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An ever evolving list, based on my breakout sessions from conferences over the last several years.
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Top 5 Free Computer Maintenance Tools You Should Know About

Top 5 Free Computer Maintenance Tools You Should Know About | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Treat your computer right and it will stay fast and responsive for many years. But neglect proper maintenance and your system will suffer. So where do you begin? With the five apps we recommend here.
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Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 of the Best Free Alternatives

Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 of the Best Free Alternatives | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Are you frustrated with Skype and searching for alternatives? One of these fantastic video chat and calling apps available on almost all platforms can help you make the switch.
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10 great gifts for Apple iPhone users

10 great gifts for Apple iPhone users | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
A quick and easy guide to some of the best iPhone-related accessories you can get for the Apple user in your life this season.
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Run For Office

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Have you ever thought about running for office, or know someone who should? You've come to the right place for the tools, skills, and knowledge you'll need.Search for elected offices across the USA.

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QR Stuff

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Free QR Code Generator and online QR code creator. No sign-up required. Create unlimited non-expiring free QR codes for a website URL, YouTube video, Google Maps location, FaceBook link, contact details or any one of 22 QR code types.
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Is someone slowing down your Internet? Find out right now.

Is someone slowing down your Internet? Find out right now. | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
It'll help protect Net Neutrality.
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5 Default Windows Files and Folders You Should Never Touch

5 Default Windows Files and Folders You Should Never Touch | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Windows contains countless default files and folders, many of which the average user shouldn't touch. Here are five folders you should leave alone to avoid damaging your system.
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5 Best Secure Email Services for Better Privacy

5 Best Secure Email Services for Better Privacy | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
There are quite a few secure email services that offer email privacy and encryption. Here are six of the best email services that should keep your data safe
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Exploring the solar system graveyard

Exploring the solar system graveyard | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Take an interactive look at the 42 spacecraft that have met their end on another planet
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What does happen to some of those old spacecraft?
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How to Make GIMP Look and Work like Photoshop | PCsteps.com

How to Make GIMP Look and Work like Photoshop | PCsteps.com | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
GIMP is an excellent open source raster graphics editor. And, if you are used to Adobe's suites, it's easy to make it look like Photoshop.
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Windows 10 Is Hiding a Great Video Capture Tool

Windows 10 Is Hiding a Great Video Capture Tool | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
It’s not on the list of headline features, but the latest version of Windows is hiding a very welcome and well-executed feature: a video-capture tool baked right into the operating system.
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You are listening to...

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You Are Listening To offers 24/7 live streams of police radio channels from approximately 30 cities (the only non-U.S. cities are Brisbane, Montreal, and St. Petersburg). Each stream is set to unsettling ambient music, turning this otherwise mundane experience into an incredible one.

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The Best Stuff to Do On the Google Homepage That Isn't Googling

The Best Stuff to Do On the Google Homepage That Isn't Googling | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
When Google’s engineers aren’t busy upgrading the serious stuff inside Google’s email apps or mobile OS, they like to leave little treats and games inside Google’s products—everything from humorous search results to hidden creatures. These are some of our favorites for when you’ve got five minutes or five hours to waste.
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Easter eggs, cool things, & more!

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Draw a Stickman

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Draw a custom stickman and watch him come to life in this interactive stickman adventure.
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10 Ten-Minute Tricks to Speed Up Windows

10 Ten-Minute Tricks to Speed Up Windows | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Looking to speed up your computer without spending a lot of time? Here are 10 tweaks to make Windows faster that take 10 minutes or less.
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7 Websites to Easily Design Your Logos Online

7 Websites to Easily Design Your Logos Online | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
A good logo can instantly add value to your brand. But creating a good logo through desktop apps such as Photoshop can be a difficult and time consuming process. Moreover you need to familiarize yourself with the desktop app before you can exploit its best features. Thankfully the case is quite different with web apps because they are easy to use and offer a greater degree of user-friendliness.
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200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list. | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve been keepin
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The 20 Best Free Roku Channels You Shouldn’t Miss

The 20 Best Free Roku Channels You Shouldn’t Miss | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Having already recommended the best private Roku channels for you to install, here is our pick of the best public Roku channels you really shouldn't miss. And even better, they're all free.
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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Windows 10: A guide to the updates | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
What you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4043961, the latest release from Oct. 17, 2017.
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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
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Want to see something crazy? Open this link on your phone with WiFi turned off.

Want to see something crazy? Open this link on your phone with WiFi turned off. | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
What you should see is your home address, phone number, cell phone contract details, and — depending on what kind of cell phone towers you’re currently connected to — a latitude and longitude…
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StarWarsIntro.css : The Star Wars Intro Crawl in Pure CSS

StarWarsIntro.css : The Star Wars Intro Crawl in Pure CSS | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Make great intros to awesome Star Wars tools online. Use StarWarsIntro.css to create The Star Wars Intro Crawl effect.
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Windows 10 doesn’t offer much privacy by default: Here’s how to fix it

Windows 10 doesn’t offer much privacy by default: Here’s how to fix it | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
Windows 10 shares a lot of personal data with Microsoft, but you can turn most of it off.
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Why and how to erase your browsing history

Why and how to erase your browsing history | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it
You don't want your past internet searches hovering over you forever. Here's how to delete your history from any browser: Google, Mozilla, Apple, or Microsoft.
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A Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Darknet

A Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Darknet | Websites I Found So You Don't Need To | Scoop.it

You've probably heard about the "Deep Web and the Dark Web, but what are they? Check this  beginner's guide to the dark net—how to access it, where to go, and what you will find when you get there.

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