search / Exporting Evernote data / 8 built-in Windows tools / Download free topographical maps 3 weeks 3 days ago Norman Rubin

There are many alternatives to Evernote, but I don't think any of them is half as useful. When I posted above I was registered to use it on one Android phone and one W10 laptop. Now I'm forced to use TWO Android cell phones for a couple of weeks (long story, SIM card incompatibility while traveling), so I just registered both cell phones and UNregistered the laptop, which can connect fine with Chrome (browser). Still free, still great!
Evernote makes it very easy to unregister a gizmo. Just register a third and it will eventually give you a choice of paying or choosing a gizmo (from a list) to drop. You can even switch back and forth if you want.

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Best Free Antivirus App for Android 3 weeks 5 days ago Prof. Jewell

Hello Bjruiter3, it looks as though this should be reported to the CDC ;-) Avast has just started doing the same thing to me--FULL screen ad's when I am doing something completely different. Needless to say, I told it to go away and never come back.

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Best Free Video Editing Program 3 weeks 5 days ago ichabod

Can the codecs from QT be installed without installing QT? If so, can you recommend a source of how-to info?
Does VSDC or do other programs reviewed here need the codecs from QT?

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 3 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for the link. I've been told I'm a space cadet before, so you're not alone. :)

 

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 3 weeks 6 days ago budchekov

Likewise, love that site.:)
The NASA Image of the Day too, http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html
Guess I'm a space cadet.

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Finds of the Week: Instant Logo Search / Exporting Evernote data / 8 built-in Windows tools / Download free topographical maps 4 weeks 10 hours ago Tomnov

hmm, highways do extensive grading when being built, so I guess these topos are only accurate in untouched rural and wilderness areas.

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 4 weeks 15 hours ago rhiannon For those of us not familiar with the APOD acronym, it's the website Astronomy Picture of the Day: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html view
IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 4 weeks 16 hours ago darknesseternal

I found out about the Ccleaner infection in this article: http://news.thewindowsclub.com/compromised-ccleaner-version-used-distribute-malware-90593/ A few minutes ago, I posted the following comment to that article: "I just got an alert that Ccleaner has a newer version than the one mentioned in this article. It is version 5.35.6210. I'm wondering if I should wait to download it? I've used Ccleaner for years, and I will continue to. I trust Piriform, but they are obviously not infallible. As for Avast... if they were who was distributing the malware version, how could they not detect it? They are an anti-virus software company! This is very disturbing, because I use the Avast AV on my computer." Then I came to this site, to make sure you guys were informed, and of course you were! Now I feel silly for wondering about that. Thanks Rob!

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 4 weeks 22 hours ago Anupam

Seems like a second payload has been discovered for the malware, according to this Ghacks article:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/21/ccleaner-malware-second-payload-discov...

This is really bad. Seems like system restore won't be enough, and reinstall of Windows, or restoring from a previous backup image is required.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 4 weeks 1 day ago rishabh91

For movies, I would recommend this top site https://streamrocks.com/ I have been using this for a while now.

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 4 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

You got me there. Yep, daily visitor for some years now. You too?

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 4 weeks 1 day ago budchekov

I'll bet you're a daily APOD visitor.. ;)

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 4 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

I'm happy to hear you like it. :)

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA 4 weeks 1 day ago budchekov

The Saturn ebook is outstanding, viewing with Calibre, there are even links to larger NASA Photojournal images...(of the ones included in the book)
Nice find rhiannon, thanks!:)

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 weeks 1 day ago Anupam

Sorry, but we will be unable to provide support here in the comments section. Please post your query in the freeware forum of this site:

https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 weeks 1 day ago sharphawk4

Hello to everyone! I have a problem and look for help, if possible. I have a dual boot LINUX / /W 10 PC (I7 CPU & 8GB ram). For a long while I used both in dual booted mode without any problems. Since about 10 months, suddenly some W10 updates were available but I had to give them up, because updating starts, reaches 99% and then says that for some "reason" update could not be completed and undoes all updates and restarts. This process take a very long time (> 10-15 m) and thus the only work-around I found was to disable the windows-update service. This is somewhat dangerous security wise in the long run. Interesting enough, not even local m$oft support, which I contacted, could not fix the issue, could not tell me why update process can not completed, and they finally said that (a) they do not support the dual boot systems (b) I have to reinstall windows and drop LINUX dual boot. Does anyone know a work around other then the one I used i.e. disabling the W10 update service? Does anyone knows what stops W10 update to complete? Thanks for your help...SH

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 weeks 1 day ago sharphawk4

Maybe Qihoo 360 Total Security is a good software, but I have some complains. When one searches for files to clean-up, the program might indicate 20Gb to clean up. You do the cleanup and afterwards search again: the same value is displayed, which sounds weird to me. If for some reason, some files can not be cleaned up, fear enough, but then say so or do not put them in the clean-up list.

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PagePlus Starter Edition 4 weeks 1 day ago nonurban

The free program is no longer available.

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 6 hours ago Old Gobbo

Further to my long post: forgot (slaps head) to say that if you do have the key at Piriform in the Registry saying MUID or Agomo MUID, then of course you should delete it.
By the way it now seems that another AV site, actually discovered this trojan and told Piriform / Avast about it:
http://blog.morphisec.com/morphisec-discovers-ccleaner-backdoor

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 7 hours ago Old Gobbo

This post alarms many unnecessarily and fails to tell all, as others above have noted - a disappointment against your usual standard. This is what I wrote for my people:
Someone introduced malware into a Ccleaner update package, effective between 15August and 13 September. This did not do any immediate harm, but the data it sent out (and possibly stored on your machine) could be used for a later attack. If you have a 64-bit machine you are safe. If you use a 32-bit machine, read on.

The version concerned was Ccleaner 5.33.6162, and the cloud equivalent from that time. If you have used either of these, you need to check the Registry editor.-

- in the Search / Run box (I think it's called "Ask me anything" in W10), type: regedit

- select the top result: regedit Run command, or in W7, regedit.exe

- click the + sign beside HKEY LOCAL MACHINE

- click the + sign beside SOFTWARE

- scroll down to Piriform

- There should be just one key in there for Piriform (ignore the subsection for Ccleaner): a little red logo saying ab followed by (default), labelled REG_SZ (Value not set)

--- If there is anything else there, you may have a problem, particularly:if it says: Agomo MUID, or just MUID.

- in that case you should

a) delete your present version of Ccleaner (no need to use Revo, as Ccleaner is very good at clearing itself out)

b) restore your system to a time before August 15 (or whenever you downloaded the update), or better re-install Windows. - ask me if necessary.

c) download a new version of Ccleaner - it should be safe from now on.

Refences:
Talios at: http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html
Piriform blog at: https://www.piriform.com/news/blog/2017/9/18/security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users

It is notable that the Piriform announcement is somewhat mealy-mouthed about the whole thing, does not mention Talios who suppressed some of the remote domains, and does not say what to do if you have been infected.

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 8 hours ago gizmofan1248

On my PC, Malwarebytes Antimalware quarantined the malware and it was identified as Trojan.Floxif:
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/trojan-floxif-appflsh/
More info can be found here:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ccleaner-compromised-to-distribute-malware-for-almost-a-month/
It appears that only 32-bit computers were vulnerable, and only through version 5.33 of CCleaner.
If you use a standard account (not admin account) you would not be affected.

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UltraDefrag 1 month 12 hours ago famewolf

Is ultradefrag still the editor's choice when on their website it looks like the project has been abandoned?

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 13 hours ago nonurban

Hitman Pro found a trojan in CCleaner when I scanned my computer recently, I hadn't known anything about the situation you are reporting here and was skeptical that it was false positive. I removed CCleaner anyway by using Hitman Pro and it said it removed the threat. I guess I was right to remove it in spite of my doubts.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 13 hours ago Panzer

"... SelekTOR for Linux is an open source Java based GUI frontend for Tor running in client mode, it acts as a Tor launcher and exit node chooser for browsers that support system proxying using PAC files ...":

https://www.dazzleships.net/selektor-for-linux/

"... Hiawatha is an open source webserver with a focus on security ...":
https://www.hiawatha-webserver.org/

"... Spack - a flexible package manager that supports multiple versions, configurations, platforms, and compilers ...":
https://spack.io/

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 month 14 hours ago Panzer

"... Kinza - a Chromium-based web browser which attempt to reflect the end-user voice by adding popular requested features in new updates ...":
https://www.kinza.jp/en/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Kinza.shtml

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 month 23 hours ago Anupam

Yes, 360TS works with Windows XP. I have installed it on my friend's system which is running XP.

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 1 day ago Gil Mensch

There is a lot more detail at this link http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html . It's heavy reading, but the bottom line is that (a) it was the 32-bit 5.33 version of CCleaner that was infected, which was distributed in August and part of September, (b) uninstalling or updating CCleaner doesn't remove the infection from your PC, however (c) it appears that the worst effects of the malware have been neutralized even if you do have the infection. If you feel comfortable poking around in your registry, you can see if your PC was affected.

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 1 day ago Prof. Jewell

http://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/2017/9/18/security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users

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IMPORTANT: If You're A CCleaner User You Need To Read This. 1 month 1 day ago Philo Vance

There is no mention of this issue in the Release Notes for the latest update available (5.34.6207). Are we sure that this version corrects the problem?

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 month 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

Please see our article here. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/important-if-youre-ccleaner-user...

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Best Free PC Cleaner 1 month 1 day ago gian

Making the Tech headlines the past 24 hours is Ccleaner hacked and inserted with a backdoor that infected millions of PC's in the past month. I hope there will be a good alternative to this freeware soon.

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Best Free Media Player 1 month 1 day ago nemonemo

On the two front-runners, VLC and PotPlayer. I certainly agree they are the best, by a wide margin. Sadly, on pure image quality, there is no clear winner though, if you're the kind of person who endlessly tweaks his/her tv for the perfect picture that is.
PotPlayer has the cleaner image- less visual hash, but VLC is sharper, and its highlights retain more detail, aren't blown out. Don't take my word for it: take screenshots from both players and zoom in.
But of course for convenience, it's PotPlayer by a mile. If PP's sharpness is good enough, don't even look at VLC, because it's a nightmare of nerdiness, a real clunker, as gimpy as Gimp. The idiots [sorry, it's accurate!] spent all their time coding elaborate esoteric, utterly useless features [want to add waving animation effects? hook it up to room lights!? add motion blur effects? -VLC is your player!].
One wishes PotPlayer coders would add a stronger sharpness filter, and put it in their control panel pop-up, but if they haven't by now, they never will [I wrote them long ago, and got the standard NIH response (Not Invented Here)]. By the way, WarpSharp is ****, and VLC's debanding filter, film grain filter, and HiQ denoise filter are all totally bogus too*. (Really- A:B screenshots showed zero effects! Coders are strange people.)
To summarize, if your source material is fairly sharp and/or you're not fussy about that last inch of quality, stick with PotPlayer. But if sharpness (and highlight detail) turn your crank, settle for VLC.
*VLC's jump forward/back (>, < arrows) are broken. You'll have to d/l a copy of Torrent Video Player to get that feature working. A kast word on VLC- despite announced updates, and d/l sites that show newer versions, it hasn't changed in many years- the image quality is absolutely identical, and the interface too.

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Best Free Game Sites 1 month 1 day ago Mirkop

Indeed your list is cool, thanks for sharing it.I like to play online games at school specially unblocked games and I use this secured website
gamesunblocked.us , they use proxy server who can not be detected by schools,thanks.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 month 1 day ago sonoffar

Will 360TS work with Win XP?
I failed to find any mention of system requirements in either your evaluation and review or the 360 website.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 5 days ago Panzer

"... Synonymful - improve your vocabulary and communicate like a pro ...":
http://synonymful.com/

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Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use 1 month 6 days ago J_L

Thanks, that'd be really useful for my blog.

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Best Free Media Player for Android 1 month 6 days ago Anupam

I agree with you trainman261, exactly my thoughts :). Although yes, the ads now on Mx Player can be a bit annoying, but it still is a very solid good quality player. I can deal with the ads, as long as they don't turn too intrusive.

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Best Free Media Player for Android 1 month 6 days ago trainman261

I honestly have to say that I didn't find the ads too annoying. I mean yes, there are ads there, but it's not anything intrusive - I draw the line where an ad blocks me from doing something, and that has never happened to me (I use MX as my daily driver). On the other hand, just about everything else is just about perfect - something I can't really say about VLC - I had too many problems with it to recommend it. The comparison with VLC is that the same way one could say that VLC is the de-facto video player for many people on PC, I would recommend MX as the de-facto video player for Android - in my opinion, it's the most solid media player around. If you don't want any ads, this isn't the app for you, but otherwise, I definitely recommend it.

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Finally a Free, Flexible Youtube Download That Works 1 month 6 days ago salemsims

It is no more free. the current version allows download only for 3 mts. So force you to purchase... you cannot download anything except few KBs of file free. Forget this software. Freemake has learnt and started earning by thousands of people using gizzmo free ware. Now it is commercial.

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I Still Rate This Excellent Free Youtube Downloader 1 month 6 days ago salemsims

Hi it may be a good software. It is no more free. the old software forces you to update. Once updated, 90% of the features are shut off. Youtube downloads available only for premium at a cost. Forget the software as free....

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 6 days ago rob.schifreen I don't use Edge. Personally I think it's horrible. But I have changed the URL in the story above to include a www at the start, so hopefully things should improve slightly. Do get this book if you're interested in the subject, by the way. It's a really well written course and you'll find it fascinating. view
How To Make A Digital Image Larger 1 month 6 days ago arieshifman

Thanks

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Best Free Media Player for Android 1 month 6 days ago Freecycler

I just tried MX Player on your recommendation and although it seemed to work smoothly the constant ads made it a pain to use.

I notice you compared it to VLC but did not review Android VLC for the article. I have been using the Android version since last year and it performs just as well as on the PC. And not a single Ad...

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Freemake Video Converter 1 month 1 week ago Kipster

Converting video files to MP3's is now limited in the free version.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Yosemite Sunrise 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks Anupam, I'm happy you like it. :)

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Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use 1 month 1 week ago runbei

I find it easiest to search at http://search.creativecommons.org/. It has options for searching Google and other photo repositories for open-source images including photos, etc.

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Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use 1 month 1 week ago Bruce_Fraser

Thanks, Rob, for another great find.
Unfortunately, the language Google uses to differentiate the images is not clear. For instance, which, if any, of those means "You may use this only if you pay a royalty"?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Yosemite Sunrise 1 month 1 week ago Anupam

Yes, wonderful wallpaper. Looking good on my desktop too :).

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago emphyrio

I successfully downloaded this one by changing ONLY the beginning of the URL from "http://tradepub.com" to "https://www.tradepub.com".

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How To Make A Digital Image Larger 1 month 1 week ago Phylis Sophical

Great find. No watermark, ads or other intrusive stuff.
Can never get my head around all the photo jargon, but even so, managed to beautifully enlarge a very precious photo.
Thanks.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 1 month 1 week ago 64bitguy

Regarding Terminal Transparency/opacity issue...the actual correct fix can be found inside Terminal itself.
Edit>Profile Preferences>Colors>Uncheck (or Alter the settings from none to full) of "Use Transparent Background" option.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 1 month 1 week ago eikelein

David,
Thanks for your reply and - you are welcome.

I have heard so much irrelevant or outright false negativity about Thunderbird that I like to cut in and help or clean the air if I can at all. I have no professional, semi-professional, contractual or financial connection with the Mozilla organisation or anybody involved in Thunderbird's maintenance.

Please send the screen shot as an attachment to ejhprivate@gmail.com. Recently I created this account for personal reasons with the express purpose of being able to "throw away" this account at any time. I will begin tomorrow to check daily for an email from you.

Please let me know what version of Windows your computer runs and if your system is a 32-bit or a 64-bit system.
Just in case you need instructions for the 32 or 64 bit question you find them at
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21726/how-do-i-know-if-im-running-32-bit-or-64-bit-windows-answers/
Just copy and paste this very long URL into your browser's address bar and hit Enter.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 1 month 1 week ago David Morgan

Hi eiklein, thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I will try to add a screenshot of the percent figure showing how much of the Thunderbird folder is used. I searched the internet and most replies say Thunderbird can't be increased. So that confused me. On the settings I have, it is imap. That's all I know because I'm not very good at these things. OK, I'll have to forget the screenshot, I don't know how or if it can be added here. Anyway, it shows 81% full. And I understand we can't post links in Comments. One site says this "How to Increase Your Mailbox Limit in Thunderbird" and that's what I've tried to do.
Thank you.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Yosemite Sunrise 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it MC.

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AOMEI Backupper 1 month 1 week ago tonyc

I backed up my old laptop with AOMEI Backupper - no problems. I then tried to transfer the backup to my new computer. I wiped off everything from the new computer, Windows 10 OS, files, apps - the lot. Is there any way I can recover my lost OS and other contents of my new computer - an ACER ?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Yosemite Sunrise 1 month 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

Thanks rhiannon - looks great on Manjaro KDE. MC - Site Manager. http://i.imgur.com/J233Bu1.jpg

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Explore Space With This Free Program From NASA 1 month 1 week ago jtshea

Getting a fatal error reading the downloaded file. The size of the file is about 35 MG so, since it is reported as about 50 MB in this article, am wondering if that is related.

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Best Free Bible Study Software 1 month 1 week ago Natnee

Online Bible is really far better than E-sword. At the very least, it deserves a mention in your list. Online Bible isn't the best name, I know, since it's a downloaded program, but it predates a time when "online" didn't necessarily mean on the internet (1995). It's updated regularly and available free at onlinebible.net and most of the modules and study tools are free as well.

It's so much better than most other programs because you can scroll through the entire Bible (no three-click-process to change books); you can search and have all the verses *displayed with the text*, rather than a click-each-reference-to-see-what-it-said, allowing you to search very fast to find what you want; It has a simple and clean interface, and runs on a memory stick.

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago Ann Onymous

If you change your mind about extra software, have a look at Foxit. I've been using the Foxit Reader for years and am very happy with it.
Home page (with many items): https://www.foxitsoftware.com/
Foxit Reader: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago J_L Basically I don't need any of the extra features, browsers are 98% compatible with PDF viewing and simple text entry, one less software to worry about, don't deal with many or complex PDF, etc. view
Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago crombierob

Just because MS decided to make Edge the default viewer, is no reason to live with their default.
Also I am an old man, but there is an 'old woman' inside me that is uncomfortable about doing certain things.
One of those things, is viewing PDF's in browsers.
Why not make pdf-xchange-viewer your default viewer
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer
Rob
PS Over the years, every time I went to their site, it was an unsettling challenge, to be sure that I was downloading the free viewer.
Over the last year'ish, it got even harder, as they are pushing a more recent version on to us (with Editor in the name I think).
It is also free, but is not as simple/good as the xchange viewer, and is irritating as there are some pro'ish features lurking around which are trial'ish.
AGH!
Someone may care to double check that the link I gave above is really to the older/simple/nicer/free'er version ?

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How To Make A Digital Image Larger 1 month 1 week ago J_L

Good find, though I usually use Google Reverse Image Search to find larger versions of the same image.

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago J_L

The default PDF reader for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, cannot open this... But Chrome has no such problem. Therefore Google > Microsoft. cheeky

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 1 month 1 week ago bash550

You mention that one shouldn't download JonDo and should instead use a vpn for use with JonDo browser due to the lack of encryption. I had alook at the JonDo website and noticed that it does in fact have encryption.

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago crombierob

"They have to get up early in the morning to stop you"

Well done,
Rob

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago godel

Actually $20 for the downloadable paid version seems fair if the thing actually works, but I don't like the growing practice of having to do everything online.

The previous comment about security is also relevant.

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago Ann Onymous

I, too, have downloaded many tradepub items. Like Rob, I used Firefox to go to the link provided in the tradepub email. My result was the same as his: "The page isn’t redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

I still had a letter from a previous tradepub offer which had a working URL. I compared the download links in that previous successful offer and in this offer. I successfully downloaded this one by changing ONLY the beginning of the URL from "http://tradepub.com" to "https://www.tradepub.com".

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago Rev_Don

Following the link in the initial e-mail the page stated the link was expired. I clicked on the Click Here link and then followed the prompts to get the second e-mail which provided a working link. All in all a typical Gizmo's Freeware run around.

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago McDave

Rob has it right - the initial download fails after email confirmation - open your library on the website then (from a second email confirmation) you should see it there - that download does work - Note - to participate in any exercises, you will need Kali Linux - the pdf does state how to download it - hope you are up on Linux so you can understand what's going on...

Dave

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

I haven't been able to download it and I tried downloading it using three different addresses in 4 different browsers.
I ran a search for the title, and some other (legitmate, well known) sites have the same offer. Those links take you to a Tradepub page where you fill out the form to submit a request. Those URL's appear to have site referral data in their links.

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago crombierob

Anyone having trouble downloading this ?
I have been with TradePub for years, so that is not the problem.
They did the usual thing - sent me an email with a link to download via their web site
But it cannot carry out the action (not from the want of trying)
The page isn’t redirecting properly
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete

UPDATE
I tried different browsers, and anything else I could think of.
Went around in circles a few times.
Tried accessing it from 'My Library', and went around a couple of circles on that.
Finally managed to download from 'My Library'
If anyone works out how I managed that, let me know.

Rob

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Learn Ethical Hacking With This 1000-page $55 Book, For Free. 1 month 1 week ago eikelein

Sadly the email address path does not work!
Will have to try it without browser protection in place. GRRRR!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer "... exa is a modern replacement for ls. It uses colours for information by default, helping you distinguish between many types of files, such as whether you are the owner, or in the owning group. It also has extra features not present in the original ls, such as viewing the Git status for a directory, or recursing into directories with a tree view ...": https://the.exa.website/ https://github.com/ogham/exa view
Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago DavidinCalif

Does it work with any voice recognition software like Dragon Naturally Speaking?

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago deegee

Yup... Just happened to be writing with Dragon Naturally Speaking v10 into InDesign, so I tried in on Hemingway and it works nicely to type the text I speak straight into the Hemingway window in the browser.

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago Rev_Don

Well it's quite obvious that people aren't reading the information ON THIS PAGE before following the link. Either that or they don't comprehend basic 2nd grade English. How sad is that.

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago deegee

As Rob S. wrote in his article about Hemingway:

"Hemingway is an *online* word processor and text editor which is free to use. It describes itself as a 'distraction-free writing environment', but *online word processor* is just as good. It's free because it's really a promotional tool for the company's *paid-for offline version*, but the online version is still very useful."

In other words, the desktop app costs money. The browser version is free. Just select the text that is already there in the browser, press delete, and start writing...

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago emgil3

The free editing is apparently on the website. To download the desktop app is not free.

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago clas

This sounds interesting. One thought: does it keep a copy of everything i write?

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Get Help And Feedback As You Write 1 month 1 week ago olamoree

Went to the click-thru and it says $19.95... Where is the Download that is "free to use"?

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Finds of the Week: Does Windows 10 Spy on You? / Unblock Flash in Browsers / Send Large Files Online for Free / What PC Files to Back Up 1 month 1 week ago Anupam

Yes, it's quite possible :), as Rhiannon suggests too.

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Finds of the Week: Does Windows 10 Spy on You? / Unblock Flash in Browsers / Send Large Files Online for Free / What PC Files to Back Up 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

I have the same situation as Anupam. I've found that some privacy or ad blocking add-ons interfere with Flash playing.

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Finds of the Week: Does Windows 10 Spy on You? / Unblock Flash in Browsers / Send Large Files Online for Free / What PC Files to Back Up 1 month 1 week ago jmaloney

Thanks for the input, Anupam. I'll experiment. Perhaps my problem is specific to my setup or specific to the web site I was using.

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