Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kill non-responding Programs in Windows [Trick]

To kill non-responding or hung  or frozen applications, normally one opens the Task Manager, and right clicks on the process and selects End Task.

But you can also create a desktop shortcut to kill such non-responding applications in a click.

To do so, right click on an empty area on your desktop.

Select New>Shortcut.

In the first box of the Create Shortcut Wizard, type :

taskkill.exe /f /fi “status eq not responding”

Click Next.

Name the shortcut  TaskKill. (or what ever you like)

Click Finish.

Then select an appropriate icon for it !

The shortcut uses the Taskkill command to identify and terminate application/s that are Not Responding.

Or you could create a .bat file (right click desktop > New > Notepad) with the following matter:

@echo off
taskkill.exe /f /fi “status eq not responding”
exit


Save it as .bat file.
and if you want to create a hot key for the .bat file then create a shortcot to it. In the shortcut properties, "Shortcut tab" click in the "Shortcut key:" field then press the key you want to assign as the hot key. For example press the left bracket "[" and it will assign "Ctrl + Alt + [". That is your hot key combination to execute the .bat file.

Friday, March 25, 2011

iPhone 5 Rumored Specs and Release Date

The iPhone may be the most popular smartphone ever released by Apple. It may have some discoloration as well reception issues with the iPhone 4 but somehow it has able to manage its good standing in the smartphone industry. But just recently there were ongoing rumors that Apple is set to unveil the next generation iPhone which is apparently called the iPhone 5.
As you all know by iPhone 5 is not far from its launch in June 2011, there are multiple rumors of the new design including Aluminum back and redesigned Antenna. It may also include the new A5 processor from Apple with a larger screen size with full HD Support. Folks at nowhereelse.fr did a great job in summarizing all these rumors in a nice infographic which also tells about how much chances are there for each feature to be added to new iPhone 5 and the highest chances include it will have bigger screen of 3 inch, It run on A5 processor and will have NFC support.
Check out the infographic below.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Firefox 4 Final [Direct Download Links For Windows Linux and Mac]


Mozilla today announced the official release of Firefox 4, the latest version of the organization's popular Internet browser, for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. With support for over 80 languages, Firefox 4 brings speed enhancements as well as a sleek new user interface, increased customizability, and new security and privacy features.


Although you can download the Final version of the from Firefox official page
but we are here to make things simpler for you. So Download the Firefox Final for you OS from the below provided direct download links.

Download links for Firefox 4 Final:

Windows 32bit - 64bit
Mac
Linux
For All Other Languages

Saturday, March 19, 2011

WiFi Hacking Is Now Legal Dutch Courts new Rule

Breaking in to an encrypted router and using the WiFi connection is not an criminal offence, a Dutch court ruled. WiFi hackers can not be prosecuted for breaching router security.
A court in The Hague ruled earlier this month that it is legal to break WiFi security to use the internet connection. The court also decided that piggybacking on open WiFi networks in bars and hotels can not be prosecuted. In many countries both actions are illegal and often can be fined.
The ruling is linked to a case of a student who threatened to shoot down everyone at the Maerlant College in The Hague, a high school. He posted a threat on the internet message board 4chan.org using a WiFi connection that he broke into. The student was convicted for posting the message and sentenced to 20 hours of community service, but he was acquitted of the WiFi hacking charges.
The Judge reasoned that the student didn't gain access to the computer connected to the router, but only used the routers internet connection. Under Dutch law breaking in to a computer is forbidden.
A computer in The Netherlands is defined as a machine that is used for three things: the storage, processing and transmission of data. A router can therefore not be described as a computer because it is only used to transfer or process data and not for storing bits and bytes. Hacking a device that is no computer by law is not illegal, and can not be prosecuted, the court concluded.
If a secure WiFi connection is hacked or an open network is used for WiFi leeching, the action could be tried under civil law, said criminal lawyer Mathieu van Linde of Blokzijl Advocaten . The ruling led to some controversy in The Netherlands. Van Linde found the verdict "remarkable". He reckoned that most people from The Netherlands assume hacking a WiFi network is illegal. He also added that the law used by the court in this case was formed in the early nineties, and could be outdated, since it was not intended to cover WiFi networks.
The Dutch attorney general decided to appeal the verdict. Within two years the case will be reviewed by the High Court of The Netherlands that will decide if a router can be defined as a computer under Dutch law.
Hacking or even 'piggybacking' on an open WiFi connection is illegal in a wide variety of nations. In some states in the US unauthorized access of a network is an criminal offense, in other states piggybacking can be fined. WiFi leechers in the UK can be fined or arrested, depending on the intentions of the leecher.
Source:PCWORLD 

Friday, March 18, 2011

'Follow by Email' A new Gadget By Blogger.


blogger released an important gadget, “Follow by Email”, this gadget allow your readers to subscribe to your blogs updates by e-mail and get the latest updates and posts delivered to their Inbox.
When new blog content is published, all subscribed readers will receive a daily email notification of the new published posts, which includes a copy of the new content as well as links back to the actual posts.
To enable Follow by Email, click the Add a Gadget link from the Design | Page Elements tab, and then select the Follow by Email gadget which should be at the top of the list. Once you add the gadget, readers visiting your blog can then just enter their email address and click Submit.

Taking advantage of Feedburner technology, Follow by Email will also track your subscription information, such as the number of subscribers and daily views. To view these stats, log into Feedburner.com, and select the appropriate blog feed from your list.
I welcome All readers to follow this blog by e-mail by using Follow By Email finding it Top Right side of the Blog
For more: Blogger Buzz Blog

Friday, March 11, 2011

Firefox 4 RC Released [Direct Download Links For Windows Linux and Mac]

After releasing twelve Beta versions, Mozilla has released their first RC (Releases Candidate) today. The RC is now available to download for Windows, Linux and Mac based users.
A complete list of new features in this RC is outlined at this page. Out of these changes , the remarkable ones are design UI, organizing tabs, managing add-ons and better a syncing UI. Behind the scene changes include better HTML5 support and better WebM support.
It is expected that these changes will put Firefox back in the game and with the agile roadmap ahead; Firefox has a chance of getting back a number of power users it lost to Google Chrome and Opera. Benchmarks say, the new JavaScript rendering engine is 3.5x faster and watching HD WebM videos will be fun. Along with that, there are other ‘not so evident at first’ changes like, 3D capabilities and hardware acceleration. The crash protection on tabs allows Firefox to isolate the rouge tab caused by a crashing plugin. This prevents the complete browser from going down, in case of a tab-crash and saves our important work.
 Although you can download the latest version of the RC from Firefox RC official page
but we are here to make things simpler for you. So Download the Firefox RC for you OS from the below provided direct download links.

Direct Download Links for Firefox 4 RC

Download for Windows
Download For Mac OS X
Download for Linux

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Google Chrome 10 Stable Final Release [Standalone Installer] [Full offline Installer]

Google Chrome 10.0.648.127 final version has just been released and it is now available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. Chrome 10 contains some really great improvements including:

  • New version of V8 - Crankshaft - which greatly improves javascript performance
  • New settings pages that open in a tab, rather than a dialog box
  • Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default
  • Sandboxed Adobe Flash on Windows
  • Password sync as part of Chrome Sync now enabled by default
  • GPU Accelerated Video
  • Background WebApps
  • webNavigation extension API
Read more about this release @Official Google Chrome blog 
Download it now from google.com/chrome or update to latest stable build directly from Chrome > Tools > About Google Chrome.

If you want to install Google Chrome on multiple computers to save time and bandwidth, then you can consider downloading the standalone Full offline installer of Google Chrome 10.0 Stable using the links below: