Convert the Quick Launch Bar into a Super Application Launcher

quick launch bar

Tired of downloading third-party application launchers? I’ve used them in the past, but could live without them. So why not create your own application launcher in Windows 7? Check out this guide to converting the Quick Launch bar into an app launcher!

Convert Quick Launch bar into Application Launcher

Automate Tasks in Linux with Crontab

linux crontab

If you read this blog or the HowToGeek, you probably know how to use Linux. If so, do you know how to automate tasks using Crontab? It’s a powerful utility that lets you automatically create backups, schedule updates, synchronize files, and more.

Automate Tasks in Linux using Crontab

Discover New Bundled Feeds in Google Reader


Google has bundled 449 popular feed topics you can easily subscribe to with a single click. You can also create and share your own bundles.

Google Reader bundled RSS feeds

Play Music in Chrome by Simply Dragging a File


We got a tip from reader/blogger Ashutosh suggesting we try to drag a .mp3 file to Chrome. Sure enough, it opened a rudamentary player in a new tab. Fair dinkum !

Ashutosh’s Blog

15 Great Illustrations by Chow Hon Lam


Look for the ‘National Animals’ one. Very impressive work.

15 Illustrations by Chow Hon Lam via My Modern Metropolis

Easily Sync Files & Folders with Friends & Family


Syncing docs, music, files and folders with other computers has never been easier. Share on a network or with friends, Microsoft Live Sync is a tiny app that will have you sharing all kinds of files painlessly  in no time at all. Needs a Live account, Windows or Mac.

Microsoft Live Sync

Live Sync Help FAQs

David Pogue’s NYTimes Live Sync review

Amazon Free Kindle for PC Download


Excellent news for book readers and people wanting to test drive Kindle software without having to buy the hardware. Amazon is now offering a free Kindle download. Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Amazon Free Kindle for PC download

Stretch with a Stylish Script (Firefox)


We often visit popurls when we need to catch up on headlines quickly. This Stylish script will stretch the page and make it easier on the eyes.

Stretched POPurls

You’ll need Stylish first. – Find episodes of Hitchcock, Soaps, Game Shows and more


The Soupy Sales Show, You Bet your Life, Three Stooges and of course the Hillbillies.


Download Microsoft Office Help tab


For users of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Windows XP, Vista and 7.

New Help tab from Microsoft Download Center

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