available platform - Windows, Mac, Linux, and Mobile (iPhone,iPad, Android, Blackberry)
- This is a cloud based Notepad facility. Since the demise of Google Notebook, I searched for a tool that was easy to use and easy to access. Springpad certainly delivers that functionality. You can add notes, links, images and files and all accessed from one place.
available platform - Any browser, and Mobile apps (iPhone/iPad, Android)
- A secure online password storage facility. The free version allows you to store up to 100 passwords. This allows you to access them from anywhere.
available platform - latest stable versions of Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 7+
- A very useful tool that allows you to remote control a friend or family members computer as though you were sitting next to them. A powerful yet easy to use tool that will save you a lot of time trying to fix a problem or show someone how to do something, all remotely. You can also send files whilst connected. You can connect using a VPN giving added security. You can also setup your computer to have unattended remote access which allows you to connect to your home computer without being there.
available platform - Windows, Mac, Linux, and Mobile (iPhone,iPad, Android)
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I have used all of these products over time and each one gives protection against viruses. I am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials, and so far enjoy virus free usage. However all the products below I would recommend.
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What is an OS? Simple terms it is the interface between you and your computer which interprets what you do to what you see by offering a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Windows XP, Windows Vista and now Windows 7 are the current operating systems offered by Microsoft.
If you have a Mac Computer, then you will be using an entirely different OS. Mac OS have version numbers, currently 10.7 but they also give each version a name. Version 10.7 is known as Lion. 10.6 is known as Snow Leopard.
Both Microsoft and Mac are licensed and as such, you have to have a valid licence key to use, and these come at a cost.
Along came the open market and brought us LINUX. Another OS available and most are free to use if for personal use. There are various types of LINUX, known as flavours, such as UBUNTU, Red Hat, SuSE and Debian to name a few. An additional bonus that LINUX offers is whats called a Live CD. This is a cd that your computer boots from and loads the relevent LINUX OS without having to install it on your computer. The downside to this is that any changes made are lost when you turn the system off. Linus OS are not for people who have limited computer skills.
The new kid on the block is JOLI OS. This is a an OS brought to the market that will allow you to install on a computer even if it is 10 years old. It uses minimal resources on the computer as it is uses Cloud based technology. Simply think of it as you using a computer that is connected to a friends computer. All the applications and processing power is done on your friends computer, but you get to see the results.
If you love Google then Chrome could be the choice for you. Integrates with all your google needs. One of the original alternatives to IE, and certainly caused Microsoft to take note, was Mozilla's Firefox Browser. Opera is another browser that also offers powerful extensions and handy widgets. However if you still love your Mac and want to use the browser on your PC then Opera will be the choice of you.
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