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Things Mac OS X Cannot Do

Here is an interesting, read I came across, on some shortcomings in a Mac. I have not used a Mac so cant say anything for the veracity of the points mentioned, but it sure is an eye-opener! Here is an extract: […]

5 love tips from Google which can save your Relationship

Cosmopolitan talked to Jason Freidenfelds, a Communications Manager for Google, who revealed some of its favorite love life tips & embarrassment reducer features. 1. The “Undo Send” Mail Option Ever hit “Send” too soon on an e-mail? Whether you hadn’t […]

Add Bing Federated Search to Windows 7 Explorer

You can now add Bing Search to Windows 7 Explorer. Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer. Add Bing Federated Search Explorer You have to download a .osdx file from Bing.com. Double click on […]

Computer Hardware Chart – A Pictorial Guide

From every kind of memory to A/V input/outputs, processors, and hard drives, this guide shows in easy-to-recognize pictorial form the possible guts in your computer. It’s either a really useful quick guide, or err … nerd porn at its best […]

A Kosher search engine; And now a Halal browser?

A new “kosher” search engine called Koogle was recently launched for orthodox Jews living in Israel, allowing them to surf the net without compromising the religious standards set by their rabbis. Koogle.co.il, which is a pun on search engine behemoth […]

Cartoon: Windows & OSX reaction to Google Chrome OS

Microsoft has been the undisputed leader for operating systems with around a 90% odd market share. But with Google announcing the Chrome OS, an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks, many quickly want to […]

Get & read email from all your mail accounts in Hotmail

Hotmail customers in the US, Canada, and Brazil can now add other e-mail accounts to Hotmail! No need to sign into multiple services to check all your messages on the web. Instead, you can see any POP-enabled e-mail account (including […]

Bloggers … be careful with your reviews now !

Many bloggers accept perks such as free laptops, trips to Europe, $500 gift cards or even thousands of dollars for a 200-word post. Bloggers vary in how they disclose such freebies, if they do so at all. The practice has […]

Fix Windows Live Messenger Errors with ZapMessenger

What do you do when you find that your Windows Live Messenger is giving out errors and you are at your wits end to resolve them. The simplest solution is to uninstall and re-install it. But if you still continue […]

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What is Microsoft Choice Guard and how to uninstall it

When you install certain Microsoft software like say Windows Live Essentials, a piece of code called Microsoft Choice Guard, a part of the Search Enhancement Pack, is also installed. It could even have been installed via Windows Update. Many users […]

Force Windows Live Messenger 2009 Hotmail button to use IE

In the earlier versions of Windows Live Messenger, when you clicked on the Mail icon or button, Internet Explorer would automatically open up and log you into Hotmail, irrespective of your default browser. However, beginning with Windows Live Messenger 2009, […]

Get Twitter style custom personal URL for Facebook

Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer.  You’ll also see a notice on your home page […]

The Blind Search Engine Test – Google vs Bing vs Yahoo

What happens when you do a search that doesn’t have branding. Are you swayed by the branding of your favourite search engines? Take the Blind Search Engine Test. Google vs Bing vs Yahoo To figure it out, Michael Kordahi has […]

Microsoft Research Singularity

Microsoft Research Singularity – A Non-Windows OS

Singularity is a Microsoft Research project to build a highly-dependable microkernel operating system in which the kernel, device drivers, and applications are all written in managed code. More than 90% of the OS kernel is written in Sing#, an extension […]

Microsoft Clog : 1.0 Humor For A 2.0 Web!

Bet you’ve never seen an MSDN blog like this one !  Office OFFline is a comic/blog (“clog?”) about technology and personal computers. The comic strips are created with Microsoft Office Visio 2007 and regularly features wry observations about Microsoft products. […]

How to Backup Windows Live Mail Settings

Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could backup your Mail client settings in Windows? If you had to reinstall Windows or if you maybe lost the settings and customization due to some reason, you have to go and do it […]

Add Microsoft TechNet Widget to your blog

Microsoft’s Technet Team has released a new ‘Technet Widget’. The widget will provide the latest content from TechNet on your blogs. Microsoft TechNet Widget The Widget has integration built into Social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, etc and pulls […]

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Problem Reports and Solutions Center in Windows Vista

Windows Vista contains a nice new feature Problem Reports and Solutions Center. This feature is used not just for reporting problems to Microsoft but to find solutions for your Vista problems. Problem Reports and Solutions Center To access the Problem Reports […]