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Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Software for Linux

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Best Free Software for Linux

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Updated: Best Free Software for Linux

Posted: 30 Jun 2016 03:01 AM PDT



This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 155 apps in various categories. Among a plethora of freeware products, we have selected some gems in each category and added them to the list with clear and brief descriptions of each app.  Read More: 

Gizmo's Freeware: Find Out Where That Shortened Web Link Will Take You

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Find Out Where That Shortened Web Link Will Take You

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Find Out Where That Shortened Web Link Will Take You

Posted: 29 Jun 2016 01:29 AM PDT



With web addresses (URLs) becoming stupidly long nowadays, a number of services offer services to shorten them. If you add a long URL into a tweet, for example, Twitter will shorten it to an address that starts with t.co. But when you see a shortened link, starting with something like buff.ly or t.co or goo.gl or bit.ly, how do you know where you're going to end up?

You could click on the link, of course. But if it's a malicious one, or it leads to a site that might try to download malware onto your computer, that's not ideal.

Where Goes is a site that can solve this problem. Copy the suspicious link, paste it into the system and it'll tell you where you're going to end up. You can then make an informed decision about whether you really want to go there.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile for Viruses and Malware

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile for Viruses and Malware

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Scan All Apps on Your Android Mobile for Viruses and Malware

Posted: 28 Jun 2016 01:17 AM PDT



At Gizmo's Freeware, we recommend using VirusTotal which is a free web application to scan a given file or a website's URL to check if it contains any viruses, trojans, worms or other malware, or if the website is clean.

If you're using an Android mobile device, VirusTotal has an app too for you to scan all the apps, including user and system apps installed on your mobile and it is free.

Upon first run of VirusTotal on your mobile, it automatically scans all the installed apps, computes their hashes and compare them to its database. After the scan, you will see a list of all apps, each marked with a green or red Android icon, or a blue question mark as follows:

A green Android icon means that the app was scanned in the past by VirusTotal and was not detected by any antivirus engine against malicious content. It is safe to use;

A red Android icon signifies that the app was detected as malware, malicious or unwanted by one or more antivirus vendors. The app is potentially unsafe to use but the scan result can be a false positive depending on the detection ratio;

A blue question mark indicates that the app was unknown to VirusTotal. A rescan may be needed.

Tapping any of the scanned apps in the result list, you get its details, showing the detection ratio and which antivirus vendors detected this app.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Wallpaper of the Week: Black Layered Lines

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Wallpaper of the Week: Black Layered Lines

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Wallpaper of the Week: Black Layered Lines

Posted: 27 Jun 2016 01:55 AM PDT


This weeks wallpaper is a very dark, very minimalist image of diagonal black lines that create layers of some sort of material. It could be paper, or something else - the result is a background with a goodly amount of detail and texture without being obtrusive. The center of the image is slightly more illuminated than the corners, adding a touch of interest. Icons stand out nicely with this wallpaper. If you like dark minimal wallpapers, take a look - as with all these types of backgrounds, the image here doesn't do it justice.  Read More
 

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