Another year has passed and everyone is celebrating 2012. We wish all our readers a very happy and prosperous new year. Here we are recalling our most popular tricks posted in year 2011. Hope you will enjoy reading these in case you have missed them. We thank all our readers for being with us.

1# Run Google Chrome OS on Windows Using A USB Pendrive

Have you tried Chrome OS? If not, here it is described how to run Google Chrome OS from a USB flash drive or on a virtual machine. Even you can install the OS in a separate partition with your current OS (Windows, Linux, Mac). But, since it is still under development there may be some issue with the release.

2# Amazing Fact : Gmail Usernames Ignore Dots

Gmail doesn't recognize dots (.) as characters within a username. Google Ignores "." in Google Account Username At A Time Of Login and Also At Time Of Creating New Account. This way, you can add and remove dots to your username and change your email id. May be some of you do not believe, but this is a very interesting Fact. Read full story here...

3# Show Tabs in Right Side Vertical Bar In Google Chrome

Many people often open 10-12 tabs in their browser and get messed up. Browser tabs at the top may not stand very helpful for this situation. Or may be you have a wider screen so want to enable tabs in right side vertically. This feature is already built in Google Chrome browser but is hidden because it is still under experiments. To enable this feature just follow these two steps...

4# Enable "Group Policy Editor" in Windows Home/Starter Editions

Group Policy Editor is by default only enabled for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise editions. But if you have other editions viz. Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter editions, you have to make a little effort to use this wondrous application. Here's how to do it.

5# Create PDF Documents Using Microsoft Word

Creating a PDF document with Microsoft Office 2010 is so easy. No additional plugin is required. Prior to this we have to either use third-party softwares or extra plug-ins. The post I am sharing here is not a trick but may be useful for you if you want to create PDF files for secure and unaltered distribution...

6# Interesting Maths Behind IMEI Numbers

IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a unique number associated with every mobile phone as its identity. There is an interesting maths theory behind each IMEI number. Its last digit is computed according to Luhn Algorithm. Before 2003 this check digit was always set to 0. After revision of GSMA guidelines it has changed.

7# Good-n-Bad Specs of the Cheapest Indian Tablet "Aakash"

Finally India has launched its own so claimed cheapest computer tablet in the world. It will come to the market in December with expected consumer end price of ₹1400-1700. Laced with many advance features such as touch-screen, Wi-Fi and HDMI, the tablet runs on Android 2.2 operating system.

8# Override Your Windows Experience Index Rating

I was not happy with the low score of Windows Experience Index of my old notebook. So I decided to set the index rating manually of my choice. You can also use the method described here to manually set your PC's Windows Experience Index rating without upgrading any hardware. All you have to do is edit a single file with desired rating.

9# Increase Internet Speed By 20%, Bandwidth Being Reserved For Windows [Rumour]

I have seen a number of technical articles and newsgroup stating that Windows always reserves 20 percent of the available internet bandwidth for their own purposes and QoS. They also describe techniques to get that back and improve internet connection speed. But, according to Microsoft, these claims are absolutely incorrect. Here's the full story...

10# Quickly Lock Your Computer With Shortcut Key

You shouldn't forget to lock your PC, even when leaving for a short while. 'Log Off' and 'Lock' are different things. This article describes how to quickly lock your computer running windows OS. Also few other useful Windows logo shortcut keys that you can use and save time...