Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich melts quick...here's some tips to save your battery!

Ice Cream Sandwitch PART (Android 4.0.x) :


Settings > Wi-Fi > Advanced > Network notification : [UNTICK]

Settings > Wi-Fi > Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep : "Always"

Settings > Data usage > Set mobile data limit : [UNTICK]

Settings > Call > Call rejection > Auto reject mode "OFF"

Settings > Sound > Vibration intensity > Set everything to Minimum

Settings > Sound > Everything in "System" part [UNTICKED]

Settings > Display > Weather > [UNTICK]

Settings > Display > Brightness > Automatic brightness > Set it to Minimum

Settings > Display > Screen timeout > "15s"

Settings > Display > Touch key light duration > "Always OFF"

Settings > Display > Auto adjust screen power > [TICK]

Settings > Location services > Everything [UNTICKED]

Settings > Back up and reset > Everything [UNTICKED]

Settings > Date and time > Automatic date and time > [UNTICK]

Settings > Date and time > Automatic time zone > [UNTICK]

Settings > Motion > Motion activation > [UNTICK]

Settings > Developer options > Windows animation scale > "Animation is OFF"

Settings > Developer options > Transition animation scale > "Animation is OFF"

Settings > About phone > Software update > Everything [UNTICKED]

Friday, June 22, 2012

Zorin OS-The next Linux with changeable interface to Win7-XP etc!

Touchwiz Dock Icon Options...how to change them....

If you want to change your DOCK icons from the standard ones here's the easy fix.

from home screen, hit applications dock icon (the icon with the circle and dots in it)-
- menu - view type - customizable grid - menu - edit - drag onto dock and it will replace whatever - tap the applications dock again  (the icon with the circle and dots in it)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finally....custom themes available in your Gmail Account...see how....

Google is adding custom themes to Gmail.
Gmail’s web interface has long offered themes, allowing you to change its appearance to suit your whims, but choices were limited to the few canned options Google made available. The colorschemes in Gmail themes are still limited to Google’s picks, but now Google is allowing users to upload their own images to create custom backgrounds.
To try out the new options head to Gmail’s settings menu and click the Themes link. Then look for the Custom Themes section where you’ll see a link to “Change your background image.”
To add a custom background you can upload your own images directly, select from your Google+ photos or point Gmail to an online image with a URL. There’s also a featured photos section you can browse and search for some high quality images.
The new custom images aren’t going to change the way you use Gmail by any means, but if you’re like us and you differentiate accounts by appearance, themes aren’t just eye candy, they’re practical, helping you immediately know which account you’re logged into.
If you aren’t seeing the new Custom Themes section just yet, be patient; as with most Google updates this one is rolling out gradually. 

Use only Ethernet with your Laptop

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Have you ever connected your Laptop to a wired network point in your house and continued to get wireless  network speeds ? Here’s how you can quickly fix that, the easy way.

Giving Your Wired Connection Higher Priority

Press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl into the run box, then hit enter.

When the Network Connections window opens you will need to hit the alt key to display the classic menu bar.

Once its available click on advanced, and then choose the Advanced Settings option.

Here you will see the preference of your network connections. In order to make your laptop use a wired connection, if available, even when connected to a wireless network, you will need to select Wi-Fi and then click on the green arrow pointing down.

This will automatically bump Ethernet to the top.

That’s all there is to it.
courtesy HTG

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

View Power Point Presentations without MS Office

PowerPoint Viewer lets you view full-featured presentations created in the full version of PowerPoint. This viewer also supports opening password-protected PowerPoint presentations. It is the free, official release from Microsoft and is ideal if you simply want to open or print presentations without having to purchase Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint Viewer is compatible with most versions of PowerPoint - as far back as the 97 release.

An important limitation to remember is that this is the PowerPoint Viewer only: it cannot edit data, or create a new presentation (for those functions, you will need to purchase the full version). This download, released in 2008, is a replacement for all previous PowerPoint releases and views all files created with any of the following:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
Microsoft PowerPoint 97
Download HERE

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tmobile Galaxy S2 t-989- reset counter info


If you’re familiar with flashing, you’re also familiar with the dangers of flashing. Any modification made to your phone courts the chance of an accident and if anything unfortunate should happen to your phone, there’s that window of chance that service centers may reject it.
With the rising popularity of modifying Android phones, service center technicians have learned to check for an extra something that may result in their returning your device to you unfixed or sending you an invoice for the repairs.
It’s called by many names but commonly, it’s called the “Odin counter,” the “flash counter,” or the “download counter.” This flash counter appears when your device is in Download Mode. By default, it’s set to NO but whenever you flash a non-Samsung kernel to your device, NO changes to a number depending on how many times you flash. If you want to be able to sleep well at night when your phone’s in the shop, you may want to consider resetting your flash counter.
Thanks to XDA Developers senior member -Mr.X-, there is now a method to reset the flash counters on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989) and the TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D.

Warning

  • These instructions are compatible only with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989) and the TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X (SGH-T989D).  You may check your model number through Settings > About Phone. If your device does not match either of the said models, do not use this method to reset your device as it may lead to bricking.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk.  We shall not be responsible  for whatever happens to your phone.
  • This method should never be used to frequently reset your flash counter. If your battery dies in the middle of the resetting method, your device will brick so exercise caution.

Requirements

  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989) or TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X (SGH-T989D), with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
  • Make sure to create a backup of any important data on your phone, as data may be corrupted or lost.
  • Make sure that your phone has a fully charged battery. This prevents the device from shutting off in the middle of the flashing process.
  • Counter reset file:

Instructions

  1. Download the appropriate counter reset file to your computer.
  2. Copy the counter reset file to the internal SD card of your phone.
  3. Turn off your phone completely.
  4. Boot into Recovery Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power keys.
  5. Make a Nandroid backup by selecting Backup and restore > Backup from the recovery menu. This allows you to revert to your previous state should something not work out.
  6. Select Install Zip from SD Card > Choose Zip from SD Card.
  7. Select the counter reset file.  Confirm that you want to start installation.
  8. Once flashing is complete, select Go Back.
  9. Select Reboot System Now.
Congratulations! Your flash counter has now been reset.

Windows 8 Start Button and right click access

If you want to find anything on Windows 8 because of the Metro interface here's how:

 Right-click the Start “Button”

Last and perhaps the easiest way, right-click on what was formerly known as the Start button in the bottom left corner (now a hot corner), which allows you to switch between the Desktop and Start Screen. Right clicking brings up a context menu with wide array of options. The Control Panel is the fifth from the bottom.

Also if  you are on a webpage right-click an empty area on the Web page to gain access to the controls

Monday, June 11, 2012

RSS Feeds right on your Desktop--here is how.....

The first thing you need to do is grab a copy of Adobe Air.

Once downloaded, double-click on the exe file to get it installed.

When prompted, accept the license terms by clicking on the agree button.

Once you have Adobe Air installed, you will also need to grab yourself a copy of Snackr. So head over to their website and click the install button.

We know the file is safe so we can just click open.

Then go ahead and kick off the installation.

Just like a normal .Net program, you will have to choose an installation location for Snackr.

Once installed, head into the settings of Snackr and enable Google Reader synchronization.

That’s all there is to it.




courtesy HTG

Firefox Web Apps now available in Ubuntu....here's how...

Days ago, Mozilla developers have released a fix that makes the entire web apps stack usable under Linux, in the sense of allowing Linux users to install and run web apps via their Firefox web-browser.
After days of testing the web apps-enabled try build, the exciting fix has landed in Firefox 16 nightly, thus allowing Ubuntu users to run, install and separately manage web apps.
In order to install web apps, navigate to https://apps.mozillalabs.com/appdir/ , click the Install button and launch the installed web apps via the Dash.


Although probably further configuration options and removal functionalities are to probably land "inside" Firefox in the near future, the at-the-moment removal, tweaking, deleting of a particular web-app can be performed under the home folder (like for instance, the barfight web app keeps its files in the .barfight folder).
Firefox 16 nightly is available for download on http://nightly.mozilla.org/

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Check out Ubuntu 12.04 ..gotta love Linux!

Sunsets Wallpapers for your Desktop

Serene scenes on your computer are always inviting...here's a set you might want to
download and add to your collection.

Get them HERE

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

RSS-Real Simple Syndication

If you don't utilize this feature you should.....it is like having a bookmark that takes you to the site but all in one reader type app or browser ...

RSS allows web sites to push out content in a standardized format commonly called a feed. This feed can be subscribed to by anyone with internet access and an appropriate tool called a feed reader.

Google Reader is a solid choice for a variety of reasons: many people already have Google accounts, it’s free, and because it’s so widely used tons of applications integrate with and import from it. If you have no idea where to start then start with Google Reader; even if you outgrow it you can easily export your feeds from Reader to another application.
If you already have a Google account, just type www.google.com/reader/ in your address bar to visit Google Reader (if you don’t, visit that link anyway and sign up for an account).
Once you have a Google Reader account you’re ready to start adding content.
At each website you wish to "grab" this content there should be a "rss feed" link and if you click that it will ask you what reader you wish to use....once implemented the "feed" will download automatically to your reader and be there for you to read whenever and wherever you are!

Give it a whirl and enjoy another feature of the great Web World!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

"Right Click" it.........quick context menu...give it a try!

Right Click Enhancer Portable description

 

 Enhance the capabilities of your context menu


Right Click Enhancer Portable gives you power to control the right click menu everyone uses. Right Click Enhancer Portable allows yo to edit your right click menu in the way you want. Now with help of this wonderful tool you can add some good stuffs to your right click context menu.


Right Click Editor:Right Click Editor is a context menu editor tool that can help users to delete or hide unwanted entries from their right click context menu. Windows 7 users also allows to move the unwanted entries to the cascading menus. Users can also delete or hide unwanted shell extensions from there right click context menu.


Right Click Tweaker:
As name tells this part of a Right Click Enhancer does some tweaks stuff. All of this tweaks are very useful for everyday work. It makes your life easier. All of the tweaks are listed below with there functionality.


My Computer Manager:
Allows user to add the files or folders to their My Computer,Control Panel or Desktop. User can add folders by directly by right clicking on it by enabling the right click options from My Computer Manager.User can delete those folder directly from My Comuter or Control Panel by right click delete option and then refreshing.Windows XP user can only add the folders and executable files (.exe).


Send To Manager:
Allows user to add folder to their send to menu. So user can copy any files instantly to the selected location. User can remove it from the SendTo Manager.You can add folder shortcut directly by right clicking on it.


New Menu Editor:
Allow users to add and delete items from there right click new menu.


Right Click Cascading Menu Shortcuts Creator (Windows 7):
Allows user to add cascading menus to their right click. When user add a cascading menu Right Click Cascading Menu Shortcuts Creator automatically adds a option to right click menu to add the files and folders to cascading menu by just right clicking any files or folder. User can also add files and folder from within the application by selecting cascading menu and clicking the add buttons. User can remove the cascading menu or files or folder associated with cascading menu.


Right Click Shortcuts Creator (Vista or 7):
Allows user to add the files or folders to their right click context menu.You can delete files and folders currently in right click menu.
Here are some key features of "Right Click Enhancer Portable":

· Copy To Folder, Move To Folder - When you choose one of the options from the menu, you browse to any place on your hard disk to copy or move the file to that folder.
· Flip 3D Switch Between Windows - adds flip3d option of windows vista and windows 7 to your right click context menu.
· Create File List - add the option to create list of files in drive or folder.
· Administrator Command Prompt - add Highest level command prompt to your right click context menu.When selected open the administrator command prompt at that location.
· Encrypt and Decrypt - When yo encrypt a file or folder other user on your computer can't open encrypted files.
· God Mode - When selected open a folder that contains all the windows settings in one place . Some of them not even present in the normal control panel.
· Open In Notepad - adds the option to open any file in notepad.
· You can also add the custom folders to your My Computer,Control Panel,Desktop and in your right click context menu.
· Add Folder to send to - adds the folder to your send to in right click context menu

Get it HERE