Friday, 21 June 2013

How to Find All Commands of CMD in Your Computer

Usually Windows give all the commands of cmd of your version. So there is no waste of time on internet to find commands. When there is a command to display all commands. so, you do not have to remember them.

Steps -

  • Go to start and click on RUN. Go to RUN and type CMD.

  • Command prompt will open.

  • Type in HELP and press enter.

  •  All the commands will be displayed which are operable in your current  version.

Tips -

  • If you want to know how to use the command more then type "Help" "Space" and then write "Command name". For Further How To Use The Command Instruction, that is If You Are a first time User.

  • If you forget any command, you can use this command.

List of Windows CMD Commands (Part 2)

CMD Commands starting with alphabet N-
NET : Manage network resources NETDOM : Domain Manager NETSH : Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall etc NETSVC : Command-line Service Controller NBTSTAT : Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP) NETSTAT : Display networking statistics (TCP/IP) NOW : Display the current Date and Time NSLOOKUP : Name server lookup NTBACKUP : Backup folders to tape NTRIGHTS : Edit user account rights
CMD Commands starting with alphabet O-
OPENFILES : Query or display open files
CMD Commands starting with alphabet P-
PATH : Display or set a search path for executable files. PATHPING : Trace route plus network latency and packet loss PAUSE : Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message. PERMS : Show permissions for a user PERFMON : Performance Monitor PING : Test a network connection POPD : Return to a previous directory saved by PUSHD. PORTQRY : Display the status of ports and services POWERCFG : Configure power settings PRINT : Print a text file PRINTBRM : Print queue Backup/Recovery PRNCNFG : Display, configure or rename a printer PRNMNGR : Add, delete, list printers set the default printer PROMPT : Change the command prompt. PsExec : Execute process remotely PsFile : Show files opened remotely PsGetSid : Display the SID of a computer or a user PsInfo : List information about a system PsKill : Kill processes by name or process ID PsList : List detailed information about processes PsLoggedOn : Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing) PsLogList : Event log records PsPasswd : Change account password PsPing : Measure network performance PsService : View and control services PsShutdown : Shutdown or reboot a computer PsSuspend : Suspend processes PUSHD : Save and then change the current directory.
CMD Commands starting with alphabet Q-
QGREP : Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern Query Process : Display processes (TS/Remote Desktop) Query Session : Display all sessions (TS/Remote Desktop) Query TermServer : List all servers (TS/Remote Desktop) Query User : Display user sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)
CMD Commands starting with alphabet R-
RASDIAL : Manage RAS connections RASPHONE : Manage RAS connections RECOVER : Recover a damaged file from a defective disk REG : Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values REGEDIT : Import or export registry settings REGSVR32 : Register or unregister a DLL REGINI : Change Registry Permissions REM : Record comments (remarks) in a batch file. REN : Rename a file or files. REPLACE : Replace or update one file with another Reset Session : Delete a Remote Desktop Session RD : Delete folder(s). RMTSHARE : Share a folder or a printer ROBOCOPY : Robust File and Folder Copy ROUTE : Manipulate network routing tables RUN : Start | RUN commands RUNAS : Execute a program under a different user account RUNDLL32 : Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)
CMD Commands starting with alphabet S-
SC : Service Control SCHTASKS : Schedule a command to run at a specific time SCLIST : Display Services SET : Display, set, or remove session environment variables. SETLOCAL : Control the visibility of environment variables. SETX : Set environment variables SFC : System File Checker SHARE : List or edit a file share or print share ShellRunAs : Run a command under a different user account SHIFT : Shift the position of batch file parameters. SHORTCUT : Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file) SHOWGRPS : List the Workgroups a user has joined SHOWMBRS : List the Users who are members of a Workgroup SHUTDOWN : Shutdown the computer SLEEP : Wait for x seconds SLMGR : Software Licensing Management (Vista/2008) SOON : Schedule a command to run in the near future SORT : Sort input START : Start a program, command or batch file. SU : Switch User SUBINACL : Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain SUBST : Associate a path with a drive letter SYSTEMINFO : List system configuration
CMD Commands starting with alphabet T-
TAKEOWN : Take ownership of a file TASKLIST : List running applications and services TASKKILL : Remove a running process from memory TIME : Display or set the system time. TIMEOUT : Delay processing of a batch file TITLE : Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session. TLIST : Task list with full path TOUCH : Change file timestamps TRACERT : Trace route to a remote host TREE : Graphical display of folder structure TSSHUTDN : Remotely shut down or reboot a terminal server TYPE : Display the contents of a text file. TypePerf : Write performance data to a log file
CMD Commands starting with alphabet U-
USRSTAT : List domain usernames and last login
CMD Commands starting with alphabet V-
VER : Display version information. VERIFY : Verify that files have been saved. VOL : Display a disk label.
CMD Commands starting with alphabet W-
WAITFOR : Wait for or send a signal WHERE : Locate and display files in a directory tree WHOAMI : Output the current UserName and domain WINDIFF : Compare the contents of two files or sets of files WINMSDP : Windows system report WINRM : Windows Remote Management WINRS : Windows Remote Shell WMIC : WMI Commands WUAUCLT : Windows Update
CMD Commands starting with alphabet X-
XCACLS : Change file and folder permissions XCOPY : Copy files and folders :: Comment / Remark

Commands marked • are Internal commands only available within the CMD shell.
All other commands (not marked with •) are external commands.
ExteCrnal commands may be used under the CMD shell, PowerShell, or directly from START-RUN.


List of Windows CMD Commands (Part 1)

CMD Commands starting with alphabet A - 
 ADDUSERS : Add or list users to/from a CSV file
 ADmodcmd : Active Directory Bulk Modify
 ARP      : Address Resolution Protocol
 ASSOC    : Change file extension associations.
 ASSOCIAT : One step file association
 AT       : Schedule a command to run at specific time
 ATTRIB   : Change file attributes

CMD Commands starting with alphabet B -
 BCDBOOT  : Create or repair a system partition
 BCDEDIT  : Manage Boot Configuration Data
 BITSADMIN: Background Intelligent Transfer Service
 BOOTCFG  : Edit Windows boot settings
 BROWSTAT : Get domain, browser and PDC info
CMD Commands starting with alphabet C -
 CACLS    : Change file permissions
 CALL     : Call one batch program from another.
 CERTREQ  : Request certificate from certification                             authority
 CERTUTIL : Utility for certification authority files                          and services
 CD       : Change Directory- move to specific Folder.
 CHANGE   : Change Terminal Server Session properties
 CHKDSK   : Check Disk- check and repair disk problems
 CHKNTFS  : Check the NTFS file system
 CHOICE   : Accept keyboard input to a batch file
 CIPHER   : Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
 CleanMgr : Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle                           bin
 CLEARMEM : Clear memory leaks
 CLIP     : Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard
 CLS      : Clear the screen.
 CLUSTER  : Windows Clustering
 CMD      : Start a new CMD shell
 CMDKEY   : Manage stored usernames/passwords
 COLOR    : Change colors of the CMD window.
 COMP     : Compare the contents of two files or sets                          of files
 COMPACT  : Compress files or folders on an NTFS                               partition
 COMPRESS : Compress individual files on an NTFS                               partition
 CON2PRT  : Connect or disconnect a Printer
 CONVERT  : Convert a FAT drive to NTFS
 COPY     : Copy one, more files to another location.
 CSCcmd   : Client-side caching (Offline Files)
 CSVDE    : Import or Export Active Directory data 

CMD Commands starting with alphabet D -
 DATE     : Display or set the date.
 DEFRAG   : Defragment hard drive
 DEL      : Delete one or more files
 DELPROF  : Delete user profiles
 DELTREE  : Delete a folder and all subfolders
 DevCon   : Device Manager Command Line Utility 
 DIR      : Display a list of files and folders.
 DIRUSE   : Display disk usage
 DISKPART :Disk Administration
 DISKSHADOW : Volume Shadow Copy Service
 DNSSTAT  : DNS Statistics
 DOSKEY   : Edit command line, recall commands, and                            create macros
 DriverQuery : Display installed device drivers
 DSACLs   : Active Directory ACLs
 DSAdd    : Add items to active directory (user group                            computer) 
 DSGet    :View items in active directory (user group                           computer)
 DSQuery  : Search for items in active directory(user                            group computer)
 DSMod    : Modify items in active directory (user                               group computer)
 DSMove   : Move an Active directory Object
 DSRM     : Remove items from Active Directory
 CMD Commands starting with alphabet E-
 ECHO     : Display message on screen.
 ENDLOCAL : End localisation of environment changes in                           a batch file.
 ERASE    : Delete one or more files.
 EVENTCREATE : Add a message to the Windows event log
 EXIT     : Quit the current script/routine and set an                           error level.
 EXPAND   : Uncompress files
 EXTRACT  : Uncompress CAB files
CMD Commands starting with alphabet F -
FC : Compare two files FIND : Search for a text string in a file FINDSTR : Search for strings in files FOR /F : Loop command: against a set of files. FOR /F : Loop command: against the results of another command. FOR : Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List. FORFILES : Batch process multiple files FORMAT : Format a disk FREEDISK : Check free disk space (in bytes) FSUTIL : File and Volume utilities FTP : File Transfer Protocol FTYPE : File extension file type associations.
CMD Commands starting with alphabet G -
GETMAC : Display the Media Access Control (MAC) address GLOBAL : Display membership of global groups GOTO : Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line. GPRESULT : Display Resultant Set of Policy information GPUPDATE : Update Group Policy settings
CMD Commands starting with alphabet H -
HELP : Online Help
CMD Commands starting with alphabet I -
iCACLS : Change file and folder permissions IF : Conditionally perform a command. IFMEMBER : Is the current user a member of a Workgroup IPCONFIG : Configure IP
CMD Commands starting with alphabet K -
KILL : Remove a program from memory
CMD Commands starting with alphabet L -
LABEL : Edit a disk label LOCAL : Display membership of local groups LOGEVENT : Write text to the event viewer LOGMAN : Manage Performance Monitor LOGOFF : Log a user off LOGTIME : Log the date and time in a file
CMD Commands starting with alphabet M -
MAPISEND : Send email from the command line MBSAcli : Baseline Security Analyzer MEM : Display memory usage MD : Create new folders. MKLINK : Create a symbolic link (linkd). MODE : Configure a system device MORE : Display output, one screen at a time MOUNTVOL : Manage a volume mount point MOVE : Move files from one folder to another MOVEUSER : Move a user from one domain to another MSG : Send a message MSIEXEC : Microsoft Windows Installer MSINFO32 : System Information MSTSC : Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol) MV : Copy in-use files

Commands marked • are Internal commands only available within the CMD shell.
All other commands (not marked with •) are external commands.
ExteCrnal commands may be used under the CMD shell, PowerShell, or directly from START-RUN.


Apple iOS 7 announced at it's Worldwide Developer Conference

We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be a totally different experience.
It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the skeuomorphic designs and 3D effects, replaced by Sir Jony Ive’s “flat design.” Rumors had been flying for weeks about the new OS and now it’s here and it is, at least at this early reckoning, a massive change for the six year old operating system.
First, we must remember that Ive, Apple’s industrial designer now in control of software following the departure of Scott Forstall, isn’t a believer in interfaces that copy real-world objects. In the past, making the Notes app look like a legal pad or the calendar app look like a Moleskine calendar notebook were part of the iOS design philosophy, as ingrained in the OS as “Slide To Unlock.” All that is gone now.
Are you ready for a whole new world?


  • iOS 7 has a new font leading the way, which seems to be a sort of Helvetica Neue Ultra. It’s very skinny, clean, and it was hinted at in the iOS 7 banners that went up for WWDC yesterday.
  • Instead of white bars on a black background, Apple will now tell you what kind of service coverage you have with five little dots, which are white and grey depending on how strong the signal is across a translucent background.
  • The lock screen is changed for the first time in iOS’s history, with no more shine top or bottom bars for slide to unlock or the clock. Instead, Slide to unlock is translucent above the background image.
  • Default app icons are now flatter, but not quite flat, just as predicted.
  • Jony Ive’s hand has had its way with iOS notifications. The notifications panel isn’t laced with dark grey linen anymore, but actually has a very flat look to it. There is a today view, that lets you see friends birthdays, upcoming invitations, calendar, stocks, and a quick look at tomorrow.
  • The apps all seem to have a white base, except for the stocks app which has a black background and the weather app, which shows motion in the background to convey the current weather.
  • The keyboard is more white, than grey, with a translucency that lets you see what’s underneath the keyboard.



  • Control Center is a pull-up tray that is available in your lock screen.
  • You can adjust brightness, volume, and other settings including Wifi, Airplane mode, rotation lock, or Bluetooth.
  • The Control Center even offers a flashlight, along with tabs for music, camera, and other quick-access apps.
  • The Control Center takes on the environment it’s in, so if you swipe up while you’re in mail, it will have the same blue and white coloring under that translucent panel.


  • iOS 7 lets you multitask between all third-party apps with much better battery consumption.
  • You can double-tap the home button to enter into multi-tasking mode, just like always, but the interface for multitasking has been revamped. It appears to offer live previews, but Apple wasn’t clear about that.


  • Safari opens straight into full screen mode now, with the option to pull down to bring up the search bar at the top.
  • The search field has been improved to be a unified smart search field, which lets you have access to all your favorite websites with a single tap.
  • Tabs come with a totally new interface, scrolling in a vertical carousel, and there are no longer any limits. In other words, you can have as many tabs as you want, as opposed to just 8 like before. Swipe a tab off to the side to throw it away.
  • The new Safari is integrated with iCloud keychain from OS X Mavericks, and also comes with parental controls.


  • You can share sharesheets with other people by simply tapping their name. No NFC required.
  • Airdrop supports iPhone 5, iPad 4th gen, iPad Mini

photos_moments_screenCAMERA AND PHOTOS:

  • The Camera app lets you swipe between your various camera types, such as panorama or HDR so you can quickly take a pic instead of fumbling around with settings.
  • Photos marks the first update to the photo gallery on iOS since it was introduced.
  • You can search based on date, and location, within the photos app.
  • Instagram must be flattered — Apple has introduced photo filters so you can add a little professionalism to the picture.
  • Users can share via AirDrop, iCloud photo-sharing, as well as shared Photo Streams.
  • You can even share video with iCloud photo-sharing.


  • Siri has a new voice! It sounds similar, but also weird. You can choose a male or female voice, if you like. Voices include languages like French, German, and other languages “over time.”
  • The visual UI has also been upgraded, with a sound wave going along the bottom.
  • Siri has also been integrated with settings, letting you tell her to turn on bluetooth, or lower the screen brightness.
  • The company has also added support for Twitter, Wikipedia, and shows web search results direct from Bing.


  • iOS in the Car depends a lot on Siri.
  • It puts the iOS homescreen on the screen of your car, and lets you search for directions, listen to music, etc.


  • You can now search for apps based on location. In other words, search for apps by the Louvre and see a lot of French museum apps.
  • The App Store also automatically updates apps for you in the background now. Hallelujah again!

itunesradio_mystationsITUNES RADIO:

  • Apple has finally introduced the much-anticipated iTunes Radio, which gives a Genius-like experience to the entire 26-million title iTunes catalog.
  • You can see the full list of songs on each station by clicking history, with purchase and preview buttons built right in to send you to the iTunes store.
  • iTunes Radio also lets you customize each station by clicking a star to show that you want more of this type of music.
  • iTunes Match users will get an ad-free experience, but others will be able to use the app for free with a few audio and text ads.


  • This is for those of us who have had an iPhone stolen.
  • If a thief steals your phone and tries to turn off Find My iPhone, they can no longer turn the device back on without your iCloud password.
  • Users can also block messages and calls from other users.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

25 HTC One Tips

When you've purchased a new handset, it's understandable to be excited by the sheer potential contained within the phone's sleek frame -- but it's also common to feel a pang of trepidation. Modern mobiles are almost as convoluted as desktop PCs, offering a dazzlingly range of options and settings.

Thankfully, here at CNET UK we've got plenty of experience in dealing with these complex beasts. Here, we offer up 25 top tips for the HTC One, which are sure to make ownership of this flagship Android blower a pleasure rather than a pain.

1. Bypass BlinkFeed to get a more traditional home screen -

BlinkFeed is a big part of HTC's new Sense UI, but it's something of an acquired taste -- for some users, it's a little too different to the traditional Android homescreen experience. Sadly for those individuals, you can't disable BlinkFeed entirely, but you can render it less obtrusive by making one of your other homescreens your default view whenever you unlock the device.
Simply long-press on any homescreen and then long-press the thumbnail at the top of the screen. You'll see the option 'Set as home' appear. Select any screen other than BlinkFeed, and bingo -- you can now ignore it completely.

2. Customise your lock screen -

If you're finding the default lock screen a little dull, you can switch to something more dynamic by going to Settings > Personalise > Lock Screen Style. You can pick from a rundown of your unread notifications -- including texts, missed calls, emails, calendar events or a selection of photos from your gallery. You can also have a music-based lock screen which allows you to quickly access your tunes.

3. Take a screenshot -

Hold down the power button and down volume key to snap a screenshot of your phone's display.

4. Automatically upload your photos to the cloud -

Open up the camera, tap the three dots in the bottom-left corner of the screen and then select Camera Options > Auto Upload. Select which service you'd like to upload the images to, and you'll never have to worry about backing up your snaps again.

5. Make your photos come alive -

'Zoe' is HTC's flashy name for a new kind of image capture. Zoe images are a few seconds of video and 20 different images, and these really bring your photo gallery to life. To enable Zoe mode, simply tap the camera icon on the left side of the screen, in the middle. You can tell when you're taking a Zoe shot as the camera symbol slowly changes colour to illustrate that capture is in progress.

6. Customise your app drawer layout -

Don't like the arrangement of icons in your app drawer? Why not tinker with the layout to suit your tastes? In the app drawer, simply swipe down slightly to reveal a row of settings. You can choose to arrange icons in 'Alphabetical' or 'Most Recent' order. You can also create a custom arrangement by moving icons around and creating folders.

7. Control which notifications fire up the phone's LED -

Although you sadly can't pick the colour of the LED notification light, you can tell it what notifications you want it to flash for. This is handy if you're concerned about missing a text message, but aren't bothered about being told you have an inbox full of unread emails. Go to Settings > Display, Gestures and Buttons > Notification Flash to pick and choose.

8. Fill BlinkFeed with the content you want -

BlinkFeed comes with a selection of pre-determined content sources, including The Guardian and CNET (naturally). You can customise what content is displayed in your BlinkFeed stream by pulling down on the stream and then tapping the three dot icon which appears on the right-hand side. You can select to have your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn status updates appear in the stream, as well as various news topics.

9. Disable Beats Audio -

The HTC One's aural experience is powered by Beats Audio, which offers deep, rich bass for those times when you're simply itching to work your way through Dr. Dre's entire discography. This booming quality isn't for everyone, and those of you who like listening to lighter stuff -- Keane or Fleetwood Mac fans, anyone? -- will be relieved to know you can turn it off. Simply go to Settings, scroll down to the 'Phone' section and switch Beats Audio to off.

10. Use your HTC One as a TV remote -

Is there anything this phone can't do? Using the pre-loaded HTC TV app, you can make your handset mimic a remote control, which means you'll never have to struggle down the back of the sofa to find that remote again.

11. Perform a hard reboot -

Back in the old days, when your phone crashed you'd just pop the back off and pull out the battery to reset it. This method is being slowly phased out, however, with the advent of totally sealed phones. Thankfully there's still a way to reboot your HTC One on the rare occasions it decides to lock up entirely. Simply hold down the power button for 10 seconds and the phone will perform a hard reboot.

12. Enable Sleep Mode to save power -

When your phone is in your pocket it doesn't need to keep sucking juice. Sleep Mode switches off 3G connectivity when your phone is inactive for long periods of time, and this saves an incredible amount of power. To turn it on, go to Settings > Power > Sleep Mode.

13. View the Web fullscreen -

When using the HTC Web browser, tap the top of the screen to reveal the URL bar and then tap the three dot icon. Select Settings > General and then tick the 'Fullscreen' box. You can also force the browser to display the desktop view by ticking the box in the Settings menu. After all, who wants to view a mobile version of a site on a phone with such a massive screen, right?

14. Install a custom keyboard -

One of the great things about Android is that if you don't like your phone's on-screen keyboard, you can install one of your own. There are loads of alternatives available on the Google Play store, and once you've picked and installed the one you like you simply have to go to Settings > Language and Keyboard and select your new option. Before you ditch the default though, make sure you try out the wonderfully intuitive 'trace to type' option -- you can enable it from the Language and Keyboard menu.

15. Customise your home screen dock icons -

Across the bottom of the screen are four icon shortcuts which allow you to access your phone book, messages, Internet and camera. You can customise these shortcuts to suit your own personal tastes, and even add folders to increase the number of apps in the dock. Simply long-press an icon and drag it away from the dock to remove. To add an icon, locate it in your application drawer and then long-press to pick it up and drag it down to the dock. You can create a folder by dragging one icon over another.

16. Find an app quickly -

If you've downloaded loads of apps and games from the Google Play store then finding the one you want is easier said than done, especially if you're in a hurry. To save yourself searching through the entirety of the phone's app drawer, simply tap the magnifying glass icon and type in the name of the app you're after.

17. Use your phone as a torch -

Trying to unlock your front door in total darkness isn't a fun task, but with the HTC One you can get a bit of illumination to help when you return home from your late-night activities. The Torch app boasts different brightness levels, too.

18. Keep your kids safe when they're using your phone -

The HTC One comes with Zoodles Kid mode pre-installed, which means you can keep your little ones safe when your phone is searving as an all-important entertainment device on long, dull car journeys. Kid Mode selects content appropriate for the child's age and won't allow them to use apps which could potentially put them t risk online.

19. Transfer your content from your old phone -

Getting a shiny new handset is one of life's simple pleasures, but the process of getting all of your information from your old phone to its replacement is often a painful affair. Thank goodness then that the HTC One comes with a handy tool to make things easier. Go to Settings > Transfer Content and select which kind of device you're upgrading from. It doesn't even have to be an Android handset -- you can port over content from your iPhone, Windows Phone or Blackberry.

20. Extend the phone's stamina with Power Saver Mode -

Modern smart phones are veritable powerhouses of cutting-edge technology, cramming Wi-Fi, 3G, super-bright screens and powerful graphics chips into their svelte frames. The downside of this is that battery life isn't as good as it could be, which is why you'll want to use the HTC One's built-in Power Saver mode to ensure your phone gets through an entire day before gasping for a top-up.
This mode is based around four key areas: CPU Power, Display, Vibration and Data Connectivity. You can choose to activate one or more of these to dial-down the phone's ravenous appetite for power.

21. Backup your phone's settings to the cloud -

Misplacing your phone is one thing, but losing all of the valuable settings you've spent weeks perfecting is almost as annoying. Thankfully, you can backup this valuable information to the cloud which means that if you do happen to lose your handset, you can configure the replacement in a matter of seconds.

22. Share media content with other devices -

You can effortlessly share images and video to your TV using the HTC One's media sharing capability. You'll need a HTC Media Link box, or a device on the same Wi-Fi network which has DLNA support. Predictably, HTC's option is a little slicker, as it works with the phone's touchscreen to make the process even more intuitive. To share a photo to the TV, all you have to do is place three fingers on the phone's screen and 'fling' the image upwards.

23. Shut down unused apps -

Because the HTC One lacks a multi-tasking button, to access the standard Android multi-tasking menu you have to do things a little differently. Simply double tap the home button and you'll see a grid of running apps. To shut one down, simply place your finger on it and then swipe upwards.

24. Switch off unwanted applications -

The usual strategy when you have an application which annoys you is to simply uninstall it, but some applications can't be removed. Thankfully, Android now allows you to disable irksome programs. Go to Settings > Apps > and then swipe across to the 'All' panel. Find the app and tap the 'Disable' button. Be wary of turning off key system apps, as this may cause your phone to behave strangely.

25. Secure your phone's lock screen -

If you've lost your phone, what kind of sensitive data could a stranger discover on it? Work information in your emails? A link to your online banking? Your name and address? Too many of us are content to leave our phones unprotected, which is why you'll want to engage some kind of lock screen security when you get your HTC One.
By default it is set to 'none', which means all you have to do is slide up the lock icon to gain access. To change this, visit Settings > Security > Screen lock. You can select from a pattern lock, a numerical pin, a password or even your face. Face Unlock uses your mug to grant access, but it's not 100 per cent foolproof -- it can be overcome using a photo of you, so don’t rely on it too much.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Send & Receive SMS On Computer With Mysms App

Forget messaging apps like WhatsApp, Line and Viber, sending and receiving free text messages should not and is no longer restricted to smartphones only. If you’re looking for a cross-platform iMessage-like service, this post is for you.
mysms Messenger App
Today, we’re going to introduce to you a powerful cross-platform messaging app – mysms, which allows you to send and receive free text messages to other mysms users right from your desktop computer, regardless of it being a Mac or Windows. Mysms may eventually be the only messaging app you’ll ever need on your smartphone.

Mysms Android & IOS App

To begin using mysms, get it on your smartphone first.
  1. Download and install mysms messenger app on your smartphone: iOS | Android.
  2. Register and activate your phone number by keying in your phone number and password for desktop and web access.
That’s it! Now let’s have a look how mysms Messenger works on different platforms.

Mysms On Smartphone

mysms works like any other messaging app for smartphones: both sender and recipient must have mysms installed to start texting for free. Then, they can start sending all sorts of messages, files, images, videos or even word documents.
mysms Messenger on Smartphone

Mysms On Computer

To send messages straight from your Mac or PC, just get mysms installed on your computer. Best of all, your messages will always stay in sync, no matter which device you’re using.
For Android users, you can even use mysms to send SMS via your network service provider, charges will apply.
mysms Messenger on Computer

Mysms On Web Browser

Besides the smartphone and computer, mysms also provides a web app for you to manage all of your messages and contacts. The automatic backup feature keeps all your messages safe and accessible from anywhere.
If you want the flexibility to be in contact with anyone on the go via smartphone yet still have the comfort of sending messages from your computer, all for free, give mysms a shot.

Top 10 Security Tools For Your Smartphone

What would you do if you misplace your mobile phone, or worse still, had it stolen? Would you even know where to start to get it back, and what about all that personal data that is linked to your phone?
If this has ever happened to you, you know what a nightmare it can be. Although there are some good Samaritans in the world, more than likely they’re not going to be the ones who would steal your mobile device.
So what can you do to minimize the effects of a stolen smartphone? You can start by installing some form of security for your device. With all of the mobile apps readily available for use (and many for free), there’s really no excuse for not giving your phone ample protection. Even for apps that aren’t free, it’s worth paying that small fee in order to give your smartphone and the details it contain the security it needs.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tools available for protecting your smartphone.

Our Top 10

Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout is a free app that protects your iOS or Android device around the clock from mobile threats such as unsecure WiFi networks, malicious apps, fraudulent links, etc. You can also use it to backup your contacts by scheduling automatic backups and then accessing the information online, or using it to restore your device in case of a crash or data loss.
If you lose your phone, Lookout can locate it on a Google map – even if the GPS is off. It will also activate a loud alarm – even if your phone is on silent.
Lookout Mobile Security
Want more features like remote locking, safe browsing, phishing protection, privacy scans and app reports? You can upgrade to Lookout Premium for $2.99/month or $29.99/year.

Snap Secure Mobile Security

Snap Secure will securely and automatically back up your data to your online account so that you can access it, restore or transfer data to a new device if needed. It comes with anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, and will scan all of your new applications for malware.
It also includes a call-blocking feature that lets you block calls from unknown or unshown numbers. You can even block unwanted emails on your BlackBerry device, and block unwanted SMS messages on Android devices.
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The Privacy Manager can also let you know how apps are using your personal information, and it has an anti-theft and location tracker which will help you catch the thief who took your phone. Best of all, it has a unique feature called the Personal Guardian. This is a panic button for the user to silently send out an email, SMS message, or tweet along with your location in case of an emergency.
Snap Secure is available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. There are both free and Pro versions. Most of the better features are only available with a Pro account, but you’ll get a 30-day free trial of Snap Secure Pro with the free version. The Pro version is $3.99/month or $17.99/year.

BullGuard Mobile Security 10

With BullGuard you get an online account that lets you remotely access your smartphone, along with a Mobile Security Manager that works with your device’s GPS. If you lose your device, you can lock it remotely and wipe it clean.
It also includes a Parental Control module so that you can keep your kids protected without having direct access to the phone. It includes anti-virus and anti-spyware, firewall, spam filter, backup/restore feature for contacts, and SIM card protection.
BullGuard is available for Android, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry, and is available at the cost of $29.95/year.

IHound Phone And Family Tracking

iHound is great for families and includes various tracking tools, yet it is also a great tool for protecting your device. iHound can use your phone’s GPS to track your device and report its location. It includes an alarm that can be set off via a push notification and heard even when the device is silent. If you use this on an Android device, you can also remotely wipe your data and lock your device.
iHound can also protect you with the unique geofencing feature that automatically checks you in on Facebook or Twitter when you arrive at your destination.
iHound is currently free in the iPhone App Store and includes 3 months of service. After this, you can extend your subscription for 3 months ($3.99), 6 months ($5.99), 12 months ($10.99), or 24 months ($19.99). If you’re on an Android, it’s only $3.99/year after a 7-day free trial.

McAfee WaveSecure

McAfee has also created an excellent mobile security application for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian OS, Windows phone, and Java. It includes all of the same features as the rest: remote wiping and locking; backup and restoring of data; and location and SIM tracking. With WaveSecure, not only can you backup your contacts, but you can also backup photos and videos.
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Also, the tracking feature does not only track the current location, but plots several locations on a map so you can see the vicinity of your device. This feature works even if your GPS has been turned off.
McAfee WaveSecure is available for all devices at $19.99/year.

Kaspersky Mobile Security 9

Kaspersky Mobile offers many features, but includes the most features for Symbian and Windows mobile devices. These features include: anti-theft, anti-virus, anti-spam, privacy protection, data encryption, parental controls, and firewall protection. The phone tracking feature shows your device on a Google map and provides coordinates.
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One of the unique features it has is the ability to wipe your device clean even if the SIM card has been replaced. The Private mode feature is also useful because you can completely hide incoming calls and SMS messages manually, automatically, or remotely. So if your device is stolen or someone is trying to hack into your phone around, the joke is on them because they won’t be able to access that data.
Kaspersky Mobile is currently on sale for $9.95/year (regular $29.95) or $29.95/2 years (regular $59.90). If you want to try before buying, there is a 7-day free trial.

F-Secure Mobile Security

If you’re using an Android, Symbian, or Windows mobile device, you may want to try out F-Secure. It offers the basics such as protection against viruses and malware, parental controls, safe browsing, identity protection, location tracking, and call/SMS blocking.
There is currently a 30-day free trial of the Mobile Security service after which it’s $3.50/month or $39.50/year. If you prefer something totally free, you can download the always free Anti-Theft app, which protects the data in your phone if it is lost or stolen. The app will help you locate your device and let you wipe out the data contained and lock it remotely.

Norton Mobile Security Lite

Here we have Norton, another well-known anti-virus provider. Norton Mobile is unfortunately only available for Android devices. It protects you against unauthorized access, viruses, malware, phishing, and theft. If your device is stolen, you will be able to locate it, wipe the data within, and lock it remotely.
Even when you’re browsing the Web, you’re being protected with a privacy guard. If your device is compromised, it will detect and eliminate the threat. All apps will also be scanned to make sure they’re not malicious. Calls and SMS messages can be blocked as well.
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Norton Mobile Security Lite is free in the Android Marketplace. Norton also offers the Mobile Utilities and Task Killer, Snap QR Code Reader, and Anti-Theft plug-ins all for free.
A very similar Android-only mobile security app you might like is by Trend Micro. It offers all of the same features as Norton Mobile and comes with a 30-day free trial, after which it’s $17.99/year.
I’ll throw AVG for Android in here as well. Along with all of the same features, it also helps to enhance the performance of your device by identifying applications that may be slowing it down. AVG for Android is also free.

Avast! Mobile Security

Avast! Mobile is yet another Android-only application, but I wanted to address it in more detail because of the many features it offers – all for free. When compared to the other free and paid mobile security options, Avast! delivers the same features and more.
It has real-time protection, customizable updates, privacy reports, a Web shield, call and SMS message filtering, a firewall and application manager. If your device is stolen, you can do everything except access or restore your contacts – because it doesn’t include a backup feature. Yet, you can locate your device and wipe or lock it remotely, set off an alarm, and even receive a notification if your SIM card is changed.
Now for the more: The App Disguiser is a unique feature that lets you choose custom names for your apps so that if your device is stolen, it will be harder for thieves to find the apps containing your personal data. Another great feature is called “Stealth Mode”. Once the anti-theft feature has been enabled on your device, the Avast! app icon will be hidden so that the thief can’t detect it; they’ll never even know that they’re being tracked.


Lastly we have GadgetTrack, an app only for iOS devices that not only tracks your stolen device, but takes a snapshot of the thief! If your device doesn’t have a camera, you can still use it to create tracking reports with and give you coordinates for your missing device.
While you’ll get better location-tracking with the GPS on, it’s not required. You can also lock the settings on the device so that the thief can’t change them. Plus there’s a “Deleting Apps” restriction that you can enable so that the thief cannot delete any of your apps – including GadgetTrack.
GadgetTrack is available in the App Store for $3.99.

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iOS users, if you’re looking for something only for your device, check out VirusBarrier. This app is $2.99 and can be used to scan email attachments and other files as needed. It checks for spyware, trojans, adware, hacker tools, dialers, keyloggers, and more. VirusBarrier even works with remote services like DropBox, iDisk, and WebDAV.
Due to the limitations of iOS, this app cannot automatically scan files or schedule automatic scans; this is probably the reason why most of the abovementioned apps are mainly for Android.

Webroot SecureWeb

Here we go, iOS users, an application that you can use too! Webroot SecureWeb is available for iOS and Android, and mainly focuses on securing your Web browsing experience. On the iOS app you can browse using the integrated and secure tabbed browser and safe search feature, which identifies phishing and malicious websites. There are no anti-theft features included, unlike the Android version.
For Android there is both a free and Pro version (for $9.99/year – regular $19.99/year). In the free version you get secure browsing along with an anti-virus, location tracking, alarm, call and SMS message blocking, and remote locking. The PRO version has all of the above plus SIM card locking, remote wiping, and app scanning.


When it comes to your privacy and security, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So be sure you’re protected at all times!
If you’re using a mobile security application, which one are you currently using? If you’re not using one, which one do you plan on trying out after reading this list? Feel free to let us know in the comments..!!