Tag: Tools

How To Remove Ads From Skype [part 2]

I had a post back in February about removing ads from Skype and it worked pretty well, but my machine died recently and I had to go back to a vanilla install of Skype on my PC; this got me searching for other options. What really sparked this search was that I had recently reloaded …

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MRC Compose: Add Recipients In Thunderbird Like Microsoft Outlook

One of the better plug-ins that I’ve been using lately has been MCR Compose for Thunderbird. it’s a great plug-in, I wrote about it back in November, but there’s been some updates to it and I wanted to shows some screenshots that are available for it. It changes the e-mail compose window to be something …

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Techie Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11

Somehow in the process, I was not included with the beta testing process, so I wasn’t able to get an advance copy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11, but seeing as how much I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking it’s really a given that I would be upgrading to a newer version; especially since Nuance has decided to update …

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Useful tools: FileMenu Tools

Windows Explorer lacks a lot to be talked about; even with the latest version of Windows. In everyday use of Windows Explorer I find situations where the base model just doesn’t cut it, and honestly I don’t understand why the version of Windows Explorer has been the way it has… there’s so much room for …

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Thunderbird Contacts – Enabling Cookies

One of the more interesting add-ons to Mozilla’s Thunderbird recently has been the contact services. the purpose of the contact services is to allow you to reach out to Internet and collective social information about your contacts. Currently the contact service for Thunderbird only supports Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Twitter and Yahoo. The service seems …

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Composing: Spelling, Grammar and More

Three years ago, I started using a program to help me deal with text I was typing repetitively. That’s when I actually started getting more into what helpers were out there in the composition of documents and emails. It’s important to save time to get other things done, and if you’re not constantly examining what …

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Firefox seems to be playing the game of follow what’s popular…

Mozilla has a odd choice, but not really- I don’t know. A new version of Firefox was just released a few weeks ago and it’s got some great stuff going on, but with this mockup release… It’s like follow the leader. When Microsoft noticed that everyone was finding more attraction to the MAC Operating System, …

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Shrink Pic – Save Space and Bandwidth

If you like to share your photos with others and you have a never camera, you know [or should] the images they create are fairly large. And with Internet Service Provider’s treating bandwidth like a natural treasure, you need to think economy sized. Shrink Pic is Freeware tool which automatically detects when you send photos …

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