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How to Enable Mac’s Hot Corners In Windows

How to Enable Mac’s Hot Corners In Windows

One of the features that I like best in Mac OSX is the built-in hot corners feature. By specifying the action for each corner of the screen, I can quickly get my Mac to do stuff with the flick of the mouse to the respective corners. For example, when I move my mouse to the […]

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 […]

How to Burn a Windows 7 ISO Image to a DVD

How to Burn a Windows 7 ISO Image to a DVD

Instead of buying a brand new Windows 7 DVD, some of you might opt to download the ISO image from the Microsoft site and burn it to a DVD yourself. The problem is, a great percentage of the common mass is facing problem getting the ISO image onto the DVD. In this article we will […]

How To Take Secure Remote Backups Using SSH

How To Take Secure Remote Backups Using SSH

A couple of weeks back Damien posted an excellent tutorial on securing your internet connection using SSH. In his post, he explains what SSH is as well as the SSH Tunneling method that he uses to secure the internet traffic. Today, I’ll be taking you through another tutorial that involves using SSH to take backups […]

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 […]

How to Hide Application Icon In Windows 7 Taskbar

How to Hide Application Icon In Windows 7 Taskbar

Microsoft Windows 7 comes with a taskbar that has never before been witnessed in its predecessors. The Windows 7 taskbar features a dock-type appearance and utility tools like launching a program or running an application. Undoubtedly, the Windows 7 taskbar helps the user to an extent more than what meets the eye. Here, we unveil […]

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 […]

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

Using color to highlight a particular portion of your image can have drastic effects on the end result. Using photo editors like Photoshop and Gimp you can emphasize whatever colors you choose in an image. Music videos and films like Sin City used this extensively, and the resulting look can be replicated in Gimp in […]

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

One of the greatest improvement in Windows 7 is the taskbar. You can now pin applications to the taskbar and launch it with a single click. There is also the jumplist where you can pin a file/folder/url/specific action to a particular application. When everything seems great, I have only one complaint. There is no options […]

Restore the Show Desktop Icon In Windows 7

Restore the Show Desktop Icon In Windows 7

Windows XP came with the Show Desktop icon, a component that many users got used to. It helped as a make easy tool for accessing the desktop while working on some other open window. On clicking on the icon, the window got minimized and the desktop appeared for easy access to the user. However, Microsoft […]

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

There is no doubt that Windows 7 is a much better operating system than Windows XP and Vista, but one thing never seems to change: You have to restart your computer every time it performs an update. Perhaps I am just too used to the way that Linux system can update itself without restarting, and […]

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

If you ask any experts on tips to speed up the performance of your Windows PC, the answer you often receive is “Defragment your hard disk“. The reason for hard disk fragmentation is because whenever you load any files or data into your hard drive, the operating system breaks it into uncountable number of pieces […]

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

The previously used .doc format is no longer available in Microsoft Office 2007. Though there is an option in Office 2007 to save a document in the older .doc format, you can not read a .docx file without installing the newer version of Office. While the old format runs fine in the new version, the […]

How to Read Your Google Reader Feeds In Microsoft Outlook

How to Read Your Google Reader Feeds In Microsoft Outlook

RSS feeds let you read blog updates and news items from all over the web in a news reader. The most popular web based news reader is Google Reader and we have earlier discussed some Google Chrome extensions to maximize your RSS experience. But in some situations, reading feeds inside a browser may not be […]