Mozilla Goes Blue With Pics and Videos on Cooliris

October 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm (Gadgets, New Technologies, Tips n Tricks)

Here is a fantastic plugin in mozilla firefox that helps you to browse pictures and videos.

Apart from the pics and videos on the internet, this can be used against the ones stored in your computer. With a fantastic interface, it gives a stunning experience on browsing pictures and videos.

For the internet based pictures, the site has to support the add-on. For example, google image search, picasa, facebook has the cooliris support and the picture galleries there can be browsed against cooliris.

In an overall word, cooliris is really cool when it comes to media browsing. So, try it and immerse yourself.

Pointer – http://www.cooliris.com/

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Using Keypad as a Mouse

November 10, 2008 at 6:38 am (General, Tips n Tricks)

Keyboard’s num side can be used in handling the mouse pointer. For switching this feature on, we need to push alt + shift (below caps lock) + num lock key

This will initiate the mouse control. all directions will be applicable by keys.  5 means left click and * 5 right click

we can accelerate the movement by adding ctrl with direction. 😉

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Quick Links Find Tool in Mozilla

November 10, 2008 at 6:34 am (General, Tips n Tricks)

This is awesome tool for those who don’t like to use mouse while using computer. While browsing net in mozilla, we can directly go to the desired link by using quick links find.

This operates as we push single quote on keyboard that initiates the tool and by typing the link name, it goes to that link.

This does not work in case you are focused inside some textbox or textarea. So, push a tab and start using it. 🙂

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Trace Bus Routes, Auto Fares and Traffic Situations in Indian Metros

September 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm (Gadgets, General, Tips n Tricks)

This information is basically for Indian metro commuters where traffic department really took some cool initiatives to communicate with the end-users. A new web portal to get live information on traffic status, directions and auto fares for cities Bangalore, Hyderabad ,Delhi,Chennai and Pune. The traffic police have launched a live traffic portal (Transport Information System) where you can find

1. Optimal routes between any two places in the city…
2. Auto-fares
3. Bus routes and stops, etc.

Check :

http://www.dtis.in/ for Delhi

http://www.chennaitraffic.in/ for Chennai

http://www.btis.in/directions.htm for Bangalore
http://www.htis.in/directions.htm for Hyderabad

http://www.ptis.in/ for Pune

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Sniffing Networks Using Wireshark

September 20, 2008 at 9:14 am (Gadgets, General, New Technologies, Security, Tips n Tricks)

Here is an excellent sniffer tool which allows you to sniff all the packets flowing in the network and even helps on usability by adding filters to the process. This gives and exact knowledge of how information is transferred over the network. Information like DHCP requests, ARP packets, TCP, UDP transmissions etc. Apart from that this is really useful for hacking on to machines. Information such as ip address of the communicating party at the time of file sharing or any transfer can provide lots of information about the location and the network type.
This tool is available at www.wireshark.org
Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

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Make Your Browsing Efficient Using Netvibes

September 19, 2008 at 9:38 am (Gadgets, General, Tips n Tricks)

This is an ultimate facility which lets you open n number of sites in parallel and simultaneously check them all. Like I want to use a mail and want to check out a blog simultaneouly without switching between tabs.

Moreover, you can make your own page where all the blogs, news etc. can be pinned. Just like pinning web articles on a wall. This allows you to have collective login to all the facilities accessed on web like different mails, blogs or anywhere that demands login of pages.

Check following link http://www.netvibes.com/

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Gather Information About Other System using NMAP

September 18, 2008 at 9:20 am (Gadgets, Security, Tips n Tricks)

Actually this is an ancient tool but really updated. This tool allows you to watch out the information about any other system on internet. This information could be one of the following
1. Getting the OS
2. Routing Information
3. Active ports
4. Port scanning using different methods
This tool is extremely usefull for catching use of information on the net. Some firewalls block the scan, so it may not work everytime.
You can get it on following site :http://www.insecure.org
Nmap Tool Use

Nmap Tool Use

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Restore Web Sites

September 12, 2008 at 3:10 pm (General, Tips n Tricks)

Wondering if web data also have a restore option as we do have in our file system. Well, there is a solution, a site provides a service where they take backup of most of the web pages available on internet and gets you a sorted history according to date. Just try following link

🙂

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Get Last Modified Date Of A Web Page

September 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm (Tips n Tricks)

For getting the last modified date of a web page, just paste following statement of javascript to your browser address window and execute. This works for mozilla, IE i am not sure about

javascript:alert(document.lastModified)
It gives the time at which page is loaded in case if it is disabled or if it is dynamically created. 🙂

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Translate Pages To Other Languages

April 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm (General, New Technologies, Tips n Tricks)

Here is a fantastic feature from Google which translates the whole page from one language to another. If you are stuck at some alien languages, this tool helps to tackle the problem all we have to do is to give the URL and it will be magically converted to the specified language. Here is way to go for that Translation tool

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