Monday, 30 September 2013

FREE Windows Application Virtualization

Cameyo lets you repackage your software into virtual applications. These are self-contained executable (.EXE) files which contain the application's entire eco-system: registry, files and other components. Available for all versions of Microsoft Windows. The Enterprise version is FREE for up to 50 machines. See:
Cameyo have also created downloads for over 500 public virtual apps at

Friday, 20 September 2013


The FREE Solibri Model Viewer lets you view BIM Open Standard IFC files (OpenBIM) and Solibri Model Checker files. Currently supports IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) versions IFC2x, IFC2x2, & IFC2x3. Available for 32/64 bit Windows & Mac OSX. See:

Monday, 16 September 2013

FREE And Cheap Shareware Software

Quite a few big software brands sell through shareware often as 30 day trial versions. Shareware On Sale lets you purchase software that has become FREE or dropped to a fraction of the original cost. No credit card details are required to create an account, which lets you see all your download links and licences keys. See:

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

See Where URL Shortened Links Actually Go

Shortened web address links are used everywhere from Twitter to LinkedIn, but can also be used by phishing and malicious emails to hide where they really go. Use these websites to check any shortened URL links. See:

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

FREE 3D CAD Software on the iPad

Until SketchUp is available on the iPad, have a look at the FREE Autodesk® FormIt 3D design app. Originally designed to create buildings, but can be used as a generic 3D modeller. 3D models can be saved or imported via a FREE Autodesk360 cloud storage account. Android version coming soon. See: or go to iTunes.

Monday, 9 September 2013

FREE PC Problem Automatic Fix Tool

Wise PC 1stAid is a FREE utility that helps you fix the most common PC problems by asking you about the symptoms you are experiencing. If it is not listed, you can submit your problem to their tech forum from within the software for unlimited technical support. Available for Windows only, see:

Thursday, 5 September 2013

FREE RAR Compression Utility

IZArc is a free compression utility to open, extract and convert compressed archives, including RAR, ZIP, 7-ZIP as well as CD image files ISO, BIN, CDI and NRG. Features include 256-bit AES encryption, self-extracting archives and intergration with your anti-virus software. Available for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and IZArc2Go for USB memory sticks, see:

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Internet Security Fundamentals - why antivirus is only part of the solution

My Internet Security Fundamentals eBook is now available as an iBook for the Apple iPad. If you don't have an iPad you can get an Adobe PDF or Amazon Kindle version from

Here's what ScamSearch had to say about my eBook: "a very useful, comprehensive, informative eBook. It's especially useful for a typical computer user who has limited knowledge of what can and will go wrong on the internet."

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

FREE Bitdefender Mechanic For Apple Macs

Keeping your Mac fast and private requires a bit of knowledge and some digging around in various settings or using the command line. The people behind Bitdefender antivirus put all of this together in one easy to use app. Bitdefender Mechanic can be downloaded for FREE on the Mac App Store. Requires OSX 10.7.5 or higher. See:

Monday, 2 September 2013

Office365 Does Not Scan Zip Files by Default

After receiving a virus inside a zip file attachment in Microsoft Office365, I contacted the helpdesk who confirmed that the default security settings do not scan email attachments for executable (exe, com) files inside a zip folder.
 click here for the instructions.