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Browser-based tools for busy writers

Focusing on productive creativity “I sit down at the computer with the intention of getting that next article/chapter/story done. The next thing I know, two hours have passed and I haven’t written a word!” Sound familiar? If your social media accounts and web-surfing habits are costing you hours of writing time, why not restore some…

HTML5 v Flash

The Great Debate Which is the superior medium – HTML5 or Flash? There seems no end to the debate. Some developers believe Flash is already dying in a PC-bound backwater, while others believe it has far too much traction online to simply go under and drown. As yet there had been no definitive answer, but…

Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing for your business c [caption id="attachment_4539" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cartoon Courtesy: Rob Cottingham[/caption] Cloud computing is one of the latest IT technology marketing buzzwords. Is it something you can take advantage of in your business or is it just the latest in a long line of 'next big' things that just don't cut it.…

Open Source Software for Self-Publishers

The Benefits of Open Source Software for Self-Publishers Having a publisher prepare one’s manuscript is often fraught with difficulties and frustrations. This is no truer than with the esoteric art of poetry, my own brave conviction, where the gist of the art and its subtle nuance is often lost on but the very best publishers.…

Open Source Software

Open Source Software for Small Business Computers offer the small business owner such amazing tools to create, publish and promote one’s business that marketing your business, art studio or next book has never been easier. And with such a vibrant Open Source Software community, today's business owner can build a great computer that does almost…

How to use Excel in your art business

Using Excel in your arts administration: Arts Administration - for many artists it’s the side of their practice they’d rather not think about, but in our economic culture it’s an integral aspect of any successful Art Business. Luckily with the advent of technology, we have tools at our disposal that can help us manage this…

GIMP Review- Open Source Software

GIMP Review Image Manipulation Program GIMP is a GNU image manipulation program similar to Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro. GNU means that the software is not owned by anyone, and can be freely distributed. Free in this sense means freedom, not necessarily free-of-charge, but it is available to be downloaded and used at no cost.…

What is Malware?

Why is Malware so bad? It seems every second day another big company gets struck down by Malware yet it is not often understood by the general population. A few days ago SBS a government run television station in Australia suffered a Malware attack as did the Herald-Sun from the week before- read the article…

What is Cloud Computing?

The Cloud [caption id="attachment_4539" align="aligncenter" width="331"] Cartoon Courtesy: Rob Cottingham[/caption] What is Cloud Computing? The term Cloud Computing is everywhere these days. Trains, buses, TV advertisements and newspapers. But what is Cloud Computing? Basically cloud computing is when you upload information to a central computer hosted by a software company via the internet and is…

A Great Safe Browsing Tool

WOT- Web of Trust A User Generated Safe Browsing Tool It is a user generated add-on to your browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.) that uses the simpliest of systems to warn about problem websites and websites that are deemed safe. A little green traffic light appears to the left of your URL when a website…

Say No to a Messy Office

Organising your office Making sure your studio space is organised will not only save time wasted looking for that piece of paper but you will be able to think clearer as well.  As someone who isn't naturally a neat, it became essential that I kept a tidy studio/office. The number one thing I needed in order to do…
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