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Ink Spout has evolved into Ink Spouts now. It is available at a new address now. We have rebooted it and It's back with lots of stuffs . :D Just go and check it out.
Monday, May 21, 2012

Most of the internet users who visit social meadia sites like twitter,digg heavily, often encounter with Shortened URLs. You usually come across such links from your trusted ones, but also from across the internet.
hence these shortened URLs become point of suspision as we don't know where we're heading until we get there and possibility of pranks or spams are pretty high.You could be made to compromise with your data if the link leads to malicious site.To prevent from happening that to you, here comes a handy tool Unshorten.It.

Below is the description on this Webapp's site :

Explaining Unshorten.It!

Is that short URL you're visiting REALLY going to contain cute kittens, or instead is it going to mug you and steal your wallet? Unshorten.It! takes any bullets for you, analysing the website for safety and letting you see it before you decide whether to proceed.
As well as telling you the URL that the link points to Unshorten.It! provides you with the title and description tags of the target web page, a screenshot of the target website, safety ratings provided by Web of Trust and will alert you if the website is found in the HPHosts blacklist.*

Unshorten.It is a cool webapp which will help you to determine the safety of the link by expanding it and fetching data from "Web of trust" server.All you have to do is simply copying and pasting the URL into the text bar and click "Unshorten.It!"

Then wait for a while till site processes your link. You will get the following details :

1. Title
2. Destination URL
3. Description
4. Screenshot of the destination (image thumbnail)
5. Safety Ratings (Provided by WOT)

Also, you can download and install Chrome Extension and Firefox Add-on to do the same task without visiting this site. Simply right click on the URL and choose "Unshorten it" from context menu. Just follow this link - Unshorten.It Extensions

Note : links are incompatible with this service - This is due to the way in which they redirect users and cannot be solved on this service's end.

I hope you enjoy this article and tip to stay safe online from malicious sites. ;)
Happy Browsing, Stay Safe. :-)
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Soon after the launch of the public IPO of social network giant Facebook, Microsoft also unveiled its social networking thing (pronounced as "Social") which was being put behind the curtains before but leaked due to some issue.

Homepage of

As per on the's FAQs page

What is (pronounced "social") is an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.
  • combines social networking and search, to help people find and share interesting web pages in the way students do when they work together.
  • helps you create rich posts, by assembling montages of visual web content.
  • To encourage interaction and collaboration, provides rich media sharing, and real time sharing of videos via "video parties."

According to Microsoft " combines search and social networking for the purpose of learning and is the latest experiment from FUSE Labs". The search task is carried out by Bing search engine.The main focus is on young generations and students.

Landing Page once you create account

Since this site relies on Facebook/Windows live accounts of users to log in, it can't be considered to be a Facebook competitor.

Choose and Follow your interest

If we take a closer look on this networking thing, you will feel that it's a kind of cocktail of Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.
Similar to facebook's share button, also provide "Share on" button to allow user to share their stuffs on
One more interesting feature is "Video parties" that enables users to search and view vidoes that can share with other users.

Whatever buzzes are around over the internet, this networking site appears with a fresh look which may apeal to users. Now it's open for all users. Just join here and enjoy searching with benefits of social networking.

Also feel free to mention what's your take  on this new site.

Till then, Happy Socializing, Happy Networking. ;-)
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

So, what method do you use frequently to shutdown your computer?
I guess it would be clicking on shutdown button via going through Start button (more often).
Here I am sharing few another methods to shut down your PC so let’s move ahead to find out more interesting ways.

1. The Standard Approach (Mouse Only): Click on
Start button and then navigate to Shut down menu and click on it. It’s finished.

2. Regular Approach (Keyboard only): Press Windows Key and then hit “U” key two times repeatedly and fast.

3. Shortcut Approach : Create a shortcut for shutdown and place it on desktop or in quick launch bar. You can follow these instructions shown by screenshots.

                Right click on desktop and do as above.

Type "shutdown -s -t 00" and click next. after that click on finish.

4. Press the Win + R key to open the run window. Type “shutdown -s -t 00”. [s means shutdown while t means the duration after which you want to initiate the shutdown process]. If some open processes or application won’t let you turn off, append a -f switch to force a shut down by closing all active processes.
5. Press Win + M key to minimize all active windows and press  Alt + F4 to bring shutdown options dialogue box. Choose shutdown from drop-down list and press Enter.

6. One more simple but less know way is to use Run window. It’s a bit long but a way too. ;-) . Press Win + R and now type “cmd” and enter. then type “Shutdown –s –t 000 and press Enter. Piece of Cake. :-)

7. You can also download utilities from internet which can perform the task of shutdown for you. Go here. Shutdown Utility .

8. The last and the most powerful way (yeah ;-)) is to set your power button on Shutdown. Just press or hold down the power button and your system will shutdown. But it is advisable only in case of system freeze or deadlock conditions.

I hope you've enjoyed the article.If i missed something then feel free to comment below and will update the same.
Till then, Happy Geeking, Happy Inking ;)
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Many of us are fond of sticking to our system and keep surfing over the ocean of information (Internet - I know I exaggerated it :-P) and eating those chunks of articles, stories like a hungry man.
Often, there are situations when you pauses your reading just because of being unaware of the meaning of a particular word. Now you copy that word and paste it into any dictionary (if installed in your computer) or moreover in Google Search Box to know the meaning.
I know it’s pretty headache to do while reading something interesting.
So here is a simple neat and clean solution (for two most popular web browsers – Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox).

Google Chrome :

        Step 1. Go to this link Google Dictionary by clicking on it.
        Step 2. There will be a webpage looking like the below image.

             Step 3. Click on “Add to Chrome” and a dialogue box will open asking you to “install”. Click on “Install”.
             Step 4. Now you are done. While reading anything on internet, Simply Double click on a word and it’ll show the meaning in yellow balloon. It’s a simple as that.

     Mozilla Firefox : 
      There is no add-on for Mozilla Firefox like Google Chrome has Google Dictionary. But similar solution is there. :-D . It is “Wiktionary and Google Translate” add-on which gives you similar working as of Google Dictionary.

             Step 1. Follow this link Wiktionary and Google Translate by clicking on it.

              Step 2.  Click on “Add to Firefox” and now add-on will be downloaded and it’ll ask you to install it.

                Step 3.  Do as it says and your task is finished. Just double click on word and enjoy seamless reading.

     So this was all about getting word meaning and definitions while browsing and reading stuffs over internet.
I hope this article will help you. Specially the students and the reader community.
Happy Reading folks. :-)

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Friday, May 11, 2012

So thinking of downloading a movie??

Its illegal and i don't recommend it but if you do choose to ignore it then here are a bunch of explanations about prints and quality for newbies.

Types of prints -

CAM - Camera print, Shot in a theater with people standing up , laughing and clapping all in it. Dont download

TeleSynch - A telesynch is a cam print that has been synched with different audios from other files and applied with a couple of filters for increasing brightness, colors , contrast etc. Download only is u really really want to watch a particular movie.

R5- A R5 is a print with excellent video and usually not so good audio which have been taken together from different sources and combined together.

DVDScr - A screener is a DVD that is given to few people(in Hollywood) to check out a new movie. Its excellent print but watermarked. At times it can be as good as a DVDrip or BRrip

DVDRip - A movie ripped and encoded from a DVD. Excellent print and download without hesitation

BRrip - A bluray rip is the holy grail of awesome movie quality and downloading. Must Download.

Always check for comments and Audio/Video(A/V) ratings. Usually anything above a 7 is good

Also if a DVDrip is out too early then its probably a fake. Check the sample before downloading

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