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SPECIAL INTEREST FOR SENIORS
Bridging the Gap
What's Happening at the Downtown Community Centre
KW Area Services for Adults 50+
The Care Guide
Waterloo Region Police Services - tips on fraud prevention
Gas Tips find current gas prices in Ontario
Gas Buddy - Current Kitchener Gas Prices
Save.ca select and get money saving coupons
Red Flag Deals - lots of coupons and money saving deals
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
System Information for Windows (SIW) Free utility displays detailed specs for motherboard, BIOS, CPU, devices, memory, video, disk drives, ports, printers, operating system, installed programs, etc. Plus the SIW Without Installer (English-Only) version, at the bottom of the page, is portable and does not have to be installed.
LibreOffice - Complete open source (free) office suite comparable to Microsoft Office, but better.
LibreOffice Portable Download
Jarta - A free word processor based on Microsoft WordPad that expands well beyond the WordPad feature set. Fully compatible.
Paint.NET - A free image and photo editing software for Windows computers.
IrfanView A very fast, small, compact and innovative free graphic viewer and editor.
Picassa Free digital photo organizer and editor.
Screen Capture An older free version of FastStone Capture saves, edits and prints any part of your screen. Much easier than Microsoft methods.
Screen Capture Video
InSSider - is free, open-source Wi-Fi scanning software to help troubleshoot WLAN networks.
Thunderbird - Much more flexible than Outlook Express. Designed to prevent viruses and stop junk mail. Many add-ons if you want them.
Gmail - Free, advertising-supported web mail service provided by Google. Fast, safe with lots of online storage, plus free video phone and landline long distance phoning.
Gmail Video 1
Gmail Video 2
Google Chrome - A browser combining minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Does not support Flash designed websites.
Google Chrome Video
Firefox - Clean, fast, and more secure substitute for Internet Explorer. Well-tested browser used by experienced computer types. Many add-ons available.
Opera An innovative free internet browser. Friendly, fast, clean, and safer than other browsers.
Adblock Plus - A content-filtering extension for Firefox and Google Chrome prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being downloaded and displayed.
Adblock Plus for Firefox
Adblock Plus for Google
FoxIt Reader - Replace Adobe Reader with this smaller, faster, more flexible PDF viewer program.
FoxIt Reader Video
PDF-XChange Viewer A smaller, faster and more feature rich free PDF Reader/Viewer/Editor available.
PDF-XChange Viewer Video
PDF-XChange 'Lite' A free printer driver used to create Adobe compatible PDF files from most Windows applications.
Skype - Make free computer to computer voice and video calls world wide.
Google Talk - Free computer to computer video worldwide calls and free computer to North America landlines are available in Gmail.
Glary Utilities PC Tune up, one click a day maintenance, keeps PC problems away.
Glary Utilities Video
CCleaner - Erases all those useless files that are slowing down your PC.
Defraggler - Use after running cleanup program like CCleaner and rebooting.
File Hippo Update Checker Scans your computer and notifies you of new releases. Download the "standalone version" without an installer.
File Hippo Update Checker Video
LogMeIn Remotely access, support and manage devices anytime, anywhere.
UBCD4Win Free bootable recovery disk for Windows. Contains software for repairing, restoring or diagnosing almost any computer problem.
UBCD4Win Video for CD (watch first)
UBCD4Win Video for USB (watch next)
Guide to securing your computer
How to block bad web sites.
Email tips, tricks and secrets.
List of Lists an amazing resources of computer programs, tools, security etc.
Basic Computing with Windows booklet from Wikibooks.
Microsoft Office - downloadable quick reference guides in PDF format.
Microsoft Office Free training manuals and quick references (can be saved as PDF files).
Government of Canada Genealogy Centre
The Ontario Genealogical Society
Waterloo Region Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society
Waterloo Region Generations - A developing, comprehensive website about people and places in Waterloo Region.
Language and Travel Information
Currency Converter Converts amounts from one currency to another
Google Language Tool - another translation Website
Canada 411 find phone numbers and postal codes
Mapquest - maps and directions for the places you want ot find
Pearson International Flight Arrivals and Departures
Current KW Weather (University of Waterloo)
The Weather Network - Weather for Kitchener
Kitchener Public Library
City of Kitchener
City of Waterloo
JUST FOR FUN
Aha Jokes- Need a laugh or funny picture? You'll get them here.
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