Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Download Microsoft Security Update KB958644-MS08-067,Conficker.C Worm

Here is the Security Patch for Windows that Microsoft has updated .Start downloading

the update and know the related details Microsoft Security Bulletin

Trend Micro has figured out a way to unblock the computer from the sites that the worm has blocked using a Microsoft networking service .Solution for this is at Trend Micro site.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Calls:Airtel Free Rs100 Talktime from Beepindia

Have you ever heard of free talktime without spending any money? 

Here is "Beep" that lets you have free Rs100 /-talktime for Airtel subscribers.But this service is available only for Andhra Pradesh Airtel subscribers as of now.Soon Beepindia will try to extend this service to other states and for other mobile services
How to get free Rs 100 talktime?

You have to just download ad software.

Send a text message ‘Beep’ to 52288 to receives a Wap Push Link.

or get the like from Beep.

How much money?

You will be charged only Rs 2/- for download from your mobile.

You can et more info here Download           Blog            F.A.Q's

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 Wi-Fi,Web browser Camera Specifications

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 Camera with Wi-Fi and Web browserThis Cyber-shot DSC-G3 camera from Sony is really wonderful with a lot of interesting features.

This is the world’s first Wi-Fi enabled digital camera.It features uploading photos and videos to Web sites through its built-in Web browser.

Camera : 10.1 Megapixels
LCD screen  : 3.5-inch
Zoom  :   4X optical zoom
Internal memory  :   4GB
Price  : $500.

Using Wi-Fi,one can connect the camera any where and can share the photos,videos or mini clips.

It stores nearly 1,000 full-resolution or 40,000 VGA-quality photos.

Picture Motion Browser (PMB) is the software that is used in this camera for searching the photos by various means.

The thing that i like is of its anti-blink function.The camera automatically takes two shots and then determines whether the subject(s) have closed eyes. It will record images with open-eyed subjects. If both pictures have subject(s) with closed eyes, the cameras will record one and display a warning so you can try again.

So we have to wait till the Sony Ciber-ShotDSC-G3 release.

Get free international calls from Gizmo OpenSky(pe)

Yes it is true that Gizmo provides free international calls now with Opensky[pe].Once the service used to provide 10 minutes per registered user in 2007-2008.Later it was providing just 5 minutes.

Any software?
Get free international calls from Gizmo OpenSky(pe)

No need of any software explicitly.You can call by just installing a Gizmocall Plugin of 1 Mb.Apart from that if you are a regular user then you can go for this software.

How to call ?

You can type in the number you want to call preceeded by the country ISD code in the provided box.

The above was a yesteryear's scenario.But now it tied a knot with Skype and got into new name Opensky.

It also offers GizmoCall Firefox Add-on, or install our Firefox Plugin right now which will automatically make any phone number on a web page clickable and place a call via GizmoCall.

Register here to get into calling right now

Monday, March 16, 2009

Facebook Connect for iPhone users Download the SDK

Facebook developed an iPhone application called Facebook Connect.It is now available allowing you to integrate the power of Facebook Platform into your iPhone app.

  • Seamlessly connect their Facebook account and information with your iPhone app
  • Connect and share experiences with friends who also use your iPhone app
  • Share user information and actions on your iPhone app with friends on Facebook

But on the other hand,the Facebook users seems to be not convinced with the new Facebook application.They are frustrated as we can see their comments asking the Facebook team that they donot like the new and to bring back the old one.

Know more about the Facebook Connect now:

How to implement Facebook Connect on the iPhone in 5 minutes

Check the documentation

Download it right now

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Place Adsense Code just below Blog Title

Many of the new bloggers are really eager to know how to place Google Adsense Code right below the Blog Post Title.

But there is a restriction for this as one of the official blogpost of google adsense blog stated that it is not the correct way to place and it violates their TOS unless you refer there as Advertisements or Sponsors.

So follow these simple steps.

1. Here it shows before placing adsense ads.
ads below post title
2.Now you have to create adsense code from "Adsense Setup" of your adsense account.

3.The code that you got finally is Copied[CTRL+C].

4.Now open the Parser.

5.Place your adsense code in the text box provided there.

6.Then click on "Parse" button.

7.Take that Parsed code and search for post-body entry-content and paste just below the div class "post body entry content" as shown below.This will be just above[data:post.body] .
parse the code to place ads below post
8.Now save your template.

9.The result is you can see the ads just below the post  title.

placeads below title

How to Create/Generate Favicon Online

Generating favicons is a good work for the bloggers.They can use the favicon for their blogs that presents them a unique identity in the blogosphere.

What are possible formats?


Then how to generate favicon?

There are a lot of favicon generators online.Favicon.cc is the best one.Here you can even make animated favicons

Here is another one where you can also create icons by uploading the images which will be automatically converted to the required size

You can generate your own favicons using Photo shop also.See to that those icons should be of 16 x 16 size

Where to host your icons?

There area lot of sites that you can upload your favicons.Google sites,Google pages.Here is some list.
Other best way is to host in Blogger itself !!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus 3.1 Mbps

This is the new broadband service  which RCom[Reliance Communications] introduced in India.This service will get started on Tuesday May 17 in 35 main cities in India.

Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus 3.1 Mbps Plug and Play device
The new product is said to have a downlink speed of up to 3.1 mega bytes a second (Mbps).

The prices of the new package starts from Rs 299/- till Rs 1750/- per month.

For Rs 499 /- pack, there will be free unlimited broadband during night time.

For you to get this service,you should have Plug and Play USB device variants,  priced at Rs. 3,500.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to add favicon in Blogger.com

How to add favicon in Blogger.com
Adding a favicon to your blog will give a nice look to your blog.So i too made a favicon for Techkran Blog and here i'm giving simple tutorial of adding a favicon to a Blogger.com Blog.First of all create your own favicon.After creating favicon,host the favicon in There are a lot of sites for hosting your images.

How to add a favicon?

This is the HTML you have to add.Replace the "/favicon.ico" by your link.

Where should you add the code?

The code should be placed in the head section of the template.Here i placed just below [/b:skin ]and above [/head]

What is the code part you have to add.?

Instead of the given link for the favicon ,replace the link with the one you have created.So after adding the code part the template should look like this.

How to add favicon in Blogger.com

Once after placing the code,just "Save template".Add the you will be able to see your favorite favicon to your blog

How to add "Read More/Continue Reading" in Blogger

This is a real good trick that helps Blogger.com users a big plus point.Using this trick,you can give your blog a website look by keeping "Read More" or "Continue Reading" or anything else in the home page or achieves of your blog.

1.First of all go to your "Dashboard".

2.Choose the "Layout" of the blog for which you are going to keep "Read More".

3.Then go to "Edit HTML" tab.

4.Here we are going to just two codes.

a.One is for style sheet.
b.Other for actual code.

5.So first of all we have to code for our style sheet.Since we dont have a separate style sheet/CSS or code in our custom templates, we have to create that part.This is shown below.

How to add Read More or Continue Reading in Blogger
6. Then add this code between  

7.It it has to look like this 

8.Then the actual code    

9.As shown here   

That's all now we have to add some code for each post like this
To reduce this risk of adding the same for each post,you can add here

How to add Span tags in settings Blogger

Finally it looks like this on home page

How to add Read More or Continue Reading in Blogger

New Google Adsense Home Page

New Google Adsense Home Page
New Google Adsense Home Page 

This is a very late post.It is good to see Adsense home page having a great look in this new theme.

Here it show offs about Content,Mobile,Search and Feeds

Google Voice Transcripts for GrandCentral Users

Google Voice Transcripts
Google today announced that Google Voice free service is for only GrandCentral users.GrandCentral is a free Google-owned Internet service that uses VoIP  to link customers' phone numbers together. 

Currently only GrandCentral users have access to Google Voice, but they will be opening up the new service to new users soon. But you can get latest information about Google Voice when they are going to provide the service for all the new users.Here you can give your email and other details so that Google Voice will invite you when it is for all.
So GrandCentral users,inorder to get this service you have to upgrade to Google Voice by signing in to your GrandCentral account and just follow the instructions at the top of your inbox.

Ok what are the advantages of Google Voice ? 

It has three features as here they go.

1. Google number - One number for all your calls and SMS
  •       Call screening - Announce and screen callers
  •       Listen in - Listen before taking a call
  •       Block calls - Keep unwanted callers at bay
  •       SMS - Send, receive, and store SMS
  •       Place calls - Call US numbers for free
  •       Taking calls - Answer on any of your phones
  •       Phone routing - Phones ring based on who calls
  •       Forwarding phones - Add phones and decide which ring

 2. Google voicemail - Voicemail as easy as email, with transcripts
  •      Voicemail transcripts - Read what your voicemail says
  •      Listen to voicemail - Check online or from your phone
  •      Notifications - Receive voicemails via email or SMS
  •      Personalize greeting - Vary greetings by caller
  •      Share voicemail - Forward or download voicemails
3. Voice features - More cool things you can do with Google Voice
  • Conference calling - Join people into a single call
  • Call record - Record calls and store them online
  • Call switch - Switch phones during a call
  • Mobile site - View your inbox from your mobile
  • GOOG-411 - Check directory assistance
  • Manage groups - Set preferences by group

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Top five Best Blogging Platforms

Top five Best Blogging Platforms
In the early days of my blogging life,I tried to choose the blogging platform.I was unaware of the platforms available at that time.Unaware of the price needed to set up.Later came to know that many of them are free of cost.

And it is my friend who told me about these stuff.

So here i'm giving the best available blog platforms for you.


This rating is as per my view.

There are several sites that give you ample information about the same.So here goes the list for you.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Remove VBS/Autorun-QO LOVERAHULSAS.vbs

Name: VBS / Autorun-QO (or) LOVERAHULSAS.vbs
Style: virus / spyware
Type: Worm
Propagation method:
(1) move the storage media
(2) Network sharing

Affected operating systems: Windows


VBS/Autorun-QO copies itself to accessible drives and the Windows system folder as LOVERAHULSAS.vbs.

VBS/Autorun-QO spreads together with a file autorun.inf. The autorun.inf file is also detected as VBS/Autorun-QO.

The following registry will be created/affected.

HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main
Window Title

HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System
DisableTaskmgr  0

HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System
DisableRegistryTools  0

HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
Shell  explorer.exe

HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
\ Userinit.exe
\ wscript.exe

Internet Explorer start page is adverse to get change and its corresponding registry is  modified as selected by the malicious code author. 

HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main Start Page

My tip/advise:

First of all you have to remove all the autorun.inf files from all the drives of your system.Also after doing so,open the registry and change the values that were affected by the virus to its default values.Some of the default values can be checked here.Then restart your system.

Success/Failure put your valuable comments here....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Know Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

about: ->show version info

about version

about:stats -> shh! this page is secret!

about:version -> same to about:
about:cache -> show cache content
about:plugins -> show info of plugins installed

Like :
ActiveX Plug-in
File name: activex-shimActiveX Plug-in provides a shim to support ActiveX controls
about:memory ->show memory usage
about:crash -> crash the tab
about:dns -> show dns info, like time
about:network -> network toolsabout:network Google Chrome
about:internets -> the tubes are clogged!
about:histograms ->histograms resume

about: histograms

CTRL,SHIFT,KEY Combinations:

Ctrl+T-> To Open a new tab

Ctrl+N-> To Open a new Chrome window

Ctrl+Shift+N ->To Open a new window in incognito mode 

Ctrl+O -> To  Open a selected file from your computer in Google Chrome 

Ctrl + a link -> To Open link in a new background tab while remaining on the current tab

Ctrl+Shift + a link -> To Open link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab 

Shift + a link -> Open link in a new window 

Alt+F4 is always to close current window 

Ctrl+Shift+T Reopen the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8 Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents the position of the tab on the tab strip.

Ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab 

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown Switch to the next tab 

Ctrl+Shift+Tab/Ctrl+PgUp Switch to the previous tab

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 Close current tab or pop-up 

Alt+Home Open your homepage

Most of the Google Chrome Browser Keyboard Shortcuts are similar to that of Firefox Mozilla

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth Headset $9.99 at Woot.com

Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth Headset
Latest news is that Woot.com is selling Samsung WEP210 Bluetooth Headset at a very cheap rate of $9.99 only

It's features are

9 grams

2.Price:$9.99 only

3.Range:30 feet.

: 5.5 hrs talktime and 70 hrs standby time

So rush up to have this advanced Bluetooth headset right now !

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What made me to start blogging

Every new blogger will say the same thing  "I got inspired by this blogger"......"I want to earn money for my daily needs"....some thing like this.

Coming to me I was a newbie in the past 6  years to Internet world.I dont know what are the things going around me.

Later when i started doing my Engineering,that was the time things actually tought me.

It is my passion to know about new technology and what is going on in the world.

Neverthless there should be a "Guru" for blogger who certainly would have inspired to start blogging.For me it is none other than "Amit Agarwal" of Digital Inspiration.

I can't find words to praise this professional and technical blogger who is really helping co-bloggers through a  lot of his effort.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Koobface Worm/Virus attacks Facebook W32.KOOBFACE.B VIRUS

Recently we had ViddyHo Phishing attack on Google talk and Twitter. And now it is Facebook

Koobface Worm/Virus attacks Facebook W32.KOOBFACE.B VIRUS
 this this time in new threat.

 This virus emerged as a hot topic last year December 2008.This virus mainly spreads easily by just spoofing Youtube Video links.

How will you be affected?

First of all you will receive some sort of Youtube Video links.If you click on them,you will be redirected to some sites that will ask you to update some software versions.The update files will be mainly of the kind "setup.exe" which when installs,causes the damage by taking your personal information that is present in cookies of your browser.

So Facebook users be careful !!

More details on how this virus affects you can be known here


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Monday, March 2, 2009

Google Account disabled What to do?

Sorry, your account has been disabled
Well you are the one who got your Google account getting disabled.So you know the pain you feel for getting Google account disabled.

Why was it disabled?

Google had already created their own Terms of Services.Only if the user disobeys their TOS,they will disable the Google account.Also Spamming is another activity which lets you get into trouble.

What is disabled?

Some times entire Google account will be disabled.Else you will be restricted to use only some of the Google Services.In most of the cases the users will be loosing their Adsense or Orkut servies because of spamming/violation of TOS.

What should you do now?

There are a lot of other alternatives.

One thing is to honestly and confidently Contact Google team requesting for Re-activation of your account.You know some times some of the Google Accounts by mistake will be kept under scanner.So just try that. 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

How to upload new Blogger templates

Many a time new bloggers wonders by seeing at the new blogger templates uploaded/used by some of the existing bloggers.

Here is a simple tutorial on how to upload a new blogger template.

1.Login to your Blogger account.

2.In the "Dashboard",choose the "Layout" of the blog for which you are going to change the Blogger Template.

3.Here you can upload in two ways.
a.One is to upload your own Blogger templates.
b.The other method is to upload existing custom blogger templates that are present at "PickNewTemplates" tab.

4.For 3(a),Go to "Edit HTML"

How to upload new Blogger templates
First of all please Download Full Template.This is to back up your present template.If the new template that you are going to upload makes/gets into some errors or if you make more complex errors in that,then you will loose everthing.So make sure that you back up your template.

After downloading your present template,you can "Browse" your new template and the "Upload" it.

And finally save it.If everthing goes right and no corrections are needed means,you had successfully uploaded the new template. 

But sometimes some sort of errors will be seen like "bx356xx" ....

5.For 3(b),this is the simplest way of uploading new and custom templates.

How to upload new templates in blogger.com

How to capture screenshot videos using Capture Fox Addon

Many a time people will be in need of softwares for making video tutorials,e-lessons etc,by capturing your screen and record your voice to make screencasts    .

Here is a simple solution for the same.

How to make video?

1.Download the Capture Fox Add-on here.

2.After installing the Add-on,restart the Firefox browser.

3.You can see the Capture Fox Add-on icon down the browser window[right down corner].

4.For making the screeshot videos,click the Capture Fox Add-on icon.

5.As shown in the below screenshot,select the appropriate options for the settings like
a.Capture area.[Whole Screen,Just Firefox Window]
b.Video Quality.[Low,Moderate,High]
c.Sound[To record your voice withe the video]

How to capture screenshot videos using Capture Fox Addon
6.After choosing the options,the recording of the video starts.

7.U can let the recording till you wants and if you want to stop the recording,just click the Capture Fox Add-on icon  down the browser window[right down corner with red minus sign] again.

8.This will show a menu to choose appropriate options for saving or retaking of the another screenshot video.

How to capture screenshot videos using Capture Fox Addon 2
That's it.You can make wonderful videos.Try it.

Here is a sample video made using the Capture Fox add-on