Category «Internet Tips»

101 Fantastic Freebies 2008

In what has become a yearly tradition (see 2006 and 2007 here), PC World has compiled a list of 101 Fantastic Freebies: Free. It’s the magic word for an ever-expanding wealth of downloadable software and online services. Free doesn’t necessarily mean good, however, and hunting for freebies can mean sifting through a lot of junk. …

ThinkFree – The best online office on Earth

There are a lot of online productivity suites out there these days. Google has probably made the biggest news as they have put together a collection of them (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, etc) after buying several companies. But Google certainly isn’t the only one. I have previous mentioned a basic collection of similar programs …

test everything – 100+ tools in one!

Download Squad covered this a while ago… Serving as a webmaster’s Swiss Army knife, Test Everything! allows you to run a bunch of different tests on your website and domain name, ranging from Alexa traffic details to CSS validation. To use, simply type in your website’s URL, select a category, and check the boxes next …

VectorMagic – convert photos into vector drawings

The average computer user probably isn’t familiar with vector graphics. These sorts of graphics are generally created in programs like Adobe Illustrator. The various lines, curves, and shapes are actually mathematical equations. What this means is that when you open the image in a program that reads vector graphics, you can enlarge it as much …

PDFHammer: Merge and Edit PDFs Online

MakeUseOf.com had a posting recently about PDFHammer, yet another PDF utility. The benefit of this one is that it is all online. PDFHammer is a web-based application that allows you to merge and rearrange PDF documents online. It’s free, extremely easy-to-use and runs directly from your browser. You don’t have to register either, just upload …

10 Things Your IT Department Won’t Tell You

MSN Tech & Gadgets has published a Wall Street Journal article about getting around some restrictions that an IT department might be trying to enforce. Here, then, are the 10 secrets your IT department doesn’t want you to know, the risks you’ll face if you use them — and tips about how to keep yourself …

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