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Thursday, 10 April 2014

What is Heartbleed bug and how I am affected?

Heartbleed bug made web vulnerable.
image by: heardbleed.com

Recently a massive vulnerability is found in the (open-source) OpenSSL library. Websites starting with https:// were vulnerable due to this bug named as heartbleed (website dedicated to heartbleed FAQs).

OpenSSL is used to keep information and web secure but vulnerability in it allowed attacker to reveal 64kB of memory and this memory handling bug was there for at least 2 years. OpenSSL vulnerabilities

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Windows XP is still 2nd most popular OS even after the end of its support

Windows xp is still 2nd most popular Operating system

Windows XP is gone and Microsoft will not provide updates or security patches for it anymore, but still it is 2nd most popular OS according to the comparison on statcounter (with 16.89% of total OS users from around the globe).

Friday, 4 April 2014

How to change icons of desktop shortcuts?

Every shortcut on desktop has replaceable icons. You can simply change their icons from the properties, but you cannot change icons of some default (system) shortcuts by this simple technique. There is another way to change icons of such shortcuts and is extremely easy. I am using Windows 7, so I am going to guide you with this (other versions can have slightly different methods).

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Nokia 3310 is coming back as Windows phone

Latest Nokia 3310
From official blog post

Nokia 3310 was released in 2000 and was really famous phone at that time, but as technology improved new phones replaced it. According to Nokia's blog post, "125 million were sold."

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Twitter has announced photo tagging. Here is how to opt out?

Twitter has announced new photo tagging feature to make photo sharing more fun. Like Facebook you will be able to upload photos of your friends and tag them, but Twitter will allow you to tag only 10 users. The person tagged in the photo will receive notification.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Thumbnails in promotions tab of your Gmail

Thumbnails in promotions tab of Gmail

Mostly promotional email contains lots of images or at least one. So if you are using Gmail's tabbed inbox and you haven't disabled promotions tab then you'll be able to get in the field trial for Gmail.

Tool - Count characters and words in text snippet or paragraph (LIVE)

Count characters/letters or words live

Sometimes you need to count number of character/letters or even words in something you write. If you have blog or website then you'll know Google indexes only 70 characters of page title in search result. If you have more than 70 characters in your page title, Google is not going to show all of them in search result but Google will choose which are best for user experience.

 

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