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Fixing Excel Error In "Form VAT-7A"

Indian businessman are required to fill-in and submit their Value Added Tax (VAT) returns in a timely manner and state governments provide Microsoft Excel template to make the computation easier and automated. However, the excel form-template provided by Rajasthan state government for "VAT Form 7A" always resulted in a read-only error for "PERIOD TO" field when a user completes the "PERIOD FROM" field with correct date as shown below. This error prevents further data input impossible, the concerned authorities and helpline have no idea/solution about this. Thankfully, when my friend approached me with the issue I was able to fix this as shared ahead.

Form VAT-7A

Affordable Bluetooth 4.0 USB Dongle For Raspberry Pi

While Raspberry Pi certainly is a cheap mini-computer, adding accessories to it blows up ownership costs a lot. While adding WiFi is relatively cheap, finding a compatible Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 (BLE) for a bargain is hard. Luckily, I found the Orico BTA-403 Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter Dongle which comes with CSR8510 Low Energy Chip and is compatible with Linux and Raspberry Pi despite being not listed as such in the description, this is certainly a must-have deal for $8 including worldwide shipping. Instructions for setup are as shared below.

ORICO BTA-4 BLE USB

Fixing "The program can't start because the detoured.dll is missing from your computer." Error On Windows

Majority of Windows users face missing .dll file errors every now and then, but missing detoured.dll takes the prize for being the most annoying of them all. Unlike other missing .dll errors this will popup with message "The program can't start because the detoured.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." everytime an .exe file is launched on your computer either manually by the user or via autostart.

On the computer I diagnosed this, the error was being flashed 7-10 times on every boot and one needs to close each prompt, on further digging I found detoured.dll is infact part of an Microsoft Research technology named "Detours" which allowed hooks into every application launched on Windows OS (scary!!!). Having such a dll on a computer without any specific use-case was not acceptable so I devoted time to get rid of this error without the need to re-install this dll in my System folder.

detoured.dll

New PDF Compressor That Cuts Scanned PDF Files Down to Size

There are lots of scanned PDF files need to be copied, transferred or exchanged often on the Internet. However, scanned PDF documents are made from images and the file sizes are very large. It is not easy to send emails with large PDF attachments.

PDF Compressor aims to solve a common problem of today's electronic documentation. The majority of currently existing PDF files contains nothing but scanned copies of corresponding paper documents. Since the content of such files is mostly images, scanned PDF documents can sometimes be quite large, to a point when sending them in emails or via Skype becomes almost impossible. PDF Compressor allows its users to quickly compress such oversized PDF documents, enabling easier handling and significantly reducing disk space they take up.

PDF Compressor

PDF Compressor is a freeware Windows utility that compresses scanned PDF files and reduces PDF file size fast and easily. This tool allows users to change the compressing value to get better compressed result and content quality. Also, the program supports batch mode and lets users compress hundreds of PDF documents at one time.

[Video] Fixing iPhone, iPad And iPod Charging Issues

Forums are filled with issues from iPhone and iPad owners who are reporting problems charging their device. The issue could be as simple as lint clogged into your charging port, the video below shows how to clean it carefully. A similar issue also got me puzzled almost a year ago, when my iPhone suddenly got stuck in dock mode leaving the phone muted without any clues.

Steps To Recover Lost USB Disk Space

A few days ago my friend experienced "lost disk space" on his 8 GB pen-drive while using the Videocon D2H external-disk TV recording functionality. The DTH STB asked to format the device to enable recording, after which only 149MB was left visible/usable on Windows. While inspecting the disk from "Windows Disk Management" console, it was clear the space was still there but is of an unknown format, the recording feature on STB deliberately converted the disk to a custom file-system to prevent piracy of recorded material. We simply need to reclaim the space using special utilities as demonstrated ahead.

Recovery Process


Windows Disk Management Showing Unrecognized File-system Space


Recovery Process

Elementary OS : A Sleek, Beautiful, Fast, Feature Rich, Secure, Free and Open Source Operating System

If you are looking for a fast, feature-rich, easy-to-use, good-looking Desktop Linux distribution for replacing Windows, Elementary OS is what you need. Designed from the ground-up as an free replacement for Windows on the PC and OS X on the Mac, Elementary OS comes bundled with everything you'd expect from an ready-to-go OS after install which includes an excellent suite of custom tailored apps like a fast web browser, an app store with thousands of apps, free security-updates for life, music-player and organizer, all-in-one Jabber, Facebook, Google Talk, AIM, IRC, Yahoo! etc. instant messenger, multi-account modern desktop email-client, photo-organizer-editor and much more.

Elementary OS Luna not only looks beautiful but has also been engineered from the core to be light on system resources. It boots-up quickly, logs you in instantly, and uses the bare minimum of resources so that your apps enjoy a speed boost as well. Do watch the introduction video posted ahead.

Elementary OS

Bypassing Youtube Age Restricted Videos Without Signing In

Since Youtube caters to a wide-variety of users groups all around the globe, it imposes several types of restrictions to filter out non-suitable content citing various criteria like users Geographical location and age. We have already shared tricks to bypass Youtube country specific geographic censorship and even how to watch videos deleted from Youtube (providing they are still on Youtube cache servers distributed across the globe).

Today we will show a trick on how to bypass the "Youtube Content Warning : This video may be inappropriate for some users." without signing-in or need to have a Youtube/Google account (which also avoids tracking and prevents similar type of videos being shown on Youtube front-page when signed-in).

Bypassing Youtube Age Restricted Videos

How To Compare Image And Video Quality Of Mobile Phone Camera's Online

If you have a decent smartphone purchased in last one year, one of the top reason to get a new one would be for better mobile-camera quality. Luckily we have a single online service from GSMArena which allows anyone to not only pitch-n-compare smartphone specifications across a lot of brands, but also compare their picture and video quality side-by-side visually taken at a professional setup providing multiple charts and scenarios (like Good and Low light) to get the best evaluation.

Photo Compare Tool

Get EaseUS Free Partition Manager for Home Users

Many people who have computers complain about the way their computer is partitioned. If your PC came with a faulty partitioning, you can get a partition manager to help you fix it. The EaseUS Partition Master is one of the best tools for the job. You don't have to pay anything either, because this is a free partition manager software. This partition manager works without having to reboot your computer. There is a single catch though, because you can only use this toolkit if you’re a Windows user.

EaseUS Free Partition Manager

An important feature of this partition manager is its ability to change the size of your partition without losing any important data. You won’t be losing any data is you choose to unite 2 adjacent partitions with Partition Manager. Countless other tools lose your data during the process. If you lost a whole partition by accident, this software has the power of bringing it back.

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