10ten, a new Japanese reader extension

There’s a new Japanese reader extension called 10ten in town. For anyone studying or dealing with Japanese content on the web, a few major extensions have made things a bit easier. It all started with the “Rikaichan” extension for FIrefox in 2006. And then someone ported that to Chrome later on under the name “Rikaichamp.” So what’s so special about the 10ten extension? 

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Grammarly vs Microsoft Editor: Which one is right for you?

Grammarly is one of the most well-known grammar checkers. Still, Microsoft has recently made a push into this area by introducing Microsoft Editor in Word for web as well as a separate browser extension.

Many of the features for both Grammarly and Microsoft Editor require a premium membership, but which one is the better checker? I was frustrated not being able to see any specifics in how each respective service handles the same text for correcting. It’s Grammarly vs Microsoft Editor in my quick and dirty results comparing the two tools.

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The original Kid Pix free on modern machines will delight your kids

Use the original Kid Pix free on any machine

I discovered a great way to run the original version of Kid Pix free on modern OSes like Windows 10 and macOS Catalina. Kid Pix is a brilliant paint and art program that started on the original Macintosh platform before being ported to MSDOS, Windows, etc. Let me show you how to run the original on anything that has a web browser. 

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Opera on Mobile in 2020: Tempting!

The big red O symbol of Opera software

Reviewing Opera on mobile this time because I love browser hopping. I wanted to see if it could be a compelling browser for daily use and what unique features it has compared to other mobile browsers. Let’s dive in. 

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Simple OCR on Windows 10 freeware makes life easy

Doing OCR on Windows 10 has been a lifesaver for me. For those that don’t know, OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. This basically means if you have a picture or a screenshot of something that has words, you can try to convert that into real text that you can edit and copy. It’s similar to how traffic cameras can “read” the license plate numbers on cars. I’d like to share some excellent freeware that does OCR on Windows 7 and higher. 

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Wise Disk Cleaner review: Best alternative to CCleaner

Wise Disk Cleaner icon

Using a free utility like Wise Disk Cleaner is a great way to clear out temporary files or just junk that has accumulated on your system. One of the most famous pieces of software in this category, CCleaner, fell out of favor after Avast bought its developer Piriform in 2017. That’s why I’m here today to talk about its best replacement. 

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