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After Spotify and iTunes, another big-name app is coming to Microsoft’s Windows Store: Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

 

As discovered by MSPoweruser, a listing of the WhatsApp Desktop app has popped up on the Windows Store, which indicates its imminent arrival on the Store.

 

Like WhatsApp’s desktop apps on other platforms, this Windows Store app serves to be an extension of your mobile phone, mirroring conversations and messages from the device. Set up requires scanning a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app on your phone, and expectedly, you need to keep it in the vicinity of the PC for both to sync up. Since the app runs natively on the desktop, I expect it to support Windows 10’s native desktop notifications.

 

If your daily routine involves accessing Gmail through Google Chrome on a system that’s running on Windows XP or Vista, you might want to consider transitioning over to newer pastures soon, as Google has recently announced that Gmail will no longer support Chrome browsers that are running on version 53 and below beginning December 2017.

Why are Gmail users on Windows XP and Vista being singled out? Because the most recent (and very last) Chrome version that was released for the aforementioned two operating systems is version 49. Google officially stopped churning out updates for Chrome browsers on Windows XP and Vista in April 2016.

Of course, if you’re still adamant on sticking with Windows XP and Vista, you will still be able to access Gmail via Chrome, just that you will automatically be redirected to the basic and less secure HTML version of the service in December 2017.

Not entirely sure if your Chrome browser is updated to the latest version? Google will prompt you to have it updated via a banner that will be displayed at the top of the Gmail web interface beginning this Wednesday, February 8, 2017. If you don’t see it, it could mean that your browser is already running on version 53 and above – or that you’re running on Windows XP or Vista.

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Uploading photo to Facebook is an easy task for everyone, but uploaded large amount of photo to difference album or downloading your Facebook album photo or any photo that your friend tagged for you is a critical task, because you may need to do it one by one. Drop N Sync is wonderful application that help you to solve the problem above.

Drop N Sync is an easy to use Facebook application that allows you to download and upload all your photos from and to Facebook, including all your tagged photos from your friends’ albums. It allows you easily create albums and synchronize all your photos and albums. The concept for Drop N Sync is about the same with Dropbox where you linked up your Facebook account with your local folder and Drop N Sync will help you to synchronize it from and to the Facebook server.

The best part for the Drop N Sync is that you can set it up very quick and easy, just link up your Facebook account in the application than it will run as the background services in your computer to download or upload photo from to your Facebook account.

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When you first start up the Drop N Sync application, it will ask you to sign into your Facebook account and authorize the application with some permissions. Once your sign in your Facebook account, the default setting will help you to download all your album from your Facebook account to the default destination folder for the application.

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After you sign into your Facebook account, you need to choose which albums to download and sync with your Facebook account. You can choose between downloading all your albums and photos, no albums at all or just select the relevant albums for you.

To upload your local PC photo to your Facebook account, just create a folder within this folder, than drag over your photo into the folder, Drop N Sync will help you to do the rest of the job silently.

Drop N Sync runs as a background process and uses anywhere from about 15MB of RAM all the way up to 35MB. The range is so broad because it depends on what the application is doing. Obviously when it’s downloading or uploading it uses more RAM.

For my personal experience after using this apps, it’s actually very light and fastest way for me to download any tagged photo from my friend album to create a backup in my local PC. At the same time, the apps is so light and it’s not really affected my normal usage for the PC.

Please do share your experience after using this apps or please share if you have any other similar application which did better job than Drop N Sync

Just visit Drop N Sync website to download and start using it.

Bulk Rename Utility

By on December 16, 2012

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Bulk Rename Utility is an easy to use file rename program (a.k.a. file renamer). Renaming multiple files has never been easier! It has a small memory footprint so it can be left running all the time without consuming all your memory. It started as a freeware Visual Basic tool, but as its popularity has grown it has been completely rewritten in C++ to be robust and lightweight – and very, very fast! It can easily handle folders/discs containing well over 100,000 entries… and it can batch rename 1,000s of files in seconds.

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The software is freeware and gets downloaded very frequently. It has a large base of regular users. Most of the features have originated from other users’ suggestions. As such, it is continually being enhanced and improved.

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As well as being “recommended” by a number of web sites, Bulk Rename Utility has also appeared on many magazine cover-discs, from Brazil to Sweden.

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Some of the features provided by Bulk Rename Utility include:

  •  Rename files, folders or both
  • Remove, add or change text in the file names
  • Perform text substitution
  • Change the case of file names
  • Remove characters or words
  •  Remove digits or symbols
  •  Append or prepend text to file names
  • Append dates in many formats
  • Append the parent folder’s name
  • Auto-number files with flexible rules
  • Automatically preview the new names
  • Sort the file details by any column
  • Group configurations into “favorites”
  • “Bulk Rename Here” Windows Explorer extension
  • Directory recursion – process sub-directories too!
  • Regular Expressions support
  • Rename files from an input text-file list
  • Create an “Undo” batch file
  • Log activity to a log file
  • Change file and folder date/timestamps (created, modified, accessed)
  • Change file/folder attributes (hidden, read-only, archived)
  • All settings retained between sessions
  • Available in 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Rename photos using EXIF metadata (i.e. “Date Picture Taken”, “Resolution” and other information embedded in all JPG photo files)
  • Rename MP3 files using ID3 tags (a.k.a. MP3 ID3 tag renaming).
  •  Command line support ***

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In addition to Bulk Rename Utility, it also provide the Bulk Rename Command. Bulk Rename Command is a lightweight, fully-compiled executable file contains many of the features of Bulk Rename Utility, but it is designed to be run from a command line. It is perfect for inclusion in batch files, login scripts, or scheduled jobs. The application is controlled entirely via program arguments, with no use made of .INI files or the Windows Registry.

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Microsoft is changing its entire look and feel to become more in line with a consolidated ethos which should be ushered in by Windows 8. While the title may have changed from Metro to Modern, there is no doubting that the visual elements are settled and constant.

 

The new logo features the same familiar colors in a square layout that references a Window pane. In addition, the new logo also looks similar to the live tiles which have become a feature of Windows OS phones.

 

Over the years, the Microsoft corporate logo has resembled a disco-ball, Metallica’s font and Pacman. While the new logo might not be as exciting, it does fit in rather well with the new look Microsoft is trying to establish.

 

Sometime you may found that all the item in your desktop or in the taskbar suddenly disappear without any error or message; this is properly due to the hang of explorer.exe process. You can easily get back the content by reload the explorer.exe process.

 

The following bat script can easily help you to reload the explorer.exe process in your computer. Just open the notepad in your computer and copy the script below and save it as .bat extension.

 

Just double click on this file whenever your explorer.exe process get hang.

 

 

To use it do the following:

  • go to start
  • Click Run
  • type notepad
  • then copy the following:

———copy below this line—————–

@echo off
color 0B
echo.
echo Your desktop is being restored, Please wait. . .
ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 > NUL 2>&1
echo Killing process Explorer.exe. . .
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
cls
echo Success!
echo.
echo Your desktop is now loading. . .
ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 > NUL 2>&1
echo.
ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 > NUL 2>&1
start explorer.exe
exit

———copy above this line———————

  •  Paste into your blank notepad document. Then in the notepad window click file>save as and call it jumpstart.bat
  • Save it somewhere like My Documents or wherever you want. Then open up a window and find where you saved the jumpstart.bat file you just saved, then click and drag that file onto the start menu, then hover over “All Programs” until it pops up, then keep dragging the file into “Startup” and release it there. Now when you start your computer you’ll see your wallpaper come up, then this program will start and re-launch your Windows desktop. I’ve been using it on my computer with success. Sometimes it takes longer than others though.

 

Today I need to rename a batch of file about >100 file from .jpg to .png for the testing of application purposes. Google around and found this free solution which make my life easy.

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Select the folder where the file where the extension to be change and press Shirt and Right-click on the folder, and than select Open Command Window Here

You will now see a Command Window with the current folderdirectory open. Now type the following command line,

ren *.(current extension name) *.(extension you want)

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Since I want to change the extension from .jpg to .jpg, in my case the command line would be,

ren *.jpg *.jpg

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Now all the files inside the folder will change to the extension you want. It’s that simple.

Enabled telnet service in Window 7

By on September 21, 2011

By default, window 7, Window Server 2008 R2, Window Vista and Window Server 2008 come with telnet service disabled. They do that is to hardern the operating system as well as to save the resources as most of the common user will never use this service at all.

 

To use this features, you must manually enabled it. Just following the following simple step to enabled it:

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs And Features
  • Turn Windows features on or off
  • Check Telnet Client
  • Hit OK

After that you can start Telnet via Command Prompt.


Our computer are very smart and it will help us to enhance the user experience by creating some temporary file and store it in somewhere in your harddisk. So after sometime the un-used files, old temporary files, temporary Internet files, and any log file may use up a lot of space in your harddisk, in addition, those unwanted file may also slow down your computer performance. Keeping your harddisk clean and tiny is a way to mainteance your computer performance at the top.


This task seem easy but very time consuming as we may need to find out what files are useless for our computer and safe to delete without affecting our computer. Microsoft Window XP/2003 did provide a very user friendly tools for us to done the task call ‘Disk Cleanup Manager’.


You can get the tools at Start –> All Program –> Accessories –> System Tools –> Disk Cleanup.


But to using this tools, it need the human interaction which response to it on the spot in order to accomplish the job. Why not we make it run automatically at the time that the computer is free or idle without any response needed by the user.


To do so just following the following step:

  1. Click Start Menu > Run, then type cleanmgr /sageset:1
  2. Click OK.
Disk Cleanup opens with a list of the possible files to be deleted. Select a file type to display a description. Check the boxes for the files you want removed, and click OK.
Next, you need to schedule Disk Cleanup to run when you want it to.
  1. Open Control Panel, double-click Scheduled Tasks
  2. Double-click Add Scheduled Task
  3. On the Scheduled Task Wizard dialog, click Next.
  4. In the list of applications you want Windows to run, click Disk Cleanup, and then click Next.

  5. Select a frequency for the task (once per week is usually enough) and click Next.

  6. Select a day of the week and time for the task to run.

  7. Enter the name and password of a user.
  8. Check the box to open Advanced Settings when you’re done.
  9. In the Run box, add the following to the end of the path: /sagerun: 1 and then click OK.
  10. Task Scheduler will automatically run Disk Cleanup with the settings you selected at the time you selected.
  11. Done

Done.

There are something you need to attention on which is the first command and switch you enter in the command prompt are difference with the extra command and switch you enter on the scheduler. The command enter in command prompt is /sageset but in the scheduler is /sagerun.


Syntax
CLEANMGR option
Options
/d driveletter: – Select the drive that you want Disk Cleanup to clean.
/sageset:n      – Display the Disk Cleanup Settings dialog box and create a registry key to store the settings you select.
The n value is stored in the registry and allows you to specify different tasks for Disk Cleanup to run.
n can be any integer from 0 to 65535. Specify the %systemroot% drive to see all the available options.
/sagerun:n       – Run task ‘n’
All drives in the computer will be enumerated, and the
selected profile will be run against each drive.
Only one of the 3 options above can be run at a time

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The killing features provide by Zipeg is the pictures and photo preview instantly or open in external application without extract it, just mouse over the selected file, a thumbnails will be display in the tool tips. By using this features, you may view the and search the file before you actually export it.


In addition, Zipeg also support the filenames in national alphabets in UTF-8, Unicode and codepage encodings. There is no any limitation in term of the archive file size and Zipeg is fully supported by Mac OSX and also Window XP/Vista.


File that supported by Zipeg:

  • .zip (Zip Archive)
  • .7z (7-zip Archive)
  • .rar (RAR: Roshal Archive)
  • .bz2 (BZip2 Archive)
  • .gz (GNU Zip Archive)
  • .tgz (Same as tar.gz)
  • .arj (ARJ Archiver Robert Jung)
  • .lzh (LHA/LZH Archive)
  • .z (Unix Compress)
  • .cab (Windows Cabinet)
  • .chm (Compressed HTML)
  • .cpio (Posix CPIO/PAX Archive)
  • .ear (Enterprise Archive)
  • .war (Web Archive)
  • .cbr (Comic Book Archive (RAR))
  • .cbz (Comic Book Archive (zip))

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Mouse over the picture or images file to view the thumbnail

Mouse over the picture or images file to view the thumbnail

You may also view the picture and images file in any of the photo viewing application

You may also view the picture and images file in any of the photo viewing application

Supported file list by Zipeg

Supported file list by Zipeg