Now Send Free SMS in India From Gmail/GTalk

The internet giant Google, has extended its free SMS chat service to India. With this feature now enabled to Indian users, you can now send free SMS to mobile phones using Gmail chat or using Google talk a.k.a GTalk.

The free SMS service was first made available to Gmail users in some African countries in 2011. Since then Google has been extending this service and now it is available in India along with 51 other countries in Asia, North America and Africa.

Although this service is enabled for Indian users, it currently supports only Aircel, Tata DoCoMo, Tata Indicom, Vodafone, MTS, Loop Mobile and Idea in some circles. Users can access this service through Gmail chat or using GTalk application.

 

How does GMail/GTalk free SMS works

  • Initially, users get 50 messages credit. With which you can send free SMS in India on some networks.
  • For every message sent the credit is decrease by 1.
  • For each message received response to your SMS your account is credited by 5, up to a maximum of 50.
  • Besides that users can also buy SMS credits.
  • If your account credit goes down to zero, +1 credit is added after 24 hrs.
  • Mobile phone recipients who do not wish to receive SMS’s from certain Gmail user can block future messages, by replying to the message with the word “BLOCK”.
  • In case you want to receive messages again – Just reply to the message with the word “UNBLOCK”.

While sending text messages from Gmail and Google Talk is free, replies to the message from your mobile phone may incur standard SMS charges.

How to Enable New Gmail Layout

A few days back I blogged about the leaked video of new Gmail layout and today, Google rolls out a redesigned new Gmail layout which is now available to everyone. The HTML5  makeover of Gmail  has some amazing features like elastic density, streamlined conversations, smarter navigation etc.

Gmail New Layout Features

  • Improved conversations
  • Automatically resizes to fit any size window screen.
  • Adjust display density
  • Adjust the size of the label and chat panels
  • New HD themes
  • Streamlined conversations view
  • Toggle between Contacts and Tasks
  • Improved readability
  • Displays the sender’s profile photo, if available
  • Advanced search box

How to Switch to New Gmail Interface

Step 1: Login to your gmail account and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Switch to the new look in the bottom-right corner. If you don’t find it there refresh Gmail and close Tasks and chats. Step 2: Now a box will appear, click on the button “Switch to the new look“.

 

Step 3: Another box will appear with a massage “Welcome to Gmail’s new look”  and some links to get you aware with Gmail’s new interface, click on the blue button “Continue to the new look” and you are done.
Gmail also allows you to temporarily postpone the switch to new look but I advice all Gmail users to switch to new Gmail layout, so that you may get used to it.

—— UPDATE ——

Brand New Gmail Web Layout 2013

With this new Gmail update instead of having one inbox, you now have a collection of tabs – Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums.

So when you receive an email it will now automatically get organized into one of those five tabs depending on the content and sender.

In short, emails related to social networks will automatically be put into the Social tab and those related to promotions like Google offers, discount coupons, new product launch etc. will be put into Promotions tab.

Isn’t this cool!

How To Enable New Gmail Web Layout With Tab Categories

[sociallocker]As per the Google’s official blog post, the update will be available in the next following weeks. However, if you go to Gmail settings you may be able to enable the new tabs feature right now.

 

Click on the setting gear and see if there’s an option for “Configure inbox”, if its there then you can enable the tabs feature in your Gmail account.

 

Unfortunately, you are currently not allowed to create a new tab, you will just have to trust Google to filter the emails out. However, you can move an email to a different tab and make sure that Gmail remembers it for future.[/sociallocker]

Will you be using the tab feature in Gmail? Share your views about this new Gmail layout in the comment box below.

Dropbox Alternative for files synchronization & storage

Dropbox is a highly popular web based hosting service that allows you sync your files among different computers and store them online as well. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best.

Why should I look for Dropbox alternative

Less Space – Dropbox provides only 2 GB of free space for every user as compared to other services like ‘SugarSync’ and ‘Live Mesh’ that provides 5 GB of free space.

Expensive – With Dropbox you get 50 GB space for $9.99 per month and 100 GB for $19.99 while services like SpiderOak provides 100 GB for $10 per month or $100 yearly.

List of Best Dropbox alternative

SpiderOak Compared to Dropbox, SipderOak provides complete backup protection and not just sync’d files. With SpiderOak you can upload files of any size as there’s no file size limit. On the other hand, Dropbox limits files uploaded through its web interface to 350 MB.

With greater security in a ‘zero-knowledge’ environment, SpiderOak has a no password storage policy and makes your data and file-names inaccessible to the company. While Dropbox lacks this important privacy measure.

SugerSync Although, SugerSync lacks LAN sync and API support its web interface has a bit more functionality as compared to Dropbox. It separates picture from files and allows you edit your files within the web interface.

Compared to Dropbox, SugerSync provides 5GB free space to new users and also has referral program with which you can earn 500 MB more space for each referral.

Live Mesh Microsoft’s Live Mesh is file syncing tool that can be installed on multiple computers just like Dropbox. However, there are some differences between free accounts of Dropbox Alternative and Live Mesh.

Live Mesh lets you remotely connect to the computer on which you have Live Mesh installed, even if your remote computer is turned-off. While Dropbox has no feature to connect to remote computers.

With Dropbox you get 2 GB of Free Storage space but Dropbox alternative like Live Mesh provides 5 GB of free space for every new user. However, Live Mesh supports Windows and Mac only while Dropbox supports Windows, Mac, and even Linux.

So, which Dropbox alternative you must like add your view in comment box.

Delete all Tweets at once permanently

If you’re seeking to leave Twitter forever without a trace or you just want a fresh start on Twitter. I found a best tool for this purpose that allows you to wipe or delete all tweets at once permanently.

 

So, here you get best tip to Delete all Tweets at once permanently, read clearly this article and after going to delete tweets. But before you start ask yourself why you’re doing it and remember that all tweets are deleted permanently, without a chance of recovery.

Follow These Steps To Wipe and Delete All Tweets At Once

Step 1: Open your favorite browser and visit http://twitwipe.com/

Step 2: Click the “Sign in with Twitter” button and authorize the app.

Step 3: Once authorized you will be prompted back to the front page of TwitWipe to click a button reading “TwitWipe this account”, and you’ll be given one last opportunity to back out before accepting the terms of service.

Step 4: If you are sure then click the button to start the process.

Think at least twice before going through this process because this tool would wipe and delete all tweets permanently and once tweets are deleted, you can’t get your tweets back.

The process might take a little while depending on the number of tweets on your account. So, if you have tons of tweets start before you go to bed and hopefully it will be completed by the time you wake-up.

If you have any other solution for Delete all Tweets at once permanently then share your idea with us by place a simple comment on given comment box.

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Google+ Instant Upload saves photos & videos as you take them!

If you find it hard to store pictures and videos captured from your mobile phone start using Google plus Instant Upload and never loose them again.

Instant Upload is a feature in Google+ mobile app that instantly creates a backup on Google+ for every picture and video taken from your Android device. The best thing about this feature is that it will be stored in a private album so nobody can see them unless you explicitly share them.

How to Enable Google+ Instant Upload

To enable Instant Upload on your Android phone tap ‘Menu’ and select settings, and then select Enable Instant Upload from the Google+ Home screen.

Once enabled you can manage how and when Photos and videos from your phone are uploaded to Google+ from Instant Upload settings. To access the setting select ‘Menu->Settings->Instant Upload Settings’ from the Home screen.

From here you can manage the following things:

  • Instant Upload – Tap to enable or disable Instant Upload feature.
  • Upload Existing Photos – This option enables you to upload already existing photos and videos in your phone.
  • Mobile Upload – Here you can choose the type of connection to be used for uploading photos and videos to Google+.
  • Roaming Upload – Enable or disable uploads while you are in roaming mobile data network.
  • Battery Upload – Enable this option if you want to upload photos and videos while charging your device. It may help you improve battery life of you phone.

Finally, after setting up every thing the only thing left is how to access photos/videos uploaded on Google+. To do that simply log-in to your Google+ profile and click on ‘Photos’ (next to ‘Home’ in the menu), here on the left hand side you will find ‘Photo From Your Phone’.

If you haven’t installed Google+ Instant Upload yet, get it now from Android market.

Free VPN Services for Internet Security & Online Privacy

Online privacy and internet security is a bit of an internet buzz these days. On average users are now becoming more aware that the data they transfer or websites they browse on the big bad internet is less secure than they first thought.

The solution to encrypt your data and browsing history from the public domain is to start using Virtual Private Network (VPN) services. But before we go further let me tell you what is a VPN.

What Is A Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructures, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or traveling users with secure access to their organization’s network.

Basically, VPN allows you to connect your machine to a virtual network that encrypts your data from the public domain and keeps no records of your browsing history.

Why Should I Use A Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

A lot of users would have this question in their mind so if your answer is ‘Yes’ for any of the question below then you should start using VPN.

  • Do you require to access internet anonymously.
  • Has your school or office blocked social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter.
  • Do you use public WiFi connections.
  • Do you want to protect your information from hackers and identity thieves.

vpn network diagram

Top 5 Free VPN Services

ProXPN

A free VPN service that gives you 100% private internet access by upgrading your internet connection with VPN encryption. The service is designed to secure all types of connection – DSL, 3G and Cable.

ProXPN is designed for use with Windows and Mac as well. However, you can also use this service on iPhone and other smartphone that support VPN.

SecurityKiss

SecurityKiss is a tunnel service that allows you to access websites despite censorship and local restriction. Moreover, it also makes your connection secure and prevents others from viewing your browsing activities, credit card details or any data you send over the big bad internet.

The service supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and is offered as free and the paid version. However, in the first option both software and service are completely free with limited daily usage.

CyberGhost

CyberGhost provides the utility of accessing blocked websites or blocked content outside your country, office or school network by circumventing geo, IP or other blockades. The service also let you surf as an American, a German, a Dutch … wherever you are.

The service is fully Privacy Proofed: Anonymous registration, separated payment process, prepaid & cash payments available, more than contented 1.000.000 users, free choice of servers, more than 60 servers throughout Europe and the USA.

Its Hidden

Its a ultimate surfing privacy service with huge capacity and no need to install any software. However, registration is required, and once you’ve signed up you can connect to the service directly through your operating system.

The service uses 128 Bit secure connection to ensure privacy over all networks and is compatible with all operating system that supports VPN.

TunnelBear

Its probably world’s easiest VPN service available out there that securely “tunnels” your internet connection to locations around the world. Meaning, you can conveniently access location-restricted websites like Pandora, Spotify, Hulu.

The basic version of TunnelBear comes with 500 MB data access limit, however you can easily get unlimited data access by paying $5 per month.

10 Best Apps For Android Tablet PC To Get Started [FREE]

Got yourself an Android tablet PC? Now all you need is to install some apps to make your table experience better. But picking the first app to install on your tablet is very difficult. Especially with the growing popularity of Android operating system and Google Play.

To make this work easy for you I’ve created a list of top ten free apps for Android tablet below. You can also visit Google Play to see the featured apps for android tablet.

Top 10 Free Apps for Android Tablet to Get Started

Dropbox

 

Most probably when you start exploring your Android tablet you’ll notice that there’s no app for sharing files. Enter Dropbox an online file storage service that let’s you integrate your device with your computer. Meaning any file you save using this app will automatically be saved on your computer, smartphone, table and even on the Dropbox website.

You can always access your stuffs any time you want. It doesn’t matter where you are. If in-case you accidentally losses your tablet your stuffs are always safe on their website. Though there are many file sharing apps for Android tablet PC I recommend Dropbox.

Price: Free

File Manager HD

 

There many apps for Android tablet to manage file and folders. But in my opinion it is one of the most impressive and popular apps for Android tablet. This app not only lets you cut, copy and paste files but also enable you to compress and decompress them. The app supports high definition with fresh UI design  and 19 different languages. Besides this it also supports thumbnail for photos and apk files. The File Manager HD is an ad-supported application. However, you can get rid of it by making a donation in the settings page to enable the ad-free version.

Price: Free

Google Currents

 

If you want to read news while you take your breakfast try Google Currents for Android. It is one of the best apps for Android tablet PC that you should install. It delivers beautiful magazine like edition on your tablet with high-speed offline reading and quick touch sharing.

The app fetches stories only from sources you opt-in. It self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets. Most importantly your subscriptions are synchronized across all your devices.

Price: Free

Advanced Task Killer

 

Having a slow tablet is as irritating as slow computer or even smartphone. Your tablet gets slow when there are too many unwanted application running in the background. To overcome this situation you’ll need a task killer app. With my personal experience you should install Advanced Task Killer.

You can either manually go through the app and check-off the items to kill or set up auto killing. If choose auto killing then you’ll have to choose one of the setting.

  • Safe: Kills apps that are consume memory but not running.
  • Aggressive: Kills apps running background and apps aren’t running.
  • Crazy: Kills all apps except the last one actively used.

Price: Free

Amazon’s Kindle

 

Amazon’s Kindle is one of the best apps for Android tablet for e-reading. It has an extensive collection premium books along with thousands of free Kindle books. For example Pride & Prejudiceand The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The app lets you read the same book across devices and automatically sync where you left it. This way you can start reading from where you left it on another device.

Price: Free

HootSuite

 

Updating status on social networking website like Facebook and Twitter is time-consuming. What if you can manage all your social networking accounts in the same view, with the ability to post updates in one hit? HootSuite has all that.

It handles Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and even LinkedIn accounts all together from one place. You can use this app for both personal and business networks. Best part? It supports multiple Facebook and Twitter account. And it’s also available through its website with the same layout and user experience as it is on tablets and smartphone. All these features makes it my first choice for managing my social accounts.

Price: Free

Apex Launcher

 

If want to customize the home-screen experience on your Android tablet install Apex Launcher. It lets you customize icons, labels for shortcuts and folders. It allows you to hide the dock or the notification bar and a lot more. In short if there is anything you want to customize in your launcher. Most probably Apex has that feature. With this app you can even lock down your desktop to prevent accidental changes.

Price: Free

Evernote

 

There are many paid and free apps for Android tablet PC in the world of synchronized note services. But this app is the most well-known note keeping app. It turns your Android tablet into an extension of your brain.

It helps you stay organized with text, image and audio notes. It allows you to sync all of your notes across computers, smartphone and tablets. So it hardly matters whether you are at home, work or driving your car.

Price: Free

Google Chrome

 

If you like to surf internet a lot then Google Chrome is a must. Why? Because it’s the fastest browser available in the market. Secondly, you can sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience across the computers, smartphone and tablets.

There is no restriction on the number of tabs you open. It lets you quickly switch between an unlimited number of tabs.  Just swipe your finger from edge to edge on your tablet to switch between the tabs. Though there are many browser apps for Android tablet but I prefer using Google Chrome.

Price: Free

Adobe Reader

 

What would you do if you got a PDF document attached in an email and you can’t open it? For this you can install the Adobe Reader app for Android tablet. It lets you view and share PDF documents across platforms and devices. The app enables you to view PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDFs, annotations and even drawing markups.

Price: Free

How To Play YouTube Videos In Slow Motion

There are many people who want to have YouTube slow motion playback option but they don’t know how to get it? So, here I am to let you now how you can watch your favorite YouTube video in slow motion and even in high-speed.

If you want to play YouTube video’s in slow motion then you are in right because here you get the most important tips, if you are learning something from YouTube then you need to play YouTube videos in slow motion and any other works there you need to play your favorite YouTube video in slow motion. So, read below how to use this trick-

YouTube slow motion video playbackOpt-In to YouTube HTML5 Video Player

The current version of YouTube video player does not have any option to play videos in slow motion or in high-speed, but if you enable the new HTML5 YouTube video player you will get the YouTube slow motion playback option.

 

All you need to have is the HTML5 compatible browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox 4+, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 etc.

Get The VLC Media Player

Alternatively, you can directly play YouTube videos in VLC media player which has the option to play videos in slow motion or high-speed. Just hit File, choose “Open Network Stream,” and paste in the main YouTube URL for a video (like youtube.com/watch?v=bLvrxaU1UU0)

Do let me know if you find a different method to  play YouTube videos in slow motion. If you have any other idea to play YouTube video in slow motion then please place a comment on below comment box. and if you have any problem to play YouTube videos in slow motion then also place a comment in below comment box.

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How to Unblock YouTube at School & Office

You enjoy watching YouTube videos for fun and sometimes to learn valuable things. But the problem comes when your school or office network administrator blocks your favorite website like YouTube. And if you’re really crazy about YouTube and you can’t live without it. It very important for you to learn how to unblock YouTube at school and office.

After searching and trying many different methods I found a software called Hotspot Shield.  This software not only lets you access blocked websites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter but also makes you anonymous user. It hides your IP address by replacing it with U.S IP address.

Why Should I Use Hotspot Shield?

 

  • Access restricted websites like YouTube, Facebook and many more.
  • Bypass internet filters and firewalls at school or at office.
  • Anonymously surf the internet.
  • Full protection from online threat.
  • Available for Windows, Mac, Android & iPhone.

It is one of the most popular VPN service which lets you unblock YouTube using proxy. There are millions of people who use this software for online security, privacy and even to get access to blocked websites. With this software installed on your computer you can easily bypass internet filters set by your school or office network administrator.

The software has received outstanding ratings by CNET editors. There are two different version available. The first version is ad-supported which is available for free. The second version is a premium solution which will cost you $29.95. But I don’t think this price would matter you for not buying the Elite version.

So if you really want to unblock YouTube at school and office go ahead and start using Hotspot Shield.

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3 Best Apps To Increase Android WiFi Connection Speed

Sometimes you might creep in with some astonishing problems on your Android smartphone. One of them is having a bad Android WiFi connection speed. Since certain functions on your Android mobile phone needs WiFi connection. Having a bad WiFi connection can really spoil your mind.

If you are facing a bad connection speed. Just try out the following Android apps to increase your Android WiFi connection speed.

WiFi Analyzer

analyzer your WiFi speed by this awesome app for android phone. Download

Memory Booster

If you want to double your WiFi speed on android phone then first install this app and then install any app that’s given below. I am 100% sure this is best app forever for speed up your WiFi network. Download

Internet Connection Booster

This is an awesome app that can speed up Android connection up to 20%. With this application installed on your device you can speed up instantly WiFi/GPRS/UMTS internet connections. Besides that it can also boost Bluetooth connections up to +20%. This is help you to optimize your wifi speed. Download

The app works in two ways to speed up your connections:

  • By simply optimizing system configuration parameters of your Android device.
  • By dropping  your current connection when it finds a better connection. It could be a closer WiFi access point or a stronger cell tower which gives a better network signal.
wifi internet connection booster app

Network Signal Booster

This application boosts your Android WiFi network connection by 30-40% just by pressing one button. It is probably the most advanced network signal booster on market. It  runs well-known commands and tweaks to improve 3G, 4G, and WiFi signal. Download

One thing you should be keep in mind here that this app is device dependent. Therefore, results on different devices may vary.

network signal booster app

WiFi Booster Easy Connect

As the name suggest this app not only boosts WiFi connection but also finds the best available WiFi access points. The app enables you to search for best available open WiFi networks with just one press. Download

android wifi booster easy connect

So, which WiFi booster app you like must place a comment in below comment box. And if you know any other app for WiFi booster, increase WiFi connection, improve WiFi speed, make faster WiFi, double WiFi speed, increase WiFi speed on android, android WiFi speed bosster, best WiFi speed booster for android, best WiFi booster app…etc then please share your knowledge with as by place a comment.