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Google Goes Nasty With Gmail Inbox Advertisements, Microsoft Taunts With New Scroogle And We Tell You How To Get Rid of Them

The new Gmail Tabbed interface introduced a few months ago turned out to be the part of a bigger advertisement revenue earning strategy by Google, the new design is now spawning targeted ads right into your inbox disguised as genuine emails. Whether this is SPAM (which is basically unsolicited emails) or not, nobody is liking the new move from Google. Microsoft took no time to make another video in their Scroogled by Google campaign which can be watched after the "Read more" link below with a working tip to get rid of these invasive inbox advertisements.

media reports on gmail advt

Easiest And Fastest Way To Use Traffic Shaping On Linux

We demonstrated how to use Raspberry Pi as an home-automation server with voice commands using SiriProxy earlier, since Apple Siri (and SiriProxy) needs an good active internet connection to convert speech-to-text for recognizing commands this failed due to limited bandwidth availbility when using Raspberry Pi as an 24x7 downloading server. After a lot of research, I made a simple shell script which prioritizes our SiriProxy traffic over others only when needed, utilizing full-bandwidth for downloads when not in use.

Linux traffic priority example using TC

Blazevideo iTransfer - Simple And Fast 2-way File-Manager For iPad, iPhone and iPod

Apple iTunes is neither user nor computer resource friendly, and if you feel the same BlazeVideo iTransfer is an good alternative for PC users. BlazeVideo iTransfer is a very simple to use, minimalistic Apple iOS To PC and vice-versa file-manager which can automatically detect and sync all Apple devices as soon as they are connected with your computer via USB or WiFi. All contents in the System Folder of Apple devices will be displayed in the program, and you can manage the contents like creating a folder or deleting a file etc. directly on PC.

Blazevideo iTransfer

Once connected users can transfer, backup or restore their music, movies, videos, pictures, ebooks, ringtones, PDF and other files from their Apple devices to computer or the other way around at an impressive transferring speed with flawless quality.

Installing and configuring Siriproxy on Raspberry Pi

Combine the awesomeness of Apple's Siri voice recognition capability with ability to tap into it using SiriProxy, and our favorite hacker friendly mini Linux computer Raspberry Pi and we have an excellent voice controlled home automation system which runs 24/7 waiting for voice commands to do assigned tasks. To get this super-geeky project working we need to install and configure SiriProxy on our Raspberry Pi setup, follow the instructions shared below to install SiriProxy on the official Raspbian “wheezy” distribution.

SiriProxy Demonstration

Google Chromecast is a $35 Device which brings Internet Video To Your TV

Designed with the motive of being the easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV, Google Chromecast costs just $35 and is almost plug-n-play. To get started a user just need to plug Chromecast into an HDMI port, connect it to WiFi (provide password of your WiFi network), and start sending videos and other content from smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button. Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won't have to learn anything new. Do watch the introduction video posted below to know more.

Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast Setup

Easiest Method To Install Webserver On Raspberry Pi With PHP Support

The wonderful, multi-utility, mini-computer Raspberry Pi can also be used as an web-server. While you can't expect it to handle massive traffic, it can easily handle decent amount of static web-page traffic and can also be used as an web or mobile front-end for controlling RPi connected devices, services and GPIO for home automation. We have quite a few choices of web-servers to install on Debian, amongst the contenders we have apache, nginx, lighthttpd, Monkey web-server and quite a few others suitable on limited resources of Raspberry Pi. We will be installing the light, fast and well-supported nginx webserver with PHP support on Raspberry Pi as it behaves well with the mini-computer and takes only 5 minutes to get installed and working using the tutorial shared below.

nginx server on Raspberry Pi

iSkysoft PDF Converter - Normal and Password Protected PDF File Converter Free For Limited Period

As we all know, PDF (Portable Document Format) document is a suitable method to share files with others and send via email. Many PDF files are restricted by passwords, to impose limitations so unauthorized users cannot open, edit, convert and print the file content. We have shared many free PDF file password crackers and restriction unlockers in the past, iSkysoft PDF Converter is also one such utility that allows users to remove PDF restrictions. The utility also allows users to extract images and texts from the PDF files. Apart from removing PDF protections and extracting images/texts from PDF, it even can convert PDF file format to various file formats such as Word Document (.docx), PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx), Excel Workbook (.xlsx), Electronic Publication (.epub), Rich Text Format (.rtf), HTML Document (.html), Image (.tiff, .png, .jpg, .jpeg), Plain Text (.txt). Especially, it supports batch conversion that can convert up to 200 files at one time.

iSkysoft PDF Converter is a paid product and costs $59.95 but is now free for a limited time, so hurry grab your genuinely licenced registration keycode for free now.

iSkysoft PDF Converter

How To Take Hot Backup Of Raspberry Pi Without Removing The SD Card

Since we are supposed to do a lot of tweaking and tinkering with our Raspberry Pi installations, it is always a good idea to backup the working SD card image before venturing for any experimentation. One way to do this is to take the whole SD card out and use another Windows/Mac computer to backup and restore the full sd-card image as demonstrated earlier. To save you with this much hassle, here we are with another method to perform automated "hot backups" from a Raspberry Pi itself to an external USB disk drive or remote storage. Simply use the provided Shell script and enjoy fast, efficient and automated RPi backups.

Automated Raspberry Pi Backup Script

Trick to use your web-browser as Notepad

Just like the "Notepad Trick To Create Hidden Text Files Without Using Any Third Party Software" you will love this nifty trick to turn any web-browser into a quick-edit Notepad. Not only this really comes in handy when you want to quickly note down a few lines, but also is a cool trick to amaze your friends and show-off your geek inside.

Browser notepad tricks

Exclusive Smart DNS Giveaway From CactusVPN

Demand for free Geo-censorship bypassing SmartDNS service like Tunlr has fueled the growth of similar premium services. In past few months we have featured exclusive account giveaways for such services like HideIPVPN SmartDNS and SmartDNS. Well, today we have yet another such exclusive giveaway for our readers from CactusVPN.

CactusVPN is a VPN provider that offers reliable VPN services at affordable prices. Last week they launched a new product, SmartDNS – one of the most efficient ways to unblock Hulu, Netflix, BBC and other blocked website. So if you want to access blocked US and UK sites with high speed and don’t need any encryption or hide IP then this service is for you. Just like other similar services a user simply needs to change their DNS resolution server and it will bypass you through the filters and you will be seen as you were from US or UK. After that the content will come directly to your computer from origin server without the proxy so you will have no speed loses at all.

CactusVPN
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