Recover Deleted Files from Any Media

by on February 28, 2009
in Freewares, Tips and Tricks

Most often we share our USB drives with others to transfer data. One such incident took place with me and I accidentally deleted some important files (I didn’t know they were important to him) off his USB drive.

After 30 minutes of Googling and trying out various recovery free and shareware trial applications, I found the perfect tool to recover files from any kind of media.

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Microsoft Gazelle: A New Web Browser in Works

by on February 26, 2009
in Browsers, Microsoft

microsoft-research-logoIt looks like Microsoft wants to make the browser war a bit more interesting by coming up with something that will be much more bigger and better than the current web browsers in the market.

Microsoft Gazelle, a new web browser project by Microsoft was recently brought into the spotlight on Microsoft Research.

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Play FLV Files in Windows Media Player

by on February 26, 2009
in Tips and Tricks

windows-media-player-12-iconNormally we download other third-party media players to play formats, such as FLV, that are not supported by Windows Media Player by default. Ofcourse, they are way better than WMP, but you don’t have to download them just to play FLV files.

Codecs package, such as K-Lite, also adds FLV support to WMP, but why so much fuss when you can easily make it work by just adding the FLV format file in WMP.

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Apple Safari 4 Beta Released

by on February 25, 2009
in Apple, Browsers, Softwares

safari-iconApple has released today the next version of their popular browser, Safari 4, for Windows and Mac. One thing that it claims to be is the world’s fastest browser, and I think it is! It’s amazingly fast with improved navigation and searching.

Safari 4 is still in Beta stage, but it can load HTML pages up to 3 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 3. And can execute Javascript 30 times faster than IE7 and 3 times faster than Firefox 3. It also features the new “Nitro” engine that runs JavaScript 4.2 times faster than Safari 3.

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How to Sync Any Portable MP3 Player with iTunes

by on February 24, 2009
in Apple, Tips and Tricks

itunes-logoiTunes is a very popular music player by Apple, which was basically made for Apple computers, but a Windows version was also released. There are several media players for Windows, but none of them have syncing features like iTunes has.

It is a great music player and organizer. But unfortunately, it can only synchronize Apple products like the iPhone, iPods – and not everyone owns one. It would great to see iTunes syncing our own MP3 player, and that’s exatcly what I’m going to share with you all.

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Set Google AdSense Custom Fonts

by on February 23, 2009
in Google

Google adverts are already popular for their trend setting strategies once announced by Google are followed by other similar and competing advert networks online. But still, Google wins the race to provide relevant ads for your website.

Google in effort to maximize the user friendly behavior of their adverts has allowed to set custom fonts for ad units.

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Download Web Video Streams with Bywifi

by on February 22, 2009
in Freewares, Softwares, Tips and Tricks

Dial-up Internet connection users can not watch YouTube videos without and pauses or jerks. Reason? Slow Internet speed. I have found the perfect application that could help such people in streaming videos online.

Bywifi is a free software that lets you download videos of popular video sharing websites like Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Facebook, MySpace, etc.

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Ubuntu 9.10 will be called Karmic Koala

by on February 22, 2009
in Linux

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the largest open-source operating system, Linux, announced a couple of days ago about Ubuntu 9.10 (named as Karmic Koala) and the number of changes Ubuntu 9.10 will bring with it.

Some features that are expected in Karmic Koala are the cloud capabilities to Ubuntu’s server edition, along with startup performance boost on the desktop and work on the netbook version of Ubuntu.

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Online Favicon Grabber

by on February 22, 2009
in Tips and Tricks, Web 2.0

mindzilla-logoFavicons of social networking websites can be used on our blogs, websites etc as bookmarking icons. You don’t have create new ones, infact I prefer using the default favicon. You see the Twitter favicon in the sidebar.

Mindzilla Icon Grabber is a free online utility that retrieves the shortcut icon for a selected web page and converts the icon into a more useful format.

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