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Where to Find It.
Pages Find telephone numbers all over
Pages Do you need a florist in Strathfield?
- IMDB The
Internet Movie Data Base for details on just about every movie that
appears on the television.
Get a road map and instructions for travel from home to anywhere in
Sydney or Australia
Going to Sydney by train, when will there be trackwork?
InfoLine Need to travel in and around Sydney by train, bus or
ferry and need to know routes and times?
Great online dictionary
Online thesausas when you want an alternative.
"Your" ABC radio and television web site.
or Wiki is a free web-based and collaborative multilingual
encyclopedia. Many users add the word wiki to a web search eg. "cats
- Web browsers are software application for
retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the
World Wide Web.
Engines are tools designed to search for information on the
World Wide Web. The search results are usually presented in a list
and are commonly called hits. The information may consist of web
pages, images, information and other types of files. Some search
engines also mine data available in databases or open directories.
Unlike Web directories, which are maintained by human editors,
search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of
algorithmic and human input.
- YouTube is a
video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos.
- Webmail (or Web-based e-mail) is an e-mail
service intended to be primarily accessed via a web browser, as
opposed to through a desktop e-mail client (such as Microsoft
Outlook, Mozilla's Thunderbird). Very popular webmail providers
include Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and AOL
Powerhouse Museum is Sydney's largest public museum.
Exhibitions, programs and research span the fields of science,
technology, industry, design, decorative arts and social history.
Paul Wallback, as heard on ABC radio, has lots of tips and advice
eg. jargon buster, buying a computer
- What is at the movies, visit YourMovies
- What is the TV tonight, visit YourTV
Gutenberg is a collection of full texts of public domain
books, with over 33,000 items in its collection. This link is to the
Australian Collection. The project tries to make these as free as
possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost
e-Books. Read and Download eBooks for Free - Anytime. Find the
help you need, the information you seek or simply fun reading to
enjoy. To get started select a category or browse by author from the
Going on Holidays.
MyNRMA for motoring and travel services.
- Wotif Want to find a good
price for a hotel or motel room anywhere in Australia or overseas.
Centre. Get a quote to fly as cheaply as possible anywhere in
eBooks: "The Ultimate Guide" has a lot of great info.
Weather and Time Information in Other Countries.
Savings at Home.
- Link to a list of online
computer magazines such as Australian PC User etc.
for your event tickets.
- To buy or rent Real Estate, visit one of these three sites - Domain - Property - Real Estate
Green Friendly Groups.
- NPWS National
Parks and Wildlife Service
Wildlife Information and Rescue Service for injured animals.
Australian Conservation Foundation.
- WWF World
is a free online bushwalking and camping guidebook for NSW
There is currently detailed information on 603 walks, and more to
Internet Hoaxes, Rumours, tips, free Virus software and Virus
- SNOPES A
good Urban Legends Reference Page that helps explain all
those dire warnings you read about in emails.
This site from one of the leaders in computer virus control is worth
and Folklore Another interesting site on Netlore worth a look.
Download antivirus and antispyware security software for Windows for
free, join the millions of home users that trust AVG to protect
Free antivirus package for use by private individuals. User guide
and link to support forum
Antivirus package available free for noncommercial home users
- World Start
has daily tips on how to get the best out of your computer.
Free Software on the Internet.
One of the oldest and best known site for free and shareware
software that can be downloaded from the Internet.
- Adobe If
you have not got the free Adobe Reader for PDF files (Portable
- Download.com Another
important site for free software.
- CutePDF Writer
Where you can obtain a free copy of a program which will convert any
file to the PDF format.
is a free online document conversion interface that offers a
large set of document conversions that can't be found anywhere else
online. Very good at converting PDF files to Word documents or text.
- IrfanView Get a free copy
of this excellent graphics program.
- Open Office
If you do not have Microsoft WORD and its associated Data Base and
Spread Sheet Office Suite, this free program works just as well, and
will open all WORD documents.
Software Do you like to play the card game 500. Now you can do
it on the computer for nothing. Go to the Projects page.
Talk computer to computer, via broadband, for FREE, NOTHING, ZILCH.
All you need is a microphone or a WebCam. Local, interstate or
overseas. Talk to your overseas family for an hour for nothing, and
hear every word that they say as clear as if they were on the
Applications. Now you can carry your favorite computer
programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more
with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any
personal data behind.
offers online PDF to Word conversion that is comparable to the top
client side PDF to Word converters on the market today.
tutorials, user friendly, to help you get what you want out of
- E-card catalogue. Typically an e-card sender
chooses from an on-line catalog of e-cards made available on a
publisher's web site. After selecting a card, the sender can
personalize it to various degrees by adding a message, photo, or
video. Finally the sender specifies the recipient's e-mail address
and the web site delivers an e-mail message to the recipient on
behalf of the sender.
Point of access for the Australian Government information sites for
those "over 50".
- NSW Government. Need to find
a NSW Government Department.
Insite Want to find out up-to-date reliable information on
your health and the drugs you take.
Local Government on the Central Coast.
Computer Fair and Markets on the Central Coast.
- Computer Markets.
This market is also held regularly at Gosford at the Showground. It
is also a good place to obtain computer gear. There is a small entry
Community Groups on the Central Coast.
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