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Adding jQuery Image Slider to Blogger

Here is the method to add the stunning jQuery Image Slider to your Blogger blog.

1. Log into you blogger account and then click on the blog you want to add the image slider on.
2. Click on the Template and then click on the Edit HTML button below the blog preview and then click Proceed button when asked.
3. Search for the </head> tag using the Ctrl+F key combination.
4. Click here and open the file using notepad. Select the whole code in the notepad and paste it right above the </head> tag.
5. Now search for the ]]></b:skin> in the HTML section and paste the following code above it.

/*-------------------- Boltspur jQuery Image Slider -------------*/
.featuredposts{border:1px solid #E9E7DE;width:608px;background:#FFF;margin:0 0 10px 0;height:400px;overflow:hidden;}
.fp-slides{}
.fp-post{padding:13px;}
.fp-thumbnail{border:3px solid #dddddd; width:580px;height:266px;margin-bottom:10px;overflow:hidden;}
.fp-thumbnail:hover{border:3px solid #CAC9C9; width:580px;height:266px;margin-bottom:10px;overflow:hidden;}
.fp-title{color:#787878;font:bold 14px  Arial, Helvetica, Sans-serif;padding:0 0 4px 0;margin:0; text-transform:uppercase;}
.fp-title a{color:#000;text-decoration:none;}
.fp-title a:hover{color:#0080fF;text-decoration:none;}
.fp-label{color:#504D4D;margin:15px 15px 0 15px;padding:0;text-transform:uppercase;font:bold 16px/16px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;}
.fp-post p{color:#504D4D;padding:0;margin:0;font:10px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;height:32px;overflow:hidden;}
.fp-more,.fp-more:hover{color:#F77C04;font-weight:bold;}
.fp-nav{width:590px;padding:0px 10px;height:14px;}
.fp-pager a{background-image:url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Bc53drZbsOc/TeDnc3a2_AI/AAAAAAAAHJ4/NlGJlRzJ3dE/s1600/featured-pager.png);cursor:pointer;margin:3px 6px 0 0;padding:0;height:10px;width:10px;display:block;float:left;overflow:hidden;text-indent:-999px;background-position:0 0;}
.fp-pager a:hover,.fp-pager a.activeSlide{text-decoration:none;background-position:0 -110px;}
.fp-prev{float:right;margin-right:4px;width:15px;height:17px;opacity:0.7;background:url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xrvnRlI02a8/TeDndJyHamI/AAAAAAAAHKA/VSA--b82v9w/s1600/featured-prev.png) top left no-repeat;}
.fp-prev:hover{opacity:1;}
.fp-prev:active{opacity:0.7;}
.fp-next{float:right;width:15px;height:17px;margin-left:4px;opacity:0.7;background:url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UzsUMLmRXT4/TeDnchM8AEI/AAAAAAAAHJw/pOOPL9dK6-g/s1600/featured-next.png;) top left no-repeat}
.fp-next:hover{opacity:1;}
.fp-next:active{opacity:0.7;}
6. Now, add the following code in the Layout section by clicking the blue add button on the right to HTML/JavaScript. 

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>

<div class='featuredposts clearfix'>

<div class='fp-slides'>
<div class='fp-post'>
<div class='fp-thumbnail'><a href='ADD POST URL-1 HERE'><img src='ADD IMAGE-1 LINK HERE'/></a></div><h3 class='fp-title'><a href='ADD POST URL-1 HERE'>WRITE POST TITLE HERE...</a></h3> <p> WRITE POST DESCRIPTION HERE... </p>
</div>
<div class='fp-post'>
<div class='fp-thumbnail'><a href='ADD POST URL-2 HERE'><img src='ADD IMAGE-2 LINK HERE'/></a></div>
<h3 class='fp-title'><a href='ADD POST URL-2 HERE'>WRITE POST TITLE HERE...</a></h3> <p> WRITE POST DESCRIPTION HERE... </p>
</div>
<div class='fp-post'>
<div class='fp-thumbnail'><a href='ADD POST URL-3 HERE'><img src='ADD IMAGE-3 LINK HERE'/></a></div>
<h3 class='fp-title'><a href='ADD POST URL-3 HERE'>WRITE POST TITLE HERE...</a></h3> <p> WRITE POST DESCRIPTION HERE... </p>
</div>
<div class='fp-post'>
<div class='fp-thumbnail'><a href='ADD POST URL-4 HERE'><img src='ADD IMAGE-4 LINK HERE'/></a></div>
<h3 class='fp-title'><a href='ADD POST URL-4 HERE'>WRITE POST TITLE HERE...</a></h3> <p> WRITE POST DESCRIPTION HERE... </p>
</div>
<div class='fp-post'>
<div class='fp-thumbnail'><a href='ADD POST URL-5 HERE'><img src='ADD IMAGE-5 LINK HERE'/></a></div>
<h3 class='fp-title'><a href='ADD POST URL-5 HERE'>WRITE POST TITLE HERE...</a></h3> <p> WRITE POST DESCRIPTION HERE... </p>
</div>
</div>          
<div class='fp-nav clearfix'>
<span class='fp-pager'/>               
<a class='fp-next' href='#fp-next'/>
<a class='fp-prev' href='#fp-prev'/>
</div>
         
</div>

</b:if></b:if>


  • Replace ADD POST URL-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 HERE with the URL of your post pages one by one. These URLs will be added twice for each slide. Once for the image and second time for the Post title.
  • Replace ADD IMAGE-5 LINK HERE with the Image link of the Featured post. By default all images have width:580px; height:266px; You can edit the image size by editing the width and height in the CSS code shared in step#6. Make sure all your images must have same size
  • Replace WRITE POST TITLE HERE... with the title of your Post Page
  • Replace WRITE POST DESCRIPTION HERE with the Post Page description. You can write the first few lines of your post here and the readers can read the full post by clicking the title.
  • To Change the Overall size of the slider container then edit in step#6 the following two codes -> width:608px and height:400px
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Using Pictures And Other Famous Logos In Facebook Chat





With Facebook advancing so far in its innovative steps towards a better networking site, we still have no idea about many of its new addons. One such great new addition is the Facebook Chat Images.
Well, I guess its better to show, than to tell. ;)

See the pictures in the above chatbox? Yeah, this is what we are talking about. The size of pictures are of the same dimensions as the smileys. Wanna know how this happened? Well, its simple. All you must know is the Facebook profile username or the profile ID. First click on your friend's profile and then copy their username or the profile ID. The pictures below will show you how to obtain that.



The one with Profile ID

The one with Username





Now, since you have got the username or the profile ID, now the work is damn easy. All you have to do is to add one of the two info that you get from the Facebook profile link and add then in between the [[xxxxx]]. For example, take this code of our Facebook page, Boltspur, which you can find in the pic above.

[[boltspur]]
Copy and paste the above code in the chat box and you would see a small pic replaced with this text. (Sorry but, my logo is not yet ready :P )



Hope you like this post. Do leave back your comments below.
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Apple unveils 4G iPad


(Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest iPad sports a crisper display and an array of technology advances that, while less than revolutionary, may prove enough for now to keep rivals like Amazon.com Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd at bay.

While stopping short of vaulting ahead of Motorola and Samsung, the device -- which comes 4G-ready and boasts a quad-core graphics processor -- is capable enough to help safeguard its two-thirds market share. "The screen is a notable feature for non-techie customers, as is the faster connectivity. That's something that mainstream consumers can identify with," said Morningstar analyst Michael Holt. "There's pent-up demand because a new device was widely anticipated. I they've made enough incremental improvements to do well."
Other analysts say the faster processing may begin to draw heavy gamers, encroaching on turf now dominated by gaming-hardware makers such as Microsoft or Sony.
Chief Executive Tim Cook, presiding over his second major product launch after debuting with 2011's voice-enabled iPhone 4S, introduced the highly anticipated third iteration of the tablet, which is available for pre-orders from Wednesday and will hit store shelves March 16.
But he stumped many in the audience by breaking away from the tradition of calling the third-generation tablet the iPad 3, as some had expected, referring to it simply as the "new iPad."
The company said it will continue to sell the iPad 2 but dropped its price by $100. The older tablet now starts at $399 while the new third-generation wi-fi only iPad starts at $499.
The high-end model of Apple's latest iPad starts at $629 and will be capable of operating on a high-speed 4G "LTE," or Long-Term Evolution, network. At speeds roughly 10 times faster than current 3G technology, that may help banish the sometimes shaky video quality of older devices.
Wall Street had anticipated many of the features Cook showed off on Wednesday, including a higher-definition "retina display" screen - containing several times as many pixels within the same area - and a better camera.
Shares of Apple closed barely higher, up 43 cents at $530.69. They hovered around $530 throughout the unveiling event, which was attended by Marc Benioff, CEO of enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com Inc; Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of online business review site Yelp Inc; and influential venture-capitalist John Doerr, among other industry luminaries.
Some had held out hope of a positive Apple surprise, recalling late CEO Steve Jobs and his now-iconic "one more thing" at the very end of such announcements. Others said the upgrades and tweaks to the iPad could only go so far in fending off hard-charging competition.
"While the hardware is notably enhanced, with an impressive retina display, better camera and faster processor, there are still some areas of improvement that Apple needs to work on, in order to stay ahead of its encroaching competitors," said Fred Huet, managing partner at Greenwich Consulting.
"As tablets are increasingly being used for personal media consumption, it is promising to see a better screen resolution. But will this be enough to ensure Apple's competitive lead in the marketplace? No."
Others say Apple is betting a 4G-equipped iPad will tempt more U.S. consumers to pay for higher-quality video on the go. That, in turn, should give Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc a revenue boost, analysts say.

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"THE NEW IPAD"
Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc, and AT&T will host and sell 4G wireless plans to 4G iPad users.
Until now, buyers have been reluctant to shell out extra cash even for iPads with slower 3G connections. The cheaper WiFi-only model, with much more limited Web access, is by far Apple's top-selling one today.
An updated version of the WiFi-only model remains at $499. The most expensive 4G model, with 64 gigabytes of storage, will go for $829. The previous iPad2 with 3G also sold for $629 to $829. The cheapest model of the previous-generation iPad 2 now retails at $399.
"The iPhone 4S showed us that Apple doesn't need to out-do itself with new product designs to continue extending its domination of a category," said CCS Insight analyst John Jackson.
In an apparent departure from naming conventions, Apple's third-generation tablet will not be called the iPad 3, but simply referred to as the latest iPad, a small point that several analysts and executives noticed and pointed out.
Forrester analyst Frank Gillet said most of Apple's other products, such as the iPod or the MacBook Pro, do not warrant new appellations every time they go through an upgrade. Apple may even drop the numerical extension for the iPhone, he added.
Regardless of the name, the company is counting on a warm reception to its latest tablet to fend off an increasingly aggressive challenge from tablets powered by Google Inc's Android technology, with Microsoft Corp software-driven devices slated to come soon. "Everyone's been wondering who will come out with a product that's more amazing than the iPad 2," Cook said.
"Stop wondering: We are."
POST-PC ERA
Earlier in the proceedings, Cook again held forth on what he called a "post-PC world," in which users move increasingly away from traditional desktop and laptop computing and toward an array of portable devices, including tablets.
Smartphones and tablets are starting to eat into PC sales as mobile technology gets more advanced and available content expands.
Some experts believe mobile devices, as they get more powerful, will eventually displace PCs in many markets, hurting business for the likes of Hewlett-Packard Co and Dell Inc.
The global tablet user base reached 67 million in 2011, according to researcher Strategy Analytics. Analysts expect double-digit growth in tablet sales in coming years.
Cook also announced that the company's new $99 Apple TV set-top box, a concept that late CEO Steve Jobs had called a "hobby," now supports high-definition 1080p screen technology.
"Last year alone we sold 172 million post-PC devices," Cook told the audience at the Yerba Buena Center in downtown San Francisco, Apple's preferred venue for product unveilings.
"And this made up 76 percent of our revenues. This is incredible."
Cook's performance was again the subject of scrutiny. The CEO replaced famed showman Jobs after the co-founder's October death, and has since drawn several comparisons in terms of onstage charisma.
Some in Wednesday's audience found the event wanting.
"This iPad 3 launch is horribly boring. Steve, I miss you terribly," Salesforce's Benioff tweeted at the end of the proceedings. "Tim Cook didn't thank or remember Steve Jobs at iPad3 launch. There would be no iPad 3 without Steve Jobs."
(Additional reporting Noel Randewich in San Francisco, Nicola Leske and Sinead Carew in New York, and Bill Rigby in Seattle, Writing by Edwin Chan; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Tim Dobbyn)
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The new iPad: A video-game changer?



(CNN) -- Since the iPad first appeared in 2010, video gaming has been one of the key features Apple has touted for the device, alongside video viewing, electronic reading and Web browsing.
But on Wednesday, as it unveiled the latest version of its iconic tablet computer, Apple clearly set out to be a game changer in more ways than one.

"This new device actually has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3," said Mike Capps, CEO of Epic Games. "So, these guys [Apple] are redefining mobile gaming again."
Dubbed a "graphics powerhouse" by Apple CEO Tim Cook, the new iPad's chief selling point is its high-resolution screen -- leaping from the iPad 2's 1024 by 768 pixels to a hefty 2047 by 1536 pixels.
New iPad: Faster, HD, better camera
 
That was a feature Capps noted at Apple's media event as he displayed "Infinity Blade: Dungeons," the new version of his company's fantasy-adventure game that runs on Apple's mobile operating system.
"[Infinity Blade: Dungeons] looks so amazing on the Retina Display on new iPad," Capps would say later on Twitter. "I'm stupid psyched about future of mobile gaming."

He's not the only one.

The burgeoning popularity of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones has given birth to so-called casual gaming. But while titles like "Angry Birds" and "Fruit Ninja" have been downloaded millions of times, self-styled "hardcore" PC and console gamers remained largely unimpressed.

Mark Walton, host of the "Appetite for Distraction" podcast on Gamespot.com, said the new iPad, with its graphic capabilities and speedy A5X quad-core processor, could begin changing that.

"I think the line between the two is increasingly becoming blurred," he said.

"There is more than 'Angry Birds' now. People are finally coming out of that mindset and realizing that it's not just these touch games. There's going to be a balance between these smaller, independent games -- the more casual ones -- and the bigger more complex ones."

One thing a device with the new iPad's processing and graphic capabilities can do, Walton said, is make it easier for game developers to convert their most popular titles from consoles to a mobile platform.
He said he believes the new iPad may also be making life more difficult for companies like Sony and Nintendo, who sell portable gaming devices.

Nintendo's handheld 3DS and Sony's new Playstation Vita have gotten largely positive reviews. But with individual games for those devices going for $30 and upward, an Apple app-store model could be devastating if it began consistently selling complex, visually compelling titles for a fraction of that cost, he said.

"Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy," a flight-simulation game from Namco, was the other title previewed for the new iPad on Wednesday.

If there's a deal-breaker for diehard gamers, Walton said, it may be the one CNET's Scott Stein mentioned in a post on Wednesday: the iPad's lack of the sort of physical controller that gamers have grown accustomed to using.

"Graphics can only take you so far," Stein wrote. "My recent experience with 'Mass Effect: Infiltrator' [for the iPhone and iPad] wasn't a letdown because of graphics; no, at least half of the problems arose from my fumbling with the awkward controls. ...

"With Apple's footprint getting larger by the month, it's time for a universal game controller to emerge that can be used with the iPad."

Lets wait to see, till we get one in our hands!
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Nokia 808 PureView-The Revolutionary Camera Phone Powered by 41 MP Camera Announced

In the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2012 at Barcelona, Spain; Nokia announced new revolutionary Smartphone Nokia 808 PureView. The Nokia 808 PureView is powered by 1.3 GHz single core processor, 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB with microSD and runs on Symbian Belle OS.




The main attraction in Nokia 808 PureView is: it is powered by 41 MP camera with the support from Carl Zeiss optics which is supposed to be the most advanced camera based Smartphone available in the market till date.
Nokia 808’s 41 MP camera is based on PureView technology that uses new pixel oversampling technology. Apart from still images the camera is also capable to record video at fullHD version i.e. 1080p at 30fps with 4X lossless zoom and it’s all because of the powerful sensor and image processor which is capable to handle over more than 1 billion pixels/second. Also, at lower resolution the capabilities of the zoom increases from 6X at 720p up to 12X lossless zoom in nHD (640×360) resolution.





















Nokia 808 PureView features a Dolby Digital Plus support for 5.1 channels surround sound playback, is loaded with BV-4D 1400 mAh Li-on battery. The device weight 169g including battery, gives 6.5 hrs of talktime on 3G network and up to 540 hrs on standby.
Nokia 808 is available in White, Blue and Black colors and is expected to cost 450 Euro and will be available in the market from May onwards.

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How to root your android device - AndroidLoverz


Rooting your android device gives you administrative access to lots of things. In some of the devices due to the carrier they use, they will not be allowed to access the market. In such cases rooting your device will allow you to access market. It also has lot more uses. It also allows you to install certain applications that requires super user permission. Rooting is just a simple task and so don’t panic. Lets get started.




Prerequisites
1. Android device to be rooted
2. The root file (download here)
3. SD card



Getting into the work
Note that this works fine on Samsung devices. It may or may not work on others.
1. Download the file from the link given above.
2. Place it in the root directory of your memory card.
3. Now reboot your mobile in the recovery mode. (volume up + home key + power key reboots your mobile in recovery mode)
4. In the recovery mode you can see several options including update from sd card. Click on that. Use the volume keys to navigate and the home key to select.
5. Your mobile will now get rebooted and of course it will also get rooted. When  our mobile reboots you will have an application named as super user which will allow you to access everything on your mobile.

Apart from these simple steps given above, if you have any other queries, don't hesitate to leave them as comments. :)


Source : AndroidLoverz
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Hiding and Un-Hiding Files and Folders


Windows provides features like hiding the folders, etc. One of the major benefits of hiding the folder is that it’s hidden from the normal functions like copy/cut. It can also prove helpful in many cases when you don't want to expose some important file, in case, some child in your house too uses the same computer as you.

The methods of hiding a file is very simple and un-hiding it too is as simple.


To hide:

      Right click the file/folder and click on the properties button.  


2.       After you click the properties button, click on the checkbox near the option “Hidden”. Then another dialog box will prompt up asking for the options stated in the picture below. Click on the preferred option and select ‘OK’ and then Apply the changes.



To Unhide

1.       Go to control panel and click on the icon ‘Folder Options’. (or) Go into any folder and then click the key combination ‘Alt+T’, which will show the Tools menu and then select the option ‘Folder Options’.




2.       Then in the ‘View’ tab, check the option ‘Show hidden files, folders and drives’.
3.       Then Apply the changes and press ‘OK’.

These are the methods of hiding and un-hiding a file/folder. Please leave back your comments if you need to hide or un-hide something dangerous! ;)

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Removing Windows Genuine Notification

It is seriously very annoying when you have a pirated version of windows and Microsoft finds it out during update and leaves behind the so called, 'Windows Genuine Notification'.
Well. There are so many threads online which tells you to delete some keys in the registry and finally end you up in some registry related problems, where you computer fails to startup!

So, why take up something which you may later regret for?

Here is a software by Hazar, which will let you overcome this annoying notification by windows within a few seconds and run your PC 'peacefully'!



Download it from here

After downloading, just open the file and click the button "Remove WAT". That is it. You are done. It will take some time depending on your system configuration.
After this software finishes removing the particular keys, your system would need a restart that would be done by this wonderful software. Enjoy!

And please do leave behind your VALUABLE comments! :)
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