Friday, December 31, 2010

How To Maintain a Private Online Diary/Journal

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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Panda Cloud Pro Antivirus Giveaway

This post originally appeared on November 4th 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PC Geek Blog (2010)–Revisited

PC Geek was up from the month of August and has been faring quite decently till now. Some of our articles have been read, retweeted and shared a lot of times while some articles blatantly failed. In this post, we put together articles that did exceptionally well this year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Simple Alternatives to TwitPic

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.

Set a Permanent TeamViewer Password

TeamViewer is a well-known remote-desktop application that enables users to work on their client’s computer without having to visit them.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Best Password Managers [Easy Tweaks]

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

5 Geeky Resolutions for the New Year

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.

Natively Convert Office 2010 Documents into PDF

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

6 Chrome WebApps You’re Going to Need for College

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

Top 5 Add-ons for Internet Explorer

Before reading further make sure that you have Internet Explorer 8 or 9 Installed in your PC. Please note that Internet Explorer 9 works only on Windows Vista/7.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Scroll not working in Google Chrome? Here’s the Fix

So, has the scroll button in your mouse suddenly stopped working and that too only with Google Chrome? If yes, read on.

Chrome OS Theme for Google Chrome

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]

5 Sensible Tech Gift Ideas

This post originally appeared on 5th December, 2010. We're re-publishing it to help you with some last-minute gift ideas.

Image Courtesy: Web-Vista

Monday, December 20, 2010

10 Chrome Extensions That Made My Year

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

Fix the Crashing Google Chrome Canary Build [Windows]

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

A New Mobile Template for Blogger Users

If you are using Blogger (in draft), there’s a new feature called Mobile Templates. You can reach to this by going to SettingsEmail & MobileMobile Template (beta).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Speedup your Typing with Phrase Express [VIDEO]

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.

[HOW TO] Enable Email Delegation in Gmail

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.

Get AERO on Windows 7 Home Basic

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

[HOW TO] Turn Off Ads in Digsby’s Latest Version

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).

Bloat-Free Alternatives to NERO

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

Déjà vu– deviantART User Details Compromised

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.

[HOW TO] Remove Programs without an Uninstaller

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.

Download Windows Updates to a Flash Drive

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

Compare a Text with Different Fonts using FontComparer

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

Chrome Web Store isn’t really a Great Idea [OPINION]

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

Access the ‘About’ Pages in Chrome in a Click

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.

[How To] Prevent UAC from Dimming the Background

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

Better Shopping with Google Chrome

Google Chrome’s Extensions have been catering to the needs of different strata of people. We’ve already discussed about Chrome Extensions for Business users and  Students. In this post, We’ll have a look at extensions that are made for Shopping Geeks!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

[How To] Delete Old System Restore Restore Points?

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.

Handle USB Devices with USBDeview

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

Test Your Website in Different Screen Resolutions

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.

Screenshot Tour: xPUD–A 64MB Operating System

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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rescue your PC from AVG’s Recent Update

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.

Banish ‘Codec Missing’ Errors Forever [Codecs]

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

Harry Potter theme for Windows 7

HP

Automatically Change Desktop Background in XP & Vista

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

Roundup: November 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

6 Must-have Google Chrome Extensions for Students

Statistics reveal that majority of Google Chrome’s users are a relatively younger audience. If you are a student and use Chrome for your everyday browsing – We’ve got you covered. Check out the list below for 6 Extensions you should try!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Customize your new PC the right way! [Roundup]

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.

6 Reasons to use Digsby

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

Download of the Week: FeedDemon

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

Turn Chrome into a Powerful Twitter Client

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

Make any Windows Application Portable

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.

5 Opera Extensions You Should Try

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

Alternatives to Outlook Express – move on!

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

Shutdown or Restart Your Computer in a Single-Click

The power options in Windows Vista were terribly placed. Although it became better in Windows 7, many users find it a bit weird. In this post, I am going to guide you towards shutting down/restarting your computer in a single click.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Finally! Twitter Desktop Notifications for Chrome [Twitter Notifier]

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

Filter Annoying Tweeters on New Twitter’s Web Interface

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.

Download of the Week: WizMouse

Have you ever tried scrolling content on a window that isn’t currently focussed (inactive)? It isn’t possible on Windows. WizMouse is a nifty little freeware that allows you to actively scroll content on an inactive window, instead of having to click the mouse on the inactive window to start scrolling. Though what it offers is very negligible, you might desperately need it under certain circumstances where you need to read the content on both the windows you are working on.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mozilla F1–A Walkthrough

Mozilla just came out with a sharing add-on for Firefox known as F1. With all the hype around I decided to check it out. Here’s a little something about F1.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hardware Review: Samsung NP-R439-DA0BIN Notebook

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CNET’s TechTracker vs FileHippo’s Update Checker

For those who didn't know – TechTracker and Update Checker are programs that will help you keep your computer up-to-date by fetching details about obsolete software. In this post I am going to compare both of them to provide you an idea as to which is better.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Get McAfee Internet Security 2011 for FREE [ALERT]

 

Download of the Week: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

Creation of duplicate files is a very common issue with many users. When we are in a hurry, we tend to accidentally copy file(s) more than once resulting in duplication and inevitably leading to many more problems. Finding and removing duplicate files manually can be very difficult. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a nifty little application that helps you detect duplicate files on your PC and delete them. It is a good idea to use this application before running Disk Defragment or scanning for viruses on your computer since you can save a lot of time on going through duplicate files and folders.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Open PDF files using Google Chrome

Here’s another reason to use Google Chrome – It can serve as an alternative to Adobe Reader.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Review of The Panda Cloud Antivirus

Cloud computing has become very popular and reliable in the recent times and Panda’s Cloud Antivirus lives up to it. I’ve been fiddling with this software for over a week and it’s quite interesting to see how it works. When I contemplated uninstalling Avira before making the switch, I found myself asking the question whether this ‘Cloud’ Antivirus would protect me real-time. Fortunately, I did not have to regret making the decision.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Host a File Publicly using Dropbox [drop.io ALTERNATIVE]

Online Private file sharing service Drop.io is no more and it's time to look for alternatives. I believe that nothing beats Dropbox as a Drop.io alternative. In this post, I'll be guiding you through uploading a file on Dropbox which can be shared publicly.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Download of the Week: CD Burner XP

We'll be having a Download of the Week every Friday from now on.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CCleaner v3.0 is finally here! [DOWNLOAD]

CCleaner has finally reached version 3.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Keep Track of Google’s Products with Google New


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

Selecting Files with Check-boxes in Windows 7 [QUICK TIP]

When we select files in the Windows explorer they are distinctly highlighted. If you are a person who likes to have check-boxes (like in most web-apps) instead of just highlighting, read on…

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AVG Internet Security 2011 Giveaway Winner


Mr. Alvin DARMAWAN has won the giveaway.

How To Add a Site to the Taskbar with IE9 [GUIDE]

Internet Explorer 9 Beta has a nifty feature that allows you to add a bookmark of a site on your taskbar like as if it were a Desktop App. This feature helps you to easily get to a website you use often. Read on to find out how to do it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

5 Must Have Bookmarklets

Extensions and add-ons enrich your overall browsing experience, but installing, maintaining and updating them can be very difficult. This is where the bookmarklets come into the scene, if you haven’t used bookmarklets before, the following definition from Wikipedia will enlighten you.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10 Effective Web Alternatives to Desktop Applications

With Internet becoming more and more prominent, we should consider using Web apps as much as possible, doing so will help save a lot of space on our computers which otherwise would be used to install applications. In this post, I am listing out some of the effective web alternatives that are worth using. I understand that there are umpteen articles similar to this one, but, I sincerely tried every app below and truly believe that you should check them out.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

5 Cool Gadgets for Windows

I have lately been intrigued about the Gadgets on my Windows 7 and as a result, I made lots of visits to the personalization gallery to find out something interesting, In this post, I am looking to share some of the best ones I came across.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quick Tip: Convert PDF to Word for FREE

Converting a PDF document into an editable format such as DOC can be a real pain. A quick Google search reveals many results the contains paid software or malware (sites flagged by WOT).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tweak IE9 with IE9 Tweaker

The Windows Club (Lee Whittington) has come up with IE9 Tweaker – A sequel to their popular tool ‘Tweak IE’. IE9 Tweaker lets you easily change certain aspects of IE9 that are otherwise difficult.  The Favorites home page is an interesting feature that’s included in this version. It lets you create a personalized start page with links to your most visited pages (that are mentioned by you beforehand) as opposed to the ‘Your most popular sites’ page which is included natively in IE9. Since IE has come with a decent download manager this time, there is an option in this tool to limit the number of active downloads.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Goo.gl is awesome, but, is it usable?

needs a lot of work!

It’s been a while since Google fully unveiled their URL shortening service, but, to be frank it still is not completely usable [Though I have been using it from January mainly because I am a Google fan boy]. If Google wants to capture the URL shortening market, they clearly need to do a lot more. Goo.gl is faster than any other service (including Bit.ly and I tested it), but, It’s devoid of many features and workarounds which its competitors provide.

5+ Apps Every Symbian (Nokia S60) User Must Have

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

10 Widgets (Plugins) & services that power PC Geek Blog

A blog is always incomplete without supporting widgets and services, and as a blogger I am greatly indebted to the kind of services and widgets I receive for free. In this post, I am going to provide you with a walkthrough about the widgets and services which are used by PC Geek blog. This post will benefit bloggers looking for some help with all the widgets around. Remember that most of the widgets I mention below require no or little knowledge of HTML from your side (Frankly, I am not very comfortable with HTML myself).

Sunday, October 3, 2010

5 Things you should do on a Newly Installed Windows PC

Windows should never be used out-of-the-box (and if you use it forever without taking additional measures, it won’t last long and you will end up reinstalling the OS) and I’ve learnt that after servicing PCs for a couple of years. In this post, I am going to list 5 things you should do to make sure that your computer stays safe for the years to come....

Thursday, September 30, 2010

4 Newly Added Firefox Add-ons

Firefox is always known for its extensive collection of Add-ons. In this post, I am listing out some interesting add-ons that have recently made it to the add-ons gallery. The add-ons featured below are added after June 2010.

Syncing With Google Chrome

‘X-Marks’ is no more and it looks like Chrome users have to live with the default syncing option. In this post, I am going to guide you on setting up syncing on Google Chrome. Before you set-up sync, make sure you have a working Google (Gmail account), since the synced data is stored in Google Docs so that you can use Chrome the way you want across multiple-PC’s.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Roundup - September 2010

This is the 2nd Roundup since the startup of PC Geek.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Secure Your Windows PC for Free



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

Running IE9 and IE8 Together (in a way)

It’s been a week since Internet Explorer 9 has arrived and most of the users seem to be happy with the browser, but, at times IE9 doesn’t work in a way you expect IE to work.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Recommendations in a Single Installer

Our Software Recommendations page has been getting quite a lot of visitors lately and we thought that we have to make the process of installing them onto your computer simpler. We have now combined most of the recommended software into a single installer that will install them at one go. If you've got a new computer to deploy, you can use this installer to get things done faster.

Our Facebook Page Just Hit 100!

PC Geek's Facebook page just got to over 100 fans. We'd like to thank you all for the support you've given to us, We have to specifically acknowledge the fact that Mr. Mani Vishvanathan promoted our Facebook page to a huge extent. If you haven't joined our Facebook page yet, we recommend you do.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HOW TO: Save Files in MP3 on Audacity


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

10 Must Have Software for your Windows Netbook


We all use our net books differently when compared to our desktop/laptop usage. Playing HD videos, video editing cannot be done on a net book since it's low on resources. In this post, I am going to list out 10 software that are free and consume very low memory when compared to their counterparts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

10 Useful Chrome Extensions for Business Users


Last week, I wrote a post on Deploying Chrome in large Organizations and as a continuation of that article, I am now writing about some Google Chrome extensions which will be very useful for business users. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

HOW TO: Get Automatic Shortcuts for Removable Media Drives

Linux (GNOME) has a nifty feature that helps you easily get to your CD's or Flash Drives. Whenever a CD or any removable media is inserted into it's appropriate drive the icon of the drive appears automatically on your desktop which enables you to get to them easily.
 
This feature is not available on Windows, In this post I am going to guide you towards automatically getting a shortcut for removable media on your desktop.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Create a Contact Form for your Blog/Site


A Website is always incomplete without a contact us/me section. Filling in the contact section with just your email address doesn’t leave a good impression and you have a very good chance of receiving a lot of spam mails if you do that. In order to keep your email address confidential and for ease of use contact forms are used on Websites.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deploy Google Chrome for your Organization


Google Chrome is steadily growing at the expense of both IE and Firefox. Speed, minimal interface and flexibility are the USP’s of chrome and it really makes sense to make the switch to Chrome instead of using IE.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Office 2010 - Should You Upgrade?


Office 2010 has been around a while now and hasn't got many negative comments. With this day, I am completing 2 months with Office 2010 and thought that I should make it clear to my readers whether it's worth the money.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

EditPad Lite: Alternative to Notepad

The version of Notepad included in Windows 7 is no different from the one included in Windows 95. The Plain text editor hasn't even evolved a bit. In this post I am going to discuss about an excellent alternative to the stagnant Notepad.


Friday, September 3, 2010

3 Potential Alternatives to WinZip/WinRAR

Credit: HowStuffWorks


File compression has gained much significance these days. Finding a program with the lowest compression ratio is a tough task since we have a lot of them differing by a small margin but, offering other interesting facilities. In this post we will have a look at File compression tools other than the popular WinZip/WinRAR.

Get AeroSnap Functionality in Windows XP/Vista

Aero Snap is one of the best Aesthetic features in Windows 7, if you haven’t heard of it; Snap is a quick new way to resize open windows, simply by dragging them to the edges of your screen. This can be a time saver, included with this is the Aero Shake feature which helps you close all the windows except the one you are working on by just shaking the active window. If you’ve been using XP/Vista these features won’t be available unless you install 3rd Party Apps. In this post, I am going to guide you towards getting these features on your XP/Vista machine.



Start by downloading Aqua Snap which is free software that helps you get these features to your computer. After installation, you will find an AquaSnap Icon in the system notifications tray, clicking on it will enable you to see the AquaSnap console where you can change the settings, etc. Aqua Glass is disabled by default, if you’ve got a computer will a decent amount of memory, you might want to enable this. Aqua Shake, Aqua Strech are the other features provided. The screenshots below will give you a fair idea about how this program works. If you are looking for a demo, check out this YouTube video.

Download link: Aqua Snap 1.3




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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Roundup - August 2010

Credit: DentalHeroes

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

Re-vitalize that Old PC



Image Credit: Flickr user Kodomut

Have you got an old computer at your place which is doing nothing but taking space in your room and collecting dust? This article is going to guide you towards putting that old computer to good use.

Monday, August 30, 2010

MetroTwit: A New Potential Twitter Client


I personally like using various twitter clients and writing about them. Recently, I wrote about 5 Reasons to use TweetDeck in MadrasGeek. When it comes to using Twitter, I refrain from using the web interface though I occasionally come under the situation of checking it out without any choice. TweetDeck is my favorite when it comes to tweeting from my computer. In this post, I am going to write about MetroTwit – A new Twitter client that’s worth checking out.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

3 Interesting Netbook OS'es



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

doc vs docx: Relevancy tested

Credit: BashBosh

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

Better Facebook with Google Chrome -- (4+ Facebook Extensions)

Google Chrome has been regarded as one of the best browsers around. It's faster than its counterparts and is better at page rendering. One can't possibly think of 'cons' to say about this browser. Extensions have radically improved chrome as a complete browser. There is an array of extensions for almost anything you might ask for. In this post, I am going to discuss about Facebook related extensions for Chrome that will definitely enhance your Facebook'ing experience with this browser.

Deleting Files Permanently



When you delete a file in your Windows PC it merely gets into the Recycle Bin and stays there, sometimes, we force delete it directly by using the Shift + Delete combination. I got some mails from people asking me about deleting files permanently without moving them to the recycle bin and this post will answer all those queries.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Creating a Vanity URL for your Facebook Page

We've got ours, What about you?

Facebook fan pages have become an integral part of marketing a website/blog or a product, Many corporates admit the fact that their Facebook Pages gets more visitors than their website/blog, in such a scenario having an easy, good looking URL is very essential to drive even more traffic to your Facebook fan page. In this post, I am going to guide you towards creating a vanity URL for your Facebook page. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Downloading a YouTube Video


I’ve lately been receiving queries from my friends about downloading YouTube videos. Many still think that it’s impossible to download videos from YouTube since it’s not an illegal site. Well, this post is here to break all the myths. You absolutely CAN download YouTube videos without any limitations. I am now going to provide a rudimentary tutorial towards downloading a video from YouTube.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

3 Sites to Buy Books Online


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Internet has changed the way we live, from shopping to looking for diagnosis regarding issues with our health. Keeping that in mind, it would be a pity to visit book shops. In this post, I am going to discuss about 3 websites that will help you easily procure books online.

Installing Windows XP as a Virtual PC


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

5 Tips to Speedup Windows 7



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.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

5+ Must Have Chrome Extensions for BLOGGERS

Google Chrome offers a lot of potential to bloggers with a wide range of extensions capable of making blogging and SEO a very easy task. Taking Screenshots, making blog posts can all be made easier with the extensions available. In this post, I am going to mention 5 must have extensions for bloggers to make their experience with chrome more productive.