Real Time Communication Creates Great Communication

Google Talk

Real time communication can be essential in business and is done mostly through the new technologies that have become standard. This quick method of communication has made way for virtual meetings, speedy conversations and a better connected network where people can be reached no matter the distance. We have listed the top 5 software products to use in case of fast communication.

How to quickly kill a program in Windows

taskkill

During my regular work, I tend to face repeated issues of Excel hanging. This can be really frustrating because a stuck Excel means a painful wait for Windows to figure out what it wants to do with the process. Unfortunately, there isn't much I can do about this because it is mainly due to addons that I have installed in Excel, which are required for me to do my job coupled with large files with tens of sheets and hundreds of rows with data.

How to get Windows 8 touchpad gestures working on your old Dell laptop

ALPS Touchpad

I purchased a Dell laptop in early 2010 and getting drivers from Dell for laptops that old is impossible. On the bright side, there are other laptop manufacturers, like Gateway, who have maintained up to date drivers. I upgraded to Windows 8 around a month back and as part of the process, I had to uninstall my incompatible touchpad drivers.

Pirates make hay while Microsoft lets the sun shine

Windows 8 activated

A month back we told you how to get hold of Windows 8 Media Center for your Windows 8 PC for free. And it seems like pirates have used this method to find a workaround in the Windows activation program Using this method, you can now simply activate your copy of Windows 8! Below is screenshot of my Windows 8 Pro with Media Center edition which I purchased last month.

Convert your audio, video and image files with Format Factory

Format Factory

If you find yourself frequently loading your iPod or Blackberry or any other portable device with audio and videos from CDs or DVDs, you'll find the need for a multimedia converter. Format Factory is a free Windows audio, video and photo converter that supports a large range of formats for encoding and ripping. The software a wide range of multimedia formats including conversion to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF and MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.

Test your website on different IE versions with Utilu IE Collection

Utilu IE Collection

If you're a website developer, you'll frequently come across clients who would want their websites working on Internet Explorer, especially legacy versions of the browser. Even though the world has moved on to much later versions of the browser as well as Firefox, Chrome, etc. many organisations still use traditional versions of the browser.

New mice and keyboard for your Windows 8 PC

Wedge Touch Mouse

Windows 8 Release preview is already available and if you've decided to give it a shot, you'll notice the big changes to Windows 8 over Windows 7. In line with the Windows 8 release, Microsoft, yesterday, unveiled a range of new mice and keyboards that are ready to work with Windows 8. It doesn't mean your existing mouse and keyboard will stop working, but, the new series is specially designed to get the most of Windows 8.