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New Password Manager *SpeedyPassword* - Is It Safe?

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In today’s world of burgeoning cybercrime, passwords and password security have become critical in the way we protect ourselves online. It’s not too difficult to create a different strong password for each account but it is not so easy remembering them all. This is where password managers come into their own and the main reason Read more

Superman + GoPro = Awesome Video

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What do you get when you combine a remote controlled drone and a GoPro camera with a team of mega-talented video editors? A first person view of a day in the life of Superman, that’s what:     Apparently, the video was only put up a few days ago and is spreading like wildfire. If Read more


OneNote, Microsoft’s popular note-taking service that syncs across multiple platforms, is now available for free. OneNote has previously been included as a component of the rather expensive Microsoft Office suites but is now available free for everyone as a separate entity: OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered OneNote for Mac is available Read more

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Warning, rant follows!! If your household is anything like mine, you have numerous devices which either require connecting to the PC occasionally or charging regularly, and each device’s cable comes with a different connection on one end or different power adapter. For example; in our household, with just the two of us, we have 2 Read more

The Ups & Downs of Popcorn Time

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Popcorn Time, the free and open source streaming movie project, has gone through so much turmoil in such a short space of time. Popcorn Time was launched just over a week ago to critical acclaim. A few short days later the developers decided to pull the plug and Popcorn Time is no more. If you Read more


A New York federal court has granted permission for the seizure of several domain names, bank funds and social media accounts belonging to the Chinese based company responsible for the DVDFab software. As of now, DVDFab and associated domains are inaccessible. The order was issued following a law suit initiated by AACS, a decryption licensing Read more

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‘QwikMark‘ is a basic, portable, PC benchmarking tool available free from the vTask Studio developers. QwikMark will measure CPU speed in gigahertz and gigaflops, as well as data transfer rates for hard drive and RAM. Download consists of a tiny 84KB single executable, no installation is necessary, just double click the downloaded executable to run Read more

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A new streaming movie app, appropriately named ‘Popcorn Time’, has been receiving a lot of publicity recently, and with very good reason. Unlike Netflix, Popcorn Time is totally free, available anywhere in the world, and lists new releases in its movie library. Popcorn Time is a cross-platform Open Source project which is currently in Beta Read more


I’ve mentioned previously how I’ve installed Windows 8/8.1 on numerous clients’ machines and how they have all loved their new operating system. Well, this morning I received my first complaint… albeit a minor one. A female client was concerned that she could see no evidence of anti-virus protection at all. I explained to her that Read more


Among the many bulletins, RSS feeds, and newsletters I regularly peruse to help keep up with all things internet, is a newsletter called ‘Naked Security’ which is produced by the Sophos Security Company. The Naked Security newsletter recently featured an article which includes “10 top tips to help children think before they act”. It got Read more

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Before we go any further you need to be aware that Freemake’s (Free) YouTube to MP3 Converter comes bundled with OpenCandy. OpenCandy is NOT installed on the computer, it merely scans the PC to ascertain what type of recommendations are most suited for the particular user. The general consensus among security experts is that OpenCandy Read more