is a solid audio player which can play almost any audio formats. Unlike VLC Media Player which focuses on both video and audio, it only focuses on playing audio files. It is a preferred alternative to Winamp
for many users, the ease-of-use combined with advanced functionalities and openness makes it a must have audio player.
If you are an avid Winamp user and have finally migrated to Windows 7, I can vouch for the fact that you will be quite disappointed because it does not integrate with Windows 7 Shell. The jump list support and taskbar integration have been surprisingly left out. Read More
Many users prefer using Outlook at all times and running it from the system tray makes sense. Before Outlook 2010, users required Hide Outlook
, a small utility that could hide the Outlook 2003/2007 window to the system tray. Not only could it hide, but users could also control a small aspect of Outlook.
iSurveill is an adobe air based application that turns your webcam into a personal surveillance device. It is developed by the same author behind the awesome App For The Milk app. At the moment it can only detect the motion and take photos in JPEG format, but video recording feature is planned in the next release. Read More
Ending a process is a piece-of-cake. All you need to do is select the process and hit the mighty “End Process” button in the Task Manager. What does it really do and why do we end the process so brutally?
Registry Live Watch is a small utility that keeps watch on any registry key you define. You can minimize it to the system tray and it would immediately notify when a change is made to the key. Read More
In Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 there is a build-in option to preview the document before exporting or printing. This preview can be extremely useful. Suppose lets say that you want to export the document to PDF format, once saved, you open it and find that there is an extra blank page at the end of the document which is useless.
Windows 7 Sync Center is great for syncing files across network, mobile, and wireless devices, but when it comes to syncing the files with external drives it fails. This is because it was not designed for this purpose in the first place. 3rd party file synchronization tools are still popular and SyncBreeze
is yet another one to come up.
If your mp3 files fails to play on the iPod or any other mp3 player, there could be several reasons. It could either be corrupted due to incomplete download, the headers could be truncated, there must be garbage at the start or end of the song, etc. Read More
We have reviewed Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010’s noteworthy features here
. The great news is that PowerPoint 2010 not only lets you embed videos into your presentations rather it also provides tools for video editing.
The Mobility Center was first introduced in Windows Vista, it is extremely useful for laptop users who frequently move to different places and therefore need to change the settings very often . Lets see the features of Windows 7 Mobility Center.
There are so many things which are recommended to keep your system secure, one of the most important is that you should keep your installed software and applications up-to-date. If your installed applications are constantly updated to the latest releases then you will be the first to test out new features, reduce the risk of infections, etc. Seven Update
is a free light-weight tool to check and update the installed applications on Windows 7 and Vista operating system.
There are two types of services in Windows, Registry based services and DLL based services. Whenever your computer boots up, windows registers all of the required DLL’s and runs the services associated with them. Taskhost.exe is the process which controls all DLL based services.
is a small tool that can repair corrupt AVI files. Apart from fixing the corrupt video file, it also acts like a video player but I would not recommend using this tool for playing videos. We have 8 good reasons
why you should prefer VLC media player.
is a small Windows mouse gesture tool that can help users perform various actions with simply shaking the mouse. Suppose you want an active window to close when you draw a big “C”, this can be achieved with Mouse Shaker. Similarly you can open Firefox browser by drawing an “F”.
You are all familiar with Sound Recorder feature in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. It is just a basic sound recording tool which lacks the ability to save the audio file in mp3 format. A few days back Adobe released the beta version of Adobe Air 2 to the public, one of the newest feature was the support of microphone. Read More
VLC is the best cross-platform media player, period. Even though it includes great features
, Mac users don’t like the default skin. User Damien created a fully Snow Leopard compatible skin for VLC media player from ground up. He named it VLC Is Better By Default
(long name, eh?).
Many people are looking forward to Outlook 2010, but few are reluctant to give it a try. The reason keeping them back is IMAP support for Gmail and other web services. In Outlook 2007 if you try setting up Gmail IMAP, you will find it to be clunky, slow, or in other words useless.
The Account auditing feature is related to the security of your system. This feature is kept disabled by default, we will discuss the following two points in this post:
- What Is Account Auditing
- How To Enable Account Auditing In Windows 7
is a small utility which resides in the system tray and interacts with the print screen key. This utility presents you with different options when you take a screenshot via print screen key so that you may select your required action to speed up the utilization of the screenshot and get your job done quickly . If you often use the Print Screen key to capture different screenshots then this app is a must have utility for you.