Recently one of our readers emailed us, asking me to share productivity tips on how I use the computer on a day to day basis, the suggestion in itself was fantastic and I would be more than glad to share things I do in my day to day life to solve problems faced by me and what tricks and products I use to solve them and be more productive, hope you enjoy this new series and don’t forget to keep sending in your suggestions and questions, feel free to contact us and we will try our best to help solve your problem.
To make this series more interesting I would like to present it in a slightly different manner, dividing them into problems I faced, tools I took up to solve it and become more productive and in some cases, I may also include a short how-to on accomplishing the things I did, please feel free to suggest any changes you would like, we are always open to suggestions.
Continue reading Using Google Docs To Track Expenses Among Your Roommates [Productivity Tips]
Many software developers do not have automatic updating in place, which then requires you to keep abreast of the latest development and bug fixes, so that you are not using a vulnerable version of a software, or are using the latest enhancements it provides with a newer version.
Some time back we had told you about 7 free tools to keep your Windows software up-to-date, but today we will introduce you with a non-intriguing way of getting software updates, while you are busy browsing your favorite sites using Firefox.
Continue reading Software Update Checker For Firefox [Featured Firefox Extension]
Recently Sakib one of our readers from OpenGiga asked a question: How to convert a video file to a GIF animation? While researching for the answer, we did come across some solutions but those were not very good, this lead us to search Techie Buzz archives itself to see if we could find something we had written about.
And guess what, we did find a useful and free solution to convert video files to GIF animations from our own archives in the post, Top 3 Free Online Media and Document Converters.
Continue reading How To Convert Video Files to GIF Animations for Free? [Reader Query]
Opera has a very annoying feature, where it assumes the role of a BitTorrent client without giving the users any easy options to disable direct integration. This would mean that I would have to fire up another browser so that I can download and open the torrent in my favorite client uTorrent.
The problem as I see it is that Opera’s BitTorrent client is OK for users who are still to discover torrents or are not heavy torrent downloader’s, for the advanced users Opera’s BitTorrent client leaves a lot to be desired with settings that look amateurish as compared to other powerful BitTorrent application. If you are annoyed of this in-built feature in Opera, here is a simple way in which you can easily disable direct BitTorrent integration and use your favorite application to open torrent files in your favorite application.
Continue reading Disable BitTorrent Integration in Opera [How To]
I tend to use a mix and match of browsers, including Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari, but having used Firefox for quite sometime, I have stored passwords to numerous websites in it. Being so used to the Password manager in Firefox definitely has its own flaws, which includes having the liberty to forget them, since you never have to enter it over and over again.
Related: How to Import Passwords, Bookmarks, Search engines and History from Firefox to Google Chrome?
So now what if you want to sign in to the same account in another browser, rack your brains? Well, we would suggest otherwise, since here is a simple solution to view all the saved passwords in Firefox.
Continue reading How To View Stored Passwords In Firefox?
Many times you may come across these errors while deleting a file / folder, moving a folder to another location or trying to eject a USB device which may be in use by a certain process. The error occurs due to exclusive locksprocesses acquire on the device or file which need to be released before Windows can perform any other action on it.
Folder locks are not exclusive which simply means that you will get errors while deleting or moving folders only if a file within the folder is locked by a process. In programming these locks are widely seen in multi-threaded applications, where a multi-threaded object can only be accessed and modified by a single thread at a time.
Continue reading Fix For Windows Cannot Delete This File / Folder And Windows Can’t Stop Your Generic Volume Device Because It Is In Use [File Unlocker]
Recently a friend of mine messaged me saying that one of her friends browser is always redirecting webpages to go.google.com and go.yahoo.com, these sites do not exist in real and throw 404 errors, which led me to believe that there was something wrong with the user’s machine and it was hijacked by a virus or trojan.
Must Reads: Detailed Instructions on Protecting Your Computer from Internet Threats | Online Security Tips Keep your computer secure and safe
The malware in questions redirects all your web requests to the above said URLs, since it does not want you to download any fixes or visit sites to find what the problem is about.
Continue reading How To Fix go.google.com, go.yahoo.com or go.msn.com Redirect Virus?
Welcome to another hacks and mods article, in this one we look at a critical issue which many of use face once in a while, though the issue is trivial and seldom happens we have written a worthwhile tip to backup your database from the command prompt so do check it out.
If you are looking to repair corrupted MySQL tables, Techblissonline has a mod which we will be featuring today.
Continue reading How To Repair Corrupted or Crashed MySQL Tables? [Hacks and Mods]
Backups are the way of keeping your data safe and secure from disasters, and those include your personal data as well your blog database where you have been writing for days, months or years.
We have always opted for hosting providers that provide us access to Shell interfaces using which we can use putty to manage our website, this not only puts us in a better and more comfortable interface but also allows us to use CLI (command line interface) which we are pretty much comfortable with.
Continue reading How To Backup and Email Your Blog MySQL Database From Command Prompt?
Internet Explorer has the highest market share as far as browsers are concerned, and it would be foolish to not make your website compatible with it, but what if you are a Linux user? Should you just switch to Windows for Internet Explorer or for that matter install a virtual machine for a single piece of software?
If you are frowning hearing the alternatives, here is some reason for you to smile. IEs4Linux makes running Internet Explorer on Linux a breeze in combination with Wine.
Continue reading Run Internet Explorer on Linux With IEs4Linux and Wine
Torrents are gaining lots of popularity as a medium of sharing files over the P2P network, many of you may have already downloaded several torrent files, but what if you want to create and share your wedding video as a torrent among several of your friends.
Here is a simple tutorial that will show you how to create torrent files, you will need a BitTorrent client to create a torrent file. In this tutorial we will be using the popular client uTorrent, most of the other BitTorrent clients will have the same or similar steps to create a torrent.
Continue reading How To Create and Share .torrent Files?
Google Chrome is definitely becoming more useful day by day, and with the Ultimate list of tips and tricks for Google Chrome you can definitely learn and know more about it.
Like Firefox 3 Chrome lacks a lot of features and the ability to add extensions to it, the most important one missing if for backup of your profile, bookmarks and other information. Google Chrome Backup brings the much needed feature to Chrome allowing you to backup your Chrome data with just a single click.
Continue reading How to Backup, Restore and Create New Profiles In Google Chrome
We have started a new series recently where we interview the top technology bloggers from Asia, initially we had emailed out the questions to the bloggers which they could reply to, though that would have worked out fine, it definitely created huge logistical and tracking headache, that was when we quickly went in and created a Google Spreadsheet form, where bloggers could easily input their answers and it would make tracking them easier for us.
Here is a simple tutorial on how we created a online survey easily which saved both the bloggers and us a ton of time.
Continue reading Easily Create Online Survey Forms Using Google Docs [How To]
I have been using Remote desktop for quite some time now, but always had to use the mouse to navigate between my laptop and the remote computer. Today I came across a excellent resource from Windows Guides which listed the shortcut keys that can be used on a remote desktop.
Alt+Home > This works as a windows key replacement on the remote desktop, displaying the Windows Start menu.
Continue reading Windows Remote Desktop Shortcut Keys
Many times you may have colleagues or visitors come by your workstation, in such cases you may not want them to see what’s running on your PC. The most common way of hiding windows is using the shortcut key Windows + D to display the desktop, but that action may not be quick enough or still expose the applications that you are running on your PC.
Also Read: Most Used Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
The best way to hide all running app would be to either lock it or run a screensaver. By default screensavers are only activated when your PC is idle for a certain time, but with the help of a nifty utility you can activate the screensaver quickly.
Continue reading Quickly Activate Screensavers in Windows With Tray Blank