In this day and age of eBooks, there are several different formats which allow publishers to publish their books. Some of the most famous one’s are ePub format, .mobi format, PDF format and so on.
However, these formats do not have a wide known reader for Windows based PCs. If you have downloaded a file with .lit extension, you might not be able to open and read the book on your PC. .lit files were common on devices which ran Windows Mobile.
If you want to open .lit files we will offer you some ways to either open .lit eBooks and also a guide to convert the .lit books to several popular formats like ePub, PDF, .mobi and more.
First off, if you want to open a .lit book, you can download a free reader called Microsoft Reader (which will be discontinued in August 2012) by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/reader. The Microsoft Reader will allow you to open .lit files and read them. However, if you want to read the books with .lit extension you will have to convert them to another popular format like ePub, .mobi or PDF.
On the other hand you can also convert .lit books to other formats like ePub, PDF or MOBI. In order to convert .lit books to other formats you will need a software called Calibre. You can read our instructions on how to convert .lit books and ePub books.
ePub files are an open publishing format to publish books and allow them to be read on multiple devices and platforms. ePub formats are popular on mobile devices, tablets and dedicated eBook readers like the Nook and Amazon Kindle. In fact, you can also read ePub books on your PC or Mac.
However, if you don’t have a compatible device to read ePub files, you can always convert ePub books to PDF format or MOBI format or HTML format and read them on any device.
One of the most famous software and freeware you can use to convert ePub files on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux is called Calibre eBook management (Download). This software not just allows you to manage your eBooks on a computer but also supports multiple formats along with the ability to convert eBooks among different formats.
In order to convert and ePub file to PDF, MOBI or HTML format, you will first have to add the books to the Calibre library using the "Add books" button. Once you have done that, click on the book and then click on the "Convert books" button in the top menu.
Once you have clicked that button, you will be shown several formats to convert the book to. Choose the format you want to convert the book to from the "Output Format" dropdown. You can make several other changes to the output using the left hand side menu. Once you have selected all the options, click on the "OK" button and Calibre will start a job to convert the book into the desired format.
The conversion process for ePub format to PDF, MOBI or HTML make take some time. Once the conversion is finished you will find the book in the same folder as the original book.
In this age of digital books which can be read on tablets and mobiles, there are several new books formats which have come into the picture. One such book format is called ePub which is a short form for electronic publication, just like eMail is a short form for electronic mail.
ePub books allow different devices to display the books in their own format which makes it compatible on different devices. Most devices support ePub files, however, if you have downloaded a file on a PC or Mac, you won’t be able to simply open it as it is.
If you have downloaded a book in ePub format on your computer, you will have to download a special software to read it. There are several software which will allow you to open ePub files or read ePub eBooks.
One such software which allows you to open and read ePub eBooks is called Azardi, which is a free ePub reader. You can download the Azardi ePub reader from http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/html/.
Once you have downloaded and installed the Azardi ePub Reader, you can add your ePub books to the reader by right clicking on the library icon in the right hand side corner and then adding your ePub books to it.
Once you have added your ePub books to Azardi, you can then simply double click on it and open the ePub book and start reading it. You can also convert your ePub books to PDF, MOBI or HTML format and start reading it or upload it to your mobile device and read it with a compatible eBook reader app.
However, there are times when the Greasemonkey script you install might not work as expected or cause problems on other websites. If you are facing a similar problem you can easily uninstall the Greasemonkey script and get rid of the problem.
Google Chrome allows users to install Greasemonkey scripts as extensions so to uninstall scripts on Google Chrome, you will have to follow the steps given in How to uninstall apps and extensions in Google Chrome. However, if you are Firefox user and want to uninstall a Greasemonkey script, you will have to follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Click on the arrow next to the Greasemonkey icon and click on "Manage User Scripts"
Step 2: Click on "Disable" button to disable the script temporarily or click on the "Remove" button to remove the script completely.
That’s it. Once you have disable or removed the script, just refresh the webpage and your problem will be solved.
Facebook has been notorious of late with lots of Facebook Scam doing the rounds of the social networking site. Staying away from those Facebook Spam is not easy, however, we have instructions on how you can stay safe on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams and also about removing apps from Facebook and Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.
We recently received a question asking about a new executable called FacebookUpdate.exe running on a Windows PC and whether it was a virus or not? Turns out that it is not a virus and is an official software from Facebook which is used to update the software which is locally installed on a Windows PC.
Quite recently Facebook introduced a new group chat and video calling along with Group video chat with social hangouts. Facebook asked users to download a software to their local PC in order to use the video calling feature in Facebook.
If you have downloaded the said software from Facebook, you will notice that a file called FacebookUpdate.exe is added to the startup on your Windows PC. The location of the file is in your user profile folder and runs with some parameters as shown below
%USERPROFILE%\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe /c /nocrashserver
This service is totally safe and is only used to update the software which was installed by Facebook. If you feel threatened by it, you can disable it without problems. If you are not sure how to disable services or startup items, read our earlier guides and articles listed below.
I have a 250GB SSD and have partitioned it into 2 drives. However, I have to run regular cleanup of files and folder to make space. One of the biggest space constraints I face is in the primary drive where Windows is installed.
The reason is that I have a lot of apps and music on my iPod Touch and iTunes also takes up more than 35GB space. This has become a constant headache which I have been trying to solved. I did that by moving the iTunes Media folder location to another drive on an external device and now have lesser space constraints.
Well, moving your iTunes files and changing the sync location is definitely possible and in-fact very easy. All you have to do is to copy over the files from your iTunes folder and change the location in iTunes. I will show you how exactly it is done below.
Step 1: Locate Your iTunes Media Folder on your Computer. To do that open iTunes and then click on "Edit -> Preferences"
Step 2: In the preference Window, click on the Advanced tab and copy the media folder location as shown in the above screenshot. Do not close the Preference window yet as we will require it for a future step.
Step 3: Open a explorer window and paste the location you copied in step 2 in the address bar. This will open the folder where iTunes stores the media files.
Step 4: If you want to clear up space, just cut the entire folder and move it to another drive or an external drive. Make sure to note the location of the folder in the other drive because we will need it in step 5.
Step 5: Now go back to the iTunes Advanced tab you opened in step 2 and click on the "Change" button and point it to the new location you copied or moved the files in Step 4.
That’s it. iTunes will now sync your music, movies, books and more to your new location. If you are using an external drive, just make sure that you attach it before you sync your device with iTunes.
Moving the backup location for iTunes is a little bit more difficult and I will be covering it in the next article. For Mac users, the steps should be similar and easy to perform as well. Just use the Finder instead of Explorer to move your iTunes media files over.
Many of your Facebook friends might be updating their status with videos or uploading new videos to their profiles everyday. However, there is no easy way to download the videos that your friends upload on Facebook to your PC.
If your friend has uploaded a YouTube video, you can easily use some of the tools to download YouTube videos to PC or Mac or tools to Download YouTube videos to Ubuntu, save those YouTube videos as MP3 files or even Download YouTube HD videos. However, what about Facebook Videos?
Well, don’t worry. There is an easy and simple way to download Facebook videos too to your PC or Mac. Just follow the steps below to download a Facebook Video to your PC or Mac.
Step 1: Firstly, you will have to get the link of the Facebook Video. To do that, just right click on the name of the video and copy the link address. The menu items might be different for different browsers, but you have to click on the option which says “Copy Link Address” in all of them as shown above.
Step 2: Once you have copied the link, go to the website http://www.downfacebook.com/ and paste the video URL in the textbox provided and click on the “Download Video” button. Please note that Facebook has updated their URL and it looks something like http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=115607558525777 now and it should work on the Down Facebook website.
Step 3: Once you click on the button you might be prompted with a Java alert box as shown above, just click the “Run” button on the alert and you will see a link to download the video.
Step 4: To download the Facebook Video to your PC, Mac or Linux machine, just right click on the “Download Video in MP4″ link and select the “Save Linked Content As” from the options. That’s it, you can now save the downloaded Facebook Video on your PC and watch it whenever you want.
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In the past, we had written a guide on How To Open ISO Files, however, we have been receiving a lot of questions of late on how can a user extract or play an ISO or IMG file.
Both ISO files and IMG files are compressed folders like zip or RAR files which can directly be burned to a CD or DVD. However, since they are plain archive files you can also extract them to your local disk or mount ISO files as CD/DVD drives.
If you are looking to extract ISO files, you can either use WinRAR software or choose to use the open source freeware software called 7Zip. Once you have downloaded the 7zip software, just right click on the ISO file and then select the "Extract files" option from the menu to extract the contents of the ISO file to your disk.
Recently, we were asked by a user on how to activate Office 2010 on their PC. Office 2010 activation is a simple process and you can get it done automatically when you enter your Office 2010 product key, however, if you missed out on that, you can also activate Office 2010 separately.
Users can activate their Office 2010 installation using various methods as per their convenience. The most easiest way is to Activate Office 2010 over the Internet. Using the internet method is basically very fast and almost immediate.
Microsoft help states that:
The Activation Wizard automatically contacts the Microsoft licensing servers through your Internet connection. If you are using a valid Product Key that has not already been used for the allowed number of installations, your product is activated immediately
When you activate through the Internet, your product ID (derived from the installation Product Key) is sent to Microsoft. A response (the confirmation ID) is sent back to your computer to activate your product. If you choose to activate your product through the Internet and you are not already connected, the wizard alerts you that there is no connection.
You can also activate Microsoft Office using telephone. In this case you will have to go through a series of steps on the phone and follow them to activate your product.
You can telephone an Activation Center and activate your product with the help of a customer service representative.
However, the numbers you have to call will be given to you by the Activate by telephone wizard on your computer because there are several service centers across the world and you will be shown a local number which can be used to activate your product.
You will find some valuable information on activating your Office 2010 product over the phone at this link.
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Android is one of the biggest platforms in the world and has tons of useful apps in the Market. However, there are times when you might not want to use an app anymore because it does not fit your expectations or due to some other reasons.
Uninstalling apps on iPhone and iPod Touch is pretty straightforward. However, to uninstall or remove apps on Android, you will have to go through an extra step.
If you are looking to uninstall or remove apps from Android, follow the steps listed below.
Step 1: Go to Settings -> Applications and then click on the Manage applications option.
Step 2: Click on the application you want to remove and then click on the "Uninstall" button on the next screen.
On the next screen confirm that you want to remove the application and the application will be removed from your Android device. If you want to reinstall the same app again, you can just go to http://market.android.com and then install it remotely on your device from the web interface or browse the market on your device to install the app.