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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Use Android Phones: Tips and Tricks

Press Home Button 
Pressing home button for long time will display recently opened programs and Task Manager

Tab on home screen for 2 seconds and "Add to home screen " will be displayed from where  one can add
  •  Widgets(Analog clock, dual clock, home screen tips latitude, news and weather, picture frame , play stores, power control, program monitor , time traffic , yahoo finance and you-tube etc )
  • Shortcuts (various software's will be displayed)
  • Folders (New folders, all contacts, contacts with phone numbers, home screen folder, receive list from bluetooth, recent documents, starred contacts)
  • Wallpapers (Gallery, live wallpapers , wallpaper gallery)
 Settings > Wireless and networks > Tethering and portable hotspot > Mobile AP

To play videos on DLNA enabled TV and other devices
  • Long press press   or folder to multiselect (one can mark multiple photos and video by single press)
  • After selecting in "More"(details, set as, crop,  rotate left, rotate right)  
  • In "Share " Different sharing options will be displayed like  Bluetooth, Gmail etc.are displayed
  • Pinch IN and OUT to zoom photo in and out
Notification bar icons
  • On Home Screen slide  from extreme top to bottom  of screen for Wi-Fi, B/T, GPS and Auto rotate
Adding shortcut to Home screen 
  • Menu > long press on desired icon and shortcut is created 

Remove shortcut from screen 
  • Long press on icon mobile vibrates once, drag icon at extreme bottom where remove is displayed
  • click on Microphone and just speak what you want to search
  • Contacts > left slide on name for SMS
  • Contacts > right slide on name for direct calling
  • Long press on contact and click "Join contact"  to merge to different contacts
  • Tab once in message box > Input method >Swype (just trace path of words to write any word)
  • Long press on keyboard buttons for writting numbers and symbols
  • Click Shift key for capital word
  • SYM for different options 

Computer portable apps

Portable apps are computer program that are fully functional one can carry around  on a portable device such as USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod CDs and DVDs, which enables it to be used on multiple computers or other portable device plugged in.The specialty of these applications is that these are single executable files and does not need any installation on PC. One just needs to copy a single file to desired portable device or on Hard Disk . These programs do not save any program settings and option in Windows Registry. Also these are lighter and  less in size does not need any key for activation etc.
Following are the website which provide free portable apps

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Find drivers for HP, Dell,Sony

Searching and downloading drivers for branded desktop and laptop is the easy task  as compared to finding desktop driver for assembled. In case of laptops  every company have excellent driver support online which provides all drivers for  your laptop at one place categorized accordingly. For finding drivers  just go to respective website go to support and drivers , click on auto detect and follow instructions or you need to know only the model number of your laptop if model does not appear in auto detection .Usually model number is located at the bottom of the laptop or follow the below instructions to know  model number via cmd
  1. Click on start search "cmd" right click on Run as an administrator
  2. Type wmic csproduct get name to get model name and number of your laptop or PC.
Model number using wmic csproduct get name command in cmd

Other one more simple method is 
  1. Click on START and search  System information 
  2. Click on System Information
Model number by System Information

  1. Go too
  2. Search hp, click on support and drivers
  3. Click Support & Drivers
Click on Support & Drivers

     4. Enter a product name/number and hit search or click START NOW for  automatically find  products and solutions
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 5. After searching Manually click on the product name displayed below and Select your operating system, then click 'Next

  1. Go too
  2. Search dell, Under SUPPORT click on Drivers and downloads

Click on "Automatically detect my Service Tag for me" and a window will pop click "Yes,I Agree"

After clicking  Yes  I agree,  all drivers for respective system will be displayed

  1. Go too
  2. Search and click on Sony Vio website and go to Select Model and select the laptop model

 3. Click on Support, Original Drivers and Applications for ....

4. Click on " I have agreed with the Terms & Conditions, and click on blue icon under download to down respective driver

  1. Go too
  2. Search asus click on ASUS download, following page will be displayed with options Model
                            a. Automatic Detection, 
                            b.Select model manually and 
                            c. Search by product Serial Number 
    3. Select Model Automatic detection  and follow instructions or Select Model Manually if model is  
        know and follow onscreen instruction  and Click on Global when drivers are displayed

Friday, 5 October 2012

Store and sync files (online hard drive)

After reading and knowing the cloud services  I was  personally confused which one too follow for
  1. Store (online)
  2. Share and (via mobile etc)
  3. Edit  Files(in web-browser via web application   )
Following are the comparison of trio


Google Drive


Storage Space : 
2 GB, with additional space for referrals and activities

Additional storage:
 Free; Pro packages available in tiers of 50/100 GB for $99/$199 per year

Online document editing: 

Sharing: Yes

 Photo Related: 

Supported OS's : 
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry

Storage Space :
5 GB

Additional storage: 
 Extra storage available in tiers from 25 GB ($30/year) and 100 GB ($60/year) all the way up to 16 TB ($9,600 per year)
Online document editing: 
Yes, with Google Docs

Sharing: Yes

 Photo Related: 
No (photo sharing is through Picasa and Google+)

Supported OS's :
Windows, Mac, Android

Storage Space :
7 GB (25 GB free as a “loyalty reward” for current users)

Additional storage:
 Extra storage available in 20/50/100 GB increments, at $10/$25/$50 per year, respectively

Online document editing: 
Yes, with Office Web Apps

 Sharing : Yes

 Photo Relateds:Yes

Supported OS's :
Windows, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac; Android apps via third parties

  Apart from the above trio other similar webs are 

  2.     ElephantDrive
  3.     Carbonite
  4.     MobileMe
  5.     MozyHome   

7 Best torrent websites

Their are many torrent websites on web however most of the times when a file is downloaded user come to that the file is fake!!! or the file is compressed and for unzipping the rar or zip   need a password which can be obtained from some stupid fake online survey after hours of download. Following are some of the trusted torrent websites when you are likely to get actual video or software with good download speed

Note: While searching for torrents is completely legal, many of the torrent files that you will come across on the Web would be actually under the Copyright Act. Copyright law in the United States of America and other countries (excluding Canada) puts these torrent files and downloading these torrent files at risk for legal action, including lawsuits.
Before using such torrent websites please know your local laws before using torrent websites.
  2. (for 720p or 1020p movies )
  5. www.Torrent

Best free websites for free / paid softwares

Their are many websites that are available on web which offer freewares or paid software demo. However many websites don't have all software, nor they tell what are the alternative to the paid software along with the rating of the software. Here are the list of some good  websites which offer freeware, demo and shareware programs properly categorized along with rating and review