Monday, 31 December 2012

FREE Digital Organiser

LiveBinders is a FREE way to gather your knowledge, whether it is website links or files, all into one place for easy sharing. Also available as an app for iPad, Andriod and Chrome. See: http://www.livebinders.com

Monday, 24 December 2012

FREE Email Security Check

This FREE test lets you check how good your email antivirus is in a safe way, by sending you 7 emails with attachments each testing a way a virus could be sent. Many hosted email systems check attachments when you try to download it, so don't be surprised if you get all 7 emails. See: http://www.emailsecuritycheck.net/index.html

Sunday, 23 December 2012

FREE Online Password Manager

Too many passwords is a symptom of modern life that can easily be managed by using a FREE online password manager. Rather than have the same password for all your online accounts and services, you only have to remember one really strong password.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Check if your email has been hacked?

Find out if your email address has been compromised in recent data breaches or disclosed online in the last 90 days by using this FREE email checker by garlik. See: https://my.garlik.com/garlik-ui/direct/checkemail 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Cloud Based Presentation Tool

With a FREE Prezi license you get 100MB of cloud storage to create public presentations. Create, edit and present, using the FREE iPad app or use Prezi Desktop, which also lets you keep your prezis on your own computer. See: http://prezi.com/

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Independent Anti-Virus Comparision Website

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public. Every day, AV-Comparatives researchers collect a set of malicious URLs and run real world tests, file detection tests and performance tests for most major antivirus products. The results are posted monthly in clear easy to read charts and reports. See: http://av-comparatives.org/

Monday, 17 December 2012

Check When Gmail and Twitter Are Down

Not being able to access a web service you rely on is frustrating, so first check to see if you are not the only one affected. downrightnow is a FREE monitoring website displaying the status of web services, such as Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo! Mail, LinkedIn and many more. It works by combining user Tweets and official announcements to tell you when there's service issues. See: http://downrightnow.com/

Friday, 14 December 2012

FREE Browser Bookmark Sync Service

Always have access to you browser bookmarks wherever you are with the FREE Xmarks utility. Login at http://my.xmarks.com to view, edit, add and delete your bookmarks from any browser. Available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. See: http://www.xmarks.com/

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

FREE PC Vulnerability Scanner

Keep all your PC software up to date with the FREE Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI). It scans your software for missing security updates and locates the necessary downloads for you. See: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
If you don't to install anything there is even an online version covering 100 third-party programs/plugins at: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/

Monday, 10 December 2012

Educational iPad Apps For Kids

An iPad is not just for games, it makes a brilliant educational tool for kids. Here is my top list of educational apps, as tried and tested by my two sons. (NB - please use Safari browser as links do not work in Chrome)

Playful Minds: Math (5-8 years old)
Based the US and UK curriculums, with Gameloft's high production values.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id449569846?mt=8
Everyday Mathematics® Beat the Computer™ Multiplication
Build up t confidence with times tables with this simple game.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id413518042?mt=8
Algebra Problem Solving Skills
Teaches techniques for common problem solving strategies and test taking skills.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id496032151?mt=8
BrainPOP Featured Movie
Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id364894352?mt=8
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really BIG Adventure
The excellent narration and artwork really bring this book to life.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id407953805?mt=8
Scribblify
Great drawing app for young kids, with lots of unusual brushes and features. 
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id412842078?mt=8

Friday, 7 December 2012

Discover The Best Android Apps

AppBrain is a FREE Android market search engine, which lets you easily install and manage your apps directly from the web browser and on the device with their free Android app. Filter by categories; 'Free', 'Price Reduced' and 'App2SD supported' to help find your perfect apps - see: http://www.appbrain.com

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Scientific Calculator In Google

I always knew that Google could act as a basic calculator, but I didn't realise that there was a scientific calculator built into the Google search page. Either search for the word 'calculator' or bookmark the following link: http://www.google.com/search?q=calculator

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

FREE Android Security And Optimization App

Advanced Mobile Care by IObit is a FREE all-in-one Android security and performance optimization app for Android. In addition to real-time malware scans, features include a Game Speeder, Battery Saver, App Manager, Task Killer and Privacy Locker. See: http://www.iobit.com/advanced-mobile-care.php

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Email Up To 2GB For FREE

Competing directly with yousendit.com, this simple no fuss service lets you email files up to 2GB for FREE, to up to 20 people at a time, with no registration. Files are available for 2 weeks before they are deleted. See: www.wetransfer.com

Monday, 3 December 2012

FREE Online Task Management

Manage your tasks and to do lists with this easy to use FREE cloud based system. You are spoilt for choice on how to add tasks, ranging from email, twitter and Siri, and also syncs with Microsoft Outlook and BlackBerrys. Apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Android and Gmail. The system lets you set a wide range of task reminders via email, SMS and most instant messaging clients. See: www.rememberthemilk.com