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Browsing In Public Computers? How To Bookmark Online

This is simple trick for begginers. You can skip to next paragraph if you know what bookmark is. Bookmarking helps us to save/organize the link of a page that contains  helpful information while we browsing through and access it in the future. If you have your own computer(PC), then you can just bookmark the page in your browser, by clicking the “star” in the right side or the URL bar (where you type the address like ‘www.google.com’) and can access it anytime.

What if we want to bookmark something when we are in a public computer (say public library, college, etc ).  I would like to share one solution (out of many) using Google Bookmarks. You can access your online bookmark here  https://www.google.com/bookmarks/ (You have to login with your gmail credintials). You can bookmark any of the page you browsing and that will be stored in cloud and you can access it anywhere.

 How To Bookmark?

This link will help you https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/100215?hl=en

In short, drag this link (click the link, hold, move it towards the bookmark bar, and release it) Book Mark This Page, If you can’t find your bookmark bar, first enable the view of bookmark bar.

Now whenever you want to bookmark a page, just click the link. A pop up will come to the view, add up the details, click save. Thats all. Don’t forget to “Sign Out” if your browsing session is over. Soon after you get signed out, no one can access your bookmark on that public computer.

Convert Image/PDF/Scanned Documents to Text/Word Document with Google Drive

Ever you tried to convert a scanned or cam captured document(.jpg, .pdf, .gif, etc) in to a text/word (editable) document. This can be achieved with the technique called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). You might have come across various pdf to word, image to word conversion online services and software. Some may work well, but here is an option you can not left out trying.

This option is known to most of the Google Drive users. When you try to upload a document in to your online Drive, it should ask you whether to “convert uploaded files to Google Docs format” or “convert the text from uploaded PDF or image files”. If it is not asking do the following.

  1. Go to drive.google.com (sign-in)
  2. Go to settings (In top-right side, you can find it with an ‘gear’ icon)
  3. In the drop down select “Upload Settings”
  4. Check “confirm settings before each upload”

That’s all. Now you are ready to use Google’s OCR to convert your scanned/image files into a text document. Just upload the file you need to change, and check your online drive after few seconds.

The efficiency is 99% in my experience, but you can’t expect all the diagrams, lines, tables to be converted as it is. That’s the only difference between other premium conversion techniques.

Reference : https://support.google.com/drive/answer/176692?hl=en

See you soon with another tip…….

How To Manage Your Multiple Network Connection Settings In One Click

Wherever we go, we want to be connected to the internet. Smartphones are always connected to the internet through cell network. Unlike smartphones, laptops (or of it’s kind) need to be connected through WiFi AP, LAN, VPN etc etc.

Whenever switching between these network involves change in configurations. For example, In home you may have to use DHCP to assign the IP automatically, but in another place, say your office, there you need to switch to static IP, and connecting to LAN may need another configuration. The usual way to handle this is going to control panel, network settings and then configuring.

The problem lies in here is, you have to do this configuration often. Here is the wonderful solution I wish to share. Actually the wonderfulness lies in the simplistic steps involved in changing the settings, in other words with couple of clicks. NetSetMan is the software which makes it possible.

Once configured, you can change to the desired setting whenever you want to. NetSetMan for Windows resides in notification area (system tray), just by clicking it and choosing a predefined setting, you can connect to your new network in few seconds.

Most of you need this. try it.

4 Ways To Enhance Your Browsing Speed In Google Chrome

Google’s Chrome, the browser which has the largest market share in browser usage. Here are some suggestions that makes browsing even faster for you in fastest browser.

1. Omni Bar search, Shortcuts, Gesture Control

Using the Omni bar (URL Bar) for searching, saves few seconds took by the search page to load. Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse shortcuts helps to great extent. For example to open a link in new page, instead of doing right click and then clicking the option “open in new tab” in context menu, you can just middle click the link. Middle clicking on the tab closes it. Relying on Mouse gestures with “Gesture For Chrome” extension will provide great top up on browsing speed and experience.

2. Fastest Chrome

FastestChrome is the clone of FastestFox which backed Mozilla Firefox for faster browsing so far. This extension truly increases the browsing speed, by loading the next page just before you reach the end of the current page while scrolling. This reduces the waiting time needed to load the next page and yes, you don’t need to press the next button at the bottom of the page. I find this inevitable while searching in Google. By Just selecting the text in the webpages, you can preview the definition of the selected word(s) in a light pop up box with the option to search about the same in preferred services like Google, Wikipedia, Wikitionary, Youtube, Maps and so on. This extension also adds suggestions for products while you search for anything to buy in amazon or ebay.

3. Read Later Fast & Evernote Web Clipper

Read Later Fast extension can store an entire page with a click which you would like to read it later(offline). Bookmarking the page and reloading it for another time when you want read takes little extra time and consumes little bandwidth. This extension caches the entire page locally and shows the list in apps page in Chrome. It has the ability to sync with cloud.

If you are using Evernote, ‘Evernote Web Clipper‘ is a better alternative for aforementioned extension. This syncs directly to your Evernote account. In Evernote you can select particular content or entire content or even only the URL of the page, that you want to store, while Read Later Fast stores the entire page locally, and optionally syncs with cloud. So it is obviously faster than Evernote. Evernote installed in PC or Mac has many other great functionalities than RLF, as it is not concerned with this topic, we are not discussing it here.

4. LastPass Password Manager with Form Filling

This extension remembers or updates the login credentials entered in a login page and use those information to fill the login page and even automatically logs you in when visiting the site again. This saves the time taken for loading the log-in page, entering credentials, and clicking ‘sign in’ button. LastPass works better than Chrome’s native password remember feature because it can able to remember more than one credential for a single website, which Chrome can’t. It also features the form filling functions with multiple profile.  Most importantly it syncs with cloud. The premium version works with all major mobile platforms (IOS, Andriod, etc)

Robo form is another password manager, who’s chrome extension is still in infancy.

Enable Themes in Google Apps for Gmail

I already posted related this a year before, so far Google Apps undergone many changes, so my last post to enable themes for Google Apps does not works for those who under went the latest Google Apps transition.

The new cPanel interface (only accessible to administrators) provides a simple way to enable or disable Gmail themes for the users under your domain. The step is so simple.

Follow the steps provided by Google Apps’ help article. Enable Themes in Google Apps – Google’s Help Articles.

Hope this info helps great to the Google apps Administrators.

Why No Flash On Apple Products? Well, Steve Jobs Have Answers

For all these years every one was wondering, why Apple is not supporting Adobe flash on its line up of products? Everyone was criticizing Apple for it. Well its about time to let you know why for all these days they were holding back because Steve Jobs answers to it.

And Adobe recently pointed out that “Apple released a new draft of their iPhone developer program license which  had the effect of restricting applications built with a number of technologies, including Unity, Titanium, MonoTouch, and Flash CS5?.

Then Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO revealed that they “have already decided to shift our focus away from Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices for both Flash Player and AIR. We are working to bring Flash Player and AIR to all the other major participants in the mobile ecosystem, including Google, RIM, Palm (soon to be HP), Microsoft, Nokia and others.”

Well whatever Adobe or any others say Steve has his own theories and what he said is quoted below.

Steve Jobs says that;

  1. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system…. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards.
  2. Adobe has repeatedly said that Apple mobile devices cannot access “the full web” because 75% of video on the web is in Flash. What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads.
  3. Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now.
  4. To achieve long battery life when playing video, mobile devices must decode the video in hardware; decoding it in software uses too much power. Many of the chips used in modern mobile devices contain a decoder called H.264….Although Flash has recently added support for H.264, the video on almost all Flash websites currently requires an older generation decoder that is not implemented in mobile chips and must be run in software.
  5. Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For example, many Flash websites rely on “rollovers”, which pop up menus or other elements when the mouse arrow hovers over a specific spot. Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch interface doesn’t use a mouse, and there is no concept of a rollover.
  6. Flash is a cross platform development tool. It is not Adobe’s goal to help developers write the best iPhone, iPod and iPad apps. It is their goal to help developers write cross platform apps. And Adobe has been painfully slow to adopt enhancements to Apple’s platforms.

Well after myself discovering this made myself into the point of shock, that what he just said was absolutely true. This is why he is one of the greatest presenter in the planet. That’s why people believe and buy whatever he says. Well this is an good point by Steve and tell us your opinion about it by commenting below.

Want To Make Your PC Faster?

If you one of those people suffering from an gradually slowing PC from the day you bought it. Well guess what it is due to unwanted apps and shortcuts may slow your PC with other factors contributing from the side. Well we actually found out an answer for you guys. It is called GlaryUtilities.

GlaryUtilities is an freeware developed by Glarysoft. GlaryUtilities finds out your problems and sort them out in a jiffy. GlaryUtilities has three tabs in it. The first one is the status bar where it tells you about any new updates for the freeware. The second is One-click-maintenance tells up an few simple procedures in the form of check boxes to fix up your machine, it also give options that will actually will speed up your PC with one click. And no it is not just an gimmick. The third tab is the modules tab where all the various tools are kept in it. Its like one category is Clean Up & Repair, in that category it has Disk Cleanup, Install Manager and more. There are many categories which will guide you through various needs to speed up your PC.

This freeware is actually an piece of jewel to your PC’s performance. So give it an try and leave an comment below for your updates on this freeware.

To download click here.

Want To View Two Webpages In One Tab? Check This!

Are you the kind of the person that have an idea of viewing two webpages in one tab? Well guess what Google’s chrome has an solution for you with its extensions. Well actually it is not gimmicky like merging two tabs into one, it actually divides the tab in to several segments and give room for you to browse webpages.

This is actually an extension in the Chrome web browser it is called as Chrome Splits. This extension actually does this to your browser flawlessly. First you need to open a tab, then you need to add an divider in the same window by adding it in the Chrome Splits extension menu. You can arrange the dividers in columns or in rows accordingly. Then you can type the specific web address in the specific dividers and view these website in a jiffy.

The only problem in this extension is the bookmark retrieving. Which with an simple copy paste you can deal with it. It is good for web developers an many profit oriented programs. Check this extension and do comment below and tell your feedback. To download Chrome Splits click here.

Tired Of Downloading At Slow Speeds? This Freeware Will Help You

Are you one of the peoples who download all night or tired of downloading files from congested servers? Well this freeware will help you.

Download Accelerator Plus:

This one of freeware that comes from the developers of Speedbit. They give solution to all types of downloading and upload file formats. In Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) the freeware clears the congestion of the servers and increases the download speed rate. Example: When you are downloading an driver file for your nVidia graphics card and the rate of download is significantly reduced due to congestion then your in for serious headache. To help with this DAP has an built in browser. By using that browser you can go to the nVidia website and download the file. Now the downloading rate will significantly increase exceeding your belief.

This freeware would help all people of all necessities. This freeware actually helping me for my every download where by myself being an download junkie. So download this product and give us feedback by commenting below. To download click here.

Microsoft’s Free Anti-Virus Software That Actually Works

Well is your looking for an clean check up of your PC HDD and you want it for free without losing credibility you might wanna check Microsoft security essentials. It is both Anti-virus and an  Anti-malware program as well. It provides real-time protection to your computer that means it will warn you about the program that you are about to install on the fly itself. If it has any defects.

It also downloads updates automatically and its system is up-to-date in all information on viruses. you can also schedule an system wide or an specific drive scan once an week or which time you want it to be done. You can also specify the maximum CPU usage for scanning that it can use. It come pretty handy when your doing multi-tasking. It can scan even removable drives with as much as flexibility you want.

So if your the person that has no Anti-virus protection and surfing the internet? STOP and download Microsoft security essentials and save your PC.

To download ??Microsoft security essentials click here.

Do comment below about this freeware and what you think of it.