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Thursday, February 13, 2014

List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word

Posted by Aamir
Here is a list of useful Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts which are compatible with all versions of Microsoft Word.


Microsoft word keboard shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word


Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word

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Online Games to improve Cognitive memory and Concentration power

Posted by Aamir
Are you looking for a way to improve your cognitive memory and concentration power, try the online games provided below which will make learning fun. Anything that we observe gets stored in our memory but our storage cells have a certain limit, So it is vital to improve our cognitive memory. Human brain has an incredible ability to reshape itself when it comes to memory and learning. You can harness the natural power of your neuropasticity to improve your cognitive abilities, enhance your ability to learn new information, and improve your memory.

Online memory improvement games

There have been number of inventions to improve natural power of our brain but they require too much of effort. But playing games to improve memory sounds quite interesting.

Best online websites to improve cognitive learning abilities

Below i have provided  three best websites which provide games to improve cognitive memory and intelligence.

1. Dual N-Back

A recent study showed that Dual N-Back improves your short term memory and fluid intelligence. The study says that practicing Dual N Back for 20 minutes for 4 to 5 days a week will improve working memory and fluid intelligence. Unlike other Brain exercises Dual N-Back is proven to transfer whatever we gain from training to other Brain activities. Dual N-Back is a square separated to smaller squares (3x3). In the game a image is shown on one of the squares and sound is played, our task is to match the current image shown and sound heard to the one which was shown one or two steps before according to configuration. This game is available for Windows, Android, Mac, Linux and can be played online or offline.

Online games to improve cognitive memory and intelligence-Dual N Back


To play the game online click here

To download the game for different operating systems click here

To download the android app click here

2. Lumosity

Lumosity is another Website which helps you to improve your Cognitive memory and Concentration Power. Lumosity helps you in improving your problem solving abilities, attention, memory, flexibility and speed. You start  by selecting the different sides of brain you want to develop. After that it provides incredible games to improve the different areas of your brain. You can track your brain profile and compare your scores with others.

Online games to improve cognitive memory and intelligence-Lumosity


To Register for Lumosity click here 

3. IBraining

IBraining helps users to improve their memory by providing free training regularly with different Brain Games. It traces your evolution and displays some statistics about your progression. You need to create a free account to start using IBraining.

To register for IBraining click here
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to fix Bluestacks Graphics card error (Error-25000)

Posted by Aamir
Bluestacks is a software that enables android applications to run on Windows and Macintosh computers. Many people are getting graphics card error while installing Bluestacks. In this post i am going to show you how to fix Bluestacks Graphics card error 25000.
Error 25000
"Bluestacks currently doesn't recognize your graphic card. It is possible your graphics drivers may need to be updated. Please update them and try installing again."


bluestacks graphics card error

Reasons for Bluestacks error

1. The latest version of  Bluestacks requires high RAM and Graphics Card memory to run Android applications on Windows PC. So  if you have not updated your Graphics card drivers or if you have older computer you may get a Bluestacks Graphics card error.

2. You should have a minimum RAM of 2 GB and Graphics Card of minimum 512 MB to run latest version of Bluestacks. If you don't have minimum RAM and Graphics card memory, You can run Android applications by installing older version of Bluestacks the link for which is provided below.

3. If you are facing graphics card error while installing it on your computer like the one shown below, then follow next step to fix it.

bluestacks graphic card error

Fix Bluestacks Graphic Card error

Below i have mentioned two methods on how to fix graphic card error while installing Bluestacks. If you cannot fix your problem by following method 1 or if you have an old computer, install older version of Bluestacks given in method 2.

1.Update Graphics card drivers

1. As the error itself says Graphics card drivers may need to be updated. Try updating Graphics card drivers if you are having old Graphics card drivers installed on your PC.
2. Below I have given links to update Graphic card drivers for different Brands. Now go to the link of Graphics card brand you have on your PC and update it.

Click here for NVIDIA

Click here for Intel

Click here for AMD

3. After updating the Graphics card drivers you will be able to install Bluestacks without any error.

2. Fix problem by installing the older version of Bluestacks

1. Most of the time even after updating the Graphic card drivers, the problem won't get fixed. If your problem is not fixed by following method 1, you can fix it by installing older version of Bluestacks. Older version of Bluestacks does not require Higher Graphic card memory like newer version, So you will be able to install it without facing any errors.

You can install older version of Bluestacks by going to following link



Bluestacks older version

2. After downloading the software from given link, install it on your computer. Now you will be able to install Bluestacks without any Graphic card error.

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How to disable or block use of USB flash drives to avoid copying in windows

Posted by Aamir
In this post we will be looking at how to block or disable use of USB data storage devices so that no data on your computer gets copied. Once you disable write access to USB ports, any external USB device connected to computer appears as Read only. Here Read only means you will be able to connect and use USB devices like Keyboard, USB mouse, USB joysticks but will not be able to copy data from your computer to external USB storage devices like pen-drives, memory cards and external hard disks. You can disable write access to USB ports either by tweaking Windows Registry which does not require any software or by using any third party Software. The effective way to do this is to Tweak Windows Registry settings as it does not require any software. Below I provided step by step procedure on how to tweak windows registry settings to disable write access to USB ports and also how to block USB ports using a third party software.

disable write access to USB ports

Disable or Block use of USB flash drives to avoid copying in windows

1. Tweak Windows Registry Settings to disable Write access to USB ports

1. First open run dialog box by pressing windows + R key together, then type regedit in that and click on OK. It will open registry editor.

open run dialog box


2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then exapand SYSTEM from the list, then from following list expand current control set, then go to services.

open regedit

3. After expanding services, select USB STOR in follow down list and double click on start in right column.

change values in registry editor

4. Now replace the value 3 in box with 4
     (4 to disable USB ports)
     (3 to enable USB ports)

edit start value in registry editor

5. Now click on OK and close the Registry Editor. The write access to USB port is now disabled.

2. Using third party software to disable write access to USB ports

The software also simulates the process described above. The software called USB Disabler pro disables the write access to USB ports. Only the system administrator can manage the software to disable or enable USB drives. The admin has a option to allow particular flash drive to work.

USB disabler pro

click here to download USB disable pro

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Monday, February 3, 2014

5 Best laptops to buy in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 INR

Posted by Aamir 5 Comments
Nowadays, Everyone is looking to buy a Laptop or notebook rather than a desktop, As Laptops are easy to carry and can be used for hours without any access to power unlike desktops which require access to power all the time we use them. Purchasing a Laptop with  good features and within the budget may be an arduous task for many. So in order to make it easy for you to select a best laptop, I have come up with a list of best laptops with good features which come under a budget of 40,000 INR.


Best Laptops to buy in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 INR

1. Lenovo Essential G500 (59-382995) Laptop

         Price : Rs. 38000(click here to buy at this price)
Lenovo essential G500
  
This laptop ranks first among the laptops available under 40,000. The best thing about this laptop is that it comes with 2 GB Nvidia GT 720 M  graphics card which only some brands offer at this price.The graphic card will be an added advantage for gamers. The laptop comes with Windows 8 pre-installed where many other brands are offering DOS at this price. It comes in an awesome slim design and boots up very fast.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                     :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3120M 2.5  GHz (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                           :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk                     :    500 GB
  • Graphics                      :    2 GB Nvidia GT 720M
  • Operating system        :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size                  :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution        :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                         :     2.5 Kg
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here



2. HP Pavilion 15-n010TX Laptop

        Price : 37990 (click here to buy at this price)

hp pavilion
   Here comes another laptop from HP which also has a dedicated graphics card of 2 GB provided by AMD. This laptop is the best if you are looking for a laptop for entertainment. This laptop comes with 3rd Gen Intel i3 3217U. U in variant name indicates ultra processor which is much faster than microprocessors used in other laptops. The laptop comes with pre-installed genuine windows 8 operating system. The laptop comes with HP cool sense which prevents the laptop from heating. 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz  (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    500 GB
  • Graphics                :    2 GB AMD mobility Radeon HD 8670M
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :     2.28 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here 


3. Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop

       Price: 39200 (click here to buy at this price)

Dell inspiron 15

       If you are looking for a touch screen laptop within a Budget of 40,000 INR, then this laptop is for you. This laptop comes with a smooth and responsive touch screen. The battery backup of this laptop is also good. This laptop also comes with 3rd Gen Intel core i3 ultra processor and pre installed windows 8. If you are looking for touch screen laptop with windows 8 then go for this laptop. It does not come with dedicated graphics card but it has integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics. The laptop is good for everyday use.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz  (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    500 GB
  • Graphics                :    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED) touch display
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :     2.35 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here


4.HP Pavilion 15-n019TU Laptop

       Price: 36399 ( click here to buy at this price)  

 HP pavilion 15 n019TU

This laptop is good for everyday use. The laptop has a good sound quality. It comes with 3rd Gen intel core i3 ultra processor and pre installed windows 8.The main pro of this laptop is that it has a hard disk of 1 TB.The laptop comes with HP cool sense which prevents the laptop from heating. 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz    (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    1 TB
  • Graphics                :    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :     2.28 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here 


5. HP Pavilion 15-n208TU Laptop  

      Price: 34868 (click here to buy at this price)   

HP pavilion 15 n208TU 

This laptop comes with 3rd Gen Intel core i3 ultra processor and pre installed version of genuine windows 8.1. The laptop is good for everyday use. The laptop comes with DTS sound and integrated Intel HD graphics. The laptop comes with HP cool sense which prevents the laptop from heating. 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor                :    Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3217U 1.8  GHz (cache-3MB)
  • RAM                      :    4 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 8GB)
  • Hard disk               :    500 GB
  • Graphics                :    Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • Operating system   :    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Screen size             :    15.6 inch (LED)
  • Screen resolution   :    1366x768 pixel
  • Weight                    :    2.33 Kg
  
You can buy this laptop for low price by clicking on following link
Buy here 


Conclusion:

If you are a gamer and looking for a laptop with good graphics under 40,000 INR then go for laptop 1 or laptop 2.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

5 Best free antivirus to download for PC

Posted by Aamir
In this article we will be looking at 5 Best free antivirus to download for PC. When accessing internet or using pen-drives, your computer gets exposed to number of viruses and malicious threats. So, it is essential for you to protect your PC by installing a best antivirus software.There are some antivirus software which impair your computers performance by running in background  and consuming more memory. Some people Download paid Antivirus software with crack or fake serial number thinking that it will protect their computer completely. But it is not the case, crack is a malicious threat which in turn affects your computer as Antivirus software runs at highly trusted level of operating system. So, downloading antivirus software with crack will create potential  attack to highly trusted files. It will be better if you use free antivirus software if you can't afford to pay for the paid antivirus software's.
5 best free antivirus download for PC

Here is a list of 5 Best free antivirus to download for PC which will protect your computer from various viruses and malicious threats:

1. Avast free Antivirus:


avast free antivirus
Avast is one of the best free antivirus to download. This Antivirus is designed for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users. It provides effective protection against various computer viruses. It has a Self-Protection — which Prevents malware from terminating avast processes and damaging avast files. It also provides free virus database definition updates. It has custom scan features like Quick scan, full scan, removable media scan and boot time scanner. It doesn't slowdown your PC.

To download avast free antivirus from avast website click here

2. Microsoft Security Essentials: 

microsoft security essentials
Microsoft security Essentials(MSE) is a free antivirus software provided by Microsoft for free. It provides protection against different types of computer viruses and threats. It is available for Windows xp, Windows Vista and Windows 7 but not for windows 8 as it has built in AV component.It doesn't slow down your PC as it uses very less memory. It provides daily automatic updates for free. The installation process is very easy and interface is also very easy to use. The product received positive reviews for its low resource usage, Simple user interface and freeware license. The software can be downloaded from Microsoft Website for free.

To download click here

3. AVG Free Edition:  

Anti-virus Guard(AVG) is a antivirus software designed for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms. AVG antivirus provides basic Antivirus and Anti-Spyware protection plus the full AVG Link Scanner Safe Search and Surf technology which will sufficient for daily user. It also has features like Email protection and Anti-root-kit.

To download AVG free antivirus click here

4. Avira:


avira antivirus

Avira antivirus is another example best free antivirus softwares. It works efficiently without slowing down your PC. It runs as a background process and checks every file that is downloaded or opened. It can also run full or custom scan like other antivirus softwares. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday.

To download free Avira antivirus click here

5. Bitdefender Antivirus free edition:


bitdefender free antivirus
Bitdefender is another free antivirus which provides protection against different computer viruses and threats. It has a feature called active virus control which continuously monitors each program running on the PC  unlike other software programs which check executable files when they are accessed. This antivirus software features a user friendly interface so that you can easily configure settings and perform tasks. If you are looking for a paid edition of antivirus then go for Bitdefender internet security. Bitdefender internet security is rated as the best paid antivirus by AV-Test labs which conducts tests on various security solutions.

To download Bitdefender Antivirus free edition click here


To purchase Bitdefender internet security click here


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Monday, January 20, 2014

Easiest way to share audio files

Posted by Aamir
Nowadays, We don't have any problem in sharing images as there are loads of image sharing websites available which take your images and put them on their servers, thereby making image sharing easier. Like Flickr is to share images, you can now share audio files using Audiour.

Audiour is a audio management and audio sharing website. It's very simple and can work with both Mobile phones and web platforms. Using Audiour, you can share all the audio files like audio songs, audio messages(like people do with voice mails by recording message and sharing with anyone). You can upload audio files to Audiour via the web or from your system. The best thing about Audiour is that, there won't be any annoying changes made to your files like ads and also the service is free. Try Audiour  today, if you want to share your audio files.

  To start using Audiour:

  Go to Audiour.com, upload a audio file from Web or from your computer and get the link to share.It's as simple as that.
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Find and Remove duplicate files in Windows

Posted by Aamir
We keep downloading the same file number of times from the internet which makes our hard drives crowded with the same files. Finding those duplicate files and deleting them will be a challenging task without any software. Thankfully,there is a software called clonespy for windows which frees up hard disk space by finding and cleaning duplicate files on a computer.


With clonespy you can process files
  • which have same file name and same size.
  • which are zero bytes long.
  • files which are duplicates and have same file name.
To download clonespy click here.

Steps to Delete Duplicate Files: 

1. After installing open the clonespy by double clicking on clonespy icon on Desktop.
2. Now click on Add folder and select the folder from which you want to remove duplicate files.

clonespy1

3. Now click on add selected folder and then hit ok,the folder gets added into pool1.
4.Now hit on Start scanning, after scanning is complete click on delete duplicate files.

clonespy2

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How to Convert Webpage to Pdf

Posted by Aamir
how to convert webpage to pdf
Web pages are displayed in HTML format with the help of browsers. It can be difficult for you to save the web page on your computer for future reference in HTML format where saving it in pdf format comes handy. In this article i am going to show how to convert a webpage to pdf format so that you can read it offline. Using  following tips you can easily save web pages in pdf format. After converting to pdf format, you can view it using any pdf viewer.                                      

Convert Webpage to pdf

Method 1

1. Open Google chrome on your PC.
2. Now open a webpage which you want to convert as pdf file.
3. Now press Ctrl + P on your PC which will open a Print Dialog Box in Chrome Browser.
4. Now Change the destination to save as pdf and click save button.
5. The Webpage will be downloaded and saved as PDF File.

Method 2

This can also be done online through www.web2pdfconvert.com.
Goto web2pdfconvert  and enter URL which you want to convert to pdf and then hit on convert to PDF.

Also SeeHow to block use of USB flash drives to avoid copying in Windows

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to fix windows 8 store apps pending in one click

Posted by Aamir
Nowadays everyone is facing an issue of windows 8 store not downloading apps but rather showing pending from ages. There is no need to worry i am here with a solution that will fix the problem. There are many solutions which suggest closing and reopening the store but they may not solve the problem for many. So here are few solutions that i am going to share which may solve your problem.


How to fix windows 8 store apps pending in one click

SOLUTION#1:

Clear the cache,To clear the cache open run dialog box by pressing WIN+R key and type wsreset and click on OK. This will clear the cache and may solve the problem for some if not try the other solutions.
run dialog box

SOLUTION#2:

1. Download windows 8 app troubleshooter from Microsoft.
     click here to download windows 8 app troubleshooter.
2. Click next it will detect the problems and tries to fix them automatically.
3. After problems are fixed Restart your computer.

SOLUTION#3:

1. Open command prompt as administrator and type net stop wuauserv to stop the update.
2. Go to the directory C:\Windows\ and delete Software Distribution Folder.
3. Again open Command Prompt as an Administrator and Type: net start wuauserv and Press Enter to stop Update.
4. Press WIN+C and Search for troubleshooting then click Fix problems with Windows Update.

Let others know which solution fixed your problem by commenting below.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

How to lock your computer remotely using Bluetooth Device

Posted by Aamir
Have you ever wondered your computer getting locked itself when you move away from it and getting unlocked when you move towards it, yes it is possible using a Software called Btprox which locks your computer depending on the Bluetooth signal. The application is completely available for free. Btprox works by pairing any Bluetooth device like mobile phone with your computer. It locks your computer whenever the Bluetooth device is taken away from it and unlocks the computer when the device is taken closer to it.


lock computer using bluetooth Device


Requirements for Btprox to work

1. Any device With Bluetooth connectivity (smart phone).
2. A Computer with Bluetooth.
3. Btprox software which can be downloaded from following link.


Steps to lock Computer remotely using Bluetooth

1. First download the Btprox application from the link provided above and install it.
2. Run the application from Desktop or program files.

Btprox-main window

3. Pair the Bluetooth device with your computer by clicking on '...' button next to used device.
4. Set the timeout for which you want your computer to be locked when you move away from it.

Btprox pair device

5. Now click on start button, the icon of the program in system tray turns orange as soon as the device is found.
6. When the Bluetooth device moves away, the icon turns red and computer gets locked after the timeout limit.
7. To abort locking, right click on the Btprox icon in system tray and click on Abort workstation lock

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