As the days go by, the technology is becoming unbeatable. One of the proofs is the default feature of Windows “Windows Fax and Scan”. It is able to turn your computer into a fax machine and it’s big money and time saver. If you’re going to setup the fax with your computer, it should be properly equipped.
If you’re ready to send and receive faxes at your home, it is required to outfit the computer with a fax modem. The fax modem is not at all an expensive hardware that lets you communicate with a fax machine over a standard phone line. You can get it from any of your local or favourite hardware retailers as internal or external. If you’ve the internal fax modem, it will be directly plugged into your computer’s motherboard similar to the way a video or a sound card is plugged in. If you wish to go with the external fax modems, you can use with the serial or the USB ports of the computer.
If you're at work, another option is to see if your employer has a fax server—a dedicated computer equipped with multiple fax modems. Sending a fax using a fax server doesn't require you to add any special hardware to your PC. You just set up a connection with the fax server and go.
Now, let’s discuss about setting your computer up as a fax machine.
First, check if you’ve properly installed the fax modem and that is plugged into a standard analog phone line.
1.    First, click on the start button, select “All Programs” and then select “Windows Fax and Scan”. You can also get this option by just typing FAX in the search box.

Watch this video to learn how to set up a fax server (0:50)

If you’ve any issues with hardware and sound, webs, networks, program compatibility and the printers, you need not to worry as you have a default troubleshooter feature in control panel. This feature is able to fix the issues automatically. Follow the following procedure.
Follow this procedure to use the troubleshooter.
The main thing you’ve note about this is that the troubleshooters can’t fix every issues. However, it is a very useful tool to save your time and effort in resolving the problems.
1.    Click on the start button to select control panel.
2.    Now, it is required to select system and security and then select Find and fix problems.
3.    Now, you can view the following options in the troubleshooting window.
4.    Therefore, you can select the option you wish to troubleshoot.

Windows Experience Index, the word that can never be ignored in Windows 7. Sometimes, fortunately or unfortunately, it will stop working. The WEI will not be displayed or it will not be up to date. If you wish to troubleshoot it and don’t know how to, go through this article. It is one of the simplest steps.
Now, follow the following steps to troubleshoot the Windows Experience Index if it is not listed in the Performance and Tools Windows  or if it is not up to date.
•    First, it is required to connect the computer to the AC adapter.
•    Now, click on the start button to select control panel.
•    After that, it is required to select system and security in the control panel.
•    Now, under system, it is required to check the Windows Experience Index.
•    If you want to make this simple, just type Windows Experience Index in the search box and then select it.

As most of the video sites use flash and the software that generates thumbnails can’t handle flash, Google’s instant previews for video sites were not useful earlier. That is one of the reasons for Google to replace the standard screenshots with short clips from the videos. By default, the sound will be muted and you can change this settings if you want. However, you can have this feature with Google Video next to some search results.

Bing has been working hard over the past few months to keep its customers updated in real time with the information from their friends. As a part of the work, Bing is pleased to introduce two new ways to experience Twitter and Facebook on Bing.
Bing News adds real-time Twitter updates:
Bing Social has been introduced a while ago to experience the tweet stream to uncover the latest updates on the web. As an improvement, Bing has taken this further by integrating some of this real time social data into Bing news. Now, you can find the real time feed with the latest updates from Twitter highlighting hot news topics alongside the latest headlines on Bing news. Therefore, you can search for a news item and immediately see what are the tweets on the topic.

As we’ve seen with the tragedy in Japan or political turmoil in the Middle East, real people are relaying timely and compelling items not captured by traditional outlets. Bing news now lets you compare and assess authoritative news analysis alongside real-time citizen journalists so you can decide which content sources you want to use.

Sometimes if you try opening the pictures using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer feature in Windows XP, you might have noticed that the images will not be opened fully. However, if you open the same images in any other applications like MS Paint or photoshop, you will be still able to view them. Moreover, some of the files will not be displayed in Windows Explorer. This issue occurs if the Shimgvw.dll file is no longer registered.

Important warning
If you modify the registry incorrectly, some serious problems might occur and these issues will require reinstalling the operating system. Therefore, ensure that you follow the steps carefully. At the same time, if you want to take a backup of the registry, you can take if before modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs or whenever you want. If you don’t know to backup the registry, we have given an article in our site to backup and restore the Windows Registry and its components. Search for the article and backup the Registry Files safely.

If you’re a student and scared of chemistry, you should go with Chemical Equation Expert. It is as its name chemical equation expert and makes you get you through hard chemical equation easily. Chemical Equation Expert uses the Stoico-metric coefficients, reaction consumption to calculate the amounts/masses of compounds.

Moreover, this ideal chemical calculator will be very useful for the chemistry professional and the students. Though it does heavy calculations, it is enhanced with a user friendly interface which is easy to learn and comfortable to operate as this is a better chemical equation balancing program.

If you’re a film maker, this should definitely a good news for you. Bing has teamed up with Xtranormal to bring movie making people with a proven talent. If you’re lucky and the fortune favors you, you can win over $10,000 in prizes as an Xtranormal character for life. The team invites you to visit here and create a two minutes or under video that highlights the theme across three genres: Romance, Action and Horror.

Judges including Fisher Stevens, iJustine and Jason C. Henry, SVP/TV Development with Ryan Seacrest Productions will select the winners for each category, with a grand prize presented at Bing’s party at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th.  When asked about her role as judge, iJustine had this to say: “I’m really excited to be involved in this project because, honestly, I’d rather do the judging than be the judged! Xtranormal and Bing have teamed up on something really fun here and I can’t wait to see the creativity and shear ridiculousness that the entrants come up with. Bring on the videos!”

The new experimental new tab page about:flags page has been added with a new option by Chromium. This tab is a work in process and used to optimize for the touchscreens. However, the feature includes the web apps you’ve previously installed to be organized in multiple home screens.

"The idea with this touch NTP is to focus (for now) on apps, and make it easy
to arrange them into pages. You can swipe/drag to switch pages, and press
and hold to lift an app and rearrange it," explains Google.

If you’re looking for a software that is able to copy the files and the folders from one location to another on the same drive, another drive or across the network, Second Copy will be the perfect choice for you. This is a handy programs and lets you copy the files and folders easily to your desired location. Moreover, you will be able to set the “Profiles” that describes the source location, destination location and the frequency at which you wish to copy the files and the folders. This program is able to monitor the source files for the changes or the additions and then automatically copy the new or changed files to their designated destination.

Using the DiskSavvy, you can easily analyze disks, network shares and NAS storage devices. It is a powerful tool that brings you fast and easy to use disk space analyzing experience. If you’re a user, you will be able to analyze one or more directories, discs or network shares, detect directories and files holding significant amounts of the disk space, display pie charts, export disk space usage reports and perform multiple file management operations such as file copy, move and delete. Moreover, the Power Computer users are provided with an advanced product version called DiskSavvy Pro that is capable of processing larger amount of files significantly. Besides, it allows you to analyze specific file types and additional report formats for enabling execution of the user-defined disk space analysis commands using the direct desktop shortcuts. At last, DiskSavvy Ultimate. It has been especially designed for IT and storage administrators as it allows one to submit disk space analysis reports from multiple servers or desktop computers to a centralized SQL database.

If you’re using the computer regularly, you might have noticed the “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) error message. Most of the times, the issue occurs due to a device driver that is not present, a binary file that is corrupted, a file I/O problems or a device driver that referenced an entry point in another binary file that can’t be loaded.
If you wish to resolve this error, it is required to remove the device from the device manager and then it is required to re-install or upgrade the same. If the issue persists even after re-installing and upgrading the device driver in the Device Manager, the issue may be associated with the optical drive of the computer. In this scenario, it is required to edit the operating system registry files to resolve this issue. This issue may occur due to installation of certain CD/DVD burning applications.
This is another feature of Gmail as with the ability to call phones built right into Gmail, it is not required to get out of your phone and retype a number anytime someone sends you one in an e-mail or chat message. From today, you can see that the phone numbers appear as links as shown below.

If you wish to configure Internet Explorer 9, you can find a lot of Group Policies. However, it is one of the scariest works. You can set the Group Policies either on the machine or on the user scope. The policy path will be located under the administrative templates in the Group Policy editor. The spreadsheet is able to list the policy settings for the computers and the user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Internet Explorer 9.  Internet Explorer 5, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are covered under this spreadsheet. You can use these files to expose policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects (GPOs) using the Group Policy Object Editor. It is well known as GPEDIT.
Microsoft has release the latest version of the world’s most used web browser Internet Explorer 9. You can join and wish them the best. Till now over 40 million people have downloaded the Beta version of the Internet Explorer 9 browser. Moreover, more than 250 top sites and over 1000 other partners around the globe have the taken the advantages of IE 9 capabilities to deliver the differentiated experiences to their customers. If you use Internet Explorer 9, you can feel that it is the best browser for Windows. It is all around fast and integrated with Windows 7 to let you access the websites easily. In order to bring the best browsing experience, Bing and MSN have teamed up. If you download IE9, you can set Bing as default search engine and MSN as your primary homepage with a single click. What does this mean for you? Bing and MSN get even better with IE9.

Now, the new navigation bar of Google started to link to the profile pages. All you’ve to do is to click on your name at the top of a Google page. Then, you can quickly access your profile. Even if you don’t have a profile, you will get a link from Google to a page that lets you create a new account.
Moreover, Google Profiles have come out with a new tab for Picasa. This is one of a few changes. Unfortunately, it will not be enabled by default and it will not be available if you don’t link your Google Profile with Picasa Web.

If you’re maintaining a database of e-mail IDs, address books and mailing lists, you know how difficult it is to maintain and verify them if they’re valid. To come out of this trouble, you can go with the Advanced Maillist Verify tool as it is taking care of your all afore said data. The dedicated tool has all the capabilities to prove itself that it is a true e-mail ID verifier. You can use this tool to integrate into existing systems using the open COM/ActiveX and CGI/ISAPI interfaces. The main advantage of this tool goes to the administrators, webmasters, programmers and the users those have their own mailing lists that are required to be updated regularly.

If you’re looking for a software that creates hierarchical trees to store documents, notes and images, your choice should be Maple Professional. It is an ultimate software that fulfills your thirst of tree storing. Still, it is easier and useful hierarchical navigation system. Moreover, it is able to control your web pages and provide an intuitive way of showing structured information about all of your data by creating unlimited nodes and sub-nodes to assign any document to each node. Using this tool, you can have the features to backup system for creating tree backup copies and protect your vital files with the use of encryption. It has come out with a built-in calculator, provides integration with Microsoft Word Spell Checker, Grammar Checker and thesaurus.