Microsoft .NET Framework is an important part of Windows operating systems. That is why, Microsoft preinstalls .NET Framework in every Windows operating systems. As with all other Microsoft software, the software giant releases updates for .NET Framework. Most of the time, .NET Framework updates complete without an issues. But sometime, those updates do not completes correctly. For addressing issues related to installing Microsoft .NET Framework updates, Microsoft has released the Microsoft .NET Framework repair tool. [Read more...]
About Password Security Strengthening, How To Protect Your Account If Your Favorite Website Gets Hacked?
The Internet is abuzz with the recent breach of some high-profile website and the subsequent leak of user passwords. LinkedIn, Last.fm and dating site eHarmony all confirmed security breaches and the leak of user accounts. The companies and services, since the breach, have already taken steps to strengthen the security of their user database. The websites have already learnt their lesson the hard way. We as users have also many things to learn from these incidents.
I’ve always put emphasis on using a strong password. But with the recent breaches, it’s now clear that password strength alone doesn’t protects it from being stolen. Yes, password strength can help to some degree if someone is trying to break into “your account only.”
What if a hacker manages to get his hands on the user database of a service? Well, then your account is only secure if they follow good security practices to protect the passwords by not only hashing them but also protecting the password hashes using “salt,” an extra layer of password encryption. [Read more...]
Device Manager normally displays only non-Plug and Play devices, drivers, and printers when you click Show hidden devices on the View menu. It doesn’t display hidden devices that are installed but not connected anymore to the computer (also called “ghosted” devices). So, basically in Device Manager, there are two types of hidden devices in addition to the devices that are displayed; Typical, hidden devices like non-Plug and Play devices and Phantom (Ghosted) devices that are not connected to the computer.
As you go on attaching and removing different devices to Windows, the number of ghosted or hidden devices increases. This causes different types of errors related to driver install. It also hampers system performance (though often negligible), since Windows tries to find all these devices at start-up. There is a simple workaround to display these ghosted devices in Device Manager. After displaying them, you can remove ghosted devices from your computer.
There is also a simple free application which helps you remove all hidden devices in one go. More on the app later in this article. First, lets see how we can make Device Manager display Hidden (ghosted) devices. From now on, I’ll interchange and refer to hidden devices as ghosted devices or vice versa. [Read more...]
IPL (Indian Premier League) 2012, the biggest cricket extravaganza of the year is starting on 4th April, 2012. Today, on 3rd April, 2012 is the Grand Opening Nite of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
IPL 2012 promises exiting Twenty20 cricket along with pure entertainment for everyone in the next 54 days. In these 54 days, nine teams will be competing against each other in league and knockout matches. Total 76 matches across 12 venues around India will be played and all these matches will be broadcasted live on Sony SET MAX channel.
This year the total number of teams participating has been reduced to nine; Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore. [Read more...]
Microsoft has made available an update for Windows 8 Developer Preview and Windows 8 Server Developer Preview to extend its expiry date to 15 January, 2013. After installing the update, users will be able to use Windows 8 Developer Preview for one more year.
Initially, Windows 8 Developer Preview was meant to expire on March 11, 2012, while the Windows 8 Server Developer Preview had its expiration date set for April 8th, 2012. As soon as the expiration date is reached, systems running under these platforms will periodically restart. If a user want to further test Windows 8, they had an option to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which is supposed to release on Feb 29, 2012. or install the update and extend the expiration date while keeping the present install running. [Read more...]
Android 4.0.3 aka Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for Google Nexus S.
Nexus S users who have already received the update via OTA are already enjoying ICS but what about those folks who are still waiting for the update?
Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member zephiK for providing a manual way to update Nexus S to official Android 4.0.3 (ICS). Before updating please note down the warnings, and please don’t blame us if your device gets damaged or bricked during the update process. Proceed at your own risk. Here’s the method described by him.
Warning: AT&T Nexus S is NOT supported. Only T-Mobile and Retail versions of the Nexus S GSM/UMTS are supported. Please DO NOT proceed if you have the CDMA version of Nexus S.
Note: If your Nexus S is rooted, running a custom ROM, this update may not work for you. It’s advised to revert back to stock Gingerbread ROM on the device and then try with flashing the update.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Please do not hold My Technology Guide liable for any damage or bricked Nexus S devices during the manual update process. [Read more...]
Google is full of surprising fun “Easter eggs” and “Hoaxes“, hidden within search queries and other services. Google ‘s latest Easter egg discovered just in right time for the holiday season is very cool.
If you type “let it snow” into Google.com, the Mountain View-based search giant will return the normal search results. The Easter egg now starts to unfold in front of you with falling snowflakes. After a few moments the search page is completely obscured by a digital blizzard. Once the page is full of snow, you can literally ”draw” on the screen with your mouse. If you want to clear the screen, click on the “Defrost” button, but snowflakes will continue to fall in the background. [Read more...]