October 22, 2010

How to add additional Google account in Android phones

This is strange. There is no direct method to add additional Google accounts (though they say up to 5 accounts can be added) in Android based phones. If you want to integrate, say both your personal and work Gmail IDs in the Android phone, there is no default method. In fact, there is one, but it does not work. When we try to add an additional account by touching 'Add account', it gives this error: "Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server". May be they will fix this in version. 2.2

Ok. Cant wait till that. Here is a simple work around to Fix this issue:

Create an account in Youtube with a Gmail ID you want to add to your phone. Do this from computer. That's easier.

Now, take your Android phone. Open Youtube app. Add this newly created ID.

Surprisingly, thats the end of the trick, hack, work around or whatever you call it.

That particular Google ID is automatically added to the 'accounts' list.

Now you can use it for Gmail, Calendar, Document, etc.


April 6, 2009

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September 21, 2007

How to add Emoticons in Gmail

I still don't understand why Gmail has no emoticon feature, still!! Gmail stands high among its peers in many ways. But Yahoo looks colorful for its set of emoticons and this particular feature grabs and retains many users. The more I thought of it, the more I wanted to search for any third party tools to power this feature into Gmail system.

I found an awesome tool to achieve this. A Greasemonkey script. Yes, as you would have guessed by now, it works only with Firefox. Never mind. Cheer up Firefox fans. One more reason to vote for our favorite browser!

Here is the screenshot of available emoticons:

There are two methods to add emoticons into the mail.

1. Drag and Drop.
2. Copy and Paste.

Both are easy methods. Self Explanatory.


Here is the script.

Update Firefox for better security

Our favorite browser Firefox has a new version now. Even though it is a small update, it is very much advisable to update the browser for better security and stability.

Download Firefox

August 30, 2007

Are you annoyed with Adobe Acrobat Reader? Read PDFs with Foxit

foxitMost of us have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Just to READ. Nothing else. Rarely people use those additional features in Acrobat Reader. But for this simple reading requirement, we are forced to install such a huge software that which eats heavy memory.

Comparison on a 55 KB PDF file on a P4 system with 512 MB RAM:

You can see the huge Blue Bar that represents Adobe reader's Memory eating nature. If you just need to read a PDF, Foxit is best.

Foxit has many tools too but most of the users will not need all that. One notable feature is the ability to convert the PDF file into full Text file.

Download Link:


August 28, 2007

iPhone hack no 2. This time, by a teen!

We had written about the iPhone hack last month. In one months time, the iPhone has been hacked for the second time. This time the hacker is a 17 year old teen. Welcome to the club mate!

Here is a full report by CBS News:

iPhone's Network Lock Hacked By Teen

Highlights of the hack:
  • The hack lets you use the iPhone with carriers other than AT & T.
  • That includes overseas operators too! Woww.. what a hack :)
  • The hacks needs both software and hardware skills. Means, soldering and software alterations.
  • The hacker has put the new version (!?) on ebay for sale. The bid was more than $2000 on friday.

Apple may introduce an invulnerable version when it introduces iPhone to European market.

August 24, 2007

Top 8 sites to waste your time

The most popular sites in the world are simply time wasters. Where there are millions of visitors, the site seems to be eating ones time. Let us list the top 8 time wasters.

8. StumbleUpon

If you are not sure what site to browse, SU is the place for you. Millions of pages indexed. You are sure to bump on one of it. Can customize categories. Can browse videos, images, autios and many more.

7. Myspace

Keep on browsing profiles. You will not realize that you have spent hours on it. The site doesn't need introduction. More often, people browse through profiles just to see photos. Such an useless time killer. Tell me honestly, how many users browse this site just to get connected to people? It is spoiling youth by letting people create obscene profiles.

6. Google Earth

If you start searching your home in google earth, you will not end up doing only that. Will start searching for all known placed in your area. The pleasure you get when you identify known places, it feels like magic. It feels like you are driving physically on the roads.

5. Miniclip

It has 1000s of games. Covers all categories. Fun is never ending. So do the Ads. Shit loads of ads all around! Just like a fish market All flash based mini games. Easy playing but yet so addictive.

4. Yahoo Games

If you are the one that likes to get challenged by human players, this is the place for you. Interactive games at its best. Pool game is so addictive. So realistic. I have played it all night, many nights. :)

3. Flickr

This is a photo supermarket. Millions of photos. Wide variety of cultures. People from all over the world have photos uploaded there. From all continents. Great photographs. The human nature of getting interested in what happens in next door makes this site one of the most visited.

2. Youtube

Addiction at its peak. It is like drug. Can find anything in video format there in Youtube. Again, one can spend hours and hours in youtube. I was seeing Mr Bean clips for 6 hours non stop! Piracy is freely supported in Youtube. They dont seem to worry about this growing problem. 70% of the videos uploaded here are pirated. They simply dont want to stop it. Can anyone deny it?

1. Orkut

The king of useless sites. Orkut is becoming the most popular and dangerous site in the world. People are becoming addicts to Orkut. The main reason why Orkut is the most popular dating site (though the creators don't like it to be called a dating site, it IS, OF COURSE a dating site) is that it is kept FREE till date. Unlike other dating sites, there is no premium membership. Lots and lots of complaints are being made against Orkut. Particularly from India. The creators have to do something to stop Orkut being misused.