Friday, September 25, 2009

Picasa 3.5 With Name Tags

Google releases  its new version of its photo editing software called Picasa. Picasa is mind blowing software for photo editing and also for view photo in your computer as image viewer. While you are watching pics through picasa its give you the experience of live showing. This new version of  Picasa is one step ahead from the older one it gives you the ability to add name tags to your photos, using the same facial recognition technology.

It will help you in such a way Picasa identifies similar faces and puts these into an "Unnamed People" album. From there, you can easily add a name tag by clicking "Add a name" and typing the person's name. After you've added name tags to some photos, you can use your tags to do creative things, like quickly find all the photos with the same two people in them, make a face collage with just one click or upload and share people albums with friends.

In addition to name tags, Picasa 3.5 has integrated Google Maps, so you can easily geotag your photos or view the locations of already-tagged photos on a map. And using our totally redesigned import process, you can now import photos from your camera and upload the photos to Picasa Web Albums in one easy step.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Microsoft want to release free antivirus soon

Microsoft plans to release the final version of its free antivirus software soon, according to a note sent to testers late Sunday.

Microsoft first announced its plan for product, then code-named Morro, last November, at the same time the company said it was scrapping its paid Windows Live OneCare product. 
Public beta testing of Security Essentials started in June, with Microsoft reaching its goalof 75,000 testers just one day after it issued a call for them.
On a personal note, I've been using the product on several machines since June, and I like the way--unlike other antivirus programs--it doesn't make a spectacle of itself, just quietly doing its thing. I often forget it is running on a machine, yet it did save my bacon a couple weeks back when I almost caught koobface from a friend on Facebook.
Source: Cnet news

Its a worm not a keygen

On a popular Bittorrent site during the last weekend there appeared a package that allegedly contains Avira AntiVir Premium and a so called keygen. A keygen is a tiny piece of software that calculates a license number for a commercial software, for free.

Now upon starting the assumed keygen, instead of providing the user with a serial number, it infects the system. It drops three files on the hard disk:
<%AllUsers Profile%>\Local Settings\Application Data\scvhost.exe


The dropped scvhost.exe also gets added to the autorun registry keys so it gets executed after every reboot. The autorun.inf and sys.exe aren’t only created on the system hard disk, but also on all removable drives. This seems to be the spreading mechanism of the worm.

If you take a closer look at the malware, one thing sure catches attention. At the end you find the strings “VaQxiNe-steam=1firefox=1cookies=1sandboxie=1zonealarm=1
wireshark=1anubis=1virtualpc=1keyscrambler=1startup=1usb=1task=1″. This hints that the Vaqxination toolkit got used. The construction kit has some features interesting for cybercriminals:

Further Features of the toolkit according to the advertisement of the Toolkit programmer:
- Vista UAC Bypass
- Run-as-admin Bypass
- Fully stealth
- “Legit” Windows Process
- Stronger output encryption
- Only 15 US-$ for the Toolkit
That string seems to be the configuration that the malware creator used with the Malware Construction Kit. The features seem to work as described, for example the malware is undetectable by the Anubis sandbox system:

The Vaqxination Malware Construction Toolkit currently steals passwords from Firefox and Steam and also logs all keystrokes. Those log files get sent to the email account the creator has chosen before building the malware.

Avira detects the bogus key generator as Worm/Autorun.sxa with VDF version For malware authors, keygens are a simple way to infect user PCs for a longer time already. If an antivirus solution warns from malware within such a keygen, this is nearly always a correct detection – the probability of a false positive detection is extremely low. Also the websites where such keygens usually are offered often try to infect PCs via drive-by-downloads. So be very careful when searching for software like this!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Opera Mini 5 beta

Opera has released a beta version of its latest mobile-phone web browser, Opera Mini 5.Opera Mini is the most lightweight of the company's browsers, and is available as a free download. Opera Mobile is a more full-featured version that is available as a paid-for browser, but is often sold by the company to handset manufacturers for pre-installation.some new features are available in this new version which are-

Tabbed browsing

Browse several Web sites at the same time. Jump easily from one to another

Speed Dial

Your favorite sites are just one click away.

Touch & Keypad

The interface optimizes the display for both touchscreen and keypad phones.

Password manager

Log on to your e-mail, social network and other sites with just one click.


Microosoft Zune HD arrives

Finally, Microsoft has released much awaited Zune HD music player. The new player sports 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen, HD radio, HD video out and Wi-FiZune HD is available at $220 (Rs. 10,600 approx.) for 16GB black and $290 (Rs. 13,900 approx.) for 32GB platinum model.  

Access Microsoft Office online

Whether you are traveling or don't have your personal computer along with you and if you want to make any presentation or document don't have paid access for Ms Office but I have a great idea for this problem.With a Google account you can now access all components of Microsoft office anywhere you have internet access.Just follow the steps

  • Sign up for a google email address at

  • After you are logged on to your gmail account, click the "document" link on the navigation links at the top of the page

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Google's Fresh Chrome 3.0

After several debugging & filtering Google launched Chrome 3.0as the browser's engineering director set ambitious goals to double its market share within 12 months.Chrome 3.0, which is available only for Windows, moved from beta meaning that the browser is suitable for use by all.According to Google, Chrome 3.0 is 25% faster in rendering JavaScript than Chrome 2, which debuted in May, and 150% faster than the original Chrome.Other new improvements are cleaner New Tabs page that resembles those found in Apple's Safari and Opera Software's Opera, and additional support for HTML 5, particularly the video tag.Google also patched a securuty vulnerabilitiese before shoving Chrome out the door. Google ranked one of the flaws as a "medium" threat, the other as "high," and said both could be used by hackers to attack unwary visitors to malicious or already-compromised Web sites using rigged JavaScript or a formed SVG image file.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Download Video with Latest Ashampoo ClipFinder HD

Last time I post the article which has info about how to download video online but now its time to search & download it with The brand-new Ashampoo ClipFinder HD gives you web video the way it should be. Search in up to fifteen video portals at once or in selected portals, view videos directly and convert and save them to your hard disk with a single click.

Intel's new Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition

Intel launches its new processor in core serirse called core i7 Extreme. This new processor has  faster intelligent multi-core technology that accelerates performance to match your workload, which delivers an incredible breakthrough in gaming performance.You'll multitask 25 percent faster and unleash incredible digital media creation with up to 79 percent faster video encoding and up to 46 percent faster image rendering, plus incredible performance for photo retouching and editing.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Download youtube video in 10 formats also in Mp3

Youtube is a largest global library for videos on the web. Most internet users want to download the video which they like but they cant because its a major drawback of youtube that user cant doawnload video they can only watch it. There are too many site on the web that provide downloads of youtube videos and from other sites like Metacafe but there is a problem with these sites too, they provide download in any unknown format or less known format. They also have strategy to download video in lesser known format and they sell players which can play that video. But I found the best site for
download youtube videos in 10 different formats and also convert it and download in Mp3 which can be helpful when we only want to download audio. The site named will helps you to download Videos from youtube directly to your computer in any formats. They provide many formats you can see it following picture.You can download videos to all these formats specified here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A to Z about new Aple iPod nano

The world’s most popular music player  video camera. Shoot high-quality video in portrait or landscape — perfect for posting on the web or emailing friends. iPod nano also includes a microphone that captures clean audio you can listen to during playback on the built-in speaker.

Turn an Old Floppy Into a Password Safe

Think back. Wayyy back. Remember floppy disks? If you're like me, you've probably got a box of them in a closet, serving absolutely no practical use. (When was the last time you owned, or even used, a computer with a floppy drive?)
Over at Instructables, there's a clever, and downright amusing, tutorial on turning an old disk into a password safe.

Hacker gets offer from Microsoft

According to the media, the Austrian hacker Peter Kleissner got a offer from Microsoft. This wouldn’t be news-worthy if Kleissner hadn’t programmed and offered to sell a so called bootkit – that is a rootkit that hides within the Master Boot Record of a hard disk and gets loaded before the operating system kernel and thus can hide very well within the OS. As it gets loaded so early, a bootkit in general is also capable of bypassing even full disk encryption for example with TrueCrypt.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hackers forces on twitter

A researcher looking into the attacks that knocked Twitter offline last week discovered another, unrelated security problem.

At least one criminal was using a Twitter account to control a network of a couple hundred infected personal computers, mostly in Brazil. Networks of infected PCs are referred to as "botnets" and are responsible for so much of the mayhem online, from identity theft to spamming to the types of attacks that crippled Twitter.

GTA Chinatown Wars for iphone

Rockstar Games, the developers behind the Grand Theft Auto series, announced on Monday that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be coming to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch this fall.

Microsoft reports attacks using IIS vulnerability

A vulnerability in Microsoft's software for housing Web sites is now being used for "limited attacks" on the servers it's running on, the company said Friday.

Microsoft disclosed the Internet Information Services (IIS) vulnerability on Monday and said Friday it's still working on a security update to fix the problem. In the meantime, the advisory has instructions for a workaround, including disabling various elements of the vulnerable FTP (File Transfer Protocol) service to upload and download files.

Friday, September 4, 2009

BHUVAN - Indian Earth Observation Visualization

Bhuvan gives you an easy way to experience, explore and visualize IRS images over Indian region developed by ISRO(Indian Space Research Organization) with a very important role played by National Remote Sensing Agency.
Bhuvan hopes to offer superior imagery of Indian locations specifically with spatial resolutions ranging from 10 m to 100 m. But this kind of detail isn't readily available yet. If it were, Bhuvan would then be better than the free version of Google Earth, which can display up to 200m.

Fastest Opera 10 relaeased

Opera has finally released the final version of its web browser, the Opera 10.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nokia's Netbook

Nokia will bring its rich mobility heritage and knowledge to the PC world with the new, Windows based, Nokia Booklet 3G.Powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life, enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive. Delivering the rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminum chassis, the new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thin, and has the features one would expect from the world's leading mobile device manufacturer. A broad range of connectivity options - including 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi - gives consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia's broad suite of Ovi services, and allows them to make the most of every moment and every opportunity.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Useful information in e-mail headers like IP of sender

Every e-mail message sent starts from header(lines of text which has info. about mail message). Headers have useful information about the sender of the mail. We can not see the content of the header directly. The method of
show the header of e-mail message are different in different e-mail application,which i will mention in my next post. Following informations we can get from the e-mail header.