3 Ways to Bring an App Store to Windows 7

3 Ways to Bring an App Store to Windows 7

Anyone who has upgraded to Windows 8 has been able to take advantage of the Store to install all of the latest and greatest apps. But if you have decided to stick with Windows 7? Here we take a look at three options that can be used to bring an app store and app management option to older versions of Windows.

Make the Firefox Download Panel More Useful

Make the Firefox Download Panel More Useful

When Firefox introduced the Download Panel in Build 20, they didn’t include any customization options for it. While the Download Panel was a welcome addition to the browser, the add-on Download Panel Tweaks makes it more functional in Firefox.

Search Your Command History in Terminal With This Shortcut

Search Your Command History in Terminal With This Shortcut

[Linux / Mac] While typing the command in the terminal, you can easily use the “Up” arrow to get it to show the last typed command. What if you want to search for a command that you typed last week? The solution is simple. Simply press the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + R” and you can […]

How to Get VLC to Download Subtitles Automatically

How to Get VLC to Download Subtitles Automatically

VLC is a great media player that can play almost any media format. It also comes with a subtitle feature where you can load the subtitle file for the video file. The thing it doesn’t do is to find and download the subtitle automatically. Wouldn’t it be perfect if VLC can download the subtitle automatically?

Easily Save Maps For Offline Use in Android

Easily Save Maps For Offline Use in Android

If you are relying heavily on Google Maps on your Android phone to find your direction, you will be glad to know that you can save an area for offline use. This is useful as it allows you to plan ahead of your journey and prevent data usage while on the move. Saving the map […]

HotShots: A Lightweight and Useful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

HotShots: A Lightweight and Useful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

The default screen capture tool in Linux (particularly Ubuntu) is really minimal. If you are someone who need to take screen capture on a regular basis, I am sure you will appreciate the many features built into HotShots. It is really a lightweight and useful screen capture tool for Linux.

How to Add a Shut Down Tile to Windows 8 Start Screen

How to Add a Shut Down Tile to Windows 8 Start Screen

Shutting down the PC in Windows 8 is not really a straightforward matter. You have to move your mouse over to the lower-right corner and open up the Power settings before you can select the “Shut Down” option. Using the trick stated here, you can easily pin a “Shut Down” tile to the Start screen […]

3 Ways to Hide Confidential Data Inside Images in Linux

3 Ways to Hide Confidential Data Inside Images in Linux

If you have a highly confidential data that you need to share with your friends, how would you send the file across without compromising on its security? One way is to embed the message in an image and send the encrypted image over. This form of data encryption is known as Steganography. Here are 3 tools that allow you to do so in Linux.

Find Out if Your Hard Disk is About to Fail with SMARTReporter [Mac]

Find Out if Your Hard Disk is About to Fail with SMARTReporter [Mac]

If you’ve ever suffered a hard disk failure on your computer, you know how devastating it can be – especially if you haven’t been backing up your data regularly. Wouldn’t it be great if there is an early warning system that can keep you up-to-date on the status of your hard disk and lets you know right away if errors are found?