Gizmo’s Freeware Site is reporting that you can get a free licensed copy (From September 11th to 13th) of MiniTool Power Data Recovery (Personal Edition) by following the instructions as posted. I have used this software in the past and it is one of the best out there.– (GET IT @ Gizmo’s)
GEEK SQUEAK – Gizmo’s Freeware Posts How To “Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition” (Limited Time Offer)September 9, 2014
Most folks at home are reluctant to burn CDs/DVDs due they feel it is a complicated process. Well, to help you out I came across a really nice burning software application, called AnyBurn, that is FREE, is available as a portable app, is powerful and best of all it is really easy to understand and use. As a matter of fact, if you take a look at the image below, you will see AnyBurn in a nutshell (that in my opinion really requires no explanation). If you do need some help getting started using AnyBurn, click on any of the tutorial links below, and you will be redirected to the official AnyBurn site. I have been using AnyBurn for quite awhile and right now it is the only burning software on my PC.
Burn Data and Audio Disc
- Burn image file (ISO, BIN / CUE, NRG, MDF / MDS, DAA, ISZ, DMG, …)
- Burn files and folders in hard drive
- Burn Audio CD from mp3, ape, flac, wma, wav files
- Copy CD, DVD, or Bluray disc
- Erase rewritable disc
Create Disc Image File
- Create image file from CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc
- Create image file from files and folders in hard drive
Convert Image File
Rip Audio CD
Want a powerful program uninstaller for your computer? If so, I encourage you to take a look at Geek Uninstaller.
This little app, which is a single file, works better than the standard built-in Windows uninstaller in that it performs a deeper scan and removes all of the leftovers. The Windows uninstaller often leaves debris behind.
Great-looking and surprisingly functional, GeekUninstaller will help you keep your computer clean and organized! Instant startup, minimalistic, simple but efficient user interface. Single EXE runs flawlessly on both 32 and 64-bit Windows 7/8/XP/Vista. When running on x64 Windows GeekUninstaller is running as a native 64-bit application. Programs highlighted with purple orange color are recently installed/modified (since last run of Geek Uninstaller).
DSynchronize – A Stand-Alone Utility That Lets You Periodically Synchronize Two Or More Folders On Your Hard DiskAugust 30, 2014
With DSynchronize you should never again have an excuse for not backing up your files. This small utility rocks and is what I use to backup my main folders (such as Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc…) to my external drives. There is no installation. Download, unzip and run. Simply select your source (the files/folders you want to back up) and select the destination (where you want to back the source files/folders to).
The only negative I see with DSynchronize, is that there is no help file; however, if you go with the “checked” settings (that I use), under General Options and Deleted Files, in the graphic below, you will be good to go. Once you have everything setup, click on “Synchronize”.
ALSO, to further help you, if you watch the YouTube video below, you will get a really good understanding on how DSynchronize works. This is really good software, is FREE, easy to understand and it just plain works. You can even set up DSynchronize to perform a realtime sync. Great job to the developer on this.
NOTE: To download DSynchronize, visit [HERE], and scroll down the page and you will see it.
I know from assisting home based computer users, they are reluctant to remove any software (good or bad) from their computer; fearing that the worst will happen. I came across a program, called “Should I Remove It?” that may be what the doctor ordered.
Oftentimes, computer users will install software, never to use it again and/or they install something that they wished they never would have installed in the first place. Deciding what is safe to remove and what is not is where “Should I Remove It?” will be helpful.
“Should I Remove It?” is 100% FREE, and does not bundle any additional software, that means no adware, spyware, malware or other types of shareware or free-ware.
If you visit the “Should I Remove It?” download page [here], I encourage you to scroll down and read the numerous reviews to give you the sense that this software is recognized as being safe and helpful in removing the crap from your PC.
Software developers are a completely different breed of people that are dedicated to a building process that can literally require years of devotion to get it just right or to keep up with changes. I do not think people really give enough credit to these folks. This past week I stumbled across a freeware developer called Icecream Apps that has produced a treasure trove of very usable high quality Windows based software.
Looking for something to post on the blog, I initially stumbled across one of Ice Cream Apps products; however, as I researched further I found that Ice Cream Apps has produced a whole array of products (see below). I encourage you to take a look at their products (again, all FREE); and if you do, I think you will find their level of production is comparable to and maybe even better than their commercial counterparts.
As a side note; The one product they produce (Media Converter) is something I was really looking for to convert media files. This converter also has built in to it a YouTube downloader that will give you the ability to batch download YouTube videos and music and convert them to various video and audio formats.
To make this easy, I have captured each product they produce (with a short description). Enjoy your Ice Cream!!!
[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] A TTS (Text To Speech) Program With Functionality Of ASR (Automatic Speed Recognition Integrated) – One of my hobbies in life is this blog. To assist me with getting a good read on what I publish, I use a TTS (Text To Speech) program that allows me to hear my written words. Typically when we write it is all visual; however, when something is read back to you it changes the whole perspective of things.
The program that I use for this purpose is a FREE (portable app) standalone program called DSpeech.
DSpeech gives you the ability to copy and paste text into the DSpeech reader and have it read back to you using different voices. You can also save the audio output to a variety of different audio file formats (such as WAV, .MP3, AAC, WMA or OGG).
DSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user. It is specifically designed to quickly and directly provide the functions and improved practical usefulness that are requested by this kind of program. In the meantime, the invasiveness and resource consumption is minimal.
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