Windows Update will only finds fixes and security updates for Microsoft software but there are some free tools that will help you discover new updates for software applications and hardware drivers on your computer.
Learn how to shutdown or lock your computer via email, Internet or SMS text messages from the mobile phone. You can take screenshots, terminate process or even download files via simple twitter commands.
Learn how to to find copyright-free, public domain content on the Internet using Creative Commons Zero. A web page or photograph under public domain is not protected by copyright and can be freely used by everyone.
Should the computer using a web email program (like Gmail or Yahoo Mail) or a desktop mail client (like Outlook or Thunderbird) for composing email messages when you click mailto hyperlinks on a web page or a document.
Learn how to integrate Google Docs with Microsoft Office. You can save your Office documents directly to Google Docs or open your online documents in Microsoft Office programs directly for reading or writing.
If there are multiple Google AdSense ad units on a web page, it is generally assumed that the top ad unit (the one which appears first in the HTML source code) will serve the highest paying CPC ads. Well, that may be true most of the times but not always.
Your friends and family members can know your exact location on Google Maps via Google latitude - a free application for mobile phones that can also be used on a regular web browser. It updates automatically as you move around and you may also use this to track school going children.
Google will automatically import your web pages from Google Page Creator into your Google Sites but you'll have manually export images and other files from Google Pages. Here's the trick on how to do that.
Tnhe Suggested Users page is probably the most controversial element of Twitter. Think of it as an exclusive club where an entry can help you gain thousands of new followers on Twitter in a single day.
You may have come across Google Maps that are embedded in web pages like the one down here. This is not a static image but a live interactive map so you can zoom, pan, switch modes from satellite to terrain and so on.
Learn how to use popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera on your computer without installing any software. You can also run these browser simultaneously on Windows without any hacks.
Meet a free online OCR service that lets you perform Optical Character Recognition without having to install new software. You can convert scanned images and PDF documents into searchable and editable text from the web itself.
Password Managers store your passwords securely so you can create strong and unique passwords for every website without having to worry about forgetting passwords. Which is the safest password manager for you and should that service be online or offline?
This is a list of most useful software and web applications that you may want to suggest to someone who has just bought a new computer. Most software and web apps mentioned in this guide are free and available for all platforms.
The new Windows Live suite includes three different services for file storage and online synchronization. They are called Live Mesh, Windows Live Sync and Windows Live SkyDrive - all apps are available for free and you just need a Windows Live account to get started.
You plan to watch a lengthy video clip on YouTube but the problem is that you have lot of other stuff to do and therefore can't focus all the attention to just one video. How do you watch videos while multi-tasking?
When you configure Amazon S3 with CloudFront, a copy of your S3 files get cached in various Amazon servers spread across important cities in US, Europe and Asia. Thus files load much faster for end-users.