Free Internet tools available to test bandwidth

May 11, 2011

Problem:  How can I test data throughput to find out if my internet pipe is saturated?
Resolution: If your internet pipe is saturated, then users will experience slow browsing. To verify if latency is due to pipe saturation, the following free Internet tools are available to test bandwidth:

Testing browsing speed, during off work-hours or off-peak hours, should also be performed



January 2, 2010

Dropbox is a free software product available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and iPhone that makes it easy to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe.

Techcrunch – 2010: Fifth Annual List Of The Tech Products I Love And Use Every Day

January 2, 2010

It’s time for my annual list of technology products that I love and use every day. This is the (wow) fifth year I’ve done this. Here are my previous lists: 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. The scope of the list has changed over time. In 2006 it was just about websites. Now the list includes other web services, some desktop software and even a few gadgets.


Techmeme – the blogosphere’s daily tech newspaper

January 2, 2010

Launched in 2005 as, the site that is considered by many as the blogosphere’s daily tech newspaper was later renamed Techmeme (pronounced “tech-meam”). Stories often hit Techmeme days before the New York Times and other newspapers cover them.

The site works by constantly checking blogs and other news sites to create a page full of the current most popular tech news links. Its sister sites Memeorandum (politics), WeSmirch (celebrity gossip) and Ballbug (baseball news) all work the same way.

Other real-time news aggregators include Megite, Blogniscient and Tailrank.

Evernote – personal digital assistant

January 2, 2010

Evernote is a free personal digital assistant allowing you to capture your thoughts as well as interesting things you see.

Evernote allows you to create notes, “clip” interesting Web pages, store pdf files and snap photos as well as make these accessible on your computer, mobile phone and on the Web.

Evernote’s Premium paid service provides…

bigger upload capacity,

  • support for any file type including Microsoft Office docs, video, and more, then access them from every device you useand offers enhanced security.
  • PDF searching, faster image recognition, and no ads.
  • collaboration by providing the ability to allow others to edit their notes
  • additional layer of protection with SSL encryption

Learn more…

Symantec Online “Site Safe” Check

December 5, 2009

Symantec’s Dirtiest Sites 2009

Symantec says that visiting one of these sites, without downloading or clicking on anything in particular, could put you at risk of exposing your computer to infection, and worse, put your identity, personal and financial information into the hands of cybercriminals.

Multimedia sites and adult sites also feature heavily in the list. However, the remainder of the dirtiest sites cover subjects ranging from laser engraving and gaming cheats, news sites and glove retailers.

The US hosts the majority of these ‘dirty sites’ but was closely followed by China, Germany, Canada and the UK.

Symantec said it has chosen not to publish the list due to the explicit nature of the URLs.

Is this site safe?

Useful Farmville Cheats and Glitches

December 5, 2009