Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts

Friday, 15 August 2014

Top 15 Browser Add-ons for a wonderful Web experience - Must-Have

Top 15 Browser Add-ons for a wonderful Web experience  -  Must-Have | www.knowbabble.comDid this ever happen to you?

·        You want to watch an interesting show with your family. You open the video on YouTube, but before you can watch it, you are forced to watch a 50 second advertise. “It’s just an ad, nothing to worry!” you think. But to your horror, the ad is about some random female product, or a product to prevent STDs or anything that can leave you with a red face due to embarrassment, and your family evening is ruined before it even started!

·         You made your browser pretty neat and easy to work, with all your settings, bookmarks, and add-ons (which you had to search hard to select among the many available), saved passwords etc. Suddenly one day your computer crashed, and all your hard work has gone down the drain. You can install the OS again, but the browser has to be customized once again from scratch.

·         You don’t have balance in your mobile phone. You need to send an important text, urgently. So you open a website that can send texts to mobile phones. But you are bombarded with so many ads that it takes a LOT of time, just to send a text!

·         You came across an amazing video, or an interesting article. But you are busy now and decide to watch/read it in your leisure time. So you copy the URL to a notepad file and go ahead with your work. After the work is finished, you decide to watch the video, but to your horror you find that you deleted the notepad file along with some other junk.

·         You are a torrent freak. You decide to download a torrent. But when you open the site, along with the torrent files, there are ads on the side with models doing obscene gestures and sounds. Adding insult to injury, your parent enters the room searching for something! You have no other option but to close the browser and come up with a good explanation!

If your answer is - “Yes, one of these situations DID happen to me!”, then look no further. Add-ons are what you are looking for. Here are some important tips on how to have a good browser experience :
What are Add-ons?
First of all you should know that add-ons are really important handy little applications that have the power to alter your web experience. Like the way you have good and bad friends, you have good and bad add-ons. Good add-ons are really amazing applications that make your life a LOT easier, while bad add-ons are actually malware in the guise of add-ons, wanting to steal your personal data like usernames and passwords. So, you should download them only from trusted sources. I have mentioned some of the important ones I use. You should definitely try them too.

Here they are :

Adblock edge | www.knowbabble.com
Adblock edge 2.1.4
Adblock plus | www.knowbabble.com
Adblock plus 2.6.4
Adblock plus pop-up add-on | www.knowbabble.com
Adblock plus pop-up add-on 0.9.2 :
I use all the above 3 to get rid of those annoying ads. Ads on torrent sites, ads before a YouTube video (nowadays, in between too. Phew!), ads on mobile phone texting sites or any other site under the sun, ALL the ads on them are blocked. The main advantage is that the site loads a LOT faster without the ads and makes your work easier.

Facebook Ads block 1.0 :

Facebook Ads block | www.knowbabble.comThe name says it all. I use it to block ads on Facebook. So, it’s obvious that fb on my browser is a lot faster than yours.



Gif block :

Gif block | www.knowbabble.comThe small images of advertisements are in the .gif format instead of .jpeg. Gif block blocks the advertisement images and not the actual images that you need (as they obviously are in jpeg format). Clever, huh?


Pop block 1.0.4 :
Pop block | www.knowbabble.comYou can block all those “Congratulations! You won a phone!”, “Find your life partner on xyzmatrimonial.com”, “Earn from home” kind of popups. In case you don’t know the difference between normal Ads and Pop-ups - Ads are displayed on the website while Pop-ups….erm….pop up! That’s it! They just jump in your way and you are forced to click them, or pop-ups can also automatically open in a new window. Thus, this add-on also saves your time.

Xmarks :

Xmarks | www.knowbabble.comMost IMPORTANT of all the mentioned add-ons! This add-on automatically saves all your bookmarks. You even have an option to save all your usernames, passwords, history etc. When I go to a new place, the first thing I do is install Xmarks on that computer. It restores all the bookmarks and settings and makes the browser look exactly like that of my home computer. Definitely, a must have.


Evernote web clipper 5.9.1 :

Evernote web clipper | www.knowbabble.comActually, this is not just an add-on. Evernote is a software. The add-on comes with it. It has a LOT of features and even I haven’t used them all! I only use it to save good articles, videos etc. If you find anything good, just right-click and you get an option to either clip the URL, or save the entire page with images. If I see anything interesting, I clip the URL and the data gets saved on the internet. But if you want to save it on your PC, download the software. My evernote is filled with a lot of EXCITING stuff, waiting for me to devour them in leisure!


Magrent :

Magrent | www.knowbabble.comYou can use this to download the torrent “file” and save it on your hard disk. You can add the torrent to uTorrent anytime you want.



 YouTube caption downloader 2.3 :

YouTube caption downloader | www.knowbabble.comIf you are listening to a song and the lyrics are being shown as subtitles, you can download them for future-use with this add-on.


Click & Clean 4.1 :

Click & Clean | www.knowbabble.comWhen you login to your Gmail or facebook or anything else, you type your first letter, and the site automatically gives you the complete username. This happens because your usernames are saved in the browser’s cache. This is actually helpful, but if you are VERY secretive and want to hide even your “username” from other prying users, just click on this add-on before closing the browser. It deletes everything, along with browser history, things typed on Google or YouTube, usernames on sites like fb, Gmail etc.


Flashblock :

Flashblock | www.knowbabble.comWhen you open multiple videos on YouTube in different tabs, all of them start playing. But this add-on blocks the flash content, meaning - your videos do not automatically start to play themselves. You get an ‘f’ symbol, and when you click on it, the video starts playing. If you are beginning to think this is a useless add-on not worthy of downloading, then you are wrong. This add-on simplifies a lot of things! Sometimes you open a website, and some video starts playing. It not only slows down the page loading time, but also you are “forced” to watch some video of which you have no intention of watching. If you feel that it is a video you SHOULD watch, then click on the “f” button and it starts playing.

The addon bar :
The addon bar | www.knowbabble.comNothing special here. You just get an extra bar with all your add-ons neatly listed.

And the last one -

Privacy choice Tracker Block 2.2 :

Privacy choice Tracker Block | www.knowbabble.com This is a security add-on. It prevents websites from tracking your digital footprint. Do you know that major websites track your web movement, and specifically spam you with related ads about the things you searched? This add-on prevents sites from tracking you. Definitely a must have!

So friends, that’s all for now. Keep Knowing new things, and leave the Babble to us!
See you soon. Stay tuned!
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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Cortana - Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Now

Apple has Siri. Google has Google Now. Now, Microsoft has… Cortana!

So, what is Cortana?
Cortana is your personal assistant, and by assistant I MEAN “assistant”. Siri and Google Now are good for texts, making calls, etc without touching the phone (through voice commands) but Cortana takes it to the next level. She STUDIES you, your daily life, your daily routine and helps you accordingly, without you even asking her. Its like she has a brain of her own!

For instance :


  • She knows whether you are at work or at home.

  • She will know the way you take to the office and will automatically warn you if there is traffic on the way and whether you need to take a detour.

  • She knows what type of music you like and will give you suggestions based on it.

  • If you want to set an alarm, just tell her and she will set it for you. Or you can simply tell her ‘wake me after an hour’ and she will do it.

  • Now you don’t even have to remember anything! Just tell her and she will remember it for you. For example, if you have to ask your friend John how his holiday was, you simply tell Cortana to remind you the next time you call John and when you do call him, she reminds you.

  • Dictate her a text and tell her to send it to the person you want, and its done.

  • Cortana will respond silently when you type, and verbally when you speak.

  • Unlike Siri, Cortana will be available even to third party apps like Skype, Facebook etc and can integrate with them easily.



Release date :

The beta version of Cortana is already out for Windows phone 8.1 (US only)
The full version is planned for a late 2014 launch. (US, UK and China only)
The remaining countries will get Cortana in 2015.
Cortana might also be released for PC and Xbox, but nothing is confirmed as of now.

Trivia :

Cortana is an artificial intelligence in the Halo games.

So, is Cortana just a new Microsoft Bob, or is this the FUTURE?
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Pcsx2 bios, plugins-setup and configuration

Pcsx2 bios, plugins-setup and configuration
Hey guys! We all love video games don’t we? We all have a little bit of a gamer inside us somewhere. Who doesn’t play video games in this generation? Well not playing is a rare possibility. Games are very crucial for our leisure time and they can act as very efficient stressbusters, only if you don’t overdo it! Well here’s a little something for our video game lovers. This post deals with the PCSX2 bios,plugins and it's setup and configuration.
     Today we’ll be teaching how to configure your PCSX2 properly. Now we know how bad you want to play those PS2 games on your PC. So here it is!
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

How to watch FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 on mobile devices.

FIFA world cup brazil 2014
 At this time around the year, it is the festive season of the FIFA world cup. Brazil has been given the chance to host this mighty occasion which occurs every four years i.e., the FIFA world cup 2014. Brazil is the greatest spearhead in the football sphere worldwide and has a pretty fierce reputation,
hence the chance of hosting the world cup despite suffering from financial and other internal problems. 

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

How to make my browser remember passwords

 Well, Hello people! And welcome back.
I have been receiving requests from a quite a number of people now, to write a post regarding the steps involved to make your beloved browsers like Chrome, IE, and Firefox to remember your passwords for like everytime you log in.
It's pretty simple. Not to worry.
First lemme get it straight with what an ideal password should be like.
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Monday, 12 May 2014

Best ways to convert pdf to word

Tonight, I'll be writing down a few ways to convert PDF (.pdf) files to WORD(.doc/.docx) files. These ways might be obvious and known to  a lot of you people out there but there are still people who could not know about this and benefit from this post. And I bet there are a lot of people who do not know how to do it accurately too.
For those people who do know the basic methods, i suggest you check out another one of those methods for achieving the same.
 So here's how..

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Why Sanskrit is best for artificial Intelligence?


Artificial IntelligenceScientists confirmed that Sanskrit is the mother of all European languages.Simply they say Sanskrit is the origin of all different languages in Europe.Recently some theoretical physicists came with a proposal to put Sanskrit as processing language inside all natural processors.

Reasons behind this proposal are:



1) The morphology is unique in Sanskrit.Every word in Sanskrit is formed from a small root word called as "DHATHU".
  
This enables the Artificial Intelligence(AI) to identify easily the thinking root of the word in speech recognition.

2) Sanskrit simply discriminates singular , two and plurals.
The problem occurs due to English in processors is

"Near the boyscan be  said when there are two boys

"Near the boyscan also be said when there are more than two.


This makes it ambiguous for humans and AI to judge the number of boys in the incident.

3) Every phoneme in Sanskrit has its own characteristic and distinguished frequency and amplitude which enables AI to recognize the speech easily.

Check this out too: A real life version of Iron man's J.A.R.V.I.S for Windows and MAC.
       

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

How to turn laptop into a Wifi router.

Are you that person who doesn't want to shell out extra bucks for buying a router? Then this post right here is good news for you as you can now turn your laptop into a working router!
How amazing is that,right?
Cause you wouldn't have to buy another equipment at all.
Voila, Money saved!
Do you want to know how to turn your laptop into a wifi router?
Read on to find out ways to turn your laptop into a router!
 

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Flutter-The Gesture recognition application for windows and MAC!

Wanna become a Ninja? Well at least act like one in front of your PC?

Here is the best gesture recognition app for windows & mac.
This software enables you to control the apps like,
1.VLC media player
2.itunes
3.Spotify
4.Quick time player
5.Youtube using hand gestures.

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Top 5 handpicked keyloggers!

www.knowbabble.com Do you wanna keep track of another user on your computer and come off clean without them even noticing that you are spying on their activities. Then you might wanna try out these wonderful spywares/keyloggers that record everything that comes their way! and there's more!  All of their activities land right into your inbox as these softwares also send notifications to you about all the activities going on on your computer when somebody else is using it! :D
So why don't you take a sneak peek at these wonderful softwares that are given below!
 Here I have picked the best keyloggers for you which help in monitoring somebody else without their knowledge!
 Actual Keylogger: The actual keylogger has been renamed to Actual Spy. It can record keystrokes and the program can be accessed in two ways:
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