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My image IndieByChoice – Have you just finished making an independent music video for your band? If yes then you need to share it on a platform dedicated to independent acts. For this purpose you will find a web service called IndieByChoice very helpful, which lets people stream and upload music. Read more: IndieByChoice: A Music Website For Independent Music, Videos & Fans

My image Grockit – Students who prepare for standardized tests in tuitions or groups usually perform than better than ones who study for such tests independently. Appreciating this fact, a new web service was created that helps students prepare standardized tests by interactions with others students. This web service is called Grockit. Read more: Grockit: Prepare For Standardized Tests & Exams Through Group Preparation
My image – Most images in websites are transparent so you can put them on any background. However, the transparent image also leaves a large space around it which means you cannot interact through the image. is a handy image effect that creates a mask of the opaque part of the image then punches through the alpha channel. Read more: Handy Effect For Transparent Images
My image [NO LONGER WORKS] WebTalks – is an app for Android devices which reads your RSS feeds to you thereby helping you consume content when you are driving, working out etc. It connects itself to your Google Reader account and reads your feeds one by one. It also has an offline mode.
My image BitDefender Antivirus – The best antivirus software available currently might provide you with good protection from malware but it will also greatly slow down your work and your computer’s performance by asking you for prompts every now and then. Here to offer you a thorough defense against viruses while keeping system performance fast is BitDefender Antivirus. Read more: BitDefender Antivirus: Protects Computer From Viruses Without Compromising System Performance (Free Licences)


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  1. Jack Morgan
    October 11, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Whatever. I have been around snce the start and i can tell you this article only tells half the story. I have deleted all my MSM mail accounts have small little known web hosts with my own sites offshore, and i use thunderbird. and i archive everything to my pc, and i route all my private data to an external drive, which i disconnect from my pc. i delete all mail from the internet immediately. if is work BS the above might be useful, but personal only an idiot would take the above advice.

  2. IndieByChoice
    January 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for the mention. Be sure to check our blog for site updates and artist interviews.

  3. Yozman
    January 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    how did bit defender make it but norton or kaspersky didn't?

    • Tina
      January 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Yozman, this is not a Best Of AntiVirus Software list. These are just some of the coolest websites and tools posted in our Directory yesterday. We post a list like that every day.

      • Yozman
        January 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

        right I was just wondering why you chose bit defender over the other ones, it's not really a new program, nor is it even free... (besides for the 30 day trial) so what raises it over the others?

        • Tina
          January 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          It doesn't. As I said, it's not a comparison article, just a list of random tools, with BitDefender happening to be in this collection. We had free licenses available. Unfortunately, they are all gone now.

  4. Joan
    January 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Looking for an inexpensive or free programo easily add sparkles to one's own pictures, other than Blingeef

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