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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

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...

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...




27 Set/10

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Hit a big milestone today! We released the first beta of ThinkUp, the PHP/MySQL webapp that archives your social media interactions in a database you control. Download it here. Following eight alpha releases over the past eight months, I’m so proud that the ThinkUp community and the software product itself has reached beta. The beta represents hundreds of commits by over 20 thoughtful developers scattered across the globe, and countless conversations on the mailing list, in Wave,...

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

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...

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...

19 Set/10

Firefox 4 Development Update

Firefox 4 Development Update

If you are not a Mozilla developer, or a user who follows the development very closely, you may have been overwhelmed with the addition, removal and change of features in the browser during development. To end this confusion, I have decided to compile a list of the most recent updates that the developer’s have integrated into the Firefox nightly builds. The latest official beta release is Firefox 4 Beta 6 which has been released a few days ago. From there, several features have been...

16 Set/10

Email Client Thunderbird 3.1.4 Released

Email Client Thunderbird 3.1.4 Released

We have already seen lots of updates this week; From the first beta of Internet Explorer 9, to updates for the Firefox web browser and Google Chrome updates. Lots of downloading, updating and testing for a week. An update for the desktop email client Thunderbird was just released, raising the version of the email software to 3.1.4. The version is considered a stability update, and therefor a recommended update for all Thunderbird users of the 3.x branch. Thunderbird users who already run...

15 Set/10

Dial Up Internet Connection Keeper

Dial Up Internet Connection Keeper

Dial up Internet users have to cope with several Internet connection related problems that their broadband brethren do not have to deal with at all. A major problem for instance is that the connection will be dropped after a specific amount of inactivity. Inactivity in this case means that no data is send or requested in that time. This happens for instance if the user opens an article on a website and begins reading it. In that time, no data is transferred to the ISP. The user may notice...

14 Set/10

Microsoft Releases September Security Patches

Microsoft Releases September Security Patches

Microsoft has released this month’s security patches for their operating systems and applications. The patches and updates are already available via Windows Update and Microsoft Download, and it is recommended to update the operating system as soon as possible to protect it from exploits targeting those vulnerabilities. A total of nine bulletins has been released by Microsoft of which four have received a maximum vulnerability impact rating of critical, the highest possible rating....

10 Set/10

Windows DLL Hijack Vulnerability Affects Exe Files As Well

Windows DLL Hijack Vulnerability Affects Exe Files As Well

The recently discovered DLL hijack vulnerability in Windows appears to be more critical than thought. Up until now it was confirmed that Windows would load dlls from the current working directory if they cannot be found in directories with a higher search priority. This in turn meant that attackers had to use a dll unknown on the system to exploit the vulnerability. Users who want a confirmed list of Windows programs that are affected by the DLL vulnerability can visit Secunia for that....

6 Set/10

Show File Size Adds File Size Information To Firefox Save As Downloads

Show File Size Adds File Size Information To Firefox Save As Downloads

The size of a download is not always visible before initiating the download. Many websites, especially download portals, displays file size and extension information on their download pages, while others may not display any information about the download on the download page. This leaves the user guessing, and sometimes even surprised at the size of the download. The file size in those cases is only displayed after the download has been started. That may not be a huge problem for users...

3 Set/10

Facebook Adds Remote Logout Feature

Facebook Adds Remote Logout Feature

Not logging out can be a huge privacy risk, especially on public computers but also on other computer systems that multiple users have access to. Why is that? Because everyone accessing the computer after the user may access that user’s profile on Internet websites. That was reason enough for Facebook to add a new option under the Account Security section that displays all devices and computers the user is logged in, with options to end activity on all systems but the active one. Probably...

2 Set/10

Adding LDAP entries from the command line

Adding LDAP entries from the command line

Okay, so we’ve been dealing with LDAP a bit here on Ghacks, but mostly we’ve look at GUI tools (check out LDAP content on Ghacks). All of the GUI tools are good, but nothing beats the command line for pure control and power. And what’s best, once you have LDAP installed, you have all the tools necessary to manage your LDAP data! There’s really no need for further installation. So, yeah…LDAP comes with it’s own set of management tools and, in this article,...

24 Ago/10

Another Google Search Change, That’s So-So

Another Google Search Change, That’s So-So

Google Search has seen lots of changes in the past years, but none were as drastic as the changes introduced over the course of the last year. Even if you blend out all the search experiments like instantly updating search results that are only visible to a minority of users, you are left with a few good additions, like encrypted search, and lots of bad ones like the search fade in interface. Search becomes polluted with ads and additional options that most users do not want or seem to...

24 Ago/10

ImageGrab, Extract Images From Video

ImageGrab, Extract Images From Video

You sometimes may want to create a screenshot from a video on your computer. Maybe you want to write about the video and need a screenshot to visualize a scene, maybe you want to distribute the video, and maybe you just want to catalog all your videos and want to add screenshots for identification purposes. Whatever the reason, ImageGrab is way more comfortable than the manual way of pressing PrintScreen on the keyboard, and processing the image in an image editor. ImageGrab requires that...

23 Ago/10

Content Design: Centering for Better Reading Experience

Content Design: Centering for Better Reading Experience

If you’re a blogger, the design of your website is probably a two-column layout with the main content and a sidebar. If you recognize your design in this ordinary layout, you should consider an other approach. For user experience reasons you should think of compact content that is centered. Quick nav: The main components of this new trend Why you should do it Why you shouldn’t do it Share your thoughts The main components of this new trend Centering the content of a website...

23 Ago/10

Apple applies for anti-Jailbreak [spy] patent

Apple applies for anti-Jailbreak [spy] patent

Jailbreaking Apple’s iPhones has has a lot of publicity of late with new tools making it easier than ever before to unlock the iPhone so it can be used across networks and have any apps installed.  Now though Apple have applied for a patent that could allow them to remotely disable any iPhones that are being used for an “unauthorised” purpose. The patent, which is intended to be able to disable stolen handsets was submitted on Friday and is called “systems and...

19 Ago/10

BitDefender Total Security 2011 Review, Giveaway

BitDefender Total Security 2011 Review, Giveaway

BitDefender recently launched their security product line for 2011, with improvements all over the board, a set of new features to increase the protection of the system, and a new customizable interface suitable suitable for users of all experience levels. Total Security 2011 is the top of the line product that includes all features that the two other available products, Antivirus Pro and Internet Security offer, plus some that are exclusively available in Total Security. The installer...