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Able2Extract PDF Converter

14Nov2010 Filed under: Software & Technology

Nowadays there are a lot of software that helps you convert from MS Word to PDF format. But ever wonder how you can do the reverse? (ie convert from .pdf to .doc format) Able2Extract Professional is no ordinary PDF converter software.  It can convert a PDF file into Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, Openoffice, HTML, autoCad […]

Facial recognition software certainly is not something new or foreign, but having such a software made publicly available is. This new program is able to scan a person’s face and then searches the web for all the photographs of that person.

There are times when Windows Explorer dies on you and takes with it, the Windows’ desktop and toolbar, together with the system notification area (aka system tray). Or Windows become annoyingly SLOW and something appears to be HOGGING your processor. Upon checking the Task Manager, you might see “Explorer (Not Responding)”, which can go on […]

The official music for this article is here, courtesy of The Rolling Stones. No, I am not really a big fan but strangely this great proggie by the name of Taskbar Shuffle reminds me of this long forgotten song. So turn up the volume and let Mick Jagger and gang take you back to a […]

If you are looking for a simple, free and easy to use application to control how much traffic your computer is allocating to applications, look no further than NetBalancer. NetBalancer allows you to prioritize how bandwidth should be distributed among applications. You specify whether you want to give an application Low, Normal, or High priority […]

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Sometimes, you really need to keep things simple. You don’t really want the full power of a Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail, Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird to handle the simple job of shooting an email as these programs tend to be overloaded. This is when promoting Gmail to the lofty position of default email client […]

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Welcome to the world of smartphones. These devices are ubiquitous and have started to infiltrate even the older generation who often find technology to be rather daunting. The iPhone and Blackberry revolution has even this bunch converted to Facebooking and Twittering. However, the reason why I bought a smartphone is because the large screen allows […]

I must admit that I am a cheapo. I almost always use open source or freeware, and rarely go for shareware or payware. And when it comes to freeware anti-virus, I usually choose among AVG Anti-Virus Free, Avira AntiVir or Avast. Usually, I have both AVG and Avira between Windows OSes (in different partitions) and […]

Microsoft will be releasing the successor to Office 2007 in a few more weeks time. The latest version of the venerable word processor will see a host of incremental updates that refines the word processor and introduces a 64-bit version for the first time.

OK! Ubuntu 10.04 (“Lucid Lynx”) is almost upon us now. It has hit BETA 1, a step up from ALPHA 3 (more than a week ago) and is to be officially released on April 29, 2010. If you’re a Windows user who occasionally (pretends to) dabble in Linux, and has forgotten how to upgrade, here […]

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