Usman Khurshid

Usman is a technology enthusiast and loves tweaking Microsoft products. In addition to MakeTechEasier, he contributes regularly to iTechtics.com.

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Replace the Windows Task Manager With A More Powerful Alternative

Replace the Windows Task Manager With A More Powerful Alternative

The Windows Task Manager has always been an inconvenient and incomplete task manager for advanced users and network administrators. It is slow and doesn’t show much information about the processes. A better way is to replace it with a more powerful and useful alternative.

Add A Colorful Tabbed Interface To Windows Explorer

Add A Colorful Tabbed Interface To Windows Explorer

Microsoft has never wanted to add tabbed interface in their Windows Explorer application, even though it is very useful. TabExplorer is one addon that adds colorful tabs to Windows Explorer and makes it easier for us to identify which tab we want to open.

How To Edit Multiple Images And Merge Them Together

How To Edit Multiple Images And Merge Them Together

With the rise in popularity of pocket camera and photography, it is to no surprise that the next thing to be in hot demand is an entry level photo editor. Today, we are going to show you how to edit multiple images and merge them together with a simple tool – FotoMix.

How To Remote Control Your Computer From A Web Browser

How To Remote Control Your Computer From A Web Browser

While on the move, you may want to keep connected to your office’s computer so you can monitor your work remotely. There are several tools that can give you remote access to your computer remotely, including using Gmail. In this article, we will discuss a more robust solution to connect to your computer remotely without […]

8 Important Configurations For Windows Live Writer Before You Start Writing

8 Important Configurations For Windows Live Writer Before You Start Writing

If you are a blogger, you must have used or heard about Windows Live Writer. WLW is a great desktop client for blogging. It supports many services and platforms like WordPress, Blogger, TypePad etc. In this article we will focus on some of the main and important configurations which have to be setup before you […]

How To Install OwnCloud In Windows

How To Install OwnCloud In Windows

A lot of other cloud storage solutions have popped up in the last few months. Today, instead of reviewing how each of these services work, we will try to create our own cloud storage solution which can be hosted at our own Windows servers, whether local, remote or over the Internet.

How To Monitor And See Network/Internet Traffic From Any Application [Windows]

How To Monitor And See Network/Internet Traffic From Any Application [Windows]

Windows comes with built in performance monitors which can be used to track down different performance problems. For example, you can go to the Resource Monitor tool (from Windows Task Manager) which will give you a deeper look at which application are using which resource. You can easily identify the apps and close problematic apps […]

How To Control Your PC Remotely Using Gmail Account [Windows]

How To Control Your PC Remotely Using Gmail Account [Windows]

Going on holidays where there is limited Internet access is a tough decision especially for those who are always connected to the Internet. If you are an Internet geek and never turn off your computer, it will be a hard work to go anywhere without your computer. But if it is necessary to go without […]

How to Add Office Auto-Complete And Spelling Correction Features To Entire Windows

How to Add Office Auto-Complete And Spelling Correction Features To Entire Windows

Microsoft Office is currently the best Office suite across the globe. Although there are other free Office suites like LibreOffice, they are in no comparison when it comes to the feature set of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Word includes features like auto-complete, automatic spelling correction, Autotext etc. which make Microsoft Word the most productive word processor. […]

How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

Regular data backups are an important part of our digital lives because the computer electronics cannot be trusted and can get damaged at any time. There are a huge number of data backup solutions available for Windows, including Microsoft’s own SyncToy. Each backup and sync program has some unique features that others don’t have. This […]

How to Perform Common Tasks Using Screen Corners In Windows

How to Perform Common Tasks Using Screen Corners In Windows

Windows 8 includes a new metro interface which is optimized for touch screen. It makes use of the screen in order to perform different tasks. For example, if you drag your mouse to any of the screen corners, Windows 8 will let you do a specific task. Crusper is a small application that can enable […]

How To Securely Delete Files, Folders and Hard Drives [Windows]

How To Securely Delete Files, Folders and Hard Drives [Windows]

Deleting files is as easy as pressing the delete button or selecting delete from the context menu of the selected item, but do you know that a simple delete in Windows doesn’t actually delete the file. It just free up the hard drive space, ready for other files to overwrite it. Until that happens, that […]

How To Create Password Protected Video Files [Windows]

How To Create Password Protected Video Files [Windows]

Although Windows comes with its own media player, Windows Media Player, there is a wide variety of third party media player software available in free and paid versions. Windows Media Player is the preferred audio and video player for most people but some people like to go for more convenient media players like VLC Player […]

Huge List Of Software Updaters To Keep Your Computer Up To Date [Windows]

Huge List Of Software Updaters To Keep Your Computer Up To Date [Windows]

While the computers are becoming more and more powerful nowadays, the software used to operate the computer are also becoming more and more complex. If you are following the press releases of software companies, we can safely assume that hundreds of new software are released everyday and thousands of already released software are updated to […]

4 Free Virtualization Software Solutions For Windows

4 Free Virtualization Software Solutions For Windows

Virtualization is a hot topic nowadays. You will see most of the IT people (network and systems administrators) talking about Virtualization quite often. Before digging deep on what is virtualization, let’s talk a little about why we need or use virtualization software as it will help us better understand the concept.

5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

5 Free Tools To Manage The Context Menu In Windows

In almost every Operating System and applications, the context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click the mouse) is always an important feature that is often overlooked by the users. Imagine a life without context menu, you won’t be able to right-click the mouse and quickly change the desktop settings, or to […]

4 Must Have Browser Addons To Protect Your Online Privacy

4 Must Have Browser Addons To Protect Your Online Privacy

Privacy is a major concern for everyone who uses the Internet. Since Internet is a shared medium, there are a lot of ways the privacy of a person can be unfold. Whether you are browsing or using an Internet service, almost every website and service operating in the sphere of Internet tracks your movements and […]

How To Stay Up-To-Date About Your Favorite Websites

How To Stay Up-To-Date About Your Favorite Websites

The best way to get updates about a website or a web service is using the email feature. If the website offers email updates, you will be able to get all the updates right inside your email. The next popular method is to subscribe to its RSS feed. Now, what if the website that you […]