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The Best Free Alternatives To DynDNS

As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans, which is a bit of a bummer. Still, those plans are not the only option if you need a hostname to use to access your home computers from anywhere, and you don’t want to spend money for it. Here are some alternatives.


DynDNS Gets Rid Of Free Accounts

DynDNS, the awesome service that lets you access your home computers from anywhere, recently announced that it’s getting rid of its free accounts. The most basic account now costs $US25 per year.


How To Get iWork For Free Even If You Have An Older iPhone, iPad Or Mac

Apple announced last October that its iWork suite would be free for new iPhone, iPad and Mac buyers — but not for existing owners. But as one Australian buyer discovered, Apple’s advertising of the products as “free” in some contexts means you might be able to score a free copy under Australian consumer law even with an older device.


MusicBox Delivers New, Free Music To Download Twice A Month

Everyone loves free music, especially when it’s completely legal and based on your music tastes. MusicBox is a new service that delivers music to your inbox twice a month. Just tell the service what you like, sit back, and wait for the tunes to arrive.


OneNote Now Free, Adds Mac Client

Windows/Mac/Web: Big update for OneNote, Microsoft’s excellent note-taking application, today. The software is also free for all users, and there’s a brand-new Mac client, adding to the existing Windows, Android and iOS options.


Where To Find The Best Free Travel Insurance

When planning a trip on the cheap, travel insurance is usually the first expense to bite the dust, leaving budget-conscious travellers at risk. But what if you could have the dream trip and protect it too? Free inbuilt travel insurance on a credit card might be the answer.


Virgin Now Offering Free Food On Australian East Coast Flights

One of the key distinctions between Qantas and Virgin Australia has been that Qantas offers a free meal or refreshment to all passengers, while on Virgin you had to pay for anything other than tea, coffee or water. But that distinction is beginning to blur, with Virgin now offering “complimentary refreshments” on flights between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


CBT Nuggets Free Trial Gives You Seven Days Of Tech Training

We mentioned last week that training company CBT Nuggets was going to introduce a free 7-day trial for its video content. That trial offer has now gone live, offering you options to access content from its IT pro, project management and office tools libraries.


Microsoft Offering Free Screen Reading Software For Office

Good news for people with visual impairments: Microsoft is offering a free copy of GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reading software to anyone who owns Office 2010 and 2013.


Don't Give Your Birth Date In Exchange For Free Wi-Fi

Melbourne Airport has free Wi-Fi, which is awesome. It asks you to provide your date of birth to access it, which is not.