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Step 1: How to Download Apk Directly From Google Play Store to Pc
Usually, people get apps for their android device by downloading them from Google Play Store. The downloader gets the app installed for you, without bothering you with unnecessary details like the files required for installation etc. But what if you don’t have access to internet and you want an app installed on your phone? Surely you can’t do so without downloading stuff required for the installation. The solution to this problem is simple - just get the APK package of the desired app, and keep it beforehand for later when you need.
APK stands for Android Package. It’s actually a package which contains all the files necessary for installation. In other words, it’s a ‘standalone’ installer for your app which doesn’t require internet connectivity. You can get APK package of an android application from Google Play Store by simply adding an extension called ‘APK Downloader’ to your Google browser. Here we have a step by step procedure which will tell you how to add APK Downloader to your Google Chrome and subsequently, use it for getting APK packages
Go to http://codekiem.com/2012/02/24/apk-downloader
Download the extension from the link provided above
Once downloaded, the extension is to be added to your Google Chrome Extensions. To do so, follow these steps.
Go to the ‘Tools’ menu of your Chrome and select ‘Extensions’.
Locate the file you just downloaded (with extension ‘.crx’)
Now drag the file to your Extensions page.
For confirmation look for a small Play Store icon on your address bar
To configure the APK Downloader extension for your android device
Select the ‘options’ button on the menu
Enter the Gmail ID (the one required for Play Store)
Enter your password and device ID of your android device
For those of you who don’t know where to get device ID of your android device
Dial “*#*#8255#*#*” from your android phone
If you are using an android tablet
Go to Google Play Store
Download ‘Device ID’
Device ID will get your device ID for you.
Getting APK of an app is simple, just locate the app you want (on Play Store) and clicking on the APK icon on your address bar will get you your precious APK for that app. Another good thing about APK package is that it makes app sharing simple, now you can share an app with your friends by simply transferring the package to their device.
The APK and APK Downloader will make your life a lot easier if you face problems in installing your favorite apps due to connectivity issues or if you like to share your favorite apps with your friends.
Did you find this post useful? Did you have any problems? For any query, please ask in the comments section below. Cheers :)
Step 2: Whatsapp on Any Pc
What is WhatsApp?
WhatsApp is a free messenger designed to be used on smartphones. It works over the internet and allows you to talk to any person living anywhere on planet Earth provided that you know their cellphone number. The app is designed for Nokia Symbian, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone devices and it’s completely free to use for the first year. Don’t let that last line bother you, since there are ways to get it for an unlimited time.
I did not mention PC or Mac in the supported platforms because this app is not officially available on them. But the title wasn’t misleading since we got it running on a PC and Mac.
What will I need?
The tools or rather software that you need is a simple Android emulator for PC/Mac. The one we’ll be using is the well-known Bluestacks App Player you can download from the link provided below.
Download Bluestacks App Player!
And yes, WhatsApp will need your cell-number so you better make sure you have one.
Your system must have a 1GB+ RAM for running the emulator. Good graphics card and processor will obviously result in better rendering but a simple one would also do. Mac OS X or PC with XP SP3, Vista, 7 and 8 are supported.
The steps shown below work for both PC and Mac. Just make sure you download the correct version of Bluestacks.
First up, download and install Bluestacks app player. It’s a straight forward installation. However it might want to download extra stuff so your internet connection better be working
Run the player from the desktop icon. You’ll get to a screen similar to the one shown below
Click on the Search icon and enter WhatsApp
Select WhatsApp Messenger from the list and proceed to the installation. It might also ask you for a Google account, just provide that right away. Since it is an Android emulator, you’ll be navigated to Google Play. Click Install and it’ll start the download.
And that’s it! WhatsApp will ask you to enter a valid phone number. The verification will also work through that number so you better enter it correctly.
Great! Now you can use WhatsApp the way you do it on a smartphone. You can customize your profile, contact all your friends regardless of which platform they are running the app on and also get live notifications of new messages from the emulator.
You can open up the app form the My Apps category in the main screen.
So why WhatsApp?
There are several other such messenger services available on the same platforms. You have Viber, Wechat, Kik and whatnot. Firstly, WhatsApp is the most popular app of the lot. Secondly, WhatsApp has got everything - you can communicate text, images or even high quality videos with friends. Plus, it’s simple and easy to use. And if your one-year free license expires, you can always reinstall the app to get it back.
WhatsApp is not officially released for PC/Mac but there are ways like the one mentioned above that make that happen. The methodology is simple but works quite well. WhatsApp is also the best of its kind which makes it a must-have. Just in case you were wondering throughout this tutorial, YES you can run any android app/game on the software mentioned. Guess your life just got better, much better!
Got any questions? Feel free to shoot 'em in the comments section below. Cheers :)
Step 3: How to Make a Folder Named Con !!!
How to Create a CON folder in Windows ?
Can you create a folder named “con” in windows ?
The Answer is NO and YES !
Why The answer is NO.
NO because when create a new folder and try to rename it to any one of the above specified names, you know what happens! In Windows XP the folder name automatically changes back to “New Folder” no matter you try any number of times. Where as in Windows Vista/7 when you try to rename the file you get an error message “The specified device name is invalid”.
Why it is not Possible to create a folder named con?
Before we proceed further, let me tell you a small secret you can’t even create a folder named CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.and many others.
The reason you can’t create a folder with these names is because these are reserved keywords used by DOS. The below screen-shot taken from Microsoft’s website shows a list of reserved keywords in DOS.
CON Key board and display.
PRN system list device, usually a parallel port.
AUX Auxiliary Device , usually a serial port.
CLOCK$ system real-time clock.
NUL Bit-bucket device.
A: – Z: drive letters.
COM1 First serial communication port.
LPT1 First parallel printer port.
LPT2 Second Parallel printer port.
LPT3 Third Parallel printer port.
COM2 Second serial communication port.
COM3 Third serial communication port.
COM4 Fourth serial communication port.
If you try creating a folder with any of these names, the name automatically changes back to the default “New Folder”. And this is what has caused the confusion. Instead of automatically renaming the folder, had an explanatory warning message popped up.
Yes We can create a folder named con .
There is actually a way to create a folder named CON, or any other name from the above list of reserved keywords. This can be done through command prompt. But it is advisable not to do so, as it might result in your system becoming unstable.
To create a folder named CON, go to command prompt and type “MD \\.\E:\CON” (without quotes). This will create a folder named CON in E:. See the screen-shot below.
Step 4: Google Tricks !!! a Must Try Tricks
Then type : mr. doob/sphere in the search bar.
you can replace sphere with
This is a must try !!!!!
Step 5: How to Hide a File Behind an Image
There are some important files or document you want to hide from others on your computer. To do that you might be creating folder inside folder to hide such files but in todays tutorial i will change this by teaching you a interesting trick to hide files behind images.To hide a file behind a image means that if any one opens that image he will see the image, but to see the hidden file we need to open that image in a specific way. So lets get started.
How To Hide File Behind Image ?
In order to do this you should have basic understanding of command line.
1. Select an image to be used for hiding file behind the image.
2. Now select a file to hide behind the image and make it in .RAR format. With the help of the WinRAR.
3. And most important is that paste both the files on desktop. You may do this anywhere instead of desktop if you have some basic understanding of command line.
4. Now open cmd by going to Start > Accessories > Command Prompt and type following commands in it.
5. CD stands for change directory by typing above command you change your directory to desktop. After that type command given below.
Copy /b imagename.jpg + filename.rar finalimage.jpg
Replace imagename.jpg with the name of image you want your file to be hidden behind. Don't forget to add image format (Eg: .jpg,.png,.gif)
Replace filename with name of your file you want to hide. It must be in .rar format.
Finally Replace finalimage.jpg with whatever name you want your final image with hidden files should be. This is the image where your file will be hidden.
6. Now when you will try to open this newly created image it will open as normal image, but to open you hidden file you need follow steps given below.
How To Access Hidden File ?
To access your hidden file you need to open the newly created image in winrar. Just follow simple steps given below to do that.
1. Open winrar
2. Now locate your image and open it or simply drag your image in winrar.
3. Extract the file and done.
Step 6: Post Blank Status on Facebook !!!
For single line Blank Status
Copy below codes into your status
Note:- the text is like @[0:0:space]
Don't write space where i have written space rather press spacebar.
For MultiLine Blank Status :
Paste as shown below in your status.
Note there is space after 0:
Paste below codes into facebook status
Step 7: Top 6 Sites to Learn Programming!!!
Ever wanted to learn computer programming languages, but didn't know where to start? Well, those days are over. Today learning programming languages is not really a hard job. If you are a beginner and have aptitude to learn computer programming then you can accomplish this goal within a few months. Here are the top 6 websites, which are useful for learning programming.
Tutorialspoint has tutorials for a lot of web, high level and scripting languages that are commonly used today. You can find tutorials for any computer language that you have ever heard of (those that are currently in used). Apart from that, it also features a variety of tutorials for other fields such as DIP, OS, SEO, Telecom, DBMS, and frameworks etc. Some commonly used languages that you can learn there are: Java, C++, PHP, Python, Ruby, C#, Perl, VB.Net, ios.
Although, beginner programmers might find MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) a tough learning resource, it is still the best resource you can get, if you want to master Microsoft oriented languages such as VB.Net, C# etc. MSDN has great tutorials for beginners, intermediate and advance programmers.
But as I stated earlier, beginners might not be initially comfortable with MDSN, as I has really a lot of resources that it would be a hard time for beginners to find what they are looking for. But if you get used to MSDN, then it is the ideal learning point for Microsoft oriented languages. You can get a lot of sample applications, tutorials and resources that are uploaded by Microsoft and MSDN community. Since it’s a developer’s network, you can even find development help from community members.
You might already know about Lynda.com. Lynda offers easy to follow video tutorials. Lynda.com is an old and well established tutoring site, if you are looking for video tutorials to learn computer languages, then Lynda is your ideal choice. Apart from programming languages, Lynda also offers tutorials for a variety of other fields such as 3D modeling, CAD, Photography etc. Lynda.com is an old and well established tutoring site.
So the next time someone asks you about your computer skills, you know where to turn. I hope you will learn a lot from these websites. All the best :)
Step 8: How to Recover Deleted Pics !!!!!
If you have accidentally deleted photos in your Digital camera , no need to worry, here is the way to recover you photos.
DeleteFIX Photo is the only program designed specifically for digital photo recovery, it will recover photos deleted from your digital camera.
It is the only photo recovery Software in the market that recovers every photo format from every digital camera. Each camera saves the photos in a different format, and DeleteFIX Photo is able to recover deleted photos from all of them, including specific formats for professional cameras from every brand, such as Canon, Olympus, Pentax and others.
How to recover the deleted photos?
Download and install DeleteFIX Photo.
Connect your camera to your computer.
Run the software and follow the simple instructions in the program's window. View how this digital photo recovery software works with images.
View the recovered photos in the program's viewer window.
Click on the "Activate" button in the program itself to obtain the activation code. That way you will be able to save your photos to your computer.
The DeleteFix Photo can also recover video and photo files from your digital camera, memory carads USB Devices and more.
Step 9: Login to Your Fb Account With 3 Different Passwords !!! Amazing Na!!!@##$
Yes, You can access your Facebook account with 3 different passwords . I was surporised when i read this message posted by one of my friend in Facebook. So , immediately, i tested whether it is true one or not. Yes, it is working.
Facebook allows the following variation of your passwords:
1. Your Original Password:
Let us assume that you are using "breakTheSecurity" as password. Yeah, you can log in with your default password ;)
2. Your original password with the case reversed(Toggle case):
This one will be interesting one. You can toggle the case of your Password and use it.
For instance, your are using "breakTheSecurity" as your default password. In this password, 'T' and 'S' is Capitalized.
if you toggle the password case, then your password will become "BREAKtHEsECURITY".
3. Your original password with the first letter capitalized:
If the first character of your password is in lower case and you change it to Upper case, you can still login with this one.
For instance, the original password is "breakTheSecurity" . In this password, the first character 'b' is in lower case. If you capitalize the first character, then your password is "BreakTheSecurity".
The reason for 3 Passswords for your facebook account
It is not security flaw. It is just feature provided by Facebook.
"We accept three forms of the user's password to help overcome the most common reasons that authentic logins are rejected. In addition to the original password" Zdnet quoted as Facebook spokesperson saying. " we also accept the password if a user inadvertently has caps lock enabled or their mobile device automatically capitalizes the first character of the password."
Three different Usernames:
1. You can use your Facebook 'Username' as user name(if you have created)
2. You can use your email address
3. You can use use your mobile number ( if you have added your mobile number in Fb).