Friday, March 13, 2015

A Day that circles an Instant Happy Pi Day (3/14/15)

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA

The most magical year of the century, Pi Day over in an instant and once in a life time….Pi Day

The date of Pi Day is 3/14/15 (at least in the US and a few other countries that write dates the same way), which aligns and matches the first five digits of pi, the constant ratio of every circle’s circumference to its diameter: 3.1415.
At precisely 9:26:53 am, on Pi Day is the Pi Second: the date and time of Pi day to the second will align and match up with the first 10 digits of pi, 3.141592653. and at an infinitesimally brief moment just after 9:26:53.58979 am but slightly before 9:26:53.5898 am, of Pi Day we’ll have the Pi Instant…and, technically Pi Day will be over in an instant.
In that Pi instant the arbitrary date and time called Pi Day the match will be perfectly in tune with every single digit of pi, an irrational number that literally never ends and will stretch on to infinity.
In that moment it will be the only moment Pi will align throughout the Universe extending into infinity.
For the briefest of moments, pi will be harmonious with the reality of your soul.
Source :Techworm
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Saturday, March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day 2015: Top 10 inspirational Women’s Day Quotes on women empowerment

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA

Theme for International Women’s Day 2015 across the globe is “Empowering Women -Empowering Humanity: Picture it”.

 

International Women’s day falls on 8th March 2015, Sunday. The theme set by UN for this year is  “Empowering Women -Empowering Humanity: Picture it”. The theme set by UN visualizes a world wherein every girl and woman has her freedom to live the life of her choice; wherein she can participate in any field that she desires. Also a life wherein she has a right to education, right to income, to participate in politics and a society that is free from violence and discrimination. Basically International Women’s Day is an UN initiative to celebrate the progress of women as well as appreciate their sheer dedication, determination, endurance, courage and strength which made them extra ordinary in their country.
Techworm wishes all its female readers International Women’s day 2015 and would like to take this opportunity to share Top 10 women’s day Quotes, Saying and Greetings from some of the great writers, which our readers would like to use while greeting all the women:
  • I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” …………………… Oprah Winfrey
  • A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”……………….Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world…..Charles Malik
  • Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President’s spouse. I wish him well!….Barbara Bush
  • The greatest gift to man is woman, But the greatest gift to woman is herself.”…………………… C.C. Campbell
  • I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. ………………….B. R. Ambedkar
  • Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes…..Nancy Pelosi
  • If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman……..Margaret Thatcher
  • A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.”…………..Nancy Rathburn
  • You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.”………………………….Benjamin Disraeli
Once again wishing International Women’s Day 2015, hope this has made all the woman out there proud to be a “Woman”.
Hope You enjoyed Women’s Day Quotes mentioned above.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

WhatsApp Calling; Two ways to enable WhatsApp Voice Calling on your smartphone without Invite

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA
Enable WhatsApp calling feature on your smartphone without invite (For Rooted as well as Non Rooted Android Smartphones)

Ever since WhatsApp has announced a phased rollout of its WhatsApp calling feature, WhatsApp users across the world are eagerly awaiting a invite to enable this feature. We at Techworm bring you two latest ways to enable WhatsApp calling without an invite. One works with rooted Android smartphone and for the other to work you need a non-rooted smartphones.
The non rooted method works for those who have not rooted their Android smartphones but you need to have some basic knowledge of working with Android decompiler.

Enabling WhatsApp on unrooted Android smartphones

This is the latest method which was posted by Senior XDA member, mohamedrashad and works beautifully. Also for this method you do not have to root your Android smartphone to enable the feature.
However, as said above, you need some basic knowledge of decompiling and editing .xml files and also –this method makes the calling your home for WhatsApp forever.
Follow the below step by step tutorial if you wish to get WhatsApp calling feature on your non rooted Android smartphones.

Requirements

  • Latest WhatsApp apk
  • ApkTool
  • Notepad++
Download link: WhatsApp 2.11.508.apk
XDA WhatsApp APK download link  : WhatsApp-com.whatsapp-450258-v2.11.505.apk
Steps on how to get WhatsApp Calling on your smartphone (Without root).
Important : Do not install the downloaded Apk till you have gone through all the steps below
Step 1: Decompile WhatsApp (the present WhatsApp App on your smartphone)
Step 2: Open AndroidManifest.xml
Step 3: Search for the following code >Head over to XDA forums if you want a detailed tutorial of how to do it
 Step 4: Change it to the following
 Step 5: Now search for this line again
 Step 6: Change it to the following

Step 7: Compile and sign
Step 8: Uninstall the old WhatsApp
Step 9: Install the modified version
And you are done. You should now be having calling feature enabled on your WhatsApp.

Method 2 for enabling WhatsApp calling feature on Rooted Android Smartphones

Requirements

  • Latest WhatsApp apk
  • ES FileExplorer
  • Notepad++
Download link: WhatsApp 2.11.508.apk
Download Link : ES FileExplorer

Steps

Step 1 : Open up ES FileExplorer File Manager and enable “Root Explorer”. To do so, just swipe from left to right, expand “Tools”, scroll down and tap on Root Explorer’s ON/OFF button.

Step 2 :  Inside ES FileExplorer, navigate to the following path.
Device >> data >> data >> com.whatsapp >> shared_prefs
On this screen, you can find some .xml files. Open com.whatsapp_preferences.xml file using the ES File Explorer File Manager app.

Step 3 : Tap on the menu button and select Edit.


Download link: WhatsApp 2.11.508.apk
Download Link : ES FileExplorer

Steps

Step 1 : Open up ES FileExplorer File Manager and enable “Root Explorer”. To do so, just swipe from left to right, expand “Tools”, scroll down and tap on Root Explorer’s ON/OFF button.
ES explorer 1
Step 2 :  Inside ES FileExplorer, navigate to the following path.
Device >> data >> data >> com.whatsapp >> shared_prefs
On this screen, you can find some .xml files. Open com.whatsapp_preferences.xml file using the ES File Explorer File Manager app.
ES explorer 2
Step 3 : Tap on the menu button and select Edit.
ES explorer 3
Step 4 : Go to the bottom and you can find the </map> tag in the last line. Just add the following lines before the </map> tag.
<boolean name=”call” value=”true”/>
<string name=”call_allowed”>all</string>

Step 5 :  Save your changes. To save, you can tap on back button and the save window will appear automatically. After that, open your stock Settings app, open Apps section and tap on “FORCE STOP” button to stop WhatsApp.
Step  6 Final Step : Open WhatsApp App. If you have done everything as shown above, you will get the new tab on your screen along with Chats and Contacts.

Thats it, the two ways for rooted and non rooted Android smartphones to enable WhatsApp calling feature. If you have any comments/any other ways to enable WhatsApp voice calling, kindly drop in a comment in the comments section below.
Source: Techworm
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Remove shortcut Virus from your Pendrive or Computer

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA 6 Comments
Shortcut Virus!!! Is Your USB Pendrive,Computer or Hard disk creating unwanted shortcut files which appears again and again even after removing them? 
 
How to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or computer


The Shortcut Virus or bug may look to many as a small problem and usually they do not take any action to remove it, while others take it seriously and look on the internet to find a shortcut virus removal tool or a way to Remove the shortcut virus from there device.

Before i begin the tutorial on how to remove the shortcut virus, let me first explain what the shortcut virus is capable of doing.

What is Shortcut Virus and How it infects your device?
Shortcut Virus also known as  Houdini is a worm which have infected several computers/devices around the world.
The Shortcut Virus usually spread through USB peripheral devices including pendrives, Memory cards, Mobile phones, Digital Cameras or Hard disks. once you have completed copying a file to your device you may see files on your device with a shortcut arrow in the preview. this is where the infection begins once clicked the file runs a ".vbs" file/script which runs a series of task including making two copies of its code or registery key one for temporary use and other for start/restart.

You may think by removing the Shortcut created the problem is solved, but infact it will appear again every time the computer or device is started/restarted.

After infecting your computer/device the Shortcut virus looks for peripheral devices connected to the system and infects them too.

What is the Shortcut virus capable of doing?

Once your device is infected by the shortcut virus it then connects to its C&C server, to obtain the commands and send the stolen information.

Once infected by the Shortcut Virus, the Attacker can take advantage of the situation and is capable of stealing victim's data install other malwares or update the codes of the present shortcut virus.

How to Remove shortcut Virus? 

I will explain four methods step by step which can help you remove shortcut virus from your computer.


Shortcut Virus Removal Method 1:

Step1: Connect the device which is infected by the shortcut virus, check for every folder/file on the drive/device is visible and not hidden. for this open folder and search options--> view-->select show hidden files and folders--> apply changes.
How to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or computer
Step2: Download Autorun Exterminator from the link provided here extract the folder and run the file which is named as "Autorun Exterminator" this will automatically remove the shortcut virus from your device.


Shortcut Virus Removal Method 2:

How to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or computer

Download Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware from the link provided here, Install and update it and then run a full scan of your computer/device it will automatically remove any shortcut virus present in your computer.


Shortcut Virus Removal Method 3, Using Command prompt:

Open the Command prompt, click on start--> Search-->cmd-->Enter it will open the Command prompt, type in the following command
     attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.*     or    

     attrib E:\*.* /d /s -h -r -s
Replace the drive "E" with the desired drive you want to scan, for eg; if you want to scan and remove the shortcut virus from drive G, Replace "E" with "G"
How to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or computer
Copy one of the command from above  and paste it into command prompt window and press Enter.


Shortcut Virus Removal Method 4:

Download usbfix from the link provided here and run it. 

Now before running usbfix insert the peripheral device which you want to scan or remove shortcut virus from.
How to remove shortcut virus from your pendrive or computer

After running the usbfix click on Clean option.

A popup message will appear asking to Connect all your external data sources to your PC (Usb keys, external drives, etc…), connect the device which you want to scan or remove the shortcut virus from and then click ok.

The Software will scan for all infected elements and will remove the shortcut virus from your device.

Hopefully Your device is now free from Shortcut Virus, do let us know if you have any problem following the above mentioned method :)
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

4 Signs You Are Being Internet Stalked and What You Can Do to Stop Them Cold

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA

4 Signs You Are Being Internet Stalked and What You Can Do to Stop Them Cold

The world is a busy place and it is getting busier. New software, mobile applications, and computing-related devices continue to be introduced into the global marketplace and at staggering rate. Complementing these advancements is a surge in ever-growing cyber threats, malware, and companies who stalk Internet user activity at a whim.


While new platforms in technology help us live life wiser and more richly, there is also bad that can come with all the good. We have technological advents such as big data and microprocessor evolution we can thank and even eschew. Because it is likely you are being stalked in your own workspace or living right now.

Believe it.

There are 4 signs you are being Internet stalked and here’s what you can to stop them cold. Start by shaking hands with innovation.

Technology breeds innovation and Internet snooping


You only have to open the Spam folder in your Internet mail to see the numerous queries to get you to ty a shiny new service or product. What you know readily also is you are being stalked.

You may wonder,

  • “How does the sender at the other end of the e-mail connection even know you exist?”  
  • “Is it the person is e-mail bombing everyone?” 
  •  “Has the individual purchased a seed list that notes every person that purchased a particular brand product or online service? “

Increasing advancements in technology have a part in how you connect with malware, ad ware, and other invasive marketing tactics. You are being marketed to and in multiple modes of campaigns. These can include marketing by Google AdWords or something as appealing as a ‘non-invasive’ download of trial software that installs a Web Search extension into your Web browser.

The numbers of cyber-attacks and mobile device threats that continue to rise are connected to speed which technology evolves.

Moore’s Law and the speed of technology

4 Signs You Are Being Internet Stalked Law of Moore.
Lead thinker George E. Moore attributed growths in technology to the development of next gen central processor unit speed (CPU). According to Moore, the power a computer processes doubles every two years. Described as “Moore’s Law,” the greater number of transistors a CPU has the capability to utilize, the faster it can function. With newer PCs operating between processing speeds of 1.3 GHz and 2.8 GHz, a single “CORE” computing system would process 4 times the speed if it were a “QUAD CORE” system. Allowing the end user to surf the Web or connect and download software and files with the capability of up to 11.2 GHz. Continued advancements in processor speeds allude to technology and that likely it 'doubles’ every year.


The speed at which information can be download and consumed leads to increasing opportunities to experience unwanted Internet stalking and malware threats. You are being cyber stalked or threatened when you receive an alert from your PC it has received a schedule notice to “update” its system. It’s likely a cyber-threat or a cleverly-disguised malware attempt.


There 4 signs you are being Internet stalked and here’s what you can do to stop them cold.

4 Signs you are being Internet stalked 

One: you receive “targeted ads” in the advert section on a new website you visit.


·         The sign: you see and advertisement that pitches the previous website where you were.



You’ve been targeted. Pay-per-click, AdWords, or another type of campaign has directed analytics about your browser activity to cycle an ad that it thinks you are likely to click and go-see.

·         Instead: install an ad-blocker extension.



The blocker application will ‘redirect’ the information that is attempt to circle to you so what you see is a blank space. Enter your browser’s settings and ad URL-block to the site in question also.

Two: you see an odd set of number and numerals when you open up your browser.

4 Signs You Are Being Internet Stalked Global.
[A trial software download may yield a temporary search engine tracking trigger.]

·         The sign: you open up a tab that opens with a “Search” field.



You’ve given permission to a service or application you’ve tried to stalk you. This happens often with trial software or downloads that require an “opt-in” agreement to try them.

·         Instead: do not download the software.

Delete the URL from your computing system. Scan your system for any malware or other stealth applications.

Three: there is unscheduled “restart” of your system.


·         The sign: often your PC (unless it is a MAC) will notify you when scheduled updates have occurred.

·         Instead: if there is an update you haven’t seen before, run a check on your system.

Run a second check with a different kind of spyware of malware checker if it is installed on your PC. Set your system to announce any download attempts with a prompt for you to act. Visit your systems security settings in its Control Panel.

Four: you’ve downloaded a file; now your computing system runs slow or sluggish.


·         The Sign: chances are you’ve visited a website that has been compromised. There is a chance your files have been affected too. While encryption can help protect files, using a robust virus and malware protection software is an empowered solution.

·         Instead: work with a viable program such as Soda PDF in order to sign and secure documents using password prompts, user-centric settings, and author tools to help you connect your workflow with your services and also to ensure they are utmost with professional grade.


Keep a weather eye

Adware, malware, and Internet stalking happen in our global economy. Use applications that help you manage your workflow, document your files in-house, and help you accentuate your expertise in your business.

  
What’s your take on Internet safety? Is document security necessary in a world of big data? 
 
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

How to Change Colors of Folder in windows: Creating Folders with Different Colors

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA
Windows have completed almost 30 years of its success, with more and more users and popular features being added one after another, Microsoft's windows have become the most popular OS of the world.
How to Change Colors of Folder in windows, Creating Folders with Different Colors
However windows users still lack few of the feature which they think should be enabled with their windows OS. One of which is, feature which can enable to add "colors to folders" or to add different colors to different folders in windows pc.

You may think what is the use of "Adding colors to Folder in windows", well colored folders looks more attractive and are easier to navigate.

While Microsoft does not provide any option to change colors of the folders in windows. few software may enable you to change colors of the folder as of your choice. 

Here, in this Article i will explain you a similar method which will help you to add different colors to folder in your windows pc.

How to Customize folders with different colors in Windows?

Tools Required : Folder Colorizer (Download for free from here)
Supported Operating System : Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

Download the Folder Colorizer software from the above provided link, the product provides options to add colors to folders and comes from a trusted vendor so it will not harm your PC.

  • Download and install Folder Colorizer, if it asks to install Microsoft Dot Net 3.0 Framework. install it too.
  • While installing the software be cautious as it may ask to install several other tools to.
  • After complete installation you may proceed with adding color to folders on your pc. 
  • Right click any folder to which you want to add color.
  • After Right click select Colorizer Option from the menu.
  • Next select the color which you want to add to the folder.
  • The Color of the Folder will instantly change to selected color.
How to Change Colors of Folder in windows, Creating Folders with Different Colors
What if you want to change the color of the folder again?
Just follow the same steps, select the folder--> Right Click--> Choose colorizer from menu-->click on the color which you want the folder to display.

If you want to undo all colors of folders to default, you just need to Uninstall colorizer. windows will start showing default color of the folders.

If You have any queries or any trouble changing colors of the folders, let us know in the comments below.
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Price, Specs and Features

Posted by Abhishek Kumar JHA
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge was unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. much where told about the specifications and features of the product. but will the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 be able to compete with Apple's rumored iPhone 6.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Price, Specs and Features

Looking at the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, The new Galaxy Note 4 is a mostly obvious upgrade to Samsung's successful line of phablets, infact a better one. As compared to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 brings some interesting things and features – QHD display, 16MP rear camera, water-proofing and so on.

Galaxy Note series has been a big deal for Samsung. the company sold five million Galaxy Note 3 models in its first month of sale, and possibly will be able to reach more for new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs and Features:

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with  Advanced and improved S-Pen and can be be paired with the Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Headset.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Display and Screen:

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the same size as the Galaxy Note 3, 5.7-inches in size. however Samsung has improved the pixels this time which has been boosted up from 386ppi in Note 3 to 515ppi in News Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung has provided the Galaxy Note 4 with a Quad-HD display with a ​2560×1440 p resolution on a  Super AMOLED screen, covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Processor, Memeory and Ram:

Similar to its predecessor Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is also available in two processor versions  

  • 2.7 GHz quad-core processor with Snapdragon 805 chipset, which brings LTE Cat 6 support. 
  • 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor with Samsung’s Exynos 5433 chipset and LTE Cat 4 connectivity
RAM: 3 GB
Memory: 32 GB, inbuilt (expandable 64 GB, microSD)
Operating System: Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Samsung TouchWiz UI

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Battery:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4comes with a Li-ion 3,220mAh battery, just about the same size as previous model, However it will charge to 50 percent in 30 minutes with help of Qualcomm's QuickCharge technology. the denser screen of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may cause to have shorter overall battery life than the long-lasting Galaxy Note 3 but the Ultra Power Saving Mode allows to preserve battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4comes with a 16 megapixel rear-facing (8x digital zoom) camera featuring a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system to deal with camera shake. It also automatically extends exposure time in dark settings. The front camera is a wide-angle, f1.9, 3.7-megapixel, upgraded from 77 degrees of view to 90 degrees.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Colors and look:

Available in Charcoal Black,” “Frost White,” “Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink”.
Surrounded by a metal frame, Almost similar too the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha. however The back is still textured plastic.

Other Features: 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with S-Pen, Fingerprint scanner a Heart rate monitor and according to Samsung, this is the world’s first mobile with a UV sensor. multiple microphones, an improved speaker phone for better noise cancellation and a built-in Voice Recorder which offers eight directional voice tagging are also present in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The earlier USB 3 port has been replaced by a more standard MicroUSB 2 port, which will make the Note 4 more compatible with standard accessories. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Price and Availability:

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available by first week of October. Samsung has not specified the price yet but According to a leak over in the Netherlands the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may cost between €795 and €799 and become available on October 10. 
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