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Choose different passwords for different websites

November 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Maintaining strong passwords in online is always a challenge for everyone. Maintaining a same password for all websites is very risk. No matter how strong your password is, even if it is compromised in one website then you loose your data.

Choosing strong password is not so hard. There are many ways to choose strong password. Also you can check your strength of the password in various ways.

Mozilla come up with a video explanation on how to maintain different password for different websites in easy manner. These tips will help you protect your online data.

Have a secure surfing!

Useful webapp to test your password strength

August 30th, 2010 5 comments
How secure is my password

Brute Force attack is one of the popular hacking techniques that cracks the password using trial and error method. Do you want to know the time required to crack your password? One page webapp will give you this time required.

How secure is my password is a simple webapp that gives time to crack your password based on mathematical calculations.If your password is really strong enough it takes billion,trillion,quadrillion,etc., years.

You can safely type your password in this page as this will not transmit. This webapp will not share/store your password,

Yes. No data is stored or transferred anywhere

How to check the strength of a password? and How to check the strength of your password? are other webapps that help you to choose a strong password. I hope these webapps together will help you to secure your password.

Webapp Link : How secure is my password

How to control YouTube playback using keyboard shortcuts?

July 28th, 2010 4 comments

While watching YouTube videos, you may tend to skip to next 10 or 15 seconds. Also you would also like to go back to few seconds to repeat the same scene.

You might find it difficult to do this using mouse.

This tip would be useful when you watch videos on YouTube.

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Arrows (computer keyboard)

You can control the movie playback using keyboard shortcuts. Using LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys you will move the flash player seek bar backward and forward.

This will be very handy when you watch the clips in full screen mode. Even in normal window mode this tip works as long as the focus is on the YouTube flash player.

Also you can Play/Pause the video using SPACE BAR in the keyboard.

Few more YouTube tips are here.

Easy way to open the link in new tab

July 27th, 2010 No comments

This is a quick tip to open the links in new tab. This tip works in all major browsers Chrome, Firefox and IE.

Formal way of right clicking the menu to get the link in new tab is relatively slow.

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Fast and smart way is…

If you have a Mouse with Scroll Button, then just click the link with the scroll button. This opens the link in new tab.

If you don’t have a Mouse with Scroll Button, then use Ctrl + Click on the link to open in new tab.

How do they produce the Match Ball for FIFA World Cup 2010

June 22nd, 2010 4 comments

Jabulani-FIFA-2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 is on it’s peak now. Design and the specifications of the Match Ball of the world cup have always been special factors for any world cup.

This world cup’s match ball is named as Jabulani and it is the production from Adidas.

Jabulani means ‘rejoice in Zulu. If you translate literally, it means to celebrate.

Jabulani ball has 11 colours on it to represent 11 players in the team, 11 official languages of South Africa, 11 communities in South Africa. And of course the final will be held on 11th of July. :)

These balls are produced in China and the raw materials are imported from Kerala-India and Taiwan.

Jabulani is the first official  match ball that is moulded by to keep the complete spherical shape.

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Here is a cool video clip that details about the production process of match ball for World Cup 2010.

Group video chat is now easy with Skype

May 20th, 2010 1 comment

 skype_logoSkype, the popular chat software, has announced the group video chat feature recently.

Group voice chat is an existing feature of Skype; but the group chat had not allowed us to view the videos. But the latest Skype version introduced this new feature which will allow a group of five friends to chat with each other with video.

This is a still in beta version and it is definitely a tough competition to Cisco video conferencing and other software.

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To avail this feature you should download the latest version of Skype software.

How to display all the Environment Variables in Windows and Unix?

March 12th, 2010 No comments

Environment Variables

Environment variables are a set of dynamic named values that can affect the way running processes will behave on a computer.

This is a quick tip to display all the environment variables defined in the computer.

Windows: Open command prompt (DOS Prompt) and just type set to display all the variables

Unix: Type env to display all the environment variables in the console.