MD5 is a message digest algorithm that takes a message of arbitrary length and produces a 128-bits digital signature of the message. It is most widely used for verifying the integrity of the file downloaded from the Web. Since it is almost impossible to produce the same digital signature from different message, by simply comparing […]
Windows (XP & Vista) Tips & Tricks
Wouldn’t it be great if there is a small application that don’t require any installation and allows you to remote control your computer via email? If you are searching for such an application, then Gmail Remote Command (GRC) is definitely the one that you are looking for.
If you have bought your PC from an OEM vendor, most likely you will see their logo and support information when you open the System Properties (Control Panel -> System). OEM vendors often use this trick to advertise their services, create brand awareness, and also give your PC an air of professionalism. Now, with a […]
Everyone has files that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information or the romance photos/videos (oops…) that you want to keep out of your wife/husband’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it […]
FreeMind is an open-source mind mapping software that is written in Java and cross-platform compatible. It is simple, easy to use and come with a interface that anyone can get used to in few minutes. There are quite a number of mind mapping software out there, but the main reason why I love FreeMind is […]
One of the reasons why Linux is gaining popularity over the recent years is because of its huge library of applications. Other than the cost advantage (most Linux apps are free), Linux apps can also perform the same (some even better) functions as its Windows counterpart. Windows users who wanted to test out Linux apps […]
Tired of seeing the same boring login screen in your Windows everyday? With Stardock’s LogonStudio, you don’t have to face the monotonous background again. Stardock’s LogonStudio allows Windows XP & Vista users to edit, change, and apply new logon screens. You can choose to load a random list of logon screen everytime you boot up […]
Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 to the public for testing and evaluation. Web designers and developers can take this opportunity to prepare their websites for the launch of Internet Explorer 8. Let take a look at the new features:
If you are searching for ways to synchronize your desktop calendar to Google Calendar, then the open-source GCALDaemon could be the answer. GCALDaemon is an OS-independent Java program that offers two-way synchronization between Google Calendar and various iCalendar compatible calendar applications. GCALDaemon is primarily designed as a calendar synchronizer but it can also be used […]
Both Windows and Linux use different formats for their filesystems. Windows uses NTFS and Linux uses EXT 2/3. While it is possible for Linux to read/write NTFS format using NTFS-3G driver, reading/writing files the other way round has always been an issue for Windows users. Ext2 Installable File System (IFS)For Windows provides a solution to […]
What are cookies used for? Cookies comprise the information that a Web browser, such as Internet Explorer, stores on a user’s computer at the request of a software running on a currently open Web page. This information usually contains the data supplied by the users themselves by filling up online forms. Many Web programs write […]
If you are using SATA drive and Window Vista, there is this feature that you can use to boost the speed and performance of your hard disk. This is what you do: Go to Device Manager and find the Disk Drive Right click, select properties Click the policies tab. Select “optimize for performance“ Check both […]
The Need to Defrag the Windows Registry If you monitor the registry of your system using a tool, you will see that it is accessed by your Windows operating system and programs installed on it more than a hundred times every second. Therefore, if your registry is fragmented and slow in responding to requests for […]
Didn’t like the plain black Windows Vista boot screen graphics? Here is a simple trick to beautify your boot screen. There is actually a nice boot screen call “Aurora” hidden behind the actual boot screen. To enable it:
For whatever reason, you obtained a copy of Windows Vista without the license key, here is what you can do to use that unlicensed OS for a year. When you install Vista, you actually get 30 days of trial before the OS requires you for a license key. Failure to key in the correct serial […]
The Tab function is already a ‘must-have’ in all browsers, why not make it a feature in your window explorer too? QT TabBar is a small program that allows you to add Tabs to your Window Explorer. Download the file. Unzipped it. Right click on the installer and select “Run as administrator“. Once the installation […]
Experienced Windows users should already know that pressing the Window key on your keyboard brings up the Start menu. In addition to this, there is a whole bunch of shortcut keys that utilize the Window key as well.
Most Windows users suffer from slow computer problems but don’t know that with just a few simple maintenance techniques they could easily speed up their slow computer and keep it running smoothly for a long time. The objective of this article is to introduce you to a few simple computer maintenance tricks.