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Free Software That Works

November 14th, 2017

Open source software is free and legal to use and download. Many are equivalent to commercial software such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Adobe inDesign and so on. Also, you can use them on Macs and Windows computers. In addition, there are many online applications you can use within your browser. For example, Google Drive provides the ability to work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and documents for no cost.

iPad and iPhone free apps are available through iTunes Store.

Android free apps from Google Play.

Some Information and other open source and free software:

Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office - LibreOffice

Free Open Source Alternatives for Adobe Applications

Macintosh -

Windows -

And for computers and computer related items I started going to Amazon fof the best choices in prive and shipping.

Compatibility IE 8 in IE 11

July 22nd, 2014

Internet Explorer 11 may look like a minor update to IE10. But it introduces the biggest compatibility changes in IE’s history. These changes – despite not being related to the rendering engine itself – are likely to break a lot web sites, but they are necessary to ensure that future versions of IE perform as good as possible.


1. The “Compatibility View” button has been removed.
2. New user-agent : MSIE is gone, IE11 now pretends to be a Firefox clone.
3. Most Add-ons and Plugins (ActiveX controls) are disabled by default in IE11 on Windows 8.1


1. The “Compatibility View” button has been removed.

UPDATE 2014/04/10:
Microsoft has released an IE11 update for Windows 7 and as part of "Windows 8.1 Update" that introduces a better IE8 compatibility mode called "Enterprise Mode". You can think of it as the successor of the "Compatibility View" button.


The “Compatibility View” button, that used to stand in the address bar next to the Stop/Refresh button since IE8, has been removed in IE11. However, the underlying feature is still there. Open the Settings menu, and click on Compatibility View settings, then add the web page address to the list. Any web page in that list will be rendered in IE7 compatibility mode.



Note: You can’t force the IE8/9/10 compatibility mode from this dialog unfortunately. You can use the F12 Developer Tools to force a specific document mode, but changes won't persist after the developer tools are closed.
UPDATE: There is now a way to enable an IE8 compatibility mode in IE11. Consider that as the successor to the "Compatibility View settings" dialog (which simulates IE7). Keep reading →

Start Menu Back in Windows 8

January 20th, 2013

How to Bring the Start Menu Back in Windows 8

Windows 8 has some pretty cool things going for it, but it's become incredibly controversial because of one major change: the Start menu is completely gone. Luckily, there are a ton of programs out there that bring it back.
Here are three of our favorites.

Remove Search Items In FF

September 4th, 2012

Clear recent searches from the Search bar

The Search bar - Easily choose your favorite search engine is located to the right of the Location Bar. Clear Search Bar History - Win 1

Over time, the Search bar history in Firefox can grow quite large. If needed, you can clear items from the Search bar history. This article explains how to do that.

Clearing all search items

To clear all items, right-click on the input field of the Search bar, and select Clear Search History. Your Search bar history is cleared. Clear Search Bar History - Win 2

  • If Clear Search History is grayed out, that means there are no items in your search history to clear.

Clearing an individual item

To clear individual items from the Search bar history, click on the Search bar input field. Press the down arrow key to scroll the list of items. To delete the highlighted item, press Delete.

Remove Fake Antivirus

July 31st, 2012

Remove Fake Antivirus is used to remove the most popular fake antiviruses. What is fake antivirus? This is a type of virus/malwares which disguises itself to be an antivirus. It infects your computer when you accidentally click a link in a website which will download the malware into your computer and run automatically when your windows boot. It scan the infected computer and produces fake alert warnings. It convinces you that your computer is in danger and urge you to purchase a useless copy of the fake antivirus. These fake antiviruses must be removed immediately.

Remove Fake Antivirus 1.87 is used to remove:

  1. Windows Proprietary Advisor
  2. Windows Smart Warden
  3. Home Malware Cleaner
  4. Strong Malware Defender
  5. AV Security 2012
  6. Data Recovery
  7. Wolfram Antivirus
  8. Security Protection
  9. Windows Antivirus 2011
  10. Mega Antivirus 2012
  11. AVG Antivirus 2011
  12. PC Security 2011
  13. ThinkPoint
  14. ThinkSmart
  15. Antivirus 8
  16. Security Tool
  17. My Security Shield
  18. Antivirus 7
  19. Antivirus GT
  20. Defense Center
  21. Protection Center
  22. Sysinternals Antivirus
  23. Security Master AV
  24. CleanUp Antivirus
  25. Security Toolbar
  26. Digital Protection
  27. XP Smart Security 2010
  28. Antivirus Suite
  29. Vista Security Tool 2010
  30. Total XP Security
  31. Security Central
  32. Security Antivirus
  33. Total PC Defender 2010
  34. Vista Antivirus Pro 2010
  35. Your PC Protector
  36. Vista Internet Security 2010
  37. XP Guardian
  38. Vista Guardian 2010
  39. Antivirus Soft
  40. XP Internet Security 2010
  41. Antivir 2010
  42. Live PC Care
  43. Malware Defense
  44. Internet Security 2010
  45. Desktop Defender 2010
  46. Antivirus Live
  47. Personal Security
  48. Cyber Security
  49. Alpha Antivirus
  50. Windows Enterprise Suite
  51. Security Center
  52. Control Center
  53. Braviax
  54. Windows Police Pro
  55. Antivirus Pro 2010
  56. PC Antispyware 2010
  57. FraudTool.MalwareProtector.d
  59. Green AV
  60. Windows Protection Suite
  61. Total Security 2009
  62. Windows System Suite
  63. Antivirus BEST
  64. System Security
  65. Personal Antivirus
  66. System Security 2009
  67. Malware Doctor
  68. Antivirus System Pro
  69. WinPC Defender
  70. Anti-Virus-1
  71. Spyware Guard 2008
  72. System Guard 2009
  73. Antivirus 2009
  74. Antivirus 2010
  75. Antivirus Pro 2009
  76. Antivirus 360
  77. MS Antispyware 2009
  78. IGuardPC or I Guard PC
  79. Additional Guard

(all of these are fake antivirus which are viruses or trojans) and other fake antivirus from your computer.

Remove Fake Antivirus is used to remove fake antivirus which are viruses or trojans.


Web Page Help Links

July 19th, 2012

Information Help Links Webmaster Resources: General web design help and tutorials. WebMonkey: General web design and authoring tutorials Developer Zone: Good web design site. Microsoft Site Builder Network: Microsoft web reference. Web Review: Ezine on web development. WEBalley: General web page design site for beginners HTML Help HTML Help Central : An easy, comprehensive step-by-step [...]

Phishing & Malware Protection in Google Chrome

April 5th, 2012

Do you know you can enable phishing and Malware protection in your Google Chrome Browser? If not, then you should enable this feature in your chrome browser so that you and your data will be protected online while browsing on Google chrome browser. Follow the steps below to enable phishing & malware protection. Step 1: [...]

Delete Google Search and Browsing History

March 3rd, 2012

Yesterday Google officially updated its Terms of Service to allow it to combine your past and present search histories with other information in your Google account so that it can deliver more finely tailored search recommendations and advertisements.

“Our privacy policies have always allowed us to combine information from different products with your account—effectively using your data to provide you with a better service,” it said in a blog posting. “However, we’ve been restricted in our ability to combine your YouTube and Search histories with other information in your account. Our new Privacy Policy gets rid of those inconsistencies so we can make more of your information available to you when using Google.”

So now when you do frequent searches for a particular topic on say YouTube, for example, then Google might suggest ads for that same topic elsewhere on another Google service like Gmail.

For some, however this is going to far, and they’re leery of being tracked, monitored, and solicited at every turn. Luckily there’s a number of solutions short of boycotting all Google services that will allow you to maintain a modicum of privacy while continuing to use the Google services and products you’ve come to love.

Remove Your Web History

A lot of people are unaware that Google has been keeping a list of all the sites you’ve visited and search queries you’ve made since the very first day you logged into your Google account. In your history settings you can pause and resume your web history, delete some or all of it as you see fit, or even search through it to find a site you forgot to bookmark.

While we’re here, for the curious there’s a “Trends” feature that displays your top queries, sites, and clicks from the last 7 days up until “all time.”

So if you want to keep Google out of your search history first “Remove all Web History” and then “Pause” it for good (or until you decide otherwise).

Remove Your YouTube Search History

As I mentioned earlier, Google maintains a YouTube search history (Dashboard > YouTube > Manage Search History) and  it’s this data that is also now available to other Google services and products.

Just like you can with your web history you can remove specific searches or clear your search history entirely. To stop Google from further maintaining a list you can pause it now and resume it a later date if you want.

Go “Incognito” (Browse in Private)

Assuming your using Google Chrome to browse the Internet, you can open windows in “Incognito mode” to travel the Web in stealth mode. To go incognito select “New Incognito Window” under the tools tab or press  ”Ctrl + Shift + N.”

How Incognito mode works:

  • Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories.
  • All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened.
  • Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.

Mozilla’s Firefox also has a “Private Browsing” mode as does Safari and Internet Explorer.

Recover a Windows Password

December 21st, 2011

Remembering passwords can be a chore these days, especially as the number proliferates thanks to the wide variety of sites and terminals we use on a regular basis. Some have computer login passwords at work and then computer login passwords at home to keep track of, and it’s not always an easy task. Combined with all the usernames and passwords we have to remember online and it’s no wonder we forget them from time to time.

The most troubling password of them all to foregt is the password for your home PC. For most there’s no home IT dept to call on, and nobody wants to have to reinstall Windows to regain access.

That’s why with this guide you’ll be able to recover a forgotten Windows password and reclaim your PC with all of your important data without having to resort to such drastic action.

There are a number of different programs you can use, but we’ll be using the freeware program PC Login Now since it’s among the easiest to install and use. PC Login doesn’t actually recover your forgotten password, however it simply resets it so that it’s if there was never one at all.

1. Download PC Login Now

With this step you’ll obviously need to have access to the PC of a family or friend with an Internet connection.

2. Burn PC Login Now to a disc.

PC Login Now is in the form of an .ISO file (disc image) that you’ll need to burn to a disc. I recommend using DVD Decrypter if only because it is free.

3. Change BIOS to Boot from CD/DVD-Rom

This is probably the trickiest part, if only because there’s no universally defined method for accessing a computer’s BIOS (built-in firmware that controls a computer’s startup and hardware operations).

When you boot up your PC a a message will flash briefly acros the screen telling you what to do to access it.

Once you’re in navigate to”Boot Order” and change it so that your PC will boot from the CD/DVD-Rom drive.

Save your changes and exit.

4. Insert PC Login Now CD


5. Select Operating System


6. Select a User for Password Reset


7. Select “Password is Empty”


8. Click “Next”

9. Click “Ok” and Computer Will Reboot

After it reboots it’ll start up and allow you to login without a password for the user account you selected.



30 Business iPad Apps

October 21st, 2011

preview 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

In today’s post, we’d like to highlight some really useful iPad applications that might replace the things you do daily with your laptop or netbook. With a piece of iPad and these applications, you probably don’t need to carry a laptop around. Here are 30 useful iPad applications for Business and Presentation you might find handy on your next project pitch or business trip.

Full list after jump.


Keynote Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love on the Mac, but completely reworked from the ground up for iPad.

keynote 01 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

keynote 02 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Corkulous Corkulous is incredible idea board for iPad to collect, organize, and share your ideas that feel completely natural.

corkulous 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Power Presenter This application is used for Presentation. If you save the powerpoint as PDF file, this app will help you do the presentation on projector. It will automatically detect the projector and send the signal to theprojector using the VGA cable.

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power presenter 02 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Sadun’s Whiteboard Transform your iPad into a presentation screen with Whiteboard. Whiteboard lets you connect to a TV or projection system using an Apple VGA or composite/component video-out cable and draw directly to an external screen using standard whiteboard markers and erasers.

sadun whiteboard 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Graph, Charts, Diagram & Statistic

Analytics HD The premier app for Google Analytics, Analytics App, now debuts on the iPad as Analytics HD! See charts and reports like you’ve never seen them before, and share them in a meeting with full screen charts!

analyticsHD 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

OmniGraffle Need to create a quick diagram, process chart, page layout, website wireframe, or graphic design? With OmniGraffle, your iPad touch screen is your canvas (or graph paper, or whiteboard, or cocktail napkin.

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OmniGraphSketcher Use OmniGraphSketcher for iPad to make elegant and precise graphs in seconds, whether you have specific data to report or a concept to explain.

omnigraphsketcher 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Idea Boards A simple easy way to put your ideas somewhere. Idea Boards right now offers 4 unique drawing surfaces.

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Numbers Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love for the Mac, completely reworked from the ground up for iPad. Tap the bright Multi-Touch display to create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets in minutes.

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numbers 02 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Easy Chart HD Simple, Easy chart creator for iPad – EasyChart.

easy chart 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Instaviz INSTAVIZ is diagram sketching for your iPhone. Sketch some rough shapes and lines and Instaviz magically turns them into beautifully laid-out diagrams.

instaviz 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Roambi – Visualizer Roambi’s cutting edge mobile dashboards let you touch, turn, analyze and share your company’s latest information on any iPhone or iPad – keeping you connected to your business, anytime and anywhere.

roambi visualizer 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation


Priority Matrix Priority Matrix is an incredibly convenient and powerful "to do list" tool that uses proven time management methods. You can visually and intuitively manage to do items, lists, ideas, project, plans, and activities.

priority matrix 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

iThoughtsHD (Free/Paid App) iThoughtsHD is a mind mapping tool for the iPad. Mindmapping enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information.

iThoughtsHD 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Page & Documents

Pages Pages is the most beautiful word processing app ever designed for a mobile device. It’s the application you know and love for the Mac, completely reworked from the ground up for iPad.

pages 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Dropbox Dropbox is the easiest way to sync and share your files online and across computers.

dropbox 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

FTP On The Go PRO An FTP client for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. View and edit HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/ASP, or other files on your server with its built in editor to change your website from anywhere. View images and documents (JPG, PDF, DOC, XLS, PPT, etc) too.

ftp on the go 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

SugarSync All of your data at your fingertips…anytime, anywhere, from your iPad. With SugarSync, instantly access cloud-synced files, photos and music from all your computers. View files and photos, stream music, and share files (and even complete folders) with friends and colleagues – no tethering required.

sugarSync 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Dragon Dictation Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

dragon dictation 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

The Wall Street Journal (Free) Experience The Wall Street Journal’s award winning coverage, blending the best of print and online. Touch the stories that matter to you most, get latest news updates and market data throughout the day, and save your favorite articles and sections for later.

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PrintCentral Print direct to most WiFi printers, or to ALL printers and ANY document type via your Mac/PC, even over 3G. View, store & print email, attachments, documents, files, photos, contacts, web pages and copied items from other Apps, on your iPad.

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MightyMeeting With MightyMeeting you can store your presentations in the cloud and access them anytime and anyplace from your iPhone or iPad. You can share these presentations via email, blog, Twitter, or Facebook. Most importantly, you can start or join online web meetings directly from your iPad or iPhone.

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WebEx Attend WebEx meetings on your iPad, wherever you are! Use this application to get the full meeting experience with simultaneous data and audio. Don’t just listen in to a meeting. Join in.

WebEx 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

GoToMeeting GoToMeeting is the easiest and most convenient way to attend online meetings – and now you can take it to go! Download the free app and join a meeting on your iPad in seconds just by tapping the link in your invitation email. View slide presentations, design mockups, spreadsheets, reports – whatever meeting presenters choose to share on-screen.

gotomeeting 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

iMeetingPad iMeetingPad replaces the standard notepad you used to bring to meetings before the iPad era dawned. Does your notepad connect to the projector? Can your notepad bring the applause or laugh track? Can it wake dozing colleagues with a cock crow? iMeetingPad can!

imeetingpad 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Skype Call your Skype contacts wherever you may be – either on 3G or WiFi. It’s completely free to call people on Skype over Wifi and free on 3G until the end of 2010.

skype 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Sketching & Designs

SketchyPad This app will make designers, programmers, interface designers life much easier. Easy-to-use interface and a lot of various stencils will help you to mockup any web sites and apps interfaces.

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iMockups Mockups provides designers and developers with the ability to quickly draft wireframes for their websites and iPhone/iPad apps. Created exclusively for the iPad, iMockups combines a beautiful interface with intuitive functionality, taking full advantage of the breakthrough touchscreen device.

imockups 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Doodle Buddy Doodle Buddy for iPad is the most fun you can have with your finger—-heck, it’s the most fun you can have with two, three or four fingers! Finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps.

boodle buddy 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

Layers – Pro Edition Want to doodle, draw on photos, or paint a masterpiece on your new iPad? Look no further! Layers packs in everything you need to be creative on the go. The pro edition of Layers provides more brushes, more layers, and more advanced layer operations than the standard edition.

layers pro 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

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