If you ever wanted to upload and share a 350 MB file with your friends using an online file sharing service but you want to upload the file in smaller chunks. How can you split a big file into multiple chunks and upload it to the file sharing service? WinRar and HJSplit are the best applications to not only split big files in to several chunks but also to compress them while splitting. Read More
Whenever users install software program, drivers, updates, hotfixes and other system changing files, Windows Vista and Windows Xp creates a Restore Point by using System Restore, where a snapshot and stored state of important system files are backed up and copied, If anything goes wrong such as driver not working or program causes instability to the system, users can easily rollback to the previous state. If you pretty sure that you practice safe computing and can handle all disaster yourself, you can turn off and disable System Restore in Windows Vista and Windows Xp. Learn how to do it, after this jump.
When I first started using Vista I felt that Microsoft had done a great thing putting the Search bar instead of usual start menu in Windows Vista but it became one of my major hang-ups, they made it so that we could launch our favorite programs with just one click instead of two. I was quickly disappointed to find that when you type a word into the search bar it is nothing like the old Start > Run command bar window. It starts searching for the words you type in, and many times you need to wait...and wait...and wait some more. Read More
One of my favorite TV shows is The office.
I love that show but it also takes up a lot of the hard drive space, with each episode of 350MB. I clutter my hard drive space due to this show, and that’s just this one show, not including other shows like Grey’s Anatomy
. So, naturally I burn the shows onto DVDs, as it’s a cheap and easily accessible way to store data. But the only problem is the fact that CDs or DVDs aren’t invulnerable to all types of damage, and in fact, even a small finger print or scratch can make a DVD/CD player not able to read the disk. If you try to copy/paste the file on the damaged disk onto a computer, you usually get an error saying the file is corrupted, or damaged. But I found some really handy programs that can solve such problems, which I thought I’d share with you all today.
Windows uses the System Disk for installing any new applications, That is, if your Windows is installed on the C Drive, the default folder where all the applications you install would automatically show up as C:\Program Files , unless of course you change it manually while installing the application's locations. If you almost always prefer to NOT install on the System Disk, but instead on another partition, say, the D drive, then rather then changing the default location every time, you can change it just once,. Read More
Whenever you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender and this is how you do it. Read More
Everyone has some private data that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information that you want to keep out of your family or some stalker’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it safe from prying eyes, here is an easy method. Read More
You’ve got multiple GMail accounts, say, one for work and another for personal use; and you would like to sign onto both Google Talk accounts on the same computer at the same time. By default, GTalk doesn’t permit multiple instances, but a simple hack can fix it. Read More
Do you want that a certain program should run when you insert your USB flash drive? Or do you want to add a custom icon for your flash drive? If the answer to any of the question is yes, then you have come to the right place.
It is possible to auto run the programs and applications from your removable USB flash drive like the autorun feature
in CD/DVD drives. The autorun.inf
file is the key to getting your USB drive to perform certain actions automatically and customize it’s look in My Computer
. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on how this can be done.
Let’s face it. All of us have been infected by virus before. Even if you have anti-virus installed, you can still be infected by a new or custom virus that is not recognized by your anti-virus. Sometimes after removing the virus completely from our system, you’ll face new problems such as you can no longer bring up Windows Task Manager from CTRL+ALT+DEL. You get the error message saying “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator”. This post will help you to re-enable the Windows Task Manager as long as it cannot open normally. Just follow these steps.
If you have a huge library of musics organizing those collections can be difficult. Using the built-in tools of Windows Media Player you can make the task much simpler. Microsoft Windows Media Player does more than just play. Windows users can use it to import their CD collection into digital music files, burn audio CDs, and organize their music collection by generating playlists and adding album art. One of Winodws Media Player 11's strengths is in organizing music by album; it's simply faster than iTunes(sorry Apple fanboys but this point is true). And browsing albums by cover is, well, fun. Combine it with Vista's search technology, which is built in to the player, and you can cue up any album just by typing in the first few letters in the Search box and then clicking on the familiar album cover. Read More
These tips are for those users who are very new to Firefox. These are some basic tips and not the advanced ones.
Is your Firefox loading slowly? Or it just keep freezing up everytime you use heavy extensions or open multiple tabs? If yes, then you have come to the right place. In my case it can sometimes take up to 500MB of RAM when I open around 16 tabs and use a good number of extensions(yeah I am that geeky). Memory hogging is caused by the caching of pages and images for faster browsing. Now, Mozilla is working on fixing this memory hog in their next update. Hopefully, the next Firefox would have better memory management. Until then follow these simple steps to save memory.
This tutorial is a bit outdated and does not show the real solution, however using "Fix Firefox Slow Start Problem
" trick has proved to work for many.
Reduce Number Of Extensions
Cut down on the number of extensions used. More specifically, try to remove those extensions which access internet to update information for each site. If you want to know which add-ons are useful then check out our post on Best 5 Firefox plugins.
Disable Java Plugin
Disable the Java plugin, by going to Tools
> Content tab
and unchecking Enable Java
. Most sites do not use Java. So, you end up wasting CPU resources for a plugin that you do not use.
Open Fewer Tabs
Open fewer tabs. By this, I mean that you should not open more than 10 tabs. The more tabs you have, the more memory Firefox consumes. Experiment with the number and come up with an optimal number for your PC.
By following these simple basic steps, Firefox will help you save some memory. :)
Today, enterprises are deploying wireless LANs for corporate applications and home users that involve e-mail, Web browsing, and access to various server-based databases. The need for higher data rates and techniques to improve performance of wireless LANs is becoming crucial to support these types of applications. To get that extra performance, you may have a lot to consider. Read More
With the rise in laptop sales it is essential for laptop buyers to make sure they use their laptop batteries to the fullest and also make sure they can achieve the highest performance with the available battery. Generally most laptops claim to have 4-6 hours of battery life but in real it comes to 50% of the promised backup time because of many factors like heavy laptop usage while on battery backup, running USB Based gadgets, CD/DVD ROMs etc. You also need to make sure about some battery life saving tips because the laptop batteries generally have a life of around 1000 recharge cycles. Here is a list of some essential tips which can almost double your laptop battery life. Read More
Sometimes you may accidentally hit the delete button(and emptied the recycle bin too) and forget that there was an extremely important document inside that folder. With FreeUndelete, you can recover your deleted files.
is a Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin and those deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Is your PC getting toasty or is your motherboard melting? Okay, I'm exaggerating, but if your components are reaching a potentially damaging temperature, I recommend that you use SpeedFan
. This program monitors and reports the temperatures inside your PC using the built-in sensors on the processor and motherboard.
Does you computer takes hours to complete just a single task or request ? If yes then there is no running away from deteriorating PC performance. You can change this situation and boost the performance of your PC by following a few simple maintenance activities. In this post we are going to discuss the top PC maintenance methods that you can use to not only speed up your PC, but also keep it free from troublesome system errors.
Internet has tons of great video and audio contents, all of which you can record with the right software. This post will contain methods on how to capture streaming video and audio
using the best available software tools. We will also discuss recording video chat from MSN/Yahoo messenger easily
Nobody wants to setup their hard drive as one giant data dump. Dividing your drive into multiple partitions makes mutitasking easier
. Keeping different types of data such as work documents, mp3s, video files, etc in a partition separate from the operating system can greatly increase your computer's performance. And if you are planning on using multiple operating systems then you will absolutely need multiple partitions.
Suppose you listen to audio podcast and music online, but you want to save it and download it on the hard disk, so that you don't need to connect to the web every time you need to listen to the same music over and over again. What if the internet does not get connected or you are somewhere in the middle of the Amazon jungle(Heck, I am kidding here). You can record, save and download the music from the website
, even through it does not have a "Download" option.
To save streaming audio from any website can be a little tricky, because every website has its own encryption methods, but we can find a way to save the audio from the sound card, in this post we'll learn how to do it the most easiest and free method. Read More