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Archive for November, 2007

Download Vista Transformation Pack 8

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Windows XP users who adore the the Windows Vista GUI can get the rich look of Vista in XP itself, by installing the so called Vista Transformation Pack.

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November 29th, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Posted in software

Automatic restarting problem with Nokia 3110c mobile phone

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My Dad bought a Nokia 3110c mobile recently (a good phone, I should say) but it started giving some trouble in a few days. The Nokia 3110 classic mobile phone automatically switches off and restarts randomly.

Nokia 3110c

I tried Googling, found no exact solution to this problem but still I’m compiling all the information that I was able to gather from support forums and other real life sources regarding the Nokia 3110c restarting problem:

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November 28th, 2007 at 1:45 pm

Posted in mobile phones

The Return of the Links

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Think Before You Blog

It’s been a long while, just decided to shoot out some useful links from the blogosphere to you all.

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November 27th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

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Firefox 3 Beta 1 – First Impressions

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A beta version Firefox 3 is out in the wild. Installed it, tried it today. A lot of improvements have been made, according to the announcement at Mozilla, so took it for a test ride.

Firefox 3

Firefox 3 Beta 1 does not support most add-ons that you may be using, so install it only if you want to experience the new features and get ready to thrive without the addons.

Now, here’s the review. For your note, I won’t be going much into the technical details, just a neat review of what I saw as a user.

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November 21st, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Posted in software

The 5 best, free tools to remove junk files

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Over the course of time, your computer gets accumulated with unwanted and unremoved junk files that are no longer necessary. These junk files remain unused by the operating system, but occupy much disk space. Removing these junk files is a piece of cake, provided you have any of these tools installed on your computer.

Remove Junk Files for free

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November 15th, 2007 at 5:53 am

Posted in tools

HyperIM – Instant Messenger Status Manager

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If you’re the kind of a person who generally hangs out on various instant messengers, and has an ever growing buddy list (that kinda annoys you sometimes), this tool is for you.

HyperIM is a little tool that acts as a funky status manager for all your instant messengers. HyperIM works with Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and many other instant messaging clients.

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November 11th, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Thoughts on Gmail’s New Version

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Google recently rolled out a new version of Gmail, with some added features and enhancements. Ever since I saw screenshots of the new version, I’ve been waiting to try it out. Today, I was in for a surprise – my Gmail account was upgraded to the new version. May be Google realised it’s Diwali here in India, and gifted me!

Here’s all that I noticed:
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November 8th, 2007 at 6:14 am

Posted in web 2.0

AVG vs Avast!

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Norton Antivirus was the first piece of antivirus software that I installed on my system (that’s because a Norton CD accompanied my computer when I purchased it). I was watching it running for a few days, and then I got annoyed. Installation was hectic and after restart, my PC only got slower.

Then, I heard about AVG Free Edition from somewhere and installed it. I’ve been using AVG for years, and I’ve never looked back. It’s one best antivirus solutions for slow computers with less resources. But, it’s good to try alternatives.


Totally protected

A few weeks ago, I read a post on Kyle’s blog talking about Avast Anti-Virus. Upon his recommendation, I decided to give it a try. At first, I thought it’d just be another resource hungry antivirus program. But it wasn’t. Even the real time scanning feature offered by Avast didn’t make my system slower.

AVG vs Avast Antivirus

Avast has some very interesting features and is highly configurable. Avast impressed me, and I think I’m going to stay with it.

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November 7th, 2007 at 10:08 am

Posted in security