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May
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'jGnash 2.9.0', and 'Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.6.2.4902'

jGnash 2.9.0 jGnash is a free personal finance management software that has many of the same features as paid programs. It is intended to make tracking personal finances easy for beginners, and it also provides much of the functionality required by ... advanced users. jGnash will run on any operating system that has a working Java 1.6.0 Runtime Environment, which is pretty much all of them. http://sourceforge.net Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.6.2.4902 Media Player Classic - Home Cinema is a free audio and video player for the Windows operating system. The player can handle all the common ... (view more)

Wed
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Apr
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Windows 8: Choosing the Right Version Made Easier

Microsoft has now revealed that most buyers will choose between just two versions of Windows 8. It's a big change from earlier Windows launches, in which choosing the right version could be a daunting and confusing experience. One version of Windows ... 8, known as simply 'Windows 8', is aimed at consumers and small businesses. The more expensive and expansive option will be called 'Windows 8 Pro'. As with previous "premium" or "business" editions of Windows, it will include features that are most useful in a corporate setting. These additional features include extra network controls, a remote ... (view more)

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Mar
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Electric Cars to Use 'Charge Anywhere' Plan

A new generation of Volvo electric vehicles will allow users to recharge from any power outlet and pay for it through their home electricity bills. Among other advantages, this new system will make it easier to take advantage of off-peak discounts. ... The new billing system, called Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure, or ELVIIS, is the work of Volvo and mobile electronics firm Ericsson. Unlike some older electric vehicles, newer models can recharge from any power outlet, even those at home. Charging is controlled from a touchscreen built into the vehicle, or through a smartphone or ... (view more)

Wed
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Dec
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Facebook Frees Kidnapped Woman from Home Invasion

Facebook has received a great deal of criticism in the past for its inability to protect the privacy of its 700 or 800 million users. However, it was the site's very public approach to information sharing that recently helped save a woman and her ... child from a boyfriend, who invaded their home and held the pair hostage for five days. According to reports, a Utah woman was able to use Facebook to seek help five days after she and her 17-month-old son were first taken hostage in their home. Police said the woman was able to gain access to a laptop, hide in a closet, open her Facebook account, ... (view more)

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Dec
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Acronis True Image 2012 Review

Update 2012/10/06: Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2013. It's finally here!!! Currently we are working on Acronis True Image 2013 review, so please read the below previous version's review. It explains how Acronis True Image disk imaging works ... and why it's completely different than standard backup software (and why it's critically important to understand this concept). Have you ever wanted to upgrade to a newer, larger hard drive and have all your data moved over, but didn't know how? Has your computer ever been infected with spyware / malware and it made Windows inoperable or full of ... (view more)

Mon
28
Nov
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'MailStore Home 5.0.1.6919', and 'TeamViewer Beta 7.0.12008'

MailStore Home 5.0.1.6919 With more users than ever before relying on free webmail providers, few consumers realize their emails often are not adequately protected, or that they may lose access to their emails indefinitely if their webmail provider ... has an outage. MailStore Home for personal use helps users avoid these problems through backup, archives and migration, free of charge. http://www.mailstore.com TeamViewer Beta 7.0.12008 TeamViewer connects to any PC or server (with appropriate permission) around the world, and gives you remote control over that other computer as if you were your ... (view more)

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Oct
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'Identity Finder Home Edition 5.2', and 'Directory Hog 1.2'

Identity Finder Home Edition 5.2 Identity finder is a program that searches your computer for credit cards numbers and passwords and warns you if you are vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. You can search files that commonly contain private ... personal information such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, text, and html. http://www.identityfinder.com Directory Hog 1.2 Directory Hog is a small, free utility for Windows which will scan a drive of your choice and list the total size of each folder in a list. The list also shows the largest file size found in the folder as well as the number ... (view more)

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Apr
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'Word Art Generator 1.0', and 'Zoom Player Home Free 8.00 RC2 Beta'

Word Art Generator 1.0 Word Art Generator is engineered to help you design and create WordArt, similar to what is used in Microsoft Word. It can show all font names, font and font preview of the file name, can set the visual display of the system in ... the style of all the fonts. You can even customize the display font size, format and color and real-time view font effects. The result can be exported into PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP image formats, and support for transparent background. The interface is simple and easy to understand, and very easy to use. http://www.wordartgenerator.com Zoom Player Home ... (view more)

Thu
11
Nov
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Sophos Offers Mac Users Free Antivirus

Amidst reports that threats to Macs are steadily increasing , security firm Sophos is now offering a free version of its business antivirus software to Apple computer fans. It's a pretty good deal: dubbed Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac, the ... software comes with no strings attached and will be updated forever (or the foreseeable future). The Sophos software has been adapted from its business roots so that it is easier to install and operate. (Source: zdnet.co.uk ) According to Chris Kraft, Sophos product management vice president, the Mac offering is the exact same model currently being ... (view more)

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11
Nov
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Is the Windows 7 Discount Pack Compatible with XP?

Infopackets Reader 'Gene' writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding the Windows 7 super discount (set to expire soon) -- I see that the Windows 7 bundle being offered is for 3 (three) licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium. Can you tell me, is there a similar ... discount / offer for Windows 7 Pro? The reason why I ask, is because I'm told Windows 7 Home Premium isn't as compatible with XP software. Is that true? " My response: This isn't a simple yes and no answer, so allow me to answer this in detail. First: only Windows 7 Home Premium is being offered in bulk (3 licenses, discounted), and not for any ... (view more)

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