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Gizmo's Freeware: Take Appointment Bookings Straight Into Your Online Diary

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Take Appointment Bookings Straight Into Your Online Diary

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Take Appointment Bookings Straight Into Your Online Diary

Posted: 29 Sep 2016 02:35 AM PDT



Do you use an online diary/calendar such as Google or iCloud? If so, here's a neat site to try. You use the website "Can Book Me" to link your blog, web site or email to your calendar so that people can book appointments straight into your diary automatically.

If you run a small business, for example, you could include a link on your web site that would allow people to request you to call or visit them. They could choose from a list of available times that you have defined, and reserve a slot without you needing to be involved.

You could even use it to schedule a meet-up with a friend.

Accounts on the system start from $7 per month but a basic account is free forever, so you can try out the concept for yourself.  Read Me

Gizmo's Freeware: The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You

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The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 03:04 AM PDT



Google is a great search engine. But the reason that the company makes billions of dollars in profit is because of all the information it captures about the people who use its products. Which includes everything you search for.

Among the search engines which promise not to track you, DuckDuckGo has always been popular with users. Although the system is nowhere near the size of Google, it does now boast 10 million search requests per day, which is significant. And the presentation of their search results is, dare I say it, more aesthetically pleasing than the way Google does it.  Read More

Updated: Best Free Firewall Protection

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 03:39 AM PDT



Firewalls help monitor your system's communications between your network and the Internet, to help detect and prevent intrusions and attacks. They are particularly useful for controlling the activities of Internet facing applications.

Firewall products are arguably one of most cumbersome and has a reputation of causing user angst - to find a suitable product that meets individual users' needs may involve a process of trial and error. A good firewall should be able to protect to user at a near-perfect level, while not being too intrusive or complicated to handle. The type of user may very well determine the functionality or feature set that is necessary for each individual user. In this article, we give you a selection of some of the best free firewall software, in our opinion, that is available, including our assessment of the firewall built into Windows 10. Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Use Social Media Techniques To Streamline Business

Monday, September 26, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Use Social Media Techniques To Streamline Business

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Use Social Media Techniques To Streamline Business

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 02:34 AM PDT



In your working life, you probably use email to keep in touch with colleagues and team members, as well as meeting face-to-face or using the telephone.

Kids today, though, have found a much more efficient way to stay in constant contact with friends. They use social media chat apps like Whatsapp, which allows them to maintain a continual stream of conversation in written form, among multiple people.

Online services such as Slack have, over the past couple of years, been highly successful in bringing Whatsapp-style efficiency and style to business conversations, allowing colleagues and teams to communicate in groups both large and small without needing to resort to email or telephone. And one of the newest entries in this area is currently offering its service totally free.

To try it, head to this website and sign in with any valid email address or your Google account details. Then you can start building online teams, inviting people to participate in online discussions, and generally start streamlining your communications.

Whether you use such a system for work, or for personal chores such as planning a family event, this might be just the technology you've been looking for.  Read More

Many are Impressed with the Google Assistant in the Allo Messager App for Android and iOS. Are You?

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:21 PM PDT



Allo is Google's latest instant messaging app, announced at Google I/O together with a one-to-one video calling app Duo in May 2016.

Three months later, Duo was launched and it has now reached more than 10 million downloads, whereas Allo was just launched in September 2016.

It's too early to predict if Allo will gain popularity among IM users but certainly it has many competitors, including WhatsApp with most active users currently around the world, in this crowded market of IM apps.

Chances are you're already on a chat platform but one is hardly enough if you need to message with friends that are all over several platforms.

Allo serves as an alternative IM with some standout features like smart replies and a digital personal assistant called Google Assistant, making full use of what Google is already best at—Search.

Are you impressed with Google Assistant in Allo? Give it a try and let us know what you think about this instant messenger. Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software

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Updated: Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software

Posted: 24 Sep 2016 04:22 AM PDT



These days most computer security developers have extended their product capabilities to address more than one type of malware do the boundary between different types of anti-malware programs is no longer clear-cut and has become blurred.

For example, an anti-virus program such as AVG Anti-Virus covers not only viruses, but offers protection against spyware, adware and others. An anti-spyware program such as SuperAntiSpyware not only detects spyware, but removes trojans, rootkits and other threats. Likewise an anti-trojan program can offer to remove viruses, spyware and other types of malware.

More appropriately, these security products are to be classified as anti-malware programs rather than to be grouped by the name of the products.

In this review we look at security products that are designed to detect and remove trojans more effectively than the others.  Read More
 

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