Archive for November, 2011

Facebook has Keyboard Shortcuts to make your navigation easier. You can now use shortcuts to quickly                                    jump from facebook home page to any page. List of FacebooK Keyboard Shortcuts are as follow :

  • Alt + 1 Return to FB Homepage
  • Alt + 2 To goto Wall Tab of your Profile Page
  • Alt + 3 To view Friends Requests list Drop down List
  • Alt + 4 To view latest Messages list in Drop down List
  • Alt + 5 To view Notification list Drop down List
  • Alt + 6 To goto Account setting Webpage
  • Alt + 7 To goto Account privacy configuration Webpage
  • Alt + 8 To open Facebook fan page at
  • Alt + 9 To open Facebook’s Statement of Rights & Responsibilities
  • Alt + 0 To open Facebook Help Center
  • Alt + m To create New Message
  • Alt + ? For Cursor control in the Search Box

Above Keyshortcuts works with Chrome and IE . Firefox users  can use  Shift key along with above key combinations for Example Shift+Alt + 1 also note that there is no need to use + sign while using shortcut keys.

Micromax Launches 3G Wireless MiFi Router

Micromax has launched 3G Wireless WiFi Router (MMX400R) that claims to support download speed of 7.2 Mbps. The router enables one to create hotspot anywhere with network connectivity. Sources familiar with the development in Micromax said to ‘The Mobile Indian’, “The Wifi router will be launched in the first week of May and will be available at all Micromax outlets for Rs 4,999.” Micromax MMX 400R can be connected to the internet via a SIM card activated with data services. It converts the data signal connection to Wifi, thus creating a Wifi hotspot, and provides a signal with a downloading speed up to 7.2 Mbps within a radius of 5-10 metres.

Using the Micromax Wifi router people can connect to a maximum of five Wifi enabled devices including phones, laptops and personal computers. Besides, this device in not locked to any particular service provider, which means you can use a SIM from a GSM service provider of your choice.

Specifications of Micromax Wireless Router, MMX400R

  • HSUPA – 3G (2100 MHz); 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • HSDPA – Up to 7.2 Mbps (Downlink)
  • HSUPA – Up to 5.76 Mbps (Uplink)
  • UMTS – Up to 384 kbps
  • EDGE – Up to 237 kbps
  • GPRS – Up to 85.6Kbps
  • USB – 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 Data Interface Supported
  • Wi-Fi Band – 2400 – 2483.5 MHz
  • Internal Antenna / Frequency Band – 2.4 GHz
  • User Amount – Maximum 5 Wi-Fi Users and 1 USB User
  • Micro USB – For LAN and Charging
  • USIM/SIM Card Slot / MicroSD Card Slot
  • Operating System (Windows) – Windows 7 / Vista / XP (SP2 and above)
  • Operating System (Mac) – OS X10.4.9 and Later, Up to X10.6.0
  • Browser – IE 6.0/7.0/8.0 or Safari 3.0/4.0
  • Battery – Li-ion Battery 1500mAh
  • Standby Time – (up to) 20 hours
  • Talk Time – (up to) 4 hours
  • Dimensions – 95.5 mm x 51mm x 14.8mm
  • Weight – 60 grams
  • Operation Temperature – 0 to 50oC
  • Operation Humidity – 10% to 90%
  • Storage Temperature – (10) to 70?
  • Storage Humidity – 5% to 95%
The price of Micromax MiFi Router is Rs. 4999/.

Recently Google launched his awaited brand new social networking site called Google+ . The Google plus v/s Facebook is the hot topic among the tech bloggers. Facebook already cross the one million users. Google want to capture the market share of social networking through google plus after orkut. Now the question is, If I am user of google plus, how can i connect with my friends which is available only in facebook? Can i transfer my facebook friends to Google plus? The answer is yes, you can transfer your all Facebook Friends To Google Plus.To export all your friends to facebook try Facebook Friend Exporter Chrome extension in google chrome.Follow below instruction to transfer your friends to google plus.

Make sure you are logged into, you must be logged in for it to work.

  • Must have English version of Facebook for this to work (you can switch)
  • Do not enable SSL for Facebook use HTTP not HTTPS
  • If you need any help running this, contact me. Commenting below will be lost.
  • An “Export” button will appear on Facebooks toolbar after refresh once installed.
  • Please disable all Facebook Extensions that you have downloaded, many of them affect the page. For example “Better Facebook” breaks this extension.

This extension will allow you to get your friends information that they shared to you:
– Name
– Emails
– Phone numbers
– Screen names
– Websites
– Address
– Birthdays

Two methods of exports

  • CSV file (if you have many friends, greater than 500, it will be very slow)
  • Gmail Contacts (It will place them into a folder called “Imported from Facebook“)


  • Your contacts will be cached, so don’t worry, you will continue where you left off.
  • This extension states “Browsing History” permission, this is needed to transfer data from Facebook Tab to the extension. Your history absolutely doesn’t get exported, it uses OAuth for authentication, so only the user logged in OAuth can get that data.

India‘s communications giant Bharti Enterprises had launched a $220 tablet computer named Magiq for domestic market. Reliance Communication also launched a $286 Android tablet before a week ago. Beetel Magiq is an Android 2.2 tablet and incorporates all the high-end attractive features, state of the art designs, and customized applications to attract Indian customers, especially the youth.

Beetel Magiq sports 1 Ghz Snapdragon Processor with external memory support of up to 16 GB, front and rear facing 2 megapixel camera for video call, WVGA touch screen, 3G wireless and Wifi, HDMI Port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is priced 9,999 rupees.

Beetel is having the product manufactured in an undisclosed location abroad to take advantage of economies of scale. The product was designed by Beetel in tandem with Huawei Technologies. Reliance’s tablet, manufactured by Chinese copmany ZTE Telecom, is also a 3G tablet with 7-inch display running on Android 2.3 OS. With 512 MB RAM, it comes with a 4GB SD card and is extendable up to 32 GB.

The Android tablets from Reliance and Beetel will compete with netbooks at the low-end and the more expensive tablets like the iPad from Apple at the high end.

        On the whole Internet, there are approximately more than 150 million active websites up and running. As a result, it often becomes a real challenge for the users to identify safe websites that are trustworthy and reputed. Have you ever wondered to know the reputation of a website before placing the order? Need to know whether a given website is child safe? Well, here are some of the ways to identify safe websites on the Web.

 1. WOT or Web Of Trust (
OT is a great place to test the reputation of your favorite website. WOT gives real-time ratings for every website based on the feedback that it gets from millions of trustworthy users across the globe and trusted sources, such as phishing and malware blacklists. Each domain name is evaluated based on this data and ratings are applied to them accordingly. A snapshot of WOT ratings is shown below:the reputation of each website is shown in terms of 4 components where green means excellent, yellow warns users to be cautious and red indicates potential danger.As shown in the above snapshot, the reputation of each website is shown in terms of 4 components where green means excellent, yellow warns users to be cautious and red indicates potential danger.Trustworthiness signifies the overall safety of the website. A poor rating may indicate that the site is associated with threats like Internet scams, phishing, identity theft risks and malware. , Vendor reliability tells you whether a given site is safe for carrying out buy and sell transactions with it. An excellent rating indicates superior customer satisfaction while a poor rating indicates possible scam or bad shopping experience.Privacy indicates about “to what extent the site respects the privacy of it’s users and protects their personal identity and data”.Child Safety indicates whether the content of a given site is appropriate for children. Site contents like sexual material, nudity and vulgarity will have a poor Child Safety rating.In most cases, the WOT ratings are found to be highly accurate. To check the reputation of any given website, just visit type-in the address of your favorite website and click on “Check now”. This tool alone can tell you a lot about the reputation and safety level of a website. However, in addition to this, I am giving you another 3 handy tools to identify safe websites on the Web.
2. McCafee SiteAdvisor:
McCafee SiteAdvisor is a free tool that is available as a browser add-on. It adds safety ratings to your browser and search engine results. You can download it
3. StopBadware:
Using this tool, you can check whether a given site is said to have involved in malware activity in the past. To check this, go to enter the URL or domain name of a website and click on “Search Clearinghouse ”. If the search does not return any result, that means the site was never involved in any of the malware activity in the past.
4. Google Pagerank:
 Google PageRank is another great tool to check the reputation and popularity of a website. The PageRank tool rates every webpage on a scale of 1 to 10 which indicates Google’s view of importance of the page. If a given website has a PageRank of less than 3, then it is said to be less popular among the other sites on the Internet.
 However, PageRank will only tell you how much popular a given website is and has nothing to do with the safety level of a website. So, this tool alone cannot be used to evaluate a website’s safety and other factors.
                                I hope you like this article. Waiting for your comments…

Click Start then Run and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes. This opens the group policy editor.

Then go to:
--> Local Computer Policy
--> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates

--> Network

--> QOS Packet Scheduler

--> Limit Reservable Bandwidth.

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth.
 It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab i.e." By default, 
the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you 
can use this setting to override the default."
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to
 reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win 2000 as well.


   Windows 8 rumors are flying around now and the buzz about Windows 8 is full of hype. There are rumors of a release date in late 2011 and early 2012.  My opinion is that it will be released around Feb 2012.  There have been a couple of sneak peeks at the new operating system and it seems to be less targeted to just PC’s with an obvious tablet inspired interface.As always I will be late to adapt to the new operating system. I skipped Vista altogether and reluctantly upgraded to Windows 7 when I had to buy a new tower.  From the first day I loved it and eagerly trashed my dated Windows XP despite my claims that I would just stick with XP for years.It seems to lean towards touchscreen monitors which I don’t care for personally.  I find touch screens to be more of a vanity than useful. Maybe I am just old school preferring a mouse to make my way around.
Stay tuned for more articles on the upcoming Windows 8 and the Windows 8 release date.
 8 hot features in Windows 8

The rumor mill is in high gear as people speculate about new features in Microsoft’s latest version of Windows. Here’s a compilation of the latest leaks, rumors and previews.

Microsoft recently allowed select OEM partners to download updated preview builds of Windows 8. Since then, there have been several leaked images of supposedly new features that you might see in the next version of Windows when it launches (perhaps in early 2012). And Microsoft showed off some features in a preview last week. Here we have compiled the most interesting ones

1. Windows Phone 7’s theme and UI
Last week, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will have a tiles-based interface. Called Immersive, this GUI is meant to be used in full-screen mode, and is probably targeted at tablets running Windows 8. Source.
2. Ribbon User Interface in Explorer
It looks like Microsoft is taking the Ribbon GUI that they introduced in Office 2007, and gradually extended to their other software products including Windows Live Essentials 2011 and Windows 8. So expect a Ribbonized Explorer. Source.
3. Cloud Integration
The Windows 8 Explorer interface suggests it will access Microsoft’s cloud services, possibly SkyDrive and Windows Live Mesh. SkyDrive is an online storage space that you can put your files in, and Mesh lets you sync your other Windows computers and mobile devices remotely. Both are already available by installing Windows Live Essentials 2011 onto Windows 7 or Vista. Source.
4. Windows Live Integration
Along with being more wedded to Microsoft’s cloud services, the Windows 8 preview suggests that you’ll be able to use your Windows Live (or Hotmail) account to log into your Windows 8 computer. The profile image of your Windows Live user profile would then appear to the far right of the system tray. If you want to experience how this might work, this unofficial, user-created app mimics this feature for Windows 7. Source. 
5. Built-In PDF Reader
Microsoft may include the capability for Windows 8 to load and display PDFs, with its own PDF reader they’re calling Modern Reader. So there will be no more need to download and install Adobe Reader or its speedier competitor Foxit Reader. The user interface and look of Modern Reader is full-on Metro. Source.
6. ISO Mounting
It looks like you’ll be able to mount an ISO file to Windows 8 and access its contents as though it is a data CD or DVD drive. Having this functionality in prior versions of Windows has been available only as a third-party program, such as Virtual CloneDrive or Daemon Tools.Source.
7. File Download Verification
First implemented into Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft may be expanding its SmartScreen filter feature throughout the Windows 8 ecosystem. So when you try to download a file, SmartScreen will kick in and evaluate whether the source URL is known to distribute malware. Source.
8. Aero Auto-Colorization
Here’s something that doesn’t address the critical nuts-and-bolts of Windows 8, but could be fun: Aero can be set to automatically change the colors of your Windows theme based on the primary colors of a desktop wallpaper image you use. The result could be harmonious or awful, of course. This is one of those tinker-around-with toys. There’s already a program that does the same thing for Windows 7 called AuraSource.

8 more rumored features of Windows 8

The following have been publicly announced, reported or heavily rumored:
1. App Store: It seems like every company has or is about to launch an app store, so it should come as no surprise that we’re probably going to see one in Windows 8. There has been debate for months whether screenshots that have been leaked are fake.
2. ARM Processor Support: Indicating Microsoft is probably looking to position Windows 8 for tablet use as well, the company confirmed the OS will support ARM, the processor used mostly in embedded systems and mobile devices.
3. Factory Settings Restore: If your Windows computer has been hit with Trojans, worms or viruses, Windows 8 could have an option to restore it to its “factory settings” — like the daisy-fresh way it worked when you first started it up. This is supposed to be faster to run than using the restore method that comes with most OEM computers.
4. History Vault: Windows’ long-time “restore to a given point in time” function will be renamed History Vault and become like OS X’s Time Machine. It will be a more robust tool that takes a “snapshot” copy of the entire contents of your Windows 8 computer’s hard drive and then lets you easily restore things to that prior system state.
5. Instant-On and Improved Power Settings: There have always been minor to annoying power setting issues with Windows. Rumors of near instant-on and better efforts to save on power consumption would fit into Microsoft’s goal to make Windows 8 more tablet-friendly.
6. Internet Explorer 10: Yep, Microsoft only recently launched IE 9 and has yet to release apreview of its follow-up. It’s probably a safe bet IE 10 will be in Windows 8 when the OS launches.
7. Multi-Touch Interface Support: Another sign that Microsoft likely wants to make Windows 8 more appealing for tablets is rumored support for multi-touch interfaces. We can probably assume that the aforementioned Immersive UI is being developed to work ideally with a multi-touch screen. (In fact, Microsoft did confirm multi-touch capabilities in a preview late last week.)
8. Really Fast Install: Supposedly, installing Windows 8 will take up less than half the time it does with Windows 7.