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WordPress Comments – Top 10 Useful Plugins

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:44:31 +0000

The following is a guest post by Syahid Ali of WordPress is undoubtedly one of the best blogging platforms that one can use because of its stability and extensibility of the system.  Comments meanwhile, are : The heartbeat of a blog that keeps posts alive Useful to grab a reader’s attention An important indicator of a …

How to Quickly Backup Files to Your Email

Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:45:22 +0000

If you’ve ever wanted a simpler solution to backing up your files online – this article is for you. I currently use Gmail as a quick and dirty online backup solution where what I typically what I do is : Login to Gmail, attach the file, and then I email it to myself. While quick, …

How to Backup Your Software Effectively

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:31:56 +0000

“Computer Backup – To spend or not to spend?” A while back I asked the same question and ended up recommending ‘Comodo Backup’ as a free backup solution.  While free, it had a fair amount of flaws – most noticeably the lack of CRC checking to ensure the file integrity of your backups. With that in …

How to Track New Software Updates – FileHippo

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 01:13:14 +0000

How do you get the latest versions of your favorite software…without checking different sites every day to see if your software’s outdated?  FileHippo makes it easy with their free update checker.  It scans your Windows registry and lets you know which software needs some upgrading, and provides useful information like the size of the download, the current …

How to Recover Deleted Files

Sat, 26 May 2007 18:59:41 +0000

We’ve all gone through that sinking feeling. You empty your Windows recycling bin, only to realize 5 seconds later that you really needed that file you’ve just wiped from your PC. There’s no robust undelete functionality built into Windows – so what choices do you have? Handy Recovery (Commercial Software) This solution is an all …

How to Rip DVDs and Convert Video Files

Thu, 24 May 2007 11:34:31 +0000

You shouldn’t have to purchase a movie twice. If you buy a DVD, you should have the right to watch it anywhere and in any format you choose, be it on your iPod, Zune, PC, or LCD TV. Sounds good, but how do you then go about transferring the media across platforms? Here are two …

How to Minimize ANY Program to Your System Tray – TrayIt

Thu, 17 May 2007 22:26:43 +0000

All too often, I find that I have so many windows open at once that it can be hard to sort through the clutter.  TrayIt helps you sort through that same clutter by allowing you to minimize anything on your taskbar onto your system tray – All you need to do is hold down the CTRL …

The Best Way to Watch TV Online – Get a FREE Joost Invite

Sat, 28 Apr 2007 02:17:59 +0000

What is Joost? Video on the Net? Surely this is nothing revolutionary – Or is there more than meets the eye with Joost? Designed by the same geniuses who brought you Skype and Kazaa, Joost is a new way of watching TV on the Internet. With Joost, you get all the things you love about …

How to Play DVDs on Windows for Free

Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:51:29 +0000

  Many people don’t know this, but Windows XP does not come with free DVD playing software by default.  Whatever DVD software they have is usually bundled in to their package when they purchased their system. Having recently reformatted my hard disk, and having suddenly lost my ability to play any DVDs on my system, VLC …

Learn to Type Faster Than Your Boss’s Secretary

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 04:12:44 +0000

My dad once told me that learning how to type was a solid investment for the future and I wish I had listened to him more… I have a horribly bad habit of only using 6 fingers to type.  Fortunately, for slow-poke typists like me (I average 27 words a minute), there’s an open-source application …

Backing Up Your Data : To Spend or Not to Spend?

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 11:59:13 +0000

“Of the nine in ten computer users who store personal information on their computers – such as family photos, personal contacts and resumes – about 24 percent report that they have lost personal information in the past month, generally because of system crashes.  Just 57% of those who store personal info on computer back it up” …

How to Put Wikipedia on Your iPod

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 10:12:49 +0000

Imagine carrying the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedia – in your pocket.  Updated every 6 months, Encyclopodia is a free software project that brings the Wikipedia, to the Apple iPod. Does not work on new iPods While Encyclopodia can be installed on iPod generations one to four, as well as on iPod Minis and Photo iPods… The …

Top 5 iTunes Widgets… EVER

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 12:35:26 +0000

I can’t imagine my music without iTunes, and neither can I imagine my desktop without widgets. So here they are in no particular order… I give you the top 5 iTunes Yahoo Widgets : 1. iTunes Companion iTunes Companion is a highly customizable, highly functional iTunes remote which searches for missing album cover art for …

Check if Your ISP is Billing You Correctly With BiteMeter 2

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 11:05:52 +0000

Every Internet user looks out for a better plan which can suffice his need for surfing. So many plans, so many choices… But do you ever track what you paid was right ? I found this great tool which is free and I had been testing it for a day and it’s really awesome. Bitemeter …

How to Fix Stuck Pixels and Burn-in on LCD and Plasma Screens

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:22:50 +0000

To anyone who has ever bought a high end display device, you know how much you loathe to see the dreaded stuck or dead pixel on your screen! What is a stuck or dead pixel? A stuck pixel is a point on a screen that does not display the correct colour. Stuck pixels are fairly …