Google Sites is a service from Google that lets user host a website on Google’s server. But there is one problem, there is no build-in option to backup the site. Read More
Yesterday I explained about both Prefetch and Superfetch. Both Windows Vista and Windows 7 contains Superfetch since it is more advanced and uses more complex algorithm. Read More
is a simple utility for Windows that lets user tweak Windows XP's Prefetch and Windows 7's Superfetch. So what exactly are Prefetch and Superfetch?
If you are a Mac user, then you are pretty lucky to get Google Map service on the desktop. Unlike Google Earth, Google Maps is another separate service from Google that is allows users to quickly view any location. In other words, Google Maps is a stripped down version of Google Earth and takes far less bandwidth. Read More
There are quite some email clients out there, the most popular being Outlook and Thunderbird. This does not necessarily mean that everyone uses these two email clients. There is IncrediMail, Postbox, The Bat, Windows Live Mail, and others. If you want one complete backup solution for all of them, then we have already reviewed MailStore Home, another useful product is MailBrowserBackup. Read More
As a software reviewer, I have seen Task Managers and Process Explorers of every type and design. The most favorite being no other than Microsoft’s own Sysinternals Process Explorer
. You can read the two recommended Windows 7 Process Explorers
too. The default Process Explorer that comes as part of Task Manager is not enough for most users. A few 3rd party developers claim their product to be the complete replacement of Task Manager, which is actually far from truth.
What is InPrivate Browsing
If you are on a public computer then you will definitely like to keep the traces of your web activity hidden from others. Whenever you visit any particular website, your web browser saves information about your web activity in the form of sessions, cookies, cache etc. There could be many cases in which you would not want your browsing history to be saved at all. With Internet Explorer 8 you can now prevent it from storing data about your browsing session by running it in InPrivate Browsing mode.
If you have to take care of your remote servers on a daily basis, upon which you often perform different server related tasks then you will definitely be familiar with Putty. It is basically a client software which lets you connect to remote Linux/Unix servers via SSH or Telnet. Putty is a very simple tool and does not provide much features, but you can consider Auto Putty
as its advanced form.
What if your Windows 7 becomes corrupt and fails to boot? Most laptops and PCs today come with Windows pre-installed and the manufacturers sometimes don’t include Windows installation disc.
We have seen many twitter desktop clients that work as facebook client too, but you can only view and post status messages through them. If you want to upload photos, chat with friends, etc then you will need to install a proper desktop facebook client.
We have covered various converters for both Windows and Linux, but when it comes to Mac we don’t see many great media converters that are worth sharing. Most are restricted, some are paid only, others are full of bugs.
Hulu needs no introduction. Till yesterday, it had a desktop application for both Windows and Macs and no official application was available for Linux. We covered a post regarding how you can watch Hulu using Boxee
in Linux. But today, Hulu has released a desktop player for Linux. They are emailing all it's users talking about how Linux support has been the most requested feature.
You might often run into circumstances when you need to hide a particular application or program. One case could be that you need to share your computer’s desktop with someone and you don’t want him/her to see your running programs. In another case you might want to hide running apps from your boss or co-workers. WinRAP
(Windows Running Applications Protector
) is a free, portable utility which hides your applications from the desktop and runs them in the background. It also allows you to hide the desktop icons.
Most programs do not completely free the memory resources even after being shutdown, and thus your system runs short of memory and resulting in very slow speed. VC RamCleaner
is a free, light-weight and easy to use utility which helps you in cleaning your system’s memory, so that you can carry on working without having to waste time on restarting your system in order to free up memory.
The world is changing so shouldn’t your old alarm clock change as well? If you are in the habit of sleeping very often during work or some other activity, then Online Video Clock
will help. It sets your favorite YouTube video as an alarm sound. Now you can wake up to your favorite YouTube video.
You know what is frustrating? When an app will add itself to the Windows startup list without even asking the user. To remove it, one has to follow the procedures given here
or use MSConfig Cleanup Utility
to permanently disable application's startup behavior. Disable Startup
is a free tool for Windows that prevents any programs from adding itself to the startup list. When a program tries to add itself to the list, it will show you a warning message. If you don’t want to see the warning message, you can change the options from its configuration console.
As more and more smartphones are becoming increasingly intelligent, they are now used not just for calling and texting but also for communicating in several different ways, socializing, shopping, banking, and more. While this has its benefits, it also comes with its risks. Since smartphones are more like computers than mere phones, they are prone to a problems all computers face - viruses! For effectively combating this problem, we need an effective antivirus solution. ESET has just released its free Nokia Mobile Antivirus software for Nokia phones running Symbian S60 operating system. For more details, continue reading.
In Windows 7, Microsoft has provided BitLocker to protect the drives, but what if you want to protect individual files? We have covered two interesting tool before – Cryptor and Wave Cipher to easily lock and password-protect files. Cryptor has a small advantage over Wave Cipher, since it can also encrypt a folder. Both tools come useful in situations where there are only few files to encrypt, but if you want to encrypt multiple files present in different locations, then Secret Data Manager
is no doubt the best encryption tool out there for this purpose. It is fast and easy-to-use encryption utility that acts as a file manager. All you have to do is create a new account, login, and encrypt the files that want to hide. Once done, you can log out and nobody will be able to access the files except you.
WordPad is an abbreviated version of Microsoft Word with less functionality. Windows 7 has added many new features to WordPad and you will definitely love its new additions especially if you are migrating from Windows XP or Vista. Lets explore the major enhancements which have been made to it. You can also consider this post as a comparison between the older WordPad and the new one. Read More
In order to select any particular application or window, you must click it with the mouse. However, you can also configure Windows to select any particular window or application by simply hovering over them with the mouse pointer. If you find this convenient, you can enable this in Windows 7 or Windows 8 by following the steps below.