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Monday, December 8, 2014

Exclusive: Google Chromecast Arrives in India Tomorrow Exclusively via Snapdeal

A source close to iGyaan has revealed that Google Chromecast is now going to be available for purchase in India. The unique device that helps mirror everything from your tablet and smartphone to your TV is arriving on 9th December i.e. tomorrow. Google Chromecast is the perfect device for those who enjoy the luxuries of big screen viewing.
Sources also revealed that the news will be announced at the Google Online Shopping Festival and the device will be available exclusively on Snapdeal. The company is also building a development platform for Chromecast users for easy viewing on smartphones. Google has partnered with telecommunication giant Airtel to provide customers cost-effective data packs for the same.
A LITTLE ABOUT CHROMECAST
Chromecast is a thumb-sized medium through which you can easily transfer viewing from your laptop, Android phone and tablet to TV. For this, your mobile becomes your personalised remote control. You can browse your favourite movies, videos and more and cast it on your TV. You can pause, play, rewind, make playlists and can even control the volume. Just plug in, connect and enjoy. In short, it’s a whole new way to enjoy video viewing.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Here’s How You Can Deceive WhatsApp’s Blue Tick


In a recent attempt to intrude our private lives, WhatsApp added another layer of unnecessary information in the form of blue check marks, indicating that the recipient has indeed read the message.
The addition of the blue check marks is utterly unwanted in our opinion, given that this brings back the social pressure to reply – what most users consider an interruption of privacy. In the interest of privacy, WhatsApp earlier added the choice to conceal the ‘last seen’ notification that informs the other party when that person was last available on the messaging platform.
Well, there is a way around to avoid this new feature. Rahul Banker, a blogger and head of India’s Google Developers Group, has revealed the method to avoid this feature in a blogpost.

Basically, when you read the message you received on WhatsApp, the app uses your Wi-Fi or Data connection to notify the sender that the message has been read via blue tick marks. So, if you read the message offline, the app won’t be able to send the information to the sender.
So, if you don’t want the sender to know whether you have read the message or not, you just need to switch off your internet and Wi-Fi connections, then open WhatsApp and read the message. Close the app, reconnect to your data or Wi-Fi, and the check marks remain grey.
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Monday, September 8, 2014

iPhone 6: Every rumor about the release date, features, and size of Apple's next smartphone

As the date approaches for Apple to unveil its latest devices at an event scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9, rumors have been swirling about new iPhones, a new wearable device, and features like digital payments and health tracking technology.
"There could be two iPhone 6's," said CNET senior writer Shara Tibken, adding that industry watchers expect to see phones with a 4.7-inch screen as well as a 5.5-inch "phablet."
Realeasing a device that is equal parts phone and tablet would place Apple squarely in Samsung territory, after that company popularized larger phones like the Galaxy line.
Apple's new phones may also offer near-field communication, or NFC -- a technology that enables mobile payments. However, this could raise security concerns among many users in the wake of the recent iCloud photo hacking incident.
"You're not going to use your phone to buy anything if you don't think your data is secure," Tibken said.
Tuesday's event will be held near Apple's headquarters at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, where Apple has been busy building an adjacent structure.
The venue also holds sentimental value, as this is where Steve Jobs introduced the original Mac in 1984. Could that be a sign that an entirely new device will be born?
"The odds are pretty good that we're going to see a wearable at the show," Tibken said.
If Apple does indeed unveil a wearable -- unofficially dubbed the iWatch -- it will be competing with brands like Samsung and Motorola, which just introduced itsMoto 360 round smartwatch on Friday. Despite much excitement about wearables in the industry, smartwatches have not yet caught on in a big way with mainstream consumers, though Apple certainly must be hoping to change that.
You can watch the Apple event live on Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific, or follow CNET's live blog of it here.


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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Best Data Recovery Tool available for Free (EaseUS)

Some of us may be having very important data on our PCs and SD cards and many times we accidentally delete the files or format our cards and loose all our valuable data.

Data once lost cannot be recovered, but wait this is the thing of the past, now we have specialized free software which can help you regain your lost files and data.

One such very helpful tool is EaseUS Data recovery software, which helps 
recover files from formatted sd card and hard drive data recovery.

The software is very intuitive and user friendly and is the best free data recovery software to solve all data loss problems files from

1. Hard drive,
2. External hard drive,
3. USB drive,
4. Memory card,
5. Digital camera,
6. Mobile phone,
7. Music player and other storage media

which are lost due to accidental or intentional deleting, formatting, software crash, hard drive damage, virus attacking, partition loss or other unknown reasons.

3 Easy Steps to follow to recover your lost:

1. Launch the program.

2. Scan your device


3. Preview and Recover

And you are all set to recover your lost valuable files. Happy data recovery and share your experiences.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Can't see the folders in external hard drive (Tricks)


Hi Friends,

I found this article on Kioskea & sharing with you. Actually i found many solution for the problem (unable to see folders in external hard drive) But i got this article very helpful.


Try this 1 

Follow all the steps as given below. 

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps. 

Step 1: 

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator" 

http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-11613-autorun-exterminator 

[Note : Make sure Dot Net Framework is installed in your PC to install the 

"AutorunExterminator" OR 

Click on the below link and download the Dot Net Framework 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=25150] 

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your external hard 

drive now. 

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your external hard drive and also from 

drives. 

Step 2: 

Click on "Start" --> In search bar, type cmd. Right-click on the command prompt 

that appears in the search and select "Run as administrator". 

"Command Prompt" will be opened. 

Here I assume your flash drive as G: 

Enter this command. 

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* 

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and 

paste it. 

Note : Replace the letter g with your external hard drive letter. 

Now check for your files in External Hard Drive. 

Step 3: 

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link 

http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-105-malwarebytes-anti-malware 

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan" 

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan". 

Good Luck.
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Monday, April 28, 2014

7 Things to Keep in Mind While Buying a Laptop

7 things to keep in mind while buying a laptop:

Laptop designs and technology have changed considerably over the years and picking up a laptop that suits your needs and budget can be a challenging task. Follow these tips while buying a laptop…

Touchscreen
If you love gadgets that you can operate via touch, then a touchscreen laptop is right for you. For instance, the tile- and gesture-based Windows 8 interface is far easier to use with a touchscreen.

Touchscreen laptops also have a number of benefits. It is easier to scroll through web pages, start apps, browse images and view lengthy documents. In touchscreen laptops, you can also revert to traditional keyboard mode.

Weight and design
If you travel a lot, opt for a lightweight 12- or 13-inch laptop that offers good battery life. If your usage is mainly at home/office, go for a laptop with a 14- or 15.6-inch display that can be carried around occasionally.

If you are a gamer or photo/video editor who prefers a powerful machine, then consider getting a powerful 15.6- or 17-inch machine.

If your laptop travels with you all the time, then go for a laptop which has a metallic body instead of a plastic one. If your kids also use the same laptop, then go for a corporate model laptop built from metal to make it more durable.

Storage capacity
Optical drives are bulky, so they were the first to go. These days, unless you get a 15.6-inch laptop, optical drives are rare. Another change is the shift to flash based storage (SSDs) from hard drives or HDDs.

Flash storage is more expensive but less prone to failure and can be much smaller and offers better speed.

Operating system
Many people, just to save a few bucks, do not go for a pre-loaded operating system, without realizing that installing an OS on your own along with other software is a tough and time-consuming task. Also go for an operating system which you are familiar with.

Size does matter
If you need a laptop for your home office, then go for a bigger screen laptop as it not only improves your productivity but is also good for your eyes.

However, if you need a laptop to give presentation, then a light notebook with a small screen would be ideal.

Features
A good laptop needs to have a higher multi-core CPU like Intel and AMD CPU, which have multi-core have good speed. Also ensure that it has 3-4 USB slots.

Watch out
Do not buy re-certified or refurbished laptops. Buy from a reputed dealer or e-commerce sites, as well-known brands offer after-sale services and their laptops last longer.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CROSSING ANOTHER MILESTONE OF ONE LAKH PAGE VIEWS

CROSSING ANOTHER MILESTONE OF ONE LAKH PAGE VIEWS



I am very glad to inform that recently the total page views of my blog 'Technical Secret' has crossed 1 lakh views with the total postings of 180.

I started this blog in February 2011 .On 13.6.2012, I posted a message about my blog crossing 25000 page views with a total postings of 120. I am glad to mention that within a period of 9 months, the number of  page views has increased by 75000.
•        I thank all my relatives, friends, friends  of many Online groups where I am a member,my Face book friends and particularly the members of 'IndiBlogger' which is the largest and most active blogging community who are regularly reading and supporting my posts.
•        I thank all the readers of my postings who have posted nice comments about my blog and the postings.
•        I also thank 160 friends who have added their names to follow my blog.


Without the support and encouragement of all of you, I could not have reached this important milestone  of my Blogging activity.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

iPhone users are disappointed with the iOS 7.1 software update that's draining their batteries, erasing their contacts, and flipping their keyboards

The iOS 7.1 is already on 21 per cent of all iPhones and iPads making it one of the fastest changeovers to a new operating system in recent history
·  Customers say it's killing their batteries among other glitches

With every new I-phone software update comes the potential for problems and the iOS 7.1 released on Monday is no exception.  
Customer's say it's killing their phone batteries among other pesky glitches.
The iOS7.1 is the first major update to Apple's newest operating systems for iPhones and iPads and the apple community is lamenting poor battery charges, disappearing contacts, bad Bluetooth connections, keyboards oriented the wrong way, and the list goes on, reports the Huffington Post.

According to zdnet.com, the iOS 7.1 is already on 21 per cent of all iPhones and iPads making it one of the fastest changeovers to a new operating system in recent history.
Despite rigorous internal testing and five beta versions offered to Apple developers, the battery seems to drop much faster than it did on the iOS7.
A twitter page dedicated to problems with the iOS7.1 has a collection of comments on the faults with the new update.
'iPhone has been unplugged 30 mins and already down to 92% battery' tweeted @Robbie Kimpton.
'I think I'd have to get that juice pack that gives me double battery life,' tweeted Timothy Tung Nguyen.

'Not knowing who you're texting,' tweeted @DanHallas
Users also took to Apple's discussion forum to voice their issues with the supposedly newer and better program.

I've had my phone for 3 months, never have dropped it once or anything of the sort, if that matters. My battery drains to 50% within an hour or so after intense use on the lowest level of brightness, and I seem to lose about 5-7 percents when on standby for 5 hours or so,' said rainxwater.
'My iphone 5s battery also drains fast after ios 7.1 update. Before the update I get 24hrs moderate to heavy use. But now I only get 12 hours'.

My iPhone 5S has been draining like crazy since the iOS 7.1 Update. This morning I woke up at 8:30, my phone was at 100%. It's now 10:40 and my phone is at 85%,' said Mattyboy.
Customers now wait to see if Apple  will take charge over the system's battery problems.


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BIG secret of WhatsApp...

As BlackBerry gets set to take its native BBM instant messaging service cross-platform to Android and iOS, there's no doubt the incumbent it wants to crush is WhatsApp. Over the last couple of years WhatsApp has grown to have a huge base of users across platforms and around the world. Jump into any phone app store, and WhatsApp will always be near the top of the list. 

WhatsApp has been successful because it gained critical mass in filling a void that BBM could have and arguably should have done years ago. Anybody who's used BBM and watched the rise of WhatsApp knows WhatsApp essentially ripped off BBM in form and function, and has been playing catch up to BBM on a feature by feature basis. Most people I know don't love WhatsApp - they simply tolerate it, as it gets the job done well enough for the most part. The thing is, it really doesn't.

One critical feature that WhatsApp is sorely missing that a lot of users simply do not realize is a notification that your message has been read by the recipient. On BBM and iMessage for that matter, D and R are used as notifications to the sender. The D represents that the message has been delivered to the phone. The R represents that the message has been read by the recipient. The value of the R is super critical, as it's what keeps you in the loop on the status of your conversation and that it's happening in real time.

Instead of a D and R, WhatsApp uses checkmarks to represent message status. Based on the precedent set by BBM and WhatsApp, I think a LOT of WhatsApp users out there mistakenly take this to mean that one checkmark means the message has reached the phone while the second checkmark means the message has been read. I have seen this happen in my life often - where people think I've read their WhatsApp message and ignored them in replying because they see two checkmarks on their end, yet in reality I haven't even read the message on my phone. This is often referred to as the "dirty R" when it comes to BBM, but the concept of the dirty R doesn't exist on WhatsApp as there is no read confirmation.
As stated in WhatsApps' official FAQ:

http://crackberry.com/sites/crackberry.com/files/article_images/2013/08/single.png- (one check) message successfully delivered to the server.
http://crackberry.com/sites/crackberry.com/files/article_images/2013/08/double.png- (two checks) message successfully delivered to the phone of your chat partner.
Note: this does not indicate that the message was read, just that it was delivered.
Also note that in a group chat you will only see one check mark indicating that the message was successfully delivered to the server.

It's in WhatsApp's FAQ that this is the case, so they're not hiding this lack of funtionality, but from my observations its definitely a BIG misunderstanding among WhatsApp users out there. And to me, the value of the read confirmation is EXTREMELY important. The read confirmation is what makes an IM client a reliable form of communication between individuals.
And thus, I think it's an important message for WhatsApp users to know. It's also another compelling reason why I believe BBM is a better service, and when it does become available on Android and iOS I want to see all my WhatsApp' using friends, colleagues and family members on Android and iOS switch to BBM immediately.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support

The Windows XPocalypse is almost upon us. After a legendary dozen year run, Microsoft will stop providing security patches for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Without Microsoft’s protection, all those WinXP PCs will have targets painted on their hard drives.
Nearly 30 percent of Internet-connected PCs still run Windows XP, and no, they won’t die that day. They’ll continue running like normal, but they’ll be rotting inside, becoming increasingly full of security holes. Microsoft itself has dubbed the condition “Zero day forever.”
Look, let’s be honest. You should upgrade from Windows XP right now if at all possible—but not everyone can cut the XP cord so completely. If you can’t upgrade, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. Make no mistake: These tricks are like sticking your finger in a leaking dam. They’ll help a bit, but the dam is crumbling and it’s time to get out of the way.

Understand the risks

When Microsoft says it’s ending support for Windows XP, that means it will no longer produce security patches for critical vulnerabilities in the operating system. As time goes on, more and more critical security holes will be found, and attackers will have free reign to exploit them. Large organizations can pay exorbitant fees for continued custom Windows XP support, but those updates will never trickle out to everyday users or small businesses.
Smart attackers are likely waiting to exploit holes they already know about. They’ll unleash their attacks when Microsoft has moved on. The problems will never be fixed, so they can continue to attack them until the last Windows XP system vanishes from the Internet.
Other software developers will eventually stop supporting Windows XP, just as they no longer support Windows 98, creating even more attack vectors. This won’t happen overnight, but Windows XP will gradually be abandoned by everyone.

Choose your software wisely

If you use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, it’s time to let go. Internet Explorer 8, the most recent version available for Windows XP, is already several generations old and will no longer receive security patches. Google Chrome will continue supporting Windows XPuntil at least April 2015, while Mozilla Firefox has no announced plans to stop supporting Windows XP. So switch to Chrome or Firefox and you’ll have a secure, modern browser.
Most antivirus solutions will still continue supporting Windows XP. Even Microsoft’s own Microsoft Security Essentials will support Windows XP until July 14, 2015. Antivirus-testing company AV-TEST asked 30 different antivirus companies about their plans for Windows XP support and all of them committed to support Windows XP until at least April 8, 2015. Most committed to supporting it for even longer, into at least 2016.
Be sure you’re using an antivirus program that’s actually receiving updates, though, because that expired copy of Norton isn’t going to help you. An antivirus app isn’t a foolproof solution, and Microsoft warns, “Our research shows that the effectiveness of anti-malware solutions on out-of-support operating systems is limited.” Still, having some type of third-party protection certainly won’t hurt.


If you’re still using the now-defunct Outlook Express, you should stop using it right now. If you really love the Outlook experience, switch to the full version of Outlook included in Microsoft Office. Mozilla is still supporting Mozilla Thunderbird with security patches, though it’s unclear how long they’ll support Thunderbird on older operating system. Of course, you can always just use a web-based email service in Chrome or Firefox.
Microsoft will also stop supporting Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. If you’re still using Office 2003—or, even worse, Office XP— you should update to a newer, supported version of Office for improved security. Yes, this means only ribbon-ified versions of Office will be supported. Sorry.

Remove insecure software

The Java browser plug-in is extremely exploit-prone on any operating system. Unless you really need Java for a specific purpose, you should uninstall it. If you do need it, be sure to disable the browser plug-in and keep it up-to-date.
Other browser plug-ins are also frequently targeted by attackers. Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are particularly crucial, so keep them up-to-date. Modern versions update themselves automatically, but older versions didn’t even check for updates. If you don’t need these applications, you should probably uninstall them to lock down your XP system as much as possible.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Users mock Microsoft for asking their help on XP-to-Windows 8.1 upgrades

Astute Windows users have pointed out the Achilles Heel of Microsoft's plea for help in getting customers to dump Windows XP: The lack of a smooth upgrade path to Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8.1.
"Wait. Wait. Wait just a minute here," wrote someone identified as "nephilim" in a comment added Thursday to a Microsoft blog. "You are suggesting I upgrade people from XP to Windows 8.x? But that's impossible. There is a major problem with [Microsoft's] suggestion. You (Microsoft) have made Windows 8 and 8.1 incapable of upgrading from Windows XP. I simply can't upgrade anyone, including myself, to Windows 8. It's impossible."
Nephilim was reacting to a Feb. 7 pitch by Microsoft that asked its technically-adroit customers to help friends and family still running Windows XP ditch the OS in favor of Windows 8.1. Microsoft will deliver the last public patches for the XP on April 8, after which users will be on their own, and -- as security professionals have pointed out -- in the crosshairs of cyber criminals.
"We need your help spreading the word to ensure people are safe and secure on modern up-to-date PCs," wrote Brandon LeBlanc, a Microsoft marketing communications manager, in a blog post two weeks ago. LeBlanc asked his readers to assist others in either upgrading their current Windows XP PC to Windows 8.1 or help them pick out a new machine to replace their aged system.
The problem with the upgrade option, as nephilim and others noted, is that there's no way to transform a PC running XP into one running Windows 8.1 without hours spent reinstalling applications and restoring files from a back-up.
In fact, before the official launch of Windows 8.1,LeBlanc warned users not to even try an XP-to-Windows 8.1 upgrade.
"Windows 8.1 is not designed for installation on devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista,"LeBlanc said last September. LeBlanc also said the new update is "not recommended" for hardware now running Windows XP or Vista.
Users of XP can upgrade first to Windows 8 -- keeping data files, such as documents and photos, intact -- and after that grab the free Windows 8.1 update. (Microsoft has also said it is possible to upgrade straight from XP to Windows 8.1 with a"clean" install that retains nothing because it involves wiping the hard drive.)
A more thorough upgrade for Windows XP users is possible to Windows 7, a migration that preserves files and settings, but still requires the user to reinstall all the Windows applications they were running.
Windows 7 has its own issues, though. Microsoft pulled Windows 7 from its stores and stopped selling it to other retailers last October. However, most sellers have stocked up on Windows 7, and continue to move the 2009 OS at prices between $90 and $100.
But the contradiction in LeBlanc's appeal -- he asked customers to upgrade to Windows 8.1 knowing that there was no migration path from XP -- stuck in users' craws.
"It takes a lot to transfer an XP machine to a modern Windows OS, it is not automatic and it takes a LOT of time and some resources (external hard drive) and skills which the average user neither has, needs, or wants," said William Rushing on Friday in another comment to LeBlanc's blog. "If Microsoft is sincerely interested in getting the XP user base off of XP, they're going to have to write a direct upgrade tool that even the most technically illiterate person can use."
That's not going to happen.
There are third-party utilities that make an XP-to-Windows 7 or XP-to-Windows 8 migration easier by moving files, settings and even some applications. Laplink Software's PCmover program is probably the best known transfer and migration utility. LapLink sells a pair of versions -- Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant and Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant -- for $29.95 each.
But even with that kind of help, many of the people LeBlanc had hoped would pitch in simply won't. Among that group: Rushing.
"Thanks to the vagaries of modern life, I have nine -- count 'em, nine -- parents/in-laws," Rushing wrote in his extended comment on LeBlanc's blog. "They are all 70 years old with two exceptions. One is a programmer. I don't worry about him. The others are all still running XP machines. If I don't convert them, they are not getting converted. And I'm not: I don't have the time. Simply do not."
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Banglore becomes India's First Wi-Fi City

After ‘Namma Metro’ meaning ‘Our Metro’, Bangalore is all set to get something we all are dreaming of but never got - free Wifi, the first such service in the country, branded as ‘Namma Wifi’.
With Lok Sabha elections fast approaching the Congress Government in Karnataka is announcing various schemes to appease the voters. Call it efforts to garner votes or poll gimmick, people are sure to reap benefits out of it.



The happening places of M G Road, Brigade Road and four other locations in the city of Bangalore will be able to enjoy free wireless Internet connectivity starting this Friday.
It will be formally launched near Metro station on M.G. Road. The launch will fulfill a promise made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in his last budget speech.
The service will also be available at Traffic and Transmit Management Centres (TTMCs) at Shanthinagar, Yeshwanthpur and Koramangala, besides CMH Road in Indiranagar
How to access?

To access free wifi in the hotspots, users will have to open their browser, which will take them to the “Namma Wifi” page. They have to key in their mobile phone number to which a password would be sent. Once the password is keyed in, the user can browse the net free for 30 minutes in 24 hours. Users can expect internet speeds of about 512 kbps. There will, however, be restrictions on accessing certain websites.

If you have accessed internet on Airport terminals, ‘Namma Wifi’ will work on similar lines.
Tie-up

The government has tied up with D-VoiS, a private internet service provider, to execute the project.
Where else?

Plans are also afoot to provide similar service in Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad and some other towns in north Karnataka in the coming months.
Whose brainchild?

The idea of providing free Wi-Fi access was mooted by Karnataka Information and Communication Technology Group (KIG-2020) headed by technocrat T V Mohandas Pai of the Manipal Global Education fame, in its recommendations to the government. Pai said KIG felt that the IT capital needed to have a few free Wifi zones.
One would have expected such services to start in Mumbai or Delhi first but this is a good move by the Government.
Hope other cities to follow up fast…
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