Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A new messaging app 'Disa' aims to combine you diffrent messaging platform

There are tons of messaging platforms today and your friend list is fragmented over these. So there is an app called "Disa" on Google PlayStore with special motive of unifying all those different platforms into one app.
This is a beta release and  have option of unifying SMS, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp.

Setting up the app is not that easy. You have to go through too much taps.
But after that every thing is smooth and easy. You can also link two different accounts on two different platform, if both belong to same person. This helps you to see all messages in one feed.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

IIT JEE Model Questions on Bing

Bing, a search engine known to many but used by few has a internal feature to display IIT-JEE Practice questions of the day.
It seems to be powered by Bansal Classes because most of the question appear here are from there.
to view these questions just search "IIT JEE questions" on Bing .
You will be provided three tabs with questions  of Physics, Chemistry and Maths along with the hidden answers.
Try it now and enjoy practicing .

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Flickr put its Job Vacancy Notice in style

Recently I was searching for Commercially usable photos on flickr. And due to slow connection download button was not working (They really have a very bad website). So to download image I looked into page source and see what I found(click on image to enlarge)

It is a quite idea to place ads in such place so it could be only seen by geeks.

Monday, 10 August 2015

How to remove recent files and folder from Quick Access in Windows 10

Quick Access is one of the new things introduced in Windows 10 which keeps record of recently accessed files and folder, so you can easily access them again. But some you may not like it. May be because you use a shared PC or you simply don't like it.
Fortunately there is option in Windows 10 to disable it without any registry hacks.


Thursday, 6 August 2015

5 things people moving to Windows 10 should try

So many of you are jumping to Windows 10. And you may have started exploring its new features.
But here are some new thing which you may not see initially.
  1. Translucent  command prompt
  2. You can enable transparent cmd by going in properties(right click title bar). This is very helpful for DYIs on Youtube.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Indian railway launched an eBook highlighting its achievement.

 Recently Indian Railway launched an eBook highlighting its achievement and initiatives of Indian Railways in the past one year. It also includes the details about the steps they will be taking in future.
It consists of 30 pages as of 26th June 2015.
It can be ready online and also there is option to download a PDF version.

Monday, 22 June 2015

How to install Intel Eaglelake Graphics Controller on Windows 10 Technical Preview

Today I installed Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10130. As soon as completed installation, Windows welcomed me with a very ugly resolution-ed screen. My monitor's resolution is 1366 by 768 . But I am forced to use 1024 by 768 due to lack of driver. So I downloaded driver from official Intel website.
But what I see when I tried to install it is the following window :-

Monday, 15 June 2015

Why admin ownership(Security Tab of folder properties) of a file will not protect it from being accessed on a public computer

If you are geek you must be knowing about ownership of file or folder which is present in "Security" tab in folder properties.
Many people use this to secure some files from non-admin users of the PC. Generally such cases happens on a public computer. 

But let me tell you, its not safe.

all this ownership limitations are valid only in Windows environment. For non-windows all such parameters are worthless.
So if someone somehow manages to boot through a live USB of  a Linux then they will be able to access all those files which is locked.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Install WhatsApp on PC without bluestacks

Here we are not talking about WhatsApp web. This about running WhatsApp independently on PC.

Remember running WhatsApp on bluestacks an android emulator? But be frank that using bluestacks is like washing dishes. Too much loading time and annoying ads.

But now we have an official solution for running android apps on PC .
Google recently launched official ARC Welder for Chrome which can can convert an Android Application to a chrome extension. So basically you can run any android app on chrome, irrespective of  parent platform (it could be Linux, Windows, or Mac).

If you are little tech-savvy, you need not to read the whole article. Just download ARC Welder and do it your self. And others should just continue reading.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

How to use Notepad++ AS Java IDE

Generally in schools and colleges IDEs like Netbeans and Eclipse are not provided at initial stage of learning JAVA, because IDEs seems to be complicated for beginners.
Also in IDEs it is easier to identify errors so in exams they asks you to use a text editor and command prompt to compile and run programs.
So to do practice for your exam, ditch your IDE for a while and use this.

  1.  Install JDK and Set Enviroment Variables. (Check if "javac -version" command is working in dos mode)
  2. Download Notepad++ Installer from this page and install it on your PC, if it is not already installed.
  3. Now run Notepad++, and go to the menu option Plugins/Plugin Manager/Show Plugin Manager and install NPPexec Add script by following method

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Microsoft's Outlook says "No" to Facebook Chat and Google Chat

Today Microsoft announced that they will be discontinuing Support for Facebook Chat in Outlook.com. They will also be discontinuing Google Chat (Now Hangout) due to Google's decision to discontinue the chat protocol used by Google Talk.
Google is discontinuing is Google Talk chat protocol because they are re-branding it as Hangout which is Google's answer to Skype.

Here is the copy of Microsoft's Email Declaring this:

Friday, 23 January 2015

DEMYSTIFYING MONITOR INTERFACES

There are so many different types of analog and digital connectivity options available on a display which leads to a hell lot of confusion regarding how to differentiate between them on various parameters like bandwidth,resolution,etc.
Here are 4 of the most popular signal standards and their respective connectors.

VGA

Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a signal standard with its connector sharing the same name. It is considered outdated now because it carries analog signal (even though it supports a resolution of 2048 x 1536). It is also known as DE-15 because it has 15 pins. As it has been almost 3 decades since it came into being most of the top companies like Intel,AMD,Dell,etc have decided to phase out this interface.




DVI

DVI was the successor of VGA since it was both digital and analog which made it compatible with older VGA interface.It consists of 29-pin package and has an amazing bitrate of 3.96 Gb/s in single link mode. DVI supports multiple modes such as digital only, analog only and digital plus analog. The single link employs a lone 165Hz transmitter that supports a resolution upto 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz but the dual link mode makes use of a second transmitter with 6 additional pins and supports a resolution of 2560 x 1600 @60Hz.




HDMI

 In order to throw out analog,big companies came together to create High Definition Multimedia Interface(HDMI). It provided a compact and functional interface for transferring uncompressed digital video data and compressed and uncompressed digital audio data. The key difference between HDMI, VGA and DVI is that HDMI lacks VGA compatibility but most HDMI devices support DVI-D signalling. HDMI 1.4 with 19 pin connector is capable of supporting 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz.

DisplayPort

The ultimate digital video transmission interface,it depends on packetised data transmission like the one used by Ethernet. It means it can transmit very high quality uncompressed content through fewer pins. DisplayPort version 1.3 now enables transmission at a whopping bandwidth up to 32.4Gb/s.



Thursday, 22 January 2015

WhatsApp web cannot be used from small phones(Updated)

Update:WhatsApp solved this problem

Recently WhatsApp Web is launched due to which you can use WhatsApp from Chrome browser on your PC in addition to your Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry.
But if you are using small screen android phones like Samsung Galaxy Star or any other and you are thinking to take advantage of your large sized PC for chatting then you are out of luck.
Because on you small screen phone you cannot simply bypass the instruction demo screen as there is no button to do it. You can see this in image below. Hope Facebook fixes it soon.