Sunday, February 27, 2011

Windows 7 SP1 Installation Error Fixes & Precautions

Windows 7 SP1 came out last week and I’ve already seen a lot of users vent their anger about the error messages during installation and how it paralyzed their Windows activation status even if they had properly licensed copies of Windows. In this post, I am going to guide you towards a hassle-free installation of Windows 7 SP1.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Get Safari’s Reader function on Google Chrome

When Safari 5 came out, everyone was crazy about the Reader it offered. If you came across a heavily ad-filled, cluttered page you can simply click the reader button to be able to view just the article. This feature had become quite common among a lot of users. Now, If you are using Google Chrome and want to stay away from AdBlockers for ethical reasons, the TidyRead extension is perfect! It offers the Safari’s reader feature on Chrome. Let’s see how it works after the break.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chrome gets a LinkedIn Extension

Google Chrome has always had a dearth of extensions working with LinkedIn but not anymore. LinkedIn for Chrome is the newest (Unofficial) LinkedIn extension that lets you post updates, and do most of the common interactive stuff. It also lets you easily share pages in a click. If you are a LinkedIn fan, this extension is a must-have.

Monday, February 21, 2011

How to get Priority Inbox on Microsoft Outlook?

I am a big fan of Gmail’s Priority Inbox feature and to be frank it really saves a lot of time if you receive many emails regularly. Now, If you are fated to use Microsoft Outlook in your office here’s how you can get the Priority Inbox feature into outlook (even for non-Gmail accounts) to stay more productive!

How to Read QR Codes using your Webcam

QR Code

QR Codes are being increasingly being implemented these days, thanks to the smartphones that have amazing apps to read them. Recently, I found an advertisement in a newspaper that mentioned just a QR Code and nothing else. Many basic cell phones can be configured to pick up these codes but the software that’s being used is pathetic and they end up giving inconsistent results. Now, If you don’t have a cell phone that can read QR codes, you are pretty much stuck.

Friday, February 18, 2011

HTC Desire- Love, Hate [RANT]

I just bought the HTC Desire this week and have been playing with it for awhile now. Here’s my opinionated love-hate about this handset.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Protect your Short URL with a Password

Have you ever wanted to share a short URL that needs a password in order to redirect the user to the actual web page?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to use Goo.gl URL Shortener with TweetDeck?

Goo.gl with TweetDeck

TweetDeck supports a lot of URL shortening services, but if you are in love with Goo.gl you are left with no love. Find out after the break about how to use Goo.gl with TweetDeck Auto URL shortening.

IE9 - Get some Extensions already! [RANT]

Internet Explorer 9 has been a very good browser considering it’s BETA tag. Although, it tries to ape Google Chrome, IE9 has been very good in it’s own way, specially when it tries to block your toolbars (and sadly some extensions) in order to speed up the browser.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Autorun removed in 2000/XP/Vista with Update 967940

Versions of Windows older than 7 were prone to infections due to one major reason – AUTORUN! Whenever you insert a USB flash drive that has an infected autorun.inf file, your computer gets infected. This, however won’t happen from now on thanks to an update from Microsoft.

Monday, February 7, 2011

List of Wikipedia Browser Extensions

Wikipedia has become a very integral part of our lives, so much that we can’t imagine a day without it’s presence. In this post, We’ll be having a look a Browser extensions that make Wikipedia easily accessible and fun to use.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Panda Cloud Antivirus hits v1.4 [Giveaway]

We’re fans of Panda Cloud Antivirus here at PC Geek. Both the Free and the PRO versions provide decent security. Version 1.4 brings in minor changes to the software.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Google Voice in India

Looks like Google Voice is now in India. When I logged into my Gmail Apps account in the morning (5th February 2011) I was able to see an option called ‘Call Phone’. Clicking on it showed me Google Voice.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Roundup & Some Statistics of January ‘11 at PC Geek

We’re back with another edition of our monthly roundups to present you with the best of PC Geek during the previous month. Let’s have a look at how January was.