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Best wishes for 2005,
Tired of registering at websites?
Do you dislike giving every online news site you visit your personal
information. It's an invasion of privacy and very annoying. Many people
use fake data for these annoying -- and sometimes lengthy -- registration
forms. Try BugMeNot.com, a useful site that offers a database of accounts
-- passwords and user IDs -- that gain access to registration-required
Once installed, it quickly builds a database of the non-system files
on your computer's hard drive, then indexes the contents of many commonly
used types of files -- Web pages viewed in Internet Explorer, e-mail
read in Microsoft's Outlook and Outlook Express mail programs, America
Online instant messages, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files,
and text files.
Connect anything to your computer
How to find a cable that matches your device with your computer:
Looking for a free FTP program?
It seems that several FTP programs that used to be free, like WS_FTP_LE,
aren't anymore. Try OpenSource FileZilla <http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/>.
It has all the features that WS_FTP had, including saving the local
and remote default directories (something other free FTP programs do
More on Spyware
What appears to be an unbiased (academic) test of about 20 anti-spyware
scanners against over 60 adware and spyware programs in 3 separate (collections)
tests with methods, designs, lessons, conclusions, and pointers to major
forums. Thanks to Scott Coletti of CTAP1 for pointing out this resource:
Speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader
Is one of the reasons you don't click on that PDF link because Acrobat
takes so long to open? The splash screen sits there telling you about
all the plugins and DLLs that its installing, and you wonder if you
need them all? Well, you don't! Adobe Reader Speed-Up will significantly
speed up the loading of Reader: <http://www.tnk-bootblock.co.uk>.
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