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Download and Watch BBC programmes BBC iPlayer : We've recommended this one before but the iPlayer is getting better, so definitely worth another mention. Installing this software lets you watch and listen to BBC programs broadcast in the last 7 days. You'll need broadband, and a reasonably good PC to run.
googel Finance free portfolio reasearch
Google Finance UK : New to the UK this free site offers a massive amount of finance information for the home investor. Including tracking your own portfolio and investigating new stocks. The kind of detailed information you used to have to pay for! Being google it's also very easy to search and navigate.
Mozy: free internet backup Mozy is a free online backup service. It's very simple to install and configure and will backup your documents over your broadband for free. It's just as easy to restore any documents if you lose them. You'll also find an inbuilt scheduling function so you don't even have to remember to run it.
New Version of Google Earth Google Earth
If you have broadband it is a must to download and install. Once installed make sure you go to the tools menu and choose play tour. You will need to play a few times to get all the images ready in cache.
Dropbocs

Dropboks.com

If you need to take files with you, are take stuff home from work or college, school etc then disks and flash drives can be a pain. Drop Boks is not the first but is possibly the simplest and quickest web site for acting as a secure online store. The service is free, secure and simple. You have 1GB of free space.

think u know

ThinkUKnow

An important site that should be visted by all teenagers who use the internet. It explains how to stay safe on the net, what the dangers are and what to do if you have problems. Parents worried about internet saftey would also find the site useful, as well as the main CEOP site.

Skype

Skype is a little program which uses your broadband connection to make free phone calls. Download and use for free! You can buy a headset or handset from the Skype shop, but any microphone will do.

 

 

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