Saturday, December 30, 2006


Book published in the past meant striking a deal with a publisher, getting paid a lousy commission, and losing the rights to your work. However, with Lulu, the traditional publishing model is thrown right out the window.

Lulu allows you to self-publish your work, and this means that you can set your own price, keep the rights, and then Lulu will only get their piece of the financial pie when you sell copies of your title. They operate on a print on demand policy, so copies of your work are printed as each order is received. There are also no set-up fees, so besides actually having something to publish, there are no other barriers to prevent you from becoming a published author. In addition to a variety of book types, Lulu also publishes and sells calendars, CDs and DVDs, digital media, brochures, and images.

I have looked at the site and it seems exactly as it states so go on Get Publishing

Friday, December 29, 2006

Serif PhotoPlus 6 (Free)

PhotoPlus 6 - Image and Photo Editing Software


PhotoPlus 6 is a free program that does a creditable imitation of Photoshop Elements. Along with painting, drawing, and text manipulation tools, there are tools for erasing, filling, and cloning a region.

A Layer Manager lets you work with layers and masks, as you would in Photoshop. Selection tools include a lasso-like Freehand tool. You can adjust the hue and contrast of an image (though you can't experiment with levels and curves, because that option is not available here).

Other features in PhotoPlus 6 are specific to preparing graphics for the Web. The Image Slice and Image Map tools allow you to add hyperlinked hotspots to navigation elements and other online graphics. A PhotoPlus 6.0 companion PDF with instructions and a few tutorials is also available. A tutorial for creating an animated GIF image is included.

ALSO Whilst there look at there OTHER FREE OFFERINGS

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

ALL the PROGRAM UPDATES on one handy site


File Hippo, a nifty site that caters to those of us wanting to get the latest versions of our favorite applications. The page is spotless, with just the updated programs (including the version numbers) and one unobtrusive ad. Here's the link:
File Hippo

Invitt LE

Invitt LE


Invitt LE lets you invite others to see your screen with a minimum of fuss, installation, and registration. The LE version doesn't have as many features as the Pro version: You can only share your screen with one other computer over the Internet, and your invitee will have to register to see your screen. But all this takes about two minutes, and I haven't seen a competing program that makes it easier.
Basically, using Invitt LE only requires entering your invitee's e-mail address in the dialog and clicking Show Screen. Your invitee receives an e-mail including a link. She or he clicks on the link, which opens a browser window showing your screen (I tested with Internet Explorer and Firefox, and both worked). To see it, your invitee must have the latest version of Java (



Use Invitt to show your screen to your contact while you're talking to her on the phone. This is so quick and simple that it can be done ad hoc in a phone conversation.

A normal session would look like this:

Step 1 - You Are On the Phone With Your Contact

Step 2 - You Have Sent an Invitation

Step 3 - Your Contact Has Clicked the Link

Step 4 - End the Invitt Session

This is as easy as it gets!

IE7 GOOGLE Version

Google has released a customized version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser in which Google, not Windows Live Search, is the default search engine.


What does "optimized for Google" mean?

Google homepage you can personalize

Google Toolbar

Google as your search engine DOWNLOAD LINK

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Zoho Wiki

Hands-on with thanks to

Zoho Wiki brings wikis and office apps together

By Josh Lowensohn – December 20, 2006, 10:50 AM PST

Online applications company Zoho has launched Zoho Wiki, a Web-based wiki tool that integrates with Zoho's entire suite of productivity applications. Zoho Wiki lets you create three different wikis, each with a custom URL and unlimited pages. What's a wiki? Well, it's an information repository that anyone with the right permission can read, write, or edit. The most famous, of course, is Wikipedia.

(Credit: CNET Networks)

Wikis have lots of uses, especially in small businesses. Creating casual documentation for projects, or a knowledge base for products and services is easier to navigate in a wiki than a spreadsheet or large document. There are several other Web-based wiki tools on the market (like Wetpaint and Wikia), but none have the added benefit of sibling apps that can be embedded in pages. Did I mention all the Zoho Web office apps are free?

Authoring a new wiki page uses the same interface as Zoho's collaborative writing app, Zoho Writer. If you're unfamiliar with Zoho Writer, think Microsoft Word in your browser for free. You also can embed elements from Zoho's other apps like Sheet and Show, putting spreadsheets and presentations into your wiki if you're creating a business-oriented reference. Embedding other elements is easy and intuitive. In most cases, copy and paste will do the trick. However, I had some trouble with pasting HTML. Often times it would format peculiarly, giving links giant header text. Aside from a few quirks, the WYSIWYG approach to editing is great, and can make laying out information very efficient.

(Credit: CNET Networks)

Creating one of your three wiki sites brings up customization options like color schemes and privacy controls. Once you've got those set, you can begin creating your very own compendium of information. You can create three types of wiki projects with Zoho: public, private, or group. The latter is especially useful if you're working collaboratively. At any point you can change the permission settings to control which users have access to your wikis.

I like how Zoho is developing its suite of Web-based software. New Web applications keep rolling out, while Zoho continues to focus on improving existing tools. Zoho Wiki is the only recent release that's caught my attention and is an app that brings it all together. While the other Zoho apps have been useful on their own, Wiki lets you build projects that are truly massive in their reach without having to use or buy other products.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

All the Open Source software for WINDOWS


All the Open Source software for WINDOWS

Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. This is the best Windows software that we know of.
No adware, no spyware, just good software.

All the Open Source software for MAC

Free and open-source software for MAC

Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. This is the best Mac software that we know of. No adware, no spyware, just good software.
Most of the stuff in here is well known by any serious user, but it's nice to have it in one place and categorised. Lets not complain that I dont post for Mac users

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The brainstorming sessions that gets you started with are based off of the mind mapping approach to conceptualizing and organizing information. First of all, you start off with a central subject that you specify and then you work around it by diagramming words, ideas, and tasks that are related to it. provides users with an interactive and attractive interface with which to present this data. Registered members can also save their brainstorms and work on them at other convenient times.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006




Many of us resort to making images of people, places, or things look goofy, and you can’t go wrong with that. PikiPimp allows you to pimp your images with a variety of humorous graphical elements.

Once you’ve uploaded your image, you can then let your creativity be your guide. Drag any of the available objects (beards, chest hair, wigs, glasses, and so on) that you want onto your image and position and modify them just so to enhance the comedic effect. Preview your image to see how it will look, and once satisfied, you can then save the image to your hard drive or paste the code to display it on your Web site. Let the humiliation begin.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Share your location in real-time ANYWHERE

What is Mologogo?
Mologogo is a free service that will track you and your friend's GPS-enabled cell phone from another phone or on the web.

What can Mologogo do?
Combining a real-time tracking system, location based search and alerts, mobile maps, social networking and location-aware chat, Mologogo is the best, dirt-cheap solution for making the most of your GPS enabled cell phone or smart phone.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

KidRocket Web Browser (FREE)

KidRocket Web Browser v1.0

A GREAT Idea for your Kids safety online.

What is it?
Its a Flash based web browser for kids!
How does it work?
Its really simple really. Instead of letting the browser have access to the whole world wide web & 'trying' to filter out the bad content, like most childrens internet browsers & filtering software do. We blocked out the entire internet & only let the browser access limited, top quality, child related sites that we programmed into it!
Its kind of a K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach, but it works great!
Minimum System Requirements?
A Windows PC running Windows 95, 98, 98se, ME, 2000, XPhome or XPpro and Internet Explorer 5 or greater.
Instructions to Install & Un-install KidRocket?
  • Simply click the button above to download the latest KidRocket.exe file.
  • Save the file to a place that you will remember, preferably your Desktop.
  • Then double click on the KidRocket icon to launch the application.
  • Simply right click the KidRocket icon & choose 'Delete'.
  • Thats all there is to it!
  • The Kidrocket Kids Browser is a 'Standalone' application, meaning it runs from within itself & does not actually install to your computers main C:\\ drive Programs folder, like most applications do.
    It is totally non-invasive, 100% adware and spyware free!
RE: Firewalls and Anti-Virus Software.
  • KidRocket is a 'Web Browser' & therefore, will REQUIRE permission from your firewall to access the internet for the web browser feature to work.
  • The first time you launch the web browser, you will most likely receive a prompt or popup from your firewall or A/V software?
    You will have to answer "Yes" to allow KidRocket.exe to access the internet, so it will be able to retrieve and display webpages.
  • We recommend that you stay in unlocked mode the first time running Kidrocket and the web browser feature, so you can simply minimize the application to answer "Yes" to the prompt.
What kid safe sites are included?
  • KidRocket - KidSafe Version
  • PBS Kids -
  • Sesame Street -
  • LEGO -
  • National Geographic Kids -
  • Disney -
  • Starfall -
  • Crayola -
  • SFS Kids -
  • Nick Jr -
  • Cartoon Network -
  • TVOKids -
  • noggin -
  • See our complete Kid Friendly web site list with screenshots »

Its Fun, Simple, Safe, Secure & best of all...its FREE!

Friday, December 08, 2006




Thanks to Flagr, you can share locations online at a later time or right away with text messaging on your mobile phone.

The immediacy and up-to-date nature of the service make it a special tool to look into. When you find a cool place, flag it on the map, write a description, upload photos, and embed any video that you may have recorded while you were there. You can also create custom maps and then place them on your Web site in order to share them with others.  Ultimately, you’ll be able to use Flagr to find and document new places and keep up with your friends.

World of Warcraft

What is World of Warcraft?
World of Warcraft is a living, breathing online
adventure world with over 7 million players. Log into
the World of Warcraft and join thousands of mighty
heroes in an online world of myth, magic, and limitless
adventure. Face the mighty dragon of Blackrock Spire;
cleanse the undead from the looming ziggurats of Stratholme;
fly in wondrous zeppelins over smoldering battlefields; and much
more. An infinity of new experiences await. So what are you waiting for?
Download the Free trial today.

World of Warcraft GAME SITE


s World of Warcraft easy to learn?
Yes. The game itself has many tips and aids built in to help new
players learn the controls and how to play. You can also
check out our Quick Start Guide for basic information on
how to get started.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

New safe search,safe bgowsing utility (FREE)

New safe search, safe browsing utility


LinkScanner Lite is a safe searching, safe browsing utility that provides early warning and detection for a variety of online threats. It gives you the power to inspect any web page before you visit for exploits, phishing and fraud scams, hacked web sites and malicious lure sites.

Additionally, LinkScanner Lite will automatically inspect search results on major search engines and provide real-time advice to prevent you from accidentally visiting a dangerous site.


System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. Firefox users click here.
  • Pentium 1.2 GHz or higher
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Home and XP Professional
  • Broadband recommended; works with modem dial-up
  • Compatible with major anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall products

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Desktop Sidebar

Desktop Sidebar

Don't wait for Vista. Start using Desktop Sidebar today! Download it now!

Welcome to Desktop Sidebar

The Desktop Tool That Lets You Have It All

Breaking News... Critical Appointments... Personal Photo Gallery... Convenient Toolbars... Favorite Cartoon... Instant Web Searches... Task Tracking... Music Library... Notes to File... Weather in Tokyo... You can have it all and more at your fingertips with Desktop Sidebar!

Desktop Sidebar provides you with instant access to the information you most desire by grabbing data from your PC and the internet. The result is a dynamic visual display you configure and control.

How can you make this possible? Choose from among a wide selection of information conduits (e.g. MS Outlook, toolbars, newsfeeds), called "panels". Fully customizable, Desktop Sidebar allows you to dock these panels to the edge of the screen, or arrange them anywhere on your desktop as you wish. All panels are configurable with a number of specific options. With hundreds of skins available in our Extension Exchange Page and an easy to use Skin Editor, you can freely change the appearance of Desktop Sidebar to suit your tastes.



Like buses, when one comes along its followed closely by another one. So here is your 2nd version of Vista start menu

Get a Vista Start menu without upgrading your operating system.

The only problem you have is which one to chose from?

Vista Start Menu

Vista Start Menu

Start working from pleasure in the new version of Vista Start Menu. Its interface takes into account the natural abilities of a human brain during its work with information and turns the menu into a simple and effective tool. Read More...


For one year this project has been developed as an alternative to the Start menu in Windows XP and Windows Vista.

The program Vista Start Menu appeared because I think that the standard menu is inconvenient, while it became more attractive, but still less usable in Windows Vista.

Now you have a choice, I hope you will like it...

Dennis Nazarenko

Visual Task Tips

Visual Task Tips

Visual Task Tips is a lightweight shell enhancement utility. It provides thumbnail preview image for each task in the Windows Taskbar, as seen in the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista.

NOTE: Windows XP is required to run Visual Task Tips.


BackOfMyHand     Only seems to work well in IE

Welcome to BackOfMyHand - Got a favourite clothes shop, bar or restaurant? Follow the same pre-match routine when you go to watch your football team? Is your town full of hidden gems? Use your local knowledge to make a collection of the important places in your life and share them with the world on BackOfMyHand! Check out our top current featured collections.


We've only been up and running for a few days but already you've posted some top notch collections. Our featured weekly collections span a range of pursuits and interests. Find out where to get much needed refreshment after 18 holes at the home of golf or plan a day of shopping and sightseeing in London, Brighton or Blackpool. Don't forget to take a closer look at the landmarks you like best by using the bird's eye view.
Find out how to build collections with our step by step guide. Then, click here to upload it now!

Shopping made simple

Phones to clothes to toys to tv's

I do not normally put ANY adds on here but having just found this site, and as it has made such an explosive impression on me AND its the time for Xmas shopping I DO recommend you just take a look at DoorOne Shopping I think you will be impressed

Monday, December 04, 2006

2PRONG -- Disposable E-Mail

2Prong: World's simplest disposable e-mail

What is 2 prong?

2Prong is the only no-click disposable email system. By simply visiting this site the above address has already been saved to your clipboard. Paste(Ctrl-V) it in any form on a website that requires email verification and when the email is received it will pop up instantly in this box. 2Prong also changes the domain every 48 hours in order to prevent the addresses from being banned.



Stickis is a new service that lets you attach little sticky-type notes to Web pages you visit and lets you view the notes other people have left on pages.

Bloggers can also add their feeds to Stickis, so every post they write automatically becomes a note linked to whatever sites they are linking to. Actually, anybody can do this for any blog.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Video DVD Maker products (Free Versions inc)


Video DVD Maker products

A freeware tool to create DVDs in 3 clicks

Free, powerful CD-DVD burner!



Get PrinterAnywhere  FREE

How it works?


With PrinterAnywhere you can print documents and photos on other people's printers as easily as on the local one connected to your machine. No special technical knowledge is required from both - printer owner and user. It just works!

With our software you can print directly from your application such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Photo Editor or any other program you work with to a printer connected to another computer next door or ten thousand miles away (anywhere!).


MyUninstaller is the most useful thing I have ever used, and have been using it for ages. Not only can you do the plain old uninstall. But it also show items without uninstallers, and the best part is that it shows you where on the pc the files are located, what the web address is, the company name, version, etc. It is miles beyond the plain add/remove within windows CP. Oh, almost forgot. It is great for detecting spyware too, how??? It will sort the items by installation date, so if you just got some 3rd party crap installed with your new P2P app, just open my Uninstaller and sort by date, you will see what has been installed today and can start removing it from there, or at least know what was installed so you can fight it.