ADVICE AND TIPS
Provides advice, information and ideas for inspiration.
Airlines (See TRAVEL)
AMAZON KINDLE PUBLISHING
Developed by SUNRISE for authors and publishers, this is the template you should use when creating your next "Stephen King"-inspired eBook on Kindle, ePUB or other platforms. Already tested against KindleGen 2.9 with no errors to report, feel free to make use of this clean template to create your great novel.
The essential tool from Amazon to create your Kindle eBook. Use it to convert your HTML template source file (e.g., the link above as an example) into the Kindle file format. The link shown here is for Mac users only.
The essential tool from Amazon to create your Kindle eBook from your HTML template source file. This one is for PC users, so Mac users must use Terminal.app in the Utilities folder to run some basic commands (yuk!). Or better still, choose the app version above!
With built-in KindleGen 2.9, just drag-n-drop an ePUB file to convert. Added advantage: You can preview the Kindle eBook file straightaway. You can ignore the above links in favour of this tool if you prefer.
A compact no holds back view of our long evolutionary history. This will reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly of what he have gone through on this planet, and what could become for all of us in the future. We hope this section inspires people to do the right thing for one another and for all living things in the universe just to show exactly what we have learned after all this time.
Searches through dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, glossaries and encyclopedias for the answers
AUSTRALIAN SERVICES, FREE
As recommended by Amazon.com. This is the place for everything you need to get your book sold on Amazon and produced into any format required (e.g., ebooks as well as traditional print).
BABY, PREGNANCY AND SAFETY ADVICE
And if you are still worried this is not enough information, we can only recommend wrapping your child in cotton wool to solve all other safety issues.
also see CHILD SAFETY INTERNET ADVICE
Avoid those shady commercial payday loan centres such as Cash Converters and GoodtoGo Loans with their attempt to force people to pay excessive fees, very high interest rates, etc (see ABC television program, Four Corners, 30 March 2015). Good Shepherd MicroFinance are for people on low income who need small loans to purchase fridges, a second-hand car, furniture, or anything else, while ensuring people feel valued and in control of their finances and lives at all times. The truly ethical and moral approach to leanding.
BILLS, PAY YOUR
BOOKS, CREATE YOUR OWN ELECTRONIC
BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL, BUY OR SELL
BUSINESS SERVICES, SMALL (AUSTRALIA)
BUSINESS SERVICES, SMALL (INTERNATIONAL)
BUTTON MAKERS, WEB (FREE)
Free web design content.
For capturing full length screenshots of web pages. For an alternative, try the freeware Paparazzi 1.0.
Formerly Fixed Price Car Service, just mention your car make and model, the suburb you want it serviced, the type of repairs, and you will receive a number of fixed quotes for the repair.
An essential first step before purchasing a car. Use this web site to find out if the car is stolen.
A $30 per month subscription-based web site for viewing all available 3D animations of how your car works. Mainly helpful for car repair shops looking to show customers where parts are located and what they do.
CDs, see MUSIC
CHILD SAFETY INTERNET ADVICE
CHILD PROOFING, see BABY AND PREGNANCY ADVICE
For jobs, see Job Seeker (Employee Resource), International
For education, see EDUCATION, CIVIL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
If you are bored of the simple and uninspiring designs for clothing you find at your local Kmart, Target, Big-W, Walmart or some other general clothing outlet store, you certainly won't be by the time you have browsed through this web site. Wow your friends and people in your town or city by wearing unique and smitten designs for clothing or decor items in your home that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Also, when you purchase an item from VIDA, a certain percentage of net sales goes toward sponsoring literacy programs for factory workers who work hard to print and produce the garments and other fashion accessories. Actually, did we mention VIDA is an ethical business in ensuring factory workers are given a decent wage and working conditions as well? Well, that is the kind of place you can expect from VIDA as it is there to not only make the world a more artful place, but a better place to live for everyone. And, by the way, if you just so happen to be an artist/designer yourself, you also have the option to sell clothing with your unique designs through VIDA (to register or login to your account and start selling, visit this site). In the words of Erica Carter, Head of Artist Recruitment: "[Here at VIDA] we produce, package, and ship every order on your behalf and, you’ll earn 10% of the net sales for every product sold featuring your designs, with no cap on how much you can earn."
see also SOFTWARE
Home decor, wreaths, fine art, tapestries and more
DATE, FIND A
The process of avoiding the privacy intrusive techniques employed by Apple, Inc. in gathering information about you, your views, your business confidential information, and your online habits while you browse online with your Mac. Apple is almost as bad as Google in terms of the information it tries to gather and keep on its servers (Apple achieves this via the push technology enabled on your iOS and macOS devices). And yes, law enforcement agents can gain access to all your information on Apple servers, iPhones and macOS machines (as required by law). That is right. You have absolutely no control over the information once it leaves your computer and ends up sitting on an Apple server (or any third-party server for that matter). There is no hiding this fact. The only good thing going for this company at the present time is that at least future employers (other than Apple) will not be able to access your personal and business confidential information (unless you let them use your Mac with full administrator privileges and all your personal passwords). Nevertheless, if you are worried about how much Apple likes to intrude on your private and business life for whatever purposes the company alleges to be doing (often under the umbrella of providing targeted marketing information to users and/or so-called improving its services to you), the following links will help you to minimise the company's presence in your life. As for iOS devices, you may need to consider other similar devices from a different manufacturer.
Arguably one of the most effective tools on the planet in blocking virtually all electronic information coming out of your computer. No matter how surreptitious the effort to send data is (as is the case with Apple), Little Snitch will detect it, and you will be greeted with a pop-up message on the screen prior to the data being sent to help you decide whether or not to permit or deny the connection. The beauty of this little utility is that you have a choice (not like the way the company or whoever is snooping around and sending data out of your computer without your awareness would like to decide for you). You decide if you want the information to escape your Mac. More importantly, you have the power to "forever" deny the connection too should you feel the company is asking for too much information. That's right. You will never be hassled again from Apple once you deny the connection forever. Even without using Safari or another web browser, you will be surprised by how many apps on your Macintosh computer will try to call Apple and send data. Most will be Apple-specific apps, including PhotoBooth.app, iTunes.app, and various system extensions. Even when you are not browsing on the Apple web site using Safari, this Apple-specific web browser will still do everything it can to call Apple and send data. So look out for those Little Snitch messages that tell you the server address has the word "apple" in it (or basically just don't do anything with your Mac and leave it for a little while the internet is accessible and see all the Apple apps that try to make a connection to the Apple servers over time, especially when you first turn on the internet). This is usually a sure-fire sign that Apple is looking for something, and in most cases the data it wants is not necessary for helping you to use your computer or to achieve your aims. Block them with this great utility and discover a newfound sense of security you never had before. Little Snitch version 4.x is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and higher (except remember to create a fresh clean set of rules rather than rely on version 3.x rules as editing the rules does causes unexpected quits of the configuration app in El Capitan, but not the filtering app).
The latest macOS (including High Sierra and Mojave) is notorious for retaining information about what you do in various caches, log files, and even force the retention of multiple old copies of your documents in a fixed location that Apple chooses on your behalf (again without giving you choice) as part of Apple's preferred backup solution it wants you to accept. Later such unencrypted information can be sent to Apple servers on the pretence that it is there to be transferred to your iPhone or iPad, but in reality helps the company and other third-party entities to see what you are doing, gather business confidential information for their own advantages etc. Whilst such a move may be nice for Mac newbies and youngsters unaware of such insights other than to feel like Apple is thinking about them and working in their interest (cough!), this method of retaining old documents is one of the most effective means for the company to learn what you do, who you are, the apps you use, steal your intellectual property, and so much more. To deal with this situation with any reasonable effectiveness, use Onyx to clear out the extra data collected on your Mac over a period of time. It will make OS X more privacy-protected and secure. Go to the Parameters tab of OnyX and delete caches and log files for maximum protection of your personal data. Note that you may have to repeat this process every now and then until a developer can provide an app to automatically delete unwanted files of your choosing at shutdown, and so make it feel like less of a chore. Until that day comes, OnyX remains a useful tool in this regard.
It would appear Waterfox, Safari, and an improperly set-up Firefox and Chrome browsers are lethal in leaking out your data and what you do, not to mention the fact that they allow certain information to seep back into your computer, including a thing called malware. Indeed the problem is so bad that you are probably better off sticking to the only most secure web browser there is on the planet: TorBrowser. Not perfect, but version 8.0.3 of TorBrowser as of 24 October 2018 is the best you can find, including a critical patch for the vulnerability found in the NoScript extension used by this browser that would have allowed harmful scripts to get through. A great web browser, and a popular choice among military officials.
Another one of Apple's tricks is to auto hide the Preview.app from the Dock after a period of inactivity (especially if it has no documents opened) to give you the impression that it is not running. Well, don't be fooled. It is there running in the background. Furthermore, the app will not clear the memory even when a document previously opened in Preview.app has been closed. Not even trashing the closed document will work until Preview.app has been properly quit. This means you must use the Option Command and Esc keys to select the app and Force Quit it. And even then, details of the document is still retained in memory (as you may discover when you re-launch Preview.app and try to drag n' drop a PDF page or file into an existing opened PDF document. Somehow the old data comes back again and you must undo and try again for it to work properly the second time around (really bad for legal professionals who are hoping for a reliable way to add new documents to an existing one). All this for the sake of Apple wanting to see what you were doing if you allow your Mac to be accessible on the internet. So if you use Preview.app for reading and manipulating PDF documents, use an alternative free or paid PDF editor from an independent and more trustworthy developer from the link shown above. For a reasonable PDF editor you could try iSkySoft PDF Editor 6 released in November 2017 with its new user interface and more efficient functions (upgrade price is US19.99, normally US$99.95). Otherwise, if you already have Adobe Acrobat (not the reader version), might as well stick to it for a little while longer. Also useful in this regard are the numerous memory optimising apps, and choose ones that will auto clear inactive RAM after a document has been closed.
The process of avoiding the privacy intrusive techniques employed by Google in gathering information about you, your views, and your online habits while you browse online. Google is a personal favourite of secret intelligence organisations, and even your future employers, as they all use Google services to gather information about you (not to mention your (ex-)boyfriend, (ex-)girlfriend, and anyone else for that matter, even right down to your personal views on various issues). If all this seems a bit much for what should be a simple task of searching on the web for essential information presented in visual (text or static/moving pictures) and audio form from various web sites just to gather new ideas or be entertained, then check out the links below for the places you should visit to avoid this situation. We also recommend that you don't create a Google email account or use Android phones (Android OS is owned by Google). Yes, hard to do in this day and age (as we all use mobile phones), but it will end up being the best solution for protecting everyone's privacy. Or else truly high-grade encryption software has to be produced, installed and activated as a standard feature across all sensitive personal electronic devices to beat all the spyware tools out there on the market, such as Evident from BAE Systems. Unfortunately, in this era of terrorism and the efforts by certain governments in the world to control their civilians who are looking for change (probably to restore balance), we feel this is unlikely.
The search engine that does not keep a history of your searching and where you visit. A truly innovative concept in today's world.
The online map service that does not keep a history of the places you search for. Definitely an organisation ahead of its time, and something others should aspire to.
Forget the rest, just go for TorBrowser. Don’t use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox. All will either retain information about you, including a remarkably detailed history of where you have visited for sending to their servers (even when you eventually delete your history, as it once occurred with an older version of Safari), or have various security holes to allow people to send and run malicious code on your computer. The most dangerous codes are those designed to quietly delete or encrypt (through ransom-ware) files in known locations setup by the OS manufacturers (a silly idea that has truly had its day, unless the manufacturers are there to also gather information about you, what you do, and the tools you use on your computer all the time). Otherwise, the code may be designed to quietly grab your personal files and send them to a server online (sounds like a good idea to install something equivalent to Little Snitch to solve this pesky problem).
The process of avoiding the privacy intrusive techniques employed by the government in gathering information about you, what you do, and who you meet. Hard to do in this day and age with government concerns of a few terrorists in our midst (the solution is simple: treat everyone well and with respect, and give everyone what they need to survive, a place they can call their home, and have equal opportunities to succeed in a worthwhile and positive area of life they wish to pursue), but at the end of the day it is a requirement for journalists in a truly democratic society to be free and independent in their work as well as allow people basic rights to maintain good privacy. Indeed, any means of keeping governments away when it comes to snooping around in your personal life is a godsend and will benefit just about everyone else who prefers a little more independence (as for terrorists, it is time we all show a bit of love for one another and then society will feel genuinely secure). For a start, you should look at the techniques covered in DeMicrosoftise, DeApplise, and DeGooglise for a dramatic improvement in the protection of your privacy. Other than that, perhaps the best form of defence against the prying eyes of governments is simply to have no network connection to the internet. Sounds like a revolutionary concept. So, to be a little more realistic, and given how hard people find it to live without their mobile phone and internet connections (you would swear there must be a virtual umbilical cord attached to their bodies and the devices), some network connection will be necessary, and probably unavoidable. Therefore, the first step is to consider establishing a Virtual Personal Network (VPN). This nifty solution is designed to hide your IP address, and if it comes with effective encryption, even better. Use a VPN to by-pass Australian-based servers (if the VPN server is located overseas), and so open up a world of new opportunities, insights, and access to a much wider range of information on the internet (you get the best and the worse of what's on offer, but at least you are a good filter of information? You understand why people do the things they do, right? So use your intelligence to decide what's important, useful to society, and help you to achieve good things in the world. Set an example for others to aspire to). A VPN with encryption will also have the added benefit of allowing you to send and receive emails with anonymity. If you need examples of good VPN services, check out VPN Vanguard's recommendation here. But the best VPNs are those you don't have to pay anything (i.e., no record of who you are from your financial transactions to pay for the service). Hard to find, but they do exist. And once China's LinkSure company gets worldwide internet coverage established by sending 10 satellites into orbit, VPNs and internet access will be free to everyone. A major shake-up in the world of internet will take place, with many Western ISPs will probable face tough times. That is the only reason why VPNs have a cost. The people running it still pay for internet access where they are, and a little profit on the side. When internet services become free for all by 2026, VPNs will have to be free also. When it comes to encryption, don't compromise on anything less than 512-bits in the encryption level (and ideally you should keep the encryption/decryption keys on your machine, not someone else's especially for the decryption key itself). The standard nowadays should be the high-grade 1024-bit or higher for file and email encryption as used by military experts, and considered essential for journalists wanting to communicate with whisteblowers* or other people. Apart from a VPN service, we also strongly recommend that you do not advertise yourself on FaceBook, Twitter, or other social media sites. This is especially true if you are a journalist, and definitely do not show a picture of yourself (your family, the size of your bodily appendages etc.). Who really needs to know? If you do, any other accounts you may have for personal use showing pictures of yourself with friends, family and so on will be linked together through face-recognition technology, even if you decide to use an anonymous name and fake life biography. You are better off not being on these social media sites (your real life is your social media site and you should be doing the promoting privately just by walking around and being yourself, not the narcissistic approach of going online and telling everyone how great you are) to be truly free and independent. Also consider using a clean (i.e., not electronically bugged) old mobile phone or something that will not track your location. And to get away from Western internet networks, you can either go on the Russian Yandex network, or the new China SureLink system for free internet access. Finally, to complete the picture, we recommend that you check the following links.
The essential tools you need to encrypt to a high-grade all the files and email messages you want to send and receive. Works with Windows and OS X (i.e., Mail.app). Check out this video on how to install and use the tools.
Useful when sending anonymously an email message to someone using a disposable temporary email address.
An alternative to Guerilla Mail.
We can't speak enough about the usefulness of this browser. First developed by the U.S. Navy, the Tor browser helps to better protect your privacy while browsing the internet. It does this by "bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world" (assuming the volunteers are not collecting information). Use the latest version to fix known bugs that have been exploited by government-funded clandestine agencies in the past. Use it in conjunction with access to a wide variety of different public internet hotspots (i.e., don't use your real internet account), and only store a fake name on your computer, software, and contacts.app, and you should be protected to a very high degree. Also, when the time comes to publish the results of your independent journalistic work online, use an anonymous web site hosted offshore to avoid any draconian laws in Australia preventing you from leaking important information that you believe is in the public interest and can hold governments, military, and/or businesses fully accountable for its actions.
See also INTERNET: REMOVING GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTIONS
The process of avoiding the privacy intrusive techniques employed by Microsoft in gathering information about you, your views, and your online habits while you browse online. Microsoft generally follows quietly along the path of Apple, often watching the more controversial technologies introduced by the other company. When enough people seem to be unaware (mostly younger consumers who will go for just about anything new because they think new equates to being better and, therefore, a must have feature or product) or simply choose to ignore the problems (a natural reaction when those in a position of power with their products are not allowing enough choices to be made available for people to decide), Microsoft usually takes onboard the same technologies, and does it better and more refined (and thus trickier to detect). Therefore, deMicrosoftising your life is often the same as for Apple.
The simplest solution to dealing with Microsoft Windows is simply to download and install Linux OS. It is a free, open source solution. More importantly, it is stable and secure. Annual updates ensure Linux remains the best it can be. Indeed, if the available Linux apps are sufficient for your needs, why would you need Windows OS from Microsoft? Better to stay with Linux.
This is touted as the equivalent to Little Snitch for Windows 10. Use it to allow or deny Windows apps in connecting to servers on the internet. Available as a free and paid version, this useful app is definitely worth a closer look.
Did we mention TorBrowser is the best and most secure internet browser there is on the planet? If you haven't, it might be worth your while having a look at our earlier discussions regarding this excellent browser. By the way, a Linux version just so happens to be available should you decide to go the Linux OS way.
A free-of-charge web-based spelling and grammar checking system provided by a company based in northern California. The web site makes full use of a sophisticated internet-based engine to deliver a extremely fast and efficient service for all. It is totally free to use for private educational or business purposes. Sign up and receive newsletters on various tips and ideas on how to improve your writing.
Also comes with a standard English dictionary, a medical dictionary, a legal dictionary, a financial dictionary, and access to idioms and acronyms, as well as various encyclopedias (including Wikipedia).
Ginger, is the leading contextual grammar and spell checker on the market today and is able to automatically correct all types of spelling and grammar mistakes, even the most severe ones, especially from people who use English as a second language.
Nothing beats a good human editor, but for a machine to do an awesome job of editing, this has to be the world's most accurate grammar checker available today. A subscription fee is required after testing it out on some sample text.
A way for you to understand how well your can adapt and understand cultural diversity.
DVD, FIND A
A web site you can subscribe to watch free documentaries in a wide variety of categories.
An innovative web site designed to bring together a community of "diverse interest" editors to really help you get your writing to a top notch level. At Kibin, you will receive a good edit of any text (school essays, chapters of your first book, brochures, etc) at respectable prices. Flexible enough to let you choose editors in your chosen field of interest to look at your work. You can even set how much time the editor has to look at your work and pay accordingly through PayPal or, if you are feeling confident in your writing skills, edit other people's work and use your accumulated credits (or money earned) to ask others to edit your work. How much simpler can it be?
EDUCATION, AGED CARE
A chance within a growing industry to have a lifelong stable employment for those who enjoy caring for people. Scholarships up to US$10,000 are available for the right student.
EDUCATION, BROAD (GENERAL)
Promotes lifelong wellness skills, emphasizing activity and nutrition for students.
One of the early web sites on the internet to offer free education since 1995. This one focuses on identifying and presenting the global and universal large-scale patterns acquired from a broad study of certain disciplines using the right side of the brain. A unique education web site sure to give you the bigger picture.
EDUCATION, CIVIL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has explained it perfectly when it defined a civil engineer as someone who leads "the teams that plan, design, construct, and operate the infrastructures essential to our modern lives". Of course, the course itself is a little more involved than simply leading a group of people. You do need to have some knowledge of science and mathematics, as well as the necessary communication skills to present your ideas and solutions to others. Fortunately, just like your ultimate pizza topping, this university will give you the lot (pepperoni, olives and the rest). So, go ahead and sink your teeth into this one.
Do you get more of a buzz in electrical engineering? Well, the same university that offers you civil engineering just so happens to have a course catered specifically for budding new electrical engineers as well.
Of course, one can't always be biased towards the New Jersey offering for a quality education in civil engineering. The Ohio University is also a leading educator in this field. And it may even be closer to your home too. But then again, if you want to stay as far away as possible from your parents, try the New Jersey location instead.
Just as capable as the people from New Jersey, the Ohio University will also give you a solid background in all things relating to electrical engineering. Perhaps at the end of this course, you might be able to build an electromagnetic spacecraft and start travelling to the stars to meet your new clients. Well, you have got to start somewhere, right? Fortunately, the course you need is ready and waiting for you.
Don't let the word "Adventist" frighten you off. This is one place in America to receive the best education in all areas relating to the health sector (including nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, and radiologic sciences to name a few) from highly friendly academic staff with real experience behind them.
NOTE: Praying is optional.
Prefer the management side of things in the health sector? This university will teach you best practices in acquiring, analyzing, and protecting medical information held in digital or traditional format considered vital to providing quality patient care. Welcome to the world of Health Information Management (HIM).
Health Informatics is just a fancy shorthand name for "information technology in the health sector" (or if you are keen to keep things nice and short, just called it HI). Seriously, if you think you can make a difference in the health sector with your brilliant skills in information technology, this university will give you everything you need to marry the two broad disciplines and give you the head start in this career path. A big plus is the very well laid out and easily accessible list of resources on a single web page with all the information you could ever want to help make your education decision a breeze to make.
Do you have a panache for nursing? If so, this educational institution has a lot to offer. Between the Adventist University and this one, you are well and truly covered in this field.
EDUCATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
A quality educational institution for anything relating to information technology, now offers online (or distance) education for anyone. On May 11, 2016, Boston University received the 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning, making it among the top education leaders on the planet. This includes all the latest computer languages, how to build a supercomputer, as well as skills in cyber safety and the internet.
The foundation provides free educational information and support to those who are interested in learning about cyber security degrees and what they can do you for you.
Nothing but the best for those looking to become masters of the business and management universe. Management and Business Administration (MBA) courses are available from these top educational institutions as selected by the reputable Financial Times.
Another reliable ranking list from the people who publish the highly trusted Forbes business magazine. MBA courses can also be found among these selected educational institutions, or else broaden your horizons from a wider range of courses on offer.
A free advisory site for people looking to choose the best suited MBA programs as either a postgraduate education option or to uplift your professional worth to employers.
Want to know the benefits of online (or distance) education? Have you ever wanted to figure out what's available online and whether you should ever need to attend a traditional "bricks-n-mortar" school? How much much does it really cost to go online and get the education you deserve and need for life compared to the traditional approach? For the answers to these and many other questions, visit this web site. A useful resource for all students, parents and employers alike.
Education experts will help you to find the best places to study online bachelor's degree or master's degree through a unique and personalized approach.
EDUCATION, PhD & MASTERS
Education experts will help you to find the best places to study online bachelor's degree or master's degree through a unique and personalized approach.
Free UK advice and guidance from university academics, about Online Ph.D. courses.
EDUCATION, SPECIFIC (GENERAL)
Following the same principle with education as SUNRISE, the Khan Academy provides a not-for-profit free education to anyone, anywhere, and anytime. Focus on many specific types of knowledge as you would find at traditional schools for all years including maths, physics, chemistry, economics and finance, but in a much easier way (unless you have brilliant teachers in your traditional schools). For more holistic knowledge relating to the broader concepts of psychology, religion, evolution, astronomy, world problems, and technology, try SUNRISE.
If you think those pilots of the future who will fly the electromagnetic spacecraft will not be thin enough to make the journey times to the stars nice and quick according to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, your expert knowledge in sports and how to keep fit and trim will go down extremely well indeed. Or if you just want to help the latest and greatest athlete to win a mountain of gold at the next Olympic games, a sports education with coaching skills is the way to go. Or maybe there is a sports team who needs a coach to take the players and their club to the next premiership win? Don't want to aim that high? Well, remember that you can do anything with this course. But if you want something simpler, coaching is still useful at the grassroots level of your community when it comes to helping kids to learn how to play any sport.
Being trim and healthy is not essential, but would be highly regarded in this field of study. This course will explain all the ins and outs of handling the administration side of any sports, from the elite sports clubs, to the humble Physical Education department of every quality school in the nation.
EDUCATION, SCHOLARSHIPS (USA)
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EDUCATION, SURVIVAL TIPS
Secrets, tips and advice for the prospective college student wanting to know how to survive the next gruelling stage of one's life. Still, life should not be boring for you, so read up and take away some great advice on how to make your experience at college the best it can be.
The courses offered at this educational institution will develop the leadership skills you need to make an impact in the classroom, school, and community. If you love becoming a teacher and want to set the world on fire with your unique approach to educating the masses, you would do well to check this place out.
EDUCATIONAL TOOLS (FOR ALL AGES)
Searches through dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, glossaries and encyclopedias for the answers.
Original research information from SUNRISE showing how life probably came to be and evolved on Earth. Also includes a look into the future in the evolution of human beings and the likely scenarios we will encounter.
Print your own free graph paper. For accuracy, make sure you don't select "Fit to Page" when printing. Actual size always works best.
The world's easiest way to learn words. Great for kids, but even adults can benefit from learning new words. Utilises pictures to best capture the definition and meaning of words. Divided into Basic, Easy, Medium and Hard levels to help with word learning.
A powerful educational and business tool to use for life. Apart from organising your contacts at a personal and/or business level, the lookup databases (e.g., infobase.fmp12, elearn.fmp12, library.fmp2 and science.fmp12) available with SUNRISE Contacts provide effective presentation and research tools for every student of any age. For example, use elearn.fmp12 to produce flashcards or summary notes of everything you have learned, organised by topics or subjects (and any number can be created with unlimited pages for each as required). All you do is type the topic and author, click the button and start storing your notes. Choose the page design and add pictures or movies to the notes to help aid in your memory (i.e., now understood to be a critical approach to accelerating your learning), or just show pictures or movies without the notes. You decide how best to use this tool.
A free software tool you can use right now for personal use.
See also ENCYCLOPEDIAS, ELECTRONIC JOURNALS etc
Compare electricity and gas providers in your area.
The open source free standard (PGP is the paid version) is known as GPG (a play on the PGP letters to help show to users that it is essentially the same as the paid version, except keys generated in the paid version will not be compatible with the open source GPG version, so carefully choose the tools you want to use the free version is powerful enough, but do donate for the tools to be further developed and enhanced). The links below will give you military-grade encryption of your email messages (the best on the planet).
ENGINEERING EDUCATION (see EDUCATION)
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Yes, that horrid "E" word has made a come back. But it need not have to be boring. There are many ways to exercise and we recommend getting into a workout class with friends at a level that won't kill you off (even if some world governments wish there were fewer older people in the world). Enjoy the class, we say! Better still, with fitness centres not able to play all your favourite latest music due to copyright restrictions (unless you are happy to listen to Les Mills' brand of music, which isn't the greatest on the planet), you should set up your own exercise class with friends. As soon as the aerobic room is free, bring in your own music, play it and you can all exercise exactly how you like it (and the fitness centres cannot get into trouble for it). As for exercising at home, the best all-round exercise is a good quality treadmill. The link above will give you good advice on the best treadmills to buy based on your budget, features, and durability. If you do buy a treadmill, we suggest setting it up in the living room (or separate entertainment room, which seems to be the in thing for new homes these days), watch your favourite music videos and before you know it, you have raised a sweat and burned off enough calories. And it doesn't seem like you had been working hard to achieve it. The way exercising should be.
FARMERS (AUSTRALIAN), ONLINE HELP FOR
With the free eFax account option (yes, it is still available), you will receive your own fax number and a maximum of 10 inbound fax pages per month (used to be 20 pages per month in 2009) but no outgoing faxes are permitted (so use FaxZero.com). To increase the number of fax pages to 150 per month for both receiving and sending (used to be 130 pages in 2009 to help encourage free eFax account owners to upgrade their account), you need to pay for an eFax Plus service costing a minimum of USD$14.13 per month (with a USD$10 once off setup fee). if you exceed the limit, it is USD$0.10 per page. But if you can afford it and do a lot of faxing, there is no limit to how many faxes you can receive or send. There is also an eFax Pro service for serious bulk faxing activities (some people do love their faxes). This will give you 200 free pages every month at a minimum cost of USD$16.63 per month (with a USD$19.95 once off setup fee) and the same USD$0.10 per page if you exceed the limit. All faxes are received in the rather unique efx format and hence you must use a proprietary software tool to read them. You can download eFax Messenger software from the web site to streamline the entire process of reading faxes directly on your computer. However, for Mac users with Intel machines, incredibly the software has never been updated (only works with PowerPC machines). So most Mac users must login online and read the faxes in a web browser. The only one saving grace in all of this is the fact that you can still print the faxes, which means if you have installed a PDF print driver on your intel Mac computer you can effectively save the faxes as high-quality PDFs. So just a little more hassles to gather the faxes for Mac users. eFax is a service offered by j2 Global Communications based in Hollywood, California, Dublin, Ireland, and various other country locations. The free eFax service is offered on the basis that you are happy to receive and view advertisements. If not, you must upgrade to eFax Plus.
Send doc, docx or pdf files as fax documents electronically via FaxZero. Simply upload up to 3 documents and send to a recipient (you enter the details). The free version comes with a small advert on the cover sheet, and you are limited to 5 faxes per day with each fax containing no more than 3 pages plus the cover sheet. To raise the maximum number of pages to 15 plus a cover sheet (and even that is optional) and be advert-free, it will cost US$1.99 per fax with no limits on the number of faxes you send off.
The open source free standard (PGP is the paid version) is known as GPG (a play on the PGP letters to help show to users that it is essentially the same as the paid version, except keys generated in the paid version will not be compatible with the open source GPG version, so carefully choose the tools you want to use the free version is powerful enough, but do donate for the tools to be further developed and enhanced). The links below will give you military-grade encryption of your email messages (the best on the planet).
This is a secure way of sharing files with someone on the internet without an intermediary (i.e., a third-party file storage and sharing server known in the technical jargon as the Cloud). This app will turn your life sky-blue and free of any cloud service by using your machine as the file storing and sharing device. In that way, people can download the files directly from you (not someone else you don't know). Even better is the fact that the files are encrypted at the source (i.e., your machine). As the makers of the app stated on their web site: "There is a big difference between encrypted at source and encrypted at site. End-to-end encryption [using the Binfer app] prevents intermediaries from accessing your documents. It provides a stronger protection during transfers". That can only mean one thing for you: a more secure way of sharing your files. Please note that there is a subscription plan to activate the app. This is the way the developers of the app can get paid for their efforts.
This is the free alternative to Binfer. Source code is provided free for developers to enhance the app.
Don't let this file sharing site frighten you off. Described as the Russian equivalent of Google Drive because of its location (the servers are in Russia), the largest search engine specifically catered for Russian citizens, and with quality servers, this is a surprisingly good file-sharing site so long as you are not too concerned about security. Or if you wish to make it harder for Russian hackers and government spies to figure out what you've got, use your own military-grade encryption. That should keep them busy for many years to come. That said, if you have no intellectual property or state secrets to hide or whatever, you will be surprised by the storage capacity of the free and paid versions. Considered better than DropBox for the meagre 2GB of free space you get, you can have 10GB of free storage with Yandex Disk. And for a yearly price of US$20, you can bump it up to 110GB (i.e. the free 10GB + 100GB). Or for US$100 per year, you can enjoy 1TB + 10GB of storage space. Also, because it is based in Russia, it means that not even US government agencies (e.g., the CIA) can access the files on the Russian servers unless you provide an American government employee with a share link. Still not sure? Perhaps we should add the fact that the speed of the servers are the best you can find anywhere in Europe. Users outside Europe and Russia will have variable speeds depending on your location and internet speeds you have with your ISP. Also, keep in mind for international users that bottlenecks at Yandex end is a possibility since it must cater to the shear numbers of people living on the Russian/European continent (best to do it early in the morning Russian time).
If that whole Russian thing is still scaring the living daylights out of you, try this Canadian file sharing service. The good thing about the Canadian offering is that these people know a thing or two about good customer service, as well as offering a decent service for the price. For a start, you get 5GB free space just for signing up. Half of that offered by Yandex, but wait! It gets better. A tiny quirk is that each friend referral to the site who successfully sets up an account will earn you a free 1GB of extra space. Not in a sharing mood? No problems. Storage space and pricing are essentially double what the Russian version provides for the paid plans. So for the US$96 per year plan you will get 2TB. Don't worry, given how storage space doubles every two years for the same price, you can be sure the Russians will out do everyone else with something bigger and better.
The alternative to Sync.com, and likely to be a direct competitor, is this file sharing site. The people who run this site boast a highly secure experience when storing and sharing files (see the makers of the Binfer app for their views on this), and the pricing for the paid plans and storage space are surprisingly similar to Sync.com. The only other thing setting pCloud apart from Sync.com is the chance to pay a once only lifetime price. For example, to have 2TB per month for the rest of your, or the organisation's, life, you only need to pay US$350 (assuming pCloud does not go under in some future financial crisis).
An unusual site in the sense that it requires no sign in or to pay for subscription plans. Everything is absolutely free, and you can upload and download in an unlimited fashion large files of any size. Forget storage space increasing every 2 years. The owner of this site does not know what this means, or sees no limit in storage capacity. You get as much storage as you can handle the way file storage should be. And forget a lifetime once only payment to use the service. There is none. You just simply use it. The only caveat in using this site is to ensure you retain the share link URL in the email sent to you upon successfully uploading a file. If you should ever lose the email and hence the URL to download the file, you will have to upload the file again. No exceptions. Any files stored on this server will be automatically deleted after 20 days from the last download. To delete it at your own choosing, you will be provided with another link in your email. Just click on the link and the file will be gone. If you must use a cloud service to share a file with someone, this has to be the world's cheapest and simplest file sharing service you can find. Just don't expect top-notch security though. There is a reason why this server is free. Expect the files will be kept and inspected by the web site owner for whatever purposes he/she may find in secret. So never send confidential or sensitive files using this service. If you don't want the owner to snoop around, always encrypt the files.
Receive a copy of your credit file despatched within one working day. And while you are at it, check out the Australian-owned credit card comparison service providing 100% unbiased reviews and information to help consumers make the best decisions when choosing the right credit cards.
No fuss and free advice on financial planning.
The largest and most sophisticated provider of business intelligence in Australia and New Zealand.
The free essential information you need to know, as prepared by SUNRISE.
The locations of major bushfires in Australia.
A more detailed map of all known bushfires in the state.
FLATMATE, FIND A
Flight Bookings (see TRAVEL)
see also FOOD, RECIPES
FREE BARCODE GENERATORS
FREE FILE CONVERSION
FREE FONT CONVERTER
FREE FONT IDENTIFIER
Langar is an essential part of Sikh places of worship (Gurudwaras). The kitchen is run entirely by volunteers through donations. It provides a free lunch for those who need it and for those who think there is no such thing as a free lunch (i.e., they just need to be reminded that not everything has to cost money, just a little of your time to help in the kitchen).
FREE, SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION)
Apart from building the web pages to help publish your content online, your next step is to get noticed by others on popular search engine sites. To start this process off, you must have a sitemap.xml file placed inside your web site at the root level. This file is essential for all search engines. It is the first essential step to telling search engines how your web site is structured (a kind of road map of where to go). It is nothing more than a text file organised in the XML format (similar to HTML but more strict in how it should be written, so find an example from another web site to see the pattern and so get you started) and contains the paths to a select or all the web pages in your web site. These paths tell the search engines which web pages to start indexing, and to follow any links on those pages until there are no more links to visit. The bottom line is, if you don't have a sitemap.xml or if it contains errors (such as the wrong paths to web pages), your web site cannot be indexed, and that could mean low rankings in Google and other search engine sites and the loss of organic traffic.
The next important step is to create the right keywords that best describe your content for each web page. Do not always think of the most common and obvious keywords. Try to think outside the box in terms of the more obscure or unusual word(s) that people might use to search on Google or other search engines. By doing so, your web site is more likely to have a high ranking in the search results. Otherwise, start looking at the competition and the keywords they use to get a high ranking. Better still, the Google Keyword Tool has saved the leg work of finding out the keywords of competitors by compiling all the search terms people generally use that closely relates to the keyword you have chosen. And it will give an indication on the volume of searching done for selected keywords (and so improve your choice of keywords to use in your web site)..
Having keywords and not know where to put them can be a bit of an issue if high rankings in the search results are a must for your web site. Adding the meta tags for an HTML web page will help immensely as this is the means by which you can summarise your page's description in the search engines, including all your keywords. Good meta tags do help to improve your search engine position. To help you get this part sorted, use this tool and you will be assured of the meta tags being generated the right way with ease.
Nothing gets up the proverbial electronic nose of search engine spiders quicker than a web page with broken links. To solve this perennial problem, use this effective PC tool to find those little "broken link" critters. Also comes in handy for checking those pesky Alt tags, as well as generate the essential sitemap for your web site. Still want more? How about a check for backlinks to your URL? Certainly not a one trick pony, you can be assured of a useful multifunctional tool from Xenu.
A useful tool for identifying how visitors reach a web site.
Test a website's performance (similar to Web Page Test, see below), except this one provides details on problem areas within a specified web site as well as methods you can employ to improve. Performance simply means how quickly a typical web page in a web site loads to its fully completed stage.
Enter a URL for a web site and it will show your USA website ranking. The measure is from 0-10; a higher number reveals more quality backlinks for the web site and hence the better the site's rank.
Use this tool to see who and how many web sites have created a link to your web site.
Google Trends is useful in getting the latest information about keywords and how the search trends for keywords change over time.
Check the page ranking position at Google PageRank. The measure is from 0-10; a higher number reveals more quality backlinks for the web site and hence the better the site's rank.
As the name implies, you can do two free keyword searches per day.
Check volume of search for selected keywords used in the Microsoft Bing search web page.
Wordtracker and UberSuggest provide more help to find a range of keywords related to a given keyword.
Find out the search traffic in real-time from Google to a web site and compare with four of your competitors.
Pingdom and Google Page Speed Insights (includes a browser extension) measure page load times to help you identify pages in your web site needing a reduction in load times.
Checks backlinks by seeing how web sites link to each other.
How does your web site fair on various search engines and competitors' web sites?
Make a sitemap to see how easy it is for search engines to find all pages of your web site.
Test a website's performance. Enter other competitor's web sites to make comparisons. The advantage of a faster web page loading is (i) a better user experience and more users visiting the site; and (ii) a higher ranking on most search engine sites (e.g., Google).
FREE, WEB CONTENT
This is the stripped down online "use your browser only" free replacement version to AutoDesk 123D Design for PC and Mac. Think of AutoDesk 123D Design as having features midway between TinkerCAD and AutoDesk's current flagship commercial software Fusion360 and you have an idea of what you get in the online version. You lose a little, but at least it is better than getting nothing. The company is aware of this and is offering a time-limited free version to the commercial version (maximum of 3 years for students of educational institutions who need to to learn how to use a CAD program) as an incentive to get users to move over to the best version. Otherwise, AutoDesk 123D Design is no longer supported by the company as it has gathered enough information to determine how users use its software. With the software no longer available from the company's web site (since January 2017) and with no further updates expected, you can still download the slightly better free version from some archived link sites, such as this one. If you have any performance issues with the Mac version of the app, read this Word document. Or create a virtual disk of your own running an older and right OS X version that solves the performance problem (the best way to go while the developer cannot finish the job properly must be taking a page out of Apple's own software development book).
Free 3D modelling program for PC and Mac.
Free 3D Visualisation and Animation Program for PC (normally worth $3,999). No longer updated, but works beautifully for PC users.
Free 3D Landscape Creator for PC and Mac
Free from http://www.neave.com/games.
Search online for your ancestry, grow you family tree. (Username: ai_NatMuseumAU, Password: welcome5)
GIFTS, ONLINE DELIVERY OF
Gifts and gift ideas for any occasion search through our huge range of Australian Gifts. Safe and secure online shopping.
Gift baskets and Hampers from Hunter Valley Wine Country)
see also FLORISTS, ONLINE
A WORD OF ADVICE: Before embarking on any suggested natural health remedy or exercise from the following web sites, always seek the professional advice of your family doctor. He/she will be able to assess your current health status and determine if the remedy or exercise is suitable for your circumstances or suggest alternatives. In particular, your doctor will always let you know whether the remedy or exercise may interfere with any prescribed medication you may be taking.
A naturally controversial area and if applied correctly can have some known medical benefits. However, its primary aim is to elevate your positive emotions (in other words, you will only get smells and liquids that you and your body will enjoy). Why? Because positive emotions are essential to improving your health over the long term by releasing the right hormones and other biochemicals into the body from places like the pituitary glands and helps to keep your mind thinking in a positive way. Placebo effect or not, if it works for you, you should try it. It is not meant to be the ultimate solution to all ailments known to humankind, but rather see aromatherapy as part of a complete plan to maximising your health and wellbeing.
A great site on yoga for beginners and the more advanced students. Numerous free (although recommended you provide a donation to cover bandwidth costs for the owner) downloadable DVDs in HD format for you to download. Are these people crazy? Perhaps. But as the owners say, "there is not enough giving in the world". We can't agree more. Thank you!
Even individuals who have just started practising some yoga poses can still reap the benefits of more challenging yoga postures from this web site. Only try if you are reasonably confident in the basic stuff.
A great opportunity to talk to like-minded yoga-loving or "just trying it out for the first time" individuals willing to learn or pass on useful knowledge and tips to others on the best way to achieve your health and fitness through yoga. Also a place to purchase mats and anything else you might need to enjoy a long and healthy life of yoga.
see also MEDICINE
The world's second biggest hotel price comparison site (the biggest being Trivago).
The world's top hotel price comparison site with over 700,000 hotels.
HOUSE, BUY OR SELL
Finder.com is a 100% free service for comparing the leading home loans and other products.
HOUSE REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS & ADVICE
Shop online for a wide selection of DIY power tools at low internet prices and fast home delivery service.
London's leading painters and decorators.
Shop online for a wide selection of home and office furniture, kitchen appliances and gadgets at low internet prices and fast home delivery service.
IMAGES, FREE (You only need to give credit to original owners)
Mostly antique images taken by government agencies.
No attribution required and use for as long as you like for any purpose.
Natural shots by professional photographers travelling overseas.
General photos you can use.
Help with online harassment, bullying and abuse, as well as advice on online scams and security.
Report unauthorised use of sexual images online for the under 18 years of age for Australian residents only.
As Wikipedia says, "Fortinet is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It develops and markets cybersecurity software and appliances and services, such as firewalls, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and endpoint security". The company is now a leader in providing world-class security tools to the largest enterprise, service provider, and small business organizations around the world.
Strengthen your network security with real-time DDoS protection solutions using Corero SmartWall Threat Defense System appliances and services. When combined with the Fortinet Fortigate solutions, you will have a formidable defence system against rogue hackers and those state sponsored in China and Russia. Welcome to the future of internet security.
INTERNET: IP ADDRESS
Free and paid anonymous web browsing services.
Pretend to be a German internet user for free
Check your IP number and other details while online.
INTERNET: DNS and IP ADDRESS LEAK TESTS
INTERNET: REMOVING GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTIONS
The links below are favourites for many users, but they are not the only ones out there. These services hide your IP address with an anonymous version (thereby removing the geographical restrictions), and with added encryption using a supplied public GPG key for the highest security.
Windscribe (free and paid options that avoid US-based VPNs)
see CHILD SAFETY INTERNET ADVICE
INTERNET: SEARCH ENGINES
see WEB SEARCH ENGINES
Managed Networks deliver proactive IT support to businesses across the UK designed and made to work, rather than just selling technology.
JOB SEEKERS, AUSTRALIAN
Adzuna is Fairfax's primary online job listings brand in Australia. Its greatest strength lies in its ability to search hundreds of websites and delivers all current job vacancies on one site, making Adzuna a valuable time-saving and powerful online tool for all job seekers. Welcome to the future of job searching, the way Australians like to see it.
Information on Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA) and other workplace relations issues and their related agencies, and advice regarding Freedom of Association provisions of the Federal Workplace Relations Act 1996. A useful site if you ever need to make sure your employer is doing the right thing and you are getting a fair wage for a fair day's work.
Gigajob.com is a free and easy-to-use job search tool established in 1996 to help people find jobs in Australia and other countries fast. You can do your own searching, or receive automatic email notifications of suitable jobs after signing up (you can cancel at any time). And you can post your own job ads in the most proactive method of finding jobs you can do today. Employers are not left out in the cold too with tools to enable you to create jobs for free.
Receive professional advice from the net's top career experts about finding a job.
Recruit.net allows job seekers to instantly find millions of jobs across thousands of web sites within a single search. Job listings are displayed from corporate web sites, job boards, recruitment agencies and numerous other sources.
JOB SEEKERS, INTERNATIONAL
Find the right resume/CV sample for promoting your skills to prospective employers. Get other useful information on various resume writing and job search services.
Top-class and well-designed resume/CV templates you can download and use right now.
ICE is the Institute of Civil Engineers, and is the place for UK and International job vacancies for civil engineers.
People in the South African market will be served well by visiting the combination of JobSpace, JobLife and Zigo for all local employment, training and internship programs. Job seekers can upload a CV to improve their chances of being employed, or to get extra training. Employers can post job ads and search CVs from job seekers. Can it be any simpler?
Jobs across the world. If you are living in specific countries or intend to make a trip or move to another country and need a job, Jooble is the place to visit.
NewChinaCareer is the leading English language search engine for jobs in China currently offering 500,000 fresh career opportunities across China and Hong Kong. And don't think for a moment that those billion plus Chinese people living in the country have got all the jobs covered. China is always on the search for new and fresh talent from international (i.e., non-Chinese) people if you have the skills that Chinese employers are looking for.
Based on the same approach taken by Freeancer.com, Upload.com and others to link freelancers with any jobs/projects you may have, The only difference is that whereas Freelancer.com and others rely on freelancers around the world to work on projects you may have, Airtasker actually brings local talent right to your doorstep. Need the plumbing fixed for those leakages you can't seem to get fixed right? No problems. Just post a job on Airtasker and be surprised by how many tradespeople are willing to help out and do the work at the right price. Again like other sites, you can compare and choose who you think is suitable from the available talent pool and skilled persons. No job is considered too small for Airtasker. If there is something you need to get done and don't have the time to do it yourself, get it done with Airtasker. Finally, if you are not sure who comes to your home is a genuine Airtasker job seeker, you will know from the unmistakable blue T-shirt with the words "Airtasker" written right across the front. Don't worry, you are in safe hands.
A popular site for getting work done. Open up the range of people who can help to the world and be surprised at what you can get done. Even though it is an Australian-based job-creation and job-seekers paradise, practically anyone in the world can join. The only thing you need to be careful with are freelancers who are just starting out and actually don't have a lot of skills. Always check their portfolio and make sure they have done a fair bit of work for clients/employers using Freelancer. If the rating is very positive and people are making statements along the lines of "Bloody brilliant!", or "Geez, that guy knows what he is talking about", then you are on a good thing and towards a successful completion of your project(s). This is really the future of employment. But be careful not to exploit. If you do intend to hire a person for a long-time, just employ them properly and give them all the entitlements they deserve for being a good worker. Nothing like a fair employer paying well to keep the employees coming back to do their work.
Another popular site for getting work done. This is the American version of Freelancer.com. Expect quality freelancers to be available at this web site from America and across the globe.
see also BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASES, LIBRARY DATABASES, SUBJECT GATEWAYS, SEARCH ENGINES, ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS, DICTIONARIES, ELECTRONIC JOURNALS and SEARCH ENGINES
MACINTOSH REPAIRS AND PARTS
MALWARE & VIRUS FILE CHECKER
Fast and free online virus scanner.
Free scan of any file using multiple online virus checking sites.
MBA (MANAGEMENT TRAINING)
Get information from the best online MBA programs with free reports from top ranked US schools.
World's largest free biomedical search engine.
Europe's leading online medical community.
Provides a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. Includes discussion forums, lifestyle and health information, events calendar and more.
MORTGAGE, CHOOSE A
MOVIES, CHECK TIMES FOR
Reviews, previews and online trailers.
MUSIC AND VIDEOS
NEWSPAPERS & ONLINE NEWS
OLD PEOPLE INFORMATION SERVICE
If you have a copy of Microsoft Excel for PC, you can enjoy this versatile and easily modifiable order form with a built-in VBA script to create a PDF of the order form, attach it to your Microsoft Outlook message, add a message, and send automatically. Use it to record your favourite items in two main tables (title names are modifiable). Then all you do afterwards is specify quantity and click the Send Order Form button. Nothing could be simpler. Suitable for people who have suppliers with the facility to process order forms as a PDF in email messages. NOTE: Send To and Customer fields are used in the VBA to create the email message. Enjoy!
PARENTS, INFORMATION FOR
An Australian resource for anyone wishing to understand how to look after newborns right up to teens.
Forensic Flasher Boxes (also called Shoeboxes)
As used by law enforcement agencies, the Australian Tax Office, and anyone with an interest to hack your mobile phone and access all your personal data.
Can Stock Photo offers over 6 million professional royalty free stock photos. High-quality images start at just $1.00 and offers a generous license agreement to give you the flexibility you need. Free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week.
Allows users to search from more than 7 million images and 65,000 video clips from 140 quality stock photography publishers at one site. Top footage vendors available include Artbeats, Corbis, Creatas Footage, Digital Hotcakes, Getty, Film Disc, National Geographic, Reel House, among many others. Users can also find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock video clips and more.
A free online tool for web site owners to check copyright and licensing information of image files. This tool will also help you to check against known images held in the Getty Images database and so avoid those infamous extortion letters from the lawyers at Getty Images that often like to demand highly inflated payments that do not represent the true and fair market value for similar licensed images elsewhere online.
Royalty-free and purchase free images for your commercial or non-commercial projects.
Helps writers of new books to become self-published authors thanks to a range of packages you can purchase to turn your manuscript into a worldwide global success (but make sure people love reading it!). Editing, illustrations, book cover designs, marketing is provided. And you have the option to set price for your book. Print on Demand (PoD) from one to any number of books comes as standard.
No special packages provided. It is assumed you have mastered the art of designing, editing, and promoting/marketing your books. This place just provides the lowest priced printing possible for both colour and B&W with a quality that is just as good as any publishing house on the planet. In fact, some publishing houses use IngramSpark to print their books. PoD as little as one book, or any number of books you need printed.
Similar to CreateSpace in the U.S. with its various packages you can buy to help you self-publish your book to a professional level. Everything from editing, book cover design, to marketing your book. While it might be based in the U.K., no book from overseas is overlooked. And the services provided are second-to-none.
See also AMAZON KINDLE PUBLISHING, PRINTING SERVICES
i-loveprint.com is a leading exporter and manufacturer of printing services in China. Major products printed are books, brochures, catalogue, folders, flyers, magazines, labels/stickers, and sticky memo pads, but can include any other printing materials.
Similar to UpWork.com with its variety of freelancers available to hire for their expert services, but this one is catered to freelancers who specialise in marketing and promotion. If you have any services or products you wish to sell in the marketplace (whether online or elsewhere) and need ways to promote them, there are plenty of freelancers at this web site to help you in your aims. From blogging on various web sites to developing a advertisement brochure, you will be sure to find the right people at www.tomoson.com.
Mainly for prospective property developers and investors seeking places in Australia with development potential. Now partnered with Homely.com.au, you can see which property will have development potential by clicking on a link to receive a free (and unlimited) feasibility report. Before embarking on any major project of this nature, do your own homework by checking the interest rate from the banks if you have to borrow money (this is expected to rise sometime in 2018), the location of the property, and whether the market is there from people willing to buy your property as well as the type of building you might decide to build on it.
Get cash for your old mobile phone!
see also DICTIONARIES
RENOVATIONS, QUESTIONS ON
see HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS
SCHOOL FRIEND, FIND A
An open-source community-based search engine with an emphasis on security and privacy. Of all the search engines, this is the one to watch in terms of competing against Google. It is fast becoming the search engine of choice for more and more users. More importantly, it avoids having the need to collect data about your personal details and web habits as commonly seen with Google Analytics (and now being used by other corporations and businesses, such as Apple when selling the Mac version of FileMaker Pro 15 to help the company find some way to identify you through Google if your computer happens to have anonymous personal details and you do not want to provide personal details to Apple). In fact, many big corporation search engines (including Yahoo.com) are quickly following in the footsteps of Google. Duck Duck Go, on the other hand, is a refreshingly different approach and far better in protecting your privacy.
Startpage.com is the world's most private search engine. It fetches results from the Google search engine without saving the users' IP addresses or giving any personal user information to Google servers.
SECURITY ISSUES, CYBER
For education courses in cyber security, see EDUCATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The most reputable and trusted dating site for Australian people.
The biggest social network on the planet.
Events happening around your area in Australia brought together by dedicated organizers to suit your interests and meet new people.
An alternative social networking site.
Formerly VersionTracker.com was the most popular prior to 2009, now just a news and advertising site combined with a search engine to find software titles.
The most popular Mac software download site as of 2009. Only one problem: the people who run the site are not always willing to listen to software developer's requests for reasonable changes. So a lot of rubbish and old comments can remain about a particular software title even if improvements have been made.
The 500 most visited web site in the world specialising in software downloads for Mac, PC and Linux. A popular site with more than 700,000 unique visitors perusing its pages every day.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
Blender Instructions (5.9 MB) is a PDF document prepared by SUNRISE summarizing how to use Blender. It is designed primarily for new Blender users (but can be used by experienced users who need a quick refresher) to help get them started and be productive with this software. This summary has been updated for version 2.8. In fact, this latest version has so many improvements that it may now be able to compete with the likes of Maxxon Cinema 4D and 3DS Max, and without the hefty commercial price tag. At last, Blender may have come of age. And it is amazing what open source software can achieve.
There is nothing in its class in terms of the power and flexibility in designing motion graphics and special video effects. It is the world's most popular software. Once you have mastered the basics of Adobe After Effects, you will be creating outstanding presentations that make you think why you would bother with Microsoft Powerpoint or any other slide presentation software. The only thing extra we would recommend in complementing this top-quality software is a copy of Adobe Premiere for handling videos and a select range of powerful After Effect plug ins (e.g., Elements 3D).
The most complete and easiest vector graphic design software at a price that blows Adobe Illustrator away, and yet just as powerful. The only way Adobe can now compete is to offer low-cost monthly subscriptions to its flagship software to lure customers back to its brand, or else expect Adobe to make a takeover offer for Affinity sometime in the near future to reduce the competition.
The alternative solution to Adobe Photoshop, especially if you think Gimp is a little too geeky and the user interface is a shocker. There are many graphic editing tools out there on the market, but this is the better of the bunch, just after Adobe Photoshop.
The most complete and easiest web page creation tool for web designers and serious web programmers. Best of all, you do not need to know any coding to create the world's best web sites. Things have moved on since the days when Macromedia and Adobe provided Dreamweaver as the only truly professional web page maker.
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The first outside of the US military to provide the technological answer to observations of UFOs at close range from genuine UFO reports. Actual explanation of how the technology works requires a full understanding of Albert Einstein's Unified Field Theory and knowledge of advanced electromagnetism. Once you have this knowledge, it means the Abraham-Lorentz formula for exponentially accelerating a charged object is not only feasible to implement in reality, but also the formula is subject to further improvements as SUNRISE has realised exactly how radiation interacts with matter based on the latest new scientific explanation.
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A 15-day trial allows you to use any service offered (only limited by how much time it takes for the designers to create what you want). Unlimited advertising materials, unlimited logo concepts, social media designs and print designs with unlimited concepts and unlimited revisions! Anything that requires a designer is included in the trial package! While these people can do a lot of things, click here to find out what they won't do. Otherwise, if you are happy, then the price per month will depend on your choice of a plan, which could be either $79 for Core Plan, $249 for Plus Plan, or $499 for Enterprise Plan. Fortunately, you can cancel at any time after you have received the source code (in the paid plans) to implement on your own web site.
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