Since launching AddictiveTips back in August, 2008 we have never taken a single day off, nor do we plan to do so. But sometimes a situation arises where there is no option left. We do our best to post tips every day and would continue to do so in future. When there is nothing left to report, we have always tried to at least post a single tip. Fortunately today is not that day.Read More
UPDATE: I want more votes to decide properly, so if you are reading this please don't forget to vote.I understand that most of you are from Windows background, but Ubuntu is one great OS too. You can do things on Ubuntu that is not possible on Windows, and vice versa. Both have their benefits. Before you vote, have a look as to what I think about both operating systems. Read More
Editor’s Note: This is not a computer tip, all views expressed in this post are my personal opinion. The original intention of this post is to foster debate among readers and webmasters.
Suppose you discover a new fish species(let’s name it X) and tell your friend about it. Your friend goes to a group of people and tell them about a new fish called X without stating that it was discovered by you. Will you like it? Is this fair? Does it make a bit of sense? The answers is NO.
Now suppose another situation where you discover a new software and review it on your blog. Now your readers(both Direct visitors and those coming from RSS feeds) which include plenty of bloggers, will read about this new software and write about it in their respective blogs without mentioning that it was discovered by you. Will you like it? Is this fair? Does it make a bit of sense? The answer again is NO.
So what is this all about? It’s about using a bit of common sense. I have always tried to find the reasons why bloggers fail to credit the original discoverer and here is what I found.Read More
The first screenshot of Kumo’s homepage was accidentally leaked on Twitter, our friends at LiveSide got hold of it. For those who don’t know what Kumo is, it is a complete rebranding of Microsoft Live Search. Kumo is being internally tested by Microsoft employees before launching it to the public and according to some tweets it accidentally went live last night.
Update: According to some webmasters, they received 1-2 visits from Kumo. Perhaps it could be a bot.
- Your laptop gets stolen.
- Your Computer crashes due to a virus and becomes corrupted
- Your Important Files or Family Photos/Videos gets accidentally deleted.
Do you love the the music playlist of your friend’s or co-worker’s iPod? You can now copy the songs to your computer, and then later copy them to your iPod using iTunes if you have one. Almost everyone carry an iPod these days, if you love someone's music playlist you can borrow his iPod for few minutes and copy his music to your computer instantly. iDump is a free little tool that lets you copy all music from any iPod to your computer.
There are two types of files, one is a simple installer and the other is an executable file which you can download from here.Read More
As more and more people are migrating to open-source operating systems such as Ubuntu(which is more user friendly as compared to any other free operating systems), it compelled us to ask our readers if they want Ubuntu tips to be covered on this blog. Majority of the people responded to the poll, results can be seen below.
You voted, we heard. We are now gearing up to bring you Ubuntu tips alongside other tips starting January, 2009.Read More
The first thing you are going to wonder is why I wrote Maverick in the title? Some are going to laugh and some are going to take it seriously. I regularly check what my readers are searching for before coming to my blog. And surprisingly “How to use IP to find where you live” was one of the question many people were looking an answer for.
I wondered who will type such a question in Google? Even the dumbest person in the World knows where he is living. Then something else stuck my mind, suppose you get kidnapped or get lost somewhere in a crazy way(don’t know which one), you will surely want to know where the heck are you? So maybe someone typed this question because he could be in this exact situation.
But to know he needs a computer and a internet connection, maybe he searched using his Kidnapper’s laptop (Yeah I am thinking crazy at the moment).Read More
Have you ever attached a USB to a computer and later found out that the drive is infected by a virus? I have definitely faced this situation many times. If you attach your USB drive to the infected computer the virus is transferred to the drive in no time infecting all the important documents in USB drive too, depending on the nature of the virus you may loose important data from the USB drive and never recover them back. But there is a solution to protect your USB drive from virus infection when it is connected to already infected computer.Read More
Have you ever watched a movie with a fantastic piece of soundtrack? Like I did, when I watched “Into the Wild”, its soundtrack was awesome, Wouldn't it be great if we could make an MP3 file to play on our computer? As long as we don't infringe on copyrighted material, there's a great selection of audio extraction tools that we can use to generate digital audio files from video, for this purpose, AoA Audio Extractor is a powerful tool for video to audio file conversion.Read More
Do you want to share some music with your friend? Or do you want to hear to your favorite music playlist while you are away from your PC? Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server for everyone! It's designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3's can get themselves and their friends listening to their music across the internet in seconds. Plus, it works Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The only thing it requires is to have java installed on your machine, which is not a big problem.Read More
Note: This Blog’s statistics will be posted on monthly basis, they might not seem useful right now, but they will come handy from January when I will start writing about blogging tips. If you hate such posts, you can skip it. :)
Update : I forgot to mention that the pagerank of this blog reached from 0 to 3 in just a month.
AddictiveTips has been alive for a month and our stats prove how loyal our readers are becoming. More and more people are looking for useful tips and we are working hard to keep up to your expectations. Before I start, I would ask you to first welcome our new author Muzammil Younus to our solid AddictiveTips team. Soon you will also find a short biography (with a picture) of every author, so that people can understand the team better.
Here are the detailed statistics for the month of September.Read More