BCB4 and Twitter

For all you Twitter fans… here is the Bangalore Bar Camp 4 twitter page.. jes check it out..

http://twitter.com/bcb4

cheers,

Vaibhav

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Barcamp Bangalore 4

Guys !!! Barcamp is happening over this weekend at IIM Bangalore and this time it’s the collectives edition.

Just be there at IIM Bangalore on 28th and 29th July 2007 to catch all the fun.

Hoping to see lots of you thr :).

Check out http://barcampbangalore.org/wiki/Main_Page for more details.
Cheers,

Vaibhav

Bug Lets Hackers Take Over iPhone

Researchers at Independent Security Evaluators claim they’ve developed a proof-of-concept exploit for a bug, and they’ll give the details about it at BlackHat. more>>

Lifehacker brings to you Google Backups.

Lifehacker has came out with another good article on Google Backups… jes go on to read more about it  here

Cheers,

Vaibhav

SnagIt: A must have

When I first started in IT, one of the first and most useful recommendations I received was to install SnagIt

It is one of the nicest little programs I’ve used, and deserves a tip all to itself.

The Blurb
SnagIt is a powerful Windows image, text, video, and Web image capture program with many features and options. Use SnagIt to save time and enhance your screen shots.

Getting started
Using SnagIt is easy. You can use the preloaded Profiles, or select the capture mode, Input and Output from the Capture Settings pane, then click the Capture button to start the capture. To set your own capture settings, do the following:

Although I personally use SnagIt almost exclusively for capturing images, there are a few other options available that may be interesting for many users.

  1. Select the capture mode under Tools. SnagIt can capture images, text, video and the Web
  2. Select the Input. The Input defines what you want to capture. If you select Screen, SnagIt will capture the entire screen. If you select Window, then you get to click on the window that you want to capture. Check out the other Input options available to you and play with them
  3. Select the Output. Output is where you want the capture to go. You can send the capture to the printer, Clipboard, file, etc.
  4. Click the Capture button, or use the hotkeys to start the capture. By default, the SnagIt capture hotkey is Ctrl+Shift+P. Some Input options require you to then select what you want to capture. If the Input is set to Window, click on the window that you want to capture. If it is set to Region, drag out a region by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the mouse
  5. If the SnagIt Preview Window is enabled, after you take the capture the capture is displayed in the SnagIt Capture Preview Window. Pressing the Finish button will send the capture to the output that you have selected. Pressing the Cancel button will abort the capture. To enable or disable the Capture Preview Window, select Options > Preview Window icon from the in the Capture Settings pane.

Note to video capture: See the TechSmith Website if experiencing problems with video playback.

Related link: http://www.snagitguide.com/   ( Thanks Peter for letting me know about this fabulous link 🙂 )

Cheers,
Vaibhav

Translate a Single Word

Translate a single word, Google Translate has added a nifty new twist: dictionary translations. For instance, say you’re looking for ways to say “drive” en Francaise; you can plug it into Google Translate and figure out that there are different ways to use drive, depending on the context.

Try it out 🙂

Cheers,

Vaibhav

Refine Google to Search File Types (Level: Pretty Easy)

Copy {-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(doc|pdf|txt) ” Search terms”} into the search bar and replace Search terms with a document title to find open indexes that contain downloadable text files. You can change the files being searched from (doc|pdf|txt) to (mp3|wma|wav) to find audio files or indeed to include any other file extension you may need.

If all this copying and pasting is too much, you can also visit G2P (Google to Person) under http://www.g2p.org, which offers an input-field interface to Google searches like the example given above to help locate open directories or otherwise shared files.

Cheers,

Technofriends Team.