Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

July 08, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Hardware, Tips and Tricks, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Laptops tend to lose their charm quickly when you’re constantly looking for the nearest power outlet to charge up. How do you keep your battery going for as long as possible? Here are 15 easy ways to do so.

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June 30, 2007
Filed Under (Tips and Tricks, Web Reviews) by syafthegeek

Security-Hacks.com is a blog or a website that covers tips and tricks of security and it is updated daily. What I love about it is that it provides tools downloads, how-to’s and also tutorials. Plus all those Firefox securities makes me want to secure my Firefox as a lot extensions and tools available for it. This is a great blog for anyone looking for tips and tricks of security and I recommend this blog to everyone. I learn a lot from this blog too and there’s always tips for everyone to use and also tools to download. That is cool. So check out this great blog, Security-Hacks.com.

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June 29, 2007
Filed Under (Tips and Tricks, Web Reviews) by syafthegeek

Slyvisions.com is a blog about everything regarding online tips and tricks. If you review and blog about Slyvisions, you’ll get a link back to your site and also traffic from Sly. This is great for SEO and increase traffic ranking. What I like about Slyvisions is all the tips and tricks are very useful and I even used it myself like Gmail Notifier, a Firefox extension that I used daily to notify me any new email on my Gmail account. I can choose whether I want new mail snippets just like Google talk did or just normal notification. Other tips that I like is Google tips, SEO tips and tools, and also hacks. So read on Slyvision, you’ll get lots of tips and tricks and you can submit your tips to Sly too :).

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June 11, 2007
Filed Under (Web, Tips and Tricks, Tech article, Software) by syafthegeek

I’ve posted some YouTube downloader on this blog but this time I just want to add other softwares and sites that you can download video from YouTube and/or convert it into other format. I’ve separate it into 3 categories which is software based, web based solution, and firefox plugin based. So here’s the list of it:

Web based

  1. Video Downloader 2.0 - You can download YouTube videos directly from this site.
  2. TechCrunch YouTube Download Tool - Just paste in the YouTube URL and you’re good to go :)
  3. TubeLeech -Enter the URL and the download link will appear.
  4. YouTubeX - You can download and share YouTube videos.
  5. KeepVid - Similar like Video Downloader 2.0
  6. TZG YouTube Downloader - Put in your YouTube link and download right away.
  7. Zamzar - Free online file conversion for any files and YouTube URL that you want.
  8. YouTubia - You can search and save YouTube videos.
  9. Dicini’s YouTube Downloader - Not only you can download YouTube videos but also Google videos, Break.com, and iFilm video.
  10. Vixy.net - Free download online videos direct PC/iPod/PSP and convert it into several formats.
  11. MediaConverter - Download and convert videos from YouTube directly.
  12. KCoolOnline - supports more than 98 sites including YouTube, Google Videos and many more.
  13. SaveTube - You can download YouTube video according to the category.

Software based

Windows platform

  1. YouTube Downloader - Download YouTube videos and save as AVI.
  2. Biennesoft’s YouTube Downloader - Download any YouTube videos and convert them into any format.
  3. Orbit Downloader - Not only Orbit is a download manager but also can download YouTube Videos.
  4. VDownloader - Enable user to download videos from site like YouTube, Metacafe and such.
  5. Youtube Grabber 3.1 - Grab YouTube videos direct to your desktop.
  6. MyVideoDownloader - Downloadvideo from YouTube, Myspace and 50+ other sites. Convert them to several formats.
  7. KeepV - Download Flash files/FLV files (YouTube videos) and convert it

Mac platform

  1. Get Tube - Mac application for downloading audio or video from YouTube

Linux platform

  1. YouTube-dl - An application for Linux lovers to download any YouTube videos in flv format.

Firefox plugins based

  1. Vidtaker - Firefox plugin for downloading videos from YouTube, Metacafe, Google Video and many more.
  2. Ook? Video Ook! - Enables you to download from YouTube and other video sharing sites.
  3. YouTubeIT

Thanks to Mashable for a very good post on this topic :)

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June 04, 2007
Filed Under (Tips and Tricks) by syafthegeek

ExtremeTech have round up a lot of tips this week that comes from their forum and you can visit their Top Tips List for more tips.

Windows Vista installed the boot files on the wrong drive!
The problem is when I installed Vista, for some reason, it put the boot files on drive D: (other drive) rather than Drive C: (RAID). So everytime I restart, it tells me it doesn’t see any boot files on drive C (RAID) to remedy this, I have to press F8 to boot from the drive with the boot files in it. I want the RAID drives to be the boot drive, and I want the boot files to be there.

Make SATA primary drive?
I have a Core2Duo 6420 with a 965 Intel motherboard. I have a 250 GB SATA Seagate harddisk. Now the problem is whenever I connect an IDE Hard disk it tries to boot from the IDE harddisk. I am booting with IDE harddisk in slave mode(by removing the jumper). I also changed the boot settings in the Bios but to no avail. Please help…

Can I have Microsoft Office 2002 and 2007 on the same computer?
I have Windows XP Pro and had Office XP (2002) installed. I bought and installed the 2007 upgrade. So can I load Word 2002 on my computer, if so how, and where?

Should I SLI or not?
Should I SLI my graphic card cause, from recent benchmark I don’t see any significant difference in the fps, but does allow for higher res, but no actual performance boost, should I wait until NVIDIA or ATI release a better card, or never go for sli at all.

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May 22, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tips and Tricks, Firefox) by syafthegeek

Firefox only: Greasemonkey scripters have come up with a few Google Reader user scripts that make some welcome GReader tweaks like maximizing the viewing area, skipping Google’s default subscribe mechanism, and adding keyboard shortcuts. Today I’ve rolled up those three useful scripts into a single Firefox extension, called Better GReader.

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May 22, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Tips and Tricks, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Smart Google users know how to turn Google into a quick calculator, translate foreign sites, create their own customized search engine, and search for movie reviews and stock quotes with special search queries. Lifehack has a depth article on how you can do cool things with Google.

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May 21, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Web, Tips and Tricks) by syafthegeek

This tutorial will teach you how to create low-bandwidth tab navigation on a web page using CSS. As an extra bonus you’ll also learn how to switch tabs without loading the page more than once. It’s cool ;)

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May 20, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Web, Tips and Tricks) by syafthegeek

At first glance there’s a lot of steps here, but it’s pretty straightforward, and the effect is very cool. It’s an easy way to give your photographs a bit more visual impact, that’s for sure. –via lifehacker.

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May 20, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Web, Tips and Tricks, Tech article) by syafthegeek

This is a Linux way to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive. But if there’s any video shows how to do it, it’ll be very cool.

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