The Searchbar Autosizer changes the size of the searchbar based on the length of the query, a predefined length or by keeping it the same size all the time. Very handy if long searches needed to be seem in their entirety. You can also set minimum and maximum pixels. 5 star rating review at the add-ons page.
For those of you who are big fans of Windows 7 and the latest incarnation of Windows Virtual PC, the team from 7 Tutorials has published a very detailed tutorial on how to install an operating system in Windows Virtual PC. Not only this but it also explains what all available types of virtual hard disks are, how they work, what to choose, etc. Even though you are not a beginner geek, you might still find it useful.
Got an iPhone? Use Google calendar? Wish you could see your Google calendar events on your iPhone? You can sync your calendar and iPhone in two ways: using the Exchange option or using CalDAV. If you already have corporate email setup with Exchange, you can read this article on how to set everything up using CalDAV.
If you want to use any virtualization tool and you want to know if your processors is capable of hardware-assisted virtualization and, this feature is turned on in the BIOS, then HAV is the tool for you. This 180 KB free download from Microsoft gets the job done in seconds.
Handbrake, if you didn’t already know, is an awesome open-source video transcoder for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s absolutely great for converting DVDs into an appropriate format for your iPhone or Blackberry and the new version, 0.9.4 for Mac, supports 64-bit! You can transcode a DVD in real-time or faster! Sweet!
Ever end up with one of those PDF files with tons of images and other useless stuff that makes the file really large? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to significantly reduce the size of a PDF file, it will just take some extra work. Check out this article for step by step instructions.
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