Facebook recently revealed a new feature called Facebook Places which allowed you to check-in to places you visit, but trust Facebook to make a Privacy mess out of everything, irony huh? The Facebook Places feature is already annoying users because Facebook allows your friends to check you into places by default.
This is definitely a huge privacy issue for people who do not want to get themselves checked in maybe a bar or uhm a strip club by their friends. Thankfully, Facebook does provide users with an option to disable people from checking you into places.
To do that, head over to Facebook and from the "Account" dropdown in the top right corner, click on Privacy Settings and then click on the "Customize Settings" link. Now follow the instructions below to disable the Facebook places tagging from appearing in your timeline or stopping your friends from checking you into places.
Disable Facebook Places Check-ins from Appearing in Your Timeline
To do this, select the drop down next to "Places I check in to" and click on the "Customize" option. Select "Only Me" in the "Make this visible to" drop down list, this will ensure that your check-ins are not visible to anyone else.
You might also want to uncheck the checkbox next to "Include me in "People Here Now" after I check in" so that you are not clubbed along with other people for check-ins.
Disable Friends from Checking You into Facebook Places
Facebook Places allows friends to check you into places by default, now this could be very annoying since you have no control over it unless you explicitly change your privacy settings.
To disable friends from checking you into Facebook Places, Disable the option from under "Things others share => Friends can check me into to Places". This will ensure that no one except for you can check you in to Facebook Places.
There you go, you can now have your peace of mind back knowing that no one is going to check you into a place you did not want to .
If you are a WordPress user there might be a chance that you might have come across a blank screen on your website or blog. For those who are not in the know a blank screen appears on a website or blog running WordPress whenever there is an Fatal PHP Error with a plugin or theme.
Several users might see blank screen in WordPress after they have upgraded to a new version of WordPress, installed a new plugin or changed their themes. Many users are perplexed when they see a blank screen and do not know what to do. However, a blank screen only appears when there is a fatal error while running a PHP script.
The reason users see a blank screen and not error messages is because WordPress hides all PHP related error messages. So the first thing to do after you see a blank screen on your website or blog is to turn on error reporting on WordPress.
To turn on error reporting, login to your FTP server and edit wp-config.php and add this line to it.
Once you have added this line to the wp-config.php file, refresh your website and you will see the error messages that are causing a problem with WordPress loading your website.
This will make it easier for to figure our what is wrong with your site. Once you know where the error is, you can delete or remove the offending plugins or have someone look at the error messages to rectify the problem that is causing your site to not load.
Make sure to delete the WP_DEBUG line from the config file after you have fixed the error, or else you might also start seeing PHP Notices and Warnings.
A few days ago Jailbreakme.com made it’s second appearance allowing users to jailbreak all Apple devices using Safari. The new jailbreak for iPod Touch also works on the iPhone and iPad on every model available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
If you are looking to jailbreak iPod Touch running any iOS version including iOS 4 or higher, open Safari on your device and visit Jailbreakme.com. You will be shown a screen similar to the one below where you can read through the information.
To start the iPod Touch jailbreak, just slide the arrow key over the text "Slide to jailbreak". Doing that will start the jailbreak process for the iPod Touch. It will take a few minutes to complete the jailbreak after which it will install the Cydia app on your iPod Touch.
Please note that Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 4.0.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blogs of iOS 4 or others iOS so that you can restore/recover the iPod Touch in future. By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.
In the past we have told you How to Open or View RAR Files. RAR files are similar to Zip files, however they use a different proprietary compression algorithm which is why they cannot be opened by Windows or by using WinZip.
In order to open RAR files you will either require to download WinRAR software from RAR Lab here http://www.rarlab.com/. Though the software is paid, you can continue using even after the time limitation is over.
In addition to that you can also use a Freeware 7Zip, which has the ability to open, browse and extract files from a .RAR file. You can download a 7Zip from here.
You can also use a website to Open zip and RAR files online, however the above software are free to use and do the job so you might not even require to use the online option.
In future you can also use a software called OpenWith to find out which application can be used to open unknown files.
Recently I downloaded a archive which contained a .daa file, this file is actually a CD/DVD image file also known as Direct Access Archive. The file is similar to a ISO file, but is a proprietary file format for disk image files which supports advanced features such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes.
Related: How to Open .iso Files? | How to Open .rar Files?
What are .DAA files?
Direct Access Archive, or DAA, is a proprietary file format developed by PowerISO Computing for disk image files. The format supports features such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes. Because of its proprietary nature, popular disk image mounting programs such as Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools currently do not support the mounting of DAA images. – Wikipedia
How to Open .DAA file?
Like we said earlier, .daa files are proprietary and are licensed by PowerISO. PowerISO is a paid software, also they do not license out their format to others, so there are no freely available softwares to open .daa files.
We were able to extract the .daa file on Ubuntu using AcentoneISO a free software to mount and extract .daa files, for Windows users Techzilo has a nice tutorial on opening .daa files for free.
Last week @comex released a new jailbreak for Apple devices Jailbreakme.com. The new jailbreak for iPhone and iPad works on every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad device available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
Earlier you could jailbreak iPad with one click using the Spirit jailbreak tool. You can now also jailbreak iPad in one click without any software with Jailbreakme.com
To jailbreak iPad running any iOS 3.2 or 3.2.1 open Safari on the iPad and browse to Jailbreakme.com. This will open the jailbreaking site with instructions and information on Jailbreak.
You will also see a slider similar to what you see when your device is locked which says "Slide to jailbreak". Just slide the arrow to the end and the jailbreaking process will start. It might take a few minutes for the entire jailbreaking process to get over. Once the iPad is jailbroken, the Cydia app will be installed on your device.
Please note that Apple has released iPad iOS 3.2.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 3.2.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blobs so that you can restore/recover the iPad in future. By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.
Quite recently we told you about a new jailbreak for iPhone which worked on every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad model available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
To jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch running any iOS version including iOS 4 or higher just visit Jailbreakme.com through the Safari browser on your device.
When you visit the site you will see a control similar to unlocking your iPhone which says “Slide to jailbreak”. Just slide the arrow to the end and the jailbreaking process will start. It might take a few minutes for the entire jailbreaking process to get over. Once the iPhone/iPod Touch is jailbroken, the Cydia app will be installed on your device.
Please note that Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 and iPad 3.2.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 4.0.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blobs of iOS 4 or others iOS so that you can restore/recover the iPhone in future.
By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.
Facebook users are usually worried a lot about their privacy and what information is available online. Facebook does help users to setup simplified privacy controls, however, there have been a lot of controversies over Privacy at Facebook.
If you are someone who is fed up of the privacy issues with Facebook or just want to delete your account, here are the instructions you will require to perform the task. If you are looking for an easier way, you might want to check out How To Delete your Account from Any Website.
Deactivating Your Facebook Account
Deactivating your Facebook account will not completely delete it, however, it will temporarily freeze the account and your profile and all information associated with it are immediately made inaccessible to other Facebook users.
However, when you deactivate your Facebook account, your profile information including friends, photos, status updates etc are still available with Facebook. You can use the deactivate option when you are looking to go on a temporary break or are not sure whether you really want to delete your Facebook account.
To deactivate your Facebook account, follow the steps given below.
- Login to your Facebook account
- Open your Account settings page
- Click on the "deactivate" link at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to another page where Facebook will try to defer you from deactivating your account and provide you with options on what you want to deactivate etc
- After you have made your selections, click on the "Confirm" button at the bottom of the page to "Deactivate your Facebook account"
The plus point with deactivating your account is that you will be able to reactivate it at a future date and get your profile back as it is.
Deleting Your Facebook Account
Some users might just want to delete their account forever. If you are someone who has decided to delete your Facebook account forever, follow the instructions given below.
- Login to your Facebook account
- Head over to the "Delete My Account" page
- Make sure that you want to delete you account and then click on the Submit button.
Follow whatever steps you are asked to go through to close down and delete you Facebook account permanently. You can also read more at this help page on Facebook.
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Recently Gmail rolled out a new interface for all it’s users, however, unlike earlier, they haven’t provided a prominent option for users to switch back to the Old Gmail contact manager or interface.
Also See: How To Switch Back to Old Gmail Interface
The new interface includes an enhanced contact manager and some enhanced visual changes. However, change does not go down very well with many people, and unlike other email providers, Gmail does provide an easy way to switch back to the older interface.
In order to switch back to the old Gmail contact manager interface or completely get rid of the new Gmail contact manager, scroll down to the bottom of the Gmail webpage and click on the "older contact manager" link to switch back to the old Gmail contact manager.
Yes, it was as simple as that. So if you had problems with the new Gmail contact manager click the link and you will be taken back to what you like. Have fun.