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Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service (USA only)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service (USA only)

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Updated: Best Free Income Tax Filing Software and Service (USA only)

Posted: 07 Feb 2016 12:49 AM PST



We tested several scenarios including the more common filing status, exemptions, income, adjustments, credits, other taxes, payments, etc. The recommended programs covered far more situations than those listed at IRS Free File.   Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Microsoft Releases More Free Books

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Microsoft Releases More Free Books

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Microsoft Releases More Free Books

Posted: 06 Feb 2016 01:48 AM PST



Microsoft has continued to expand the MVA, or the Microsoft Virtual Academy, with the recent addition of some new books. These are full-length books, published by Microsoft Press, on "serious" IT topics such as SQL Server, cloud, Azure, Windows 10, and much more besides.

They're all downloadable for free in PDF format, or even in Mobi format so that you can read them on your Kindle. Or in the Kindle app if you have a device for which one is available.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Increased Privacy From This Free Public DNS Service

Friday, February 5, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Increased Privacy From This Free Public DNS Service

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Increased Privacy From This Free Public DNS Service

Posted: 05 Feb 2016 03:33 AM PST



One of the key services that you get from your internet service provider is the use of their DNS servers. DNS, or the Domain Name System, is the reason you can type www.techsupportalert.com into your browser instead of http://72.52.134.16. They both work equally well, but DNS provides the lookup mechanism to your PC and other devices which avoids you having to remember the numbers for each web site you want to visit.

Not all DNS servers are reliable, and a troublesome DNS means that the internet will be unusable until your provider fixes it. Plus, because the DNS server knows your own IP address and also the names of all the web sites you've visited, some ISPs sell that data or use it for their own marketing purposes.

If you want to try using a DNS server other than the one that your PC is currently configured to use, Verisign will let you use theirs for free. You just need to spend a couple of minutes changing a setting on your PC or router, and the job is done. And if you don't like it, you can always put things back to how they were (so long as you remembered to make a note of the previous setting before you changed it).  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Links in our newsletter not working for you? Here's a simple fix

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Links in our newsletter not working for you? Here's a simple fix

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Links in our newsletter not working for you? Here's a simple fix

Posted: 04 Feb 2016 01:22 AM PST





Some users have reported that clicking the blue article titles in our daily email newsletters results in them ending up with a "OOPs - We can't find that page" message rather than taking them to the article they want to read.

The cause of the problem is clicking the article title sends you to our site via Google Feedburner. It is this redirection that is causing the problem.

The answer is simple: click the "Read More" link at the end of each article rather than the blue title. That takes you immediately to the article you want at Gizmo's Freeware rather than send you via Google Feedburner. As this is a simple URL link you should have no problems.

Alternatively you can click the image embedded in most of our articles. This too will take you directly to the article you want at our site.  Read More

Get Daily Deals on Free and Deeply Discounted eBooks

Posted: 04 Feb 2016 01:04 AM PST



If you want to load up your E-reader with great ebooks you can't go wrong with Bookbub. BookBub is a free daily email service that notifies you of ebooks by popular, bestselling and critically acclaimed independent authors. Their selection of ebooks (for just about any e-reader) is carefully curated, with titles either free or at a significant discount. I've visited numerous sites that list free and discounted ebooks, as well as several sites similar to Bookbub that notify you of free and discounted ebooks via email, but Bookbub is my favorite by far. All you need is the usual email and password to create an account.  Read More
 

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