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Get A Pro License for Microsoft Hyperlapse for Free And Say Goodbye To Long Videos
Nobody would like to watch an hour of video on mobile recording a bicycle ride or a family stroll in the park, but the footage can be enjoyable to share with your friends and family if it is turned into a few seconds or a few minutes of timelapse video. A timelapse video tends to be shaky and unev... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Lavender Fields at Sunset
This weeks wallpaper shows straight rows of lavender stretching towards the horizon. Two trees punctuate the rolling hills of purple, sentinels standing watch over purple fields, backlit by scattered low clouds against a soft sunset sky. Icons show up fairly well on this background, less so in the ... Read More

Browse Life Magazine Archive Online For Free
Thanks to collaboration between LIFE and Google you can browse the Life magazine archives online, for free. Life magazine started as a weekly picture magazine in New York City, New York in 1936 and was instrumental in the emerging field of photjournalism. Now every issue of Life Magazine until the... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Crimson Night
This week's wallpaper is a dark crimson fantasy style landscape. Mountains rise above red waters while a crimson moon on the horizon casts highlights on a row of mountains. A black tree juts its trunk and branches into the foreground. This dark fantasy style image doesn't have a lot of details, and... Read More

Get Free Downloads From Reddit's Favorite Websites
What happens when someone on ask reddit asks about cool sites where you can download free stuff? Over 5,000 people answer. Here's the best sites culled from all the suggestions. Lifehacker took on the daunting task of sorting through all 5,000 suggestions to bring the best suggestions to you in o... Read More

Close All Open Programs With One Click
Close All is a small but very useful utility that will close all open applications in Windows with a single click. It also lets you choose individual applications to close or leave open. If you have a lot of windows open at one time, you know that closing all those apps one a time is tedious, whet... Read More

Take 300 Ivy League University Courses Online For Free
There are several good places online to take online classes, and most offer a quite a few courses in multiple disciplines. You can spend a long time perusing the various class catalogs, or you can check out this nicely curated list of online courses from eight top universities. The courses are div... Read More

Facebook: What It Knows About You and How It Tracks You
When you're on Facebook, everything you do is monitored and recorded and stored somewhere. This includes private messages and URL's shared through Messenger. This allows them to amass a tremendous amount of data about anyone who has a Facebook account. In addition, Facebook compiles detailed dossi... Read More

This Highly Popular Android App Converts Your Video To Audio Easily On The Move
A 5-minute high-definition music video can easily take up a space of more than 45 megabytes but an mp3 file of the same length, say, at a bitrate of 128 kbps, may just consume 5 megabytes of mobile storage, that is 9 times lesser. If your mobile storage is running out due to keeping many video fil... Read More

Security Vulnerability Found In 7-Zip, Update Now
A security vulnerability has been found in the popular file compression program 7-Zip, update your version now. A vulnerability that can allow arbitrary code execution has been found in in 7-Zip that effects all 7-Zip versions prior to the 18.05 release of the program. There aren't any reports of... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Sunrise At Jinshanling Great Wall
This weeks wallpaper brings us a view of the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall of China at sunrise. The sun sits in a hazy sky, casting soft light on the the watch tower in the middle of the image. The walls and walkway narrow towards the entrance to the watchtower and provide good texture. Mou... Read More

An Apology from Gizmo
Yesterday's article on the best free browser based screen capture program had the wrong link. Instead of taking you to my article about this great program, it took you to a general review of screenshot programs. There is nobody to blame but me. Sorry about that. Anyway here's the link t... Read More

Get Over 250 Windows Command References In One Place
This is on the technical side of things, but if you're a Windows command line user, Microsoft has released a PDF file listing over 250 Windows Command References. All commands are listed alphabetically and include a detailed description of the command, command line arguments, and for some commands,... Read More

The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used
Dedicated screenshot programs are great but I’ve recently been looking at screenshot programs that work as browser extensions. These offer ease of installation and great convenience as they are always accessible from an icon in your browser toolbar. I’ve been reviewing these extensions and have co... Read More

Great Big Story: Micro Documentaries From Around The World
Stories from over 80 countries, told through the lens of micro documentaries. The Great Big Story makes the world a little bit smaller by bringing overlooked, unexpected, and amazing stories from over 80 countries through documentaries that range in length from brief (less than two minutes) to sho... Read More

How To Install Only The Driver On Nvidia Graphics Cards
When you install Nvidia drivers for a graphics card there are several items (including tracking telemetry) that are installed at the same time. Here's how to install only what you want and need. If you own an Nvidia graphics card, you may have noticed that several items are installed when you upgr... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Iceland's Diamond Beach
This weeks wallpaper is the black sand shoreline of Diamond Beach in Iceland. The surf rolls up the black sand while green-gray waves form in the background - in the middle, a pop of blue from a small iceberg that has washed up on the shore. A low gray sky completes the framing of the blue iceberg.... Read More

Yahoo Users Must Waive Class Action Rights Or Stop Using Service
If you use any of Yahoo's services, especially Yahoo email, you'll be giving up any class action rights if you continue to use Yahoo services and agreeing to a privacy policy that allows your email to be analyzed and stored. Yahoo had a data breach that involved most (if not all) of Yahoo email ac... Read More

Play the Popular Hearts Game on Windows 10 PC and Mobile Devices
Microsoft says "Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts have a devoted following." But so far Microsoft has only made Solitaire and Minesweeper available as a separate download for Windows 8 and 10 as revealed here . Its Hearts is still missing in the current version of Windows. Hearts is my most favori... Read More

Download 16,000+ Sound Effects From The BBC
Need some sound effects for a personal project? The BBC has got you covered with an archive of over 16,000 WAV files you can download for free. The BBC Sound Effects archive grew out of the Reminiscence Archive, which is designed to help trigger memories in people with dementia using BBC Archive m... Read More

A Practical Way to Help Freeware Authors and Get Some Free Goodies at the Same Time
Our friends at are celebrating their 13th birthday - a minor miracle for a non commercial site. Congratulations guys. DonationCoder is a site that provides exposure and support for free software authors in a way that is highly ethical and yet ensures they get recognition for the... Read More

Learn To Code On Your Android or iOS Device
Learn to code on your mobile device with Google Grasshopper. The app is available for Android and iOS and is aimed at teaching adults to code in JavaScript with a series of lessons in the form of quizzes and puzzles. The Grasshopper app has a game like interface and uses game puzzles and quizzes t... Read More

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