Tag Archives: utilities

Tools To Know PC Temperatures And Power Consumption

Microsoft Research has released a utility called JoulesMeter that provides information about the power consumed by your PC. GPU-Z and Real Temp give heat and temperature info about the GPU and CPU, respectively. Continue reading

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BOOKS.SHOW – Touch Enabled WPF Windows 7 Ebook Reader App ‘Done With Microsoft’

At MIX10 a touch enabled open source ebook reader for books sourced from Project Gutenberg was demonstrated. Books.Show was built with Microsoft. Continue reading

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[Update] Microsoft Launches Indic Input Tool For 10 Indian Languages

Transliteration for 6 Indian languages by Microsoft India. Desktop & Web versions. Continue reading

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Codeplex Tool To Isolate Your WiFi Network & Use Windows 7 PC As A Virtual WiFi Router

Use the Virtual WiFi technology in Windows 7 with Codepplex tool Virtual Router to easily setup and configure a virtual wireless network. Continue reading

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Complete Guide To Using VHDs, Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP Mode & ISOs On Windows 7

A complete guuid to virtualization, clone discs, VHDs, Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP Mode virtual desktops and ISOs on Windows 7 Continue reading

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Use The Xbox 360 Controller To Control Your PC

Use your Xbox 360 Controller as a mouse & control your PC with it. Continue reading

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8 Tips To Improve Your IE 8 Experience

Open tabs quickly, Download Manager, Greasemonkey Scripts, Syncronize Bookmarks in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) using Add-ons. Continue reading

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Select Windows 7 SKU Version On Install & Create SKU Specific Install Discs

Enable SKU edition selector for Windows 7 installation or create SKU edition specifc Windows 7 install discs & upgrade from RC to RTM. Continue reading

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Customize Your Windows Desktop To Elegance

Add elegant looking system perfomance counters, gadgets, see system uptime, beautiful desktop, Bing from the desktop Continue reading

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Moving To Windows 7?

Links & utilities that should help you in upgrading from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7 Continue reading

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Install MySQL & phpMyAdmin On Windows For IIS

Setting up MySQL server & phpMyAdmin on Windows running IIS 7 & WIndows 7. Works with Vista as well. Continue reading

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Full-Featured Silverlight Twitter Client In Your Browser

Silverlight 3 super power enables develoeprs to port desktop twitter client into the browser with all features! Continue reading

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5 Desktop Apps For Web Junkies

Download videos from youtube or watch them on the destop, download music songs from last.fm, create last.fm album art wallpapers & track your software usage with these apps. Continue reading

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5 Cool Codeplex Utilities #2

5 interesting Codeplex applications to control your PC using Twitter, ISO editor & burner for Vista Windows 7, to know computer hardware details, use different wallpapers on different monitors, auto sort files based on file type. Continue reading

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[Update: Feature Removed] Sandbox Standard User Accounts In Windows 7

PC Safeguard or Guest Mode disallows users to save files to specific drives & also undos any changes done by them when they log off. Continue reading

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Microsoft Toolshed

A new website from microsoft New Zealand directing you to the right tools for the right purposes. :) Links to Indian counterpart services included :) Continue reading

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Windows Live Mail – Best RSS Reader For Windows

A look at Live Mail’s awesome feed reading capabilities, which enhance its capabilities beyond Mail, Contacts & Calendar, making a truly productive utility. Continue reading

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Fight The Pen Drive Virus Attack

Panda USB & Autorun Vaccine & Autorun Eater are 2 utilities to protect your PC against autorun.inf viruses that spread through pen drives. Continue reading

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IE 8 – Federated Search For Vista & More

Use Internet Explorer’s search as an alternative to Federated Search. Use it to post directly to Twitter & Friendfeed. manage your bookmarks, back them on the net & sync. Continue reading

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Glassy Notepad & Music Player

A transparent Notepad, Music Player & Explorer. Aero Notepad, Music Player & theme for Windows Vista. Continue reading

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10 Tips To Enhance Windows Usability

10 of my favorite & IMHO really helpful registry hacks & tweaks to improvise the working of Windows. Continue reading

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[Update #2] Vista To Windows 7

A set of utilities that will enable you to make Windows Vista behave like Windows 7. Continue reading

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[Update] Windows Vista To Windows 7

Make Vista look and behave like Windows 7. Windows Vista to Windows 7. Continue reading

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Auto-Scan & Add Tracks To iTunes Library [Windows]

A small yet very useful add-on for iTunes on Windows to automatically add songs from folders to iTunes library. Continue reading

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Make Vista Look & Behave Like Windows 7

Make Vista look and behave like Windows 7. Continue reading

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Promising CodePlex Projects

Some cool Open Source projects from Microsoft’s Open Source arm – CodePlex. Continue reading

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Autorun Tools

2 tiny applications that allow you to create autorun files and also allow you to control their behavior on your computer. Continue reading

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Speak Your Commands To Office 2k7

This setup will allow you to speak your commands to your Office 2007. It uses Windows Speech Recog. Continue reading

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Create UAC White List

Tips on how to start programs with highest privileges bypassing the UAC prompt for those programs. Continue reading

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5 n00b Softwares To Make You Look Pro

5 simple softwares that help you create bootable, automated Windows disks, improve digital camera images, take screen shots & edit mp3 tag info. Continue reading

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