Monday, January 31, 2011

Get Windows 7 Ultimate features on your Home Basic

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Windows 7 Ultimate retails at $220 according to Microsoft’s website and not everyone will be able to afford it. In this article, we’ll take a look at getting some of those features on your Windows 7 Starter/Home Basic or Premium.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why can’t I use the Hard Disk Space as RAM?

Something amazing happened! We got our first reader question on PC Geek. Without much ado, let’s get started.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Verify Senders on Gmail with an Authentication Icon [Tip]

Phishing mails have become very common and I’ve received a lot of them (until I recently changed my email address). Gmail Labs has a very nifty feature that will allow you to easily differentiate between a phishing email and a scam mail.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

6 Simple Tips to be More Productive on Gmail

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Gmail is an excellent approach to email from Google, but just having an account will not make you stand apart from the crowd. In this post, I am going to mention 6 simple Tips to be more productive while using Gmail. The tips aren’t something spectacularly innovative, they are just about features which were present all this time.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Find Out if a Page uses HTML5 [Opera & Chrome]

HTML5 is pretty new to the web and not all sites use it. Finding out whether a website uses HTML5 is not always obvious. If you are interested in Web Technologies, you’ll dig this extension called HTML5 Powered.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Get Analytics for your Public Files on Dropbox

If you have been using Dropbox for a while, you’d be aware about the hot linking feature which allows you to let people download the file in your Dropbox Public folder with a link provided by you. This feature is pretty useful and we’ve seen posts from the blogosphere about using it to power one’s blog images, templates and the like. If you offer downloads on your website using this service; you may be interested to find out the number of people who downloaded a file. Dropbox does not offer analytics, but there’s a workaround to get statistics without much difficulty.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Never Miss a DM on Twitter… again!

The New Twitter works fast and scores on almost every other category over the Old Twitter. But, there’s one huge flaw! There’s absolutely no way to be notified about a DM (Direct Message) you receive.  In this article, we’ll have a look at a workaround (in Google Chrome) which will make sure that you’ll never overlook another Direct Message on Twitter.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Guide to Making the Most out of your Capped Internet Connection

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have unlimited access to the Internet. In some places, unlimited plans are synonymous with SLOW transfer rate and you inevitably have to settle for a plan with a ridiculous bandwidth cap. In this post, I’ve put together some methods in order to save bandwidth and make the most out of your Internet connection.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Enable Auto-Sync in Evernote and Stay Ahead of your Notes

The desktop version of Evernote isn’t really sync-friendly. If you write something and close the program; the stuff you just wrote won’t be on Evernote’s cloud which means you won’t find it anywhere else other than your computer and if you are really forgetful like me, this can be a big problem.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Enable Keyboard Shortcuts in Skype [Quick Tip]

If you use Skype regularly, you will definitely miss the keyboard shortcuts. By default, keyboard shortcuts are not enabled in Skype, but you can set them up in a few minutes.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Open Chrome Web Apps in Context Menu

There has been a lot of extensions featuring different ways to open web apps instead of  using the ‘New Tab’ page. Here’s one more in that line; Apps list from Context Menu allows you to open an installed Chrome Web App by just right clicking on a web page and choosing Apps > App Name. The App opens in a new tab (as expected).

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How To Use Selective Sync in Dropbox

The latest version of Dropbox includes a nifty feature called ‘Selective Sync’. It allows you to choose the folders which are to be synced to your computer while the rest stays only on the Dropbox cloud. This is very relevant for users with a low disk space. In this post, we’ll see how to get started with Selective Sync on Dropbox. Make sure that you have upgraded to the latest version, since Selective Sync is not available for versions older than 1.0.10.

5 Easy Ways to Share a File

Sharing files effortlessly is one thing everyone must be able to do online. People tend to be desperate although there are a slew of amazing services offering file sharing. In this post, I will be listing 5 services that make this simple.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

UEFI: The Next-Gen BIOS [A Complete Walkthrough in Plain English]

Have you been hearing about UEFI coming into PCs this year? If yes, you’d probably be excited about it. If you don’t have the faintest idea about UEFI this article should get you started.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Roundup–December 2010

December has been quite a busy month with over 35 posts on PC Geek. Check out the list below for some of the highly read/re-tweeted posts. Also, December was full of posts pertaining to Google Chrome, so if you are a fan of Chrome I am sure you’ll enjoy reading the list after the break.