Thursday, March 18, 2010

Facebook surpasses Google as most visited website

San Francisco: Facebook has surpassed Google to become the most visited website in the United States, according to industry tracker Hitwise. The important milestone, as described by Hitwise Director of Research Heather Dougherty, came as Facebook enjoyed a massive 185 percent increase in visits in the week ending March 13, compared to the same week in 2009, reports Economic Times. 

Visits to search engine home increased only nine percent in the same week. However, the tracker does not include Google property sites such as the popular Gmail email service, YouTube and Google Maps.

Google has been positioning challenges in recent months to Facebook and the micro-blogging site Twitter by adding the social-networking feature Buzz to its Gmail service.

Facebook boasts some 400 million users while Gmail had 176 million unique visitors in December, according to tracking firm comScore.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AddOns to this blog!!! cool ebooks links for all you guys in the store

As being asked by many of my friends, i am from now on will be providing links on my blog to some of the very cool ebooks which are not that easy to find.
The first oe is here .

Wren in Martin
One of the most popular english books , whose ebuk is nt easily available...

Here is the link

hurry to download it, before link expires!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Setting up REMOTE connection to another PC

With Remote Desktop on Windows XP Professional, you can have access to a Windows session that is running on your computer when you are at another computer. This means, for example, that you can connect to your work computer from home and have access to all of your applications, files, and network resources as though you were in front of your computer at work. You can leave programs running at work and when you get home, you can see your desktop at work displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running.
When you connect to your computer at work, Remote Desktop automatically locks that computer so no one else can access your applications and files while you are gone. When you come back to your computer at work, you can unlock it by typing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Remote Desktop also allows more than one user to have active sessions on a single computer. This means that multiple users can leave their applications running and preserve the state of their Windows session even while others are logged on.

Basically ,remote desktop is same as TELNET however there is a protocol difference between the two.Moreover you might not get TELNET on all PC's.

Now to start using this service follow these steps:-
  • Open control panel/performance/system
  • Click on Remote tab and check allow users to connect remotely.

  • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to enable the Remote Desktop feature.
  • Next you have to configure your firewall setting  :-
  1. In the Control Panel, click Security Center.
  2. Under Manage security settings for, click Windows Firewall.
  3. Make sure the Don't allow exceptions check box is not selected.
  4. Click the Exceptions tab, and verify that the Remote Desktop check box is selected.
  5. Click OK, and then close the Windows Security Center window.
    Your host computer is now set up to allow remote access.
  • Now its time to connect.Type MSTSC in run and press enter.
  • Remote connection box will appear ,type the IP address of the PC you want to connect and then it will prompt you to enter username and password (the one which you enter while logging in ,which is of the PC you are trying to connect and not the PC you are on).
  • You will be connected to the required PC.
Note:- You can also give computer name(check it from system  in performance and settings) to connect to a PC in local network.

Warning:- Your  ports should be open to use this service (first forward your ports) .Check if it works without it or not.

    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Bonanza coming up this year for ebook readers!!

    It is predicted, that by the end of this year, newer models of e-readers with newer display technologies will start to make today's e-book readers look like Model T versions, reports Yardena Arar of PCWorld.

    These next-generation readers will sport color displays with refresh rates capable of supporting video, and they will also use flexible display technologies. However, that doesn't mean that you'll be able to roll them up (yet). Instaed, they will make the devices a lot less fragile.

    These upgrades will usher in a new age of e-book content, including books and periodicals that depend heavily on detailed color graphics (think children's books or textbooks), video content (think magazines and newspapers), and superior durability (all of the above). While you can read printed content on just about any computer or smartphone these days, the LCD displays on most computers and smartphones aren't particularly well suited to serve as paper substitutes. For one thing, they are backlit, and gazing at a backlit display for extended periods of time can fatigue the human eye.

    According to PCWorld, one of the most intriguing upcoming e-reader technologies comes from Qualcomm, the company best known for its mobile network technologies. Qualcomm MEMS (microelectromechanical systems ) Technologies has been showing a display technology it calls Mirasol for several years now. Mirasol is an interferometric modulation (IMOD) technology that, like its electrophoretic rivals, is reflective and doesn't use a backlight. But the similarities end here. Mirasol uses two conductive plates that pull apart when a charge is applied to them; in the same way as a prism creates rainbows, a Mirasol display will create different colors as light passes through it depending on the distance between the plates.

    Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey says that another possible contender in the e-reader display market might be a hybrid technology that blends some of the benefits of an LCD with those of a reflective display. A company called Pixel Qi has been showing prototypes of its 10-inch transflective display for netbooks and e-book readers; it claims to offer superior readability (especially indoors, when the LCD backlighting kicks in) and image quality.

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Fed up of the sites that set their webpage as your browser homepage?? Here is the solution!!

    Many of you must have experienced that some sites set their web page as the homepage for your web browser. So, whenever you open your browser, the homepage appears as their site's web page. And sometimes, if it is an obscene or adult website then you wonder how to remove it from coming as a homepage again and again but normally fail to do so and eventually uninstall your browser or may be some other hectic way.

    Guys there is a simple solution to this problem..
    But first of all you should know how actually these websites change your homepage.

    These websites actually illegally modify your registry editor and set their website as default home page. This can sometimes may even lead to spywares entering your PC or may be dangerous viruses as well..

    Now to stop this, follow these steps..

    1. Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and select "Properties".

    2. In the "Target" box you will see "C:\Program Files\Internet


    3. Now by adding the URL of the site to the end of this it overrides any
    Homepage setting in internet options:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"

    Now on doing this, your homepage will be permanently set to unless you again modify it by repeating the same procedure.

    For any further assistance on this topic kindly drop a comment on this and i will be more than happy to answer it.

    Hiding your IP address made easy!!

    Question: Can You Hide Your Public IP Address?

    When connecting to the Internet, your home computer is assigned a public IP address. As you visit Web sites or other Internet servers, that public IP address is transmitted and recorded in log files kept on those servers. Access logs leave behind a trail of your Internet activity. If it were possible to somehow hide your public IP address, your Internet activity would become much more difficult to trace.
    Answer: Unfortunately, it is not technically possible to always hide the public IP address of a home network. An IP address enables devices to locate and communicate with each other on the Internet. Completely hiding the IP address of a device would render it invisible but also unusable online.

    On the other hand, it is possible to hide public IP addreseses from most Internet servers in most situations. This method involves an Internet service called an anonymous proxy server.
    Anonymous Proxy Servers

    An anonymous proxy server ("proxy") is a special type of server that acts as an intermediary between a home network and the rest of the Internet. An anonymous proxy server makes requests for Internet information on your behalf, using its own IP address instead of yours. Your computer only accesses Web sites indirectly, through the proxy server. This way, Web sites will see the proxy's IP address, not your home IP address.

    Using an anonymous proxy server requires a simple configuration of the Web browser (or other Internet client software that supports proxies). Proxies are identified by a combination of URL and TCP port number.

    Numerous free anonymous proxy servers exist on the Internet, open for anyone to use. These servers may have bandwidth traffic limits, may suffer from reliability or speed problems, or might permanently disappear from the Internet without notice. Such servers are most useful for temporary or experimental purposes.

    Anonymous proxy services that charge fees in return for better quality of service also exist. These services are designed for regular use by households.
    Hiding Your IP Address - Related Tools

    The ability to hide an IP address increases your privacy on the Internet. Other approaches to improving Internet privacy also exist and complement each other. Managing Web browser cookies, using encryption when sending personal information, running a firewall and other techniques all contribute toward a greater feeling of safety and security when going online.

    One such tool i came across is hide your Ip address.
    Download link:-
    This is a 3 day trial version and works only for explorer(Tried and tested by me).
    Please do try this as it is invisible to almost 95% servers(i personally experienced it).

    The simplest proof of this is to just activate the software by clicking start and then open explorer and go to
    Check here the ip and the ip when proxy is off.
    Wallah, its working.
    To extend the validity buy the key or as we say in india (use jugaad technology) i hope i dont need to mention that because you people are good enough. finds its way in Top 25 most promising internet companies of India.

    There has been a great increase in usage of Internet in India off late. The era of Web 2.0 is truly emerging finally. With increasing Broadband penetration and availability of network, many net savvy entrepreneurs have been quick to realize the huge potential of the India as a market along with global market. Initially, most sites targeted the global Indians who had more access to the Internet, but nowadays many local Internet businesses have come up targeting users in India as well driving the E-commerce, social networking and more. Experts believe that Internet/web 2.0 will definitely going to drive the future of businesses, which has been giving birth to various innovative business models including web/online services companies who can help businesses to reach more people directly and in an cost effective way.

    Witnessing the trend the SmartTechie announces the prestigious "Top 25 Most Promising Internet Companies" list. This merit roll is an annual listing of the 25 Internet companies in India.

    We at the SmartTechie believe that each company in this annu
    al list had all those, which is needed to climb ladder of success as their products and plans are indeed progressive, and the technologies are groundbreaking. Perhaps, what makes all of them to tick is their innovative and need based approach. The final merit list was decided by our panel of judges consisting of accomplished CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including the SmartTechie editorial team based on following criteria. Ease of use, evidence of success, scalability and monetization potential. And of course, based on nominations we received from our esteemed readers.

    The SmartTechie wishes all the winners a bright future!

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Interested in knowing whether the recipient has read your email or not??

    Now you can find out whether your email has been read by your friend whom you have mailed. No more guessing: "has he or she read my email yet?"

    SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification email as soon as your friend opens and reads your message.

    It works with virtually all modern email programs: outlook, gmail,yahoo mail,hotmail, AOL etc..

    Best of ALL !! SpyPig is free!! No spam, no virus, no adware, no spyware. You can use it as often as you like and there is no other catch..

    The whole system is very easy to use and in few minutes you will be able to use it like a real spy..

    Spypig is specially useful in cases where you respond to a classified ad just like on or and you want that you should come to know whether your email for job application has been read by the target or not..

    Now finally, in order to implement Spypig, just open and read the instructions provided on the site and then enjoy this lovely email tracking service.

    I am using it and guys, this is great.. enjoy!!