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Installing And Configuring Google Android 4.3 x86 On VirtualBox For Better Performance

The quick and dirty Google Android 4.3 installation instructions for Windows shared earlier were not perfect and resulted in slow performance. Free virtualization utility Virtualbox offers an superior alternative to QEMU based virtualization used in the previous approach offering much superior working experience and performance benefits. Here's a complete picture-guide to get Google Android 4.3 x86 working in Windows using Oracle VirtualBox.

Google Android 4.3 inside virtualbox

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.

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A Working Noob Friendly Facebook Exploit Which Allows Any User To Gain Full-Access To Other Facebook Accounts

Today I received the below email with subject "Confirm your ownership of myemail@gmail.com" asking me to claim my facebook email address, first it seemed like an phishing email but on closer inspection of links and sender headers it turned out to be a genuine email with correct links and real facebook as sender. I was pretty sure there was something fishy and on researching the target link https://www.facebook.com/claim_email/check_code?email=myemail%40gmail.co... I discovered a recent working exploit for facebook which only got public on June,14 2013 and was used by someone to try and hack my facebook account. This noob friendly hack exploits a critical vulnerability in Facebook which allows a hacker to easily take complete control over any Facebook account if victim clicks the link while logged into Facebook.

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

Digital Carjackers Show Off New Attacks

Mainstream usage of self-driven cars could be years away, but technology is rapidly making it's way into automobile industry and with that it brings the menace of security breach or hacking. A couple of hackers show off a series of nasty new attacks on cars to forbes and shared them on video for everybody, do watch the video posted below.

Car Hacking

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

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

Fixing python error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat

While package managers like PIP for python are easy to use and usually work flawlessly, there can be cases when things fail. While installing the pyAudio package for python in Windows using command pip install pyaudio I encountered error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat the reason for this error could be many but usually means the library you are trying to install contains some C/C++ code and pip needs to compile them to get a binary. On Windows PIP tries to do that using Microsoft Visual Studio's compiler and when it is unable to find it, throws the error below. Luckily, the solution is very easy as shared ahead.

Unable to find vcvarsall.bat

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

Free Internet Access To Google Service On Your Mobile Phone

Airtel free internet

There are numerous hacks, tricks and exploits to bypass various kinds of limits imposed on mobile data usage by cellphone carriers. No matter how much carriers try to block them, users always find new ways and proxies to bypass them and access mobile data on there cellphones for free.

Airtel and Google have now collaborated to offer free mobile internet access to Google service on cellphones. Suitably named, Airtel Free Zone powered by Google allows users on Airtel network to use Google+, Gmail and Google Search without incurring data charges and even without an activated data plan. Any internet enabled phone can be used to access Airtel Freezone services, only phone's default browser should be used with Opera Mini as the only third-party web-browser supported.

As for the limitations :
1). The free-ride is available upto a fair usage cap of 1 GB per month.
2). Navigation to first page of a website linked from the Freezone search result page is provided free, but further deeper navigation to website would incur data charges however before you are charged, you will see a warning page with the option to sign up for a data plan if you want.
3). Clicking on any pictures and downloading attachments will also incur data charges after warning and opt-in.

free gprs from airtel
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