Category Technology

MechCommander for free

Available for free are the original MechCommander, MechCommander Gold and MechCommander 2, as well as the manuals. I have fond memories of these the first time around and they’re a great addition to the growing list of free PC games.…

APC USB 2.0 Starter Kit

I picked this up at my local Costco for $28 Canadian ( APC part USB-KIT ).  I needed a USB 2.0 hub and a USB extension cable.  This kit includes a four port USB 2.0 hub, three, six and ten…

Hamachi

This one has been around for a while but made news by it’s buyout to LogMeIn. Hamachi creates a local network over the internet. It can be used for multiplayer games, private file sharing, and lots more. It handles NAT-NAT…

PDF Forge

Everyone needs to create a PDF file at some point for distribution, archiving, whatever.  The open source and free way to do it elegantly and simply is to use PDF Forge.  Installs as a printer driver and has lots of…

VLC Media Player

This is a multi platform media player, completely open source and full of playback goodness.  I was thrilled with in on my Pocket PC, and it’s ready for fourteen other platforms. VLC Media Player

PC Magazine’s DIY

PC Magazine underwent a major design overhaul this year: I love it but there are some detractors.  They began a “Do It Yourself” section that details some nice projects: luckily they’ve collected them online.  Check it out and I’m sure…

Paessler PRTG Traffic Grapher

No, not for calculating the best way to work during rush hour.  PRTG Freeware Edition is a relatively simple way to monitor up to three devices for bandwitdh usage, such as your router (internet traffic), server or suspected issue. PRTG…

Security-Ops Apps

A nice and tidy one page collection of free security related programs, including anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware. Security-Ops

PC Build: SOHO Server $1000 CDN

We’ve completely retooled our server recommendation. Previously we built an SME server at the $4000 CDN mark that filled most business requirements. We’ve scaled that back to a SOHO server that stretches to the SME segment for backup duties of…