Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tips to Keep Your System Running Fast

Has your system been running way too slow lately?
Does it hang quite often?
Try out the following tips now and see the miracle of efficient usage.  Even though, these tips are primarily for Window based systems, similar measures can also be taken for Apple systems.

  • The first step is to back up the data and files. If needed, an external hard disc, CD or USB drive can be used for this purpose. If you have a cloud account, it can be an ideal place for backing up as well.

  • Restarting your computer, after saving the work you are doing, will increase the speed considerably.
  • From the drive properties, the disc space utilization pattern can be assessed. You may have to delete unused/unnecessary programs and unnecessary /duplicate files using control panel. A thumb rule would be to keep at least 15% of the disc space for smooth operation of the system. The frequent emptying of the recycle bin is needed.
  • The automatic starting of certain programs needs to be disabled for speed up.
  • The power saver can help to reach the higher performance of the computer.
  • The window context manager needs to be kept clutter free.
  • A reliable anti-virus, anti-malware and spyware programs, shall produce a clean system, void of bugs and snoop.

  •  A disc clean-up is an excellent tool to avoid hidden and temporary files and unnecessary loading of the disc. This should be done for all the discs on the system. 

  • You may add RAM/ new hard disc, if you store a lot in your system and spend a lot of time working on it.
  • In case you have any gadgets/accessories attached to your system, you may want to remove those for better speed.
  • Visual effects consume a lot of space as well as time in processing. Turning off the same would be helpful.

  • You may consider upgrading your hardware for better performance. Also, updating and patch-up of software are frequently required.
No need to let your system waste your time anymore! Just follow the above hacks and get it system running fast on your commands now!


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Five Important Tips to Make Learning Photoshop Much Easier

Five Important tips to make learning Photoshop Much Easier

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Planning on learning Photoshop but doubting yourself? Learning Photoshop is no rocket science.  With a bit of interest and dedication, you can master this simple art. After a little but serious practice, you will be able to use all tricks of the trade including vector graphics, paint brush as well as designing your palettes with a lot of ease. Let's look into a few tools you must focus on!

1) Color Correction, Touch Ups, and Enhancements

How to Create an Amazing Watercolor Artwork in Photoshop

Using these basic tools, you can correct and alter color and retouch blemishes. The removal of unnecessary parts from the picture is easy. Thereby you can enhance the quality of images and make them more presentable. The facility to create the vector graphics is a marvelous technique to give your photo, a life like effect.

2) Move Tool (Keyboard: V)

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This tool allows you to add layers around Photoshop canvas. The move tool simply lets you move objects in a given layer around the Photoshop canvas. To use it, click anywhere on the canvas and drag.

3) Marquee (Keyboard: M)


With the marquee, you can select any part of the canvas in a specific shape. By default, you get a rectangular (or perfect square if you hold down shift while selecting), but you can also select in the shape of an ellipse (or a perfect circle if you hold down shift while selecting).

4) Lasso (Keyboard: L)

The lasso is a free-form selection tool that lets you drag around the canvas and select anything in the lasso'd area covers. With this tool, you also have access to the polygonal lasso, which lets you create a selection by clicking around on the canvas and creating points.

5) Magic Wand (Keyboard: W)

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By Clicking an area with the magic wand, you instruct Photoshop to select the spot you clicked on and anything around it that's similar.

A few other helpful tools are Crop Tool (Keyboard: C), Eyedropper (Keyboard: I), Healing Brush (Keyboard: J), Paintbrush and Pencil (Keyboard: B), Clone Stamp (Keyboard: S) , History Brush (Keyboard: Y) , etc Eraser Tool (Keyboard: E) etc.

Happy Learning!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions You Should Add Right Now!

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Gone are the days when people used Internet Explorer. In today’s world Google Chrome and Mozilla have taken over the regime. While we all love Chrome for its smoothness and efficiency, most of us still do not know that Google Chrome has a lot more features up its sleeves.

Extensions are small programs which enhance the functionality of the chrome browser in any required manner. Be it checking Alexia Rank of a website, downloading videos or blocking ads; there is an extension for anything and everything to make your life much easier!

While there are thousands of such extensions, some are extremely useful to every chrome user out there, regardless of profession, interests or background. 

Every new addition to this list takes these users by surprise.  Let’s discuss a few extensions which you need to add to your browser right now!

1. Google Mail Checker

Google Mail Checker can display the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox.  The same extension will enable you to open your inbox with just one click.

2. Evernote Web Clipper

If you are an ardent Evernote fan, you would be happy to have this extension which let you add those interesting snippets to Evernote quickly. The saved items will be retrievable with a back link to the original page with ease.

3. Dropbox for Gmail

Retrieval and transmitting of links and files is easy with this extension- Dropbox for Gmail, especially if you are using Dropbox as the main storage to save your stuff. It also speeds up the dispatch the shared links.

4. Save as PDF

With this extension, creating a PDF document from a webpage is hassle free. Now you can download any web page that interests you as a PDF file with just one click.

5. AdBlock

Sometimes the pop-ups, advertisements and even embedded videos are way too annoying and seem a serious waste of time. They even have the capability to distract you from serious jobs and ruin your flow and focus. Not anymore! The Goggle extension AdBlock blocks any such unwanted interruptions and helps you live more efficiently.

6. goo.go URL Shortener

This extension can save your precious time and energy. Neither you need to type the entire web address every time, nor is there any need to send long irritating links anymore. This extension creates a shorter version for every link.

 7. Shareaholic 

This is a long sought after facility for linking the social media to your desk top. It converts the current web page you're on into a short URL and allows you to share it on social media sites.

8. Split Screen

Split Screen extension helps you split your browser's view port to suit your specific needs and lets you view more than one window at a time,

9. Boomerang for Gmail

You can now schedule messages to be sent on  a later date with this simple button on your browser. No need to create task lists and drafts anymore. Boomerang will let you schedule mails even if you are offline.  

10. Todoist

Keep forgetting important tasks while browsing web? Wish there was a list which could stay right in front you while you chat with your buddies on Facebook? Todoist lets you make a very simple list of tasks that need to be taken care of, with extreme ease and comes with additional features of alarms, comments, categorization and much more.

We are sure you don’t want to be left behind in this advanced era and want to take full advantage of all the latest technologies around you! Then what are you waiting for? Explore the Chrome extension store and become the tech king of your circle!