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Gizmo's Freeware: Search And Read Millions Of Scientific Papers

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Search And Read Millions Of Scientific Papers

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Search And Read Millions Of Scientific Papers

Posted: 05 May 2016 03:12 AM PDT



World Wide Science is an online portal that lets you search millions of academic papers and journal articles that cover subjects such as IT, medicine, physics, chemistry and lots more. If you want in-depth knowledge about a particular topic, this is the place to find it.

Although not all referenced articles are freely downloadable as full text (sometimes you have to pay if you want to read anything except the summary), there are still loads of full articles to read. The availability of a full downloadable copy is clearly indicated in the search results.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Finds of the Week

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: Finds of the Week

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Finds of the Week

Posted: 04 May 2016 02:05 AM PDT



Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

- Find Out Exactly What Google Knows About You
- How to Take a Screenshot in Office and Insert It into a Document
- The Many Uses of USB Flash Drives
- How to Stop Facebook Videos from Playing Automatically

Gizmo's Freeware: How to Get Much More Than Previous Version Safe Mode, From Windows 10's Magic Restart Menu

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: How to Get Much More Than Previous Version Safe Mode, From Windows 10's Magic Restart Menu

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How to Get Much More Than Previous Version Safe Mode, From Windows 10's Magic Restart Menu

Posted: 03 May 2016 03:52 AM PDT



Since the very early days, Windows has had a "safe mode" startup option. This loads a minimal set of features and drivers, which means that there's a good chance of an otherwise unresponsive system starting up. You can then, so the theory goes, fix any problems (such as removing broken device drivers) before restarting again in full-on mode.

In Windows 10, this special startup functionality is much more powerful, and offers some useful features. In addition to letting you restart in safe mode with or without networking, for example, you can also disable the operating system's refusal to install a device driver that has not been digitally signed by the vendor. This is especially handy if, say, you're trying to install Windows 10 (or upgrade to it) on relatively old hardware for which modern, signed drivers do not exist. This will avoid any error messages you would otherwise receive about Windows refusing to install a driver.

To reach the new magic restart menu, do the following:  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: How Post To Twitter When You Can't Be There

Monday, May 2, 2016

Gizmo's Freeware: How Post To Twitter When You Can't Be There

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How Post To Twitter When You Can't Be There

Posted: 02 May 2016 01:01 AM PDT



If you're a user of Twitter, have you ever wished that there was a way to post something to the system automatically at a specific time and date? For example, a friend who lives in a far-away country has a forthcoming birthday and you want to tweet a greeting, but time zone differences mean that you can't be around at the best time. Or there's a competition you want to enter, which requires posting a tweet at a time that isn't convenient for you?

OK, so this may not be the must-have facility that everyone in the world needs right now. But for some people (including me, as it happens), it can be very useful. And there is, as you might have guessed, a way of doing it that's completely free.

Twuffer is a web site that lets you enter the text of a tweet, as well as a date and time, and have the system submit it on your behalf when the time comes. Security and authentication is taken care of properly, so that the site can post to your account without you having to divulge your Twitter credentials. And in my tests, it worked just fine.

Oh, the stupid Twuffer name? Apparently it stands for Twitter Buffer. A stupid name, but a useful service.  Read More
 

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