send files fast When you need to send an important file to a contact, you can either send it as an email attachment or, if the file size is too big for an email message, you can upload it to any of the file hosting services and share the download link with your contact over email.
IM software like Skype, Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger also let you to easily transfer files from one computer to another without imposing any restrictions on file size or the file type. This is generally quicker than sending files over email but the only downside is that both parties should be running the IM client in order or send or receive files.

There’s another interesting option that offers IM like flexibility and yet you can use it in the browser itself without requiring any software – it’s called iSendr.

It works something like this. You (the sender) initiate a file transfer session at your end and iSendr will provide you with a private link that you can pass on to your friend over a phone call or a text message. When your friend opens that link in her browser, the file transfer will start immediately.

What’s unique here is that the file is getting copied from your computer to her machine directly so some people may find with this approach more secure as their files aren’t not getting uploaded to any third-party server.

Also, there are no file size restrictions and as soon as the file gets downloaded to your friend’s computer, the sharing session will end automatically.

How to Deal With Depression After Losing a Job?

Posted by Junaid August 10, 2010

Deal With Depression After Losing a Job
How to Deal With Depression After Losing a Job
It could happen as soon as you hear the words from your boss that you are losing your job. It could happen days or weeks later. But the truth is that sooner or later you might feel the heavy grip of depression upon becoming unemployed-and in this economy, many people are feeling it. It is perfectly normal to feel this way in such a situation. Luckily, there are ways you can cope with the blues-here are some.


 Step 1.


 Seek professional help if needed. First and foremost is to seek help from those that are trained to do so. Talking to a therapist is nothing to be ashamed about; they are there to help you. You may be able to find low-cost counseling or your previous employer may offer services. If you can't speak with a pro, a good venting session with a friend is always beneficial.

Step 2.

 Get active. You would be surprised at how a good run around the block helps with anxiety. Exercise releases endorphins and relieves stress. Getting more exercise will also get you in shape. Let's face it; most Americans are out of shape. Why not take your downtime into you own hands and get into shape? This is a wonderful way to use extra time and relieve stress-and make fitness a priority.

Step 3.

Be open with your loved ones. Talk to your family. This is not the time to be proud or shoulder the burden. Your loved ones are going to need to know the facts if they are going to help you. Be completely open with your feelings and your family will appreciate you for it.


Step 4.


 Talk to friends. It's easy to abandon your friends after losing your job, but having your friends around will make it easier for you. Some of them might be in the same boat as you. Hiding in your house doesn't solve the problems. Get out in the world and socialize. This is also a great opportunity to spend time with the pals that you wouldn't normally have time for.

It used to be that when I watched a movie with VLC, halfway through the movie the screen would suddenly black out. Too late, I would realize that the screensaver kicked in because I hadn't touched the mouse for a while. It was so irritating that I simply disabled my screen saver.

I think VLC specifically addressed this issue, but I'm sure it still happens with other video players. Mouse Jiggler is a tiny, handy utility whose sole purpose in life is to jiggle the mouse cursor for you, so that the screensaver doesn't kick in.

It has a neat feature called "Zen jiggle" (I love the name) which jiggles the mouse "invisibily" – meaning, your computer thinks the mouse is moving, while the cursor doesn't actually move anywhere.

The GUI is sparse, and I like that. Just two check boxes. You can't even minimize it or hide it, and I think that's great: this way you can't forget it on, and then wonder why your mouse is randomly jiggling while you're working. Very nice!

Google has announced its new Adsense beta Interface version which is really looking great.After the new  
Adwords interface now Google started working towards the Adsense interface and announced the Version 3 beta,which is looking extremely cool,when compared to the older one.You have Ajax powered smooth and dynamic interface,which is very easy to navigate with the things.There are many things changed like when you want to see your Total earnings you need to select the tab in the older one but in the new version The total earnings and also the Today’s earning will be displayed when you login.See this bellow screen-shot..

See this bellow list of features given by Google team….
  1. Comprehensive performance reports: View your daily stats in graph format, and gain insight into your performance with new metrics detailing the amount you’re earning from different ad types, targeting types, and bid types.
  2. Quicker account maintenance: We’ve streamlined the process for a number of common tasks to help you get things done more quickly. Whether you’re updating your contact information or editing a number of ad units at the same time, you’ll find that these types of tasks require fewer clicks and less account navigation than before.
  3. Prominent help links: There’s now help content available on every page, so you’ll be able to quickly find answers to your questions while navigating through your account.
  4. Easier access to online resources: Visit the redesigned Resources page, where you can find the latest content from the Inside AdSense blog, our YouTube channel, and our Twitter account, all within your own account.
  5. Renamed features: We’ve updated the names of several features in your account, in an effort to more clearly explain their purpose. While we hope the new names are more intuitive, if you’re unclear what they do, refer to the help links on the page or in the sidebar.
So start using the beta version so you can feel comfortable with it…

USB Security Utilities 1.0 is a utility which controls and protects USB drives such as pendrive, removable hard disk etc. It has a strong scanning engine which helps to analyze the memory or a folder. It is small in size and portable and can be installed in any portable device. It will also detects dangerous files and draw backs as well as handling various functions in one single window.

USB Security Utilities

 USB Security Utilities 1.0 Features

  • Small in size and portable
  • Can be installed in various portable device
  • Supports Strong Scanning Engine
  • Detects dangerous files
  • Can view device information
  • Multilanguage interface
  • Simple to use
  • Strong detection ability
  • Prevents infection of device
Download USB Security Utilities 1.0 Here.

Research by Stanford University to investigate the privacy of the "private browsing" feature of many Web browsers suggests that the tools aren't all that private after all, and that many kinds of information can be leaked by browsers when using the mode. The paper is due to be presented next week at the USENIX security conference.

"InPrivate Browsing" in Internet Explorer, "Incognito mode" in Chrome, and "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari all strive to do the same two things: make it impossible for users of the same computer to figure out which sites the browser has been used to visit, and make it impossible for sites to know whether or not a particular user has previously visited them.

To keep browsing private from other users of the same machine, browsers must discard (or avoid creating) any history entries, cached items, cookies, and so on. To prevent sites from being able to track visitors, the browsers must ensure that they don't send any cookies or other identifiable information from non-private sessions when in private mode.

The researchers found that the browsers' protections were imperfect. Browsers did not properly isolate their private sessions from non-private ones, with the result that suitably crafted sites could trace visitors between private and non-private sessions. Sites could also leave persistent indications that they had been visited, allowing visits to be detected by local users.

The big problem: add-ons

The problem got worse when extensions and plugins were considered. All four browsers tested enabled plugins in private mode, and these plugins can themselves store data that allows both kinds of privacy to be defeated.

One example of such a plugin used to be Adobe Flash; Flash has its own cookie system, and it used to be the case that Flash's cookies did not respect the privacy mode of the browser. Cookies set in private mode persisted, and cookies set in public mode were readable from private mode. Fortunately, Flash has since been fixed, but any plugin could contain similar errors.

Internet Explorer and Chrome both disable browser extensions by default in their private mode; Firefox, however, does not, and this provides yet another avenue by which private information can be leaked.

As part of their research, the team also collected information on how often people use private modes. Though Microsoft advertises InPrivate Browsing as a way for people to buy gifts online without any risk that the recipient will find out, the most common use of private browsing was (shockingly) to explore the Internet's seedy underbelly, keeping prurient interests, rather than birthday presents, private. Even this use was relatively rare; only 8 percent of people used private browsing for their online sexual entertainment, with 6 percent using it for gift shopping and general Web browsing.

The use of private browsing also varied wildly between browsers. Internet Explorer users barely bothered—just 2 percent of them use it, even for X-rated sites—whereas some 14 percent of Safari users prefer to keep their dirty/gift-buying habits to themselves.

Microsoft has sold 150 million copies of Windows 7 in nine months--that is, seven copies per second. It's the fastest-selling operating system in history. Vista, by contrast, was such a flop that users couldn't wait to get rid of it.

Many consumers just got stuck with Vista because new PCs, for a while, were preloaded with it, and there were no other options. Some vendors still offered new, coveted systems with XP, for a lot more money. Yet, in the beginning, retailers even told consumers there was no way to uninstall Vista and reinstall XP.

What does the new operating system mean for the business community, especially all the little guys and mid-sized companies that can’t afford to make another hefty investment in a rotten lemon?

Thankfully, Windows 7 is not the lemon Vista was, and its big, positive features are well-known by now. For example, multitasking makes it easier to navigate, and Windows 7 is more stable and secure. The new OS requires less memory and disk space. It has easier, more proficient file organization, less clutter and garbage, and more efficient networking setup and management. Windows 7 also touts a fancy new taskbar and system tray, better backup options, and some great entertainment features.

These five additional selling points of Windows 7 may surprise you.

1. XP Mode

One of the best features for companies who still want to use many legacy XP applications is XP Mode, which runs in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions. This was a lifesaver for me, because I have dozens of old graphics programs that I use several times a week.

When I bought a new PC that came pre-loaded, unfortunately, with Vista, none of these XP-only programs would install. I could not afford to replace all of my software, and some of the other programs created years ago by smaller, independent manufacturers were no longer available. I was devastated, and searched the Internet for another XP machine.

Admittedly, some programs, such as Office 2000, run a bit slower in XP mode, but all the graphics programs work fine. However, even if they did run slowly, I’d still be grateful for the ability to continue using them.

Originally there was some concern about the functionality of XP mode on older systems. But as of March, XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology, according to Microsoft. Therefore, most of the PCs that lacked the appropriate hardware to support XP Mode will now work. So, if this was the reason you were hesitating to upgrade, it’s no longer an issue.

2. Folder Options

Another great feature in Windows 7 is Folder Options, which fixes a huge, time-consuming blunder in Vista. I have heard nothing but frustrated complaints about how much time people waste changing Vista’s default folder options to meet their needs. In fact, when I last checked, there were several hundred thousand Google search results about this Vista nightmare.

Someone at Microsoft came up with the lame idea that users needed to be told which folder options are displayed based on the files in that folder. For example, if the folder contains JPEGs, then Vista defaults to Icon view and displays the Name, Date Taken, Tags, Size, and Rating columns. Hundreds of bloggers provide the Microsoft knowledgebase workaround, but it doesn’t work permanently.

Vista also has a maximum number of folders for which you can customize the settings. Once you exceed that number, the old defaults return.

Windows 7 fixed this problem. First, it offers several different custom views that you can apply through the Properties dialog, which, like Vista, can be customized further. But there is no visible maximum. We tested a system that had over 3000 folders, and Windows 7 retained the settings we defined. This might seem like a minor feature to some, but for the legions of companies and users who have begged for a solution, it’s a deal breaker.

3. Location Aware Printing

Location Aware printing--available in Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions only--is a big plus for employees who work remotely or who carry a laptop in the field. This feature allows users to configure multiple default printers, based on their location. And it is system controlled; that is, once you define the setup criteria, Windows 7 automatically resets the default printer to your current location. All you have to do is select Print, and it automatically sends the job to your network printer at work, your personal printer at home, or another shared printer. And, you can define as many print locations as needed, based on how many locations you frequently visit.

4. Remote desktop connectivity

Remote desktop connectivity is another big plus in Windows 7. If your employees are working at home or out of town and forget a file at work, they can connect to their office PC in five easy steps. Not a big deal? Well, yes it is. Wasn’t this function available in Vista? Well, yes, it was, but it rarely worked and, when it did work, it was far more trouble than it was worth.

The last office I worked in had 63 employees and one part-time IT technician who doubled as a network system administrator. After a month of trying everything; that is, calling everyone we knew with PC experience, searching Internet forums, wading through Microsoft knowledgebases, and reading instruction manuals, we finally just gave up on Vista’s so-called remote desktop and purchased Symantec pcAnywhere.

The Windows 7 remote desktop actually works--well, in fact--and the setup is menu-driven and intuitive. For details, simply follow the step-by-step instructions in the Windows 7 Help menus, or select Remote Settings from the Start button, right-click Computer, then choose Properties, and read the screen. Once connected, you can access everything on your office PC, including files, network resources, and applications.

You cannot connect to your office PC if it’s in Sleep or Hibernating mode, so be sure to disable this feature by setting it to Never when you visit Windows 7's Power Options, then select Change Plan Settings.

Also, you cannot connect to a computer remotely with Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, or Home Premium. And if, for some reason, you work in a network environment but can't change your remote settings, then ask your system administrator about releasing control through the Group Policy settings.

5. MultiTouch support

MultiTouch support is another deal maker for some companies that purchased laptops and netbooks specifically for the touch screen options. Since mobile phones, iPads, and many netbooks have virtual keyboards, employees have quickly adapted to the touch screen feature and found that it increases efficiency, for example, when conducting webinars, classroom training, and sales demos at product trade shows.

It’s much easier than using the keyboard and mouse just to tap the screen, slide a scroll bar, or roll the cursor across the desktop with your fingers, especially when showing a quick presentation to your clients at lunch. Desktop users may not appreciate this feature much, but your employees with mini and mobile systems will love it. Besides, how many employees still have desktops these days?

So, what will Windows 7 do for you and your company? In five words: simplify tasks and increase efficiency. It’s definitely worth a second look.

What is a Virtual Hard Disk(VHD)

Virtual Hard Disk (or VHD) is a virtual hard disk image that stores data in a single file. This type of file is created and used on by Microsoft virtualisation solutions such as Windows Virtual PC. This format was adopted by other virtualization solutions like VirtualBox, the product of Sun Microsystems, or VMware ESX Serve.

How to Mount a VHD Image using Disk Management

First of all, open the Disk Management utility.

Disk Management

In the left-side panel, right click on Disk Management and choose the 'Attach VHD' option.

Disk Management

You can find the 'Attach VHD' option also in the Action menu (see capture below).

Disk Management

Click on Browse.

Disk Management

You now have to select the VHD file. When found, select it and press the Open button.

Disk Management

You are now back to the 'Attach Virtual Hard Disk' window. My advice here is to let the 'Read-only' box unchecked, so you can modify the files from the image. If this box is checked you will only be able to copy the files. Click on OK to begin the mounting process.

Disk Management

You will see that the VHD file has been mounted as separate disk drive and it has its own drive letter, in this case 'K:'.

Disk Management

Open Windows Explorer and click on the new partition to open it.

Disk Management

Now you can easily manipulate the desired files from the attached system image.

How to Unmount a VHD Image from Disk Management

After you are done working with the mounted virtual image, it's time to see how to unmount it. Open Disc Management, right click on the attached VHD (in this case 'K:') and choose the 'Detach VHD' option.

Disk Management

Click on the OK button to finish.

NOTE: In the 'Detach Virtual Hard Disk' window you can find the 'Delete the virtual hard disk file after removing the disk' option. This allows you to erase the selected image. I strongly advice to leave this box unchecked so you let the VHD image intact. Check it only if you really want to delete this image.

Disk Management

You will now see that the partition has been removed from the Disk Management window.

Disk Management

Useful Usage Scenarios

There are times when you need a single file or folder from a VHD file or System Image created by Windows Backup. Using the Disk Management utility you can easily mount the VHD file and copy the files and folders you need.

Also, this allows you to add folders and files to any image. Depending on the usage scenario - this feature can be useful.


As you could see from this tutorial, it's very easy to use Disk Management to mount VHD files and work with them. If you have any other tips to share related to this tool, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

Quite often people get confused as to whether it would suffice, if they buy a windows 7 Upgrade product like Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade or a windows 7 Professional Upgrade. This is because Microsoft offers a upgrade version as well as a full version of the various windows 7 products!

A windows 7 Upgrade version is usually much lower in price than the full version. The upgrade version is however meant for those PC users, who already own a licensed version of windows XP or windows vista on their PC.If you don’t have a licensed windows software running on your PC, then you are not entitled to buy and use a windows 7 upgrade product, though you could technically use it to install on a PC, that doesn’t have any windows product installed!

Yes, it is technically possible to use an upgrade disc to clean install windows 7 on a PC that doesn’t have any previous version of windows 7 installed on it! Infact, if you are having windows xp on your PC, you will have to do a windows 7 clean or custom installation. further, if you own a 32-bit windows vista and you intend upgrading to a corresponding 64-bit windows 7 on your PC, then, you need to do a clean installation. Other windows users can do what is termed as an in-place upgrade installation of windows 7.

So, microsoft does make it technically possible to install windows 7 on a blank hard drive in a PC, but you may not be legally permitted to do so.If you happen to use an upgrade disc to clean install windows 7 on a PC, without being legally eligible i.e. if you don’t have a licensed copy of windows xp or vista running on that PC, then microsoft may not support you if you face any technical issues and you may even find yourselves in legal trouble.

This has been beautifully illustrated by msmallbiz on the MSDN blog here.

windows 7 upgrade, windows 7 home premium upgrade, windows 7 ultimate upgrade, windows 7 professional upgrade

If you own a PC with a pre-installed windows xp or vista (windows OEM license), then you can use the upgrade disc only on such computer and not on any other computer! You will probably understand this better if you read through what a windows 7 OEM license entitles you to.

Anytime you are connected to a local area network (LAN) you’ll be assigned an IP address for that network, and often it’s important to know what this IP address is. There’s two quick ways to get your LAN IP address in Mac OS X, one is more user friendly using the GUI and the other is through the command line.

Find your LAN IP address via the Mac OS X GUI

  • Open “System Preferences”
  • Click on “Network”
  • Your Airport or Ethernet LAN IP address will be visible immediately next to “Status” with the next: “Airport is connected to RouterName and has the IP address of x.x.x.x” The x.x.x.x numbers are your LAN IP
lan ip address mac


Check your LAN IP address via the Mac OS X command line

This is my preferred method to check for the LAN IP because I find it faster. If you’re not comfortable with the command line then it’s probably better to just use the GUI method above.
Launch the Terminal and type the following:

ipconfig getifaddr en1 en1 is the code for the Airport interface, en0 is usually ethernet. Once this command is executed, an IP address will be reported back to you, and this is your IP on the LAN.

Troubleshooting and setting IP addresses in Mac OS X

Knowing your machines IP address can be a big help when you are troubleshooting network problems or setting up a LAN. If you’re encountering trouble with your Macs wireless check out these troubleshooting tips for Mac wireless problems. Sometimes you’ll want to set a manual IP address on your Mac and that isn’t difficult either.

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