If you use your bookmarks bar to store lots of websites for easy access, you’ll soon run out of space on the toolbar. You can add folder to the bar to organise your bookmarks. But there is another option that you could try and see if it suits you. Right-click on a bookmark and select [...]
Sometimes when you suddenly remember you need to write an urgent email, you open up Gmail and then spend the next several minutes reading messages instead of writing the one you launched it for in the first place. To stop yourself being distracted, install the Chrome add-on Open Compose Window. When you need to write [...]
Last year, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC discovered a wax-and-cardboard disc containing a recording Alexander Graham Bell made in 1885. After digitally restoring the recording, researchers have put it on YouTube, so you can hear what the inventor of the telephone sounded like. It’s very crackly, but also extremely fascinating. More info about [...]
This amazing video was made using atoms. Yes, atoms. Nanophysicists at IBM moved thousands of carbon monoxide molecules, then magnified the results 100 million times. It’s been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest stop-motion film. And here is the making of the above movie.
Researchers at CERN have recreated the first webpage, which went live on 30 April 1993. It explains the technical details of the ‘WorldWideWeb’, describing the new technology as a ‘wide-are hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents. http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
Gmail is the world’s most popular email service, but some of its best features are hiding in plain sight, unknown to most users. Although Gmail provides unsurpassed search capabilities, great spam filtering, and loads of free storage, it also offers much more—and there’s always room for improvement, too. Here are 7 Gmail tips that you [...]
If a program you’re using suddenly freezes, most people just kill it with Ctrl+Alt+Del, in the process losing any unsaved changes. However, there is something else that you can do to try to bring the frozen program back to life.
DNS Jumper is a free tool that can help you find the fastest DNS and also switch to it at the click of a button.
Windows passwords are easy to change, and even easier to forget. If you find you can’t remember a password, PCLoginNow can help reset it. Although it won’t tell you what the password was, you can at least remove it and reclaim your user account. Steps to reset your password 1. Download the PCLoginNow software. [...]
AVG Image Shrinker is a free app for your Android phone or tablet that is designed to reduce image sizes in order to help save mobile data when sharing photos and images. Shrink sizes are fully customizable, and AVG Image Shrinker lets you share them directly from the app via email or upload to popular [...]
Google Trends has recently add a new feature which lets you to visualize hot searches in real-time. By default the page shows just one search term at a time. However, you can change the grid size by clicking on the grid icon on the top left corner. You can choose the size of the grid [...]
Skype video messaging Skype now lets you leave video messages up to three minutes long for people who are offline. The service was initially tested by people who had paid-for accounts. But now it’s available for free to everyone. You too can now record and share a personal video message on skype, even when your [...]