Category Archives: Software

GMail DIY – How to Get GMail, Google Calendar Notifications!

For those of you who want to receive alerts for your GMail and Google Calendar notifications, there’s a nifty free software called Scott’s GMail Alert that you can use.  GoogleChat also gives you GMail notications but Scott’s GMail Alert goes further by adding when you want updates:

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Movie Hack – How to Convert 2D Movies to 3D!

At CES 2010 I saw many 3D TVs and even attended one of the conferences showing you what tools are required for making crisp, 3D movies at home.  The process really involves gobs of great hardware such as the Intel Core i7 and more but for those of you who want to “convert” existing 2D movies to 3D, there is a way and you don’t have to shoot new videos for 3D.

FREE ways to convert your 2D movies to 3D

The video below shows you how you can use free, open-source software Avidemux to convert 2D movies to 3D.  It seems like this c

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Windows 7 Hack – How to Turn on/off the Magnifier!

Couple months back I bought my mom a brand new Dell computer on a deal for Christmas.  Well, after installing a brand new version of Windows 7, my mom has been slowly transitioning from an old Windows XP computer that she had since like 2002.

Anyways, my mom had the problem of the magnifier keep popping up whenever she was browsing the web.  So, here’s how to fix it, rather simple actually:

Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease of Access. Then click on “Ease of Access Center”, then click on “Make the Computer Easier to S

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USB DIY – How to Undelete your USB Flash Drive Files!

When you erase files on your USB drives, they are usually gone forever.  For those of you with quick fingers that gets you in trouble, you might want to consider installing a free USB trash can software that will let you temporarily save deleted files off of your USB drives.

This could come in handy for those rainy days when your toddler decides to play with your computer while you are gone. 🙂

Windows only!

Download iBin here

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CoolPreviews 3.0 Brings In-page Previews! [Firefox Plugin]

CoolIris, a Firefox plugin that lets you view media faster while browsing with Firefox, has just released CoolPreviews 3.0, which allows you to “preview” sites before clicking through them.  I just installed it, it works pretty well, we will see how well it works for the next few weeks. (Download the CoolPreview 3.0 Firefox plug-in here)

Say, you want to search the Web to see everything about Avatar, the new James Cameron movie. You query “avatar” in Google web search as usual. You then use Coo

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Microsoft Sued For Its new MS Office Products!

Microsoft sued for copyright infringement case against a Canadian company for their Office products, all Office products have now officially been stopped from sales in retail and online.  Well, I don’t use Office anyways, GoogleDocs is much better.  What I like most about GoogleDocs is the fact that it’s free and doesn’t clog up my new computer with crapware.  There, I said it, don’t use Office anymore unless you really have to.  But yes, Windows 7 is definitely something else, I like it.

On Monday, Microsoft yanked almost every version of Office f

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Best Offline Blogging Client Software – Zoundry Raven Review!

For last couple years, I have been using Zoundry Raven, which is an open source “offline” blogging software that let’s you write blog posts without being online. As of today, my internet connection has been failing badly over here at Luxor hotel, I think it’s because they gave me a room that’s not “high” enough and blocked by some buildings.

Anyways, on those days, I turn to my Zoundry Raven, it works flawlessly with my WordPress, plus the tags can be tagged, something sometimes

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HP’s Face Tracking Software Fails with Black People!

Uh oh, HP’s new face tracking software fails to recognize black people.  Of course, this is probably due to some kind of programming error, we hope it’s fixed soon.  In the meanwhile, I will enjoy my flawless face recognition on my ASUS UL30Vt laptop.


The guy in the video says HP computers are racist and he bought one for Christmas.  LMAO, that sucks for him, at least the guy has a sense of humor.  HP, please fix it soon!

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WordPress 2.9 Download!

WordPress 2.9 is finally here with bunch of great new features, I won’t tell you what’s new but this blog post does have some great insights into what new.

Some of the new features that might interest you:

Global undo/”trash” feature, which means that if you accidentally delete a post or comment you can bring it back from the grave (i.e., the Trash). This also eliminates those annoying “are you sure” messages we used to have on every delete. Built-in image editor allows you t

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Best 1080P HD Rendering Software!

With recent purchase of my new Canon 7D DSLR camera, which is capable of film-like 24P 1080P HD videoss, I ran into several problems, one of  them being rendering.

Rendering is the process where you export your HD movie into a portable media format such as .MOV, .AVI, .MPG, .MP4, or any other format.

Since most of my 1080P HD movies are for YouTube, I need to render them so their are no more than 20GB (which is YouTube upload limit for director accounts, which I have).

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