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                                                                             mobilephone tricks
Your cellphone has Immense potential. mst of these potential is underutilized. Following tricks may help you find new exciting uses for your mobile.

1. Unlocking a car

Have you ever locked your keys in the car?Does your car have a remote keyless entry? The following may come in handy someday – and it’s reason enough to own a cell phone : If you lock your keys in the car and your spare remote is at home or with your spouse, call that person on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person on the other end (the one with the spare remote) press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Believe it or not, your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you, and distance is no object . But if you are hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other “remote” for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

2) Now imagine your cell phone cell battery is very low. To activate your phone and tap into the phone’s hidden battery power, press the keys * 3 3 7 0 #. Your cell phone miraculously will restart with this reserve power and the cell phone will register a 50% increase in battery charge. This reserve power will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time. Doesn’t work on my phone!

3) Use 112 as an emergency number. But you can also use this number to bypass security code of low end phones like Nokia 1100. Type 112 and make a call ( 112 is the only number which can be dialled from a locked phone). As soon as the call is going, switch off the phone. Now switch on. Security code is bypassed. But this method doesn’t work if the user has put the pincode request also on!

4)Dual Simcard adapter

How about using 2 simcards in one phone? One for home and other for business. I have tried it works good. I use Airtel and Hutch simultaneously. You can get one from your local mobile store . It changes connexion automatically once you switch the phone off and switch it on again.

5) Google Reader on the run

The only thing worse than being away from your e-mail is being away from your news feeds. If you’re a Google Reader user, your feeds can go where you go. Just point your browser to the mobile version of the Google Reader site: http://www.google.com/reader/m. This small-screen version of the site lets you view your feeds, your subscriptions and even your tags. Plus, it’s a Google-run product, meaning you’re not handing your user ID and password to a third-party developer.

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change password

Changing password can be a cumbersome task, especially for newbies. Most often people forget where to look for, for resetting the password!

I have found quite a few articles on how to reset windows Xp passwords. Today also I discovered a new method for resetting windows passwords. Since it is such a long post, I’m copying only a part of it:

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be – and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next – Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

Read the rest of the article here: Techtrax

                                                     pendrive

As we grow from novice to expert users the uses of a Pen drive also change. I have  found many uses. The main 6 of them are listed below.

  1. Transferring files from one PC to another. This will of course be limited to the size of the pen drive, but with sizes higher than 16 GB now available. This is the first use anyone will put a pen drive into.
  2. As a small backup solution. You can install Windows XP or vista , to a USB pen drive. So if for any reason you can’t boot to Windows, you can still boot to an installation of Windows, plug in an external hard drive and take off any information from the hard drive before formatting.
  3. As temporary RAM in Vista. In Windows Vista, ready boost allows you to allocate a pen drive as RAM. Microsoft has introduced a new technology called ReadyBoost. With the help of this technology one can use any Flash drive, SD Cards, CF Cards as the third memory option for the compute.

The benefits of Flash Drive or Cards as a source of Memory :

1. It is faster than the virtual memory which is accessed through the hard disk drive.
2. It is cheaper as compared to the actually Physical Memory.
See how to use Pen drive as RAM:

In order to activate the ReadyBoost technology on your FlashDrive or Memory Cards, you have to follow these steps…

1. Open My Computer.
2. Right Click on the Removable Disk Drive and select Properties.
3. Click on Ready Boost Tab.
4. Enable the feature by selecting the option and allocate the amount of space you want to use as memory.

Things to be noted….
1. Regardless of the fact that you use Readyboost or not, you need at least 512 Mb of memory to run Windows Vista decently.
2. If your device is not giving the option of ReadyBoost then it means that it doesn’t clear up the minimum data trasfer rate required by Read Boost technology.

4.Portable applications. You can carry many portable applications on your Pen drive. eg: Mozilla thunderbird

5.Booting to LINUX

Installing a Linux distro to a pen drive will allow for the use of the hard drive and all the files on it. Sure you could use a live CD, but then you would lose the ability to use that optical drive within the Linux environment. This is particularly useful for those running on laptops or PCs with only one optical drive.

6. For Carrying around a pack of Antivirus tools. You never know when you need them!

Most of the readers of this blog are working in offices which are patrolled by strict administrators. The way to get past these cunning fellows is to stay updated so that you can use your favourite networking site(Orkut, facebook,myspace) in office!

best proxy
These network administrators are quite brainy. They can find out which proxies you are using programs like Kaspersky internet security. So it has become a necessity that we change proxies every day. This is where Proxy lists come to our rescue.

I have used many of this proxy lists to find good proxies which would help me fool the network administrator of our college! Use these lists to find and use the proxy of your choice.

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