Saturday, September 1, 2012

Is it worth upgrading your router to increase your broadband speed?

With broadband speeds set to get even faster in the coming months, it’s difficult to know whether you should upgrade your router. However, routers which are sent free as a package by your ISP are often at the lower end of the price-scale, so it could be worth an upgrade if you’re experiencing slow speeds.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Making the most of Google Drive – Tips and tricks

Google Drive is an amazing service, but installing the app on your system and then synchronizing your data is the very first step you have to take here. In this article, I am going to list down some of the important tricks and tips that will help you make the most out of Google Drive, both on the Web and on your system – whether you are considering synchronizing your files with your Drive or make use of the additional features available to you on the site.

As a matter of fact most of the tricks and tips will also be working with SkyDrive by Microsoft, and various other services available over the Internet. Google’s Drive incorporation with third-party web based applications is an exclusive feature, though.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gmail Tips for Advanced Users

Gmail is probably the best email environment there is. While it doesn’t really have much of a learning curve to it, learning a few additional things could just make you more efficient, especially if you are a power user. The following Gmail tips and tricks for advanced users, like you, can help you if you would like to improve your productivity levels during the week.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 available now

MSE 4.0

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 just shed the BETA tag and has been made available for download to all users. While you may not notice a lot of changes in this version except for subtle UI improvements, there’s been quite a few changes under the hood. Grab the download link after the break. Those who don’t update manually will most probably get it via Windows Update.

Monday, April 23, 2012

How to make links to files and folders on Dropbox?

Dropbox has newly added a feature by which you can link someone to any file/folder that you have in your account. This doesn’t mean that they get to edit the files (as in shared folders), but the recipient can view the contents of the folder that you are linking him/her to. Here’s how you can make a link to a file or a folder.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Beta Invites Giveaway

If you've always had to wade through hundreds of promotional emails from various sites to get to the stuff that matters, you'll probably want to keep reading this.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

How do I get back the old TweetDeck?

I've received a couple of emails from readers who wanted to find out how they can get back the older versions of TweetDeck that runs on Adobe AIR and is a lot more capable than what we have now. I'm pretty sure quite a few of you are longing to get back to the older version, so here goes.

If you really want the old version of TweetDeck, you can get it from Keep in mind that you will need Adobe AIR for it to work, so install that before TweetDeck. While this does work for some users out   there, you will face a lot of inconsistencies like undelivered tweets and such. Also, this version might have some flaws which will probably not be ironed out since TweetDeck is putting all their effort into their newer generation of apps.

So, you essentially have 3 choices,

  • You can either stick with the old version that I've linked to above and be prepared for all the issues that you may have to face (especially if there are big changes on Twitter in which case it'll stop working). 
  • You can use the latest version of TweetDeck. While it doesn't have all the features that the old version has, they're constantly improving it and I'm pretty sure it'll get better in the coming days. 
  • You can try out alternative apps. Windows users have MetroTwit (which I personally love), Janetter and other apps like Seesmic  and HootSuite which come quite close.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend using the old version of TweetDeck and trying out the other apps that I've mentioned might just be the change you needed.