I’ve recently started to use Apple Wireless (bluetooth) keyboard and it is really a very great keyboard (more info here). I felt like I can type faster and more accurate using this keyboard. The only downside of this keyboard is the lack of dedicated Delete key. To execute a Delete, I will need to press fn + delete key.
Other than that, the main problem of using Bluetooth keyboard and having dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 is that I will need to re-pair the bluetooth keyboard everytime I switch from one OS to another. The reason behind this is that the device actually create a unique key (store in both the OS and the Keyboard) every time it pair with an OS, but when the OS is being switch to another one, the unique key doesn’t match because the stored unique key on the keyboard is meant for the previous OS.
There are many applications or software’s built for Microsoft Windows platform. Mostly these applications are not free. But there are plenty of applications for Microsoft Windows which are provided free or open source.
Installing a free application is not an issue. But can it deliver the performance features required for daily usage? We have summarized a list of software’s which can deliver the somehow similar features. The great thing is that these software’s are freeeeeee…
These is share by a friend on facebook. Some of them are quite interesting:
Things that MICROSOFT Could not Explain!
MAGIC #1 Found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer which can be named as “CON”. This is something funny and inexplicable? At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn’t answer why this happened! TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A “CON” FOLDER
MAGIC #2 For those of you using Windows, do the following: 1.) Open an empty notepad file 2.) Type “Bush hid the facts” (without the quotes) 3.) Save it as whatever you want. 4.) Close it, and re-open it. Noticed the weird bug? No one can explain!
MAGIC #3 Again this is something funny and can’t be explained? At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened! It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself? Open Microsoft Word and type =rand (200, 99) And then press ENTER And see the magic?..!
Magic #4 Did you know that a flight number from one of the planes that hit one of the two WTC towers on 9/11 was Q33N. In Notepad / WordPad or MS Word, type that flight number i.e Q33N. Increase the font size to 72. Change the font to Wingdings. ….. u will be amazed by the findings!!!
Dropbox is an useful application that automatically sync your files on multiple PCs and even your handphone. More info about dropbox here. You can create your Dropbox account and get the Dropbox installer for free from http://www.dropbox.com. For free account user like me, you are only allowed to put maximum 2GB of file into your Dropbox. To get larger space, you can either pay for Pro account or you can run multiple 2GB free account on your PC. I will shows the step by step on how to have multiple Dropbox running on your PC at the same time.
The first step is to visit http://nionsoftware.com/dbpahk/ and download the latest DropboxPortableAHK from the page, or you can get the download link at the end of this article.
Do you bring your pendrive from home to work at the morning and bring that pendrive back from work to home everyday? Do you ever forgot to bring your pendrive or left your pendrive at office? Or do you ever loss your pendrive? You can now forget your pendrive and start using Dropbox. http://www.dropbox.com/
Dropbox is an application (or you can call it a service) that enable you to have a folder (default name “My Dropbox”) that you can access either from your Office PC or your Home PC, or any other PC you want. You can access files at your Office PC that you put to that folder at your Home PC. The “My Dropbox” folder will always be sync between all the PC you have or even your Iphone. One nice thing about Dropbox is you can create a free account with free storage up to 2GB http://www.dropbox.com/. The video below show detail information about the Dropbox:
Have you ever face problem trying to send out an exe file, either using email (Gmail, Yahoo Mail) or chat program (Google Talk, MSN Live Messenger)? Most of the email provider like Gmail, prevent the user to send out exe file, even if you zip the exe file.
The “RED” message pop out after I click the Send button. “WebcamViewer V1.0.zip contains an executable file. For security reasons, Gmail does not allow you to send this type of file. Your message has been moved back to Drafts.”
I have a lot of E-Books on my PC, and I don’t have a good method to put a bookmark on the page I stop reading until I found a method to “Restore last view settings when reopening documents” for Adobe Reader 9. (Adobe Reader Download)
Someone asked me, how to get the RGB value of a color on a webpage, it can be the background color, font color, or anything, and its not limited to only webpage. Technically you can get the RGB value of the color that appear on any pixel on your computer screen. I know there is a lot of software that allow you to get the value of RGB on any pixel, but this method that I am going to show doesn’t require any software to install, it only use Microsoft Paint.
I am going to use a website as an example, and I am going to show you how to get the background color of the website. Open the website on your favourite browser.
Recently I installed PPSTREAM, a software that enable you to stream video from internet, and after the installation, the PPSTREAM do not display chinese character correctly. Therefore, I create this guide on how to enable Chinese language as the language for non-Unicode programs.
This is the main page of the PPSTREAM before I set Chinese language as the language for Non-Unicode programs. You can see that some of the chinese character do displayed correctly, But the main menu character is not.