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How to convert PDF to Word DOC for free: a comparison

If you are wondering whether you can do good PDF to Word (DOC, DOCX, or RTF) conversion for free, the answer is: Absolutely. This posting will present and compare a number of different ways to do this, for free, without any watermarks or restrictions. This is our fourth update of this article, which we believe

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Get instant browser privacy, with HTTPs Everywhere

There is no privacy, sorry. At least not if you’re using your devices normally. But if you want some measure of protection, and want the NSA (National Security Agency) out of your personal communications as a matter of principle, then check out free browser extension HTTPs Everywhere. HTTPs Everywhere is a browser extension for Chrome

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Minetest is an EXCELLENT, totally free clone of Minecraft

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Minetest is flattery done really well. So much so that most people would probably have to look closely and/or do a double take to realize that it is not the actual Minecraft.  Minetest is a project that has been going on for 10 years or so, so

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Hola: unlimited free VPN and faster internet – on PC and Android

Hola is open VPN that gives access to restricted content, such as geo-restricted content or that blocked by governments, companies or ISPs. But it also bundles some very interesting innovations with it: namely, a scripting language open for use by the community, and the ambitious goal of making your internet 10 times faster. It purports

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zeZebra: right-click to share extremely large files on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android

Two things we love: powerful functions in the Windows right click menu, and easy ways to transfer large files. ZeZebra is free software that combines both, but it is not your typical file file hosting ‘upload’ service; rather, it installs as a desktop client and lets you connect with other ZeZebra users directly without uploading

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Create a text adventure and publish as a desktop or mobile app for free, with Quest

Do you remember games like Zork, Beuracracy, Infidel, and all those other great text adventures? Remember choose your own adventure novels? Ever wished you could create awesome interactive stories like that, and better? If so, you should check out Quest, free software that can help you out in looking back on those games and looking

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Nemus Launcher: an Android launcher that can organize icons in ‘Fences’ style compartments

If you’re looking for a novel Android launcher with a bit of a twist then read on. Nemus Launcher can provide a compartmentalized look and feel similar to Windows desktop organization app ‘Fences’. It is probably one of the best launchers to keep your many apps organized, if that is something that you’re after. The

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Omea Reader: may be the only RSS aggregator which lets you attach tags and notes to RSS posts

Now that Google Reader users are looking for a replacement, we wanted to highlight Omea, a desktop-based reader and organizer for RSS and newsfeeds that has some unique features that are not typically available in other RSS aggregators. It was designed to organize every bit of information that comes across your desktop, including emails, bookmarks,

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Read FREE ebooks in daily email installments, with Dailylit

Everyone would like to read more books, and you’re probably no exception. But with all the responsibilities of modern life, kids, school, and probably spending more time on Facebook than you should, you may be feeling like there’s absolutely no time to do it. If so, check out ‘Dailylit’. Dailylit is a FREE online service

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‘Speek’ makes making free conference calls a breeze

Do you ever need to make conference calls? Do you ever feel intimidated or inconvenienced by an annoyingly complex process to set the call up? If so, you may want to check out Speek, a free web-based service that is very easy to use, and that will allow you to simplify and enhance your conference

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Create a WIFI hotspot from a WIFI-enabled PC, with Winhotspot

If you have a single PC with WIFI access and you would like to use that connection to broadcast A WIFI signal to other devices then read on: Winhotspot is one of the simplest FREE virtual WIFI programs available, and possibly the easiest to use. Windows 7 (and above) supports the broadcasting of a WIFI

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More insanely addictive FREE Android games (part 3)

This is the latest installment in what has become our series of addictive FREE Android games posts, designed to showcase games that will transforms your Android into a mean gaming machine and keep you GLUED to the little screen. The two games this time around are some of our best selections so far: Hill Climb