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How to Save Battery Power or Life on android phones – Nexus One, Motorola Droid

The Android operation system, an open architecture offering features and functionality that threatens to blow away other mobile operating systems in market. All these major features can drain your battery very quickly. So to get better battery life we users of andriod operating system need to be act intelligently.

To save battery power or life, we need to keep in mind, ‘Use only when needed’.

Following are few tips to save battery power life:

1) Reduce your display brightness.

Go to Settings -> Display -> Brightness.

Touch Brightness and reduce to suit your needs.

2) Use Wi-Fi when needed.

Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi – Fi

uncheck wi-fi option, to turn off wi-fi

check wi-fi option, when you need it again.

3) Use Bluetooth when needed.

Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Bluetooth

uncheck Bluetooth option, to turn off Bluetooth

check Bluetooth option, when you need it again.

4)   Use 2G mobile network, when hi-speed data network is not required.

Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile Networks -> Use only 2G networks

check ‘Use only 2G networks’ to enable 2G mobile network.

uncheck ‘Use only 2G networks’  to use 3G mobile network.

5) Use GPS when needed.

Go to Settings -> Locaiton & Security -> Use GPS satellites

Uncheck ‘Use GPS satellites’ to turn off GPS.

Check ‘Use GPS Satellites’ to turn of GPS.

Navigating between tabs in web browsers

Tabbed browsing is a new feature of latest web browsers and is termed as use of web browsers which allow multiple tabs (sub-windows) to be opened within the same browser window, each tab displaying a web-page.

All popular web browsers such as Internet Explorer (since version 7), Mozilla Firefox (since 2001), Safari (since 2003), Google Chrome (since 2008) and Opera (since 2000) supports tabbed browsing.
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Following are Key Board Shortcut keys for Navigating between Tabs in Web Browsers:

Short Cut Key Action
Ctrl + t opens a new tab.
Ctrl + w closes current tab.
Ctrl + Tab to move forward between tabs.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab to move backward between tabs.
Ctrl + Click on any link will open linked page in new Tab.
(for Opera, use Shift+Click, linked page comes to front)
Ctrl + Shift + Click on any link will open linked page in new Tab, and bring to front.
In Opera linked page will open in background.
Ctrl+{tab number} to move onto a specific tab.
Ex: Ctrl + 3, control will move to third tab.
Ctrl + 1 control will move to first tab.
Where as in Safari and Opera, Ctrl + {Tab number} will open stored bookmarks in the order.
Ctrl+Tab for moving between tabs, works differently in Opera. Opera shows snapshot list of all titles in all tabs, user needs to click on title of tab.

Internet Explorer provides another short cut to move between tabs. Short key Ctrl+Q helps to view thumb images of all tabs present in a Browser window, and a click on any thumb image will give focus to that tab. In IE terminolgy this feature is named as ‘Quick Tabs’.

Simplify search in Gmail

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Like how we search on Google for information, you can even search in your Gmail account for email messages.

Google search tips are provided in one of my earlier posts.

Following are some search tips for Gmail messages.

Searching based on E-Mail Headers:

a) use to:{emailid} or to:{contactname} for searching emails that you sent for a specific person.
Ex: to:jacob@gmail.com or to:chetan
b) use from:{emailid} or from:{contactname} for searching emails that are from a specific person.
Ex: from:sjoe@yahoo.com or from:San
c) use subject:{text} for searching emails which has subject
Ex: subject:resume
will list out all emails which have subject resume.
Similarly you can search for bcc: or cc:

Searching for Attachments:

a) use has:attachment , to search all email messages which have attachments attached to them.
b) use filename:doc , to search for email messages with attachments and the attachment file name contains doc.
c) you can combine both searches.
Ex: has:attachment filename:pdf

Searching based on Date:

Searching based on date requires you to put date format in yyyy/mm/dd
a) after:2009/02/09 will search for all emails after 09 Feb 2009, but not on the date.
b) before:2009/02/09 will search for all emails that came before 09 Feb 2009, but not on the date.

Boolean operators can also be used while searching in Gmail.
Ex: to:Dany subject:(stocks|news)
above search query searches for emails which are sent to Dany and with subject messages either stocks or news.

Gmail searching by default excludes Trash and Spam messages, if you want to include these folders, use in:anywhere with your search query.
Ex: from:Dany in:anywhere

One letter .biz domains on sale

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Out of 111 million no-country specific domains 82 million are .com registered domains as of today as per DailyChanges, rest is split among .info, .org, .biz, .net. If you have .biz domain or want to have a new one it is time to do some marketing tactic on the initial go itself.

To the surprise reserved single character/numeric domains of .biz, total of 36 domains (26 letter and 0-9 digits) are to be auctioned by Sedo on September 23 at 12noon EST, the only source for one character .biz domains. If you have dreams of becoming owner of 1.biz which is rare and potential domain, click here.

The .BIZ One-Character Auction:
Start Date:September 23rd 2009 at 12 PM EST
End Date: approximately on September 30th 2009 at 12 PM EST.

Following are list of available one character .biz domains:

1.biz
2.biz
3.biz
4.biz
5.biz
6.biz
7.biz
8.biz
9.biz
0.biz
A.biz
B.biz
C.biz
D.biz
E.biz
F.biz
G.biz
H.biz
I.biz
J.biz
K.biz
L.biz
M.biz
N.biz
O.biz
P.biz
Q.biz
R.biz
S.biz
T.biz
U.biz
V.biz
W.biz
X.biz
Y.biz
Z.biz

Let us wait and watch, which of above domains will be bidded with higher amount.

If I am the bidder will bet on I.biz, U.biz, S.biz and 0.biz.

Google Translate language count goes on

Google Translate, language translation tool of google is able to translate 51 languages as of today. According to Google, recently 9 new languages are added making count from 42 to 51.
Following are new languages added to Google Translate:
Afrikaans, Belarusian, Icelandic, Irish, Macedonian, Malay, Swahili, Welsh, and Yiddish

Google Translate also works with other Google Products. You can translate emails in Gmail, documents in Google Docs,
webpages using Google Toolbar, RSS Feeds in Google Reader.

As per Google Translate official site following is list of languages available for Translation.

 

Afrikaans
Albanian
Arabic
Belarusian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Filipino
Finnish
French
Galician
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malay
Maltese
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Welsh
Yiddish