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Jan
27
2011

Enable desktop notifications in Chrome for Gmail, Chat & Calendar

Enable Chat & Mail Notifications for Gmail Gmail desktop notifications let you know when you have a new email or Chat message. When you enable these notifications, you’ll see a pop-up when new messages arrive so that even if you’re not looking at your Gmail, you’ll still know when someone wants to talk to you. For now, these notifications are available only if you use Google Chrome as your browser. Chat notifications are enabled by [...]

Jan
18
2011

Are you a Facebook user? Know and update your privacy settings

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Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers’ names and other personal details, despite promises they don’t share such information without consent. Goto: Account ->Privacy Settings  http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy The first section is Connecting on Facebook. There you can control basic information your friends will use to find you on Facebook. Click on View Settings. Your name, profile picture, gender and networks are visible [...]

Jan
9
2011

Install VLC Media player on iPad/iPhone from Cydia

At last, Apple has removed VLC media player from its application store. Thus the incompatibility between the GNU General Public License and the App Store terms of use is resolved – the hard way. Default video player in iPhone, iPad and iPod can play only mp4 format but the VLC for iOS devices allows us to play most of the video formats. But it has been removed from the App Store after Apple received the [...]

Jan
9
2011

Crack Mac app store & get paid apps for free

Steps Install the latest Snow Leopard update (10.6.6) and get Mac Appstore application Run MacStore App from the doc and sign in to your account Download and install Twitter, it’s free (link). Now Go to Applications folder and locate Twitter. Right click and select Show Package Contents, navigate to Contents folder and copy _CodeSignature, _MASReceipt and CodeResources Download the paid apps dmg file and install the application Then Right click on the application file, Show [...]

Dec
25
2010

Broadcast your PowerPoint presentation over the Internet

You can broadcast your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation over the Internet to anyone, anywhere, over the Web. You send a link to your audience, and then everyone you invited watches a synchronized view of your slide show in their browser. The Broadcast Slide Show feature requires a network service to host the slide show. You can use PowerPoint Broadcast Service which is provided by Microsoft(and it is free ) or a broadcast service provided by [...]

Dec
15
2010

Grant access to your Gmail account

You can delegate access to your Gmail to another person so they can read, send, and delete messages on your behalf. For example, you can grant your friend or parents to access your gmail account, so they can read and send mails on your behalf. You won’t be able to give anyone permission to change your account password or settings, or chat on your behalf.  Here’s how: Click the Settings link, and select the Accounts [...]

Nov
23
2010

Synchronize contacts between Nokia, Sony, BlackBerry and other phones

Today I was searching for a new phone for my friend. We discussed about his requirement and one of his main requirement was contacts backup. He said he is using Sony Ericsson and it’s contact backup format is not supported in other phones. So he needs some method to synchronize data with other models. Many of us have faced the same situation or you will face this when we change our phone or want to [...]

Nov
8
2010

How to Tune up Your Windows : Part 1 – Tune Windows Startup in 5min

When you install a software, it may set startup services(service which starts when you start your operating system) or the application itself starts during system startup. All these startup services and startup programs decrease the system performance. Some programs/service like antivirus, firewall etc. are essential but other services/programs like messengers, tray icons etc. can be disabled. The system startup time can be increased by disabling the unwanted services and startup programs. Many software are available [...]

Oct
30
2010

Easily backup your files with MS SyncToy

Why you need a tool to backup your files? We can copy files by copying and pasting, but how difficult it is when you have to synchronize many folders/files. For example:- I have to backup my photos. softwares and documents from my laptop to my external hard disk regularly. I download updated softwares from many sources, photos from my camera and also many files and documents from mobile and mails to my laptop’s backup and [...]

Jun
24
2009

Power of Gmail – Part 1

Which is your primary email account? gmail or yahoo or hotmail or rediffmail? Ok, leave it. Most of my friends are using yahoo and they hate gmail. I asked why, gmail got lots of features and why you hate it? It got free pop3, imap, labs etc. My friend replied “WTF dude, what is pop3 imap and all those stuffs? Why should we care about it? You know, the basic feature – folder wise arrangement [...]

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