20110430

Top 10 Free Android Applications Must Install on New Android Smartphone


As soon as you get a new Android device you wish to try each and every application that’s available. Choosing the best ones can be really difficult from tons of application floating around but we have listed down the top 10 free android application that one must install on any brand new Android smartphone.

Barcode Scanner










Surprised why is this application at priority one. I don’t know what other thinks but according to me it’s the most important application for an Android device. Using it you can scan the QR code of any application on Appbrain or on any other website and get the download link instantly. Also you can share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks via QR Code.

Lookout Mobile Security

Security is the one of the prime concern, be it  anything and lookout is the best in its class. It has got a Antivirus & Security feature to protect your phone from any viruses, a Find My Phone module to track down your lost or stolen phone and finally  Backup and Restore module to take backup of all your valuable data on your Android device so you don’t have panic lines on your forehead even if your device is wiped out by chance.

Advanced Task Killer
Android OS has multitasking support and thus you can run parallel application back to back. Some times this boon rather changes into curse when you have many parallel task running side by side munching on your RAM. The above mentioned tool kills your running application with a single click. You can either kill all the application by a single click or select them prior of dumping.


ASTRO File Manager

Although Android comes preloaded with a default file manager but believe me that is not enough. Now when you have ASTRO installed on your device you will have features like File Manager, Backup, Image and text viewers, Networking, SMB, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip Tar, downloader, thumbnails, search files, application manager and task manager  in a single application.

Opera Mobile


Opera Mobile web browser is one of the best web browser for Android and will make your browsing easy, interactive and fun. One of the best feature of Opera is its  Turbo mode that  help us to save on data costs.



Pulse News Reader



Pulse is the best and at the same time beautiful news reader for Android device. Pulse takes your favorite news websites and blogs and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. If you like a story you can even Share it with your friends  via Facebook, Twitter and Email with just a click.

Google Goggles


Probably this is one of the only Google application that does not come preinstalled on an Android. Using Google you can search almost any thing on internet by just clicking the picture of the stuff. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. the latest version also solves Sudoku with in no time.

arcMedia Player
No doubt the default video player of Android is a decent application but it has very less file type support. Using arcMedia player you can easily play avi, divx, mkv, mov, mp4, rmvb, wmv, vob, xvid video  easily.

eBuddy Mobile Messenger



We love to chat with our family and frends any where and every where and eBuddy takes full care of it. Using it you can always stay connected with all your friends and family on MSN (Windows Live Messenger or WLM), Facebook, Yahoo!, MySpace, Gtalk (Orkut), ICQ, AIM (AOL) and Hyves.



Zedge Ringtones & Wallpapers


Zedge is home of millions of free, unique and rare ringtones, notification sounds & wallpapers shared by 19 million Zedgers. Using it you can fancy your mobile with a new ringtone or wallpaper every day.



Well this list is not the end but its just the beginning to the extremely wonderful world of Android applications. If you want more you can visit AppBrain instantly and start downloading what suits you the best. 


20110429

Trick To Make Free Call to Any Number In World with movibox


Well this is not any hack of mobile services but instead a legitimate way of making a free call to any number in world.This can be a real helpful if you do not have any account balance in your mobile and you need to make a urgent call.This is the right time movibox can help you out.
So  what you will get with this service.
You will get free calling time of 5 minutes and you can call with it  anywhere in world to any mobile number.To make a call click on Direct call Button after you register a account with them.
Can you Make unlimited calls?
One of my friends suggested me a trick to make unlimited calls using this service.
What’s the Trick?
Well the trick is quite simple one..He suggested me to make multiple email accounts so that I can register on movibox multiple times.This trick worked for me around 5 to 6 times and I think they have figured out this method and Now my account gets automatically blocked when I create a new account.
BTW, I was not creating multiple email accounts instead I was using my gmail trick of multiple account.It worked like charm for 5-6 times and I guess they have figured this out.
What are the Mistakes That I could have made?
Well If you want to try the above trick..Please donot make following mistakes
  1. Donot make multiple movibox accounts quikly because then you can be easily figured out!
  2. Clear your cache and cookies before registering new Account.
  3. Donot use same mobile number everytime..use fake one at the time of registertion and change it later after succesful login into your account.
  4. Disconnect and reconnect your internet before registering new account as it will change your Ip address if you have dyanmic Ip address.
Do comment and tell me whether this trick is working or not for you people..In the meantime I will try to figure another way out.
Note:-If after you enter your details and click on register button and it takes too long to load then just go to homepage again and click on  Register for free..You will automatically get confermation code at your earlier entered email address
Note:-The purpose of this article is to make companies and developers aware about these type of loopholes.This is purely for educational purpose.

Trick To Use Multiple Email ID’s From Single Gmail Account


You may call this as a hack or a trick or a bug in gmail.If you have a gmail ID then you can create and use multiple email ID’s with the single gmail ID .So, there is no need to create different email accounts for registering multiple times on a single website.Suppose ,I want to create two accounts on abc.com then I have to use different email id’s for each account but with this method I will be able to register on any site multiple times with single email account.I have tested this trick on gmail account but have not tried it on Yahoo orHotmail.So the Requirement for this trick to work is
  • You should have a gmail account
Here is the step by step tutorial on Trick To Use Multiple Email ID’s From Single Gmail Account
The basic idea behind this trick is that websites treat email Id with .(dots) or +(Plus) to different whereas gmail considers them same.
If I have an email id abctips@gmail.com then all the messages delivered to the email addresses such as abc.tips@gmail.com or abc+tips@gmail.com will be delivered to inbox of abctips@gmail.com whereas the websites treat these email id’s as a different email id’s.So by varying the postion of .(dots) or +(plus) sign you can create multiple accounts on any website.
So, there is no need to manage multiple email accounts for multiple  website accounts .

20110428

How to Add/Install/Apply/Get GNU's General Public License to Your Programs/Software/Work

If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively state the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the “copyright” line and a
 pointer to where the full notice is found.

"Name of Program/Software/Work"
"Description of Program"
Copyright (C) "year" "name of author"
This program is free software:
 you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or
 FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more
 details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see
 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
If the program does terminal interaction, make it
 output a short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:

"Program Name" Copyright (C) "Year" "Name of Author"
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain
 conditions; type `show c' for details.

The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
 parts of the General Public License. Of course, your program's commands might be different; for a GUI interface, you would use an “about box”.
You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or school, if any, to sign a “copyright disclaimer” for the program, if necessary. For more information on this, and how to apply and follow the GNU GPL, see
 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
The GNU General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General Public License instead of this License. But first, please read
 http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html.

this information can be found at
 GPL Site




NOTE:- Through GNU's General Public License you can freely distribute your Work/Program/Software without having to think about, Claim on the project of other people, i.e., through GNU's GPL you has right to claim over your software/Work.

The Ubuntu 11.04 Release by Today

Canonical today announced the release of Ubuntu a fast-growing open-source operating system on April 28, 2011 for public download.  Ubuntu 11.04 stands out from its competitors as a genuine free alternative to Windows, allowing users to personalise their PC with free and paid apps in a way that’s proven hugely popular in the smartphone and tablet market.

“This release breaks new ground for Ubuntu by offering users a PC experience that is stylish and efficient” said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical.  “With this release Ubuntu will recruit an entirely new wave of users to free software. Ubuntu 11.04 is a high watermark for what has been achieved with open-source technologies for the everyday computer user.”

Select an image
Desktop CD

The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of CD is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 256MiB of RAM to install from this CD.

There are four images available, each for a different type of computer:

For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.

Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the Intel x86 images instead.


Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the Intel x86 images instead. This image is adjusted to work properly on Mac systems.

For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks as well as IBM OpenPower machines.

Warning: This image is oversized (which is a bug) and will not fit onto a standard 700MiB CD. However, you may still test it using a DVD, a USB drive, or a virtual machine.

A full list of available files can be found below.

If you need help burning these images to disk, see the CD Burning Guide.
Icon  Name                              Last modified      Size  Description
[DIR] Parent Directory - [   ] MD5SUMS 27-Apr-2011 17:09 237 [   ] MD5SUMS-metalink 27-Apr-2011 17:10 257 [   ] MD5SUMS-metalink.gpg 27-Apr-2011 17:10 198 [   ] MD5SUMS.gpg 27-Apr-2011 17:09 198 [   ] SHA1SUMS 27-Apr-2011 17:10 269 [   ] SHA1SUMS.gpg 27-Apr-2011 17:10 198 [   ] SHA256SUMS 27-Apr-2011 17:10 365 [   ] SHA256SUMS.gpg 27-Apr-2011 17:10 198 [   ] natty-desktop-amd64+mac.iso 27-Apr-2011 17:06 694M Desktop CD for 64-bit Mac (AMD64) computers (standard download) [   ] natty-desktop-amd64+mac.iso.zsync 27-Apr-2011 17:09 1.4M Desktop CD for 64-bit Mac (AMD64) computers (zsync metafile) [   ] natty-desktop-amd64+mac.list 27-Apr-2011 17:06 4.1K Desktop CD for 64-bit Mac (AMD64) computers (file listing) [TXT] natty-desktop-amd64+mac.manifest 25-Apr-2011 23:10 40K Desktop CD for 64-bit Mac (AMD64) computers (contents of live filesystem) [   ] natty-desktop-amd64+mac.metalink 27-Apr-2011 17:10 1.0K [   ] natty-desktop-amd64.iso 27-Apr-2011 17:05 698M Desktop CD for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (standard download) [   ] natty-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync 27-Apr-2011 17:09 1.4M Desktop CD for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (zsync metafile) [   ] natty-desktop-amd64.list 27-Apr-2011 17:05 4.0K Desktop CD for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (file listing) [TXT] natty-desktop-amd64.manifest 25-Apr-2011 23:10 40K Desktop CD for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (contents of live filesystem) [   ] natty-desktop-amd64.metalink 27-Apr-2011 17:10 1.0K [   ] natty-desktop-i386.iso 27-Apr-2011 17:07 685M Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (standard download) [   ] natty-desktop-i386.iso.zsync 27-Apr-2011 17:09 1.3M Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (zsync metafile) [   ] natty-desktop-i386.list 27-Apr-2011 17:07 3.7K Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (file listing) [TXT] natty-desktop-i386.manifest 25-Apr-2011 23:10 41K Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (contents of live filesystem) [   ] natty-desktop-i386.metalink 27-Apr-2011 17:10 1.0K [   ] natty-desktop-powerpc.OVERSIZED 27-Apr-2011 17:09 0 [   ] natty-desktop-powerpc.iso 27-Apr-2011 17:08 707M Desktop CD for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (standard download) [   ] natty-desktop-powerpc.iso.zsync 27-Apr-2011 17:09 1.4M Desktop CD for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (zsync metafile) [   ] natty-desktop-powerpc.list 27-Apr-2011 17:08 1.3K Desktop CD for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (file listing) [TXT] natty-desktop-powerpc.manifest 25-Apr-2011 23:13 38K Desktop CD for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (contents of live filesystem) [   ] natty-desktop-powerpc.metalink 27-Apr-2011 17:10 1.0K

20110427

How to Delete or protect Important Data From Lost (Stolen) Laptop | Notebook

If you loose your laptop then the first thing that comes in your mind is the amount of money lost you. Later you will realize that the amount of data you lost was priceless and was as precious as your lost money. It becomes impossible to retrieve of all of your data, but then the problem become worse if any confidential data from your laptop gets into wrong hands.

LaptopLock protects the data and aids in the recovery process of a computer if it's stolen. The LaptopLock can:
Delete files (secure data wiping now available)
Encrypt files
Show a message to the user
Execute a program
Play a sound
Visible or hidden from user

How do I setup The LaptopLock?Sign up for a free account to register the computer(s). Install the LaptopLock agent for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Complete the setup wizard.
How does The LaptopLock work?

If the computer is stolen, login into your account, mark the computer status as stolen. As soon as that machine connects to the Internet, the actions you set during setup will execute. The LaptopLock will also try to find out as much as possible about the connection to help in recovery of the machine.

"THE LAPTOPLOCK DOES NOT MONITOR OR RECORD USER ACTIONS. THE LAPTOPLOCK DOES NOT ALLOW ANYONE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OR DATA. THE LAPTOPLOCK CAN ONLY EXECUTE ACTIONS THE USER HAS PRE-PROGRAMMED IT WITH."

What if there is no internet connection?

If after a while LaptopLock has been unable to connect to the Internet, it could ask the user to verify their identity by asking for a password. This option is set during installation and depends on how visible LaptopLock's presence should be.

Whenever you feel unsatisfied with the working of this tool you can remove your system’s ID from your account and then uninstall it from your system. The best feature about this tool is that besides giving all these important facilities or services it is a freeware.

This freeware is compatible with all the versions of Windows as it has been checked on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit edition.

Download Laptoplock

How to know Who Used my PC in my Absence


Just go to Start > run >eventvwr.msc

Events are stored in three log files: Application, Security, and System. These logs can be reviewed and archived.

For our purposes we want the System log. Click on "System" in the left-hand column for a list of events.

Look for a date and time when you weren't home and your computer should have been off.
Double click on the e.g.: info and it will show you the detail.

You can also use this log to see how long someone was on the computer. Just look at the time the computer was turned on and off for that day.

How to Find & Delete Suspicious Dangerous Threats Files and viruses On Computer

Find & Delete Suspicious Dangerous Threats Files and viruses On Computer

This tool will scan quickly though your system and then it will create a list in which all the files which are marked as suspicious will be listed. Now, you can take care of them and fix them. Whenever you will launch this tool, you will see an UAC window and after allowing it you will have to accept the agreement whenever you launch this tool. This tool will not get installed even this tool is portable and that is the best part of this tool. You just carry it in your USB and then you can scan any system with the help of it. Now, after selecting the agreement, It will ask you to select the among the two options, the application of this window as been shown below. During scanning the file please make sure that your system is connected to the internet as initially it will check for the updates and then it will start the system scanning.

The size of this tool is around 6 Mb. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows as it has been checked with Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate edition.

Download Norton Power Eraser.

How to Search & Delete Duplicate Files on your computer

Search & Delete Duplicate Files on your computer

If your PC is loaded with number of files and you have a habit of saving files at different locations every time, then there may be chances that your PC gets flooded with number of duplicate files. These duplicate files may be same or modified from previous, and they just unnecessary occupies space of your hard disk. It is manually very difficult to search for duplicity for every file.

So you can use a tool named Duplicate Commander. This application is indeed very powerful and will allow you to find and manage duplicate files on your PC. It automatically detects duplicate files and shows you respective details of all those files. It is also very fast and easy to use.

It will show you the duplicate files paths, size and date modified. So after seeing all the parameters you can delete any one of them and hence remove duplicity from your computer. So tool will help you to remove some of unnecessary occupied space. Just put tick mark before all those files which you want to delete and then click on delete button given on task-bar.

You can even skip deleting files for time being and save a copy of this search at any desired location for the future references so that you won't need to search again in same location.

The size of Duplicate Commander is 656 Kb. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.

Download Application

20110426

How To Force Set Always Idle / Away Status On Gtalk / Gmail Chat


Gtalk is most used chat client and by default it doesn’t provide any option to set status as “Idle” or “Away” or simply show Orange Light infront of your Name to your Chat List friends. So, here is a trick to do that forcibly.
To set Idle or Away Status on Gtalk or Gmail Chat, you will have to use Pidgin (Download here) which is another Multiple account Chat client available for Windows and Linux. It provides an option to set your chat status as “Away” which reflects orange bulb to your friends without actually you are idle.

Yes, Invisible is another option but it will be shown as Offline to all Friends in Chat list. You can use Gmail Invisible Detector trick to find who is hiding from you setting status as Invisible.
This helps in several ways, there are some people on Chat whom you cannot avoid even if you want to, no matter you set Red bulb or Busy status. Being Away is a best option as no one can blame you that you didn’t respond to them. 

Web Hosting sites with Net Banking, Debit Card Payment Support in India


Having your own website gives your company or yourself global presence and recognition. To make a website, Web Host and Domain are the main constituents which have to be purchased online. People often face problem while making online transaction.
PayPal is most preferred way of payment on most of the popular web hosting services. In India, however, PayPal is nearly dead as you cannot spend PayPal funds anymore for online shopping and payments. Though Credit card payments are also supported but the problem still persists as not everyone has Credit Card.
People here are more used to Net banking for online payments which they use for booking rail tickets and making bill payments. So, Here I list some Reliable Web Hosts and Domain registrars which supports Net Banking transfer and Debit Card payments of all nationalized banks in India.
Even the newbies who are not aware of PayPal like stuffs can start their own blog or make website online using NEFT / Online Banking Payment option.

BigRock.in

BigRock is one of the most popular web hosting service which have a dedicated site for India. They have web hosting plans (Windows and Linux) starting from as low as Rs. 59. Along with a good web host, BigRock is a domain registrar allowing to purchase domain names.
If you don’t have much experience, take benefit of Website Design service offered by BigRock. This includes: Do it Yourself package where you can choose from readymade templates. You may opt forBuild-It-For-Me package where Experts build websites for you.
Visit BigRock.In

ZNetIndia

ZNet India is another popular web host trusted by by giants on web. Along with Shared hosting service, they also offer VPS (Virtual Private Server) and Dedicated servers.
Plan Pricing starts from rs. 149 and offer 24×365 Live Chat support online.
Visit ZNet India

HostDime.In

HostDime offers almost all services related to Web Hosting. Starting from Shared Hosting (Linux and Windows), VPS, Dedicated Server setup, and Service addons like Remote Backup Services and Site Builder. Their Plans start from Rs. 49 / month which is roughly Rs. 600 per year.
Visit HostDime

SpeedHost

SpeedHost is there since 2007 based in New Delhi offering Web Hosting and Domain Registration service. They provide only Linux Server Hosting and even I believe that Linux servers are more stable and where you can explore more open source apps.
Visit SpeedHost
All of the above Web Hosts (may not be completely based in India) supports Visa, MasterCard Debit cards and Online Transaction via Net Banking from all major Banks in India.
There are many other Web Hosting services around the web but I beleive I have listed the best and reliable out of them offering good customer service and better uptime.