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Many of us like to shop online for example from Sports Direct or Oxendales but problems arise when we have to return an item and we have to pay for the return postage: To get reduced or free return options try using Parcel Connect. To find a drop off center near you just check on the map, then you just need your details for a print off label and your good to go. .
This web based service allows anyone with little or no design experience to create professional looking posters, reports, flyers, infographics and presentations with easy to use design tools.
Piktochart is a web based design tool that comes with an extensive set of functions that can tailor any of the free themed templates to your needs, or you can start with a blank template to create high quality projects. Photos can be inserted from Unsplash and photos by Pictochart designers. You can also upload your own JPG, PNG, GIF, or SVG files. Free accounts have a 40MB image upload limit. There aren't a lot of free themed templates to choose from but they can be extensively customized with the many design elements. There are twelve themed presentation templates, twelve infographic templates, and nine printable templates.
Have you Microsoft Publisher on your computer? It comes as part of Office. It is useful to create posters and especially useful to make tickets with sequential numbers: Full instructions in the pdf below..
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Need to create a newsletter and send to loads of clients, try these:
EmailChef - Send unlimited emails to up to 500 subscribers for free. Forever.
MailChimp- If you have 2,000 or fewer subscribers, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month absolutely free. No expiring trial, contract, or credit card required. There's also a small ad banner in each email you send.
MailerLite - MailerLite offer all features at all tiers, whether you’re on their free plan, or paid. This includes autoresponders, sophisticated webforms, reporting and full support options
SendinBlue - SendInBlue’s free plan is a little more restricted in terms of emails. You can have up to 9,000 p/m, but there is also a daily limit of 300. You also have their branding present in all emails.
MadMini - Has a free plan that includes 100 subscribers. The free program includes a variety of useful features including image hosting (limit of 25 images), reporting and tracking, Google Analytics, third party integrations, and a WYSIWYG editor.
An email signature comprises a few lines of text placed at the bottom of all outgoing mail. It can contain your name, website, company, phone number, and even a short elevator pitch. You can use this to share essential contact information and advertise both yourself and your business in a condensed form. This can include a logo or image.
In Gmail, setting up a signature for your emails is simple.
10 best websites to watch documentaries online for free.
All of these websites offer hundreds of documentaries which you can watch right on your browser.
Docur is probably one of the best website to watch documentaries online for free. There are 15 different categories for the documentaries such as Sport, Conspiracy, War, History, Music, Engineering, Gaming, Crime, etc.
Documentary Heaven is another free website which can be used to watch free documentaries online. It comes with tons of documentaries which you can browse from more than 35 categories including Activist, Archaeology, Atheism, Business, Celebrity, Evolution, Drugs, History, etc.
Free Documentaries also offers hundreds of documentaries which you can watch for free. The documentaries are available in 14 categories such as Banking & Economy, Civil Rights, Health, Internet & Media, Religious, Military & War, and more.
Documentary Tube comes with dozens of free documentaries which are divided into more than 40 categories like Gaming, Love, Medicine, Justice, Indie, Lifestyle, Gambling, Nature, and more.
Documentary Storm has more than 20 categories with free documentaries such as Politics, Money, Psychology, Mockumentaries, Culture, Society, War, etc.
Documentary Lovers is another free website with tons of documentaries which you can watch online. It divides the documentaries into 14 distinct categories like Environment, Economics, Inspirational, Animals, etc.
Top Documentary Films is another free website which bundles hundreds of documentaries for you to watch. There are more than 20 categories like 9/11, Mystery, Nature, Art & Artists, Biography, Crime, Philosophy, Comedy, etc.
Snag Films is another useful website which actually offers more than 10,000 movies which you can watch for free. Among these movies, there are tons of awesome documentaries categorized into Science, History, Nature, Pop Culture, Politics, and Biography.
Films For Action is another simple and free website which has hundreds of popular documentaries which you can watch online. The documentaries can be browsed from 30+ categories like Big Ideas, Cities, Community, Education, Empire, Permaculture, Vision, and so on.
The Documentary Network can also be used to watch over 1000 documentaries online for free. You can browse the documentaries from 28 different categories such as Sports, Science & Research, Nature, Art, Politics, Technology & Innovation, etc.
The Great Big Story makes the world a little bit smaller by bringing overlooked, unexpected, and amazing stories from over 80 countries through documentaries that range in length from brief (less than two minutes) to short films.
The site has a new story each day, and the videos in each section offer a wide selection to choose from. Videos are divided into sections: Planet Earth, Flavors, Origins, Frontiers, and Human Condition. There's also a 'Playlists' section where you'll find videos in categories like Great Big Historias, Funk Plus One, Beyond Paradise, Eyes on Africa and the history of video games.
The website have i been pwned lets users check if their email address has been exposed in a breach. It also offers an added service where you can sign up to be notified when future pwnage occurs and if your email account is compromised.
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Todoist (www.todoist.com) is an online system that helps you manage your tasks and to-do items. Keep track of what needs doing today, this week, this month, or yesterday! And to ensure that you always have your information to hand, you can access the system from your PC as well as using a dedicated Android or iOS app.
Convert a youtube video to a MP3 audio file.
You'll find the site, Green MP3, at https://greenmp3.com/and there's really not much to add. Just head to YouTube, find the video you want, copy its address, then paste it into the Green MP3 box. Within a few seconds you'll see a download link to your converted file.
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Free Background Music
Head to http://incompetech.com/music/ to start browsing. There's all sorts of tracks, from hard electronic beats to more relaxed stuff in the style of classics and film scores. You can download it all in MP3 format, and also listen online to see which ones you like. If you then want to use one or more of the pieces, and you're able to include a credit to the composer, then it qualifies under a Creative Commons licence and is completely free. Full details are on the site.
If you haven't tried it, and you want to capture your screen image for use in a document, get it. It's a 2 MB download from http://getgreenshot.org/ and it was recently (January 2017) updated to v1.2.9. This release fixes about 30 bugs, so it's worth having. The download is rated as malware-free by VirusTotal, and Web of Trust regards the site as reputable too. But make sure you click on the right "Download" button when you're on the site, rather than one that is actually any advert for a different product.
Adding to its free mobile tools Acrobat Reader and Adobe Fill & Sign for PDF documents, Adobe launched another remarkably useful app called Adobe Scan for Android ( phones & tablets) and iOS ( Ipads and Iphones) mobile users completely for free. Adobe Scan is a smart scanning app that makes it easy for you to create a text-searchable PDF file by simply snapping any documents with your device camera.
To use this app, you will need to sign into an Adobe Document Cloud account to save your scanned PDF files so that you can use them from anywhere. If you don't have an account, you can easily sign up one for free.
99 Tech Life Hacks
This useful compendium of wide ranging tips and hacks cover the devices we use, what's on them and how we use them. How to turn your handwriting into a font, a few Word and Powerpoint tips, proofreading documents and More...
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Hello Brain: Why not download the Free App for your Smartphone - available for Iphones and Androids or use it from your PC. To read more about brain health visit www.hellobrain.eu
Microsoft free eBooks
reference guides, Step-By-Step Guides, and other informational resources. and more.
How to Use All of Windows 10’s Backup and Recovery Tools, the latest version can wipe your computer to its default state, store files online, and make recovery drives you can use in case of emergency. and more
Free training eBooks from Microsoft Press can be downloaded from here.
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Smart Phone Tutorials
These tutorials can also be used for computer tablets with the same software.
Remotely Reset your Iphone/IpadIphone or Ipad stolen : Easy to reset it remotely, instructions on this website using your Apple log in details.
Drop by and view some great videos of olden times. Great selection of links to keep everyone occupied. Don't forget to check out the Folklore Map for your area.
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Want to install Google Play on an Amazon computer tablet the direct links to Google Play Store files here. Open the text file first for instructions...
Technology Made Easy: TME (Technology Made Easy) is a web site that is accessible to everyone, whether you’re a teacher, a parent or just interested in gadgets.
Like Button for your Website
A single click on the Like button will 'like' pieces of content on the web and share them on Facebook. You can also display a Share button next to the Like button to let people add a personal message and customize who they share wit
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Ireland View: To view the listings and access tourism information for a town or village click on the orange markers on the map showing where towns are located or you can use the direct text links below the map. Loads of general information on the areas.
Free Online Courses
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.
OPEN CULTURE is free to access, contains hundreds of thousands of intelligent articles, links and more. You'll find details of thousands of free on-line courses and books, language lessons, movies, advice on writing, and loads more.
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Microsoft Office Tutorials
Free Basic Training For MS Office 2016 Users
Office Training roadmap download one or more "roadmap" diagrams. There are separate roadmaps for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and so on, and they're in PDF format. Each roadmap is a list of program features, arranged in a sensible order for learning. You can print out the roadmap, put it on your wall, and tick off each feature as you learn about it. The best bit, however, is that the roadmaps are interactive. Click on each topic in the PDF file and you get to watch a video that teaches you about the particular feature.
How to create folders in a Windows Computers:
Folder are used to keep your files tidy on your PC. Files can be photos, music or word documents etc.
Spreadsheets: How to use Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet. As with a paper spreadsheet, you can use Excel to organize your data into rows and columns and to perform mathematical calculations.
Good prices at these websites to purchase ink for your printer: Just type in make and model number, usually found on the printer.
To save on using ink, if you print off a lot of text items why not download and use eco font's, as the name implies it uses a less ink so you will get more text from your ink. They are a number of different eco fonts, they are free to download and use, once downloaded, extract the zip file, right click and extract here, double click to open and click on install. To use in word, on the home ribbon select the font. Another suggestion is to switch to Century Gothic, a font with a thinner print line. They suggest that it can use 30% less than Arial.
Reusable Learning Objects ( RLO) is a Flash Program used to learn a single topic, in this case Computers.
Please click HERE to access an example of a full stand alone RLO created, any subject matter can be used in an RLO. Please let me know if you would like an RLO created, just let me know the subject. A new Browser window will open. Just close it to return here. The same items on the tutorial are listed individually below in full form, they will open in a new browser window, just close it to return here. sorry since these tutorial run on Flash they will not work on the ipad.
Components of a Computer: This tutorial created from a template by the University of Nottingham is another example of an RLO, please use the Menu on the reusable learning object to navigate it and click back on the browser toolbar to return to this page.
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What is RSS about?
RSS is short for " Really Simple Syndication". It is a standardised way to publish frequently updated content, for example: news articles, blog posts, update notices, sports stories, products & software reviews etc.are all delivered via RSS. RSS feeds offer a better way to access the new and changing content you want to see but better than an email newsletter. So why use RSS?
1. Subscribing to RSS feeds and un-subscribing is instantaneous, anonymous, and completely under your own control.
2. You never submit your email address. You give your RSS client the web address of the feeds you want to "follow".
3. There is little or no spam. Nobody knows or cares which entries you read, RSS is efficient.
So how to use it? If a website you are interested in let's say Irish News, so you type into your favourite web browser "Irish News RSS". When the page opens you copy the url address to your favourite RSS Reader, or you will notice an orange RSS button on the page. By clicking on the button you can subscribe to the feed in a number of different ways. One method is to drag the URL of the RSS feed into your newsreader; another is to cut and paste the same URL into a new feed in your newsreader. Simple. So examples of RSS Readers can be either download Readers or use a Website that acts as a Reader.
List of some downloadable NewsReader are: FeedDemon, QuiteRSS, RSSBandit, OmeaReader, and Awasu
Examples of Website Readers: FeedReader, Feedly, The Old Reader, and InoReader.
Loads others available why not check them out at Gizmos Best Free RSS Readers
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Watch A Complete 15+ Hour Computer/Internet Course Online.
Here online for free is a complete course on computers and the internet. There are 9 lectures in total, each around 90 to 100 minutes long, covering aspects of hardware, software, the web, programming, and more.Best free online applications and services
A web based version of the SMART Notebook software. Now you or your students can open Notebook lessons on ANY computer with a web browser and an Internet connection!
- Need to transfer a copy of your contacts from your Android phone to an IPhone or IPad (to use FaceTime or Viber) try this website.
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Need a Website?
So you need a website but have no coding skills or software? No problem, some of the easiest & free Webpage Creators Online are below. Well free if you keep their subdomain on to yours. To get rid of the subdomain and purchase or use your own domain its usually from about €60 a year.
Like what you see on this page!! SHARE IT : Use the Print Friendly Button to create a PDF Version to print off or email it to someone with or without images you can edit what you want to share, all links will still work.