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An ever evolving list, based on my breakout sessions from conferences over the last several years.
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Download free website templates from OpenDesigns.org

Download free website templates from OpenDesigns.org | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Open Designs is an open source web design gallery with over 2000 free website templates that help to make the global internet a prettier place.
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VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner

VirusTotal is a free virus, malware and URL online
scanning service. File checking is done with more than 40 antivirus
solutions. Files and URLs can be sent via web interface upload, email
API or making use of VirusTotal's browser extensions and desktop
applications.
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About This Site

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All About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet. Although the Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a top…
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Make Windows 10 performance sing by tweaking RAM, service settings

Make Windows 10 performance sing by tweaking RAM, service settings | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Improve Windows 10 performance dramatically by disabling unneeded services and visual effects, plus maximizing RAM.
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Seaquence

Seaquence is an experiment in musical composition. Adopting a biological metaphor, you can create and combine musical lifeforms resulting in an organic, dynamic composition.
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How to avoid potentially unwanted programs

How to avoid potentially unwanted programs | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever downloaded software onto your computer, chances are you’ve unknowingly cluttered your machine with PUPs. Here’s what you need to know about these sneaky programs.
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GPS doodles and the art of turning exercise into an adventure

GPS doodles and the art of turning exercise into an adventure | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
When Stephen Lund first saw his cycling movements mapped out in red on GPS tracking website Strava, he immediately recognised the service's potential beyond ...
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Verify that your virus scanner is working

Verify that your virus scanner is working | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The EICAR virus test is a harmless text file that is detected as a virus by most AV vendors. You can use it to verify that your local virus scanner is working (just copy the string into a plain text file), check to see if your email server scans for viruses (email yourself a copy), and test if scanners detect viruses inside archives (put it inside a zip file).
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15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Dropbox

15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Dropbox | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Cloud storage services have come and gone, but Dropbox is probably the one that's been here the longest. And now it has upped its game with a host of new features. Let's explore.
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Darin Beston's comment, February 19, 4:23 AM
good idea....
Darin Beston's comment, February 19, 4:23 AM
good idea....
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The Malware Museum : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

The Malware Museum : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing...
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Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Exhaustive list of top Windows 10 Tips and Tricks, basic & advanced, that will help you tweak & get the best out of the OS, Explorer, Start, Settings, etc.
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Free Software We're Most Thankful For

Free Software We're Most Thankful For | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Click to view Dear free software developers: Before we American nerds sit down to our turkey and mashed potatoes today, know that your creations are at the top of the list of things we're most thankful for. Whether you're an indie hacker putting out the occasional script or an employee at a giant internet company building out a webapp with millions of users or a voluntary coder contributing to an open source project, we salute you this Thanksgiving in gratitude for all the things your work enables us to do every day. Short of covering you in candied yam kisses and cranberry sauce hugs, please accept our hearty thanks for your work. We like you. We really, really like you. While our thanks goes out to ALL developers of ALL the free software we've featured on these pages, a few projects deserve special mention. On Monday we asked exactly , and thousands of votes later, we've boiled down the list to the top 40 or so. While we're offline for the day, feast your eyes and mouse on this prodigious list of some of the best free software we're most grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving! (Back to a more regular posting schedule tomorrow.) Mozilla Firefox took first place in this exercise in gratitude with an insanely commanding lead; in fact, Firefox got more than three times the amount of votes the second-place mention (VLC) did. Here's a chart of the top eight on the list so you can see how the votes were spread out relative to one another. About our vote count: We (ok, I) grossly underestimated how many votes we would get on . Almost 800 comments in total—many of which contained more than half a dozen free software projects—made finishing the total count (36 pages of comments) before Thanksgiving 2011 impossible. So, this represents just over 1,100 votes, only one third of the total comments we received. This list of 40 contains all the apps that received 10 or more votes. As almost 200 mentions got only a single vote, we think that even though it's incomplete, it's closely representative of the general consensus. (You can check out our .) Our apologies for the incomplete count—lesson learned. Next time, we'll use a proper survey tool.
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Free Images - Pixabay

Free Images - Pixabay | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Over 590,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
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Another great resource to share w/ your kiddos!

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How to Check If Your Android Device Is Functioning Properly

How to Check If Your Android Device Is Functioning Properly | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Whether you're having a specific problem or just want to check on your Android device's overall health, these apps are a good tool to have in your arsenal.
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AllYouCanRead.com - The best selection of magazines and news sites from 200 countries

AllYouCanRead.com - The best selection of magazines and news sites from 200 countries | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Selection of top news, classifieds, jobs, real estate, car sites and magazines from over 200 countries
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5 Cheap Linux Computers You Can Buy Today

5 Cheap Linux Computers You Can Buy Today | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at five computers that you can order today for under $500 that come preinstalled with a popular, well-supported Linux distro.
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Every Keyboard Shortcut You'll Ever Need

Every Keyboard Shortcut You'll Ever Need | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Every keyboard shortcut for Mac and PC you'll ever need.
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How to unlock hidden OS X features

How to unlock hidden OS X features | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Delve into System Preferences or the preferences of many Mac apps and you’ll find a lot you can customise. Curiously, though, many commands and features are hidden from you, especially when it comes to Apple’s own apps. Outside of Apple, no one knows why.
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Which Browser Is Best? Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

Which Browser Is Best? Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
The browser you're using right now may not be the best one for you. The browser arena changes so frequently that your conclusions from comparisons made last year may be completely wrong this year.
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Here's why you definitely SHOULD NOT set your iPhone's date back to 1970!

Here's why you definitely SHOULD NOT set your iPhone's date back to 1970! | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
No, seriously.
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Why Multi-Word Phrases Make Better Passwords Than Gibberish

Why Multi-Word Phrases Make Better Passwords Than Gibberish | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
We’ve always argued that the most secure password is one you don’t even know and is basically incomprehensible. Security expert Thomas Bae...
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Zombies Lurch Up Escalators!

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Five Things You Need to Know About Digitizing Photos

Five Things You Need to Know About Digitizing Photos | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to a client who has
spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find out
that the files are too small or too low-quality for archival purposes. They
may look fine on Facebook, but when printed in a family history book or
newspaper article, they will look blurry or pixelated. In many cases, the
originals have already been sent back to their original owners or worse,
destroyed, making proper re-scanning impossible.
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Sweet Home 3D - Draw floor plans and arrange furniture freely

Sweet Home 3D - Draw floor plans and arrange furniture freely | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Free interior design software. Draw the plan of your home or office, test furniture layouts and visit the results in 3D.
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Manage, Move, Copy, and Migrate Files Between Cloud Storage Services with MultCloud

Manage, Move, Copy, and Migrate Files Between Cloud Storage Services with MultCloud | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Manage, migrate, transfer, copy, and move files between any cloud storage services. Support for Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Amazon S3, OneDrive and FTP, etc.
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