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Backup & Import Your Wireless Network Settings in Windows 7

One of the biggest annoyances when setting up wireless networks is remembering the security key and typing it correctly so that you can connect all laptops and netbooks to it. Windows 7 makes it easy to export your wireless settings from one machine to another.
The backup of the wireless networks settings can be easily done from Windows 7, and the settings can be saved to a USB stick, and then the settings can be imported on laptops & netbooks running 
Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

How to Save Your Wireless Network Settings First, open the Network and Sharing Center. You can do this by clicking on the wireless network symbol from the taskbar and clicking on ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’. An alternative would be to go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center. 

On the left side of the Network and Sharing Center window, click on the ‘Manage wireless networks’ link. 

In the Manage Wireless Networks window you will see a list with all wire…

Free MagicBerry IPD Reader Lets You Extract and Edit BlackBerry Backup Files

There have been a few BlackBerry backup file (IPD files) editors over the years but MagicBerry is one of my favorites. I cannot believe I have not mentioned it earlier since it has been around for awhile now. It is more of an advanced tool but practically anybody can use it.

In a nutshell MagicBerry is the blackberry IPD reader that can read and extract the following database from the mobile IPD backup file: SMS Messages, Phone Call Logs, Address Book, Service Book, Tasks, memos, Calendar and export them. It also lets you split BlackBerry backup files along with editing service books.

If any of those things sounds like something you have needed to do I highly recommend downloading the free MagicBerry IPD reader at this link.

Windows 7 Simple Tips to Speed Up Your PC

Below is a step-by-step guide to different tips or tools that can be useful to know for your Windows 7 PC. Some may be new you to and others may be old news. Each tip and tool will help keep your computer clean and safe.

Table of Contents

1. How to Uninstall a Program
2. How to run Checkdisk (chkdsk)
3. Windows Memory Diagnostic
4. Change your User Account Icon
5. How to Defrag your Hard Drive
6. How to Post a Screenshot
7. How to Force close a Program
8. How to Update your Java
9. How to Setup a Backup
10. How to Restore Files from a Backup
11. How to create a System Repair Disk
12. Keyboard Shortcuts
13. How to pin something to the taskbar
14. How to run Disk Cleanup
15. How to Fix Windows Files (sfc /scannow)

1. How to Uninstall a Program
1. Go to the Start Menu then click on Control Panel, found on the right hand menu.
2. A popup window should appear, click on Uninstall a Program. – Be sure that your View By: is set to Category.
3. Wait about 5 to 10 seconds for the list to load…

Beware of missed call to check SIM cloning

If you get a missed call from a number starting with +92, #90 or #09, do not call back on that number, as there are possibilities that your SIM card will get cloned. The telecom operators have started alerting their subscribers about such dubious calls, especially about the numbers starting with above mentioned prefixes.

According to reports, over one lakh subscribers have been victims of what is being dubbed as “telecom terror attack”. Times of India in its report say Intelligence agencies have confirmed the presence of a racket and that the menace is growing rapidly. "We are sure there must be some more similar combinations that the miscreants are using to clone the handsets and all the information stored in them," an intelligence officer told TOI. Intelligence agencies have issued special alerts for users in UP West division.

State-run telecom operator, BSNL, has already started issuing alerts to all its broadband subscribers and is currently issuing alerts via SMSes as…

How to Convert Your Files to a Different Format

How do you turn your favorite MP3 into a ringtone for your mobile phone? What is the quickest way to convert a PowerPoint presentation into a video file? How do you convert Microsoft Office documents for reading a Kindle? These are some common questions and what follows is a detailed guide on how you may convert files of just about any format to another format using free tools. Convert any type of file for Free I have covered both web-based and software-based conversion utilities though I prefer the latter option for a couple of reasons – conversion on desktop is often faster, you get to convert your large files offline and, most importantly, you don’t have to worry about privacy issues since there’s no need to upload files to another server for conversion. A. Video Files (including DVDs and Online Video) If you would like to rip your DVD movies into smaller video file for, say, watching on your mobile phone or tablet,VidCoderis a good option.HandBrakeis also a popular tool for ripping DVD…

Virus could black out nearly 250,000 PCs

Boston: About a quarter-million computer users around the world are at risk of losing Internet access on Monday because of malicious software at the heart of a hacking scam that U.S. authorities shut down last November.

Some blogs and news reports hyped the risk of an outage, warning of a potential "blackout" and describing the Alureon malware as the "Internet Doomsday" virus.

Yet experts said only a tiny fraction of computer users were at risk, and Internet providers would be on call to quickly restore service. They said they considered the threat to be small compared with more-prevalentviruses such as Zeus and SpyEye, which infect millions of PCs and are used to commit financial fraud.

As of this week, about 245,000 computers worldwide were still infected by Alureon and its brethren, according to security firm Deteque. That included 45,355 computers in the United States.

The viruses were designed to redirect Internet traffic through rogue DNS servers controlled …