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Post photos directly from Gallery to Google maps in iOS

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Posting photos directly to Google Maps from the gallery and that too at the most easiest way is what all the Google local guides prefer. “Android offers an easy share to google maps option, but not iOS” – This is a general statement that most of the iOS users make (including me at some point). But the truth is, there is an option which is actually inactive. We just need to activate it and here are the steps: 1) Select the photo and goto share options   2) Click on…read more



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How to unlock Huawei E5573 ? The Free trick!

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I have been searching ways to unlock my Huawei E5573s-606 which was locked by a carrier who’s internet plan and service was worse. So I decided to unlock it, and started Googling on how to unlock. I could see lot of paid services for unlocking, but not any free ones and atlast after some deep googling, I explored a way to do it for free. Its so simple, just follow the below 4 steps. Step 1) Goto http://huaweicodecalculator.com/new-algo/ and signin with a Google account. After Signing in, you’ll be asked…read more



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Resolved: “Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer”

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Operating System: Windows 8, 7 Last week, I was trying to install Windows update and it was constantly failing! Tried lot of solutions, but none of them worked. Atlast this method worked! Here is the fix. Goto Start menu and type services.msc , and select services In the Services, check whether “Background Intelligent Transfer Service” startup type is “Automatic”. If not double click on it and change it to automatic. Next, check whether the “Windows Update” startup type is “Automatic“. For me it was “Manual”. Change it to automatic. Check…read more



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Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can press these buttons on your keyboard to use Facebook faster. j , k — Scroll between News Feed stories p — Post a new status l — Like or unlike the selected story c — Comment on the selected story s — Share the selected story o — Open attachment of the selected story / — Search q — Search chat contacts ? — Show this help dialog Shift + Alt + 0 — Help Shift + Alt + 1 — Home Shift + Alt + 2 —…read more



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Few Websites Not Loading On BSNL Broadband?

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Previously, my BSNL broadband used to work at awesome speed and load all websites. But recently, I faced Issues with certain websites. Even Facebook was not loading properly. I did a little research on this issue and came to know that BSNL shifted its servers to new ones, since then some websites don’t load fully. Here is the solution: First you need to find out the Modem configuration URL. Open any browser and goto Modem configuration URL.It will be given somewhere on the backside of the modem. The usual URLs…read more



How To Take Screenshot Of An Android Smart Phone?

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You can take screenshot of your Android smartphone easily. No need of any extra App or Software! Just press your Home button and Lock button simultaneously [This is how it worked on my Samsung Smart Phone]. In Sony Ericsson, Long press lock button and you will get ‘Take Screenshot’ option. The screenshot will be saved in your gallery. It worked on android versions  2.3.6 and above [If  Home+Lock is not working, try volume down+Lock key as it works in some models].  



How To Set Up a Facebook Pop-Up Likebox in WordPress?

Posted by in Blog, Blogging, Facebook, praveesh, TechyTricks, Tutorial, Wordpress




This tutorial will help you to setup a Facebook Pop-up LikeBox for your WordPress Blog. For this you need to Install the Plugin Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox. Lets see how to.   1 ] Download “Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox” Plugin. Click here to Download   2 ] Go to Plugins > Add New, Upload the Plugin and Install it.     3 ] Next step is to find out the Facebook page ID of your fan-page. For that, Go to your Facebook Page, Copy your page name:   4 ]…read more



Googling Tips & Tricks

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“Google” has replaced the term “Search” and moreover the “Web”. More than 90% of the people use Google to findout what they need on the web. Even though its easier to search anything in Google, Sometimes it takes time to findout the exact stuff we are looking for. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you to make your Googling easier. Discover and try these cool tricks. Time: time India [type time, followed by the name of your city or country. Similarly for the following ones ] Weather: weather Bangalore Calculator: just type…read more



Download PDF guides for FREE

Posted by in Blogging, Facebook, Freebies, Google, Photoshop, TechyTricks, Tutorial, Twitter, Wordpress




“MakeUseOf” is a booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. The aim of MakeUseOf is to guide you through the web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, best software programs, and all kinds of “how to” tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users. MakeUseOf Guide Download center has over 65 useful PDF guides that can be downloaded for free. You just have to Subscribe with your emailID, and you will get the password as…read more



How to Display Blog/Site Author Information in Search Results?

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Hey Bloggers, Do you want your information to be displayed along with your search results like this ? Steps: 1 ] Place a link to your Google+ Profile using the following code. [Place it anywhere in the <body>, preferably in the Footer] <a href=”[profile_url]?rel=author”>Google+</a> Replace the [profile_url] with your Google+ Profile link. See how I did mine: <a href=”https://plus.google.com/105484654227871335336?rel=author”>Google+</a> 2 ]  Goto http://profiles.google.com/me Click ‘Edit Profile‘ Click ‘Contributor To‘  > Click ‘Add Custom Link‘ , add your site link and Save. 3 ] Once done, Notify Google that you have your…read more



How to implement a Live Support Chat in your blog/website for Free?

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Its very easy to implement a Live Support Chat in your blog/website. See the Chat window at the bottom of this page. Yes, you too can implement a similar one. Thanks to Olark. How to? 1 ] Goto Olark and Register with your email ID.   2 ] Once you finish Registration, Goto https://www.olark.com/help.   3 ] In the help page, you will find instruction to configure your code [look on the right sidebar of the help page as shown in pic below] If you are using WordPress / Joomla / any such Content Management…read more



Create your own ‘About Me’ page for free!

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Now you can create your own ‘About Me’ page for free! An ‘About Me’ page looks like this:  http://about.me/praveesh Start creating your page here: https://about.me/. You can write about yourself, connect your ‘About me’ profile with other social network profiles, change background images, colors and much more with ‘about.me’. At the time of registration you can do all these.  Later, you have the ‘edit profile’ option to edit your profile.     ‘Add a service’ option allows you to add your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and such social links. Also you can…read more



Free Resources and Templates for MS Office

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Are you looking for a beautiful PowerPoint template? re you looking for an impressive resume layout? Whatever it is, if you are looking for resources related to any of the MS Office products like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Outlook, One-note or Visio, You can get it from Microsoft’s Official Template Library (Click here). Now you can create beautiful Presentations, Resumes, Spreadsheets, Documents, Calendars and more. Browse Templates by Product: Word Excel  PowerPoint Publisher Access  OneNote  Visio  Project Outlook If you are looking for Images/Clipart , You can get it from here:…read more



Trouble in viewing Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files?

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I have MS Office 2003 Installed in my office PC. And so i cannot view MS Office 2010 files such as docx,pptx,xlsx etc here. I cannot even install Compatibility pack (No administrative rights 🙁 ). In some cases it becomes so necessary to view MS Office 2010 files. Here is an online Viewer which helped me to open MS Office 2010 files. Here is it: https://viewer.zoho.com/home.do You just have to choose your file and View it. You can even convert files from one format to another. Supported Files Microsoft Office:…read more



How to customize your Blog font

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You can change the default font of your blog and can set any font of your choice using the WordPress Font Uploader. Just follow these steps: Goto Plugins > Add New and search for custom font or WordPress Font Uploader. Install the plugin. Activate the plugin. When i activated the plugin, i got an error “The plugin does not have a valid header.” In case of this error, just goto Plugins > Installed Plugins , under inactive plugins you can find this  Plugin installed. Just click Activate. Once activated, Goto FontUploader and…read more



Amazing Clock & Weather Gadget for Windows 7

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Try this Weather & Clock Widget by HTC , its really cool. It is working perfectly in Windows 7. 1. Click here to Download the Zip file. 2. Extract or Open the Zip file. 3. Install it. Once you install it, shortcuts appear on Desktop. On clicking the clock icon, a basic HTC clock appears. Right click and select options to customize it. Under General option, you can adjust the size and transparency. Under the ‘Weather’ option, you can select the location. (Just type and find out, if available it…read more



Writing any language in facebook is easy

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Typing in different languages is very easy with the help of the Indian browser ‘Epic’. Just goto www.epicbrowser.com , download and install epic browser. Now you can update your status in any Indian language. For that you have to turn on the option. See the pic below:   Click on it to select the language from the drop down list as shown in pic below:   Now you can update your status or comment in any language. See how easy it is to comment: Isn’t it cool?



Easiest way to cut videos

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Here is the easiest way to cut videos, without the help of any Software. You just need to have VLC media player installed. Lets see how its done. Open the video with VLC player.   While playing, look for the ‘Record button’.   If you don’t have the record button, don’t worry! I will help you out. Go to View-> Customize Interface…   From the ‘Toolbar Elements’, drag the Record button and drop it in ‘Line1’ as shown in pic below:   To enable record button in fullscreen mode, drag…read more



Custom fields missing in WordPress?

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Custom Fields missing? Worried? Just think… did you upgrade your wordpress to wordpress 3.1? Yes! Upgrading to wordpress 3.1 causes this missing of custom fields. Its easy to fix. Take your post and click on screen options at the top. Clicking screen options will open up with many check boxes. Just select the options you wanted to show. You can find custom fields in it. So its fixed. Have fun.



Did you notice these funny tricks?

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Microsoft Office Word Open MS Word Type the following and press enter:   =rand(20,9)   Picasa Open Google Picasa Press CTRL+SHIFT+Y   Firefox Open Firefox Type the following in the address bar and press enter: about:robots   Solitaire Open Solitaire Press Alt + Shift + 2 while playing uTorrent Open uTorrent Goto Help -> About uTorrent and press T