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Google Password Checkup, find which password is compromised

It’s not uncommon you hear news about data breaches of some big internet companies. If you happen to you use their services, your username/password...
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Oracle VirtualBox, Failed to open a session

I like to play with computers. So Oracle’s VirtualBox is handy to install different operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac etc) and try them. But...
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FileMarker, colorize a file on Windows 10

In Mac, you can colorize a folder or file. This is particular useful if you have many files and want to mark important ones...
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TreeSize, find out which folders use most space

When I need to free some spaces on my computer, I need to know which folder(s) take most space so I can prioritize removing...
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Create a GIF animation image for free

I need to create a banner ad for Stork’s advanced feature (NIH grant database English/Chinese bilingual version). I wish the ad has two images...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for free

Back in August, 2013 I purchased a Dell computer (OptiPlex 9010 Minitower) which has been working very well. It has Windows 7 installed. Recently...
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Backblaze, a nice backup tool

I purchased at least 2 portable hard drives and many USB drives to backup important files. For a while I did my backup every...
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AutoPager Chrome, Very useful productivity tool

When I search google or browsing blogs, I often need to click “next page” to go to the next page. This Chrome extension by...
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