Thursday, 29 November 2007
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Watching films will never be the same again.
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Thursday, 22 November 2007
If you want to know more about your favorite song then head over to www.songfacts.com to find ot why it might have been written and what its trying to say. With hundreds of entries listed, you can find out who the “egg man” was in the Beatles “I am the Walrus” and how “Definitely Maybe” helped form “Oasis”If you would like a website to be reviewed on Abbey FMs late show then please get in touch by email to email@example.com
Monday, 19 November 2007
This is a download for you iPod users. Check out www.yamipod.com . I know a lot of people that get very frustrated when using iTunes with their iPods, there are a lot of programs on the web that are written to make life easy for users - and this is one of them.
Yamipod is a terrific little program that for my money is exactly what the internet is all about.
It is a small freeware program written by someone who had an idea and then when it worked, distributed it. You download it onto your PC, Mac or Linux machine and run it - it automatically senses your iPod and gives you a listing of the tracks on your machine.
The screens are well laid out and easy to understand and you just drag and drop your music files into the Windows Explorer-like front end.
The program does not have to be installed when you run it, it is loaded directly into memory and works right away. I know someone who runs it from their iPod, enabling them to swap files on any machine. Simple, effective - and free.
Thursday, 15 November 2007
www.free-codecs.com is dedicated to the little bits of software that translate your audio and video files into something your computer can use.
Called codecs, they allow something like Windows Media Player or whatever software you use to listen or watch with, to read new files. Basically, if you have a file that you want to play and you cannot - you come here.
For example the XP codec pack has just about all a Windows XP user would need to play audio and video from the web. There is a
And if you want to learn more there is a guides section that explains some of the finer points of codecs. Including "What codecs should I use?" article that tells you how to go about finding the right piece of software to play your audio or video file.
Just about all of them are free and - according to the site - have been scanned for spyware and viruses
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
If you’re fascinated by court cases, trials, crime and punishment then www.oldbaileyonline.org is the website for you. Here you can check out historical cases in great detail and search more than 100,000 criminal trials that took place between 1674 and 1834, as well as transcripts which can be searched by subject, date, punishment and verdict. It gives an extraordinary insight into the lives of ordinary people, and is both educational and absorbing.
Monday, 12 November 2007
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Over the years there have been some classic TV game shows so welcome to We Dig TV, at www.wedigtv.com . Its a collection of completely interactive versions of popular game shows.
They are all official versions of the original shows and most include footage specially shot for the site.
For example Deal or No Deal includes over 1000 different pieces of flash video to take into account all the permutations of boxes and the amounts you can have remaining at any point.
You are even grilled by the hosts of the
Now some things to watch out for - first, do not be put off by the terrible twosome who welcome you to the site. They are the most dreadful part of the experience - click straight past them to the network guide.
It is here that you choose your game and you can switch from one game to another at any time.
Secondly, just as the games are close to TV quality, so are the adverts. The games actually go to commercial breaks halfway through. Okay, fair enough, the website has to make money somehow, and the breaks are in keeping with the style of the site.
Thirdly, when you start a game, you can choose to play it for fun, free, or you can choose to pay. The only advantage paying gives is that you do not see the ads, and you stand a very small chance of winning some of the money that other players have paid.
The creators of the website say they do not take any of the money players pay. It is all redistributed amongst the top 10 players of the month.
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
Monday, 5 November 2007
Mondays website review of the day
www.riddles-online.com claims to be the best online riddles website. Whether you are looking for easy or difficult puzzles, this site has simply hundreds to choose from. All the riddles are classified to make it easy to find exactly the type you are looking for, be it logic riddles, animal riddles, maths riddles or whatever. And they all have solutions as well so you wont leave feeling frustrated.