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Hangout with Google+ Hangout.

Google + Hangout

Connect with up to nine people at once from your computer or the Google+ mobile app (Android, iPhone). You can doodle with your kids when you’re away from home, play poker with your buddies or share the latest news and see everyone’s reactions.

Google + Hangout


"Hangouts" are places used to facilitate group video chat (with a maximum of 10 people participating in a single Hangout at any point in time). Only Google+ users can join the "Hangout" if they happen to possess the unique URL of the Hangout. On August 18, 2011 Google added a new addition to "Hangouts" - clicking on the Share button under any YouTube video reveals an icon that suggests watching the video with friends in a Google+ hangout. Google decided to limits Hangouts On Air features in few countries. Users cannot start a Hangout On Air from China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Mobile Hangouts currently supports Android 2.3+ devices with front-facing cameras are available since September 20, 2011. As of July 10, 2012 Google+ users on iOS are able to use Hangouts on iPhone and iPad.

Hangouts On-Air gives users the ability to create instant webcasts over Google+. The broadcasts can also be recorded for later retrieval. This feature, announced on September 20, 2011, is currently limited to some videocast personalities, but the announcement indicates that it will be opened up. The first publicly broadcasted Hangout was with The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am on the night of September 21, 2011. The feature became available at a large scale on May 7, 2012. Currently, the feature isn't available to users under age 18.


You can also Broadcast your live Hangout On Air on Google+, your YouTube channel and website, and share the public recording once you're done. You can stream a conference keynote, host a worldwide concert or moderate a panel discussion with international experts.


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Install Whats App on Laptop/Desktop

Install Whats App on PC: 


Whats App is an application which provides you the facility to send free SMS to your friends and phone contacts. 
Someone asked me about How to download and install Whats App on your computer or laptop for free?
Here is the way to do it. 

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1. The first thing which you need to do is download and install Bluestack Application from www.bluestacks.com.

2. We proceed  To install  BlueStacks. Welcome screen will appear then we press the button that appears on the low right part called Continue.

3. then will appear an install button. We click it.

After these 3 steps BlueStack will execute and we will proceed to install WhatsApp


1. On the right top corner there will be a search icon. Click on that and type Whats App and hit search. Later it will ask you to download and install and that way you need to install Whats App on Blue Stack.

2. Now go to My Apps, you will find Whats App there... now we will configure it. 


Follow these steps to configure WhatsApp for PC


1. In YOUR COUNTRY you must select your country.

2. Then in YOUR COUNTRY CODE AND PHONE NUMBER check that the code of your country is the right one and in the following field write your telephone number.

3. Now click on the button OK and a window will appear where it says that the number will be verified sending an SMS to the mobile number that you wrote.

4. In a few minutes you will receive a 3 digits number that you will have to write in the check case..
5. After your number there been checked will request your user's name.

You already have whatsApp! In your computer. You already can add contacts eliminate or modify like you want.

Install Whats App On PC/Computer/Laptop/Desktop with Bluestack
Install Whats App On PC/Computer/Laptop/Desktop with Bluestack

Windows 8 Released



After so much wait finally Microsoft released Windows 8. Microsoft is offering Windows 8 upgrades priced at just $39.99USD/£24.99/1999.00 INR for anyone using an existing product. The offer will be open until January 31 and after that the OS will cost a higher price.









Windows 8 is released in 3 Versions:

# For Intel based PCs: Windows 8 and Windows 8 PRO
# For ARM based tablets: Windows 8 RT

More about Windows 8:

Cool Home Screen:

Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the first thing you'll see. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, website, playlist, or whatever else is important to you. Tiles light up with the latest info, so you're instantly up to date. In one glance, you'll see that photo you were just tagged in, tomorrow’s weather and messages from your friends.


Customization:

In Windows, even the little things are all about you. Like the screen that appears when your PC is locked—it can be any picture you choose. And you'll see quick notifications on your lock screen before you sign in to your PC or open a single app.
With picture password, you can sign in by tracing a pattern on a picture of your choice instead of typing a password. Zigzag over your dog’s face? Three taps on your child’s nose? The choice is yours.
Cool Apps :
Built-in apps like People, IE10, Mail, Photos, and Messaging power you through all your essential tasks and work together for a single, streamlined experience. And there’s a world of new apps to discover in the Windows Store.

Something you need to add or you will miss:
In Windows 8 not all your current Apps are supported and you also need to add more apps to use your hardware like:
Install an app to play DVDs > you may need to install an app to play DVDs in Windows 8.
Sidebar gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 > you won’t be able to use the sidebar gadgets that are installed on your PC in Windows 8.
 Internet TV for Windows Media Center > Not compatible.

Upgrade to Windows 8 :

Before upgrading to Windows 8, Microsoft recommends that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.
# You can run Upgrade Assistant without purchasing or installing Windows 8.
# To check if your peripheral devices like printers or monitors will work with Windows 8, be sure they're plugged in and connected to your PC before you run Upgrade Assistant.
# Use following link to download Windows 8 Upgrade assistant: 


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NOKIA Providing your phone "a wireless charging pillow"



Nokia recently announced its latest smartphone  Lumia 920, which has wireless charging feature.
As the name implies, wireless charging is a cordless battery refill. No more cables need to be connected from the power source to the smartphone.
To recharge the battery, Lumia 920 users simply put the smartphone on a bearing charger . And the charger is of course still connected by cable to power source.
Nokia has collaborated with Fatboy to provide pads dock.

As the new Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 support Qi wireless charging, Nokia brings three new wireless charing accessories, the Fatboy Wireless Charging Pillow (DT-901), Wireless Charging Plate (DT-910) and the Wireless Charging Stand (DT-900). All of them support Qi wireless charging technology, meaning you can simply place your Lumia phone on them to start recharging.





Qi Technology :

The name "Qi" comes from the "qi" concept of energy flow from Chinese medicine, and is pronounced "chee." Qi works by generating an electromagnetic field between a charger and a device through magnetic induction. Qi chargers have a built-in transmitting coil that communicates with Qi devices using a specific electromagnetic frequency, so any Qi device will work with any Qi charger.



Under the Qi specification, "low power" for wireless transfer means a draw of 0 to 5 W. Systems that fall within the scope of this standard are those that use inductive coupling between two planar coils to transfer power from the power transmitter to the power receiver. The distance between the two coils is typically 5 mm. Regulation of the output voltage is provided by a digital control loop where the power receiver communicates with the power transmitter and requests more or less power. Communication is unidirectional from the power receiver to the power transmitter via backscatter modulation. In backscatter modulation, the power-receiver coil is loaded, changing the current draw at the power transmitter. These current changes are monitored and demodulated into the information required for the two devices to work together.

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Out Now : Nero 12 and Nero 12 Platinum!

Out Now : Nero 12 and Nero 12 Platinum!
Out Now : Nero 12 and Nero 12 Platinum!

Released on : 02-October-2012



Nero 12 has following features : 

1. Rip DVDs, Blu-ray Discs™1 and AVHCD™ videos containing your personal content, as well as videos from online sources
2. Import video from AVCHD™ camcorders, DSLR cameras, smartphones or other capture devices
3. Convert video for optimal playback on an XBOX 360™, PS3™/PS® Vita, iPad®, iPhone®, Android tablet or smartphone, Kindle Fire™, and many other devices
4. Edit videos and apply new slow and fast motion effects, video stabilization effects1 and incredible vintage film effects and retro film themes
5. Create professional-looking Blu-ray Discs and DVD-Video discs, complete with menus, chapters and customizable themes
6. Manage videos, photos and music in one centralized media library
7. Stream movies, photos and music from the media library to streaming-enabled HDTVs, game consoles and mobile devices
8. Play videos from Blu-ray Discs1, DVDs and virtually any video file format on a PC or laptop
9. Nero 12 is ready for Windows 8, as well as legacy versions of the OS going back to Windows XP.


Nero 12 Platinum has all of the above, plus:

1. Play all your Blu-ray Discs™
2. Rip Blu-ray Disc™ to virtually any video file format*
3. Stabilize shaky videos from Smartphone and handheld cameras
4. Hundreds more video effects and retro movie theme templates

Download the trial version :

How a malicious help file can install a spyware keylogger

According to a research done by SOPHOS malware analysis team. hackers are using windows help file (.HLP) to infect victims computer.
Malware authors can create BODYTRAPPED .HLP files that will infect your computer with a keylogger.
The below screeenshot presents an example how a cyber criminal can use Social Engineering to trick unsuspecting users into infecting their computers.

Administrator.hlp file
Administrator.hlp file

If the victim will open this file he will receive this error message:

Error after opening HLP file
Error after opening HLP file

"Help could not read the current Help file.
Make sure there are no errors on the disk, or if the file is on a network drive, that the server is active. (163)"

However in the background a file called Windows Security Center will be dropped on to computer which in turn creates a file called RECYLER.DLL.

Files Associated with this threat.
Files Associated with this threat.
 Recycler.dll file is a keylogger which stores your keystroke in following file:
\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\UserData.dat

The Malware attempts to send this data to images.zyns.com.

So Stay safe- Do not click on HLP files without verifying the source of the file.

Source: News.sofia.com

Read about How to find hidden files on your computer without changing the folder properties here

How to find hidden files on your computer without changing the folder properties

This is very basic but very effective method to check any hidden files on your computer. Sometime due to some viruses our files properties gets changed to hidden and due to these viruses you will not be able to go to "Folder Options" and change the properties to show you hidden files, so what will you do in that case?

You have two following diffrent options in that case: 

1. Use Unhide.exe - 

If you will run this tool it will change the attributes of all the hidden files to show. and you will be able to get your files back.
You can download Unhide.exe From here: www.bleepingcomputer.com

unhide.exe
Unhide.exe

2. Use Google Chrome -

You can use Google Chrome to check all the hidden files on your machine.Just simply open Google Chrome, and type: the location of the folder which you want to check in address bar
e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\imansuree\Desktop\ it will change it to "File:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/imansuree/Desktop/". And you will be able to see all the files here. you can click on any file and that files will be copied to your Downloads folder.


use google chrome to search hidden files on your computer.
How to use google chrome to search hidden files on your computer.
Learn How To: Customize Windows 7 Boot Screen with Windows 7 Boot Updater http://www.technodew.com/2012/09/customize-windows-7-boot-screen_3.html
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How To: Customize Windows 7 Boot Screen with Windows 7 Boot Updater

Hi Guys, Today i am going to share about how to customize windows 7's boot screen with  Windows 7 Boot Updater. With Boot Screen Updater you can customize the resume screen in windows and you can customize the background images, fonts and color using this tool.

This is very good tool for windows customization, it is simple to use but use it at your own risk because it edits five windows files those are very important for loading and resuming windows.
Windows 7 Boot Updater
Windows 7 Boot Updater
So if you change the boot screen with this tool and you want to revert it back then you can go to backup option of this tool and can restore it back to original settings.


Features:

  1. Modifies the boot animation, colors, text, and background
  2. Modifies the resume from hibernation screen as well
  3. Will create the animation from 105 BMP, PNG, GIF, or TIFF images or use a single (non-animated) image
  4. Does not require any other applications.
  5. Designed to be idiot-proof by having numerous checks
  6. Automatically backs-up the modified files
  7. Does not require test-signing or no-integrity-checks to be enabled
  8. Works for all versions of Windows 7: any language, any edition, 32-bit or 64-bit, RTM or SP1
  9. Available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Hebrew, and Vietnamese.
  10. Works even if your setup has the hidden "System Reserved" partition
  11. Can be run as a GUI, command-line program, or installer/uninstaller.
Download This Software ---> Here

Optimize Virtual Memory of your computer


What is Virtual Memory?

Virtual memory combines your computer’s RAM with temporary space on your hard disk. When RAM runs low, virtual memory moves data from RAM to a space called a paging file. Moving data to and from the paging file frees up RAM to complete its work.
The more RAM your computer has, the faster your programs will generally run. If a lack of RAM is slowing your computer, you might be tempted to increase virtual memory to compensate. However, your computer can read data from RAM much more quickly than from a hard disk, so adding RAM is a better solution.
If your computer lacks the random access memory (RAM) needed to run a program or operation, Windows uses virtual memory to compensate.

Virtual memory and error messages


If you receive error messages that warn of low virtual memory, you need to either add more RAM or increase the size of your paging file so that you can run the programs on your computer. Windows usually manages the size automatically, but you can manually change the size of virtual memory if the default size is not enough for your needs.

Change the size of virtual memory


If you receive warnings that your virtual memory is low, you'll need to increase the minimum size of your paging file. Windows sets the initial minimum size of the paging file at the amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer plus 300 megabytes (MB), and the maximum size at 3 times the amount of RAM installed on your computer. If you see warnings at these recommended levels, then increase the minimum and maximum sizes.

To optimize the virtul memory follow these steps:

1. Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.

2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.   If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.

5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

6. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

7. Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

8. Increases in size usually don't require a restart, but if you decrease the size, you'll need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. We recommend that you don't disable or delete the paging file.
For More info Check the below image:
Optimize Virtual Memory of your computer
Optimize Virtual Memory of your computer

How to create System Recovery Disk from a USB Key

How to create System Recovery Device from a USB Key
In our daily life sometime situation occurs when we decide to just wipe everything from our computer and do a clean installation and just start it over.


Using the computer makes your computer slow if you don't optimize your computer frequently. We use web browsers to browse websites and we use several programes for our office or home uses, they all store some temp data and this data keeps growing with time and makes your computer slow. So to overcome this problem you need to optimize your computer. I will write a post describing about how to optimize the computer.


Sometime you keep getting a blue screen whenever you turn on your computer and it does not allow you to do anything on your computer, so on these cases you want to do a clean installation or recover the computer from a restore point or do a factory restore by recovery partition or recovery disk.


A reader asked me about how to create a recovery media from a USB drive. So here is a solution. Dell provides a option to create your own recovery key. All the computer that comes with Dell Datasafe or Alienware Respawn have a feature/ability to make their own recovery media. You will get an option to create a recovery disk on both DVD or USB key. The USB or DVD will format your hard drive, creare appropriate partition, and restore the computer to its out of the box factory state.

The following video will help you in understanding the process better.


Releasing Windows 8 - August 1, 2012

Windows 8 Release
Windows 8
August 1, 2012 - Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 8 project. Windows 8 team started releasing windows 8 to OEM and manufacturing partners. Windows 8 will be available as installed operating system in laptops and computers on October 26, 2012.

Windows 8 general release will be available from October 26, 2012.

Check Microsoft blog for more information: Click Here

Useful Outlook Switches you need to know..


Over a long period of time in history we always had weird problems with outlook. Here i am just going to provide you some useful Outlook Switches that will help you fix almost all problems with Outlook.





You should remember basic troubleshooting steps

Does this problems global ? if effecting others users ? or single user

run the switches listed below
Can you open problems users outlook profile from another pc to eliminate the PC specific issues
Can you produce same problems via OWA instead of Outlook?
Antivirus software, firewall issues on the local PC ?
Third party adds on on the problem PC ?
Did you create additional profile on the problem PC and see if issue existed ?
Did you run outlook switches , the most common ones…….


Command




Outlook /CleanFreeeBusy

Outlook /ResetFolders

Outlook /CleanViews

outlook //CleanReminders

/CleanFreeBusyCleans and regenerates free/busy information.
this one clean all kinds of weird calendaring issue
/CleanViewsRestores default views.
/CleanRemindersCleans and regenerates reminders.
/ResetFoldersRestores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/CleanProfileRemoves invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.
/CleanFindersSets Outlook 2003 Search Folders back to the default state (deletes custom Search Folders)
/CleanpstLaunches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)
/CleanSchedPlusStarts Outlook and deletes server-based rules. Used only with Exchange server accounts.
/FirstRunStarts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.
/ImportPrf prffilenameLaunches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
/ResetFolderNamesLaunches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
/ResetFoldersRestores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/ResetOutlookBarRebuilds the Outlook Bar
/ResetWunderBarRebuilds the new Outlook Control Bar in Outlook 2003.
/RpcdiagOpens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog
/SniffStarts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.

Try Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool to fix common configurations errors that may cause problems in Outlook.