Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mozilla Firefox 7.0–Download Links

Firefox 7.0 is now moving to the release channel and the announcement will be official within the next 24 hours. If you are interested in trying out this stable release before it’s officially out, just click on the appropriate links after the break to download the browser from Mozilla’s servers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Alternatives to Deck.ly

Deck.ly, the TweetDeck service that allowed users to tweet more than 140 characters by appending a link is no more and although many of us find it annoying to come across a deck.ly link, it can be very useful when you have to express a 140+ worded thought in a hurry. If you miss the service, these are some alternatives that you should check out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3 Great Ways to Permanently Delete Files

A lot of users tend to think that deleting a file makes it irrecoverable. While this is true to some extent, recovering deleted files using data recovery software is completely possible with a tool like Recuva. When you hit the ‘Delete’ option on your PC, the operating system only removes the file from its index while the actual components that make up the file are totally intact. The file is removed only after many write attempts over the same block in your Hard-disk and this could happen in smaller hard-disks naturally over a period of time (usually, many years). But, if you just deleted sensitive data and want to make sure that no one gets access to it you will need to use a tool that will overwrite the blocks on your hard disk many times, thereby rendering your data irrecoverable. This may sound sophisticated, but it’s pretty easy to accomplish. In this post, I’ll be listing 3 simple tools that will help you deleted your data, literally!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Non-Admin Chrome Frame is out! [Updated]

(Originally Published on June 21, 2011)

Google Chrome frame has long been the godsend for users who are stuck with corporate computers running IE6/7 as the only browser. Although Chrome frame has been successful there was one HUGE obstacle. Most of these corporate machines did not give administrative privileges to its users and the to install Chrome frame you need to be an administrator.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Offline Storage is back on Gmail…almost!

Offline storage for Gmail which was once provided with the help of Google Gears is no longer active at least on Chrome, but Google quickly set the wheels in motion to put the feature back into the market. This time, in the form of an app in Chrome’s Web Store.