Extend Windows Media Center On Dual Monitor Display

Windows Media Center is a nice piece of high-functionality software from Microsoft. While it is aesthetically pleasing and convenient, one issue that users with dual or multiple displays face is the restriction of mouse to only the WMC window, especially when maximized. Maxifier is a free tool that answers this problem, freeing mouse movement even when Windows Media Center is itself running full screen mode. Read More

StartupPanel: Manage Windows Startup Folder, Registry, Services

Some applications that start with Windows Startup reside in the Startup Folder, while most of them reside in the registry. To access the startup folder you need to first find it from the All Programs menu inside the Start menu. To access the Startup Registry keys you need to head over to the Startup tab inside the System Configuration Window. Accessing Windows Services is another story of it’s own. Read More

How To Easily Open Multiple Bookmarks And URLs In Firefox

Tabbed browsing has now become a long-established norm, and it is very convenient to open all your required pages within one window in different tabs. Supposing that out of your 50 bookmarked pages, you have 20 that you want to open in new tabs, it can be really troublesome to open the bookmarks menu 20 times to open each, going through excessive clicking and mouse movements to get the task done. Stay-Open Menu is a Firefox add-on that keeps the History and Bookmarks menus open for multiple clicks, bringing ease to the entire process. Read More

Turn Off Display, Pause Media, Notify Contacts When Locking Windows Desktop

Locking down your machine when leaving your desk is a nice way to protect your privacy, but the display remaining on which means power is being wasted constantly while no productive work is happening. Also, if you were chatting with someone on any IM client, chances are that they’d be left wondering as to why you were not replying. Similar goes for any playing media that would continue to play in the background, despite the system being locked. Read More

YouTube Video Subtitles [Captions]

YouTube announced the rollout of video captions but I rarely encountered them while watching videos. Today it was surprising to find this feature in more videos than ever. The features include Transcribe Audio and Translate Captions, both of which are in beta. Read More

Jailbreak Assistant Better Than f0recast Coming Soon?

A while back, iH8sn0w, the developer of iREB and sn0wbreeze, released his jailbreak helper tool under the name of f0recast, held in high esteem by the iPhone jailbreak community. Now, it appears as if ihackinjosh guys are working on some new jailbreak helper tool (or something of the kind, it is not clear at the moment). This became apparent through a tweet from @ihackinjosh on March 3. For the complete story, continue reading after the jump. Read More

On Screen Volume Control Indicator For Windows

Depending on the manufacturer, some sound cards and laptops come with a eye candy on-screen volume control indicator software. Even though it can be useful, many users have no choice but to use the default Windows Volume Control options. After all, what’s the point of having an eye candy interface without any functionality? Read More

Prepare Word 2010 Document For Distribution [Prepare Menu]

Microsoft Word 2010 includes Prepare Document feature to give more powerful control over the document content, by using its various options such as; document protection, embed digital signature in the document, add meta data information, check compatibility with previous version of Word, and encryption, you can make your document more resilient and protected. It prepares your document for world-wide distribution or publication by providing options to enforce different actions over the document. You need to follow a tedious procedure to use it in Word 2010 since it is hidden by default. This post will cover, how to make these options apparent and explain core usage of each option it encapsulates. Read More

Excel 2010: Line Graph & Column Bars [Sparklines]

Excel 2010 includes a feature of analyzing data through Sparklines and Column bars, this could be very beneficial if you want to see the trends, and comparisons of each record in pictorial representation. It actually summarizes one complete record and shows it in a single cell through simple line graph and column bars, this post covers the basic usage and elaborates how they logically relate with the data. Read More

Add Tasks In Outlook 2010 From OneNote 2010

In Outlook 2010, you can create, manage, and schedule tasks via Task Handler. If you are taking notes in OneNote 2010, then it facilitates you to create tasks in Outlook, along with taking notes. OneNote will automatically send task to Outlook in order to schedule and manage them in a better way. Read More

Files Classification Utility DiskSorter

Checking out the files and folders that are taking the most space is another story, Disk Sorter does something different. It classifies the files and folders into different categories, making it easier for user to check out the type of files that are taking the most space and the number of total files inside each category. Read More

BB FlashBack Express Is A Free Windows Screencast Video Software

For those of our readers that often find themselves marveling at some computer geek showing off his computer screen in a tutorial video, and wondering how he managed to do that, or for those people who want to make such videos themselves or record a screencast, webcam feed, etc, we present the solution. BB FlashBack Express is a free software that allows recording of screen, sound and webcam, sharing the recorded videos and export them as Flash or AVI files. Read More

Context Menu Editor For Windows 7 & Vista

There are countless guides explaining users to tweak their registry to add a certain program in the Windows Explorer context menu. Editing the registry is never recommended and should be only touched at the last resort. If you want to add some programs to the context menu quickly, give Context Menu Editor a shot. Read More

Download Multimedia Content With SkyDownloader

If you’re into downloading music, movies, software, games, etc from the internet, you must be familiar with a host of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing services, Gnutella networks, Bit Torrent technology, and more. While these technologies offer wonderful sharing possibilities, one has to resort to various client software to take full advantage of all of these. A one-stop solution would not only save time and hassle, but also make sharing more fun, wouldn’t it? SkyDownloader is one such application which combines the might of Gnutella and Bit Torrent, answering an entertainment-seeker’s complete needs, with millions of songs, MP3s, movies, TV shows, live channels, and games.
Note: SkyDownloader has been discontinued. However, you can check out previously featured Torrent search engines including Torrent Magnifier and Media Get.
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How To Fix Push Notifications On iPhone 3.1.3

For those of the iPhone users who are on unofficial carriers (hence using hacktivated devices), push notifications have always been the Achilles' heel. Since hacktivation means you get devoid of genuine validation certificated, push notifications most likely will not work, especially if you have unlocked your iPhone with Dev-Team’s UltraSn0w or GeoHot’s BlackSn0w. There are certain fixes available in the jailbreak community, but they are either not free or don’t work as they should. Read More

Outlook 2010 Advanced Search [Query Builder]

In Outlook 2010 when you are overwhelmed by loads of emails and your inbox is piled up with a lot of spam content, then it becomes difficult to search for a specific emails. Query Builder is a hidden feature available in Outlook that defines more complex and confine criteria to perform advance search. It has a intuitive interface which let users find the content by applying different conditions. This post elaborates how to integrate Query Builder and the core use of it. Read More

Office OneNote 2010: Extract Text From Image [OCR]

OneNote 2010 is one of the best application when it comes to note-taking, it gives a flamboyant look of your notes, includes lots of features; from recording videos to drawing, creating tables, etc. One of its feature which has been overlooked is the ability to recognize text from images. It has inherent OCR (Optical Character Reader), which immediately extract text from any image file format. Read More