Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How to Auto-login your Facbook Account using Google account(Gmail), Yahoo and OpenID's

I really wanted to write this post from a long time. But with lack of Blogging time i can’t post. Most major Web companies – Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc. – have announced support for OpenID, meaning that you can use your credentials from any one of those services to register and login to third-party websites that support OpenID. But Facebook is taking a big leap beyond all of these companies today by enabling you to login to its own site using either Gmail or OpenID.
That means You can now link both your Google Account (including Gmail), MySpace, Yahoo ID and OpenID with your Facebook profile.
The advantage of linking you other online accounts with Facebook is that if you are signed-in into any of the above services, you'll automatically be logged into Facebook as well. So for example, if you working in Google Docs or writing scraps in Orkut and then decide to open Facebook in another tab, you won't see the Facebook sign-in screen anymore.
How To Link
      To setup this association between Facebook and Yahoo/Google Accounts do the steps written below.
Step 1. Login to your facebook account,
Step 2. Go To Account Setting,
Step 3. click on Add a new linked account,
Step 4. From the pull down menu Select your preferred service,
Step 5. Facebook will send you to selected service's authorization page,
Step 6. Once you’ve authorized the connection your two accounts are linked!
 Just It.
One last thing Facebook lets you link only one account per web service so choose the ID that you use most frequently on the web.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How To Create A Manual System Restore Point In Windows 7

What is System Restore:
Windows System Restore is an awesome system recovery tool, and it's included with Windows for free. It's the ideal solution for rolling back bad drivers, fixing when buggy software breaks your PC, or simply rolling you back to a previous point in time. 

System Restore in Windows 7 Is Better than XP:

If you've ever tried the XP variety of System Restore, the uselessness of it probably left a bad taste in your mouth. Setting a system restore point was often agonizingly slow, and when it came time to actually attempt a system restore, it rarely did what you wanted it to do. But if you've upgraded to Vista or Windows 7, you should really give System Restore another chance. Back in the XP days, system restore simply used a file filter and copied files around, but since Vista, it uses the Shadow Copy features built into Windows—essentially, Windows can create a snapshot of your drive as of a certain point in time, which can then be used later to restore your PC should anything go wrong. while the XP version could only really roll back from certain Windows changes and generally didn't work that well, System Restore in Vista or Windows 7 can actually roll back to a previous version of an installed application.

Create A Manual System Restore:
One of the best practises to keep your system stable is creating a restore point before playing with system files, or installing a new software. Although most of the programs create a restore point automatically before the installation, the same can’t be said for all the programs out there for Windows. 
To create a manual restore point in Windows 7 you need to follow the steps given below:

1.  Right-click on Computer icon and select Properties to open System Properties window. Alternatively, you can also use Windows key + Pause/Break shortcut to launch the System Properties.
2. In the System Properties window, click on the System Protection link.
 3. Once the System Protection tab is opened, just click on the Create button to create a new manual restore point for the drives that have system protection turned on.
4. You will be asked to enter a description for the new restore point. Type in the description and hit the Create button.
5. Wait for a few seconds to see the “Restore Point was created successfully” message.

6. You are done!
What about you? Have you used System Restore to fix your PC problems? Share your experiences in the comments.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Setup Free Home Security Camera Using Skype.

This is not a new idea by any means. I first read about this concept on a blog a year or two ago But i cant find this again ! I really like this concept, I want to talk about it again. I have done this before when I was away from home and it worked perfectly. It basically involves using Skype as a security camera to check your home from another location.
Home security systems are extremely expensive these days but a fairly rudimentary cheap but effective system can be set up using Skype and a webcam.
It involves keeping your computer on so this may not work if you are away from home for an extended period of time (imagine the electricity bill!) but if you are just going to work for example, this would be a good solution to “do an E.T and call home”. You can also use this to check up on the kids while you are out.

And if you have iphone or ipad then you can use your iOS Device to get a video view of your home when you are outside the home. You can use your iPhone, or iPad 3G as a security camera.
How To Setup:

We assume, you already have a Skype account called MySkype. (if not, you can download Skype for free HERE!)
You need to get another Skype account and give it a name, for the purpose of this example, let’s call it MyHomeSkype. Now log-in to Skype from your home computer with the new MyHomeSkype account.

Select Tools-Options and set up as below:
  1. Privacy > Allow calls from: Only people from my Contacts
  2. Calls > Incoming Calls: Auto-answer incoming calls
  3. Video Settings> Select your Web cam
  4. Video > Enable Skype Video
  5. Video > When I am in a call: Start my video automatically
  6. Video > Automatically receive video from: No one or People in my Contact List
Before you leave home, just make sure your home PC has Skype running in the background with MyHomeSkype account.
Where ever you are, just use Skype with your normal account MySkype and call MyHomeSkype, you will see the video. you can watch the video of your home on your iPhone. using skype iphone app.
just launch Skype app on your iPhone log in on your primary Skype account and make a video call.
That’s it. In this way you can set up Skype to become your home iPhone security camera. 
Does anyone else have any unique uses for Skype? Or can you think of other uses for this method?