Archive for December, 2008

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Folder Castle

This software adds a layer of security to shared computers by allowing you to hide files and folders making them completely invisible to other users of the computer so that they do not know that the files and folders are there. An effective way of preventing others from seeing your files from their account. My […]

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Attaching and Embedding Local Files

My advanced form2mail script makes it easy to set up forms to generate emails that have files attached or even embedded into the email itself. This short tutorial shows how you can set it up to allow the person filling out the form to select files from their computer to attach or embed. Note that […]

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Paypal Security and IPN

Boxing day is of course the day on which all the stores hold their after Christmas sales and expect to take in more money than on any other day of the year. What better computer related topic to cover than one dealing with what an IPN script for Paypal is and hoe to use it […]

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook

Adobe AIR allows you to create applications using Flash, Flex, or JavaScript that do not require a web browser to run. This book provides step by step instructions on how to do it. Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Avira Antiver – Free Version

There are lots of free (and paid) security products around for you to choose from. Since security is such an important part of using a computer (with several security products of different types normally being required to keep your computer safe) I have decided to review a number of the free products to help you […]

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Disable ICS Autodial

Do you still use dial up internet? Do you have a network of two or more computers sharing that dial-up connection via Internet Connection Sharing? In this article we look at how you can control when your network will dial your ISP to establish an internet connection and how to stop it from dialing automatically […]

Monday, December 15th, 2008

“Web Security Testing Cookbook”

The advent of web applications has introduced a whole new area of programming and introduces a whole range of new security issues that need to be tested for. This new book from O’Reilly Media provides practical information on how to perform some of the needed security tests. “Web Security Testing Cookbook”

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Not all of the security certificates you download from the web into your web browser are necessarily only needed by your web browser. If you downloaded a certificate into Internet Explorer you may need to export it from there in order to import it into another program where you intend using it.

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Which Browser to Use

I am still working away at writing the material for my new course on getting the best value out of the internet and you get some of the benefit from those sections of the material that I have decided to put on the web. Here we look at what web browsers are available and how […]

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Copying Music to CD

Many older people will remember when casette tapes and records were the common way of buying music and there was no such thing as CDs. You may have lots of casettes and records that you seldom listen to any more simply because you don’t have as many record players around as you do CD players. […]