Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Key

Microsoft has been focusing on for all of past year and the OS has definitely turned out to be great. Microsoft just released the Consumer preview of Windows 8 (Download Windows 8) to the public after the press conference at .

If you install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the installer provided by Microsoft, you will not require a product key. However, if you create a installation media and start your PC from media and then install Windows 8 consumer preview, you will require a product key.

The product key for installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview is:




Once again, you will only require this if you are using the ISO file and creating a bootable installer and installing Windows 8 using a USB drive or DVD.

If you install Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup program, you won’t need to enter a product key—the setup program automatically provides the product key. If you create installation media, start your PC from the media, and then install Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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How To Hide Facebook Timeline? Use IE7

recently rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users. Unfortunately, it does not have any option for users to disable it making several users angry about the fact.

Facebook Timeline

Now there are several scripts and User styles which will allow you to disable the Facebook Timeline. However, most of them require you to perform several actions before you can get back to your old profile. Also, the same solution won’t work for all the browser. So, if you are looking for a simple solution to disable Facebook Timeline with minimal efforts, here is what you can do.

Please note: This trick will only disable Facebook Timeline for yourself. It will not hide your Facebook Timeline from your friends and they will still be able to view it.

The Easiest Solution – Use Internet Explorer 7. Facebook Timeline is not supported on IE7 and probably won’t be in the future too. If you don’t want to browse your profile or your friends profile with Facebook Timeline, just use Internet Explorer 7.

If you use browsers like , or you can still mimic your browser string as Internet Explorer 7 and fool Facebook into believing that you are using IE7 thus disabling or removing the Facebook Timeline for you. You can use the following , and tricks to fool Facebook.

For all purposes below, the user agent string for IE7 is given below:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;)

Firefox Users – Install the User Agent Switcher add-on and follow the instructions given at this link to add a new IE7 user agent to the add-on and then use the user agent while browsing Facebook.

Google Chrome Users – Create a new shortcut for Google Chrome and name it Facebook or something. Once you have done that, edit the shortcut and add -user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;)" to it. Once you have done that, use the shortcut while you are browsing Facebook and the timeline will be disabled. (Find Instructions for creating and editing the Chrome shortcut)

Safari Users – Enable Develop mode in Safari by going to Preference -> Advanced and selecting the check box next to "Show Develop menu in menu bar". Once you have done that, select the "User Agent" sub-menu from the Develop menu and select "Internet Explorer 7.0" from the available options.

Internet Explorer Users – If you are using IE7, you don’t need to do anything. If not, you can make use of an IE Add-on called UA Pick. Instructions on changing your user-agent in IE at this link.

Opera users have it a little bit tougher since you will have to modify Opera configuration data so I will leave it out for now and will add that information as a separate post later on and link it from here. In the meantime, you can always use one of the browsers mentioned above.

Apple iPad 3 Event Details, Streams

Apple just sent out invites to the iPad 3 event and it has definitely caught excitement amongst Apple fans and the others who are looking forward to get their hands on the 3 as well.


will most likely have a better display, faster processor along with 4G LTE. However, there are still several things which are unknown about the device. Considering, how secretive Apple usually are, you probably won’t get to know the finer details of the iPad 3 until it is unveiled at the Press conference on March 7th.

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The event will be held at 10AM PST on March 7th, 2012 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco where most of Apple’s events take place. Apple has historically streamed only one of their events online. We hope that they will also stream this event online as well.

Here are the sites which will be live blogging the event. You can catch up on all the action, news and pictures as it happens.

Users might be able to watch the live-stream from here. An audio stream of the event might also be available here, when the event starts. We will update this post when more information and live streams become available.

Download FIFA Street Demo for Xbox and PS3, Pre-order Now

I am a big fan of the FIFA franchise and have played it on the PC and Xbox as well. However, I have been waiting for a while to get my hands on the next version of FIFA from EA Sports called FIFA Street.

FIFA Street

FIFA Street compromises of 5-a-side match which provides authentic street soccer, styles and stars from around the world. It claims to provide an authentic feel to the game which if similar to FIFA 2012 is going to blow you away.

The demo will allow you to play at the at the Amsterdam Square stadium and choose between teams like Manchester City and AC Milan  or real life street football legends.

EA Sports will be releasing the full game on March 13th, but you can pre-order your copy of FIFA Street right now for $59.99 on Amazon. Amazon is also offering a pre-order bonus where will receive in-game access to an Adidas all-star team featuring 13 of the greatest footballers in the world, including Messi, Kaká, Robin Van Persie, Nani, David Silva as well as the Lionel Messi Barcelona venue. FIFA Street will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms only.

Watch Oscars 2012 Red Carpet Online

It’s the time of the year for the biggest awards ceremony of the year and after the GRAMMY Awards 2012, the Oscars bring about a lot of excitement in movie stars and the people alike.

Oscars 2012

The Oscars Academy Awards are one of the biggest awards ceremony and the who’s who of the movie industry makes it through the red carpet to watch the awards show and cheer for the winners.

This year the 84th Annual Academy awards will be held on Sunday, 26th February, 2012. The awards will be broadcast live on ABC at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific.  This year several interesting movies have been selected for the Oscars and you can view all the Nominees for the Academy Awards at the official website.

Unlike the GRAMMY Awards, the Oscars won’t be broadcast live online. However, the Red Carpet for Oscars can be watched online at There will be several other streams which will be covering the event live and you can also catch up the event by downloading the official Academy Awards app for and devices.

You can watch the Red Carpet for the Oscar 2012 Academy Awards live on Additionally, you can catch up on the Oscar 2011 84rd Academy Awards 2011 ceremony live online at or at or at

If you aren’t able to watch the show online at these links, you can always visit and and search for Oscars 2011 to find user uploaded streams online or check out websites like among others.

We will update this post as soon as more live streaming options become available. In the meantime, you can watch the Academy Awards coverage in the stream embedded below.

Box Offering Free 50 GB Space for Android Users

Earlier this year, dished out 50GB of free space to users of , and as a promotional attempt at gaining more users. It looks like they are back again trying to gain users this time. For a limited time, is offering users 50GB of free space for logging in through an Android device.

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Venture Beat is reporting that Box is offering 50GB space free for lifetime for users who sign in (or sign up) to using a Android based device. To be eligible for the 50GB free space, download the Box app for Android and sign in or register for a new account. Once you have done that you should see a message saying:

You’ve been upgraded to a lifetime 50 GB account for cloud storage and sharing… Congratulations.

That’s it. You now have 50GB of free space to sync and store your files. Additionally, Box is also giving away 20 Android based tablets to a company who can tell a story on how Box is helping them improve their day to day experiences.

Box is one of the biggest players in the Cloud storage industry and will start to face competition from Microsoft who will be tightly integrating their cloud storage platform SkyDrive with and Google, who will also be launching their cloud storage platform Google Drive in a few months time.

If you are looking for more free , don’t forget to check out our earlier discussions about free cloud storage products which will allow you to sync and store files online.

Fix Green Screen in YouTube Videos

I use a lot and it is my go-to website to listen to music and watch interesting videos. However, recently all the YouTube videos I watched just showed me a green screen while the videos were playing. This happened in all the browser including , , and Internet Explorer 9.

YouTube Green Screen in Videos

Due to the Green screen (pictured above) I was unable to watch any videos. However, I was still able to listen to the audio. It turns out that the above problem was with a recent update to Adobe Flash player. If you are seeing a similar problem, here are the steps to fix it.

YouTube Flash Player Settings Flash Player Display Options

Step 1: Right click on the video player and select Settings from the menu options. Once the options page opens, click on the "Display icon".

Disable Hardware Acceleration Flash

Step 2: Uncheck the box next to "Enable hardware acceleration" to disable hardware acceleration for Flash. Once you have done that close the options box and refresh YouTube.

This should help to resolve your issue with the green screen on YouTube. Alternatively, you can also opt-in to YouTube HTML5 player by visiting However, not all YouTube videos are so you might still have to follow the steps listed above to get rid of the Green screen in videos on YouTube.

Watch Apple’s Foxconn Factory ABC Nightline Show

ABC Nightline recently got the privilege to visit the Foxconn factory in China where Apple products are manufacture to create a report on the working conditions there. In the recent few weeks, Foxconn has been receiving  a lot of bad publicity about poor working conditions for factory workers there.

ABC News Foxconn Investigation

The Apple product manufacturer company was recently audited by the Fair Labor Association which gave it a good rating. Recently, Foxconn also raised wages for their Chinese Workers. In the past, Foxconn has been notorious for worker suicides and bad working conditions for their employees.

Apple recently gave permissions to ABC Nightline show to investigate the working conditions at Foxconn. In this exclusive investigation ABC Nightline takes users around the factory and gives them an inside view.

Users can view the entire episode of ABC Nightline’s investigation; Nightline 2/21: Apple’s Chinese Factories: Exclusive. An exclusive look inside Apple’s factory in China by visiting this link. The video is almost 18 minutes in length.

There is also a link for the above video which you can check out in the video embedded below.

Clear Viewing History and Search History in YouTube

is one of my favorite video players and I usually prefer to listen to my music there. However, like with other Google products, YouTube maintains a history of all the videos you have watched or videos you have searched for to make it easier for you to find and watch those videos again.

Clearing Viewing History in YouTube

Although all of Google’s other products have had an opt-in clause for tracking, YouTube never did or had these options hidden. Although, YouTube is now providing users with an easy option to clear their viewing history as well as their search History along with the ability to pause YouTube from tracking it in their new interface.

Clear Search History YouTube

According to Ghacks, YouTube now has a settings page where you will be able to clear your viewing history and search history along with the ability to pause them from tracking it as well. Users can clear or pause their viewing history by visiting this page and their search history by visiting this page.

Please note that YouTube only tracks history for users if they are logged in with a Google account, so you will have to login to YouTube before you can manage or pause your search or viewing history.

Schedule Email in Gmail With Right Inbox

A few months back I had written about an interesting web app which allowed users to schedule emails in Gmail. The add-on for browsers like and worked very well and did its job. However, there is another entrant called "Right Inbox" which provides a similar service but is simpler to use.

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While Boomerang for provides much more than just scheduling emails in Gmail, Right Inbox’s only focus lies on scheduling emails in Gmail. Once you install the Right Inbox extension refresh you Gmail page and you will be guided through grant permissions to the app to your Gmail Inbox.

Send Emails Later Gmail

Once you have granted permissions to the Right Inbox app, you will be able to schedule emails in Gmail with the click of a button. Right Inbox will add an additional button to the compose email workflow (as seen above) allowing you to send the email at a later time.

Schedule Emails in Gmail

Clicking on the "Send Later" button will give you several options to schedule the email. You can either click on the options provided or choose to send the email at a specific time. Once you have scheduled your email, the email will be stored in your drafts folder and will be delivered at the time you chose. The best part is that you don’t have to be near your computer once you have scheduled your email and Right Inbox will do the work for you.

Right Inbox is currently available as a and and can be downloaded from here.