All posts by Taylor Ling

UI/UX Enthusiast. Professional Android Designer. Author of AndroidUIUX.com. Gadget Lovers. Punctilious about usability and UX.

Enhance your night computing with F.lux – say Bye-Bye to tired eyes!

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I believe most if not all of the computer users will use their computer (Facebook-ing, Messaging etc.) during the night time, and possibly until the very late night. And during the usage, you might not feel tired (Of course, who want to stop when you going to kill the boss in Mafia War?), but your eyes tell you that they are tired. Why? Most likely it is due to the inappropriate display temperature of your LCD/monitor, which makes your eyes feel tired after an hour or so of computer usage. This is because at daytime, the screen brightness/colour temperature has no problem for your eyes due to the adequate of lights, but when turned to nighttime, sunset happened, the same screen doesn’t work too well for your eyes anymore because you are now rely on the indoor light sources (Halogen, Fluorescent etc.), and the same screen tends to be too bright for you, thus stresses you eyes. Not only that, several studies shows that when an inappropriate display colour temperature exposed to a person’s eyes, he/she tend to have bad sleeping quality. 

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Aero Glass multimedia player – Foobar2000 Aero Glass mod and Splayer

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Ever since Windows Vista came out, Aero Glass has been one of my favorite features in the operating system. With the advent of Windows 7 which also included the Aero Glass, I has been looking out for multimedia player that fully utilize Aero Glass. (Personally I would like software developer fully utilize Aero Glass) Not to mention the nice looking eye candy, but it does make me feel that the software is an integrated part of the Windows, which is why I always prefer software that using Aero Glass.

Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Beta Build is available for public download, finally!

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At last, after a few days from PDC 2009, Microsoft has released their Microsoft Office 2010 beta as promised for public download. If you can’t wait to try the latest Microsoft Office, just go ahead and download and see for yourself. (Registration required) Below is the link:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/download-office-professional-plus/default.aspx

So before downloading the software suite, let’s have a look which software is included in this beta bits:

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So more or less everything needed by either a businessman or a student are there. I am pretty excited to try them out since I am one of their Technical Preview participant, and it’s a good thing that this can be downloaded by everyone (like Windows 7 Beta and RC). I don’t know but I had respect more to Microsoft now as they started to listen to users, instead of doing what they like. Good job Microsoft! (and the little Mr. Gates)

Canon Image Runner (IR) 3100C EUR Windows 7 64 Bit driver

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This post just meant to share a very rare driver for Canon Image Runner IR3100C EUR Photocopier/All-in-One printer. Even the official Canon website for the printer doesn’t have the driver, thus it is a bit lucky for me to find this rare driver. It installed flawlessly in Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium, with nice feature in the installer which allow you to install a network printer driver (most of the time such big printer will be networked).

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In case you can’t get the file in mediafire which I uploaded,  you can always get the file from where I found the driver which can be accessed here. All thanks to driverscollection.com, which is probably the first hardware drivers website which doesn’t require to pay and zero-ads.

It probably installable for other model, as long as it require PCL5e/5c Printer Driver, so if you have an old Canon Image Runner which you can’t find driver for Windows 7, especially 64 bit one, try the one I shared. Hope it can help you.

How to check an email address whether it is a valid one?

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Do you sometimes wanted to check whether a particular email address is a valid one, but doesn’t want to send a mail to the address just for verification purpose? Or you want to check anonymously whether a long-lost friend’s email has been inactivated or closed?

Here’s how: