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Monday, April 27, 2009

[ Download ] Dropbox – Backup, Synchronize, Share and Access from Anywhere

Dropbox logo Now you don’t have to struggle to find ways to compress large files for sending over email or carry a pen-drive all the time with you to share or to keep a backup of your files. Dropbox which is a freeware application can do all that stuff for you. With Dropbox you can backup, synchronize and share your files easily. That's not it you can even access those files form anywhere.

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is the easiest way to share and store your files online. And access them from anywhere.

Once you have created an account which is FREE and installed Dropbox, it will create some folders on your computer which works just like any other folder but with a few differences. You can put your files in the folder and can access that files from any computer by login in Dropbox or by making a public link that files.


Dropbox can also be used for online backup and share files with your friends or family members as well. This a great application as I am sharing movies, photos, files etc. with my friends who are staying in different states and countries. It’s like using a shared drive with your loved ones.

Steps to share files with others:

  1. You have to ask your friends or family member  to create an account and install Dropbox on their computer.
  2. Now you can create a private folder which can be shared with your friends so thatDropbox_folder no one else can use it. This folder will also get created on your friends computer.
  3. Just drag and drop your files in that folder.
  4. And your friends or family member sitting at their home can get those file in same folder on their computer.
  5. This can work visa-versa however the person who has created the folder has the permission to undo changes if by mistake some files have been deleted from web interface.Dropbox_referral

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Dropbox Demo:

Features of Dropbox:

  1. Drag and drop feature.
  2. Any files or folders inside Dropbox will get synchronized automatically to Dropbox's servers and any other computer linked to your account.
  3. All data is transferred over SSL and encrypted with AES-256 before storage.
  4. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  5. Access from anywhere, just by hopping onto Dropbox's web interface.
  6. Share stuffs with non-Dropbox users by giving the public link to them.
  7. Easy to use and its pretty fast.

Dropbox support is also very friendly, when I gave my positive feedback to Dropbox they replied back saying:

Thanks for the positive feedback!

It is great to hear that Dropbox is working so well for you.

"Fast, cool and easy" would make a great slogan for us :)

We are always working on improving our service so let us know if you have additional suggestions.

What do you think about Dropbox? Please do share your experience with us by leaving a comment.

[via: Dropbox]

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Orkut Launched New Built-in Chat Roster

I just logged in my account and saw a brand new built-in chat feature within Orkut. This is a similar chat box as Gmail chat but on your bottom-left hand side. So now you can enjoy the chat and hang out more with your online friends within Orkut.

This new built-in chat roster shows you all of your contacts who are signed into Google Talk irrespective you have logged in through Orkut, Gmail, iGoogle or the Gtalk. You just have to click on their names to start the chat with any of your friends who are online.


                      [Options]                                                          [Search]

Features of built-in Orkut chat roster:

  1. Chat roster is always set on bottom-left hand side, no matter which page you are.
  2. It integrates all you friends from Gmail contact and Gtalk.
  3. Get invisible if you don’t want to get bugged every time.
  4. You can get singed off, without getting singed off from Orkut.
  5. Minimize the chat roster with a single click.
  6. Customize the size and organize your chat roster by clicking on the option tab
  7. And a great Search as well.
Orkut team has begun to roll out this new feature out for everyone. Make sure you have enabled chat in Orkut. If you have not seen a chat roster yet then just cross your fingers that it comes in your account soon.

[via: Official Orkut Blog]


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Orkut Launched Knight Riders Theme

You all might have noticed on your Orkut home page that Orkut launched a special new theme for all Knight Riders fans.


You can get Knight Riders theme from theme Settings page and just select the theme


Below you can see at the snap-shot how does it looks  when this theme has been selected.


However this theme is live and would be available till May 24th, so all you Knight Riders fans check out this new theme. I wish if Orkut can launch all or most of the IPL team themes so that we can show other which team we are cheering for.


What do you think guys, please leave your comments regarding which new IPL teams theme would your like to see on Orkut.


Friday, April 17, 2009

New in Gmail Labs: Suggest more recipients

Today Google came up with one new feature in Gmail Labs: Suggest more recipients. Let Gmail put their thinking cap on to give you suggestions who else can be added to the recipients while composing a message.

Steps to enable Suggest more recipients:

  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Go to the following path Setting –> Labs tab and scroll down to locate “Suggest more recipients”.
  3. Select “Enable” and then click “Save Changes”.
  4. That's it you are done !

Once this feature has been enabled you would see suggested recipients which can be included based on the groups of people you email most of the time. So if you have a group of friends with whom you always share mails, then entering at least two recipients and Gmail will suggest others as shown in the snap shot below:


You just have to click on a suggested name and they will get added to your email.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Drop your comments below.

[via: Official Google Blog ]


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Google Latitude is now on Orkut- Share your location with friends

Most of you might be knowing about Google Latitude or may be using it as well. With this new application you can share your approximate location with your friends. Google team was knowing that this new few application couldn't been completed without adding it  to Orkut. So they launched it today as Google Latitude application in Orkut. I had written a post Google maps on Orkut  a year back which was more or less similarly to this post however that was not an application.

Steps to add Google Latitude application:

  1. Click: - Google Latitude application  and login in your account account and add the application.
  2. After that click Agree button.
  3. In Friends tab you can set your status, set your location or even Get Google Latitude on your phone as shown in the snap shot.

  4. In Add friends tab you can select which friends would you like to share or should know your location.

  5. Privacy will give you options to chose how would you like to Set your location.

  6. Now you can let your friends know wherever your are.


Once you add this application in your Orkut profile you can share your location and see your friend’s location on a map inside of Orkut. So if any of your friend is near your location just click his/her photo and send a scrap like “Can we meet up”.

You can even set your location on the go if your are using Google Latitude from your mobile. However Google team has taken Latitude privacy feature very seriously which could help you a lot. For more information check out the Latitude- Google Privacy tips video below.     


Latitude - Google Privacy Tips:


[via: Official Orkut Blog ]


Friday, April 10, 2009

New in Gmail Labs: Inserting images

Finally Gmail team came up with this needed feature in Gmail Labs: Inserting images. Before we always had to attach images in the email or use workarounds shared by Lifehacker: How to insert images and other HTML into Gmail. However now Gmail team came up with an important missing feature Inserting images in Gmail Labs.

Steps to enable Inserting images:

  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Go to the following path Setting –> Labs tab and scroll down to locate “Inserting images”.
    inserting images
  3. Select “Enable” and then click “Save Changes”.
  4. That's it you are done !

After enabling this feature you’ll see a new icon in the toolbar as shown in the snap-shot

You can insert images in two ways:

  1. My Computer: Upload images files from your computer.
  2. Web address (URL):  Providing images URL. (Gmail doesn’t show URL-based images. Receiver have to click "Display images below" or "Always display images from ..." to see images to avoid spamming )


I noticed that it take some time to display images if they are large in size. So if you click on the image you will get an option to resize it as (small, medium, large) or you can even drag and to resize it. Hope that might help.


Hope you enjoyed this post. Drop your comments below.

[via: Official Google Blog ]


New in Gmail Labs: Sender time zone

Gmail team added a very useful feature in Gmail Labs:Sender time zone for those people who receives messages from around the globe.

Steps to enable Sender time zone :

  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Go to the following path Setting –> Labs tab and scroll down to locate “Sender time zone”. 
  3. Select “Enable” and then click “Save Changes”.
  4. That's it you are done !

Once this feature is enabled it will show a green phone icon next to people who are probably awake or if it’s appropriate time to call the sender (this is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM sender’s local time zone) and red phone icon when they could be out of office or sleeping.


If you click “show details” and you’ll also see the current local time of the sender. It always include the time sent and often include time zone info too this is used to show these icons:


Hope you enjoyed this post. Drop your comments below.

[via: Official Google Blog ]


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

[Download]- Drag Tabs in Windows-Vista/XP/2008/2003 Taskbar by Taskix

Taskix_icon All of us use Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explore 7+ for browsing. One thing I like in all these browsers is that it allows dragging of the tabs. That makes your work easier however this great feature is not available in windows older version to drag the tabs in the taskbar which has been integrated in Windows 7 but not in Vista, XP, and Server 2008/2003.

  1. Moving Taskix tab to left:-

  2. Done:-


I came across with a free tool called Taskix which gives you the ability to drag and reorder the taskbar tabs easily and lot of other things too.Taskix

Features of Taskix: 

  1. Reorder taskbar tabs.
  2. Scroll tabs with mouse wheel
  3. Close tabs with middle-click
  4. Supports UltraMon taskbars(i.e. Multiple monitors)
  5. Quick access to Desktop
  6. Small - Simple – Effective
  7. Auto-start in Windows

The best part is that it’s light weight process and does not take lot of memory. And it supports 32-bits as well 64-bits systems.

Runs on:

  1. Windows Vista
  2. Windows XP
  3. Windows Server 2008
  4. Windows Server 2003

Direct link to download:

For 32-bits: Taskix32_2.0Beta.msi (209 KB)

For 64-bits:  Taskix64_2.0Beta.msi (235 KB)

[via: Taskix]

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Orkut News – Google Is All Set To Release Orkut App for Mobile Phones

Google is all set to release the Orkut App for mobile version as downloadable. We all have enjoyed the mobile version of Orkut website which was launched last year now Orkut Mobile Application would be more enjoyable because of it’s great features.

Features of Orkut Application:orkut-mobile

  1. Capture photos from your mobile phone’s camera and post them into Orkut App in a click.
  2. It even works in offline mode. (Offline mode =  Save money)
  3. Get access of all your Orkut Scraps, Friends List and Photos.
  4. As your mobile phonebook the App will synchronize your Orkut Friends List so that you can call Orkut friends from the phone.
  5. You can share your Orkut photo album with your mobile phone contact through SMS or MMS. ( network charges will be applied)

To use the Orkut application, you’ll need:

  1. A mobile device that supports Java ME (J2ME), MIDP 2.0 as its a java application. Like Nokia, BlackBerry etc.
  2. A data plan – GPRS
  3. And VeriSign public certificate on your device. For more information check: VeriSign certificate.

Download for Orkut Mobile Application will be available at: m.google.com/orkut. Once it is available simply visit m.google.com/orkut from your mobile browser and download Orkut Mobile Application.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

No Invitation Code needed! Demonoid.com Registration is Now Open for All


21/06/09 - Demonoid registration is open once again !!

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demonoid.com Demonoid.com is a popular private torrent tracker website. As it’s a private torrent tracker it requires invitation code to open an account in Demonoid. However right now the registrations are OPEN for all and its FREE. Make sure you create an account right away as Demonoid keeps its registration open only for 1 or 2 days.

If you missed this chance then you have to wait for a month or may be 2 months to create an account in it. Once the registration is closed then you would need an invitation code to create an account in Demonoid.com

To get a free account click: Demonoid Registration

Why should you register?

Yes, I know this is a stupid question but it’s for the people who don't have an idea about Demonoid.com. It is a site from where you can download all types of Software's, Books, Movies, Games, Videos etc. So if you get an account in  Demonoid.com you can download things from any of these categories. You have to check it out yourself so go for it guys..

NOTE: If you are getting “We are full” message as shown in the snap-shot, then just follow the steps.


Follow these steps to by-pass the above message

  1. Go to Anonymouse (Its a free proxy site)
  2. Select you language English or Deutsch
  3. Enter the website address: http://www.demonoid.com/register.php
  4. Click the Surf anonymously button.
  5. Now you can register yourself by filling up the simple form.

Make sure that you create a free Demonoid account as soon as possible because I am not sure how long has the registration been open.



Thursday, April 2, 2009

New in Gmail Labs: Search Autocomplete

Gmail team has come up with one more new feature in Gmail Labs: Search Autocomplete. This will make us lazier, why? Now you don’t have to remember the whole email id or the name to search there respective mails. You can just type a couple of letters in the search box and select the desired contact from the drop down list to read there messages which is easy and quick.

Steps to enable Undo Send:

1. Login to Gmail.
2. Go to the following path Setting –> Labs tab and scroll down to locate “Search Autocomplete”.

3. Select “Enable” and then click “Save Changes”.
4. That's it you are done!
5. Now when you type couple of letters in the search box you will see the a drop down list with the suggestion list of related letter names and email addresses

6. That’s not all you can also search attachments, photos, documents, videos and calendar events as well.

Gmail team is doing a great job to make it users more addicted to use Gmail as it has all the ingredient to make anyone fall for it.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Drop your comments below.

[via: Official Google Blog]