Monthly Archives: December 2005

New Years Eve

If my calculations are correct then you should be reading this article on New Years Eve so I thought that I’d make Click this week just a little bit topical.Although it is traditionally seen as quite difficult to combine a computer related article to a time of the year involving copious amounts of drinking I am up for the challenge.

The website www.hungover.net would be an apt site to spend New Years day visiting as it is host to literally dozens of hangover cures as well as other assorted fun areas to distract you from the pounding that will most likely be going on in your head.We’ll take the areas of the site one by one:

First and foremost you get to choose from the hangover cures separated into three categories; freaky, healthy or classic – Each section contains ten suggestions on how to help stop the pain.I haven’t yet Read the rest

Freeware Files

I have featured a number of sites in the past which offer free downloads of fantastic utilities and assorted pieces of software.Unfortunately such sites often contain software which is simply trial versions or shareware rather than completely free of charge which makes finding the completely free goodies slightly more difficult.

Recently I came across the site www.freewarefiles.com which has an absolutely huge selection of files that are completely free and delimited.These programs will not ever ask for money or expire after a certain period of time whilst still being legal which is the way that I like any piece of software to be.

There’s not a huge amount that I can actually comment on when it comes to the site itself as the layout is a pretty standard affair but the quality of the files is what sets it out from other sites on the Internet.Online we have simply thousands Read the rest

Google Adsense

Obviously running your own website can be a time consuming and sometimes slightly costly affair and so it is only fair that you should expect to get something back for your efforts.Google Adsense is a program designed to allow webmasters to make a little bit of profit out of those that visit their websites by exposing them to targeted text based adverts.

The idea is that you sign up online and then install the code Google give you on your own site somewhere you think that it will draw attention without messing up the styling of your site.Whenever someone visits your site from that moment on Google will check out the context of the page that they’re viewing and display adverts along a similar theme.If one of your visitors clicks on the advert then you will get money for that click which is based on a percentage of the fee Read the rest

Gmail – Again

It’s always nice to get feedback on articles that I’ve written in the past and this week Ian McMillian wrote in to add a to the Gmail feature that I did a couple of weeks ago.To quickly recap, Gmail is the new web mail service provided by the guys at Google which is currently in Beta (test) version and only available by invite only at present.As Ian makes a few important points I thought it might be an idea to publish his letter in its entirety:

It was interesting to read your Click article about Gmail in the Herald Express on Saturday.Gmail must be one of the most talked about beta releases ever but it has still not been officially launched.Anyone who really wants a Gmail account now can have one today by buying one from eBay, for example http://search.ebay.co.uk/gmail-invitation although some Gmail user groups are giving them out for Read the rest

Moneysavingguide.com

A few weeks back I took a look at the uswitch.com website which allows you compare various utilities and products to allow you to select the one that best suits your needs at the keenest price.Keeping on the theme of money saving we this week feature the website www.moneysavingexpert.com which is a little more diverse in the advice it gives to help you out financially.

The site itself is completely free to use and rather than being paid for by advertising revenue it is financed by intermediaries such as the aforementioned uswitch.com.The content of the site falls into several main headings which I have outlined below:

Articles – This includes an archive of the articles all written by the man behind the site, Martin Lewis.Over the years he has written hundreds of them and everyone well written and full of common sense ideas so it’s certainly worth taking the time Read the rest

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