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Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

The default Windows explorer is very basic and you can perform only a handful of operations. In the past few years, Windows have upgraded their operating system several times but there are still some useful features lacking in Windows Explorer. For example, all the hard drives are shown at the top, you can double click […]

How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

How to Perform Encrypted Google Searches From Firefox and Google Chrome

Quite some days back, Google introduced encrypted Google searches. The concept of encryption comes into play when Internet services use secure socket layers, better known as SSL connections to encrypt the information that travels between your computer and their service. An encrypted service is recognized by a web address that starts with “https” and this […]

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

While working with too many programs in Windows, you must have encountered the famous dialog box “This program is not responding”. After this dialog box is shown, the desktop freezes for a while and may be the screen goes black. Next, you are shown an option to end the program, clicking which terminates the program […]

2 Extensions to Spice Up Google Chrome’s Startup Page

2 Extensions to Spice Up Google Chrome’s Startup Page

Google Chrome is one of the fastest and easiest to use browsers developed till date. With a pile of useful Chrome extensions developed every day, nothing beats Google Chrome when it comes to customizing the browser and using it the way you want. We have earlier discussed some Chrome extensions which help you spice up […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

Last week we discussed some safety tips on Gmail and how you can completely secure your email account from getting hacked. Twitter is not an exception and you should be very careful with your Twitter activity. There are a lot of “phishing scams” spreading on Twitter and other social networking sites everyday. People use insane […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Account From Getting Hacked

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Account From Getting Hacked

Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and […]

8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop

8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop

If there is one thing which adds a personal touch to your computer, it’s the Wallpaper on your desktop. Wallpapers breathe life in a desktop and sets the right mood for computing. There is a wallpaper for everyone – may be you are a writer, a designer, a student, a musician, a teacher or a […]

How to Add Tags in Windows Files For Quick and Easy Searching

How to Add Tags in Windows Files For Quick and Easy Searching

Searching for files or folders in Windows can be a bit tricky, if you are not aware of the location where the file or folder is stored.¬†You can use the search box from Windows start menu and search for a file, folder, program etc, but there are some problems with the default Windows file search: […]

Snippet: Remove the Username from Windows XP Start Menu

Snippet: Remove the Username from Windows XP Start Menu

Previously, we have written how you can change the look and usability of Windows XP start menu and make it look like Windows Vista. By default, the start menu in Windows XP shows the name of the logged in user at the top. This is fine, but may lead to problems when you are working […]

7 Useful Google Chrome Extensions For Social Media Addicts

7 Useful Google Chrome Extensions For Social Media Addicts

A few days back, we discussed some useful Google Chrome extensions that help you stay focused and be more efficient. If you are a social media addict and find it difficult to manage your social media profiles from the desktop or from the web, here are some Google Chrome extensions that might help. All these […]

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

Have you ever watched geeky movies in which some tech guy uses a USB stick to log in and out of his PC? Wasn’t that great? So much like you I also fascinated to do something similar on my office PC as there is always someone who keeps peeking when I’m not at desk. Predator […]

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Do you work with a lot of folders and feel lost when you have to find a certain file kept in one of the folders whose location you don’t know? Do you perform regular backup jobs and need a simple tool which can backup the contents of some folders in your removable drive? Do you […]

How to Manage Google Docs Documents From Microsoft Outlook

How to Manage Google Docs Documents From Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is by far the best email client for Windows. It helps you to manage all your emails, set up contact lists, plan meetings, schedules and so much more. You can also use Microsoft Outlook to read Google Reader feeds as well. So is Google Docs – one of the best online office applications […]

6 Tips and Tricks For Firefox Address Bar

6 Tips and Tricks For Firefox Address Bar

The Firefox address bar can be put to good use and you can tweak it according to your needs. You can hide the search suggestions, interchange the position of Firefox awesome bar and the address bar and do a lot of creative things from the address bar itself. Here is a list of 5 simple […]

How to Backup Drivers in Windows

How to Backup Drivers in Windows

When you perform a system format, all the data stored in your operating system drive is cleaned, which means you lose all the software you have installed and the default Windows drivers. After the system format, you can reinstall the latest version of the popular software applications with ease, but this is not the case […]

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

While working with multiple programs and open Windows, sometimes you may feel lost. The folders stack together in groups and the windows lay over each other, making it difficult to switch to a desired window quickly. We have earlier covered Outtasight – a free utility for Windows which can hide running programs and applications instantly […]

Yoono: Manage All Your Social Networks at One Place

Yoono: Manage All Your Social Networks at One Place

How many social networking accounts do you have to maintain? Two? Three? or did I hear five? There is Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Friendfeed and so many social networks that installing a separate desktop client for each one of them is not possible. There are individual desktop clients like TweetDeck for Twitter, Twhirl for Friendfeed and […]

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog which is quite popular, the most annoying thing is fighting WordPress comment spam on a regular basis. Every time you login to WordPress dashboard, you see a whole lot of spam comments waiting to be deleted. Either you have to delete them manually or let them die in […]