Wednesday, December 28, 2011

HTC Rhyme: An Expensive Droid

Like most other HTC devices, the Rhyme has a great build quality. At first glance, you can see that it is heavily inspired by the HTC Radar's design. The 3.7 inch S-LCD display on the phone is impressive-sharp details with good sunlight legibility, but it really can't compete with an amoled display that Samsung offers.

Monday, December 19, 2011

10 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Which games are you eagerly awaiting in the new year? Here's a list of games which every gamer should play before the world ends in Dec, 2012(just joking, we will play Fifa 14)

10 Hitman: Absolution
Original Assassin Agent 47 is back after 6 years. This time more leaner, meaner and dangerous. The game will be familiar and yet significantly different experience from other Hitman games.
Release Date: TBA


9 Borderlands 2
Better, richer, sillier and wilder Borderlands is back. The sequel sticks to four playing characters, although all of them new compared to the original. Borderlands 2 features brand new environments, new enemies, new gun system and better online play.
Release Date: June 30, 2012


8 Tomb Raider
The upcoming release next year is the 9th installment of the game with no ties to past titles. The game focuses on combat, has a new skill system, and new dynamics previously unseen in any Tomb Raider game.
Release Date: Q3 2012


7 The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian is a third-person perspective game that combines action-adventure and puzzle elements. The game features a small boy and giant creature called Trico, with the boy trying to escape the ruins of a gigantic castle. The games was to be released in 2011 but now it will be landing in 2012.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Windows 7 Advanced Tricks

Previous related post-Tricks for Windows 7

One thing about every windows user is that, they are ready to tweak every possible setting for their ease and if they are not, they already own a Mac .

Decrease time for Thumbnails preview
Windows 7's one of the best feature is Aero Peek which allow you to get quick preview of a running application. The time it takes is little on a long side which sometimes stops us from using it. But it possible to change this through a registry trick.
It is recommended that before making any changes to the registry, create a restore point.
You can create a system restore point or backup the registry only.
Type regedit on start's search and press enter. Go to File and select export and save the current state of registry wherever you want. It may take a minute or few.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Create A Login Form Using NetBeans IDE

How to create a login form(Java GUI Programming) through NetBeans IDE or how to use JPassword?

We will be using a text field to get the username and a password field to get the password.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Finally, Google+ Pages for everyone

Yesterday Google+ pages for brands and business were launched, and the first page I get notice was a page for Gmail. But, when tried for creating a page for my blog, I learned it was not open for everyone. Today is the day when I was able to create a page for myself.

How to Create a Business Page?
1) On Google+ homepage locate "Create a Google+ page" below the heading for Hangouts.

Creating Pages on G+

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nokia's Kinectic Device

Nokia is trying its best to get the domination of mobile market back. Nokia has really lacked technology and innovation in smartphones including the poor Symbian^3 OS and even the Anna or Belle doesn't look too impressive. But, looking at Nokia's recent attempts things seems to be changing.
At recent Nokia's event, it revealed first two WP7.5(Mango) devices i.e Lumia 710 and 800. Also, Nokia unveiled a new innovative device which is till now called Kinect.

Kinectic Device

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Google Hacks 3: Revealing Secrets

Using the Advanced Search Tips you can have the information which you are not supposed to. Information which should be protected is very often publicly available, revealed by careless or ignorant users.

Disclaimer:- This post is totally intended for educational purpose and does not in anyway encourage hacking. I will not be responsible for what you do with this information. The only intention of this post is to point out security flaws, so that you can make sure your own websites are safe over the network.

Index Of - A webserver with Index browsing enabled means anyone can browse the webserver directories like ordinary local directories. So this means that you can even get a hold of some sensitive information.
Try these queries can help you to search for secrets-
Index of /admin
Index of /passwd
Index of /mail
"Index of /" +passwd
"Index of /" +password.txt
"Index of /secret"
"Index of /confidential"
"Index of /root"
"Index of /cgi-bin"
"Index of /credit-card"
"Index of /logs"
"Index of /config"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Samsung Omnia W i8350: First Mango Device

Update: This phone is discontinued by Samsung and is totally replaced by the new Omnia M. However you can read the review for comparison or if you willing to purchase it online.

World's first WP7.5(mango) phone is here in India first showing Samsung commitment towards India. Samsung is really taking the market away from others brands by providing different OSs phones.
Samsung Omnia W

Monday, October 10, 2011

Google Hacks - 2: Advanced Search Tips

After having fun with Google Search now it's time to get the right information that you were looking for.

Searching for information on the internet is interesting, fun and enlightening. Keywords are an important feature of the search process.
Here are some tips to help you find what you need using keywords.


Search Keywords
AND - Use AND to find all instances of both words used together.
eg- Type Google AND hacks to find web pages that contain both the words Google and Hacks

OR - Use OR to find documents containing one of the two words.
eg- Type roses OR flowers to find the word roses or flowers.

NEAR - Use NEAR to find web pages that contain the second word within 50 words of first word. When you use NEAR, the closer the word occur to each other, the higher the page will appear in the search results.
eg- Search Google NEAR hacks to find all pages that have hacks within 50 words of Google.

Double quotes("") - To search for a exact wording or phrase, use double quotes.
eg- "Google hacking is fun" will result pages that contain this exact phrase.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ways to Export Output from MySQL

Different ways to export or take output from MySQL command line client.

1. Photo
The most simple way is to capture the photo of the table and paste it in your document.
→ Press the print screen button
→ Crop it according to your needs using any photo editor
→ Paste it in your document

2. Mark
Second way is to mark the commands or table to get the output
→ Right click on MySQL command line client and select 'Mark'.
→ Mark the desired portion and press Enter to copy(or ctrl + c)
→ Now just paste it anywhere you want.
Marking in MySQL Client

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Working With Swing Components: Java GUI

Working with the basic Swing Controls in Java GUI programming i.e using the simple data members(properties) and methods.

jLabel -
Used to display a short text.
Cannot insert a line break within the text in a label.
Can be used to display images.
Generally used describe text-fields

The table below reveals the methods that can be used to set the basic properties for a label

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Google: A Danger to your Online World. Is it?

How many times, do you use Google's services/products in a day? Can't count? Now, remove Google Search. Still, can't count? Then you might find this post interesting.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Cheap Way To Android

Still using a Nokia phone? Get irritated when users of Android & Apple make fun of Symbian?

I don't say that Nokia phones are bad but there may be a better interface for you, that suites your preferences. Moreover, there is always a need to bring change or experience the change. After so many updates, Nokia phones still look the same. They are not able to bring any significant change to their UI.
So, if 'good camera' is not your most preferred feature, I would recommend you to give a try to other available OSs. If you think that the change will cost you much, the answer depends on the change.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Latest and Bigest From the Tech Giants

Google is as usual making the biggest news but wait we have others too creating a buzz in the tech world. Here is all the biggest news in a summarised single post.

Google Buys PitPatt
Google has acquired Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, or PittPatt, a facial recognition company, despite privacy concerns and declaring it had no interest in facial recognition.

What Do you love?
Google officially announced its "What Do You Love" search tool a few months back. Just type in what you love and click on the heart button. The results include all Google Services provided for your keyword. Example - "Watch videos of [your keyword] using YouTube", "Scour the Earth for [your keyword] using Google Earth" etc. Head over to http://www.wdyl.com/#

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Java Database Connectivity : Updating & Deleting Data

Simple steps on how to update or delete data of a table through a GUI applications in NetBeans IDE.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Frequently Used But What They Mean?: Tech Jargons

They are frequently used, even by me but I always wonder what they mean?

Blog - Blog can be anything from an online diary to a news page which gets updated frequently. It can also be thought of as a website or a part of a website which is dynamic with regular entries for a particular topic.
Example- You are reading this on a blog.

Beta - You often read this words on various internet services like orkut which is still a beta version even after 7 years of launching. Beta is a version of any software or app which is still under developmental phase but is made available to users. This is done in order to find and repair any glitches or bugs that might be existing, so that once the final version is out it's as perfect as possible.

Forum - A bulletin board is more popularly known as a forum. It is an online discussion site where people can hold conversation in the form of posted messages. A single conversation is called a thread and can be replied to by as many people as wish to.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

15 Google+ Hacks

There are a lot of hidden features and tricks just waiting to be explored

#1 Unsubscribe notifications for a particular post
If you have commented on a post, but do not want notifications of the follow-up comments, there is a way out. Click on the little down arrow placed on the right top corner of a post and select "Mute this post". You can also disable all the notifications from the Google+ settings.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) : News and Rumors

Heard about  iOS5 - Google is nowhere behind and maybe Ice Cream would taste better than the half-eaten apple.

Here is what you should know about the Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)-The Android of Tomorrow

Monday, August 1, 2011

Recover Your Lost Data : Restore Previous Versions

Deleted a important document or pressed [shift +del] instead of [del]? If you were using vista or Windows 7, then there is no need to worry because of a system utility called Previous Version.(XP users can go to the end of the post)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Great Keyboard Apps: Why Type Slow?

Are you afraid of purchasing a touchscreen smartphone and instead become one of the BlackBerry Boyz, just because you type a lot of mails and messages. Here are some of the apps that will not only increase your speed but also improve your typing experience.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Facebook Hacks - 3

Great Facebook Tips and Tricks

Had fun with the previous hacks, now try these to show your coolism.
If you have not tried previous hacks,
Facebook Hacks
Facebook Hacks - 2
I think this will be my last post about Facebook Hacks because it's a time for 'Google+ Hacks'.

#11 View Your Profile As A Friend/Unknown
With so much complications in privacy settings, it's confusing to know who can see what. So Facebook allows you to see how your profile looks to other friends or most people on facebook. To see go to Account » Privacy Settings » Under the heading 'Connecting on Facebook' click view settings » Preview my profile.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Google+ = Twitter + Facebook: Similarities & Differences

Google+ is really equal to 'twitter + Facebook'. It has features of both the social giants. I will be sharing the 'similarities and differences'/tips/'how to use Google+'/features whatever you feel like.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

YouTube's New Secret and New UI

YouTube's Secret - Snake Game
A secret or a easter egg whatever you call it, lets you play snake(which we used play in our phones) in the youtube video player. You can play it while the video is loading or even when the video is playing. It's not the first time for YouTube, previously also in the World Cup period YouTube had a button in its player which allowed to hear Vuvzela  sound.
YouTube Easter Egg - Snake

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tips & Tricks for BlackBerry

Run Non-Compatible Apps
Apps that are not designed for your BB phone usually launch but with the keyboard in constant view along wihth the touchscreen acting as a trackball instead of a touchscreen. To fix this go Options >Advanced Options > Applications and then highlight the app and press the menu key. Select Disable Compatibility Mode. Now the app will fill the screen and the touch screen will work like it should.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

HTC Salsa : The Facebook Phone

Facebook Tools
Widget
The new Facebook widget lets you select the friends and family whose updates really matter, so you can always see them right on your home screen. Stay close even when you're apart.

Chat Widget
Facebook chat widget lets you know when any of your Facebook friends are online and chat with them in the same as from the PC.
Facebook Chat Widget

Friday, July 1, 2011

Google 'Plus' & 'Black Interface' & 'People Widget'

Google is really getting in news because of their changes (or improvements as they say).

Black Interface
Google updated their interface for not only homepage but also for search pages. Google turned navigation bar to black. The currently selected menu item turns white & bold and the others remains grey. Now, Google logo is smaller than before and includes two updated buttons for 'Google Search' and 'I'm Feeling Lucky', while the corporate links are moved to the bottom of the page.
Moreover on the search page, Google uses a new color scheme for the sidebar, adds gray-scale icons next to the specialized search engines, replaces the standard search button with a label-less blue button. The page URL is shown above the meta description with cached link.
Google's Black Interface
Google also says that new design is flexible so that it can be used in the desktop interface, the smartphone interface, the tablet interface and even the interface for smart TVs.
I think the previous white felt better......What do you think?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Best Five for The Best Five: Apps for New Users

Apps, which you will need to realise the full potential of a newly purchased Android,Symbian,iOS,BlackBerry smartphone/tablet.

iPad
1 AppStart
    This beautifully illustrated application helps you setup your iPad by providing helpful tips & direct links to download apps from the App Store.

2 Flipboard
    Combining Facebook, Twitter and other feeds, Flipboard shows a flipmagazine style view for quick and easy reading. It also works offline.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

2 More Xperia Phones

Sony Ericsson has introduced two new Android phones – Xperia Ray and Xperia Active – giving new dimensions to Android and are expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Global Buzz : Nokia N9 and Motorola Pro

Nokia N9
It has no buttons (except for volume and camera). Rather than use a single ‘home’ key or a set of buttons like Google’s Android does, the N9 (which runs MeeGo, not Symbian) accomplishes navigation using swipe gestures. To complement the monobloc design, the N9 has a 3.9-inch AMOLED display — the display is placed right under the capacitive glass layer, which makes the touchscreen ‘float’ on the surface.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Can you Run It ? and Google Reader Play

'Can You Run It ?' is an innovative search engine based on an online system checker. It analyses your computer and generates a report within a few seconds providing you with information on minimum and recommended upgrade requirements in order to run the games you have chosen. It is designed to work with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Netscape browsers. However, it is necessary to install the ActiveX/Java browser plug-in in order to enable the functionality of this tool.So check for your system compatibility here before buying a game.
Can You Run It

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hidden But Useful Windows Utilities

Private Character Editor
Private Character Editor (PCE) lets you create up to 6,400 unique characters (such as special letters and logos) for use in your font library. PCE contains basic tools for creating and editing characters, along with more advanced options.
→ Start>>Run
→ Now, type eudcedit

Friday, June 3, 2011

Airtel Launches Facebook USSD

Airtel has launched the world's first Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based Facebook access service in India.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Launch Pad:Galaxy S II, iPhone 4 & Bling-2

Apple iPhone 4(in India)
The iPhone 4 has finally arrived in India courtesy Airtel and Aircel. The phone has a number of changes from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in design as well as hardware. It has a 3.5-inch retina display with multi-touch and a gyro sensor. The phone runs a 1Ghz processor with 512MB RAM and comes in 16/32GB variants. It has 3G, Wi-FI with hotspot functionality, Bluetooth, GPS connectivity and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash that records videos in 720p HD resolution.
PRICE: Rs 35,400 (16GB), Rs 40,900 (32GB)

Monday, May 30, 2011

How to make Virus

2 Fake Viruses in Windows XP

Shutdown Virus

This will display a custom error message and start a countdown which will shut down the computer.
→ Right-click your desktop and create a new shortcut.
→ Type the following code into the Location box in the Create Shortcut menu:
shutdown -s -t 20 -c “Your message here
→ Replace 20 with the length of the countdown you want (in seconds) before the forced shutdown and place your custom error message between the quotes. 
→ Click next and name the shortcut to something the victim would be likely to click on such as “Firefox” or “Games”, etc.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Windows Phone 7 : The Good and Bad

As a standalone smartphone OS,Windows Phone 7 seems impressive and is miles ahead of the earlier Windows Mobile platform.But, when compared to the Android and Apple iOS, WP7 (currently) has its share of limitations, issues and restrictions.
Windows Phone 7

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Guide To Next Gen BlackBerry Playbook

What's Good
Web Browsing
Adobe, the makers Flash have worked closely with RIM on the Playbook.Rendering of pages with Flash elements and even entire sites built with the popular software is far superior to what we've seen on Android tablets.The iPad of course doesn't do Flash, making the Playbook which comes with the 10.1 version of Flash Player, the best tablet for desktop-like web browsing.

Multitasking
It was stunning to see the built-in Need for Speed running at full tilt while the camera recorded video and download continued in the podcast app.What's more you can see all these things happen simultaneously in small windows as you scroll through the currently running programs/apps with a flick of the screen.The QNX operating system seems to be doing a fantastic job of getting the best out of the dual core 1GHz processor and the 1GB of RAM.
PlayBook

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Airtel Launches Photo Service

Bharti Airtel has launched a digital photo printing service for airtel broadband customers, in association with leading photo service, zoomin.com.
Using "Airtel Photo Service", users will be able to upload their photos online, and have them printed and delivered to their doorstep.
Apart from printing photographs in matte, gloss and luminous print finishes, Airtel Photo Service gives users additional media to choose from- T-shirts, mugs, calendar, photo books, which can all be customised with personal messages, themes, and clip arts.
Airtel Photo Service

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Java Database Connectivity : Searching Data

How to search for data on a database through Java GUI. We will be using a list to search for data in a table according to its primary key and showing its details on the text-fields.
JDBC

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Java Database Connectivity : Inserting Data

After viewing the data of a database in GUI, now we will learn how to insert the data through GUI in database.

Database Connectivity(JDBC)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Java Database Connectivity : Viewing Data

                                                       // Watch a video tutorial on videos page
How to establish a connection between front end and back end in just 10 Steps.
In my case, front end is Java GUI(using NetBeans IDE) and back end is MySql.

Database Connectivity(JDBC)

Friday, April 22, 2011

How to make JAR files using NetBeans IDE

These steps will allow you to create java executable that will run just by double clicking the file.
»Create JFrameForm with GUI swing components in a project in NetBeans IDE or Open a existing one.
»Run the file to check for any errors(Shift + F6).
»Now in the source code find the line public static void main(String args[]) {

Monday, April 18, 2011

►Alt Pad:Type Graphical Characters♫

Although our keyboard contains more than 100 keys but still they are not sufficient as you may want to type characters like these ®© and some good looking graphics like these ♠♥♣.
Like many of you I also thought we cannot type these characters with our simple keyboard but I was wrong and I get know about this when some of mine numeric keys created a problem for me and could not type '@'. Then I found out that we can insert the '@' symbol by holding Alt key and pressing 64 from the numeric pad situated at the right of your keyboard.Finding others was easy.You can type these on facebook,twitter,blogger,anywhere over the internet where text can be accepted.
Here are 2 images showing the characters and their respective Alt code in Windows OS.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Launched:Xperia Play & MTS Pulse

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Features:
♠4.0 inch,480X854 capacitive touch screen
♠Android 2.3
♠1Ghz processor,512MB RAM
♠5MP camera, FM 1500mAh battery, 175 grams
♠Wi-Fi,GPS,Blurtooth
♠Sony Ericsson's customized skin with Timescape UI
+Pros:- excellent touchscreen, dedicated gaming keypad
-Cons:- Limited Playstation games available, disappointing camera.


Games to Look For- 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Launched:Smart Phones With Smarter Tech

LG Optimus 2X
The LG Optimus 2X is officially the fist dual core smartphone to launch in India.The phone runs a Tegra 2 chipset with dual-core 1 Ghz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 512MB Ram and comes with 8GB internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD card.It has a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and includes an accelerometer,proximity sensor and a gyro sensor.It has a 8MP camera and can record 1080p video and even output the same via HDMI.It currently has Android 2.2,but it is upgradable to Android 2.3.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tricks for Windows 7

Windows 7 As A Wi-Fi Router
A free Program called Connectify works with Windows 7 to turn it into a Wi-Fi router,so that other nearby devices can connect and use the PC's internet connection.This virtual Wi-Fi feature is only available in Windows 7 and it becomes possible to use the wireless adapter as a wireless hotspot.Another open-source software that does the same thing is Virtual Router Manager.

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows + Home key minimizes everything except the current window,
Windows + G displays the desktop gadgets in front of other windows,
Win + +(Plus key) activates the magnifier and enlarges the area of the screen you are looking at,
Shift + Left click any window on the taskbar to open an other instance of it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Keyboard Shortcuts In Facebook

Have you seen people using keyboard shortcuts in Facebook? Guess what, Facebook has it’s own set of built-in keyboard shortcuts.
Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts
All the keyboard shortcuts in facebook are browser specific, So if you have Google Chrome shortcuts will be like - Alt + #
In firefox - Shift + Alt + #
In Internet Explorer - Alt + #,then press Enter
In Mac OS - Alt + #

As Chrome is the most famous browser,here are its facebook key combinations,for others you can change with the respective keys:-

Monday, March 28, 2011

Security Tips to Save your Account and Password

In my previous post you have learnt ways to hack a account, now these are the ways to prevent it.

Prevent yourself from phishing
If you have opened a link which your friend(or any other person) has given, always check the url, if it is known or not,before typing your id and password.In chrome, the Lock iconicon appears when Google Chrome successfully establishes a secure connection with the site you’re viewing. Many sites has 's' followed by 'http' (eg-https://login.yahoo.com/config/login) in the url of their login page, 's' here means 'secured'. These tells that all the personal details is encrypted and safe.
Lock Icon in Google Chrome

Prevent yourself from keylogging
Although every anti-virus has a spyware but getting a specialised one will ensure that your computer is not affected by any keyloggers.You can download spybot for this purpose.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hack Any Password or Email Account

Ways for hacking any account (Facebook,Gmail,Yahoo,Twitter etc)

Phishing
Phishing is the creation of email messages and web Pages in such a way that the replicas of existing web sites to fool users and instruct them to submit their personal or financial details into fraudsters fake pages.Steps involved in phishing
►Making necessary files -copy of the web page of the service provider(facebook, gmail, twitter etc)with some changes so that instead of password & id going to the their database it goes to a user specified file, log.txt(in which the username & password will be stored)
►Upload all of the files to any free webhosting sites like:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Google Chrome Extensions & Tricks

Multiple Pages at Start up
You can open up multiple pages when chrome starts.Go to 'Customize and control Google Chrome' button which is located at the top right corner of the browser, and click options,and select Open the following pages under the basics tab.Now simply click add button to add all the individual URLs you want to open while Chrome starts up.

Firebug Lite Extension
Although chrome has a very robust inbuilt Developer Tools section web developers who are used to the magic of firebug in Firefox,with the help of the Firebug Lite Extension can use the same in Google Chrome.This is a great extension that helps with debugging and testing a web site in Chrome.

Calculator
The address bar of chrome is not just a simple address bar,but it is also a calculator.Type in expression,and chrome will give you the result.
Google Chrome's-inbuilt-Calculator

Sunday, March 20, 2011

10 Great PC Maintenance Tips

Fix Start-Up Time
Start up time is the time taken by windows to load and become fully functional.There can be a variety of reasons to Windows loading slow during start up.You can decrease your start up time by removing some of the programs and services which loads on the start up of Windows.
To remove,
Go to Run, type msconfig and hit enter.
Under the ‘Start Up’ tab, uncheck the unwanted programs and press OK.
Your system will load faster the next time Windows boots.

Fix loading of Start Menu
►Remove the unwanted shortcuts from the start menu.
►Type start menu in Run, now go to Programs, then create a new folder and group some of the shortcuts.
►For advanced users, go to Run , type ‘regedit’ and press Enter.
now go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER→Control Panel→Desktop. Look for MenuShowDelay, and double click to edit the value. The lower the number specified, the faster the Start Menu will load.

Defragmentation
Defragmenting your drives may help a lot in improving system's performance.To defagment a drive,right click on the drive and under the tools tab press Defragment now.If you are not satisfied with windows  Disk defragmentation utility(as windows tools are mostly slower) you can get a third party defragmentation software like FastDefragPro,Defraggler etc.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Demystifying Video Game Genres

You might have often heard these terms being used when people discuss new game releases or game consoles.Here's what they mean.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Announced Sony PSP 2:NGP

Sony has finally announced the PSP2 calling it  "Next Generation Portable(NGP)".
It too has features to be called as a device of Next Generation.
Sony_PSP2_NGP
►The PSP2 is packed with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor,
►Dual analog sticks,
►Front and rear cameras,
►Dual rear touchpads,
►High resolution 960x544 pixel 5-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen,
►accelerometer/gyroscope,digital compass,GPS,
►and both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The PSP2's menu UI is a heavily customised Android 2.3 interface with navigable homescreens,and in-built location-based social-networking called LiveArea.
The much-awaited PSP2 is set to be released only by the end of the year.

sony-psp2-ngp-next-generation-portablesony-psp2-ngp-white
Sony_PSP2_NGP_touchscreen

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Does Sticky Keys Always Stick With You

Imagine you are playing a game on your pc suddenly your game minimizes and windows shows a notification which says that you have turned on the Sticky Keys by pressing SHIFT 5 times. 
sticky_key
You click on cancel thinking that you've turned off the sticky keys and you continue playing your game but again after few minutes you receive the same message.Now you get a feeling(not all) "Hey!Not again, I already turned off the sticky keys, there must something wrong with the windows"'.

But then what is the problem?
The problem is that you don't need to turn off the sticky keys instead you have to disable its shortcut i.e 5 times Shift key. 
→To disable its short-cut go to control panel >Accessibility Options >Click on the Settings button of sticky keys >Uncheck Use Shortcut >Click on ok and then on apply.  Now enjoy your game :-)
sticky_keys_solution

Monday, February 21, 2011

'Not So' Smart Features of Smart Phones

Here's what we hate about the so called smart phones of today.


iphone4_ios4
iOS4
Micro SIM Requirement:-
To work an iPhone 4,you will need to chop your existing cellular SIM card to fit the iPhone 4.The problem it raises is that there is no way you can go back to using another without facing a hassle.

Lack of Expandable Memory:-
16Gb or 32GB make a decision and stick with it.No expandable memory slot available.

Lack of Widgets:-
The iOS4 does not like widgets.While Android is merrily showing off it's widget capabilities.Apple decided the iPhone doesn't need it.

android_google_os
Android
Gaming:-
The Android platform has still not captured the imagination of game developers.Probably because of the non-standardised hardware,game developers find it difficult to make the games run on every phone.This is where iPhone has a definite advantage.

Bad Battery Life:-
The apps are to blame for this.They have a habit of being bullish when getting online updates.

Too many screen resolutions make it tough for app makers:-
Varied screen resolutions for different devices(add tablets to that variety) and the app developers have major task on their hands to make the apps look proper on every screen.

Symbian^3
Everything's still the same:-
The interface on the latest N8 looks a lot like the older phones,which says a lot about the new OS.Not much has been done to make it slicker,or even look a bit different

Ovi store is sparse:-
Despite Nokia's best effort,the Ovi Store is far behind Apple's App Store and Android Market in terms of the sheer number and variety of apps available.

Feels Clunky with too many menu options:-
There are still too many menus and submenus to manage the options and settings in both the OS and within apps.Android is way better in this field.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

10 Most Addicting Online Games

N_ninja_game
→ N
 N(Ninja) is a flash game where you play a ninja intent on collecting as much
 gold as possible. Watch out for all the obstacles and lasers though, one wrong move and you're ninja toast.
Addictiveness- A D D I C T I N G !
To play - http://sites.google.com/site/rohanthepcwizard/games/play-games/n

→ Wagenschenke Home Run
There's a drunken dude who keeps stumbling.You're mission is to help the dude to reach his home.Move your mouse left or right and keep him up while hiccups,mumbles some drunken gibberish and even bursts into song.I could easily manage 58 meters(ok not easily)without falling.You?Please comment your score.

Addictiveness- A D D I C T I N G !
To play - http://www.freeflashonlinegames.com/play-now/wagen-schenke.html

→ Bow Man
Bow Man
Shooting an arrow is a little difficult than you had think.Amongst other things,you need to calculate angle and the power used. The game comes in different modes Single player, Two player and Practice

Monday, February 7, 2011

Top 10 Softwares For Developers

10 Notepad ++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.Despite being a simple text editor,this handy software has a ton of useful features.
Official Website.


9 Firebug

Firebug is a web developer tool.It comes as an add-on for Mozilla Firefox browser and is a very powerful web development tool.You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.You can even extend Firebug and add features to make it even more powerful.
Official Website.

8 Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

DW CS5 software enables you to develop with PHP-based content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal; design with powerful CSS inspection tools; and test your web pages across browsers with Adobe BrowserLab.It id the first WYSIWYG editor to support HTML 5.
Official Website.

7 App Inventor

Android App Inventor

Android App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser.The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects.Don't have an Android phone?No problem! you could be connected to a emulator.Moreover it doesn't matter if you are on Windows,Linux or Mac.(why apple won't do the same?).
Official Website.



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 Best Free Android Applications

This list contains best apps from different categories(games,sports,social networking etc)

10 Chess Free
Chess Free is the best free Chess game on Android! It is currently the highest rated free chess on Android (at time of writing).It features 10 play levels Beginners to Expert, 2 player mode and Chess Stats, Timers, Hints and Handicaps.
Andoird Chess Free

9 Flash Player
Having Flash Player on your device gives you freedom to access the same immersive content you experience on a desktop PC anywhere, anytime. You can open flash apps and play games from Kongregate Arcade.


8 Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader is a essential app for high quality PDF viewing on Android.It View mode includes Fit screen & Continuous scroll.


7 Google Goggles
Google Goggles allows to search by taking a picture. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. Identifies products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, and popular images found online. Goggles can translate words in English, French, Italian, German & Spanish. Goggles can even extract contact information from business cards.
You can see a video of Goggles here
Android Barcode Scanner

6 Barcode Scanner
This app allows you to scan barcodes on products and then you can look up price and reviews.It also allows you to read QR codes which contains information like URLs, contact info, etc.What's more you can also generate a QR code to share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks