Imran Hussain Archive

Use OS X like stack in Windows 7!

Don’t you just love the stacks feature in Apple’s OS X Dock? It would have been great if Microsoft could implement such a feature in the awesome new Windows 7 superbar, but sadly, that’s something we can only dream of, since it’ll be called a rip off. But if you really really want a stack in your superbar like the one in the image below, …

Free Windows 7 Themes

In Windows 7, we finally see the return of themes. Windows XP and Vista had a themes feature as well, but that didn’t really offer much customization for the end user as in previous Windows versions or Windows 7 now. I’ve complied 22 themes for Windows 7 users, to start with their testing of the beta releasing tomorrow. I’ve used some of the wallpapers I …

Steve Ballmer’s CES Keynote

Just in case you missed it, here’s the full video of Steve Ballmer’s keynote. The video is quiet lengthy so I suggest you get your popcorn ready before you sit down for it. It’s interesting how he starts with, “So, this is CES!”. He even tells of how he keeps ignoring Facebook friend requests from Jerry Yang! The keynote isn’t just funny but interesting as …

Over 100 Free Literary Masterpieces by Zinio

While I’m not really a fan of reading novels or books, I must say reading them on my  notebook has given me second thoughts about it ( although it still can never persuade me to read Harry Potter! ). Zinio has provided over 100 all time classics Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Beowulf and the likes. And best of all, they are available to …

How the new Unibody Apple Macbooks are manufactured

While the world may be going through the worst recession in decades, you can still enjoy luxury and premium style thanks to Apple. Apple’s unibody manufacturing process is amazing, and makes you hate your non-Apple notebook as it doesn’t seem to get that much care during manufacturing. Apple has posted this video of the new 13″ Macbook being manufactured with some interesting comments by Jony …

New Color Calibration Settings in Windows 7

Windows 7 has introduced many new features that let the average joe customize the way he works more easily and efficiently. One of these new, but very less written about, features is the Display Color Calibration wizard. If you’ve used Windows Media Center before, you’ll be pleased to find it making its way to the Windows Control Panel. It’s very similar to the color calibration …

Windows 7 Beta has been leaked

As expected, Windows 7 Beta 1 has been leaked online as soon as it was given to TAP Partners, OEMs and the private testers. The leaked build is marked 7000.0.081212-1400 and is the Ultimate version again. For those of you who can’t wait to legally get it, here’s little hint for you: 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso . As reported, there aren’t any noticeable changes in the Beta from …

Why Firefox 3.0.5 does not have the EULA anymore.

Just noticed Firefox updated to 3.0.5 on my Windows Vista installation. It consists of mainly stability improvements and security issues fixed. After the update installed, I saw an infobar appear right under the tabs which told me to check out my rights. Unluckily, I couldn’t capture that, and have been unable to make it reappear, but it’s interesting none the less, to read what the …

Hotmail listened, but when did they not?

I’ve read a lot across various blogs about how people don’t like the new Hotmail. What’s not to like in it? It’s fast, clean and has features. Oh, and yes, it’s a work in progress. Just because it didn’t carry the beta tag since it was started ( Hint: Gmail beta ), doesn’t mean that issues wont occur and that it wont need feedback to …

Windows 7 handles application hang ups without crashing them

If you find any application hanging up in Windows 7, you’ll get options like these. Windows 7 will really try to restore the program to a working condition without losing your data using the ‘Try to restore the program by canceling the non-responsive command’. Vista used to show an option to restart the hung application in place of this option. And before you think that …