Monday, June 30, 2008

[Update] Orkut Albums load Quicker

Orkut albums are now loading faster because they are now loading on the same page. Hooray!!!

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Gmail Restricts Email

Gmail Restricts Email

With reference to Gmail Google Group post, Gmail would now be facing the following restictions on emailing.

  1. 500 messages per day (i.e., you can hit 'Send' a maximum of 500 times)
  2. 500 unique recipients per message
  3. 2000 total emails per day (for example, you could send one message to a group of 500 people four times)
  4. Google will temporarily disable your account if you send a message to more than 500 recipients.
  5. Google will temporarily disable your account if you send a large number of undeliverable messages
  6. You can only send a message to up to 100 people at a time if you use POP or IMAP as per the Help Center
Google explains that these restrictions were created to fight against spam and to prevent abuse. The same rules are enforced for Google Apps users, as well.

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Save Download Data: Stop Video Auto Plays

Save Download Data: Stop Video Auto Plays

If you have limited data download and you have to save it and still watch videos, you would need this Firefox Addon. It would block the media when loading a page. It will be replaced by a red frame. Users can press the play button of the controller to play it.Yes! It is Firefox 3 compatible.

Install Stop AutoPlay

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[Update] Select & Remove Multiple Friends

[Update] Select & Remove Multiple Friends

Easy removal of contacts from friends list can now be done from the Friends Menu.

Alternatively you can remove them manually.

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2 Most Useful Freeware ScreenSavers

Make your PC work on screensaver mode with 2 Most Useful Freeware Screensavers

1) Big LCD Clock Screensaver:

The time can be customized to display in 12-hour or 24-hour formats. Additionally, you can customize the zoom using the up and down arrow keys.
Download Click Fliqlo

2) RSS Feeds Screensaver:

RSS Screensaver shows updated articles from your favorite sites with a photo background while you're away from your computer.When the screensaver is active; use the left/right arrow keys to navigate between feeds, use the up/down arrow keys to navigate between feed items, use the spacebar to open a browser window with the current feed item.
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Share your Copy Paste's with TinyShare

TinyPaste is a online clipboard sharing utility. Definitely one of the websites you would want in your bookmarks, It's made sharing script codes easier among friends. It would have been great if one could have shared images as well.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

[TIP] Browse, Click & Paste, Millions of Animations for Orkut

[TIP] Browse, Click & Paste, Millions of Animations & Images for Orkut

This feature would work only in Scrapbooks and HTML enabled Communities.

Photobucket is probably the best PhotoSharing website in the world. It is mostly used by MySpace users, and not often explored by Orkuters. I know many people know it but this article is for larger population who dont know.

This is a great resource to animate your friends scrapbooks and your communities. You can find heaps of good quality images & animation.

All you have to do is:
  1. Search - from the search bar on the top right
  2. Browse - through millions of pictures
  3. Select - to open or view the picture and see the codes
  4. Click - on the Direct Link for posting in HTML enabled communities and HTML Code for posting in Scrapbooks.
  5. Paste - in the respective textarea.
Enjoy Orkut. Keep it Clean

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How to Add images in your Status Messages

I am not going to repeat an article so I might as well redirect you to the authors because this update is hot and needs a mention. You can see the recent updates of other blogs in Blogs Update Section on the bottom right.

Devils WorkShop - Adding Custom Images to Orkut User Status Updates! [New Bug]
OrkutPlus - Hack - Add Images In Your Status Updates.

I still believe that this is not a bug and this is a new feature here to stay. Well I hope so. Hope it is not fixed because it is harmless anyway.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Secure your Password

I would recommend 5 ways to Secure your Password.
  1. Check your Password Strength with The Password Meter
  2. Avoid Most Common Passwords and
  3. Get Ultra High Security Passwords
  4. Install Master Password Timeout - a Firefox Extension which locks the master security device after a predefined period of inactivity to prevent unauthorized use of saved passwords.
  5. After all this security, if you want to backup or export your passwords use Password Exporter
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Are you an Orkut Addict ?

British psychiatrists now think that addiction to the internet is a clinical disorder which requires hospital treatment.

It appears that highly educated men and middle aged women are the main sufferers.
Can addiction to anything be a good thing? How about fasting from the internet.

For patients
From medical authorities
Causes/risk factors
For health professionals
Alternative medicine

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

[HELP] Lost Old Firefox Bookmarks after Firefox 3 Upgrade

If you previously tried a Firefox 3 pre-release version such as Firefox 3 Beta, went back to Firefox 2, and have now upgraded to Firefox 3, any bookmarks you added since you went back to Firefox 2 will be missing if you used the same profile for both versions.

How to recover?
  1. Choose Start → Run
  2. Type in %APPDATA%
  3. Press OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear.
  4. In the Windows Explorer window, choose Mozilla → Firefox → Profiles. Each folder in this folder is a profile on your computer.
  5. Open the Firefox profile folder and delete (or rename) the "places.sqlite" file and the localstore.rdf file.
  6. Open the bookmarkbackups subfolder and remove any .json files to another location (or rename).
  7. Restart Firefox.

Firefox 3 will then automatically import the bookmarks from "bookmarks.html" in the profile folder.

Reference: 1

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Edit Gmail Contacts in One Click

Now you can directly Edit the Google Contacts in a single click from Gmail Chat.
Just Rollover the mouse on the contact and Click and Edit.No need to go through the contact list it automatically updates over there.

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[HTML Codes] Make the most of HTML Enabled Orkut Communities

Previously we wrote about HTML Codes for Scrapping. We would now discuss about posting HTML in Communities. The possibilities are infinite. Now let's start.
Copy Paste & Preview. Choose Font: <font face="Comic Sans Ms">Text</font> You can only view the fonts which are installed on your PC Choose Font Size: <font face="Comic Sans Ms" style="font-size:36pt">Text</font> Blink Text: <font face="Comic Sans Ms" style="text-decoration:blink">Text</font> Insert Third Party Images & Smileys: <img src="" height="70" width="70"> You can change the dimensions of the image by changing the height and width values. Orkut accepts the following file formats for images: JPEG,GIF, PNG, or BMP. If your image is not appearing, that host is not supported by Orkut. Set Background Colour: <div style="background-color:#0099FF">Your Text </div> View HTML colour codes. Set Background Width: <div style="background-width=80%">Your Text </div> Default Width is 100% Set Height of Background: <div style="padding:17px;background-color:#0099FF;width:80%">Your Text </div> Align Text: <div style="background-width:80%;text-align:center">Your Text </div> Choose Left, Right or Center Set Right Margin: <div style="margin:80px;padding:7px;background-color:#0099FF;width:80%;text-align:center">Your Text </div> You can leave space on right before you start a sentence. Set Border Size and Colour: <div style="border:6px solid #000000;margin:7px;padding:7px;background-color:#0099FF;width:80%;text-align:center">Your Text </div><br> </div> You can increase the border size by changing border value. You can choose colour by changing Code for solid # Set Border Style: <div style="border:6px solid #347C2C;margin:7px;padding:7px;background-width:80%;text-align:center; border-style:double">Your Text </div><br> </div> You can change border-style from double to dashed or dotted for different effects. You can also change the size & colour of the borders to customise. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE: Checkout our new tools
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Nithin Sajja arrested for posting derogatory content about Sonia

Nithin Chkravarthi Suresh Sahha (22), was arrested by Pune police on Saturday for posting derogatory content about Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi in Orkut Communities.

Cyber Crime Cell contacted Google and procured details of the Email address and the IP address of the person using that email, who had posted the offensive message in the Community "I hate Sonia Gandhi" It was found that email was and IP address located to Sharan Apartment, Begum Peth in Hyderabad .

Previously Rahul Vaid was arrested under section 292 of Indian Penal Code and section 67 of the Information Technology Act because he created a profile and then posted content in vulgar language about Sonia Gandhi in the community. (Click on the links to see the laws)..

Google has recieved a court order to remove the content under the Removals Policy which clearly states

"We will not remove unless provided with a court order:
1) Personal attacks or defamation
2) Shocking or distasteful imagery or language
3) Political or social satire"

A police team comprising of assistant commissioner Netaji Shinde, sub inspector Sajay Tungar, naik Balwant Mankar and constables Sunil Shelke, Navnath Walke nabbed Sajja at his residence on Saturday afternoon.

Reference: 1 2

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

[Freeware] Remove Passwords from PDF Files with PDF Unlocker

Will remove the password and restrictions on any PDF file that you can read. Most commonly used to remove restrictions such as No printing or copy & paste functions. Uses a simple drag and drop method. You do not need to know the "owner" password for this to work. Removes 40 or 128 bit passwords. Download
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Orkut's Popularity is declining

Google Trends is a very handy tool, you can track Web trends over time with this tool. It allows users to track searches over city, region or country to see when certain topics were of more interest to browsers. Users can also take a look at Hot Trends which displays the most popular searches over the past hour.

Orkut currently ranks 4th in terms of Popularity (determined by Search Volume Index) in comparision to all Web Social Networks. It currently ranks below FaceBook, MySpace and Hi5.

You can see a declining trend from late 2007 to early 2008 for Orkut. FaceBook 's popularity has increased exponentially during this time inspite of it being rated as The Slowest Social Networking Website & MySpace has been redesigned this week. Orkut had the highest average user engagement (181 minutes per visitor) which means Orkuter's are more addicted to Orkut than Facbookers to Facebook.

What can be the reasons?

Firstly, Orkut has made several attempts to catch up like introducing OpenSocial and Orkut Apps which didn't quite work as well. Majority of the apps are buggy/don't work, don't look good and often take forever to load.

Secondly, Orkut is considerably slow in releasing new features in comparision for the demand for new features causing inconvenience to the members.

Finally, Orkut has closed access to members using GeoLocks for increasing the security and privacy of Profiles. This was done because past few years there was a nuisance of people using javascript codes to open locked albums, and Flooding, Fake Profiles, Harassment, stealing cookies , Spamming Communities and Phishing. Currently they are Suspending Accounts and Deleting Communties. Well they took care of the nuisance but restricted many users freedom who were not involved in such activity, or they were victims.

This may have resulted to many users giving up on Orkut and changing to other networks.

Now the question comes, what's Google's next move?

Reference: 1 2 3 4 5

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Google Support - All in one page

Google has used custom search to integrate all their support in one page and one search.
It has become one of the most important pages you would visit.

Go to and get support for all Google Services.
You can also refine your search very easily. Give it a try

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Make Orkut Toolbar Addon Work with Firefox 3

Make Orkut Toolbar Addon Work with Firefox 3

  1. Type about:config into Firefox's address bar and click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.
  2. Right-click anywhere. Choose New>Boolean. Make the name of your new config value extensions.checkCompatibility and set it to false.
  3. Make another new boolean pair called extensions.checkUpdateSecurity and set the value to false.
  4. Restart Firefox.
Not only Orkut Toolbar Addon would start working, all the other FF2 addons which are incompatible with FF3 would start working.

WARNING: Proceed at your own risk

Credits: LifeHacker
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Ortuk becomes Blakut

It is finally time, to move to our own domain. Thanks for everybody's support, we have now changed for the better. We have a long way to go now. Thanks to Debajyoti Das's suggestion, we have changed theme from Red Hot to Cool Blue. From today Ortuk has become Blakut.
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[App] Check Gmail on Orkut

[App] Check Gmail on Orkut

We are seeing a growing trend towards providers integrating IM,Social Networks and Emails are trying to integrate all the services. Example: Orgoo is still in its infancy stage and few people are getting access to it through invites only.

Gmail App is a step towards integration of Google Services.

Gmail App Review:

Firstly, I was concerned if I had to Login, as you have to be extra cautious to enter your login details. This App logs in automatically.

Secondly I was unsure about it's speed. It loads reasonably fast.

Finally I found quite a few bugs in the display and login.I was logged in my alternate profile..
I hope they fix them soon. Overall It's a value added App.

Add Gmail App on your Profile .

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ORKUT HTML CODES- Revealed - Scrap friends with Style

It's been quite sometime since Orkut introduced HTML in scraps, but not many people are able to take full advantage of this feature. The main reason being they don't know programming.
Quite frankly, you don't need to know programming to use HTML. It's really very simple. I have seen many people acting too smart because they know them, but here, now you have em too. NOTE:
  • Some codes don't work in Communities.
  • There's currently a 1024 character limit for scraps.
  • Orkut accepts the following file formats for images: JPEG,GIF, PNG, or BMP.
Orkut has blocked many HTML codes from people to avoid misuse. Only the codes below are active and you can copy paste them to test your scraps. JUST COPY-PASTE in your Scrapbook to see them work. HEADINGS: <h1>Heading 1</h1> <h2>Heading 2</h2> <h3>Heading 3</h3> <h4>Heading 4</h4> <h5>Heading 5</h5> <h6>Heading 6</h6> BOLD: <b>This text is bold.</b> ITALICS: <i>This text is italic.</i> LINE BREAK: Here is a...<br />line break. HORIZONTAL LINE: Here's a horizontal line... <hr /> ...that was a horizontal line SET WIDTH FOR HORIZONTAL LINE: <hr width="60%" /> NUMBERED LIST: <ol> <li>List item 1</li> <li>List item 2</li> <li>List item 3</li> </ol> ALIGNMENT: <h3 align="left">Aligned left</h3> <h3 align="center">Aligned center</h3> <h3 align="right">Aligned right</h3> LINK WEBSITE: Visit <a href="">ORTUK</a> ADD IMAGES: <img src="" width="100" height="100" alt="Ortuk" /> IMAGE ALIGNMENT: <p> <img src=" " width="100" height="100" alt="Ortuk" align="left"/> This is where you can write your text in a paragraph to demonstrate HTML images and how they can be aligned to the left of a paragraph if you so desire.</p> </p>This can be used to produce some nice layout effects, especially if you have a lot of text, and it runs right past the image.</p><p> Otherwise, the image will just hang below the text and may look funny.</p> IMAGE LINKS: Usually used to flood scrapbooks <a href=""> <img src=" "/> </a> TABLE: <table border="1"> <tr> <td>Table cell 1</td><td>Table cell 2</td> </tr> </table> TABLE SIZE: <table border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" width="100%"> <tr> <td width="20%">Table cell 1</td><td>Table cell 2</td> </tr> </table> TABLE HEADER: <table border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" width="100%"> <tr> <th>Table header</th> <th>Table header</th> </tr> <tr> <td width="20%">Table cell 1</td><td>Table cell 2</td> </tr> </table> HTML with CSS Styles: <p style="color:olive;font-size:48px;">HTML Styles with CSS</p> And Finally..... HTML COLOUR CODES Legal / Removal Information of Rich Content Scraps:
  • Be sure that you have all the necessary legal rights to distribute any uploaded or embedded content, including the rights to any images, voices, or music being used. You're responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations that govern your use of the content. orkut will remove scraps when notified of copyright violations.
  • Scraps containing questionable content or third-party ads may be removed by the orkut team without advanced warning. All content posted on orkut needs to adhere to our Terms of Service.
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