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.