Wednesday, January 14, 2009

iPhone Diamond

After the iPhone gold, now it is the iPhone diamond which will grace the rich. This beauty can be yours if you have $41,225 to spare. Designed by a company named Amosu which is famous for making jewel studded gadgets. This iPhone has a total of 420 diamonds. Aspiring customers can order this phone in three colors namely,white, black and pink sapphires.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Access xp user account if you forget your password

If you think that if you forget your login password for your account in windows xp, you can never recover it and reinstalling the operating system is the only option, then wait! Maybe you can try this out.

Boot your pc in safe mode. To do this, press F8 key several times while your pc begins to boot. If you do this right, you will see a screen which shows the different ways in which you can start your windows xp. Select the option to boot in safe mode using the up or down arrow keys. Now, when your xp in safe mode has started, go to control panel > administrative tools. Click computer management. Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder Users. Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password. Leave the New Password box blank, also leave the Confirm Password box blank. Click OK then OK and finally reboot your system. Now you can access your user account in xp easily.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stars Wars in Windows XP

Open the run dialog box from start menu in Windows XP. Type ‘telnet’ in the field(without quotes) and hit enter. As you hit enter a separate window will open and after a few seconds you will see the Stars Wars movie in the Microsoft Windows style! 

Go… try it yourself!

How to speed up your computer easily

Do you think your computer’s speed is getting slower and slower day by day? Does your pc takes ages to complete a certain task? If yes, then some of the tips mentioned below may help you speed up your pc.

If your hard disk is jam packed with data, it could possibly be the reason for your machines slow performance. If the partition of the hard disk containing your operating system is low on disk space, you better make some. Sometimes a lot of unnecessary programs take up a large amount of space. So, try to install those programs which use less space and less memory. Remove the programs that you no longer use from add or remove programs list. Disk Defragmenter is another utility available in windows xp which can increase your system speed. It is designed to increase access speed by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations, a technique commonly known as defragmenting. The purpose is to optimize the time it takes to read and write files to/from the disk by minimizing head travel time and maximizing the transfer rate.

A virus can cause your system to slowdown or work inappropriately. Viruses are everywhere. They come through emails, p2p sites, or even through your friend’s cd. So it is always better to be guarded then seek cure afterwards. Keep your antivirus running all the time and make sure you have the latest virus definitions installed. After the removal of virus, you can see a visible difference in the performance of your machine. Some of the most popular antivirus available are NOD32, AVG Antivirus, Kaspersky, McAfee and Norton Antivirus.

Spy-ware is Internet jargon for Advertising Supported software (Ad-ware). It is a way for shareware authors to make money from a product, other than by selling it to the users. There are several large media companies that offer them to place banner ads in their products in exchange for a portion of the revenue from banner sales. This way, you don't have to pay for the software and the developers are still getting paid. If you find the banners annoying, there is usually an option to remove them, by paying the regular licensing fee. It tends to slowdown your pc’s performance considerably because of the various services being run by it. You can see them in the processes tab of task manager in xp. Some of the most popular spyware removal tools are :

Lavasoft Ad-Aware (

Spybot-S&D (

Spy Sweeper v2.2 (

HijackThis 1.97.7 (

Upgrading your computer’s RAM or simply memory makes a hefty difference in the speed of your pc. If you cannot remember the last time you upgraded your system’s memory then probably it’s time to. As you install newer and newer programs, the total memory usage increases. So the only option left is to upgrade it.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Earn by designing logos - 99designs

Some days before I stumbled upon a cool site called 99designs. The site provides a platform to logo and graphic designers to showcase their work and earn money from it. The basic ideology is that a contest holder announces a contest and provides all the necessary information and background of his/her company or firm of which the logo is to be designed. The designers then submit their entries accordingly. Designers can submit any number of entries but they need to be relevant to the description provided by the contests holder. The winning entry is selected by the contest holder and is given the prize money. The site has tons of contests on different topics having different prize money. I have seen prize money as high as US $2000! Navigation on the site is very simple. To enter a contest, you just need to register on the site first and there you go! I have always been inclined to drawing and designing stuff so I tried my hand at a couple of contests. Not too lucky to win a contest till now though!

here's the link:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Future operating systems from Microsoft

Microsoft is working on at least three new operating systems namely Windows 7, Windows 8 and Midori. Windows 7 is expected to release by 2009 end or 2010 start.

As a successor of Windows Vista, Windows 7(codenamed Blackcomb) will come up with a host of new features like a new media center, support for systems with multiple graphics cards, new paint, new wordpad, support to integrate gadgets directly to windows explorer etc.

A research project Midori when lauched will be Microsoft's Windowsless O.S. It is said to be an internet centric operating system and will aim at providing complete connectivity between devices and applications.

Windows 8 hasnt been officially announced by the company but sources claim that Microsoft has started hiring professionals for its development. See here

Saturday, August 2, 2008

World War II : Road to victory

Ever wanted to create history? If yes, here is your time. Matrix Games and IQ Software have announced the release of ther debut game, World War II : Road to victory. World War II : Road to victory is a strategy based game wherein the player can get the actual World War II experience. The battles are fought at places from France and Russia covering the Europe to the deserts of North Africa.

You can move your allies to your side to gain more power, concentrate on strengthening your combat units from airborne soldiers and armored divisions up to nuclear weapons, use resources to upgrade you arms and ammunition and a lot more. You have the choice of playing the game as a single nation or multiple nations to have the real experience. Historical leaders enhance the performance of your armies, strategically important events that seek your attention take place in the game from time to time. Your decisions in such issues decide the course of war. Amazing graphics and sound effects coupled with excellent gameplay make it a must play game for every strategy game enthusiast.