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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bleachbit - cleaning your pc, thoroughly!


It’s the day after Christmas. Most probably some of our readers are still happy with their new PC. They like how fast the system is. Others who are still using their old pc (ie old might mean just six months ago!), might get infuriated at how slow their computer is. Well, we visit thousands of websites, each one of them use cookies which are implanted in our pc. Some of them install tracking devices…...we might not notice, yet the speed gets slower all the time until it becomes unbearable!

We are proposing a free and open software – BleachBit. In fact when your computer is getting full, BleachBit quickly frees disk space. When your information is only your business, BleachBit guards your privacy. With BleachBit you can free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux, Mac and Windows systems, it wipes clean thousands of applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc... Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster.

If you want to download the program, it is here. More details about the program is found here. Help will be readily available in the forum post.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Organizing photos


Who does not take photos nowadays? Nearly all the people, which includes both students and teachers. A photo says one million words. Consequently nobody says that it cannot be used for educational purposes. Obviously when one starts taking photos, the pc or mobile phone will soon be full of photos. How does one organize such collection?

Today we are presenting another open source and free program called digiKam. This program is available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

Besides making an album, one can manipulate photos according to one’s likes. One can simply use this program in a simple way or else go up to a professional level! With Digikam you can view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs. It is an advanced digital photo management application for KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.

If you wish to download it, for windows go here; mac here; linux here. If you need some tutorials, then go here. Documentation is here. Enjoy playing with your photos!