Sunday, 15 April 2012

Make Folders Invisible


This method will make your folder invisible and not hidden. On the one hand you won’t have to go through folder options to unhide your folder, on the other someone may discover your invisible folder by accident.

To make an invisible folder, you have to do two things:
--> First remove the folder name and second make the folder icon transparent. To hide the folder name…
…select the questionable folder and click F2. Then hold the > ALT key while typing the numbers > 0160 using the number pad. Hit > Enter and the folder name should be gone.

--> Next, you need to make the folder icon invisible:
Right-click your folder and select > Properties. Switch to the > Customize tab and click the > Change Icon… button. Several blank icons can be found in the default Windows 7 icon collection. Find one, select it and click > OK.

If the invisible folder sits on your desktop, make sure it’s along the edge of the screen and towards the right side. This will decrease the chance of it being found by chance. Note that anyone can still access the folder, given they find it. For example clicking [CTRL] + [A] will select and highlight all files and folders, including invisible ones.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Cloud storage

In today’s digital world, our entire life — both work and home — are tied to computers. Hard disks are unpredictable and are prone to failures leading to data loss. Research shows that every year 43% of computer users lose valuable data. The best way to hedge your data storage risk is to store critical data on the cloud.


Cloud storage services offer paid monthly subscriptions either for unlimited storage or for hundreds of gigabytes of data. Most of us do not have that much critical data to backup and therefore it would be a total waste of money. And for those of us who have data which cannot be stored using the 1 or 2GB free space offered, we have a list of the best free online storage services that offer free space of more than 10GB.


Windows Live SkyDrive :
Despite having a name that is quite a mouthful, Windows Live Skydrive is one of the most popular and extremely useful cloud based service from Microsoft. Windows Live Skydrive offers a hefty 25 GB free storage space to all users.
There is absolutely no need to install and configure a desktop client. All you have to do is log into the Windows Live Skydrive account wit your Live ID and you can just drag & drop files into the folders. In addition to having password protected private folders, you can create new folders, make it public and share the files with friends, family or co-workers.

IDrive :

IDrive is a top notch remote online backup solution. Like all its competitors, IDrive offers 2GB free storage for users to evaluate the service. With desktop clients for Mac & PC, true archiving, continuous data protection, time line restore, versioning and many more world class features IDrive is a rock solid online backup platform. Wondering how IDrive is relevant in this list? Patience, dear readers is a virtue! Now immediately after signing up, we will be redirected to a sign up onfirmation and referral page.

You can refer IDrive to your friends by submitting the email login credentials of AOL, Gmail, MSN or Yahoo. If there are more than 5 valid email addresses in your address book, IDrive bumps up your account with a free 10 GB storage space. This referral space does not expire and is on top of the 2 GB free space of the basic plan. Contacts you refer get two emails from IDrive promoting their product and if you want to bypass this, sign up with an email id you sparsely use thereby not annoying your friends & family.




Humyo :

With its free account, humyo provides one of the best free 10GB online storage solutions. The free storage space is split into two parts – 5GB for media files (Photos, Videos, Music) and the rest of the 5 GB for non-media files. Since this being a free account, we will not have access to the desktop client. But fret not, humyo has a brilliant web-based file explorer that allows you to upload, share and download files in a jiffy.

Binfire :


Binfire offers a free 10 GB online storage space for all your files, which can accessed from a intuitive web interface. Just like Windows Live Skydrive, Binfire also lets you create and share multiple folders with your friends and family. You can also send emails right from within the Binfire account.
Each one of these services have their own strong suites. Personally, I use IDrive for backing up data and found it to be seamless & blazing fast. With the launch of Office Web in a few days, Windows SkyDrive is going to be a Google Docs killer. And, if you are a media junkie, humyo is the right fit as you can stream media and view images directly from your account.
Box :


This is my personal favourite. What if the files you need are on your laptop – but you're on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online – then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device

Get Mobilized: Box for iPhone, iPad and More

On the run? Box lets you access your files anywhere, anytime, on any device: desktop, laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets.
Dropbox :
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phonesand even the Dropbox website.

Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Google Android Names


The code name of the operating system (OS), Android always use desserts and has become his trademark. Why?

The names of the first Android operating system since its launch from the
--Cupcake (Android 1.5)
--Donut (Android 1.6)
--Eclair (Android 2.1)
--Froyo (Android 2.2)
--Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
--Honeycomb (Android 3.0)(for special OS tablets)
--IceCream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

New operating system will soon be the next version is Jelly Bean. Which is why Google uses the name of the dessert? Internet giant refused to explain.

Google spokesman said Randall Saraf to give the names were the result of internal decisions and Google choose to perform a little magic in this.

"When the new Android platform was released, carried the names of the desserts. Most of the alphabetical order," he said.

Another peculiarity Android operating system to use the name of the dessert, the names have the initials in alphabetical order, ie, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice cream Sandwich. However, quoted by CNN, consumers only know the version of the Android operating system from the letter C, which is the cupcake.


Google's OS just gets tastier...!!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

TeamViewer(with lifetime license) :


Remote control :

24/7 access to remote computers or servers. Control computers remotely via the internet, as if you were sitting right in front of them. Whether you are providing spontaneous support, administering servers or working from your home office, TeamViewer lets you get the job done.


TeamViewer mobile apps :

Are you often on the road and need to provide spontaneous support to customers or connect to your office computer and customer’s servers? TeamViewer apps for iPhone, iPad and Android allow you to be mobile and flexible to handle any situation.

Download : TeamViewer
Download brochure : Brochure

TrueCrypt



Main Features :

--> Employees password protection or key file protection.

--> Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

--> Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

--> Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

--> Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

--> Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.

--> Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.

--> Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password.

--> Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system.


Beginner's Guide : http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/

Download : http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads

Monday, 9 April 2012

All websites unblocked :


Your-freedom :

Sites blocked by your college or office administration? Then this is the software you need. Download and install it and run the wizard. Select any server ( most preferably HONG KONG server). "Start connection" and go to "Applications", tick "MS Internet Explorer". There you go. Now you can browse any blocked pages and can download any files of large size unlike Cakebird which restricts download size limit to 9MB.

In case you can't access blocked sites in Google Chrome, go to "Internet Options" in Control Panel and select "LAN Settings" under "Connections". Select "Use proxy server".


Download : (for blocked users) Download through cakebird
Download : (for unblocked users) Your-freedom

Sunday, 8 April 2012

USB password protect with key


USB Secure Software helps you to password protect USB drive, thumb drive, memory stick, pen drive, jump drive, flash drive and external hard drive. It supports plug and play and runs automatically once a USB drive is plugged in, asking you the password for it. USB Secure is hassle free and it doesn’t need a rocket scientist to master.

Features and Benefits :

--- Password Protection: USB Secure is a powerful tool to password protect USB drive and all other external portable media. No matter what type of external storage device you use, USB Secure password protects it within seconds.

--- No Administrator Rights Required: USB Secure doesn’t install any kernel or filter drivers, and therefore doesn’t require any administrator rights to password protect USB drive and other portable media.

--- Compatible Everywhere: The program works on all flavors of Windows i.e. Windows 2000/ Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7.0. USB Secure works perfectly well on all external portable media like USB flash drives, Thumb Drives, Memory Sticks, Memory Cards, Pen Drives and Jump Drives.

--- Autoplay Feature: Full plug and play is supported that lets you automatically protect USB drive and all such external storage devices currently plugged into your PC.

--- Complete USB Security:Whatever information, files, folders and documents you put in your USB drive, USB Secure keeps them completely secured.

--- Reliable and Independent: USB Secure lets you protect USB drive’s data by using several layers of patent pending protection methods. This makes its protection, PC and hardware independent.

--- Peace of Mind: Total peace of mind from security leaks and privacy breaches. Never again fear of what’s happening to your device while it is lost.

--- User Friendly Interface: USB Secure is easy to install, run and use. It doesn’t complicate its users with technical jargon common in other encryption programs.

--- Ease of Use: A very easy to use program with user-friendly interface.

Download link : Mediafire , Filefactory

Saturday, 7 April 2012

How to remove facebook timeline


A while ago Facebook launched new timeline feature but unfortunately most of the people did not like it and want to get rid of it. I got a solution to remove the timeline. Now if you are a timeline user this is a great news for you. Just follow the given steps respective of your browser and get free off the new timeline feature.




==> How to disable timeline in Google Chrome :



The first 2 steps are very imporant, you need to install FB Purity, and then you also need to download the .bat file that is used to start Chrome with its User Agent set to IE7:


- First, install the F.B. Purity browser extension(http://www.fbpurity.com/install.htm), as it will fix a lot of the display glitches that will occur when you set your browser to impersonate IE7.


- Next, Download (http://www.fbpurity.com/miscg/Chrome-With-IE7-UserAgent.bat) ("Right Click" the link, select "Save link as..." and save the .bat file to your "Desktop")


Close *all* open Chrome browser Windows and Tabs, then click the previously downloaded .bat file and it will run Chrome with "IE7" as its "user agent".


- Now visit a personal Timeline page, and you will see that it is now displayed as a normal, old style profile page. BTW If at any point, you want to go back to using the normal User Agent, just close all Chrome windows and then open Chrome using your usual Chrome Icon, instead of the Bat file.


===> How to disable timeline in Mozilla Firefox :

Step 1: Open your Firefox and go to Add-on screen.

Step 2: Search for “USER AGENT SWITCHER” , If you can’t able to find the addon, You just go to this link (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/) and install the Add on and restart the Firefox.


Step 3: After Installing, check User Agent Switcher button is available in Navigation bar, if not Just Right Click on the Navigation bar and Click customize and drag & drop the User Agent Switcher add-on to the Navigation bar.

Step 4: Click the User Agent Switcher Button in the Navigation bar and Choose INTERNET EXPLORER 7.


Now Go to Facebook and See your Old Facebook profile layout, not the timeline.

Hide your files! - lockdir

Want to hide your files with a password? Try out lockdir(http://www.filecluster.com/downloads/KaKa-Folder-Protector.html).

1. Lockdir : This is a very small software that helps you password protect your files under DOS, windows and any other operating system. You can lock your files in USB sticks also.



How to Protect a Folder

Four methods to select a folder to protect:
  • Copy this software to your target location to be protected
  • Open this software and choose "Protect Another", then you can select another folder
  • Drag and drop a folder in the window and the folder will be protected
  • After setting context menu in Settings windows, Right-click the folder and click "Folder Protector"

Once locked with lockdir, the files in the locked folder or in your pen-drive will be encrypted and won't be visible. Only lockdir will be visible. Double click it and you will get the following image.
You can either select virtual disk, temporary or complete depending upon your need.




Friday, 6 April 2012

Free HD movies including blu ray!

Want to direct download free english or hindi movies? Missed English episodes? Get them all at http://ariamovie16.in (Careful about the number. They increment the number once in a while). Use google translate to translate this persian site into english. I recommend using IDM since movies available in that site have resume capability. You could also check out http://httpfilm.com .

Tails Operating System

Today I tried out a new operating system which is called the TAILS OPERATING SYSTEM(http://tails.boum.org). What's new in it? The spectacular thing about this operating system is that you needn't install it in your PC or laptop. You can just carry it everywhere you go on your personal USB stick. It is available as a free download(in the link mentioned above) and is specifically designed keeping security in mind. Concerned about your privacy or your anonymity while using your friend's laptop? Then tails is the answer to you. Tails can also be installed in a bootable CD but I prefer USB since it occupies only 619MB space. Got websites blocked by your college or office? Tails OS uses Tor to provide users with secure encrypted anonymous access to the internet. It also has preinstalled applications to give you anonymity on the internet. YOu can use those applications to unblocked stuff on the internet, So along with application restrictions, website restrictions are also removed using tails. The procedure to install tails is slightly complicated and is described in detail below:

1----> Download Tails OS(in .iso format) from the link (https://tails.boum.org/download/index.en.html). As mentioned earlier, its 619MB in size so it takes a bit longer if you have a slow internet connection(Try using IDM in such a case). Next thing you need a minimum 2GB pen-drive. (why the excess memory as opposed to 618MB? Well, the whole OS runs in the pen-drive and it needs memory of course). Make sure that you don't have anything important in that pen-drive as I won't be responsible in case of data loss.

2----> Download Universal USB installer(http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Universal-USB-Installer/Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.0.exe). Plug in your USB. Open the universal USB installer. Select Tails from the dropdown list. And then select your tails*.iso. Finally select your USB drive path. Double check it twice as you wouldn't want tails to be installed in your directories. Click Create. That's it. You are done.
3---> Once completed, restart your computer without removing your USB stick. Enter into bios setup by pressing F2 or F8 or F10 Esc depending upon your computer make. Select Bios and make USB as your first priority. Save changes and exit. Now you should boot into tails OS.

Have fun browsing all blocked content anonymously!!!