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.