Tips & Tricks
Windows Live Messenger has been discontinued from Microsoft and now Windows users can use Skype to use Skype and/or Windows Live Messenger. If you try to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger, it will only display a prompt to update instead of bringing you online. Microsoft is enforcing this change for Windows users but there are still some who love Windows Live Messenger and will not shift too soon to Skype. If you would like to use old Windows Live Messenger then here is a way to disable update notification for Windows Live Messenger and use the same old Live Messenger instead of upgrading it to Skype.
If you have tried to use Windows Live Messenger recently, you might have noticed that it will only display message to
update it after you try to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger ID and Password. I tried it again and again to update it but I was not successful so I thought that there must be some problem with the update mechanism but it turned out that now Windows Live Messenger will be discontinued from Microsoft and Skype will take its place. You can now use Skype to talk to friends and family who were on Windows Live Messenger before. The shift is going to happen gradually but Skype can be used to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger account details. Here is how to merge Windows Live Messenger and Skype.
I rarely shutdown or restart PC unless its really necessary. I have web apps, web browser tabs and software opened most of the time on PC. Restarting PC and then re-opening all those apps seem to be a drag to me. I am sure many Windows users also experience the same. Windows downloads updates from web automatically and then restarts in order to install those updates. That is good and all but for those who use PC excessively, its irritating because they usually keep web browsers tabs and software opened and if Windows restarts, unsaved data can be lost or even you save data, you have to re-open all the web browser tabs and software that you were working with earlier. The solution is to disable that automatic restart function in order to install Windows updates. Windows asks to save your data and close apps before it restarts and you can even chose to stop it from restarting for few more hours, but still PC gets restarted in few cases somehow. Here is how you can disable restarting PC in the process of Windows updates availability.
In many cases you web browser proxy settings can be changed. Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome are vulnerable to proxy setting changes if malware like Trojan-Banker.Win32.Capper enters in PC. This malware adds a special URL to the ‘Use automatic configuration script’ option in the Internet connection settings. The CapperKiller utility is a free portable software that will eliminate this malware from infected PC and fix the proxy settings for all web browsers. If your PC is not infected by above mentioned malware but your browsers proxy settings have been changed, still you can use this guide and software recommendation within to fix your PC.
You can activate Google Voice Search from anywhere in the iOS by using NowNow (your iDevice should have Google Search app installed) and that is not any new Cydia tweak. NowNow allows you to activate Google’s virtual assistant from anywhere in the iOS. And now here is something more. A cydia tweak can combine Google Now voice search and Siri together for better results. If you hate Siri voice recognition system, use this guide to enhance it.
Not everybody like Siri. Users complain that “Siri rarely, does what it is told to do”. The problem is Siri’s voice recognition approach. If you think that Google Now Voice understands your voice better then you can use Google Voice search (in Google Now) to recognize voice commands and then send them to Siri for execution. Google Now voice search seems to be fast, accurate and more responsive. Google’s voice recognition system is way better than Siri’s.