Easiest Way to Save Webpage as PDF Format in Chrome

This time I will show you the easiest way to save the webpage in PDF format. This easy option you can find in the Google Chrome web browser. Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers in these days.  

First browse the page that you want to take PDF copy, the select “Customize and control Google Chrome” (you can find it in top right corner). Then select Print option.

As you can see, underlined in RED,

  • Destination: You can select this to change whether you want to save as PDF or other type
  • Page: Number of pages you want 
  • Layout: Landscape or Portrait
  • Margin: Whether you want margin or not

See how easy this is. Share this among you friends. 

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Listening Post - The Speaking Poster Innovation

A poster can speak, would you believe it? Recently the notice boards of Liverpool UK covered with amazing posters which can playback music. This poster is about a musical show. There are some thumbnail images placed in the poster and if someone touches it, it will play a music. Also this poster allows you to book your seat to the musical show. There's an another thumbnail button and when pressed it will play back your seat number.
This new poster is the next generation of the posters. These posters can placed like other posters on notice boards. This poster called as "Listening Post" . This poster made in the normal paper with a printed circuit.

Listening Post is really like a normal poster but it made out from a conductive paint. All the parts including graphics, letters of this poster is also a part of this circuit. Solar power used as the energy source for this poster and used solar powered batteries. These batteries also printed on the poster which is unnoticeable. The speaker of this poster also printed on the poster (There is a special technique used to thick the poster, then a speaker can easily place).  If the speaker volume too low then there's a headphone jack also.

There are some ongoing experiments to reduce the cost of this poster and also researching the ways to increase interaction this with people. One technique already added is the  "Like" button. People can vote the "Like"  and which will store in the circuit. Later, those votes can be counted. 

There is a huge gap between web page and a normal poster, because in web page people can interact with them. The innovators of this Listening Post said that, "This Listening Post will reduce the gap between web page and normal poster". 

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Is It Necessary to Eject before Remove the Flash Drive ?

USB flash drives are very common among all the computer users to travel data. If you want to move any kinds of computer data like images, videos and songs one computer to another, most of the time we'll use flash drives (Pen Drive). 

There is a Myth among computer users that it is necessary to eject ("Eject" means go to task bar then click "Remove Hardware" and select the correct flash drive and click "Eject")  before remove the flash drive from the computer.  These are some rumors that if you remove the flash drive without eject it,

1. All the data in the flash drive may lose
2. Flash drive or the computer may damage 

After finishing copied all the data from the computer to the Flash drive (or other side), if you remove it (without eject) from the computer, there's no damage or data loss occurs. But most important when the data  copying if you remove the flash drive, all the data or part of the data will lose.  Also it may damage to the flash drive, but there's no damage to the computer. So do not ever remove the flash drive when the data the exchanging. 

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Keep the Computer without Shutdown Good or Bad

Keep the Computer without Shutdown Good or BadShut down the computer is one of the computer action that you may do all the time when using the computer. The question is "Is it essential to Shutdown the computer all the time after you are using your PC ? ". My answer is "Not always" (Simply NO). 

The computer does need to rest but not every day. So you don't need to shut down the computer after you are using it daily. You may know that the "Server" computers may have works months or maybe years continuously without shutdown. There are so many inbuilt techniques in the computer to reduce the generating heat when it works (Ex: Cooling fans). Most of the computer problem occurs because of the decline of its parts. 

Most of the modern computer parts and component manufacture to works longer period of time continuously without decline. When you are buying a computer, you may get a two year warranty or three years warranty etc... Warranty period means the eligible period of the computer that can work continuously without Shutdown.

 Always shut down the computer just save your electricity bill. Other than that there's no need to shut down the computer always.

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Where Apple Nokia Samsung Dell Hp Sony Manufacture? in Taiwan?

Apple Nokia Samsung Dell Hp Sony Manufacture in Taiwan
Samsung Galaxy , IBM machines, Sony Ericsson Mobiles, Apple iPod, HP pavilion laptops, Dell laptops, Cisco, Acer laptops, Blackberry mobiles, Panasonic TVs…

In above list expressed some of the electric items that we use in day today life. Most of them are very famous brands in the market. Do you know where this all “Original Equipment Manufacturers” are? Will you believe all these electric items originally manufacture in just only 10 companies? I also shocked but that is true that all the famous electric items in the world manufacture just only in 10 companies.

Famous “Foxconn” in Tucheng, Taiwan is the largest company among these 10 companies (Foxconn has motherboard with their brand name).  The electric items and brands manufactures in the Foxconn is unthinkable.
Some of electric items that are manufacture in Foxconn are Dell laptops, Apple iPod, Apple iPad, Apple iPhones, Acer laptops, Nokia phones, HP laptops, Amazon Kindler, Nintendo console, Intel chips, Sony Ericsson (SONY) phones and Cisco routers etc.  

The other main EMC (electronics manufacturing services) provider’s headquarters,

  • FoxConn - Thaiwan       
  • Celestica - Canada
  • Flextronics - Singapore
  • Compal - Taiwan
  • Jabil - United States
  • Inventec - Taiwan
  • Quanta Computer- Taiwan
  • Wistron - Taiwan
  • TPV - Hong Kong, China
  • Sanmina SCI - United States

You can see most of the company’s headquarters are placed in China, Taiwan area, some of the companies are in USA but the workshop of those companies also placed in China area.  Less labor cost is the main reason those companies placed in those areas.

Though these EMC companies manufacture lots of items, the revenue share gain from these companies are very less. As an example think about a Apple iPod: the idea of the iPod, Design, Circuit Design, Software are install by the Apple company so it will gain a High revenue share. EMC companies just only do physical manufacture the electronic physical device.

As most of this biggest EMC companies placed in Taiwan and China, It will help them to create duplicate low quality mobile phones, iPods etc because they can gain most of the technical secrets among these companies.   
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What to Do If Your PC Has a Harmful Virus?

Why virus spreads around all the disks, after completely removal of the virus using an antivirus? I think this common question for the most of computer users.  This incident happens because of the virus already in the computer when the antivirus software install.

Most of computer users install a virus guard because to remove all the present viruses in the computer. After the virus scan most of the viruses are remove permanently but some are remove temporary and again grow inside the computer. These temporarily removed viruses are spreading again inside the disks after removal using antivirus. Because of these temporarily removing viruses are working with the operating system. If you remove it 100 times again it grows. So what is the solution for this problem?

There are two solutions you can use to clear the virus from the disk,
  • Boot the computer from the “Rescue disk” and try to remove the virus.
  • This is the easiest solution: Connected the virus infected hard disk to another computer which has a virus guard, and then remove all the viruses.

I think now you have two solutions for this annoying problem, please test this and comment your result. What is the best antivirus software you preferred?  
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France Wide Web Minitel is Shutdown

Online banking, online booking and many more online things spread around the world because of internet. But would you believe, in 1978 there’s a network for online things in France?  It is called France-Wide-Web and also called “Minitel”.

In earlier days, the purpose of this Minitel is to do banking, shopping, connect to air and rail service departments and also connect with cable TV services etc in online by using a keyboard and monitor. This was very successful at that time and this was the best communication network before originate internet.  Monitor, key board, modem and the telephone connection are the main part of Minitel network. Transaction media is telephone lines and only “Text” will be visible in the monitor. Once you ordered a Minitel system it comes with the telephone and connection.
Best features of this Minitel,
  • Order the needed things from shopping store.
  • Booked the air and train tickets.
  • Find any telephone number from online telephone directory.
  • Do online banking.
  • Credit card payments.
  • Email box

I think you can’t imagine this kind of facilities in 1978, but Frenchmen got the chance to do work from online and in 1982 whole country covered by this Minitel network. At that time Minitel is one of the greatest technical equipment for whole world because there’s no internet at that time.
Some of the countries copied this Minitel and constructed their own networks using Minitel technology,
  • British – Prestel
  • Germany – BTX
  • Canada – Alex Tel
  • South Africa – Bel tel
  • USA – Community Link
  • Italy – Video Tel

After spreading the internet around the world, most of the countries are shutdown the Minitel systems.  But French people not shutdown it and keep using this Minitel after the internet comes. Even in 2010 Minitel earned like 30 Million Euros with 10 Million users.  
In 2012 June 30th is the last day of Minitel and the owners of Minitel decided to shutdown this network. Some reasons for this decision is,
  • Further extension for Minitel is really hard
  • Internet more flexible than Minitel
  • The users count getting lower and lower

As internet users, we cannot forget the origin of online works Minitel. The Minitel technology is historical and good bye Minitel.
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What is Windows Automatic Updates ?

If you have a genuine windows operating system, in time to time you can see there is a message displays that “Restart your computer to finish installing important updates” (You should have to turn on the automatic updates for this).

What is this “Windows Automatic Updates” and how it works? This is a common problem for computer users. Windows Automatic Updates Includes,

  • Error fixes of the operating system.
  • New extensions of the operating system.
  • Automatic updates Increase the immunity to viruses.
  • Automatic updates ensure that new software compatibility to operating system.
Most of the older versions of windows do not compatible to the latest software programs.  If you want to run those applications, what you can do is install the latest version of windows or turn on the automatic windows updates. Note that; most importantly please ensure that your computer has genuine windows operating system to use automatic updates. And it is highly recommend turning on automatic updates always. 

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Google Desktop Instant Access to All Google Products

This is one of the latest products that the Google published. This is very useful tool for internet surfers that uses internet a lot. After install the Google desktop tool, it will display in the sidebar of the desktop.  

Feature of Google Desktop

  • You can load any Google products like Gmail, G talk, Google search, Google Plus etc.
  • A brief view of your Gmail, it will shows a part of the title in the emails.
  • Also you can add your favorite websites and latest updates of those sites. Images will not show.
  • Double pressing of CTRL button will enable the Google Search. (For this feature it is not essential to add sidebar, just need Google Desktop install and run).
  • The latest previous searched term will not get erase from the search bar. You do have to do it manually.
  • Also you can add, time, date, photo slider, calendar widgets to this Google Desktop bar.
  • For your own safety, log off from Google if you go out from the computer.

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Find Total Downloaded and Uploaded Data Usage Easily

This is very good and light weight software that can use to monitor net speed easily. I thought this is very useful to you. As internet users it is very good to know about the stats of Current uploaded and downloaded data usage because most of the time you have to pay for the data usage if it is not unlimited connection. 

You can monitor data speed, monthly data usage and daily data usage easily from this software. Most importantly the good thing is these records are very accurate. This is one click install software and compatible for any windows versions after 2003(XP, Vista, 7). There an icon in the taskbar for this software.

You can download the software

For 32 bit Users:  Download Here
For 64 bit Users:  Download Here

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Will Windows 8 Releases on October 2012 ?

I think that you all know about the next release of windows, Its WINDOWS 8. The beta version of the windows 8 has published before 2, 3 months back.

Nearly 40000 employees worked together to the success of windows 8. Most of official sites published that the windows 8 will officially release on 2013. Most of computer users are waiting for windows 8 to interact with its new features. So when this Windows 8 releases? 2013?

There’s a rumour going through the internet that the windows 8 will release on Last week of October 2012. I think its good news for windows users. But this is not yet officially published on the official sites. But you can see it in the near future that this gossip is correct or not.
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DNS Changer Virus is Spreading Be Alert

DNS changer is one of the most dangerous viruses and its rate of spreading among computers is very high. Currently this virus is available in the internet so be alert. Changing the DNS and redirect to fake websites is what this virus can do. As an example, if you try to go www.google.com this virus will direct your request to fake site like www.xxxxxx.com .

You can check, whether your PC infected or not by using this site. http://www.dns-ok.us/
If you got answer “DNS Resolution = GREEN” = your computer is safe
If you got answer “DNS Resolution = RED” = your computer is infected for DNS Changer
If your computer infected take more action to protect your computer according this http://www.dcwg.org/detect

From July 9 2012 onward you can’t access internet if your computer infected this virus. (This is notice from FBI to protect computers from this virus).
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Remove Vocals in Mp3 and Make a Sound Track

I needed a sound track of a song. I Google it, searched every where in the internet for the sound track. I fed up of it and stopped searching it. I started think of a new way to do it and i found a solution that to remove the voice of music track and get the sound track. I found 2 software that can do my task easily. First software is "Audacity" (Download from here).

Steps to follow

1. Select the Audio file (File --> Open)
2. Right Click on the Track --> Split Stereo Track 
3. Select Effect Menu --> Select Vocal Remover

Second software is "Mp3 Karaoke" you can download it from here. This software rather easy than the previous one, just need to add the mp3 file and select "Make Karaoke".

Quality of the sound track depends with these parameters,

1. How the sound track and audio track embedded. For me 1 one's quality better than the second.

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Google Drive (DropBox Killer) 5GB Free Storage for All

This is the latest new from the Google Company. There is a rumor going on these days that “Google Drive” cloud storage (dropbox killer) will release on next week and it will give 5GB space. Try to go http://drive.google.com it will shows 404 error message, which means the domain also active now. Dropbox.com only give you 2GB storage and Google drive will give 5GB storage you can store your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Also another advantage of Google Drive is that it can use in any operating systems like windows, Mac Os, iOS, Android. 

Will Google Drive will be the killer of Dropbox?

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Mouse Wheel Options and Tips

Most of the new mouse (computer ;)) has a mouse wheel. Did you ever come up with the question that “what is the use of this mouse wheel?” I know that most of you never used this mouse wheel except scrolling pages. So we’ll look at what are the functions available in mouse wheel.
  • You can scroll down the page (you know it already)
  • Click the link in a webpage with your mouse wheel; link will open in a new tab of the browser.  (This option same as “Right click > Open in a new tab option”.
  • On any file like (PDF, Word) or web page click  (you will get this icon) (No need of keep pressing just one click enough) the Mouse Wheel and then go Upside, downside, left side, right side easily. By using method you can go around the file (if big size file this method is very suitable).
  • Press the CTRL key in the keyboard and roll the mouse wheel, you can see the page zoom in and zoom out.

These are some secret tips of using mouse wheel easily. I know most of you will not aware of at least one of these options. 

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GPS Controlled Drones for PirateBay Servers to Protect from SOPA

As you all know about Torrent definitely you would know about “ThePirateBay”. “ThePirateBay.se” is the biggest Bit Torrent website. Most of you would definitely downloaded songs, films, games, software through Piratebay for sure. As the new American government act SOPA – (Stop Online Piracy Act) the free file sharing sites like megaupload banned and took the owner to the custody. Most of the file sharing site shut their sites because of this SOPA. (Still Mediafire is up and running, I don’t know what will happen to them because of this SOPA). 

PirateBay also took some serious actions to protect this SOPA. One is they changed their domain “org” to “se” now you can access to piratebay by type “ThePirateBay.se”. “org”is a top level domain and it belongs to America. 
The biggest action from piratebay is they try to set their servers in GPS controlled drones in the air. As they said with modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. They setup this drones in the air area of their friendly country. This is still with the experiment level but really achievable with modern wireless transmission.
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