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3 Ott/10

Add brushes to The GIMP

Add brushes to The GIMP

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The GIMP has a ton of tools for the user to take advantage of. From editing tools to drawing tools to filters to script fu to a whole host of other possibilities. One tool that many don’t take advantage of is bushes. Brushes in The GIMP allow the user to extend The GIMP’s flexibility by creating different ways to draw with effect or style. Brushes can be any number of styles from either standard drawing tool brushes...

2 Ott/10

Display Programs That Open Connections With Moo0 ConnectionWatcher

Display Programs That Open Connections With Moo0 ConnectionWatcher

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One of the little things that computer users can do to improve the overall security of their computer system is to check the open connections regularly. Specifically, the programs that try to communicate with servers on the Internet or other networks. Programs like CurrPorts or MyPorts list all programs and services on the computer that listen for incoming connections or have already created connections with other servers and...

2 Ott/10

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

Firefox is my default web browser, which can be mainly attributed to its amazing add-on support and customizability. But other browsers have emerged (Chrome) or improved to a point, that Firefox feels old fashioned in certain categories. Especially speed and performance wise. If you ever experienced how fast Chrome or Opera are opening the most complex websites, and then compared that to Firefox, you know that something is amiss there. The Firefox developers on the other hand seem to favor...




30 Set/10

ShellWin, Hide The Windows 7 Taskbar

ShellWin, Hide The Windows 7 Taskbar

In previous versions of Windows, it was possible to minimize the Windows taskbar to free up some additional space on the desktop for Windows. If you try that in Windows 7, you will notice that it is not working. There does not seem to be a way to minimize the taskbar in the operating system, which some users may miss, especially if they have used the feature in previous operating systems. Enter ShellWin, a third party software that can be used to hide and show the Windows 7 taskbar. The...

28 Set/10

Thunderbird Mute Thread, Ignore Email Discussions

Thunderbird Mute Thread, Ignore Email Discussions

When it comes to email discussions with multiple participants, it sometimes happens that the discussion takes a turn that is no longer of interest to individual users. This can be a discussion on a mailing list for instance, where other members of the list discuss specific topics. Being part of the mailing list however means that those emails arrive in every user’s inbox. It also means that all users have to deal with the messages, which often means marking them read or deleting...

27 Set/10

Hotmail Announces Email Security Updates

Hotmail Announces Email Security Updates

Microsoft on Monday said that they started to improve the email service Hotmail with security updates to protect legit user accounts from being hijacked. The term hijacker refers to malicious users who manage to get access to email accounts of Hotmail users, either by brute force, phishing or other forms of social engineering. Like Microsoft, Hotmail users need to understand security concepts to keep their accounts safe. To support their users, Microsoft has created a short list of tips...

27 Set/10

Moo0 TransparentMenu, Colorful and Transparent Menus In Windows

Moo0 TransparentMenu, Colorful and Transparent Menus In Windows

MooO TransparentMenu adds two features to menus in the Windows operating system, that are not available by default. Theme-wise, Windows is not the most configurable operating system. This changes only after users make changes to system files, to unlock the ability to add advanced themes that can practically alter any aspect of the operating system. Most users on the other hand shy away from that, understandably. But, changing some colors and desktop backgrounds is not really enough for...

26 Set/10

A walk around the GNOME desktop

A walk around the GNOME desktop

Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”. With that thought in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give a sort of walk through of the GNOME desktop from the perspective...

25 Set/10

Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus

Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus

Nautilus is one versatile file manager. The ability to add actions (with the help of Nautilus Actions) makes Nautils’ ability seemingly endless. I have covered adding actions to Nautilus before (see my article “Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality“). That article covered an earlier version of Nautilus Actions. Now that this tool has matured quite a bit, I thought it wise to revisit the topic and show you yet another way you can take advantage of this ability to...

25 Set/10

Google: Apple is not our main competitor

Google: Apple is not our main competitor

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Alan Murray, the CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, discussed how and who Google now needs to compete against and it’s clear that the foundation of the company, search, is still its main focus going forward. In the interview, Schmidt described Microsoft’s search engine as their main competitor, describing it as a “well-run, highly competitive search engine.” He said that Microsoft need to be watched and implied that...

24 Set/10

Outlook Blocked Attachment Unlocker

Outlook Blocked Attachment Unlocker

Microsoft’s popular desktop email client Outlook blocks specific attachments by default, in order to increase the security of the system. File attachments with extensions such as exe or reg will be blocked by the email program to avoid unnecessary dangers to the system. This sometimes however blocks legit file attachments from being accessible after they have been received by the user. It is possible to change the file extensions, for instance by zipping the files, to bypass the...

24 Set/10

Acronis Drive Monitor, Monitor Hard Drives For Critical Events

Acronis Drive Monitor, Monitor Hard Drives For Critical Events

Keeping an eye on the hard drives of a computer system ensures to receive notifications about imminent drive errors or other critical events that may affect the data on those devices. Modern hard drives usually support the SMART technology, which software can use to display information about a drive’s health. Acronis Drive Monitor is a free hard disk monitoring software that uses SMART information and the Windows event log to display important events to the system user. The program...

22 Set/10

Easy Comment, Simplifies Blog Commenting

Easy Comment, Simplifies Blog Commenting

If you are like me, you have got dozens of tech blogs in your RSS news feed that you read on a daily basis. Sometimes, I visit those sites to leave a comment. Usually because I want to add to the discussion, or want to know more about something that was discussed in the article. Leaving comments is a repetitive process; You visit the site, locate the comment form which is usually located at the bottom of the screen, enter your name, email, website and the actual comment. At least the first...

21 Set/10

NTFSWalker, Explore And Recover Data On NTFS Partitions

NTFSWalker, Explore And Recover Data On NTFS Partitions

NTFSWalker is a free tool for the Windows operating system that can be used to explore and recover data on NTFS partitions. The program can display data of connected partitions, or do the same for drive images if available. It displays a list of available partitions and drives on startup, and offers to load disk images in the Advanced Tab. Once a drive has been selected it displays the available partitions, and then detailed information about the partition and data contained. ntfswalker The...

20 Set/10

Germany.gov calls for Data Protection Code

Germany.gov calls for Data Protection Code

Germany is the largest country in Europe where Google’s controversial Street View has not gone live.  This is because of privacy complaints made about the service around the world.  Now the German government has called for a voluntary data protection code to be in place by 7th December this year, as reported by the BBC. The announcement follows a meeting with Google, Apple and other companies to discuss how personal data can be accessed online and at a time when mainstream...

20 Set/10

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Being an old-school Linux user, one of the things that bothers me is that in some of the new distributions the CTRL-ALT-Backspace key combination (the combination that would usually kill and restart the X server) has been disabled. This key combination was always helpful when/if a program seemed to take over X Windows and keep you from getting it back. It doesn’t happen often, but I have found that no matter how stable the distribution, some rogue app is going to do this now and...

17 Set/10

ReclaiMe Free Raid Data Recovery

ReclaiMe Free Raid Data Recovery

RAID, which is an acronym for redundant array of independent disks is used to divide or replicate data among multiple disk drives. Many motherboards and PCs come with options to use RAID, the sheer amount of different RAID schemes, complicated setup and horror stories about data loss due to corrupt or damaged drives in the RAID keep many users from using the technology. The two most known and popular RAID schemes are RAID 0 and RAID 1. Raid 0 is a scheme were multiple drives are used to...

17 Set/10

ReclaiMe Free Raid Data Recovery

ReclaiMe Free Raid Data Recovery

RAID, which is an acronym for redundant array of independent disks is used to divide or replicate data among multiple disk drives. Many motherboards and PCs come with options to use RAID, the sheer amount of different RAID schemes, complicated setup and horror stories about data loss due to corrupt or damaged drives in the RAID keep many users from using the technology. The two most known and popular RAID schemes are RAID 0 and RAID 1. Raid 0 is a scheme were multiple drives are used to...

15 Set/10

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has used a speech at a Nokia conference in London to call for everybody worldwide to get free Internet access and at least a low bandwidth connection “by default”, as reported by the BBC. In his call for free Internet access he highlighted the fact that just 20% of the world’s population currently has access to the web, and said that free unfettered access could be instrumental in giving people access to critical...

13 Set/10

Halo 4 Set for Midnight Launch

Halo 4 Set for Midnight Launch

Microsoft’s latest game release for it’s ever popular XBox 360 console, Halo 4 is set to be available from midnight tonight as stores aim to cash in on the popularity of the Halo game series, and the inevitable popularity of this new game. Halo 3 previously held the title for the biggest selling game of all time, a record now held by another XBox 360 title, Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare.  Halo 4 looks set to propel the series back to the top of the charts. The first Halo...