Monday, 8 September 2014

Scan Your Computers For Potential Security Risks

Patch Tuesday is a free PC audit service by Qualys that finds missing updates and patches for Microsoft Windows, Oracle Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. Patch Tuesday is powered by Qualys FreeScan, a free security tool that may be used to perform up to ten (10) unique security scans of business networks, computers and applications. See: https://www.qualys.com/forms/freescan/patch-tuesday/

Friday, 5 September 2014

Create Bootable Linux USB Drives

The Universal USB Installer is a FREE Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a wide selection of Linux Distribution iso files to create bootable USB Flash Drives. I recently used this to recover files from a Windows 8 PC that would not boot up or self repair. Requires Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8, see: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Friday, 22 August 2014

Find The Best Mobile Network Signal

A weak mobile signal results in missed calls and decreased battery life as your phone boosts power to compensate. OpenSignal's multi-purpose dashboard shows you at a glance the quality of your data and voice connection and the location of nearby cell towers. A signal compass tells you which direction to walk in if you're experiencing problems or where your nearest free WiFi is. Additional features include speed tests and usage stats. Available for FREE on iPhone & Android, see: http://opensignal.com/

Monday, 18 August 2014

10 Steps To Cyber Security

NEXOR Quaestor is a free iPad / iPhone app designed to quickly and easily take you through the “10 Steps to Cyber Security”, assessing where your business cyber strengths and weaknesses lie. See: http://www.nexor.com/Quaestor

Monday, 11 August 2014

100GB Of FREE Online Cloud Storage

100GB of FREE cloud storage. Differences from the premium plan include a 5GB limit (10MB file size) for 'special files' which are files that you can neither print nor play, including executable files, database dumps and zip files. Available with SurDoc Auto-Backup for Windows and Max OSX, SurDoc App for Android. See: https://www.surdoc.com/

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cryptolocker Victims Can Recover Files For FREE

Security firms FireEye and Fox-IT have partnered to provide free keys designed to unlock systems infected by the CryptoLocker ransomware virus. All you need to do is upload an encrypted CryptoLocker file with an email address and download the recovery program. You will then be emailed a master decryption key to recover your files. Please note, may not work with all variants of CryptoLocker. See: https://www.decryptcryptolocker.com/

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Free Open Source Replacement For Microsoft Project

ProjectLibre (previously known as OpenProj) is free open source project management software that bills itself as a replacement for Microsoft Project. Compatible with MS Project 2003, 2007, and 2010, and available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. See: http://www.projectlibre.org/

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

4000 FREE ONLINE TRAINING COURSES

Get access to over 4000 Free online training courses on the Elance University by SkilledUp. Signup for a free Elance account at https://www.elance.com/?rid=4KTL2 and select RESOURCES - Elance University.  Elance is where businesses go to find, hire, collaborate with and pay leading freelancers from more than 180 countries. With a community of over 3 million freelancers and 1 million businesses, on Elance it's easy to hire a top freelancer.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Interactive Online Guidance Platform

WalkMe™ is an interactive online guidance and engagement platform that uses a series of interactive tip balloons overlaid on the screen.. A FREE WalkMe plan includes 3 Walk-Thrus, up to 5 Steps Per Walk-Thru, 300 assists per month and basic online support. See: http://www.walkme.com/

Monday, 21 July 2014

Detect Threats in Your Network

The Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX) ThreatFinder is a free service that quickly analyzes your network for compromised systems and malicious communication. It correlates data from your log files with threat intelligence gathered from thousands of global sources and alerts you to any communications with known malicious hosts. See: http://www.alienvault.com/open-threat-exchange/threatfinder

Friday, 18 July 2014

FREE Cloud Gateway & 2TB FREE Google Cloud Storage

Google and Panzura have teamed up to offer businesses an introduction to cloud storage, offering a Gateway virtual appliance & 2TB of Google Cloud Storage for 12 months.  The Cloud Gateway is a limited, single site, non-global file locking version of the Panzura Cloud Controller. Company email required, see: http://panzura.com/panzura-cloud-gateway-registration/

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

FREE Advanced Screen Capture Tool

DuckCapture is a free utility to capture a window or region on your screen, or the contents of a tall web page that scrolls. You can change your captured area or add more areas to one image. When finished, you can save to file, copy to clipboard or print out directly. Available for Windows & Mac OSX, see: http://www.ducklink.com

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

130 FREE Microsoft eBooks

130 FREE Microsoft eBooks covering: Windows 8.1/8/7, Office 2013/2010, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, SQL Server & more. See: http://ligman.me/1jj2h6u

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Free Program Sandboxing Utility

Use this FREE utility to run programs in a protected area known as a sandbox to prevent rogue software, unwanted programs, spyware and malware from making permanent changes to your machine. Available for all versions of Windows, see: http://www.sandboxie.com/

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Code the Web

Brackets is a free open source code editor for web designers. Brackets is built with HTML, CSS and JS, but currently runs as a desktop application. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux, see: http://brackets.io/

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Organize Your Projects For FREE

A FREE Trello account is an easy way to organize anything, from your day-to-day work, to a favorite side project, using clever cards on a board. Invite as many people as you want to a board, who can then add cards, make changes and upload attachments. Available online or as an app for iOS, Andriod & Windows8. See: https://trello.com/

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

FREE Team Collaboration System

Unison is a much simpler way to do complex teamwork with distributed staff. A FREE starter account has all the core features, including discussions, files, voice, video, mobile apps. Available as a web app or for iOS and Android, see: https://www.unison.com/

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Is Your PC Infected By Gameover Zeus?

The antivirus company F-Secure has created a webpage that checks in a few seconds if your PC is infected with the notorious Gameover Zeus (GOZ) malware, which can be used to extract banking credentials as well install other viruses like Cryptolocker. See: http://campaigns.f-secure.com/en_global/zeus/ols/?icid=1268

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Mural.ly is an online whiteboard designed to visually organize ideas and collaborate in a playful way. The FREE Garage plan allows you 2 murals and up to 50 collaborators. See: https://mural.ly/

Monday, 9 June 2014

FREE Non-Commercial Pixar RenderMan

RenderMan® is the same software that Pixar uses to render its own feature film animation. RenderMan will be FREE for non-commercial usage in August 2014 with the release of the latest version. Examples of non-commercial use-cases include evaluations, personal learning, experimentation, research, and the development of tools and plug-ins for RenderMan. Register for the FREE Non-Commercial RenderMan at: http://renderman.pixar.com/view/registration

Friday, 6 June 2014

FREE BYOD Mobile Solution

Divide’s secure workspace separates business and personal data on employee-owned smartphones and tablets. IT gets the security and control it needs, while employees enjoy privacy on their personal device. Syncs with Exchange ActiveSync, Google Apps and Lotus Notes. The FREE Divide basic option features Divide Workspace and MyDivide modules. Available for Android and iOS, see: http://www.divide.com/

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Encrypt Your Web Browsing

HTTPS Everywhere is a FREE Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. Produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by using a clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS. See: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

Saturday, 24 May 2014

FREE Secure Cloud Single Sign-On

Single sign-on (SSO) provides users with one username and password for the applications they use every day. PingOne for Groups offers FREE secure Cloud Single Sign-On (SSO) for up to five applications and up to 50 users from any device. Features basic and federated single sign-on, centralized user access management for IT, as well as basic support. Also includes the PingOne App on Apple iOS and Android. See: https://www.pingone.com/

Monday, 19 May 2014

Speckyboy Design (Resource) Magazine

FREE site offering insightful tutorials, time-saving techniques, fresh and useful resources and inspirational art, covering web design and development, graphic design, advertising, and mobile development. See: http://speckyboy.com/

Monday, 12 May 2014

F-Secure Freedome VPN App 6 Month Subscription

Freedome is a VPN smartphone/tablet app with the most powerful features of F-Secure’s award-winning security collected under one simple button. Protect yourself from hackers, stop trackers, and set your location virtually with F-Secure Freedome. (N.B. Antivirus is not part of the iOS app)

Get 6 months FREE trial access by selecting Menu, Subscription, Have a code? and enter david (hurry limited offer). Available on Apple iOS and Google Play.

Friday, 9 May 2014

FREE PC Diagnostic Tool

Fresh Diagnose is a Windows utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It detects many kinds of hardware, such as CPU or hard drive performance, video or motherboard information and much more. Free for personal use, see: http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdiag.html

Thursday, 8 May 2014

FREE MaaS360® Patch Analyzer Tool

Keeping computers patched is a time-consuming but necessary task for all IT organizations. MaaS360 Patch Analyzer will scan any Windows®-based machine and report on both the installed and missing patches. MaaS360 Patch Analyzer provides access to detailed information about installed and missing patches including Product, Title, KB Article ID, Bulletin ID, Severity, Category, and More Info URL to Microsoft® TechNet. See: maas360.com

Thursday, 1 May 2014

NETGEAR WiFi Analytics For Android

How strong is your WiFi signal? Are you neighbours using the same WiFi Channels. Use the NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app to get advanced analytics, check your network status, WiFi signal strength, identify crowded WiFi channels, find clear channels with less interference and more with the FREE WiFi Analytics app from NETGEAR. See: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netgear.WiFiAnalytics

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Keep Your Private Files In A Hidden Protected Folder

If you share a computer or just want additional privacy, Lockbox enables you to hide, lock and password protect almost any folder on your computer. Once locked you cannot see the folder in Windows Explorer. The FREE edition protects one folder with an unlimited number of subfolders. Protects folders even in Windows safe mode. Available for all Windows operating systems, see: http://fspro.net/my-lockbox/

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Password Protect Your Files

AxCrypt is a FREE open source file encryption for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. Features right-click integration with Windows Explorer and self-decrypting files which doesn't require additional software by the end user. See: http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/Default.html