How to Uninstall/Remove Apps from iPod Touch & iPhone

Apple has a huge app store, full of useful apps and games. Sometimes, you might install apps just to try them out. However, what if you don’t like the app? How do you uninstall or remove them?

Turns out that, uninstalling or removing apps is not pretty straightforward on an iPod Touch & iPhone. Here are some easy steps for uninstalling or removing unwanted apps from your iPod touch & iPhone.


Step 1: Click and hold a app icon for a few seconds. Once you do that, you will see a remove icon on all the apps. In addition to that the app icons will start to shake.


Step 2: Click on the close button on the app, which you want remove from your iPod touch or iPhone. Click on the Delete button in the confirmation message to completely remove the app.

Step 3: The app icons will continue to have the remove icon, even after you have deleted the app. To go back to normal screen, click on the home button.

How To Take Screenshots in iPod Touch & iPhone

I just got hold of a brand new 32GB  iPod Touch, and have been playing around with it, installing apps and listening to music. There have been so many things that I am discovering with it, so expect a lot of and how to posts in the future.

I was trying to look for an app to take screenshots on the iPod Touch/iPhone. However, I did not find one. Turns out that it is pretty easy to take screenshots on an iPod Touch/iPhone.


To Take a screenshot on a iPod Touch or iPhone, press the power button on the top and the home button simultaneously. When you do that, the phone will flicker for a second and you will hear a sound.

That’s it, the screenshot has been taken. It will be saved in a new album named as Saved Photos.

How to Tweet/Send/Customize Posts to Twitter & Yahoo?

.com recently introduced a feature called Publicize, which allows users to send their blog posts to and as status messages. If you are a user, here are some instructions, on how you can send out your posts as twitter and Yahoo updates.

Enabling Twitter & Yahoo Updates in WordPress


Step 1: Login to your account and click on the My Blogslink in the sidebar.


Step 2: In the blog listing on the right hand side, select Twitter under the Publicize column. You will be shown a message to Authorize Twitter, click on it and follow the steps to authorize your twitter account.

To authorize your Yahoo account, select Yahoo and follow the steps to authorize your Yahoo account.

Once you have authorized both your accounts, your posts will automatically be sent to twitter and Yahoo.

Customizing Tweet/Update Messages will create a automatic status update message based on your post. However, you can edit the message and customize it. While creating a new post you will see a new Publicize message in the sidebar.

edit_wordpress_publicize_message edit_publicize_message

To customize your publicize message, click on the edit link. You can now customize the message that will be sent out to Yahoo and Twitter.

Disabling Posts From Being Sent out as Updates

There are certain times, when you may not want to send out your posts as updates. To do that, just click on the edit link in the sidebar for Publicize, and deselect the services you do not want to send out an update to.

Many WordPress users may argue that there are several plugins that already do this. However, users cannot install plugins, so the Publicize feature is definitely a very good thing for automatically sending out posts as updates.

Only View Unread Message/Emails In Gmail

Whenever you login to your account, you will be displayed a hierarchal list of emails based on received date. However, what if you want to only view unread messages in your Inbox?

In previous editions of , we have told you how to mark all unread messages as read, and also how to sort unread messages based on dates. Using another simple trick, you can only view the unread messages in your Gmail inbox.

The tip involves performing a search and saving the URL as a bookmark. Here are the steps involved for viewing only unread messages in Gmail inbox.


Step 1: Login to Gmail and perform a search using is:unread in:inbox. Use the exact terms without the quotes and click on the Search mail button. The search will display all the unread emails from your inbox.


Step 2: Once the search has loaded, bookmark the URL. (Hint: Pressing the Ctrl + D, should do the trick in most browsers). Give the bookmark a appropriate name and save it.

The next time you want to view the unread messages in your Gmail Inbox, click on the bookmark. You do not need to create multiple bookmarks for different accounts. When you click on the bookmark, it will display the unread emails, for the account you have logged in to Gmail with.

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How to Download Videos From YourFileHost?

YourFileHost is a video sharing service, where users can upload and watch videos. However, YourFileHost does not provide users with a easy way to download the videos.

If you are looking to download videos from YourFileHost, follow the simple steps given below.

Step 1: Copy the URL of the video you are looking to download from YourFileHost.


Step 2: Open in another browser window and paste the video URL into the text box and click on the Nab Video button.


Step 3: Right-click on the FLV download link, and select Save Linked Content from the options to download and save the video to your local drive.

The downloaded videos will be saved in FLV format. You can either view FLV videos in Windows media player or download standalone FLV player to view the files.

Download Videos from Other Popular Sites

Looking to download videos from other popular sites like , Megavideo and more? We have you covered there. Check some of our previous posts to download videos from popular video sharing websites.

Hide/Show Extension Toolstrip in Google Chrome

Some add a menu or icon to the extension toolstrip, at the bottom of the screen. On some PCs and netbooks, this may turn out to be space consuming.

Google Chrome Extension Toolstrip

You can hide or show the extension toolstrip using a simple   in . To hide or show the toolstrip use the key combination, Ctrl + Alt + B.

Hide Chrome Toolstrip using Ctrl + Alt + B

Using the above key combination will either display or hide the extension toolstrip, depending on whether it is visible or not.

Hopefully this should help you reclaim some extra screen real-estate on netbooks and laptops with smaller displays.

How to Fix an Old Photo in Photoshop in 3 Easy Steps

Retouching pictures is an art in itself and image fixing can have many facets. You may have to restore an old picture, alter the lighting and color temperature, or do something very simple like removing the date or time signature automatically added by your camera to ruin your otherwise beautiful composition. (Usually, you can avoid this by switching the option off, but it helps to know how to remove it in case you, like I have on many occasions, forget to do so).

In today’s post, I will reveal a secret much guarded by photography studios and discuss how to do something that many people unknowingly consider rather complicated.

Let us start by assuming that you have an old picture. (Imagine a really old picture… like that of your grandparents’ when they were young and you will know what I’m talking about.) It is likely that even if you have it on disk, it’s a scanned version of an original which could do with some work. But then, you have your heart set of getting it framed, after all, it is such an adorable picture that brings back great memories for your mom and for that it needs to be fixed first. Here is how you can do it yourself:

The original sample I’ll be using to demonstrate is this it is an old photo of my own grandparents:


Step 1: Open the picture in Adobe Photoshop and double click on Backgroundin the Layers tab to unlock it and make Layer 0 (circled).


Step2: Select the Clone Stamp tool from the tool box and choose a suitable brush from the Brushes tab (circled). A brush size of 15 px seems suitable for my purpose, so I will go with that. Feel free to change according to your picture requirements though!


Step 3: What I will be attempting to do is to clonecertain undamaged portions of the photograph (which are similar to the damaged portions) and stampthese onto the damaged parts (the torn areas in this picture). To do this you need to press and hold the Altbutton on your keyboard and then click on the area you want to clone from. You will find that the cursor changes its shape to a target sign (circled) when you press and hold Altand becomes normal again once you select your area. Now click the way you would for an ordinary brush over the damaged areas similar to the cloned portion to fix them.


As you can see here, I’ve removed most of the damaged areas in the top left portion of the picture:


Here is what the final restored image looks like:


Perfectly easy, right? Once you’re happy with the results just save the picture with a .jpg extension and you’re good to go!

Another application of this technique is when you want to remove time or date signatures from pictures taken using a digital camera.

The key here is to (a) Get the brush size right and (b) To click over the right areas, with these becoming instinctive once you get the hang of things! So go ahead with confidence and have fun breathing new life into all your old pictures!

How to Use Check Boxes to Select Items in Windows Vista and Windows 7

When Windows Vista arrived, Microsoft made a few changes to Windows Explorer and added some new features. If you’re still using Windows XP, I can recommend QTtabbar or ViSplore to get some of these new features. If you are using Vista or Windows 7, keep on reading.

One of the most useful features that I’ve found for the new Explorer is the ability to select files using a check box.


You may not immediately find the Folder and View options that you were used to seeing in previous versions of Windows Explorer. I’ll show you how to find them once again and enable the check box feature.

First, start Windows Explorer by double clicking Computeron your desktop or typing Windows Explorerin the Start Menu search box and launching it.

Once Explorer opens, click on the Organizemenu and choose Folder and search options.


When the Folder Options dialog opens, select the Viewtab and place a check-mark in front of Use check boxes to select items.


Click the OKbutton to finish up and you will now have this feature enabled.

Be sure to comment below if you have any questions or comments about this or any other Windows 7 feature.

How to Disable User Account Control in Windows 7

Why do you want to turn off a feature that Microsoft believes will keep you safer? Are you insane, are you ignorant, do you hate Microsoft, or are you simply aggravated by constant pop-ups?


Whenever an action is performed that Windows feels can put the system at risk, the User Account Control feature (UAC) will respond with a nice little pop-up window that the user must respond to. This occurs even if the user is logged into an administrator account.

The account controls in Windows XP were already good if they were used properly. By properly, I mean that you should never use your PC while logged into an administrator account unless you are truly performing administrative tasks. I feel that there is no need for the new UAC in Vista and Win7 since standard user accounts are already restricted from making system changes.

Just remember, an administrative account isn’t there for you to surf the net, chat with your friends and answer email. Log into a standard user account to do that. If you haven’t created a standard account for yourself, do it soon. Now that I’m done preaching, I’ll tell you how to easily disable UAC in Windows 7.

To disable UAC in an account:

• Click your Start button
• Type “UAC” (without quotes) into the search box
• Click on “Change User Account Control settings”


• Slide the bar all the way to the bottom and click “OK”


That’s it. Now you’ll stop getting those UAC pop-ups.

Be sure to comment below if you have any questions or comments on User Account Controls.

How to Create a New User Account in Windows 7

When you first install Windows, you’ll be prompted to set up new users. Later, if you want to add more users, or remove existing users, you can do so easily by following these instructions.

• Log in to an Administrator account
• Click on the Start button and choose “Control Panel”
• Click on “Add or remove user accounts”


• Click on “Create a new account”

• Fill out the account name, select the user type and then click “Create Account”


That’s it folks. Be sure to comment below if you have any questions or comments on User Accounts.