Really useful. All sorts of copyright free sites. You need to attribute the images of course. Enjoy! Thank you Caleb for finding them all.
Definately the best free Keyword Tool since the Google Keyword finder was improved out of existence. Bing does not have as much data as the Google Tool but it does have monthly searches and trends. You will need to have a Microsoft account
If you run a Windows PC you will probably need this sooner or later. It does just 'what it says on the tin' - fixes Microsoft programme problems
Brilliant! This is a free non-commercial version which can be set to update automatically. You simply click on this link and then on download at the very bottom of the screen. Then follow the very simple on screen instructions. (Yes to most things.) Make sure that you click the update box and run the programme on the scheduler once a day.
An excellent free Virus remover to check a computer suspected to have a virus. On this link you will be able to run the programme - or download it free.
Speedtest.net is ones of the quickest and simplest website broadband speed test websites to use. Just click below to run the test!
Stop SPAM Email, A guide to stopping SPAM mail & reporting it.
Do you get lots of unwanted SPAM emails? MailWasher is a powerful email checker with effective spam elimination. Discover the safe way to stop unwanted viruses and e-mails before they get to your computer. The service is free but you are invited to make a donation and you can upgrade to an even better version by subscription.
Report SPAM and dealing with SPAM
BBC site with tips on using the web - beginners guide to the internet
Blender is a free, comprehensive animation package. It is quite complicated - but does everything! Good luck!
This website seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data (UK Public Sector information and data) which government are opening up for reuse.
A free package which provides a wonderfully simple and quick way to convert ordinary pictures into images suitable to either email or put on a website. Note if you are using this system on this site make sure that you have cropped the images square first!
Inclusive Technology provides special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty.
A quite extraordinarily good free package to manipulate photos and graphics. A must if you are putting photos on your Microportal. (Photos must be reduced to 40k max for the main picture and 4k max for the little ones!)
A clever system that corrects your computer clock. It uses an atomic clock which is accurate within 1 millionth of a second - sufficient for most people! It comes back periodically to check that you are still right. If you use this system you can be sure that the time shown at the top of you Microportal is right.
Information about hoaxes, scams, urban legends, browsers, e-books, e-mail programs, search engines, making money on the Internet, and creating and promoting web sites.
Covers a wide variety of topics, such as html, email, tcp/ip, search engines, security, viruses, browsers, newsgroups, chat programs, file sharing, FTP
Advice for beginners, intermediate, advanced. First Aid
Search for thousands of technology terms.
Every computer has a unique number called its IP address. Occasionally you will need to know this. Just click the link below to identify the computer you are using.
This site also has several other useful tools as well.
World of Intranet and Extranet solutions
Technology magazine featuring reviews of the latest hardware, including computers, audio players, TVs and gadgets.
These are free general computer resources and defences
Brilliant! There is a free non-commercial version of the virus checker which can be set to update automatically. Click below to download. Go to our computer section for more free 'Must Haves' If you subscribe to the full version you can protect against Spyware, SPAM and AVG gives you a Firewall - basically everything. The downside is that AVG are quite commercial and it is very easy to click on the wrong buttons while installing - especially if you are going for the free one.
You will need this the play the radio and other audio files. It is free. The link will take you to the download point.
PC users click below to download Microsoft's much improved internet browser Explorer 8.
This site is sponsored by the British Government and leading businesses to give free, objective advice:
1. Protect your PC
Block viruses, hackers and other threats
Protect your family, money and privacy
3.Protect your business
Advice for small businesses
This is a FREE personal firewall that is easily set up by following the instructions on the Sygate site. It allows easy monitoring of a single computer or a number of home-networked computers.
Firewall Protection. ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use (excluding governmental entities and educational institutions). Setting up should be straightforward if you are using a single computer. If you have your own network then you may have a problem with the client computers gaining access to the Internet. If you would like help then e-mail Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07801371687.
Buy from the computer catalogue of this direct seller of home and business PCs, notebooks, workstations, desktops, printers and servers.
Compare prices for computer hardware and accessories from suppliers such as Dell, Packard Bell, Compaq, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and Apple.
All sorts of computer goodies
UK-based organization provides low-cost computer systems with assistive technology for individuals with special needs.
This a great website providing free surveys and polls which you can paste straight into your website.
A brilliant free audio editor.
This is an amazing free programme which will convert most audio files to MP3 etc
Many video and audio clips will need this free programme installed on you computer
Alexa is a most useful site with information about your website - going back over many years!
Being able to write a little HTML code is often helpful if you need to enhance the look of your websites. (HTML can be used in several places on 2day - i.e. the announcement boxes and on second pages. The Bare Bones guide is brilliant.
Registering your site with Google is crucial.