“Daily Arm Workout,” “Daily Ab Workout” and “Daily Leg Workout” give you five to ten minute work-out sessions. The instructor doesn’t see what you’re doing, but you see her and that’s enough. Joy likes them and is still trying to talk Bob into them.
We’re still waiting for the official Microsoft version of Office for iPad and Android tablets. Meanwhile, there’s a free app that lets you use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It’s called “OnLive Desktop” from desktop.onlive.com.
Dozens of free programs have been collected in one place at NiNite.com. You can install them all in one swoop if you want. Check off the boxes for the freebies you want and click “download installer.” The rest takes place automatically.
Download.com is the most popular site for downloading free programs, mostly what
are called utilities. The anti-virus program “Avast,” which we used for several years, is
available from download.com, as is AVG anti-virus (which we also used for years and
Our readers like free and so do we. Here are a few of our favorites. The free VLC Media Player from Download.com is great for playing back audio and video files that your computer can’t handle. The audio files Joy recorded on her new Android smartphone, for example, weren’t playable on the PC. But the VLC player handled them easily on both Mac and PC. To make and send the recording, she tapped “attachment” from the phone’s email window and then “Voice recorder.” She tested it by interviewing Bob about the stock market. Our two favorite free security apps have versions for Windows or Mac. Anti-Malware from Malwarebytes.org is a great program for blocking and getting rid of spyware. To [...]
Getting a new computer can be a hassle if you’ve got lots of programs left behind on your old one. You would think that using a drive image program to copy everything from the old drive to DVD or other storage medium would work just fine. Surprise! It works fine, all right, but only to restore your old computer back to a point when everything was working well. It won’t copy the programs of the old computer onto the new one. What about using one of those transfer programs? You know, the ones that advertise they can move everything from your old computer over to the new one. Well, they can move a lot of stuff over, but in our [...]