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ESET’s Facebook app can scan you computer online

There are many antivirus websites that offer free online scanning services. But beware, there are similar malware as well, that look like online scanners but instead infiltrate your PC. ESET, the company behind the popular antivirus software ESET has released an online scanner. The best thing about this online scanner by ESET is that it is a Facebook application and you can use it right from Facebook.

Colocation or the Cloud?

Since the release of the iCloud in June, regular internet users have become enthralled with the concept of the cloud computing. However, many don’t realize that they already use it on a day-to-day basis through programs such as regular e-mail, Google Docs, and Flickr. Businesses have long been incorporating cloud technologies into their IT departments, but the recent surge of interest in and the prices of cloud computing have led many wondering if colocation services wouldn’t be better.

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Set a permanent formatting style for composing messages in Gmail

Gmail gives a lot of formatting options for formatting emails. If you prefer a certain formatting style and want it to use the same style for every email you compose, changing the formatting style every time can be a bit nagging. But with Gmail, you can easily set a default formatting style using a Labs feature.

How to easily translate text on tooltip via Google Translator

Google Translate is a very powerful translation tool and people who need to deal with multiple languages use it very often. Google Translate can help you with a whole page or just words and sentences as well. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could get to translate any piece of text on a webpage on the fly without moving over to Google Translator? Well this Greasemonkey script can be of help. Google Translator Tooltip is a tool that brings the power of Google Translator right on your tooltip.

HTC Android Smart phones – The Top Five HTC Phones powered by Android

HTC + Android = Mobile Computing Glorified! HTC, a Taiwan based company is one of the leading mobile phones manufacturers, on the other hand Android is growing into popularity to become the leading OS. Though Apple appears to be the first in touch screen based smart phones, it was actually HTC that first gave out the designs of one such device way back in 1998. It was also the first to come up with a Microsoft 3G phones. And last but not the least, it was also the first phone to host the Android platform; ever since HTC and Android have been inseparable.

Identify web fonts with bookmarklet

Web fonts are being used exclusively these days. Web fonts really bring more elegance and vibrancy to your website design. Sometimes you may come across websites using cool web fonts and may want to know what that font is. Fount is a bookmarklet that tells you the name of any web font on a webpage with a single click.

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How to transfer documents to your Windows Phone without emailing

You won’t find a system wide file explorer in the current version of Windows Phone 7 and neither can you add files to your phone besides just music, videos and pictures. So, if you have to transfer a Word document to your phone, you’ll have to first email it to yourself, open it and finally save it on your phone. But if you need to transfer too many files, this process won’t be very feasible. But here is a little workaround that will help you easily transfer documents from your computer to your Windows Phone 7 device.

The Best Blu Ray Players on the Market Today

I love my movies – I always have something on the TV during evenings and weekends, even if it’s just an old favourite playing for background noise while I’m pottering about the house. I’ve always kept up to date with the latest technology and this is no more evident than in the format I view my movies in. I’ve been slowly replacing my old DVD collection with blu rays and have been using my Playstation 3 as my main blu ray player for a few years now, but finally upgraded that too. During my research I became a bit of an expert in blu ray players and this is my personal top five list of must have blu ray players on the market right now.


LiveProfile: More Than Just Texting

LiveProfile is a free smartphone messenger application that works on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices. LiveProfile improves upon the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) platform by taking Short Message Service (SMS) communications to a higher level thanks to its nifty social networking features. LiveProfile. While text messaging is at the heart of LiveProfile, this cross-platform messenger can do a lot more than just SMS.

A browser resizer that works from your browser

Web designers frequently need to test their designs in various browser sizes. Browser window can be resized without using any addon; browize can resize your window from within your browser.