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Make your own ‘Hitler’ video, with this great free tool

The makers of the movie ‘downfall’ probably never could have predicted that a scene from their movie  would become a global internet meme, but it has, and has probably become the biggest influence on how a generation of young people across the globe conceive of Hitler and the Nazis. I’d ask you if you’ve ever

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Share and shoot the world with Shutterguides.com

Shutterguides.com allows you to make “photo guides” for locations you are an ‘expert’ on or even just a place you know well and want to share, and it also allows you to find new places to explore and shoot with your own equipment. And albeit fairly new to the scene, Shutterguides.com offers a slick and professional site for users

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Launch Android apps and shortcuts quickly, with these FIVE excellent FREE apps

So many apps in the world, and so little time! But chances are that as the number of apps installed on your Android is growing, your launcher is increasingly getting cluttered and it may be getting harder to find and launch your frequently used apps. This post will showcase five terrific free apps that make

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Five apps that can make your Android a better PHONE

Modern Smartphones are more powerful than most computers that were around just, say, ten years ago. So why does it sometimes seems like they can do a million things except function as decent phones? This post will present five FREE Android apps that will make your Android a better phone. (1) Contacts dialer, which makes

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‘Everything’ desktop search gets updated with cool new features

‘Everything’ is the kind of program that every geek loves, and is the first program that I install on every Windows machine. We first reviewed this program in 2009, and after a strange four year hiatus, it is finally being updated again, with beta versions coming out regularly. The beta version I tested (1.3.3.656b) is

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FREE OCR software: a survey of desktop and online tools

Printing text to paper is done every day; on some occasions however the reverse is needed – getting the original text back from a scanned image or photograph, for further editing and use. This conversion is named Optical Character Recognition or OCR for short, and it can convert scanned books and documents into editable text,

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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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Three great apps for COUPLES that you should know about

I hope my wife is not reading this, but it has been said that being in a relationship is kind of like running a business. You have to make sure that the money coming in every month is not less than that being spent, you have to make sure that the kids (and pets) are

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Google Keyboard for Android: autocorrection, word prediction, gesture and voice input– for free

As an ex iOS user, one of the reasons that I like Android so much is the flexibility to customize so many aspects of it, such as the interface itself and the keyboard used for text input. We’ve previously mentioned a couple of cool keyboard replacements for Android. This time around, it’s Google Keyboard, a

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Replace Genius: find and replace text in Excel and Word files, in batch

Finding and replacing text in multiple text files at once isn’t new, but most people in businesses and homes use Word and Excel files, not text files. If you use Excel or Word extensively and would like to perform find and replace operations right from the desktop (and/or in batch), then check out ‘Replace Genius’,

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Dear Microsoft: you’re in trouble

Dear Microsoft. I like you. Despite having not liked you throughout my twenties, I am now older and more mature. I realize that ‘cool’ companies like Apple are just as bad as you ever were in the height of your stranglehold on the computing world, but they annoy me more because they pretend to be

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Free Giveaway: AudioGrail, a comprehensive audio file toolbox

Another week, another great giveaway. This time around it’s AudioGrail, a complete, all-in-one toolkit for working with audio files. The nice people at KSoft are making the complete, full version of this program available free of charge for 3 days, from Jun 5rd until end of day on June 7th. AudioGrail can organize your MP3s,