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This Smart System Turns Complicated GPS Coordinate Addresses Into Three Plain English Words (Android, iOS)
GPS Coordinates provide a good but complicated alternative to conventionally locating a place with a street address. However, what3words does is to convert global locations into three words that are easier to dictate and remember than any coordinates or plus codes. What3words has assigned a three... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Sun Breaking Over Field of Sunflowers
This weeks wallpaper is an image of the sun breaking through a cloud bank lighting up a field of sunflowers. A line of trees in the background is a nice division between field and sky. If your in the northern hemisphere and are at a latitude that experiences winter, this might be a welcome respite ... Read More

Install Dozens Of Freeware Apps With One Click
If you like top-quality freeware and you haven't yet checked out Ninite, then you really should try it. It's a really quick and safe way to install loads of software on your computer in one hit. To start, head to the Ninite website and make your choice from over 80 different programs. Click to sel... Read More

Finds of the Week: Jan 18, 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 Turn Off Autofill on Google Chrome - Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity - Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked - NASA Image and Video LibraryR... Read More

A Top-Class Vector Illustration Package For Windows
When it comes to creating or editing images on a computer, there are two fundamental types of program and two fundamental types of image file that they can work with. Raster-based programs allow you to create and edit images that are made up of dots, or pixels. These programs are used for editing ... Read More

A Final Entry In Our Pick Of The Best Free Mind Mappers
I've been writing about mind mapping programs here recently, and have already covered XMind and Mind Meister. Before I leave the topic for a while, here's one more that you may wish to look at. Blumind is a freeware program for Windows that looks slightly dated nowadays, but that's not always a ba... Read More

Open A Microsoft Project File. Without Microsoft Project
One of the best-known project management programs is Microsoft Project. It's designed to allow project managers to keep track of timescales, tasks, resources, people and so on, and juggle things around when the inevitable problems or delays occur. If you ever find yourself needing to view a MS Pro... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Moon Phases
This weeks wallpaper is an image of five white full moons partly shaded in sepia by an eclipse against a black background lightly sprinkled with stars. The moons have soft features; all in all a nicely composed background that works well in most areas with icons.  Read More ... Read More

AVG Free Antivirus Gets A Smart New Look
It's been a while since I looked at the free antivirus suite from AVG, so I have recently been taking a fresh look. And the software continues to get better as the years progress. As always, there's a free version and a paid-for one. Both are accessible via the same installer which you can downloa... Read More

WhizFolders Prize Draw
Many thanks to the 100+ of you who entered the prize draw last week for a copy of WhizFolders (see for the details and a review of the software). Mallory the emu drew the 10 lucky winners today, so check your email to see ... Read More

How Would You Describe....Anything?
If you ever write stuff like letters or reports or essays or books, you'll know that sometimes it's hard to come up with a suitable adjective. What word best describes, say, an emu or a gizmo or a face or a house? Next time you're stuck for an adjective, check out a really neat web site at www.des... Read More

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