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Reduce CPU Usage To Save Energy With Granola

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With the realization of the seriousness of climate change, more and more groups became aware of importance of taking care of nature and our environment.For IT, one of the common environment friendly goal is to save energy on computer systems. Officehackery already discussed some energy saving tool you can use on your personal computers, one is How to set your computer monitor to automatically turn-off when lock down. Another energy-saving tool is Granola.

Granola is a free application for Microsoft and Linux that can lower the total system energy use by 10-35% even when a system is 100% utilized. It optimizes your computer system to use energy more efficiently without compromising performance or availability.

Reduce CPU Usage To Save Energy With Granola

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Interactive Periodic Table Of The Chemical Elements

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When I'm still a student, one of my favorite subject is Chemistry. And if you had chemistry before then you already heard about the Periodic Table. Fast forward to computer age, its now easier to study the table by using an interactive app rather than keeping up with a large chart. pElement is a free reference tool for Windows on the periodic table.

Interactive Periodic Table Of The Chemical Elements

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How To Corrupt A MS Word Document

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Here is the dilemma: your about to submit an urgent document to your boss or instructor but you simply don't have enough time to meet the deadline. Here's what you should do, send a corrupted document and when asked why your boss can't open the file, innocently respond that probably it was an email error or something like that :)

But how will you corrupt your document? easiest answer is use Document Corrupter. It is an online service that can easily corrupt any document created from Word 97 to Word 2007.

How To Corrupt A MS Word Document

Take Note: Backup your original copy first before using the online tool because it can overwrite your only copy and you may end up losing all your work.

Visit Document Corrupter

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Add Color Coding Feature To Your Windows Folder

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The most basic way to organize windows files is by grouping them into folders and use easy to remember folder names to properly identify its content. An alternative way is to add color coding capability to windows folders by installing Folderico. It is a free application that allows you organize your folders based on priority by adding eye-candy icon and color to your standard windows folder. After installation, the app adds an item in context menu of Windows Explorer that allows you to quickly access pre-defined colors, icons, and custom themes.

Organize Your Windows Folders Using Color Codes And Custom Icons

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How To Disable Hibernate Mode To Free Up Drive Space In Windows 7

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If you don't use hibernate mode then this trick is for you. Do you know that you can free up 4GB disk space just by disabling hibernation feature? hiberfil.sys file is used by Windows to store the current state (memory) of the computer. It's a Windows protected file so you can't delete it. The file resides at your root directory, usually on C:\, which you can usually see if the "Hide protected operating system files" is enabled from Tools>Folder Options in Windows Explorer. You can disable (and Delete hiberfil.sys) by following these steps.

1. Right-click command prompt from Start menu and choose "Run as administrator".
2. From the command prompt, type the following (w/o the qoutes)
"powercfg -h off"

How To Disable Hibernate Mode To Free Up Drive Space In Windows 7

3. You will notice that the Hibernate option is removed from the Shut down menu and "hiberfil.sys" is deleted.

This trick also works on Windows Vista.

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Create And Share MS Office Documents From Your Facebook Accont

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Facebook and Microsoft recently launched the beta version of Docs.com which allow Facebook users to create, edit and share documents with their Facebook friends. The website is a seamless integrated with Facebook as Facebook App that surely will compete with the more famous counterpart: Google Docs. Here are neat videos that explain the basic functionality of Docs.com

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Cool Wallpaper To Organize Your Desktop

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I believe that our computer desktop is a mirror of our digital self. Every time we open our computer, it is the first thing we see. Isn't better if we see it the way we want it to be? that's why we use different wallpapers. If you want it to be simple and organized then you can try this cool wallpaper that can help you organize your desktop files as if there are in a office room.

Cool Wallpaper To Organize Your Desktop

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Learn What iPad Can Do For You By Watching These Videos

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Have you heard the latest iPad gadget but don't really understand what is it for? No worries, take your coffee with you, sit back and watch these informative videos of iPad from Apple.



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Count The Occurence Of A Specific Word in MS Word Document

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Last Friday, my Boss asked me an interesting MS Word question, "How can I count the occurrence of a specific word in MS Word?". For example, she specifically wants to count the frequency of the word "Project". There is no built-in MS Word feature for such task but there is a work around. Here's how:

1. Open your MS Word document and make sure the cursor is on the beginning of the document.
2. Press CTRL+H or Go to Edit>Replace to show the Replace Dialog.
3. Type "project" in both "Find What" and "Replace With" fields.
4. Hit the "Replace All" button.

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Video Tutorial: Working With Dates In Excel

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Here is a great video tutorial on working with dates in MS Excel. It discuss how to format dates and use dates in formulas. From this video you will learn date functions such as "today()" and "now()"

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How To Convert YouTube Video To MP3 File?

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Do you need just the audio portion of a YouTube video? No worries because you can extract the audio using a free online service called Dirpy. The website allows you to convert a single YouTube video into MP3 that later can be played on any media player. Just copy and paste the YouTube video url into the Dirpy page, set the available options, and click the download link afterwards. Once the download button is clicked, the conversion of the mp3 begins immediately.

How To Convert YouTube Video To MP3 File?

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Convert Any Video To Run On Mobile Devices

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With the popularity of mobile devices, we can now compose documents, listen to music and watch videos while on the move. If you have a video that is formatted for PC but you want it on your mobile device then you can use Miro Video Converter to convert the video. It is a simple but powerful application than can convert almost any video to MP4, Ogg Theora, or a specific phone or iPod.

Convert Any Video To Run On Mobile Devices

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Password Protect The Use Of Your USB Storage Drive

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While USB Mass Storage is the common media of data exchange, it is also one of the major source of viruses. With a network that has several users, controlling the spread of virus is more challenging. One way to reduce risk is to disallow the use of removable disk and usb drives. PenyuUSB is a free software that allows you to disable or enable USB mass storage controller to prevent the drive from accessing the PC.

Password Protect  The Use Of Your USB Storage Drive

The app password protect the use of USB drive. This password should only be shared to authorized users only.


The app works on all Windows version including Windows 7.

Download PennyUSB via [penyuradius.com]

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Rip Audio CDs With Exact Audio Copy

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Sometimes we need to copy our Audio CD tracks to our hard drive. To do this we need an audio grabber software for audio CDs. Exact Audio Copy is free audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives. When a CD is inserted the software will automatically show all the tracks available for ripping. It has several processing options, such as WAV comparison, splitting WAVs by CUE sheet, removal of gaps and more. It will also search for the audio CD information from the internet.

Rip Audio CDs With Exact Audio Copy

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Detect And Clean Autorun.inf Virus

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One of the major source of viruses, trojans and worms that infects online and offline computers is the removable disk such as thumb drive. These plug 'n play disks are common origin of a virus infection due to Windows auto-run feature. Windows by default automatically runs the autorun.inf on the thumb drive and if this file contain a script to launch an infected file from the drive then the infection start. To prevent this from happening you can use Autorun Kicker which is a portable free application that monitors all drives and prevents autorun.inf virus from infecting the target machine.

Detect And Clean Autorun.inf Virus

It fights the virus by cleaning all associated files on the autorun.inf. The app will alert the user by displaying ballon notification every time an autorun.inf virus is cleaned. You can set Autorun Kicker to launch at startup and it can also disable the autorun feature of Windows. It works on all versions of Windows including Windows 7.

Download Autorun Kicker via [qsoftonline.com]

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How To Split The Contents In Cells Of Excel Worksheets

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I have several rows of data this morning that I like to divide into columns. Each cell contains data that looks like this "ABCD - EFG - 1000". The common delimiter is hyphen ("-"). To split the contents into three columns, I used the following steps:

1. Select all the cells you want to split.

How To Split The Contents In Cells Of Excel Worksheets

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Recover Outlook Password With OutlookPasswordDecryptor

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Lost your Outlook Account Password? No worries use OutlookPasswordDecryptor. It is a free and portable tool that designed to recover lost outlook account passwords. Just download and unzip the file and launch the exe. The app will automatically detect the Username, Outlook Version, and OS Platform being used. To start the recovery, just hit the "Start Recovery" button and the app will start to show the following info: Email Address, Username, Password, Account Type, and Server Name.

Recover Outlook Password With OutlookPasswordDecryptor

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