Sunday, October 16, 2011

Priyanka Chopra on the set of Nikon photo shoot

Beautiful bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is the current brand ambassador of Nikon Cameras. This time Priyanka shoot new Ad of Nikon COOLPIX Compact Digital Cam exclusive photoshoot. I know this is a techie blog and this post should not be on this blog. But sometimes just to change the tastes of all those geeky visitors out there ;-) . Secondly its a Nikon Photo shoot, photo shoot done for the publicity of nikon cool pix digital camera, so somewhere it relates to a technology blog. : P

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Short Guide To Windows Xp Maintenance

Computers are like pets, for me they are my best buddies. They need good care. We want our computers to be fast, efficient and responsive. But when it slows down mostly people get mad on it. It is not the computer's fault if you had given it some good care it would never betray you. Basically its due to your operating system that slows down your computer. Operating system going bad depends on various situations, too much heat up, low disk space, viruses, etc. Here in this article i will be discussing some tips to windows xp maintenance. Have done too much blah blah, now lets just start the article :p.

Guide To Windows Xp Maintenance

1. Reduce Your Recycle Bin Size.
Data capacity of a hard drive is now available in large quantity now  days like you can easily purchase a terabyte harddrive from market easily. By default the recycle bin size for the hard drives is 10 % if the hard drive's data capacity is 500 Gb it would be useless to to define a 10 % default recycle bin settings. Change it to 2 to 5 % or it can be 5 Gb to 10 Gb.

2. Turn off Remote Desktop Management
Remote desktop management is a windows utility that allows other to access your PC remotely. Its very useful if your computer is a part of network but its always a danger as hackers can easily penetrate into your computer. So my recommendation is to turn it off, use Team viewer instead.

3. Run Windows Xp CHKDSK (Check Disk) from Time To Time
CHKDSK is essential tool for windows xp maintenance, it should run from time to time. It will scan the disk for errors, fix logical errors, detect and mark bad sectors, so that Windows will no longer try to use them. This way it can prevent your computer from becoming unstable.

4. Defrag Regularly
Defrag is another essential tool for windows xp maintenance. Badly fragmented disks can cause a lot of problems, like general system slowdowns, slower start-up and shutdowns, and even computer crashes. Basically, your hard drive is the slowest part of your computer and file fragmentation makes it even slower.
Like any other defrag utility it gathers file fragments that are scattered all over your disk and writes them into adjacent clusters.

I hope that my short guide to Windows Xp Maintenance will help you. If you like this article please share it with your friends and donot forget to comment back. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts you must know

Here is a list of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts, I recommend and use daily. They save a lot time and are a lot helpful.

If you are not used to shortcuts then you might reconsider on giving some time to shortcuts as it saves a lot time and increases your performance.

Here’s the list of 22 windows 7 shortcuts worth knowing (I’ve also included a couple of universal shortcuts that work on XP and Vista too):

Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size of icons on the desktop

Windows logo key + Tab
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Ctrl + Windows logo key +Tab
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Windows logo key + T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Windows logo key + Spacebar
Preview the desktop.

Windows logo key + Home
Minimize all but the active window.

Windows logo key + Shift+ Left Arrow or Right Arrow
Move a window from one monitor to another.

Windows logo key + number (1 for the program that is nearest to start button, 2 for second nearest and so on…)
Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

Shift + Windows logo key + number
Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Alt + Windows logo key + number
Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Ctrl + Windows logo key + number
Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Quick Direct launch of Task Manager ( no need for ctrl+alt+del and then choose Task Manager from the list. This starts it automatically.)

Windows logo key + P
Choose a presentation display mode

Windows logo key + D
Shift to Desktop / Minimize all windows

Ctrl + W
Close the current window

Ctrl + Shift + N
Create a new folder

Shift (when you insert a CD)
Prevent the CD from automatically playing

Right or Left Ctrl+Shift
Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

Windows logo key + M
Minimize all windows.

Windows logo key + Shift + M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Windows logo key + L
Lock your Computer or switch user

Shift + Delete
Permanently Delete the selected item without moving to the Recycle Bin (be careful with this one)

If you use a shortcut that you think is very useful, share with us in the comments below (except those like ctrl+c… I guess pretty much everyone uses them).

Thursday, August 11, 2011

How To Check Who Is Accessing Your Wireless Connection

Using alphanumeric with combination of special characters in your password for your Wireless Network is safe but what if even after this some one hacks and start using your Wireless Connection and if one can hack into your Wireless Connection he can even suck your bandwidth make your Internet Connection very slow. Look like there is no proper solution but you can track down the culprit who is gaining unauthorized access to your Wireless Connection.
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