Free or paid online services: which should you choose?

There are a bunch of free services on the internet. There are services like Google Drive (formerly Docs) which is basically a free online word processor, spreadsheet app, and presentation app. There is Flickr which is a free photo sharing service. There’s Tumblr which is used for many types of sharing, but is most similar […]

Meet Uber, your on-demand private driver

Thanks to the Uber app for iOS and Android, gone are the days of standing outside trying to hail a cab or find a car service. I was recently in San Francisco for work and I met a friend for dinner across town. We were about to leave, and I said to her, “I really […]

“List of Things For Sale” is the minimalist approach for selling your stuff

There are numerous ways to sell your miscellaneous junk on the internet nowadays. The most popular methods are arguably eBay and Craigslist. However, some people just want to create their own online store of sorts and list everything they’re selling on one page in a very minimalist way. This is where a brand new service called List […]

How to Restore Aero Effects if the Windows Desktop Window Manager Crashes

“Aero” is the graphical user interface that Microsoft introduced with Windows Vista and Windows 7. It includes many productivity features for managing your windowed desktop environment, but one of the most noticeable features is the glass-like transparency effect that is typically present on the borders of windows. At times, the Desktop Window Manager (DWM) service […]