Quickly Create Online Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms?

If you want to quickly create a new doc, spreadsheet, presentation, or drawing, add the following links to your browser’s bookmark bar:

doc.new—new Google document
sheets.new—new Google Sheet
deck.new—new Google Slide
site.new—new Google site
form.new—new Google form

Direct Messaging to Whatsapp?

If you want people to contact you directly via Whatsapp – meaning they’d click your number and directly open Whatsapp to send you a message, just add “http://wa.me/” before your number (don’t forget the area code).

Here’s an example:

wa.me/00971585636277

The unshortened link is:

https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=00971585636277

 

 

Take Control of Your Browsing Experience?

Do you want to add a download button to YouTube videos? or perform auto skip-intros when watching Netflix? or add IMDB ratings in your Netflix browser? Do you want to add or edit any website in the easiest way possible? Introducing User scripts…

User scripts put you in control of your browsing experience. Once installed, they automatically make the sites you visit better by adding features, making them easier to use, or taking out the annoying bits and ads. The user scripts are generally written by other users and posted to share with the world. They’re free to install and easy to use.

To use these scripts you need to first install a user script manager. Which user script manager you can use depends on which browser you use:

After you install Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey (which I personally use), you can google “user scripts” or just go directly to https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts to find scripts you wanna try.

Here is a sample script:

After you install Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey, try the script YouTube Downloader Script Installation from greasyfork:

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Click on install the green install script button and it will take you to the script page:

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Go to Options at the top right corner of your browser and check the “Close after installation” (this would just close the page after you are done for faster installations)

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Now, install the script by just clicking on the “Confirm Installation” button.

Boom! visit Youtube.com and start downloading…

Try other scripts and if you have any question just comment below.

Enjoy the Scripts!

Google Drive Tips?

  1. All PDF documents and scanned text images can be converted to editable format when you right click and “open with” Google Docs.
  2. Search for any word in documents and even in text images by searching for the word in the search bar.
  3. Shift+Z creates an instant shortcut for any folder or file so you can put it in two different locations at the same time; that way you don’t lose duplicate file space. PS: If you delete one, you delete both.
  4. Set an expiration date to any shared-by-email material by hovering over the region of the editing pen in the share options, a timer icon will appear with which you can set a date for the shared folder or shared file to expire.

Delete Duplicate Files in ur Google Drive?

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You probably have a few dozen duplicate files, chiefly MP3 and photos in the Google Drive. This https://softgateon.herokuapp.com/drivecleaner/ is a handy tool that scans selected directories and finds any duplicate files inside them. The app works with all sorts of files and can also be configured to scan sub-folders within a given directory. It supports IE10+, Chrome, Firefox… even provides a connection with Google Drive. You can directly scan duplicate files with your drive.

For Chrome users, here is it as a Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duplicate-file-finder-cle/bkefnddmfngncidpmibnleniddiopejg

 

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Download SlideShare.net Slides?

When you browse presentations on Slideshare.net, you sometimes see a Download button that can only download the slide for offline view via Slideshare only if the author has enabled downloading. Well that doesn’t work for me. To download presentations as ppt or google slides, go to the link below and copy paste the url of the presentation you want.

https://slidesharedownloader.ngelmat.net/

It will ask you to verify that you’re not a bot by typing a security code and Boom! Click on “Download in new tab” to get the file.

10 Gmail Hacks ?

Here is a list of tips by the Chronicle that will surely help you “Gmail“!

1. Labels

Find yourself receiving thousands of emails and don’t seem to understand how you could categorize all the emails on a particular topic, at one place? Well, like in real life, you can read the mail, label it those emails and voila! You create a virtual folder on the topic.

These make it easier to search and find an email along with which, adding label(s) to email, categorizes them such that upon clicking on the label you will be able to view all the other email you have labelled as the same as well.

How to add a label

To add a new label to your inbox, go to settings on the right hand-side of the screen. From there select the labels tab and scroll to the bottom, and add a new label.

Adding a label to an email

Select and open an email you want to label, then click on the ‘label’ icon at the top, next to the three dots.

2. Mark a colleague

Ever writing an email and wished it you could mention people in it, perhaps even like on WhatsApp?
Actually you can.

Only, instead of using the ‘@’ sign, using the ‘+’ sign and follow it with the person’s name. Gmail will subsequently list your contacts and you can pick therein. This will also subsequently cc the contact on the email so they get a copy too.

3. Un-sending feature

Let’s face it, we have all typed an over-reaching, faulty, rude or inappropriate email at some point or the other. In the unfortunate occasion that you have accidently sent it to another unfortunate receiver in your contacts list, you can use this feature and save yourselves.

Present in Google’s settings tab, you can activate an ‘undo send’ feature that can be times to work within 5-30 seconds.

Under this, after sending an email a bar would appear which would let you undo sending the email and edit or discard it instead.

4. Different email addresses

If you’re, naturally, finding it tough to make different emails for personal and work purposes, Google allows you to add keywords to your email address for easy sorting.

For example an email sent to (your username)+(purpose eg. work)@gmail.com will not only land in your inbox but will also easily be able to sort it using the keyword in the search box.

5. Tasks

Did you know Google also allows you to create tasks for yourself inside the app under a feature known as ‘Tasks’?Say if you can’t seem to remember to reply or send an email, the feature will let you set a reminder for yourself at a particular time and date.

You can use this by opening an email and clicking on the three dots at the top. From there you can select ‘add to tasks’ and set yourself a reminder.

6. Personal level indicator

Filter through mass, promotional or informative emails to know exactly which ones have been specifically addressed to you. This feature stars emails based on how personally this has been addressed to you, such as if it is out of a mailing list, directed to three to four people including you or if it is only directed to you.

You can activate this by going to settings on the top right and scrolling down on the ‘general’ tab to ‘personal level indicators’. This will show no arrows if the email is sent through a mailing list, a single arrow if sent to more than one person and only one arrow if it is specifically addressed to you.

7. Let others check your email

Going out of town, or need somebody to help you answer all your emails on a deadline? This Gmail feature lets you give other accounts access to your inbox without giving away login credentials.

Simply, go to settings, accounts and import and select ‘Grant access to your account’. You can then also choose whether you would want to see emails they have checked as marked ‘read’ or not.

8.Schedule Send

Gmail’s this feature lets you type in your email, save it to drafts and then time it to a setting you would like for it to deliver at.

To activate it, type or open a draft and click on the small arrow next to the send button to schedule and send your email at a better time (and date).

9. Self-destruct

In an unlikely combination, however still useful, Google will now allow you to exchange emails which self-destruct a day after you send them. So be it an embarrassing image, text, or video it will delete minimum within a day and remain copy, forwarding, downloading, and print protected.

To send a confidential email click on the lock icon at the bottom, before sending your email then set a period after which it would self-destruct.

10. Payments and subscriptions

Last but not the least, sort out your unimportant emails and separate out the important ones through Google. By going to ‘Google account’ from your profile picture on the right and going to payments and subscriptions, you can see all information on reservations, payments, subscriptions, etc. from your emails in one place.

Great Applications for Your Mac?

The Mac collection includes mostly lesser-known apps so the usual suspects likes Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive are all missing from the following list. Let’s get started.

First Selection:

  1. Infinit.io – Easily send files and folders of any size from your Mac to another device be it a Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or a Mac itself.
  2. Spectacle – This is a useful windows management app for Mac that lets you move and resize windows with configurable keyboard shortcuts. You can also move windows between multiple displays too.
  3. Duet Display – Use your iPad or iPhone as an extra display for your Mac. Connect the iOS device to the Mac with the USB cable and use the touch-screen to interact with your Mac apps.
  4. Knock – You can unlock your Mac by simply tapping your iPhone screen or your Apple Watch without having to type any passwords.
  5. ImageOptim – Always run your images through ImageOptim before upload them on to your website. The Mac app will crush the size of your image files without affecting the visual quality.
  6. HiddenMe – If your Mac desktop is cluttered with folders and files, you can hide all the icons with a single click or with a keyboard shortcut.
  7. Site Sucker – Download entire websites includes images, PDF files and mirror them on your local disk for offline browsing. Like wget but with a visual interface.
  8. App Cleaner – Deleting the .dmg file is not enough. If you are to properly uninstall any Mac app, you need to delete the residual hidden files as well and that’s where App Cleaner can help.
  9. Download Shuttle – A download manager for your Mac that splits the file into multiple parts and downloads the individual parts simultaneously for faster downloads. Can pause and resume downloads too.
  10. Toggl – Time tracking software for your Mac that sits in the status bar for quick access. Add #hashtags to tasks and your tracked hours are also synched with the web.
  11. Fluid – This will turn your favorite website into a real desktop app for Mac that will reside in the Applications folder and you can launch from Spotlight search.
  12. Transmit – The perfect FTP client for Mac OS X that just works. You can create droplets to instantly upload files to your favorite destinations from anywhere.
  13. Caffeine – It helps your Mac stay awake. Click the Caffeine icon in the menu bar to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep or from dimming the screen while you are watching videos.
  14. NoSleep – Your Macbook goes to sleep as soon you close the lid. The NoSleep extension will keep the screen awake even when the lid is closed so you can continue downloading files over the network.
  15. Air Browser – This will put your favorite websites in the menu bar so you can access them from any screen with a single click. The sites can be configured to auto-refresh on open.
  16. MacDropAny – You can easily sync any Mac folder with Dropbox or Google Drive without having to move them to a common folder.
  17. Self Control – Stop procrastinating. This open-source Mac app that will temporarily block access to time-wasting websites, emails and everything else that you find distracting.
  18. Gas Mask – This is a hosts file editor for Mac that can help you permanently block access to certain websites from your computer.
  19. Authy – Not exactly a Mac app but a Google Chrome extension that you cannot do without. It lets you log into online accounts that require 2-factor authentication without requiring the phone.
  20. Pixel Winch – An easy-to-use screen measurement app where you take a screenshot of an area and then use the built-in controls to measure the dimensions of any element inside no matter how tiny it is.
  21. Buffer – You can easily publish status updates, share links and photos to multiple social websites in one go from the menu bar itself.
  22. Hocus Focus – It helps keep your Mac desktop screen clutter free by automatically hiding app windows that are inactive or haven’t been used for a while. You can even choose to hide windows as soon as they lose focus.
  23. AirDroid – It connects your Android phone to the Mac. You can access messages, manage photos, transfer files and more, wirelessly.
  24. PushBullet – A universal copy-paste solution for all your devices including the Mac. Copy something on your phone and it instantly becomes available on the Mac’s clipboard and vice-versa.
  25. Unarchiver – A useful compression utility for Mac that can handle all the popular zip formats including RAR, TAR, MSI, EXE, GZIP and even ISO file. It can extract sounds and images from Flash and PDF files too.
  26. iBrowse – Access the files and folders on your iPhone or iPad inside this Finder-like app and copy images, videos and other files from the iOS device to your Mac easily.
  27. GIF Brewery – This helps you convert video files and screencasts into animated GIFs and offers tons of options to fine-tune your GIF images.
  28. Karabiner – A key mapping application for the Mac that lets you remap existing keys to perform a different command. For instance, the CAPS lock key can be configured to work as an Escape key.
  29. Better Touch Tool – It lets you easily configure the behaviour of existing gestures of your Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad or define new multi-touch gestures.
  30. Hazel – A folder monitoring app that lets you specify rules and the files added to these watched folders are automatically arranged based on your rules. You can run complex rules too, like run Apple Script, when a file is added.

Second Selection:

  1. Helium – An Always on Top like app but for your Mac. The browser window will float on top of other windows and you can also change the translucency level.
  2. Dropzone – It make it easy to copy or move files to your favorite folders and you can also upload files to web destinations right from the menu bar.
  3. RSS Bot – Access your favorite RSS feeds from the Mac’s menu bar. Get notifications when new items are available and apply filters to only show articles that match certain keywords.
  4. XMenu – It provides Finder like access to your favorite folders and Mac apps from the menu bar. You can launch apps, access documents and files inside folder right from the menu bar.
  5. Flux – It automatically dims the brightness of your screen based on the time of the day – warm at night, bright during the day – so your eyes feel less strain. Also see the 20 20 20 rule.
  6. EVE – The app helps you learn Mac keyboard shortcuts. Every time you use the mouse to perform an action, the app displaying the equivalent shortcut as a notification. Also see CheatSheet, it display all the available shortcuts for the currently active app.
  7. BootChamp – If you have installed Windows on Mac through Apple Bootcamp, BootChamp will save you a few clicks. It adds an icon in the menu bar that will you restart your computer into Windows mode directly without having to press any keys during start-up.
  8. aText – A text expander program that accelerates your touch typing by replacing pre-defined abbreviations with corresponding phrases. For instance, say ;sig to add your rich signature in the Gmail window.
  9. Flashlight – It adds more power to Spotlight search on your Mac. You can search different, quickly add events to your calendar, create reminders, run terminal commands and more all from within Spotlight.
  10. Alfred 2 – Apple has vastly improved Spotlight with Yosemite but Alfred is still a better app at finding files both on your local disk and online.
  11. Disk Inventory – If your 256 GB SSD on the Macbook is running low on space, use the Disk Inventory app to quickly discover large files and folders that are hogging up the space.
  12. Sync – From the makers of BitTorrent, Sync helps you keep files and folders on all your computers and mobile devices in sync with each other but without using the cloud. There are no size limitations either.
  13. Bartender – If you have too many app icons cluttering the menu bar of your mac, Bartender can bring some order. It lets you hide the menu item you don’t need or you can push them to the secondary bar that will not show by default.

Third Selection:

  1. CloudUp – From the company that develops WordPress, CloudUp lets you quickly upload and share local files and screenshots from the menu bar.
  2. Filepane – The invisible app improves your drag and drop workflow. Select one or more files and the app will offers a list of actions that you can perform from resizing the files to sharing via AirDrop to moving it to another destination and more.
  3. Unclutter – A clipboard history manager for your Mac that preserves snippets copied to the clipboard and also gives you quick access to your frequently used files and folders. Use ClipMenu or CopyClip if you only need a basic clipboard manager.
  4. TextBar – You can specify terminal commands and the app will add the text output of those commands to the menu bar that can also be configured to auto-updated at set intervals. For instance, ‘ipconfig getifaddr en0’ will print your current IP address in the menu bar. You can also have these as desktop widgets with Übersicht.
  5. Handbrake – Whether you are looking to convert videos from one format to another or need to extract videos from a DVD, HandBrake is probably the only utility you need. FFmpeg is powerful too but works only from the command line.
  6. Soundflower – If you are to record the Mac audio, like the sound coming out of the speakers, you would need SoundFlower to route that sound to the recording app instead of the speakers.
  7. QuickCast – Record quick screencasts of any area of your desktop screen and save the video files locally or publish them online. It can record mouse clicks and sound too. The other alternative is QuickTime.
  8. MuteMyMic – Like the speaker volume, you can now reduce the volume or completely turn off the mic from the menu bar or through keyboard shortcuts. Should come handy for online meetings and voice chats.
  9. Onyx – It provides access to hidden settings, you can perform system maintenance tasks and also configure system apps like Finder, Spotlight and Dock. TinkerTool is also a good alternative.

Other VLC Player Tips and Tricks?

Capture your Desktop Screen with VLC?

  1. Under Media, click “Open Capture Device.”
  2. Click the “Capture Mode” dropdown and select “Desktop.”
  3. Modify the frame rate. 15 f/s will probably be good enough for desktop recording, though 30 f/s may be required for more fast-paced movement.
  4. Click the dropdown arrow next to “Play” and select “Convert.”
  5. In the “Profile” dropdown, choose MP4—either h.264 or h.265.
  6. At this step, you can click the tool icon to modify the settings of this profile. Here you can modify things like resolution or bitrate. We’ll use the default settings for now, but you can come back here later if you need to tweak the final product.
  7. In the Destination box, choose a location to place the finished file.
  8. Click Start.

Record Clips with VLC?

  1. Load up a video—it can be anything. Hit pause before it starts.
  2. Right-click on the video and click View. Then, click on Advanced Controls.
  3. Start playing your video, and press the red Record button in the player itself. When its background turns blue-ish, you’re recording.
  4. Press the red Record button again to stop recording
  5. Go find the clip you created. In modern versions of Windows, that’ll be in your “Videos” user folder.

Download Online Videos with VLC?

  1. Find a video on YouTube and copy the URL from your browser’s the address bar.
  2. In VLC, head to Media > Open Network Stream.
  3. Paste the YouTube link in the box and click Play. You might have to wait some time for the video to start. (If it’s not working, or not loading after a long while, you might want to try this fix to see if it helps.)
  4. Under Tools, click Codec Information.
  5. In the box that says Location, right-click the block of text and click Select All. Copy this text to your clipboard.
  6. Go back to your browser and paste the link in the address bar. This will open the source file directly on YouTube’s servers.
  7. Right-click the video as it plays and select Save Video As.

Convert Videos with VLC?

  1. Under Media, click “Convert/Save.”
  2. Add the file you want to convert in the File Selection section.
  3. Click “Convert/Save.”
  4. In the Settings section, pick the file type you’re converting to under the “Profile” drop-down. (We recommend an .MP4, h.264 or h.265.)
  5. Give the file a name and location under Destination.
  6. Click Start. If you want, you can watch the conversion’s progress (and get an estimated duration) within VLC itself.

Play and Record your Webcamon VLC?

  1. Under Media, click Open Capture Device.
  2. In the “Capture mode” drop down, DirectShow should be selected by default. If it isn’t, select it.
  3. For “Video device name” choose your webcam.
  4. For “Audio device name” choose your microphone—which might also be your webcam, if you aren’t using a separate one.
  5. Click “Advanced options.”
  6. If you want to use the software that came with your device to control input settings, choose “Device properties.”
  7. Otherwise, enter a value for “Video input frame rate.” 30 is a good rule of thumb for smooth video, though you can use less if you’re not concerned about quality.
  8. Click Okay.

ReSync Subtitles on VLC?

  1. Press Shift+H when an actor starts speaking a sentence you know you’ll recognize
  2. Press Shift+J when the associated subtitle pops up
  3. Press Shift+K to fix the delay.

Set Videos as Wallpapers?

  1. Open VLC
  2. Click on Tools > Preferences
  3. Click on the Video section at the top
  4. Under “Output,” select “Direct3D9 video output”
  5. Close and reopen VLC
  6. Load a video and start playing. Right-click on the video and select Video, then “Set as wallpaper”
  7. For best results, make sure your video’s size (or aspect ratio) matches your desktop’s.

Watch Videos in ASCII on VLC?

  1. Load a video in VLC
  2. Navigate to Tools > Preferences > Video
  3. In the “Output” dropdown menu, select “Color ASCII art video output”
  4. Bask in your nerdiness

Extract all frames from a video on VLC?

1. Create a folder to store your frames and copy the path to it.

2. Click Tools -> Preferences in VLC.

3. Under “show settings”, click “all”.

4. Under “Video”, select “Filters”. Tick “Scene video filter”.

5. Expand “Filters” and select “Scene filter”,

6. Paste the path from earlier into “directory path prefix”.

7. Decide what proportion of the frames you want to export. For example, if you want to export 1 in 12 frames, type “12” in the “recording ratio” box.

8. Click “save”.

9. Click Media -> Open Video and find your video. Patiently let the whole thing play.

10. Click Tools -> Preferences. Under “show settings”, click “all”. Under “video”, select “filters”. Uncheck “Scene video filter”. Click “save”. This is so that VLC won’t generate thumbnails the next time you play a video.

11. Open the folder you created earlier. The thumbnails should be there.

Watch Star Wars in Mac’s Terminal App?

This could be the greatest trick on Apple Laptops which makes no particular sense but even; you should try it! The Death Star, R2D2, spaceships and the rest of the Episode 4 story retold in Terminal symbols and graphics will blow you away! but there is no sound… I wish they rolled the score on the bottom but I think I’m asking too much! :)

Prior macOS Sierra, open up Terminal, type in:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

On macOS Sierra and higher macOS versions, you should use a different command:

nc towel.blinkenlights.nl 23

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Tara!

Reset NVRAM in MAC?

NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory), the updated Mac terminology for PRAM (Parameter RAM), is a small amount of memory that your Mac uses to store certain settings and never clear them out to access them quickly.

Settings that can be stored in NVRAM include sound volume, display resolution, startup-disk selection, time zone, and recent kernel panic information.

Method 1: Startup command

If you find that an NVRAM reset might resolve issues, there is more than one way to clean it up. The most common method is by holding down a few keys a second after powering on your Mac:

1. Power off your Mac first.

2. Press your Mac’s power button and then hold these four keys at the same time:

⌘ + option + P + R

3. Continue holding the keys until your Mac restarts for the second time. On older Macs the chime will sound upon restart. On newer Macs, the Apple logo will appear and then disappear.

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                      Command keyplusOption keyplusP keyplusR key

 

After pressing the power button, press and hold each of the above-mentioned keys all at once before the first “beep” at the start. When you hear the second “beep”; release the keys. 

Method 2: Terminal

Use the Terminal for the same procedure:

  1. Close all apps and open Terminal (Finder > Utilities > Terminal).
  2. write sudo nvram -c press Enter.
  3. Enter the Administrator password press Enter.
  4. write sudo shutdown -r now and press Enter.

The computer will now restart and that’s it!

Download YouTube Captions?

Let’s say you watched the “Thank You Notes” with Jim Fallon (https://youtu.be/_n_78kduHrI) for example and you want to transcribe what he says.

Fortunately, the video has closed captions and there’s also an interactive transcript so the good news is that you can download the captions file by copying pasting the following URL into your address bar and replacing the Video_ID below with Jim Fallon’s video ID:

http://video.google.com/timedtext?lang=en&v=VIDEO_ID,

Then replace VIDEO_ID with the ID of the YouTube video. (The Video ID in this example is: _n_78kduHrI)

When you replace the ID you’ll have an XML file and you can extract plain text by removing all the tags: just Right-click on the page, select “view source”, copy all the text and paste it on this page.

BaBoom!

Send High Resolution Photos/Videos via WhatsApp?

On WhatsApp, sending photos or videos via Share or Gallery attachments are obviously downgrading the resolution of our files. But Whatsapp lets us send documents up to 100 Mb. So #Photos and #Videos (which are less than 105 Mb) can be sent without any quality compression IF And Only IF; they are sent as Documents:

Click on the attachment and choose Documents, at the top of the screen (in Android phones) or at the bottom of the screen (in iPhones) you’ll find: “Browse other docs” , click on it and choose your photo or video (should be maximum 105 Mb) and boom! Whatsapp will send the file without affecting its quality and resolution.

Hacking Terminology?

Following is a list of important terms used in the field of hacking:

Adware Adware is software designed to force pre-chosen ads to display on your system.

Attack An attack is an action that is done on a system to get its access and extract sensitive data.

Back door A back door, or trap door, is a hidden entry to a computing device or software that bypasses security measures, such as logins and password protections.

Bot A bot is a program that automates an action so that it can be done repeatedly at a much higher rate for a more sustained period than a human operator could do it. For example, sending HTTP, FTP or Telnet at a higher rate or calling script to create objects at a higher rate.

Botnet A botnet, also known as zombie army, is a group of computers controlled without their owners’ knowledge. Botnets are used to send spam or make denial of service attacks.

Brute force attack A brute force attack is an automated and the simplest kind of method to gain access to a system or website. It tries different combination of usernames and passwords, over and over again, until it gets in.

Buffer Overflow Buffer Overflow is a flaw that occurs when more data is written to a block of memory, or buffer, than the buffer is allocated to hold.

Clone phishing Clone phishing is the modification of an existing, legitimate email with a false link to trick the recipient into providing personal information.

Cracker A cracker is one who modifies the software to access the features which are considered undesirable by the person cracking the software, especially copy protection features.

Denial of service attack (DoS) A denial of service (DoS) attack is a malicious attempt to make a server or a network resource unavailable to users, usually by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of a host connected to the Internet.

DDoS Distributed denial of service attack.

Exploit Kit An exploit kit is software system designed to run on web servers, with the purpose of identifying software vulnerabilities in client machines communicating with it and exploiting discovered vulnerabilities to upload and execute malicious code on the client.

Exploit Exploit is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or a sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug or vulnerability to compromise the security of a computer or network system.

Firewall A firewall is a filter designed to keep unwanted intruders outside a computer system or network while allowing safe communication between systems and users on the inside of the firewall.

Keystroke logging Keystroke logging is the process of tracking the keys which are pressed on a computer (and which touchscreen points are used). It is simply the map of a computer/human interface. It is used by gray and black hat hackers to record login IDs and passwords. Keyloggers are usually secreted onto a device using a Trojan delivered by a phishing email.

Logic bomb A virus secreted into a system that triggers a malicious action when certain conditions are met. The most common version is the time bomb.

Malware Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs.

Master Program A master program is the program a black hat hacker uses to remotely transmit commands to infected zombie drones, normally to carry out Denial of Service attacks or spam attacks.

Phishing Phishing is an e-mail fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking emails, in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients.

Phreaker Phreakers are considered the original computer hackers and they are those who break into the telephone network illegally, typically to make free longdistancephone calls or to tap phone lines.

Rootkit Rootkit is a stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer.

Shrink Wrap code A Shrink Wrap code attack is an act of exploiting holes in unpatched or poorly configured software.

Social engineering Social engineering implies deceiving someone with the purpose of acquiring sensitive and personal information, like credit card details or user names and passwords.

Spam A Spam is simply an unsolicited email, also known as junk email, sent to a large number of recipients without their consent.

Spoofing Spoofing is a technique used to gain unauthorized access to computers, whereby the intruder sends messages to a computer with an IP address indicating that the message is coming from a trusted host.

Spyware Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer’s knowledge.

SQL Injection SQL injection is an SQL code injection technique, used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution (e.g. to dump the database contents to the attacker).

Threat A threat is a possible danger that can exploit an existing bug or vulnerability to compromise the security of a computer or network system.

Trojan A Trojan, or Trojan Horse, is a malicious program disguised to look like a valid program, making it difficult to distinguish from programs that are supposed to be there designed with an intention to destroy files, alter information, steal passwords or other information.

Virus A virus is a malicious program or a piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

Vulnerability A vulnerability is a weakness which allows a hacker to compromise the security of a computer or network system.

Worms A worm is a self-replicating virus that does not alter files but resides in active memory and duplicates itself.

Cross-site Scripting Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer security vulnerability typically found in web applications. XSS enables attackers to inject client-side script into web pages viewed by other users.

Zombie Drone A Zombie Drone is defined as a hi-jacked computer that is being used anonymously as a soldier or ‘drone’ for malicious activity, for example, distributing unwanted spam e-mails.

A Restart Button to Restart Chrome Safely?

How To Restart Chrome or any Chromium-Based Browsers Without Losing Open Tabs

If you Copy-Paste chrome://restart in the browser’s address bar, it will instantly restart your browser without losing running tabs or windows.

But the fastest way to restart the browser with a single click is to use the internal command as well as the bookmark bar.

1. Right-click on the Bookmarks bar and select “Add page…” from the drop-down menu and select the Bookmarks Bar as the folder to save your button in.

2. After you select “Bookmarks Bar” in the menu, give any name for the bookmark and type chrome://restart in the URL field.

Click on the “Save” button to create the bookmark.

3. Now you just have to click the bookmark to restart your browser.

How To Restart Chrome From The Bookmark

Toggle Ctrl+Shift+o (on Windows and Linux) or ⌘ + Option + B (on Mac) to make the Bookmark bar visible; then find the currently-created bookmark by name, and then just drag and drop it into the Bookmark bar.

Speed Up Your MAC?

1. Find resource-hungry processes

Some apps are more power hungry than others and can slow your Mac to a crawl. To see which apps are eating up your system resources, use Activity Monitor. You can open it from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder, or use Spotlight to find it.

Activity Monitor details five different resources: CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk, and Network usage. If your Mac is running slowly, pay special attention to the CPU section. It shows how processes affect CPU (processor) activity. Click a column name, such as % CPU, to list all programs by the amount of CPU they’re using.

How to speed up Mac: activity monitor

If you see that some app is using a lot of CPU power, you can close it from here by choosing the app with the mouse and clicking the X in the left-hand corner of the Activity Monitor.

2. Manage your startup items

It goes without saying that a clean startup helps speed up slow Mac. When your Mac launches faster, it takes less time to do anything. No waiting for Safari, Chrome or Firefox to launch — they open instantly. How do you get such speed? Well, when your Mac boots up, it runs a lot of unnecessary apps. But it’s quite easy to take control of it. Go to your System Preferences > Users & Groups and then click on your username. Now click on Login Items and select a program you don’t immediately need when your Mac starts up, and click the “-” button below.

How to speed up Mac: remove startup items

3. Turn off visual effects

A great tip to help you when you wonder how to speed up your Mac is to turn off visual effects. Sure, they look pretty, but who cares if your Mac is running slowly? Turning off some of the features can greatly speed up iMac or MacBook.

Here’s how to speed up a Mac by turning off some visual effects:

  1. Click System Preferences > Dock.
  2. Untick the following boxes: Animate opening applications, Automatically hide and show the Dock.
  3. Click on Minimize windows using and change Genie effect to Scale effect.

How to speed up Mac: Turn off visual effects on Mac

4. Delete browser add-ons

It’s 2019 and today’s browsers got overly sophisticated. Chrome and other browsers often get overloaded with various add-ons and extensions we install on top of them. These tools do a useful job like checking our grammar but we pay for that with reduced browser speed. You can battle that by reducing the number of open tabs and by removing any browser extensions you don’t need.

Here is how to delete extra browser extensions in all 3 main browsers:

How to make faster your MacBook 2019

5. Reindex Spotlight

If you recently updated your OS, you would be aware of the slowness that occurs when Spotlight is indexing. This only takes a few hours and then your Mac will be fine. But sometimes the indexing gets stuck, and you need to speed up a Mac. To solve this problem, you need to reindex Spotlight by going to System Preferences > Spotlight and clicking on the “Privacy” tab.

How to speed up Mac: reindex spotlight

Now drag your hard drive from Finder into the Privacy List. Once added, remove it by clicking the “-” sign. The indexing will start again, but hopefully, after a few hours, it will finish properly and boost your Mac speed.

6. Reduce Desktop Clutter

Remember, every desktop icon takes up RAM space. Fewer icons — the faster your Mac gets. When your Desktop is clean, restart your computer. And the newly-introduced “Desktop Stacks” feature on macOS Mojave lets you put those icons in order. If you’re running macOS High Sierra or older macOS version, don’t worry. The mere deletion of desktop items will make your MacBook faster.

How to speed up MacBook PRO | Delete desktop items

7. Empty the caches

Cache files are temporary data used to speed up the processes. For example, a web browser will cache web pages to download a website faster when you revisit it. Sounds great, right? Actually, it is, but there is always “but.” Over time, these cache files take much storage on your Mac, and instead of speeding things up, they slow your computer down.

So how to speed up MacBook by emptying the caches? There are two ways: you can clean them up manually (step-by-step) or you can remove them in a second with a cleaning utility CleanMyMac X.

If you want to clear cache automatically, do the following:

  1. Launch CleanMyMac — download the app for free here
  2. Choose System Junk.
  3. Click Scan and then Clean.

That’s it!

However, if you decide to clean cache files manually, check out his guide on “How to Clear Cache on a Mac.”

8. Uninstall unused apps

Another proven way to speed up MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac is to uninstall the application you don’t need anymore. So how to remove unwanted apps on your Mac? You may be surprised to find out that simply dragging them to a Trash bin is not enough. It leaves gigabytes of junk behind. Dragging documents and movies to Trash works fine but apps should be uninstalled completely. Check out a step-by-step guide on “How to Install Apps on a Mac.” It describes the manual way and the easy way.

9. Clean up Mac’s hard drive

If you want the most bang for your buck, cleaning your hard drive is by far the best and easiest way to speed up MacBook or iMac. Go through your hard drive and clean out everything that is slowing it down. But what is slowing down my Mac? What to look for? Caches, logs, apps, widgets, hidden trash, large and old files.

How to make slow Mac faster Mojave

Of course, you can clean up your Mac manually. But finding and removing all these things takes time. And you have to know where to look. The good news is that there is an easy solution to the problem. CleanMyMac X, by MacPaw has everything you need to finish the 3-hour task of hard drive cleanup in under 5 minutes. Even more, it will clean up the junk you didn’t even know about and speed up Mac.

10. Update your Mac (OS and hardware)

Typically, Macs take care of themselves. Having the latest software from Apple makes speeding up your Mac simple. To check your version of the operating system, click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and then About This Mac. Make sure you have the latest macOS/OS X installed (or the latest you can install since not all Macs upgrade to macOS Mojave).

How to speed up Mac: update macOS and software

As for the hardware upgrade, as you’ve probably guessed, it is costly. But if your OS is the latest possible version and you’ve cleaned up the hard drive, and you still have troubles with speed, this could be your solution. Keep in mind that upgrading some hardware is not possible for certain Macs.

Upgrading to the latest OS and upgrading your hardware will typically solve a bunch of slowness issues.

11. Create a new user profile on your Mac

If you want to go even further than updating the macOS — simply create a new user profile on your Mac. Some settings in your current user profile may have been compromised or got cluttered with outdated system logs. You can scrap all these and start your profile afresh.

  • Click the Apple logo > System Preferences
  • Click Users & Groups
  • Press to Unlock changes
  • Add a new user with a “+”

Next up, you will have to import your crucial user data to your new account. Luckily, macOS has a special Shared Folder just for this purpose. It can be found by clicking Finder > Go > Computer > Macintosh HD > Users. Drop your documents to this folder and then log in to your new account. Well done! You’re starting a new life!

12. Free up RAM using Terminal

If you made it to this tip, you probably have enough skill to start using Mac’s Terminal app. It’s like using a magic wand — there are dozens of helpful combinations that you can use to command your Mac. One of them is used to free up RAM instantly.

You can apply this trick when your system is running out of available memory. In other words, when a particular app freezes up and desperately needs some fresh memory.

Open Terminal app via Launchpad
Paste in the following command:

sudo purge

> Hit Enter
You will be asked to enter your system password

Speed up MacBook quickly

If you’re not comfortable with using Terminal, there is a shortcut way to free up RAM that requires no hacking skills. You can download the app I’ve mentioned above, CleanMyMac X, preferably, the 2019 version.

How to speed up computer Mac 2019 | Free up RAM

13. Reset SMC & PRAM

Sometimes your Mac will act strange for no apparent reason — it sleeps or shuts down unexpectedly, the battery doesn’t charge properly, the keyboard backlight behaves incorrectly, and your Mac performs slowly. If these issues are not solved by restarting your computer, you’ll need to reset SMC (system management controller) and PRAM (parameter RAM).

Resetting the SMC

How to speed up MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook

First of all, you need to determine whether your Mac’s battery is removable. That’s because the process of resetting the SMC for computers that have a non-removable battery is quite different.

If the battery is non-removable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.

  2. Press Shift+Control+Option on your keyboard and press the power button at the same time. Hold the keys and a power button for 10 seconds.

  3. Release all keys.

  4. Press the power button to turn on your Mac.

If the battery is removable:

  1. Shut down your Mac.

  2. Remove the battery.

  3. Press the power button and hold it for 5 seconds.

  4. Press the power button again to turn on your computer.

How to speed up iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro

  1. Shut down your computer.

  2. Unplug a power cord and wait 15 seconds.

  3. Plug the power cord in.

  4. Wait 5 seconds and press the power button.

Resetting the PRAM

  1. Shut down your Mac.

  2. Press the power button.

  3. Press the Command+Option+P+R keys at the same time.

  4. Hold the keys until your Mac restarts.

  5. Release the keys.

Resetting SMC and PRAM may seem to be difficult, but it can really help with Mac speedup.

14. Replace your HDD with SSD

You can breathe new life into your Mac by replacing its traditional hard drive with a solid-state drive. Adding an SSD will make your computer boot faster, copy files in the blink of an eye and make the system really fast when multitasking.

A word of caution: it’s recommended that you consult a professional before attempting any hardware upgrades yourself because the process is quite challenging. And don’t forget to make a complete backup of your data before replacing your HDD with SSD, so that you’ll be able to restore all important files if something goes wrong.

By today’s standards, a good SSD will have 240-256 GB of capacity. It is recommended to clean install the macOS on the new drive. When asked about the formatting system, choose APFS+ file system which works much faster.

15. Add more RAM

How to speed up my Mac? How to get it run faster? In fact, upgrading RAM is usually a great solution for improving your Mac’s performance. But first, check how much RAM you physically have on your Mac.

Click on the Apple logo > About this Mac…
Look out for Memory specs

The normal amount in 2019 is anything above 8 GB of RAM. An extra 8 GB RAM card will cost you around $30.

The more RAM your Mac has at its disposal, the more windows or tabs you can have open without slowing the system down. With more RAM, the operating system isn’t making calls to virtual memory which uses the hard drive and slows down the system considerably. Here’s a comprehensive guide on  “How to Upgrade Your Mac’s RAM.”

Tip:  One more hardware solution to speed up your MacBook, is to reapply MacBook’s thermal paste which has probably worn off over time. The tell-tale sign for this is your Mac overheating too often. The thermal paste transfers heat away from your Mac’s processor thus making it more efficient

16. Use CleanMyMac X

If you don’t feel like spending the next several hours trying to get your Mac in shape manually, there is a great solution. Download CleanMyMac X and let it do the job for you. It’s a powerful utility for speeding up Mac. It has a dedicated feature, called Speed that battles the slow macOS. It does some of the following:

  • Disables your Hung Apps
  • Disables Heavy Memory Consumers
  • Runs macOS Maintenance Scripts
  • Switches off extra Login items and more

Speed up MacBook PRO

Some users reported that the Speed feature is pretty impressive, especially on older Mac models.

Chrome Dark?!

Since the feature is long overdue, Google developers created a command flag through which other developers get an early hands-on of the feature and give a few suggestions on it. The only catch is that it only works on Google Chrome Canary version.

Anyway, if you are looking to get Dark mode on Google Chrome right now, here are the steps –

1. Download the latest Google Chrome Canary version.

2. Right-click on its newly created shortcut on the desktop and go to properties.

3. Edit the Target Tab and add “–force-dark-mode ” at the end. [Without the inverted commas]

4. Click on Apply.

Here are the screenshots of how Google Chrome looks in the Dark Mode. You’ll notice that the appearance is very much similar to the dark color of Incognito mode in the Chrome browser

Microsoft Windows 10 introduced Dark mode at the time of 2018’s April Update. And since Internet Edge is already having a Dark mode of its own, it was speculated that Google Chrome would soon introduce it. However, the project was stopped in the middle because of certain flaws in it.

Although the Chrome Dark theme is still under development, at least, we are now sure of the fact that the feature will roll out later this year in the stable version.

Record your Screen with YouTube??!!

Did you know you can record your screen with YouTube without requiring any desktop software? All you need is a YouTube account and a web browser.

Step 1: Sign-in to YouTube with your Google Account, click the Upload button in the upper left corner and choose Events under Live Streaming. If you never done this before, YouTube make require you to verify your phone number to enable streaming.

Step 2: You are on the Create Event page. Give your screencast video a title, set the privacy of the video to either Unlisted or Private and click the “Go Live Now” button.

Step 3: This will open the Hangouts on Air page. You can click the camera icon to turn off webcam recording. Similarly you can toggle the microphone icon if you do not wish to record audio.

Step 4: Now click the Screenshare button in the left toolbox and select a desktop window that you wish to record for your screencast. Remember that if you using multiple virtual desktops, it will only show program windows that are active on the current desktop.

Step 5: Click the Start Screenshare button to share your screen and then click Start Broadcast to start recording the screen. This is a private session so nobody can watch your broadcast while it is being recorded. When you are done with the recording, click the Stop Broadcast button and switch to the YouTube website.

That’s it. Go your YouTube video dashboard (youtube.com/my_videos) and you’ll see the new screencast video that you’ve just finished recording. You can download the video to your Google Drive or share it withe world.

The videos are recorded in 720p HD and this it would be a good idea to resize your desktop window to the 16:9 ratio before hitting the broadcast button

YouTube Search Ops?

Search by Search Syntax
Search only in title intitle:search query
Force search for word in results +word
Omit a word from results -word
Search for exact composition of words “search query”
Wild character for word *
Search for channels search query, channels
Search for movies search query, film
Search only programmes search query, show
Search for short videos less than 4 minutes search query, short
Search for long videos greater than 20 minutes search query, long
Search for 4K videos search query, 4k
Search for HD videos search query, HD
Search for videos with subtitles search query, cc
Search for free to use creative common license videos search query, creativecommons
Search for 3D videos search query, 3D
Search for live videos search query, live
Search for purchased videos search query, purchased
Search for live videos search query, live
Search for videos with 360 degree view search query, spherical
Search for videos shot in 360 degree search query, spherical
Search for videos updated in last one hour search query, hour
Search for videos updated today search query, today
Search for videos updated in last one week search query, week
Search for videos updated in last one month search query, month
Search for videos updated in last one year search query, year

Restart Chrome without losing any open tabs?

Now Chrome has included a feature which will allow you to restart Chrome without losing any open tabs or Chrome Profiles.

Here’s how:

  • Type chrome://restart in the Address bar, you will notice the browser shut down and restart.
  • All previously opened tabs – and any other windows with Chrome open – will now be restored

Add an App to the Right Click Window? (WIN)

This is an offline trick but it is worth having an Application added to the Right Click menu of your Windows desktop:

  • Navigate to regedit.exe in the Start Menu—or hit Windows Key + R and type regedit.exe—and head to this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > DIRECTORY > BACKROUND > SHELL

  • Right-click shell and select New > Key.

Name the key the application you’d like to add to the context menu.

  • Now right-click the new key you just made and once again select New > Key.

Name the key “command” in all lowercase.

  • In the new command key folder you just made, double-click the (Default) key located on the right-hand side of the window. In the Value data section, put the path to the executable file for the application you’d like to add to the context menu and hit OK.

Boom!

Now, when you right-click the desktop, you’ll be able to run the application you added by selecting it with a simple click. Remember, you can Shift + Right-Click the executable file and select Copy as path to make it easier on you.

Notepad Tricks?

#1 Notepad trick to Test Antivirus

By using these trick, you can easily test whether your antivirus working perfectly or not.

X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^) 7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD- ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Save it as test.exe and run the file and check if your antivirus detects it then your antivirus is working perfectly otherwise change yoaantivirus.

#2 Make A Personal Log-Book or A Diary

Copy the below code and paste it into notepad and save it as “log.txt”.

.LOG

Now every time you open this log file, you will have all the log details with date and time.

#3 Constantly Repeat Any Messages

This is one of the Best Notepad tricks that will repeat any of messages on computer screen repeatedly. Just copy the below code and paste in the notepad and save it as “message.bat”.

@ECHO off
:Begin
msg * Hi
msg * Are you having fun?
msg * I am!
msg * Lets have fun together!
msg * Because you have been o-w-n-e-d
GOTO BEGIN

#4 Continually pop out CD Drive Using Notepad

This is my favorite trick as this trick continually pop out the CD drive whenever you try to close it. Just copy the below code and paste in the notepad and save it as “cd.vbs”.

Set oWMP = CreateObject(“WMPlayer.OCX.7″)
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
do
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next
End If
wscript.sleep 5000
loop

#5 Convey your friend a message and shut down his / her computer

Just copy the below code and paste in the notepad and save its as “anyname.bat”.

@echo off
msg * Hey how are you
shutdown -c “Error! You are really a stupid!” -s

#6 Notepad Trick to type slowly

This trick will let you to type slowly on the screen and to do so, just copy the below code and save it with “anyname.vbs” name.

WScript.Sleep 180000

WScript.Sleep 10000

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject (“WScript.Shell”)

WshShell.Run “notepad”

WScript.Sleep 100

WshShell.AppActivate Notepad“”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “Hel”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “lo ”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “, ho”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “w a”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “re ”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “you”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “? ”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “I a”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “m g”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “ood”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys ” th”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “ank”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “s! “

#7 Matrix Effect

This code will give you matrix effect on your screen just copy the below code and paste in notepad and save it as “anyname.bat”.

@echo off
color 02
:start
echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
goto start

#8 Format Hard Disk Using Just Notepad

This code will delete all your hard drive data. Just copy the below code and paste in notepad and save it as “anyname.exe”.

01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 100000011000110011101001011100 0010000000101111010100010010111101011000

#9 Convert Text Into Audio Using Notepad

This is very cool notepad trick and this code will convert your text into an audio file. Just copy the below code and paste it into notepad and save it as “text-to-audio.vbs”

Dim message, sapi message=InputBox(“Enter your text for conversion–Tech-hacks.org”,”Hover pc Hacks Text-To-Audio Converter”) Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”) sapi.Speak message

#10 Notepad Trick Print Tree Root

This trick is one of the Best Notepad Trick that will print out a tree root on your screen. Just copy below code, paste it into notepad and save it as teekids in C:windows system.

{print tree root}

C:windowssystem

{print C:windowssystemwinlog

4*43″$@[455] 3hr4~

Note: If you want to stop the “.vbs” files press ALT+CTRL+DEL of your keyboard and open task manager and then process section and stop the Wscript running file there.

#11 Toggle Your Capslock

You can toggle the Capslock key of your keyboard by just typing the code in the Notepad. Make sure to save the file as .vbs and open the saved file and see what happens while using Capslock Key.

Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys “{CAPSLOCK}”
loop

#12 Fake Error Message

Simply open the notepad paste the code and save the file as error.vbs. Now when you will open the saved file you will see an error message.

X=Msgbox(“Put your Message Here”,0+16,”Put Title Here”)

You can replace and put your message here and put your title here with your keywords.

#13 LED Dance of Keyboard Using Notepad

Simply open Notepad and enter the following code and save the file as “LEDDance.vbs” . Once you open the saved file, you will see all three LED lights of a keyboard will start to blink repeatedly.

Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys “{CAPSLOCK}”
wshshell.sendkeys “{NUMLOCK}”
wshshell.sendkeys “{SCROLLLOCK}”
loop

#14 Open Notepad Continuously

This is the perfect prank to annoy your friend. You just need to copy and paste the code inside the notepad and save it with any name with .bat extension. You can send it to you friend and make him/her click.

@ECHO OFF

:TOP

START %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\NOTEPAD.EXE

GOTO TOP

#15 World Trade Center Attack Trick

The flight number of the airplane that had hit World Trade center on 9/11 was Q33NY. Well, you might call this trick coincidence but, it will shock you.

Step 1. Open Notepad and type ‘Q33N’ without the quotation mark in capital letters.

Step 2. Now increase the font size to 72 and change the font to Wingdings.

You will be shocked to find out the visual graphics.

#16 Disable Mouse Controls

Well, you should never try this on your computer, because this method disables the mouse controls on your computer.

rem Disable Mouse
set key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Mouclass”
reg delete %key%
reg add %key% /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4

Paste the above code in notepad and save it as disablemouse.bat in your computer.

#17 Bush Hid The Facts

Well, this trick will only work on older version of windows. You just need to open the Notepad and type“bush hid the facts” or “this app can break”. Save it and open it again. You will see different characters instead of what you typed. Well, this happens because of a bug that is present in older version of windows.

#18 Changing The Header And Footer In Notepad

Well, just open the notepad and then browse to File>Page Setup in Notepad and there in the fields for header and footer type in the following codes.

Changing The Header And Footer In Note

Changing The Header And Footer In Note

&c Center the characters that follow
&r Right-align the characters that follow
&d Print the current date
&t Print the current time
&f Print the name of the document
&p Print the page number
&l Left-align the characters that follow

#19 Hit Enter Continuously

This trick will let you use the function of the enter button happen again and again. Well, you just need to copy and paste the following code into the notepad:

Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys “~(enter)”
loop

Save the file as a .vbs file format to see the magic.

Make Google Chrome Blazing Fast For Web Browsing ?

#1 Method: Editing Chrome Flag Settings To Make It Faster

Step 1. First of all open the address chrome://flags/ in your Google Chrome. Now there, you will see lots of settings there.

Chrome Flag Settings

Step 2. Search out for Enable Experimental Canvas Features, and click Enable in the “Experimental Canvas Features”.

Chrome Flag Settings

Step 3. Now search For the Number of raster threads and change its value to 4.

Step 4. Now Search for Fast tab/window close and enable it.

That’s it! now relaunch your browser and enjoy the faster performance of your browser.

What’s new in Chrome?

In the desktop version of Chrome, you’ll find that the browser has a brighter, flatter look, and certain elements such as the new tab button have been moved. For iOS users, the change is rather more dramatic, with controls moving to the bottom of the screen for easier navigation. There is also a new search button and a redesigned tab screen.

If you want to try out the new look, use the following steps:

Desktop Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and navigate to chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
  2. Use the drop down menu for the UI Layout for the browser’s top chrome setting to select the Refresh option
  3. Relaunch Chrome when prompted
  4. You can change back by selecting the Defaultoption if you change your mind

Chrome for iOS:

  1. Launch Chrome and navigate to chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
  2. Select the Enabled option for the UI Refresh Phase 1 setting
  3. Restart Chrome

 

Increase Internet Speed by 20%?

Step 1. Click on Windows Start and type: gpedit.msc

Step 2. Now a Local policy group editor dialog box will open. Now click on Administrative Template folder at a left side in the dialog box. Now select Network option at the right side of the box. Now click on QoS packet schedules from the right list under settings.

Step 3. Double click on the file Limit reservable bandwidth. Now a limit reservable dialog box will appear it will show Not configured by default.

Step 4. Click on Enable and set the Bandwith limit % from 20 to 0 and click Ok.

That’s it! you are done this will unallocated or free the reserved bandwidth. And you will experience the high-speed internet. This Internet booster trick will increase your internet speed up to 20-30%. Without this bandwidth reservation, there are many other factors which can slow down your internet speed. These may include an outdated software like antivirus and many more background running processes. You can stop such processes by opening task manager(ALT+CTRL+DEL) and ending that process. This will also Boost up and Increase Internet Speed. Enjoy!

Top OS for hacking?

1. Kali Linux
Kali Linux is an advanced penetration testing tool that should be a part of every security professional’s toolbox. Penetration testing involves using a variety of tools and techniques to test the limits of security policies and procedures. What Kali has done is collect just about everything you’ll need in a single CD. It includes more than 300 different tools, all of which are open-source and available on GitHub.

2. Parrot Security OS
Parrot Security is an operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux mixed with Frozen box OS and Kali Linux in order to provide the best penetration and security testing experience. it is an operating system for IT security and penetration testing developed by the Frozen box Dev Team. It is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and mixed with Kali.
Parrot uses Kali repositories in order to take latest updates for almost all the tools, but it also has its own dedicated repository where all the custom packets are kept. This is why this distro is not just a simple Kali “mod” but an entire new concept which relies on Kali’s tool repositories. As such, it introduces a lot of new features and different developing choices.Parrot uses MATE as a Desktop Environment. The lightweight and powerful interface is derived from famous Gnome 2, and thanks to FrozenBox highly customizable with captivating icons, ad-hoc themes, and wallpapers. System look is proposed and designed by the community members and also members of Frozen box Network, who are closely following the development of this project

3. BackBox Linux
BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It has been developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be fast, easy to use and provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment, thanks to its own software repositories, always being updated to the latest stable version of the most used and best known ethical hacking tools.

4. Samurai Web Testing Framework
The Samurai Web Testing Framework is a live Linux environment that has been pre-configured to function as a web pen-testing environment. The CD contains the best of the open source and free tools that focus on testing and attacking websites. In developing this environment, we have based our tool selection on the tools we use in our security practice. We have included the tools used in all four steps of a web pen-test.

5. NodeZero Linux
Penetration testing and security auditing requires specialist tools.The natural path leads us to collecting them all in one handy place. However how that collection is implemented can be critical to how you deploy effective and robust testing.
All though NodeZero Linux can be used as a “Live System” for occasional testing, its real strength comes from the understanding that a tester requires a strong and efficient system. This is achieved in our belief by working at a distribution that is a permanent installation, that benefits from a strong selection of tools, integrated with a stable Linux environment.

8 Best Websites and Apps to Create Temp Email Addresses?

Here is a list of best temporary email address providers which you can use for creating temporary emails.

Schedule Whatsapp Messages?

If you have an android, go to the play store and download Scheduler for WhatsApp App on your smartphone.

Install the app on your Android phone and open it, you will get a dialogue box on your screen asking you about the accessibility settings. Just tap on OK and continue the further procedure.

The rest is easy. Enter contact name or phone number, then what time the message should be sent, then write the message and boom!

I’ll upload a version of that same app without ads soon.

Create Appointments From Chrome?

To create events directly from Chrome, write ‘make an appointment for’ followed by time or date of appointment. Et Voila, there’s your create event link! Click Create Event. Google will automatically create and instantly add that event to your calendar.

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Change your MAC address on MAC?

A MAC address, or a Media Access Control address, is a unique identifier that is assigned to the network interface of a machine. On your Mac, this is the unique hardware identifier for the WiFi or Ethernet card inside it. Every device has a unique MAC address because if more than one device on the same network has the same MAC address, the network won’t be able to distinguish between the two devices, causing quite a lot of problems.

here is how to change MAC address on Mac:

  • Go to System Preferences -> Network
  • Click on “Advanced”
  • Switch over to the “Hardware” tab > You’ll be able to see the MAC Address of your Mac. Note this down somewhere, just in case you need to switch back to it.

To change the MAC address on your Mac, you’ll have to use the Terminal. The commands are simple, and you can just follow the steps given below:

  • Launch the Terminal, and type the following command:
    openssl rand -hex 6 | sed ‘s/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//’
    This will give you a new random hex number that you can use as a MAC address

  • Disconnect from your WiFi network, by holding down “option” and clicking on the WiFi icon in the menu bar, and clicking on “disconnect” under your WiFi name.

  • Now, type “sudo ifconfig en0 ether <generated mac address>“.

  • You will now have successfully changed your MAC address on Mac.

You can reconnect to your WiFi network, and check your MAC address again to verify that it has changed.

Colored Folders in Windows?

Step 1. Step 1. You need to download FolderIco from Folderico.com and install it.

Step 2. After installing, go to explorer and right-click on any folder and it will open the context menu

Step 3. you will see the option “Change Folder Icon” you need to move your cursor there and you will find a new submenu.

Step 4. Now you will get various options to set your Folder icon. Simply select your preferred one.

 

Retrieved Deleted Facebook Messages, Photos, Videos?

Step 1: First of all,You will have to Click here  (https://www.facebook.com/settings) to open Facebook General account Settings.

Step 2: Once you open your general settings, you will see Download a Copy of your Facebook Data, So click on it to.

Step 3: On the Next page you will see a Download Archive Button, Click on it and you will be prompt to enter your Password to Continue, This is a Security Step by Facebook.

Step 4: After entering your Facebook Password, Click on Submit, On the next screen you will be shown that the download link for your data will be sent to your email id which you used to create your facebook account.

Step 5: Wait for Few Minutes, check your mail. You will see a mail from facebook in your Inbox with Downloading link ready for you to download all your data.

Your Mobile Screen on your Laptop?

Install Teamviewer (www.teamviewer.com) on both your computer and mobile (app and server) and you will be able to remotely browse your android from your computer and vice versa. If you are a mobile app teacher, it is amazing to project apps in your classroom. 

You can:

  • Connect to mobile devices from any Windows, macOS, or Linux computer, or even another.

  • Check the device status, install apps, and push/pull the proper settings from both ends. 

  • Remotely control Universal Windows Platform and Android devices.

  • Support iOS devices via push/pull settings, file sharing, and screen sharing with the mobile SDK for specific apps.

The F keys On Your Keyboard?

F1 Almost always used as the help key, almost every program opens a help screen when this key is pressed. Enter CMOS Setup. Windows Key + F1 would open the Microsoft Windows help and support center. Open the Task Pane

F2 In Windows renames a highlighted icon, file, or folder in all versions of Windows. Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens document window in Microsoft Word. Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word. Quickly rename a selected file or folder. Enter CMOS Setup.

F3 Often opens a search feature for many programs including Microsoft Windows when at the Windows Desktop. In MS-DOS or Windows command line F3 will repeat the last command. Shift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word. Windows Key + F3 opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook. Open Mission Control on an Apple computer running Mac OS X.

F4 Open find window in Windows 95 to XP. Open the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer. Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+). Alt + F4 closes the program window currently active in Microsoft Windows. Ctrl + F4 closes the open window within the current active window in Microsoft Windows.

F5 In all modern Internet browsers, pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window. Refresh the list of contents in a folder. Open the find, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word. Starts a slideshow in PowerPoint.

F6 Move the cursor to the address bar in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and most other Internet browsers. Ctrl + Shift + F6 opens to another open Microsoft Word document. Reduce laptop speaker volume (on some laptops).

F7 Commonly used to spell check and grammar checka document in Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc. Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted. Turns on Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox. Increase laptop speaker volume (on some laptops).

F8 Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, commonly used to access Windows Safe Mode. Used by some computers to access the Windows recovery system, but may require a Windows installation CD. Displays a thumbnail image for all workspaces in Mac OS.

F9 Refresh document in Microsoft Word. Send and receive e-mail in Microsoft Outlook. Opens the Measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0. Reduce laptop screen brightness (on some laptops). With Mac OS 10.3 or later, displays a thumbnail for each window in a single workspace. Using the Fn key and F9 at the same time opens Mission Control on an Apple computer running Mac OS X.

F10 In Microsoft Windows activates the menu bar of an open application. Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link. Access the hidden recovery partition on Compaq, HP, and Sony computers. Enter CMOS Setup on some computers. Increase laptop screen brightness (on some laptops) With Mac OS 10.3 or later, shows all open Windows for the active program.

F11 Enter and exit fullscreen mode in all modern Internet browsers. Ctrl + F11 as computer is starting to access the hidden recovery partition on many Dell computers. Access the hidden recovery partition on eMachines, Gateway, and Lenovo computers. With Mac OS 10.4 or later, hides all open windows and shows the Desktop.

F12 Open the Save as window in Microsoft Word. Ctrl + F12 opens a document In Word. Shift + F12 saves the Microsoft Word document (like Ctrl + S). Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word. Preview a page in Microsoft Expression Web. Open Firebug or browser debug tool. With an Apple running Mac OS 10.4 or later, F12 shows or hides the Dashboard. Access the list of bootable devices on a computer at startup, allowing you to select a different device to boot from (hard drive, CD or DVD drive, floppy drive, USB drive, and network). F13F15 On newer Apple keyboards the F13, F14, and F15 may be shown in place of the Print Screen key, Scroll lock key, and Pause key. F16F19 On newer Apple keyboards the F16, F17, F18, and F19 keys are above the number pad. F13F24 Early IBM computers also had keyboards with F13 through F24 keys. However, because these keyboards are no longer used, they are not listed on this page.

10 other Search Engines?

10 Search Engines that are very useful for specific searches:

http://www.filestube.com/ Lets you search and download files from file sharing and uploading sites.

http://www.gosasa.com/ Can’t hack Craigslist? Not sure if you’re in the market for a bike or a boat? This meta-search engine finds free online classified ads of all kinds.

http://www.chizmax.com/ What are the words to “Sugar, Sugar?” This site lets you search for song lyrics and videos.

http://www.burrp.com/ Hungry? This user-generated urban lifestyle guide will help you find the best Thai place in town.

http://www.peoplefinders.com/ Remember when this was free on Yahoo? Well, free people search is back.

http://www.weshow.com/ A human-powered search engine for finding online video (Beta – seems to be down right now)

http://www.Gettalink.com/ A constantly growing catalog of 2.0 search tools on the Web.
(Seems to be down right now)

http://www.searchcrystal.com/home.html Horrified at long lists of search query results? This tool allows you to visualize search results. (Beta, but working)

http://www.Gnosh.org/ A meta-search tool that lets you search large media sites as well as social search engines.

http://www.Tafiti.com/ Tafiti, which means “do research” in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web.

Summarize Generators?

Article Summarizer Online: This tool is the most used in the category of online summarizers because it is the fastest.

SMMRY: For quick results and accurate summaries .

Automatic Text Summarizer: Copy and paste your text into the box allotted and then start with the summarization in an instant.

Helpful Papers: Summarize documents with this one!

Free Summarizer:  Just enter the text and let the summarization begins without any hassle.

Tools4Noobs: One of the best summarize generators as well.

Best Free Movie Apps for Android & iOS Users?

Find the best free movie apps which some are available in Google Play store and Appstore for free. Just download these apps and enjoy free movies on your phone.

1. CinemaBox

CinemaBox is one of the best movie streaming app for Android & iOS. Earlier, this app was named as PlayBox HD. It is undoubtedly one of the best movie app with some exceptional features like offline mode, subtitle support, kid’s mode and Chrome Cast support.

Though this app is not available in Play Store/iOS Store but we have recently published a detailed step by step tutorial to download and install it in your phone.

Download CinemaBox App For Android/iOS

2. MegaBox HD

MegaBox HD is a new free movies android app which is quite similar to ShowBox. Though, this app is available for Android users only. It’s very small in size (1.8MB) and will not take much resources of your android phone. MegaBox HD allows its users to stream free movies on their android phone in two different quality – 360p and 720p.

If you are looking for ShowBox alternative or apps like ShowBox from long time, then should give a try to MegaBox HD.

Download MegaBox HD

3. Flipps HD

Flipps HD is more than just an android movie app, and you can watch insane movies on your smartphone. You can watch any viral videos, listen to music and stream movies not only on your Android phone but also on your TV as well. You can stream the live streaming sites simultaneously in your smartphone and TV in no time. I’d be a pretty positive response with Flipps TV app, and overall I can recommend this app without any delay. That’s why we have listed it on #1 in list of best movie apps for android which I personally use to watch free movies online on mobile.

With this amazing android app, you may allowed not only to watch the movies but also you can download them as well. Moreover for free, this is the one of the best movie app for android phone available.

Download Flipps HD:

For Android

For iOS

4. ShowBox

ShowBox is one of best movie app for android and very popular among smartphone users too. You can easily watch movies, TV serials, reality shows, and much right away on your smartphone, TV, and computer as well. ShowBox is a user-friendly Android app, and through which you can navigate quickly. With this app, let you watch movies, stream videos from third party websites without any hassles. HD stuff is supported, if you device is of high end, you can stream full HD (1080P) videos also.

Although it is the small android, still you can download the movies or videos as well without paying any dime. No matter how much movie geek you are, all you need is an app like ShowBox app to watch free movies on mobile.

Download ShowBox

5. ViewSter

Being the best movie streaming site, they aren’t left behind on the mobile platform. With ViewSter app, you can easily watch movies online, stream tv serials, and much more. The navigation is simple, and you won’t need to sign up nor to create any account to stream movies. Best part it is compatible with Chromcast, through which you can enjoy streaming videos with highest quality on your TV.

Sometimes the app itself freezes, which make the running film to stop flowing. Other than this I’d not found any error or bugs in this app. Friends, go ahead and give some light on it!

Download Viewster:

For Android

For iOS

6. Popcornflix

Popcornflix is a new android to watch free movies which has more than 700 movies in their database currently. Moreover, they are updating their movies database quite frequently so that you can enjoy latest movies for free on your android phone. The thing which we liked most of this android app is that there is no hidden fees to watch movies and you can all stream all movies for free.

You can watch as much movies you want without any kind of restriction on this android app. Movies of almost every genre is available in this android app, so that you can enjoy your favourite movies without any kind of problem.

Download Popcornflix

7. Bobby Movie Box

There are few movie apps for iOS users. Bobby Movie Box is undoubtedly one of the best app to watch free movies on your iPhone with fluent and modern UI. Bobby Movie Box allows you to watch movies in HD quality as well. Best part of this app is that it gets updated quite frequently. You can download it from App Store or you can download it directly from official website of Bobby Movie Box.

Download Bobby Movie Box:

For iOS

 

Stop Google From Collecting Your Data?

If you are using CHROME as a browser, this Chrome extension tells the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send information to Google Analytics.

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics opt out Browser extension for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out, download and install the extension for your web browser. In order to function, the opt out extension must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt out extension. More information about managing your extensions for Chrome can be found at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/187443?hl=en_GB. By installing this extension, you agree to the Chrome Web Store Terms of Service at https://ssl.gstatic.com/chrome/webstore/intl/en/gallery_tos.html and the Google Analytics opt out Browser Add-on Terms of Service at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/intl/en_uk/eula_text.html.

Find MP3s in Google Search?

Copy paste this code in google search and put the song’s title or the band’s name in place of x in  the following:

intitle:index.of + mp3 + “x” -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls

e.g.

intitle:index.of + mp3 + “scorpions” -html -htm -php -asp -txt -pls

YouTube URL Tricks?

  1.  Just Replace “youtube” with “listentoyoutube” in the URL and paste it in your address bar to download the audio of the video.
  2. Just Replace “youtube” with “ssyoutube” in the URL and paste it in your address bar  to download the video in any quality available.
  3. Just Replace “youtube” with “nsfwyoutube” and paste it in your address bar  to bypass age restriction.
  4. Just Replace “youtube” with “youtubeskip” in the URL  and paste it in your address bar and you won’t see ads.
  5. Just Replace “youtube” with “listenonrepeat” in the URL  and paste it in your address bar to repeat the video automatically.
  6. Just Replace “youtube” with “gifyoutube” in the URL  and paste it in your address bar to convert video into gif format.
  7. YouTube-mp3.org – Turn any YouTube video into an mp3 available for download.

Remove Yourself From The Internet?

JustDelete.me is a page full of links. Each button represents an online service; anything from LinkedIn to Skype to Wikipedia.

Accountkiller.com is the website of choice. Make sure you are logged in. Check the option “Permanently remove my account” Confirm and you are gone! Deletion of their Messenger goes the same way as any other software you wish to delete. Start > Configuration > Programs/Software/Delete a program, or the like.

Don’t forget to check if your email has been hacked or used elsewhere on the net via www.hacknotifier.com.

Hide a Folder On Your Computer?

HideFolders is robust and powerful Windows application for hiding folders with private data. Hidden folders can not be accessed, viewed, searched or deleted. Other users will not be aware of their existence. There is no limits on number of folders to hide or on the file types, names, extensions or characters. Download the software and add the item folder you wanna hide. Don’t forget to put a password!

Android Apps on your PC?

We’ve probably heard of many players that run android apps on your pc but that are not fully free (like BlueStacks). But here’s a fully free android emulator: Andy!

Eyal Fishler Technology Jedi Knight “Innovation is the key to success” A serial entrepreneur who builds and leads teams in the design, development, launch and operation of innovative businesses . Chairman and CEO at Jukata, A cloud media storage and streaming platform for enabling users to sync their media to the net and access using a mobile phone, browser and game consoles.

Psd/Ai Thumbnails?

MysticThumbs – Instant thumbnails for all your image formats! Control panel for total customization! MysticThumbs generates thumbnails of many image formats not natively supported by Windows. It plugs into Windows Explorer so you don’t have to run a separate application to preview your images, see them all in the native shell and Open/Save dialog boxes in all 32 and 64 bit applications!

Watch Movies and TV Series Online?

Movietube.co   (movies, series, documentaries, music clips) Though there are too many low res movies on this site, Movietube manages free full movies and TV series of 18 languages with a total number of 120,000+ titles. Featured in Hollywood BluRay movies, YouTube 1080p movies, Google Doc 720p movies, Korean Drama, Latest TV series. (Closed)

Watchseries.to   (all your favorite soaps) Watchseries is a search engine of uploading sites. Some links are “working”, some others are not (due to copyright interventions, links keep changing)! But you always end up watching your favorite TV soaps for free in seconds!

Social Monitor?

Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services.

Mention is a social media alert. You can monitor keywords, names, or tags that are related to you or to you competitor!

Google Alert is an email update of the latest relevant Google results (blogs, news, etc.) based on your searches. Enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you’ll receive.

Karmalytics is a smart key alert for Reddit and Hacker News. Track keywords! See what people are saying about your business, or your competition, or any other!

Search for Tweeps?

Twiangulate.com! Analyzing the connections between friends and followers! It lets you find common followers of two troll acts as a way to flush out a troll cliqué. Really a neat little tool Twiangulate discovers hidden tweeters, friends of friends (or friends of enemies), micro-influentials who only insiders follow… or sometimes just friends you haven’t yet seen tweeting.There will be many occasions where you’ll find yourself going back to this site!

Some Less Known Google Tricks?

Write in the Search Bar:

  1. Tip Calculator: You can ask Google to calculate the tip on dinner!
  2. Transformers release date: You can look up movie release dates in a jiffy.
  3. Pizza vs Hamburger: Trying to be healthy? Get help deciding what to eat.
  4. Flight 810 us airways: It can check on your flight for you.
  5. Sunrise Mexico: tell you the exact times of sunrise and sunset.
  6. Do a barrel roll: the browsers will turn 360 degrees!
  7. Tilt: you can make it lean over just a little bit
  8. Anagram: It will create anagrams out of the words you enter!
  9. Zerg Rush: Play a hidden game built into the search engine.

Some Google Tricks?

  • Google Mirror? You’ve probably heard of “Google Mirror”? or probably “Google Pacman”? “Mirror Bing” ? “Google Guitar”?!?!?! These are basically a waste of time but we can’t admit they’re no fun! Type My Google in reverse elgoog for Google and im for my (because we can’t use ym as extension)… And here’s some fun stuff from Google: elgoog.im
  • Set Alarm? To set an alarm, just type set timer for followed by a number of minutes or a specific hour you’d like an alert! Just make sure the volume is on!
  • Specific Search? For a certain type of file for example a pdf document about music production, type music production filetype:pdf – Other operators that Google understands: intext:, allintext:, intitle:, allintitle:, inurl:, allinurl:, author:, location:, define:, time in:, translate:, link:  …for example: time in Spain, intext:music production, inurl:musicfiles …etc
  • Cricket Live Scores? Just type Cricket Live Score in search and this will return with complete live score of current matches!

Has Your “Gmail” Been Hacked?

Google has provided users with tools right within the Gmail inbox that can help keep your account secured. Here’s how it works:

Log into your Gmail account using a desktop browser. Scroll down to the bottom of your inbox and locate a link called “Details”. When you click on it, a pop-up window will appear, and it will show you a detailed list of the last ten times you – or anyone else –has accessed your account. It will also show you how and where it was viewed. You’ll know if the inbox was opened using an email app, browser, smartphone app and the IP address through which it was accessed.

Video Feeds?

Frequency.com is the best video experience on the net so far. You can watch and collect all the vids from all these different interesting sites (as feeds) in channels! A “Must-Have” for all those who like to Watch rather than Read on the net!

The next best thing is 5by, a video recommendation website and app acquired by StumbleUpon in September 2013, is now available for download in the App Store and on Google!

“Autorun” a File From CD?

My friend just called me to ask me what software makes his slideshow play the moment the CD is in the PC! (autorun)… Well I thought I’d share this with you:

The most simple way to do it is to open notebook and type:

[autorun]
open=theslideshowfilename.exe

then save this text to a file named autorun.inf

Burn this autorun.inf to the root of the cd while the show file is also in the root path of the cd.

Easier than installing Nero or specific software applications to do that, don’t you think? Nassim?!