Media Browser(formally known as Video Browser) is a personal media aggregator that runs on Microsoft Media Center platform. In layman’s term, it is a media aggregator plug-in for Windows 7/Vista Media Center that takes all you recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents you in a simple and easy-to-use interface. Read More
Have you ever received a document or text file containing redundant junk characters? Does the text contain lots of Asterisks, Hyphens, Empty Spaces, etc? If all of the above are true, you have come to the right place. Read More
Microsoft is good at making OS and equally good at annoying the hell out of users. So you enable Automatic Updates and Windows prompts you to restart the computer after installing all updates. Guess what is common between us? Hitting the Postpone button. Read More
Multi Path Files Finder
is an app for network administrators who want to search for files in multiple UNC paths and local paths. If you are an average computer user and don’t know what UNC stands, this is probably not for you.
After Google announced Public DNS
to speed up URL resolve time, Google Analytics rolled out a new tracking technology called Asynchronous Tracking
. There are reports from webmasters that Google Analytics tracking code can sometimes stop responding and slow down the overall load time of the website.
So many people have asked about the small Google rectangular icon next to Windows 7 Start Orb on my taskbar that I have finally decided to publish this post. Originally, Windows Quick Search Box was introduced for Mac only, but Google has included it as part of Internet Explorer 8 toolbar too. Read More
We will discuss the following in this post:
- What is SID?
- How To find out the SID of a computer?
[Fun Tip] Are you bored with the default colors of your Windows 7 computer folders? Try the Rainbow Folders
application. It is a free light-weight application which lets you colorize your Windows folders quickly.
Personally, I find the feature of Windows allowing users to disable the logon screen, totally unsecure. When you enter the password on the logon screen, it takes some time to load windows explorer and all startup programs. This can also be quite annoying and time consuming. So what is the solution?
Developers tend to take advantage of Flickr’s popularity, this is why you will find many tools related to it, but now Picasa is growing at quite some fast pace too. Today we will review two opensource tools which allow users to download photo albums from Picasa. Read More
To understand what DNS is and how it works, we would recommend checking out the post on OpenDNS. Google Public DNS is a free public DNS resolution service that promises to further speed up the internet. Read More
We will be discussing the following points in this post:
- What is the Windows.old Folder ?
- What is Included in Windows.old?
- How To Remove The Windows.old Folder?
Tcp Soft Router
is a light-weight tool which lets you perform common TCP routing operations like port forwarding, port redirection, proxy bypass, etc via HTTP and TelNet protocols. It runs as a Windows Service.
Norton Security Check
is a free online service which tests your computer’s exposure to a wide range of online threats. If you don't have any antivirus or malware detection software installed, then using this free online service will give your system a through scan to find out if it is infected with any malware or virus. It also helps in determining the internet security needs.
Microsoft Office Publisher is a well known application by Microsoft which lets you create brochures, postcards, newsletters, websites, e-mails and much more. Millions of people are using it to manage all their marketing activities. We are in the process of reviewing the main products in Microsoft Office 2010, such as, Word 2010
, PowerPoint 2010
, Excel 2010
, Outlook 2010
and OneNote 2010
. Lets see what new additions have been made to Office Publisher 2010.
When we wrote a detailed guide on setting up an ad-hoc network connection in Windows 7/Vista, some users complained that the Starter edition didn’t have an option for setting up an Ad-Hoc network in the Network and Sharing Center. Read More
Google Calendar Popout is an extension for Google Chrome that adds a small Google Calendar button in the menu bar. When clicked, it shows the official Google Calendar Gadget. Read More
Buckts is an add-on for Firefox that adds a dock bar in the browser from where you can manage all your RSS feeds, Social Networks, and Search. At the moment it is in beta and allows users to add rss feed only, the social and search features are coming soon according to it’s website. Read More
Recently I got an email from a reader who asked,
I'm a Mac user; my family has succumbed to the price wars and bought a PC with Windows 7. I have created a user account for my 8yr old son who quickly downloaded Google chrome! How can I prevent users from installing software? Any suggestions?
Google Chrome’s Task Manager is quite handy, it can be launched by hitting Shift+Esc hotkey. It is useful in a sense that you can easily end a certain page(process) without having to crash the whole browser and restart it. Chrome is able to handle it well because it assigns a separate process to each page, thus making it faster.