Jan 22, 2008

Excellent Freeware file recovery program - Recuva

What do you do when you accidentally delete files which don't go to even to your recycle bin. Googling for file recovery tools will return plenty of results with tools that specialize in rescuing data from a deleted partition.The prices will vary upon the recovery power of the tool.
The developers behind the very popular registry cleaning utility CCleaner have come up with another promising and reliable file recovery tool Recuva. It can't get simpler than this to get back lost files, the interface is far intuitive and simpler to use.You select the drive, press the scan button and list of files discovered during the scan will be presented to you. Clicking on file item in this list, you will be presented with the size of file and state of file: Excellent, unrecoverable, and very poor.
To gain maximum out of software and recover lost data you should attempt to recover the file immediately after the file has been deleted. The main idea is to avoid overwriting of the clusters and, by not adding new info, you will ensure just that.
With Recuva(pronounced "recover"), you can restore files that have been deleted from recycle bin, USB device, digital camera memory cards, or mp3 player, and even by viruses. Above all it is portable i.e. you can run it from USB device. It works for both NTFS and FAT file systems. This program is highly recommended by technolaziness.

Jan 15, 2008

How to keep track of network traffic on computer ?

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Bandwidth limited folks often face let-down due to their inability to keep a tab on network traffic. And if you are one of them, then free bandwidth monitor tool NetMeter is for you. NetMeter keeps track of number of bytes flowing in(download) and out(upload) of your computer and displays real time graphical and numerical downloading and uploading speeds. The program generates daily, weekly, monthly traffic reports and start days of week and month are customizable. It can also project your usage for coming period based on previously compiled data. Students will find it really useful because of the way it uses an INI file making it completely portable. The transparency, always on top, and click-through features allows it to be used without being obtrusive in workspace. Great feature - it allows to set up a notification to get an alert when you exceed a certain amount of bandwidth usage. What is really appreciable is even with loads of feature and very nice interface, it is really small on resources and fast.
A must for connection monitoring. NetMeter is avilable for windows only.

Jan 11, 2008

Fastest and simplest way for temporary image hosting

How many times have you felt the need to make an image available temporarily while you need to troubleshoot your computer or you need to post a screen-shot instantly or for various other purposes. Many discussion forums do not let you upload images.

Tinypic is a free image hosting service that lets you upload the videos as well. The service requires no registration. Popular image formats like jpg, png, gif and tif are supported. Upload is fast and simple. It's very reliable and don't think if i ever have had a broken link. After upload, you are provided with the url of image. This url can be shared with peers.

Jan 7, 2008

Now Try phone without buying

The article is about accessing mobile phone's display screen virtually. One of the problem before buying a new cell phone is actually getting your hands on one before you buy it. Sometimes even a decent phone review is not enough to help you make a very educated purchase decision given the overwhelming variety of handsets available in the market. You still want to explore its features and see for yourself. Tryphone, a new service (still in beta) solves the problem to some extent. It gives you that satisfaction less the annoying sales person and pressure.

With Tryphone you can punch keys, access menus, even take the camera for a spin. You can also watch demos on how to set ringtones, access voicemails and change wallpapers. It also compiles user reviews, specifications, and demos of different features in your chosen handset model.This idea is a big help for many confused mobile consumers out there.

Jan 6, 2008

Right Click on a page and send it via Gmail

mozillaZine says:

Telling your friends about a great webpage you have found is easy. You can use Firefox to send the page itself (as HTML) or just a link. Open the page in Mozilla and select "Send Link" from the File Menu or right-click to popout the context menu. Firefox opens a new Mail Compose window that is ready to be sent in the default mail client program(For ex: Outlook Express, Thundebird). All you have to do is type your friend's e-mail address, add your personal message into the body and press send.

But You want:

I would like to see Gmail compose window open up inside firefox when I click any email hyperlink or "right-click->send link..." on web pages. How can I configure that?

It is actually very easy।

All you have to do is download the Gmail Notifier. While installing, check the option "Use for outgoing mail" . You don't need to run the notifier all time. So, uncheck the option which says "Run on startup". Now Gmail is configured as your mailto handler as long as you don't uninstall this notifier. Notice again that Gmail Notifier needn't not be running for Gmail to act as your default mailto handler. It just needs to be installed. So, you end up saving that scarce ram.

And if you use Google Talk client, you don't even need Gmail Notifier. In the general setting of Google talk, check the option which says "Open Gmail when I click on email links". Here, again Gtalk needn't be running for Gmail to act as your default mailto handler.


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