March 25, 2012

Run Selective Startup using System Configuration | Windows 7

System Configuration is an advanced tool that can help identify problems that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. If you identify a program that is causing problems, you can check for updates or uninstall the program.
Using the Selective Startup option, you can turn services and startup programs on or off individually to see if the problem occurs the next time you restart your computer. If you select a check box, the service or startup program will run when you restart Windows. If the check box is cleared, the service or startup program will not run when you restart the computer.
Follow this procedure to use the process of elimination to identify the problem.
  1. Open System Configuration by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking System Configuration. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    You can also open system configuration by just typing in "system configuration" in the start menu.
  2. Click the General tab, click Selective startup, and then clear the Load system services and the Load startup items check boxes.
  3. Select the Load system services check box, click OK, and then click Restart.
  4. If the problem occurs after restarting, do one or both (if necessary) of the following tasks:

    Identify the system service that is causing the problem

    1. Click the Services tab, click Disable all, select the check box for the first service that is listed, and then restart the computer. If the problem does not occur, then you can eliminate the first service as the cause of the problem.
    2. With the first service selected, select the second service check box, and then restart the computer.
    3. Repeat this process until you reproduce the problem. If you cannot reproduce the problem, then you can eliminate system services as the cause of the problem. Perform the following task:

    Identify the startup item that is causing the problem

    1. Click the General tab, and then select the Load startup items check box.
    2. Click the Startup tab, click Disable all, select the check box for the first startup item that is listed, and then restart the computer. If the problem does not occur, then you can eliminate the first startup item as the cause of the problem.
    3. With the first startup item selected, select the second startup item check box, and then restart the computer. Repeat this process until you reproduce the problem.
System Configuration is intended to find and isolate problems, but it is not meant as a startup management program. To permanently remove or turn off programs or services that run at startup, see Uninstall or change a program.
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March 11, 2012

HOW TO Download apps from ovi store into your PC directly

Good tip that could benefit Symbian and Maemo/MeeGo users in taking full advantage of the Ovi store…most likely the non-WiFi smartphones. The tip is all about getting direct downloads of Ovi Store content to your PC/Mac or other computers without having to connect through 3G or WiFi with your phone. To know how watch the video.
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Fluent – Making the future of email

screenshotWorkflow your way to zero

Fluent's inbox is a workflow-oriented stream. See email threads & replies at a glance, preview attachments, and make the decision to reply, archive or add to your to-do list with one click.

Multiple accounts

No one should have to manage umpteen browser windows to check their email accounts, so Fluent allows you to track all your accounts in one view and instantly lets you know when new mail arrives.

Blazing fast search

Search is vital for managing your email, so we've focused on making Fluent's search fast and powerful. Search-as-you-type, 1-click filtering and visual attachment browsing help you find exactly what you want.

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Microsoft Research Cliplets (32 bit/64 bit)

imageWhat Are Cliplets?

A still photograph is a limited format for capturing a moment in time. Video is the traditional method for recording durations of time, but the subjective "moment" that one desires to capture is often lost in the chaos of shaky camerawork, irrelevant background clutter, and noise that dominates most casually recorded video clips.

Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that uses semi-automated methods to give users the power to create "Cliplets" -- a type of imagery that sits between stills and video from handheld videos. The app provides a creative lens one can use to focus on important aspects of a moment by mixing static and dynamic elements from a video clip.


Microsoft Research Cliplets is provided free of charge and without official support. However, if you have questions or issues, you may find help at the Cliplets Forum, which is monitored by the developers and provides community-based support. You may also want to view our Tutorials.



Cliplets works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.


Download for 32-bit Windows

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Tomahawk - The Social Music Player





    Multi-Source Content Resolution

    Stop chasing your music across different machines, services and websites. It's time to take the work out of "play". If the song you want to listen to is in your local library, it just plays. If the song is on a remote machine, it just plays. If the song is on the web, or available from your subscription service, it just plays. By abstracting a piece of content's metadata from its file location, users can easily share playlists, listening history and more. It's sort of like Wonka Vision, Tomahawk will reassemble it on the other side. OK, maybe that's not a good analogy... but it's just as delicious.

    Automatic Playlists & Custom Radio Stations

    Yeah, it's like a "genius" playlist... only smarter. We thank our friends at the The Echo Nest for the "smarter" part. You want an upbeat station that only plays obscure songs from artists similar to your favorites? Or, maybe you want the most popular songs that fit the description "moody"? Perhaps you have just heard about a new genre called "foamcore" and want to see what the fuss is all about? Whatever you are seeking, we've got the knobs and dials to find it for you.

    Friendly & Accessible

    Connect to your friends via Jabber, Google Chat and Twitter. See what they are listening to directly in Tomahawk (yeah, it scrobbles too)... or better yet, listen along! Just login with your Jabber account from all of your machines and get remote access to stream your entire library from wherever you are. Why wait for days while your library uploads a "locker" that may not even exist tomorrow? Whenever you add new content to one of your libraries, it is instantly available to all the others. What can be easier than that?!

    Playlist Importer

    By embracing the wonderful XSPF standard (pronounced "spiff") for playlists, metadata from playlists from all over the web - and other media players - can easily be imported into Tomahawk. Any content that you have available in Tomahawk will be used as the source for the songs, any songs it can't match will be displayed but just skipped. As you add more sources, content and resolvers - those playlists will continue to "fill out" over time.

    What? Your current media player or music subscription service doesn't let you import and export your playlists as .xspfs? Tell them you want it. Not only is it good for you, it is good for data portability in general.

    Small, Fast and Focused

    Think of it as "antiTunes". It's a music player that is optimized for one thing... to play music. It doesn't play video or sync your calendar and address book or help batch-rename your MP3 collection. There are better tools for that. Tomahawk is focused on being the best solution for enjoying, sharing and discovering music.

    Cross Platform

    A Mac connected to Windows machine connected to a Linux machine? Sure... no problem. Tomahawk is built using Qt & C++, so whatever your platform of choice, we've got the goods. Betas are now available for OS X, Windows & Linux... so, what are you waiting for, a written invitation? Oh, you are? OK, here you go: Please join us in the downloading of Tomahawk and join us in the fun! Good times await.

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    Extensible & Open Source


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