How To Run Java Applets Including Yahoo Games and Yahoo Chat in Google Chrome?

We have been playing around with Google Chrome for quite sometime now, the browser looks pretty good and you can read our first impressions about it. The one thing that we missed about Google Chrome is the inability to work with Java applets and with popular gaming sites like Yahoo Games.

Though that was only temporary since we found a way in which you can run java applets and games including those from Yahoo Games in Google Chrome.

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How to Start Private Browsing Session in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome adds in a feature called Incognito which allows users to browse websites without saving history on the computer, this feature is similar to the one available in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2.

Opening a private or incognito session in Google Chrome is quite easy, you can either use the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + N or choose the Open New incognito window from the menu.

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The new window that opens up will not store any data to the search and browsing history.

How to Import Bookmarks / Favorites, Passwords, Search Engines and History from Firefox and IE into Google Chrome

Google Chrome is out and it is already making waves with its simplicity and ease of use. Read our first impressions about Google Chrome if you haven’t done it already. While we definitely see many people who would love to use Google Chrome, you can easily port your Firefox and Internet Explorer data to Google Chrome, including your bookmarks / favorites, passwords, search engines and history.

By default Google Chrome asks users if they want to import data from Firefox, but if you skipped it or want to import data from Internet Explorer into Google Chrome, here is a simple way on how you can do it.

Related: Tools to synchronize bookmarks / favorites between browsers.

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How to Open / View .nfo Files

Many a times you may download softwares which contain a additional file with a .nfo extensions, by default such files are supposed to open with the Windows System Information, though most of the times you may receive a error saying, System information cannot open this NFO file.

The reason being that many of the NFO files distributed with softwares are usually text files containing information about the software authors and other data.

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Fix for Mouse Not Moving To Secondary Monitor Issue on Windows Vista

This morning I had a very annoying issue with my dual monitor setup, where I could not move the mouse from one monitor to the other, I searched around online for fixes to the issue, but came across a barrier which asked me to update the display drivers for my video card.

My drivers were already up-to-date so I tried to connect the laptop to another external monitor and everything worked fine there. This totally frustrated me as I am used to working on a multi-monitor at the office.

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How to Open / Convert .docx, .xlsx and .pptx Files?

With the release of Office 2007, Microsoft rolled out a new file format for saving files. The format uses XML to store the data and cannot be opened using the older versions of Office.

There are several instances where people are switching to the newer format, and if you don’t have Office 2007 on your PC you can still open and convert those files to be compatible with your version of office. To open .docx, .xlsx and .pptx files you will have to use any of the methods described below.

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How to Open .torrent Files?

Tip: This article teaches you how to open torrent file, if you are looking for more information click here or see the end of the post.

Torrents are the latest and fastest way of distributing softwares and other content on the web. With torrents users can download files from multiple users rather than having to download files from a single server.

What are Torrent Files?

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used to distribute large amounts of data. The initial distributor of the complete file or collection acts as the first seed. Each peer who downloads the data also uploads them to other peers. Relative to standard Internet hosting, this provides a significant reduction in the original distributor’s hardware and bandwidth resource costs. It also provides redundancy against system problems and reduces dependence on the original distributor. wikipedia.

How to Open .torrent files?

There are various softwares that will allow you to open and download the content from .torrent files. BitTorrent has their own software using which you can open .torrent files. We prefer using uTorrent though, a lightweight software, which is fast and allows for easy management of .torrent files.

uTorrent is completely free and was included in the 35+ amazing and free softwares we talked about earlier.

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Speedup Your Computer By Deleting Temporary Files

A computer can only run as fast as you let it run, and to do that you may apply several visual tweaks with the help of tweaking softwares that supposedly allow your computer to run faster, but the most overlooked fact is that, having a clogged out disk can definitely cause your computer to run slower.

To put things into perspective, let us give you a real life example. In your day to day life, given the fact that your work desk consists of several things which need attention or take up space, would you be able to perform better? As opposed to having a clean desk with minimal distractions?

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How to Open/View .rar Files?

Rar files are archives similar to WinZip but since they use a different compression algorithm technology, they cannot be opened by WinZip or the default zip utility provided by Windows XP and Windows Vista.

What is a RAR File?

RAR is the native format of WinRAR archiver. Like other archives, RAR files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.

Opening / Viewing .rar Files

In order to open .rar files you will have to download WinRar which holds the proprietary rights to the format. WinRar though is a paid and you will have to buy a license from them after the trial period expires.

7-Zip on the other hand is a free file archiver, which also supports the .rar format, 7-zip is also a open source software which we had earlier included in the 35+ amazing and free softwares.

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Photosynth | A cool Application for photo Enthusiasts

Microsoft Live Labs has recently launched a new service for photo enthusiasts, which can create magic of visiting the place actually, if you upload your photographs in PhotoSynth. See it to believe it. It has the ability to re-create the scene or object from a bunch of flat 2D photographs. It analyzes them and looks for the similar scenes and angles to create the magic.

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How does it work?

Photosynth is a potent mixture of two independent breakthroughs: the ability to reconstruct the scene or object from a bunch of flat photographs, and the technology to bring that experience to virtually anyone over the Internet.

Using techniques from the field of computer vision, Photosynth examines images for similarities to each other and uses that information to estimate the shape of the subject and the vantage point each photo was taken from. With this information, we recreate the space and use it as a canvas to display and navigate through the photos. Photosynth was inspired by the breakthrough research on Photo Tourism from the University of Washington and Microsoft Research. This work pioneered the use of photogrammetry to power a cinematic and immersive experience

If you take lots of photos of a single object or scene from different locations and perspectives, then this is an ideal application for you. The application installs two programs: a browser plug-in for you to be able to view synths and the Photosynth application itself for you to create and manage synths.