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Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to remove Toolbars and Adware search Engines from browser

Posted by Aamir
You may have many unknown Toolbars and Adware search Engines like Ask toolbar, Babylon toolbar, iLivid , Conduit Search engine, Smart bar installed which keep annoying you whenever you open your browser. You may not even know how these potentially unwanted programs got installed on your PC and It is not even easy to remove these annoying Toolbars and Adware Search Engines manually. But there is a tiny tool called Junkware removal tool which can remove potentially unwanted programs like Toolbars and Adware search engines automatically. This tool searches for and removes common Adwares, Toolbars and other potentially unwanted programs from your computer automatically.

remove toolbars and adware search engines

Junkware removal tool to remove Toolbars and Adwares

Junkware removal tool is available for windows xp, vista, 7, 8  and has the ability to remove following types of potentially unwanted programs
  1. Ask Toolbar
  2. Babylon Toolbar
  3. iLivid
  4. Conduit search engine
  5. MyWebsearch
  6. Web Assistant
  7. Searchqu
  8. IncredibiBar
  9. Delta and many more
When you run this tool, It will remove all the traces of the unwanted programs including registry keys, files and folders.
Junkware removal tool has a simple command line interface where you have to give yes or no confirmation to search and remove the annoying toolbars and adware search engines.

junkware removal tool (JRT)
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How to - Speed up your Windows Computer and boost internet speed

Posted by Aamir
Here i have mentioned few tips and tricks on how to speed up your windows computer for better performance and how to boost internet speed. By following this tips and tricks you can get best out of your Computer, from boosting Windows start up time to improvement in internet speed.
How to speed up your windows computer and how to boost internet speed

Tips and Tricks to Speed up your Computer

Boost Windows Startup time

 Windows 8 has the faster boot time when compared to previous versions of Windows. However, We can use some  tweaks in Windows 8 to boot it more faster than it is. The recommended step is to rely on Hibernate option as we do in Smartphones and Tablets. However, if you are a user who prefers to shut down the computer for a fresh start every time you log on, Here are some tips you can follow to improve start-up time of your windows PC. Most of the tips provided here can also be used in Windows 7.

1. Deselect the Start up programs

Deselect the start up programs which you don't need when windows starts. There are many Unwanted start up programs which start automatically when you Start your Windows PC. These programs slow down your Boot speed. It would be better to deselect these unwanted start up programs to improve start up speed of your computer.
You can deselect unwanted start up programs in windows 8 by going to Task manager. To go to Task Manager press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys together and select Task Manager. In Task manager go to Startup tab and disable the unwanted programs. Windows 7 users can configure Start up programs by typing msconfig in Run dialog box [ press windows + R key and type msconfig ]

disable unwanted startup proggrams

2. Disable Animations

1. Disable the Transitions and effects in windows interface, if you are not too attached to them. To disable animations press Windows + X key and click on system from the menu.

open system menu

2.In system menu click on Advanced System settings in left pane, and access the performance settings in the system properties window.

advanced system settings

3. Now disable the effects that you consider irrelevant and click on OK

disable unnecessary effects

4. Disabling username and password helps in improving start up time. Access user accounts menu by typing netplwiz in Run dialog box and uncheck 'users must enter a username and password option to use this computer'. In Windows 7 switching from Aero mode to classic mode helps in improving start up time. 

3.Windows Registry Tweak

There are many Windows processes which slow down your computer. A simple registry tweak will take care of them. Copy the following code in notepad and save it as speedystartup.reg, run the file and restart your computer.


4. Software solution

There are many software's available which can find errors in your computer by performing overall check. Soluto is a cloud based PC management service which finds the applications hindering performance of your computer. Create account in Soluto by going to following link.


Here is another software called Anvi Startup booster which boosts the start up time of your computer. It checks the programs from start up, system settings, network and disables unnecessary programs and removes harmful programs from your computer. It has a simple user interface and the best feature is that it has a restore option. The software is available for free and can be downloaded from following link.

Download Anvi Startup Booster

How to boost internet Speed

Internet is one of the most important part of daily life. It has become an integral part of our lives. Internet connectivity depends on many factors. Bad internet connectivity may be because of some problem in Hardware or Software of your Computer. Internet Service Provider may also be responsible for Bad internet connectivity but it is not completely under our control. Here are some tips to boost internet speed of your computer.

1. Connectify Dispatch

Connectify is well known for turning your Computer into a Wi-Fi Hot spot. Connectify dispatch combines the resources of all the available connection and prioritizes the usage to fit the right one. For example, if you are Streaming a Video and downloading some software, Connectify dispatch prioritizes video streaming to connection with High speed and Software downloading to low speed connection for the duration of software download. This software will be useful only if you have more than one internet connection. Connectify Dispatch is available for free and paid premium upgrade is also available. Go to following link to download Connectify Dispatch.

how to boost internet speed

2. DNS Servers

The main function of DNS server is to translate the Computer host names to IP addresses. Most of the time DNS servers of Service provider are not optimized. Because of this, DNS servers are incapable of handling traffic at peak hours, which leads to slow internet speed. But this problem has a fix. There are several free public DNS servers available which handle traffic, if one goes down the other server closest to you is ready to back it up. If you are not satisfied with the speed you are getting from free servers, you have a option to upgrade to premium at a price. The premium servers are less crowded which helps in making connection more reliable and faster.

list of free DNS servers

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Monday, February 17, 2014

How to Edit Videos in VLC media player (Re size, Convert and Cut)

Posted by Aamir
VLC media player is one of the most popular media player which supports almost all audio and video file formats. VLC media player includes many features like streaming live videos, playing HD videos and many more. Not only for playing videos,  You can also use VLC media player to edit Videos. You can Re size, Convert and Cut or Crop Videos using VLC media player. If you are not familiar with any Video editing tool and looking for an easy way to edit videos, then this article is for you. Below I have described how to edit videos (Cut or Crop, Convert and Re size) in VLC media player.

If you don't have VLC media player, you can install the latest version of VLC media player from following link

Download latest version of VLC media player

How to Edit videos using VLC media player(Resize, Cut and Convert)

How to Edit videos in VLC media player (Re size, Convert and Cut)

How to Cut or Crop Video Files using VLC media player

1. Launch VLC media player and activate Advanced controls which can be found in view menu.
  Go to  view->Advanced controls and activate it.


2. After activating advanced controls you will get four extra buttons above normal play, pause buttons. These buttons are used to cut the video. After activating these controls add video from the media menu.


3. Now while playing video press the record button at the point where you want to start recording it and again press record at the point where you want to stop recording.


4. Your cropped video file will get saved in my videos folder.

How to convert video files using VLC media player

1. Launch VLC media player and go to media->convert/save.


2. Now add video file that you want to convert by clicking on add and then click convert/save.


3. Now add the destination folder where you want your converted file to be saved  and click start. Wait for some time and your file will get saved in destination folder after conversion. 


How to Re size video files using VLC media player

1. Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 of How to convert video files using VLC media player but don't click on start button, instead click on settings icon to open a window where you will give desired height and width for video.


2. Go to video codec tab and give desired height and width of video in scale section and click on save.


3. Now start the process by clicking on start as you did in How to Convert video files using VLC media player.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

5 Best Addictive Flash Games you can Play to kill boredom

Posted by Aamir
Many people keep browsing the internet searching for something interesting to keep them occupied. If you are one among them then this is the right place for you.  The best way to cure boredom is to play online games with your friends. Here I am going to post a list of addictive flash games which will keep you occupied.You can spend lot of time playing these games without getting bored. These games will completely keep you entertained for hours. Don't forget to share these addictive flash games with your friends.


List of online addictive flash games

1. Gold Miner

In this game, you have to collect various hunks of gold and gems. You can use the earned cash to buy power-ups, but make sure to collect target amount of money by the end of the level.

2. SpiderMan Flash Game

The objective of this game is to get as far as you can without falling. Click on where you want the stick man to shoot his strings.

3. Storm the House 2

Here in this game you have to kill the stick men who are attacking the house. Use mouse to aim and Fire the stick men. P to pause and Space button to reload.

4. Fly the Copter

Control the Copter using Mouse

5. Super Mario Brothers flash:

Super Mario Brothers is one of the best games of all time.

NOTE: All Games are copyrighted or trademarked by their respective Owners or Authors.

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Unlimited Gems and Coins Trick for Temple Run 2

Posted by Aamir
Temple Run 2 is one of the most popular games on Android, iOS and windows phone 8 platforms. But it is not much fun playing the game without buying any Gems and Coins. To unlock many features in the game like to increase power you need to earn coins and gems. Here I am going to share a trick on how to get unlimited Gems and Coins in Temple Run 2. Using this trick you can earn unlimited Gems and Coins in Temple Run 2 with a couple of clicks. The trick is very simple and does not require rooting of device.

gaming temple run 2 unlimited gems and coins

Steps to get Unlimited coins and gems in Temple Run 2

1. First, Backup your saved game file gamedata.txt which can be found in
2. Now download the gamedata.txt file from following link
3. Now replace the original gamedata.txt file with the downloaded gamedata.txt file in the following directory
4. Now open the application, you can see that coins and gems are set to 999999999 as in the image shown        below.

temple run 2 unlimited coins and gems

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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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Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to hide Files and Folders in Android Smartphone or Tablet

Posted by Aamir
In the previous post we have seen How to password protect your Whatsapp messages, In this post I am going to show you how to hide files and folders on SD card in your Android smartphone. There are number of apps available in Playstore to hide files and folders but some of the apps are paid and some use high memory resources which slow down your smart phone. Here is an app called File Hide Pro which is available for free in android play store and is very lite on your Android phone.

hide files and folders in android smart phone

File Hide Pro

1. File Hide Pro comes with a simple user interface and can hide any file or folder in seconds.
2.The best thing about this app is it comes with Tip calculator so that no one will know you are hiding something.
3.You can long press on title i.e Tip calculator to open File Hide Pro.

file hide pro


1. App is disguised as a fully functional Tip calculator.
2. Hide any file or folder.
3. Simple User interface to help you easily hide files and folders.
4. Password protection to ensure your privacy.

Download File Hide Pro from play store by going to following link

Download File Hide Pro
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