Apr 16, 2011

How To Convert Text Into Audio Using Notepad

This is simple notepad trick that convert any text to audio with just a click.
1) Open Notepad , and copy/paste following code
Dim msg, sapi
msg=InputBox("Enter your text for conversion–www.hackspc.com.com","PC Hacks Text-To-Audio Converter")
Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.Speak msg

2) Save as your_file_name.vbs

3)Now open the saved file and key in the text you want to convert and click OK.

Apr 13, 2011

Docks for Windows – A taskbar feature similar to Mac OS X

It’s a simple but a nicely designed feature of a graphical interface used in Mac OS X, but inside Windows. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a preview;

So, to put it simply, Dock is an interactive taskbar, which allows you to put icons, shortcuts and files. They provide a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. People like using it because of its futuristic design style and also because you can put in it the programs you use on daily bases. Apple first applied this on for Mac in 1999, and people liked it, so all OS-es now use a similar thing
By googling you can find many Dock version, but these are the most popular Docks;
RocketDock – In-line, simple, nice design -> personal favourite :)
ObjectDock – Also In-line, but not as many options as RocketDock
Pie Dock – a dock in a circle, personally prefer in-line, but you know what they say; There’s no disputing about taste

Orbit Dock
If you’re using Rocket Dock, you’ll find out that it has many interesting and fun features, such as a gigantic library of icons for every program possible, so whatever design of the RocketDock you choose(and it has many), you’ll always find the appropriate icon-design. To add a shortcut to it, just drag and drop it, easy and simple. And also if you’re running a program, you can minimize it not just to your regular Windows taskbar, but also to your Dock. The best thing is, if you watch a movie, and you minimize it while it’s still playing, you can continue watching it minimized in the dock.

How To Recover Deleted Files

For example, I delete movie file on Local Disk (E:) , how to recover movie file?. It is simple

1. Run Uneraser , then select wizard , as shown below

2. When the wizard appears select “Do a lost files scan”, then click Next , as shown below

3. Select partition , where is deleted data, then click Next

4. Uneraser find my deleted movie

5. Now, just save your recover file, as shown below

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Vista Start Menu for XP

If you’ve ever used Windows Vista, you’ve probably noticed that there is a great start menu, especially the search engine, which very quickly finds all the files on your computer because it uses the indexing technique.

If you have Windows XP and you also want to use a search engine from Windows Vista, it is possible. Just download Vista Start Menu for XP from this link. Vista Start Menu looks like this:

Customize Images With SageThumbs

With SageThumbs you can easily customize every image on your computer. Just right click on image and you will find many options for image customization. For example you can change the image size, convert the image , send image by email and many more with a simple right click on the image .
Download SageThumbs on this link, it is totally free;


Change Your Keyboard Keys With SharpKeys

SharpKeys is simple and small (size:355 KB) software built as a registry hack, which can easily change your keyboard keys. For example, if you accidentally hit Caps Lock often, you could use this utility to map Caps Lock to a Shift key or even turn it off completely. With SharpKeys you can make many interesting things like harmless pranks on your friend’s computer. Just install SharpKeys and change numbers or letters on friends PC and and watch your friend freak out:).
Download SharpKey from this link (it´s free) and install it.
Open SharpKey and click Add. After this will open window, with two side, from key to key. There are list of key that you can change, but you can type your own key, click type key.

Press button on your keyboard and change it.

Restart your computer and change will take effect.

Best Free Screen Session Recorder

You probably sometimes spend hours explaining to someone, over the internet how to do something. Instead of typing at people, you can create screen recordings for them and shown them what you´re talking about.. Especially if you have your own site and write tutorials, then it´s very useful to create video tutorials. For that you need a screen recorder.I´ve tested a few free screen recorder and make a list of the best.
1. CamStudio
Cam Studio is easy to use, small size , pretty good screen quality and can record your screen session to .avi files or to .swf . For sure, the best free screen recorder, at least by my opinion.
Website: http://camstudio.org/
Download page: http://www.camstudio.org/CamStudio20.exe
File size: 1.33MB
Supported: Windows 98 – XP
create free screen recording
Here is a video recorded with CamStudio, check it out:
2. Wink
Wink offer a lot of options ( add image , audio,textbox…it´s something like windows movie maker that can record screen), but has few limitation; you can record the screen only to .swf, also is complicated to use
create free screen recording
Website: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
Download page: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/download.php
File size: 3.1 MB
Supported: Windows 98 – Vista
create free screen recording
3. Jing
Jing is simple application that can capture video and image. Unfortunately, record only to swf. files.
Website: http://www.jingproject.com
Download page: http://download.techsmith.com/jing/windows/jing_setup.exe
File size: 4.86 MB
Supported: Windows XP – Vista and Mac OS X
create free screen recording
create free screen recording