What Kind Of Facebook User Are You?

The programming behind Facebook may be hard but it is easy to classify users into categorise. Some are gamers, some are stalkers and some are the promoters.

Everyone (and their mothers) know about Facebook, it is the one social network that wants its users not to leave it for a single moment.

The programming behind Facebook may be hard but it is easy to classify users into categorise. Some are gamers, some are stalkers and some are the promoters. Broadly we can divide Facebook users into 9 Types according to their behaviour on their profile.

Take a look on the infographic below and tell us in the comments that Which type of Facebook user are you?

9 types of facebook users

Via Optify

Microsoft Backs-Off from It’s Promise of Unlimited OneDrive Storage

Recently, Microsoft announced tons of changes in its OneDrive service on a blog post and none of it seems to be a good news.

This is what happens when someone puts 75TB data on OneDrive.

Recently, Microsoft announced tons of changes in its OneDrive service on a blog post and none of it seems to be a good news.

Microsoft is reducing the allotted storage in almost all Tires of OneDrive. These will be applicable on 2016 and users will be soon notified by Microsoft if they are affected by this.

Office 365 subscribers are now reduced to 1TB of OneDrive Storage from Unlimited storage. This is quite a downgrade as people were able to store unlimited data on their OneDrive accounts.

The bad news doesn’t stop here though,  Microsoft is also reducing free storage limit to 5GB again. This seems to be rediculas keeping in mind that Google still offers 15GB of free storage on its Google Drive. Although, Apple’s iCloud is at a similar state at 5GB free storage.

Microsoft has made changes on its free plan several times since the inception of OneDrive. At the launch it was 25GB of storage, than it was changed to 5GB. After that it was again increased to 15GB.

TL;DR is that now free users have 5GB of storage. Even if you enabled Camera Roll feature in OneDrive’s Android or iOS app, it will no longer benefit in storage.

There is one more thing to hurt customers, Prices are also being increased of storage plans and some plans are removed altogether in the OneDrive service.

You will no longer be able to buy 100GB or 200GB monthly plans, instead there is only one plan -50GB for $2 per month. Users who already have one of these plans will not be affected.

Microsoft has said that if a user has stored more data than the new plans, they will be able to keep it for next 12 month.

Why Microsoft is Doing this?

Microsoft has tried to give some reasons on the blog post, the best one is that some users were storing too much data on their OneDrive Account.

A small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings. In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average.

Some users stored more than 75TB of data. (Seriously? 75 TB? how many torrent movies did that guy kept in there) This may make some sense reduction of Unlimited tier but that is not making sense in the matter of reducing free storage to 5GB from 15GB.

However, Office 365 still is cost effective compared to other storage plans on the internet. These changes will be applied form 2016.

What do you think about the reduction on data storage in OneDrive? Will you be switching back to Google Drive or other services or will you stick with it? share with us in the comments below.

Looks Like Google’s Head Of Design Doesn’t Like Windows 10

Now, Matias Duarte, the Google’s Head of Design has made it clear that he is not liking he way Windows 10 works.

Windows 10 has made many people happy and many not so happy.
Now, Matias Duarte, the Google’s Head of Design has made it clear that he is not liking the way Windows 10 works. According to Matias, it is just like Windows XP that was released 10 years ago.

He made a couple of tweets on his twitter account after setting up his new Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Looks Like Google's Head Of Design Doesn't Like Windows 10

The comments do matter considering Matias is the one of the major minds behind Google’s Material Design Principal. He has worked on the UX and UI front of Google Android and other Google Products.

However, his mocking seems right at some point, considering Android has revamped many times since Microsoft released Windows XP in 2002.

He did not say about one particular app/software in Windows 10 that he is unhappy about, rather he just said that Windows 10 is just like a software 10 Years ago. Google’s Material design is just being loved by users whereas people are not too fond of Microsoft’s Don’t call it Metro Visual Style.

And perhaps the biggest reason is the inconstancy in UI elements and Microsoft not being able to update all icons and other components to modern standards. It is plain obvious that users can still find tons of screens and dialog boxes still looking like they are from Windows 95.

After firing up a debate on Windows 10 on twitter, he made it clarified that he does not have problem with how Windows 10 looks. Rather he is not liking the way Windows 10 works.

Matias Duarte

That must have given Microsoft and Satya Nadela a burn.

It will be interesting to see how Microsoft defends himself and his flagship OS from these attacks.

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Suck At Selfies? Let this Bot Tell You.

However, taking great selfies is a not so easy task but fear not, now humanity has a bot to tell us if our selfies are good or not.

My WordPress editor underlines the word selfie as a wrong spelling and suggests me to replace it with Selfish. Well, it doesn’t matter that WordPress gets it right or not, selfies are a bit thing now a days.

Thousands of people making duck face in front of a tiny mobile camera (no offence, please)  this is definitely not what Inventors of camera were hoping people to do with their invention.

However, taking great selfies is a not so easy task but fear not, now humanity has a bot to tell us if our selfies are good or not.

Enter the Selfie Adviser…

Andrej Karpathy, has created a Bot on Git Hub that runs on Twitter. One you tweet a photo mentioning @deepselfie, it will analyze your Photo and tell you how good you are  at selfies by tweeting it to you.

There is some serious stuff behind the process. First, the developer analysed more than 5 Million Photos on social media which were tagged #selfie.

Later, the bot was developed after analysing these selfies with their likes and shares. The bot gives each Selfie a score which is based on the looks, lighting and several other things.

The major outcome is that if you want to be good on selfies, you have to be a woman. No kidding, generally Women’s get better results.

These are some tips to get better Selfies (as a outcome by bot):

  • Photos having face on one third area are better.
  • Less forehead will help in getting good selfies.
  • Use Instagram filters, simple B&W work good too.
  • Extra saturation on face will result in impressive selfies.

And these are 3 things you should not do to get good selfies:

  • Don’t take group selfies
  • Avoid Low lighting
  • Do not frame your head too large.

If you wish, you can see the GitHub page here.

What was your result? Share with us on the comments below…


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Finally, Chrome OS and Google Android are Getting Married

Google’s Chrome OS and Android both are strong evidence that Google can make some serious software. According to WSJ, Google is planning of merging both software platforms by 2017.

Prepare yourself for the marriage reception in 2017.

Google’s Chrome OS and Android both are strong evidence that Google can make some serious software. According to WSJ, Google is planning of merging both software platforms by 2017.

Android is the current biggest mobile operation system and it holds the largest user base. However, Chrome OS which is used in Google’s Chromebooks has not done so huge impact on Desktop OS market share. After merging both the Operating Systems, Google hopes to make a strong platforms which will be taken seriously on Desktops and Laptops too.

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Although, Google Chrome OS and Google Android are going to merge, you don’t need to worry about Google’s Chrome Web Browser. It will be kept intact and the company will continue to work on this product. Also it is being said that Chrome OS wont be killed off completely, Laptop makers will still be able to install it on laptops.

Engineers at Google Inc. will contribute to Google Chrome OS but the main attention will be on The new OS that will merge Android and Chrome OS.

Why This Matters?

Google has tried very hard to make people jump to Chromebook bandwagon but even after all the efforts, Chromebooks were just able to become a product for niche audience. On the other hand, Android has turned itself into a money making machine for Google.

The biggest problem with android is that despite being optimized for large screen tablets, it still feels that this is an OS for small screen. On the Chrome OS side, the disappointing adoption definitely has a few good reasons. The biggest one on them is too much dependency on the internet connection.

android is merging with Chrome OS

Chrome OS is good and fast, but it is still too dependent on Internet connection and there are still not many good web apps that can replace desktop grade productivity software. Due to the lesser user base developers are not so interested in making serious full blown software for Google Chrome.

Google tried to reduce the app gap by making it possible to run several android apps on Chrome OS.

Merging both platforms makes sense for Google. It will result in a perfect software platforms that will be able to run android apps on full blown Laptops and if Laptop and desktop user adapt Google’s new OS, it will result in increased market share for Google.

What do you think about Google’s decision of merging Android and Chrome OS? will you but a laptop that is mix of Android and Chrome OS? share with us in the comments below.


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How to Enable Colored Title Bars in Windows 10

If you want, you can enable coloured title bars in Windows 10.The core functionality of Coloured title bars is still present in Windows 10.

Title Bars have gone all white with Windows 10, Microsoft removed the glassy title bars in Windows 8 and in the latest installment, the colours are also cut-out to be just white.

If you want, you can enable coloured title bars in Windows 10 (for now – at least) It won’t help you with modern apps as they will still have White Title bars. For modern apps you can (at least ) enable Dark Theme by following this guide.

The core functionality of Coloured title bars is still present in Windows 10. To get that back, we need to create a new theme by coping an old one and than we need to Apply it.

Get Colored Title Bars in Windows 10

Start of By opening the File Explorer and Going to the following path:

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Please remember to replace C: with the Windows Installation drive in your computer.

You will see something like this. On this window, copy the Aero folder and a file named “Aero.theme” and paste somewhere in your computer where you can find it easily. When asked, click on Skip in access denied Window.

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All the left work is just to rename a bunch of files and we will be good to go.

Now in here rename the “aero” folder to ” newtheme” or something that you can remember. Then open the folder and rename “aero.msstyles” to “newtheme.msstyles”.

The work is halfway done.

Now open the en-US folder, if you have different language enabled you will find it in different language- in this case open that folder. Rename “aero.msstyles.mui” to “newtheme.msstyles.mui”.

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Now go and rename the “aero.theme” file which you copied with Aero Folder to “newtheme.theme”

Next, open the newly renamed “newtheme.theme” file in a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++ and press CTRL+H and paste the following text in a the text box labelled Find What:

Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\Aero\Aero.msstyles

In the Replace with box paste the following text:

Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\Aero\newtheme.msstyles

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Click on File> Save and then close Notepad.

Now please copy the “newtheme” folder and “newtheme.theme” file and paste it to the following path:

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Enjoy the colors

To activate the newly created theme, double click on “newtheme.theme” file. You wont need to restart and you will see the colored title bars immediately.

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As a former Windows 7 user, I really miss the glassy Windows Aero. It is kind of a shame that Microsoft removed it and instead of giving user a choice they slapped a too white UX all over, still hope this guide helps you with Windows 10 customization.

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Microsoft just released an Android Launcher Called Arrow

The launcher is named arrow and just as any other good launcher, it tries to simplifying the user experience in android.

Microsoft is not just focusing on Windows anymore. Today, an Garage Project of Microsoft became the first android launcher by Microsoft on the Google Play Store.

The launcher is named arrow and just as any other good launcher, it tries to simplifying the user experience in android.

The app sizes less than 5 MB and works well on low end devices, it has a few basic screens each with a unique purpose. Arrow Launcher makes it easy to launch recently used apps and contacting recently called people.

Perhaps the biggest feature is that it can switch Wallpapers automatically with Bing Image of the day.

Apart from these, the app also makes sure that you call Google Now as less as possible by having a screen to manage tasks and notes on the go. These seem to work just as well as expected. The customizability is also good, it has support for icon packs.

Whereas the Arrow Launcher is good in what it does, At  this point it is only available in English and Traditional & Simplified Chinese languages. Hopefully Microsoft can add new features and language in future releases.

App is now available in Google’s Play Store and it has mostly positive reviews so far.

Have you used Arrow Launcher? do you plan to use it? share with us in the comments below…

Here is How Samsung’s 18″ Tablet will Look Like

Yes, Samsung is making a 18″ Tablet Called Galaxy View. To me more precise, it will have a 18.4″ monster display. The image reveals that the tablet is a no joke 18″ monster.

Apple has a 13″ iPad Pro, Microsoft has it’s Surface Pro so why Samsung cant make a giant tablet? well Samsung is creating a Tablet that is going to have a display bigger than my 15.6″ Laptop.

Yes, Samsung is making a 18″ Tablet Called Galaxy View. To me more precise, it will have a 18.4″ monster display. Evaleak posted a leaked image on twitter. The image reveals that the tablet is a no joke 18″ monster.

To stand this huge display, Galaxy View has a kickstand which is  bit similar to Microsoft Surface Pro devices. In Specs departments, rumors say that tablet will be powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 SoC and it will be assisted by 2GB of RAM on board.It has a 1080p, 120PPI display.

samsung-galaxy-view

Seems that Galaxy View will come in WiFi, LTE and 3G version. According to the recent leaks, WiFi model will cost around $600, which seems legit for this huge screen.

Samsung really want to be noted on big screen tablets, the Samsung Galaxy View will compete with Apples smaller (but still huge) iPad Pro.

$600 price will definitely make it cheaper than iPad Pro or Surface Pro. However, giant tablets loose their charm due to too much weight and it will be interesting to see how Galaxy View stacks up against the competition.

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100+ Google Now Voice Commands You Can Try

We have more than 100 voice commands that you can try on Google Now, we will dig on them by categories.

Google Now is not as chat-y as Apple’s Siri or Microsoft Cortana but it has its own perks. The silent search app does its job pretty well and once you have set it up properly -you can be sure that it wont let you down.

Voice search feature on Google Now is excellent, it is also improving day-by-day. Just like You activate siri by saying “hey siri’ and cortana by “hey Cortana”, you can activate it by just saying “OK Google”.

Keep in mind that whereas OK Google command will work well on android, it wont work on Google Chrome on a desktop computer.

Following are the more that 100 voice commands that you can try on Google Now, we will dig on them by categories:

General Searches and Tasks

  • “Say [Nice to meet you] in [Spanish]?”
  • “Where was [Mahatma Gandhi] born?”
  • “Who invented [time travel]?”
  • “Define [idealism ]”
  • “What is the meaning of [dynamic]?”
  • “Search for [Formula 1 Race]?
  • “Who is married to [Amir Khan]?”
  • “Stock price of [MSFT
  • “Post to Twitter [Enjoying The Day]”
  • “How do you say [Good Night] in [French]?”
  • “What is [Twitter] trading at?”
  • “What is [Google glass]?”
  • “Author of [Da Vinci Code]”
  • “How old is [Morgan Freeman]?”
  • “Show me pictures of [Amazon River]”
  • “Post to Google+ [Going to NYC]”

Sports Related

  • “Did [Brazil Football Team] win their last game?”
  • “Show me the [Premier League] table”
  • “How are [Team name] doing?”
  • “When is the next [IPL] game?”

Weather Related

  • “Weather”
  • “Do I need an umbrella today?”
  • “What’s the weather like?”
  • “Is it going to rain [in evening/ Saturday]”
  • “How’s the weather in [NYC] on [Friday] going to be?”
  • “What’s the weather in [Delhi]?”

Maps and Locations

  • “Show me the nearby [coffee shop] on map”
  • “Directions to [say a place or address]”
  • Map of [city name]”
  • “Where’s my hotel?”
  • “Where is my home?”
  • “How far is [name of place] from [name of other place]?”
  • “Where is [city/ place ]”
  • “Navigate to [address] on car”
  • “Find the [land mark]”
  • “What are some attractions in [London]?”

Math related Questions

  • “What is [96] percent of [1000]?”
  • “[arithmetic expression] equals”
  • “What is the tip for [10] dollars?”
  • “How much is [6] times [145]?”
  • “Square root of [96]”
  • “Convert [currency / length …] to [another currency / length …]”

Web Browsing

  • “Show me [GettingGeek.com]”
  • “Go to [PC Advisor]?”
  • “Browse to [howtogeek.com]”
  • “Open [Microsoft.com]”

Flight Information

  • “Show me my flights”
  • “Flight [AK 968]?”
  • “Has [AK 968] landed?”
  • “When will [AK 968] land / depart?”
  • “Flight status of [AK 968]”

Movies, Music and TV

  • “Listen to / play [Bad Blood] by [Taylor Swift]?”
  • “What songs does [Adele] sing?”
  • “YouTube [Austin Evans]?”
  • “When was [Men in black II ] released?”
  • “Runtime of [Interstellar ]”
  • “Who is the producer of [Transformers]?”
  • “Listen to TV”
  • “What’s this song?”
  • “Who acted in [Oblivion]?”
  • “Play some music”
  • “Watch [The Martians]”
  • “Read [the Aesop’s Fables]”
  • “Where is [The Avengers] playing?”
  • “What movies are playing [afternoon]?”

Time & Dates

  • “What time is it in [NYC]?”
  • “When is the sunset ”
  • “What is the timezone of [India]”
  • “When is the sunset [in NYC ]”
  • “Time at [home / work]”

Reminders & Notes

  • “Remind me [when I get / next time I’m at] [home / work / other location] [to call John]”
  • “Set an alarm at [7 AM]”
  • “Remind me to [call John] at [9 PM]”
  • “Note to self: [The sun rises in the east]”
  • “Wake me up in [5 hours]”

Calendar

  • “Set a timer for [2 Hours]”
  • “When’s my [next meeting]?”
  • “What is my schedule for [today]?”
  • “Create a calendar event: [meeting with HR] [Sunday at 3 PM]”

Calls and SMS

  • “Listen to voicemail”
  • “Send [email] to [Jack], [Subject: Delay in Project], [Message: Re-scheduled to 5PM]”
  • “Send [SMS] to [Jack], [get in here soon]”
  • “Call [Jack]”
  • “Call [mom / dad / wife / uncle / aunt …]” (You need to add relationship to contact)
  • “[Contact name]”
  • “Call [BIMR Hospital]”
  • “Find [Jack’s] [phone number / email / address]”

Apps

  • “Take a [picture / photo / selfie]”
  • “Record a video”
  • “Launch [Google Play Music]”
  • “Open [Settings]”

Easter Eggs

  • “Do a barrel roll”
  • “Tilt / Askew”
  • “What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?”
  • “What’s the loneliest number?”
  • “What is the nature of the universe?”
  • “Make me a sandwich!”
  • “Lions, and Tigers, and Bears…”
  • “When does the narwhal bacon?”
  • “Sudo, make me a sandwich!”
  • “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”
  • “Beam me up, Scotty!”
  • “Up up down down left right left right”
  • “Go go gadget [app name]”
  • “When am I?”
  • “What is the Bacon number of [random actor]?”
  • “What does the fox say?”
  • “Who’s on first?”
  • “Who are you?”

These were all the native commands on Google Now, keep in mind that other apps can have their own set of commands for Google Now, such as you can say “send a message to Jack on WhatsApp” and it will work just as well.

Apart from these, do you know any other Google Now Voice Command? if yes, please share with us in the comments below.


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A Big Windows 10 Update is Coming Next Month

The Update will be free us promised and it will sort out some problems and (hopefully) annoyances that are present currently in Windows 10.

Microsoft has already clarified that there will be no Windows 11 in future, instead everyone will be getting updated gradually.  Looks like they are preparing a major update in November. The Redmonds have code named it Threshold 2.

Paul Thurrott says that the update will be commutative and you won’t need to have all the latest updates to install it. The update is numbered as 1511 where as it was 240 for the (arguably) RTM version of Windows 10.

It may confuse some people but it is numbered as Year and Month (2015 and November)  With this we can say one thing for sure that Microsoft’s habit of sucking at version numbers in not going anywhere with this update.

The Update will be free us promised and it will sort out some problems and (hopefully) annoyances that are present currently in Windows 10.

One of the biggest things in This updates is that you will be able to activate Windows 10 by using licence keys of Windows 7 or Windows 8. Along with this, improvements in Cortana will be welcomed.

Still no Extensions for Edge

Given that it is the first major update for Windows 10, still you will have to hold on for extension support in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has stated that this feature will arrive only in 2016.

Therefore, if you are someone who just cant live without browser extensions, you will have to stick to Google’s Chrome or Firefox. Extensions are a huge bottleneck for most of the people who want to use edge. It is definitely disappointing that we will have to keep waiting for them.

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