Sunday, December 30, 2007

GplusMessenger - The Google Talk Enchancer

Gplus is a free add-on for Google Talk, the instant messaging software by Google.

The main features Gplus Messenger are:

# Emoticons: And I mean real emoticons not just :). Gplus allows you to enhance your chatting experience by allowing you to express various emotions through the familiar emoticons common to all major chat agents but missing, until now, from Google Talk. Gplus, of course, supports animated emoticons.

30 popular blog directories to submit your blog to

So, you own a blog. Now how do you make your blog visible to others? For that you have to submit your blog to the blog directories. Submitting your blog to blog directories is one of the first step of promoting your blog. There are hundreds of blog directories on the internet. Submitting to each one of these is literally impossible and also unnecessary as most of them aren't popular. To help you select the best blog directories, I have compiled a list of some of the best directories I have found so far. Some of the blog directories need you to register before submitting your blog while some others are free. Here are some of the most popular blog directories.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Get Windows Vista's ReadyBoost technology on Windows XP

What is ReadyBoost?

From Wikipedia:
ReadyBoost is a disk caching technology first included with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. It aims to make computers running Windows Vista more responsive by using flash memory on a USB 2.0 drive, SD card, CompactFlash, or other form of flash memory, in order to boost system performance.

Turn your desktop icons into real 3D objects with Real Desktop

Real Desktop has a fascinating new concept. It turns your desktop into 3D. Now, that's not a new concept, you would say. Let me finish. It turns your desktop into a living three-dimensional world with your icons behaving like real objects that you can touch and move as on a real desk, thanks to the powerful physics-engine. It can run on a modest system and uses very less resources.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Planet PDF: Solutions to all your PDF needs

Planet PDF is a website dedicated to PDFs. From their site:

"Planet PDF caters to anyone and everyone with an interest in PDF - from professional Web or print publishers seeking appropriate tools, to rank beginners wondering exactly what "PDF" stands for. Assisting PDF users since 1998, Planet PDF is a comprehensive, popular and independent Web site exclusively focused on Adobe Acrobat/PDF users and uses.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

21 most beautiful mouse cursors for Windows

Are you running the same mouse cursor (pointer) that came with Windows XP or Vista? How boring! If you can change your desktop wallpaper and icons, why not the cursors? Think of this: you take pains to get the best looking wallpaper, the best looking icons, use gadgets and widgets to decorate your desktop and yet none of these are visible when you are working on a document or reading a page, just like now. The only object that remains visible all the time is the mouse pointer. Infact, our eyes follow the pointer all the time. So a good looking mouse pointer is essential if you want to have a good looking desktop. Have a look at some of the most beautiful mouse pointers that I could find. Take your pick.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hide sensitive data in Word documents with Redaction

When you send a screenshot of, say your email inbox, to somebody on the Internet but don't want to reveal your email id or some other information, what do you do? Blacken out your personal information using Paint or some other image editing tool. Now if you have to send a word document that contain some personal information that you don't want to share, what will you do then? You can use the Redaction plugin for Word 2003.

Monday, December 17, 2007

5 Opera tricks you did not know about

If you are new Opera user, you probably don't know any of these. If you are an old Opera user, you still might not know all of these. Find out how much you know.

1. File browser: Do you know that Opera comes with a basic file browser, a Windows explorer? Type C: in the address bar of Opera and you can see the contents of your C drive. You can browse and open any file; txt files are opened within the browser itself. If you are paranoid about safety, you will be better off using Opera as your explorer. It asks for your permission every time you open a file that launches an external program :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Google Adsense adds scrollbars to their Ads

Google Adsense has introduced a new feature to their ad units. They have now added two buttons to scroll up and down or left and right to their ad units. Now you can click on the scroll buttons to view more related ads. It's a welcome move by Google and I feel it would benefit the publishers as well as the advertisers alike. There is no official announcement about this feature yet. Perhaps they are still testing it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

3 websites to convert any files you want

Ever wanted to convert a document to some other format; a JPEG image to GIF, an MPEG to DivX? There are several websites that allow online conversion, but all of them support only a few file formats. For instance, there are PDF conversion websites, image conversion sites and video conversion sites. But the 3 websites that I'm going to bring you today supports almost all the formats you have ever heard of. Now there is no need to go to different websites for converting different file types. Just visit any one of these.

Monday, December 3, 2007

LyX - the open source document processor

What is LyX?

LyX is an advanced open source document processor running on many Unix and some non-Unix platforms. It is called a "document processor", because unlike standard word processors, LyX encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software. LyX automates formatting according to predefined rule sets, yielding consistency throughout even the most complex documents. LyX produces high quality, professional output -- using LaTeX, an open source, industrial strength typesetting engine, in the background.

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