March 21, 2005
Access your PC from a Browser
jkOnTheRun.com discovered a get Freeware program that allows you to access your office or home computer from any other computer with just Internet Explorer and a little ActiveX install. MyWebEx PC: Remote Access and Remote Control to your PC, Remote Desktop Computing Solution
I am trying it out on my home server and it seems to be working quiet well, although you do have to use IE and not Firefox. The big test will be tomorrow when I try connecting through our tough proxy server at work.
There is also another free program from Logmein.com, which appears to offer the same services but I have not checked it out fully yet.
March 19, 2005
WinXP and WiFi explained
March 18, 2005
Bluetooth and Skype now made easier
I haven't had good results using Skype with my Belkin BT USB Dongle and Trust BT Headset but SkypeJournal.com explain about a program called 'SkypeHeadset' that could make using Skype cordless a lot easier. Skype Journal: SkypeHeadset Takes Skype Cordless
March 16, 2005
Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Pocket PC 2003
I am not sure when this was updated, but there is now a Flash Player 6 for PocketPC 2003. Macromedia are heavily promoting Flash on mobile devices, both PocketPC and mobile phones. Flash is a good platform for cross platform applications and content and it is always good to know some Flash. Macromedia - Flash Player : Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Pocket PC 2003
March 15, 2005
Upgrading a PC
Technician's always get asked "I have a computer, how can I upgrade it?" and we normally ask "what spec is your system at the moment?" which is always answered with a "huhhh?". PCStats.com has a very details beginners guide to upgrading your PC and explains about the POST and BIOS screens and how to upgrade components. Beginners Guides: Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC - PCStats.com
Learn how to script Microsoft Windows
Scripts are powerful and can be used to perform lots of tasks. We use lots of scripts at work, some to map printers others to delete unwanted files. Microsoft provide a number of tools to automate creating them and also has a great tutorial site. Microsoft - Learn to Script
March 14, 2005
Website updates and video tutorials
I have added links on the left menu to some of the sites creating tech videos. I have been so impressed with some that it has encouraged me to start making my own. At the moment I am just collected the tools needed like CamStudio and practicing with Windows Movie Maker. I have created a 'practice test video' and you can download it as either High WMV (640x480 10.7MB) or Low WMV (320x280 2.9MB).
If you have any ideas for content you would like to see or be involved please email me at Support@SyndicateONE.net
Posted by syndicateone at 10:25 PM
March 13, 2005
General Network Security
IronGeek.com has some great resources about War Driving with a Linux PDA and also lots of tutorials regarding network security. The most interesting item on the site is Flash and video 'How to's' he has created. It is good to read about something, but seeing is even better. General Network Security
The most interesting video is 'Install VNC Remotely'. I had recently been ask how to do this and I did not know, but from the video is looks simple and IronGeek have all the files needed on there site.
I would recommend only to try and install it remotely on a machine I owned and not to try it at work or school as the Network Administrator may permently remove you from the network and you will have to work with a pen and paper.
March 10, 2005
More Online Tech Video Shows
I have found another website for a group that is producing tech videos. Seems they have produced 3 episodes to date and the last one covers PGP, DVD Ripping and creating a cheap MP3 stereo. Home - BrokenFloppy.com
March 06, 2005
Online Tech Video Shows
If you live in the USA and get G4TechTV you can enjoy some technology TV shows like ‘The ScreenSavers’. The ScreenSavers is not as good as it was before G4 took over and move people are creating their own online tech video shows.
The most famous online tech show is probably www.thebroken.org which is made by Kevin Rose (a ‘ScreenSavers’ presenter) and his friends. They have so far produced 3 episodes and there has been a long delay waiting for the 4th, but shooting should be starting soon.
The newest show I have found is www.2gng.info and their first episode looks very promising. They covered creating a CarPC, spoke about Firefox and gave some Photoshop tips. The next episode will be interesting as they learn to make better video and get more feedback from viewers.
Another two online shows (that I have not had a chance to watch yet) are www.exitframe.org and www.binrev.com/hacktv. It is great that so many groups are creating their own tech shows and covering different areas of technology.
March 05, 2005
How Firefox Works
I strongly recommend to anyone I speak to that they should switch to the Firefox browser. But exactly how does it work? Find out here. Howstuffworks "How Firefox Works"
Browser Keyboard Shortcuts
When possible I prefer to navigate around software with keyboard shortcuts as I can work quicker than using a mouse. There are lots of browser shortcuts that you can use to help speed up your browsing experience. Firefox Help: Keyboard Shortcuts Make sure you use the 'Ctrl + I' shortcut to bookmark this site.
March 03, 2005
Voice Over IP explained
CNet.com has a very details explanation of ‘Voice over IP (Internet Protocol)’ or ‘VoIP’ as it is called for short. They explain how it works and what different services are available. The review is geared towards the American market so some services are not available worldwide. ‘VoIP’ is revolutionising communications both for the consumer and for the network provider as they are moving their infrastructure to ‘VoIP’, so this is a good article to read to get up to speed. BT in the UK are marketing ‘VoIP’ as ‘Voice over Broadband’ or ‘VoB’ as a more consumer friendly name and help users understand how works as they already understand the term ‘broadband'. Internet phones: CNET Editors' guide to VoIP - CNET reviews
March 01, 2005
Cordless 2 in 1 Skype Internet telephone
The new Olympia Cordless DUALphone is the first cordless Internet telephone on the market, using Skype™, and is available from Dabs.com for £79.99 inc VAT. I think this will help break Skype away from the computer and bring this great VoIP application to the telecom masses. Olympia Cordless 2 in 1 Skype Internet telephone Fixed-line Phones - Cordless (DECT)
Power Wattage Calculator
When building a new PC or even upgrading your current one you should never overlook the power that will be required by all of the components. This site makes it easy to calculate how much power you will need so you can make sure you have the correct power supply unit. Power Supply Wattage Calculator - JS Custom PCs.