This post was born out of my own personal experience with banking. With the advent of internet technology, more and more banks are moving online. Online Banking has become a common term today. Read More
When it comes to mail notifiers that notify about the incoming mail, we have seen plenty of them in Windows. There are some standalone GMail Notifiers, Outlook Notification plugins, etc. But what about Mac? Read More
Here is a short tip for those who don’t know. The Windows 7 Command Prompt now supports drag & drop of files. Which means that to enter the destination of any file you can just drag & drop it into the command prompt window.
I have seen this functionality in Windows Vista as well, but thought it could help those who are migrating from XP. But now a commenter points out that this functionality is available in Windows XP SP3 too.
You might need to reinstall a fresh copy of Ubuntu due to many reasons, but guess whats the most hectic thing after a fresh operating system reinstall? It is to install all of the software packages again. Let me share an easy way to install these packages again quickly, in case you need to fresh install Ubuntu.
Microsoft is very confident in boasting that Windows 7 is the one of the safest operating systems. Windows 7 has enhanced many features from Windows Vista, some noteworthy improvements have been made to Windows 7's Security. Lets see what’s new in Windows 7 security.
is a light weight portable tool which lets you perform a handful of simple tweaks. It lets you perform common windows tweaks with a single click otherwise you would have to manually edit the registry or follow tiresome steps to get the same results.
Less than a week is left before Microsoft rolls out Windows 7 to the public. The first thing users do is try to keep their desktop organized
. One thing I like about Windows 7 is that it makes 3rd party application launchers feckless. Windows 7 taskbar
now acts more like an application launcher.
You might have heard about IPv6, it is the latest address protocol that will eventually replace IPv4. From Windows Vista onward it has been kept enabled by default, but it is also a fact that IPv6 is not yet common and many software, routers, modems, and other network equipment do not support it yet. So it may be a wise approach to disable it for now. We can also disable it by simply unchecking it from the Local Area Network Properties window, but this is not a permanent way to get rid of it. It gets enabled again once the system is restarted, so in order to permanently disable it, open the registry editor in Windows 7 & Vista by clicking Start, then type regedit and hit Enter.
Short URLs are no doubt very useful, but the biggest downside is that you never know where they are pointing towards. Hackers can easily exploit the users by sending them short links which can steal their information. How would you know which short url is safe and which isn’t? Read More
In Windows 7, if you hover the mouse over any running application's button in the Taskbar, it shows the thumbnail preview of the running application with a close button. And if you hover your mouse cursor over the small thumbnail, Windows shows a live preview of the running application and it makes all other running applications windows transparent. If you are looking for a way to adjust this live preview delay time then this post will help.
Ever wanted to batch upload photos to Flickr, no problem Flickr has an official tool for that. But what if you want to upload the photos on a specific time, how would you schedule it? Read More
Back in June we covered a dead-simple service launched by Adobe called BrowserLab that allowed designers to test their website design across multiple browsers. Since it is in closed beta, new users cannot sign-up anymore. Read More
is a great screen sharing tool which is used to manage small meetings, as it lets you share your desktop, applications, or documents with 15 people at the same time. One of the perks of this utility over the other desktop sharing tools is that it works perfectly through routers and firewalls. All you need is a Window Live ID!
Ubuntu’s latest version is 9.10 which is also known as Karamic Koala, so if you are using Ubuntu 9.04(also known as Ubuntu Jaunty) then here are some simple steps which which will help upgrade your Ubuntu to the latest release.
It is quite annoying when browser toolbars are installed along with the software. Most application installers these days carry an option to install toolbars, they could either be Security toolbars, Yahoo toolbar, Google toolbar, Ask Toolbar, or some other toolbar.
We all know that Firefox stores the information in the form that you fill. Each text field’s information is stored separately. If you return to a similar text field, you will find all previously saved entries. Read More
If you have written a subtitle for a movie and your media player fails to play it, then this is because the format of your subtitle is not correct. Different media needs subtitle of different formats, this is where Easy Subtitle Converter comes in. Read More
Sometimes PDF documents are protected so that people cannot copy the text. If you have come across any such restricted PDF document and need to copy the text, then the best way is to extract it using text extractors. Read More
You might not want to switch to Ubuntu from Windows because you think that you will not be able to play many of your favorite games on Ubuntu or that your favorite windows program might not work there. Guess what? This is no longer an issue as Linux has done a lot to facilitate and provide windows programs.
Before reading this post, I would recommend that you first skim through our previous posts here
. The ReadyBoost concept was first introduced and used in Windows Vista, it has been inherited to Windows 7 along with some note-worthy enhancements. Lets see what ReadyBoost is and how we can configure it in Windows 7.