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Skype: listening function discovered in Android app?

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Skype: listening function discovered in Android app?:

Eavesdropping on Skype? Due to a security vulnerability in the chat app is Android phones to make spy camera and a microphone. we investigated.

The no disturbing scenario: Your Android phone indicates an incoming Skype call, but the ringing ends abruptly. No problem, the caller may have placed no more or simply network suddenly. According to recent reports and rumors on the net but you can hear you at this very moment from you. If an error in the Skype system torn a vulnerability?

Accidentally discovered

A user of the technology blogs Reddit happens to come across this “bug” feature and describes how easily this can be exploited: The caller must ensure only on two arbitrary devices into the instant messaging service log and the alleged victim on an Android Call via Skype device. When the phone rings, the caller disconnects the network connection of the apparatus used and then you have probably just have to wait yet. So the called Android device registers the connection is aborted and tried to call back the caller on the second, likewise logged-in Skype device. Critical: This happens automatically – and the callee might remembers nothing about it. The display should not be recognizable that – still run microphone and camera, the record hardworking. The attentive Skype users, who discovered the supposed vulnerability in itself, has already asked for feedback from other Skype and Android users. These confirm the Bug function but only partially, as the comments in the blog entry is read.That sums thing up perhaps to a limit.

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Not (yet) confirmed

We wanted to know what is going on with the listening function and tried to recreate tested it with many Android devices – without success! Interception error could not be confirmed. Once the connection was cut off, and the device of the called party terminated the ring. An automatic callback was made in any of the test runs. But beware: The error is still not ruled out. Well, what we recommends: To ensure that you do not become a victim of such an attack in the near future, please do not initially on the phone function by Skype or limit the chats on Skype trusted contacts. Stay tuned and prompts you if there are updates to the supposed vulnerability.Hope you guys got an idea on the same.If any doubt pops up onto your mind- don’t mind letting us know by making your queries in the comment section.Keep visiting the site.

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Disabling Facebook’s Auto Photo Enhance Feature

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Disabling Facebook’s Auto Photo Enhance Feature

Now, c. Essentially it uses the same picture improvement filters that were already in the app, but now they’re automatically applied for you, based on what Facebook thinks makes a decent photograph.

The auto photo enhance feature is enabled by default and if you trust in your own photography skills you can disable the auto enhance feature by following some simple steps.

Step 1: To start, open the Facebook app from your iOS device.

Step 2: Select the “More” tab from the lower right corner of the app.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Settings section and select “Settings”, then tap on the “Videos and Photos” option.

Step 4: Now you can see the “Enhance automatically” option. By default the option will be enabled, so go ahead and tap it once to disable it.

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Now Facebook will not be automatically enforcing brightness and contrast enhancements on the photos that you upload. Anyway, the auto enhance magic wand icon will still appear in the corner of your pictures should you want to enable it on a photo-by-photo basis.

You can easily again enable the auto enhance feature by default by simply following the above mentioned steps. Tapping again on the button “Enhance automatically” will enable it.

Hope you understand what we meant.For more detailed clarification about the same don’t mind making your queries in the comment section. Have a pretty good day..!! 🙂

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Flown Windows Phone apps from the Store: Snapchat

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Flown Windows Phone apps from the Store: Snapchat:

Snapchat is an app for smartphones, with which you can send self shot pictures for a few seconds to other contacts. After the indicated time they disappear permanently and can not be viewed. Officially offers Snapchat apps on iOS and Android. Not officially but there are also third party who use the API of the service and thus have access to the Snapchat features and Windows Phone users.

This, however, did not seem to like the company, because since yesterday all third-apps from the Windows Phone Store have suddenly disappeared. Huynh – a developer of such an app – make a statement on Twitter:

“6snap has disappeared as well as all Snapchat apps on store. I will work closely with Microsoft now to convince Snapchat to change its mind”

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An official statement by Microsoft or Snapchat there is currently not yet. Although warned Snapchat a few months ago, may be those apps as dangerous, but they had not yet announced more so far. That the action, however, probably originating from the app itself and not from Microsoft, tell users which of Snapchat due to the use of a third-party app has been locked .

One possible reason should either missing features such as avoiding screenshots or planning an official Windows Phone app be. Personally, I suspect the latter, eventually Windows Phone has long been a serious operating system.Keep visiting the site to get more updates regarding the news.

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Top 3 well known automobile blogs in India

At Chaaps, we mostly cover  latest tech stories and happenings in technology industry. Starting today we will also be covering the news connected to automotive.

 

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Today we are listing the top brands in India which covers the latest automobile news.

1. Team-BHP

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The oldest of all the available auto-portals in India.  Team-BHP started like a forum and now has a huge  dedicated automobile fans. It mostly covers news related to Cars. Exclusive reviews , photos and community engagement are its highlights.

2. Carwale

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Carwale is an auto portal which serves as a discovery portal for various car brands. Carwale also lists out used cars, a dedicated tool to do a basic research on various car models and brands, Carwale also recommends to use one sure insurance for either new cars or used cars.

 

3. GaadiKey Blog

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GaadiKey blog is a emerging blog in Indian automobile industry.  The blog at GaadiKey  is a good source for finding  new cars and bikes. Unlike other blogs GaadiKey covers both cars and bikes. You can find out about latest car and bike news at blog.gaadikey.com .

 

Please let us know if you come across auto-blogs targeted at Indian audience.

 

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Facebook’s New Hover Cards

If you logged on to Facebook today and hovered your cursor over a Facebook page or user’s name you may of seen the new Facebook hover card. A hover card is a small popup window that appears with information about a user which includes: there name (page or user), there cover photo, friends that like the page or friends in common, their occupation, and some instances an overview of the user.
Below is an image of what my hover card looks like when I view my own.

The new hover card also has two button, one to see the status of your friendship (or add as friend) as well as a button to message the

user (depending on their privacy settings).If i didn’t know better it seems that Facebook is making a business type card for users for everyone to see, as well as making it easier to socialize with people on Facebook.
Back in 2010 Facebook had a feature like this that pop ups to show information about a user’s interests and being able to delete and add as a friend making it simplified so you don’t have to make a million clicks to add a person or message them.
This feature will enable users to save a lot of time from having too have clicked all over the place. In my own opinion this article will bring great meaning to Facebook and its users, epically considering recently Facebook has been adding several new features and changes for a couple of weeks, and what more is to come? What do you think of this new feature i consider awesome?

 

Google Plus updates its buttons

Google's Plus One Buttons now features a new look: Increases Engagement!

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Just recently Google has rolled out a new slick set of Google Plus buttons for its social networking platform. Google tells us the new buttons are sure to increase user engagement on your site.

If you are still confused about what i am talking about, then here is a screenshot

The New Google+ Badge

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The New Google+ Badge after +1

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The New Google+ Button

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The New Google+ Button after +1

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The New Google+ Button when it encounters an error

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The Google Blog revealed it in their official blog post on Wednesday,

Today, we released the new +1 button from preview and it’s now rolling out to all users. You may also notice the numbers in your +1 buttons increase, as we update our plugins to better reflect social activity around your content.

There’s absolutely no need to change the Google Plus button code if you are using it on your site. Google says the new G+ button will automatically be updated gradually to all the public, so the webmasters should not be worried if their +1 button did not get an updated look. Give it time!

Personally, i loved the old Google+ button because of the multi-colored upper border on it. But the new look isn’t so bad. A combination of red and white simply gives it a minimalistic look and doesn’t look bloated.

I am sure people will immediately start +1’ing content and you should take advantage of this to flash your G+ badge across all your sites. Be sure to feature your Google+ Standard Page Badge on your site and give users the opportunity to add your page to their circles and Plus one your page. The more number of Plus one’s you collect, the more number of friends will start recommending your posts across Google+ and you will gain more exposure.

Have a say on this story and tell us if you love the new Google Plus One button’s new look by making a comment below! Thank You and keep enjoying Google Plus.

Haven’t yet added the Google+ Button? Get it from here. You can also check out the whole collection of Google+ buttons of all sizes and customize it according to your taste out here.
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Real Life Angry Birds Slingshot

Angry Birds Slingshot

Angry Birds just got better!

Angry Birds is played 300 million minutes per day according to the Telegraph. When that’s the case, why not make this game real.

To make Angry Birds a real sport, we need real equipment. So the idea for this hack was to build a real slingshot as a USB peripheral to play Angry Birds.

The slingshot emulates a USB mouse, so it really is a plug ‘n’ play. It translates the physical use of the slingshot in to appropriate mouse controls.

Here’s a demo of the slingshot:
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mbed, the company selling usb microcontrollers decided to improve its sales by making its product compelling to buy. That’s why they came up with a hack to improve the Angry Birds experience.

The finished slingshot is recognized by a PC as a mouse. In reality, it takes the input of pulling back the real slingshot using a rubber stretch sensor and translates it into the expected mouse input. The angle of the shot is controlled by an accelerometer and all depends on the angle the slingshot is held at by the player.

The accelerometer and stretch sensors are hooked up to an mbed NXP LPC11U24 board that uses a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 Core. A USB connector is then attached to allow connection with a PC. All supporting code for the project was written in C++.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper slingshot without being handcrafted from a piece of wood. mbed selected an appropriate branch and bored out the insides so as to fit the electronics and USB connector.

All that’s missing now are the grumpy birds and the levels to be built up in real life. While the controller may not convice officials to brand it a sport just yet, it could certainly become a fun multiplayer game to play with friends and family the next time they visit. As Mbed’s video below suggests, just use a projector for full-size fun.

The good news is, there’s nothing to stop you making this slingshot for yourself. All the components are widely available and relatively cheap to buy, and mbed have released instructions and code for creating their prototype as described here.

How to Make Friends Profile Picture as Emoticon in Facebook Chat

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Enrich your Facebook Chat experience by using your friends’ profile picture within the chat window. The recently discovered facebook chat hack what mashable calls it as Facebook Chat Gimmick is making quite a lot of news.

The hack is all about using some special codes and tags to generate emoticon sized profile pictures within the chat window. Isn’t it good to show up your buddy’s image in a group chat rather than plain vanilla text?

The above chat window says it all. So how do we try it?

Open your chat window and start using these tags in your conversation.

Troll face: [[171108522930776]]
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME: [[143220739082110]]
Not bad Obama: [[169919399735055]]
Me Gusta: [[211782832186415]]
Mother of God: [[142670085793927]]
Cereal Guy: [[170815706323196]]
LOL Face: [[168456309878025]]
NO Guy: [[167359756658519]]
Yao Ming: [[218595638164996]]
Derp: [[224812970902314]]
Derpina: [[192644604154319]]
Forever Alone: [[177903015598419]]
Not Bad: [[NotBaad]]
Fuck yeah: [[105387672833401]]
Challenge accepted: [[100002727365206]]
Okay face: [[100002752520227]]
Dumb bitch: [[218595638164996]]
Poker face: [[129627277060203]]
Okay face: [[224812970902314]]
Socially awkward penguin: [[98438140742]]
Rage face: [[FUUUOFFICIAL]]

To link your Friends, Just use their facebook ID and enclose with 2 square braces..

Your friend at facebook.com/chethant can be linked using the tag [[chethant]] or by using the full numerical ID (incase there is no username]

That’s it for now. Thanks to GeekoSystem. DO Share your views by commenting below!

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facebook subscribe button tutorial

How To: Embed a Facebook Subscribe button on your Website

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As you all know Facebook recently had launched a Subscribe feature with which you could Subscribe to a person’s public or most important updates on Facebook without the need to be his/her friend.

Just a few days ago, the social network decided to release its Subscribe button for blogs and websites too. Now you can embed the Subscribe button on your WordPress blog or any other site by simply inserting a few lines of code into a post or page. It works just like the Facebook Like button.

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On clicking the Subscribe button, users will immediately get subscribed to your public updates on Facebook. This way you can increase your subscribers count easily, furthermore you can also make sure your content gets delivered to more people via Facebook.

iFrame Subscribe button:

<iframe src="//www.facebook.com/plugins/subscribe.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fzuck&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=true&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;font&amp;width=450" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

NOTE: Please replace the red portion of the code with your Facebook Profile url and you are good to go.

XFBML Subscribe button:

The XFBML button consists of two codes, the Javascript and the actual code where you want the button to appear.

The Javascript:

<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>

Make sure to insert the above code possibly in your header.php if you are on a WordPress blog.

The Code:

<fb:subscribe href="https://www.facebook.com/zuck" show_faces="true" width="450"></fb:subscribe>

NOTE: Simply replace the red portion with your Facebook profile url and insert the code where you want the button to get displayed.

If you would like to further customize your Subscribe button please head to this page and personalize it the way you want! Enjoy coding.

If you have any questions, please drop a word to us. Enjoyed this tutorial? Please comment.

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Facebook for Chrome extension

Facebook for Chrome extension: Now Facebook smartly and quickly

Facebook for Chrome extension is a handy little extension to enhance your Facebook experience and get rid of all the unnecessary distractions. It integrates into the Google Chrome browser and brings to you only the latest, most important updates to your notice.

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Of course, it is not the official extension. This google chrome extension is developed by a guy named Zachary Allia. After installation you can see this extension icon sitting on the top right of your browser. Clicking it will not open a new tab, it will open a popup within the same window and display your Facebook News Feed.

Unique features of this extension include:

  • No need to go to Facebook.com to update your status, just do it by clicking the extension icon and typing your status message.
  • One thing i really like about this extension is its Instant Notifier. It immediately sends you notifications by showing a number on the icon, its not at all disturbing and intruding.
  • After clicking a notification, it will immediately show you that particular post to minimize unwanted interactions.
  • You can comment and like a post right from the popup quickly, without opening it up on Facebook.com.
  • Presently tagging your friends in posts is not supported but that feature will soon be added in the next update.
  • Jump to your Events tab, Photos tab, Messages tab quickly right from the popup.
  • Goto the original Facebook site easily by clicking the Full Site button shown in the popup.

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Download Facebook for Chrome extension now and enjoy Facebooking smartly like a professional without having to waste your time by looking at all the unimportant updates in your life. To top it all off, its totally free on the Chrome Web Store.

Comment and let us know if this extension has helped you reduce the man hours you have spent on Facebook.

Facebook timeline, you sexy!

Sexy is the word. Oh, wait, sexy is

an understatement. Man, what awesomeness I tell you. While the rest of the sites were trying to beat facebook, Facebook gave not a damn to stop them come up but they came up with something unique, something wonderful. And what’s that? Yes, the Facebook timeline that they launched a few hours back.

Here, Have a look.

Facebook timeline : a walkthrough
Facebook timeline : a walkthrough

Looks pretty. Right? Scroll down, shall we?

To show you more...
To show you more...

Awesome alright. A lot more features were announced at the F8 conference, yeah. But I’m sorry, I’m overwhelmed by the awesomeness of Facebook timeline.

How do you get Facebook timeline?

1. Wait. You’ll get to see it, and to use it by 29th September, 2011.
2. Follow the Procedure that Rahul Banker suggests.

p.s: I wasn’t paid by Zuck for writing this post. Heh. 😛

What now? You gotta say. Leave a comment; Congratulate me for having completed 100 posts here in Chaaps. 🙂

Facebook Subscribe button

Facebook adds Subscribe button. Subscribe to anyone and get updates!

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Facebook recently introduced a new Subscribe button on their social network. Just a week ago Facebook had introduced new privacy features and now it is in full swing in making new additions to their interface.

This Subscribe button that Facebook has launched recently behaves very similar to Twitter’s Follow button. At least that’s what folks at CNET have to say.

How it Works:

Facebook Subscribers tab

When you Follow a user on Twitter you will see all his latest tweets in your timeline. Same is the concept with Facebook’s Subscribe button. By subscribing to someone on Facebook you will immediately start seeing his updates in your News Feed. Of course you can also choose if you only want to see his important updates and not all of them.

What’s the perk?

The one unique feature which i found in this button is that you can also Subscribe to the updates of a person who is not your friend. It also works vice versa. If you want you can also share your updates to others by turning on the Allow Subscribers feature on their Subscriptions page. Ain’t it neat?

So tell us if you enjoyed this feature by dropping in a comment. How many people have you subscribed to yet?

Source: Facebook

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