Archive for January, 2008|Monthly archive page

Online Docx-Converter

Microsoft introduced a new file format in Microsoft Office 2007 called the Open Office XML Format or simply known as .docx. This file format is not compatible with the older versions of Microsoft Office (2003, 98, 97), OpenOffice, Lotus 123, or NeoOffice. Microsoft has made compatibility patches that can be installed in the older versions of Microsoft Office, so they will support the .docx format. But what if you are at someone else’s house or using a different computer and the person doesn’t have the patch?

Docx-Convert.com has made a converter for the .docx format with a user-friendly interface. It is very easy to use and it sends it to your email. They also offer a desktop version. It does get rid of some of the formatting and it gets saved in html and not .doc, but over all it does a nice job if you need it on the go.

To do a quick online conversion of your file:

  1. Click the Browse Button Below.
  2. Select your .docx File
  3. Enter your email
  4. Click “Convert It!”
  5. Check your email

Docx-Converter

Free a-square Malware remover

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Emsi Software is offering their famous Malware scanner, a-squared Free, free of charge for private use only. It is not a limited version, it is a full program to clean your computer from Malware. Some of its features are:

  • Remove infections of Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Dialers and other malicious programs.
  • Quarantine for emergency
  • Daily updates for the best protection
  • Exceptionally easy to use

Emis Software is also offering a-square Anti-Dialer and HiJack for free (They are listed together at the download page).

 a-squared Free

How-To: Get Rid of Email Notifications on the Windows Logon Screen

I decided to post this because I usually use MSN at work and it’s not allowed. After using MSN the first time, Windows stores your email address and it shows up on the log on screen every time you go to log on or off the user. SO if you don’t want your boss to see that your chatting during work time, or you just find the email notification annoying there are two ways to get rid of it. One is by changing the registry key that affects the Unread Mail, and the other is by using TweakUI from Microsoft. Both are easy except with TweakUI you have to install a program and then uninstall it if you are at work.

The Registry Way:

1. Click on START > RUN

2. Type “regedit” (without the quotes), that is the Registry Editor

3.  Navigate through:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

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4. Once you reached the UnreadMail from the Drop-Down Menu select the email account you want to get rid off

5. Right Click on the Account Folder (user@hotmail.com, user@msn.com)

6. Select Permissions

7. Check off Deny on Full Controls and click OK, your done.

 TweakUI Way:

  1. Click here to download TweakUI from Microsoft. (you will find it on the right side bar a little bit down as you scroll)
  2. Once you save it and install it, open it up.
  3. Click on Log-on and the Drop-Down Menu will show you UnreadMail
  4. Check off “Show unread mail on Welcome Screen” (now there will not be a check mark there).
  5. Click OK and you are done.

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How-To: Find your Windows XP Product Key on the Windows XP CD

I have only tried it on a XP Professional CD, but it should work for the Home and OEM versions of Windows XP from restore disks.

How-To: Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:

1) Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer.
2) Exit the Autorun introduction.
3) Open “My Computer”
4) Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore.
5) Open the USWXP32P_ZX folder. (It may be as a hidden folder. If you cannot locate the folder, you may also search for unattend.txt and mark “Search Hidden Files”.)
6) Open the sysprep folder.
7) Open unattend.txt

Your CD’s product key is contained within the unattend.txt file.

How-To: Import pictures from Mail.app to iPhone

I don’t have an iPhone, but there are a lot of iPhone users that still don’t know all the features and functions available. Here is a quick how-to tip for you guys.

How-To: Import pictures from Mail.app to iPhoto

  1. Open an email with photo attachments in Mail.app
  2. Click and hold the “Save” icon in the message header
  3. Select “Add to iPhoto to add the attached messages to iPhoto.

Stand By Vs. Hibernate

Stand By: A state in which the computer is put to save energy when you do not use it. Information is not saved to the hard disk, so if power goes out you will lose you work.

  • Advantages: quick turn on if immediate use is necessary.
  • Disadvantage if laptop: wastes battery life.

Hibernate: Your work is saved to the hard disk, and then Windows shuts down. When you turn on your computer back on, Windows returns to the saved settings.

  • Advantages: all your work will be saved without any worry about it, and saves battery life.
  • Disadvantages: doesn’t load as quickly as Stand By.

How-To:Enable Hibernation

(Windows) When you go to shut down your computer, you are given three choices: Stand By, Shut Down, or Restart. There isn’t an option to put your computer into Hibernation, but with this easy hack you’ll be able to hibernate your computer in a second.

How-To: Hibernate you computer 

  1. Click on START
  2. Go to > Shut Down
  3. Hold the SHIFT Key (Stand By will change to Hibernate)
  4. Click >Hibernate while still holding the SHIFT Key

The New iPhone Nano

I personally don’t think it is a smart move to have the new product of the iPhone Nano. It has half the space, no internet, and obviously a smaller screen size since it is a Nano. It’s a bad move on Apple’s side with this product, since the no internet feature will kill it. How do you guys feel about this?

Free Games Each Day

 (Windows) Game Giveaway of the Day project offers FREE fully licensed games each day just like the software offers.  They too have no Adware/Spyware, and have a 24 hour limit on downloading and activating the game. They offer great puzzle and mystery games that make you lose time for hours.  The games are well made with great graphics and don’t take a lot of space on your computer. Have fun playing!

Game Giveaway of the Day

Free Software Each Day

 

(Windows) Giveaway of the day project offers FREE fully licensed software each day that otherwise you should have paid for. “Basically, every day we nominate one software title that will be a Giveaway title of that day. The software will be available for download for 24 hours (or more, if agreed by software publisher) and that software will be absolutely free. That means – not a trial, not a limited version – but a registered and legal version of the software will be free for our visitors.” They give a lot of good software that would be $29, $49, or $99 to buy for a full version. You save a lot of money, while the Giveaway of the day developers offer a lot of great software each day. (Guaranteed no Adware/Spyware)

Giveaway of the Day