Imagine you’re some place outside and your friend needs to access the internet through his laptop, but doesn’t have a wireless 3G dongle. The only option would be to share internet connection with your friend, right from your laptop. This can be done natively in Windows 7, but since we are all growing more and more lazier, it would be nicer if there was some software that would do the job for us. And as it happens, there are a few and I’ll be talking about two such free software that’ll let you share internet in Windows 7.
How to Share Internet in Windows 7
Here I’ll be using two free software that’ll help your turn your Windows 7 system into a WiFi hotspot. Firstly, there is Connectify and then there is mHotspot. If you’re a regular Windows 7 user, then you must be aware of the Virtual WiFi feature that is inbuilt, these two software use the same thing, but make it far more simpler.
Connectify can be used to create instant WiFi hotspots using your Windows 7 system. Download Connectify, install and follow the onscreen instructions to get started. It’s not hard at all. Once it’s all set up, you can even use it to improve the range of your home router and connect your mobile device, other laptops and devices to your personal hotspot. And, yes it works. You can also use this to share another WiFi network, not just yours. Watch the video after the break.
There you go!! That’s one down, one more to go.
If you just want a software to quickly create a WiFi hotspot using your own Router or USB datacard, then this is best option for you. Just enter a name for your HotSpot, a password and hit the Start button. It’ll be activated instantly, no messing around at all. However, this cannot use other WiFi networks to create hotspots, it only uses your home network. It can also be used to amplify the range of your router, but this might cause lags in internet speeds.
When ever I suggest someone to buy a new custom or company fitter desktop or laptop, I always suggest to check CPU speed and RAM for optimum performance. There are many ways by which we can check the processor benchmark and I will be talking about one such site today. This is going to be useful for people who constantly look forward to upgrade their PC’s and get more out of it. These days buying computer for our daily work is not so easy task. There are hell lots of processors in the market and continuously they are keep coming. Selecting a nice processor without actually using it is definitely not an easy task.
CPU BenchMark : Select best Processor for your computer
There is a website known as CPU Benchmarks, which offers benchmarking stats of more than 200,000 CPUs. If you are planning to buy a computer then it is better idea to land on this website before purchasing it. This site tells you about performance of different CPU’s. These data are collected by testing these CPU’s in various conditions.
All the CPU’s present in the world are divided into several categories. There are categories such as high end CPU chart, high to mid range, low to mid range, common CPU chart, best value CPU chart etc.
Screenshot given below shows performance chart of high end CPU’s from CPU BenchMark site. You can also check the price and last update date of the chart.
Apart from CPUs, benchmarks stats for hard drives, graphic cards, and complete systems are present on the site. You can also generate Full PDF reports which shows the performances of various antivirus software. With lots of great information this site is worth bookmarking. You definitely need to check the stats before purchasing any computer.
Aircel is launching a set of new 3G Plans and we would like to share the same with you. You would recall that 3 years ago when Aircel launched Pocket Internet, it changed the way mobile internet was perceived and consumed. It truly democratised data for the consumer.
With 3G we are at a similar juncture. While consumers understand the benefit of 3G and there is a desire to adopt, 3G remains out of their reach. With Aircel’s new offering of Pocket Internet Smart has Aircel is ready to revolutionize the landscape of mobile internet unlocking the true 3G potential, both for the consumer and the business.
PocketInternet Smart will offer Aircel consumers unlimited 3G at attractive prices. It will also for the first time, offer, unlimited 3G and 2G data on a single recharge and the plans will be device agnostic. These innovative features will provide consumers benefits such as freedom from data bills shocks, ease of recharge and convenience of using the same plan across devices – mobiles, tablets and dongles
Aircel Pocket Internet Smart Offering:
High Speed Data
Data Transfer on 3G & 2G network in Validity
High Speed Pre – FuP
Speed post FUP
Here are 10 reasons why we feel the Aircel’s Pocket Internet Smart would help the consumers:
3G is currently 10X more expensive than the 2G offering.
Currently, a customer needs to buy separate packs to browse on 2G and 3G.
As of now most 3G packs in the market allow limited browsing, i.e. post free usage user is charged at 10p/10KB that effectively translate into INR10/MB leading to huge bills!
There is no availability of daily, weekly or sachet unlimited 3G packs for intermittent/ casual usage.
With the current 3G/2G packs, the customer has to keep toggling between 2G and 3G on his phone so that he doesn’t end up using his expensive 3G data in 2G network. With the new plans, he no longer needs to do this.
Dongle plans from Aircel now start at as low as 198 per month. This is also an unlimited plan and the customer can freely consume data without worrying about the bill.
The new dongle plans are also a major deviation from the current set up. Unlimited plans from Aircel start at below Rs 200. There is a possibility of using Aircel card on existing dongles (which could be a Micromax/ Huawei/ etc.) and benefit with these new plans.
For the first time, Aircel has come out with low priced plans, which don’t have a rider – there’s not even a speed rider. Even the lowest plan, at Rs. 8, comes with a 3.6Mbps speed.
All the plans can be used on roaming. So a customer moving to a 2G area can consume data seamlessly. Also, even if he moves to a 2G circle, he can continue consuming data seamlessly (at 2G speeds).
At and above Rs. 198, the customer can freely move his plan from mobile to dongle to tab etc. There is no restrictions on type of device – which is currently there on every operator – including Aircel.
Do you have any query regarding Aircel 3G plan? Do let us know..
Screen capture a.k.a taking screenshots are of those activities that you must be doing day to day. I have been using many tools on my Windows system and mostly stick to Snag it and Windows 7 snipping tool for taking screenshot. Though, as I mentioned in my earlier article (Download Google chrome offline Installer), Chrome is my favorite browser, so I thought of adding one such chrome screen capture addon, which will help me taking screen-shots quickly. Aviary is not the only addon but this is by far one of my favorite extension for Chrome.
Aviary addon for Chrome:
Among the many Google Chrome plugins, one of the most useful plugins is Aviary Screen Capture. This nifty little extension for Google Chrome lets Chrome users take screenshots of any webpage and quickly edit it from within the browser using the web app at aviary.com. Aviary Screen Capture also gives access to other services provided by aviary.com.
After installation of Aviary Screen Capture plugin, an icon is added to the address bar of Google Chrome browser which can then be clicked to access the services provided by Aviary Screen Capture.
Capturing the screen can be done by selecting the Capture Visible Portion of Page. This opens Aviary Image Markup tab with the webpage which is selected in a new tab. Next, a set of tools is made available from which users can select portions of a web page and then edit them with MS paint like features.
One of the features offered by Aviary Screen Capture is the color editor which is a within-browser color editor and color editor can be used to modify images and other multimedia elements.
Aviary also lets crop and resize images, rotate and flip them and also add visual notes like arrows, text and highlights to captured images.
Aviary Screen Capture is a one-in-all image capture and editing tool which can be effectively used to capture and edit all kinds of images and webpages within Google Chrome web browser. Well, if you are looking for a simple and easy to use Chrome screen capture addon, Aviary should be your quick choice.
There are many Google chrome screenshot extensions available at chrome app store and many of them are kick-ass when it comes to screen capturing feature. Here I have compiled a list of useful chrome extension which will help you to take screenshot right from chrome browser.
In case, if you are looking for a full fledged desktop based screenshot software, try Snag it. Professionally, I use Snag it but anyways these chrome screenshot extensions will be very handy when you want to take a quick screenshot of an area or a complete web page.
Useful Screenshot taking Chrome Extensions:
I have already talked about Aviary which is one of my top chrome screenshot extension but as I mentioned in the article there are many more like that and we will look into some of the best and recommended screenshot chrome addons.
Keep in mind, every addon serves different purpose for example, some of them let you capture complete web page screenshot and edit them too. Some of them, let you upload and host the screenshot on their website for easy sharing. So lets dive into the world of these screenshot plugins for Chrome and later on let us know, which is your favorite one:
GatherBack Screenshots Anywhere
This extension is nice but not too good. There is nothing very special in it. The only thing which made me put this extension in this countdown was that it allows us to manage all our screenshots (if we register on it). After taking the screenshot we can mail it to anyone. We can even save it by giving our email address (the screenshot comes to our email). It is useful for people who just need screenshot and no editing. [ Link ] My rating:- 1/5
This is a great extension. Its very useful with a lot of options. You can take a screenshots in 3 ways; Visible part of the page, Selected area and Entire page. After taking the screenshot you can edit it in a lot of ways. The options are :- cropping, make an arrow, make a circle, make a rectangle, make a line, freehand and add a text.
This extension is good and I suggest that you should use it. [ Link ]
Webpage Screenshot Chrome extension:
This plugin is nice and has same options as the above one, but the main reason this extension is at number 3 is the “Content Edit” option, which is currently in beta mode. By using that option you can edit the whole content on a webpage. Here is an example of what I edited on CAG:-
To save the screenshots you take from this extension, you have to install another plugin whose link is given when you try to save the screenshot. This is useful and interesting extension, I would recommend this plugin.
This is one of my favorite extensions and almost the best. The experience of using this extension is great. The user interface is also awesome. The options of editing are as same as the above two but there is one new option – Blur. Using that, you can blur a part (or the whole screenshot) of the screenshot. After taking the screenshot you can share it easily to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz etc. You also get the image link so you can easily share the screenshot with your friends. [ Link ] My rating:- 4/5
Lightshot Chrome extension
This screenshot extension for Chrome just rocks, the biggest reason for this being the first in the countdown is the lots of editing options. To take a screenshot from this extension, you need to first click the icon of the extension and then select the part of the page you want to take. Then click the “pencil” image which is “Edit online”. Using that you can edit the picture. The interface of the editing page is just like Adobe Photoshop and the options too are like that. Here is the interface of the extension:-
This is the best screenshot editor in all the screenshot extensions which made me bring this extension to the number one spot. Do try it and believe me you are going to love it.
Above were top 5 screenshot extensions for chrome which you can use for taking screenshot in chrome browser. If you don’t want to use extensions for taking screenshot you can take screenshot manually using MS paint.
How to take screenshot without any software or extension?
Depending upon which Windows OS you are using, you can always take screenshot without any addon. For example, Windows 7 offers handy snipping tool where as in XP or even in Windows 7, you can use Print screen key to take screenshot of screen and later on you can use Paint to edit it.
Press the PrtscsysRq (Print Screen) key which is near the Delete key and thenopen Microsoft Paint and click the Select option and use ctrl+v (or right click and paste) the image you have copied using the PrtscsysRq key. I think you all must have known this before but its just for those who don’t know. If you are using Windows7 or upper version it has an inbuilt-tool call snipping tool, which is one of the best & free way to take screenshot on your computer.
I hope you liked the post, which Google chrome screenshot extension do you use for taking screenshots? Which is your favorite extension from the above 5?
There used to be a time when we used to have Yahoo mesenger and AIM for chatting and later on many other IM clients like Skype, MSN, Facebook and many others joined the party. Obviously running so many IM clients all together sounds like a task and at the top of it, it will hurt your PC performance. How about instead of using so many messenger clients, we use one best multi messenger, which let us manage all IM account from one place.
There are many multi-messenger softwares for every operating system like Windows, mac and linux. These are some of best having better GUI, great interaction with parent messenger service, tested and secure.
Here I’m sharing few multi-messenger softwares which will help you to login to different IM’s.
Best Free Multi-Messenger Software’s
These multi-messengers are not in any particular order.
This is one of the most simplest Multi IM client here. It supports all popular messenger services like : Facebook, Google talk, MSn, Yahoo, Aim.
IM support : AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk
Social Network Support : Facebook
Platform Support : Windows, Mac and Linux
Open Source : Yes
Language support : English, Finnish, French, Polish and Russian
These days, many popular IM clients are integrating Facebook in them. Recently Skype integrated Facebook IM and it works great. But, again the best solution is when we use one of these best multi IM client and chat from one place. My personal choice : I have both Mac and Windows, on mac I prefer Adium and Digsby is my personal favorite IM tool for Windows. Do let us know which software do you use to login to multiple IM’s?
I am assuming that you have already heard of one of the famous article of Wired magazine proclaiming the death of the Web. The article is centered around the following infographic.
You may like to comeback after reading the linked post. For the lazy geeks like me, the article can be summarized in the following points
The web is only html pages and images that are displayed in a browser. It is just one of the applications that make use of TCP/IP protocol.
The web is distinct from other applications like video, p2p networks, facebook applications.
The infographic displays the proportion of total megabytes of data consumed by each of these applications as a percentage of total data consumed through all applications using tcp/ip protocol over the years.
The Web is dead or not?
This article is really important for all geeks out there as it highlights the fact that the alternative methods of serving data like video/applications/ feed reader are getting increasingly important. It will have profound effect on which startups will succeed and which ones will fail and the way we may try to popularize our products. Having said that, I will like to tell you that the web is very much alive. Look at the third bullet in the summary of the post with particular focus on the highlighted words.
That graph is measuring amount of data used by different applications. Obviously I consume more data while watching a video on youtube as compared to browsing the web for mobile phone prices for an equivalent amount of time.
While the proportion of the web in the total pie may be going down, the absolute number is increasing. 45% of 5 billion users is much better than 70% of 500 million users. That 5 billion number is not a result of my imagination. The 5 billionth device is about to plug into the internet.
The Wired “the web is dead“article focuses on usage pattern in US alone. That is of no use in a world where most internet companies get majority of users from outside US. Any analysis that does not include emerging markets like India and China, is useless IMHO.
According to this Techcrunch report, the base data counts Youtube videos towards video applications like Skype video and not towards web data. That is wrong since Youtube does use a browser to work and as per the agreed definition, it should have been counted towards web.
Considering all of the above, I will suggest that there is no need to mourn the death of the internet yet. Still we will do well to focus on emerging patterns in other streams as well to spot any apparent opportunity. What do you think?
Blogging platforms often have elements that take quite some time to load up in the browser. This can be inconvenient if you want to make small edits to a blog post. For instance if you find that a comma was misplaced in a post, waiting a minute for the editing interface to load so you can make the correction is frustrating if you are short on time.
One thing, which I learned about Blogging is, ideas can come any time. For example, when you are reading this blog post, you might get an idea to write about blog editor tools for Chrome and so on. To blog from web page you are using, Scribefire is one of the most effective chrome addon for writers and Bloggers.
ScribeFire Chrome Addon:
ScribeFire is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other web browsers. After you install the extension in Chrome, it adds a new button to the address bar. Clicking on this button opens up editing interface the extension offers.
The interface requires virtually zero loading time. It opens up right away. The first time you open it up you will need to add your blog. Supported blogs include WordPress, Blogspot, TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, Tumblr, Posterous, Xanga, LiveJournal, or any other blog that supports the MetaWeblog or MovableType APIs. A blog can be added by providing its URL along with your username and password. This information is required to get the editing rights.
In latest (ScribeFire 4), you can use OAuth authorization to give permission to WordPress and Blogger blog, so you need not need to worry about security of your blogs. Also, if you are into content curation, you can use Scribefire to publish the post to multiple site. You can always use features like Autotweet or auto-syndication on your blog to keep your social media profile updated. Limit is endless, but all you need is a proper plan to execute it. Anyhow, lets not make it confusing for new users and stick to simple blog writing capability of Scribefire.
How to use ScribeFire in Chrome?
When your Blogging account credentials have been verified, you can start posting new entries to your blog as well as editing the existing ones. All the posts are available through a dropdown list – there are no links to click. The writing space supports special formatting along with hyperlinks, indentations, quotations, images, and a lot more.
You can even specify the categories of a post and schedule a posting time for each entry. In conclusion, ScribFire is an invaluable tool for bloggers that makes publishing and editing easy and fast.
This addon is also available for other browser like Firefox, Safari and Opera. So, if you are still not using Chrome, you will not miss much. You can download Scribefire addon for all the browsers here.
Do let us know if you are aware of more such addons which will make work easier for us to write from any page on browser?
One of the most important things which you will be asked for, when you go out looking for a job, is your curriculum vitae or in other words, your CV. In simple words, a curriculum vitae helps in providing the potential employer an overview about what an applicant can do, meaning it provides an idea about his or her skills, experience and qualifications.
As we say “First impression is the last impression” and when you appearing for a job, your curriculum Vitae is one of the essential key, apart from your appearance, skills and knowledge. Rest, I believe luck is a good factor too when you applying for job. But, if you are one of those withe extra-ordinary skills, you can always win this hunt for job with your work skills.
The CV is the thing which is used to screen out the applicants who have applied for a job and so, if your CV is good, this means that you have a higher chance of being called for an interview.
There are many ways you can create your curriculum vitae. Most of us prefer typing our own CVs. There are some standard checklist for creating awesome CV’s and you should make sure, your CV have all the important details which requires.
When you type a CV by yourself, there are chances that you might make mistakes in the spellings and other things. Having spelling mistakes in your CV doesn’t look good in front of job-recruiter or anyone, and your potential employer will feel that you don’t re-check the work that you do. So, how can you keep yourself away from making mistakes in your CV and increasing your chances of getting a job?
Answer is simple and instead of creating those resumes, which lands in dustbin use these online resume websites to create resume. There are a lot of websites on the internet which have a lot of templates, and you can select a template that you like and start creating your professional-looking CV.
I must admit that there are numerous other websites present on the internet which can help you in creating a nice-looking curriculum vitae. I have a compiled a list of such few websites which are popular and you can refer to them to create CV online. I also suggest you to create your LinkedIn profile which will help you to keep your online presence, as many companies believe in finding people for job using social sites. Anyways, the point here is you can get a CV online using these free resume websites, but make sure before you take the final print out, do a proof-read and think which all factors about your academic and professional like will help you to get Instant job.
The first website tool which I am going to tell you about is by the name CeeVee . Don’t be fooled by its name. I know it sounds funny and not that serious but believe me; CeeVee can help you in creating a very well-written and interesting looking CV, which can be used anywhere you want. This tool is very easy to use and in just a few clicks you can create the CV you want. CeeVee>
This tool also provides you with other features: You can publish your CV online and customize it the way you want to. You can save it in a PDF format. Think of this as creating your profile on a social-networking site, and you can also follow different companies and see if they have any job opening. Numerous companies will also have access to the curriculum vitae you create.
JobSpice is another website which I would recommend if you want to create CV online in just a few easy clicks. Just create a free account, and you will be asked to enter the relevant information. Do that and in the end, you will get a complete CV which can be used anywhere you want whenever you go out and apply for a job. JobSpice>
If you are looking for more than just a normal looking CV, then VisualCV is the online CV builder for you. With this CV builder, you won’t only be able to create a well looking CV, you can also add different visual effects in your CV or resume. This means that this builder allows you to embed different photos, videos, charts and even put in different links about works which you have published, etc. Once, you have completed your CV; you can then share the CV your have created with other social networks, and you can also send it to potential employers. You can save the CV you have created, and you can also add or delete a few things whenever you want in order to keep your CV up to date. Recently, VisualCV has been acquired by Talent Technology and Talent Technology will operate this CV builder.
CVMaker is another efficient CV building tool which you can use with ease. You can select any one of the numerous templates and then start adding your data in order to create a good-looking CV online, which you can save, print out and send to your professional employers.
eCVs is another tool which I would like to recommend when you want to create CV online. This tool provides you with the basic features of creating a CV; however, you can also present your CV to potential employers. You can also gain valuable information about how you can improve your chances of success when you go out in order hunt for a job.
I have provided you with 5 ways through which you can create a CV online and present yourself in a better way when you apply for a job. The good thing about creating an online curriculum vitae, is that you can be sure that your final CV won’t have any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes present in it, and you can always update your CV when you want to.
The CV building tools which I have discussed above will guide you along the way as you start making your CV. However, there are a few things I want to tell you whenever you sit down to create your CV.
The basic thing which you need to keep in mind is that a CV is supposed to provide the employer about your skills, qualifications and your experience related to the job you are applying for. Try to keep unnecessary information out from your CV. Understand what kind of job you are applying for and then add skills, etc. which you have, related to that specific job. Don’t forget to put in some solid references and recommendations. If you haven’t worked before, then its better, that you mention your teacher or tutor as your reference.
Whenever you are writing about your interests, present yourself in the best possible way. Tell your employer that you can handle responsibility, and you can work in a team, etc. and restrain yourself from making long CVs. Curriculum vitae which can be put on two sides of A4 paper is enough.
Do let us know which online tool you are using to create resumes and what’s your best tip for creating awesome resumes?
If you are an iPhone lover and a Geek, I’m sure you must have jailbroken your iPhone by now. By Jailbreaking your iPhone you can install many applications which are paid, have root access to your iPhone . After Jailbreaking your iPhone you can also SSH into iPhone via Windows or Mac using any SSH client.
In this tutorial, I will be sharing how you can SSH your iPhone. This will be a step by step guide and before we move ahead you should learn basic of SSH from Wikipedia page.
To get started with OpenSSh, follow the complete guide below:
OpenSSh iPhone starter guide for Jailbroken Devices:
You need to have a jailbroken iPhone with Cydia installed to get started with sshing into iPhone. First thing which you need to do is install OpenSSH from your jailbroken iPhone using Cydia. Search for open SSH in cydia or else you can find it under networking category.
Obtain your iPhone IP address:
Before we start transferring file to your iPhone using SSH, we need to connect to iPhone using any SSH client. To start with we need to find iPhone IP and here you can get started with this. Go to settings > Wi-fi click on connected Wi.-fi connection name and you will see your IP address detail.
Using WinSCP to SSh into iPhone
So by now we have installed openSSH into iPhone, we have also obtained your iPhone IP and now next step is to install a free SSH client on your Windows system and connect to your iPhone.
Download and install WinSCP here. Once you are done installing WinSCP, open it in the IP field add your iPhone IP and for username use this credential:
You might get fingerprint warning, for that you can click yes and if you have done everything as stated above, you will successfully SSH’ed your iPhone.
See the above screenshot and now you can ssh into iPhone and can do many things like access installous download folder . I will come up with more iPhone hack later. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook for latest updates. If you like this post, do share it on twitter and Facebook.