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December 2013

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Ever check out all of the programs installed on your computer and wonder if it makes sense to remove a few? Should you ask yourself if they are all necessary - or even useful? Got a bunch of adware, toolbars, bloatware, crapware and other junk? If so here's the ticket to help you answer those sorts of questions, make that decision and easily remove the programs that have cluttered your system.

The program is lightweight and very fast and includes lists of other recommended protective programs along with lists of various bloatware sources so you can be wary when using them.

This neat program simply scans your computer for all installed programs and then, based on extensive technical evaluation, ranks what should be removed. And it's easy to use. There are links to a wealth of information on each program on your computer and historical data showing how users rate each program and what percent of users have removed each one.

To top that off, the price is right for you to use without cost for the remainder of this century.

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We are always pleased to be of service to our Cyber Friends and to provide you with these monthly CyberTips. As members of the Real Estate CyberSpace Society we are always current on ways to expand their normal high standards of service with the very latest Internet and other CyberSpace strategies and tools. Click Here for hundreds of Cyber Tricks and Great Places in back issues.

Want to locate web pages that are using an image or picture that you created? We know that you are used to doing searches for text and even images using text for the search query. How about searching for an image by using the image for the query?

Now comes a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version. This is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.

When you submit an image to be searched, this site creates a unique and compact digital signature or 'fingerprint' for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other identical image in their index (over four million and growing) to retrieve matches.

We're sure that a quick visit to this site will trigger many other ideas for using this new technology. The price is right - there's no charge for non-commercial users.

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So you find yourself locked out and your only key is sitting inside on your desk. It's time to call a locksmith and shell out a couple of C-notes to replace the lock or manufacture a new key on location.

That's unless you've set up your own key locker in the cloud. It's easy to use this new and unique service - just scan an image of both sides of the keys you wish to store, give the file a name (Front door, for example) and upload it to your web locker.

If you ever get locked out, just head to the nearest locksmith and he will be able to make you a duplicate key by following instructions on the app on your mobile phone. You can store as many as you like and there's no cost to store your keys. You can check the fee structure for key duplication services at this great place.. (You can even get them to bicycle over your duplicate!)

Takes the worry out of those "Oh darn-it" (or worse) moments!

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Finally someone with authority has researched how computers affect our eyes and our sleep patterns - and these smart people have done something about it.

The American Medical Association released a study last year containing the following recommendation: "AMA recognizes that exposure to excessive light at night, including extended use of various electronic media, can disrupt sleep or exacerbate sleep disorders, especially in children and adolescents. This effect can be minimized by using dim red lighting in the nighttime bedroom environment."

During the day, computer screens generally look good because they're designed to look like a comfortable version of sunlight. There is no adjustment however when using your computer after sundown. At 9PM, Midnight, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at a version of sunlight. The AMA studies show that this can have a deleterious effect on your sleep patterns and your eyesight.

The program available now is easy to install and adjusts your computer screen to blend properly with daylight and light changes that come with nighttime. It makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like daytime again. Simply set the program to what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about. The rest is all automatic

And the price is right - it's on the house.

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