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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Make windows 7, read your ebooks to you with voice, on the kindle pc reader

Make windows 7 read your ebooks to you with voice, on the kindle pc reader.
Text to speech!!!
Steps: 1) download the voice version of the reader (250 mb)
2) take note of the shortcuts
3) on windows click start, and type speech, click on the speech icon on the top of the start menu and go through the steps of the wizard
4)open a book on the kindle pc reader and press Ctrl + R on your keyboard to start reading (see other keyboard shortcuts on the image below)

kindle accesibility shortcuts

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 Innovative Cloud Security System, Unbelievably Fast and Powerful!

I am seldom surprised with the new product, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tested Kingsoft free cloud antivirus. the reason why I was surprised is because this antivirus uses very low resources and what this means is that older computers or netbooks can now have a fast cloud-based protection without struggling with slow antivirus programs. The installation only took 1 min. and it was ready to scan! Since I just installed it today I cannot know how it measures up against other antivirus programs that I use, however my netbook did not have any antivirus so I installed it on that one. So you can download it and give it a go and let me know



Monday, July 23, 2012

solution to stop firefox & flash crashing and lockups

the flash crashes are a confirmed Adobe bug.
the problem is caused by too many sandboxing methods stacked, Flash
introduced "protected mode" in its plugin which causes no end to trouble
for Gecko browsers that are already using OOPP.

Adobe itself recommends disabling Protected Mode until a fix comes out that is resolving the issue.

To disable Protected Mode you need to edit the mms.cfg file located in one of the two directories:

Windows 32bit: C:\windows\system32\macromed\flash
Windows 64bit: C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash

Just open the file with a text editor (you may have to run it as Administrator) and add the following line to the mms.cfg file:

ProtectedMode = 0

Thursday, July 19, 2012

When to Use Protect Tab vs Lock Tab in Firefox


One of the best extensions for Firefox is Tab Mix Plus because of the enhancements to the tab browsing that can’t be found elsewhere. There is also another extension called tab browser extensions that provides similar functionality.

There are two options that provide similar but possibly confusing functionality. You can see in the screenshot below the Protect Tab and Lock Tab on the menu.

Here’s when you should use each feature:

Protect Tab

  • If you want to make sure that a tab cannot be closed. This is useful to make certain you don’t accidentally close a tab.

Lock Tab

  • A lock tab cannot navigate to a new URL. This means that it is “locked” on the current URL. If you have this tab selected and you click a bookmark link, history, or a link on the page, the link will open in a new tab.

You can also combine the two on a single tab. For instance, I both lock and protect my Google Reader tab, which I always keep as the first tab so I can quickly switch back to it.