Interesting Websites…

Welcome to this month’s computer article written by Richard from BlueMoon Solutions.
This month we look at a few websites I have been told about that might be of interest, one for the crafters and card makers out there and the other is for any sport mad people out there.
A customer recently told me about a good website for watching sport TV for free using your computer.  The site address is www.fromsport.com and looks pretty easy to use.  Just navigate to the website, choose the game that you are interested in watching.  Looking at the screen now, its showing Australia vs England.  Click on the little TV to the right of the game to watch it.  It’s a bit ‘pot luck’ as to whether you get to see something or not and some of the pages require you to install additional software, but I was able to get some video working without too much hassle.
Of course before you do any of this type of thing, especially downloading software from the Internet you should make sure that your antivirus is up to date and running, for those of you, like me, that are using the free edition of AVG the latest version is “AVG Free Edition 2011”, these guys seem to have taken the Microsoft approach when numbering their software, the previous version was version 9.5 and before that version 9, now we are on version 2011 and that was released last year in 2010 – nowt as queer as folk eh?
Another great website I have been introduced to recently (thanks Tracy!) is www.dumpr.net – its one all you crafters will love.  This simple website helps you create great photos that you can then share with your friends.  It’s really easy to use, all you have to do is select an effect, upload your photo and then you’re done; you can either email the new image to your friends or download a copy of it.  The website is free for anyone to use, however if you want to gain access to a whole host of additional features then you can subscribe for only $2 a month.
Finally, I have another great iphone application for all of you that were lucky enough to pick up an iPhone or iPad for Christmas.  This one’s called Star Walk and you do have to pay for it, but its only £1.79 for the iPhone or £2.99 for the iPad, the app is amazing, download it and hold your iPhone to the night sky, it figures out where you are in the world and what direction you are pointing the phone in and shows you an image of the night sky, with the stars, consellations and plants all annotated.  As you move your phone the image updates showing you detailed information about the part of the sky you are pointing at, it really does have to be seen to be believed!
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