New Google AdSense Format Allows Users To Search Advertisers

Just came across a new format in the wild, while testing some theme changes with Techie Buzz.

The new format basically displays links like search results from the advertiser website, and provides users with a search box to search for more solutions from the advertisers.

While this is a innovative format, I did not actually test searching the search box, since I do not want to violate Google AdSense terms on clicking on one’s own ads.

Google AdSense Ads With Search Forms

However this format is definitely something different and means that Google AdSense team is innovating with a new format, however there are lot of questions to be answered here.

  1. Will Google pay publishers if a user searches for content.
  2. Google overrode my AdSense style by adding a border to the AdSense block, is Google right at doing this?
  3. Would a user think that they are actually interacting with the current site instead of thinking they are using Google?

What do you think about this? Do you think this format will work out for publishers or act negatively.

Translate Word Documents

Microsoft Word does not have an option to translate documents automatically, if you have downloaded or received a document through email, you will need to copy the text and paste it in a online document and PDF translator or offline language translator to translate the text to your language.

The Doc Translate add-in for Microsoft Word will allow you to translate Word Documents through a new Ribbon Menu item.

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Bypass Wait Screens For RapidShare, Megaupload, DepositFiles and More

Many free file sharing network have a annoying wait screen for non-premium users, where users have to wait for a countdown to complete, before they are taken to the download page or show the final download URL.

This can get very annoying if you download files regularly from file sharing networks like Rapidshare, Megaupload, DepositFiles etc.

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Monitor System Resources

A system is made up of several components, including your CPU, memory, hard drives, network cards and more. Monitoring each of this components separately can be quite a pain.

The Moo0 SystemMonitor is a handy utility that will help you monitor several components from a single interface, providing users with information about CPU, Memory, Network and detailed HDD usages.

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YouTube Allows Users To Turn Down The Lights

The best way to watch a video online is when you have no distractions around it, a popular video sharing network, has added a new light bulb feature, which will allow users to turn of the lights while watching a video.

YouTube Lights Down

While watching a YouTube video look for a light bulb in the top right hand side of the video, click on it and you will be able to view the video distraction free, without having to switch to full screen mode.

Turn Lights Down While Watching YouTube Videos

Though this feature may be a bit old, we just noticed it and saw it as a really good way to enjoy distraction free videos, have you been using this feature? What are your thoughts about this? Do let us know through your comments.

Find The Best Easter Eggs From Across The Internet

There are two types of Easter Eggs, one is a specially decorated egg given to people on the occasion of Easter and the other type is basically a intentional hidden message or joke or feature in a computer program, website or video game.

Many popular websites like Google, Yahoo and even quite a few small websites and services hide Easter eggs somewhere on their applications, services or websites, these though are not easy to spot.

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Unmask Hidden Password Fields

In the past we had told you about a tool to recover passwords for desktop softwares by unmasking them, however if you are using , we came across a interesting script that will allow you to unmask the password fields and display it as plain text when you mouse over them.

This could be pretty useful when you want to verify that you have typed in the correct password before actually hitting the login messages.

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Once you have installed the Greasemonkey script, you can unmask password by moving your mouse over the password field, removing the mouse from the password field will mask the password again.

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How To Block Automatic Update From Installing IE8?

Microsoft is planning to push to users through the Windows Automatic Update channel. Users may start seeing the updates by the third week of April.

The browser will be pushed out to Windows XP, , Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server users.

However Microsoft will not automatically install the software and will be prompting users to install the browser.

If you want to completely block IE8 from appearing in automatic updates, you can install a toolkit that will disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8, this is a official tool from Microsoft.

Once you install the toolkit, you can disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites.

Download IE8 Blocker Toolkit [via Download Squad]

Google Chrome Bookmarks Sorter

does have a bookmark manager, but it does lack a lot of features that are available in other mainstream browsers.

Chrome Bookmark Manager does allow users to sort bookmarks by name, but it only allows you to do this for one folder at a time.

Chrome Bookmarks Sorter is a handy tool which will allow users to sort bookmarks recursively by name or date added through all of your bookmark folders.

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To recursively sort bookmarks in Google Chrome, close all Google Chrome windows and launch this application, select the parameters you want to sort the bookmarks as, and click on the Sort Bookmarks button.

The utility will take care of reordering the bookmarks as you have chosen. Chrome Bookmarks Sorter is a .

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How To Preview Zip Files, PDF Files or Additional Files in Outlook 2007?

2007 has a handy preview tool that will allow you to preview documents (Word, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) from within the mail message, however it lacks the inbuilt ability to preview several popular file formats such as zip files, files, programming source code files and so on.

Microsoft Outlook Zip File Preview

The lack of previewers for some of the most popular file types was something I could not live with long, with the help of two Outlook add-ins I can now preview Zip files, PDF files and many other file formats from within Outlook.

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