August 19, 2009

Carry your Google Chrome Bookmarks, wherever you go...

The most recent Google Chrome dev build added a feature that lets you synchronize your bookmarks with a Google account. Because of a technical issue with Google's new sync technology and because Google Chrome uses folders instead of labels, bookmarks will not be displayed in Google Bookmarks, but in Google Docs.



How to try the new feature? Make sure you use Google Chrome's dev channel, which includes a buggier and less polished version of Google Chrome. Then create a desktop shortcut for the browser, right-click on the shortcut, select "Properties" and edit the "Target" field by appending:

--enable-sync

(make sure to add a space before pasting the flag). You should see something like this if you're using Windows Vista:

C:\Users\Ionut\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --enable-sync

Restart the browser and you should find a new option in the Tools menu: "Sync my bookmarks". Enter your credentials and the sync process should start immediately. You'll be able to access your bookmarks in a weird location: a read-only folder inGoogle Docs (things will look less weird when Google Docs is transformed into Google Drive, a general-purpose online storage service). Install Google Chrome's dev build on a different computer and you'll be able to access your bookmarks, edit them and all the changes will be saved online.

Google will release a sync API so that developers can add similar features for other services. "To make this sync infrastructure scale to millions of users, we decided to leverage existing XMPP-based Google Talk servers to give us "push" semantics, rather than only depending on periodically polling for updates. This means when a change occurs on one Google Chrome client, a part of the infrastructure effectively sends a tiny XMPP message, like a chat message, to other actively connected clients telling them to sync," explains a Chromium document.

Tip: import the bookmarks from Google Bookmarks by clicking on the Tools menu, selecting "Import bookmarks and settings" and choosing "Google Toolbar" from the list.

Update: The file that implements the syncing algorithms (syncapi.dll) includes many references to GDrive, so it's likely that Google will use the same technology to synchronize all the files stored in Google Drive.

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August 16, 2009

Spread the news or Promote something Via Orkut!!!

Almost everyday there's something that you'd like to spread to all of your orkut friends, whether that be a hilarious YouTube video, a new orkut community you just discovered or a quote that happens to fit your mood. Now do all that with the new orkut feature: 'promote'.



orkut promote is a free tool that allows you to create announcements and automatically send them to all of your orkut friends with a single click. Promote makes it easy to show text, your original photos from your orkut photo albums and your original YouTube videos to your orkut friends– just give your promotion a catchy title and a short description and you'll be all set to go.

With this new promote tool, you get:

  • the ability to easily create promotions using text, photos from your orkut albums, and your original YouTube videos

  • built-in 'spread' and 'trash' features that let you pass on the promotions you like to all of your friends and delete the ones you don't so that they never show up for you again

  • the 'my promotions' tool that shows you how many users have viewed, clicked on, or deleted your promotions, as well as how far they've spread

  • the ability to stop or delete a promotion that you've created at any time


Check out this short instructional video to learn more:

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We've done our best to make promotions not just easy to use, but also easy to find. That's why we've placed them in the upper right corner of your friends' home and profile pages, in the same place where advertisements typically appear. - Orkut Blog

P.S :- Feature Not Available in India yet!!


August 5, 2009

Google Chrome Themes Gallery - Now Live!!!

Google Chrome's themes gallery is now available and you can select one of the 28 themes if you install Google Chrome 3.0 BetaGoogle Chrome 3.0 Developer Preview or if you have a recent Chromium build.



Installing a theme isn't a smooth process: you download a .crx file, then Google Chrome loads theme and offers the option to go back to the default theme. You can't preview themes before installing theme and there's no interface for managing themes. The only way to uninstall themes, extensions and to reload themes is by typingchrome://extensions/ in the address bar.


For now, the gallery only includes themes created by Google, but you'll be able to create your own theme and upload it to the gallery in the near future. Check how you can create a theme for Google Chrome.

Bonus themes. There are two sample themes that aren't included in the gallery: Camoand Snowflakes, one of the best Chrome themes.

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But If you one of those who want a stable browsing experience than don't install Beta or Developer versions and wait for themes to come in Stable version!!!

Inside Google Street View

Google has updated the articles about Google Street View with more information. Google explains how it intitially used vans to capture images, but they were later replaced by cars and tricycles.

"Our current platforms include nine directional cameras for the 360° views, a GPS unit for positioning and laser range scanners. We design and engineer the Street View platforms to be simple and require minimal manufacturing resources. This approach facilitates the ability to be up and running in a short period of time and allows us to quickly scale and get our vehicles on the road around the world."

There's also a list of locations in which Google's Street View cars are operating, but it's limited to three countries: Canada, Germany and Switzerland.

{ via Google LatLong }

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August 3, 2009

Facebook India Status Updates via SMS 9232232665 (92-FACEBOOK)

SMS GupShup is working with Facebook to enable Indian Facebook users to go mobile with SMS GupShup’s SMS messaging platform. Indian Facebook users can now update their status updates and message friends using SMS. They can also receive status updates, messages and wall posts instantly in their SMS inbox. SMS GupShup will provide the underlying messaging infrastructure to rapidly and reliably deliver the high volume of incoming and outgoing messages between users and Facebook.


Facebook for Mobile can be activated by the users on their mobile devices by visitingwww.facebook.com/mobile. By sending a message to 92-FACEBOOK (9232232665), the users can update their status. The service uses 10-digit regular mobile phone number, so they will only be charged normal SMS rates by their providers. The Facebook does not charge the user for using tehse services.


Tata Indocm users may send a text message containing only the letter “f” (without quotes) to51555. Facebook does not charge for this service. Standard messaging rates apply.


All other mobile phone users in India may send a text message containing only the letter “f” (without quotes) to 9232232665 (92FACEBOOK).


With the Facebook SMS service, you can subscribe to receive text messages of your friends’ status updates directly from their profiles. Click on the “Subscribe via SMS” link below your friends’ profile pictures to get their latest news while you are mobile. You can also comment on your friends’ status updates directly from your phone by replying to the text messages you receive. You can even subscribe to mobile updates from the Facebook Pages of your favorite celebrities, public figures, businesses and organizations.


With Facebook Mobile, you can:


Upload Photos: Send photos and videos to Facebook from your registered mobile phone by sending an MMS to mobile@facebook.com


Status Texting: Update your Status or Message friends using text messages. Receive SMS texts with Status Updates, Messages and Wall Posts as they happen.


Facebook on Mobile: Update your Status, browse your News Feed and view friends’ Profiles all from your phone by visiting m.facebook.com. Works on all phones with mobile web access.


Facebook for Phone: Youcan download rich, interactive applications built for your phone. Mobile applications are available for iPhone, Palm, Sony Ericsson, INQ, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.


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August 1, 2009

Windows 7 CRACKED!!!

Windows_7_Logo Here is some heartbreaking news to Windows 7 Engineers and good news to all the folks who are eagerly waiting for a pirated version of Windows 7 OS. Hackers managed to exploit the vulnerabilities of Windows 7 Ultimate and released cracks that by-passes Windows Genuine Advantage check. This means, you don’t need to pay a penny for Windows 7 if you get hold of this crack from the wild.

It’s so pity that the cracks are available 85 days ahead of Windows 7 release to customers! Microsoft Engineers yet again failed to show any resistance against the pirates(generally, we hear of iPhone OS cracks only after few days of software releases, right?).


How Hackers Cracked Windows 7?


The method employed by the hackers to crack Windows 7 is no way mean new. It’s the same good old procedure they followed for cracking Windows Vista. According to softpedia
The bypass designed for Windows 7 RTM involves abusing OEM activation 2.1, and in this regard the circumventing process is nothing more than an OEM hack. Via OEM activation 2.1, namely SLP 2.1, Microsoft allows OEMs to pre-activate Windows 7 for distribution preinstalled on new computers. In this context, the activation bypass process leading to the hacked Windows 7 RTM needs to be based on a BIOS (SLIC) hack first of all

Lenova Win 7 Discs – Source Of Sensitive Info For Hackers


It is reported that hackers got access to the copy of an OEM Windows 7 Ultimate disc from Lenovo. From them they were able to extract: product key and the OEM certificate required for authentication.

Something to blame on Lenova? No way! If not Lenova, it would have been DELL or HP or someone else. It really does not matter who is the source of discs. All the hackers wanted was an OEM disc.

Where Can I Download Windows 7 Crack?


Well it is not legal to post such information over here. So we are not going to post any links here. But you can ask Google Search and it brings all the information instantaneously. As the crack is in initial stages, it looks like a cumbersome process for non-geeks. If you a geek, it is just a matter of couple of minutes.

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Unsubscribe from SPAM!!!

The Gmail Blog reports :-
We believe you should only get the mail you want to get. Some of you already use the "Report Spam" button on all kinds of unwanted email, and for that we're very thankful: the more spam you mark, the better our system gets at weeding out junk mail.

Unsubscribing from mailing lists and newsletters you subscribed to a while back but no longer want to receive should be just as easy. Searching through individual messages for little unsubscribe links is too big a pain —you should be able to unsubscribe with a single click.

So we just launched something that makes this all work better, both for Gmail users and big email senders. Now, when you report spam on a legitimate newsletter or mailing list, we'll help you unsubscribe. After clicking report spam, you'll see a little dialog like this:


Clicking "Unsubscribe" will automatically send a request back to the sender so they'll stop emailing you.

This only works for some senders right now. We're actively encouraging senders to support auto-unsubscribe — we think 100% should. We won't provide the unsubscribe option on messages from spammers: we can't trust that they'll actually unsubscribe you, and they might even send you more spam. So you'll only see the unsubscribe option for senders that we're pretty sure are not spammers and will actually honor your unsubscribe request. We're being pretty conservative about which senders to trust in the beginning; over time, we hope to offer the ability to unsubscribe from more email.

For those of you senders who are interested in this feature, the most basic requirements are including a standard "List-Unsubscribe" header in your email with a "mailto" URL and, of course, honoring requests from users wishing to unsubscribe. You'll also need to follow good sending practices, which in a nutshell means not sending unwanted email (see our bulk sending guidelines for more information).

With an easy way to unsubscribe, everybody wins. Your spam folder is smaller, and senders don't waste time sending you email that you no longer want.

Update (1:50pm): If you want to unsubscribe without reporting the message as spam, click "show details" in the top-right corner of the message, then click "Unsubscribe from this sender."

Remove "On Behalf Of" from Messages Sent Using Gmail

Gmail has a feature that lets you send messages from other addresses. "Gmail's custom 'From:' feature lets you use Gmail to send messages with another of your email addresses listed as the sender in place of your Gmail address. This way, it's easier to manage multiple accounts from the Gmail interface."

A small inconvenience is that Google needs to include your primary email address in the headers and some mail clients inform users that the message is sent "on behalf of" a different address. Outlook is the biggest offender, especially for business messages sent from a a Gmail address "on behalf of" a custom domain.


Some suggested that Gmail should stop including the primary email address in the headers, but that's a major faux pas, since Gmail needs to authenticate the messages sent using its SMTP servers. "The reason we include your address in the headers at all is to help prevent your mail from being flagged as spam by your recipients' email services. For those who want the technical details, we use the 'Sender' field to be consistent with DomainKeys, a commonly used email authentication mechanism. If we didn't do this, your messages may get sent to your recipients' spam folders, which would be worse than the annoyance the current implementation is causing," explains Google.

The solution for this problem is not very elegant, but Google implemented it: you'll need to send the messages using the email provider's SMTP servers. Go to Gmail's settings page, select the Accounts tab, click on "edit info" next to the account you want to edit and then click on "Save changes". For some reason, this doesn't work for Gmail addresses and Google doesn't make the changes behind the scenes.


"We recognize that your other address might not have a server that you can use to send outbound messages — for example, if you use a forwarding alias rather than an actual mailbox, or if your other email provider doesn't support authenticated SMTP, or restricts access to specific IP ranges. For this reason, we've kept the original method as well," mentions Gmail's blog. The original method sends the messages using Gmail's SMTP servers.

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