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How to Draw Arrows in Gimp

How to Draw Arrows in Gimp

Photoshop users who have switched to GIMP will notice that some of the PS features are not readily available in Gimp. Drawing arrows is one of them. As a tech blogger who have to edit plenty of screenshots everyday, there are times where I need to draw arrows on the images to illustrate the point. […]

How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

For years Mac users have been using Mac OS X’s integrated chat software iChat to video chat with friends and family that have Macs as well, or Skype to video chat across platforms. Now, with Apple’s FaceTime for Mac, you can video chat from your Mac with friends or family members like never before… while they’re […]

What’s Your Favorite Instant Messaging Application? [Poll]

What’s Your Favorite Instant Messaging Application? [Poll]

The poll last week was “How Much Are You Willing to Pay For a Mobile Application?” and the results were out. 33% of you are willing to pay for apps that cost under $1. 31% of you said that you only download free apps. 15% of you are willing to pay up to $2.99 and […]

No Video Editor?  No Problem – Try JayCut Online

No Video Editor? No Problem – Try JayCut Online

At first, it seems so simple. If you want to record a video, just flip on your webcam, record, and upload to something like YouTube. But when you go to do it, you might run into some of the same problems I did. What’s the best software for recording? How does it handle audio? What’s […]

DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows

DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows

Amazon S3 is an useful web service that provides unlimited storage at a very cheap rate. It is a good place for people to backup their files to and also for webmasters to offload their images/scripts to reduce their server load. In Windows and Mac, there are several applications that allow you to access Amazon […]

Agile: Create Web Apps the Amazingly Simple Way

Agile: Create Web Apps the Amazingly Simple Way

There are some people who insist that the only real way to code is in a text-based editor like vi or emacs. Others would sooner chop off a limb than depart with the comforts of Visual Studio. While the first group will happily code away at their consoles from now until Y2K38, the second group […]

Quanp Adds Microsoft Office Addin, Allowing You to Manage Your Online Files

Quanp Adds Microsoft Office Addin, Allowing You to Manage Your Online Files

Quanp, the online storage service that gives you a whopping 10GB of free storage space has now come up with another way for you to utilize your account – Microsoft Office Addin. If you are not aware, quanp has been pretty active in developing interactive widgets recently to get people to use their storage services. […]

IObit Toolbox – A Windows “Fixer” That’s Actually Worth Using

IObit Toolbox – A Windows “Fixer” That’s Actually Worth Using

We’ve all seen them – those ads on nearly every software website that offer to clean your registry or speed up your downloads. Many of us have learned to ignore them. Occasionally, however, you come across such an application that actually does what it says. It really cleans the registry, and it really can help […]

How to Compress Your Images Without Affecting the Quality

How to Compress Your Images Without Affecting the Quality

If you have a whole bunch of high-resolution photos, chances are, you won’t be able to upload them to your favorite social sharing sites, simply because their file size are too big. One of the solution is to compress the photos to reduce the file size. This give rises to another problem: most applications are […]

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

How many of the Mac users out there need to use a Windows machine for work? One of the applications I really like on my Mac, is Automator. Action(s) is a similar Java based application offering this same functionality on bot Mac and Windows machines. If you are unfamiliar with the possibilities of an automation […]

How to Juice Up Your Podcasts on Windows or Mac

How to Juice Up Your Podcasts on Windows or Mac

We wrote recently on gPodder, an excellent podcast receiver for Linux. Not to leave Windows and Mac out of the equation, we’ll be covering Juice, an extremely useful and versatile program for managing multiple podcast downloads. Juice will make it simple to find, monitor, download, sync, and manage all the audio files for your favorite […]

quanp send: Send Large Files From Your Desktop

quanp send: Send Large Files From Your Desktop

In the past when the files are less than 1.44MB in size, you can simply save the file to a floppy disk and pass it to your friend. Now, when the file size are far bigger than a DVD can hold, you would have to think of an alternative method to send the files to […]

7 Great Free Media Players to Get You Started

7 Great Free Media Players to Get You Started

This is a guest post by James Adams The world has no shortage of media players, and most of them are free. If you just started out listening to music and are looking for some guide to help you filter out all the noises. We have got you covered. To figure out what combination of […]

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 […]

TweakNow PowerPack 2010: A Comprehensive Tweaker Applications for Windows

TweakNow PowerPack 2010: A Comprehensive Tweaker Applications for Windows

While there are plenty of tweak applications out there for the Windows OS, the TweakNow PowerPack 2010 has got to be the most comprehensive tweak app that I have ever come across. Other than the simple tasks cleaning tool, it also allows you to configure plenty of internal settings which would otherwise require you to […]

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

When you buy electronics, many times you fall prey to the marketing hype. Other times you have a real need and desire for the features of a particular device. Even then, those needs may shift over time. I am a big fan of Apple products. I over time have accumulated a couple of iPods, laptops […]

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

I am obsessive about backing up. In addition to using Dropbox for backing up to the cloud and Genie Timeline to backup my data to an external hard drive, incrementally, I also keep an up-to-date copy of all my data on another external hard drive using Microsoft’s SyncToy.