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iPhone 5 Expectations

When Apple launched iPhone 4S, we expected it to go big and with recent report, Apple has sold 37.04 Million iPhone in last quarter and it’s leading as one of highest smartphone sales. And we are expecting that Apple will even sell more when the next-generation iPhone is finally launched. Like with every highly anticipated Apple device which is yet to be launched, there are a lot of rumors flying around the internet about what you can expect from the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Expectations

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iPhone 5 is expected to launch in Sep-oct 2012 with some new features like 4G LTE support, better camera, bigger screen, thinner edge and many more. Some of the rumors even sound as if they might be true. However, you need to visit a lot of different websites in order to know about what you can expect from the next-generation iPhone.

List of iPhone 5 Expectations:

Now, rumors about iPhone 5 design and some new features are spreading and you will see lots of iPhone 5 expectations and  design mockup and other accessories, but as we say: With Apple it’s hard to predict. Atleast, very few people saw that Siri is coming and there are very few authentic source for iPhone 5 new design. Anyhow, here are a roundup of iPhone 5 expectations and if you believe in rumors, some of them might come out as reality.

iPhone 5: Name

The first question which comes into our minds when we are thinking about the next-generation iPhone is about its name. There are a lot of people who believe that the new iPhone should be called iPhone 6 or even the iPhone 4G or the iPhone 4GS as this new device will be the first 4G LTE iPhone. However, I think that the new device will probably be named the iPhone 5, as it sounds way cooler than the other names, people have come up with. And after “The new iPad“, we can also expect iPhone5 as “The new iPhone”.

iPhone 5: New Form Factor

All of us know that the iPhone 4S made use of the form factor of the iPhone 4, and that is why you can expect that Apple will be making changes to the iPhone 5 form factor. There are many questions regarding the new form factor and people are not sure if the iPhone 5 form factor will have some of the design features which we saw in the iPhone 3G and the 3GS, people are also interested in knowing if the device will have the boxier lines present in the iPhone 4.

Many people, including me, believe that Apple will be going in another direction with the new form factor, a direction which many of us wouldn’t have anticipated. So, yes, you can expect that the next-generation iPhone will have a new form factor.

The new form factor will probably be cut from a single piece of metal. You might ask: What caused me to make this assumption?

Well, Apple has a relationship with LiquidMetal, which is a company that has developed a metal alloy which can be molded into any shape and form, like plastic. So, the form factor of this new device could be made from this metal alloy. The device is expected to have aluminum or a LiquidMetal alloy back. The addition of such a back would provide the next-generation iPhone with a new look. So, you can expect that the iPhone 5 will be combining glass, metal and plastic to give us all a device with a distinctive look and design.

iPhone 5: Screen

A lot of Android smart-phones have a 4-inch+ display, and that is why it can be expected that the iPhone 5 will also have an expanded screen. However, it can also be expected that the creators of the iPhone are happy with the dimensions. They might change it, but perhaps from 3.5 inches to just 4 inches. <Source>

If Apple decides to expand the screen, then an edge-to-edge screen is the most likely thing that could happen. You can also expect that the screen of this device will be made from Gorilla Glass. Apple has always been interested in providing people with durable devices and by building a stronger version of the Gorilla Glass; they can provide people with a smartphone which has a virtually indestructible screen.

iPhone 5: Battery

People have been using the iPhone 4S know that the battery life of the device isn’t something to brag about. Apple has provided us with new features in the iPhones, by giving us Siri, iOS 5 and the A5 chip; however, they haven’t made any improvements to the battery, and it’s the same design as seen in the iPhone 4. So, yes, like many other people, I am also expecting that the iPhone 5 will have a better battery which will provide the device with the power it needs and gives us a longer battery life.

People are concerned, that if the new design expectation of the next-generation iPhone is true; then that would mean, that it will be very thin and having a thin design have people doubting about the performance of the battery. But, it’s Apple; we are talking about, and you can surely expect that they will be providing the next-generation iPhone with a new and better battery, unlike the ones we experienced through the previous iPhone versions.

iPhone5 Processor:

A good thing about Apple, which I like, and I believe that most of you do too, is that they keep on innovating the processors they use in their devices. We saw the new and powerful A5 chip. Its capabilities provided us with the speed and power we had never experienced before. Now, it seems that we will also be experiencing the A6, which is said to be released this year. The features which the A6 will be having are expected to be ‘3D’ and ‘quad core’ and these two things will be even better than the improvements, we could  see in the very impressive dual-core A5. So, you can expect that Apple will be featuring the A6 processor in the iPhone 5 when it is released. We are also expecting improved and more RAM in iPhone5.

iPhone 5 Camera 

Another big expectation from iPhone 5 is better camera. Specially, I’m expecting front camera will get better uplift and we can expect up to 10 MP rear camera in iPhone 5. In case if you not aware of, iPhone 4S comes with 8 MP camera, so minimum 8 MP is expected.

Other things which you can expect from next iPhone is: Better software as Apple seems to be focused on improving the A.I present in the device.

Well, it’s the time which will tell, what new revolution new iPhone is going to bring. For those, who are looking forward to dump their iPhone4 for iPhone5, they have to wait until we have a final confirmation for The new iPhone launch. For now, do let us know what are your iPhone 5 expectations and is there anything that you would really like to see in next iPhone?

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Facebook bulk Image Uploader

Facebook bulk Image UploaderSome time back when Facebook acquired Instagram, we expected something awesome from Facebook. Today, Facebook launched a new app in App store which is a camera app for iPhone Facebook users.

Facebook launched Facebook camera app for iOS. As name suggests, this is an image uploader app for Facebook but not only that, it has much more option then simple image uploading. Probably, this is the reason why Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion.

Let’s look into some of the features of this new app from Facebook.

Facebook Camera app : Review

This new Facebook app integrated the features of Instagram app and made image uploading on iPhone/iPad and other iOS device so easily. If you are one of those who wants to upload bulk images from your camera gallery on Facebook, or take and upload picture to Facebook, this free Facebook Cam app is for you.

You can also browse images uploaded by your friends and you can like and comment on it. With this launch, here are list of Instagram filters, this official Facebook cam app has got:

Contrast, Cool, Light, Emerald, Bright, Golden Copper, Rouge, Cream, Coffee, highlight, Boost, Neon, B+W

Though, I’m hoping to see more awesome Instagram filters in coming days. In recent time, Twitpic launched their Twitter image sharing app, and it has also some awesome image effects. Anyhow, getting back to this app, if you are one of those who love to upload images on Facebook, this dedicated app will make your work easy. Specially, earlier uploading multiple images on Facebook was a headache and this new app, you can quickly select all/multi images from your image gallery and upload them.

When I installed this app, it didn’t even asked for my login (I believe because of official Facebook iOS app I’m using), and here is a screenshot of an Image which I’m taking from my iPhone and adding effects using Facebook camera app.

Facebook Camera App iOS

Once you have added the effect, all you need to do is click on compose or put the tick mark and click on upload to share photos on Facebook. You can crop photo, if you like which is another great feature for photo editing. You can also tag people directly using this Fb camera app.

You can download this app from official app store here. Facebook has launched another app call Facebook app manager few days back, which will let page admins manage their pages easily.

I’m not sure why Facebook is coming up with separate app for everything and why not integrate all the features in official app. Specially, this image effect features from Instagram, will be very handy for Facebook app for iOS. Lets see, what all new features we get to see in this Instagram Facebook Camera app, but for now do try and let us know your review on the same.

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Evolution of Gaming PC's

No one pushes a harmless CPU and graphics card to the very brink quite like a serious gamer. It’s a point of pride with many players that their gaming system can skillfully walk the line between bleeding-edge game play and suddenly melting processors. (It’s one thing to have an advanced cooling system, but it’s something else completely when you feel compelled to keep a fire extinguisher close at hand.)

Gamers can go to extreme lengths just to squeak out a better refresh rate or a few more frames per second, and they’re quick to take advantage of the latest technology as it is released. Over the last 30 years there have been some significant advances in CPU and graphics technology and an occasional plateau as well. Together the gaming industry and gamers have pushed the evolution of the common CPU and associated graphics cards to the point that it’s hard to believe how far we’ve really come.

Evolution of Gaming PC's

The Genesis of Gaming PCs

The Commodore 64 was introduced in January 1982 with a CPU that clocked in at 1.024 megahertz and featured a wholesome 64 kilobytes of RAM. The 16 colors on the 320×200 display definitely don’t seem like much today, but it was enough to play the likes of Q*Bert, Pole Position, and Dig Dug. The games were simplistic but fun, and 30 years later we still talk about them and play them on a variety of systems. These specs seem miniscule by today’s standards, but they were enough to make the Commodore 64 the best-selling single personal computer model of all time.

For the next decade, things really didn’t get that much faster. Intel began to release the X86 series throughout the 80s and early 90s, which made some strides and created an environment where games like SimCity and Doom could start changing the way we thought about games. We now had enough power in these computers to start creating an immersive experience. These games would set the tone for the industry for the next twenty years.

Major CPU Advances

The Pentium Pro started to really increase the performance of the average gaming computer, and we saw these CPUs start to clock much higher speeds. Between ‘95 and ‘99 we saw a consistent growth in processor speeds, but it was in 2000, with the launch of the Pentium 4 and AMDK7 that we started to see some major advances in capabilities.

In the gaming world games like Doom led to Quake, Unreal, and Half-Life, and real time strategy games began to take off. We had the power to manage millions of polygons for a complete first-person experience and well-balanced and addictive games like StarCraft began to make competitive (and professional) gaming possible.

Jumps and Plateaus in Gaming Pc’s

Between 2000 and 2004 there was a major jump in technology, and the Pentium 4 nearly doubled its speed from 1.5 GHz to 3.06 GHz (on average). This happened in time for the push toward online gaming and MMORPGs like World of Warcraft as well as some new developments in the FPS world. Serious gamers could really push the graphics and frame rates of their PCs to get an edge on their competition, and huge guilds of virtual adventurers could raid a massive dungeon without experiencing undue amounts of lag.

Once we hit this point, though, the actual clocked speeds of these processors hit a plateau for a while. This wasn’t because there weren’t any advances in technology, it’s just that the CPUs had changed their focus to dual and quad core processing. Of course, this didn’t stop serious gamers from overclocking their new Core i7 and pushing it to a nice, warm 4.2 GHz to really enhance their Modern Warfare 3 experience.

An open question to gamer out here, which graphics card and processor do you prefer for your gaming Pcs?

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We have already talked about Mario which is one game that you can play on your browser online and offline and here we are adding more into our list of Online gaming. There are many Websites which let you play interesting flash online game for example miniclip and  there are many more such Websites in the market.

We have shared few browser based games with you to enjoy your break and you can play those games easily in your office too. But if you don’t want to bind yourself with browser games then here I am sharing few cool websites where you can play lots and lots of online games of your choice.

Few PC Games:

Play Online Games with These Interesting free sites:

There are endless such websites but before you use any of these online flash game sites, I suggest you to make sure the site is clean and free of spyware. Specially. avoid installing toolbar and spyware these sites offered, as most of them are bundled with some stock app, which will slow down your computer. Simply, go to any of these online game site and start playing game, without installing anything. You also don’t need to have a gaming PC to play these games, as such online game could be played on any computer with minimum configuration. For better experience, I suggest you to download Chrome browser, which will give you better game play experience.

AddictingGames:

It’s one of my favorite website to play games online because it provides me lots of different category which includes sports, racing, Broad, puzzels and lots more.

Play Online Game

Start playing

GameGum:

Here you can see the ratings of all the games by players. You can also discuss about games in community and search different games through categories.

GameGum

Start Playing

MarioGamesFlash:

Are you a Mario lover, I am one and if you are too then MarioFlash is for you. MarioFlash is dedicated for Mario games. There are links to other different types of games too, which you can play according to your wish.

Mario games

Start Playing

CandyStand:

CandyStand is another website for gaming addicts and it allows you to save your favorite games, scores and win exciting prices.

CandyStand

Start Playing

Bored:

Bored gives you a brief introduction about the games with rating and number of times a game is played. I like the neat and clean interface of bored.com which makes it easy to select the game.

Bored

Start Playing

If you know more such sites which let us play online game, do let us know via comment. Also let us know your most addictive online game, that you are addicted to right now.

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I believe freedom to access any Website is a right that every adult person owns. Though despite of all the freedom, in colleges, offices and many places many sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter other social networking site and entertainment sites are blocked. Obviously there are ways like Proxy sites but they are not very effective. Most of the firewalls, block such proxy sites and your dream of accessing blocked sites get shattered.

I would suggest instead of searching for working proxy sites, you should try proxy software’s. Some time back, I already talked about Ultrasurf and how to configure Ultra Surf. Now in this tutorial, I’m talking about another proxy software call Your-freedom. Like Ultrasurf, Jap, it is also popular desktop proxy software. Though it’s not light weight like Ultrasurf and not a plug and play software but requires a couple of steps before this software start giving you access to all open blocked Sites. Though one thing which I liked about Your-freedom is, it works in the worse case scenario. In my college, other proxy software get blocked later on but Your-freedom was the only proxy software which worked. Anyways, now let’s get the real thing started and follow the guide to your ultimate destination to freedom from Internet censorship.

How to Configure Your-Freedom

Download Your-freedom from official site. <Link> and install it. You can download offline installer (12MB approx) or online installer. My preference would be offline installer as it will save bandwidth.

Once you installed Your-freedom click on Start your-Freedom. On the very first screen you need to select the language.

Your-Freedom

Next screen would be welcome wizard. Click on next to start with configuration of Your-Freedom proxy software. If your internet requires you to use proxy settings to connect to Internet, you can add proxy settings here. In my case I’m leaving it blank as I’m directly connected to Internet.

proxy-settings-Your-Freedom

If you not sure that you need proxy settings or not, click on Try to auto detect. This will find proxy settings from your browser.

Tweak your settings:

Next option is tweaking your settings. You can select your Internet provider based upon your country and if your ISP is not on the list, click on None and click Next.

Tweak-Internet-settings Select Protocols to use:

Your-freedom-protocol If you are planning to use this software extensively, you can select protocols to be used. Though default options are good to start with. Here is the default protocols which are selected. Verify if your settings are same as mine and click on next.

Your freedom servers:

On the next screen it will start searching for Your-freedom servers and your screen will look like this.

search-Your-freedom-servers

Your-freedom-Servers

Here you will find all the Your-freedom servers and according to preference you can select the best server from your location. Select the best server (Ex: ems22.your-freedom.de with Pref 10.0 in above screenshot) and click on next.

Login access for Your-Freedom:

Your-freedom-account

Unlike other proxy servers, Your-freedom requires you to create an account to login to your server. Go to their homepage and sign up for a free account. Enter your-freedom login credential on the setting page and you will see a screen like this:

Proxy-Your-freedom Proxy settings for Your-Freedom:

Notice the proxy settings for Your freedom. You can connect using Socks 4/5 or normal Web proxy to connect to Your freedom servers.

In your browser change your proxy settings to  127.0.0.1: 8080. I used Socks 4/5 to configure my torrent client to connect to Your-freedom server. Socks4/5 setting would be : 127.0.0.1:1080.

Click on save exit and on the main screen of your-freedom, click on start connection. If you have done everything as mentioned above, you will see a screen like this:

How to Configure Your Freedom

That’s it and now you are all ready to access unblocked internet using this useful free software.

Do let us know which proxy software are you using to open blocked sites at your end? If you have a problem connecting to Your-freedom server or have any question regarding configuration, do let us know via comments.

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Apple unleashed it’s greatest and best mobile operating system, iOS 5, at the WWDC 2011 earlier this year. It was again talked about at the ‘Let’s Talk iPhone‘ event and the iOS 5 GM was let loose to developers. Finally, after much wait, Apple released the final version of iOS 5 to the public on October 12. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 5 yet, then you should. It’s compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3/4G and iPad 1/2.

iOS 5 brings about 200 new features, while most of them are not that prominent enough, the new Notifications, iCloud, iMessages, Camera features and WiFi sync are very noticeable. iTunes WiFi sync is pretty cool, since this completely eradicates the need of a cable to connect your iOS Device to the PC or Mac. Using this feature, you can sync everything from your computer to your iOS device wirelessly. Before you setup iTunes WiFi sync, make sure both, your iOS device and the computer are on the same WiFi network.

Setup iTunes WiFi Sync

  • Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and then connect your iOS device.
  • Select your device and click on the Summary Tab. Scroll down and you should see an option ‘Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi’. Check the option and click on Apply.

iTunes WiFi Sync

  • Now, on your iOS device, under Settings>General>iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, you’ll see the option to Sync your device.

  • Select Sync Now and see the magic happen.

This is very useful if you’re one of those people who don’t like wires and even if you’re a normal person, this can really make syncing easier for you. Once this is enabled, and both your iOS device and the computer are on the same network, you should see your device listed in iTunes even when not connected.

Drag and drop any content from iTunes to your listed device to wirelessly sync. It’s that simple and yes it works. Don’t blame iTunes if the syncing is slow, it’s most likely your WiFi connection that’s responsible.

Do let me know if you faced any problem setting up iOS wi-fi sync? If you find this tutorial, informative, don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.

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When we compare MacBook and Windows, MacBook is anytime better than windows because of it’s features and hardware. Though if you are switching from Windows to Mac system, initially you will find lots of issue getting used to Mac system but as soon as you get hold of Mac, you will never go back to your Windows system again.

Read: How to Enable internet sharing in Windows 7

In this tutorial I will be talking about how you can use your Macbook as Router. You can connect your Mobile handset or iPod Touch to use Internet using Mac system or any other device with Wi-fi compatibility. [click to continue…]

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WhatsApp on iPod Touch

WhatsApp is one of most commonly used cross-platform instant messenger apps. It’s available on almost all platforms and even Windows Phone 7 will be getting it soon. However, one some platforms, it’s not free and it just won’t work if you don’t have a phone. WhatsApp isn’t made for devices that don’t function as a phone. It specifically requires a phone number to be activated.

WE live in a world full of stubborn people who believe in not believing what I just said. And it’s thanks to those people that we have things like jailbreak, rooting, hacking, Custom ROMs, unlocks and much much more. It’s also thanks to them that we were able to install and use WhatsApp on an iPad. Now, we have a tutorial on how to do the same with the Apple iPod Touch.

The iPod Touch, since iPod Touch doesn’t have a SIM, is not compatible with WhatsApp. But, if you follow this tutorial, then you can force the WhatsApp messenger to run on your iPod Touch 4G too. You can try it out on your older iPod Touch and let us know if it works on them.

Guide to Install WhatsApp on iPod Touch:

  • Install WhatsApp on your iPod Touch. If you couldn’t find it on the App Store, then you can download it manually or use Installous to get it. You’ll need a jailbroken iPod Touch of course.
  •  If the first step doesn’t work for you, then download iPhone Configuration Utility and also download WhatsApp from iTunes.
  • Open iPhone Configuration utility and select your iPod Touch from the left-hand side. Now head over to Applications and click on Add IPA.
  • Select the downloaded WhatsApp ipa, which should be in the iTunes Media> Mobile Applications folder on your computer.
  • After selection click on install and it should be installed on your iPod Touch.
  • Now go to Cydia and search for WhatsPad. Install and reboot your device.
That’s all you need to do. Open WhatsApp and give a valid mobile number so that it can send the 3-digit verification code and you’re good to go. You’ll need a Wi-Fi connection always, since iPod Touch doesn’t have any other means to connect to the internet.
Enjoy WhatsApp on iPod Touch.
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Air Playit is going to change the way you transfer video and music from your computer to iPhone/ iPad, just say goodbye to the days when you have to sync the media from iTunes. As long as long as your iPhone or iPad is connected with WiFi, 3G/4G network, just play your desired videos and music on your iOS device directly, irrespective of the file format.

Here I would like to introduce this innovative video and audio streaming software to you. Air Playit is composed of a server and a client application, and the connection between them is the wireless network (WiFi, 3G or 4G). The server is mainly for sharing the videos and music folder, and the client application is used mainly for staying connected with the server to get the media streaming from it.

Air Playit

Setting up Air Playit server onto the desktop is simple and quick. Run it and click “Shared Folder”, you can not only add video/music folder from hard disk but also import the iTunes playlist for streaming. Other functions could also be found here, for instance, click “Permission” tab and users can set permission level (Admin, Kid and Public) to the shared file. Under the “Information” tab, the IP address of your server computer is shown. The “Web” tab allows users to access the shared media using any web browser with the URL shown on the server.With Air Playit installed, you can transfer your videos and music wirelessly with little time and effort.

Key features of Air Playit:

Live conversion

Built in 320 different video/audio codecs, Air Playit offers real-time conversion for the HD and SD videos when streaming, so that you can play any video and music on your device instantly.

The supported video formats include the HD videos MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TP, MPEG-TS, AVC and MOD etc and regular videos such as MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WTV, WebM.

Air downloader

Air Playit also works as remote video converter software for you to add/manage video conversion tasks on your iOS device, which enables you to download the audio video files to your device wirelessly over WiFi, 3G/4G network and play them offline at any time.

HTTP server

Air Playit enables users to access the videos and audios stored on a PC or Mac using any web browser.

Besides the above features, Air Playit has even more to offer. For instance, it enables users to add remote server by specifying IP address and supports multi-audio tracks video for you to choose any language in the video file. It can also remotely power off your computer after finishing watching. Compared with other video/audio streaming software, Air Playit has an innovative feature- TV out that empowers you to stream video & music to TV via iPhone iPad etc. It is a good idea to use Air Playit and start a new way to transfer your videos and music and play them on your beloved iOS device.

How to use Air Playit to transfer media from computer to your iOS device.

Download Air Playit server (both Mac and Windows versions are available) and install it onto the computer, and then install the client app for iPad or client app for iPhone on your iOS device.

Run Air Playit server, click “Shared folders” and add the video or music folder that you need to stream to your iPad or iPhone.

Air-playit-Server

 

On your iPad or iPhone, run the client app and add your server and tap it. The client app will detect and connect to the server automatically by Bonjour service. If sometimes it can’t find the Bonjour connection information, you need to manually input the server address which is shown on the server or close the firewall for a try. Here I would like to take iPhone for example.

Browse the shard folders under the server, then tap your desired folder, select any file that you need and click “Play”, just play the music and video on the go without waiting for the conversion.


Using this software will certainly take care of pain of transferring multi-media files from your desktop to your iOS device. Do let us know your review of Air playit or any other streaming software if you are using?

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Remove Facebook timeline

Facebook layout has been updated numerous time in the past. People who are so accustomed with old look, they always find irritating and time-consuming to get use to new profile layout. Facebook timline is the latest in the series, which was a major Facebook layout upgrade and despite of being useful change, many people still want to remove Facebook timeline and get back old Facebook layout.

Now, Facebook has set timeline profile as default and there is no direct way to disable it. But there are chrome extensions and greasemonkey scripts, which will help you to revert back to old Fb design. I’m talking about one such extension for chrome here, which will help you to remove Facebook timeline layout and get back the old Facebook design

Chrome Extension to remove Facebook timeline:

Before I share this useful Chrome extension link, you should know that this old Facebook profile view is visible to you. This plugin customizes the CSS to give a look and feel or old Facebook design. But your friends, will see only new default layout.

If you are madly in love with old layout, this chrome extension to disable FB timeline is going to be useful. This is simple install and play addon. You may need to restart the browser to see the effect. In my case, I simply opened Facebook in a new tab and I can see my old layout back. Here is a screenshot of my profile after Installing this addon:

Remove Facebook timeline

Unlike those not so good greasemonkey scripts and other addons, this chrome addon is neat and clean and you can see it exactly gives the same look as your old Facebook layout. But, as I mentioned above, the major issue here is this old look is seen by you only and your friends and people around the globe will see only Timline profile view.

There is no configuration requires for this addon and once installed (Link below), your profile view will change as shown in above image. Anyhow, this is still useful for people who are fed up of new Timeline layout. But before you remove Facebook timeline view, I would like to know do you really need to? As, now after using Fb timeline for months, I found it to be more interesting and useful from a user view.

You can download this extension from here and also let us know, are you going to revert back to old Fb look?

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