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(1)[NO LONGER WORKS] PunyPNG – Free digital image optimizer that can dramatically reduce KB size of an image file (JPG, GIF PNG) by converting it into a highly-compressed image. This comes in very handy if you want to improve the web page loading on you site or simply want to reduce the size of bulky images.

(2) CorrectMyText – If you are learning to read and write a foreign language and not sure if you are writing things correctly then CorrectMyText is a site you can make use of. On this website you may submit your text and get it it corrected by a real person. Text corrections are done by language experts. Read more: CorrectMyText – Foreign Language Text Corrections By Experts

(3) ItsHidden – This website offers a free VPN solution intended to use Bittorrent anonymously. It means that your IP address can be hidden while you download torrent files. It assures total privacy and doesn’t require you to download anything. Detailed instructions are given on the site on how to set it up on your computer. Read more: ItsHidden – Use Bittorrent Anonymously

(4) [NO LONGER WORKS] HighlightCam – Nice site which lets you use web camera as security camera to monitor your room when you are not there. It records only when it senses a motion. Hence you don’t have to worry about long videos which just contain a view of the room.

(5) Knowledge Genie – Online publishing platform which lets you organize your knowledge of a certain topic into a dedicated learning portal (Genie) and share it with other people. For each different topic you can create a separate Genie. It doesn’t require technical skills and takes care of the process of building and centralizing the information, sharing it online, building user community and charging users for access. Read more: Knowledge Genie – Publish Your Knowledge & Profit From What You Know


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