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skypeLogo You know the drill. You finally decide it’s time to clean up the cluttered contact list in Skype. Too late you realize that you’ve deleted some important contacts. Problem is you can’t remember their screen name, nor their email and you’re even unsure as how they spell their name. Sounds familiar ?

By default, Skype will store your chat log (unless you tell it not to). So the first thing you should try, is to look in the log file (You find it under the Recent tab). It’s really easy – unless of course you have deleted all the logs as well!

Then what ?Do you have to yield to defeat ? No, not just yet – There is a way… It’s a tedious task, BUT there’s a way.

 

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You can turn your laptop equipped with Microsoft Windows 8 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

There are three ways to do this on your laptop. One of them requires that you delve into the command prompt, a task many feel unwilling or unprepared to handle. If you are one of these people, there’s still a way to make your laptop a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Windows 7 Hotspot instructions

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Zoolz LogoIn the past few years, the cloud backup services have become very popular. The main reason of their popularity is their versatile use across many platforms, devices and networks as well as the ability to access your cloud data from anywhere in the world. Now Zoolz has come up as a new player in this field and they are offering 100GB of free storage for the first 1 million users who sign up with them. Zoolz is a cloud backup storage service for all your requirements. You can use it to store your pictures, videos, music, documents and everything else that’s filling your computer’s hard disk. Unlike any other cloud service, they offer the full backup of your hard disks, externals drives and network drives.
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ISO disk images are the industry standard when it comes to the optical disk images. Most of the Linux variations line Ubuntu, Mint, Debian etc. are distributed in form of downloadable ISO images. Typically you have to download the ISO files and then use a software like ImgBurn to burn these disk images to a blank CD or DVD. But why waste your blank optical media when you can view and use the ISO images right inside Windows without having to write then on the media. The freeware software DVDFab Virtual Drive lets you load ISO images into Windows and use them like real disk drives. It supports loading of CD/DVD and BlueRay ISO images. Read more…

CollageIt LogoA photo collage is a collection of pictures that you put up together in an artistic style. While its much easier to create a collage with printed pictures and office paste, its not much harder to do with digital pictures. You do not need expensive software like Adobe Photoshop for creating the photo collage; neither do you need to go to college and attend some boring lectures to learn about photo editing skills. All you need is a free software called CollageIt. It can take your pictures and randomly put them together on a page creating the photo collage for you. It also lets you adjust other minor details like page border, spacing between pictures and the layout of the collage. Read more…

StickyPassword Giveaway

We are glad to announce that we are giving away five licenses to the fabulous password management utility StickyPassword Pro which we have reviewed earlier. The Pro license for StickyPassword, which would normally cost you $29.99, is being given away for free by Windows Guides in cooperation with StickyPassword. The licenses are valid only for one computer use. You can read more about this utility in our review of StickyPassword.

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