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Windows 10 tip: Find out if your PC can run Hyper-V

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

ZDNet posts: The Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 include Hyper-V virtualization software, but only if your CPU supports a few advanced virtualization features. How do you know if your CPU is up to the Hyper-V challenge? You just need to know where to look.

Source: Windows 10 tip: Find out if your PC can run Hyper-V | ZDNet

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How to Build Your Own Bootable Linux Live CD

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Linux | Tags: |

MakeUseOf posts: It’s easy to create a DIY bootable live CD in Linux, using third-party tools or official Linux operating systems. Need help? Follow these steps to create a Linux Live CD in minutes.

Source: How to Build Your Own Bootable Linux Live CD

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Windows 10 tip: Create a full image backup using this hidden tool

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: backups, Everything, imaging, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

ZDNet posts: Do you miss the old Windows 7 backup tool? It’s still there, well hidden in Windows 10, and its most impressive trick is the option to create a complete image-based backup.

Source: Windows 10 tip: Create a full image backup using this hidden tool | ZDNet

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Greenshot screenshots

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post on Greenshot, a screen print/saver utility.

Source: An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever | Gizmo’s Freeware

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How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Hardware, Security | Tags: , , , |

ZDNet posts: Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.

Source: How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) | ZDNet

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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft OneNote | Tags: , , , , |

PCWorld has a post: OneNote’s audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here’s how it works.

Source: How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking | PCWorld

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Tails – Privacy for anyone anywhere

Posted on December 21, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card.

It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

  • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
    all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Source: Tails – Privacy for anyone anywhere

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Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software : Canva

Posted on November 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , |

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Freeware!

Source: Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software – Canva

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Free Grammar Checker : Grammarly

Posted on November 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

Grammarly corrects over 250 types of grammatical mistakes while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. There’s free and a pay version.

Source: Free Grammar Checker | Grammarly

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How To Print Tiled Images With Microsoft Paint

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a suggestion: The other day I needed to print a large image that I’d download from the internet. Rather than cramming the entire picture onto a single sheet of paper, I wanted to do what’s known as a tiled print. This means that the computer prints sections of the image onto multiple sheets, that I can then tape together to make up a large poster.

Source: How To Print Tiled Images With Microsoft Paint | Gizmo’s Freeware

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How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , |

ZDNet posts: Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.

Source: How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) | ZDNet

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How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Phones, Techniques, wireless | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: NFC is one of those tools that is great to have, but so ridiculously underused by the majority of Android users. While it can be used for advanced automation of things on your Android phone, it can also be used for equally as simplistic stuff: like easily sharing your home Wi-Fi data with friends.

Source: How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

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Windows 10’s ‘Quick Assist’ Built-in Remote Access App

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , |

Dave’s Computer Tips suggests: Windows 10’s new built-in ‘Quick Assist’ desktop app allows you to remotely access any computer running Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Edition)…

Source: Windows 10’s ‘Quick Assist’ Built-in Remote Access App | Daves Computer Tips

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Security, Techniques | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a solution: You know the problem. A program is misbehaving on your computer so you decide to fully remove it and then reinstall it. But although you have the installation CD, or you can download the installer from the vendor’s web site, you can’t find the installation key that you paid for. So you’re unable to reinstall the program.

Source: Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software | Gizmo’s Freeware

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A Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Visio

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: Need to create diagrams, flowcharts, circuits, or other kinds of entity-relationship models? Microsoft Visio is the best software for that, but it’s expensive. We will show you two free open source alternatives: Dia and LibreOffice Draw.

Source: A Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Visio

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How to Add Gadgets Back to Windows 8 and 10 (and Why You Probably Shouldn’t)

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Desktop gadgets and the Windows Sidebar were a big hallmark feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7. But Microsoft removed desktop gadgets, and you won’t find them in Windows 8 or 10.

Source: How to Add Gadgets Back to Windows 8 and 10 (and Why You Probably Shouldn’t)

If you really want to restore the original desktop gadgets to Windows 10 or 8.1, you can use one of two third-party programs: 8GadgetPack or Gadgets Revived.

 

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How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Linux, Windows 10, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Modern PCs ship with a feature called “Secure Boot” enabled. This is a platform feature in UEFI, which replaces the traditional PC BIOS. If a PC manufacturer wants to place a “Windows 10” or “Windows 8” logo sticker to their PC, Microsoft requires they enable Secure Boot and follow some guidelines.

Source: How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

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How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Fun, Hardware, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , , , |

WindowsReport has a post: Windows 10 is closely connected with Microsoft’s own Xbox One console, but there are some exceptions that could be made. For example, you can use Xbox’s bitterest rival’s joystick as your regular computer joystick, with the little trick I’m going to show you in this article. I know Microsoft will probably dislike this. So, if […]

Source: How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10

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You Can Now Use LastPass On Multiple Devices for Free

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Passwords, Phones | Tags: , , |

LifeHacker posts: Starting today (Nov. 1, 2016), LastPass will no longer charge extra to access your password vault from different types of devices. That means free users can now access their password vaults from their phone and their desktop at no extra cost.

LastPass is a favorite add-on for multiple browsers and this blog has recommended it for years to keep track of passwords. You can use a different password for each website, and still only use one master password to access them all automatically (in most cases; some web sites require you to copy it from LastPass yourself).

Source: You Can Now Use LastPass On Multiple Devices for Free

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