Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to Turn On File Extension in Windows 7

In Windows 7, files are displayed in the Explorer with their names only. If you want to know what the file extension is (for example, doc is the file extension for a Microsoft Word document), then you need to change some settings first. Here is how to do that.

While you are in Windows explorer, click on Organize on the top left of the bar followed by Folder and search options from the drop-down menu.

Showing the Folder and search options in the Organize menu
Accessing the Folder and search options to turn on the file extensions
A Folder Options dialog will appear. Click on the second tab named View to see a list of Advanced settings for the folder, as shown below. Under the Advanced settings, look out for the Hide extensions for known file type. Uncheck the checkbox next to it and click OK.

Locating the file extension option
The files in the Explorer will now display with their extensions, along with the file name that was already displayed previously.
Explorer showing file names displayed with their extensions
File extensions are displayed with the file name in Explorer




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Friday, February 7, 2014

How to Add Your Favorite Website to Feedly

With Googles announcement that they are going to retire Google Reader on July 1, 2013, now is a good time to switch to other alternatives. A recent survey conducted by LifeHacker on the most popular Google Reader alternative showed that Feedly was the the most popular alternative with 65% . Lets look at how to add content to this platform.

Once you have signed up for a free account, hover your mouse over the left side to up the side menu (as shown in the screenshot). Click on + Add Content

Menu in Feedly with the Add Content option
Bringing up the left menu on Feedly with the Add Content option

This will bring up the window below where you can search the website by URL or title.

Window to search for website to add to Feedlys subscription
Search for website to add to Feedly using url or title


Search by URL or title and click on the plus (+) sign when you see the search results. This will add the website to Feedly



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How to Store Email Attachment on the Cloud

Have you ever tried to move your email attachments on the cloud? Most likely, this would involve downloading the attachments onto your desktop and syncing it with your cloud storage service account. Now, using a new web service named kloudless, you can do this with much less hassle. 

kloudness
kloudless - leveraging cloud storage services to store email attachments

kloudless is a free web service – not a cloud service - that helps to streamline cloud workflow by moving content between email and cloud services. Still in beta at the time of this writing, it provides support for Gmail. Microsoft Outlook will be supported in the near future.

How to Setup kloudless

Step 1: Install Kloudless extension for Chrome

kloudless is available as an extension in the Chrome Web Store (Dont know how to install? Read this tutorial)

Kloudless extension in the Chrome Web Store
Installing the Kloudless extension from Chrome Web Store

During installation, kloudless will request for your authorization to "talk" to your Google account, so that it can access your email attachment in Gmail.

Kloudless requesting permission to access your Google account
Granting  Kloudless access to your Google account according to TOS

Step 2 Connect to at least one cloud storage account

After installation, click on the kloudless Beta icon on the top right of your Gmail, click on Settings and select the cloud storage account that you have and want Kloudless to store the attachment on. Click on the Connect button and follow the process. kloudless currently supports Google Drive, Dropbox and Box.net.

Kloudless prompting to connect to one cloud storage service
Kloudless currently supports Dropbox, Box.net and Google Drive

Step 3 Copy or Move Email Attachment to the Cloud

In Gmail, when you receive an email with attachment, you should be able to see the Copy, Move and Delete option.

Kloudless copy/move options in Gmail
You will see additional Copy/Move options from Kloudless next to your Gmail attachment

Click on Copy/Move and select the folder that you want kloudless to drop the email attachment in. Click on either Copy or Move.

Selecting Google Drive folder to copy or move the Gmail attachment
Selecting the folder in Google Drive to copy / move the attachment

You see that the attachment is now replaced with a View // Download (via Kloudless) link  in your Gmail. Clicking it will bring you to the email attachment on the cloud.

Kloudless link in Gmail account back to cloud storage service
Kloudless provides a link within your Gmail back to the email attachment stored on your cloud storage account


If you have concerns about security, kloudless provides bank level security when transferring the file over to the cloud, and they have a dedicated team that looks at security. If you need to declutter your inbox of your attachment, or simply have a central area where you can share you attachments, kloudless is one service worth looking at.



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Thursday, February 6, 2014

My one year experience of Blogging

Today I am going to share my one year experience of blogging, this has been a good experience for me. From the day I launched this blog I have never felt bored about blogging, it always gives me new hope and ambition with which I am lasting as a blogger for almost one year. In its inception I was not pretty sure about its growing but gradually I started loving it. 
clearly remembered the day I published my first post on windows named it as How to make your PC perform faster and it got traffics just after one or two days of publication, when I used to show viewers reading my post I felt myself the happiest one. As a blogger you might know that at the very beginning we all try and eagerly wait to index our post on Google search, if Google shows our post then we feel some kind of relaxation in us. The same was happened to me, before making a technology startup blog I used to write topics on current news on my blog giving it a name Wisdomgraffiti, but I did not succeed with it, Google indexed my post after more than five pages of Google search, in that time I was really disappointed so I changed my blogging topic to how to tutorials and technology review, though it was not stand like a magical lamp for me but I can say it was better than the before. Now I was able to index my post easily on Google. Google indexed my post on the first page of Google search.


It is true that people are not satisfied easily, they always want more, if one gets a coin of bronze he tries to make it silver, and then tries to make it gold, similarly after successfully indexing my post on Google and receiving good numbers of traffic for my blog, I somehow felt of making money from it so now I want Google AdSense to approve me and other pay per click advertisements, it was very easy for me to get approved by chitika and infolinks but it was tough to getting AdSense approval. I always cleared the 1st step of AdSense approval but failed to pass the second step, it brought down my hope of making money out of blogging. But I did not leave posting new articles in my blog, after 8 months of my blogging, one day I reapplied for AdSense program, but this time I was not disappointed, yes I was approved by Google AdSense. Now I was able to show AdSense ads on my blog as millions of bloggers do. It brought a professional look to my blog, I started getting more traffics. It again boosts me up for blogging, now I am running my blog very nicely, I write 3 or 4 posts per week and get more than 20000 of visitors per month with a good alexa ranking. I have recently got five new guest blogger, they write for my blog. That’s all about my blogging experience. Thanks
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Windows Media Player Online Radio Station

Many of my friends wants to listen to radio online. They are searching on google and find some links but 99% of them are difficult to use. As an It, i know and I will teach you how to listen to radio online using the Windows Media Player Radio. All you need is internet connection and you are ready to listen to any station worldwide.

1. Go to Windows media Player.
2. Click the Media Guide
3. Click Internet Radio and wait until loading is done.
4. Now click the listen below the station you want and start listening.



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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to Split Keyboard on Your iPad

If you need to type something quickly on your iPad while you are on the move, you would find it unwieldy to hold your iPad with one hand while typing with the other. In that case, you may want to hold you iPad with both hands while typing. Possible, you ask?. Read on.

The trick is to change your keyboard layout, specifically split your keyboard into 2. To do that, use one of the two methods outlined below.

1) Using the swiping motion

Place one finger from each hand - thumbs work best - on the keyboard while holding the short edge of your iPad with each hand i.e. in a landscape mode.

Slide your fingers / thumbs apart, moving each towards the side of the iPad, like so.

Swiping the keyboard of the iPad to split it into 2
Swiping apart to split the keyboard

2) Using the menu option

Locate the key on your iPad with keyboard icon.

Tap and hold for 1-2 seconds. You should see a context menu displayed. Tap on Split.


The context menu triggered from the keyboard on iPad
Click on the Split option in the menu


Your keyboard should look like this after the splitting is done.

Split keyboard on the iPad
Split keyboard on the iPad

To revert back to the normal keyboard, just do the opposite. Swipe your fingers towards the middle to merge the split keyboard. Or activate the menu and tap Merge to get the same result.



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Hide sidebar in all static pages of blogger blog

It has been a common problem for many bloggers to hide a particular sidebar from their blog template,  we generally come through this kind of problem when we customize our template for a better look and feel, initially i was also in trouble for making my left sidebar hidden in the static pages. But somehow i managed to do that and finally hide that out. So today i want to share that with you, hope you will like this tutorial.

Follow the following steps
1) First you need to find out proper address of your sidebar it may be sidebarright, sidebarleft whatever. It depends on your template.
2) Go to Template----Edit HTML-----Expand Widget Templates
3) Now search for the code ]]></b:skin> by pressing Ctrl+F
4) Then add the following codes just bellow ]]></b:skin>


<b:if cond=data:blog.pageType>
<style>
.sidebarleft,.footer {display:none;}
#main-wrapper{width: 66%;float:left; margin: 0 auto;}
</style>
</b:if>

You need some customization in the highlighted line, read the following note
Note: In my case i want to hide a sidebar with a address name sidebarleft, it depends on your own sidebar address if it is some XYZ then replace .sidebarleft with .XYZ and if you want only sidebar to hide and footer to show then remove .footer from the codes.
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