Top 10 Downloads That Enhance Windows’ Built-In Tools

LifeHacker: Windows has a ton of great utilities, and while we can’t live without some of them, there’s a special place in our heart for programs that merely improve Windows, rather than adding new software. Here are our top 10 apps that take Windows’ built-in tools and make them better. Continue reading it here:

February 12, 2012 · 1 min · 55 words · Omid Farhang

Using Gmail, Calendar and Docs without an Internet connection

Gmail Blog: The great thing about web apps is that you can access all of your information on the go, and we’ve introduced ways to use Google Apps on a variety of devices like mobile phones and tablets. But it’s inevitable that you’ll occasionally find yourself in situations when you don’t have an Internet connection, like planes, trains and carpools. When we announced Chromebooks at Google I/O 2011, we talked about bringing offline access to our web apps, and now we’re taking our first steps in that direction....

August 31, 2011 · 2 min · 407 words · Omid Farhang

Create PDF files on your iPhone and iPad now

Acrobat Blog: We are excited to announce that Adobe CreatePDF application is now available on iOS. With this, Adobe brings rich, high-fidelity and Acrobat-like PDF creation to the iOS devices. You can now convert all your documents on iPad, iPhone & iPod touch devices to PDF for reliable, secure sharing and viewing across PCs, tablets & Smartphones. The application uses Adobe’s online PDF Creation service for conversion of files to PDF thereby ensuring no compromise on quality and performance....

August 30, 2011 · 2 min · 267 words · Omid Farhang

WebM Plugin for Internet Explorer 9

Google Operation System: Internet Explorer 9 will be released later today and one of the many new features is the native support for videos. Unfortunately for Google, Microsoft decided to only support H.264 videos by default, so you can’t watch WebM videos without installing additional software. To solve this problem, Google developed a WebM plugin for IE9. “They said elephants couldn’t ride flying dolphins. They said that one of the world’s most popular browsers couldn’t play WebM video in HTML5....

March 15, 2011 · 1 min · 156 words · Omid Farhang

Download Google Books App for iPhone

Google has just released ‘Google Books’ app for iOS. The Google Books app offers access to over 2 million Google eBooks on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Take your favorite books with you on the go. The app is free and requires to sign in with your Google account. Google Books Features: Great Reading Experience – Change font, search within book, information about book – Night-reading mode – Offline reading mode...

December 7, 2010 · 1 min · 181 words · Omid Farhang

VirusTotal Google Chrome browser extension a.k.a. VTchromizer

VirusTotal has just coded a Google Chrome browser extension to interact with VirusTotal. The extension adds an option to the context menu to analyze links with VirusTotal’s URL analysis engine. Unlike the VTzilla Firefox extension, it does not embed an additional “Scan with VirusTotal” option in the browser’s file download dialog (mainly because Chrome’s API does not allow to do so). Having said this, it does include a top menu bar popup that enables quick VirusTotal searches and direct submission of the page being viewed to VirusTotal....

November 19, 2010 · 1 min · 104 words · Omid Farhang

Find Words Smarter with Word Suggestions

Mozilla Labs: In our first Prospector experiment, Speak Words, we helped Firefox learn what words you might want to type into the Awesome Bar. We have taken that idea to help you find words in your open tab in our latest experiment. Finding a word in Firefox has always been easy because Firefox will move you to the new word formed by your last keystroke. This means you do not need to type out a word then click a search button to try finding a word that you might have misspelled....

November 6, 2010 · 2 min · 373 words · Omid Farhang