External Hard Drives: How do I Choose Which One to Buy

Lately, I've realized that my computer is full of data and is close to its limit. Normally, I burn data onto a CD or DVD and then delete it off my system. […]

Setting up a Dual-Boot – Just the Tutorial to Help

Until a couple of months ago, I didn't know much about dual-booting. Yes, I knew it meant running two OS's on one machine but beyond that, not much else. So when I […]

Track Changes to Website Policies with TOSBack

When you sign-up at a website or install a piece of software, you are often asked if you 'accept the terms-of-service.' This is a really long document full of legalese. Most people […]

Go Green with Ideas from greenUPGRADER

Do you have a spare sheet of cardboard lying around and are trying to find a use for it? You can turn it into a stand for your laptop. Have a ton […]

Ubuntu Take 2 - I Think I'm Getting the Hang of Things

First the good news: My laptop finally has access to a working internet connection so the lack of connectivity is no longer a problem with me installing Ubuntu. Now, after last time's […]

Play Videos on your Mobile Phone with Vuclip

Almost everyone has at least one mobile phone in these days and phones have become more than devices which you can use to talk to people or chat with them. Today's phones […]

My First Tryst with Ubuntu: Things Worked. Mostly

In my last post, I mentioned wanting to try out Linux, specifically Ubuntu. After much consideration and with the help of the Ghacks readers, I decided to try the Ubuntu LiveCD before […]

Ask the Readers: Someone Gave Me a Laptop. Now What?

I had relatives from out of the country a little while ago and before they left, one of them decided to leave his laptop behind for me. It's an old model from […]

How to Find the Best Deals on Textbooks

Most of you will agree with me when I say that education (especially in university) is expensive. After tuition and living costs, the next highest expense on the list will no doubt […]

CL1P is an Online Clipboard

Sometimes, you may urgently need to share information with a friend or family member. Or maybe you need to access a particular file from another computer. The easiest way to do this […]

Get Free Photoshop Tutorials with Vunky Search

Whether you are a novice or an intermediate user in the world of Photoshop, everyone can use tutorials. Even if a person is comfortable with the software, tutorials are a great way […]

Use Mail Goggles to Avoid Sending Embarassing Mail

Update: Please note that Mail Goggles is no longer provided by Google. It has been removed from the Labs section on Gmail. The closest experiment that you may want to enable instead […]

Find the Cheapest Music at Mp3StoreGuide

Digital music has come a long way. From just one or two portals, the present scenario has an innumerable catalog of stores offering music completely legally and at a reasonable price. Digital […]

DVD Sales Down. What do You Think the Reasons are?

At the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Digital Entertainment Group released its figures for DVD spending in the United States in 2008. The results were a 5.5% decrease from the […]

Create Slideshows with ImageLoop

In today’s digital world, pretty much everything is possible online, including creating photo slideshows. And ImageLoop is an online service that helps you do just that. This free service makes slideshow creation […]

Get Handy Household Tips from MrsFixit

I confess that I’m not particularly adept when it comes to working with hardware. I can work with nuts and bolts and have even built my own switchboards but I’m always looking […]

Add Effects to Your Pictures Using piZap

Photo editors are a dime a dozen, both as software and browser-based apps. Programs like Photoshop and GIMP are far ahead of browser apps in terms of the functionalities they offer. However, […]

Increase the Volume of Audio Files with Vloud

Like most people, I have a fairly large collection of music in a digital format. The only problem is that very often I get songs that are at different volume levels. This […]

What’s On Your Wishlist for the Holidays?

It’s holiday season and while it is the season to spend time with the family and be grateful for your loved ones, it’s also the season for presents. Whether you’ve been naughty […]

Is Your Favorite Game the Most Pirated Game of the Year?

Piracy in gaming is huge. The earliest form of illegal practices in computer gaming I can remember is a person buying a game and giving it to a friend to copy in […]

Ask the Readers: Which MP3 Player Should I Buy?

In today’s world, owning a cell phone and/or a portable media player has practically become a necessity. The thing is I don’t own either. No, I do not live in a cave, […]

Download Free Apps for Your Phone at Phoload

For mobile phone owners, finding good applications to use can be tiresome. Firstly, you have to ensure that the software is compatible with your particular phone model. In addition, if the application […]

Joe Biden: Piracy's New Enemy

Now that the US elections are over and the results are out, it’s worthwhile looking at how the winners fare with technology. Everyone knows that Barack Obama actively used the Internet while […]

Torrentvalley is No More

Ever so often, the people in charge try to get tough with those who break the law. Sometimes, the ‘bad guys’ get away but more often than not, they get caught. And […]

The Big Guys get it Wrong Once Again, Prosecute Innocent People

Ever since the RIAA and other big guns decided to pull up people for illegal file-sharing of copyrighted material, the news has been full of cases involving these crimes. From individuals to […]

Download Unlimited Music for a Flat Fee

Currently, if you want to purchase music legally, you can use a variety of online music stores from big companies like Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, etc. The modus operandi of these sites is […]

Get Your own TV Channel at UStream

How many times have you turned on the TV and thought ‘Hey, I can create better shows than what's on'? If you're one of those people with a penchant for creating your […]

What’s Better: Dynamic or Static IP Address?

The IP address. Your gateway to the Internet. That little set of numbers that guarantees you can log on and check mail, watch videos, etc. This is something I only used to […]

Now You Can Buy Music On YouTube

Till now, YouTube was a place only for watching videos. Still, with other sites getting their act together, it was only a matter of time before these guys pulled up their socks […]

Print Relevant Information from a Web Page with PrintWhatYouLike

Printing web pages can be quite a headache sometimes. More often than not, half the page is taken up by advertisements, menu bars, empty space, and other information that a user just […]

Have You Ever Built a Laptop Sleeve

Almost everyone owns a laptop these days. And every owner will tell you what a challenge it is to keep the laptop from the bumps and scratches that result when your laptop […]

Use Worldcat to Search Libraries Worldwide

I never quite understood why most people shy away from going to a library. After all, 9 times out of 10, the information you are looking for is available at your local […]

Solve Driver Issues with Nodevice.com

A driver is a small software program that allows your computer hardware to communicate with the operating system installed on your machine. That means every piece of hardware right from the keyboard […]

Can You Build a PC for Less Than $100?

I was reading The Simple Dollar where there was an interesting post on the cheapest fully functional PC a person could use. The post was sparked by the author's own experience of […]

Watch Anime for Free Using Crawlanime

Anime is a form of Japanese animation that is primarily directed to an older audience. It has a large fan following and some of the shows actually have a pretty well developed […]

Use MetaTube to Search 100 Video Sharing Sites

When I want to view a particular video online, I usually try YouTube since that's where I'm most likely to find what I'm looking for. However, there are times when the video […]

Hacker Breaks into FEMA Phone System, Makes $12,000 Worth of Calls

I just came across an amusing news excerpt about the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA, which is a part of Homeland Security. For those of you who don't know, Homeland Security […]

A New Vulnerability Discovered in μTorrent

As far as file-sharing protocols go, BitTorrent has emerged as one of the leading P2P technologies being used. μTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent apps around, largely because of its […]

Simple Torrent Searching with Speckly

With all the new fangled torrent search engines available out there, it's easy for new users to BitTorrent to get confused. After all, learning how the software works can be hard enough […]

Yahoo Music will Refund its Customers

Last week, Martin posted about how Yahoo was planning to shut downits Yahoo! Music store on 30th September, 2008. The store would take its DRM servers offline on this date, in effect […]