Category: Tips and Tricks

June 12, 2016 /

Feeling hungry and want to make something but have no idea what!!! Checkout this website: http://myfridgefood.com/ This website uses a list of items you have to give you recipes to prepare tasty food.

September 1, 2013 /

It’s been a long time (years) now , that I have been using Facebook. Well, now with that amount of time your interests and preferences may change. And so you might not like some of the posts(either from your friends or some page you like) you see in your news feed, especially if you are using Facebook on mobile. I use a windows phone and love the Facebook integration in the people hub, but since there are so many unwanted posts in my news feed, I just miss out the information I want to see. So I decided to see…

June 20, 2012 /

One way to safely disconnect a USB connected hardware is to use the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ option which appears on the system tray whenever a USB storage drive is connected to the machine. Another way is to use software that lets you manage USB devices such as DevEject. For most cases, the little icon on the system tray is enough but if your find its location inconvenient, you can add this option to the desktop context menu. Here is how.Open Windows Registry editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following keyHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDesktopBackgroundShellRight-click on Shell and create a New>Key titled Safely Remove Hardware.…

May 15, 2012 /

I am a user who opens large number of tabs at a time. And Firefox becomes slow over the time and eventually becomes unresponsive. It takes a minute to respond sometimes. Still I like Firefox for its large number of plugins. I really don’t like Chrome, although it is pretty fast. It would just freeze up on my system – becomes totally unresponsive and sometimes crash. So currently I am using two browsers : the one everyone hates IE 9 (For me IE 9 works great, the previous versions of IE are crap but this one is really a browser).…

February 19, 2012 /

If you accidentally delete or rename a file or folder, you can restore a previous version of that file or folder, but you need to know the location where the file or folder was saved. This feature is somewhat similar to “TimeMachine in Mac”. To restore a file or folder that was deleted or renamed, follow these steps: Open Computer. Navigate to the folder that used to contain the file or folder, right-click it, and then click Restore previous versions. If the folder was at the top level of a drive, for example C:, right-click the drive and then click…

November 2, 2011 /

If you frequently deal with business clients to whom you have to show things on your laptop screen, you might feel uncomfortable showing your desktop, the running programs on the taskbar and various other things on your computer, personal or professional. Is there any way to hide the contents on the screen leaving only a small viewport to see through? Of course there is, and we shall see how that’s possible. Darkening the entire screen except the window that is currently active on the screen can be done using AutoHotkey scripts, a flexible Windows automation and scripting program. There are…

October 30, 2011 /

Facebook has become an integral part of our lives as we need to get online everyday. If you are not able to access it even for a day, it seems like you have not contacted anyone for long time. Facebook offers great connectivity and a lot of freedom. You keep so much of your personal information on it that anyone able to access it can create problems. For this you need to secure your account. All of you would have heard of “prevention is better than cure”, so why wait for getting our account hacked, why not prevent it from…

October 30, 2011 /

USBDummyProtect is a small utility that employs a clever trick to prevent spreading of viruses through USB drives. This open source tool creates a dummy file that takes up all free space available on the drive. With every byte of free space gone there is no room for viruses to get into the drive. Simply copy the executable file of USBDummyProtect to the USB flash drive and run the tool. A dummy.file will be created and the drive will show 0 bytes remaining. You can now plug this drive on any infected PC and remain safe. This is of course, assuming…

October 30, 2011 /

Sometime last year, Facebook overhauled the Facebook profile page implementing several new cosmetic features. The most prominent among them is the way Facebook profile picture and recently tagged pictures of yourself are displayed. The profile picture was changed from the regular rectangular shape to a vertically elongated one, and at the top of the page a row of the five most recently tagged photos of yourself on Facebook was now visible.Some creative users with enough time in their hands started taking advantage of the new layout to create impressive profile pages. Several Facebook apps were developed that enabled less creative…

October 7, 2011 /

When you imagine being able to do cool stuff with your phone, what do you think of? Finding your way out of the middle of a forest with nothing but GPS to guide you? Looking for buried treasure with just the geomagnetic sensor? How about walking in the house after work, touching just a couple of buttons and automatically turning on all of the computers in your house? Science fiction? Nope, science fact. It’s called PCAutoWaker, and in my opinions it’s one of the coolest apps to arrive in the Android Market in a long time.  Many MUO readers that…