Archive for October 2012

How to access Facebook on any mobile without Internet


Facebook users can now access Facebook on any mobile from anywhere without Internet or any data connectivity. Fonetwish, an USSD based interactive service provides access to Facebook even on mobile phones without browser.

Fonetwish provides all the major features of facebook like status update, wall post, friend requests, notifications along with the above fonetwish provides push notifications an innovative new feature by which your facebook notifications are pushed into your mobile handset automatically as and when they are generated.

How to use it?

Dial *325# from your mobile handset. Enter your username and password. Once done you can now view news feeds, notifications, update status, post on walls, manage friends, chat with them. Dial*325*76# to get Birthday reminders.

To use these features you have to pay a subscription charge of Rs.1/day for unlimited usage(updating your status is free). You will be asked to subscribe when you use the premium features. To unsubscribe you have to dial *325*22# from your mobile handset.

There is a character limit of 140 characters and the service is provided by all major operators such as Airtel, Aircel, Tata Docomo, Idea, Videocon and Loop mobile in India.

You can also use the Facebook app to activate the service.

How to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP


If you have several computers on your network and would like to see the computers on your network, Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP to speed this process up. NetBIOS allows computers to be seen by name on your network. Enabling NetBIOS allows your computer to find other computers in your network (Network or Network Places).

To enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on Windows 7:
  • Click Start, and then click Network. (click Start, type ncpa.cpl into the search box for Windows 7 or Vista, hit ENTER).
  • Click on the Network and Sharing Center
  • Click Manage Network Connections.
  • Right click on the Local Area Connection select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Click the Advanced button under the General tab.
  • Click the WINS tab.
  • Click Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP.
  • Click OK and Exit the settings.

Search Files and Folders Ultra FAST!!!


I am not an advocate of the indexed file searching capabilities that is built into windows(if you have lots of files then it actually can cause your PC to work slow).

The beauty of UltraSearch is that it does not rely on an index, instead it relies on locating files (and folders) by using the master file table (on NTFS partitions). As a result, the search results are ultra-fast.

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How to Hide in the (Network) Neighborhood


Don't want your XP/7 computer to show up in the network browse list (Network Neighborhood/My Network Places) to other users on your network? One way to accomplish that is to disable file sharing. To do this, click Start, right click My Network Places and select Properties. Right click your local area connection and click Properties. Uncheck the box that says File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. Click OK.

But what if you want to be able to share folders with some users; you just don't want everyone on the network to see your computer's shares? There's a way:

Click Start and select Run.

In the Run box, type net config server /hidden:yes

Click OK.

Now others who know the UNC path (\\computer name\share name) can connect to your computer's shares from the Run box, but it won't show up in the network browse list.

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