Remember screen brightness settings in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Screen brightness is an attribute that is reset automatically upon rebooting your machine on Ubuntu and all its fellow distributions. Lucky you if you find the settings okay, but on notebooks and similar machines, you might want to lower the brightness, you it doesn't suck your batteries dry. To do that, open the following file ... Read more

Change to classic skin when unplugging notebook from power source in Windows

Windows 7 comes with the Aero skin by default which might look nice but consumes a great deal of resources - and with them, power. I have experienced a loss of up to two hours of battery life on my notebook when turning Aero on which one can get back by switching to the classic ... Read more

Undelete Deleted Files with Recuva on Windows 7

Apart from CCleaner, Piriform has released some other useful pieces of software. Among them is Recuva, a tool to save and undelete removed data. Files you delete are not physically removed from your hard drive until they are overwritten by new data, which makes it possible to retrieve them as long as nothing new is ... Read more