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.