Free online alternative to Microsoft Office
This is a great site and a great tool for computer users on the go. PortableApps.com specializes in software you can take with you from computer to computer on a portable storage drive, like those small thumb-sized flash drives. Keep your email, office-type applications and games on one drive and you can use any computer to do your work. It will work on just about any computer, and best of all, the suite of software is free.
Click on the “downloads” link, to find a treasure trove of templates, design ideas, and other goodies that can really enhance your work… not to mention save you at ton of time. From complicated spread sheets to simple invitations, here’s where you’ll find the helpful and free stuff not included on your original disks.
PDF filler lets you fill any PDF Form on-line, in 3 easy steps
The professional way to send & share files and folders with anyone
When you sign up, you get one gigabyte of storage for photos and video. You can also upload photos directly from your cell phone.
Link to your photos and videos in blogs or in eBay listings. Or simply invite your friends and family to view them.
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Students, parents, faculty and staff: Select your school to get great deals
Looking for a job? Do you know what it should pay?
If you don’t, you could be aiming too low at your interview. Salary.com can help. Simply click by an enter the kind of job you’re looking for, as well as the city in which you’d like to work. Then, you’ll see a bell curve showing the high and low ranges for people working in that particular job.
This should only be a guide, and not taken as gospel. But having a clue can be just your first good decision on your way to a new job.
Compares shipping rates instantly. Just enter your ZIP code, destination ZIP and the package weight.
You’ll get a nifty table showing shipping rates. It’s easy to find the lowest rate based on shipping time. Then, click through to the shipper’s site for more information!
Test your typing speed.
Dumb Little Man
Each week this site provides a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane.
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Research about companies, Investment Concepts and more
Your Complete Resource Center for "The Best" in Shareware, Computing Tips and Support, Windows Industry News... and much more!
Give your computer a new look with a quick download from DesktopsUnlimited.com. Featuring full-graphic representations and pictures from a host of different themes, this site can turn your computer from a boring Windows box to a window onto a private beach, complete with moving water and blowing palm trees.
Offers calculators to help you predict your bottom line. Whether salaried or hourly, taxes and other considerations are deducted. Multiple paychecks can be added up at once. Each state is listed due to varying tax rates.
Get A Job
It isn't another job board. Rather, it's a site that searches job sites. Just enter your ZIP code and a title, keyword or company name to get your results.
Vocation Vacations offers a unique approach to job hunting. Rather than quitting, test-drive your dream job first. You will get opportunities to actually do what you have always wanted. Over 70 careers are available. Browse by subject if you are undecided. When you choose a job, a mentor is assigned to guide you.
Free online courses to help start your own business. Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed. Available courses are identified by topic.
Here’s a helping hand that can help you organize your life. 30boxes.com is an online calendar… get the reference? Created and run by just three people, 30Boxes.com does the work of 300 when it comes to keeping you on track. It’s easy to use and can be accessed from any computer. It’s intuitive, and can quickly link you to your email and to-do lists. Give the trial a spin, and sign up for free when you can find the time.
Smart Money (Market Watch)
If you’re looking for information about personal finance, investing and just about anything else involving YOUR money, you won’t find a more helpful, easy-to-understand site than Smartmoney.com. You’ll find a lot more here than you will in the magazine of the same name, and since it’s online, information here is updated constantly. From the latest stock numbers to the latest news that can affect your family.
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Now you can have Google your way! iGoogle lets you customize your Google start page. You can add colorful themes—some of which were designed by artists.
More importantly, you can add all kinds of widgets. There are calendars, clocks, news headlines and videos.
You can also add different tabs related to interests you select. It's like making your very own Web directory!
This is the online home of the Danish computer security company. Long considered an authority on computer viruses, worms, vulnerabilities and other high-tech threats, Secunia can often provide the information you need to stay ahead of the newest online threats.
Want unbiased advice and reviews before buying your next router or printer? Techweb.com is your site. The site says it’s for business, but if high-tech is your bag, this site’s all pleasure.
This is for the high-tech shopper, who’s looking for the best deals in computers, digital cameras and home electronics. The prices are at the very least fair, and in most cases, among the lowest you’ll find.
NetLingo can help you steer through the high-tech jargon from ASCII and Active X to Zapplet and Zine. Another nice features include the definitions and samples of emoticons.. the little smilies and other faces you can make with keyboard punctuation.
OK, ladies… this one’s for you. Calling itself “A Girl’s Guide To Gadgets,” ShinyShiny.tv goes where few other websites have… the geeky side of the female sex. Click here to look for the latest, coolest, and absolutely accessorizable mp3 players, digital cameras, and other high-tech gotta-haves.
Answers That Work
Here’s a great resource for computer users who have just about had it. The site’s full of useful information and tips, but what really makes it worthy of a bookmark is its searchable archive of drivers for printers, scanners, peripherals.. you name it. Just type in what you’re looking for, and this site could very well save you about a hundred clicks at the manufacturer’s site.
Here’s a guide to using the Internet so that others don’t think you’re a total novice.
Talk about limited selection… woot.com offers electronics for sale, but only one item per day. The items are usually closeout or slightly older models, but the prices for everything from projectors to watches to toy robots are outstanding, which is why supply is limited and can be quickly outmatched by demand.
Want to know the weather forecast for a particular city? What about restaurant listings, sports scores, movie times, word definitions, even conversions for currency, temperatures and measures, and language translations – all for free, all on your cell phone, right now. Visit Google.com/mobile and have a link to all of Google’s free services sent to your cell phone
WeatherMate is a little Windows program that gives you instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for tens of thousands of locations worldwide.
My Green Electronics
Looking to get rid of your old computer? Computer towers and monitors can contain hazardous materials, so tossing them in the trash isn’t a good idea. What is, is to visit MyGreenElectronics.org, which can tell you where you can go to recycle or at least properly dispose of your computer hardware and most other home electronics.
Ask, Learn, Solve
Microsoft Community is a free community and discussion forum for asking and answering questions about using your Microsoft products.
This sticky-sounding site is actually pretty useful, if you use Google’s calendar programs. GooSync.com offers to let you synchronize that calendar with your cell phone or PDA. Now, you won’t have to keep separate versions of your schedule online and on your phone. Register for free and take advantage of the power of Google in the palm of your hand.
Oh, Don't Forget
It never fails. You go to the supermarket to pick up a few items – without a shopping list, of course – and you come home with a few - minus one or two.
Why not send yourself a text message earlier in the day and remind yourself? OhDontForget.com can help.
Simply input your mobile number, your message and the day and time you want to receive it. That’s it. The site does absolutely nothing else. But it does this one thing well. So send yourself a note and try it today.
Are you tired of your cell phone plan, but stuck in a two-year contract? Well, before you write a check for that hefty early termination fee, try Cellswapper.com.
The site says carriers will waive the termination fee if you can find someone to assume the remainder of your contract.
Buy and sell Electronics.
Turn your old gadgets into cash. To get started, enter your gadget’s brand and model number.
You will probably get more for your gadgets on eBay. But, with Gazelle, you don’t pay listing fees. And you don’t need to worry about low bids.
Tech news, Blogs, & White Papers for IT Professionals
Phone My Phone
Why use it?
*find your cell phone
*escape boring meetings
*end sucky dates early
Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, Google talk.
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Your Guide for Technology Tools for Learning
Software Reviews, Hardware Reviews, Electronics & Gadgets
It’s all here, from shareware to free trials to full-blown retail software, the File Dudes can help you find the programs you’re looking for. There is even software for iPods, games and Linux computers.
Highlighting the latest and greatest in personal technology.
Covers everything from cutting-edge tech gear to the latest digital life style trend.
Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
The Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory is a listing of locations that offer Free Wi-Fi. USA State-by-State listings come first with Europe and other regions of the World listed further down the page.
Locate the best WeFi hot spots any where around the world
Get fast, reliable wireless internet wherever Wi-Fi available
See where your friend are connected and go hang-out
If you have young children and a computer in the same house, then you should click over toe WiredSafety.org today. The group is headed by an internet privacy and security lawyer, and consists of teams of people who are looking out for online predators, scammers and thieves. From the basics of netiquette to what to do with online bullies and pedophiles, WiredSafety.org is well worth a few minutes of your time online.
If you own an iPod, you’ll want to lend more than an ear to this site. iLounge.com is programmed and fueled by owners and fans of the sleek, white music box. Look here first, not only for tips on how to get the most from your ipod, but also for reviews of cases, earpieces and other accessories before you plunk down your dough. You’ll also find troubleshooting tips from other users who have probably conquered any problem you may have with your ipod.
This program will allow you transfer your songs off your iPod to a PC, iDump does come wrapped in installer but you can simply drop the .exe in the root directory on your iPod and run it from there.
Connect you iPod and run iDump and you'll have access to all your songs, select the songs you want to transfer then pick a destination directory and how you would like your songs to be named. And then sit back and transfer all the selected songs to the PC.
EverythingiPhone.com is where you can find news, photos and even downloadable wallpapers.
This is the online home of Wired Magazine… which, for the past 14 years has been on the cutting edge of techno-journalism. The site offers the same reviews, news and information found in the magazine.
Most helpful, perhaps is the recap of the weeks tech news headlines… which can help you stay “wired” to what’s going on in technology.
The drivers are what make your computer do what it does. Whether it’s print on your printer, appear on your monitor or burn onto your disk drive, drivers make it all happen. So when your drivers are out of date, your computer’s not living up to its potential. But a quick visit here can let you know which drivers are out of date. For a fee, the site can link you to new versions, but a savvy user will note which ones are dated, and grab the updates on their own for free.
Computer Take Back
Got an old computer? Don’t throw it away… recycle it. Don’t know how? Then click your new computer to ComputerTakeback.com. Here’s where you can find out how to recycle your old PC, and perhaps even get something for it.
If you’ve ever purchased a consumer electronics device – whether its an iPod, a digital camera or a high-definition TV, and had questions about how to operate it or make it do more, then Techlore.com’s for you.
Techlore.com’s a great place to read up on what you have, plan for what you don’t, and connect with those who, just like you, love things you plug in and turn on.
Welcome to HDRwalls.com, your source for free High Dynamic Range (HDR) wallpapers for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod, and PSP.
What are HDR wallpapers? HDR images are created by taking multiple shots exposed for the highlights, mid-tones and shadows seperately and then merged into a single image. This process results in incredibly vivid images. These high quality photos are the only kind that you will find at HDRwalls.com. Welcome and enjoy.
Simply create an account, and input the passwords for the sites and programs you use. The passwords are encrypted before they are uploaded, a process the site promises is very secure. Then, when you need a password, log on to decrypt your keys.
You can get step-by-step help setting up your home theater system. It doesn't matter what components you have!
You begin by selecting the different components of your theater system. You'll get instructions for connecting everything together. Diagrams will help. Wirewize will even tell you what cables to use.