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Which Companies Can Read Your Google Mail And Account?
When you install an add-in for your web browser, it generally asks for permissions to access your account. For example, if you have an add-in that can filter your email and check for important appointments, the app will first ask you to click a link in order to grant it access to your calendar. Ev... Read More


Lemmings, Zork, And Loads More Old Games To Play Online for Free
Sometimes when I'm working late at the office (like right now), I need a brief distraction in the form of a game. One of my favourites from way back was Lemmings, which ran on a PC under DOS (this was pre-Windows). A recent search for an online playable version of Lemmings led me to a web site cal... Read More


Get A 350-Page Ebook About Containers And Docker For Free
If you're a technical kind of person you've probably heard about a new type of server virtualization technology called containers, and a software system called Docker. If not, and you really don't want to know any more, then you can stop reading now. But if containers in general, and Docker in par... Read More


Get A Fascinating Analytics Overview Of Your Gmail Mailbox
Do you use Gmail? If so, check out a clever little online tool called Gmail Meter. It analyzes the contents of your mailbox and produces a full analytics report about how many emails you receive, how many you send, the days of the week that you send and receive most mail, and so on. It'll provide s... Read More


Finds of the Week: 6 Dec, 2017
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 Enable Single-Click to Open Items in Windows 10 - 6 Google Chrome Extensions That Are Relatively Unknown but Very Useful - Cheerful Wa... Read More


Add Effects To Your Photos. Or Even Generate A Meme.
Here's an interesting free web site for tweaking photos and other images. It's called photo joiner and it has a couple of neat tricks up its sleeve. First, there's a photo editor that lets you rotate, crop and resize images. Plus, it has a whole slew of effects that you can add to your image in o... Read More


Get This Ad Blocker That Works Across Apps and Browsers on Android
When you see ads on a website or in an app, it generates some revenue to the publishers who use it to cover part of the cost of providing content and do not need to restrict it to a paid subscription. Sensibly most people don't like ads and treat them as an unwanted distraction. To do away with ad... Read More


Free Christmas Images By The Sleigh-Load
It's December, so you may be thinking about producing Christmas-related things on your computer. Cards, office lunch menus, gift tags for presents, party invitations, letters to Santa, and so on. In which case you'll be needing some festive photos and illustrations. Look no further than tbe Pexels... Read More


The Ultimate Tweak Tool For Your Monitor
A modern PC monitor, or the display panel on a laptop, is highly configurable and controllable through software. You may have used a program such as Flux for example, which gradually dims the screen and adjusts the colour temperature (the whiteness of the light) as dusk approaches. You may even hav... Read More


Retrieve Details Of Your Recent Internet Searches
Has this ever happened to you? You need to re-visit a web page but you don't recall its address. You know that you found it via a Google or Bing search but you can't remember what you searched for. If so, a program called MyLastSearch is just what you need. Has anyone been using your PC recently,... Read More


Download YouTube Videos As MP3 Files
I'm always interested in new sites that allow you to download a YouTube video as an MP3 file, as it's a great way to be able to play a music track on your PC. My latest discovery is something called Green MP3. Just paste in the YouTube video URL, wait a few seconds and your MP3 (or MP4 video if yo... Read More


This Outliner's Both Free and Easy To Use
UV Outliner is, as the name suggests, a program for creating outlines on your PC. Use it to keep track of notes, ideas, expenses, tasks and so on. You can easily move items around, and promote or demote them in the hierarchy. The program is a 2 MB download fand it's free. It's also malware-free ac... Read More


The Perfect Puzzle Game to Hone Your Logical Thinking Skills (iOS, Android)
Sudoku is an interesting and challenging puzzle game to improve your logical thinking and problem-solving skills. The rule of the game is extremely simple—fill in all blank cells in a 9x9 grid so that each row, each column and each 3x3 sub-grid contains digits 1 through 9. While the rule is easy ... Read More


Wallpaper of the Week: Jupiter's Stunning Southern Hemisphere
This weeks wallpaper is a stunning image of Jupiter's southern hemisphere. Taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft, the image shows some of Jupiter's fine detail, including one of the eight swirling storms that the gas giant is well known for. Swirls and bands make up the palette of the subtle ocher, blue ... Read More


Fabulous Free Browser Addon If You Watch YouTube
Magic Actions is a free extension for your web browser which adds loads of new features to videos that you watch on Youtube. You can control the lighting and add additional effects. You can easily and quickly adjust the sound volume. You can choose to always watch the most high-resolution version o... Read More


Convert Audio Files To Text!
I'm always interested in file conversion services, and I've often written on these pages about how to convert between Word, PDF, Excel and so on. But here's something a little different, and very clever. It's fun too. If you have an MP3 file of someone talking, perhaps as the result of an interv... Read More


Interested In Security? Try The Parrot
If you're interested in IT security then you might have heard of Kali. It's a Linux distribution that comes pre-installed with hundreds of free security-related programs. Everything from scanning your network to cracking wifi passwords. The trouble with Kali is that it isn't particularly user-frie... Read More


Free Service Protects You From Malware
One of the best-known IP addresses on the internet is 8.8.8.8. It’s a DNS server run by Google. DNS, or the Domain Name System, is the technology that allows you to type www.techsupportalert.com into your web browser instead of having to type the IP address of the server (69.16.226.16 in this case... Read More


Finds of the Week: November 20, 2017
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 - Repair Windows 10 Installation Without Losing Apps & Data - Top 10 Free Image Hosting Services You Should Try for Hosting Your Photos - How ... Read More



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