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1  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: June 25, 2015, 11:40:53 AM
Atom 1.0 is out

http://blog.atom.io/2015/06/25/atom-1-0.html
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 24, 2015, 12:22:36 AM
The upgrade notification icon has disappeared from my tray. After a little poking around I found there is an option to reserve your copy in Windows Update instead.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Macrium Reflet Free 6.0.684 on: June 18, 2015, 01:05:43 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I have a couple of computers using the free version, so maybe it's time to update them Thmbsup.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: LastPass alternatives? (including premium LP) on: June 16, 2015, 06:22:40 AM
2FA is the only way to make access to a cloud based password solution reasonably safe. You still have to trust them to store your data safely on their side.

The other option is to use a local solution. Some of those (1password, StickyPassword) can even sync over Wi-Fi only.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Softmaker Office 2016 released on: June 15, 2015, 12:32:40 AM
Can someone help me figure out what kind of users prefer softmaker office?  I've always wondered...those who use MS office are not really going to use it.  And those who don't want to pay seem content with using the free stuff or google docs.  So which users like softmaker?  thanks

I started using it because I had an old computer at the time, and the difference in install size and speed between SoftMaker and MS Office was huge. The difference in price was a nice bonus.

I don't know how much MS Office takes up today, but I can see the system requirements page lists 3 GB of HDD space. My SoftMaker install is 79 MB.

My experiences with the OpenOffice (and derived) suites were also from that machine, and back when they used more Java internally. They were so slow they were almost unusable.
6  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AdGuard: the better Ad Muncher? on: June 10, 2015, 03:48:22 PM
From their knowledge base:

https://kb.adguard.com/in...ions-in-portable-browsers

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It's no secret that since version 5.7 Adguard is able to filter secured connections (https).

For proper filtering of secured connections, a mechanism called Man-In-Middle is used. By the way, filtering of secured connections in the popular antiviruses works the same way. E.g: Eset Nod32 and Bitdefender.

For this method to work correctly, Adguard imports its own root certificate in certificate store that your browser uses. If https-connection filtering is enabled, Adguard automatically detects browsers installed on your computer and installs the root certificate in their stores.
7  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Version Bin - Versioning software on: June 08, 2015, 02:08:10 PM
None of those are made to manage gists, however?  Nor any kind of snippets, really... unless I'm missing features that I've never used in them?

That's because the OP talked about "keeping versions of code", which I interpreted as something SCM would be useful for.
8  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Version Bin - Versioning software on: June 08, 2015, 12:35:07 PM
Are there desktop apps for GitHub or Visualsvn? I have never used them.

https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/
https://windows.github.com/
http://www.syntevo.com/smartgit/
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SourceForge takes over GIMP for Windows’ account to peddle adware on: June 06, 2015, 04:19:50 AM
Some download sites also have "editors" who create pages for software that look like the author put them there. I've had this happen with BrotherSoft for instance.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OneDrive v. Google Drive? on: June 06, 2015, 03:04:30 AM
At first look that seems great. I wonder what I would use it for though.

For quickly storing/sharing low-priority stuff, there are so many free services, and many of them (Google Drive, DropBox, etc.) have great integration with all kinds of devices and services. And I rarely use more than a few GB for that, so unlimited storage would be a waste of money.

The other use would be for backup of my "important" files. But with no client-side encryption (I can't even tell if they encrypt the data on their end), it doesn't really beat CrashPlan/SpiderOak.

Of course it might help drive down the prices of the other services, which would be great.

The one interesting option to me would be the unlimited photo storage, which unlike some of the others supports RAW files, and promises to keep your originals. It would be a relatively cheap second online backup of all my RAW files at $12/y.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Newer password keepers/form-fillers - anyone using Dashlane or 1Password? on: June 05, 2015, 01:28:45 AM
I am trying out Sticky Password as an alternative to LastPass.
12  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Tresorit - Cloud storage service (FREE) - Mini-Review. (WARNING!) on: June 04, 2015, 07:56:39 AM
That sounds a bit like what happened to my SugarSync account. Apparently, if you haven't logged in for 3 months, they delete your free account unless you pay. They do let you download your data for 7 days, but still ...

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You have not used your SugarSync account in over three months. SugarSync periodically deletes accounts that have been inactive for 3 months. To save your data from deletion, please take one of the following actions in the next 7 days:

  • Upgrade to an annual plan and never worry about account expiration again.
  • Remove your data from SugarSync by following these directions.
13  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office: **90%+** Discount!!!! Offer Expires Feb5 6pm(?) EST on: June 04, 2015, 04:02:15 AM
Same here, the current upgrade price of ~AU$77 is almost more than I paid for previous versions, (2008, 2010, 2012), combined.

Considering there seems to be only the Pro version now and they no longer use a purpose designed third-party email/calendar component, it seems a little steep for those of us who use the Standard version since we didn't need the added functionality of emClient/Thunderbird, (since I already have Thunderbird).

I think you're right. If you look at their pricing for the previous and new version:

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The price of the professional version is the same, but the upgrade price has doubled. And if you were using the standard edition, the upgrade price is now three times as much(!).
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OneDrive v. Google Drive? on: June 03, 2015, 12:00:15 PM
As far as I am aware, OneDrive does not muck about with (e.g., alter or compress) your files, whereas Google Drive does.
From experience, for documents, Google Drive/Docs will create "GDocs" copies of some of your files, and duplicate them, then later delete and update them to new formats. All without the user's say-so.

Drive -> Settings -> Convert uploaded files to Google Docs format?
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office: **90%+** Discount!!!! Offer Expires Feb5 6pm(?) EST on: June 03, 2015, 12:16:16 AM
^ SoftMaker Office 2016 is so expensively priced that I feel certain there is no free update from 2012, no matter how late you bought it.

I agree it feels a bit pricy -- I think I'll wait till they send out one of those ugprade specials for customers using older versions.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 02, 2015, 12:29:31 AM
I wonder how software that uses machine IDs in license activation schemes will stop working. Some developers may get a lot of email come July 29th Grin.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 03:50:46 PM
Feature deprecation section
  • Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.

Wait what? so if there is an update with issues on your system, you cannot stop it being applied?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 12:56:02 PM
Some places say the upgrade offer is available in the first year after Windows 10 is released.

Edit: The FAQ seems to cover most of these:

https://www.microsoft.com...gb/windows/windows-10-faq
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 01, 2015, 01:14:31 AM
I am getting the same thing here

http://winsupersite.com/w...-10-upgrade-notifications

I am a little unsure if I'd want Win10 though -- Win7 has been working well for me.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v1.82 - Feb 10, 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 12:25:22 PM
Do you know your portrait resolution?

Looks like it's 1080x1920, here is a (scaled down) screenshot of what it looks like:

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21  DonationCoder.com Software / Android Apps / Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v1.82 - Feb 10, 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 11:35:45 AM
So, I installed this today -- looks very nice Thmbsup.

Some observations:

The app icon does not work well on a white background, which is the default in the app drawer in lollipop.

If holding the phone normal (non-landscape), the text indicating the last time a task was performed is broken into a lot of lines, which makes it hard to read, and take up a lot of space. Perhaps put the task name above and the text below instead of side by side in this mode?

Localization would be nice.

Is there an undo option in case you hit the NOW button by accident embarassed.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: uBlock ad blocker and unwanted behavior on: May 08, 2015, 11:51:59 AM
As far as I know, the original author of ublock transferred ownership to someone else recently, and there was a dispute afterwards about some actions taken (something about taking credit for the extension). ublock origin was an attempt by the original author to rectify the issues he saw, but perhaps they solved it.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9437182
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/130
23  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: AdGuard Premium Lifetime on sale at StackSocial.com on: May 05, 2015, 01:18:19 AM
I got it as well, and the AdGuard people were nice enough to combine the two licenses with the one I already had (from black friday sale). So I have a new license for 3 now (easier to manage one account for me).

I haven't actually used it yet, because I still have Ad Muncher running here and, except for facebook, I see few adds. But now I will probably try it on the other computers.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64 on: April 30, 2015, 06:53:16 AM
Nice find Thmbsup.
25  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office: **90%+** Discount!!!! Offer Expires Feb5 6pm(?) EST on: April 22, 2015, 03:48:22 PM
KingSoft also has a professional version that costs a "chunk" of money.

There is a comparison page here and here, I have no idea if both are the same company, the web design is different. They also have this homepage, which appears to be the same company and office suite, but with a different name. I guess stuff like this is part of why I have been a little wary of it.

SoftMaker also has a free office suite, comparison here.
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