Still Sneaky After All These Years

I still retain the capacity to get bummed out by the intrusiveness of software from companies you’d think would be trying to make us happy these days, not make us madder. My friend Scotty, the Winpatrol watchdog, has been doing a great job of keeping an eye on these things. The culprits either try to …

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Fax Over Internet: Still Around

This is a bit old, but I hadn’t noticed, so perhaps some of Loose Wire’s Asia-based readers hadn’t either: j2Global Communications, provider of the eFax Internet fax service, have this year started offering local toll-free numbers in Asia — well at least in Manila and Singapore. It says it’s planning to add numbers in Malaysia …

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The End Of Free Faxing?

What’s up with eFax, also known as j2, the (supposedly) free Internet fax people? I received an email from j2 Global Communications today that said Dear Jeremy, Your account has been suspended and your eFax number 1-973-215-1210 is no longer accepting faxes. If you wish to keep your eFax account, you may upgrade and reactivate …

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Update: PaperPort vs PaperMaster

 There’s been quite a bit of discussion here about PaperMaster and Paperport, two scanning and filing programs that in the past have been very useful tools. But now I’m not so sure. Both have glitches that I find worrying.     I’ve reviewed PaperPort, which I think is a good program, but I was alarmed …

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Software: PaperMaster Pro – worth the wait?

 It’s been nearly five years some folk have been waiting, but it looks like PaperMaster, a great program for scanning and organizing your paperwork, is back.   PaperMaster — the last full version was 98, to give you some idea how long this software’s been hibernating — was pretty good. It look liked a filing …

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