I’ve been using Safari as my default browser (on Windows 7) for exactly a month and frankly, I’ve got a lot of good things to say about it. Before we get started with the article, you should remember that the Safari browser for Windows gets a step-motherly treatment when compared to the mac version. Many extensions aren’t compatible with the Windows version (XMarks is one offender that comes to mind right now) and at times, the browser doesn’t really play well with pages that are heavy with flash content. Despite all this I loved the browser for certain features like reading list, reader, the sexy font rendering (I know you can get it on Windows but since Google Chrome runs on a sandbox it doesn’t really work), the clean UI; although a bit clunky.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Techdows reported that Gmail gives you a notification if you use an old password when logging in. While this is a great thing if you haven’t logged into your account in months and someone changed your password, it opens up a new security breach for the normal user.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Comic Credit: xkcd
Every now and then, we need to share a file with someone over the Internet that’s too large to fit a Gmail attachment. At that moment, it’s difficult to think of a service that lets you get the job done. In this post, I’ll be listing services in a descending order based on the maximum file size that they allow so that you can quickly take a look whenever you need to share a big file.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Unless you don’t have friends on Facebook, you’d know that lots of Facebook users have become victims to a particular scam that hacks your account and posts really inappropriate images on your wall (which is totally visible to all your friends or even the public in some cases). If you are one of these victims, here’s what you have to do to get back access to your account and fix all the inconvenience that has been caused by your account to others.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
As a Firefox user, if you’ve always envied the desktop notifications on Google Chrome, here’s some good news. An add-on will now let you replicate the same feature on Firefox. Here’s how you can get it.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
If you are looking for a Twitter client with clean interface and without much bells and whistles, Echofon is the one to go for. Previously, Echofon was available only for Apple’s devices and Firefox and now, they’ve just launched a beta for Windows users. Download the software and give it a spin. With multiple accounts and syncing with their iPhone app, chances are that you’ll fall in love with it!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Of late, many of my friends on Twitter have been sending Direct Messages to me that goes like “found this bad blog about you” and other similar lines that’s bound to intrigue anyone. Clicking on the link takes you to a site that looks exactly like Twitter’s homepage requesting your login credentials. Innocent users believe that their session has expired and provide their login details after which the sham site redirects the user to the real site as if they just logged in.
After this incident, the user’s Twitter account will start sending out Direct Messages with a similar link to others while tweeting the infectious link as well. If you see this happening to your account, here’s how to fix it and make your account secure again.
I’ve always advocated the use of Dropbox here at PC Geek and while the service itself is very useful there’s no way to put all that cloud storage work the way you want it to. In this post, I’ll be listing some interesting services that work with Dropbox to get the job done.