June 29, 2012

Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account

How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account
by Justin Pot

It's finally possible – you can now set any image as your background in Gmail. Two new themes give you complete control over the image behind them, allowing you to use your own picture or pick your own from a wide selection.

To get started, open Gmail. Click the gear in the top-right corner, click "Themes" and scroll until you see this option:

background images gmail account

Pick "Light" or "Dark"; it doesn't matter for now. When you do, you'll be able to pick your picture:

You have a few options – Featured photos, your photos from Picasa, photos from your phone (assuming you use the Google+ app), uploading photos or adding a URL. Find a picture you like.

Uploading is easy because of a drag-and-drop interface:

Once you've picked your image, play with the settings to find out whether the "Light" or "Dark" theme works better for you.

There are a few caveats:

You cannot set Gmail to automatically rotate your own images, slideshow style. Hopefully this is coming.

You cannot adjust the image to fit better on Gmail's end; you'll need to do that before, if you think that's necessary.

Vertical images will probably look weird with this, unless you primarily use a vertical monitor.

Some people may not have this feature yet. Just wait: everyone will have it eventually.
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Video cutters

As a video editor its very necessary to have right tools with you that can make your work look like a professional. It gives you an ease of work to just open a software and do works like video cutting. Video cutter is an essential tool for editing any of the video and must have tool for any video editor. In this post we will be discussing about top five widely used video cutter for windows. So without wasting any of our time lest come up with the video cutter software for windows.
Free Video cutter Softwares for Windows are :

1) Windows movie maker :-

Its needless to talk about this video editor because you all know it. It's a free available but powerful video cutter software made available by Microsoft along with windows. So I put this at number one position because you need not to search for any other video cutter when you already have it on your windows. It also supports many video formats.


2) Free video cutter :-

Talking about another free video cutter, Free Video Cutter is a very well-known video cutter, a free application for years now. It allows you to cut your video into clips with excellent video quality. Many video types are reinforced by this free video cutter application, such as AVI, FLV, MP4, VOB, MKV, MPEG 1/2, MPEG4, DivX, Xvid, MOV, etc.


3) Media Cope :-

This is not the best option for the purpose of video cutting. Due to the point that it results your movie with little poor video quality than it went in with. Though it is one that can handle many video formats such as mp3, aac, flv, rmvb, flac, 3gp, mp4, wmv, mov, avi, mpg, wma, mkv, dat, vob. You can use this to cut any video and convert it to any other desired video format. There are many other functions too that provides you with a more professional management over what you can do with your movie clips. Overall an excellent application for free of cost.


4) Video Edit master :-

It is a totally free video editor to cut a part of video easily and fast with the unique video quality. It comes with a simple to use user interface and many video modifying features. However, it only can handle AVI, Divx, Xvid and MPEG video clips. If you want to cut other video types, you'd better turn to other or use their professional version of video modifying application to cut video clips.


5) Power Video Cutter :-

It has a simple editing process – for cutting videos. If you have video clips you want to cut down, or choose out certain areas, you can use a this software to make your changes.

It is not an established conventional program, but rather a software that anyone can choose up and cut their video clips with. This video cutter is reinforced with most of the video formats to work on and best part is that it is very simple to use.


June 18, 2012


VideoMach is a feature-rich multimedia converter that allows you to do a lot more than just converting videos between different formats. Features like video Filters, options to adjust resolution, colors etc., of video, and split audio/video streams make it an extremely useful utility.

VideoMach, which allows you to convert between a large number of audio, video and image formats, such as AVI, WMV, MPEG, FLIC, AC3, WAC, WMA, BMP, JPEF, PNG etc. Moreover, it enables you to extract audio and video from a media file, adjust video playback speed, decompile videos to save video and audio streams in separate files, apply effects to entire video stream or specific parts, overlay text and images over the videos, and add audio to animations and videos.

You also have the option to rotate & resize videos, remove borders, adjust colors etc. The application is capable of creating videos from images, which are acquired from different sources, including high speed imagers, time-lapse photography, stop-motion animations, screenshots etc.


Options are neatly grouped into separate categories.
Large Collection of Video Filters.
Ability to set effects to specific parts of the video.
Save video and audio streams in separate files.
Change video resolution and adjust colors.
Tutorials available for all major functions.


Takes a lot of time to apply conversions and effects.

It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Window 8.


File Secure

File Secure Free

All-IN-ONE Tool to Password Protect Folder, Files and Drives

File Secure Free is all-in-one freeware in password protecting folder, files and USB drive without any limitations. The developers claim it is even more powerful than some paid applications.

File Secure Free comes packed with four major tools: File Encryptor,
File Backup, File Shredder and USB Lockup, the last feature easily lets you password protect your thumb drives and external hard drives.


June 17, 2012



Does your Internet services provider supply you with the service speeds that were advertised? Does it do this 24 hours a day 7 days a week?

With this free program you can do regular internet speed tests in the background. It logs all your data and enables you to see at a glance what your speeds are doing over the course of the hour/day/week/month etc. It will test your download & upload speeds your ping times, packet loss and jitter.

It will generate a CSV log file for all this data and also present you with a graphical representation. you can also create screen shots of the graph & the manual results window. The memory usage i have managed to get down to approx < 2MB whilst in "sleep" mode (in tray) so a very small footprint.


Scan Tailor

If you've previously used a standard painting program to tidy up your scans, prepare to be amazed by how easily and quickly you can get the job done with a free Windows program called Scan Tailor.

You can get Scan Tailor from http://scantailor.sourceforge.net. It's a 5 MB download. runs on all recent versions of Windows, is free of malware according to VirusTotal, and is completely free.

June 15, 2012


WhoCrashed can help find what is causing your system to crash

It is an application for Windows that lets users to analyze crash dump files to see what is causing the system crash. After installing just click analyze, it will show what is causing the crash, whether a driver or a kernel module. The error report also includes helpful links to online resources like MSDN library documents for more information errors and how to prevent them happening.

WhoCrashed is free for home use and works with Windows 7, Vista, 2008 Server, XP and Sever 2003. For Windows XP or lower you need to download and install Windows Debugging Package (WinDbg) for this program to use.


June 11, 2012

Right Inbox – Track Opened Emails

Right Inbox – Track Opened Emails

Right Inbox is a web-based tool that gives people a peek inside the minds of the recipients of their emails. The email tracking and scheduling application lets users see when the messages they've sent out are viewed and read, and provides instant notifications when the links contained in those emails are clicked.