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Google has released a feature for Google Docs to make multi-lingual sharing easier — you can now automatically translate documents into 42 different languages. Now, you can very easily share your document, which are in English, with your friends, colleagues, relatives etc who are not very much confident with English. Just translate the document using this new translate feature and share it.

So, how to do that. Well, its quite simple.

1) Upload the document (word or notepad). Here I have uploaded a document ‘Translation.txt’. You might already uploaded documents. In this ase just go to step 2.

Google doc 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2) Open it by clicking one and you will find ‘Translate document’ option under ‘Tools’ as shown below.

Google doc 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Once you translate a documents to a specific language, you will be given options to either replace the original document with the translated one or save the translated document as new one. Below is an example of translation of above document from English to German.

Google doc 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you select ‘Copy to new document’ then new documents will be named as ‘Copy of <Document name>’ (Copy of Translation in current example) and will be saved in your inbox as shown below.

Google doc 4

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If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © (Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer) is all you need. It is a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click. The best thing is that it is absolutely free.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SUPER © “The Player” surpasses any known player by supporting just  any Multimedia file format. SUPER © plays files that cannot be played with WMP or even other libavcodec-based players like MPC and VLC. SUPER © also plays and saves Internet Media Streams of different   protocols ( mms://  rtsp://  http://).

SUPER © supports a wide variety of input/source file format to play or encode (to & from) without any additional third party software. Following are the same :

Video format: 3gp, 3g2, amv, asf, avi, dat, dvr-ms, fli, flc, flv, m2ts, mpg, mkv, mov, m4v, mp4, nsv, ogm, qt, rm(vb), str, swf, ts, trp, ty, ty+, tmf, viv, vob, wmv.

Audio Format: aac, ac3, amr, flac, mmf, m4a, mp2, mp3, mpc, ogg, ra, wav, wma.

and many more. Click here for detailed information and features of Super ©. with so many supported formats, Super © gives you the flexibility to convert tons of video/audio from one format to another. So want to view your favourite video in you mobile phone, ipod, or iphone? Well, SUPER © will do this for you by converting any supported input file to the required format.

You can download Super © absolutely free from here. Just go to the end of the opened page and click on Download SUPER © setup file as shown below :


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The setup file is approx. 27 MB in size. Installation of the application doesn’t take much time. After the installation, when you run SUPER ©, it tries to connect to internet to download some of its component. Therefore, do make sure that none of your’s firewall or antivirus doesn’t block it.

You have installed SUPER ©. Now, how about a demo of converting an mp3 file to iphone/ipod(MP4) format.  So, here are the steps :

1) Run SUPER ©. Well yes, this step is very important 🙂

2) select Apple – ipod/iphone (MP4) from the drop down juts beneth ‘Select the Output Container’. The same is shown below. The other drop downs namely Video Codec and Audio Codecwill be selected automatically. When selecting the “Apple – iPod / iPhone (mp4)” profile, check the “Disable Video” switch to render a valid “Apple AAC audio for iTunes”.

Super 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3) Right click on the input window and add the file to be converted by clicking ‘Add Multimedia File(s)’.

Super 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4) Click on ‘Encode (Active Files)’  to convert selected file. If name of the selected file is Song.mp3 then the converted file will be given a name Song.mp3.MP4. You can remove .mp3 and rename it as Song.MP4 afterwards.

This was just an example. You need to explore SUPER © by yourself to know the full potential of the application.

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All of us have someting that we do not need anymore and you don’t want to throw either. At time you give the stuff to friends.  But sometimes you don’t even have a friend who need it. Well, the stuff will remain with you which you actually don’t want. You can always post in Facebook or Orkut about the stuff which you want to give away. But there is a more interesting way to do this.

You can post your auctions in Listia.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Well its quite easy to start using the site. Everything is based on credits. So let us dig in some explanation.

What are Credits, well you can take them as points which you can use to place your bid on the free stuff being auctioned. The free items includes ipods, adobe photoshop cs3, cameras, books, cell phones and many more items in various catagories.

How Do I Get Credits,

1) The easiest way to get credits is to sign up! New users receive $50 in free credits (500 credits) for a limited time. Just create an account and list an item. Credits cannot be redeemed for cash.

2) One other way is to put the item, which you want to give away, in auction and earn credits if someone buy the item.

3) Get credits of $5 in free credits (50 credits) when you refer your friend after signing up and the person join Listia.

4) If you find yourself short on credits you can also buy credits to bid on items you want. Credits cannot be redeemed for cash after the return period. Seems less interesting 🙂

Now you know about credits and how to get them. So, what are you waiting for. Start placing your bids on the stuff of your choice. When the auction ends, the user who bid the highest amount of credits wins. You can also browse your required stuff category wise. Just click ‘Browse Categories’ link on the home page as shown below.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Click here for more information.


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If you’re switching to Gmail from another email provider, importing contacts and messages from your old email account can help you make the transition without having to do a bunch of housekeeping. Below is the procedure :

1) Login into your Gmail account.

2) Click the Settings link.

3) Click on Accounts and Import tab and then on Import mails and contacts as shown below :

Import in Gmail                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

4)  In the newly opened window, mention the account from where you want to import mails and contacts and click on ‘Continue’.


5) On asking for the password, provide the password of the account from where you are importing and click on ‘Continue’.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6) Select the check boxes as per your requirement and click on ‘Start import’.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7) Your contacts and/or messages will be imported. It may take 24-48 hours before you see your imported messages, so don’t worry if they’re not there as soon as you click OK. You can check the status of your import by clicking the Accounts and Importstab on the Settings page. Once the import is complete, you’ll see a confirmation message at the top of your inbox.




Below is the list of supported email providers as given at Gmail’s help.

  • aol.com
  • aol.fr
  • clear.net.nz
  • cox.net
  • comcast.net
  • cs.com
  • earthlink.net
  • freenet.de
  • freeserve.co.uk
  • gmx.at
  • gmx.ch
  • gmx.de
  • gmx.net
  • hotmail.com
  • hotmail.co.uk
  • hotmail.de
  • hotmail.fr
  • Ihug.co.nz
  • juno.com
  • laposte.net
  • live.com
  • mail.ru
  • msn.com
  • netscape.com
  • netzero.com
  • neuf.fr
  • optonline.net
  • optusnet.com.au
  • orange.fr
  • orangehome.co.uk
  • orcon.net.nz
  • paradise.net.nz
  • rr.com
  • slingshot.co.nz
  • sprint.ca
  • sympatico.ca
  • tiscali.co.uk
  • verizon.net
  • voila.fr
  • wanadoo.co.uk
  • wanadoo.fr
  • web.de
  • worldnet.att.net
  • yahoo.com
  • yahoo.co.uk
  • yahoo.co.in
  • yandex.ru                  

    This new feature is available in all newly created accounts and is being slowly rolled out to all existing ones. It may take some time before this feature is available in all the existing account.You’ll know it’s on for your account when you see the Accounts and Import tab (formerly just called Accounts) under Settings.

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    Friends, earlier I wrote an article on What are Rootkits, How they work, software to remove them. In the article I mentioned an application called RootkitRevealer which helps in indentifying suspesious DLLs in the system. But the problem was that we need to analyse the file and then manually delete it because the application doesn’t remove the files from the system. Further, it doesn’t support Windows Vista.

    I just came across another excellent utility called SpyDLLRemover 2.5 from RootkitAnalytic which helps in identifying and removing infectious DLL’s(Rootkits, spywares, adwares etc).   Below is a screen shot :


    It supports Windows XP, 2003, and Vista. Below is a small description of the utility as mentioned on the official website :

    SpyDLLRemover is the standalone tool to effectively detect and delete spywares from the system. It comes with advanced spyware scanner which quickly discovers hidden Rootkit processes as well suspcious/injected DLLs within all running processes. It not only performs sophisticated auto analysis on process DLLs but also displays them with various threatlevels(Red, Orange and Yellow colours) , which greatly helps in quick identification of malicious DLLs. The DLL search feature helps in finding DLL within all running processes using just partial or full name. Then user can choose to remove the dll from single process or from all loaded processes with just one click.

    One of the unique feature of SpyDLLRemover is its capability to free the DLL from remote process using advanced DLL injection method which can defeat any existing Rootkit tricks. It also uses sophisticated low level anti-rootkit techniques to uncover hidden userland Rootkit processes as well as to terminate them.

    Newer version comes with other cool features such as HTML based report generation, sorting the process/dll list for quick analysis, enhanced user interface etc.

    Features :

    1) Advanced Spyware Scanner which efficiently discovers hidden Rootkit processes as well as suspicious/injected DLLs within all running processes in the system.

    2) Detection and removal of hidden userland Rootkit processes using sophisticated techniques.

    3) It uses the direct system calls to perform process related operations which defeats any attempt to hide by userland rootkits.

    4) Termination of suspicious or hidden process based on low level implementation which makes it very effective against any Rootkit techniques.

    an many more. You can visit the website for details on various features.

    You can download SpyDLLRemover 2.5 from here.

    Since, it is a standalone application therefore you are start using it right away after downloading as it doesn’t require installation. SpyDLLRemover is an easy to use tool with a very user friendly interface. Once you click on ‘Start scan’ button, SpyDLLRemover will display the suspicious DLL’s, if any, in a window as shown below :


    Once you click on any of the DLL, a new window will open in which SpyDLLRemover displays all processes who have loaded the suspicious DLL with all the details like PID, Company, Description, Complete path of the processes. This information helps in deciding if the process (and DLL) is from a genuine application or an infection.  Afterwards, you can let the process (and DLL) to run or remove the DLL from the selected/all processes by clicking on ‘Remove DLL’ or ‘Remove DLL from ALL’ buttons.

    You might be interested in my earlier post What are Rootkits, How they work, software to remove them to know more about Rootkits.

    That’s it for now.

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    All the persons who have Gmail account must be aware about ‘Labels’ which can be used to mark emails. Below is an example. Here Tech2know mails is a label.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Though it is a useful feature but it may pose difficulty in reading an e mail’s subject line on notebooks because of limited screen space.  Now, you can remove labels from email’s subject lines very easily via ‘settings’ –> Labels –> Remove. But, this will permanently remove the labels from the subject and you won’t be able to view the same when you switch from notebook to a desktop or a laptop with a wider screen.  So, what to do??

    Well, Google has come up with a feature with the help of which you can temorarely hide Labels in the subject lines leaving the space for the subject itself.  Just go to ‘Settings’ –> ‘Labs’ –> ‘Remove Labels from Subjects’ –> ‘Enable’ –> ‘save changes’. Below is a screenshot/image of this feature. Once you enable this feature, it’ll hide lables from the subject subject lines. Just disable it and the lables will reappear in the subject lines.

    Gmail hide label

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This is quite useful feature which will enable you to read emal’s subject completely on a notebook without removing the labels permanently.

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    Forget about searching songs by exploring various websites one by one or may be 2 or 3 simultaneously :). Here comes an excellent application called Nexus Radio to relieve you from this headache.

    Nexus Radio is a free all-in-one application for all of your music needs. Search and download over 15 million songs directly to your PC, or listen to and record over 10,000+ radio stations free of charge! You can play downloaded songs directly within Nexus Radio, or transfer songs to your iPod/iPhone or any other multimedia device effortlessly. In addition to a library of rich music content, Nexus Radio is also loaded with additional free easy to use music tools. Create custom ringtones using the built in music trimmer, or use the Nexus Radio ID3 tag editor to easily tag your music files. Users can also create a custom profile and take advantage of the other many free services we offer. You can upload photos, create personal blogs, establish groups, and post events all for free. Version 4.0 adds a redesigned GUI, improved music search engine, thousands of new radio stations, and improved network stability, as described at its website.  Below is a screen shot/Image of Nexus Radio. Nexus Radio has been designed to be fully compatible with Windows® Vista/XP/2000/2003 machines and is not compatible with any other Windows® operating systems. You can download Nexus Radio from here.

    Nexus Radio

    Once you install the application, you need to register by creating a free account(as shown in the screen shot). Once the account creation is complete you can start using it. The interface is user friendly which makes it very easy to use. Below is the screenshot/image of Nexus Radio which will appear after the completion account creation. Just write a few words of the song which you want to search in ‘Search’ box and press ‘Enter’. The results will be listed on the right hand side. To play a song, just double click on it. If you want to download a song then click on ‘Save song’ button. Want to listen to some radio stations, well just click on ‘Stations’ button on the menu bar and enjoy.


    Thats it for now friends.

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