Thursday 29 May 2008
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Tuesday 27 May 2008
The way it works is that you set a time limit, and if you don’t log back in and cancel the message then it will be automatically sent out
Thursday 22 May 2008
Wednesday 21 May 2008
Ever heard your voice on a recording, like an answerphone message, and thought: "I don't sound like that, do I?"
People rarely like the way their voice sounds when they hear it played back - well with our next piece of free software you can do something about that.
Point your browser to www.screamingbee.com and download the free version of MorphVOX,.
No registration needed and the set-up is very simple. The software will step you through an optimisation process on installation, and then you can start playing around with the sounds.
You will need a microphone installed, for obvious reasons, and the free version comes with three basic voice types: male, female and little people.
If you want more options you can download additional voice packs but you will need the pro edition which is not free after the trial period.
This software is simply a bit of fun - though it can be used in conjunction with any voice communication programme you use.
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Whether you are studying anatomy, cramming for an exam, or just have a curiosity to find out more about what makes you tick, www.winkingskull.com is an amazing website.
Navigate through each region of the body by clicking the links in the navigation panel on the left. Every part of the body is covered, literally from head to toe, and beautifully illustrated with interactive diagrams that peel away the layers of our anatomy for all to see. You can click the labels on and off so you know exactly what you are looking at.
If you register, which is free, you can even use the site's extensive self-testing exercises, which ask you to place the labels on the diagrams in an allotted amount of time. Skilled labellers could rank among the website's most brainy users.
Monday 19 May 2008
At WonderHowTo you will find a multitude of how-to guides in video form, covering everything from making a 3D dragon that follows you with its eyes to squeezing a spot in the proper way - how pleasant.
There is a clip of the day at the top of the homepage and then under that, three columns of fresh, hidden gems and hot video picks for you to peruse.
When you are through looking at the recommended picks, you can dig deeper using the category menu.
There is so much here to see, pulled from literally every corner of the web, it is a delight. And likely to suck up half your day, so be warned.
And of course like any site of this type, there is some adult content to be found, so best not to let minors browse here alone
Friday 16 May 2008
Thursday 15 May 2008
Wednesday 14 May 2008
Tuesday 13 May 2008
Monday 12 May 2008
Thursday 8 May 2008
www.buddymapping.com helps you keep tabs on your virtual contacts.
Using the architecture of Google maps this site allows you to create your own personalised maps and then invite friends and contacts to pin themselves to their location, adding a picture, e-mail or web address and even a link to their MySpace or Facebook pages.
Just register using your e-mail address and password to begin, then give your map a title and description and a dedicated URL extension that makes sense.
Once done you can e-mail this URL to others in your community, or link to it from a forum or website.
Participants only need to click the orange button to add themselves to the map, no registration is needed, and you will begin to build up a picture of where you all sit in the world.
Wednesday 7 May 2008
So what happens if you lose your computer in a fire or theft?
As scary as it is to think about, disasters do happen and you have two choices in life. Bury your head in the sand and hope it does not happen to you, or back-up, buddy.
The safest option is to store your data off-site, and http://mozy.com offers that very service all wrapped in a user-friendly interface.
Now, Mozy does provide a paid for service for both home and professional users and if you have a lot to back-up it is worth considering the fairly inexpensive monthly fee.
But you can store up to 2GB completely free if you are a home user. Click the MozyHome tab at the top to find the free sign-up button.
There are a few personal details to fill in and the final registration page offers you more free space for referrals, which is a nice touch.
After confirming your e-mail address you get a link to download the back-up software.
Next step, install and then go through the configuration wizard, which will bring you to a page where you can select the back-up sets you want, such as e-mail and contacts, financial information and photos and images and even your browser bookmarks.
If you are on the free account the capacity bar at the bottom will tell you when you are over the limit.
The next dialogue tests the speed of your connection and then you are told how long the back-up will take to complete. Be warned it will likely be a long time for the first back-up, but will be a lot quicker after that.
Finally, make your choice about when you want the back-up to start then click Finish to finish.
Tuesday 6 May 2008
www.foodtube.net with its wide variety of well organised cooking videos provides a solution. There is also a forum so there is a chance to ask questions of the regular contributors
Sunday 4 May 2008
Thursday 1 May 2008
If the answer is yes, you might find this site very useful. www.recipematcher.com
Recipe Matcher is pretty easy to use. You type in what is in your pantry in the green box, then choose from the drop-down menu what kind of cuisine you want to cook.
Click "Show Me What I Can Make", it will then generate recipes you can cook with the ingredients that are in your fridge.
On the right-hand side it indicates the amount of ingredients you have - and on the left what you will still need to buy.
You can do the same with drinks and impress your guests with a cocktail.
If you choose to register and log in, the site gives you the option of saving your pantry and creating an electronic grocery list.
You can also save your favourite recipes as well as submitting your own.