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An ever evolving list, based on my breakout sessions from conferences over the last several years.
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Internet Health Test Checks to See if Your ISP Slows Your Connection

Internet Health Test Checks to See if Your ISP Slows Your Connection | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The FCC recently established new rules to prevent ISPs from selectively degrading your connection to certain services, like some have done in the past.
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50 Things Every Mac Geek Should Know

50 Things Every Mac Geek Should Know | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Like a champion cyclist knows bike parts,a car buff knows model years, and a sports fan knows win-loss records, all Mac geeks worth the title must know these things.
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How to Make GIMP Work More Like Photoshop

How to Make GIMP Work More Like Photoshop | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to the open source alternative, GIMP, for all my personal photography projects. This wasn't the impossible task that most people believe it is.
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The Best System Monitor for Mac OS X

The Best System Monitor for Mac OS X | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Mac OS X already comes with a solid system monitor, but it’s not that great to just glance at your overall system health. For that, we like Monity, which sits in your Notification Center for easy access to a wealth of information.
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Lunascape - simple easy to use multi-featured web browser

Lunascape - simple easy to use multi-featured web browser | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it

 Lunascape is an easy to use web browser that has been downloaded a total of more than 20 000 times by users in 196 different countries.

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4 Top Tips for Navigating Google Maps

4 Top Tips for Navigating Google Maps | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it

I’ll come right out and say it: Google Maps is one of the greatest mobile apps ever written. The latest redesign of Google Maps, though, threw me for a loop. So today, I offer you a crash course in Google Maps app — a guide to navigating the navigation app.- David Pogue

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Spice Up The Windows System Tray With These 9 Clever Features

Spice Up The Windows System Tray With These 9 Clever Features | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The system tray is perhaps one of the most undervalued features of the Windows taskbar. The icons represent running programs or system functions you can manipulate. For the uninitiated, the system tray sits in the bottom right hand side of the screen, also hosting date and time. Some system tray icons do nothing but sit there until you close…
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How to enter God Mode with Windows 7

How to enter God Mode with Windows 7 | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
It may sound a bit too much, but Windows 7's God Mode is indeed omnipresent. It puts hundreds of settings from all around the operating system all in ...
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We Tested 4 GPS Apps That Work Even When You're Offline | WIRED

We Tested 4 GPS Apps That Work Even When You're Offline | WIRED | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
To get a look at the market for offline GPS systems, we downloaded four apps that support offline maps, turned cellular data services off, and hit the road.
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Beagle Bros | Beagle Bros Software Repository

Beagle Bros | Beagle Bros Software Repository | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The official Beagle Bros Software Repository.
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Who can ever forget?

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70 Fantastic Windows 7 Tips & Tricks For Better Functionality

70 Fantastic Windows 7 Tips & Tricks For Better Functionality | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
A huge list of the most important Windows 7 tips and tricks and a step-by-step guide that will help you apply all of them quickly and easily.
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9 Windows 7 Speed Hacks

9 Windows 7 Speed Hacks | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Microsoft created Windows 7 from the ground up for speed. Because of this, Vista users were told that they would see a noticeable performance increase afte
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You can now embed and play MS-DOS games directly in a tweet

You can now embed and play MS-DOS games directly in a tweet | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive’s treasure trove of MS-DOS computer games can be embedded and played in tweets, in addition to your browser.
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KeePass Password Safe

KeePass is an open source password manager. Passwords can be stored in highly-encrypted databases, which can be unlocked with one master password or key file.
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Best Free Email Tracking Service - Get Your Sent Email Read Notification

Best Free Email Tracking Service - Get Your Sent Email Read Notification | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
GetNtoify.com is a Free Email Tracking & Email Marketing service which tracks your sent emails and get email open and email read confirmation. Receive email message return receipt and read receipt.
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How to Find Out What Google Knows About You (and How to Stop It)

How to Find Out What Google Knows About You (and How to Stop It) | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Everyday billions of people get on their designated internet connected devices and use Google services such as Maps, Gmail, YouTube and its good old search engine function. Each time they do, they are sharing information about themselves with Google and the Big G in turn shares it with advertisers. That's how they make their money off all their free services. Of course, while the fact that Google remembers all your haphazard and whimsical searches may seem scary, it does ultimately help the user
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9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
There's a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they're only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration. One "solution" to this is…

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Good collaborative  tools for small groups

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Your Guide to Deleting Files Forever [Infographic]

Your Guide to Deleting Files Forever [Infographic] | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
How much do you think about security of your personal data when you are on computer? No matter how cautious are you, if you don’t delete files forever, you will never be secure. Find out how to do that in this useful infographic by StudyWeb.com.
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7 New Features In Windows 10's Latest Leaked Builds

7 New Features In Windows 10's Latest Leaked Builds | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Windows 10 is looking more refined and acting more stable as Microsoft preps it for summer release.
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User Manuals - Product Manuals, Owners Manual, PDF Download, Tips, Support & more - Retrevo Manuals

Retrevo provides free online PDF manuals, user guides, instruction manuals, owners manual, tips and support information for all consumer electronics products. Find manuals and support for Sony, Yamaha, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic and other brands.
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