Some users have reported an increase in browsing speed after switching to Google DNS. The usual method of switching the DNS to Google DNS is to change the Primary and Secondary Server IP. If your ISP has provided any other DNS it is recommended to back it up and this is exactly where the problem arises. Read More
is a free desktop torrent search tool for Windows which was first released in July, 2009. For some reason it managed to stay out of our radar for a long time. It is developed by Vangos, a student of Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Informatics in his free time.
Word Frequency Counter is an opensource tool which allows anyone to find the number of words and frequency in a document. Just paste the text of the document and hit Add Document button, the words along with the frequency will be shown as a list view. Read More
Those looking for a nifty little user-friendly desktop background changer should give DesktopSlides a try. What makes it stand out from the rest of similar tools is that it is free of any bloatware, takes minimum system resources, and allows user to filter wallpapers by screen ratio or screen resolution. Read More
Microsoft Outlook 2010 lets you keep track of your social contacts right from your inbox. The pane in which you keep track of your social network sites and contacts is called the People Pane and it is located under the main reading pane.
When you receive a new email, Outlook 2010 displays a desktop alert showing the email sender, subject and a few lines of the body as well. This feature can be very useful but what if you are working in a shared environment, where others can see the emails that you receive? Here are the steps to disable the Email Desktop alert setting in Outlook 2010.
The data file has the pst extension and is used to store and restore your emails. We have already covered a tip on how to import and export the Outlook Data file
. If you wish to create a personal folder for storing Outlook items on your computer, then you need to find where Microsoft has hidden the option to do so in Outlook 2010. Here are the steps to create a new Outlook data file quickly and easily.
The Navigation pane resides on the left side of your document and makes it easier for anyone to search throughout your document. But this bar is not displayed by default, to enable it click the View
tab on the main menu and check the Navigation Pane
is a small application which can take care of all your styling needs in the Gnome Desktop environment. It offers a wide range of Backgrounds/icons and theme collections which you can use to add eye-candy effects to your Gnome Desktop.
If you work on remote linux servers then you often need to download multiple files. The utility which is used to download files from the command line is called Wget
. Lets see how we can download multiple file from the command line using the Wget command.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 has the ability for you to broadcast your presentation over the Internet for remote view or for viewers over the network. This allows you to show presentations even if there is no projector available. All you need is a Windows Live ID!
There are multiple ways to view your emails in Outlook 2010, everyone uses the view option according to his/her needs. Lets see how we can perform some common operations related to the views.
Note: This post is targeted towards beginners who are new to Outlook 2010.
Click the Office
backstage button(File button) and hit Share
, you will find the list of ways in which you can share your documents
Just like Sparklines
, Data Bars are also a way to represent data graphically inside the cell. They provide a way to show values visually using bars within the cells that contain values. The Data Bar feature was included for the first time in Microsoft Excel 2007.
If you need more than a single instance of the terminal then obviously it will be hectic to manage all the terminals in separate windows but this is how it is by default. Terminator
opens multiple instances of the terminal in one window, thus, making it easier and quicker for you to work. You are also able to track the progress of the commands that you run on different terminals as they are all visible in one main window.
Every one of us faces problem with internet connectivity every now and then. In such situations, you usually open the command prompt and ping any famous site like yahoo, google, msn etc. Once the internet comes back, you start to get the ping reply. Internet Tester
is a little tool which continuously pings an internet address to let you know if the internet connectivity is back or not.
We have covered many tools which perform or schedule system shutdown in Windows, WinDown
and Shutdown Agent
are two examples. GShutdown
is a tool for Ubuntu which performs and schedules system shutdown and restart.
Network Analysis is vital. Network engineers always monitor their network to keep track of all of the computers connected to the network. In the past, we reviewed a network tool called Pinger
which is used to ping multiple IP addresses. IP Address Range Pinger
is another free, light-weight and portable application which pings all of the computers which are connected to the network.
MS Word 2010 offers the following three ways of document translation:
- Translate Document online
- Translate the selected text
- Mini Translator
A detailed guide on Word 2010 Translate feature can be found here
Sparklines are mini-charts that you can place inside cells in order to view the data and the chart on the same table. In older versions of Microsoft Excel, third party add-ins were used to serve this purpose, but the latest Excel versions have embedded this functionality for the user’s convenience.