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Turn webpages into PDFs

You can use the Print function in Windows to save a webpage as a PDF – but the end result can be quite disappointing with some words missing and formatting all over the place. A better option is to use … Continue reading

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Capture webpages beyond the screen

I love the Snipping Tool that MS Windows supplies. Just select the part of the screen you want to capture, highlight the part you need to, then press the email icon and send it on to the person needing it. … Continue reading

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Prezi and multiplatform compatibility: now you hear it, now you don’t

Using Prezi is a prime example of making sure things work in all the platforms you intend to use it on, before you use it. I created a Prezi last week and wanted to share it in an environment where … Continue reading

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Cryptolocker ransomware threat to cloud backups

The latest danger from ransomware means that cloud backup may no longer be the best choice for keeping your data and photos safe. If Cryptolocker is released in your PC it will encrypt almost all your files. When this happens, … Continue reading

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SugarSync works in Linux

I ended my last post by stating: It is a real pity that SugarSync doesn’t have a Linux client … True – there is no Linux client, but it DOES work in Linux. There is a Microsoft Windows emulator for … Continue reading

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Safest online cloud back up options

I am revisiting the topic of cloud back up as I have come across an interesting definition of what constitutes a safe cloud back up option. Test: can the back up company reset your password? If the answer is no, … Continue reading

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Batch resizing of photos

This is summer in the northern hemisphere and vacation time for lots of us. I love taking loads of photos with my digital camera and sharing the best ones with my friends and on Facebook.  Apart from selecting any photo … Continue reading

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Xmarks – synching Firefox bookmarks and IE favourites plus …

I am responsible for 2 computer labs with a total of 43 computers and students are forever messing up their bookmarks. It would be a tedious job to delete the additions and return the others to their correct place bookmark … Continue reading

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Fuduntu for netbooks

I bought a netbook for travelling with 2 years ago – an Asus EEE PC 1000HE netbook. It had a 10” screen with a great battery life of about 8 hours.  Just the thing to try and keep the kids … Continue reading

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