Backup & Access Your Entire Music Collection For Free!


If you have a large digital music collection then you’ve probably realised at one time or another that it would probably be difficult to recover if anything were to happen to your computer.

Sure, you can make local backups onto external hard drives and the like, which is fine. Until your house burns down. You could also use a cloud based backup service such as Carbonite or Dropbox but they cost money! (Unless your music collection is less than 2GB, you could use the free edition of Dropbox). Continue reading “Backup & Access Your Entire Music Collection For Free!”


Download Streaming Videos From Websites

Have you ever come across a video on the internet that you wanted to keep? Perhaps you want to download it on to your mobile phone so you can show your friends later without having to stream it from the internet again.

YouTube and most video streaming websites like that do not allow you to download any of their videos, you have to have internet access and chew up your bandwidth every time you want to watch the same video, unless it is cached but let’s not get smart about it. This article will explain how to quickly and easily download YouTube videos and embedded movies from other websites too. Continue reading “Download Streaming Videos From Websites”

Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader

Do you use Google’s fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Do you use Google’s  fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Fortunately Google realised this and released a ‘Lab’ plugin for the web interface in G-Mail that allows you to upload and insert images straight from your computer into your e-mail. Continue reading “Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader”

Reasons to move your business from Exchange to Google Apps

Consider Google Apps

I work for a company which is the parent company for about four other companies. The four other companies all access their e-mail from an Exchange 2007 server which is administered in-house by me. Up until a few months ago this had been working great but as the businesses grew it became increasingly difficult to administer the Exchange Server and keep on top of backups and the complex nature of routing multiple domains all while still doing the rest of my work as well.

The implementation of the Exchange server admittedly wasn’t very well planned and ran on a very underpowered system, this made administering it even more of a headache and just to make it worse we also ran our own SonicWall spam filtering appliance which costs $3,000AUD per year to license. Continue reading “Reasons to move your business from Exchange to Google Apps”

Google Analytics: Fresh Blog Statistics

My Google Analytics PDF Report for first month of blogging.

For those of you interested in what my Google Analytics statistics look like for my very first month of blogging look like, take a look at this PDF report: Google Analytics Report – July 2010. My AdSense efforts have earned me a grand total of 27 cents.

Because I have never run a blog before I have no idea if this is a really good or a really average start. Perhaps someone could comment on this for me.

For those of you wondering where I got this fancy looking report from, it is actually a service offered free by Google called ‘Google Analytics’ and you can use it for any websites at all.

It is fantastic for tracking all kinds of data about visitors to your website. If you are interested you can check it out here.

Get More Blog Traffic: Awesome Free Services for Bloggers

This morning I spent a bit of time working on increasing the traffic to my blog. I came across a great resource in the form of a list of links to blog directories and news aggregators that you can submit your blog articles to so that you are able to reach wider audiences. Boosting your blog traffic is very important, especially if you are trying to make money from advertising and affiliate programs.

I really have to say that the best thing I did today that had almost instantaneous results was submitting my blog to StumbleUpon. I kid you not, my daily average of about 8 to 10 unique visitors per day skyrocketed to 118 in a matter of a few hours.

Boom! Traffic stats after submission to StumbleUpon

Don’t believe me? Check out this screenshot of my analytics page from this afternoon!

Anyway, onto my compiled list. Continue reading “Get More Blog Traffic: Awesome Free Services for Bloggers”

How to unlink your YouTube and Google accounts

This little problem had been bugging me for a while. I got myself a new e-mail address with G-Mail and wanted to link it with my existing YouTube account but I could not find anywhere to unlink my old G-Mail account from YouTube in order to link it again with my new one! (I hope that made sense).

A quick search revealed many other people with the same issue and finally I stumbled across this on the YouTube website which solved all my problems: http://www.youtube.com/my_account_unlink.

For those of you who don’t know what I am on about. There are currently two types of YouTube accounts, those that were created before Google owned YouTube and those that were created after Google bought YouTube.

Google is planning on phasing out the old YouTube accounts by forcing people to link their existing YouTube accounts with a Google account, users will then have to login to YouTube using their Google account details. This Google account will then act as a master account for all of Google’s services including G-Mail and YouTube.

Thanks for reading.
– Ben