Watch ASCII Star Wars in Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8

Every one of us has watched Star Wars on television, computer or in a theater. It is the same movie with aliens fighting each other for galaxies and such stuff. There is nothing new in it. But wait, have you watched an ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) version of Star Wars and that too in Windows using telnet? A network protocol known only to computer wizards. Well if you have not, then you must do it now!

There is a complete copy of Star Wars done entirely in ASCII characters that you can watch in theWindows operating system (or any OS that supports telnet). The only thing required to watch it is an internet connection; speed does not matter.

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To watch it on Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux
Go to Start, Run. (Only for Windows users)Now type “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” without the quotes and press Enter. Users of Mac OS X and Linux can directly execute this code in the terminal window.

On Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Telnet is turned off by default in the latest versions of Windows. So, in order to watch star wars, you must first enable telnet by going to Control Panel › Programs › Turn Windows Feature On or Off and ticking both the telnet check boxes. After doing that, follow the steps given below:-
Go to Start, Search in Windows Vista and Windows 7. On Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, open the main Start page. Type telnet and press Enter. In the following command prompt window, type “o” without quotes and press Enter. Now type “towel.blinkenlights.nl” without the quotes and press Enter. If you do not need telnet anymore, you can turn it off.

A command prompt window like the one in the image will open with the movie being played in it. See the movie yourself. Did you enjoy watching this new version of Star Wars? Well, I did and know it for sure that you would have too.

In this post I’m going to tell you some common problems every android user faces but he/she tends to neglect it. Why neglect it if you can solve them, here are 10 common problems we face while using android :-

1. Too many background apps running
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It’s the bane of owning a smartphone- apps can, and will, demand data. And when they’re not demanding it, they’re sending it. While you’re on a Wi-Fi connection this will usually be okay. The problem starts when you’re using metered mobile internet.
There are several ways of dealing with running background apps. There can be two problems you might face if more background app ae running- battery draining faster and mobile data used unnecessarily.

First way- Open settings>Apps and see list of running apps, you can force stop apps that you find unnecessary. If you reboot your device then do this again.

Second way- Open settings>Data Usage, here you can check which app uses background data. If you feel to stop that click on three dot button on upper right corner and check Restrict background data.

2. Your phone doesn’t look the same as other phones

Wondering why your friend’s Android has a different look, or built-in apps missing from yours? One way to make your standard Android handset look like your friends’s is to install a launcher that supports themes, such as GoLauncher Ex, Nova Launcher, and many more available on play store. You can have HTC One UI on your non HTC One device by downloading a launcher and selecting HTC One Theme.

3. Your phone slows down after time

Android phones slows down over time. But you can deal with it after reading this.
these tips will help you:-

a. Restarting your phone can kill any resource draining apps.
b. Blocking apps from accessing the internet (as described above).
c. Clearing data and cache of apps. Do this by going Settings>Apps and clear data and cache of specific apps. Or you can do same from Clean Master App.
d. The system Monitor app by Pavel Petrov displays resource use and enables you to kill all non-essential tasks with a single tap.
e. Sometimes too much widgets on home screen can cause a major disaster, remove widgets that are non-essential widgets.

4. Offline maps

Update Google maps, it now has a new feature of saving maps of different areas. You can view maps now without using internet. Cool right?

5. Missed notification

Ever dismissed a notification in error? Or forgot any notification after a while. Or you skipped a birthday reminder accidentally. Either way, you want it back. Now you can get back your notifications back (if you have 4.3 or above android version).

a. Click on add widget.
b. Add a widget of settings on your desired place.
c. Select Notification when a window pops up asking you to choose a shortcut.
d. Voila!Now you click on that widget and see all the notifications.

6. Back button function

Some people have problem using the back button. Actually you might think you know its real function, but unfortunately you don’t. Its real function is to go back to the previous app. Inbuilt back button inside a particular app is for going back to previous page in that app.
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7. Some apps doesn’t work after you rooted your device

Rooting your smartphone enables you to run special utilities that require enhanced permissions. Unfortunately some apps can stop running correctly after rooting. You can deal with it by temporarily unrooting your device. You can do this by downloading OTA Rootkeeper or similar apps from Google playstore by searching “Unroot”.

8. The share menu is overloaded
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Sharing links is a great way to highlight interesting material to friends, family and even save links to read yourself later when you’re got a bit of spare time on your hands.
With too many sharing options, however, the share menu can become bloated, overloaded with too many choices. You can organise your sharing list by downloading “Andmade Share” from playstore.

9. Quiet hours

There are many apps available on playstore if want quiet hours on your device you don’t have inbuilt quiet hour function. With this function you can set at what time you want your device to be on silent or vibrate mode.

10. Battery drains overnight for no apparent reason

We already discussed many ways of dealing with this earlier. For rooted users, you can download Greenify and save your battery.

Hey guys! Here I’m gonna show you how to increase your internet download speed to the maximum you should get on your current internet plan.

You might be unhappy about the current internet speed you are getting, you might be getting download speed lesser than what you should get in your current internet plan. Don’t blame your internet provider, it may be because of windows inbuilt settings. Windows inbuilt setting prevents your bandwidth usages and so you get lesser download speed than what you deserves.

Here I’m gonna show you how to change those settings and get maximum download speed. Follow me -

Firstly open speedtest and check your download speed, write down the results to compare them after we finish these settings.

1. Now open run (start+r)
2. Type ” gpedit.msc ” and hit enter.
3. Double click on Administrative Templates on the left side. And navigate to Network from there.
4. Now open QoS Packet Scheduler.
5. Go to Limit reservable bandwidth and open it.
6. You see three checkboxes (Not Configured, Enabled, Disabled), select Enabled.
7. Now change your Bandwidth limit (%): from default to 0 (i.e. if I is 20, change it to 0)
8. Click Apply and then Okay
9. Now check your speed on speedtest, you’ll find an increase in download speed. Compare with the previous result.

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Hey guys, today I’m going to show you how to increase your PCs performance easily.
By default, your PC runs on specific memory, processors and runs background apps that slows down your PCs. I’m going to show you how to handle them.

Okay let’s start…

1. Open run (start+r)
2. Type msconfig and hit enter
3. Go to Boot option and then navigate to Advanced options…
4. Select the checkbox displaying Number of processors and then select the maximum number of processors.
5. Now select the checkbox displaying Maximum memory and select the maximum you can get there.
6. Click OK and then navigate to Startup.
7. Here it will show you the list of apps that runs when your laptop/PC boots up, it also indicates the startup impact.
8. Disable the apps that is high and medium impact and which you feel is unnecessary.
9. Click on Apply and then OK

Now it will demand the system to restart, restart your Computer and feel the increase in speed.
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Hey guys! This post is very important for me because I myself found the solution to increase torrent speeds on utorrent app on android/apple smartphone.
Its very easy, but be careful about what you do. Read along :-

1. Get utorrent app, if you don’t have it.
2. Download TCP port scanner from play store/app store.
3. Open the TCP port app and write your IP address in the box where it asks and click on scan.
4. It will take some time to scan so please be patient.
5. Once done, it will show you some numbers. They are TCP ports, write them down somewhere.
6. Open your utorrent app and click on settings.
7. Click on TCP port and replace the default number with any of the TCP port number you scanned earlier. You can use an
port.
8. Now close the app and then restart your device.
9. Try any torrent now and you will notice the change in speed.

Download a good torrent with good number of seeds and less leaches, check the speed and then pause it and then do what I just explained above. Start your torrent again, you’ll notice increase in speed by at least 5x.

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Although I know this topic isn’t related to Android but I saw people struggling with their limited screen resolution in their netbook and are not being able to upgrade their windows to windows 8. Here I’m gonna show you how to overcome that problem easily and safely. Follow the instructions very carefully or you might end up with frustration.

Note that making errant registry changes can disable your system so be extremely careful!  You are responsible for making and changes to your system.

Here is how I did it:

1. Press Windows Key + R, this will  brings up the Run dialog, then type:- regedit.exe

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2. Scroll to the top and click on ‘Computer’

3. From the menu above choose ‘Edit’ then ‘Find’ (or ‘Ctrl + F’)

4. In the Find dialog type: Display1_DownScalingSupported

5. Hit the Find Next button (it will search for that text and may take some time)

6. When it finds the Key, click on the name in the right side and it will bring up a dialog that allows you to modify the value.  Change the value to 1

7. Hit F3 to continue the search and change that value to 1 for each Display1_DownScalingSupported key found (most probably you will find only one find)

That’s it. Now close the window and reboot your system and check whether it worked or not… I positive that it will work.

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So have rooted your android device successfully? I hoped so… cool

Now lets get started with the next part what can you actually do other than the apps for rooted device. Here I am gonna tell you about what other cool stuffs you can do with your device now, if you haven’t rooted your device yet, please click here and come back again.

If I speak about myself, the best thing I like is installing Custom ROM’s. I was using Galaxy Tab 2.7.0 p3100 model with android v4.1.2. My reason to root my device was to install android v4.4.2 in it. That’s what a custom Rom is basically used for. So I rooted my device and installed 4.4.2 kitkat in it. It was incredible!

Then I wanted to make my 4.4.2 kitkat different from other kitkat devices so I used themes compatible with my current ROM. Themes and icon packs made my Tab 2 worth purchasing. Not only I made my device faster but also smooth and no lags. The key to do this is to follow every instruction I write and follow it otherwise you’ll end up with a bricked device and then blame me for it.

 

Lets get started with installing Custom ROM on your device:

  1. Get all the info about your device, like model number, android version, RAM, etc. You can check this by going to settings>about device.
  2. There would be many ROM’s available for your device, some of them would be official, unofficial, experimental, unstable, stable. I recommend going with stable/official first or if you are brave enough like me go with unofficial. Don’t go with the experimental because it contains a lot of bugs that only professionals can handle.
  3. I would personally recommend CyanogenMod as the best ROM available at present but you can also check out other developer’s ROM for your device as well. Ask me if you are uncertain about anything.
  4. Get the zip file of your desired ROM and gapps file associated with it. Gapps file is basically google apps. Get that zip file too.
  5. Copy them to your ext sd card in your device and not in your internal memory.
  6. Backup everything including your current ROM. Use ROM manager and titanium backup for it.
  7. Download and install latest version of clockwork recovery mode in your device.(To do this, copy the zip file of it in your ext sd card and boot into recovery mode and choose install zip from sdcard. Find the zip file of clockwork mode and install it. then go back and click reboot now. Use volume keys to move up and down and power key to select.)
  8. Make sure your device is charged, at least 80%
  9. Make sure you are connected to internet. (optional)
  10. Now once you are ready to do this go ahead (wishing you luck)
  11. Get your device into recovery mode (switch off your device and hold power+vol up key when you switch on your device, this will get you into recovery mode. If this not works ask me)
  12. Click on wipe data/factory reset and select YES, go back after that. Then click on wipe cache partition and click YES, go back. Then click on advanced>wipe dalvik cache>YES.
  13. Now once all these are done, click on install zip>choose zip from /storage/sdcard1>choose your desired ROM you copied here>install>YES> then go back to the menu.
  14. Then go to the same folder and install the gapps zip file, then go back.
  15. Now once all these are done reboot your device by clicking reboot system now from main menu.
  16. It will take some time to reboot because it is the first time. Once rebooted follow the on screen instruction and enjoy your new and awesome ROM.

 

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In the past article, we touched on how and why you’d want to “root” your android device.  Rooting enables you to use the superuser (or root) permissions of the operating system, giving you more control over the device. You can remove pre installed apps (bloatware), make full device backups, and customize more device components and settings. Presented here is a list of 30 apps that take advantage of superuser permissions in order to unlock extra functionality, performance, and system tweaks.

 

Here are some pretty cool apps you wanna try out-

Greenify

Overtime your Android will be filled with apps that consume a lot of your battery life, or worse make your device slow down. Greenify will help to identify and hibernate your battery-sucking apps when you are not using them.

This is different from freezing the app (which renders the program useless), a method other similar root apps use. Greenify merely puts those apps to sleep while not disabling their function entirely.

Greenify

Screen Standby

The frequent display timeout that is causing your device to lose connection when the screen is off can be rather annoying. To retain that connection whenver your screen is turned off you can use Screen Standby for that.

It will also prevent your device from overheating especially if you are connecting it via MHL/HDMI for a long gaming or movie streaming session.

Screen Standby

Chainfire 3D

Stil stuck with Froyo or Gingerbread, unable to run a high-end game? Chainfire 3D serves as the ‘middle man’ between your apps and graphic driver, allowing users to disable or enable graphics to run newer games, even on older devices.

Chainfire 3D

DataSync

This awesomely crafted app works perfectly especially for users with more than one Android device. Sync your data between multiple devices with 3 quick options: over Wi-Fi, Dropbox or FTP.

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Titanium Backup

Here is another popular backup app. With this app you can set a schedule backup so that you will always will have that important data saved in your phone. You can easily transfer the backups to your desktop via a USB cable and restore it at anytime with Titanium Backup.

Titanium Backup

BusyBox Installer

BusyBox is an app that combines many common UNIX utilities into a single, small executable. Android is based on Linux which is also capable of running complex UNIX commands. BusyBox simplifies this type of process.

Many rooted apps and custom roms depend on BusyBox to run their script and make them work, hence some custom roms would have this automatically installed.

BusyBox Installer

Samba FileSharing For Android

Samba FileSharing enables you to project your SD Card storage in your Android and broadcast it all over your network for you to access its files. The settings are similar to what you setup on your desktop and you can even access the shared folder through another Android device too.

Samba FileSharing For Android

Pimp My Rom (Alpha)

Here’s a one-in-all tweaking app. There are just so many features and tweaks that you can enable and patch to improve your Android experience.

It also includes init.d scripts that are full of tweaks and a simplified version of buildprop to make it easier time to decide on the perfect settings for your device.

Pimp My Rom (Alpha)

OTA RootKeeper

A very straightforward app where you can keep your ‘Root’ access by saving it as a backup. Once you have the backup, flash over your Android device OTA updates and restore your root permission through this app. Simple!

OTA RootKeeper

Trickster MOD Kernel Settings

A tweaking tool for your Android device that supports many kernels. One of the fewer apps that allows you to overclock your GPU while having the combined functionality of many other apps in one convenient application.

Trickster MOD Kernel Settings

CatLog

A logcat app where you can find details on what is going on in your Android device. While scanning your logs, Catlog make it easier for you to do stacktraces to debug your apps. A neat tool for developers or testers.

CatLog

LBE Privacy Guard

Akin to an interactive desktop firewall, this will scan and list all the permissions required by every app you install. Through this list you will be able to customize your own permission settings to decide what kind of data the app can take from you.

Don’t worry about losing your settings, because this very thoughtful app will remember them.

LBE Privacy Guard

Root Uninstaller

Not happy with the bloatware your Android phone takes with it? Freeze, uninstall or hide any unsightly or useless app with Root Uninstaller and free up some space for apps that matter.

Warning: Removing system app carelessly might lead to a system crash. Know wha you are doing before you do it.

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GMD GestureControl Lite

Want to breeze through your phone with gestures? Here’s an app that can help you setup multi-touch gestures to run special action commands for your phone or tablet.

GMD GestureControl Lite

Market Helper

Certain apps are optimized only for phone, or only for tablet. Market Helper helps you to transform your phone or tablet into the (popular) Android device of your choice, allowing you to download that device-specific app you want from the Play Store.

Market Helper

DiskDigger

If you ever lost a photo before, DiskDigger is a nifty little app that allows you to dig back all your deleted photos easily. This free app include an experimental feature where you can retrieve even your deleted videos too. Visit this link for the instruction on how to use it.

DiskDigger

TopNTP

The objective of this app is to force your GPS to lock onto your location as fast as possible. It includes many different customized gps.conf file for you to test, to get the best possible results. You can use your own custom config and apply it via this app too.

TopNTP

AFWall+ (Android Firewall)

AFWall+ helps you restrict access to the data networks (2G, 3G or Wi-Fi) to cater to the needs of your apps. This can help you save battery juice and data usage while roaming.

AFWall+ (Android Firewall)

NOTE: These all app requires root permission, make sure your device is rooted

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 Planing rooting your device?

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved (by Google) apps, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize just about anything, and so on.

Of course, for the average user, rooting sounds like — and can be — a scary process. After all, “rooting” around in your smartphone’s core software might seem like a recipe for disaster. One wrong move and you could end up with bricked handset.

What is rooting?

If you’re an Administrator on a Windows machine, you have access to the entire operating system and you can do whatever you like. That’s essentially what happens if you root your Android device. With root access, you can get around any restrictions that your manufacturer or carrier may have applied. You can run more apps; you can customize your device to a greater degree; and you can potentially speed it up in a variety of ways.

The process involves backing up your current software and then flashing (installing) a new custom ROM (modified version of Android).

Why would you root?

One of the most obvious incentives to root your Android device is to rid yourself of the bloatware that’s impossible to uninstall. You’ll be able to set up wireless tethering, even if it has been disabled by default. You can also access your entire file system, install special apps that require a root, and flash custom ROMs, which can add extra features and streamline your phone or tablet’s performance. A lot of people are tempted by the ability to completely customize the look of their phones. You can also manually accept or deny app permissions.

You won’t find a lot of amazing must-have apps when you root, but there are enough to make it worthwhile. For example, some apps allow you to automatically backup all of your apps and all of their data, completely block advertisements, create secure tunnels to the Internet, overclock your processor, or make your device a wireless hotspot. Check out our list of the best apps for rooted Android phones and tablets for some ideas.

Why wouldn’t you root?

There are essentially three potential cons to rooting your Android.

  • Voiding your warranty: Some manufacturers or carriers will use rooting as an excuse to void your warranty. It’s worth keeping in mind that you can always unroot. If you need to send the device back for repair, simply flash the original backup ROM you made and no one will ever know that it was rooted.
  • Bricking your phone: Whenever you tamper too much, you run at least a small risk of bricking your device. This is the big fear everyone has. The obvious way to avoid it happening is to follow instructions carefully. Make sure that the guide you are following works for your device and that any custom ROM you flash is designed specifically for it. If you do your research and pay attention to feedback from others, bricking should never occur.
  • Security risks: Rooting may introduce some security risks. Depending on what services or apps you use on your device, rooting could create a security vulnerability. For example, Google refuses to support the Google Wallet service for rooted devices.

Once you are ready to root your device… GO AHEAD READ ALONG

or else LEAVE! LOL

How to root your Android

Before you actually try to root your device, make sure that you do some reading. The best place to find discussions about rooting, guides, and custom ROMs is definitely the XDA Developers Forum. Its very important to know other people views. Look for a thread on your specific device and you’re sure to find a method that has worked for other people. It’s worth spending some time researching the right method for your device.

Preparation for root

Back up everything that’s important to you before you start. You should also always back up your current ROM before you flash a new one. Use Titanium backup, its best available as far a I know.

You’ll want to ensure that your device is fully charged before you begin (At least 85%+). You’ll also need to turn USB debugging on. On the Galaxy Tab 2.7.0  you’ll find it in Menu > Settings > Developer options and then check the box next to USB debugging. You will likely be plugging your device into your computer in order to root it.

If you are new to this, I would recommend you One Click Root

Its safe as far as I know, easy to use and understand. Read as many things as you can before rooting your device. If you wanna go with one click root, following are the things you need to do:

1. Make sure your device is charged. I recommend it should be more than 50%.

2. Make sure USB debugging mode is enabled.

3. You have your device’s USB cable with you in proper condition.

4. You have file transfer software installed in your PC/laptop.

5. Last thing I want you do is be patient while rooting your device.

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