Microsoft operates a large number of projects designed to create new interesting applications for desktop and the web. Most often we hear about the projects from Microsoft Research. There is also a group of employees who operate the activity under the bran Microsoft Office Labs. One of their projects is Speed Launch, which is an interesting tool designed for running programs, documents and opening web pages or searching on the Internet faster.
Anyone who operates a Web site will sooner or later meet with one of the most current head aches – spam in comments. However, there are many ways to prevent it and some solutions allow a fairly simple solution in the form of protection directly on the form to send comments, while other special services are using spam revealing comments.
The new version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 7, comes with better built-in functionality for burning the CDs and DVDs. One of its new features is direct burning of the ISO files.
Some interesting projects are emerging from Microsoft Research to my RSS reader every now and then. A few weeks ago an even more interesting program appeared: Microsoft AutoCollage 2008; designed to to create collages of your photographs. If you have some interesting photos from your holidays, just tell the program where they can be found and in a matter of seconds you will create a nice photo from the collage.
A lot of people praise the various extensions available for the Firefox web browser. Firefox is an invaluable tool for Internet enthusiasts and one of the most interesting accessories you can equip it with is the extension called FoxTab. Instead of the ordinary tab switching mechanism, you will be able to switch tabs using a modern 3D environment.
Do you know the programs in the software package Sysinternals Suite? It is a set of tools for administrators of the Windows operating system. The once well-known company Sysinternals was bought by Microsoft, but all their programs are still available free for download; either alone, or in one big package. The disadvantage of the programs is the lack of any graphical interface, which introduce problems when trying to find the wanted application.
Have you ever had the need for converting a PowerPoint presentation to Flash? From time to time, when you need to pass your presentation to a computer that’s not got PowerPoint installed – and PowerPoint Viewer is not an option – then converting it to Flash is a possible solution. Nowadays when the Flash plug-in can be found on more or less every computer, transferring your PowerPoint presentation to Flash will let you reach a broader audience. If you use Linux, you can convert your presentations on a web site.
For some time we have been able to meet a new type of identifying mark that appear alongside the barcode, but also where the bar code never was to be repealed. Unless it is for demonstrating there’s more information that you can easily see with, for example, a special reader on your mobile phone if it’s equipped with a camera.
Do you download from RapidShare frequently? You surely know the annoying waiting queue because you can click the download link. There is a solution - set the links a forget it. All downloads will be done automatically.
Since I prefer the webmail user interface to my mailboxes I’m looking for the simple applications which offer only the basic window and display the webmail page using the integrated web browser rendering area. There is a few applications able to do this (and you can easily prepare your own with free Visual Studio Express), however I would like to show you the Compass Universal Mail Client.
Do you think about how the changing of the taskbar button’s order could be useful for you? If you are using the Windows XP or Windows Vista you can’t change this order any way. You have one chance - install the special freeware utility Taskbar Shuffle.
For today's article I choose another application from Microsoft, respectively from the Microsoft Live Labs. It is again a simple tool that will help you at work on your Windows powered computer.
If you are a Windows user and would like to try any of the Linux distributions and find yourself why is the Linux so great that many people praising him up to the heaven, then you have several options – most of them are not very comfortable. However, there is a solution you will like. MobaLiveCD.
For the last year I don't have enough time for computer games because I spend most of the time at the computer with writing articles for my websites, working with Drupal or looking for good writers. But a few days before I noticed, that the EA released the realtime strategy Red Alert for free.
Neither the latest version of Firefox 3 available has not the possibility of saving a complete web page. The biggest weakness of saving mechanism is overwhelming ignorance of CSS. Given that today practically every site uses CSS, saving the page without them is useless.