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For those that use their computer or smartphone or tablet as a means to an end, a way to shop more conveniently, or a tool to help their kids learn and grow up while being engaged in an exciting new way, the apps and services on this page are for you. From tried and true shopping sites such as Amazon to apps that help with content filtering such as K9 Web Protection, there are a breadth of resources for people with families to ensure that everyone can utilize technology in the safest, most efficient way possible.

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Amazon is an online shopping website with a massive selection of books, electronics, music, Android apps, software, home appliances, furniture, toys, clothing, and much more.

Subscribe to Amazon Prime for discounted priority shipping and the ability to stream 2000+ movies and TV shows for free. Prime is only available in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Germany, and France.

Most purchases of over $25 in the U.S. are eligible for free shipping. Purchases are subject to sales tax in the following U.S. states: Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, & Washington

The Amazon Mobile app allows users to use Amazon.com using a simple, yet elegant, interface for mobile devices. Amazon customers have full access to their accounts. All purchases made on Amazon Mobile are routed through Amazon’s secure servers, just as they are on the web.

For iOS, the Amazon Mobile app also includes the experimental feature "Amazon Remembers" that allows you to use the camera on your iPhone to create a visual list of things you want to remember while out-and-about. The photos you take from the app are stored on both the Amazon Mobile app and Amazon’s website. If the item you want to remember is a product, Amazon Remembers will even try to find a product similar to your photo for sale on the web. If it does, it'll send you an e-mail alert and post the result along with the photo.

Other Amazon services:Small Amazon Cloud Player iconAmazon Cloud PlayerSmall Amazon Drive iconAmazon DriveSmall Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud iconAmazon Elastic Compute CloudSmall Prime Video iconPrime VideoSmall Amazon Appstore iconAmazon AppstoreSmall Amazon Music iconAmazon MusicSmall Amazon Kindle iconAmazon Kindle

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Lifehacker is a tech blog that provides tips and downloads for getting things done, both on your computer and in real life.

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Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design Java application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

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eBay is an auction website where you can buy and sell electronics, cars, clothing, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, and everything else.

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Kaspersky AntiVirus

Kaspersky AntiVirus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure.

Premium features include: Parental Control, Online Payment Protection and Secure Connection (VPN).

Kaspersky Free is the free version of the software with its essential features: file, email and web antivirus, automatic updates, self-defense, quarantine, and so on.

Kaspersky Free is also lighter on system resources and quicker than the other versions.

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Gramps is a Free Software Project for Genealogy, offering a professional cross-platform genealogy program, and a wiki open to all.

It is a community project, created, developed and governed by genealogists. You can install third party plugins to give Gramps extra functions such as filters, reports, tools and many others. When you gather your data you can create, edit and store your family tree.

Also, you can write notes and create events for each person that is in your family. Some examples of events would be birth, marriage, children, divorce, death etc. When you are done inputting all your information it is possible to create data and graph reports in many different formats.

Gramps has a good Wiki page where you can learn how to use the program and gives you information on how to find the best sources for your genealogy research project.

Downloads are available here: https://gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Download A portable version is available here: http://portableapps.com/apps/education/gramps_portable

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AliExpress brings you quality products at wholesale prices on even the smallest orders.

Part of Alibaba.com, AliExpress offers minimum orders as low as 1 item, buyer protection and express delivery with full tracking.

AliExpress currently hosts more than 5,900 different types of products from over 44 different industries, including the following: Apparel & Accessories, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Mobile Phones, Computer Hardware & Software, Electronics, Health & Beauty, Lights & Lighting, Luggage, Bags & Cases, Security & Protection, Shoes & Accessories, & Hobbies, Watches & Jewelry and Wedding Supplies.

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Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about whats great - and not so great - in San Francisco and beyond. Members share their favorite recommendations - everything from the latest restaurants and shops, to the best hair salons and spas, to doctors and yoga instructors.

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Panda Dome

Panda Antivirus protects you while you work, play, or browse online.

Antivirus ProtectionReal-time protection against all types of malware and spyware. Schedule periodic scans and/or scan your computer on demand.

USB protectionProtect your PC by preventing the automatic execution of malware from USB drives. Scan all USB drives upon insertion.

Panda rescue kitFree PC recovery system. Run an advanced scan of your PC or create a rescue USB drive to boot and clean those infected computers that won’t even start.

Multimedia/Game modeThis mode ensures you play or watch multimedia content without disturbance from your antivirus while remaining completely secure.

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