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Are you looking for a Free LogMeIn replacement?

As you may have heard LogMeIn have decided to discontinue the Free version of their well known Remote PC Connection product, which was used by thousands of people worldwide.

There are a lot of individuals and small businesses who are looking for a lowcost or free LogMeIn replacement and there are now several companies who are providing their remote connection software free to Home Users.

Once company has also taken the Bull by the horns and decided to make their Computer Remote connection software free, for business with upto 10 PC’s is Usoris Systems with their Remote Utilities Product.

Remote Utilities - Free LogMeIn Replacement Remote Utilities is a very comprehensive product and will make an ideal free LogMeIn replacement for Small Businesses and home users who need occasional remote access to their home or office when away from their PC.

They even have Apps for Android devices and Apple IOS devices, so you can control your PC and pick up files etc from your iPad or iPhone.

If, as a business, you need to go beyond the 10 PC’s then they have cost effective pricing schedules for either a Per PC pricing (for unlimited users) or for a Per Operator pricing to manage unlimited PC’s.

If you need a free LogMeIn replacement today then pop over to the Remote Utilities Website and download your copy today.

 

Need to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites?

If you manage multiple WordPress Sites, either for your own business or for your clients, then you know how much time this can take up. ManageWP is a great tool that lets you carry out all of the essential Blog Management tasks on Multiple WordPress Sites from a single admin console.

Its completely FREE for 30 days and if you have fewer than 5 sites then it continues to be free forever.

ManageWP Intro Video

Watch the introductory video below and see how ManageWP can transform your WordPress management.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

This is one of the best WordPress Plugins I have come across and is a huge time saver.

If you like the introduction to the ManageWP plugin then watch the New User Introduction Video below and you have a Virtual Training course to be up and running in 5 minutes.

If you like what you have seen then pop over to the ManageWP.com and sign up for your FREE Trial account and start Monitoring, Managing and Optimising your WordPress sites.

Why do you need a Free Website Monitor?

Get your FREE Website Monitor – You have spent a lot of time, effort and money to get your website looking good and ranking highly on Google for your chosen Keyword Phrases. So you want to keep it at the top of Google and make sure that customers click through and buy your products and services.

If your site is down when they click through from Google you are not going to get any business and your Google Ranking is likely to drop due to lack of traffic and feedback. Good Website monitoring does not need to be expensive, in fact you can get it completely free by just clicking on the image below.

Monitor websites and servers, online and remotely

On vacation, asleep, or just running errands, you will now have peace of mind. You will know instantly should your Web Hosting provider has a network issue or if your website itself is offline…. and it’s totally FREE.

Public and Email Reports

Reports on hand when you need to show your superiors or your IT staff. Of course, all of this detailed information is available within the portal any time you require it. UptimeSpy.com has nodes around the world to ensure your website issues are pinpointed. Just because one node reports your site is down, does not mean it is offline.

Get your Free Website Monitor today

Get your FREE Website Monitor

Get your FREE Website Monitor

Instant Mobile WordPress Blog with WPtouch –  Turn your existing WordPress Blog into a Mobile optimised site in just seconds with WPtouch. WPtouch is a WordPress Plugin which optimises your WordPress site for various Mobile platforms including; iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Some themes are Responsive and adapt well to Mobile devices, others don’t adapt quite so easily, how would you like to provide your mobile viewers with an an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog, optimised for their device?

How do you get an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog

ComputerSpot viewed on a Galaxy S3WPtouch works by detecting devices like iPhones, iPads, Android Phones and Tablets and more, then serving its optimised themes instead of your regular desktop theme. Mobile visitors can switch between the Mobile or Desktop theme if they choose, so that they are not forced to view the Mobile site if they don’t want to.

Site with Mobile Optimisation

Viewing the ComputerSpot site on a Samsung Galaxy S3 normally looks like the image on the left, you can see the mobile optimised version of the same pages below:-

Viewed on the Samsung Galaxy S3 you can see that the ComputerSpot website looks very similar on the standard (Android 4.1) mobile browser as when it is viewed on a standard Desktop browser, like Google Chrome or FireFox.

WPtouch Free

Install the Free version of the WPtouch WordPress plugin and your site immediately starts to look different on a mobile device. Even before you start changing any of the WPtouch Settings you have a Mobile Optimised version of your site.

The Free Version of the WPtouch plugin optimises for generic mobile devices, Learn more about WPtouch Pro » and you can see that the Pro version then adds specific optimisations for the iPad and the iPhone 4 Retina Display.

Some of the other differences between the Free version and WPtouch Pro include:-

  • Instant Mobile WordPress Blog - WPtouchCreate mobile sites as Web Apps
  • Use of WordPress 3 Custom Menus
  • Multi Level Menu Support
  • iPhone Retina Display Support
  • Select different Themes
  • Skeleton Template included

Instant Mobile WordPress Blog

As you can see the original site (above) and the mobile optimised site on the right look very different. Click on either image to see them full size in a pop-up lightbox window.

The Instant Mobile WordPress Blog  on the right is using the default settings from the Free version of WPtouch. So even with the Free version you instantly get a professional looking mobile WordPress blog site.

Adding the WPtouch Pro Plugin to your WordPress site to get an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog is much quicker and simpler than changing your existing WordPress Theme for a Responsive Theme. It also means that your current Desktop Users will continue to see your established theme, they will only see the Mobile Theme if they view it from a Mobile Phone, Android Tablet or iPad.

If you use the WPtouch Pro module then you have full control over how the site will look, so if you run a WordPress Blog and want to attract and keep mobile visitors with an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog then WPtouch Pro is the best option available.

Switching between Views

By default the Mobile Optimised site will be offered up to all mobile devices.

Switch Between Mobile Theme and DesktopHowever mobile users will be able to switch between the Mobile Optimised site and the traditional Destop view by scrolling to the end of the site and turning Moble Theme on or off.

So to get your Instant Mobile WordPress Blog, Learn more about WPtouch Pro » and you get the Free edition Plugin today and have an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog within a minute.

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you need to Convert PDF to Word?

Most of us have Adobe PDF documents that we occasionally need to update or edit. If you don’t have the origional documents there are ways round it just Convert PDF to Word.

Options to Convert PDF to Word

  • Install an application on your PC
  • Use an on-line service to Convert PDF to Word

Convert PDF to Word – Free Service

If you don’t need to Convert PDF to Word on a regular basis then take a look at www.pdftoword.com this simple, Free, service allows you to upload a PDF file and receive it back, by email, in Word 2007 format. The exact amount of time will depend on the server loads at the service, every time I have used it the email arrives back in just a couple of minutes.
Convert PDF to Word

Convert PDF to Word – Installed Application

If you need to Convert PDF to Word on a regular basis then you may be better off using an installed application. This also give you more control over the conversion process and the layout options. In that case take a look at NitroPDF This is from the same people who provide the Free Online Service. Nitro PDF provides a 14 day Trial, which lets you convert unlimited PDF files, without restrictions.

Quick Summary

If you need to Convert PDF to Word as a trial or on an occasional basis then just use the Free Online Service. Its highly accurate, very quick and provides a great service.
If you need to regularly convert PDF documents, want a high level of control over the layout, or just don’t like the idea of uploading files to an external service for conversion then download NitroPDF and Convert PDF to Word.

CamCard Business Card Scanner

CamCard lets Android and iPhone users create Contacts by just taking a photo of a Business Card, it really is that simple. The software is available as a Free Download for Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile.

Why a Business Card Scanner?

If, like me, you live out of Outlook then the first thing that I do when I get handed a business card  is to add the contact details into Outlook. From there it synchronises with my mobile phone and also with our Office VoIP phone system, so no matter where I am I have all the details to hand when I am talking to someone. Now I don’t even need to take a Business Card from someone, I just need to take a photo of it and let CamCard do the rest.

How to get the CamCard Business Card Scanner for your Android Phone

You can download the Free or Paid for versions of the Android App from the Android Market, just search for CamCard. The Free version of the Business Card Scanner lets you convert 10 cards in the first week of installing the App and then an additional 2 Business Cards a week after that. To unlock it to allow the creation of unlimited cards requires a small payment of about £4.00.
CamCard Business Card Scanner for iPhone

CamCard Business Card Scanner for iPhone

There is also a version of the CamCard Business Card Scanner for the iPhone, which has additional functionality over and above that provided in the Android version of the App.  CamCard supports 12 languages and works with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. You can download the CamCard Business Card Scanner from the iPhone AppStore.

You can find out more about this great Free Business Card Scanner App on their website at www.intsig.com

What is Plan B?

At some point we have all had that heart stopping moment when we realise that ‘I can’t Find My Phone’. Plan B is the first and only ‘find my phone’ app that you download AFTER you’ve already lost your phone.

I can’t find my Phone – Now what do I do?

Imagine that you have just lost your mobile phone. You are starting to panic because you realising ‘I can’t find my phone’ and that you don’t have a backup of the information that’s on there, the Contacts, the photos etc. If you have an Android phone go to Plan B and follow the simple steps to find my phone again:

Go to the Android Market

Go to the Plan B Android Market Page from any computer. You can just go to the Android Market and search for ‘Plan B’.

Install Plan B to Find My Phone

Find my Phone with Plan B Click the Install Button as shown on the left.

If you are not logged into your Google account you will be prompted to do so before the application can be downloaded from the Android Market to your mobile phone.

Plan B will be installed as soon as your phone has a network connection, either a Wi-Fi connection or a 3G connection.

It will take a minute or so to download and install the Plan B application to your phone. This will depend on the network connection speed that is available, bear in mind that you have lost your phone so it may be switched off or in a building with a poor signal.

If the phone is powered off when you attempt to install the software it will be queued and Plan B will be installed once the phone is powered back on and has network connectivity. As soon as it can Plan B will try to find my phone and report back its location by email.

Note: Plan B will attempt to verify that its is compatible with your phone, you can see in this case that it has identified by phone and the local carrier.

Confirm your Phone

Plan B Install to Phone

Once you have pressed ‘Install’ Plan B will confirm the phone that you want to install (push) Plan B to. Just make sure that it is correct before you go ahead with the installation.

Click on the Install button in the lower left hand corner of the Checkout page. (assuming the phone is correct).

At this point you can relax and go and get a coffee and leave it to Plan B to Find my Phone. You now need to login to your GMail account so that you can receive the email once Plan B has installed and found your phone.

Plan B will start automatically as soon as it has installed and then send your phones location to your Gmail account. Plan B has been able to find my phone will send updates for a 10 minute period.

To locate your phone again after 10 minutes just text the word “locate” to your mobile number. At this point Plan B will spring into action again and find my phone again for me.

Plan B can Find My Phone
Plan B Phone Found

Plan B  was able to find my phone and send me a map and its co-ordinates. Its a very clever piece of software and will try different methods to try and find my phone.

After you install it, Plan B will start locating your phone using cell towers and GPS.

On some phones, Plan B can switch GPS on automatically.

Your location will keep updating for 10 minutes, and you will get an email each time it is located, whether the phone is moving or standing still.

You can start the process again by texting “locate” to your number from any other phone.

How does Plan B Find My Phone?

  • You’ll get one email message when Plan B starts, and up to 5 other messages as it refines your phone’s location or tracks it as it moves.
  • Each location email will include an accuracy rating in meters.
  • Plan B will attempt to launch as soon as it downloads, but in some cases you will need to send an SMS to get it started.
  • Note that your location is only sent to the Gmail address that is already associated with your phone; nobody else can access your location using Plan B

Plan B was able to find my phone and give me an accurate location, it was sat on my desk in the office.

I can find my Phone – I need to protect it now

Having Lookout on your phone is the best way to protect your phone and find it fast, but use Plan B if you have already lost your Android phone, or Tablet and didn’t have Lookout installed. So get Lookout to protect your phone and important information, but if you haven’t installed Lookout before loosing your phone fall back to Plan B and then Find my Phone.

Get all the features of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free plus:

The new evaluation of Malwarebytes Pro allows you to test the features of the Professional edition for 14 days before it  reverts to the feature set of the Free Edition. Malwarebytes Pro adds the following features to the set available in the Free Edition.

  • Realtime Proactive Protection
  • Blocks Malicious Websites
  • Stops Malicious Code
  • Scheduled Scanning & Updates

Malwarebytes products have a proven record of protecting computers by completely removing all forms of malware, including viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits. When it comes to the safety of your computer, Malwarebytes provides the ultimate in protection from the cutting edge of technology!

The Free version of Malwarebytes is a great tool to deal with those after the fact issues, the Pro version ensures that you are protected in the first place so that you never get infected with Malware. Now you can try the Pro features as part of an evaluation.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO

Start a 14-day trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO and you can activate Realtime Proactive Protection. After your trial, purchase an upgrade and maintain your protection or simply wait and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically return to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free functionality.

Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove malicious programs from your computer. Malwarebytes Anti-Malwares PRO combines powerful new technologies designed to seek out, destroy and prevent malware.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO detects AND protects in an easy-to-use, straightforward, heavy-hitting but lightweight anti-malware application.

Capsule CRM add Mobile Support

Capsule CRMCapsule CRM have added Mobile support to their hugely successfully Cloud CRM Application.  If you already use Capsule CRM you can start using the Capsule CRM mobile application today.

Mobile Support with Capsule CRM

Capsule CRM Mobile supports the following mobile phones.

  • iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4
  • Android phones running Android 2.1+ such as Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid 2, HTC Evo, Samsung Galaxy S
  • BlackBerry phones running BlackBerry OS 6 such as BlackBerry Bold and Torch

I am happily running Capsule CRM Mobile on my HTC Desire Z. It seems to work just fine, and the ability to call a contact by just clicking on the number is superb. If you have the customer address it will look up the location on Goggle Maps,another great edition.

How to Get Capsule CRM Mobile

Enter the the following URL into the browser on your phone to install Capsule Mobile:
https://[your-account].capsulecrm.com/m

Be sure to replace the [your-account] bit with the relevant part from your Capsule account URL. You’ll be prompted to enter your username and password and a pop-up message will ask your permission to allow additional storage space to be used on your phone. It may take several minutes for your contacts to be downloaded to your phone.

More about Capsule CRM

If you haven’t already tried Capsule CRM you can set up a trial in  just minutes. Just go to www.capsulecrm.com and sign up for a Free Trial. Unless you are a very small business its best to sign up for the Free 30 day Trial rather than the Free Account, as the 250 contacts in the Free account quickly disappear.

The Free Trial of the Professional edition supports unlimited users and 50,000 contacts, once your 30 day Free trial is up Capsule CRM costs just £8.00 a month per user

With Contact Manager, Accounts, Sales Pipeline, Opportunities and Task work-flows catered for Capsule is the ideal Small Business CRM.

Capsule CRM  has integration into several other cloud services, these include:

Capsule CRM allows you to integrate with Outlook other email services and also lets you put Web-to-Lead forms on your website, so you can capture sales opportunities direct into Capsule CRM.

We plan detailed articles about using Capsule CRM in future Posts. So do your business a favour and start using Cloud Based Sales automation with Capsule CRM today.