RichCopy – The Answer To All Your File Copying Needs


RichCopy is a free file copying utility released on Microsoft’s TechNet as an improvement over their RoboCopy utility. Aimed at techs and Windows Power Users, this utility offers powerful options for moving or copying large amounts of data where the default Windows Explorer copy process falls in a heap. No tech should be without this handy tool in their belt. Continue reading “RichCopy – The Answer To All Your File Copying Needs”


Best Free NetStumbler Alternative

A few years back I started dealing with wireless network installations in homes and business. I was relatively new to the technology and one of the tools I found that helped me greatly was NetStumbler. NetStumbler scans for wireless access points and gives you a pretty graph of signal strength so you can move the access points around and test antennas to get the best reception. It was also useful for testing the range of a particular device. Continue reading “Best Free NetStumbler Alternative”

100% Free Web Hosting – No Bull

Xtreemhost offers FREE webhosting plans that are completely ad-free and support PHP and mySQL databases.  There are a few limitations however they are pretty generous. For example there is a 4mb file size limit, 5.5gb of web space and 200gb of bandwidth per month. View the plans here for the complete run down. Continue reading “100% Free Web Hosting – No Bull”

How To Recover Deleted Files Quickly

If you have ever accidentally deleted a really important file from your computer you will know that it can be extremely frustrating, especially if you don’t have any kind of recovery software already in place to undelete it. Even if you do, a lot of the software I have used in the past has been cumbersome and unreliable to use.

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How To Create PDF Documents (For Free)

Article first published as How To Create PDF Documents (For Free) on Technorati.

Have you ever needed to create your own PDF documents? You probably thought that you needed Adobe’s Acrobat software to do it but when you saw the $700 price tag you cringed and gave up on the idea.

Yes, you can create PDF’s using the software but who wants to fork out that much cash when there is a perfectly functioning piece of software that can convert virtually any kind of document, image or spreadsheet into a PDF quickly and easily without spending a cent? Continue reading “How To Create PDF Documents (For Free)”

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”

Starcraft 2: The Complete Noob’s Guide

A list of resources for Starcraft 2 beginners.

A good list of resources for Starcraft 2 Beginners at the end of the article.

After playing through the (thoroughly impressive) Starcraft 2 campaign lately I decided that I was ready to give multiplayer a go. So I fired it up, logged into my trusty battle.net account and joined the practise league. The addition of an unranked practise league was a pleasant suprise as I had a sneaking suspicion that my Win/Loss ratio would be well in the negative range after a few games.

I decided to stick with the Terran as I was already familiar with their units from the campaign missions. I was paired up with ‘Nathan’. As the timer ticked over and the game began Nathan informed me that this was his first time online and that I should go easy on him. Needless to sayI was wiped off the map in less than 25 minutes by a giant fleet of Motherships. My poor 50 or so strong batallion of Marines didn’t stand a chance.

I think Nathan may have been a bit dishonest or maybe he was just an RTS natural or Korean or something. Feeling a bit disgraced I moved on to another game. In an effort to prevent the same thing from happening again I concentrated a bit more on air defense but the next game only lasted 15 minutes after another so-called ‘first-timer’ sent a column of Siege Tanks through my base.

This brings me to my first piece of advice. Starcraft has a replay feature. Use it! If you get completely annihilated make sure you save the replay and watch it back. This way you can see exactly what your opponent did to get himself in a position to completely trample your inferior efforts. Continue reading “Starcraft 2: The Complete Noob’s Guide”

Mythbusting – The ‘Free’ iPhone Offer: A Simple Guide

Research into freebie websites. Scam or legitimate?

We’ve all seen them before, those adverts on the internet offering you completely free Apple iPhone’s, XBox 360’s, iPad’s, Laptop computer’s and limitless other types of expensive gadgetry. They seem to be everywhere. Over time I think my brain has trained it’s self to subconciously ignore ads like that out because I am a self confessed skeptic. If someone offers me something for free I ask questions.

Unfortunately we live in a society where nothing is ever truly free, there is always a catch. As this article will demonstrate there is a of course a catch with these free offers but it isn’t as bad as you might expect. With a little research you can protect yourself from the scammers and take advantage of legitimate offers. Continue reading “Mythbusting – The ‘Free’ iPhone Offer: A Simple Guide”

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”

Peak Performance: 7 Easy Ways To Keep Your PC happy.

What do you do to ensure that your computer is regularly maintained and tuned-up for peak performance? Find out what you should be doing as part of a regular computer maintenance plan.

What do you do to ensure that your computer is regularly maintained and tuned-up for peak performance?

I found this question on Yahoo! Answers, it rated as one of the most popular IT questions on the site so I thought I would answer it myself.

As I work in the IT industry I quite often work with other people’s computers both through work and through personal contacts and I have seen some messy ones! Nine times out of ten when someone brings their computer in for repair the only description they will give you of their problem is that “their computer is slow”.

Some times these are near-brand new computers that they have somehow managed to bog down with browser toolbars, background processes and a taskbar that is 40 feet long with all kinds of weird and wonderful items in a few months.

Following these tips you can keep your computer running nicely for a long time.

First of all I am only explaining what I do personally so if you have any suggestions please let me know in comments or send me an e-mail!

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Watch Hulu outside of America

Last night I jumped on the Hulu website for the first time not realising that it is accessible only from the US. Being from Australia this posed a bit of a problem. Fortunately for you guys after a bit of research on Kuan Hoong’s blog, I have found a solution in the form of a small piece of software called Hotspot Shield.

Last night I jumped on the Hulu website for the first time not realising that it is accessible only from the US. Being from Australia this posed a bit of a problem. Fortunately for you guys after a bit of research on Kuan Hoong’s blog, I have found a solution in the form of a small piece of software called Hotspot Shield.

The best thing about this software is that it’s completely free, ad and spyware free (although there are prompts during the install to setup toolbars, set your default search provider and change your homepage, which I always uncheck), it is also lightweight and compatible with Mac OSX and all versions of Windows from XP up. There is also a prompt about “Recommended Additional Protection” services at the end of the install, not needing any of it I unchecked all of the boxes and completeled the installation, installing the services are up to you however. Continue reading “Watch Hulu outside of America”