Permanently Delete Data using Cipher

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Are you looking for a way to securely delete data from your computer hard disk so that there is no way it can possible be recovered? If so, you probably already know that you have to overwrite the section of the file system with new data in order for it to be completely gone. You can do this using the Cipher command in Windows.

Permanently Delete Data from Your PC

Use AutoPager For Continuous Scrolling Of Web Pages

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Tired of clicking next on an article that you’re reading? AutoPager, an extension for Firefox, alleviates that task. Also available as a Greasemonkey script.

 AutoPager add-on v0.5.3.5

AutoPager homepage

Create 3D Buildings in Google Earth using Building Maker

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If you’ve ever used Google Earth, you may have noticed that certain buildings are able to be viewed in full 3D! That’s because Google lets anyone create 3D renderings of buildings all across the world. How so? Using Building Maker! Check it out.

Google Building Maker

eBay Transaction Heat-map of Black Friday 2009

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Ever wonder what happened at eBay on the day of Black Friday 2009? eBay has put out a nice interactive map of all the transactions happened all over the US. It’s kind of like a heat-map of transactions happened all over the US on Black Friday. US Northeast must have ranked on the top followed by East in general.

Take a look at the eBay Black Friday 2009 Transaction Heat Map.

Share Files Easily Between PCs Using GBridge

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Looking for a way to remotely control another PC, share files, sync folders, or char securely? If so, Gbridge is your answer! It’s a free software based on Google’s GTalk service that creates an encrypted VPN connection between computers across the Internet.

Share Files Between Computers Over the Internet

Check Only Non-Microsoft Services That Are Running

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Follow Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools to System Configuration (or type ‘config’ in Start>Search. Click on the Services tab and check ‘hide all Microsoft services’.

Reveal Passwords Hidden by Asterisks

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You may have noticed that some programs will hide a saved password with asterisks. This is great unless you forget your password! Luckily, if it’s saved, you can still login, but instead of resetting your password, you can unhide it using Asterisk Logger. Awesome!

Reveal Hidden Passwords using Asterisk Logger

Use Seadragon to Manipulate Photos on the Web

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Seadragon by Microsoft’s Live Labs, allows you to change the way to look at pictures. Take a .jpg or .png and change the viewing area and zoom. You can even share the results on Facebook and Twitter.

Seadragon from Live Labs

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Lookup Definitions of Words in 28 Languages using Google Dictionary

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If you didn’t notice, Google has rolled out their own dictionary service which can give you the meaning of words in more than 28 different languages. You can also use it to translate words or phrases from or into English. It’s the usual super-clean Google interface and ultra-fast.

Google Dictionary

RK Launcher is our Favorite Dock App

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Of all the docks we’ve tested and used through the years, RK Launcher is our favorite. Not everyone has a use for a docking app but do try this one if you haven’t already. RK Launcher is not updated very often but the download below links to a very stable version and the AquaSoft forums are very, very active.

RK Launcher

Aqua Soft’s RK Launcher forum




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