Friday, 27 December 2013



1). General and versions:

  • Android – an open source operating system for mobile phones by Google.
  • Open Source – A software with an open source code which is accessible to anyone who wishes. the code is free for viewing, using, editing, and distributing for each and every one.
  • AOSP – Android Open Source Project. Android source code. All the official versions of Android, and most versions of the various developers – are built according to this source code.
  • Sense UI – the user interface of HTC. The interface is based on the AOSP, but comes with many more features from HTC.
  • Motoblur – the user interface of Motorola. Also is based on the AOSP but comes with its own changes.
  • Rachel UI – user interface from Sony Ericsson.
  • TouchWiz – user interface from Samsung.

2).More terms:
  • Root / SU – an administrator permission for the device (SU = SuperUser). With this permission you can edit files in the ‘System’ of the device. carriers / manufactures are tend to block access to the system in order to keep the users from editing the OS of the device. An access to those system folders, will give us the ability to add themes, modify the look of the user interface, install certain apps that requires root access, etc…
  • ROM – (Read Only Memory) the part of the memory that contain the operating system / our current Android version.
  • Wipe – restore factory settings. Delete all the data and settings the user added or modified on the of the device. In other words: restoring the device to the point it has the same conditions as you first got if from the store.
  • Android SDK – (System Developer’s Kit) the development environment of the open source Android. Including accessories, simulator, and more.
  • ADB – form of communication device. In ADB device connected via USB to the computer, and we will use the CMD window on your computer to call the device with commands. Guide is coming soon.
  • Shell / Terminal – a place where we write the commands to the operating system.
  • Nandroid – backup and restore tool of the entire operating system. You need a root permissions for this.
  • A2SD – (Application’s To SD card) by default, the apps we download to the device, stored on the device’s internal memory. with A2SD you can transfer them to a special partition in the SD card,  in order to save memory. Most of the recent devices from 2011 have a large enough internal memory so this is not so important anymore.
  • OTA – (Over The Air) Most official updates to Android are made this way. Google / the manufacturers upload the update and push it to the various devices. Alert of the update appears on the top bar of the device, and with one click the device updates itself.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

PHP- Language for Web Devlopment

PHP development began in 1994 when the developer Rasmus Lerdorf wrote a series of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Perl scripts, which he used to maintain his personal homepage. The tools performed tasks such as displaying his résumé and recording his web traffic. He rewrote these scripts in C for performance reasons, extending them to add the ability to work with web forms and to communicate with databases, and called this implementation "Personal Home Page/Forms Interpreter" or PHP/FI. PHP/FI could be used to build simple, dynamic web applications.

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is now installed on more than 244 million websites and 2.1 million web servers. Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995, the reference implementation of PHP is now produced by The PHP Group. While PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, it now stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, a recursive acronym.
PHP code is interpreted by a web server with a PHP processor module, which generates the resulting web page: PHP commands can be embedded directly into an HTML source document rather than calling an external file to process data. It has also evolved to include a command-line interface capability and can be used in standalone graphical applications.
PHP is free software released under the PHP License, which is incompatible with the GNU General Public License (GPL) due to restrictions on the usage of the term PHP. PHP can be deployed on most web servers and also as a standalone shell on almost every operating system and platform, free of charge.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Computer Tricks #1

                         RUN TWO WINDOWS 8 APPS SIDE BY SIDE

Windows application are normally full screen, whether its appropriate for this apps to take up the entire screen or not.
Though you can not run the app in the windowed mode,  like you are use to with windows 7 and earlier ,
its still possible to run two apps side by side.

STEP 1 : Move the mouse pointer towards the top of the app until you see it turns into a hand.

STEP 2 : Click and hold the mouse button at the top, than move the app to the left or the right side of the                     screen.

STEP 3 : The app now takes up a sliver of the left or right side of the screen.

STEP 4 : Press the windows key again and choose another app , and the second app take up the rest of the                screen.

STEP 5 : You can switch sides for the sliver app and change places with the primary app but you are struct                  with two width, most of the screen and and sliver of the screen.

NOTE :-  This side by side feature also interacts with the windows desktop. if you are running apps that resides on  the desktop such as an  MS office than putting a window app side by side with the desktop will show all your open desktop apps, stacked along the right side.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Java Programming Language

Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented computer programming language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture. Java is, as of 2012, one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with a reported 9 million developers. Java was originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems (which has since merged into Oracle Corporation) and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++, but it has fewer low-level facilities than either of them.
The original and reference implementation Java compilers, virtual machines, and class libraries were developed by Sun from 1991 and first released in 1995. As of May 2007, in compliance with the specifications of the Java Community Process, Sun relicensed most of its Java technologies under the GNU General Public License. Others have also developed alternative implementations of these Sun technologies, such as the GNU Compiler for Java(bytecode compiler), GNU Classpath (standard libraries), and IcedTea-Web (browser plugin for applets).

Friday, 11 October 2013

C# Language

C# (pronounced see sharp) is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, procedural, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines. It was developed by Microsoft within its .NET initiative and later approved as a standard by Ecma and ISO. C# is one of the programming languages designed for the Common Language Infrastructure.
The name "C sharp" was inspired by musical notation where a sharp indicates that the written note should be made a semitone higher in pitch. This is similar to the language name of C++, where "++" indicates that a variable should be incremented by 1.

Versions of C#:-

  • C# 2.0
  • C# 3.0
  • C# 4.0
  • C# 5.0 


  1. Semicolons are used to denote the end of a statement.
  2. Curly braces are used to group statements. Statements are commonly grouped into methods (functions), methods into classes, and classes into namespaces.
  3. Variables are assigned using an equals sign, but compared using two consecutive equals signs.
  4. Square brackets are used with arrays, both to declare them and to get a value at a given index in one of them.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tips for Beginner Photographers

1. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.

It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. See these examples on Flickr. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade.

2. Consider a tripod.

On the other hand, an inexpensive tripod is worth getting, especially if you have shaky hands like mine. When I got a tripod, my satisfaction with my shots skyrocketed. For even more stability, use your camera’s timer function with a tripod (read our introduction to tripods).

3. Keep your camera with you all the time.

Photo ops often come when you least expect it. If you can keep your equipment relatively simple – just a small camera bag and a tripod – you might be able to take advantage of some of those unexpected opportunities. Or, if your phone has a camera, use it to take “notes” on scenes you’d like to return to with your regular camera.

4. Make a list of shots you’d like to get.

For those times you can’t carry your camera around, keep a small notebook to jot down places you’d like to come back and photograph. Make sure to note any important details, like the lighting, so you can come back at the same time of day or when the weather’s right. If you don’t want to carry a notebook, send yourself an email using your cell phone with

5. Don’t overlook mundane subjects for photography.

You might not see anything interesting to photograph in your living room or your backyard, but try looking at familiar surroundings with fresh eyes. You might catch an interesting trick of the light or find some unexpected wildflowers in your yard. Often a simple subject makes the best shot.

6. Enjoy the learning process.

The best part of having a hobby like photography is never running out of things to learn. Inspiration is all around you. Look at everything with the eyes of a photographer and you’ll see opportunities you never noticed before.

7. Take advantage of free resources to learn.

Browse through Flickr or websites like the Digital Photography School Forum for inspiration and tips. Also, your local library probably has a wealth of books on all types of photography. If you’re interested in learning about post-processing, give free software like the GIMP a try.
8. Experiment with your camera’s settings.

Your point and shoot may be more flexible and powerful than you know. Read the manual for help deciphering all those little symbols. As you explore, try shooting your subjects with multiple settings to learn what effects you like. When you’re looking at your photos on a computer, you can check the EXIF data (usually in the file’s properties) to recall the settings you used.

9. Learn the basic rules.

The amount of information about photography online can be overwhelming. Start with a few articles on composition. Be open to what more experienced photographers have to say about technique. You have to know the rules before you can break them.

10. Take photos regularly.

Try to photograph something every day. If you can’t do that, make sure you take time to practice regularly, so you don’t forget what you’ve learned. An excellent way to motivate yourself is by doing the weekly assignments in the DPS Forum.

11. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

If you’re using a digital camera, the cost of errors is free. Go crazy – you might end up with something you like. You’ll certainly learn a lot in the process.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

C++ Language

C++ is a programming language that is general purpose, statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm and compiled. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises both high-level and low-level language features. Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979 . C++ was originally named C with Classes, adding object oriented features, such as classes, and other enhancements to the C programming language. The language was renamed C++ in 1983, as a pun involving the increment operator.

C++ is one of the most popular programming languages and is implemented on a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms.

C++ is also used for hardware design, where the design is initially described in C++, then analyzed, architecturally constrained, and scheduled to create a register-transfer level hardware description language via high-level synthesis.

C++ is one of the most popular programming languages and is implemented on a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms. As an efficient compiler to native code, its application domains include systems software, application software, device drivers, embedded software, high-performance server and client applications, and entertainment software such as video games. Several groups provide both free and proprietary C++ compiler software, including the LLVM, Microsoft and Intel. C++ has greatly influenced many other popular programming languages, most notably C# and Java.

C Language

In computing, C is a general-purpose programming language initially developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1969. C has facilities for structured programming and allows lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations. Its design provides constructs that map efficiently to typical machine instructions, and therefore it has found lasting use in applications. C is low level language.
C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time, and C compilers are available for the majority of available computer architectures and operating system.
The C language exhibits the following characteristics:
->There is a small, fixed number of keywords, including a full set of flow of control primitives: for, if/else, while, switch, and do/while. There is one namespace, and user-defined names are not distinguished from keywords by any kind of sigil.
->There are a large number of arithmetical and logical operators, such as +, +=, ++, &, ~, etc.
->More than one assignment may be performed in a single statement.
->Function return values can be ignored when not needed.
->Declaration syntax mimics usage context. C has no "define" keyword; instead, a statement beginning with the name of a type is taken as a declaration. There is no "function" keyword; instead, a function is indicated by the parentheses of an argument list.
->Low-level access to computer memory is possible by converting machine addresses to typed pointers.

->Function and data pointers permit ad hoc run-time polymorphism

Thursday, 3 October 2013


“I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem.”

A historical novel is a novel set in the past and intended to evoke the conditions of a past period. Many historical novels include actual historical figures as major or minor characters.
Many early historical novels played an important role in the rise of European popular interest in the history of the Middle Ages. Hugo's Hunchback often receives credit for fueling the movement to preserve the Gothic architecture of France, leading to the establishment of the Monuments historiques, the French governmental authority for historic preservation.
The genre of the historical novel has also permitted some authors, such as the Polish novelist Bolesław Prus in his sole historical novel, Pharaoh, to distance themselves from their own time and place to gain perspective on society and on the human condition, or to escape the depredations of the censor.

In some historical novels, major historic events take place mostly off-stage, while the fictional characters inhabit the world where those events occur. Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped recounts mostly private adventures set against the backdrop of the Jacobite troubles in Scotland. Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge is set amid the Gordon Riots, and A Tale of Two Cities in the French Revolution.


“I’d said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass.”

Young-adult fiction or young adult literature   is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, although recent studies show that 55% of young-adult fiction is purchased by readers over 18 years of age. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) defines a young adult as someone between the ages of twelve and eighteen.  The terms young-adult novel, juvenile novel, young-adult book, etc. refer to the works in the YA category.

YA literature shares the following fundamental elements of the fiction genre: character, plot, setting, theme, and style. However, theme and style are often subordinated to the more tangible elements of plot, setting, and character, which appeal more readily to younger readers. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent, rather than an adult or child, as the protagonist.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


“Once I learned, I went online and ordered every romance novel I could find. They're fairy tales for grown-ups.”

The romance novel or romantic novel is a literary genre. Novels in this genre place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending." Through the late 20th and early 21st centuries, these novels are commercially in two main varieties: category romances, which are shorter books with a one-month shelf-life, and single-title romances, which are generally longer with a longer shelf-life.[citation needed] However in classical times, Romances were considered very basic literature and reading a romance a plebeian activity. Separate from their type, a romance novel can exist within one of many subgenres, including contemporary, historical, science fiction and paranormal.


“The sweetest smiles hold the darkest secrets...”

Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film, and television programming that uses suspense, tension and excitement as the main elements.Thrillers heavily stimulate the viewer's moods giving them a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, surprise, anxiety and/or terror. Thriller films tend to be adrenaline-rushing, gritty, rousing and fast-paced.

A thriller provides the sudden rush of emotions, excitement, and exhilaration that drive the narrative, sometimes subtly with peaks and lulls, sometimes at a constant, breakneck pace thrills. It keeps the audience cliff-hanging at the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax. Literary devices such as red herrings, plot twists and cliffhangers are used extensively. A thriller is usually a villain-driven plot, whereby he or she presents obstacles that the protagonist must overcome.

Common sub genres are psychological thrillers, crime thrillers, erotic thrillers and mystery thrillers. Another common sub genre of thriller is the spy genre which deals with fictional espionage. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock. The horror and action genres often overlap with the thriller genre. Thrillers tend to be psychological, threatening, mysterious and at times involve larger-scale villainy such as espionage, terrorism and conspiracy.


“It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.”

Mystery fiction is a loosely-defined term.
It is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction—in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery. Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional. The term "mystery fiction" may sometimes be limited to the subset of detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle/suspense element and its logical solution (cf. whodunit), as a contrast to hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism.
Although normally associated with the crime genre, the term "mystery fiction" may in certain situations refer to a completely different genre, where the focus is on supernatural or thriller mystery (the solution does not have to be logical, and even no crime is involved). This usage was common in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, where titles such as Dime Mystery, Thrilling Mystery and Spicy Mystery offered what at the time were described as "weird menace" stories—supernatural horror in the vein of Grand Guignol. This contrasted with parallel titles of the same names which contained conventional hardboiled crime fiction. The first use of "mystery" in this sense was by Dime Mystery, which started out as an ordinary crime fiction magazine but switched to "weird menace" during the latter part of 1933.


The non-fiction novel is a literary genre which, broadly speaking, depicts real historical figures and actual events woven together with fictitious allegations and using the storytelling techniques of fiction. The non-fiction novel is an otherwise loosely defined and flexible genre. The genre is sometimes referred to as or faction, a portmanteau of "fact" and "fiction".
Popular Non Fiction Books

Popular Non Fiction Books
1.The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Paperback)
by Anne Frank (shelved 6377 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 1,223,078 ratings — published 1947
2.Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Hardcover)
by Steven D. Levitt (shelved 5275 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 425,032 ratings — published 2005
3.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by Rebecca Skloot (Goodreads Author) (shelved 4141 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 273,728 ratings — published 2010
4.The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceThe Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Paperback)
by Malcolm Gladwell (shelved 3822 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.80 — 384,003 ratings — published 2000

5.The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (Audio Cassette)
by Erik Larson (Goodreads Author) (shelved 3819 times as non-fiction)

Avg rating 3.96 — 253,733 ratings — published 2002


"Fiction has three main elements: plotting, character, and place or setting."

Fiction is the form of any work that deals, in part or in whole, with information or events that are not real, but rather, imaginary and theoretical—that is, invented by the author. Although fiction describes a major branch of literary work, it may also refer to theatrical, cinematic, or musical work. Fiction contrasts with non-fiction, which deals exclusively with factual (or, at least, assumed factual) events, descriptions, observations, etc.
"A charged image evokes all the other elements of your story—theme, character, conflict, setting, style, and so on."
"For writers, the spices you add to make your plot your own include characters, setting, and dialogue."
Popular Fiction Novels Books
1.The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by F. Scott Fitzgerald (shelved 18 times as fiction-novels)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,636,995 ratings — published 19
2.To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by Harper Lee (shelved 18 times as fiction-novels)
 3.Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
by Suzanne Collins (shelved 15 times as fiction-novels)
avg rating 4.03 — 1,138,507 ratings — published 2010
4.The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
by Suzanne Collins (shelved 15 times as fiction-novels)
avg rating 4.43 — 2,234,435 ratings — published 2008
5.Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
by Suzanne Collins (shelved 14 times as fiction-novels) 


“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

A classic book is a book accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, either through an imprimatur such as being listed in any of the Western canons or through a reader's own personal opinion. The term itself is closely related to Western Canon and to various college/university Senior Comprehensive Examination Reading Lists. What makes a book "classic" is a concern that has occurred to various authors ranging from Italo Calvino to Mark Twain and the related questions of "Why Read the Classics?" and "What Is a Classic?" have been essayed by authors from different genres and eras (Calvino, T. S. Eliot, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve). The ability of a classic book to be reinterpreted, to seemingly be renewed in the interests of generations of readers succeeding its creation, is a theme that is seen in the writings of literary critics including Michael Dirda, Saint-Beuve and Ezra Pound.

“Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.” 

Sunday, 29 September 2013

WeChat & Line on way to conquer European Apps and Market??

Move aside Facebook and Skype. Asian social networks, already hugely popular on their continent, have set their sights on Europe where they could prove stiff competition for their US rivals.
China's WeChat and Japan's Line, which let users make free calls, send instant messages and post funny short videos and photos, take attributes from Facebook, Skype and messaging application WhatsApp and roll them all together.

This week, Line executives traveled to France and Italy for a public relations offensive aimed at raising awareness of the mobile app, which already counts some 230 million users around the world including 47 million in Japan alone.

The social network has already taken root in other parts of Europe. In Spain, for instance, Line has forged heavyweight partnerships with football clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, brands such as Coca-Cola or tennis star Rafael Nadal.

FC Barcelona, for instance, has a home page on the app where it posts photos that has already drawn more than 8.2 million friends.

Line even has a permanent office in Spain, where it counts some 15 million users already.

A French version of the mobile app, meanwhile, is to be launched before the end of the year.
One of the main selling points for Line, which was launched at the beginning of 2011, is its "stickers" -- funny, cartoon-like figures that express emotions in a way deemed far more original and fun than traditional emoticons.

On WeChat, users can post figures that move about dancing, blowing kisses or punching the air. Both social networks also supply a selection of "stickers" that users have to pay for.
"We're betting a lot on this new form of communication with stickers," Sunny Kim, assistant director general of Line Europe and America, told AFP on a trip to Paris.
This part of the business represents 30% of Line's overall turnover and in July alone, users bought eight million euros ($10.8 million) worth of stickers.
The company makes the rest of its money on the sale of games integrated in the mobile app (50 percent) and from partnerships and products on the side.
Line's logo is green with a conversation bubble inside, and looks remarkably similar to the icon of WeChat, which began in January 2011.
Already translated into 19 languages, the social network has 500 million users, including 100 million outside of China, and plans to launch in France towards the end of the year.
While Line has Real Madrid, WeChat has enrolled the help of Argentinian football star Lionel Messi, who has become ambassador of the brand and has filmed a commercial for the social network.
But WeChat -- which belongs to China's web giant Tencent -- is also banking on the huge Chinese diaspora to expand.
"The French of Chinese origin or the Canadians of Chinese origin, for instance, are the bridge between China and the rest of the world," said Renaud Edouard-Baraud, who heads up an Asia consulting branch of the BNP-Paribas bank and advises WeChat.

Many brands keen to tap into the giant China market also have a presence on WeChat. Companies can for instance use geolocalisation to pinpoint the exact location of Chinese users when they are visiting Europe, and send them promotional offers to lure them into their shops.

Now use tablet with hands-free!!

A Swedish high-technology company, Tobii has reportedly developed an eye-tracking technology, especially meant for tablets, which can allow users to have a hands-free experience while using the device.

The technology called as the EyeMobile lets users control all of Windows with just eye movements.

The EyeMobile unit, which attaches to the tablet, contains a sensor bar, which uses two infrared cameras to locate the exact position of the user's eyes with incredible precision and speed and connects to the Windows Surface tablet or any Windows 8 tablet via USB, Fox News reports.

The eye-tracking interface requires the user to look at the menus and sub options for just a second in order to activate them and in order to swipe the screen, one needs to just look at any of them to open the menus.
If one needs to left click on anything, one is required to glance at the left mouse icon on the right then to any app or anywhere on the screen to open it.
The report added that in order to bring up Tobii's special keyboard, one needs to glance at the keyboard icon and begin typing and looking at each key will type that letter.
Although, the eye-learning might take some time for a user top get used to, the technology is especially a boon for those who have some kind physical disability or can only move their eyes.

The eye tracker inside the EyeMobile stand costs 3,900 dollars on its own, and the stand costs an additional 350 dollars and Tobii believes that if it can secure contracts and sell more of the units, then the price will fall, the report added.

Websites & Apps for better health..!!

1. Microsoft HealthVault

Keeping track of your medical records can be quite a task. Thankfully, HealthVault lets you store this data online, letting you access it wherever you are and with a simple internet connection.
You can sign up for the free service using your MSN Live account, or you could create a fresh ID. Once you're in, you can enter data related to your cholesterol and blood glucose levels, keep a history of your allergies and medications, upload medical images; record your doctors' appointments, post your insurance and emergency contact details, and even chart your weight over the last three months and your blood pressure over the last half year.
The service works with myriad medical apps such as Fitbit, MHR India, HealthVault Connection Center, myFitnessCompanion, GetFit RoadTrip, Lab Test Results, etc. You can choose apps that add data to HealthVault and apps that use your data in HealthVault to help you stay motivated, analyze trends, and receive recommendations to keep you at your best.
Additionally, MHV also works with over 160 medical devices - blood pressure monitors, pedometers, glucometers, and more - to gather valuable information.
The site also lets you create profiles for your family members under one account - and it even lets you provide trusted access to doctors and caregivers.
If you have a Facebook and Twitter account already, there's no reason why you shouldn't have one on HealthVault. The benefits here are far greater.

2. My Life Check, Heart

You lead a sedentary life with horrible dietary habits, and you feel much older than you are. Well, if you're seeking to make a change in your lifestyle, then My Life Check, Heart is the go-to resource.

After you provide an e-mail ID, the site asks you to choose a resolution - get active, eat better, lose wait, stop smoking, control cholesterol, manage blood pressure, or reduce blood sugar - from a drop-down menu. You are then led to a simple, multiple-choice questionnaire (keep your blood pressure readings, cholesterol level information at hand) that helps you understand your current level of cardiovascular health, assess your personal health needs, and even encourages you to move closer to your health goal.
The quiz - based on the expertise of The American Heart Association - gauges your health status by studying the answers you have provided to questions that pertain to the 'Simple 7': blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood sugar, smoking status, healthy weight, physical activity, and healthy diet.
My Life Check, Heart accordingly awards you a heart score (between 0-10 where 0 is worst case, and 10 is the best), and it also provides you with suggestions, or resolutions you can follow that will help you improve your Simple 7 scores. You are also presented with a printable "report card" to remind you of your resolutions.
Since maintaining your health is an ongoing process, the site recommends that you periodically return to assess you heart health regularly. A great way to keep an eye on that ticker of yours.

3. Fitocracy

Of course, to guarantee a healthy heart, you will need to get off your chair, and start working out. But starting an exercise regimen and then sticking to it are two different things. Fitocracy is a social network that motivates you to reach your fitness goals through community and personal guidance. Sign up for an account, and you are asked to choose your purpose: weight loss, strength training, cardio, etc.
After you choose, the service hooks you up with some 'friends' and 'groups' to help you on your way. It provides you with a Facebook-like profile page where you can create posts with text, pictures and videos.
Join a recommended group, and you are introduced to people who have goals similar to yours. Fitocracy also provides you with workout ideas, and you can save the routines you have successfully completed to plot your success.
You can read how everyone is coping, post your own progress, and even send words of encouragement to others, just like others will encourage you. And along the way, you can even earn achievement badges.
Ah yes, this health social network site even has its own apps for Android and iOS devices.

4. Heart Healthy Online
Heart Healthy Online is a great resource for those who have just suffered a heart attack, and also for those who are at risk of one.
It starts at the basics with a primer on how the heart works (function and facts), and it also includes an exhaustive glossary that takes the guesswork out of complicated doctor-speak (What is a stent? What are triglycerides? How is congestive heart failure different from regular heart failure?).
Furthermore, it is divided into sections that inform you about signs and symptoms (are those chest pains a sign of heartburn or a heart attack?), conditions and diseases (causes and treatments), and tests (health care, medications, etc).
HHO also provides you with information on cardiac rehab (tips for after you've had an attack) and even on how to manage your stress levels.
Best of all, realizing that dietary changes are one of the toughest to make for any patient, this resource is also home to healthy recipes, nutrition tips, and meal plans (soups, salad and sandwiches, top 10 power foods, 30-minute recipes, et al). And in case you're wondering, you can be assured that you're getting information that's up-to-date and accurate: HHO consults experts about the stories they publish, including their very own advisory team that includes scientists, specialist doctors, medical professors and dieticians. Ah yes, you can also sign up for a free newsletter that sends smart tips directly to your e-mail.

5. MyFitnessPal
You are what you eat. That extra samosa, the peanuts you munch, or even that slice of cake at the office party - all of it adds to your calorie intake. MyFitnessPal has a handy Calorie Counter that helps you record what you consume. First, you need to key in basic information like age, height, etc.
The app then asks if you want to maintain, decrease or increase your current weight. It also asks you about your lifestyle habits: whether it's sedentary, or if you have a more active schedule that involves moving about. Depending on your inputs, MyFitnessPal sets a daily calorie intake for you. After that, regularly update the app with the food you have eaten, and it automatically adds up the calories. Common Indian dishes like aloo paratha, medu wada and Maggi noodles are also listed. Besides, you can always add items manually.
You can also add your exercise routine, which is used to subtract the amount of calories burned from your daily total. Furthermore, you can track your progress with the app's reports.
Android, BlackBerry 4.5+, iOS, Windows Phone 7.5+ | Free

6. Runkeeper
Many fitness studies extol the virtues of walking or running to keep the heart healthy and strong. What is required is an app like RunKeeper to keep a tab on your daily jogs. It uses your smartphone's GPS to map the route you take - and while it does this, it also measures the speed at which you are walking or cycling, in real time. With this information, Run-Keeper is able to calculate the distance you cover every day, giving you an estimate of the calories you have burned.
These logs can be referred to whenever required; all you need to do is create a RunKeeper account and set goals. The app also has its share of fun: It lets you control your music while on a run, take pictures along the way, and share personal achievements on social networks or with RunKeeper friends.
Android, iOS | Free

10 Best free photo editors

We've found 10 of the very best free photo editing apps, and whether you're looking for comprehensive editing power, ease of use, arty effects or just a quick way to spice up a photo before posting it on Facebook, there's something for you here.
1. Gimp

GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) first appeared way back in 1996, and has been regularly updated ever since, so it's no surprise that the package is the most powerful free photo editor that you'll find anywhere.
There are tools to correct colours, enhance contrast, brightness and more; sharpen or blur an image, fix perspective problems, remove red-eye; add special lighting effects, turn a photo into an oil painting, and create an animation.
The paint tools alone are amazing, there's full layer support and lots of ways to extend the program.
All this power does mean GIMP takes a while to learn, but don't let that put you off - if you've any previous image editing experience then you'll be doing useful work within minutes.
2. Paint.NET

It may not have anything like the power of GIMP, but there's still plenty to like about Paint.NET. It's strong on image editing basics, with options to resize and rotate your photos, a good range of selection and paint tools, and some excellent special effects.
Support for layers means you can apply your edits to part of an image only, and the program can be extended with plugins.
Best of all, though, Paint.NET's clear and straightforward interface means it's very easy to use, even if you're a complete graphics novice.
3. PhoXo

PhoXo has been around for almost 10 years now, and it's grown into a very useful editor with something for everyone. Kids can play around with the clipart, customising images with cartoon cats; practical types will enjoy options like the ability to add a custom watermark to an entire folder of images; and everyone else will appreciate the drawing and paint tools, image transformations, effects and more.
4. Funny Photo Maker

Funny Photo Maker

Funny Photo Maker has no layer support, no smart selection tools, no paint or drawing options. But that doesn't matter, because what it does have is an amazing range of effects which you can apply in seconds.
So you can add someone's face to a movie poster, magazine cover or a dollar bill; transform a still image into an animation; add rain or snow to a photo, apply some excellent frames, and turn your photos into a collage, amongst many other options.
5. Photo Pos Pro

Photo Pos Pro Photo Editor 
Its tiny toolbars and dated interface mean Photo Pos Pro doesn't look too promising, but begin to explore and you'll soon be impressed.
There are plenty of selection options, a wide range of paint tools, colour corrections and more.
You get reasonable support for layers and masks, lots of effects (all extremely configurable), and a scripting tool which helps you automate many editing tasks.
And the program offers some fun touches, too, like a set of "Magical" effects which help you add fireworks, bubbles, stardust or similar decorations to an image.
6. PhotoScape


PhotoScape won't appeal to editing experts - there's no layer support, for instance - but if you're just looking to have some quick fun with a photo then it's a very different story.
There are hundreds of clipart images ready to paste into your picture, for instance. You can add custom speech bubbles to an image, apply some great special effects, even create animated GIFs.
Most of these options are surprisingly configurable too. So while other tools might just have a single "turn this photo into an oil painting", for instance, PhotoScape supports 11 artistic styles (Pastel, Pencil, Cartoon, more), each of which can then be customised further.
7. IrfanView

As its name suggests, IrfanView is mostly about viewing images, but the program also includes more plenty of editing power.
You can rotate and resize an image, for instance; tweak its colours, brightness and contrast; add text captions or watermarks; sharpen your photo, remove red-eye, and apply a range of special effects.
If that's not enough, though, IrfanView can be extended via its support for 8Bf (Photoshop), AltaLux, Filter Factory and Filters Unlimited plugins. And all in a compact free tool which requires less than 2MB of disk space.
8. PhotoFiltre

While it's more an image retouching tool than a conventional editor (and it's only free for personal use), PhotoFiltre has plenty of editing features and it's capable of some spectacular results.
The PhotoMask tool alone, for instance, applies stylish contour and transparency effects to your image for an impressively artistic effect (check the program website for some great examples).
Elsewhere there are plenty of paint tools, colour corrections and filters, and overall the program is a great choice when you need more artistic editing options.
9. PixBuilder Studio

PixBuilder Studio is a useful mid-range photo editor with a strong focus on solid, practical features. So instead of cartoon clipart and arty effects you get sensible features like crop, resize and rotate options, plenty of colour correction tools, sharpness and blur filters and some capable print tools.
There's not a lot of fun here, then, but PixBuilder Studio is great it you just want to make your photos a little better (and 8BF filter support means the program can be extended if necessary).
10. Chasys Draw IES


Look past its odd name and Chasys Draw IES proves to be a very capable photo editor with a stack of essential features: extensive paint and drawing tools, strong layer support, lots of smart special effects, plenty of colour and lighting adjustments, Photoshop plugin support, and more.
These are just some of the program's capabilities, though. You can also use it to create animations, CD or DVD labels, icons and cursors, or even capture videos of desktop activity.

With a RAW file processor, image viewer and converter also included, Chasys Draw IES really is an amazingly versatile package.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Google's Quickoffice now on ANDROID & iOS for FREE

Google make Quickoffice mobile app free for both Android and iOS , following Apple's announcement to offer its iWork apps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote free for those who buy new iOS devices.

It's interesting to note that after acquiring Quickoffice in June 2012, Google announced that the iPad version of the app free for its Google Apps for Business customers in December. Earlier this year, it extended the same perk to Android users and made the iPad app compatible with the iPhone.
The Quickoffice suite allows viewing, editing and creation of Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, and allows users to store them on Google Drive, Google's cloud storage solution.
However, starting today all iOS and Android users will be able to download and use Quickoffice, free of cost. Google has also announced that by September 26, 2013 users will  able to sign in to their Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS , they'll also get an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years, which will be added to their account in the next few weeks.
With the announcement of the new iPhones, Apple had made its iWork suite which also lets users create, edit and view presentations, documents and spreadsheets, free for new users.Now it's interesting to see mobile Office suites taking each other on.The apps that are offered to users when they activate their new iPhones or iPads running iOS 7. Apple's own cloud storage and sync solution even the iwork apps are integrated with icloud.
  Microsoft's Office apps,require's an office 365 subscription to use the apps  launched for both Android and iPhone that are offered as a free download .The apps also offer the ability to sync documents to Microsoft's Skydrive cloud service. It's worth pointing out that the apps don't work on the Apple iPad or Android tablets in the interest of Windows tablets which showcase Office as one of their key USPs.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Best softwares for iOS Jailbreak

We hope that our previous post(s) were helpful. This post is regarding software's for iOS jailbreak.

For those of you who are new to jailbreaking and what it is, we had include a little info and advice before going into my picks. For those of you who are not new to the scene, skip on down.

Jailbreaking gives you so many new options on your iPhone! Before you jailbreak your phone, you only have access to iTunes and Apple’s apps. But jailbreaking your iPhone gives you the option to change almost everything about your phone, and you have Cydia, a whole new app store where most of the best stuff is actually free! And even when you do have to pay for an app, it is inexpensive. You can download lots more music (again, mostly free) and screen savers, pictures, etc. You can even make your iPhone look like an Android if you want! How awesome is that???

The jailbreaks we will talk about in a moment are easy to use, and even if you make a mistake you don’t have to worry because have a support team to help you if you get confused, which isn’t likely. You almost have to try to mess this thing up, even if you aren’t tech savvy.

One more thing, and this is important. Do not ever, ever try to use hacker guides you find online for jailbreaking your phone. They are confusing and if you make a mistake you risk bricking your phone. That means you may lose all of your apps, contacts, history, everything!!! Always use trusted software and you won’t have to worry about messing up your iPhone or it could a an expensive lesson for you.

Top ios7 jailbreaks
1. Jailbreak Unlock
This software for jailbreak doesn't more than 5 minutes to complete. Plus they have a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee, so you really don’t have to risk anything. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, you can always go back to factory settings without any problem.

When you do the jailbreak, you also get unlock included in the price. Now that is something we haven’t seen anywhere else! Most of the time you get one or the other. Unlocking, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, means that you can use any carrier you want, as long as you get a sim card, and you don’t have to deal with contracts.

The jailbreak is very fast, the customer support is fantastic and the price is very reasonable.

2.Apple Unlocker

One word of warning if you do use this site, customer support isn’t too great. I have had to contact them a couple of times and because they have no phone number listed I had to contact them through email. It took them almost a full 24 hours to get back to me. That means I missed texts, calls, and couldn’t do anything else with my phone for that entire time. I wasn’t pleased.

They are decently priced, but they don’t offer all the little extras that come with Jailbreak Unlock, so I would really only backtrack to these guys if the Jailbreak Unlock site were down or otherwise unavailable.

To sum it up

Both are among the best Jailbreak Unlock. We recommend using their site if at all possible.

You can use the other jailbreaks like "iJailbreak Tool" without compromising your phone. However, you will get slower jailbreak time and customer support isn’t as reliable. Plus you won’t get the other bonuses like you will with Jailbreak Unlock.

Enjoy your apple gadgets to their full potential and stay tuned for more jugaad's.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack- The Bible of Cricket

John Wisden (5 September 1826 – 5 April 1884) was an English cricketer who founded WISDON in 1864
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (often referred to simply as Wisden or colloquially as "the Bible of Cricket") is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom. It is considered the world's most famous sports reference book The description "bible of cricket" was first used in the 1930s by Alec Waugh in a review for the London Mercury
In 2012, the Indian edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack was launched to widespread acclaim.

Wisden was founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden (1826–84) as a competitor to Fred Lillywhite's The Guide to Cricketers. Its annual publication has continued uninterrupted to the present day, making it the longest running sports annual in history. The sixth edition was the first published under its current title; the first five were published as The Cricketer's Almanack, with the apostrophe before the "s".
In 2013, a history of Wisden was published: The Little Wonder: The Remarkable History of Wisden, by Robert Winder. "The Little Wonder" was John Wisden's nickname.
Wisden is a small-paged but a very thick book (over 1,500 pages in modern editions) with a distinctive bright yellow cover that it has carried since the 75th edition in 1938. Prior to that, covers varied between yellow, buff and salmon pink. That edition was also the first to display the famous woodcut of two cricketers, by Eric Ravilious,on its cover. It is published each April, just before the start of the English domestic cricket season. Since 2003 the woodcut has been replaced as the main feature of the front cover by a photograph of a current cricketer, but still appears albeit in a much reduced size.
It is produced in both hardcover and softcover. Since 2006, a larger format edition has been published on an experimental basis. This is said to be in response to requests from readers who find the print size of the standard edition hard to read. It is around twice the traditional size and was published in a limited edition of 5,000. It is not a large print book as such, as the print will still be of a size found in many standard books.
The format has changed markedly over the years. The first edition had only 112 pages yet found space to cover the dates of battles in the English Civil War, the winners of The Oaks and the rules of quoiting.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

How to Install Whatsapp on PC??

You can easily download whatsapp on your PC by following few easy steps mentioned below:-
Step 1: Download Bluestack and choose the required Operating system which you want to use what app.
Step 2: After download Bluestacks install it in your PC or Laptop by Double clicking on it.
Step 3: After successful Installation open your Bluestack software and there you see already installed app. 

Step 4: Click on search Button on top right corner and type WhatsApp and you will be suggested with different places from where you can download WhatsApp.

Step 5: After installing the app on your pc open it you have to choose country and check the code of your country is the right one and in the following field type phone number to start Whatsapp on your PC or Laptop.

Step 7: A windows appears where it says that you need to verify your mobile number by sending sms to your number that you wrote.

Step 8: In a few minutes you'll receive a three digit verification code that you've to write in the check case.

Step 9: If you haven't received the verification code, you can use call me option. You will get a call from WhatsApp with the verification code now you put type the code they gave you on the phone in the space provided.

Step 10: Once your are done with all the above points, You are ready with WhatsApp on your PC or Laptop now, just sync your contacts and start sending them messages.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this information. Enjoy using WhatsApp for PC or Laptop. If you find any difficulty while installing then do leave a comment. If you liked the BLOG do share it with your friends and for more  jugaad visit

Friday, 30 August 2013

A New Way of Typing With Si Revolution

Si revolution is an android application from snapkeys. Si Revolution is a Simple, Smart, Fast, Invisible, touchscreen keyboard for any age that frees up your whole screen changing the future of mobile socializing.

For the letters on the keys, tap on the 4 keys. For the rest of the letters, tap between the 4 keys.
Unlike the old cumbersome keyboard designed for typewriters and not mobile phones, Si Revolution has 4 keys with a layout that is familiar to the whole world regardless of language and culture. Any user can type instantly while viewing the entire touch screen.

The Si Revolution Android keyboard opens the world (e.g. photos, messages, videos, games, emails, etc.) on the screen of your mobile device by revolutionizing the way we interact with each other – something that has not been possible until now.
Si Revolution is the only onscreen keyboard that lets you view your entire screen while typing faster and more comfortably than any other keyboard. Use Si Revolution to better socialize: with only 4 keys!
You can see faces when using Facebook, you can see Pictures when typing comments on Instagram, you can see your whole conversation while typing with WhatsApp you can see other tweets while using Twitter, you can comment on videos while watching them when on YouTube. SnapKeys enables lively, interactive, and social conversations on your smartphone without a full sized onscreen keyboard blocking your screen.

TYPE FASTER: With only 4 keys, and a unique word prediction technology, users can pick up the system in a matter of minutes. Si Revolution brings to life a fun, cool way to communicate with friends and across social networks.

SI IS INTELLIGENT: Si Revolution learns your style of typing from your Contact book, Facebook, Gmail, and other social networking channels. It quickly incorporates names and other proper nouns into its predictive text technology, and users can also manually add words to the keyboard’s dictionary easily.

FREE VERSION: Free version of Si revolution is available on Google play store & on the website on snapkeys( In this version only two languages can be added.
PAID VERSION: In paid version all languages can be added.

Monday, 12 August 2013


Microsoft Office made big waves in mobile earlier this summer when it came to the iPhone, but now it's making an even bigger splash on the world's No. 1 mobile platform, Android. Starting Wednesday, Office 365 subscribers will be able to download and run the Office Mobile app for Android.

The Android version of Office only works on phones. Owners of Android tablets, just like iPadusers, will have to settle for Office web apps since they won't be able to download the official app from Google Play (side-loading, of course, is always an option). Android phones must be running version 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" or later.

ANDROID vs iPhone:
One difference on Android: You can't buy a subscription to Office like you can in the iPhone app. (You'll have to go to the web for that.) But otherwise, you get the same Word, Excel and PowerPoint, optimized for the smaller real estate on a smartphone screen. Once you start editing in Word, for example, the "chrome" of the app disappears, letting you focus on the document.

SkyDrive is the default place to save documents and the programs work pretty much as they do on iPhone, albeit with Android functionality and design elements. Plus, Office subscribers get an extra 20GB of storage. Office Mobile for Windows Phone still has the home-field advantage over Android, though, with its ability to open copy-protected files and hookups to SharePoint and Lync.

Like the iPhone version, the app is a free download, but you must subscribe to Office to run the programs. Subscribers are allowed to run Office on up to five mobile devices, which don't count against the five PCs or Macs that can install the desktop apps. Windows RT and Windows Phone devices don't count against either total. (Those numbers differ a bit for student or business accounts.)

The app is currently only available in the United States, but Microsoft says it will be available in dozens of other countries over the next "several weeks" — from Albania to Zimbabwe.

Are you excited that Office is coming to Android? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.