The Introduction You Need to Cloud Computing

As a technology enthusiast, I often find myself pondering about the major trends in IT – those which will influence (or are influencing) the core of our lives. I have seen many spectacular articles on cloud computing and they eventually drove me to write this up. The cloud is a warmly welcomed trend of the decade, which can be described as “living on the Internet”. It’s because of cloud computing that we can perform all the tasks of a typical computer system online – like word-processing, programming, drawing and even gaming. You are probably already hovering with the cloud if you are reading this, whether you know it or not. So, I thought to give a brief introduction to cloud computing on my blog. Continue reading

Will Future Computers Tell the Future?

Or the title could have been “Making accurate prophecies with help of Big Data”… Well, although it seems a distant dream today, the future computers are expected to be able to foretell your fortune in future! And how will they do so? They say by studying Big Data, of course! Continue reading

How to Lock a Folder Using Notepad

Sometimes, there is a need for hiding some data files in a computer system… Moreover, to “lock” a folder with data inside it.
Here, I’m going to share a nice and handy trick (for Windows OS) to do the same. It is actually a code snippet for a batch file that can be composed on Notepad easily. Technically, this is a way to change the folder’s attributes for “hiding” it and then changing them back to normal when needed.
I have compiled two ways of doing it, the ones I find convenient and working… Continue reading

Renaming “My Computer” in Microsoft Windows

Posting after a long time, I’m here with a tiny, little trick to change the name of “My Computer” in your Windows PC.

We have to open the Registry Editor for this purpose… Click on Start Button and type “regedit” or “regedit.exe” under the “Run” option to open Registry Editor program. You may also get it by making a search for “regedit.exe”.
It is actually in the drive having Windows (which is generally C:), placed as C:\Windows\regedit.exe, which would be easiest to find.

Once the program is open, navigate through this route:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Then double-click on “Default” placed on the right side of the editor. In the “Value Data” field enter the desired name you wish to give, for e.g. “Phoenix”. Confirm the entry and close the editor. (You may have to restart the computer to see the changed name.) Enjoy the results :-).

(Note that this change is applicable only for the currently logged on user. If you wish to rename the “My Computer” for other users as well, you must log in from the relevant user account and go through the same process to change the name.)

God-Mode in Windows

Want to get all control of your Windows OS at one place? It is really amazing and convenient to find every setting, tool, option etc. at your hands by a simple trick, which is called “GodMode”.
The given trick works on Windows Vista, 7 and I’ve successfully made it on Windows 8 (32-bit versions) too. With this, you can get all the Windows control options and settings present at a single place. So, you become the ‘God’ of your Operating System.

Here are the simple steps →

  • Create a New Folder anywhere you want the GodMode icon to be.
  • Rename the folder carefully to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and save.
    (However, the name “GodMode” can be any other name also, but the text after it has to be exactly same, because it is the extension of the GodMode file.)
  • You’ll see that the folder icon changes automatically.
  • Congratulations, the folder has changed into a magic box! Open it and work with the GodMode customization.

Here’s the explanation to the process… Continue reading

Tech Trends and Ideas of the Era

Technology is one of the things I find truly fascinating. And perhaps you also do!
It, along with human imagination, has made it not-so-uncommon to visualize robots working like humans, cars flying like birds and jets racing like comets. Technology has started ruling even deeper areas… even more minute parts of our life now depend on tech. Actual technology is not just a skit of mouse to monitor, input to output, sitting beside the computer screen and getting up and leaving. It is an art of turning the best of your imagination into reality!

Today, tech tells us ‘what to do next’ at every pace, without any difference regarding the subjects-of-no-matter like age, place or status. The Time magazine called computers ‘Machine of the Year’ back in 1983… And now, there is much more to know after computers. We today keep eyes on nothing else but what miracle comes next from the tech world.
Even those who run away from tricky technology, it’s again technology who guides their every step. You just can’t get detached from it. Terms like noobs & geeks have gained many times more importance – describing a person on this basis has become a common practice.

What I have put in this post indicates some major technology trend or idea, and interestingly, all the headings represented here are just a little glance in the tech treasure :-). Let’s see… Continue reading

Solve Windows Block-Ups

As a Microsoft Windows user, it is a common experience of facing erratic working environment sometimes. To say, some program hangs or some function stops responding abruptly. For a small instance, you can’t use the “safely remove” option for your flash memory…
Newly installed programs often ask to restart the computer to complete the installation, which is annoying when working.

But then, why lose your precious work and time in solving such issues. Let’s go through a simple way via this post… Continue reading