It’s going to be a new year and a lot of you might be contemplating to maintain a Journal of your everyday events or about the interesting things in your life. Maintaining an online journal has a lot of advantages and this post is just a quick guide towards helping you do just that.
Friday, December 31, 2010
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Image sharing always take more than just a few clicks and on an average you need to wait for 2 minutes before you can upload and share a picture on Twitter using a service like TwitPic or YFrog. In this post, I am going to list 2 services that take the fuss out of Image sharing. All you need to do is drag and drop the image to the specified place and your computer takes care of the rest.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Password Managers are in vogue these days, After the Gawker incident a lot of blogs have written about the importance of using one. In an article for Easy Tweaks, I list 5 Password Managers that helps store your password.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
2011 is less than a week away and this is the right time to think about some resolutions for the new year or at least for January. In this post, we’ll have a look at 5 things you can do to become more tech savvy and productive at the same time.
We all use tools like CutePDF, DoPDF to convert our documents into PDF. But if you already have Office 2010 installed in your PC you will not need these tools. In this post, I’ll be guiding you towards converting an Office 2010 file into PDF without the use of additional tools.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Chrome Web Store has proven to be an amazing collection of WebApps. Although, some Apps are just encapsulated links inside a shiny icon, there are many productive ones out there, waiting for you to install them and give them a go. If you can’t afford paid software, web apps are the way to go! Before reading this article, make sure that you’ve read our Chrome Extensions for Students.
Without much ado, here’s a list of WebApps you’ll need to survive in College.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
So, has the scroll button in your mouse suddenly stopped working and that too only with Google Chrome? If yes, read on.
If you are still envying the lucky few who got their hands on a Cr-48. Here’s some good news, There’s a theme based on Chrome OS in the Chrome themes gallery. It isn’t exactly a striking resemblance to Chrome OS, but it does reflect the idea to an extent. [Screenshot and Download link after the break]
Monday, December 20, 2010
I am a full-time user of Google Chrome and I can justify the same by saying that Chrome almost remains open in my PC for the same amount of time explorer.exe runs in the background. 2010 has been an year of Chrome Extensions and in this post, I am going to list 10 extensions that made my year! These extensions saved a lot of my time and made my time in front of the PC more productive. [Click on the respective titles to get the extension].
Saturday, December 18, 2010
If you regularly use Google Chrome Canary build as your secondary browser like I do, you would have noticed that it crashes as soon as it’s opened. From what I’ve heard, the latest build has some issues with Sync and will definitely crash unless we fix it. Read on to find out how.
Friday, December 17, 2010
If you are using Blogger (in draft), there’s a new feature called Mobile Templates. You can reach to this by going to Settings ►Email & Mobile ► Mobile Template (beta).
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
If you type a lot or if you are addicted to SMS lingo, Phrase Express can be very useful. It is a powerful auto-text software which completes not only the text, but a lot of other things. The video after the break an excellent portrayal of Phrase Express's capabilities.
Email Delegation has been around for a while in Google Apps Paid Edition. It’s a feature that allows you to access multiple Gmail accounts without having to log in and out of each other. In this post, I am going to guide you towards enabling and making use of this feature.
AERO is one of the best things that happened to Windows and many users have embraced it. If you are left with a Home Basic edition that does not support AERO this one is for you.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Digsby recently updated their Multi-Platform IM client with a new revenue system where they get to flash Ads at the bottom off your Chat Window. Though, this is non-intrusive it doesn’t let you reduce the width of the Window (since the ads become illegible that way).
Nero Express aka Nero Multimedia Suite comes bundled as an OEM version with almost every DVD writer and a lot of people tend to stick with it without knowing about the better alternative options available. Nero has been continuously bloating it’s software since v7 and if you are still with v6, you are in dire need of an upgrade. Read up to know what can take the place of ‘Nero’ in your PC.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Yes, If you were on DeviantART your email address, name and DOB could now be in the hands of a spammer. I got the following mail from deviantART.com today.
Every now and then we come across programs that are difficult to remove from our system. A very good example would be the infamous Ask Toolbar. In this post, I’ll be guiding you towards easily removing a program using Revo Uninstaller’s Hunter Mode, which will be extremely difficult otherwise.
Whenever you reinstall Windows in your PC, it takes a week to download and install the automatic updates/patches that are required to make your computer immune against known security issues. In this post, I am going to guide you towards downloading these updates onto a flash drive or virtually any other location you may want. Doing so, has a lot of benefits. If you’ve got an Internet Connection with a Bandwidth Cap, you might want to use it for downloading more valuable stuff than the same old Windows Updates. If you’ve got a relative who has a computer without an active Internet Connection you can patch their system with the updates you have and the best of all – you don’t have to download updates onto your PC every time you re-install the OS.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
FontComparer is a nifty tool that helps you compare a standard text with different fonts. This will be very useful if you are looking to find the best font for a standard piece of text like a logo, etc.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Before I begin, I’ll have to admit that I am a fan of Google, Web Apps and Chrome. But it doesn’t mean that I buy every idea Google comes up with (like the Chrome Web Store).
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Google Chrome has a lot of ‘About’ and Chrome:// pages just like Firefox and you will be knowing about this if you’ve used the browser for a fairly long time. Accessing these pages could be a bit difficult since you have to type in chrome:// name every time.
UAC is a bit annoying, but it’s worth it. If you’ve got an old computer that’s already struggling to run your programs – UAC can give you a hard time. First, the screen dims off and then everything stops for a while after which you see the UAC prompt. The entire process repeats again before you can get back to your work. In this guide, you’ll learn how to prevent your screens from Dimming thus making UAC a mere pop-up.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
System restore points are created regularly by Windows so that you can revert anytime whenever you have an issue. Many of us don’t realize that these restore points are fairly huge and consume a lot of disk space. Let’s see how to delete Old Restore points that will not be of any use.
USBDeview is an interesting USB Device Administration software for Windows. It allows you to block devices (like Flash Drives) with their ID so that you don’t get infected from the same device again. There is also an option to do a Speed Test of your USB Mass Storage device among many others.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I recently changed the theme of my blog and had to make sure that everything was user-friendly for those with low screen resolutions like 1024X600, etc. After some searching, I found a very simply way to approach this issue.
I’ve always fancied carrying a mini-operating system like Damn Small Linux or the likes, but they’ve always turned me off by their lack of features. These small OSes usually don’t offer anything interesting. I recently had a go with xPUD and loved it! Let’s have a look at how it works.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Windows 7 64-bit PCs protected by AVG 2011 (Free/Premium versions) have been left with a very unstable system after a recent update (3292) from AVG. Computers have been restarting endlessly leaving users desperate. In this article, you’ll find what you need to do to fix your PC.
We’ve all been pelted with the ‘Codec Missing’ error some point of time in our lives. This error can be very often found in Windows Media Player, DivX, Winamp, etc.; and nothing could irritate you more than seeing an error message when you are contemplating to watch a movie. In this post, I am going to help you get out of this situation by mentioning simple implementations that will help you banish these errors forever.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Windows 7 lets you use multiple images for your desktop background. In other words, you can have a Wallpaper Slideshow with images changing at regular intervals which you define. This feature is pretty useful if you hate a static desktop background that will stay for days. However, If you use Windows XP or Vista, this feature is not built into your version of Windows. In this post, I am going to guide you towards using a slideshow of images as your desktop background in a Windows XP or Vista PC.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
November has been a pretty exciting month for PC Geek in terms of everything. We’ve had a Major Theme change on our blog and hope this design will be around for a while. In terms of Traffic we had just over 5000 hits to our blog with majority of the users coming in from Search engines. Without much ado here are some of the best posts this month.
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Black Friday is over and many of you would have indulged in shopping a new computer. If you were lucky enough to bargain a great deal – Congrats! Check out the recommended reading I’ve mentioned below just for you.
We all love IMs despite all the distractions and troubles they can cause. If you are still using a separate Yahoo! Messenger/GTalk/Live Messenger; you desperately need a multi-network IM client that can handle all those networks from one window. Multi-network IM Clients save your computer’s memory big time by just launching one program for all the IM accounts you hold instead of a separate one for everything.
Friday, November 26, 2010
FeedDemon, an RSS Reader is the Download of the Week.
FeedDemon might be popular already but, I just started using it and fell in love with it at fist sight! For some reason, I’ve never been comfortable with Google Reader and thus I always kept up with blogs by visiting them. FeedDemon (though resembles Reader in many aspects) was inviting and I’ve been using it regularly ever since I installed it.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
We’ve lately been discussing about many Twitter resources on PC Geek and most of them turned out to be Chrome Extensions. In this post, I am going to help you ditch your Twitter Client for tweeting from Twitter’s web Interface.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Portable applications are very convenient when you have to work across many computers. But not all applications have a Portable version. In an article for Guiding Tech, I explain in detail, the process of converting any windows application into a portable format.
Opera’s latest BETA (version 11) brings in functionality to install extensions into the browser. I just had a look at the Opera Extensions gallery and found a small collection of extensions that are worth using. Since Extensions are pretty new for Opera, you should keep checking out their gallery in the forthcoming days for more stuff.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It is 2010 and I still notice a lot of people on Windows XP using Outlook Express to check their mail. No, This isn’t another post about moving on to a newer version of Windows. I am writing this to point out that Outlook Express is obsolete and should not be used under any circumstance.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Chrome got desktop notifications sometime in may and it was amazing. We were able to get alerts for email, etc. But I always missed notifications for Tweets on Google Chrome and this is one of the reasons why I started using TweetDeck instead. When I was randomly skimming through the Chrome Extensions gallery, I found the super-cool ‘Twitter Notifier’.
Friday, November 19, 2010
We all follow certain users on Twitter who irritate us by indulging in excessive self-advertising/Re-tweeting etcetera. Unfollowing them is an excellent solution while there is an excellent chance for the person on the other side to get offended. If you really care about this annoying Tweeter and don’t want to hurt him. Filtering their tweets is the only way to play safe.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Google enters into innumerable ventures; so much that you can’t keep track of what they are up to. Google’s new venture (another one, sigh!) ‘Google New’ aims to present all their new stuff in one page so that you won’t be able to complain that you can’t keep track of Google.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
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With all the hype around android, iOS and the Windows Mobile 7 – Symbian is clearly dying, but, if you already own a Symbian (like myself), there’s no use in complaining. Over the past month, I tried over 60 apps and have shortlisted 5 of them that are really worth using. I have tried them on a Nokia E63 (uses Symbian 60 3rd Edition) and they should work on most of the Symbian powered models around.
Monday, October 4, 2010
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There have been a lot of posts about security and securing your computer from attacks on the internet, but, people don’t seem to take them seriously. Recently, I let my ‘geeky’ friend borrow a USB flash drive and he returned the favor by giving back the drive with a lot of viruses and other dirty stuff. He seems to be blissfully unaware of the fact that his computer was infected. This and a couple of similar incidents have triggered the feeling in me to write this post which will contain some sure-fire ways to protect your computer against infections.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
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When it comes to sound recording, nothing can beat Audacity. The Native 'Sound Recorder' hasn't changed a lot from the Windows 9x days and it is definitely worth giving a try with Audacity.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
It's been a while since we've started up and the prospects of getting readership and traffic looks good. We have around 10 readers on Feedburner and 50 fans on Facebook, we're not completely into twitter for now, but, we do pop out a tweet whenever there's a new post on PC Geek.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Netbooks are becoming very popular and they seem to replace laptops/notebooks as the ultimate portable device. While netbooks are extremely small and portable, they do not have huge memory to occupy a desktop OS such as Windows 7 Ultimate. I was recently playing with my friend's newly acquired netbook which inspired me to write this article. I am now going to suggest three Operating systems for netbooks that are worth considering.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Sharing documents is one of the most frequent tasks we do, compatibility becomes a very important factor in the destination PC since its essential that the computer is capable of handling the file. In this post, I am going to write my opinion about doc/docx (office 03/07) formats and which makes sense and which does not.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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|We've got ours, What about you?|
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Many of us have moved to Windows 7 and are quite satisfied with it. Some still have ancient applications that will work on XP and nothing else, for this reason they are tempted to downgrade to Windows XP which isn’t the actual solution. In this post, I am going to give a mini tutorial on how to have your Windows 7/Vista run a Windows XP inside it.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Windows 7 has been a phenomenal success for Microsoft and frankly it’s a lot better than Windows XP, I had to fix three computers last week, all running Windows 7. Their complaint was – Computer isn’t responding frequently. Now, with that experience, I am going to mention some tips to Speed up your Windows 7 PC.