Dell is offering a free eBook for those who register on their site.
The book gives a nice overview of the new OS. The printed copy of the book sells for about $14.00.
From the Back Cover
Just want to get going with Windows 8? This book was made for you!
Windows 8 looks and acts differently than previous Windows versions. The touch-friendly Start screen and new apps can confuse even the most experienced Windows user. This book helps you master Windows 8 by getting you started using the new interface, finding that missing file, creating a network, using Windows 8 on your tablet, and more.
- The big changes — tour the Start screen, where you load apps and programs, see where the desktop went, and use the Control Panel to customize Windows 8
- Touch and go — get acquainted with the many features designed for touchscreen devices
- Tour the web — use Internet Explorer, set up and use e-mail, access your social networks, and do it all with more security
- When you have to share — discover how to protect everyone’s privacy and how to set up a network
- The magic of media — play CDs, digital music, and movies, or work with photos transferred from your camera
Open the book and find:
- Straightforward explanations of unique features
- Which version of Windows 8 is right for you
- Tips for touchscreen users
- Whether you should upgrade to Windows 8
- Easy, do-it-yourself maintenance tips
- How to download apps from the Windows Store
- The easy way to back up your PC
- Ten things that will drive you crazy and how to fix them
- Use the Start screen to launch apps
- Send e-mail and link to social media accounts
- Create music playlists, watch videos, and organize photos
- Troubleshoot common problems
Daz3d.com is offering its flagship products for free between now and February 29, 2012. Here is a list of the free products:
- DAZ Studio 4 Pro (Including Genesis, winner of 3D World’s 2011 Software Innovation of the Year Award) : Retail $429.95
- Bryce 7 Pro 3D Landscape and Animation Software: Retail $249.95
- Hexagon 2.5 3D Modeling Software: Retail $149.95
- 3D Photoshop Bridge: Retail $199.00 (Included with DAZ Studio 4 Pro)
Even though the internet is popular now, there are still a lot of people without internet access. Both telephone and fax are still the main communication tools for those people. Traditionally, the cost to send an international fax is not trivial. You need a fax machine or a computer with a fax modem. You also need to have an analog phone line. If you do not have a long distance phone plan for the country you want to fax to, the phone bill could be substantial.
There are some companies that offer internet faxing. There is no need to purchase any equipment and no subscription is necessary. You can send an international fax for a nominal fee just by using your computer. Some companies even send the fax for you for free. Here is a company called freepopfax.com that I tried, with great results. Just visit the site. Enter your email and upload your document to fax. You do not need to enter a credit card number or any other personal information. When the fax is done, you receive a confirmation email from them. If you are worried that they will spam your email account, you can use those one-time-use emails from sites like mailinator. The only catch is that they add some ads in the fax. Here is a sample output.
The service offers free international faxing to 40 countries. Give it a try if your country is supported.
HyperCam 3 – is a new version of the famous HyperCam, being jointly developed with Hyperionics LLC. It is an advanced utility for capturing screen actions and saving them as .AVI, WMV/ASF files. Though HyperCam may be used just for grabbing a movie or game, it has been chiefly acknowledged as an excellent tool for creating video presentations, tutorials or demo-clips. Stylish, intuitive and user-friendly interface, pre-defined hot-keys for recording actions, built-in video editor, comprehensive text notes workflow, various settings, command line interface, small installation size and more than affordable price – that is what makes HyperCam 3 a must-have tool.
The main advantages of HyperCam 3 over HyperCam 2:
- new skinned user-friendly interface
- able to grab video in overlay mode
- able to edit captured video with HyperCam Media Editor
- able to encode captured sound
- usefull, tiny HyperCam tray tool-bar
- visual managing by recently recorded clips
- ability to choose audio channel
I got this from twitter. I do not have an Xbox 360, so I cannot confirm it. Let us know if this works for you in the comment section.
To celebrate the launch of #FirstStrike, here’s a free download code. Be the first to redeem it! 6RXTP-TK96Q-WMW94-7W6GC-6X49Z
Here is the link to JD_2020, who is the Community Manager for Treyarch Studio.
For a limited time, iCare is giving away its data recovery software for free. It’s a full featured data recovery software that is usually sold for $69.99. There are four main modules of the program:
- Partition recovery
- Advanced Files Recovery
- Deep Scan Recovery
- Format Recovery
The site also has tutorials about how to use these modules. Here is the link.
On http://booksshouldbefree.com/, people can download audio books for free as an MP3 or an iTunes file. Available in over twenty languages, the collection includes works by classic writers like esteemed poet Robert Frost; author of Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Jules Verne, known for Journey to the Center of the Earth; and, from even longer ago, Niccolo Macchiavelli, author of The Prince. Genres range from adventure to philosophy, from fairy tales to sci-fi. Books as well-known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales are featured within the queue.
If you are interested in accessing audio books online for free, this site may be the one you seek.