Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dropbox - Your anywhere jump-drive!

Before I start, let me paint a scenario. You've written a very important 7-page essay for your professor, it has a major impact on your final grade. You fail this class and you'll be paying to take the same class again! You get to school and realize that you left your essay in your jump drive, no problem except.... YOU LEFT IT AT HOME!!!

Well Dropbox can fix this! Dropbox is an online service that works (How I like to describe) as a jump-drive you keep online, so you always have access to it! You install it on your computer and it will create a folder called "Dropbox" when you put a file into that folder your dropbox account online will be sync with that folder (They will be the same!). Also, if you have installed Dropbox on a another computer those folders (Including the online) will work to be exactly the same (No OS discrimination! It can be a PC, Mac, or Linux, they will be the same)!
*You can access your files from your web browser with out installing dropbox, so no need to install it on every computer you touch just to reach your files.

The Dropbox service is free, but will only give you 2 Gigs (Which is perfect for documents and small files). If you want more space you are going to have to pay, but you can get more space for free if you invite other people to join Dropbox through your account.

Lets play that scenario again, after remembering you left your essay in your jump drive (which is at home) you jump to your nearest computer, get on Internet Explorer (Chrome, Firefox, whatever) and simply download the file from your Dropbox account and print! Happy ending, hooray!
*Now you just have to remember to put the files in you drop box folder.

If you're interested in starting your own free account, the link is right here >
There is also a nifty video on the page which give a great explanation of the service in case mine wasn't all too great.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Free Domain Names!!!

Hey! Have you been wanting to give your website some flare or a bit more professionalism? Maybe by simply getting a professional Domain Name? Like "" or "", instead of "" or ""? The only problem is that buying these domain names are expensive! Well not anymore!

There is this wonderful website called Dot.TK which, once you make a free account, allows you to get a free domain name! Now you can get that professional sounding "" name and be away with ""! Now while this does sound great, there is a catch... Wait! It's not as bad as you think!

The domain name will expire if less than 25 people use in 90 days, and you keep the domain for only a couple months (One year at most!); but it's not that bad. This is a free service and if your domain name does expire you can simply reuse it afterwards (in the same account too!). The service also allows you to make multiple domain names for multiple sites also for free. And for those worried about losing their other domain you'll still have the other as well. (People will be able to visit the "" as well as the "".)

I'm actually using the service right now!
The link to the site is here >

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Miro! A video player and so much more!

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to take some time to type about the program Miro.
Miro is video player that plays just any format you can think of, but that's not all! Miro also allows you to follow podcast (From a site you're familiar with or with their hefty list) and will automatically download them for you to watch at you convenience, but that's not all! It is also a torrenting program allowing to quickly download your torrents, but that's still not all! It's also has an app store for Android devices... And I think that about it.
Edit: It also converts video formats.

It's a great program in my opinion and I use it to watch and keep up to date with tech and gaming review and news with such shows as GeekBeat and GameTrailers.

You can get yourself Miro here at> 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Free (and Legal!) software.

"DreamSpark is simple:

It’s about giving students Microsoft professional tools at no charge."

I thought this might be useful for some folks. Free software from Microsoft. Its a rather laong list, mostly made for programmers  including programs like: Visual studio express, Kinnect for windows SDK, Windows Phone 7 app hub, and the list just goes on. The link for the site is here >

The site basically reads If you're a student you can get free software, though when I downloaded the software myself it didn't ask for too much verification, aside from my email.