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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Use DNSBench to speed up web surfing

A speedometer representing the increase in web surfing speed from changing your DNS

DNSBench is a freeware DNS Benchmark tool that can help you understand and choose the most efficient and fastest DNS servers for your area. When clicking a link or entering a web address, if you find it taking longer than you think it should, it could be your ISP’s slow DNS servers. Let’s see how using DNSBench can help you speed up web surfing. 

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The new Edge browser review: Off to a great start

The new Microsoft Edge Browser logo

This is my new Microsoft Edge browser review. MS has released the first stable version of its new browser based on the open source version of Chrome, Chromium. When Microsoft announced it was going to abandon its current browser and start over, it took the tech industry by surprise, myself included. With this new Edge browser, let’s see how it stacks up against the competition. 

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