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How to change default directory of screenshots in Mac?

Category : Tech Tips

1. Open a new Finder window (Command+N).

2. Create a new folder (Command+Shift+N), where you want screenshots to be stored. Keep this window open, and, make sure it’s in Grid mode (Command+1).

3. Open Spotlight (Command+Space).

4. Type “terminal” and Enter.

5. type without quotes: “defaults write location ” (make sure to enter the space at the end after ‘location’).

6. Drag the folder you made into the Terminal window. The system directory path to the folder will appear.
E.g.: defaults write location /Users/manikoth/Documents/SCREENSHOTS

7. Hit Enter.



Warning: Don’t ever delete the folder you have created for screenshots storage, it may cause troubles.

How to remove all frozen emails from the EXIM mail queue?

Category : Web Hosting

Exim is a mail transfer agent (MTA) used on Unix-like operating systems. It aims to be a general and flexible mailer with extensive facilities for checking incoming e-mail.

Frozen emails are the emails to invalid mail accounts that were undelivered to the address. If the mail can’t be delivered for an account, the mail will be added in the queue and exim will try a couple of times to deliver the mail. Sometimes it is necessary to remove all frozen messages in exim mail queue immediately.

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How to delete an entire directory via SSH

Category : Web Hosting

This is very commond knowledge. But I always end up googling for this command when I need to remove a directory with sub-directories/files from any of our servers. So I’m just writing down here to keep it handy and I hope it may be helpful for someone else there googling for the same.

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‘ഇവിടെ’ ഹോളിവുഡ് സിനിമയെ അനുസ്മരിപ്പിക്കുന്നു

Category : Movie Reviews


ഹോളിവുഡ് സിനിമകളില്‍ കണ്ട് വരുന്ന മേയ്ക്കിംഗ് ശൈലിയില്‍ ശ്യാമപ്രസാദ് എന്ന സംവിധായകന്റെ പതിവ് വ്യക്തി മുദ്രയില്‍ പിറന്ന ചിത്രമാണ് ഇവിടെ. ഒരു ക്രൈം ത്രില്ലറിലുപരി വരുണ്‍ ബ്ലൈക്ക് എന്ന പോലീസ് ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥന്റെ വ്യക്തി ജീവിതത്തിലുണ്ടാകുന്ന മാനസിക പ്രശ്‌നങ്ങള്‍ ഔദ്യോഗിക ജീവിതത്തിലുണ്ടാക്കുന്ന സ്വാധീനമാണ് ഈ സിനിമ ചര്‍ച്ച ചെയ്യുന്നത്.
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Google Nexus 7 ‘best-selling tablet’

Category : News, Technology

London, Oct 16  Google Nexus 7 has become the highest selling Android tablet just three months after its launch, a media report said Monday.

Google’s first tablet went on sale July 27. Its main selling point has been its affordable 159-pound price tag, The Telegraph reported.

Britain’s largest mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse said it has seen a huge demand for this smaller sized, 7 inch tablet running on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system.
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Microsoft unveils Xbox Music

Category : News, Technology

San Francisco, Oct 16  Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Music, which combines free music streaming, music subscription and purchasing into an all-in-one service.

The company said it will first roll out the service Tuesday on its Xbox 360 video game console and later in October on personal and tablet computers and smartphones.

Xbox Music will come pre-installed as the default music player for the Windows 8 operating system that is to be officially launched Oct 26, Xinhua reported Monday. Continue Reading

DDoS Attacks: How Vulnerable Is Your Site to the Threat?

Category : Web Hosting

Maintaining website security has become such a tremendously intricate process as technology seems to be forever evolving. The general perception is that you can protect your online business against current threats through analysis of past attacks, but remain clueless about security loopholes that might come into play as the Internet continues to develop and technology incessantly evolves. It’s like a vicious cycle where attackers and defenders skirmish to get the upper hand – each time a security breach is countered by expensive security measures, attackers dig up new vulnerabilities and/or enhance their tools to sidestep newly developed security systems. Hence, web hosting security tools that are applicable today may not hold ground the following year. Continue Reading

iPhone application to replace stethoscope

Category : Technology

London, Aug 31: The iPhone could replace the stethoscope as millions of doctors worldwide are signing up for a free application created by a University College London researcher.

Peter Bentley invented the iStethoscope application which monitors heartbeat through sensors in the phone as just a bit of fun.

But it took off and now 500 applications are being downloaded everyday after a free version was introduced last week, reports the Telegraph.

“Everybody is very excited about the potential of the adoption of mobile phone technology into the medical workplace, and rightly so,” said Bentley.

“Smartphones are incredibly powerful devices packed full of sensors, cameras, high-quality microphones with amazing displays,” he said.

In the furture it could be possible for people to conduct their own ultrasounds or monitor blood pressure through smartphones.

Gmail allows phone calls from computers

Category : Technology

New York, Aug 26 (IANS) Google Inc. Wednesday said its Gmail service will add a feature that allows users to call any phone directly from their computers.

“Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail,” Robin Schriebman, a software engineer at Google, wrote on the company’s blog.
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Saudi Arabia halts plan to ban BlackBerry after deal

Category : Technology

London, Aug 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry have reached a deal to avert a ban on the smartphone’s messenger service, a move that could have wide-ranging implications for several other countries including India.
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