CloneApp : Backup Program Settings in Windows

CloneApp

CloneApp is a simple and portable tool for creating backups of the settings for your installed third party programs. It comes with multiple plug-ins for many of the known applications using which you can make the backup of their settings. It can be useful if you want to clone the application settings on two different computers – you can backup the settings of any application on first computer and then copy them on the second computer. It can also be useful in the case Continue reading

Amy’s Choice Sleep Blocker Keeps Windows Up & Running

Amy's Choice Sleep Blocker

Although I value my eyes and take care of them in every possible way, but I still think it is a trifle wasteful to print everything that you read online just to save your eyes from a little stress caused by reading text on a brightly lit LED or LCD screen. This is why I do not mind reading documents containing 10-12 pages on my computer screen every now and then. But lately I am facing a completely different dilemma when trying to Continue reading

Sunshine : Multi-Platform File Sharing and Media Streaming

Sunshine File Sharing App

For most of the users, the standard cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box etc., are more than enough as they offer multi-gigabytes of storage space for free and more at a very reasonable price. But if you do not want to store files on the cloud and believe more in the P2P type of philosophy, then you can use the Sunshine application. It is available for multiple platforms like Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. It can be used for Continue reading

Encrypto : Drag & Drop Encryption for Windows

Encrypto

Ciphers are being used by human beings ever since we learned to read and write. Ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome and Greece are known to have used one or other type of ciphers. Leonardo da Vinci is said to have used mirror handwriting to make his diaries a little difficult to understand. In the World War 2, Germans caused a great headache by inventing the Enigma – a complex cipher machine. Ciphers are used to obfuscate or hide the sensitive information from the general view while giving some Continue reading

hp Universal Printer Driver : One Driver for All Printers

hp universal printer driver

Recently, when my niece managed to damage her inkjet printer, I had to bring it to my place to repair it. The ink cartridges needed to be fixed and I had to connect it to my PC for testing. But that was an open invitation to the driver hell syndrome. I had to uninstall my printer’s driver, reboot Windows, install her printer’s drivers, reboot once again and then I could use her printer in my PC. You have to do this every Continue reading

Play PC Games Smoother with IObit Game Assistant

IObit Game Assistant

If you use a dedicated game console like Xbox or Playstation, then you probably do not have to worry about adjusting your system prior to launching a computer game.  This is usually the sort of worry that PC gamers have to deal with. Since a PC is used for all types of applications, it is a good idea to terminate the programs running in the background and close down unnecessary windows so that you have more free resources available for your PC games. Continue reading

Transfer Files over WiFi with SuperBeam for Android

SuperBeam WiFi File Transfer

Yesterday I visited my friend and found him walking around in his room impatiently waiting for the file transfer to complete between his phone and that of his room mate. One glance at their long pale faces was enough to deduce that they were using Bluetooth to transfer the files. So I did my bit and told them that they should use WiFi direct file transfer to send or receive the files much faster using some app like SuperBeam. At first they could not believe Continue reading

Drag and Move Objects Easily with Mouse ClickLock in Windows

Mouse ClickLock

When you have to drag objects (windows, files, folders etc.) around in Windows, you have to click on these objects, hold the click and then move the mouse cursor to the location where you want to drop them. As soon as you release the click, the objects are also released in their new position. This maneuver requires you to hold the mouse left-button for a long time. These mouse buttons are usually make use of the micro push switches that employ Continue reading

Disable Suggested Sites in Mozilla Firefox

Disable Firefox Suggested Sites

With new versions of Firefox, Mozilla intends to suggest you some of the advertised sites in order to increase their revenue. These suggested sites shall be displayed in the new tab page when you open a new tab. The tiles of suggested sites are blended with the most frequented sites in such a way that you cannot find which one is suggested and which is your most frequented website unless you care to read a small “suggested” written under some of the Continue reading

Publish Websites Using Project Maelstrom

Maelstrom Web Developer Tools

Earlier we posted about Project Maelstrom created by BitTorrent that allows you to access websites hosted over peer-to-peer networks. Such websites do not require a standard web server, but their files are accessed using torrents. While this is an interesting project, it has some bottlenecks like the impossibility of server side scripting or database connections. You cannot really dream of building such BitTorrent sites using WordPress or some other CMS, but it is not bad for static web sites. So here we are Continue reading