Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Which iPhone Features Does Your Mobile Provider Support?

If you are thinking of getting an Apple iPhone or already have one and thinking of changing provider, check this list first. Not every mobile phone network provider (wireless carrier) supports all the iPhone features like Visual Voicemail, LTE or Personal Hotspot. To make sure you are not missing out, see:

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Unlimited Photo Storage Free with Amazon Prime

If you have an Amazon Prime account, you now get unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive as part of your subscription.  Backup and view all your photos via the web, a Windows application or iOS or Android apps. See:

Friday, 14 November 2014

Print Web Pages Easily

PrintFriendly is a free web service that cleans and formats web pages to make them more suitable for printing. Automatically removes ads, navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink. Available as a browser extension or by copying and pasting a URL at

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Log On To MS Exchange Mailboxes & SharePoint Sites Automatically

CodeTwo Autologon is a FREE Windows utility that automatically fills in user's credentials every time they access a given SharePoint site or Exchange mailbox. Supports multiple accounts, and works from outside domain profiles. I tested it with links to files in Office365 SharePoint Online and it worked fine.  Requires Internet Explorer and/or Microsoft Outlook.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Hard Drive Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition

Paragon Software Group have a Free version of their hard drive management tools called Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition. Rescue Kit is a complete collection of powerful rescue wizards that will help you to rescue your system and your data. For personal use only, see

Monday, 29 September 2014

Microsoft RichCopy

Just because something was written in 2009 doesn't mean it's not still useful. Microsoft RichCopy is a free utility designed to help people who copy huge number of files between storage devices directly or indirectly over the network. Features a large array of options for comparing the source and destination. See:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Check Your Internet Speed From Any Device

SpeedOf.Me is an HTML5 internet speed test. No Flash or Java needed! It is the smartest and most accurate online bandwidth test. It works well on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8 and other mobile devices, as well as desktop computers. See:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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 is FREE for non-commercial usage and is fully featured, without watermark, time limits, or other limitations.. 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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

IBM MaaS360 with Watson - 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:

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:

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:

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:

Thursday, 17 April 2014

FREE DWG Compatible CAD Software

DraftSight is a FREE 2D CAD package by the makers of Solidworks and Catia that lets you create, edit and view AutoCAD DWG 2013 files. Available for Windows, Mac OSX & Linux.  See:

Monday, 14 April 2014

333 Hours Virtual Server Use For FREE

FREE $10 credit to deploy a virtual server on DigitalOcean with promo code DEPLOY2DO - The credit can be used for a VPS with 2GB RAM/2 cores/40GB SSD HD & 3TB transfer for 333 hours. To not be charged when powered off, take a snapshot and then destroy the VPS. Restore from the snapshot image anytime to bring it back online. Pricing starts @ $5/month or $0.007/hr, see:

Friday, 11 April 2014

Online Microsoft Project Viewer

Seavus Project Viewer™ Web version is a FREE standalone web application that reads the Microsoft® Project .mpp file format. All you need to have is a valid Gmail account. Supports files created in MS® Project 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

LastPass Heartbleed Vulnerability Checker

The LastPass Heartbleed checker lets you check if a website is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug causes a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet. See:

For more information on the Heartbleed bug, see: and

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Purple WiFi is an enterprise guest WiFi solution that works with most leading WiFi routers and your internet connection. Their FREE product allows you to give your guests a free, easy to use, secure and legally compliant WiFi hotspot.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Am I Running XP?

May seem like a silly question to those in IT, but a lot of people have no idea what operating system they are running. Don't forget, you can make Windows 7 and Vista look like XP.  So to help, Microsoft have a website promoting the Windows XP end of life message at:
Still using XP see for security advice.

Friday, 4 April 2014

FREE Router Crash Test

Lately there have been at lot of news reports regarding security flaws in routers that could allow your home network be taken over remotely and used for DDoS attacks. Gibson Research Corporation has a FREE online router crash test, to see if your router has a certain potential security vulnerability. See:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

FREE IT Log Management

XpoLog’s log management and analysis system with Augmented Search technology for searching live log data is available as a FREE Starter Plan. Features include 1GB/Day with no limitations on the number of users or devices that send log data. See:

Friday, 28 March 2014

Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint On The Ipad

      Microsoft Office has come to the iPad (iOS7 only). View Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for free. To create and edit, an Office 365 subscription is required. Each corporate E3 Office365 plan includes up to 5 mobile/tablet devices. Links for each ipad app: Word Excel PowerPoint

Thursday, 27 March 2014

RTF Vulnerability Fix For Microsoft Word and Outlook 2010

Microsoft is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word and Outlook 2010, if a user opens or previews a specially crafted RTF (Rich Text Format) email or file. To stop this use Microsoft's Fix it solution to turn off Word's ability to open and view RTF content altogether at:

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Free Email Marketing Software Account

Mailigen is offering a free lifetime account to send email newsletters to 5,000 subscribers. Features Drag’n’Drop email campaigns editor, advanced web signup forms, autoresponders, real time reports and tracking. Use this link to get a $35 credit, or a free account.

Monday, 24 March 2014

FREE Handcrafted Mousemade Design Content

Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. Content includes, Graphics, Templates, Themes, Fonts & Add-Ons. The site has a 'Free Goods of the Week' section. See:

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Microsoft OneNote 2013 Is Now FREE

Microsoft has stopped charging for OneNote which lets you capture thoughts, ideas, and to-dos and sync them to all your devices via OneDrive. Features include, emailing content into your notebook and saving a web page to OneNote and view it later, online or offline. Available for Windows 7 & 8, Windows Phone, Mac, iOS, Android and Web, see:

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Presentations For The Mobile Generation

Haiku Deck is a FREE web or iPad app to create and share inspiring presentations. Includes access to over 35 million free images and six free themes; additional themes and premium content is available for purchase on the iPad, see:

Friday, 7 March 2014

Windows Easy Transfer for moving to Windows 7

Microsoft have improved the original Windows Easy Transfer program which helps you transfer your files, email, pictures, and settings from your old computer running XP or Vista to a Windows 7 computer. You still need to install your programs on the new computer though. It's free to download at:

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Detailed reporting of your Office 365 environment

Extend Microsoft Office365's built-in reports with Cogmotive Reports, a web based dashboard and reporting system. Export reports in CSV or PDF format. It is FREE for companies with less than 50 mailboxes. See:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

BT Openreach UK Superfast Broadband Checker

Check the current status of the UK BT exchanges near you to see whether you can get superfast fibre broadband or when it's likely to be available in the rollout plan. See:

Monday, 3 March 2014

FREE Video Format Converter

HandBrake is a FREE tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Advanced video filters include deinterlacing, decomb, detelecine, deblock, cropping and scaling. Available for Windows, Mac OSX and Ubuntu Linux. See:

Monday, 10 February 2014

Amazon Web Services Free Usage Tier

AWS offers a Free Usage Tier which for 12 months, gives you free access to compute, storage, database, and application services. The same account can be used for paid services like Amazon Glacier or WorkSpaces. See: