Increase your internet browsing speed by optimizing your DNS using Namebench

Increase your internet browsing speed by optimizing your DNS using Namebench

Nambench application to set the right DNS

No matter you have a blazing bandwidth from your ISP, if you have bad DNS servers your browsing would be sluggish and some times even unable to open web pages.

DNS (Domain Name System ) is a  server which converts the URL which you enter on your browser to an ip-address of the Target server.
eg : You enter www.google.com, it gets converted to  74.125.236.112

Now how to get the right DNS for you ? The answer is Namebench.

Namebench is an amazing application result of a 20% project in Google  which chooses the right DNS for your Internet connection and is compatible across multiple platforms.

To use Namebench and set the right DNS,

1. Download Namebench for your OS from here (http://code.google.com/p/namebench/).
2. Click start, wait till the Namebench tests various  DNS servers apt for you.
3. Enter the suggest DNS servers in your Modem/Router/Local machine (Which ever is your DNS gateway).

Check out the video demo below on using Namebench

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Hope you run Namebench and get a good browsing experience, I will write another blog on a setting up a good DNS relay system on your Network if you have frequent hang ups and connection cuts . Make sure you follow me on twitter, Facebook and Google + .

How to charge your smartphone battery, facts and myths

How to charge your smartphone battery, facts and myths

Ok everyone is smart phone crazy and every one has an smartphone now, right ? well thats why you are here in the first place !!

Most of you charge your phone at least twice a day and still end up waking late the next day cause your smartphone mobile just couldn’t  last the night with those 3 sticks of battery so it just could not wake you up.
Though this guide could suit your iPhone, Windows Mobile or Android. But I will take example of an Android smartphone and make use of some utility app for the same.
Yes as the title says I am going to tell you how to maintain a good charging cycle for you smartphone and how to prolong the battery life of your smart phone. 
Did you notice the word ‘prolong’ ? I did not tell you that I would tell you the magic for making your battery last for a week, or at least two days, thats because I know it is a myth. Not since it is impossible to make the phone battery last 2 days without charging, but since that kind of charging is sure to reduce the longevity of  your battery. And to mention yes my smarphone’s battery easily lasts more than 48Hrs with a single charge, but I won’t let it to, want to know why ? Just try to follow with me,
A tiny winy bit of Technology now :
Your smartphone like many other portable devices out there has Lithium-ion battery with a mAh written on it, Well that mAh is the strength/capacity of your battery. It basically tells how long your battery will last with a single charge in Ampere Hour. So mAh is like the fuel tank in a vehicle, higher the mAh larger the battery will last for a charge. Most smartphone batteries are now rated above 1000mAh. I think thats all you need to know about your battery as I am not in mood for a electronics class now (might be next time).
What is the correct charge cycle for Li-ion battery ?
Studies show that though Li-ion batteries can be rated to last unto 5 years, most of them doesn’t see the third year due to incorrect charge cycles followed by the user.
Myth :

“I charged my phone only when it goes dead, still my battery went dead in a year”, well thats because you followed a bad charge cycle. 
The correct  charge cycle for a Li-ion battery is,
“Frequent  slow charging”
I see a grin in your face, thinking  I am some wana be rookie tech trying to confuse you. 
Well firstly I am not  a rookie as I am into mobiles right from the times of 8bit display siemens mobile and I am stating facts based on some intense research into Li-ion batteries, the links of which I would share at the end.
From the research it is found that life of a battery to hold the charge is directly related to the temperature conditions the battery is subjected to. So a battery in high temperature with full charge is seem to lose it’s ability to retain charge than a batter with less charge at less temperature.
Perfect charge range for your battery is,
“To maintain your battery in 40-60% most of the time”

Perfect temperature to maintain in  your battery is,
“Room temperature, just don’t keep your phone inside car or oven.”

“When the temperature is more, maintain less charge in your battery”

Perfect charging method for your battery is,
“Slow charging – use USB charging through computer rather than wall charger”

Occasionally when you know you have to stay long time without charging then you can push your phone to 100% charge but doing it daily is not advisable. 
So how to check your battery status and temperature ?
Though you can check those from internal settings menu, there is a nifty utility from Norton for android called,
Mobile Utilities and Task killer

As you can see I maintain a clear balance between charge and temperature
You can grab this for free (it has lot of other goodies too!! will talk about it in another post ), from google play by the link given below,

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So the above suggestions are based on some intense research such as this one from the guys at Cadex,
and from my personal experiences with portable gadgets with Li-ion batteries.
So I guess I had helped you with some charging mysteries of your smartphone, if you had followed what I had said then you should have no problems waking up tomorrow morning, Your phone would be alive and happy to greet you !! Also would last longer during those occasional  long trips without charging.

So thats all for today folks, get back to me soon for such interesting guides/Tips. Follow me  through my Facebook page and twitter for daily updates.
Thanks to Yan Flahorn from deviant art for such amazing battery graphic !!

How to-Rapidshare,Megaupload, one click hosters unlimited continuous downloads using jDownloader on all OS

How to-Rapidshare,Megaupload, one click hosters unlimited continuous downloads using jDownloader on all OS

jDownloader- Is an Opensource application written completely in java.
Since its java, it is available for all major Operating Systems.
jDownloader is download manager for one click hoster’s like Rapidshare,mega upload etc.
Some of the important features of jDownloader is that, it provides multiple parallel download streams, Reconnection, Addons to name a few.


jDownloader brings in continuous download support to both paying and non paying customers of one click hosting services.
We will show you how to configure the jDownloader for unlimited downloads continuously,without any time limit!!
So READ MORE for a Video screen cast on How to-

The most import feature to configure for continuous downloads is
the Reconnect feature of jDownloader.
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Reconnect- This feature enables jDownloader to change the ip of the modem/router  by using a script specific for the modem/router.
With the Reconnect feature jDownloader can change the ip after each download and start with the next download immediately.

Watch the self explanatory video on how to configure jDownloader for continuous unlimited downloads,

            Screen cast of jDownloader configuration for all OS

Tips to reduce internet data usage

Tips to reduce internet data usage

Tips to reduce internet data usage


1.Use firefox browser (coz its add ons n speed are no match for others).
2.Use no script add on in firefox to disable unwanted scripts and flash content (If u chat using gmail n yahoo,enable scripts for tat specific site).
3.Bookmark important pages,so tat u need not search again.
4.If u download youtube videos to your desktop,then use a desktop based app for doing so…it will save double downloads.

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5.Use a mail client in your  OS like Outlook(MS),Thunderbird(linux),Entourage or mail(mac) so tat u need not go to ur mail site to compose or check new mails,If u use these u can compose mail offline too.

6.Use a good Application firewall like Comodo(MS),to block applications in your pc from accessing net without your knowledge..(u’ll be surprised) this may even save ur pirated apps (I DON”T RECOMMEND PIRACY IN ANYWAY )  from expiring !!
7.If possible also use a software based Bookmark network firewall like comodo (MS), fire starter(linux),Norton(mac), to protect against inbound and outbound attacks.
8.Use a network monitor to keep track of use data usage,If u use this, u need not goto your ISP site to check every time.
9.Switch off your modem wen not using it,If u use a Wi-Fi modem protect it wit a password so tat your neighbors don use it !!.
10.If u got night unlimited plans ,schedule your computers to wake up at night n start downloads n shutdown automatically,the settings can be found in BIOS.