How To Add Custom Gadgets To Google Calendar?

Google Calendar has started out with its own Google Calendar labs, however there are only 6 labs feature available right now.

One interesting feature in is to add custom gadgets to it, based on which we told you about the most useful gadgets for Gmail and a bunch of social networking gadgets for Gmail.

According to Google OS, users can also add custom gadgets to Google Calendar, however the method is slightly different that it is for .

Here are some simple steps to add custom gadgets to Google Calendar

How To Add Custom Gadgets To Google Calendar

Step 1: Find a gadget that you want to add to Google Calendar and get the URL for it, you can find more info on getting the URL for a gadget in our earlier tutorial for Gmail.

Step 2: You will now have to create a new URL based on this format http://www.google.com/calendar/render?gadgeturl=GADGET_XML_FILE, where you will have to replace the GADGET_XML_FILE with the URL for the gadget.

For example to add the wikipedia gadget to calendar the URL will be http://www.google.com/calendar/render?gadgeturl=http://www.google.com/ig/modules/wikipedia.xml

Step 3: Load this URL in a browser where you have logged into Google Calendar.

Add Gadgets To Google Calendar

Step 4: Once you load the URL, you will see a overlay window asking for your permission to add the gadget to Google calendar, just click on Yes, add this gadget.

You can add as much gadgets as you want, but interactive gadgets other than those developed using OpenSocial may not work.

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HELP!!! What Is TeaTimer.exe? Why Is It Running On My Computer?

Another distress help call came to us through the contact us form asking us about a weird task running on a user’s computer. The task in question is called TeaTimer.exe and has been running on the user’s computer.

TeaTimer.exe is not a virus, spyware or malware, in-fact it is run by a spyware defending software called Spybot Search & Destroy.

So if you have this spyware protector installed in your system, you will most like see it in running processes.

Here is a excerpt from the Spybot knowledgebase:

The Resident TeaTimer is a tool of Spybot-S&D which perpetually monitors the processes called/initiated. It immediately detects known malicious processes wanting to start and terminates them giving you some options, how to deal with this process in the future.

However there are certain variants of worms that use the same name, if you do not use the above software, you should definitely cleanup the worm.

To solve any spyware issues you might want to read a article which we had written earlier about removing spywares/worms from your computer.

To stay on the safer side don’t forget to read our articles on Detailed Instructions on Protecting Your Computer from Internet Threats and Online Security Tips Keep your computer secure and safe.

How To Download Office 2010 Technical Preview?

is out and many users have already got their copies and we have already done a Office 2010 screenshot tour, if you have not yet received one you can still get yourself a copy of Office 2010.

To download a copy of Office 2010, you will need register for the technical preview, so head to the Technical Preview Registration page, though the page says it may take one to two months, the approval is pretty quick.

So include yourself in the waitlist and wait for a approval email to get accepted to download Office 2010 Technical Preview.

5 Ways To Track Your Brand/Website On Twitter

is everywhere, more and more brands are getting twitter savvy and tweeting quite often these days, I have even made a funny quote about this recently.

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However jokes aside, twitter is definitely a huge ocean of information and finding when your brand or website is mentioned is a bit difficult, however only a bit difficult, since there are several ways in which you can easily track mentions to your brand/website on a daily basis or on a real-time basis as and when it happens, here are some of the tools and services you can use to track your brand/website on twitter.

Have You Read? How Many Times Have Twitter, Facebook & MySpace Been Mentioned By Blogs/Websites?

TweetDeck (Desktop Client)

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TweetDeck offers a superior cross-platform client for twitter that runs on , tracking trends is definitely easy, however also has the ability to do some really nifty real time searches, which can come in pretty handy when you want to track brand mentions in real time.

BackTweets (Search Links on Twitter)

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BackTweets is a interesting service in the sense that they allow you to see how many people are tweeting a given URL, they also include URLs that are shortened using URL Shortening services.

Definitely a great way to keep track of people who mention your website/brand URL in their tweets.

BackTweets also offers users an option to get email alerts whenever a particular URL has been mentioned on twitter on a real-time, daily or weekly basis.

Sideline (Desktop Client)

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Sideline which we had reviewed previously is another cross-platform desktop client based on Adobe Air and created by , that will let you monitor twitter for certain keywords.

The application also allows you to see the latest trends and create favorites.

TweetBeep (Twitter Alert Service)

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TweetBeep which we had reviewed earlier is a service that will send you email alerts whenever your keyword/brand or URL is mentioned.

Of course most of this information the above applications comes from Twitter Search, so you might want to use that too, however it does not provide the features the above applications provide you with.

Real Time Twitter Results In Google Search

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Though this is neither a service nor a application a script can show you real time results from twitter whenever you search for something in Google.

Do you know of any other applications that allow you to track your brand or website? Don’t forget to tell us about them through your comments.

How To Recover Unsaved Word Documents? [Hacks & Mods]

Have you ever accidentally closed a word document without saving it? Yes, we have all been through those typical OMG situations.

However did you know that there is a way to recover unsaved word documents, or create a provision to automatically documents?

Also Read: Microsoft Word Alternatives | Microsoft Office Alternatives

Microsoft Word 2007 and above has an option to setup auto recovery of documents.

Go to the Word option (Microsoft Word 2007) from the word menu and navigate to Advanced tab, you will find various unchecked boxes, now check Always create backup copy then Allow background saves that will help you to recover files automatically in the future. The backup of word files are saved with .wbk extension.

In addition to that you can also recover documents from temporary file locations, here is where you might want to look at.

  • C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word
  • C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp

Thanks to Rockstar Sid, for this useful tip.

Don’t Forget to Check Out Some Free Alternatives for Microsoft Office And Tips and Tricks for Office

How To Request Your Blog/Website To Be Included In Google News?

As you might know, Techie Buzz was recently approved for inclusion in Google News, this in turn would mean that the blog would get included when people browse for News in Google.

In addition to that many news articles are also displayed when users search for current topics.

It is dream of every blogger to be included in Google News, so how do you apply for getting included in Google News? Like always we will make it simple for you with this article.

Requirements for Inclusion In Google News

There are several requirements for inclusion in Google News, the most important ones are.

  • Your blog should have quality content and should be updated on a regular basis.
  • Your blog should have multiple authors, whose profiles are clearly displayed on the site.

If your blog or website meets the above requirements you can go ahead and put in a request for inclusion in Google News by filling out this form.

Technical Requirements for Inclusion

Once you have been approved it will not automatically mean that you will be included in Google News, there are certain requirements with regards to URLs that you will need to follow.

In order for Google News to be able to crawl your site, your URLs will need to consist of 3 unique characters.

For example: http://techie-buzz.com/news/something-is-funny-123.html

Your URL may contain more than 3 numbers however if those numbers represent a year Google News will not be able to crawl your content.

Many publishers may not want to change their current URL structure, for this Google has an alternative in the form of allowing users to submit a Google News Sitemap.

This will save you the trouble of updating your URLs, if you are a user, there is handy plugin that will create a Google News Sitemap for your blog. You can download the Google News Sitemap Generator plugin to automatically create a Google News Sitemap for your blog.

For other requirements you can visit the Technical Requirements help page for inclusion in Google News.

That’s it, you fill out a request and wait for a reply from them, once you are approved it may take a few weeks before everything is finalized and your blog/website is crawled and included in Google News.

Bypass Compulsory Registration For Forums & Other Sites

There are many times when you come across forum posts or websites that require you to signup before you can access their content, however if you are just going to use the forum or site for one time there is no point in creating a new user there and giving away your email address to them.

Of course you can use one of the disposable temporary email services to create a temporary email address and signup with the website.

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Bugmenot.com is a useful service that will allow you to find and reuse username & passwords for 1000s of sites, which you can use to login and get your job done.

The service is a user driven community and all the username & passwords are submitted by other users.

While you use the service, make sure to not change the passwords as it may inconvenience other users, who are also looking to not register to a site.

Recover Google Accounts Password Through SMS Text Message

No matter how good you are at remembering things, there are times when you can forget your password, many websites though have a feature that will help you reset/retrieve you forgotten passwords.

too has an option to retrieve forgotten passwords by asking a series of questions, however they have now added a new option to recover your password through a SMS text message.

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To make use of this feature you will have to sign-in to your Google Account and select ‘Change Password Recovery Options,’ enter your cell phone number and click ‘Save.’

Tip: Recover your password via text message [Official Gmail Blog]

Disable Automatic Send/Receive of Email in Outlook

If you use Outlook, you might have noticed that it downloads and sends emails automatically after certain intervals, though that is definitely a good practice, many people may not want to send/receive emails automatically for several reasons.

Here are some simple steps that will stop the automatic send/receive of emails in both .

Disable Automatic Send/Receive In Microsoft Outlook

Step 1: Open Outlook and go to Tools > Options.

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Step 2: Click on the Mail Setup tab, if you want to disable automatic sending of messages, just uncheck the box next to Send Immediately when connected, this will disable automatic sending of messages.

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Step 3: Click on the Send/Receive button in the same tab, this will open a new options window. To disable automatic send/receive for your account group, just select the group from the list and uncheck the box next to Schedule an automatic send/receive every.

With the automatic send/receive disable you will still have to download emails, just press the F9 key with the Outlook window in focus, whenever you want to manually send/receive email in Outlook.

Verify Windows 7 ISO Installation Files

There are lots and lots of blogs and forums who talk about leaked copies of , however we advise you to beware of those downloads, since many of those installation could be spiced up with a variety of worms, viruses and spywares, that may compromise your privacy and security.

However if you have downloaded a copy of Windows 7, before you go ahead and install it, a small tool called Windows 7 ISO verifier can save you a lot of trouble.

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Once you have downloaded a copy of Windows 7, before you install it, just use this tool to verify the downloaded file, if the file is valid you should see a message saying so.

However if you see a different message it would certainly mean that the installation is gamed to install spywares, malwares, viruses or Trojans, just delete it and wait for Microsoft to release a official version. Thanks Nirmal.

Download Windows ISO Verifier