30 August 2010

How to Focus a Yahoo! Mail Folder on Messages from Your Connections

A lot of good mail and a little bit of spam makes it to your Yahoo Mail inbox; a whole lot of good mail and some really good mail — messages from your dearest contacts. 

If you connect to these people through Yahoo and its profile system, Yahoo! Mail can help you focus on their messages. Not only will new (and unread) emails from your connections appear on your Yahoo! Mail Welcome page, you can focus on their messages (unread as well as read) in any folder swiftly, too. 

Focus a Yahoo! Mail Folder on Messages from Your Yahoo! Connections

To zoom in on messages from your Yahoo! connections in Yahoo! Mail:
  • Open the desired folder.
  • Select View: From Connections in the toolbar.

    • In Yahoo! Mail Classic, click From Connections in the View: bar below the folder name.

    Focus a Yahoo! Mail Folder on Messages from Your Contacts
To focus on messages from senders in your Yahoo! Mail address book:
  • Open the desired folder.
  • Select View: From Contacts in the toolbar.

    • In Yahoo! Mail Classic, click From Contacts in the View: bar.

    See All Messages in a Yahoo! Mail Folder
To see all the folder's messages again:
  • Select View: All Emails in the folder toolbar.

    • In Yahoo! Mail Classic, select All in the View

26 August 2010

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Generator of random passwords with a multitude of settings

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It allows you to create passwords, setting up their style, type letters, the prefix, length of the password. The indispensable program for people who are often recorded.
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  • Requirements: .NET Framework 3.5 or higher
  • Publisher: banana-soft
  • Homepage: http://www.banana-soft.com
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22 August 2010

Top Ten Facebook Games

Facebook Games
Facebook is most popular social network available on the internet right now! Millions of users worldwide uses this service to connect their family, friends or other peoples you know! But actually, Facebook is more than “just” meeting with your old friends or family members! In database it have many available applications and games which you can play and use completely for free! Enjoy!
Note: To use and play below games you need to create free Facebook account (if you don’t have one yet).

Top Ten Best Facebook Games

  • Tower Bloxx – Very addictive and fun flash based game on Facebook!
Tower Bloxx - Facebook Game
  • Crazy Taxi – Drive your taxi as fast as possible while jumping over the traffic!
Crazy Taxi - Facebook Game
  • Word Challenge – Word Challenge by Playfish is the addictive new word game featuring vivid animations, 40,000+ words, 20 vocabulary types.
Word Challenge - Facebook Game
  • Bowling Buddies – Go bowling with your friends! Featuring stylish 3D graphics, easy controls, tons of achievements, customised characters and more!
Bowling Buddies - Facebook Game
Who has the Bigger Brain ? - Facebook Game
  • Mob Wars – An epic game of Mafia warfare, played on Facebook.Very popular and addictive game!
Mob Wars - Facebook Game
  • Pet Society – In the world of Pet Society you and your pet can have a great time! You can play games, decorate your house and even bring gifts for your friends when you visit them.
Pet Society - Facebook Game
  • YoVille – YoVille is a world where you can buy new clothes for your player, purchase items for your apartment, go to work, and meet new friends.
YoVille - Facebook Game
  • Kickmania – Kickmania! is an animated game. Low level violence – high level fun! Kick anyone’s butt and watch them fly… into a wall of bricks!
Kickmania - Facebook Game
  • Texas Hold’em Poker – On of the most popular overall Facebook games. Allows you to play Texas Hold’em poker with your Facebook friends and other real humans! Virtual money – not real one supported!
Texas Hold'em Poker - Facebook Game

Source : http://www.bashbosh.com

20 August 2010

Tips - How to Block a Sender in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo! Mail can block all mail from up to 500 email addresses. All mail from these senders will be automatically deleted before you see it. 

Do not let the high number of potential addresses to block lure you into fighting spam with this, though. Spammers can use a fresh address (or domain) for just about every message. 

Use the list of blocked senders for individual senders whose messages you don't want to receive but can't stop easily. Instead of deleting every incoming mail manually, you can have Yahoo! Mail do the job. 

Block a Sender in Yahoo! Mail

To have Yahoo! Mail delete all mail from a particular address automatically:
  • Select Options | Mail Options... in Yahoo! Mail.
  • Go to the Spam category.
  • Type the unwanted email address under Add a blocked address:.
  • Click Add.
  • Now click Save Changes.

Block a Sender in Yahoo! Mail Classic

To add an email address to the list of blocked senders in Yahoo! Mail Classic:
  • Follow the Mail Options link in the top navigation bar.
  • Select Block Addresses, which you can find under Management.
  • Enter the email address you want to be blocked under Add Block.
  • Select Add Block.
  • Select Yes to set the block.

How To Create a Facebook Group

Facebook is a social networking site (SNS) that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. These types of social networking sites are designed to build upon interactions to create communities of people online. The social networking site provides the required software to do this.

Facebook, in particular, offers a way for individuals to create a profile of themselves, then share that profile with other members of Facebook. It also provides a variety of ways for users to communicate with others using instant messaging and chat rooms, Facebook site mail, notes and blogs, file sharing, forums, discussion groups, videos, and so on. 

What is a Facebook Group?
Facebook Groups are pages that you create within the Facebook social networking site that are based around a real-life interest or group or to declare an affiliation or association with people and things. With a Facebook Group, you are creating a community of people and friends to promote, share and discuss relevant topics. The types of groups people can join on Facebook are seemingly endless. Here's how you can create your own group on Facebook.

How to Create a New Facebook Group
In creating a Facebook Group you need to first decide on a topic or idea to center the group around. This could be a geographical location, a business, a favorite product, an artist  or anything that you want to create a group for. You can use the Facebook search box to see if a group with the same name or similar idea already exists.

Once you have decided on the topic, you can then create the Group page on Facebook by following steps:
1.  Log in to your own Facebook account and clicking the Profile tab at the top of the page
2.  Select the Info tab from within your Profile.
3.  Scroll down to the Groups section and select See All.
4. When you click See All a new My Groups window will load that shows all the groups you have subscribed to, as well as any group news and invitations you have. Under the My Groups heading click the link to Create a New Group.

Create a Facebook Group

Create a Facebook Group

The Create a Group form is made up of three different steps:
1. Group Info: Here you will need to provide specific information about your Facebook Group including a Group Name, the Network (choose your own network location or Global which is available to all Facebook users), a description of the group, and a category. Optional Group Info details you can include are: recent news, office, e-mail and address details. Once you have filled out this form, click on Create Group. This will load the second screen, Customize.

2. Customize: This is where you will specify member options and settings for the group you have just created. If you have a picture you want to use to represent the Group you can upload it from this screen, and you can also specify an associated Web site URL. The options that appear on this page are common Facebook options. By selecting (or deselecting) the check boxes you can choose to show or not show the following on your own Group page: related groups, a discussion board, the Wall, Photos and Videos (with permission for Group members being allowed to upload to the Group page), and posted items. You also will need to choose a Group Access level (open lets anyone join, closed requires Group admins to approve requests to join, and secret, which will hide the group in searches and members can join by your invitation). Once you have set all the Group Options, you can only select Save at the bottom, which will open a window prompting you to publish the New Group news to your own profile. After you publish the Group news, the Member screen will load.

3. Members: The members page is where you can invite your Facebook friends to join your group, choose Group Officers, and see who is currently subscribed to your Facebook group. You can also invite people who are not on Facebook from this page by entering in their e-mail addresses in the form box, separated by commas.

Create a Facebook Group

Create a Facebook Group 

Create a Facebook Group

Facebook Group Admin Options

After you have created your new Group, from the Group page, you'll find options that you can access to maintain your Group page.

  • Message All Members lets you send a Facebook message to everyone subscribed to your Group

  • Edit Group lets you change the information you entered when creating your Group

  • Edit members lets you maintain your group members (same as screen above in step 3)

  • Edit Group Officers lets you select Group members to be Officers

  • Create Related Event lets you create an event associated for the group (for example if your Group was about a famous actor you could create an event for the time when a new movie he was in would be released).

Deleting Your Facebook Group

Facebook will automatically delete groups when they are empty, so if you decide that you do not want to keep the Group, you will need to remove all members from the group and then remove yourself

How to import RSS feed / Blog to Facebook?

Facebook has done an excellent job in adding this feature to it’s website. Very simple to do also. Follow the directions provided below in order to add your favorite RSS feeds to our Facebook profile:

1. Login to Facebook.com.
2. Click Notes on the side navigation menu.
3. On the Right side under Note Settings you will see Import a blog. Click it.
4. You will see a form, this is where you will enter the url for the RSS feed you wish to start importing.
5. When done click Start Importing and your favorite RSS feed will now start being imported.

19 August 2010

Privacy Group Voices Concerns About Facebook Places

Earlier this evening, Facebook formally announced its geolocation component, Facebook Places, and it has already sparked concerns from a major privacy advocate.

The ACLU of Northern California has issued its preliminary response to the features and is taking issue with the granularity and visibility of some of the new location-based user controls.

Tagging, a feature that has made Facebook Photos such a success, is a key part of Facebook Places. Just as you can tag friends in photos you find or upload, you will also be able to tag individuals when you check in at a new location.

But while Facebook makes it easy for users to allow their friends to check them in, the ACLU says that opting out of that feature is more difficult. For example, the feature lets users select a “not now” option when friends attempt to check them in, but not a “never” option to prevent friends from attempting to do so in the future. Further, if you’re already a Places user, friends can just check you in automatically.

The ACLU also takes issue with the “Here Now” feature, which displays users that have recently checked in at a given Place. The problem, according to the ACLU, is that this list is accessible to anyone else who is checked-in to the same place. The ACLU has already put together a resource page dedicated to helping users lock down more of their information.

It will likely take a few days of real world Facebook Places use to digest all of the privacy implications, but initially it seems that the biggest problem may not be with controlling what information an individual shares but what information others can share about them. Further, as the service becomes available and third-party apps start to work with the APIs, we’ll get a better idea of what this all really means.

Right now, the only thing that seems really clear is that no matter how much Facebook may want to skirt the privacy issues it faced this spring, the company likely to face some serious questions from its users with this new product. After all, the potential for a location-based social graph is enormous, but so too are the real-world opportunities for privacy breaches.

What are you early thoughts on Facebook Places and privacy? Do you feel like your personal information will be under your control? Let us know!

source: http://mashable.com/

Yahoo Delivers Mail Optimized for iPad

Here at Yahoo we’re focused on reaching consumers wherever they are – across PC, mobile, TV and increasingly across tablet devices like iPad.

On the heels of our recently launched HTML5 mobile web mail for iPhone you’ll feel right at home with this experience. We’re keeping all the things users love about our new mobile Web mail, while optimizing it for the gorgeous large screen of the iPad. The iPad experience is:
  • Faster and more reliable: If you’re offline, Yahoo! Mail uses local caching capabilities to help you access and search your messages even without an internet connection.
  • Smart: You can find and organize your messages using Full Search, personal folders and Smart Folders with messages from your most important contacts and optimized views for photos and file attachments.
  • Feature Rich: View rich photo attachments in their full form, or as previews directly in the inbox view. Also includes a dual-pane view to make reading and organizing a breeze.
The new Yahoo! Mail experience is available globally to anyone who has an iPad. To check out Yahoo! Mail on your iPad, simply open up Safari and head on over to http://mail.yahoo.com.

Of course this is just the first version, and we be constantly iterating to add new features, improve performance, and make Yahoo! Mail for iPad the best it can possibly be. And please let us know what you think.


17 August 2010

How to Forward an Email with Yahoo! Mail

You got the message; you will deal with it immediately; and you are not the best person to do what's required. 
Fortunately, it's easy to forward an email — to direct a request to the right people, to share an interesting tidbit, or to copy messages to a different email account, for example — in Yahoo! Mail.

Forward an Email with Yahoo! Mail

To forward an email message in Yahoo! Mail:
  • Open the message you want to foward.
  • Click Forward.
    • You can also press f instead.
  • Address the forward and add a comment why what you forward will be of use and interest to the recipient to the top of the message.
    • To forward only the words of a message containing rich text and images, click Plain Text in the message header area, then click OK.
    • In Yahoo! Mail Classic, you can also forward the message as an attachment.
  • Click Send

16 August 2010

Tracing Yahoo ID to Get User IP Address

It was initially possible to gain the IP of the person you are chatting with in Yahoo Chat / Yahoo messenger using the netstat command or a simple GUI tool like Process Explorer. for Windows. However, Yahoo fixed that. Still, if you try to use a ‘packet sniffer’ program you should be able to do that. 

You can try ethereal or winpcap [http://www.ethereal.com (for ethereal) ; http://winpcap.polito.it/ (for winpcap)]. However, network sniffing may be illegal in your area and you should check beforehand. Then you need to get a whois program. 

You can get one here: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/trout.html

14 August 2010

Oracle Says Google Android Violates Its Java Patents

Oracle Corp. filed a patent- and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc., claiming its Android software for mobile devices uses technology Oracle obtained in its January acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc.

“In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property,” Karen Tillman, a spokeswoman for Redwood City, California-based Oracle, said in a statement yesterday. “This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement.”

The suit, which Google called “baseless,” opens a new front in Silicon Valley’s smartphone software wars, pitting Oracle against the fastest-growing mobile operating system. Android, used on devices such as Motorola Inc.’s Droid X and HTC Corp.’s Droid Incredible, was the best-selling operating software in the U.S. in the second quarter, topping Research In Motion Ltd. and Apple Inc., research firm Gartner Inc. said yesterday.

“Google is under attack in a lot of different ways,” said Will Stofega, a program manager at Framingham, Massachusetts- based researcher IDC. “It shows the intensity of the fight between everyone trying to control the software.”

Oracle gained the Java programming language as part of its $7.3 billion purchase of Sun. Developed by Sun in the mid-1990s, Java lets developers write programs that work across different operating systems and on a variety of computers. It formed a key building block of the Web and is widely used in business applications. The software also runs on billions of mobile devices, Sun said last year.

Seven Patents

The complaint targets Google’s Dalvik virtual machine, one of the software programs used to run applications on the phones. Oracle claims the software was developed using the Java platform. Google hired former Sun engineers so it knew of the Java technology, Oracle said in the complaint.

Oracle, which claims seven patents are being violated, is seeking a court ruling that would ban further use of its intellectual property, and would force the destruction of all products that violate Java-related copyrights on the code, documentation and specifications. It also seeks an unspecified amount of cash compensation.

“We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit,” said Aaron Zamost, a Google spokesman. “The open- source Java community goes beyond any one corporation and works every day to make the Web a better place. We will strongly defend open-source standards and will continue to work with the industry to develop the Android platform.”

Most Important Asset
Java was developed as a proprietary language that needed to be licensed from Sun. During the past decade, then Sun Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Schwartz began making open-source versions of Java products available. That means the code can be used freely by outside developers.

“Java is the single most important software asset we have ever acquired,” Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said when he first announced the Sun purchase. Oracle will continue to expand the Java business, he said at the time.

Oracle isn’t likely trying to take on Google, as much as wanting to squeeze higher royalties out of the company, said James Gosling, who created Java while working at Sun.

“Everything there is about money,” Gosling said about Oracle in an interview today. He resigned from the company in April, a few months after it bought Sun, according to his blog.

While Java is widely used in business applications, many new websites are favoring programming languages such as Ruby on Rails, which is also distributed under an open-source license.

“It’s part of an effort by Oracle to shore up their investment in Java,” Stofega said. “A lot of people would argue Java is losing its relevance versus other platforms.”

Spawning Patent Suits
Researcher ISuppli Corp. on Aug. 5 projected Android will be in almost a fifth of all smartphones in the world by 2012. It’s used on phones sold through Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., while the iPhone is available only on AT&T Inc.’s network.

The popularity of Android, and the increasing competition in the smartphone market, has prompted other patent-infringement suits. Apple has claimed that HTC’s Android-run phones are infringing its patents and is seeking to block imports of the phones into the U.S.

Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker and owner of the Windows Mobile operating system, said in April that Android may infringe its patents. Microsoft, which signed a licensing agreement with HTC, said at the time it was in talks with other makers of phones that run on Android.

Oracle and Google will probably settle the case by agreeing to license each other’s patents, IDC’s Stofega said.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt previously worked at Sun. He joined that company in 1983, led its Java development efforts and then was promoted to chief technology officer. Schmidt took the reins at Google in 2001.

Oracle declined 28 cents to $22.66 at 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. It has dropped 7.6 percent this year. Google, down 22 percent this year, fell $5.66 to $486.35.

--With assistance from Susan Decker in Washington and Olga Kharif in Portland, Oregon. Editors: Lisa Wolfson, Nick Turner

To contact the reporters on this story: Aaron Ricadela in San Francisco at aricadela@bloomberg.net; Brian Womack in San Francisco at bwomack1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Tom Giles at tgiles5@bloomberg.net

Oracle sues Google for patent infringement in Android OS

New York:  Technology major Oracle Corp has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging that its Java-related patents and copyrights were infringed in the development of the Internet search giant's Android operating system.

Oracle filed the suit against Google in the US District Court of Northern California on Thursday.

The filing alleges that Google's Android operating system for smartphones infringes upon seven patents and related copyrights of Oracle's Java software platform.

"By purposefully and voluntarily distributing one or more of its infringing products and services, Google has injured Oracle America and is thus liable to Oracle America for infringement of the patents at issue in this litigation," the Oracle petition stated.

Oracle has sought unspecific damages and an action against the "continued acts of infringement" by Google.

Oracle had become the owner of the Java platform after its US $5.6 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems, which was completed earlier this year.

The Java platform is especially useful as it insulates applications from dependencies on particular processors or operating systems.
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Accident No Win No Fee

Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, we’re here to help.
Here at the National Accident Helpline, we understand that getting back on your feet following a personal injury is no easy task. Often you have suffered not just physically, but financially too. This is why we have been working since 1993 to help people like you claim the compensation you need on a no win no fee basis

What is no win no fee?

The No Win No Fee system was put in place in 1995 to give people access to justice, replacing legal aid. The main aim of no win no fee is to ensure that claimants do not have to pay a fee if they lose their claim which lessens the risk involved when making a claim. However, at the National Accident Helpline we go one step further and ensure that you will always take home 100% of your compensation, because if you win, your solicitors fees will be recovered from the other side on top of any compensation awarded.

How can we help with your no win no fee claim?

At National Accident Helpline we make accident claims simple. We put you in touch with one of our local specialist solicitors who will keep you informed every step of the way and explain the no win no fee process to you.

Each claimant who calls us will have their claim assessed - our team will decide whether they feel you are eligible to make a no win no fee claim. If they decide you are eligible, they can transfer you directly to a personal injury solicitor in your area - you could be talking to a solicitor and starting your claim in minutes!

There's no need to feel like an underdog when making a no win no fee claim - even if you are claiming against large organisations or local councils - National Accident Helpline will be with you every step of the way.

And the best bit? There are no hidden costs. If you win, you should keep 100% of the compensation. And even if you lose, you will not have to pay a fee.

For more information call our team of friendly advisors or fill out a short claim online form and we will get back to you. It really is that simple.

You can also print off an introductory guide to the no win no fee claims process. Click here to get the PDF document.

11 August 2010

How to Access Yahoo! Mail in Windows Live Hotmail

Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Windows Live Hotmail again: it's a wild dance of tab shuffling, and you've had enough of it. 

Fortunately, it's easy to set up a Yahoo! Mail Plus account in Windows Live Hotmail. New messages will arrive in your default Inbox or even a dedicated folder automatically, and you can shuffle other site's tabs...

Access Yahoo! Mail in Windows Live Hotmail

To have Windows Live Hotmail download mail from a Yahoo! Mail Plus account:
  • Make sure you are signed up for Yahoo! Mail Plus.
  • Choose Options | More Options in your Windows Live Hotmail Inbox.
  • Click Send and receive mail from other e-mail accounts link under Manage your account.
  • Follow the Add an e-mail account link under You can receive mail from these accounts.
  • Type your Yahoo! Mail address under E-mail address:.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password:.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose where you want new Yahoo! Mail messages to arrive under When mail is sent to example@yahoo.com, where do you want it to go?.
  • Pick a color for new Yahoo! Mail messages under How would you like unread messages for example@yahoo.com to appear?.
  • Click Save.
Windows Live Hotmail will also set up your Yahoo! Mail address for sending automatically.

Note that, as an alternative to POP access, you can also have Yahoo! Mail forward new messages to your Windows Live Hotmail address.

01 August 2010

How to Add Nicknames to your Contacts in the Yahoo! Address Book

In Yahoo! Mail or Yahoo! Mail Classic, you can address messages quickly using nicknames. Evidently, this only works for address book entries that contain a nickname.

Add Nicknames to your Contacts in the Yahoo! Address Book

To add a nickname to a Yahoo! Mail contact:
  • Select Contacts from Yahoo! Mail's mailbox list.
  • Highlight the desired address book entry.
  • Click Edit in the toolbar.
  • Type the desired nickname under Nickname:.
  • Click Save.

Add Nicknames to your Contacts in the Yahoo! Mail Classic Address Book

To add a nickname to a contact in your Yahoo! Mail Classic address book:
  • Click the Addresses link in the Yahoo! Mail Classic toolbar.
  • Select Edit to the right of the contact to be associated with a nickname.
  • Enter the desired nickname under Nickname:.

    • Nicknames must be unique and cannot contain spaces or commas.
  • Click Save Contact to save the new nickname.