I liked this: How to Make Faux HDR Photos With Stylized Shadows and Details


The heavy, stylized shadows of HDR Photography are a professional, very dramatic look many photographers use. Here’s how a few moments with Photoshop or freeware Raw Therapee can get you a similar effect with your photos.


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I liked this: How To Find Out Your Computer’s IP Address

I have received two emails in the past week from users who asked me for an easy way of finding their computer’s IP address. Instead of replying to each user individually I made the decision to write it up here on Ghacks so that other users who were wondering about the same thing could benefit from it as well. Continue reading

I liked this: Create Movies From Photos, Videos With ffDiaporama

You can use a program like ffDiaporama to create a single movie file from multiple photos, video files and music. This can be interesting for users who do not want to send individual photos or videos to friends, family or colleagues. Another would be to upload the self-created movie to a video hosting site like YouTube which do not support photos.

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I liked this: How to Automate Disk Cleanup using CCleaner

The Windows operating system should have several different maintenance tasks performed on a regular basis. It is easy to forget to do these things and many users don’t do them at all. This article takes a look at how you can automate one of the most important tasks, cleaning the hard drive. Rather than use the Windows Disk Cleanup utility, we will look at using a free third party utility. This will work in XP, Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

Setting Windows Virtual Memory, why you need to and what about SSDs?


Virtual memory is a throwback to Windows of old, when the physical memory available to a computer was severely limited.  Essentially it uses a chunk of space on your computer’s hard disk as a memory swap file.  Unfortunately, Windows has always been terrible at managing this file allowing to dynamically grow and shrink depending on what the operating system needs at the time. Continue reading

How to Install IIS onto Windows 7


IIS, or Internet Information Server, is a web server application that you use to set up your own web server, and publish your own content. You can use IIS to set your computer up to act as an Internet web server, or it can be used locally to serve an intranet. Continue reading

Convert Videos Into HTML5 Formats



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Convert Videos Into HTML5 Formats, Upload To FTP With Easy HTML5 Video.

In addition to whole lot of new and easy ways to embed web elements, HTML5 brings the convenience of inserting videos directly into websites which comply with latest web standards. The HTML5 video can be easily streamed without requiring extra plug-in for any popular web browser, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. If you are working on HTML5 based websites, you may need a tool to convert videos/animations into HTML5 format without having to follow any complex procedures, so they can be easily embedded into your website.  Continue reading

45+ Handy CSS3 Tools, Tutorials and Resources


CSS or Cascading Style Sheet is a special style sheet language used to create website layouts and styles. It has been extensively used by web developers all around the world and has proved its worth in the field of web development.

Recently CSS3 comes with some magnificent new features that support cross browser usability and help improving the web development. Mastering the skills in CSS3 helps you achieving a constant look for your website and allows you gain more control on its style and layout.

Here is a showcase of 45+ Valuable CSS3 Tool and Resources, as well as CSS3 Tutorials to let you understand the techniques and master the skills. Continue reading