Minus Is A Dead Simple App To Share Images and Files

We have covered a lot of services in the past for sharing images and files online. However, I just came across a really dead-simple app to share files and images with anyone using just drag and drop.

Min.us Drag and Drop Uploading

Minus provides a simple way to share your images and files online with an easy to use drag and drop interface. You can simply drag a file from your computer and drop it on the Min.us website and it will automatically start uploading the content. Once the upload is complete, you can then easily share the image or file online using the link provided by Minus.

Minus File Uploaded

Minus also provides desktop tools for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The desktop tools also provide an easy way to drag and drop files to upload them to Min.us. It also provides a sharing tool for with support for and coming soon. If you want to upload files using your browser, Minus provides a   with support for coming soon. All these tools can be downloaded from http://min.us/pages/tools.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Techie Buzz Recommended Software

Overall Minus is a great app which allows you to quickly share files and images without the hassles. I could not find any easier way to share content online.

What I would like to see though is the ability to easily post the uploaded images to and within the app, that would make it perfect. So go ahead and start sharing your content with ease at http://min.us/

Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

Comment Save Saves Your Comments History In Chrome

I visit hundreds of sites everyday and comment on quite a few of them. In addition to that I also comment on lot on my friends posts on . Commenting is fun, but there are times when I want to refer to a conversation or follow-up on whether it has got any reply or not. I could of course bookmark the post and go back to it later.

Save Comments Chrome

Now, what if you had a service which keeps track of all the comments you make across the internet (at-least some part of it) and displays it to you whenever you want? Impossible? No. Thanks to a new Chrome called Comment Save, which basically saves all the comments you make on Facebook, WordPress sites, Gawker sites, Forums, Yahoo! Answers and news sites like CNN, New York Times and Guardian amongst others.

I gave the extension a run on and it works as advertised. It also provides you with a full-page view of all the comments you have made and an option to delete all or selected comments from the history.

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Techie Buzz Verdict

Techie Buzz Recommended Download

Overall I found this extension to be pretty neat way to track conversations on the web from a centralized location. However, I would like to see a cloud-implementation for the storage so that I can have access to my comments across multiple computers.

Nevertheless, this extension provides a good and secure way to keep track of your conversations and is a highly recommended download from me. Go ahead and give it a try.

Ratings: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

Lock Tab Alerts You Before Closing A Tab or Window in Google Chrome

One of the most annoying problems I have had with is the fact that it does not alert you whenever you close the entire window with multiple tabs open. This can lead to problems at certain times as you have to go back to the history to find out which tabs you accidentally closed.

Quite sometime back, I had told you about a solution to overcome accidental browser closure in Google Chrome, however, I just came across a which locks tabs and alerts you when you try to close it or load a new URL in it.

Lock Tabs in Google Chrome

Once you install the Lock Tab extension, you will see a small lock icon in the address bar, clicking on this will lock the tab by adding a small JavaScript code to it.


If you try to close the tab or load a new URL in it, you will see a alert as shown in the screenshot above. This will happen when you try to close the tab you locked or the entire Chrome window. If you want to close down the tab or window, just click on the "Leave this Page" button. This extension is definitely useful and will get you over some of those Oops moments where you accidentally close your browser by mistake. To unlock a tab just click on the lock icon once again.

Update: I just ran into a similar extension called "Windows Close Protector" which does the same job. Once you get a solution there is no dearth of options eh ;-).

Techie Buzz Verdict


In my experience of using Google Chrome I have always had the problem of closing entire windows accidentally, and since Chrome has explicitly refused to add an option to set an alert before closing the entire browser window, this extension is definitely very useful.

Once you enable a lock on one of the tab it will allow you to choose the close or keep open action for the entire Window. As with other extensions, this will not work in Incognito mode.

Techie Buzz Rating: 5/5 (Perfect)

So What’s Making Me Sleep Early These Days?

Believe it or not. I should have been an owl. I bet while I was being made, God’s assistant mistakenly handed over an owl’s sleep-processor instead of a human’s. But anyway, I have been able to adopt some human-like sleeping characteristics in the past few weeks. Thanks to F.lux.

[All platforms] F.lux is a program for your computer that adjusts the screen color temperature according to the time of the day bright like sunlight during the day, mild and warm during the night.

F.lux does not change the brightness of the screen, but the color temperature of the display. Artificial   or indoor lighting is warm or yellowish in tone and natural or sunlight is always blue (theoretically). So while using the computer in the day, F.lux automatically adjusts the color tone of the display to a cooler, brighter level matching it to the sunlight outside. Similarly, the application warms up the display and gives a milder tone during the night.

Due to the similarity between the natural color temperature in your vision and the color temperature on the screen that you may sit in front of for hours, the eyes are not strained. When the eyes are not strained, are instead relaxed, you are more likely to sleep early.

The FAQ page on the application’s website gives answers to some obvious questions:

Isn’t this exactly the same as the Macbook ambient light sensor?

No, but they do work together. The ambient light sensor measures the brightness of the light in your room and adjusts the brightness of your screen based on that. f.lux changes the color of your screen and warms it up according to the type of light you’re using and the time of day.

f.lux doesn’t use ambient brightness to adjust colors. You might be in a dark room with very cool light, you wouldn’t really want your monitor to look warm, but you would want your display to look dimmer. We’ve found that when your screen colors match the color of your ambient light correctly, you don’t need to adjust monitor brightness as much.

What is color temperature, exactly?

The term color temperature is a way to numerically describe how much red or blue light is illuminating a room. Color temperature is measured in Kelvins, and is determined by the kind of light you’re using.

Confusingly, warmer (more red) light sources are described in lower degrees Kelvin. Compared to indoor lighting, sunlight is cool – very blue. A candle is around 1800K, while a sunny day might be 6000K. An overcast day will seem more blue, so it might be around 7000K.

Most computer monitors display around 6500K. If you are using incandescent task lights behind your computer, those are around 3000K.


F.lux automatically detects your location and time zone and can then adjust the display settings accordingly. You can also slide the buttons and set the display settings as you desire.

Most certainly, F.lux is not made for graphic designers and other colors-sensitive work, so keeping that in mind, there is also a checkbox in the program settings that disables the program for an hour.

f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you’re in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.

F.lux is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Download F.lux.


I hope I achieve my sleep-early goals soon. People should get used to it! This one also gets a 5/5 Rating on the Techie Buzz scale and a stamp of high recommendation!

F.lux has been created by Michael Herf – the one who created the Picasa software.

Easily Encrypt and Decrypt Files using 128-bit Cipher with Crimson128

We have told you about several file encryption and decryption tools in the past, Crimson128 is another utility which will help you encrypt and decrypt files from the context menu in Windows.


Using this tool, you can quickly encrypt and decrypt files using a simple right click. Crimson128 also supports hardware keys and split hardware keys for more security. Crimson128 uses 128-bit cipher to encrypt files and also allows you to benchmark your PC and create custom password keys to encrypt your files.

Techie Buzz Verdict


Crimson128 is a really simple tool which makes file encryption and decryption a breeze. Encrypted files can only be opened with a passkey used to encrypt the files. In addition to that, Crimson also supports any types of file for encryption, making it a really useful tool to have on your computer.

Once a file has been encrypted it can only be decrypted by using the Crimson decryption, the file cannot be read or opened anywhere else.

Techie Buzz Ratings: 4/5 (Excellent)

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Browse and Upload Flickr Photos From Windows Explorer

is one of the most popular photo sharing website service. Many users upload photos to Flickr and share it with others. We came across a software which will allow you to access your Flickr Photos in Windows Explorer.

Flickr Drive is a Windows shell extension, which will allow you to browse, download and upload photos to Flickr from Windows Explorer.


Once you install the software, you will see a new system folder called Flickr Drivein the Other section of My Computer. Double click on the drive to bring up the authentication dialog for Flickr. In the first screen enter your Flickr username and choose whether you want to also include photos uploaded by your family and friends.

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Once you enter the username, you will be asked to authorize Flickr Drive with Flickr. Sign in to your account, and follow the series of steps to authorize the app. Once you have authorized it, come back to Windows explorer and click on the Done link.

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You can now browse the images from Flickr directly in My Computer like any other regular folder. You can also enlarge the image by clicking on them, it will use your default picture viewer to open the image.

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Creating new photosets and uploading images is also very easy. To create a New photoset in Flickr, just click on the New Photoset option in Windows explorer and give the folder a name. To upload images to the photoset, just copy paste the images to the folder. In addition to this you can also search images by tags.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Flickr Drive is one of the most awesome software you can use for Flickr. It makes it very easy to browse photos on Flickr. Along with that, it also makes it a piece of cake to create new photosets and upload photos to it.


If you are a Windows users who uses Flickr, Techie Buzz highly recommends Flickr drive. It also gets a stamp of from us.

Ratings: 5/5 (Awesome)

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Create CD/DVD Disk Covers With Disk Label Designer

Most of the CD/DVD’s on sale are beautified with a disk cover, which may contain pictures of products, artists and even album art. With the advent of CD/DVD writers, it became much more easier to create and distribute CD/DVD. However, most of the CD/DVD’s created by personal users, do not have a disk cover or label.

If you are looking to create a personalized disk cover or label for your CD/DVD, the Disk Label designer will come in pretty handy. Disk Label designer allows you to create disk covers or labels and print it out. You can then use the printed labels to beautify your CD/DVD.


You can add your own images and text to the CD cover. In addition to that, you can also add a background image or color to the CD cover. Once you have created your CD cover/label, you can save it or even print it.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[2] Disk Label Designer is a dead simple , which allows you to create CD covers for regular CD/DVDs, mini disk, jewel cases and mini cases.

If you are planning to create and distribute CD/DVDs of your child’s birthday or your marriage anniversary, this tool will allow you to easily add a personalized touch to them. Disk Label Designer is practically a no-brainer. Creating that perfect CD cover/label could never get more easier.

And did we mention that Disk Label Designer is ? It also makes it to our list of .

Rating: 4.5/5 (Awesome)

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Windows Device Manager Alternative

The Device manager included in Windows is simple at its best. It just displays minimal information about the devices that have been installed on your PC.


Dev man view, is a Windows device manager alternative which will allow you to view all the plug and play and non plug and play devices added to your system.


Dev man view is a handy for people who are looking to view advanced information about their devices. In addition to that, dev man view is a , so you do not have to install it.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Dev man view provides users with advanced information about devices, such as, Device name, device manufacturer, service provided by the device, device type code, device type name, device instance id, location, capabilities and more.

Having access to such advanced information can be helpful for advanced users who want to troubleshoot devices or view more information about it.

This tool will be useless to you, if you are not much into looking at information related to the components that form a part of your computer. It is a must download for advanced users and system administrators.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

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Translate Content On Your Desktop Using Air Translate

Language barriers are usually overcome using translators, in person or as a service. We have told you about several tools which allow you to translate Word documents, translate PDF files and documents, use an  instant messenger for translation and a free desktop translator.


To add to that list, we came across and application called AirTranslate, which is based on the platform. AirTranslate makes use of the Google translation engine to provide you with a desktop tool to translate content on your desktop.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[3] Adobe Air applications are platform independent, which means that you can run this app on any OS which supports Adobe Air. Since this translator uses the Google Translation engine, it provides translation for more than 50 languages.

Another interesting feature about this app is that it will automatically use the text from the clipboard and add it to the translate text box. This will save you some trouble of copy pasting text into the interface.

Overall this app provides a neat and simple interface to translate content from one language to another.

Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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Desktop Reminder Is an Awesome Reminder Tool

There are tons of ways in which you can manage your TODO lists both online and offline. We have reviewed several applications for offline TODO List management, as well as several online TODO List manager services.


Desktop Reminder is another , which acts like a TODO list manager and reminder tool for desktop users. Adding tasks to Desktop Reminder is very simple. To add a new task, click on the New task button.


A new window will popup displaying several options for the task, you can set the date of the task, choose the reminder time, change the event to a recurring one and more. Desktop Reminder add new task is very similar to a regular calendar interface, so adding tasks should not be a huge problem.

Dealing with completed tasks is pretty simple too, all you have to do is select the task from the main interface and click on the “Mark as done” button.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] Unlike traditional reminder software and services, Desktop Reminder allows you to set reminders for months in advance. You can use that feature in many ways.

Say for example, you want to travel somewhere 6 months down the line, you can create a task and set reminder to book tickets 2 months in advance, this will help you get a cheaper deal, while booking tickets.

Another example could be a friend’s marriage, you could setup reminders a few weeks earlier, so that you can think and buy an appropriate gift, rather than scrambling for a gift at the last moment.

Other than that, Desktop Reminder has a pretty simple interface which makes setting up reminders a piece of cake. Desktop Reminder is a by Techie Buzz.

Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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