We’d like to write a piece about this great little web monitoring site that we came across and have used to monitor out sites for some time now.
Accessible at UptimeRobot.com, the site allows you to monitor up to 50 sites, every 5 minutes, for free!
The GUI is lovely, the notifications – SMS, Twitter, email, web hooks or PUSH – are perfect and the number of monitors you can include for a particular site are just right. UR will allow you to monitor HTTP/S, Ping, Port and keywords too. You are able to view uptime, downtime, and response times as well as average downtime across a period of time.
And for those that really want to delve in, an API is also available for developers to use to integrate the service into their own apps.
ComboFix is a pretty nifty bit of of software provided by the guys over at BleepingComputer (we love the name!).
Described by them as ‘a program that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware‘.
Note: this is more an informative post than to guide the average user. It makes non-reversible changes to the computer by removing data from the foll0wing locations automatically:
Windows Recycle Bin
Temporary Internet Files
Anyone in the IT field may like to take a look at the software and include it in their ‘toolkit’.
We landed upon this recently whilst looking for a piece of software that would conveniently allow us to take a screenshot and upload it online and enable us to share that link with others – instantly.
Enter Tiny Grab, developed by Company52, which allows you to do all the above seamlessly and effortlessly. What’s even better is the fact it doesn’t cost a penny which is something we really appreciate.