Reviewing XBMC, a Feature-Rich, Cross-Platform and Free Media Center Software


With the advent of larger displays and powerful graphic cards, Media Center PCs are nowadays very popular among the masses. It not only provides a user the power of a computer but also promises an advanced (and enriching) entertainment experience. Of course there are software like Windows Media Center and Apple Front Row to handle […]

Reviewing Google Flights Search, an Efficient Way to Search Flights Online


Google and Microsoft are helping us get from Point A to Point B in a jiffy. Earlier, we had seen how Bing Airport Maps was taking us through labyrinths of airports in search of our boarding gate. Now, let’s take a look at how Google Flights Search can help us take the right flight. You […]

How to Join 2 or More PDF Files with PDFBinder


Adobe may have given us the Portable Document Format or PDF as it is popularly known. It may also have the set of industry standard tools from the free Adobe Reader to the $199 Adobe Acrobat X. But the good news is that with the slew of PDF freeware available today, you can look beyond […]

4 Best Online Music Beat Making Tools


Ability to create good music requires great talent and at the same time, these days it’s an expensive process too. When I was a kid, I had a friend who had a great hold over music and composed many amazing tunes just using his synthesizer. As he was not able to afford all the equipments […]

Google Currents: The Much Touted Flipboard Killer Arrives for Android, iPhone, and iPad


Android, iPhone, and iPad users have a new online magazine platform to play with. Google has introduced the new application called Google Currents and from all early signs it’s a promising competitor for the ever popular Flipboard. Google Currents is a spanking new platform for viewing online publications with the swipe of a finger. The […]

How to Create Huge, Life-sized Posters With the Rasterbator

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Ever wanted to create a poster the size of your wall? I’ve found posters to be an absolute delight — my room is covered with posters of my favorite movies, or unique cartoons, or people that I have a lot of respect for. There are times when I’d really wish for a poster of something […]

GT for Beginners: What are Browser Cache and Cookies, and Does Clearing Them Help?


Cache (noun): A hidden storage space. That’s the definition you will get in the dictionary. When it comes to browsers, a browser cache is something similar but not so hidden. A browser cache is a special folder tucked away among other folders that stores web page elements that a browser thinks it will need again. […]

2 Neat Tools to Create a Nice Christmas Wishlist


Come the season, out comes the Christmas wishlists. From childhood lists of gifts we used to ask from Santa to the more practical ones we think over today, wishlists are fun…and more when they just come true. Christmas wishlists bring some order into the chaos of the festival season and helps you to share your […]

How to Create Encrypted TrueCrypt Volumes the Easy Way


We have talked about TrueCrypt on many occasions in the past. It’s a free open source tool to create a virtual encrypted disk. No doubt it’s one of the most secure methods of encrypting data, but at the same time it’s a little tricky to implement. In this Truecypt guide we have mentioned all the […]

How to Customize Folder Scanning Preferences in Picasa


I am a fan of Picasa desktop application and have been using it for quite long. Not only Picasa is an excellent photo manager and editor, it comes with an excellent viewer. If you have ever worked on Picasa you must have noticed the two options it gives a user after a fresh installation. The […]

4 Cool Sites to Help You Sell Old and Used Books


Knowledge never dies. I guess it gets passed on in the form of books. In India, we have had a long tradition of giving away our old books or selling them off at basement prices. What passed from one hand to another in my country has gone the virtual way in countries like the U.S. […]

How to Use Magisto to Create Short, Interesting Clips From Long Videos


A common phrase we use when it comes to praising something is “ short and sweet ”. Have you ever heard anyone saying “It was long but sweet”? I suppose no. Same is the case with videos. People usually prefer short and interesting video clips rather than long videos that beat around the bush. Of […]

How to Use Firefox Sync to Backup/Sync Firefox Bookmarks, Passwords, Open Tabs and More


We use our browsers across many devices these days…from a desktop computer to a PDA. Carrying our bookmarks and other browser data across all these devices saves us from duplicating our data and effort. That’s why if you are a Firefox fan, you will appreciate the default Firefox Sync tool that helps you backup and […]

GT Explains: What is the Difference Between Malware, Virus, Rootkits, Spyware, Worm and Trojans


Whenever your computer starts acting weird and makes it difficult for you to work on, the first thing that comes to you mind is whether a virus has affected your computer. Some of those times, your fears might turn out to be true. Hence it helps to know about these enemies of your computer and […]