People always love apps that are capable of performing mundane tasks in novel ways. If an app can also add convenience to the mix, even better. Bump and Chirp both are basically designed for file sharing, but one uses sound to transfer files between iDevices
, while the other requires touching two devices together to share photos quickly
for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch does something similar, but in a way more fun and unique way. This universal iOS app lets its users place multiple iDevices side by side, and then stretches a single photo across all their displays. In simple words, if you own more than one iDevice, mosaic.io lets you create one big real-life photo mosaic out of their screens! The app is also capable of transferring Dropbox files between two or more devices (that are located in close proximity) via a simple gesture.
Screen brightness is something that we all adjust, but having to go through complex menus or chose from several options for achieving this, is not fun. An easier way to adjust screen brightness on a Mac is definitely needed. Brightness Slider
is a Mac app that we covered last year for adjusting screen brightness from the Menu Bar. Shady
is a similar Mac app that adjusts the screen brightness, but has keyboard controls. You can increase or decrease the brightness using the up and down arrow keys, and quit the app by hitting Q. These keys are functional when the app is front most.
Having DirectX related problems can cause a number of issues on your PC. It can be anything from being unable to run Aero on Windows 7 to run time errors. In this post we will tell you how to identify your DirectX related problems and what can be some possible solutions. Particularly, regarding your display card drivers.
Dual Monitor Tools
, rather than an application, is more like a package containing four opensource tools to manage the multi-monitor setup. As users having dual-monitor setup are upgrading more to Windows 7, due to the fact that it provide awesome build-in options to sport and manage multiple monitors. Dual Monitor Tools package comes in handy as it complements the build-in features of Windows 7 effectively and uses the resource quite efficiently.
In multi-monitor setups, one of the most executed functions is moving windows between the displays. It makes organization convenient and boosts efficiency of work, but what of the irritation of constantly having to drag windows here to there. MonitorSwitch
addresses this issue and makes switching windows from one display to another easier and more efficient.
Every monitor comes with some buttons to tweak the display settings, such as, brightness, contrast, colors, screen position & size, and so on. Controlling and adjusting these settings can be difficult sometimes. Try Display Tuner
. It is a simple tool which reads the monitor’s DDC controls to check the current settings and then allow users to change it easily, all from within Windows.
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.
Windows 7 offers a very useful tool to calibrate the screen display so that colors are displayed correctly on your monitor. You can control different factors related to your display such as gamma, brightness, contrast and color balance easily using Display Color Calibration
(DCC) tool in Windows 7. Lets explore it in some details.
In older versions of Microsoft Windows it was never so easy to use external projector with your laptop because almost every laptop comes preloaded with some different set of display utilities, and every laptop has a different function key combination to enable output for a projector. The upcoming Window 7 has simplified the display switching issues marginally.
Note: This tip is mostly targeted towards those people who are switching to Windows 7 from Windows XP.
Maxto is a free tool that lets you split your monitor into multiple regions. It can come helpful if you want to keep track of multiple applications or want to work on 2 or more projects simultaneously, in other words this can be used for multi-tasking which can save you hours every day. It can also work on your second monitor if you have a dual-monitor setup.
When started for the first time, the program will load in the system tray, the screen will be grayed out and you will be shown options to either split the screen vertically or horizontally, you can split the space as much as you want. Read More
F.lux is a free cross-platform tool that adjusts your computer’s display with time of the day. You will have notice that a computer’s display usually looks better during the day,t he problem arises at night when the screen is too bright. The developer sums up the problem in a simple sentence,
During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.
Once installed, it will automatically start in the system tray and your display will change according to the time of the day. Just tell this program the type of lightning you have and the place where you live, then forget about everything. It will do the rest automatically. Read More
There comes a time when the files inside the folder becomes cluttered. The content of the folder becomes so mixed up that it’s difficult to browse. This is where Simple Directory Analyzer
comes in. It is a powerful tool that finds, analyzes and then displays the list of all file types in the directory, list of duplicate files, list of hidden files inside the folder. It is also able to sort your files by name, file type, location and size. It also enables you to draw graphs from your collected information.
Do you want to view images in an acceptable way in Firefox? Here, acceptable way means that you are able to view them in an exciting new way with any background color of your choice, zoom inside those pictures, and drag them across the screen. ImageTweak is a small add-on for Firefox that does exactly this but with a little twist. Read More
If you ever wanted to know how much frames per seconds your graphic card renders, then you would definitely want to know about FRAPS. It is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form, FRAPS shows frames Per Second (FPS) in a corner of your screen and also take a screenshot with the press of a key while playing your favorite games. Read More