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Some freewares are well known and then there are others that are equally useful, but not as well known. Enough talk though, here’s the list.

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Facebook Facts

20 unknown facts about Facebook Founder Mark Zucerkberg .

1] Facebook’s main color is blue because MarkZuckerberg is color blind. The color that he can see the best is blue.

2] His has dog name Beast, and he has his own Facebook page .

3] He is known as ‘Zuck’ by his friends while his mother calls him Princely.

4] He promised and wore a tie everyday for a whole year.

5] He learned Chinese in 2010 so that he could talk to his girlfriends family members who were Chinese.

6] He said that the only accurate thing in the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ was the dress worn by the character who played his role. He added that every single T-shirt that was correct.

7] Mark wore a hoodie and jeans in a meetingwith investors on Wall Street. Photo via Into wire.

8] Mark Zuckerberg met his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan in line for the bathroom at a Harvard party in 2003.

9] He designed his wife’s wedding ring.

10] The guest didn’t know that they were on a weeding untill it was announced. Priscilla had
just graduated and they thought the party was for her graduation.

11] Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed (circled) person in Google Plus .

12] He even has a Twitter account with an amazing username, @finkd.

13] He rejected a $1 billion dollar offer from Yahoo to buy Facebook.

14] Mark had a business card which read “I’mCEO Bitch” .

15] Some of his favourite
musical artist are Green Day, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Shakira.

16] His T-shirt has the Facebook friend request, Message, and notification logo. Notice the 3 things in his T-shirt?

17] His Facebook profile CANNOT be BLOCKED.

18] He used to work sitting like normal employee before.

19] He rarely wears a suit.

20] He wears the same
trademark hoodie and jeans to work ‘everyday’.

Top Five Cloud Storage Services

Cloud storage lets you access (and store) your text or other files, folders irrespective of their size. The cloud phenomenon is spreading like wild fire and of late more new cloud services have surfaced leaving us with more options to choose from. Here we share with you the top five as deemed by the experts.

 

1. Mega : It is a sequel to Megaupload. The website became active earlier this year. Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload, who is stationed in Kiwiland registered this website as mega.co.nz.

Mega gives 50GB free storage. This is an encrypted service for security reasons which relies on advanced version of AES rules.

2. Ubuntu One : This is a personal service that combines personal cloud and digital world. It boasts of various services like heavy storage, storing, It includes storage, synchronisation, file and data sharing, and audio visual streaming.

With 5GB free storage, a/v streaming, there is a bonus of up to 20GB extra storage free of cost courtesy the referral programme. As of now, Ubuntu One is compatible with Windows XP and higher versions, Mac OS X 10.6, and Android platforms and a few Apple devices.

3. SpiderOak : It is used for making back up files, data sharing, data storage, and synchronisation. It uses encrypted rules for security reasons.

SpiderOak has two account types, a free version with 2 GB storage, and a paid one for higher capacity. Referral links can be created and as a bonus with every new link, you get 1GB. You can use it for Windows, Android, Mac, Linux, N900 Maemo and iOS mobile platforms.

4. Microsoft SkyDrive : From the house of Microsoft, it lets you upload files, sync them, access them from your browser.

It offers 7GB free storage for the debutants and for students it gives 3GB free storage for one year.. you can get it via SkyDrive for Windows and OS X.

5. MediaFire : It is a free file and image hosting web site that offers up to 50GB storage. MediaFire lets you form your own image galleries, view/share document, make a/v presentations. It is fit to be used as a transient podium for back up. MediaFire supports Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows on the desktops and Android and iOS on smartphones and tablets.

Source: EFY News Network

Tech tips to boost workplace productivity

At the workplace, our productivity hinges on how well we can use a computer and how well it functions for us. ET offers some easy ways to solve common issues that plague a workplace PC and a few accessories that can help improve efficiency.

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

APP LAUNCHERS

The free launchy (www.launchy.net) app is a no-frills , easy-touse launcher that makes it easy to do multiple things on your PC using the keyboard. Just hit ‘Alt + Space’ to bring Launchy up and type in what you want. You can launch apps, open files and folders as well as navigate web pages. There are tons of third party plug-ins available that adds functionality. It’s available for Windows, MAC and Linux.

LEARN KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Keyboard shortcuts can vary across the software you use. To find and learn these shortcuts you can head to Shortcutfoo (www.shortcutfoo.com) – here, you can do drill exercises to memorise keyboard shortcuts for various programs. You can also download and install software such as CheatSheet for MAC and Ultimate Windows 8 Shortcuts to quickly view all the available shortcuts for your software.

EFFORTLESS BACKUP

WINDOWS

The free plan from Crashplan (www.crashplan.com) lets you take a backup of multiple computers to a connected hard drive. Importantly, it offers incremental (backup of all existing data) as well as differential (backup only of changed files/folders) backups. You can also set automated backups that run in the background unattended.

MAC OS X

The built-in Time Machine backup feature lets you connect an external hard drive and use it to backup not just the contents of your entire harddrive but also a system ‘image’ – a complete current state of the system. You can also try out the free app called SuperDuper! (http:// goo.gl/rdrUq). It offers additional features like a selective file and folder backup and has a built-in scheduler to automate the backup process.

AUTOMATED COMPUTER MAINTAINANCE

WINDOWS

A free app called Slimcleaner (http:// slimcleaner.com) offers an easy-to-use interface for maintaining your PC’s performance . The software finds and removes junk files, prevents errors, finds duplicate files and optimises your overall system. You can run an on-demand scan or schedule it to be done at a particular set time – every day or on any chosen day of the week. You can individually select what folders and sections should be analysed and it comes with a range of scanning tools for your computer.

MAC OS X

For MAC OS X users, a US$ 19 app called Cocktail (www.maintain.se/ cocktail) allows you to schedule maintenance on daily or weekly basis. All you need to do is select the specific tasks and optimisation tool that should run at the specified time and the app will take care of the rest. You can even customise the look and feature of finder , dock, login window and modify various hidden settings. Cocktail also offers another useful feature that allows you to choose what happens post the optimization task is complete: you can log out, shut down or restart your device.

FIGHT AGAINST

BULLGUARD SPAMFILTER FOR WINDOWS

Bullguard Spamfilter is a free and easy-to-use software that seamlessly integrates with your Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird email setup. It blocks out all phishing mails, viruses and foreign language spam mails. It even gives you the option to create a blacklist to block email from a particular source as well as a whitelist if you choose to block all mails. (www.bullguard.com)

SPAMSIEVE FOR MAC OS X

Although SpamSieve is a paid software (US$ 30), it is worth the investment. Not only does it integrate with various email clients (Apple mail, Microsoft Entourage , Outlook etc), but also learns and adapts to your inbox to improve spam detection. It integrates with your address book to create a whitelist of your contacts and provides the option to create a blacklist as well. It even scans attachments to identify and block spam content. (http://goo.gl/wNAXn)

SOURCE: The Economic Times

Microsoft Spying On Your Skype Chat Messages

Stealing data and information from your virtual accounts are easy to track but what if your conversations on Skype are prone to being read by third-party users? According to reports, Microsoft-owned Skype has been found to read everything users write via their accounts and this practice is being exercised by the service provider frequently.

The report says that after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, these URLs get an unannounced visit from the Microsoft headquarter. This incident was reported by a user who had observed some unusual network traffic right after a message was sent via Skype.

This traffic on the server highlighted a potential replay attack which was confirmed by tracking back an IP address, which Microsoft had used to access the HTTPS URLs that were previously sent over Skype. To be sure about the activity, the events were reconstructed by sending two test HTTPS URLs, one that comprised of login information and one that showed a private cloud-based file-sharing service. The resulting server log showed that, the HTTPS URLs sent over Skype were visited by an IP address registered to Microsoft.

SOURCE : EFY TIMES

Chat with Friends in DOS using Netsend command

Guys seriously Iam not at all kidding. LOL

**this tutorial is for the users of Windows XP and all other previous versions microsoft has removed the service from its newer versions like Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

Yeah we can chat with our loved one on Dos without any messenger basically DOS has its own Messenger service . You have to type the name of the user if you are connected on LAN and to chat over the Internet type the IP address of your Friend.

For the Messenger you have to turn it ON.
Follow the steps given below:

  • Go to START Menu.
  • Click on RUN and type SERVICES.msc.
  • A dialog box will appear find the MESSENGER service in it and turn it ON.

Now open Command Prompt and type :

net send USER_NAME or IP_ADDRESS Message 

For Example: if you want to send message to a user named bca1291 connected to your computer through LAN. Type

 net send bca1291 hi

**if you have a IP address of the user then you can type IP address in place of user_name
A dialog box will appear on the bca1291 showing your user name and “hi”.