Extend Windows 7 & Vista Battery Life By Disabling Aero Glass

comes with lot of features and visual enhancements, including features such as Aero Glass and Aero Peek. These features make Windows 7 more appealing to work with. However, if you are on the go, disabling these features can increase the battery life and gives you more power on the go.

Aerofoil is a handy and open source software, which will allow you to disable Windows 7/Vista features such as Aero Glass, and also disable sounds, to increase your battery life on the go.

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In addition to that, Aerofoil also allows you to manage your power plans using its own interface. The beauty of the software is that, it will automatically disable aero and switch to power saving mode whenever the laptop is running on the battery.

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You can also manually disable the Aero Glass and mute sounds by right-clicking the taskbar icon.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Aerofoil can come in pretty handy if you are on the go most of the times and want to get the most of your laptop battery. Though you can manage to change the settings manually, this software provides a interface that makes it easy to change them through a frontend interface.

One annoying thing about this software is that it does not allow you to change the options once it has been installed, you can only select the appropriate power plans for AC mode and battery mode when you are installing the software. If not for this problem, we would have rated it a bit higher.

Another notable fact is, that when you unplug the power cord, you might see a lot of screen flickering, this is due to the software disabling Aero Glass. However, this cannot be avoided. You may also see the screen flickering when the power cord is plugged back in, this is when Aero Glass is enabled again.

Download this if you are using a laptop, desktop users do not require this as they are always directly connected to the power sockets.

Techie Buzz Rating: 2.5/5 (Good)

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Removed Unwanted Browser Toolbars

There are many chances, that while installing free software, you might have also installed some associating toolbars unknowingly. Considering the amount of software that bundle these toolbars you might end up, having a browser full of toolbars.

Removing each of these toolbars individually can be quite a pain, this is where a called Smart Toolbar Remover, can come in handy.

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Smart Toolbar Remover will detect all the installed toolbars and allow you to uninstall it from your PC with one click.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Smart Toolbar can come in pretty handy, if you usually install lots of softwares and using the standard installation instead of custom one’s, where you can approve each installation. These types of installation are where most of the toolbars get past your eye.

It can also come in pretty handy to perform maintenance on your browser and uninstall unwanted toolbars from your PC from a single location.

Techie Buzz Rating: 2.5/5 (Good)

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Remove Fake Antivirus from Your System

There are several gullible ads, which prompt users and alert them that their system is infected with virus. Many users fall for the trap, in the process downloading an actual malware software which further affect their systems.

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Power users are well aware of these tricks and drift away from them, however many users are not so tech savvy and end up installing fake antivirus software on their PCs.

Fake Antivirus remover is a useful and security software, which will allow you to uninstall and remove all the fake antivirus software from your PC, with a single click.

Fake Antivirus remover tracks and removes the following Fake antivirus software: Cyber Security, Alpha Antivirus, Braviax, Windows Police Pro, Antivirus Pro 2010, PC Antispyware 2010, FraudTool.MalwareProtector.d, Winshield2009.com, Green AV, Windows Protection Suite, Total Security 2009, Windows System Suite, Antivirus BEST, System Security, Personal Antivirus, System Security 2009, Malware Doctor, Antivirus System Pro, WinPC Defender, Anti-Virus-1, Spyware Guard 2008, System Guard 2009, Antivirus 2009, Antivirus 2010, Antivirus Pro 2009, Antivirus 360 and MS Antispyware 2009

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] Considering the amount of fake antivirus software that people mistake for real ones, this software is a definite download.

The process of removing fake antivirus software is hassle free and simple, which means that even non tech-savvy users can easily get rid of stupid malware. We recommend all our users to download and install this software, even if they are pro users as it just requires one click to get rid of scumbag software.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

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Download Portable Google Chrome

are very useful when it comes to moving your settings and preferences between several computers, without having to setup software over and over again. You can just dump the portable software on a flash drive and access it from any computer.

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PortableApps is a portable software suite, consisting of applications that provide you with tools for your daily computing life, including a web browser, open source office suite and a multi-protocol instant messenger among other things.

PortableApps have now released a portable version of , which you can download and use from anywhere. Once you download the installer, run it and extract the files directly to your USB drive. Once you have done that, you can easily use Google Chrome from any PC.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] Google Chrome is pretty lightweight and allows you for faster browsing, having a portable application will ensure that you do not lose your settings, cookies and preferences when you frequently access multiple computers.

With the help of the portable version, you can easily have access to all your history and saved sessions. Very useful and a definite must download.

Techie Buzz Ratings: 4/5 (Very Good)

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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 ISO USB/DVD Creation Tool

Microsoft Store has released a   which will allow users to easily create a copy of their downloaded ISO on a USB or DVD. This tool will help you create a bootable copy of the installation, which can then be used to install Windows 7 on your PC or laptop.

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Once you download and install the software, run it and select the Windows 7 ISO and click on next. To create bootable Windows 7 USB drive, choose the USB option and select the flash drive from the list and click Begin copying. In order to create a bootable Windows 7 DVD, click on Begin Burning.

Techie Buzz Verdict

This tool from Microsoft will come in pretty handy, if you have decided to download a digital copy of Windows 7, in the form of a ISO or compressed file. Using this tool you can quickly and easily create a bootable USB or DVD drive and install Windows 7 with ease.

Techie Buzz Ratings: 3.5/5 (Good)

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Monitor Changes To Your System With Tiny Watcher

Tiny Watcher is a free utility which takes a snapshot of crucial areas of your system and alerts you if something has been changed. It creates a snapshot of running processes, start-up registry keys, services registry keys, scheduled tasks, system directories and other sensitive registry keys.

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Tiny Watcher is designed to function without getting in your way. It automatically scans your system for changes on start-up and can also be run on demand. Although the report generated by Tiny Watcher is comprehensive, it provides very little usable information about each entry. Hence, it is entirely up to the user to determine whether the changes are innocuous or malicious. Tiny Watcher is primarily a monitoring tool, however the option to delete or even permanently disable certain items is also available.

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Techie Buzz Verdict

Tiny Watcher is a useful utility for monitoring changes made by dubious applications. It’s not something meant for novice users. While it is a good choice if you want a simplistic solution, there are other better alternatives (like Winpatrol).

Techie-Buzz Rating: 2/5 (Average)

Is Your PC Ready For Windows 7? Check with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

will be released tomorrow among much fanfare and awesome free antivirus . If you have made a decision to buy Windows 7, you can choose to either purchase a new PC/Laptop or upgrade your current one. However, remember how we told you that Windows 7 has pretty low system requirements compared to .

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If your current PC/Laptop compatible with Windows 7? This question can be easily answered by downloading the Windows 7 upgrade advisor. Using the upgrade advisor, you can run tests on your PC/Laptop is capable of running Windows 7.

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The upgrade advisor will run tests and determine which version of Windows 7 is suitable to be installed on your PC. The test may take a few minutes to complete. Once the tests have been completed, it will display you the results and the recommended Windows 7 version for your current PC.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Windows 7 upgrade advisor will come in pretty handy, if you are confused as to whether you need to buy a new PC, or which version to install on your current PC.

We recommend that you run the upgrade advisor before you actually purchase a upgrade for your current PC.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

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Windows Access Panel Provides Instant Access To Windows Utilities

Windows ships with dozens of system utilities which allows the user to modify almost every aspect of the operating system. However, many of these utilities are buried deep within the Control Panel. Even worse, it is impossible to access some of these utilities like the DirectX diagnostic tool (dxdiag), unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

Windows Access Panel is a portable utility developed by The Windows Club which includes shortcuts for launching forty eight Windows utilities. The utilities are grouped into two tabs Basic and Advanced. The basic section contains many commonly required utilities like Checkdisk, Registry Editor, Group Policy Editor, Windows Firewall, System Restore and Disk Defragmenter. The advanced section contains utilities like DirectX Diagnostics, Memory Diagnostics, Performance Monitor, Resource Monitor, Task Scheduler and Problem Step Recorder.

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Techie Buzz Verdict

Windows Access Panel doesn’t add anything to Windows. It basically acts as a launcher for Windows system utilities. It is something all PC repair guys (and tech enthusiasts who love toying with their system) should have in their collection. Windows Access Panel will also help novices discover useful Windows Utilities they might not have been aware of. It is a nice little application which definitely serves a purpose.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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Convert Your Images To Text Online Using Free OCR

Free OCR is a tool that helps you to convert scanned images to text online. You can convert printed text to editable text online with this utility.

How is this useful?

These types of tools are useful in many ways:

  • Free OCR comes in handy when you have pages of text that you’ve scanned or captured with a camera.
  • You will need one less program on your computer since OCR can be done online without any installation.

So, after knowing the importance of the tool, let’s proceed to explore its features.

Features:

  • Free OCR accepts almost all common image formats such as JPG, GIF, TIFF and BMP.
  • It also accepts PDF documents. So, it can also act as PDF to Word Converter.
  • There is no hassle of registering. Just upload your image and convert it to text.
  • No Email-ID required. So, no fear of SPAMS.

But, there are some limitations that you should know in this utility.

  • You cannot upload files larger than 2MB.
  • You cannot upload images bigger than 5000 pixels.

However, keeping in mind its good features, those limitations doesn’t matter much. Go ahead and convert your images into text here.

Better Bookmarking With SpeedTile

Going through a long and never-ending bookmarks list is tough work that needs a lot of time. Especially while going through the lists of webpages, we miss many important ones. One definitely needs a good, organized and easily accessible bookmarking tool. If you are searching for one, then SpeedTile is for you.

SpeedTile is an online bookmarking utility that helps you to store your bookmarks in a very easily accessible way. It creates collages of the pages you bookmark and presents it neatly on the screen.

Moreover, with SpeedTile you can categorize your bookmarks using tabs and tags   as shown in the picture below. (Click on the image for the enlarged view.)

It creates tiles of your bookmarks and stores them in your account. Another interesting feature of this tool is that you can share your bookmarks with your friends!

There is also a Firefox plugin for this site, so you can directly bookmark pages from your browser, without logging in to the site every time.

Now, are you thinking of registering? Not much of registering fuss. You can register just like you login. Enter your email address, assign a password and registration complete!