Dec 20, 2007

Scan Your Pc For Viruses in Seconds - Nanoscan

Hi all,
scanning for viruses is normally very lengthy process.It takes about an hour or thirty minutes to scan your pc from viruses & trojans & spywares.Here is a website that enables you to scan your pc in seconds.Its called NanoScan.It is a project of Panda Security.You only have to go to the site & press the "NanoScan My PC" button.It Detects more than 2,720,432 Viruses,trojans & spywares.


Here is a screenshot of the scan result of my pc.And it shows that my Pc was scanned in 66 seconds.So you can also scan your pc within seconds at Nanoscan.

Dec 19, 2007

Download Windows Xp Service Pack 3

Hello Everyone,
Microsoft recently released the Standalone Update Package for Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate.It has a file name windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe .Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.
This release enables you to uninstall it on your choice from the add/remove programs list.Unlike the Sp1 & Sp2 releases.To download this Sp3 release candidate
visit the Microsoft Download Center.

Store & Share data online without any Signup - Drop.io

Hi all
Online file sharing is becoming more & more popular day by day.Although email service providers like Hotmail,Yahoo & Gmail have increased the attachment limits.But every now & then we witness a online file sharing site with something unique in store.I just came across this site called Drop.io Its a place for storing and sharing photos, video, audio, notes, docs, etc. Each is accessible only to those whom you tell exactly where to look. No signup and no 'account'. It doesn't even ask for your email. Create as many drops as you want, and each easily accessible at drop.io/thedropname.

Drop.io is useful for
  • privately sharing pictures & video
  • transferring files to yourself
  • sharing documents with co-workers
  • creating 'instant' collaboration space
  • posting your resume privately
  • and more!
So start dropping now.

Dec 16, 2007

Pakistan Blogroll - Exclusive list of Famous Pakistani Blogs

Hello everyone,
I have been thinking about posting my blogroll for quite some time now.Today i decided do it finally.Blogging in Pakistan is emerging very quickly.Every single day i witness something very unique by a Pakistani blogger.Thats why i have decided to share the list with my readers.

  • Adnan`s Crazy Blogging World
  • Ahmed Mujtaba's Blog
  • AikFard
  • Al-Baal
  • Aleem's Weblog
  • Ali Raza Sheikh
  • Ali Raza Sheikh
  • All Things Pakistan
  • Ammar's Blog
  • Anti-Climax
  • Asad Hyatt
  • Asimblogged.com
  • At-Tazkirah: التذكرة
  • Atif Abdul Rehman
  • Ayesha's Blog
  • Back to School
  • Baithak
  • Barely average
  • Behind the Chairman's Door
  • Behind the White Coat
  • Bilal's Blog
  • Bilal's Personal
  • Billu.net
  • Blog of another looser
  • Blog off
  • Bloggers.Pakistan Developers Blog
  • Bramerz
  • Bring the Funny
  • Buzzvines
  • ByZENtine
  • Chowrangi
  • Chronicles from the windy city
  • Colors Inside My World
  • Creative-Pakistan.com
  • Cricket Bloggers of Pakistan
  • CrimeThink
  • Crows Nest...
  • Crybaby
  • Cyrilalmeida
  • Dehog, this is me
  • Democracy and Freedom
  • Desi Writer's Lounge
  • Desi in DC
  • Design, Photograph, Communicate
  • Dharti Pakistan
  • Digital Lounge
  • Djuice.pk
  • Don't Block the Blog
  • Emergency Times
  • Enter The Winter of My Discontent...
  • EyE-11
  • FOSS in Pakistan
  • Faisal Khan's Blog
  • Faisals Blog
  • Faridi Network
  • Fi Fi
  • Funbie
  • Get Mutated
  • Green & White
  • Green Sufi
  • Habitual Procrastination
  • Hakim Khalid's Blog
  • Half of what I say is meaningless..
  • Hammad Memon
  • Hasanat Kazmi's Blog
  • Have Fun!
  • Help-Pakistan.com
  • Hulleye Comes By!
  • IFaqeer
  • In the Line of Wire
  • Individual Counts
  • Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations
  • Inner machinations of my mind
  • InsanelyHuman
  • Islamabad Metroblog
  • Its Just Great
  • Jahane Rumi
  • Jerry's Blogs
  • KO
  • Kahin Duur Jaab Din...
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Karachi Metroblogs
  • Khuram
  • Khurram Aziz
  • KoOlstuffs.net
  • Kokaine Katha
  • Lahore Metroblogs
  • Lahore School of Economics
  • Lawanai Sparashawe
  • Legend of Ultimate Heroine
  • LiFe..
  • Life Sparkles
  • Life according to me
  • Life in Germany
  • Life in Isloo
  • LifeDotCom
  • Light Within
  • Lingo of my inner voice
  • Live Cricket
  • MB
  • Mad Gurus Blog
  • Mars on Earth
  • Masood Ahmed Shah
  • Mera Jehaan
  • Meri Pasand.com
  • MicroPakistan
  • My Chronicles...
  • My Evolution
  • My Yours & Our E-70
  • My cosmos...
  • My other self (Rukh-e-Aina)
  • My thoughts on the Quran
  • My treasure chest
  • My world ... in my words
  • MyLifeDump
  • Njoyment Blog
  • Non Skeptical Essays
  • Not Like Minded
  • Not the Whole Truth
  • Nothing adds up
  • Nuclear Battery
  • One Sober
  • Ovais Khan's Diary
  • Over a mile
  • PAK::AFFAIRS
  • Pak Tea House
  • Pak | cast
  • Pakhaana
  • Pakiez
  • Pakistan Cricket Blog
  • Pakistan Cricket Updates
  • Pakistan Next Gen Issues
  • Pakistan Policy blog
  • Pakistan Wildlife News
  • Pakistani Abysmal Ramblings
  • Pakistani Pictures
  • Pearls of an Oyster
  • Perpetual Emptiness
  • Procrastination
  • Proud-Pakistani.com
  • Quack! Online
  • Quratulain
  • Rabia Garib
  • Rain Drops Keep Falling
  • Ramblings from Afar
  • Random Thoughts
  • Random-x
  • Reality is Often Bitter
  • ReallyVirtual
  • Recipies Stolen from Around the World
  • Red, White and Black
  • Reflective Introspection
  • Revenge of the nerd
  • Saim's Blog
  • SalamBazar
  • Samandar-e-Bemaina
  • Samrul Zauq Chronicles
  • Saroosh
  • ScrapZilla !
  • Shafqat Khan
  • Shakirs English Blog
  • Shoaib Safdar's Urdu Blog
  • Sid's Sphere
  • Silence
  • Silsila-e-Mah-o-Saal
  • Single Ready to Mingle
  • Soach
  • Soultrips
  • Spinning Wheel
  • Stabani.com
  • State of Pakistan
  • State of Telecom Industry in Pakistan
  • Stray Reflections
  • Stray Vibes
  • Suffering With Behaviours
  • Sugar N Spice
  • Sundries
  • SupportPakistan.org
  • Suspect Paki
  • Sweep the Sunshine
  • Tarique kamal
  • Tears of The Moon
  • Techno Digits
  • Teeth Maestro
  • That's so random
  • Thatta Kedona
  • The Canvas
  • The Critique Aggregator
  • The Dosti Show
  • The Glasshouse
  • The Insider Brief
  • The Land of the Pure
  • The Olive Ream
  • The Pakistani Spectator
  • The Public Toilet
  • The Road to Success
  • The Voice of an Art Freak
  • The Word of mAn[S]o0r
  • The World Has Stopped Spinning
  • This.is.anfield
  • Thought Stream
  • Two Straight Jaleybee Babies
  • Umair
  • Umar Siddiqi
  • Unaiza Nasim
  • Understanding Pakistan Project
  • Uzair Ahmed udass
  • Uzair's Weblog
  • Voice of a straight jalaybee
  • WHISK
  • Waking Life
  • What Am I - میں کیا ہوں
  • What?
  • Whose The Bitch Now??
  • Why have you forsaken me?
  • Yeah.. that too..
  • You can't handle the truth!
  • Zag Talk
  • Zahra Naqvi
  • Zindagi
  • abdussamad's Blogspace
  • adnan Siddiqi
  • aiReVaj
  • fast Rising
  • iToday
  • آواز دوست
  • اردو بلاگ
  • اردو ٹیکنالوجی بلاگ
  • بدتمیز
  • جاوید اقبال کا بلاگ
  • سراب
  • نعمان کی ڈائری
  • وطن کی کہانی وطن کی زبانی
  • يوں نہ تھا ميں نے فق
  • پاکستانی
  • Courtesy : Bloggers.pk

    Not in the list??
    Let me know.You will be.

    Dec 12, 2007

    Definr - Incredibly Fast Online Dictionary

    Hi all,
    Searching the definitions of several words over the internet is very easy.There are many websites available for this purpose.But today i am here with an online dictionary that lets you search the definitions very quickly.It is called Definr.When you type something in the definr search box,definr shows some suggestions according to the characters you have typed.Which leads to a faster outcome of the query.
    Now the site offers a Definr search extension for Firefox.And some other useful tools as well.You can visit the site at Definr.Do give it a try & feel free to post your comments.

    Dec 11, 2007

    Orkut Changes Privacy Settings - Hide Scrapbook,Album & Testimonials

    Hello Everyone,
    I have a good news for Orkut user.Recently Orkut changed its privacy settings,Certainly increased privacy now.Because Orkut users now have an option to block unknown visitors to view their scrapbooks,albums,videos,testimonials & feeds.Orkut was under hammer for giving lesser privacy options.This is probably the biggest privacy change in Orkut.You can enable these settings by following these instructions.



    1. From your Orkut Homepage go to "Settings.
    2. Now Click on The Privacy Tab.
    3. Select Whatever you want to allow & whatever you don't

    Dec 6, 2007

    Google AdSense Sends Christmas Gift for 2007

    Hello everyone,
    AdSense publishers may soon be receiving their Christmas Gifts from Google. Last year, it was a Digital Frame but now they are sending a 2 GB USB Memory card.

    I haven't received mine yet.But expecting it to arrive soon unless "Pakistan Post" does what he should not.!!!Anyways once again thanks to Google for being different from others by sending these GB USB Memory card.

    Dec 4, 2007

    Recover Deleted Data - Data Recovery Doctor

    Hello all,
    Have you ever deleted your files accidentally or lost some useful data due to hard disk formating,than this is a nice little software for you.
    Data Doctor Recovery will recover data files and folders lost due to
    over written/formatted/deleted/damaged/corrupted partitions from FAT and NTFS based operating systems such as Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003 from the hard disk or other storage media such as Pen drive, Floppy disk, Memory Card, Flash memory, iPODs, Zip drives, Digital cameras, mobile communicators memory card etc.

    This application is an easy, safe, read-only and non-destructive data recovery software tool.

    Windows data recovery software Data Recovery Doctor for Windows partition recovery is quick, simple easy to use with extremely attractive Graphical user interface (GUI) and helpful software utility tool for restoring lost or deleted partitions, files and folders.Here are some Key features of the software.

    · Supports all storage media including Hard disk, Pen drive, Floppy disk, Memory Card, Flash memory, Zip drives, iPODs, Digital cameras, mobile communicators memory card
    · Best Graphical user interface (GUI) for easy and quick data recovery
    · In-built step-by-step data recovery help
    · Recovers data lost due to overwritten, deleted, formatted, damaged or corrupted partitions in all logical crashes
    · Also Recovers Data from previously Existing Partitions
    · Recovers data even from Bad sectors affected storage media
    · Helpful in computer Forensics
    · Long File Name files and Folders recovery support
    · Support for FAT VFAT FAT12 FAT16 FAT32 NTFS NTFS5 file systems
    · Recovers deleted files and folders even after use of (Shift+Del) key and emptied recycle bin, lost/missing/deleted partition formatted logical drives, missing or lost files and folders
    · Multi storage support( up to 128 storage media at a time ) for hard disks and/or other storage media including all IDE, SATA, EIDE and SCSI disk devices.It requires a
    · Pentium-class processor 128 MB RAM recommended & 4 Mb of free space.
    You can download the software here.

    Gdrive On Its Way - An Online Data Storage Site From Google


    News about Gdrive is not new.Its around for quite a long time now.But the recent word on Gdrive is that Google is preparing a service that would enable users to store data from their personal hard drives on its computers.
    Users would be able to house files they would normally store on personal computers - such as word-processing documents, digital music, video clips and images -- on Google's computers, the Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

    The service could let users access their files through the Internet from different computers and mobile devices when they sign on using a password.

    The service could be released as soon as a few months from now.

    Google also plans to provide some free storage, with additional storage allotments avaiable for a fee. Planned pricing isn't known yet.

    I don't think that Google will take long to release Gdrive.

    Dec 1, 2007

    Yahoo Brings Adsense for Pdf


    Yahoo and Adobe have ended up in an agreement to provide contextual advertising on Pdf documents download.Users upload their PDFs to Yahoo’s ad network and then Yahoo hosts the document for download and serves up contextual advertising in a panel to the right of the given document’s content.There are mixed reactions on the introduction of this pdf advertisement.Some say that it will be great & why wasn't it introduced before.Others say it cant attract people as there is limited useage of Pdf documents.

    From :Techcrunch

    Nov 29, 2007

    Get your 50GB of Online Storage - Adrive


    ADrive.com, an online data storage and backup company, introduced its new public file sharing feature today. ADrive users are now able to share any of their files in their ADrive account instantly with friends, family, anyone they choose, while keeping their unshared files private.

    ADrive users can choose to share their file after the upload process by clicking on the ‘share’ button. This generates a unique URL that the user can then share with anyone they choose. The recipients of these shared files may click on the URL link to view or download the file. At anytime, ADrive users can unshare their shared files by clicking on the ‘unshare’ button, making the file private once again. All files not being shared are protected from the public’s view.

    This new file sharing feature allows ADrive users to link and share their ADrive files from web pages, blogs, and social-networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster.

    This new feature is convenient for sharing large files such as videos, photos, music, and documents that exceed the limit to be emailed. This file sharing feature will save users time, help avoid any unwanted email bounce-backs, and make their files accessible to those they choose at any time.

    ADrive.com offer users 50gb of free online data storage.

    Get your 50GB of Online Storage - Adrive


    Hello Everyone,
    We are becoming quite familiar to Online storage sites now.But let me tell you this one is very unique as it provides you online storage of 50GB.Yes yes!!! 50GB.The site is called Adrive.

    ADrive serves as a centralized, online location for all file types including photos, videos, music and more. Following the beta stage, users will continue to receive 50GB of free storage with the option to purchase premium plans. The premium plans will offer increased storage volume and enhanced service features such as additional file-sharing and backup functionalities.

    ADrive is revolutionizing online data storage and backup by offering more free storage on the internet than any other provider. As the demand for file accessibility increases, web-based storage is becoming the leading platform to meet these needs.

    ADrive is led by a team of industry-leading data storage and networking experts and operates using enterprise-level hardware and software technologies. Learn more about this new online file storage and backup service at Adrive.

    Nov 28, 2007

    Google awarded $10 million to Android Developers


    Google has set up a developer challenge with USD 10 million worth of prize money. Android developers submitting their applications between January 2 and March 3, 2008 can have a shot at one of the 70 prizes. In the first round the 50 best are awarded $25,000 for further development of their application. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.

    Google is especially looking for innovative, useful apps that make use of Android's capabilities to deliver a better mobile experience. Some suggestions:

    • Social networking
    • Media consumption, management, editing, or sharing, e.g., photos
    • Productivity and collaboration such as email, IM, calendar, etc.
    • Gaming
    • News and information
    • Rethinking of traditional user interfaces
    • Use of mash-up functionality
    • Use of location-based services
    • Humanitarian benefits
    • Applications in service of global economic development
    • Whatever you're excited about!

    More information about the contest can be found at Google.

    Nov 24, 2007

    Upload multiple Images to Flickr directly from your Desktop

    Hello everyone,
    Yahoo has launched a new uploader software (v 3.0) that lets you organize and upload pictures to your Flickr account right from the desktop.

    You can very easily add titles, tags, set privacy options or arrange your pictures in Flickr sets while staying offline.

    And as the Flickr uploader is processing one batch of photographs, you can add more jobs to the queue. Pretty impressive and big improved over the previous version.

    Flickr Uploadr 3.0 is compatible with both Windows and Mac. For downloads follow the following links.

    Windows: FlickrUploadr-3.0b2.exe

    Mac: FlickrUploadr-3.0b2.dmg

    And As always feel free to post your comments.

    Nov 17, 2007

    Broadcast Of Pakistani News Channels Can be Resumed !!


    The Broadcast of Pakistani News channels Geo News & Ary Oneworld can be resusmed. According to the Head of Dubai media city "Amina Rustamani".She further said that we are looking into the matters & are in contact with the authorities of both sides.

    Source : Jang

    Nov 15, 2007

    Microsoft to acquire Musiwave


    The acquisition would bring together Musiwave's relationships with music labels, device makers, and mobile operators and Microsoft's Connected Entertainment technologies and services
    In a bid to deliver mobile entertainment to consumers, Microsoft is planning to acquire 'Musiwave', a leading provider of mobile music entertainment services to operators and media companies.
    The acquisition would bring together Musiwave's relationships with music labels, device makers, and mobile operators and Microsoft's Connected Entertainment technologies and services, including Windows Mobile, Zune, MSN, and Windows Live.
    'Musiwave' offers software that allows mobile operators to deliver self-branded music applications to their subscribers, including full length song-over-the-air downloads, ring tones, ring-back tones, and customized play lists.
    Microsoft believes that bringing 'Musiwave' on board will provide them an opportunity to explore new areas in the mobile space that were previously untapped, as well as showcase the power of software plus services.
    This becomes even more important considering the pace at which the mobile music device market is growing today. According to technology research firm Ovum, by 2010, nearly 1,106 million mobile music phones will be shipped all over the world.
    At present, Microsoft's technology runs on a variety of mobile platforms, and is featured on more than 140 mobile phones made by nearly 50 handset-makers.
    Source: Techtree.com

    Nov 11, 2007

    "The Simpsons Game" Hits the stands

    "The Simpsons Game" Hits the stands

    Hi everyone,

    A video game that parodies the video game industry -- based on a hit TV show that makes use of pop culture to make fun of pop culture! That's Electronic Arts' latest iteration, "The Simpsons Game" for you
    The game finally hit the stands earlier this week, and is already winning huge applause for precisely nailing the humour and irreverent wit that is the trademark of 'The Simpsons' show.
    "The Simpsons Game" is really that -- the Simpsons are living inside of a video game.

    You find Bart chasing a giant ape through a video game factory. The same Bart changes himself into a 'Bartman' a la 'Batman'. Lisa can move objects with her 'Hand of Buddha'. At the same time, she manages to destroy an entire logging camp.

    So there you have one of the very few games that manages to capture the very essence -- soul -- spirit of its franchise.

    EA sources said one of the big challenges was to make the levels look and feel like TV episodes. The writers of the original TV show came up with some 8,000 lines of dialogue for this purpose. The game developers also chipped-in. They had to create 3D characters while maintaining their cartoony appeal.

    As "The Simpsons Game" adds on to the existing catalogue of over 20 'Simpsons' titles, it hopes to build on two more milestones for the franchise: one, the 400th episode of the TV show, and two, the long-awaited movie adaptation.

    Photobucket launcehes new tagging feature



    Hello everyone,
    Photobucket, the free media-sharing Web site for uploading and sharing, and linking and finding photos, videos, and graphics has introduced a new tagging feature for photos.
    Photobucket is a unit of News Corp's Fox Interactive Media. The new tagging feature allows users to label a particular person or object within the uploaded file. Moreover, users can also link the file to other external sites for further reference.

    Basically, tagging allows the authour to organise media files with the help of multiple words that describe them the best.

    Before the introduction of this feature, Photobucket allowed users to search by headlines. So many a times, users looking for a monument called 'Hawa Mahal in Jaipur' would not find it because the photo was titled 'Hawa Mahal in Pink City'.

    Jaipur is also known as the Pink City but the search mechanism would not recognise it as the photo was not tagged with the word.

    Tagging will now allow users to add both Jaipur and Pink City to the photo. Similarly, users will also be able to add a tag to a particular person or object in the photo.

    Moreover, if users insert a photo from Photobucket into some other site, the tags and the attached links will automatically follow there.
    Source: Techtree

    Before you buy your HDTV !!!

    Making the leap to HDTV is a no brainer: Go to the superstore, settle on a size, pick a model with the best picture for the price, and pay the cashier. Piece of cake, right? Wrong. For lots of reasons. Like, how do you know if you’re getting the highest definition picture possible? Or whether that hi-def DVD player you’re thinking of buying as well will connect properly to your new HDTV?

    Knowing the essential ins and outs of HDTV before you leave the house means you won’t be sorry after you bring home your big new purchase. Here are the top 10 things to know before you buy:

    1. Genuine HDTV? A minimum of 1280 x 720 pixels — or little points of light — means you’re in genuine HDTV waters, while EDTVs (enhanced definition TV), offer lower resolutions. Make sure you go with true HDTV.

    2. Slim is in. The popular plasma type HDTVs tout generally “truer blacks” when it comes to contrast, while LCD, which costs more per inch, is typically brighter. Huge, boxy, rear projection sets are cheap, but the viewing angle and brightness can be spotty.

    3. My favorite movie. Test drive potential HDTV purchases with your own DVD. Colorful, fast-moving titles like "Pirates of the Caribbean" work best.

    4. How hi is up? Cable channels that offer HD generally broadcast in 720p, which is great quality, while some transmit in 1080i, which is even higher, though many debate on whether it’s actually better.

    5. Tune in or out? To grab free, local high-def network channels over the air with an antenna, make sure your HDTV has a built-in tuner.

    6. Good connections. While most HDTVs have component (red, green and blue) video inputs to connect to your cable, satellite tuner and DVD player, double check to make sure.

    7. Plugging in. Connect your gear together using the highest resolution connections possible. DVI/HDMI is highest, followed by component, S-Video, plain Video-in, and finally the lowliest of low-quality lows, old fashioned Coax.

    8. Wide or Not. You can choose between showing bars on either side of a non-widescreen program so that the image looks correct, or you can zoom it to fill the screen.

    9. Make Adjustments. HDTVs ship from the factory with the settings cranked up high in order to show off on the showroom floor.

    10. Surrounded by Sound. Now that you’re feasting your eyes on a super hi-def picture, don’t forget the sound. HDTV boasts Cineplex-like surround sound – providing you have a receiver and speaker system to hear it.

    Nov 6, 2007

    Google Introduces Android - A Platform for mobile devices

    Google Introduces Android - A Platform for mobile devices

    Hello Everybody,
    I know you must have heard the Word "Gphone".It came to us when Google broke the news that they will introduce a mobile device.Its coming but its not a mobile device.But something much bigger then that.It is called Android.Android is the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, user-interface and applications -- all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation. We have developed Android in cooperation with the Open Handset Alliance, which consists of more than 30 technology and mobile leaders including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile. Through deep partnerships with carriers, device manufacturers, developers, and others, we hope to enable an open ecosystem for the mobile world by creating a standard, open mobile software platform. We think the result will ultimately be a better and faster pace for innovation that will give mobile customers unforeseen applications and capabilities.

    For more details :Google Blog

    Nov 3, 2007

    Flock 1.0 Released - Certainly a Social Web Browser

    Flock 1.0 Released - Certainly a Social Web Browser

    Hello everyone,
    The production version of the awaited web browser Flock
    is now available to download."Flock The Social Web Browser" as they say it.It has several things that match Firefox 2.0,but off late there seems to be a crashing problem in Firefox.No such thing is reported about Flock. Web multitasking is made as easy as possible in Flock 1.0,online or offline blogging in several blogging sites.And Flock has the best social networking features i have come across in any web browser.It is certainly worth checking.For downloading please visit Flock.

    Oct 30, 2007

    Google Fight's Back -Introducing “Maka-Maka” In Response to Facebook

    Google Fight's Back -Introducing “Maka-Maka” In Response to Facebook

    As we all know that Google has lost the "Facebook bidding war" from Microsoft,but it is actually planning something really big.People in the Googleplex are using a code name “Maka-Maka” or perhaps “Makamaka”.
    Its a part of Google's mission to bring all its applications under they the social layer.Maka-Maka is planned to be unveiled several in stages. Starting in early November. Google is planning to introduce a new set of APIs that developers can use to build applications for its social network Orkut, iGoogle.
    As it is reported on Techcrunch Earliar:

    "Google will announce a new set of APIs on November 5 that will allow developers to leverage Google’s social graph data. They’ll start with Orkut and iGoogle (Google’s personalized home page), and expand from there to include Gmail, Google Talk and other Google services over time.

    On November 5 we’ll likely see third party iGoogle gadgets that leverage Orkut’s social graph information - the most basic implementation of what Google is planning. . . . Google is also considering allowing third parties to join the party at the other end of the platform - meaning other social networks (think Bebo, Friendster, Twitter, Digg and thousands of others) to give access to their user data to developers through those same APIs."

    Oct 28, 2007

    Donwload "Internet Explorer 7" Without WGA Check

    Donwload "Internet Explorer 7 " Without WGA Check

    Hi all,
    If you are fond of browsing on Microsoft's internet browser "Internet Explorer 7 " and can't use it due to the WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) check.Then i have a good news for you.Now Microsoft allows you to download a special version which is without the WGA check.Microsoft has done this to stop the increasing dominance of "Mozilla Firefox".
    If you want to download this version of Internet explorer 7 you can download it here.

    Oct 26, 2007

    Increase Your Internet Speed By 20%


    Hello everyone,

    If you use Windows XP Professional then it is possible to get extra 20% out of your internet connection.How???Its simple,By default Windows XP Pro holds back 20% of your Internet speed for various services like windows update and spyware checks.

    If you want to get back this bandwidth then follow these instructions:

    1. Go to Start-> Run-> and type gpedit.msc
    2. Go to Administrative Templates branch
    3. Expand the Network tab
    4. Highlight QoS Packet Scheduler
    5. Click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth and check the enabled box
    6. Then Change the Bandwidth limit % to 0 %

    Once you have done this click apply and restart your PC. After rebooting you should see a noticeable improvement in your net speed.And as always feel free to post comments.

    Oct 25, 2007

    Google Killing the Link Farms - Pages Across the Web Lose PR


    Hello everyone,
    If you are a blogger and are wondering "What the hell happened to my blog's Page Rank"?Then i have a news for you.Google has started taking action against the website & blogs which were regarded as the link farms.
    Yes you read it right linking to each others site was once a great think to do for the PR of the blog.But not anymore.Actually off late a sudden drop in the page ranks was seen across the web.Now the word has come from Google that it is penalizing websites, mostly blogs for putting up sponsored text links from their pages and posts.And this was made possible by the revolutionary Google Page Rank technology.For example a paid blogger posts a review or a blog post about their clients, for a small commission. And links came a number of blogs (By Cheating) - small and big, low PR and high PR, low traffic and high traffic. And Google PR was helping all that because it was designed to do so. So these tricky websites, which was supposed to have low PR because of negative factors, ended up with high PRs because of all the link manipulation that was going on. Thus, Google’s search was effectively manipulated with money, and thus the search results were also manipulated.The funny part is this that some of the sites are completely removed from the Google index.Form Example John Chow.

    Oct 21, 2007

    Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Released


    Hi all,
    I am glad to tell you that the latest version of linux distribution "Ubuntu 7.10" is released.And it is know as the Gutsy Gibbon.Now existing Ubuntu users can use the following links to upgrade to this latest release.There must be several new features included in this release.I will post them shortly after trying.You can download Ubuntu 7.10 here.And as always feel free to post your comments.

    Oct 16, 2007

    Google Earth Has an Easter Egg : A flight Simulator !!




    Hi everyone,
    Well today i am posting about an easter egg.And its a huge one!!.Its an easter egg in Google Earth.But most of all its a Flight Simulator.Yes you read it right, inside Google Earth is a hidden flight simulator.Looks like Google is eager to end Microsoft's Desktop dominance.
    Coming back to the game,its not as great as the Microsoft Flight Simulator but surely a good start.


    To access this hidden game :

    Open the application, press Ctrl+Alt+A. You should see this dialog that lets you choose one of the two aircrafts (F16 "Viper" and SR22) and an airport.

    And Here is a screenshot during the simulation.Try it.Its fun & as always feel free to post comments.

    Oct 13, 2007

    Speedup Your Mozila Firefox

    Hello Everyone,
    I am back with another trick that will help you out in having faster internet experience.Here is how you can speed up your Mozila Firefox web browser.

    1)Open up the configuration variables by typing “about:config” in the address bar and pressing “Enter”.
    2) Search for “network .http.pipelining” and set it to “true”.
    3) Search for “network.http.proxy.pipelining” and set it to “true”.
    4) Search for “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” and increase it to value like “20 “.
    Basically, these changes allow the browser to make multiple page requests at the same time.

    Oct 10, 2007

    Hide a folder Without Using any Software in Xp


    Hello Everyone,
    Today one friend of mine asked me how to hide a folder without using any software.So i thought i must share it with you guys as well.Here is a simple method that just deals with renaming the folder you want to hide.

    Locking

    Select the folder to be hide. Rename it by adding .{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} to the end of the folder name.

    Eg : Imagine the folder is named pics. Now to hide it, you rename the folder to pics.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

    Now your folder has been converted into a link to the Control Panel

    UnLocking

    1) Go to MSDOS [Start>Run>command]. Browse to the folder location. For example, if the locked folder was D:\Files\pics browse to D:\Files via DOS. Then rename the folder pics.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} to pics

    The command will be something like this -
    ren pics.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} pics

    Feel free to post your comments.

    Oct 8, 2007

    Regedit disabled by administrator?? Try This It Works


    Hi everyone, Here is a trick of common day use.Daily we use computers at different places.Sometimes its a bit difficult to perform your desired operations because you are not allowed to do that by the administrator.A command Regedit is normally disabled by the administrators.Here is a trick to bypass that.

    copy the following lines in a new text file:

    Set EnReg = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    EnReg.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Po licies\System\DisableRegistryTools"
    Set EnReg = Nothing

    Rename that file to "something.vbs", then double-click on it & there you go.Feel free to post your comments.

    Oct 7, 2007

    Google AdSense introduces Wester Union Payment Method In Pakistan


    Google AdSense introduces Western Union Payment Method In Pakistan

    Hi everyone,
    I am very glad to post this entry & letting you all know that Google has introduced a new payment method for its adsense program by the name of "Western Union Quick Cash" in Pakistan. You'll no longer need to wait for a check to arrive in the mail. This choice can also cut down on bank fees and long clearing times associated with depositing checks.As mentioned above that its a new form of payment that lets you receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service. Payments will be available for pickup at your local Western Union agent the day after they are issued, according to our normal payment schedule.If you're located in Argentina, Chile, China (Mainland), Colombia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, or Romania, you can now sign up for Western Union Quick Cash.It's free to receive your AdSense payments by Western Union.

    For More Details: Adsense Blog

    Oct 5, 2007

    Support Bloggers in Burma

    Free Burma!

    This is the widget to support the bloggers in Burma who are putting their lives in danger by letting the world outside know whats going on in the country.In Burma it is announced by free-burma that International Bloggers day for Burma is observed on 4th Octuber 2007.If you want to show your solidarity with the Burma Bloggers please visit free-burma.org
    And spread this word in support of Bloggers in Burma.

    Oct 4, 2007

    How To Add A Windows XP Logon Wallpaper

    1) Navigate to:

    HKEY USERS\ .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

    2) Double click the wallpaper value, and type in the full path of your image and the filename.

    3) To tile the image set "TileWallPaper" to 1

    4) To Stretch the wallpaper set "WallPaperStyle" to 2

    5) Close the registry editor and the changes will take place when you Log off.

    This could be your favourite image or picture as long as it is a .bmp or .jpg

    IMPORTANT: This procedure contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article numbers to view the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles

    Oct 2, 2007

    Find Free Anonymous Web Proxies Using Google Search


    Find Free Anonymous Web Proxies Using Google Search

    A free anonymous web proxy site allows any web browser to access other third-party websites by channeling the browser’s connection through the proxy. The web proxy basically acts as a middleman between your web browser and the third-party website you are visiting. Why would you want to do this? There are two common reasons:
    • You’re connecting to a public network at a coffee shop or internet café and you want privacy while you browse the web. You don’t want the admin to know every site you visit.
    • You want to bypass a web content filter or perhaps a server-side ban on your IP address. Content filtering is common practice on college campus networks. This trick will usually bypass those restrictions.

    There are subscription services and applications available such as TOR and paid VPN servers that do the same thing. However, this trick is free and easy to access from anywhere via Google. All you have to do is look through the search results returned by the queries below, find a proxy that works, and enter in the URL of the site you want to browse anonymously.

    Sep 30, 2007

    Speedup Folder Browsing In Windows Xp


    Speedup Folder Browsing In Windows Xp

    Hello everyone.I am back with another tip that will make you browse your folders faster in windows Xp.You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly:

    * Open My Computer
    * Click on Tools menu
    * Click on Folder Options
    * Click on the View tab.
    * Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box
    * Click Apply
    * Click Ok
    * Reboot your computer

    Enjoy & feel free to post your Comments.

    Sep 28, 2007

    Create your Own Fonts Online

    I've been thinking to post about some cool webpages.Which are of common use.Well here is one where you can create somthing of your own.Over at BitfontMaker you can create your own fonts online and then download them to your computer. The site works for both Windows and Mac.

    Sep 26, 2007

    Autopatcher site forced to be closed by Microsoft


    Microsoft sent a cease and desist to autopatcher.com. AutoPatcher was a program users could download to install all updates to windows instead of using Microsoft's Windows updates, this allowed a much faster patch process than offered by Microsoft.

    AutoPatcher was an alternative to Microsoft's Windows Update developed by Antonis Kaladis and Jason Kelley, and a comprehensive collection of up-to-date security patches, addons and registry tweaks collated into a single package designed to update a Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003 SP1 or Windows Vista system from a local file, without the need to use Windows Update or connect to a network each time.

    Distribution of the program was stopped on 29 August 2007, after more than four years of existence, as a result of several Cease and Desist orders being given to the team, Neowin and some download mirrors. Microsoft stated this was for "security reasons" but would not further clarify.

    AutoPatcher was designed for:

    • Users that format their hard disks or reinstall Windows frequently
    • System administrators seeking to quickly deploy updates to multiple Windows PCs.
    • Security conscious users seeking to avoid prior connection to the Internet with an insecure computer, in order to download the patches needed to secure their systems.
    • Users with a slow connection to the Internet could download AutoPatcher using a faster connection on another computer, and burn it to a CD or flash drive.
    • Users seeking flexibility in patch deployment (AutoPatcher includes for convenience, a number of common "add-ons", and allows for a configuration to be saved and redeployed on other machines)

    Sep 24, 2007

    Create A XP Boot Disk from System Files


    As a hedge against being unable to start XP, you can create a boot disk specifically for Windows XP that may allow you to boot the operating system. This can occur when the active partition boot record or other required files become corrupted.

    Using Windows XP, place a blank floppy in drive A and format the disk. Navigate to the root folder of the system (in most cases this will be C:\) and copy the following files to the floppy disk.

    Boot.ini
    NTLDR
    Ntdetect.com

    If you can't see the files, click [Tools] and [Folder Options...] in the Menu Bar of Windows Explorer. Click the [View] tab and click the radio button next to [Show Hidden Files and Folders]. Remove the check mark next to [Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)] then click [Apply] and [OK]. The files should now be visible in Windows Explorer. If the files still cannot be copied, right click each file, click [Properties] and remove the checkmark from the Read-Only attributes. Reset whatever attributes were unchecked after the copy procedure is completed.

    In addition to the files listed above, check the same directory for bootsect.dos and ntbootdd.sys files. If they are present on your system, copy them to the same floppy diskette.

    The disk is used as any other boot disk, inserting it into the floppy drive (A:\) and initiating a cold boot. Make sure the BIOS is set so that the A:\ drive is first in the boot sequence.

    Sep 23, 2007

    Change Hard and CD-ROM Drive Letter in XP


    If you want to change your hard drive letter or your cd-rom drive letter, this is the tip you want.


    1. Click the start button

    2. Go into Administrative tools (either in the start button or in "All Programs"

    3. From Administrative Tools, go into "Computer Management"

    4. In "Computer Management", click on "Disk Management" under "Storage" from the left menu

    5. You should see a window from the lower right hand corner open (it shows all the hard disk drives and cd-rom drives)

    6. To change...

    ...hard drive, click on the hard disk with a blue horizonal bar, the box should be shaded; next right click that box that you desire to change the letter then click on "Change Letter Drive and Path"

    ...cd-rom drive, click on the box that you desire the drive letter; next right click that box that you desire to change the letter then click on "Change Letter Drive and Path"

    7. click the "change..." button

    8. from the "assign the following drive letter", select the letter you want to assign to the hard drive or the cd-rom drive

    9. click ok

    10. click ok

    11. (optional) redo the whole step to reassign other hard drives or cd-rom drives


    There! You have succeeded in changing the hard drive or cd-rom drive letter. Enjoy!

    Notes: You can not change the drive letter of your boot or system drive this way. You can not assign drive letters that are already in use. Assign temporary letters as a workaround.

    Sep 21, 2007

    Google Introduces "Google Gadget Ads"

    Yesterday Google launched Google Gadget Ads, customized "mini-sites" that run as ads on AdSense publisher websites. These ads are interactive, engaging, and will appeal to your users, simultaneously providing value to advertisers while getting visitors to stick around your site. The end result is that advertisers get more engaged users, users have a richer ad experience, and publishers opted in to image ads may see increased competition for their ad space.

    What does a gadget ad look like?Below is the image of a gadget ad that is built to advertise AdSense program.


    Gadget ads can take a number of shapes, sizes, and formats. If you're interested in seeing other cool gadget ads, you can check out at Google Gadget Ad Center. Also, rest assured that gadget ads must adhere to Google's editorial policies, so there won't be any distracting "punch the monkey" ads.

    Ready to start displaying gadget ads on your website? While there's no guarantee that they'll appear on your site, you can increase the chances that they'll be shown by making sure you're opted in to image ads and using one of the image ad formats. Please note that the most popular sizes for gadget ads are the rectangle, leaderboard, and skyscraper formats.

    For More Details : Adsense Blog

    Sep 19, 2007

    Yahoo Mash: A Social Network Site from Yahoo !! Free Invitations Available


    Yahoo launches mash — Yet another social networking site. Let’s chalk up another place to waste some more productivity on.

    Most new websites seem to at least look enticing at first glance. I’m not really sure if they could have made this look anymore less interesting.

    I joined after receiving several emails that someone “created a profile” for me (which is the new way of getting an invite, apparently).You can find me Here . Of course, it’s still in beta so who knows what kind of wonderful things will roll out next. Hopefully something a little more than a freak of nature ( scribble of a pet (facebook fluff-friends?), lame questions, and only a few modules (facebook applications?) to choose from.After browsing the site a little more I managed to find a few features that were slightly entertaining. Your friends are able to update your profile for you — changing anything from the layout to adding and editing modules.



    Here is how Yahoo Mash Looks like right now.It's Currently in beta so u can only sign up if are invited to join the program.Thats why i've decided to give away some free invitations.All u have to do is to comment this post with your email & i will invite to the program.

    Sep 18, 2007

    Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable" in Xp

    Delete A File That Is Seemingly "Undeletable" in Xp

    Every so often you'll run across a file you want to delete that defies every effort made to send it packing. There are no guarantees when you encounter this situation, but give the following procedure a try and see what happens.




    Open a Command Prompt Window via Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt

    Leave the Command Prompt Window open and close all other open programs.



    Go to Start | Run and type [taskmgr.exe] in the Open: line. Click OK.
    In the Image Name column, highlight [explorer.exe] and click End Process button.

    Very Important: Leave Task Manager open and return to the Command Prompt Window



    In the Command Prompt window, navigate to the directory that contains the file to be deleted.
    At the command prompt type DEL where is the file to be deleted.

    In the example above, the file TestFile is being deleted from the root of drive C



    Return to the open Task Manager window and click File | New Task to open the Create New Task window.


    Type "explorer.exe" in the Open: line to restart the Graphical User Interface (GUI).
    Click the OK button to close Task Manager and complete the operation.


    Sep 17, 2007

    Microsoft updates Windows without users' consent



    Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users' knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates.


    Many companies require testing of patches before they are widely installed, and businesses in this situation are objecting to the stealth patching.

    Files changed with no notice to users

    In recent days, Windows Update (WU) started altering files on users' systems without displaying any dialog box to request permission. The only files that have been reportedly altered to date are nine small executables on XP and nine on Vista that are used by WU itself. Microsoft is patching these files silently, even if auto-updates have been disabled on a particular PC.

    It's surprising that these files can be changed without the user's knowledge. The Automatic Updates dialog box in the Control Panel can be set to prevent updates from being installed automatically. However, with Microsoft's latest stealth move, updates to the WU executables seem to be installed regardless of the settings — without notifying users.

    When users launch Windows Update, Microsoft's online service can check the version of its executables on the PC and update them if necessary. What's unusual is that people are reporting changes in these files although WU wasn't authorized to install anything.

    This isn't the first time Microsoft has pushed updates out to users who prefer to test and install their updates manually. Not long ago, another Windows component, svchost.exe, was causing problems with Windows Update, as last reported on June 21 in the Windows Secrets Newsletter. In that case, however, the Windows Update site notified users that updated software had to be installed before the patching process could proceed. This time, such a notice never appears.

    For users who elect not to have updates installed automatically, the issue of consent is crucial. Microsoft has apparently decided, however, that it doesn't need permission to patch Windows Updates files, even if you've set your preferences to require it.

    Microsoft provides no tech information — yet

    To make matters even stranger, a search on Microsoft's Web site reveals no information at all on the stealth updates. Let's say you wished to voluntarily download and install the new WU executable files when you were, for example, reinstalling a system. You'd be hard-pressed to find the updated files in order to download them. At this writing, you either get a stealth install or nothing.

    A few Web forums have already started to discuss the updated files, which bear the version number 7.0.6000.381. The only explanation found at Microsoft's site comes from a user identified as Dean-Dean on a Microsoft Communities forum. In reply to a question, he states:
    • "Windows Update Software 7.0.6000.381 is an update to Windows Update itself. It is an update for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. Unless the update is installed, Windows Update won't work, at least in terms of searching for further updates. Normal use of Windows Update, in other words, is blocked until this update is installed."
    Windows Secrets contributing editor Susan Bradley contacted Microsoft Partner Support about the update and received this short reply:

    • "7.0.6000.381 is a consumer only release that addresses some specific issues found after .374 was released. It will not be available via WSUS [Windows Server Update Services]. A standalone installer and the redist will be available soon, I will keep an eye on it and notify you when it is available."
    Unfortunately, this reply does not explain why the stealth patching began with so little information provided to customers. Nor does it provide any details on the "specific issues" that the update supposedly addresses.

    System logs confirm stealth installs

    In his forum post, Dean-Dean names several files that are changed on XP and Vista. The patching process updates several Windows\System32 executables (with the extensions .exe, .dll, and .cpl) to version 7.0.6000.381, according to the post.

    In Vista, the following files are updated:

    1. wuapi.dll
    2. wuapp.exe
    3. wuauclt.exe
    4. wuaueng.dll
    5. wucltux.dll
    6. wudriver.dll
    7. wups.dll
    8. wups2.dll
    9. wuwebv.dll


    In XP, the following files are updated:

    1. cdm.dll
    2. wuapi.dll
    3. wuauclt.exe
    4. wuaucpl.cpl
    5. wuaueng.dll
    6. wucltui.dll
    7. wups.dll
    8. wups2.dll
    9. wuweb.dll


    These files are by no means viruses, and Microsoft appears to have no malicious intent in patching them. However, writing files to a user's PC without notice (when auto-updating has been turned off) is behavior that's usually associated with hacker Web sites. The question being raised in discussion forums is, "Why is Microsoft operating in this way?"

    How to check which version your PC has

    If a system has been patched in the past few months, the nine executables in Windows\System32 will either show an earlier version number, 7.0.6000.374, or the stealth patch: 7.0.6000.381. (The version numbers can be seen by right-clicking a file and choosing Properties. In XP, click the Version tab and then select File Version. In Vista, click the Details tab.)

    In addition, PCs that received the update will have new executables in subfolders named 7.0.6000.381 under the following folders:

    c:\Windows\System32\SoftwareDistribution\Setup\ServiceStartup\wups.dll
    c:\Windows\System32\SoftwareDistribution\Setup\ServiceStartup\wups2.dll

    Users can also verify whether patching occurred by checking Windows' Event Log:

    Step 1. In XP, click Start, Run.

    Step 2. Type eventvwr.msc and press Enter.

    Step 3. In the tree pane on the left, select System.

    Step 4. The right pane displays events and several details about them. Event types such as "Installation" are labeled in the Category column. "Windows Update Agent" is the event typically listed in the Source column for system patches.

    On systems that were checked recently by Windows Secrets readers, the Event Log shows two installation events on Aug. 24. The files were stealth-updated in the early morning hours. (The time stamp will vary, of course, on machines that received the patch on other dates.)

    To investigate further, you can open the Event Log's properties for each event. Normally, when a Windows update event occurs, the properties dialog box shows an associated KB number, enabling you to find more information at Microsoft's Web site. Mysteriously, no KB number is given for the WU updates that began in August. The description merely reads, "Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: Automatic Updates."

    More Details : Windows Secrets