Here’s What We’re Planning At AddictiveTips

In 2008, the internet was a very different place. It had been a year since the first iPhone was announced and that year, the first commercially produced Android phone was launched by HTC. Snow Leopard debuted in the summer of that year and it would be another year until Windows 7 came out leaving users with the unsatisfactory Vista version. Read More

AddictiveTips Redesigned; Tell Us What You Think!

Ahoy, readers! As you might already have noticed, we’ve rolled out a new website design. We’ve been rethinking our site’s theme for a while now, aiming to make it look more in sync with current trends while trying not to drift too far away from our original design for the comfort of our regular readers. Yesterday, we decided to finally don the new look, and now that you’ve had the time to look through it, we’d like to know what you think about it. After all, this design transition is for you, the readers, and we can’t mark it complete without your feedback. Read More

UndoClose For Windows [AddictiveTips Apps]

One of the most useful tab-management features of modern browsers is opening recently closed tabs using the Ctrl+Shift+T hotkey. It certainly saves the time one would’ve spent sifting through browsing history to find and open closed tabs. In contrast to browsers, Windows 7 manages folders and application windows differently; despite storing recently opened programs and items in Start Menu, it doesn’t support bringing them up again using a hotkey. Today, AddictiveTips brings you UndoClose - a free program that remembers all recently closed folders and applications, so that you can restore them in the same sequence in which they were closed using two hotkeys. In short, it enables you to open the last closed folder(s) and application(s) just like the way Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers let you open the recently closed tab(s). Read More

Farewell; Leaving To Pursue New Adventures

Today is my last day at AddictiveTips. After founding AddictiveTips and running it for a little more than 3 years, it is time for me to step down from the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aatif Khan will be the new Editor-in-Chief and Usman Javaid will be the Associate Editor - a new position to make sure the quality of articles meet the standard that readers have come to expect. Read More

Your Feedback On Paid Apps And The Final Verdict

The most important question for us this year is a simple one, to cover paid apps or not? After taking feedback from our readers and discussing internally, we have all agreed to cover paid apps but only occasionally. Our primary goal has always been to find and cover free apps (for all platforms) and we will stick to it. This is our mission and an important one. Read More

[Ask The Readers] Do You Want Us To Cover Paid Apps?

There is one topic that we have been debating internally for a while and we need feedback from our readers for that. We would like to know what you think about AddictiveTips covering paid apps? We are known for covering tips, and apps that are freeware. Lately, we have focused more on covering free apps since there are plenty of them around and nobody else seems to be covering them. The rate at which free apps are released every day for all platforms leaves us no choice but to cover them. However, there are some instances where there are paid apps that are worth covering too. Apps that solve some serious problems/annoyances and make life easier for users. We have been ignoring them, simply because they are not free. As a result, we have avoided covering some very nice apps. Read More

AddictiveTips v2.0 Coming Soon!

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. After designing AddictiveTips v2.0 for over a month, it is finally starting to come together. The next version of our design will be more social and user-friendly. While I keep myself busy on AddictiveTips v2.0, you will continue to see Android apps reviews by Saad and perhaps some freeware reviews by Usman. The Mobile section will also remain up-to-date which is managed by Ali. There are some interesting changes coming in the next redesign which will go live in 2nd week of October (if everything goes according to the plan) so I will hold off the surprises for now. Read More

BlackBerry Bold 9800 Specs And Price

Although lately our main focus here at Addictivetips has been to cover iDevices and Android, but Blackberry 9800 Slider made us write about it today. The reason behind that is this blackberry smartphone will not be the same old boring corporate looking gadget. In fact this time the Blackberry OS 6.0 installed on this device is all gearing up to mount this handset to an all new level of classic taste and design, and seems to be all set to make it the device of choice for many smartphone users. Read on for more details. Read More

Sorry For The Trouble Guys, It Won’t Happen Again

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.

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AddictiveTips Has A Brand New Re-Design

If you are one of those people who read my blog frequently, you would have noticed the new re-design for the last 12 hours. This is the design I was working on for the past 3 weeks. This new redesign is rebuild around Thematic Theme framework 0.9.5. Thanks to Crisiti for understanding what I really wanted and doing an awesome custom work. For those who want to get their blogs re-designed, I would highly recommend going over to Cozmos Labs and contacting Crisiti. He is one heck of a great guy to work with! Read More

Monthly Roundup November, 2008: New Poll, Plan For December, Increase In Feed Readers

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.

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Blogging Tips: How To Keep Your Blog Secure By Hiding Your WordPress Version Number

Note: This tip is for those who wants to take extra precautions, otherwise if you keep your wordpress up-to-date, you will remain secure as far I know.

I know that the title of this post is a bit comprehensive, but it pretty much explains what I am talking about. Hiding your wordpress version is the first step in keeping your blog secure and I recommend that everyone should do this to keep themselves safe from amateur hackers. Forget Professional hackers, they can hack into anything(even Pentagon). Anyway this is how you can prevent your blog from small hacks.

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