Thursday 28 February 2013

FREE eCommerce Online Shopping Cart

A FREE gloople eCommerce account lets you list up to 30 products for a 2% transaction fee and accept PayPal payments. You would have to sell £950 a month worth of goods before you reach the cost of a basic account which has no transaction fees. See:

Monday 25 February 2013

FREE Wireless Network Monitor

Too many wireless networks in the same neighbourhood can cause sorts of issues. Troubleshoot them easily with the FREE Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. Available for Windows 7, Vista and XP, see:

Tuesday 19 February 2013

FREE IT Books Library

Techotopia is a library of free on-line IT books covering a wide range of topics including operating systems, programming, scripting, system administration, databases, networking and much more. Each book can be viewed in full online chapter by chapter, but is also available for download or as a printed version for a fee. See:

Monday 18 February 2013

FREE eBook: Introducing Windows 8

For most people Windows 8 is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. To help make informed decisions and get the most out of Windows 8, Microsoft Press are offering this FREE ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals. Available as a PDF, ePub and Mobi Kindle format. See:

Friday 15 February 2013

Learn SQL In A Day

Learn to develop a Microsoft SQL database in a day when you try this Windows 8 Store app. With over 6 videos together with detailed instructions showing you how to build a SQL database to manage customers, orders and stock, together with common queries. See:

Wednesday 13 February 2013

FREE Cloud Network

Pertino lets you build a cloud network with up to 3 members with 3 devices each for FREE. Works like network shares with end-to-end 256-bit AES encryption to accesss your files wherever you are. Currently available for Windows 7/8 and Server 2008 R2, though OS X coming soon. See:

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Apple Cloud Services Status Dashboard

iPhone, iPad and Mac users now rely on over 32 different Apple cloud services such as iMessage, FaceTime, Siri and online stores. Occasionally things may go wrong, so check Apple's status dashboard before you start blaming your internet connection or mobile network provider. See:

Monday 11 February 2013

FREE Windows Screenshot Utility

Great FREE screen capture utility which works in a very similar way to the Windows Snipping Tool for those running Windows XP. Overrides the Print Screen key to let you choose an area to capture via crosshairs with pixel position counters. See:

Thursday 7 February 2013

FREE Desktop Publishing (DTP) Software

For those that don't have access to Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress, Scribus is the FREE open source alternative for page layouts, supporting CMYK and PDF output. It's available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. See:

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Apple iPad Storage Comparison

I always advise people to avoid the 16GB iPad Air 2 if possible and go for the 64GB version as many new apps are over 1GB in size. That said, the 128GB version costs less per GB over the base 16GB model, so despite the high cost the 128GB version is actually the best value (for storage).  See below:

storage GB price (UK) extra GB extra storage cost cost per GB
16 £399.00
32 - - - -
64 £479.00 48 £80.00 £1.67
128 £559.00 112 £160.00 £1.25

Friday 1 February 2013

Quickly Test Your Website For Internet Explorer Issues

New Microsoft site to help developers support modern and older versions of Internet Explorer. Simply enter a webpage URL to scan for common coding problems in Internet Explorer, with suggested enhancements for IE10 and Windows8. Includes 3 months of free virtual testing with BrowserStack (offer expires 10 Jan, 2014) See: