Jan 28, 2015

How to Create Custome Theme for Chrome

How will you feel if you have the picture of your daughter in your chrome browser, everytime you open a new tab? If you create a custom theme, you surely can have that. Enter 'My Chrome Theme'. (Needless to say, this extension can only be used in Chrome).

Install it and follow the directions below. Don't forget to explore.

1. Install the Extension
2. Open the shortcut to get the extension page. Click Next
3. Upload one of your favourite picture. I uploaded one of a sports car.

4. Resize it to your liking

5. Give it some flair

6. Color other parts of the chrome browser

7. Name it
8. Install it.

That's all there is to it. Hope you love experimenting with the tool. Share the article if you liked it.

Jan 27, 2015

How to hide YouTube Controls

YoutTube Controls
The Web's a beautiful because you can customize anything and everything if you dig just a little more. Now i know it would'nt be a big problem for some to have the YouTube video controls always on. But with those who use VLC, would know, how clean the screen looks when the screen has no distractions.

So here is a small code which will help you get rid of the controls. Depending on the browser you use daily, you need to paste a code in the browser console. To get the console use the respective shortcut.

* Chrome or Opera 15+ - press Ctrl+Shift+J for Windows/Linux/ChromeOS or Command-Option-J for Mac

* Firefox - press Ctrl+Shift+K for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-K for Mac

Here's how the console looks like on firefox
Firefox Developer Console

* Internet Explorer 8+ - press F12 and select the "Console" tab

* Safari 6+ - if you haven't enabled the Develop menu, open Preferences from the Safari menu, go to the Advanced tab and check "Show Develop menu in menu bar". Close Preferences and then press Command-Option-C to show the console.

* Opera 12 - press Ctrl+Shift+I for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-I for Mac, then click "Console".

Enter the code below at the  blinking cursor to enable or disable the controls

Enable :
document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=SR64eWDDWNU; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();

Hidden Controls

Hope this small hack helps out your YouTube experience. 

Source: Google Operating System 

Jan 16, 2015

Password Mistakes You Should Avoid

How long has it been since you have changed your password? Did you set your password as your beloved's named? Does it contain numbers in sequence such as 1234, or repeating characters such as 'aaa'? We do not take the matter of creating a password seriously, whereas we all want to shop securely online. A password is like a lock to your digital home. And many a times, it's a flimsy, easy to pick lock which we generate.

This has to change, and here are a few steps for creating a strong password and keeping it safe

1. Have an Alpha Numeric password with atleast 1 special character.
2. Do not repeat characters, symbols and numbers
3. Do not use names of your loved ones or relatives. Crackers can easily mine that data and try a brute force attack to crack your password.
4. Do not use the same password everywhere
5. Not having a password system. : Having a password system, helps to generate a new password for different sites, but still you will be able to recollect all the passwords
6. Update your password frequently. How frequently? 75 days is the perfect time to change your password
7. Never share your password, over a phone, through What's App or Email or Chat. You never know when the system can get hacked.

As a plus Point
8. Always keep your phone secured under a pin or a password lock.
9. If the website provides 2 Factor Authentication, definitely use that.
10. If possible use a password generator to generate strong passwords, and use the software to store them.

Hope this helps as a template for creating a stronger password and keeping you safe in the future.

Jan 8, 2015

Chrome Extension to Get Indian Railway PNR Status

We all know how mundane it is to find the Passenger Name Record (PNR) status from Indian Railways. You have to log in IRCTC and go through more screens just to get a status. OR you can just use these 2 extensions, through which you can keep track or just search for you PNR status.

Remember, both the below are chrome extension and need to be installed along with chrome browser. Click the Extension name to get the download page.

PNR Status Watchlist
This is a very useful extension where you can keep track of all the PNR you have. Just Enter your PNR and it shows the status for each PNR. Very handy to keep track of multiple PNR's

This extension has a very intuitive way of searching for your PNR. The developer knows that everyone uses google to search for PNR. So when you search for 'PNR status' in google, it gives you  a box to input your pnr no in the search results and gives you the status there itself.

Hope you liked this unique ways to keep track of PNR no's. Please share it with your friends if you like it.

Jan 7, 2015

How to Email Content to Evernote

Evernote is a Swiss knife of productivity. It helps you to make notes, todo's, lists, image posts, handwritten notes, link notes, automated notes and organizes it in a a very beautiful and cross platform package.

This post let's see how you can keep all emails regarding a topic organized in Evernote.

It's quite simple as sending your email to evernote and move the note created through the email to a topic specific folder. But for that you will need a Evernote Email address, where you can send the email. Unfortunately you cannot YOUR specific email address from the web version of Evernote. You will need Evernote installed either on your desktop or your phone. Below are the ways to get that email address.

Evernote for Windows
Click on Tools followed by Account Info. Your email address will appear next to Email notes to.

Evernote for Mac
Click on your username, then select Account Info. Your email address will appear below Email notes to.

Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Tap your username to access your account Settings. Scroll down and select General and then Evernote Email Address.

Evernote for Android
Tap the Evernote menu, select Settings and scroll down until you see your Evernote email address.

Hope this helps you keep organized. If you have found this interesting let me know by commenting or sharing the post.