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Peacefire -- How to Get Around Blocking Software

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:19 PM by Randall
While many parents install Internet Block Software to keep their children from viewing "porn sites" -- such software often blocks many other sites that have... [Read More]

Firefox and Thunderbird Security Updates

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 9:31 PM by Randall
Firefox released a security update (to and Thunderbird will not be far behind according to reports I've seen.. Some important security issues were addressed... [Read More]

SnapBits -- Online Note Storage

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 4:50 PM by Randall
If you have to use a number of different computers in different locations, SnapBits may be very useful to you. It allows you to... [Read More]

FreeRAM XP Pro -- Freeware Memory Manager/Optimizer

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 4:38 PM by Randall
There are a huge number of programs (free and commercial) that claim to optimize and/or free RAM memory in Windows XP. In my humble opinion,... [Read More]

FlashGet -- Award Winning Download Manager Now Free

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 8:50 PM by Randall
FlashGet was been a popular, award-winning commercial download manager. "Was" because it is now available free. Like most Download managers, FlashGet can split large... [Read More]

SysTrayPlay -- Small MP3 Player with Hefty Features

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 8:11 PM by Randall
Most MP3 player are huge and take up a lot of your system resources. While all their features can be nice, sometimes you just want... [Read More]

Send To Toys -- Free "Send To" Enhancement

Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 4:26 PM by Randall
The "Send To" submenu of the menu you get when you right click a file in Windows Explorer or on the Desktop is a nifty... [Read More]

Find and Run Robot -- Program Launcher for Keyboard Maniacs

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 5:03 PM by Randall
If you have a large number of programs installed on your system, digging through the Start Menu for one you don't use very often can... [Read More]

Password Exporter for Firefox

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 9:36 PM by Randall
I just saw this nifty extension listed on Lifehacker, tried it, fell in love, and decided I just had to list it here. Firefox... [Read More]

AlfaClock Free -- Enhance your Taskbar Clock

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 4:05 PM by Randall
I recently switched to a third party Windows XP theme that has a slightly smaller taskbar. I can get two rows of quicklaunch icons and... [Read More]

DVDFab Decrypter -- Copy DVDs to Hard Disk

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 3:03 PM by Randall
Many people use DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink to make backup copies of their DVDs -- at least in countries where it is... [Read More]

YouOS -- A Web Operating System

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 9:36 PM by Randall
There are a number of online services that will let you write a document or store a file or keep a to-do list. If you... [Read More]

Sandboxie -- Run Internet Explorer in a Sandbox

Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 at 8:47 PM by Randall
While I prefer Firefox and Opera to Internet Explorer, there are a few sites that just don't work with any other browser. Sandboxie lets... [Read More]

SnIco Edit -- Freeware Icon Editor

Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2006 at 4:52 PM by Randall
Ever wanted to make your own icons for Windows -- for that special file, folder, or program you want to stand out from the crowd.... [Read More]

Free Launch Bar -- Quick Launch Cubed

Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006 at 6:49 PM by Randall
Many people have ten, twenty, or even more icons in the "Quick Launch Bar" area of the Windows taskbar (next to the start button). The... [Read More]

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