Have you ever wanted to give someone access to your Windows computer but wanted to make sure that they couldn’t access certain applications? While you could create a guest account, many of the applications would still be accessible across all the users.
If you are a regular Google Docs user, then you might have considered keeping a copy of all of your documents offline. GDocBackup is a free utility that will download a copy of your online files to your hard disk for you. Run the software and it will check whether a back-up exists. If not, [...]
Google calendar can be a great way to keep track of your events. But since it is web based, you need to be online to keep the website open to check your events. This can be annoying if you do not have an always-on internet connection.
If, while opening files in Excel or Word, you get long delay with a message stating that it is ‘Initializing the root folders to display’, then here is a fix that can resolve your problem.
You have been using windows for a while and suddenly you find that there is an extra file called thumbs.db which appears beside all of your downloaded pictures and in several of your folders. And no matter how many times you delete it, it keeps returning. Enough signs for you to suspect that this is [...]
When you copy lots of small files to a USB flash drive, you may have encountered a ‘Disk full’ message even if plenty of space is left. This is especially likely if the small files have long names.
If you subscribe to many social networks, posting your updates everywhere might be a hassle and would take a lot of time updating each of the networks one by one.
Ever wished you could convert a PDF file into a Microsoft Word document that you could edit? You could opt for a pricey utility that converts a PDF file into a Word-friendly text. But the PDFtoWord web service accomplishes the same thing, for free.
Word 2007 has a new feature called the Document Inspector, which can be used to view the hidden information stored in Word files.
PowerPoint presentations and slideshows can be large, which may be a problem if you need to send them to people. You could save everything to a folder along with the PowerPoint Viewer, but that requires a minimum of 9MB. One solution is to save the file as a PDF. PDFs are compact, can be viewed [...]
If you have not yet heard of Wolframalpha, then you need to check it out. WolramAlpha calls itself a ‘computational knowledge engine’ and it can do a lot of stuff for you.
If you look at the opening line of text in some magazines and newspaper articles, you’ll find that the often start with an extra-large first letter called a drop cap. You can use this in your own documents to give them a professional look.