AirFM is a beautiful Adobe Air app that contains around 200 radio stations from all around the world. It has a simple yet eye-candy interface with three main tabs on top, Radio Stations, Radio Player, and Favorites. Read More
Windows 7 comes with DirectX 11 pre-installed, Microsoft has made it available for Windows Vista as well. If you bought a new DirectX 11 compatible GPU card and are looking to perform a benchmark test then give Heaven Benchmark
Google Shortcuts is a simple yet handy add-on for Firefox that adds Google services shortcut button anywhere in Firefox toolbar. At first I had various Google services in speed dial for quick access, but with this add-on all services are neatly laid down in the toolbar. Read More
RcTunes is a small app that allows users to control their iTunes music playback from any computer over a remote network. If you want to control the iTunes on your main computer that is connected to home theater from any netbook or laptop, then this app will do the job. Read More
If you often need to check different web applications for web browser compatibility, then Internet Explorer Collection
will come in real handy for such testing. It lets you run multiple versions of IE on the same system simultaneously.
is a free light-weight tool which sits in the system tray and lets you access the most commonly used applications from a simple interface. You can consider it to be an alternative to the Windows Quick Launch feature. It also lets you specify the global hotkeys to access everything you want with one click.
Solid State Drives have been in the market for the past few years and have gained popularity with the passage of time. Their working mechanism is different than the normal drives as these drives don’t have any moving parts. While a traditional drive has drive motors to spin up the magnetic platters and the drive heads, solid state drives uses solid-state memory. This is why these drives ensure less power usage, faster data access and higher reliability.
WindowsPager is not a new tool, but the latest update brings seamless integration to Windows 7. It is an opensource portable pager utility for Windows that creates four virtual desktops(also called virtual workspaces). Read More
Secure Password Storage
is the LastPass for Windows desktop. For those who don’t know, LastPass is the popular Firefox password manager add-on. Secure Password Storage has been developed for the easy password storage and retrieval with maximum encryption.
AddictiveTips now recommends LockCrypt
, a free awesome password and information manager for everyone.
The Ad-Hoc Connection was first introduced in Windows Vista. We covered a complete guide on creating your own Ad-Hoc connection. This type of connection allowed users to share internet connection with other users quickly, thus creating a sort of WiFi. You can create this ad-hoc connection in Windows 7 as well. Read More
Images to Video
is a free portable tool that can quickly convert multiple images into a video. It supports four video formats, avi(mpeg4), wmv, flv, and mov. We previously covered a way to create AVI video from JPEG images
, but the procedure has limited functionalities.
It amazes me how many new to-do task management apps are out there. Everyone is trying to do their best to simplify the tasks. The most popular is Remember The Milk, a few days back we covered Doit.im which we assumed could be a serious competitor, and today we discovered another awesome task manger called PhiTodo. Read More
Firefox is growing faster than what most experts estimated, the number of users using it is now more than the entire US population. At the same time the number of malicious websites is also growing at an astonishing rate. The online security is vital, lets see what can be done to make your Firefox safer to protect you from online hacking, theft, fraud, etc.
A few days back I covered a tool called Tray Cleaner
that allowed users to remove all past notification area icons, but sadly there was some trouble using it in Windows 7. It did not remove the icons completely. So today I am going to share with you another method that has been tested to work.
Almost all applications whether it is a browser or any word processing software, manages the list of its recently used/accessed items. For security purpose it is always vital that you should hide the traces of your activity on your computer. Indo Cleaner
is a free, light-weight tool which consumes minimum system resources and clears the MRU of Windows Explorer, Windows Applets, Web browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera), Windows Media Player, etc.
Internet Explorer 8 offers a bunch of cool features and no doubt it works much better then its predecessors. But if you are using some other browsers, such as, Firefox or Chrome due to their security and speed, then you might like to disable Internet Explorer 8 to conserve system resources.
As a System Administrator or Programmer you require precise logs for the activity and resource consumption for processes so that appropriate measures may be taken to resolve any issue relevant to the processes under observation. ProcDump
addresses this requirement and provides the flexibility to gather valuable information in logs regarding the processes which causes CPU Spikes.
I covered way to create a skydrive drive in Windows Explorer
so that it can be easier to access the files. But the method required a 3rd party tool which was too complex for most users, it ran from the system tray and took quite some memory. With the arrival of Microsoft Office 2010, Skydrive will become a central location
to store all documents.
Back in July we covered a detailed post on Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7. The big downside is that the output is saved in MHTML format. Not everyone is familiar with this format, so how are we supposed to share it with lesser educated family members or friends? Read More
Here I am going to review the step by step guide which will allow facebook users to sync contacts, events, and birthdays. For the latter two, we will be using fbCal
, since there doesn’t appear to be any better solution out there at the moment.