How to Disable Enhanced New Tab Tiles in Firefox Browser

Firefox New Enhanched Tiles

The new version of Firefox (version 33.1.1 to be exact) brings something new – it displays enhanced tiles when you open a new tab. These new enhanced tiles are no different than the usual tiles made of thumbnails of the websites that were previously visited by you – only they may contain some of the sponsored website links from Mozilla. These sponsored links are displayed by Firefox in anticipation of generating some revenue through these subtle and indirect advertisements. But for Continue reading

Stop Repeated Annoying Alerts on Webpages with AlertStopper for Firefox

AlertStopper for Firefox

While browsing through different websites on the Internet, sometimes we encounter sites that seem to use the alert() and confirm() functions in javascript a little bit more freely. Seeing so many alert dialogs on a webpage can make anyone annoying and usually it does make you a little irritated at such websites. Unfortunately a similar technique is also used by malicious websites when they fake messages to an unsuspecting visitor. In the Chrome browser, there is an inbuilt protection to disable such Continue reading

Webcam On-Off : Quickly Toggle Webcam in Windows

Webcam On-Off

Webcams used to come as separate computer peripherals that you had to attach to your computer via a USB port. But newer models of notebooks, laptops and even the desktop computer screens come in-built with a camera. These cameras have multiple uses – they can be used to record videos, chat online, take pictures, can be used to sign-in for Windows using face recognition technology and more. But the problem with in-built cameras is that nobody bothers to switch them off. Actually some Continue reading

Detekt Finds Commercial Surveillance Spyware in Windows

Detekt

A few years ago, the accidental discovery of  the Stuxnet trojan confirmed what had been a faint suspicion so far – state sponsored trojan programs were being used for spying and surveillance. Since then many of similar surveillance trojans have been exposed by the security researchers and the security software firms. Now some of the companies are actually selling industry strength surveillance spyware that can be used to spy on anyone’s activities, steal their data and more. Fortunately, the free and open-source Detekt program can scan and find Continue reading

View USB Flash Drive Activity with My Flash Drive LED

My Flash Drive LED

These days, some of the USB flash drives are coming in very fashionable designs. I myself recently bought an HP USB flash drive key that has a stainless steel cover and a pen-like clip. Though these flash drives look great, they often do not have any LED indicator of any sort. Without any LED indicator it becomes a problem when you are copying files to or from these USB pen drives – you get no idea when the file operation has stopped. If it Continue reading

SFV Ninja Can Check Your Files for Changes

SFV Ninja

Microsoft Windows comes with a system file checker (SFC) tool that can be used to verify the integrity of Windows system files. If any of the system files are changed, then you can use this SFC utility to check them for modification and also restore the original versions of the files if necessary. Unfortunately, this tool does not check your personal documents and files for any changes. If you want to check your personal documents for any possible changes made, then you can Continue reading

Broadcast Music Over WiFi Using SoundWire

SoundWire

I am a big fan of horror movies and I enjoy watching movies over NetFlix on my computer. Watching a Dario Argento movie late at night sitting in my bed is my idea of quality home entertainment. But when it is late night, and you don’t want to disturb other sleeping neighbors or family members, then you can listen the movie audio over wireless headphones. But if you do not want to invest in costly wireless headphones, then you can turn your Android Continue reading

SecPod Saner Scans PC for Vulnerabilities & Security Issues

SecPod Saner Personal

In the the modern times when we have to deal with malware, attack sites, phishing sites, rogueware, social engineering and so many other threats, our best bet to stay safe is to keep our software up-to-date. By using the latest updated software, we make it sure that we are protected with all the known vulnerabilities or security holes in the older versions of the software. We can keep Windows operating system updated using the automatic updates, but some of the third party software programs Continue reading

Compress Your JPEG Images Collection with wxPackJPG

WxPackJPG

Pack JPEG is a new type of image file format that gives around 20% better compression than the traditional JPEG file format. This new format was first presented in the year 2007 at the Picture Coding Symposium. In the past few years this new Pack JPEG (or PJP in short) image file format has become much more efficient and can now compress the JPG pictures with much higher compression without losing any quality. The wxPackJPG program can be used to compress Continue reading

F-Secure Freedome : Secure VPN Service for Android

F-Secure Freedome

Virtual Private Networking (or VPN in short) is often used to encrypt the data that is being transferred between your computer and the internet. It can also be used to hide your IP address from all the web sites that you access on the internet. F-Secure, one of the leaders in the field of computer security, has brought a new VPN service called F-Secure Freedome for all the Android smartphone users that both encrypts the data being transferred and hides your IP address. Unlike some other Continue reading