Wow! Just Wow! After happily using Free Hide Folder
app for the past couple of months, I accidentally found the biggest flaw in it, “It doesn’t hide the files and folders from anyone”. Before I explain how I found the flaw, let me first warn you that if you are looking to actually hide your folders from everyone(including hackers or simple computer geeks) then never use apps that promise to hide your folders in the first place. What these apps generally do is to simply hide the folders so that they cannot be viewed by ordinary people, but beware it can indeed be viewed in every other possible way.
You can either configure the Firefox settings manually or use FireTune. The difference is 30 minutes or more. Instead of having to tweak settings in ‘about:config’ manually, just provide FireTune with some basic details such as CPU speed and Internet Speed, and it will optimize your Firefox based on such input.
Note: Make sure you have made the backup of Firefox configuration before tweaking it with this tool. Backup and Restoration of original configuration can be made from within this tool.
Link Extend extension for Firefox
is a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ add-on that gives a user complete information about every website. You can know if it is a secure website, safe for kids, it’s ethics, page rank, traffic, the last time you visited it, the pages you visited, it’s value, contact details of the author, similar sites, and much more. In other words, you can get full information of any website to it’s core.
Are you a PHP/HTML developer who wants to keep developing applications irrespective of the location? Every developer has to upload the files so that he/she can access it from home or any other location, but you won’t have to do it anymore.
is a free online service that comes with a real-time syntax code editor that lets you create PHP/HTML applications online without downloading anything at all. It has a build-in FTP explorer, so what does it mean? Instead of having to develop applications and then uploading them using your favorite desktop FTP client, you can now develop and upload your files all from one online destination.
Do you want to create a PDF document in Windows 7 or in other words, do you want to convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or any other document into a PDF file? Here is the trick, follow the step-by-step guide below to see how I convert PDF documents from MS Word 2010 easily. ;)
Note: For demonstration purpose I have converted a Word 2010 document into PDF format. You can convert any type of document into PDF format once you install the software properly.
You don't have to use this method if you only want to convert Office documents. By default MS Office have save option to save a document in PDF format. So why did I use this method? Because it allows you to create a PDF file from any document, it could be wordpad, a 3rd party text editing tool, notepad, or any other test editing software.
You have seen lots of Windows 7 posts from me recently, that is because Windows 7 is the first OS in Microsoft’s history that has been developed largely based on user feedback, which makes it further interesting for everyone to try it out. Since it lacks a few build-in tools, I am doing my best to test out 3rd party tools that I believe are suitable for working in Windows 7.
So what is backward compatibility? In the most simplest form, it means that every software that works on Windows 7 will also work on Windows Vista, Windows XP, and so on. So when we review a software on Windows 7, you can also try it out on Vista or XP. Except for few software that are developed exclusively for Windows 7, such as, EnhanceMySe7en
and Win 7 Codec Pack
If you have switched over to Windows 7 and are looking for a good data recovery tool to recover files from a corrupt CD or DVD, look no further. Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier
is a free data recovery tool that can recover almost all files present in your corrupt disk. It uses a special build-in algorithm to search for different pieces of data and then stitch them together, which results in partial recovery of the file.
Note: This tool can also be used to recover files from any external drive, usb drive, server, etc.
Ubuntu offers you a default utility called System Monitor to monitor your system's performance, no doubt it is a great tool but it also consumes a lot of your system's resources. If you are looking for a light-weight utility to monitor your Ubuntu system then you should try out Conky. It is a free, cross-platform, and highly customizable system monitoring tool which lets you monitor the important factors like CPU, disk usage, swap space, processes, network interface, etc. Lets see how we can install and use it in Ubuntu. Read More
With Windows 7 Snipping tool it is very easy to capture , edit and share screenshots of any portion of your screen . This tool was also included in Windows Vista, if you are one of those users who are upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, then this post is for you.
Note: This tutorial is for only those users who are upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 and have never before used Windows Vista.
Windows registry can become clogged after heavy activities and Windows 7 registry is no different. You will find registry keys left by uninstalled programs, trail applications, and badly programmed software. Once your registry gets filled with junk/useless keys, it directly effects your system performance. So which utility would you use to clean up Windows 7 registry? I have found Auslogic Registry Cleaner to be the best. Read More
PDF being the most popular format for sharing documents is continuing to get more and more famous. Sadly, Microsoft has not added native support for PDF documents in Windows 7. The only way for users to read or print PDF document is to find a good 3rd party tool.
Even through Firefox is our favorite browser here at AddictiveTips, we are always open to testing new browsers and using them open heartedly. We reviewed Lunascape browser version 5.0 last year, but it has come a long way since then.
You can make the configuration of the services
(e.g disable services) from System > Administration > Services
in Ubuntu, but if you need to start or stop any particular service then you need to run commands from terminal. Gnome Tray Services
application lets you manage services from your system tray. Once installed, it gets launched in the system tray and you can click its icon to start and stop the service you want. It is only supported for Ubuntu and Debian. Installation is a bit tricky, but follow our steps and it will be up in no time.
So many people have the habit to place their files on their computer's desktop, also many of us usually save their downloads on their desktop. If you continue this old practice, your desktop becomes a real mess and you are even unable to find any files from it. Worst of all it also it becomes very time consuming for you to clean up your desktop manually. Don't fret yet, Deskcretary
will help you out.
Do you find it boring to type long emails, just like me? Now give JDVoiceMail
a try. It is a free tool which lets you send voice messages to anyone's email addresses. It records your voice message in the compressed .wav or.mp3 format and send as an attachment in the email. It is a very light-weight and easy-to-use tool, and best of all there is no special software needed on the end of receiver to listen to your message, he/she can simply listen to it in Window Media Player or any other audio player.
It is a well known fact that all Linux based system works with services. A Linux service is an application that is either runing in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks. When you install Ubuntu, there are many services which are enabled by default. Whenever Ubuntu starts, it also starts all these services, there could be so many services which you are no longer using or you have never used them before, so do you think that there is any need to start these services every time on the system boot up? The answer should definitely be "No" because these services are consuming your system's resources and also slowing your system's boot process.
If you use various email clients or email service and want to backup all your mails along with the attachments, it can be quite difficult. But thanks to MailStore Home, backup is only a click away. It is a free tool that can backup popular desktop email clients and web email services such as, MS Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, GMail, and others(through IMAP or POP3 should be supported by that email service provider).
It has a build-in algorithm that prevents duplicate emails or attachments to be archived, it makes sure that out of two or more copies, only one(original) copy is backed up. If your email client is not supported, you can still backup the emails by importing any one of the following email files – EML, PST, or MBOX. Read More
What Is Cloud AntiVirus
Unlike traditional antivirus software, cloud antivirus refers to the type of antivirus that runs on the cloud(remote server). Cloud Antivirus will scan all your files through the internet and run the tests on their own server, in this way it won’t disrupt any of your computer activity nor will it slow down your computer.
Another benefit of cloud antivirus is that instead of having to update traditional antivirus software routinely, it automatically updates the virus definitions in the cloud and then scans your files to see if it is infected with any of the new virus. It saves the headache of having to manage the antivirus software daily.
Tabbed Browsing is one of the fastest way to browse, every browser from Firefox to Internet Explorer now makes full use of tabs. But sadly Microsoft has not included tabbed browsing feature for Windows Explorer in the upcoming Windows 7 and missed it out in Vista too. Luckily, you can now add tabbed browsing feature in Windows Explorer by using a 3rd party tool if you are on Windows XP or Windows Vista(32-bit).
Microsoft's Windows Vista and XP have no support for changing the default logon screen, but in Windows 7
you can use the Logon Screen Rotator
tool to rotate the logon screen during every logon. Now, there is no need to play with the registry settings, you can easily change the logon screen of your Windows in a couple of clicks only. Once you have installed the application, you will be able to select up to 10 images which you would like to use as your logon screen backgrounds and then those images are rotated each time you logon giving a cooler look to your Window 7.