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Monday, October 31, 2011

Chat with your friends using command prompt

To do this -

1) All you need is your friend's IP Address and your Command Prompt.

2) Open Notepad and write this code as it is.....!

@echo off
set /p n=User:
set /p m=Message:
net send %n% %m%
Goto A

3) Now save this as "Messenger.Bat".

4) Open Command Prompt.

5) Drag this file (.bat file) over to Command Prompt and press Enter.

7) Now, type the IP Address of the computer you want to contact and press enter
You will see something like this:

8) Now all you need to do is type your message and press Enter.
Start Chatting.......!

Make your system faster, by increasing virtual RAM

Follow the steps given below :-

1) Hold down the 'Windows' Key and Press the 'Pause/Break' button at the top right of your keyboard.
Another way is Right-Clicking 'My Computer' and then Select 'Properties'.

2) Click on the 'Advanced' tab.

3) Under 'Performance', click 'Settings'.

4) Then click the 'Advanced' tab on the button that pops up.

5) Under 'Virtual Memory' at the bottom, click 'Change'.

6) Click the 'Custom Size' button.

7) For the initial size (depending on your HD space), type in anywhere from 1000-1500 (although I use 4000), and for the Maximum size type in anywhere from 2000-2500 (although I use 6000).

8) Click 'Set', and then exit out of all of the windows.

9) Finally, Restart your computer.

10) You now have a faster computer and 1-2GB of Virtual RAM..!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skip or bypass Rapidshare, Megaupload Waiting time

Yes, you read it correct, now you can easily avoid the waiting time whenever you download as a free user from the file sharing services such as rapidshare, megaupload, deposifiles, hotfile,filesonic . Normally you have to wait for 20-60 minutes to download the second file after downloading the first one. This is a way to invite users to purchase a premium service. But this way of limiting Free download limit and asking free users to wait for long time to start another download is annoying one.
Bypass Download Limit  in rapidshare, hotfile, megaupload 
Skipscreen is an extension to your browser which can be used to by pass waiting time on download  on sites listed below. Unfortunately, it can only be used only with Firefox browsers to avoid waiting time:


The application is simple to use and doesn't require any configuration, just go to the addon page of the extension and install it, restart your browser  or download it from the link provided below.

Download Skip Screen Firefox Extention

Alternative Methods to Beat Rapidshare Download Limits and Waiting Time
Method 1:  Using Java Script:

1. Goto the page you want to download
2. Select FREE button
3. In the address bar put the following: javascript:alert(c=0)
4. Click OK
5. Click OK to the pop-up box
6. Enter the captcha
7. Download Your File

Method 2:  Request a new IP address from your ISP server

Here’s how to do it in windows:
1. Click Start
2. Click run
3. In the run box type cmd.exe and click OK
4. When the command prompt opens type the following.
ENTER after each new line.
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew


Change XP Start Button Name

First Step The first step is to make a backup copy of the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer. Place it in a folder somewhere on your hard drive where it will be safe. Start Resource Hacker and open explorer.exe located at C:\Windows\explorer.exe
The category we are going to be using is String Table In Resource Hacker. Expand it by clicking the plus sign then navigate down to and expand string 37 followed by highlighting 1033. If you are using the Classic Layout rather than the XP Layout, use number 38. The right hand pane will display the stringtable . We’re going to modify item 578, currently showing the word “start” just as it displays on the current Start button.

There is no magic here. Just double click on the word “start” so that it’s highlighted, making sure the quotation marks are not part of the highlight. They need to remain in place, surrounding the new text that you’ll type. Go ahead and type your new entry

Second Step – Modify the Registry Now that the modified explorer.exe has been created it’s necessary to modify the registry so the file will be recognized when the user logs on to the system. If you don’t know how to access the registry I’m not sure this article is for you, but just in case it’s a temporary memory lapse, go to Start (soon to be something else) Run and type regedit in the Open: field. 

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon

In the Right pane , double click the Shell entry to open the Edit String dialog box. In Value data: line, enter the name that was used to save the modified explorer.exe file. Click OK.

Close Registry Editor and either log off the system and log back in, or reboot the entire system if that’s your preference. If all went as planned you should see your new Start button with the revised text.

Make your firefox faster

This Firefox tricks will improve the speed & load time of firefox. And you will be able to surf faster.

Type about:config in the address bar, Then look for the following entries, and make the corresponding changes.
network.http.max-connections-per-server =32
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy =16
network.http.max-connections = 64
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server = 10
network.http.pipelining = true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 200
network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0
network.http.proxy.pipelining = true
network.http.proxy.version = 1.0

Lastly right-click anywhere and select New- Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives. Enjoy!!

Speed up your internet by 20% on windows

Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC etc

You can get it back:

Click Start then Run and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes. This opens the group policy editor.
Then go to:
--> Local Computer Policy
--> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
--> Network
--> QOS Packet Scheduler
--> Limit Reservable Bandwidth.
Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth.
 It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab i.e." By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win 2000 as well. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ra One game for windows/how to run PS2 games on Windows

In July, Red Chillies Entertainment declared a tie-up with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to build a full cycle game of the film on PlayStation. Released on October 5 at an event in Mumbai, "Ra.One - The Game" offers more than 20 game environments, features original voice-overs from the actors and is available on PS2 and PS3; the former being available for the Indian market and the latter for the international market. The project boasts of a series of firsts: a first full cycle BluRay PS3 game developed with an Indian developer; first console game to be dubbed by a leading Bollywood actor and also the first Bollywood title to appear as a full cycle PlayStation game. On October 14, a gaming tournament titled "The Ra.One Nvidia GeForce lan" was held in Mumbai. The event, which hosted over 1000 gamers competing against each other, featured several popular games such as "FIFA", "Counter-Strike" and "Call of Duty", and was telecast live on YouTube, showcasing digital innovation by means of live interactive contests, puzzles etc.

In addition to launching the video game, Red Chillies also collaborated with UTV Indiagames to design a social game based on the film named the Ra.One Genesis. The game reached the No. 1 position on the iTunes store within 24 hours of its launch, becoming the first ever Bollywood movie app to be top-featured on iPhone and iPad. An investment of around 4.5 crore (US$1 million), the storyline of the game is not borrowed from or similar to that of the movie though it is based on the character of G.One. The game was launched across platforms like mobiles, tablet PCs, the direct-to-home platform and social networking sites like Facebook. According to the company's digital and new media head Shailja Gupta, the idea behind the digital marketing is to create a franchisee for Ra.One. She explained, "Social gaming is just one part of the digit marketing strategy. The unique part of the social game is the integration of merchandise and gaming."

To play this game on windows follow these steps.

First download the game from this link.

Step 1 – Download and install ePSXe

The latest version can always be found here.

As there’s no installer, you just have to unzip it in the folder of your choice. You’ll also want some shortcuts, so right-click on the “˜ePSXe.exe’, “˜send to’ and choose “˜desktop’.

Step 2 – Getting the PSX’s BIOS

The installation is far from complete though, as this is only the base of the emulator. Among the other things we’re going to need are the PSX’s BIOS files. These are essential for the emulation, but there is a catch.

You can obtain the BIOS in two ways. You can dump it from your PSX, but that is the long route. You can also download it here, but again, only if you actually own a PSX.

We’ll extract these files in the \bios directory (you can also delete the “˜’ file)

Step 3 – Getting image

Again, we are not ready yet. Next we need the video plug-in.

There’s a wide variety of video plug-ins available, and (depending on your graphics card) some might work better for you than others, so I can’t tell you which one to use. I can point you in the right direction though, as Pete’s and P.E.Op.S. plug-ins have made a good name for themselves. If these do not work (well), try out a few and see which works best (all Linux plug-ins are at the bottom of the page).

We’re going to extract the downloaded package(s) into the \plugins directory. You might need to overwrite the “˜gpu.dat’ file.

Step 4 – Make some noise (optional)

The ePSXe core has built in sound plug-ins, but in case they didn’t work for you, check here for alternatives (scroll down a bit). You can put these plug-ins in the \plugins directory.

Step 5 – Disk driver plug-ins (optional)

The ePSXe core also has built in plug-ins for your disk drive, but in case they didn’t work for you, check here for alternatives (about halfway down the page). You can put these plug-ins in the \plugins directory.

Step 6 – adding zlib1.dll

In their haste to please us, the developers of ePSXe forgot to add zlib.dll to the latest release (v 1.70). You can get it here (just drop it in the same directory as ePSXe.exe).

Step 7 – configuring ePSXe

You’ve got all the files you need now and are just a few steps away from playing your games. Upon opening ePSXe.exe, or the shortcut you made to it on your desktop, you will encounter a configuration wizard.

First you select the correct BIOS for your region (PAL being Europe, Australia and a part of Asia). You’ll notice that there are different alternatives for your region, but all should work.

Next, select your video driver. When you press “˜Config’, you can change the video settings (like screen resolution, FPS limit, and so on. Apart from the resolution, only change these settings if you know what you’re doing.

Press next and select your sound plug-in and CD-ROM plug-in.

Last but not (at all!) least, you can configure your controller settings. First press on the controller you want to configure. In my opinion, the two best options here are either using a gamepad (USB, or an original one with a converter), or your keyboard (“˜Digital’ in the menu).

Step 8 – Boot and play

Finally, in the “˜file’ menu, either choose “˜run CDROM’ of Ra.One or “˜run ISO’ of  Ra one to start playing!
You can make ISO’s of your PSX games without special procedures. Just use Nero, or another CD burning suite.

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Download Ra One | Genesis game for iPad

Ra.One | Genesis is a free to play top down 3D arcade action game, available for Smartphones & Online. You play as the mighty superhero 'G.One' who will stand to defend the world, against the wrath of a surreal creation, codename 'Ra.One' and his minions, who are all set to bring chaos and destruction.
Go to the download page.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

RA One the game free download

In July, Red Chillies Entertainment declared a tie-up with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to build a full cycle game of the film on PlayStation. Released on October 5 at an event in Mumbai, "Ra.One - The Game" offers more than 20 game environments, features original voice-overs from the actors and is available on PS2 and PS3; the former being available for the Indian market and the latter for the international market. The project boasts of a series of firsts: a first full cycle BluRay PS3 game developed with an Indian developer; first console game to be dubbed by a leading Bollywood actor and also the first Bollywood title to appear as a full cycle PlayStation game. On October 14, a gaming tournament titled "The Ra.One Nvidia GeForce lan" was held in Mumbai. The event, which hosted over 1000 gamers competing against each other, featured several popular games such as "FIFA", "Counter-Strike" and "Call of Duty", and was telecast live on YouTube, showcasing digital innovation by means of live interactive contests, puzzles etc.

In addition to launching the video game, Red Chillies also collaborated with UTV Indiagames to design a social game based on the film named the Ra.One Genesis. The game reached the No. 1 position on the iTunes store within 24 hours of its launch, becoming the first ever Bollywood movie app to be top-featured on iPhone and iPad. An investment of around 4.5 crore (US$1 million), the storyline of the game is not borrowed from or similar to that of the movie though it is based on the character of G.One. The game was launched across platforms like mobiles, tablet PCs, the direct-to-home platform and social networking sites like Facebook. According to the company's digital and new media head Shailja Gupta, the idea behind the digital marketing is to create a franchisee for Ra.One. She explained, "Social gaming is just one part of the digit marketing strategy. The unique part of the social game is the integration of merchandise and gaming."



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Play Ra.One game on facebook

Ra.One game can now be played on facebook. Earlier Ra.One game had been launched on playstation and was available for playing only on sony playstation 2 and 3. Read more about Ra.One playstation game here. The Link for Ra One game on facebook is here.

Click to play Ra One on facebook.

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Free OCR Softwares To Convert Images Into Text

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a method that allows you to convert scanned documents into editable text form.If you have to copy some book or other piece of work from a paper into your computer then most probably you will type the whole text in wordpad,but using OCR softwares all you need to do is to take the photograph of the document.Isn’t it time saving?
Ofcourse the accuracy of the convert text is not 100% but most of the time it is close to 100%.The Image formats that are supported by most of the OCR softwares are JPEG,PNG,PDF,BMP,GIFF and TIFF.
In this post I will Give you the names and download links of of 5 Free  OCR softwares
The Best Five Free Offline OCR  Softwares Are:-
1. FreeOCR :-It is windows platform based software and is compatible with the following versions of windows:-
Windows 2000
Windows 2003
Windows XP 32 bit
Windows Vista (all editions)
Windiws 7 (all)

The software uses Tesseract OCR PDF engine which is realeased by google and is open source.It supports all popular image formats and can convert your documents into .txt or .doc files
Download FreeOCR V.3.0
Visit FreeOCR Website

2. Tesseract:- Tesseract is an open source engine which was developed by HP Labs and is now with google.Currently Tesseract V 3.0 is available for download
Download Tesseract V 3.0
Visit  Tesseract Website

3. GOCR:- It is a OCR software for linux user’s using red hat aor fedora.The Software is comapatible with All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes), Linux, OS Portable (Source code to work with many OS platforms)
Download GOCR

4.OCR Desktop:- OCR Desktop Application is a desktop is a windows compatible software for converting your text into images with high accuracy.Ocr Desktop uses latest technologies to make sure you get the best possible results
Download OCR Desktop

5.Simple OCR:-Simple Ocr is another popular freeware software that is being used by thousand of user’s worldwide.
Download Simple OCR

Extract text from any image

Do you need certain information in the form of text from scanned copies of documents.Either you can write the whole text by typing or you can use an OCR software.OCR (optical Character recognition) is method to extract text from images.It can recognize handwritten,printed or typewritten text and can reproduce them into editable word or text format.
These OCR software also preserve the formmating of the orignal scanned document into converted document.They are not 100% accurate and the converted document still requires some editing.But it is better to use an OCR software and do some editing rather to type the whole Doument.
If you have microsoft office installed in your computer then you won’t need any other third-party software as you can use Microsoft Office OneNote to copy text from image.

  • For this you have to install MS-Office on your system.
  • Now open Microsoft Office OneNote (Start–>All Programs–>Microsoft Office–>Microsoft Office OneNote).
  • Drag and Drop the image in the MS-OneNote window from which you want copy the text.
  • Now Right-Click on the image and select Copy Text From Picture option.
  • Open Notepad or MS-Office (where you want save the text) and paste the content there.
Now you have the whole text in your notepad or Ms-Office.You can edit or format it and save only the required excerpt.

Download ebook free from google book store

Downloading ebooks from internet is a bit of a tedious job. Whenever you search for an ebook on the internet, you might come across amazon links that ask for money or you may come across google ebook store where downloading the ebook is not permitted. This firefox add-on helps you download the ebook from the google ebook store. Just follow these steps and download ebooks from google free.
  1. Install Greasemonkey  Add-On to your Firefox browser.
  2. Click on Add to Firefox and then on install Now button.
  3. After the install is complete, firefox will prompt you for browser restart if it doesn't, Restart your Firefox and you will see a monkey icon adjacent to your Address bar.
  4. After installing this, install a user script Google Book Downloader from here.
  5. After clicking on the above link of Google book downloader script you are redirected to a page of , where you will see "install" option on the top right corner. Click on install.
  6. A new pop-up window opens asking you to install Google Monkey. Click on install.
  7. Now you will see a message displaying Google Book Downloader installed successfully at the right bottom of your screen.
  8. Now go to the Google book store and find your book there.
  9. Here, in the top left corner, you will see a button saying Download this Book in the left panel.
  10. That’s it. Now you will be able read your desired book offline.
NOTE: If you are not able to download book on clicking Download this Book button then install FlashGot Add-on in your browser. After installing the addon right click on the Download this Book button and select FlashGot Link option and then click start download button.

How are keygens made.(educational purpose only)

Well most of you have probably used a key generator or keygen as it is commonly called in internet slang. A keygen is a small program that will generate a key or serial/registration number for a piece of software. It is typically used as an adjunct to software piracy.

Here is a comprehensive guide, strictly for educational purposes, that shows you how a keygen is created to feed the hungry piracy lions Laughing

For tools you need a minimum of debugger like SoftIce for Windows (hence WinIce), and a C compiler with Dos libraries.

In this tutorial I will show how to make a key-gen for Ize and Swiftsearch. The protection that these programs use is the well known Enter-Name-and-Registration-Number method. After selecting ‘register’, a window pops up where you can enter your name and your registration number. The strategy here is to find out where in memory the data you enter is stored and then to find out what is done with it. Before you go on make sure you configure the SoftIce dat file according to the PWD tutorial #1.

Part 1: Scanline Swiftsearch 2.0!

Swiftsearch is a useful little program that you can use to search on the web. I will explain step by step how to crack it.

step 1. Start the program

step 2: Choose register from the menus. You will now get a window where you can enter your name and your registration number.

step 3: Enter SoftIce (ctrl-d)

step 4: We will now set a breakpoint on functions like GetWindowText(a) and GetDlgItemText(a) to find out where in memory the data that we just entered is stored. The function that is used by this program is GetDlgItemTexta (trial and error, just try yourself so, in SoftIce type BPX GetDlgItemTexta and exit SoftIce with the g command.

step 5: Now type a name and a registration number (I used razzia and 12345) and press OK, this will put you back in SoftIce. Since you are now inside the GetDlgItemTexta function press F11 to get out of it. You should see the following code:

lea eax, [ebp-2C] :< --- we are looking for this location
push eax
push 00000404
push [ebp+08]
call [USER32!GetDlgItemTextA]
mov edi, eax :< --- eax has the length of the string
and is stored in edi for later usage.

We see that EAX is loaded with a memory address and then pushed to the stack as a parameter for the function GetDlgItemTextA. Since the function GetDlgItemTextA is already been run we can look at EBP-2c (with ED EDP-2c) and see that the name we entered is there. Now we know where the name is stored in memory, normally it would be wise to write that address down, but we will see that in this case it wont be necessary.

So, what next? Now we have to allow the program to read the registration number we entered. Just type g and return and when back in SoftIce press F11. You should see the following code:

push 0000000B
lea ecx, [ebp-18] : < --So, ebp-18 is where the reg. number
push ecx : is stored.
push 0000042A
push [ebp+08]
call [USER32!GetDlgItemTextA]
mov ebx, eax : < --save the lenght of string in EBX
test edi, edi : < --remember EDI had the lenght of the
jne 00402FBF : name we entered?

We see that the registration number is stored at location EBP-18 , check it with ED EBP-18. Again, normally it would be wise to note that address down. Also we see that it is checked if the length of the name we gave was not zero. If it is not zero the program will continue.

Step 6: Ok, now we know where the data we entered is stored in memory. What next?
Now we have to find out what is DONE with it. Usually it would we wise to put breakpoints on those memory locations and find out where in the program they are read. But in this case the answer is just a few F10’s away. Press F10 until you see the following code :

cmp ebx, 0000000A :< --remember EPX had the length of the
je 00402FDE : registration code we entered?

These two lines are important. They check if the length of the registration code we entered is equal to 10. If not the registration number will be considered wrong already. The program wont even bother to check it. Modify EBX or the FLAG register in the register window to allow the jump. Continue Pressing F10 until you get to the following code (note that the a******* you will see could be different) :

:00402FDE xor esi, esi :< -- Clear ESI
:00402FE0 xor eax, eax :< -- Clear EAX
:00402FE2 test edi, edi
:00402FE4 jle 00402FF2
:00402FE6 movsx byte ptr ecx, [ebp + eax - 2C] :< -- ECX is loaded with a letter of the name we entered.
:00402FEB add esi, ecx :< -- Add the letter to ESI
:00402FED inc eax :< -- Increment EAX to get next letter
:00402FEE cmp eax, edi :< -- Did we reach the end of the string?
:00402FF0 jl 00402FE6 :< -- If not, go get the next letter.

Well, we see that the program adds together all the letters of the name we entered. Knowing that ESI contains the sum of the letters, lets continue and find out what the program does with that value :

:00402FF2 push 0000000A
:00402FF4 lea eax, [ebp-18] :< -- Load EAX with the address of the reg. number we entered
:00402FF7 push 00000000
:00402FF9 push eax :< -- Push EAX (as a parameter for the following function)
:00402FFA call 00403870 :< -- Well, what do you think this function does?
:00402FFF add esp, 0000000C
:00403002 cmp eax, esi :< -- Hey!
:00403004 je 00403020

We see that a function is called and when RETurned ESI is compared with EAX. Hmm, lets look at what’s in EAX. A ‘? EAX’ reveals :

00003039 0000012345 “09?

Bingo. That’s what we entered as the registration number. It should have been what’s inside ESI. And we know what’s inside ESI, the sum of the letters of the name we entered!

Step 7: Now we know how the program computes the registration code we can make a key-gen.
But we should not forget that the program checks also that the registration number has 10
A simple C code that will compute the registration number for this program could look like this:

char Name[100];
int NameLength,Offset;
long int Reg = 0, Dummy2 = 10;
int Dummy = 0;
int LengtDummy = 1;
int Lengt , Teller;
printf(”Scanline SwiftSearch 2.0 crack by raZZia.\n”);
printf(”Enter your name: “);

/* the for lus calculates the sum of the letters in Name */
/* and places that value in Reg */
for (Offset=0;Offset {
/* the while lus calculates the lenght of the figure in */
/* Reg and places it in Lengt */
while (Dummy != 1)
if ( Reg < Dummy2 )
{ Lengt = LengtDummy ; Dummy =1;
{ LengtDummy=LengtDummy + 1; Dummy2=Dummy2*10;
printf(”\nYour registration number is : ” );
/* First print 10-Lengt times a 0 */
for (Teller=1;Teller< =Lengt;Teller=Teller+1) printf("0");
/* Then print the registration number */

Case 2 Ize 2.04 from Gadgetware

Ize from Gadgetware is a cute little program that will put a pair of eyes on your screen which will
follow your mousepointer. It has a register function where you can enter your name and a registration
number. The strategy in this case is still the same : Find out where in memory the entered information
is stored and then find out what is done with that information.

Step 1: Start Ize. Chose register and enter a name and a number. I used ‘razzia’ and ‘12345'.

Sterp 2: Enter (CTRL-D) Softice and set a breakpoint on GetDlgItemTextA.

Step 3: Leave SoftIce and press OK. This will put you back in Softice. You will be inside the GetDlgItemTextA
function. To get out of it press F11. You should see the following code :

mov esi, [esp + 0C]
push 00000064
push 0040C3A0 :< --On this memory location the NAME we entered will be stored.
mov edi, [USER32!GetDlgItemTextA] :< --Load edi with adress of GetDlgItemTextA
push 00004EE9
push esi
call edi :< -- Call GetDlgItemTextA
push 00000064 :< -- (you should be here now)
push 0040C210 :< --On this memory location the NUMBER we entered will be stored
push 00004EEA
push esi
call edi :< -- Call GetDlgItemTextA

We see that the function GetDlgItemTextA is called twice in this code fragment. The first call has
already happened. With ED 40C3A0 we can check that the name we entered is stored on that location.
To allow the program to read in the number we entered we type G and enter. Now we are inside the Get-
DlgItemTextA function again and we press f11 to get out of it. We check memory location 40C210 and
we see the number we entered is stored there.
Now we know the locations were the name and the number are stored,we note those down!

Step 4: Ok, what next? We now know where in memory the name and the number are stored. We need to find out
what the program does with those values. In order to do that we could set breakpoints on those memory
locations to see where they are read. But in this case it wont be necessary. The answer is right after the
above code :

push 0040C210 :< --save the location of the number we entered (as a parameter for the next call)
call 00404490 :< -- call this unknown function
add esp, 00000004
mov edi, eax :< -- save EAX (hmmmm)

We see a function being called with the number-location as a parameter. We could trace into the function and see what it does, but that is not needed. With your experience of the Swiftsearch
example you should be able to guess what this function does. It calculates the numerical value of the registration number and puts it in EAX. To be sure we step further using F10 untill we are past the call and check the contents of EAX (with ? EAX). In my case it showed : 00003039 0000012345 “09?.

Knowing that EDI contains our registration number we proceed:

push 0040C3A0 :< -- save the location of the name we entered (as a parameter for the next call)
push 00409080 :< -- save an unknown memory-location (as a parameter for the next call)
call 004043B0 :< --call to an unknown function
add esp, 00000008
cmp edi, eax :< --compare EDI (reg # we entered) with EAX (unknown, since the previous call changed it)
jne 004018A1 :< --jump if not equal

We see that a function is called with two parameters. One of the parameters is the location of the name
we entered. The other we dont know, but we can find out with ED 409080. We see the text ‘Ize’.
This function calculates the right registration number using those two parameters. If you just want to
crack this program, you can place a breakpoint right after the call and check the contents of EAX. It will
contain the right registration number. But since we want to know HOW the reg. # is calculated we will trace inside the function (using T). We will then try to find out HOW the contents of EAX got in there.

Step 5: Once inside the interesting function you will see that we are dealing with a rather long function. It wont be necessary for me to include the complete listing of this function, because we wont need all of it to make our key-gen.
But in order find out which part of the code is essential for the computation of the right registration number, you have to trace STEP by STEP and figure out what EXACTLY is going on!

Afther doing this i found out that the first part of the function computes some kind of “key”. Then this
“key” is stored in memory and in that way passed on to the second part of the function.
The second part of the function then computes the right registration number, based on this “key” AND
the name we entered.

The code that is essential and that we need for our key-gen is the following:

( Note that before the following code starts, the registers that are used will have the following values:
EBX will point to the first letter of the name we entered,
EDX will be zero,
EBP will be zero,
The “key” that we talked about earlier is stored in memory location 0040B828 and will
have 0xA4CC as its initial value. )

:00404425 movsx byte ptr edi, [ebx + edx] :< -- Put first letter of the name in EDI
:00404429 lea esi, [edx+01] :< -- ESI gets the "letter-number"
:0040442C call 00404470 :< -- Call function
:00404431 imul edi, eax :< -- EDI=EDI*EAX (eax is the return value of the the previous call)
:00404434 call 00404470 :< -- Call function
:00404439 mov edx, esi
:0040443B mov ecx, FFFFFFFF
:00404440 imul edi, eax :< -- EDI=EDI*EAX (eax is the return value of the previous call)
:00404443 imul edi, esi :< -- EDI=EDI*ESI ( esi is the number of the letter position)
:00404446 add ebp, edi :< -- EBP=EBP+EDI (beware that EBP will finally contain the right reg#)
:00404448 mov edi, ebx :< --these lines compute the lenght of the name we entered
:0040444A sub eax, eax :< --these lines compute the lenght of the name we entered
:0040444C repnz :< --these lines compute the lenght of the name we entered
:0040444D scasb :< --these lines compute the lenght of the name we entered
:0040444E not ecx :< --these lines compute the lenght of the name we entered
:00404450 dec ecx :< -- ECX now contains the lenght of the name
:00404451 cmp ecx, esi
:00404453 ja 00404425 :< -- If its not the end of the name , go do the same with the next letter
:00404455 mov eax, ebp :< -- SAVE EBP TO EAX !!!!
:00404457 pop ebp
:00404458 pop edi
:00404459 pop esi
:0040445A pop ebx
:0040445B ret

:00404470 mov eax, [0040B828] :< -- Put "key" in EAX
:00404475 mul eax, eax, 015A4E35 :< -- EAX=EAX * 15A4E35
:0040447B inc eax :< -- EAX=EAX + 1
:0040447C mov [0040B828], eax :< -- Replace the "key" with the new value of EAX
:00404481 and eax, 7FFF0000 :< -- EAX=EAX &amp;amp;&amp;amp; 7FFF0000
:00404486 shr eax, 10 :< -- EAX=EAX >>10
:00404489 ret

The above code consists of a loop that goes trough all the letters of the name we entered. With each
letter some value is calculated, all these values are added up together (in EBP). Then this value is stored
in EAX and the function RETurns. And that was what we were looking for, we wanted to know how EAX got its value!

Step 6: Now to make a key-gen we have to translate the above method of calculating the right reg# into a
c program. It could be done in the following way :
(Note : I am a bad c programmer

char Name[100];
int NameLength,Offset;
unsigned long Letter,DummyA;
unsigned long Key = 0xa4cc;
unsigned long Number = 0;
printf(”Ize 2.04 crack by razzia\n”);
printf(”Enter your name: “);
for (Offset=0;Offset {
DummyA=DummyA &amp;amp; 0ª7fff0000;
DummyA=DummyA >> 0ª10;
DummyA=DummyA &amp;amp; 0ª7fff0000;
DummyA=DummyA >> 0ª10;
printf(”\nYour registration number is : %lu\n”,Number);

This tutorial is only for educational purposes and must not be used for any illegal purposes. In case this is used for any illegal activity, the author wont be responsible for it.

Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12 with keygen working free download- no fake reporting

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted
downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns,or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download managers and accelerators Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

install notes

Step 1: Install the program
Step 2: Restart your PC if asked
Step 3: Make sure 'Internet Download Manager' is NOT running
Step 4: Run the solution provided and apply patch to the file 'IDMan.exe'
Step 5: Run 'Internet Download Manager'
Step 6: Use the generated serial to register

NOTE: Incase you receive message regarding 'cracked-product' in IDM after successful killing of server check this means you have previously registered IDM with fake serial, which then requires you to register with generated serial and restart IDM. Also try to input data in logical format for registration as possible.
For example; Email:


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5 Ways To Increase Windows Boot Up Speed

If you own a PC that's old or that's configured low, you might be facing problems of Slow Windows Boot Up Speed and it takes too long for the Operating System to boot-up.
We bring you some useful tweaks that will help you in increasing the windows boot up speed in 5 simple steps.

1. Decreasing Startup Delay :
  • Go To Start And Click on Run. 
  • In Run box type msconfig, press enter a New Pop-up Window appears.
  • In this window go to BOOT.INI tab. Look for Timeout Option in it.
  • Change it to 5 sec instead of 30 sec. click Save Settings.
2. Defragmenting Your Hard Drive :
  • Go to start -> accessories -> system tools and choose Disk Defragment.
  • Then Click on Analyse The Disk and after analyzing,click On Defrag.

3.Removing Unwanted Startup Programs :
  • click on Start.
  • Open Run
  • Type msconfig, click enter
  • In the system configuration utility that opens,click either services or startup tab.
  • Uncheck all programs that are unwanted and you dont want them to run in the background.
  • It' Done...
4.Deleting Temporary Files From Your PC :
  • To Delete Temporary Files From Your PC,
  • Go To Start And Open Run.
  • In The Run Menu Type %temp% And Press Enter.
  • Now The Folder Of Temporary Files Will Open.
  • Select All Files And Delete Them.
5. Scan Disk For Fix Issues :
  • Go To My Computer And Right Click On C: Drive.
  • And Select Properties.
  • A Popup Menu Will Open.
  • In This Menu Navigate To Tools Tab.
  • You Can Find Error-Checking Option Under It.
  • Click On Check Now And Fix Issues.
It's Done.

For more : check out the site

How To Enable Right Click on Websites

You probably may have come across some websites that doesn’t allow you to copy any content from there websites by blocking right click.When you press right click on these websites either you will get a prompt with some message or nothing will happen.Sometimes this is very annoying as you may need that content for your college project or some other urgent purpose.There are several workarounds to bypass this.
This is the best and the most simple trick.You don’t require any software or addon for this trick.Website that block the right click do it using a javascript code.If you block javascript code in your browser then your right click cannot be blocked. Here is the tutorial on How To Enable Right Click on Websites
If you are Using Internet Explorer Browser
  • Goto Tools>Internet options>Security
  • Now Click on Custom Level
  • Now find Scripting Section it will be around the end.
  • Now disable Active Scripting.This will disable JavaScript and vbscript in your browser.
  • Click on OK.
  • Now restart your browser
If you are Using Mozilla Firefox Browser
  • Goto Tools>Options>Content
  • Uncheck the box Enable JavaScript
  • Click Ok
  • Open the website that have blocked your right click.
If you are Using Google Chrome Browser
  • Click on the Wrench Icon on the top right side on your browser.
  • Click on Options
  • Now goto Under the Hood tab
  • Click on Content Setings and then on JavaScript
  • Disable java script and open the website.

How to Use Mobile Camera As Webcam

Now A days everybody owns a mobile phone with camera.And it is really interesting and simple to use your mobile phone camera as webcam for your yahoo,gtalk or any other messenger.So if you dont have a webcam and doesnot want to waste money on buying a new one then this is the best solution for you.For using your mobile camera as a webcam you need to have a symbian mobile phone or a windows mobile phone as the application that we will be using only works on the symbian or windows platform.This application is free to download and use.Moreover,It is an open source project . The name of application is Smartcam. You can download Smartcam from here.

For Smartcam to work you have

1.Install it in both your computer and mobile phone.

2.Bluetooth in your mobile and computer.

First download and install the windows file in your computer and then mobile file in your mobile phone.Now connect both the devices using bluetooth.

Now you can use your mobile phone camera as a webcam.

Here is the list of nokia phones that it might support

5320 XpressMusic

6210 Navigator

6220 classic




= = = = = = = =

** S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 **

(OS v9.2)

5700 XpressMusic

6110 Navigator

6120 classic

6121 classic

6124 classic


E71 (320×240)



E90 Communicator (800×352)



N81 8GB



N95 8GB

N95-3 NAM

= = = = = = = =

** S60 3rd Edition (initial release) **

(OS v9.1)

3250 (176×208)

5500 Sport (208×208)

E61 (320×240)

E61i (320×240)

E62 (320×240)






N91 8GB (176×208)




E60 (352×416)

E70 (352×416)

N80 (352×416)

= = = = = = = =

** S60 3rd Edition **

(OS v9.1)


N91 (176×208)

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

[*[*[*[ S60 2nd Edition ]*]*]*]

176×208 resolution

= = = = = = = =

** S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3 **

(OS v8.1a)



N90 (352×416)

= = = = = = = =

** S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 2 **

(OS v8.0a)





= = = = = = = =

** S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 1 **

(OS v7.0s)






= = = = = = = =

** S60 2nd Edition (initial release) **

(OS v7.0s)


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

[*[*[*[ S60 1st Edition ]*]*]*]

176×208 resolution

(OS v6.1)







N-Gage QD

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

[* [* [* [ S80 Devices ] *] *] *]

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

[*[*[*[ S80 2nd Edition ]*]*]*]

(OS v7.0s)

9300i (640×200)

9300 (640×200)

9500 (640×200)

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Other Series

sometimes call S90 (in fact no S90 of Developer Platform)

(OS v7.0s)

7710 (640×320)

(OS v6.0)

9210c Communicator (640×220)

9210i Communicator (640×220)

9290 Communicator (640×220)

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Free Download Anti-theft Software For Mobile Phones

Majority of us uses smartphones for storing our personal as well as some other confidential and finanical information.And a loss/theft of a mobile phone is not only loss of money but a loss of private and confidential information.We cannot gurantee that our mobile phone will never be lost or stolen but we can make sure that nobody can access our data.This all can be done remotely by just sending a message.

This Mobile Phone software can be used on any of the following platforms

1.Symbian Platform

2.Windows Platform

3.Android Platform

With the help of this mobile phone software you can

1.Remotely lock your phone by sending sms

2.Remotely format/wipe your phone by sending sms

3.You will get the location and information of the new sim inserted in the phone.
So it can help you recover your mobile phone which has been stolen or lost accidently.

You can download this anti theft mobile phone software from the link given at bottom of this post.

The name of the software is F-secure anti theft system and is developed by a leading company in the field of security.

In order to lock,wipe or locate your mobile phone you need to send the message in the following format

Click here to download F-secure anti theft software

Hide Folders in Nokia / Java phones without software

Have you ever wanted to hide folders in your phone? If yes,there here is very interesting solution for you to hide folders in your phone without the need of any software.This trick can be used for phone from Nokia,Samsung,Motorola,LG or any other company.The only requirement is that your phone should support java which almost all mobile phones support now .

So,If your phone support java then here is the Trick Hide Folders in Nokia / Java phones without software
Create any new folder or you can use any existing folder that is to be hidden.
Rename the folder to any name but with the extension of .jad like if I want to hide my images folder then I will name it as images.jad
Now create a new folder with the same name in the same directory but with the extension of .jar So, I would create the folder with the name images.jar
And thats it!! My orignal images folder which has been renamed with .jad gets hidden and only folder with.jar extension is visible which is empty.So,my data is protected/hidden from unwanted eyes.

Now ,we have to learn how to open these hidden folders.So here is the trick to open these hidden folders in Mobile phones

To unhide the orignal folder you have to remove the .jar extension from the new folder and your orignal folder with all the files and with .jad will become visible.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Make Portable Version Of any Software Using Cameyo

Using Cameyo you can create a portable package of your choice of softwares.

Betechupdated brings to you a complete step by step video tutorial to Make Portable Version Of any Software Using Cameyo

1. Download the Cameyo software.Its completely free.

Click Here to Download the Software

2.Install the software.

3.Now Click on Start->Cameyo->Caputre Software Installation

4.Intstall the software into your system whose portable version you want to create.

5.After Complete installation of the software click on the Install Done of the cameyo screen.

6.Now it will create a portable version of your installed software which you can carry and run anywhere without any installation.

Apple iPhone 4S Review

Look and feel

Sleek and powerful inside and out, the metal and glass construct of the iPhone 4S is still the most distinctive build around, while its incredibly responsive touch-screen makes navigation blissfully smooth

Ease of use

You may not be able to customise the icon-based interface as much as on Android phones, but if less is more, iOS 5 is elegantly simple to use whether you're writing an email, loading a map or use voice commands to set an alarm

FeaturesMost of the hardware bumps are beneath its bonnet with a beefier dual-core 1GHz chip and faster graphics, but the eight-megapixel lens really impresses. iOS 5 is where the meat of the upgrade lies, with a full-bodied sync program in iCloud, which lets you backup data online and access anywhere with your Apple ID


Apps load and run with serious speed and slickness while the excellent touch-screen keyboard is still the best on any smartphone

Battery life

With internet and GPS, we easily lasted the day, which is an improvement on the iPhone 4 and better than many comparable smartphones.

Apple to launch iPad 3 in March

When it comes to the next iPad, we're hearing conflicting reports. On the one hand, there were reports of an iPad mini, said to be a budget version of the iPad, which would tackle the growing number of budget tablets. But there are also continuing reports of an iPad 3. Indeed, the latest report out of the Far East has the iPad 3 hitting the shelves in March.

That contradicts the rumour of an iPad mini early in the year, followed by an iPad 3 in the middle of 2012. But according to Japanese blog Macotakara, quoted by Crave, a 'reliable Asian source' claims the iPad 3 is being rushed into production, with a design change likely to cause more than a little controversy.

That change is a smaller dock connector, which would make many existing speakers, docks, some cases, cables and other accessories useless. That's unlikely to go down well, unless there is very good reason for it. It will have the same number of pins, but a smaller shape, which is where the issue is.

Sadly, that's the only detail confirmed about the new device. Previous rumours have talked about a high resolution Retina display and an improved camera for example. But Apple seems to have this one sealed up, at least for now.

But the source does confirm, that Apple is pushing on with production of a new iPad right now. Why so early? It seems that Apple is keen to avoid the Chinese New Year celebrations, which runs from 22-28 January and is stockpiling the new hardware ahead of that date. 

Mobile Choice Awards 2011 - Most Innovative Device

And the winner is... LG Optimus 3D

Consumer tech is a blazingly fast world and mobile is leading the charge with increasingly powerful devices adding sci-fi worthy capabilities to things you used to make phone calls with. We award the year's top contenders for bringing mobile tech forward in leaps and bounds.

Winner - LG Optimus 3D

The glory of the third dimension can now be reproduced on this first-ever 3D phone, which doesn't just shoot in 3D - its special screen tech displays content with reality-like depth, so you won't need to wear those red-and-blue glasses to watch it. Shift 3D content from your computer by simple drag-and-drop thanks to its easy as pie Android Froyo 2.2 OS - or run the preloaded app that automatically converts regular 2D content to depth-packing visuals. Gaming goes 3D too, with the Optimus 3D coming fully loaded with a few 3D titles from Gameloft including racing and golf simulators. Sure, 3D has its own glitches - eye strain headaches being one of them - but for being the first to get there, and get mobile's first foot on the future-tech road, the Optimus 3D gets the vote.

Runner up: Motorola Atrix
Smartphones are now more powerful than computers of last decade - and Motorola takes the thinking one step further with the Atrix, which is built to power a plastic laptop shell with display and keyboard. Its dual-core 1GHz processor is one of beefiest on the block, but its Android Gingerbread OS goes from swish and fluid on the phone to a tad laggy when blown up on the 11.3-inch 'lapdock'. A great innovation that falls short on execution - but that's often an unfortunate side effect of being first.

BlackBerry PlayBook

A BlackBerry tablet was always going to be great at business - but we were pleasantly surprised by the PlayBook's refreshing, unique OS, with a cool multitasking view that put all open programs in the center of this compact seven-inch tablet. BlackBerry Bridge meant you could view email, contacts and calendar from your 'Berry smartphone on the tablet without comprising security of this data - something that's a godsend to anyone whose work phone is set up by a strict IT department.

Unfortunately, the fact this only works with BlackBerrys - and that there's no native email app otherwise - made this too much of a niche device. But an update to put contact, calendar and email apps on the device is incoming any day now, making this a decent choice for Berry users and non users alike.

HTC Flyer 
Of all the tablets in town, the Flyer is the only that squeezes in a digital notebook feature, complete with stylus that lets you annotate ebooks and scrawl hilarious doodlings on photos. Its seven-inch touch-screen is sensitive enough to make note-taking by hand a reality and the palette of different colours and pens is cute addition. Surprisingly it omits any handwriting recognition function though. A fun idea that doesn't integrate enough with the rest of the phone's interface to take the gong.


Shahrukh lovers go grab a G.One tablet now

SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment launched the first low budget movie-branded tablet called 'G.One Tablet'. The tablet features 7-inch touchscreen LCD display, 800MHz processor, Google's Android 2.2 operating system, supports Flash Player and 3G connectivity, and much more. The tablet has been priced at about Rs 8,500.

use this link to order one.
order it from the official site - LINK

'RA.One' proves Indian films can match Western technology: Karan Johar

Whatever be the final commercial and critical verdict on Shah Rukh Khan's forthcoming science fiction Ra.One, it will go down in Indian film history as the movie which has used computer generated visual effects footage the most in Indian cinema so far, putting even last year's Rajinikanth blockbuster Enthiran or Robot in the shade.

Hardly any of those who have seen the trailer are discussing Khan's looks or his performance in Ra.One, short for Random Access - Version 1.0, or the plot. Everyone is gushing about the film's visual effects, or VFX. Even Hollywood is impressed. "New minute of Captain America visuals pales in comparison to the 10-second Ra. One teaser," says Movieline, an international website that reviews film trailers. So too director Shekhar Kapur, whose Mr India made in 1987 was one of the first Indian films to use VFX, tweeted: "Shah Rukh's Ra.One has raised the bar on VFX technique in Indian cinema... Hope other filmmakers catch up!"

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who saw the preview of " RA.One", is going ga ga over the movie and says it has the best computer graphics India has ever seen and proves India can match the technology used in Western movies.

 "I just saw 'RA.One'! Adrenalin pumping and the best computer graphics India has ever seen! Its a mega blockbuster super hero ride! Outstanding," the 39-year-old posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The superhero film RA.One is reported to have around 3,500 VFX (visual effects) shots. This is said to have even outstripped Hollywood blockbuster James Cameron's Avatar that had around 2,700 VFX shots.

Rumour: Nokia N9 will not be coming to India

Though the news is still unconfirmed, there is a possibility that the MeeGo-based Nokia N9 will not be arriving in India at all. Many consider the fate of the N9 already sealed, and the general consensus is that it will be the first and last MeeGo device from Espoo's stables.

Unfortunate yes, but we hope for the sake of the developers, as well as for consumer choice, the platform will find adoption amongst other manufacturers. Things look a bit bleak however.

Nokia N9 review

It's taken a long time for Nokia's MeeGo-packing N9 to make its way into our top secret labs (the N9 moniker was first applied to early E7 prototypes), but it's here in our dirty little hands, at last, and it's glorious -- well, as glorious as a stillborn product can be, anyway. The N9 is the latest and greatest in a long line of quirky, interesting, yet ultimately flawed touchscreen experiments from Nokia that includes the Hildon-sporting 7710, a series of Maemo-based "internet tablets" (770, N800, N810, N900) and most recently, the N950 MeeGo handset for developers. What makes the N9 special is that it represents Nokia's last flagship phone as an independent player. MeeGo is already dead, and future high-end devices from the manufacturer will run Windows Phone and use Microsoft's services.


Love at first sight -- this is possibly the most beautiful phone ever made. The N9 is in a class of its own in terms of design. You've never seen anything like it, and if you think it's attractive in pictures, wait until you see it in person -- it's completely and utterly irresistible. It manages to be elegant by virtue of its minimalism yet remains unmistakably Nokia. The impeccable proportions belie the handset's 12.1mm (0.48-inch) thickness thanks to tapered ends reminiscent of its more ornate predecessor, the N8.The finish looks matte and feels similar to anodized aluminum, but is significantly more durable. The back is slightly convex and features an oval chrome-finished (and scratch-prone) pod that's flush with the body and houses the slightly recessed eight megapixel autofocus camera. A dual-LED flash is offset to the left of the lens. The front is almost all screen with no buttons, and just a tiny slit for the earpiece on top. The 3.9-inch FWVGA (854x480) ClearBlack AMOLED display is phenomenal, rivaling Samsung's Super AMOLED -- text and graphics just appear to float on the panel, further refining the experience.


Eight megapixel sensor, Carl Zeiss F2.2 wide-angle autofocus lens, dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording on a flagship Nokia phone? You know where this is going. While it's no match for the legendary N8, the N9 takes wonderful pictures. Color balance and exposure are spot-on, and shots always contain a huge amount of detail, thanks in great part to the superior optics. The sensor appears to be quite small, however, which somewhat affects dynamic range and low-light performance. Like the N8, the N9 tends to preserve detail at the expense of some noise, leaving a bit of headroom for post-processing. The flash doubles as an autofocus assist light, but we sometimes experienced problems focusing in low light, especially with distant subjects. It provides continuous autofocus, touch-to-focus and automatic face detection, but lacks features that are quickly becoming standard on other handsets, such as panorama, burst and HDR modes.


MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan is such a breath of fresh air it will leave you gasping -- that is, until you remember that you're dealing with a dead man walking. It's impossible to dismiss what's been achieved here -- a thoroughly modern, elegant, linux-based OS with inspired design that's simple and intuitive to use, all developed in house by Nokia. Sure, it's at least a year too late, and it lacks a strong ecosystem, but still, it gives Windows Phone a serious run for its money. For one, it ships out of the gate with copy / paste and card-based multitasking. Additionally, it integrates a plethora of on-line services right in the core of the OS.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dell XPS 14z review

As far as product launches go, Dell didn't exactly rip the Band-Aid off the XPS 14z. After teasing it back in September, the company let all the specs out of the bag, but stopped short of naming a price and ship date for the United States. Well, now we know: this 14-incher will be available in the US and Canada November 1, and will start at $1,000 -- a price that puts it in direct competition with the likes of the HP Envy 14 and Sony VAIO SA series.

Like these other laptops, the 14z commands a premium over cheaper models, with beefier specs and a (supposedly) more luxurious design. With Core i5 and i7 processor options, discrete graphics, USB 3.0 and an optional solid-state drive, it offers a lot of the same specs as its peers, though it manages to stand out in a couple key ways. One, it sports an LG Shuriken display, which crams a 14-inch screen into a chassis normally reserved for 13-inch systems (translation: its bezels are super narrow).

GoPro launches HD Hero2 helmet cam, announces video streaming Wi-Fi pack for winter

Want to catch every frame of your next extreme sports wipeout in all of its grotesque glory? GoPro knows where you're coming from, and has updated its line of high definition helmet cams to help you capture every bone-breaking moment. The HD Hero2 competitively boasts that it's twice as powerful its 2009 predecessor, the original HD Hero. The new helmet cam promises to capture 1080p 16:9 footage from atop your sweaty noggin at both narrow (90-degree), wide (170-degree) and medium (127-degree) angles, and can snap up to ten 11 megapixel photos per second. The camera's mini-HDMI port, composite out, USB, SD card and HERO ports will help you share the spoils of your spills when your adventure ends -- at least until this winter, when GoPro's WiFi BacPac promises to enable live broadcasting and camera control over WiFi. Best of all? The Hero2 kills the original HD Hero's confusing 3-digit code interface in favor of a simple language-based menu.

The HD Hero2 comes in three $300 configurations: outdoor, motorsports, and surf editions, all of which are compatible with existing accessories. Too rich for your blood? Then you'll be happy to know that the previous models are getting price drops -- $200 for the original HD Hero and a paltry $150 for its "960" variant. Hit the break for the official PR and a full list of features.

LG Smart TV goes on the charm offensive, appeals to Adobe developers

LG wants to bring the world of Adobe Flash to your living room. Yes, 2012's lineup of Smart TVs, theater systems and Blu-ray players are all set to arrive with support for both Flash Player and AIR 3, and the Korean manufacturer is keen to get developers signed up for its next-generation Smart TV SDK. The new software development kit will include a simplified dashboard, the ability to render 2D apps in 3D and even "console-quality gaming." Throw in Adobe's new Game Input API, and we could see tablets, joysticks and even LG-made smartphones used to control on-screen action. LG has informed us that these upgrades will be limited to next year's catalogue -- your 2011 purchases won't support the new software, and will have to make do with the slightly weedier Adobe Flash Lite. New Smart TVs will also be compatible with the Wiimote-esque Magic Motion Remote, bringing gesture-based awkwardness to menu selection.

Zuckerberg loses his title as the most followed Google+ user to Larry Page

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was once the most followed person on rival social networking site Google+, but his stint at the top has been short-lived. Google CEO Larry Page has ousted Zuckerberg from the top spot on Google+.

According to the Next Web-created Google+ statistics counter, Larry Page is now just a few hundred followers away from 600,000, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is sitting pretty with almost 599,000 followers.

The social network’s top user list has changed significantly since Google+ was first launched in July; back then Zuckerberg had rounded up a total of more than 21,000 followers while Google's own Larry Page was sitting on close to 15,000 fans in second place.

Months later IT leaders such as Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Vic Gundotra and Tom Anderson still populate the top ten leader board but high-powered celebrities and musicians are climbing their way up the ranks of Google+’s most followed users.

Britney Spears has gained third place on the list, accruing a total of 544,513 fans on the social networking site.

Snoop Dogg ranks in fourth place with 483,029 fans, Paris Hilton is in sixth place with 410,387 fans, ranks seventh with 402,089 fans and Tyra Banks is just behind him with 375,900 fans.

Twitter’s most followed celebrities Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are yet to officially join the blossoming social network.

The top 10 most popular Google+ users according to
Larry Page - 599,395 followers
Mark Zuckerberg - 598,750
Britney Spears - 544,513
Snoop Dogg - 483,029
Sergey Brin - 441,165
Paris Hilton - 410,387 - 402,089
Tyra Banks - 375,900
Vic Gundotra - 364,227
Tom Anderson - 346,234


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