Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ctrl + Esc to open the Start menu without the mouse

==>Tap CTRL + Esc to open your Start menu. No mouse needed!

To avoid automatically playing an audio CD..check this !!!

* Don't want a CD to start just yet? Hold down the Shift key when you put it in the drive. Then it won't start automatically!

On Screen Keyboard.. Try This !!!

* Go to Start, Run and type in "osk" (without the quotes).
*Click OK and a mini keyboard will pop up on your screen.
*Now, open up the program you want to write in and start clicking the letters on the keyboard with your mouse.
*The letters will appear and your typing will be done.

*Once you have the keyboard on your screen, you can even go to the Settings menu and choose your own font and size.
*There is also a sound option, so if you like to hear the keys clicking, choose "Use clicking sound."
*In the Keyboard menu, you can also choose the number of keys you would like to have displayed, between 101, 102 and 106.
*There's also a Help menu if you need any further help

Simple Ways For Web Site Shortcuts !!!

First Way...
=>Right click on your desktop and choose New, Shortcut
=>When the wizard pops up, type in the Web address of the site you want to add.
=>Do keep in mind that it has to be a Web site that starts with the normal "www." Other URLs will not work.
=>Once you have that typed in, click Next.
=>You can then type in a shortcut name for that Web site. For example, if you're adding a WorldStart shortcut, name it WorldStart.
=>Just give it a name that you will remember so you'll know what each shortcut is for.
=> Click Finish when you're done. You will then see a new icon appear on your desktop.

Second Way....
=>Go ahead and open the Web site you want to create a shortcut for.
=>Once you're there, look in the address bar at the top and you'll see a little Internet Explorer icon (it's a blue "e").
=>Drag that with your mouse and just drop it on your desktop. A new icon for it will then appear.
=>You can then right click the icon, choose Rename and give it a proper name.
=>Then when you're ready to visit the site, just double click on the icon and you will be taken to it automatically.

Cleaning Your Computer: 12 Simple Tips

Here are a few simple tips that will keep you in the clear....

1.) To clean your computer case, first unplug your system power from the electrical outlet. Remove all the cables and connectors from the back side of your computer. The computer will require the fans to be blown out as well. Some PCs have multiple fans: one on the processor and one or two on the power supply. Make sure you clean them all. The best thing to use is probably compressed air. Just blow that air all around the hardware components, while keeping the nozzle at least four to five inches away from the main board components.

2.) Another good alternative to compressed air is to use a portable battery powered vacuum that can effectively remove the dust, dirt and hair from the motherboard and prevent it from getting trapped within the case. However, do not use a standard electricity powered vacuum, as it can cause a lot of static electricity that can damage your computer. When using the vacuum, it is vital that you stay a couple inches away from the motherboard and all the other components to help prevent contact, as well as, to help prevent anything from being sucked into the vacuum. Ensure that you do not remove any small components with the vacuum, such as jumpers.

3.) To clean your keyboard, pick up a can of compressed air at your local office supply store. In case you're not sure, compressed air is a handy invention that forces air from a can out through a long thin straw. You can use it to clean out dust and debris on your keyboard, without having to take the whole thing apart. Be careful not to blow dust into your hard drive though, as that may cause damage to your machine. It's a good idea to turn the keyboard upside down and give it a few good shakes before you use it again. If you're brave, you can pop off the keys and soak them in a solution of ammonia and water, but be careful, because not all the keys come off easily. If you feel resistance, stop!

4.) If you feel the need to test fate, you can pull out the memory and other cards from your computer and gently rub a pencil eraser on the contacts before putting them back in. However, don't pull any cards out unless you're having problems reaching certain areas.

5.) Remember, never open a CRT monitor. Even when it's unplugged, they retain enough current to seriously harm you.

6.) When cleaning the inside of your computer (motherboard, etc.), make sure your computer is off. Also, never place your computer on the ground. You should always use a computer table or shelf while you're cleaning.

7.) Only use an air duster/canned air to remove dust from your computer's components. It's best to do it outside as well so that it doesn’t end up all over your house!

8.) When cleaning your monitor, make sure you do so with a clean rag and only use cleaning agents designed for electronics.

9.) When you're finished with the inside, use a lightly dampened cloth or paper towel to wipe off the outside of your computer case. Gently wipe down the casing using Q-Tips to clean small places like vent holes and disk drive openings.

10.) Never clean the inside computer components or other circuit boards with a damp or wet cloth.

11.) Wipe down the outside of your mouse with a slightly damp cloth. Next, unscrew the ring from the bottom of your mouse and remove the ball. Dust off the ball with a soft cloth and look inside the cavity of your mouse. There will probably be some dust clinging to the rollers that move the ball and you can just scrape that out with a Q-Tip. When you're finished, replace the ball and ring. Optical mice will require little maintenance, but ball mice can be disassembled. Clean the ball itself, as well as, the X and Y axis rollers.

12.) To keep your computer looking clean longer, purchase an inexpensive plastic covering for your equipment!

If you follow all of these guidelines, your computer and all of its equipment will shine like new!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

13 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert !!!

1. Explicit Phrase: Lets say you are looking for content about internet marketing. Instead of just typing internet marketing into the Google search box, you will likely be better off searching explicitly for the phrase. To do this, simply enclose the search phrase within double quotes.
Example: “internet marketing”

2. Exclude Words:
Lets say you want to search for content about internet marketing, but you want to exclude any results that contain the term advertising. To do this, simply use the “-“ sign in front of the word you want to exclude.
Example Search: internet marketing -advertising

3. Site Specific Search: Often, you want to search a specific website for content that matches a certain phrase. Even if the site doesn’t support a built-in search feature, you can use Google to search the site for your term. Simply use the “site:somesite.com” modifier.
Example: “internet marketing” site:www.smallbusinesshub.com

4. Similar Words and Synonyms: Let’s say you are want to include a word in your search, but want to include results that contain similar words or synonyms. To do this, use the “~” in front of the word.
Example: “internet marketing” ~professional

5. Specific Document Types:
If you’re looking to find results that are of a specific type, you can use the modifier “filetype:”. For example, you might want to find only PowerPoint presentations related to internet marketing.
Example: “internet marketing” filetype:ppt

6. This OR That: By default, when you do a search, Google will include all the terms specified in the search. If you are looking for any one of one or more terms to match, then you can use the OR operator. (Note: The OR has to be capitalized).
Example: internet marketing OR advertising

7. Phone Listing: Let’s say someone calls you on your mobile number and you don’t know how it is. If all you have is a phone number, you can look it up on Google using the phonebook feature.
Example: phonebook:617-555-1212 (note: the provided number does not work – you’ll have to use a real number to get any results).

8. Area Code Lookup:
If all you need to do is to look-up the area code for a phone number, just enter the 3-digit area code and Google will tell you where it’s from.
Example: 617

9. Numeric Ranges:
This is a rarely used, but highly useful tip. Let’s say you want to find results that contain any of a range of numbers. You can do this by using the X..Y modifier (in case this is hard to read, what’s between the X and Y are two periods. This type of search is useful for years (as shown below), prices or anywhere where you want to provide a series of numbers.
Example: president 1940..1950

10. Stock (Ticker Symbol): Just enter a valid ticker symbol as your search term and Google will give you the current financials and a quick thumb-nail chart for the stock.
Example: GOOG

11. Calculator: The next time you need to do a quick calculation, instead of bringing up the Calculator applet, you can just type your expression in to Google.
Example: 48512 * 1.02

12. Word Definitions: If you need to quickly look up the definition of a word or phrase, simply use the “define:” command.
Example: define:plethora

13. Searching for URLs containing certain words.
Use the "inurl:word" modifier.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Try This...Start movie in Paint !!!

=>First start a movie in any player.*
=>Then open Paint.*
=>Now, in the player when the movie is being played, press "Print screen" button on your key board.*
=>Now, Press ctrl+v in Paint*
=>Leave the movie player open and don't minimize it.*
=>Open Paint now and see the movie in the Paint!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Debix promotion code !!!

We need to have some kind of security online to be safe and theft protected.Although internet has been a big help for most people of today, the risk has been getting worst when it comes to identity theft being done online nowadays.That is why Debix is here to help. Debix is a service online that protects people's identities from thieves in the online market.If someone attempts to use your private information to create an account in your name you will receive a warning call from LoudSiren (Debix).Some hackers can just steal your identity and password easily and can go into your files and all that.For instance, if somebody other than you try to register with your name in another online services, then Debix will straight away notify you or give you a warning call and report such activities to you.his way, it gives you the added comfort and security in knowing wherever you are you will be contacted as soon as anyone uses your information to apply for credit.You can get a Debix promo code by clicking the words that are highlighted. Then it will direct you to the Debix promotion code.There are large cases involving unauthorized use of credit cards especially online.You can receive an annual subscription at a discounted rate of $89 and receive 30 days for FREE! You can join the enrollment application and get a discount on the program by entering the Debix Promo Code. With Loud Siren in partnership with Debix, you can be assured that thieves will be stopped from opening unauthorized accounts in your name. It is good to know that there are services like this. You're assured that your identity is protected online. So Get safer with Debix. Check This Out !!!

A curious calculation ! ! !

1*9 + 2=11
12*9 + 3=111
123*9 + 4=1111
1234*9 + 5=11111
12345*9 + 6=111111
123456*9 +7=1111111
1234567*9 +8=11111111
12345678*9 +9=111111111
123456789*9 +10=1111111111

Mathe - MAGIC ! ! ! Mystery in 37

3*37 = 111 and 1+1+1 =3. 111/(1+1+1)=37

6*37 = 222 and 2+2+2 =6. 222/(2+2+2)=37

9*37 = 333 and 3+3+3 =9. 333/(3+3+3)=37

12*37 = 444 and 4+4+4 =12. 444/(4+4+4)=37

15*37 = 555 and 5+5+5 =15. 555/(5+5+5)=37

18*37 = 666 and 6+6+6 =18. 666/(6+6+6)=37

21*37 = 777 and 7+7+7 =21. 777/(7+7+7)=37

24*37 = 888 and 8+8+8 =24. 888/(8+8+8)=37

27*37 = 999 and 9+9+9 =27. 999/(9+9+9)=37

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Your CELLPHONE Can Do this....

==> The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked. Try it out. I’ve tried it myself & it works in India.

Hidden Battery power
==>Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you don’t have a charger. Some Nokia instruments comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
==>To check your Mobile phone’s IMEI serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keys?
==>This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call Someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other “remote” for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Amazing Facts ! ! !

*A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday".
*Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump
*The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma
*The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
*TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard
*The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu, a New Zealand hill. ...
*Its impossible to sneeze with ur eyes open !!!
*An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain...
*A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
*A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
*The average person laughs 10 times a day!
*Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
*Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
*Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
*You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206
*The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
*Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
*Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails! Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
*Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
*One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
*There is a city called Rome on every continent.
*The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

Cool Magics ! ! !

An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on theComputer which can be named as "CON". This is something prettyCool...and Unbelievable.... At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn'tanswer why thishappened!TRY IT NOW ,IT WILL NOT CREATE " CON " FOLDER

For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1.) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.is it just a really weird bug? :-??

Microsoft crazy factsThis is something pretty cool and neat...and unbelievable...At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer whythis happened!It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself...Open Microsoft Word and type=rand (200, 99)And then press ENTERThen see the magic...............................

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Change Drive Letter

To change drive letters (useful if you have two drives and have partitioned the boot drive, but the secondary drive shows up as "D")Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management, Disk Management, then right-click the partition whose name you want to change (click in the white area just below the word "Volume") and select "change drive letter and paths."From here you can add, remove or change drive letters and paths to the partition.

Speed UP your System

hi if your systems hangs too much , then speed up by using this registry trickCLick on: Start MenuGo To: RunType: RegeditLook For the Keys:HKEY_LOCAL_MECHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentConrolSet\Control\Session Manager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParametersNow Look For The DWORD KEY : ENABLEPREFETCHERAIts Default Value Is: 3 Change The Value To: 6Now Close The Registery Editor And Restart Your ComputerNote: If u Change its Value to 1 It'll b verry Slowand those who alreadyhave 3 then nothing to worry.

How to make My Computer' open in Explore mode ! ! !

In My Computer click Tools menu, and then click Options.Click the File Types tab.In the list of file types, highlight "(NONE) Folders"Click Advanced button, In the Actions box, highlight "Explore" Click "Set Default"

Remove the Recycle Bin from the Desktop ! ! !

If you don't use the Recycle Bin to store deleted files , you can get rid of its desktop icon all together.Run Regedit and go to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/explorer/Desktop/NameSpaceClick on the "Recycle Bin" string in the right hand pane. Hit Del, click OK.

Amazing Finding ! ! !

Itz amazingDid you know that the flight number of the plane that had hit WTC ...on9/11 was Q33N ....Open your Notepad in ur computer and type the flightnumber i.e Q33N... Increase the Font Size to 72, Change the Font toWingdings. U will be amazed by the findings.

clear the Shortcut Arrow. follow these steps ! ! !

we will see ARROW on SHORTCUT folder or file...n if u dont like that arrow, then ..


worlds largest book ! ! !

The worlds largest book ever published is from the tiny country of Bhutan.The book is called “Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Kingdom” and its author is a scientist named Michael Hawly at the massachussets Institute of Technology.
Each copy of the book is 112 pages and costs about $2,000 to produce.The book details the large and diverse natural habitat of bhutan which has been described as being very beautiful.Guinness World Records has certified Hawley’s work as the largest book ever published.In fact they state that the book is about 133lbs

Debt Consolidation !!!

In The Present day trend everyone desires to have a home of therir own but often need loans to realise their dreams.If you need to get a loan for buying your needs then you must do some research work and get the required information.All of must be careful of this topic because there is a lot of companies that offer to giving loans and we must know how we can negotiate with them.Any debt settlement need to know which informations they must keep from a negotiation.I have found a site that will give you these informations.The participation of the loan provider in the debt consolidation process is a distinct feature that is available only on debt consolidation loans.This is good for us to know how we can get a secure and safe loan.We need to keep some of our earning for our house hold and then we can get a loan with remain of it .With this site you can find some information about how you can get a debt consolidation.All of the companies that provide money services like loans will glad to give you the maximum amount of their loans.If you want having any problem with your debt it's good to say them how much loan you want not how much they will give you because of they can give you more than you can pay.Debt consolidation loans help to remove the immediate repayment burden from the borrower. Since the term of repayment in case of debt consolidation loan is large, a borrower is able to prepare for the repayment beforehand.This is so bright that if you take more than you can pay ,then you will be in a bad problem that you can solve it too hard.Here for more information about debt consolidation loan have a lot of article writings that will help you to have enough information for taking a loan that never make you problem.This is my experience ,I was bought a home before my wedding and I get a loan from a bank.I didn't have enough information to do this one and now I pay a loan that I got but the home is not mine .When I wanted to do it nobody give me the informations and now after about 2 year I'm paying for a home that is not mine.This is the reason why more people prefer debt consolidation loans particularly for the purpose of debt settlement.

Play RealMedia without Real Media Player

Real Media player is not one of the most liked players out there due to their annoying premium accounts and several other problems.Once up on a time real player was considered to be one of the best among it’s competitors.
I am sure many of you out there would love to get rid of it.However,you feel you have no choice in the matter as files associated with real player are still available through out the web.
Real Variable Bitrate(RVMB) is a format created by Real Networks that is still present to this day.These files are much smaller in size compared to MPEG4-part2 formats and so they are usually found in P2P file sharing platforms.
If you are a torrent user, I am sure you have noticed these files before.I was in search for a software that will allow me to play an RVMB file without me having to download the much hated real player.
I came across RealAlternative which does this exact function.It goes a bit farther by actually enabling the user to play RealAudio (.ra .rpm), RealMedia(.rm, .ram, .rmvb, .rpx, .smi, .smil), and even RealText (.rt), ReadPix (.rp) without ever touching another RealNetworks software.They offer both a lite and standard version of the software.
The difference between the lite and the standard version is that lite does not come with Windows media player classic.They include it in with the standard package because RealAlternative alone cannot play streaming content.
Some Advantages of RealAlternative compared to Real Player
» Quick and easy install (only 6.69MB)» No background processes like realsched.exe from RealMedia» You can use a player of your own choice including the one I have mentioned before called VLC media Player» Low on resources unlike real player» No advertising, no registration forms, or any annoying attempts to sign you up for real premium membership

Beginings of Computer Technology in Ancient Greece

A group of scientists from U.K and Greece have uncoded a computer said to be much older than the Divinci code.They have named it Antikythera Mechanism,after the greek island where it was found.
The inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism have been deciphered to reveal theories for ancient planetary positions.The mechanism was used to predict and calculate lunar and solar eclipses on the basis of Babylonian arithmetic-progression cycles, according to the team’s report.
The mechanism also calculates lunar positions based on theories by the famous Greek astronomer Hipparchos for deciphering the Moon’s elliptical orbit. The machine’s ability to calculate sophisticated astronomical knowledge of the Moon’s unusual orbit even surprised the scientists.
The Antikythera could be considered the first analog computer.This device is said to be almost 1,000 years ahead of its time.Its remarkable that Greeks were so technologically advanced for their time.

idtheftquiz !!!

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Avoid Hassle By Converting .docx Files into .doc

Couple of days back, I was introduced to the much hated "Office 2007 Expired" window. It seems that time flies when you use Microsoft trial software. I should of paid more attention to the many warning pop-ups.
Most of the important files that I have are saved using the .docx format and so I was looking at major trouble.
Microsoft Word 2007 uses .docx as the default file extension. Essentially they are nothing but a bunch of zipped XML documents. You can even go as far as to rename the extension to .zip which would allow you to easily extract the content.
If you have earlier versions of Microsoft office, you can view, edit, save, and print .docx files with this free Microsoft Office compatibility Pack.
Now, if you are on a mac and wish to perform the same tasks mentioned above, then simply download the Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.
Lets just say you are like me and do not have a full version of any Microsoft Office software. Here are some of the many online conversion sites available.
Zamzar is an excellent service which performs the essential duty of converting any file you have under the .docx extension to .doc format [there are several other formats to choose from] . Be aware that you need to provide an email address to receive the converted file. After receiving the file through email, you can always use Google Docs to open the file and edit it.
Just like ZamZar, docx2doc.com offers the same service but at a more straight forward manner. Meaning it is created just for this task and so you don’t have to worry about any third party software or any other confusing file format options.
Ultimately, you can download the Docx-converter Dashboard Widget which allows you to convert files right from your Desktop. Best of all, any updates or feature additions to the web site will automatically be reflected in the widget!

Simple Windows Shortcuts to Save You Time

Wether you are a average pc user or a power user,rememering those long lists of shortcuts built into your windows operating system can be a hassle.However, these shortcuts can be very handy when it comes to saving you some extra time.
I had some time to spare and thought I should help my fellow readers out with some quick shortcuts that you might of forgotten or simply unaware of.Hopefully these shortcuts will come in handy when you upgrade to windows vista.This way you are bound to save alot of time with these shortcuts.
»Windows system key combinations
loadTOCNode(2, ‘moreinformation’);

F1: Help

CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu

ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs

ALT+F4: Quit program

SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
»Windows program key combinations

CTRL+C: Copy


CTRL+V: Paste

CTRL+Z: Undo

CTRL+B: Bold

CTRL+U: Underline

CTRL+I: Italic
»Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects

SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands

SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)

ALT+double click: Displays properties

SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin
»General keyboard-only commands
loadTOCNode(2, ‘moreinformation’);

F1: Starts Windows Help

F10: Activates menu bar options

SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object

CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)

CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)

ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box

ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)

SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature

ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window’s System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)

ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu (from the MDI child window’s System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)

CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program

ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu

ALT+F4: Closes the current window

CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window

ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Online Casinos - Joyland Casino !!!

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Save Time With Google Shortcuts

Google has several abilities that are not commonly known to its users.Most google users are aware of some of the many tricks for google searching but not all.Previously I have posted some of the many ways to effectively increase your search accuracy.
Other than the ability to search the web,google has certain additional features that I find useful.Here I have taken the time to compile a list of my favorite google shortcuts.
»Get information about a vehicle:
Typing in the Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) in the search box would provide a link to view information about that specific vehicle at carfax.com
»Track Packages from FEDEX,United Parcel Service or United Postal Service:
Typing in the tracking number along with the packaging service in the search field would result in a link directing you to the website specifically tracking the package.Example:search google by typing “fedex 999444666222″ without the quotes in the search box.
»Find a U.S Phone Number or Address:
Typing in the name of a person or buisness along with the state,city, or zip code in the search box would result in a link listing the phone book results. An example of a search would be “Bill gates Washington” without the quotes.
»Find Stock Quote of a company:
Enter one or more NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, or mutual fund ticker symbols and Google will return the latest stock price (with a 15-minute delay for NASDAQ or a 20-minute delay for AMEX and NYSE), along with an intra-day chart, the daily high and low, the volume traded, the company’s market capitalization, as well as a link to other financial information. An example of a search using a ticker symbol would be “goog” without the quotes.
»Find information about a product using the UPC code:
Typing in the UPC code of a product inside the search field will show a link providing information about the product listed under that upc code.
»Use Google for making calculations:
Google can be used as a calculator.It’s not an advanced calculator but it can do some basic functions such as addition,distance convertions,and evaluating mathamatical expressions.
Basic addition would be something like 20+30+90
Distance convertion would be something like “20mph in kph”(no quotes)
An example of a mathamatical expression would be:(G * mass of earth)/(radius of earth^2)

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Change Text / Label of XP Start Button

Step 1 – Modify Explorer.exe File In order to make the changes, the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows needs to be edited. Since explorer.exe is a binary file it requires a special editor. For purposes of this article I have used Resource Hacker. Which is used to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). To download it CLICK HERE

First make a backup copy of the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer. Place it in a folder somewhere on your hard drive where it will be safe. Start Resource Hacker and open explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer.exe.

Now navigate to the String Table. Now click on 37 and then on 1033

Instead of “start” just write the word you want to replace with start. Like “Aanchal”.

Now click to compile script button and then save the altered file bye any name you wish like explorerchanged.exe using the Save As command on the File Menu. Do not use the Save command .

Step 2 – Modify the Registry

Go to start , navigate to Run and type regedit in the Open: field. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon In the right pane , double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box . In Value data: line, enter the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file. Click OK.

After rebooting your system you will see your text on the Start button.

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Changing Router Password !!

Following is the way

Login to the Modem \ Router,
Your Modem IP is for lan \ ethernet users (put into IE or FIREFOX URL bar)
for USB users type in URL bar.
login by admin user name and admin password . [ by default it is admin ]
to change the username or password
and search for the "Change Password" Option there!
after it reboot the modem .

relaxtheback.com !!!

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Adobe PDF flaw 'more serious than first thought'

A recently discovered security weakness in the widely used Acrobat Reader software could put net users at more risk than previously thought, experts have warned.

Initially, security professionals thought that the problem was restricted and exposed only web-related data or could support phishing scams. Now it has been discovered that miscreants could exploit the problem to access all information on a victim's hard drive, said web security specialists at SPI Dynamics and WhiteHat Security.

Key to increased access is where hostile links point. When the issue was first discovered, experts warned of links with malicious JavaScript to PDF files hosted on websites. While risky, this actually limits the attacker's access to a PC. It has now been discovered that those limits can be removed by directing a malicious link to a PDF file on a victim's PC.

Billy Hoffman, lead engineer at SPI Dynamics, said in an emailed statement: "This means any JavaScript can access the user's local machine. Depending on the browser, this means the JavaScript can read the user's files, delete them, execute programs, send the contents to the attacker, et cetera. This is much worse than an attack in the remote zone."

By contrast, a link to a PDF hosted on a website with malicious JavaScript code would run on the user's machine with limited access, or the "remote zone", Hoffman said. For example, script code in a link to a PDF on "bank.com" would be able to communicate with bank.com and access its cookies, he said. Such a standard cross-site-scripting attack could allow account hijacks, for example.

The security problem exists because the web browser plug-in of the Adobe Systems' Acrobat Reader allows JavaScript code appended to links to PDF files to run once the link is clicked, said Jeremiah Grossman, chief technology officer at WhiteHat Security.

For an attack to work, a malicious link has to point to an existing PDF file on the web or on the target system. PDFs are abundant on the net and finding one on a local system also isn't hard, a sample PDF file comes with Acrobat Reader and is installed in a predictable location on PCs, Grossman said.

The security problem was first disclosed at the Chaos Computer Club conference in Germany over the holidays in a paper by Stafano Di Paola and Giorgio Fedon. The extended scope of the issue was publicised by a hacker using the moniker "RSnake".

Adobe is aware of the claims that an attack could have broader implications but had not verified the issue, a company representative said in an emailed statement.

The representative said: "Based upon info we have, Flash Player, Reader and modern browsers should restrict such an exploit but we haven't completed our evaluation of all possible scenarios."

To mitigate the threat, users can upgrade to Adobe Reader 8, the latest version of the Adobe software released last month. Adobe is also working on updates to previous versions that will resolve this issue, the company has said.

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Search Engines..look beyond Google!!

Well think Search & the first thing that comes to mind is Google. Many, including me, can't get enough of this amazing tool. Then comes Yahoo, Live Search, Ask etc etc.

But there are a few who are very good when viewed from certain facets. Here's a peek view : -


India's first Search engine, started by two fire-in-the-belly IIT grads, provides search services for Indian websites.


Started by a group of IIT grads, AskLaila caters to local needs (presently Bangalore). Key in a query like 'Mobile repair shop ' & you'll get the answer.


Powered by Yahoo, you may find AllTheWeb a lighter, more customizable and pleasant "pure search" experience than you get at Yahoo itself. The focus is on web search, but news, picture, video, MP3 and FTP search are also offered.


HotBot provides easy access to the web's three major crawler-based search engines: Yahoo, Google and Teoma. Unlike meta search engines, it cannot blend the results from all of these crawlers together. Nevertheless, it's a fast, easy way to get different web search "opinions" in one place.

And then there are other intersting one's like vivisimo.com ( provides clustering feature ), dogpile.com etc.

Happy Searching !!

Debix - Be Safer Online !!!

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Mash! Playing catchup with Orkut

Mash! A simple Google search of the term throws up references to an Online game & a 1970 film on the top.But Nah...i am not gonna talk about them. The Mash i am talking about is the new Social Networking offering from the Yahoo! stable. It aims to challenge its more illustrious siblings like MySpace, Facebook & yeah Orkut.
Well, until now, Yahoo! was nothing but lame when it came to Social Networking, what with it's hugely unsuccessful Y! 360 offering. But Will Aldrich, the project head for Mash promises to change that.
Few knew what Mash was until last month as it was available only to Yahoo employees as a closed beta service, but a New York Times journalist was accidentally informed about it. Two dayslater, on September 14, the invitation-only beta version was launched. I,like hundreds of others ( 415 to be precise ), left a plea on Mash team leader Will Aldrich's blog for an invite.
With a plethora of Social Networking pros vying for attention, what does Mash! have that would impel me to make that unlikely shift from Orkut? Aldrich has the answer.
Mash is a new approach to online profiles, Aldrich says, adding that there are some new twists that make things a little interesting and a lot of fun. It allows you to make starter profiles for your friends and you can leave your profile open for trusted friends to add stuff you usually would'nt. Now how dangerous can that be?Leave it to your imagination. In short, think Wikipedia, which millions swear by but many don't trust because it can be changed by all and sundry.
You may therefore get up one fine morning & find your Mash profile tweaked by your next door neighbour, albeit with your permission.The main section ”About Me” has questions like If I were an animal, I would be.... Other fill-in-the-blank questions include The soundtrack of my life, What's most likely playing on my iPod, Something I can't leave home without, and My celebrity look-a-likes.And there is no Scrapbook like in Orkut; it's a Guestbook.The fun part is you have your own little virtual pet which you can feed, smack, poke, jab or kill if you get too bored with it. Aldrich says Mash still is very raw with many bugs & has a long way to go.
The big question I am asking is why would I switch to Mash, and believe me I am not alone. While trotting Aldrich's blog http://blog.mash.yahoo.com/ i have found people commenting on this very subject.Perhaps, only time will tell!!