How To Keep Google From Tracking Your Searches

Google recently decided to club all their privacy policies into a unified version. The reason Google provided was that they wanted to provide a personalized experience by combining all the information across the services they provide.

However, this change has caused a lot of people to become paranoid. In fact, Google has also received warnings from the EU among others. People have been deleting their Google history so that Google does not hold this information any more.

Well, is that enough? Actually not, so the good folks behind "Joy of Tech" have come up with a foolproof way on "How to keep Google from watching your searches".

Stop Google Tracking

Do make sure to follow all the steps Smile. And yes, it is Friday and this was another episode of our  Smile.

Thanks Arpit.

Friday Fun: Damn You Autocorrect [iPhone]

We haven’t done in quite a while, but I seriously come across a lot of websites which range from funny to making you laugh out real loud. I ‘ll try to pass on many such websites in future Friday fun episodes.

This week’s website is a funny take on the ‘s autocorrect feature which results in several people typing and sending out what they did not intend to. The website is called Damn You Autocorrect. Doesn’t sound funny? Just take a look at couple of examples below:

fuhrer_autocorrect donuts_autocorrect

If you liked what you see, go ahead and have your dose of laughter at Happy Friday Fun.

Snarky and Amusing Comments Present within Palm webOS Code [Friday Fun]

Welcome to another edition of Friday Fun. Working on large software development projects can be quite demanding, especially if you have a deadline to meet. During this demanding period, it is a common practice among developers to unleash their creativity (and also let off steam) through code comments.

Palm-webOSUsers at have managed to locate quite a few snarky and amusing comments present in Palm’s webOS code. While they aren’t as insane as the ones spotted by Codeulate (warning: NFSW), they are amusing and interesting in their own geeky way. While one developer labeled users as “slimy ******* users”, another revealed the time constraints he was working under. Here are some of my favorites:

  • //<-- gaze into the javascript abyss
  • // This should not happen
  • // Every time you call this, somewhere a kitten dies
  • // this is weird
  • // Welcome to the house of javascript hacks. Please enjoy your stay!
  • // Finally remove any remaining scripts to avoid any evilness they may bring
  • // TODO: Peter will fix this
  • // On the offchance that the user hits the ‘minimize’
    // before we finished capture … slimy ******* users.
  • var depressed = false; // spot the pun!
  • // hide all buttons and plead for patience.
  • //TODO: this is not a great user experience, but will get the job done given the time constraints.
    // A preferable solution would be to add a spinner while the account is being deleted or send the
    // user to the accountpreferences assistant and invoke the Remove Account button.

(via fearphage)

Create Matrix Effect Using Notepad [Friday Fun]

Just found a interesting way to create a matrix effect using Notepad and command prompt. Hat tip goes to Jeff who commented on our earlier article about 10 Amazing things you can do with Notepad.

To create a matrix effect using notepad, open notepad and type in the following text (download plain text file):

   1: @echo off
   3: color 02
   5: :start
   7: echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
   9: goto start

Save the file as matrix.bat and double click on it to see a Matrix like effect.


Happy Friday, visit for more funny articles and jokes.

Facebook Humor: Funny Facebook Cartoons

It has been a long time since we did , but seriously we haven’t had time, to have fun in the past few months :-(. However, after a hugely popular series of humor, in the form of Bringing the fun back to Twitter and Twitter humor once again, we decided to spread our wings and include some funny cartoons depicting .

So go ahead, feast your eyes and ROFL (Roll on the floor laughing) while you view these funny images and cartoons for Facebook, and of course our funnier commentary to go with it.

Must Read: What Google Thinks about Social Networking? [This is Funny]

Honey, Mark Zuckerberg is Still in College


Did You Read the Facebook Terms of Services? Everyday?


Seriously, I NEED more Friends


Dual Intensions


Dude, my Online Friends on Facebook Love me Better!!!


Facebook was Considered a Waste of Time. Now I get Paid to Not Facebook :-)


Back in the Days, we could Actually Write on the Wall


You have Every Right to Update your Facebook Status


Hey, Don’t Judge Me, I am Just a Dog


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My Boss Created a Facebook App, and Forced me to Use it


Thanks to Facebook, Elections will be so Simple


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And Let’s Hope he has the Facebook iPhone App Installed Too


Shouldn’t it be, Dude Let me Update my Twitter Status?


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The Oscars for Facebook Goes To


Creating a Bomb Everyone App on Facebook would be Fun Right?


Begging for Facebook


And Finally, I did not Anticipate my School Friend to Become the World’s Biggest Spammer


Well that’s it for now, too much of Facebook :-). Before you head someplace else, don’t forget to show your love and become a fan of Techie Buzz on Facebook.

Friday Fun: Who Is More Evil Edition?

TGIF and we get to take a break and give you your regular does of , this time around we don’t have funny videos or images, just some stupid search results to know for fun which big shot company is more evil.

In this edition we take a look at search results for three search engines and compare who out of Google, Microsoft, and Apple is more evil :-), it’s for fun so have a good laugh at it.

We used the search Is corporate evilto come up with this, we replaced corporate with either Google, Microsoft or Apple.

Who Is More Evil?

Search links used: Is Google Evil | Is Yahoo Evil | Is Microsoft Evil | Is Apple Evil





Surprisingly Google is more truthful about things here, so who is more evil according to Google? And the winner.. err Loser is Google with almost 40 million results, Yahoo comes in second with 21.2 million results, Microsoft comes in third with 17.2 million results and Apple comes in last with 16.3 million results.

No matter who lost, all are losers with that huge amount of search results.

We did try searching using however the results were not that smart so we left it out. BTW who do you think is more evil out of these three corporate?

Friday Fun: Computer Prank Edition [Videos]

We are back with another episode of , this time around we will be featuring several videos of real computer pranks that will leave you in splits.

There are also some videos which will teach you how to play pranks on your own friends.

And yes, if you want to play similar pranks on your don’t forget to check on our earlier Friday Fun post about playing pranks on your friends.

The Rocket Launcher Windows XP Edition

My Computer Thinks I’m Gay Prank Call Edition

Library Prank NSFW Sounds Edition

Shhhhhh You are In A Library Edition

Keep em Clicking Tutorial

That’s all for this week, have fun and keep coming back for more.

Friday Fun: Technical Customer Support Edition

Like we promised last week, we are back with another edition of , however this time we will focus on fun brought out by the folks who provide Technical Support to us.

So here goes enjoy your Friday and look forward to a great weekend.

Hey I Have the Mouse in the Right Corner?


I Need Some Time To Figure Out Your Problem


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Hey Back It Up


It’s a Matter of Life and Death


Reinvention of the Mouse?


Dogbert’s Tech Support


That’s all for this week, on another note if you enjoy having a laugh, you might like to visit Not Always Right a site dedicated to anecdotes and funny real life customer support incidents, the site never disappoints.

Twitter Humor Once Again

It’s time for another episode of , and though we have been doing a lot of twitter posts these days, we thought is better to do a Twitter Humor part deux,  last time we did a humor post was when twitter was facing a lot of problems.

This time around it is doing quite well, but anyways humor is humor and it’s Friday, so let us all have fun. And yes, thanks for the tons of emails you sent to us, we will definitely be doing Friday Fun every week without breaks :-), sorry about keeping the fun out for so long.

Hey We Need Communication In The House @twitter


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Will Twitter End Terrorism?


Your Quota Of Sins If Forgiven. How Many Times Have You Tweeted?


You Are Not Allowed To Tweet Guilty Verdicts


Yea I Have A History Behind My Blog. It All Unfolds In One Word


Hey We Just Opened Up a 140 Character Newspaper. Thanks @twitter


Twitter Helps Us Do Away With Meeting Notes, Altogether


Yea I Know What You Are Eating For Breakfast


You Are Advised Of Your Rights. Whatever You Tweet Can Be Held Against You


I Robot, I Tweet, Follow Me Or I Disobey


Yes You Can Now Programmatically Write 140 Characters Of Code To Do Brilliant Things




That’s all for this Friday, if you are on twitter don’t forget to follow me @keithdsouza or our friendly update bot @techiebuzzer to get the latest updates from us on twitter.