Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Get Opera 8 serial free

Opera - The fastest browser on earth requires you to act fast, really fast.

Opera turns 10 this month. As part of the celebration, the Opera software company is offering no-ad version of Opera browser absolutely free but just for one day.

To get an ad-free version of Opera, just e-mail to obtain a registration code. This offer is valid from 12 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 to 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT).

Download Download Opera 8.02  and send an email to opera to get your free Opera Registration Code.
The 10-year online anniversary party will be held at this location on Tuesday August 30th, 3PM CET.

By offering Opera absolutely free, Opera might see a increase in their user base. Let's see how successful this campaign gets.
Opera requires Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP.

Google Desktop Search

Google Inc. said that it plans to release a beta version of Google Desktop 2, the next iteration of its popular desktop search software for Microsoft Windows.
The new software aims to make search a more personalized experience with the inclusion of a Sidebar panel. The Sidebar features several miniapplications that return or retain information based on previous online activities. For example, the News panel displays links to news articles that are similar to ones you've read. The Web Clips panel automatically starts tracking RSS and Atom feeds from the Web pages you visit.
Other Sidebar panels include a Photo slideshow program that presents local and Internet photo sources (such as, an E-mail account monitor that works with Google's Gmail service among others, and a real-time stock price tracker. Additional panel plug-ins should be available over time as developers avail themselves of the Google Desktop APIs.

Google Desktop 2 boasts expanded search capabilities, such as the ability to search network drives and Gmail accounts. It also returns search results from local files as soon as you start typing.
While this feature, called Quick Find, functions similarly to Apple's Spotlight search technology, it's intended to supplant Microsoft software. "Use Quick Find to launch applications without having to deal with the Start menu," the software's reviewer's guide suggests, as if dealing with the Start menu represented a burden.

For those with privacy concerns like me!, Google Desktop 2 offers the option of encrypting its search index, which is generated to speed searches. Doing so, however, will reduce the software's performance. The search software relies on the Windows Encrypted File System.
If you're already afraid you're under surveillance, this may be an issue Google Desktop is available in English for Windows XP and Windows 2000 SP3 and up.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Google Talk

Google late Tuesday released a beta of its highly anticipated Google Talk instant messaging client. Much like the search giant's Web site, the software sports a straightforward no-frills user interface free of the clutter and advertising that bog down other IM clients.

Weighing in at only 900kb, Google Talk is a much smaller download than other popular IM services, including AIM, MSN, and Yahoo. However, for the time being its feature list is quite sparse.

Anyone with a Gmail account can log into the service, and the client will pre-load a user's address book into the contact list. Users have the option of inviting friends not on the Gmail service by clicking the "add friend" link - Google will then send an invitation to open a Gmail account.

Google Talk is based on the Jabber protocol, meaning users will have several other options to access the service including Adium and iChat for OS X, Trillian for Windows, and GAIM and Psi for either platform as well as Linux.

Future additions to Google Talk will include support for the SIP protocol used in VoIP communications, which would allow the client to directly contact phones based on the technology. Google said it was aligning with Earthlink and Sipphone to make these features possible, but provided no timetable for planned availability.

While the client is only available for Windows XP, 2000 and Windows Server 2003 at this time, Google said it would explore providing support for Mac OS X and Linux.

Google Talk is available for download . Do Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google's New IM

Google Inc. is set to introduce its own instant messaging system, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, marking the expansion by the Web search leader into text and also voice communications.

The Los Angeles Times said that Google's Instant Messaging program would be called Google Talk and could be launched as early as Wednesday. Google Talk goes beyond text-based instant messaging using a computer keyboard to let users hold voice conversations with other computer users, the newspaper quoted a source as saying.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Symantec Acquires Sygate

Symantec, creator of the popular antivirus software Norton, purchased security firm Sygate earlier this week in a deal that will add to the software maker's already impressive line of acquisitions in the past year. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Previous to the Sygate acquisition, Symantec acquired TurnTide, Brightmail, On Technology and SafeWeb, as well as storage-software maker Veritas. Sygate makes software that ensures compliance with security regulations, as well as software to govern access to network devices.

So what do u think on this partenship?? Plz. do comment!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Opera Tips & Tricks

Well I have decided to celebrate this week as the WEEK OF "TIPS AND TRICKS". So here is a list of Opera mouse gestures. Just see the pictures and perform them!
Enjoy and advertise for techack.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Google Hacks The best tips and tricks

Ok So my quest to provide u with useful info is on. Ans here goes the Vol-I of some specially collected Googlee Hacks for you!


If you're the type who appreciates visual displays of information, you're bound to like the TouchGraph Google Browser ( This Java applet allows you to start with the pages that are similar to one URL, and then expand outward to pages that are similar to the first set of pages, on and on, until you have a giant map of URLs on your screen.

Track Stocks

Among the lesser-known Google syntaxes is this one! Searching for stocks:, where symbol represents the stock you're looking for, will redirect you to Yahoo! Finance ( for details. The Yahoo! page is actually framed by Google; off to the top-left is the Google logo, along with links financial sites.

Search Article Archives

Not all sites have their own search engines, and even the ones that do are sometimes difficult to use. The trick is to use a common phrase to find the information you're looking for. Let's use The New York Times as an example. if I wanted to find articles on George Bush, why not use:
"george bush"
This will indeed find you all articles mentioning George Bush published on

Search for multiple queries

Search Grid ( lets you explore a wide range of Google search results by automatically searching for the various possible combinations of your keywords.

The version of Search Grid features a grid that you fill with search words that you want to combine. You might, for example, put catsup, mustard, and pickles on the x-axis and relish, onions, and tomatoes on the y-axis,Search Grid combines the results—relish catsup, relish mustard, relish pickles, onions catsup, onions mustard etc. and provides you with the first result of each possible combination

Get info instantly about various years!

Do u want 2 determine the year in which Einstein was born? Then this trick is espically for u! Use FindForward ( for such a query.Let's say, for example, we search for Chernobyl, site of a terrible nuclear power plant accident in April 1986. Enter the search term—in this case, chernobyl—in FindForward's search box and choose a range of years from the pull-down menu to the right and Voila! u get the result u wanted.

Beyond Google's Advanced Search...
Well if you can't remember the various search syntax then Soople is the solution for u. By providing you with prefabricated yet flexible specialized search forms, Soople helps you concentrate on your reference task and not on building syntax.

So you liked these tips n tricks? So u want more....Right? OK Then what u have to do is wait till I prepare the Vol-II of this Google Hacks and plz. do comment on my work.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Get free G-Mail, Yahoo 360 , Wallop invite

So for all of those who either want a G-Mail invite, Wallop invite or Yahoo 360 invite just reply to this post with ur e-mail address and I"ll send yeh the invite very soooon... For security reasons u can tel ur e-mail id like this:-
{username} at {host name} {dot} {com}

Happy Independence Day

Well since I m an Indian so I would definately celebrate India's Independence day but in ... Techack's way


Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?
Vinod Khosla

Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today’s computers run on it)?
Vinod Dahm

Who is the third richest man on the world?

A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is AZIM PREMJI, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6th position now.

Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail?
Sabeer Bhatia

Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
Arun Netravalli

Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
Rajiv Gupta

Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
Sanjay Tejwrika

Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the whites and the natives. There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,

38% of doctors in USA are Indians.
12% scientists in USA are Indians.
36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
28% of IBM employees are Indians.
17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.
13% of XEROX employees are Indians.

You may know some of the following facts. These facts were recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.

01. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
02. India invented the Number system. Aryabhatta invented ‘zero.’
03. The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
04. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.
05. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
06. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.
07. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word “Navigation” is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
08. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayan’s works dates to the 6th Century, which is long before the European mathematicians.
09. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 1053.
10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.

11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.


Beat the keylogger

I just found this intersting piece of information so I decided why not share with u??

Purpose of a Keylogger

Main purpose of keylogger is to trap passwords and usernames.
Use your brain and keylogger is fooled that’s another example that proves that man is dominant over machine.

FooliNG a KEYloGGer

I was thinking one day about the keyloggers. Indeed good software to trap passwords. But if it is good
for someone then it is also bad for someone. So if we look towards a looser’s prospective it can bring his life to a stand still. Imagine a guy was typing his credit card number followed by his password
and a keylogger logs it and sends it to wrong hand then that guy will be sure on roads begging..

There are two ways in which you can fool a Keylogger



Imangine the password is : techackrocks

Ok you have a PC at home right and there is no keylogger installed in it. Type your password at home and save it in a text file and carry that text file in a floppy.

You have to use that password somewhere like you have to check you mail in

open the text file in which you have saved you password then press ctrl+c (remmember that the password should be selected).
What we have done is copy now go the text field and press ctrl+v (paste).

Cool you have fooled the kelogger, the poor key logger would just have logged c and v since it can’t log crtl key.Do remember to clear the clipboard.



The above trick can be a bit dangerous if someone get’s that floppy with your password.
The second and the last trick is the best and will work on any PC. even if there is a keylogger installed on it. But this a bit time consuming.

Let’s take the password as firE19@

see this password contains a small letters, capital letter, number, and a special chracter.

So what ever your password may be it will have one or more of the following type.

So you have to paste the password firE19@.

so we type a message like this.

Etti was a fat lady
she brought some butter
the butter was bitter
so she brought
some more better butter
to make the
bitter butter bitter.

ok you have typed the above text now we have to copy one character at a time and paste it into the text box got it !! I will tell you how.

Our password is firE19@

1)so our first alphabet if ‘f’ copy the ‘f’ from the word ‘fat’ and paste it into the password box.
and likewise the others

Hope u liked the info! Credit goes to cooljeba for provinding the info!
If u wanna help me then click on.....<{A ds}>

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultimate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am IST. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Share this with ur friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

If u don't believe me then check out this link:-

Friday, August 12, 2005

English Premier League fixtures

Saturday (1400 GMT unless stated): Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers, Everton v Manchester United (1145 GMT), Fulham v Birmingham, Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough v Liverpool (1615 GMT), Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland v Charlton Athletic, West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers

Sunday: Arsenal v Newcastle United (1230 GMT), Wigan Athletic v Chelsea (1500 GMT)

Njoy the game with Techack!~

English Premier League Starts tomorrow

Manchester United look to put their summer troubles behind them and strike an early blow over champions Chelsea and bitter rivals Arsenal when they kick-off the new Premiership season on Saturday.

Sir Alex Ferguson's team, who attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons in the close season following the controversial Glazer takeover and star defender Rio Ferdinand's stalling over a new contract, face last year's surprise side Everton at Goodison Park.

United warmed up for Saturday's encounter with a 3-0 win against Debrecen in a Champions League qualifier in midweek, while Everton's European dream took a knock after losing 2-1 at home to Villarreal.

With Chelsea and last season's runners-up Arsenal not starting their campaigns until Sunday, United have a golden opportinity to stake out their claim for the title.

Arsenal, who finished second last season, open at home to Newcastle, also on Sunday. The Londoners will take to the field without former captain Patrick Vieira, who has joined Italian giants Juventus for almost 14 million pounds.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that Spanish teenager Francesc Fabregas can fill the gap left by the French international and has been linked with Newcastle's English midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

The visitors will likely start with new midfield signings Scott Parker, bought from Chelsea, and Turkish international Emre, who swapped Inter Milan for the Magpies.

I m too excited as the action kicks off tomorrow!!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Google Ads and website promotion for free

First of all thanks to those who click on Google ads but as on current
situation u all haven't clicked enough to let me buy a server for
hosting of this Blog! Plz. just click on the ads twice in a day, if u
are a "real" member of this blog. You can also use the bigger search
box on the upper side of the screen to perform Google search and click
on the "sponsered sites" to help this blog!

Secondly, I know many of you have our own websites and u will want
popularity. So if u are interested in link exchange or any other type
of promotion to your site via this blog just reply to this topic. I
will contact you soon!


Search via Graball

GrabAll ( ) has a very neat and simple UI but it has all the good features for comparing search engine results whether from the web or audio, video or even the News sources like Google and Yahoo!.

You have the freedom to choose which two search engines you would like to have in the comparison. That is the default behaviour. You can personalize this behavior using the GrabAll personalization tool.

With GrabAll, you can do comparison searching for images, maps, reference, audio, and video. I wish the writer gets rid of the frames in the next release. Go and just check ito ut and then drop a comment onto here!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Google Instant Messenger

Speculation is that in addition to leveraging its existing assets and expertise in search technologies, IM would allow Google to complete a communication platform that includes Gmail (its Web mail system) and Orkut (its community networking portal). Reports also indicate that Google's IM platform and client would be based on the open source Jabber protocol.

The above screenshot mentions the name of the IM program as "Google instant messenger jabber alpha 0.068". This could be a prank as well.

Outside of speculation, there is a currently little known reality about Google's current IM capabilities. It actually already has an IM tool and it's publically avaialbale — it's not even a Google Beta or a Google Labs project. Google though its acquisition of Blogger last year also acquired a company called Picassa, which also offer an instant messaging service. The IM technology is called Hello and is currently focused on instant messaging between people to share pictures and now to post pictures to a blog. Hello is currently available only for Windows and uses a proprietary protocol.

See a full screen preview of Google Instant Messenger
Well for all of those tech geeks out there, I have prepared some useful tips and tricks that will help you shutdown your PC faster. It involves tweaking of registry so be VERY CAREFUL ! Plz. Do post comments on my work and yes just KEEP CLICKING ON GOOGLE ADS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE!

BASIC REGISTRY RULE: Any changes made to the registry file are crucial to the running of Windows and if damaged or misconfigured, could cause severe problems. Follow Microsoft's recommended instructions to "BackUP" all important data first.

Disable Welcome To Windows Splash Screen

Speed Up Shutdown
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

Disable Automatic Restart In The Event Of A BSOD

Prefetcher Tweak (Faster Booting)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]

Make The Windows XP Registration With Microsoft Unnecessary

Disable Group Policy Duplication

Clear The Page File At System Shutdown (Slows Shutdown)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

Disable Hibernation
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Power]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power]
Power Computer Off After Shutdown
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

Disable MSN From Startup

Finally, US website owners have an alternative to Google Adsense.Yahoo! announced the launch of The Yahoo! Publisher Network Self-Serve Beta - an alternative to Google Adsense.

This beta is by invitation only. Participants of the program must be a resident of the U.S., with valid U.S. Social Security number or Tax ID.

Jensense( )has some more details on Yahoo! Adsense. They do allow custom tracking channels (similar to AdSense channels) and URL channels. There is a current limit of 50 active tracking channels.

It offers the same ten ad unit sizes that AdSense offers, although some of them offer a different number of ads (such as YPN's large rectangle showing only three ads).

You can also block up to 200 advertisers from showing up by adding their URLs into the ad blocking tab.

Jensense also posted screenshots of the Yahoo ads control panel @ . They looks so much inspired from Google Adsense. Let's see that how successful does Yahoo will be with its new service!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Get your free horoscope

Ok! I have come up with a new thing just for a change. Here is the horoscope for all those having birthday this month! Read this and you will find that even this is geeky! Plz. do post your comment on my new work which will show you the lighter side of computing!
Xclusively @Techack