Better Replacement For Quick Launch: Free Launch Bar

Windows PCs have a feature called as Quick Launch Bar which allows you to quickly launch applications without having to go through the All Programs menu, however the quick launch bar is pretty basic, and you cannot group applications or create new menus for it.

Free Launch Bar is a better and free replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in Free Launch Bar.

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Test Your Internet Download Speed

Many ISPs proclaim that they will provide you with a certain amount of download speed, for example on our network the ISP provides us with a 4 MBPS (Megabytes per second) download speed, but are you getting as much as you are promised?

DownTester is a useful software, which will allow you to test your download speeds, to verify if you are getting as much as you have been promised.

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Watch IPL T20 2009 Matches Live Online

IPL T20 2009 is about to get underway tomorrow in South Africa, and it is probably going to be just as good as it was last year, but cricket lovers like me have to catch up all the action of IPL T20 online.


There is some good news though, Microsoft India has entered into a special partnership to deliver groundbreaking experiences on the official website of Indian Premier League ( Cricket lovers will now get to experience a never-like-before interactive features live on the web and be able to watch all the IPL T20 matches live online.

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Infinite Photographs

The lesser said the better, you need to experience this marvel by National Geographic to actually understand what we are talking about.

More about Infinite Photography

What makes up our world? Dive into this photo-mosaic portrait of the Earth to see it through the eyes of users like you. It’s made up of hundreds of photos of the natural world, each submitted by users to My Shot. Move the yellow square over an area you would like to explore, click, and go. Double-click on an image to see more information about it. Keep clicking—and diving deeper into the Infinite Photograph—to get a truly boundless picture of Earth.

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What are you doing here, go ahead and experience the earth as we (you, me and the world) see it, albeit in a much better way.

Infinite Photograph

Bypass MegaUpload Wait Times [Works 100%]

The most annoying thing about file sharing networks like MegaUpload is the wait time they imply upon users, before they can actually download the file, this can get pretty annoying if you download a lot of files everyday.

MegaUpload is a very popular file sharing network that implies this wait time for free users, before the download actual begins.

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Convert Text, Documents and PDF Files To MP3

Zamzar one of our favorite online file converter has just added a new feature where users can now convert text, word documents and files to MP3 files, making use of the a new feature which allows for text to speech conversion.

This is definitely a great addition to this really useful file and media converter service, which also provides users with several options to convert DOCx files, convert video to GIF animations among other things.

This is also particularly useful for people trying to create podcasts for their blog posts. Zamzar is a online service, you will not require to download any additional software to start using this feature.


The full list of supported files which you can convert into mp3 is listed below:

  • doc – Microsoft Word Document
  • docx – Microsoft Word 2007 Document
  • odt – OpenDocument Text Document
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • pub – Microsoft Publisher
  • txt – Plain Text document
  • wpd – Wordperfect Document
  • wps – Microsoft Works Document

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Open Firefox Links In Opera

I use a mix of browsers including , , and and juggle between them while reading content on the internet. I do use Firefox a lot, but there are times when I want to open certain links in other browsers.

In the past we have told you about a way to open Firefox links in Google Chrome in the Google Chrome Tips and Tricks post, but what about Opera? Can you open Firefox links in Opera?

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Google Chrome Update: Remove Thumbnails From New Tab Page, Undo Tab Close

A new update is available for Dev channel users, the new version available for download is Google Chrome, this new version contains several new and interesting features.

Google Chrome shows thumbnails of most visited sites when you open a new tab, in the latest dev version, users can remove the thumbnail from new tab pages, the removed thumbnails will be replaced by newer ones from your history.

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7 Places To Find Free Themes For Windows Vista

Windows Operating provide users with a way to enhance their experience with the help of themes, however there are not many themes to boast of when it comes to using the in-built themes provided in Windows.

which does have a beautiful UI can be enhanced with the help of more attractive themes, but where do you find themes for Windows Vista?

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