Never has there been such a tremendous amount of free software available for Windows PCs! However, not all software is well written, safe or reliable.
Allow me to recommend according to your needs or just suggest some fun things to do.
I am always happy to download for you, install, configure, and demonstrate a wide variety of programs. The following are just a small selection of good free stuff available on the net. Please note some software or services are free for home use only and not for business use.
SKYPE: Hugely popular with my clients. Keep in touch face to face, for free with friends and relatives who are Skype users. Worldwide coverage wherever there's broadband. If you need help setting up a webcam, microphone or speakers and a demonstration contact me
DROPBOX: is a service enabling the user to share their files (documents, photos and music) between multiple devices and is compatible with Windows, Google Android and Apple devices. Up to 2 GB storage is FREE.
KINDLE READER: is now available for free download to your PC. No need to own a Kindle. They even give you three books for free to get you started (Aesop's Fables, Pride & Prejudice and Treasure Island). To download visit:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/kindle/pc/download
WIRELESS NETWORKING: "InSSider" - View the status and broadcast channels of yours and neighbouring wireless networks and analyze potential interference.
PARENTAL CONTROLS: "K9" for PCs & Macs
ANALYZE YOUR FILES & FOLDERS: "WINDIRSTAT" from Sourceforge.net shows your files by size and type in a graphical colour format.
OPENOFFICE.ORG: Can open many types of Microsoft Office documents (but not Access or Publisher files) for free with some limitations such as not being able to run advanced features such as macros or pivot tables etc. MEDIA PLAYERS: "Real Player", "VLC Media Player", "Div-X" Media Player,
SOUND RECORDER: "Audacity".
WEB BROWSERS: Everyone should have more than one browser in case Internet Explorer fails. Download Google Chrome (Flash is built into this browser) or Firefox, Safari, Opera etc. for which these browsers will require the non I.E. flash plug-in. If unsure just go to Youtube and you will be re-directed if Flash is missing! Some websites display better in some browsers than others so give them a try.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Google Picasa and Flickr.com
STAR GAZING: Download "Stellarium" and set your location to view the stars and planets in real time or historically.
GOOGLE EARTH & GOOGLE STREET VIEW: The new high resolution 3D photos offer a staggering insight into places and things you never imagined you could see.
WINDOWS 10 STORE: Now offers a wide range of apps and games, some free and some not.
SHIPPING: What's in Lyme Bay and Teignmouth Harbour? For real time mapping visit: http://www.shipais.com/
PLANES: To follow domestic airlines in real time above South Devon or just about anywhere in the free world visit: http://www.flightradar24.com/
PICTURED BELOW THE AIRBUS A300 600ST BELUGA FLEW OVER TEIGNMOUTH
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