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How To Make Your Searches Private, Ad-Free And Uncluttered

by Grey One •

Google search has become pretty awful — you get huge block of ads on top, and ads to the right. You have Google services being promoted before other more relevant results. Perhaps most disappointing is the privacy issue — all those keywords you type are archived at Google, and at the NSA, and who knows where else. But buried under …

Calibre: A Free eBook Converter and Manager

by Grey One •

Calibre is a free and open source ebook manager. It is a great tool for converting ebooks into other formats, and sending ebooks to devices like Kindles, Nooks and iPads. It allows you to bypass the time-consuming methods of ebook tranfers that Amazon and Apple support. For example, if I download a book in the open EPUB format, Calibre allows …

Bandcamp — Find New Music, Support Artists Directly

by Grey One •

Bandcamp is a cool music store that allows you to find new music, and preview entire albums for free. Unlike many music stores, the money you spend goes directly to the artists (via Paypal). Bandcamp itself takes only a 15% fee. It’s what iTune shouls have been. You can download any album in lossless formats like FLAC. Great stuff. Last.FM …

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How To Share Files Privately Using BitTorrent and Usenet

by Grey One •

In this article, I’ll summarize how to share files privately, without being spied upon. I’ll cover two file sharing networks — Bittorrent and the Usenet. The Usenet tends to have faster downloads, until you get a good download/upload ratio on Bittorrent (if you don’t know what the Usenet is, please see this article). Using BitTorrent To Share Files Privately Download …