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CCleaner breaks the Windows 7 context menu

CCleaner is one of the most recommended freeware Registry Cleaners available for Windows. However a recent forum post by my MVP colleague and TWCF Mod Ramesh shows that use of CCleaner is likely to break the Windows 7 right click […]

Windows 7 Application Compatibility Overview

Microsoft has released the Windows 7 Application Compatibility Overview document, and it is now available from the Microsoft Download Center. Windows 7 Application Compatibility Overview In this document Microsoft talks of the lessons learnt during Windows Vista and what it has […]

Download Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker

Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker has been released for Windows 7 &  Windows Vista. Windows Live Movie Maker Windows Live Movie Maker is a new offering that allows you to easily turn photos and video memories into great-looking movies to […]

10 most important chat, text and messaging etiquette

Chat applications or Messenger provides for a cool way to communicate. But like in all  communication, there are some etiquettes which we need to follow. However, there are some who don’t follow them. These are what I’d consider the most serious Chat or […]

How to request Google to reissue AdSense check

My Google AdSense checks used to be delivered quite regularly every month; till they changed the channel. These days it is being delivered via the DHL-Blue Dart route. Blue Dart has its office on the same road that I have, and […]

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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, […]