Mar 4, 2007

How to delete your Yahoo! email account.

Privacy is very important and as users often leave pieces of information about ourselves stored in databases across the internet. It will permanently delete your account data and settings for your Yahoo! ID, Mail address, and Profile names. It will also delete your account data and settings across Yahoo! including the contents of your HotJobs, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Address Book, Yahoo! GeoCities, Yahoo! Briefcase, and My Yahoo!


  • Make sure you have your user name and password handy.
  • Go to the following URL -
  • Enter your user name and password
  • You will be asked again to enter your password. Enter your password and click "Terminate this Account"

Your account will be deactivated and then deleted from Yahoo's user registration database in approximately 90 days. Personal information for users subscribed to Yahoo! Finance Premium Services will be kept by Yahoo! for at least 3 years after the subscription end date.

Yahoo! may allow other users to sign up for and use your ID once it's deleted.

If you have information you don't want to loose make sure you back up all you vital information before completing these steps.

Mar 3, 2007

Repair a Outlook PST File

A PST file is the format for MS Outlook mail archives.

Microsoft does provide support in the form of an Inbox Repair Tool. This Inbox Repair Tool usually is able to fix the majority of damaged .pst files. Click the Start Menu and search your computer for SCANPST.EXE

For you to successfully repair any corrupt .pst files, you have to locate the .pst files that are corrupt or damaged. You can find the location of your .pst files in Microsoft Outlook by opening the Tools menu, selecting Options, clicking the Mail Setup tab, and clicking the Data Files button.


When you start up SCANPST.EXE it will usually first perform a number of tests. If SCANPST.EXE does find any files that are corrupted it will ask you if it can fix it, but advises you to first make a backup copy of the specific file. You should always make a backup file and then go ahead with the repair process. If you have severely damaged or corrupted .pst files, you may receive an error when using the SCANPST.EXE utility. One of the strategies to combat this error and ultimately repair the corrupted file in question is to run the SCANPST.EXE utility three or even four times. The error will usually disappear and the file will be repaired.

Mar 1, 2007

Download YouTube Video Offline Viewing

Unfortunately there is one feature that YouTube does not provide and that is to let you download the video.

But here is a trick to let you download and save the video for offline viewing.

1. Go to any YouTube video you are watching. Right click on page and select the "View Source" option from the menu. Or "View Page Source" for FireFox browser.

2. Press "CTRL + F" to search for a word "player2.swf". And notice there is a HTML line like this: "/player2.swf?video_id=tRTk0RPXtW4&l=63&t=OEgsTo"

3. Replace the "/player2.swf" to "" and it will become: ""

4. Paste it to the "Address Bar" at top of your browser and press "Enter". Then it will prompt you to save the video. REMEMBER to name your video with the ".flv" extension at the end of the filename. A correct example would be something like "myvideo.flv".

Keep in mind that the video you have saved just now is in Flash Video Format. It is the standard file format YouTube use to play video on their website. So, your Windows Media Player might not able to play the video. But no worry, what you need to do is just go to and search for "flv player" and there are couples of Free player available. Just download and install it on your computer you will be able to watch the video you saved just now.

OK, now grab the popcorn and enjoy the movie!

Find out how you can retrieve a download link of YouTube video automatically at


Feb 27, 2007

AMD Launches Energy Efficient Processors

AMD has introduced desktop processors for both energy-conscious and performance seeking users. The new 45-watt AMD Athlon 64 single-core processors 3500+ and 3800+ can help consumers and businesses save energy and experience considerable performance-per-watt benefits. For the performance cravers, AMD has introduced the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+.

The new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are based on 65nm technology. Using the reduced line widths enabled by 65nm technology, AMD can produce more processors on a 300mm wafer while manufacturing processors designed for low-power consumption.

"Customers continue to demand solutions that focus on low-power consumption and quieter operation, with an eye to sleeker, more efficient PCs," said Jim McGregor, principal analyst with In-Stat. "Advances in energy-efficient computing go beyond offering end users lower energy bills, they can enable OEMs and system builders to deliver smaller, more innovative form factors to market."

Pricing for the 65nm energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 processors 3500+ and 3800+ are $88 and $93, respectively. Pricing for the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+ is $464

Source: Tech2

Feb 26, 2007

Talk to MSN Messenger Using Google Talk

GTalktoVoIP is a service that lets you make voice calls from your Google Talk or Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) client. It even lets you do voice or text chat with Messenger users from your Google Talk - something comparable to the recent Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger alignment. There is no registration required - all you have to do is add "" to your contact list and interact with it using a command line interface of sorts. Type "HELP" in chat window for further details.

Free services include voice mail, voice conference chat, outgoing/incoming SIP calls, etc. Even phone calls to regular phones are supported, but are chargeable.

Source: Tech2

Feb 25, 2007

Top 10 Google Products

As you surely know, Google is a company that owns an impressive number of products from multiple categories such as video solutions, mail services, calendar, blogs and numerous search technologies including news, jobs, maps, groups and patents. Obviously, every client of the Google products has his own favorite services used every day for a certain activity. In the next lines, I'll present you the top 10 Google solutions in my opinion with a short description for every service in the list.

1. Google Search is regarded as the best search engine on the Internet because it provides an impressive amount of information from numerous websites in the entire world. I use it every day for certain activities so I guess it is quite popular among the Internet users.

2. Gmail is the mail solution provided by Google, released on April 1, 2004 and available as a free public beta. Since the launch date, Gmail was available only by invitations,
requiring users to register for the service using an invitation sent by another client of the product. The service was improved several times but the most important feature seems to be Mail Fetcher that allows users to receive up to 5 POP3 accounts directly into the Gmail inbox. Another important update is the Google Talk interoperability that helps Gmail users communicate with friends and family using the interface of the mail solution.

3. Image Search is a technology provided as a part of the Google Search, allowing you to find pictures from the websites located on the entire Internet. It was the subject of a well-known controversy because the company improved its interface but, after an impressive number of users' complaint, Google decided to switch it back to the old appearance.

4. Google News is one of the most popular sources of information on the Internet because it receives news and latest headlines from almost 4500 publications from the entire world. Although the product displays only the headline but places a link to the original publisher, it was often criticized for receiving praises for the content offered by other sources.

5. YouTube is the leader of the online video services that allows you to upload, share and comment videos with friends or other members of the community. The product was acquired in October 2006 for $1.6 billion and caused numerous lawsuits for Google, the company being accused of publishing videos without authorization.

6. Google Maps is probably the most popular solution in its category, allowing users to view maps and other imagery captured directly from the satellites. It is used in many domains; multiple publications reported that even terrorists were connecting to the service to organize attacks against the UK troops located in Basra.

7. Docs & Spreadsheets is regarded as the Office solution provided the search giant that allows users to create, edit and share documents using a simple web-based interface. The product is available for free so I guess it can represent a powerful rival for the well known Microsoft solution.

8. Blogger is the blog service developed by the search giant to help users post and comment articles wrote by numerous authors. Recently, the company revealed the final version of the Blogger that provides an innovative interface bundled with new exciting features.

9. AdSense is currently the most attracting service provided by the search giant because it allows users to earn money quick and easy by placing ads on their websites. The solution is based on the pay per click procedure because it automatically transfers a certain amount of money into the owner's account every time a user clicks on the adverts.

10. Google Video is another video solution provided by Google that provides almost the same features as YouTube but it is currently in beta. Although the company now owns two similar products, its representatives sustained Google Video will continue to exist but will be based on the content it provides.

So, this is my Top Ten Google Products. Feel free to comment it but remember these are the most popular services provided by Google in MY opinion, so try to avoid criticizing me because I really use all these solutions

Source: Softpedia

Feb 16, 2007

Increasing Band-Width By 20%:

Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC etc

To get it back:

Click Start then Run and type " gpedit.msc" without quotes.This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:
Local Computer Policy then Computer Configuration then Administrative Templates then Network then QOS Packet Scheduler and then to Limit Reservable Bandwidth.

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab i.e."By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win 2000 as well.

Feb 14, 2007

Microsoft told bloggers that copy protection is too complex.

Mr Gates was talking to bloggers and web developers at Microsoft's Seattle headquarters. Digital Rights Management (DRM) is used to stop copying. It is, however, an issue for people, even those who purchase media legally, for they feel it limits them. "DRM is not where it should be," said Mr Gates.

"In the end of the day incentive systems (for artists) make a difference," said Mr Gates.

"But we don't have the right thing here in terms of simplicity or interoperability," he added.