Browsing Category »Open Source«

Using QR Codes for Business

September 1, 2010

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You may have noticed these strange black and white images creeping into advertising and promotional literature. Increasing numbers of mobile phones can scan and interpret these symbols, directing potential customers to your website, saving your contact details onto their phone or pulling up a map of your business premises location. Find out how you can use these for free to drive traffic to your chosen product or service.

Android Mobile Operating System Review

August 6, 2010

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Android mobile devices are everywhere. According to recent reports, Android powered mobile phones are now outselling the iPhone. So what exactly is Android and why is it important? We take a look at the Linux based software and some of the mobile devices that it powers.

OpenOffice.org Productivity Suite

July 19, 2010

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OpenOffice.org Productivity Suite provides a range of tools that rival Microsofts Office Suite. It is Open Source Software, so it's free to download and use on unlimited numbers of computers. The suite can create and open Microsoft Office documents, and is a real alternative to higher licensing costs

OSAlt – Open Source Alternatives

July 19, 2010

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OSAlt.com is an online directory that allows you to search for Open Source (often freeware) alternatives to well known commercial software. For example, OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office; Gimp instead of Adobe Photoshop; Dia instead of Microsoft Visio