Kill your Screensaver

Why were Screensavers introduced?

Screensavers were originally designed to protect CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) computer monitors from phosphor burn-in.
This phenomenon can be lethal for your CRT Monitor, and hence the need for screensavers arised.

CRT Monitor
The old & bulky CRT Monitor

What’s the problem with a CRT Monitor?

When phosphor dots on CRT are struck by electron beams, they glow. When a particular image is displayed on the screen for a long time, the same dots are struck by the electrons repeatedly, a million of times.
When that happens, the phosphor burns in and you can see the outline of the image that was displayed so many times, even when the monitor is off.
This is called Ghosting.

CRT Ghosting
Ghosting on CRT Monitor

Does My Monitor Need A Screensaver?

No, No, No….!!! You don’t need a screensaver. Screensavers haven’t been a necessity for many years now! Well, your flat-screen LCD monitor won’t burn in, so if you still have a screensaver, you’re flying behind the times. When your monitor is not in use, it should be off. That way you save electricity too 😉

How to Bluejack

Blue jacking is a fun and legal way of convincing a person that their mobile has been hijacked!

You send messages to other people using Bluetooth, without their permission. So good for a tiny but amazing prank.

Follow the steps below to Blue jack someone:

  • Open Contacts/Address book in your Bluetooth enabled mobile
  • Create a new contact
  • Now enter a message into the Name field. This message will appear on your victim’s mobile. The message can be anything like “Hey red shirt…you’ve been hijacked >:)”
  • Save this new contact
  • Now open the menu options for that contact and choose send via Bluetooth.
  • This will switch on your Bluetooth and scan for any bluetooth devices within range.
  • Select a victim and send the contact
  • You will get the message card sent on your mobile and now wait for the SMS tone of your victim’s mobile…!!

Cheers 😀

Points to remember:

  • It works only for certain mobiles that do not require pairing for sending contact cards.
  • Please do NOT spam or send offensive messages.
  • Blue jacking is ethical, but try at your own risk
  • Blue jacking won’t work on iPhones or Tablet PCs

Samsung Wave Secret Codes

A list of codes for those who want to do more with there samsung wave phone having Bada OS.

  1. SERVICE MODE
    Want to change some internal settings of your phone or sun some test?
    Just Enter *#197328640# but remember to use this menu with care.
  2. BATTERY INFORMATION
    Enter *#0228# to check out battery information.
  3. FACTORY RESET
    Use *2767*3855# to completely reset your phone.
    Note: Be careful while trying this out as it will remove all your files and settings including the internal memory storage and will reinstall the phone’s firmware too.
  4. SIM AND NETWORK LOCK
    Just dial *#7465625# to check the status about SIM lock and Network lock settings.
  5. FIRMWARE VERSION INFORMATION
    • SW Version, HW Version, MP, RF Cal Date, CSC Version, CSC Model Spec, FFS Version, RC2 Version: *#4986*2650468#
    • SW Version and CSC Version : *#1234#
    • FTA SW Version : *#1111#
    • FTA HW Version : *#2222#
  6. Wi-Fi AND BLUETOOTH TEST CODES
    • Wi-Fi Manual MFG Test Mode : *#526#
    • BT RF Test Mode : *#232337#
  7. FACTORY TESTS
    • LCD test : *#0*#
    • Melody test : *#0673# OR *#0289#
    • Vibration test : *#0842#
    • TM Command : *#2663# OR *#2664#

If you have any other code please do post it in the comments or send us through our Contact Us page.

Want to know more Tips and Tricks for Bada OS. Check them out here: http://trickvilla.com/2011/samsung-bada-os-tricks/

Samsung Bada OS Tricks

Here are some tricks for your Samsung phone with Bada OS (Eg: Samsung Wave)

  1. SECRET CODES FOR BADA OS
    Click here to check out some secret codes for Bada OS
  2. QUICK SEARCH YOUR WHOLE PHONE
    Want to search your whole samsung mobile including memory card, games, mails, sms etc?
    Just double click the MENU KEY to open the search screen and type whatever you want to search. 

    Search

  3. ADD BOOKMARK IN MAIN SCREEN
    Now you can add a bookmark to your main menu.
    Just tap the *+ (Orange Colour Button) situated at the left corner and then click on ADD TO MAIN MENU 

    Add Bookmark

    Add to Menu

    Bookmark in main Screen

  4. USE INBUILT SCREEN CAPTURE
    To take a screenshot of your phone just press MENU and LOCK key simultaneously.
  5. QUICK RESTART BADA PHONE
    To quickly restart your BADA phone just keep the side lock key pressed for a few seconds.
  6. ACESS OTHER DOMAINS
    The keypad in Samsung phones provide .com key in browsers. But what if you want to go to a .org or .net domain. Just keep the .com key pressed and other domains will pop up.
  7. MUTE YOUR PHONE WHILE ITS RINGING
    What if you are in an important meeting and suddenly your phone starts ringing.
    You’ll need to silent it immediately. So here are two ways by which you can mute your phone in seconds: 

    • When the call is ringing keep the volume down button pressed and it will silent your current call.
    • You can also flip the phone to silent a call
      To acticate it visit:
      Menu >> Settings >> General >> Gestures >> Over turning (Etiquette pause) and tap it to make it green

Use Internet Explorer in Chrome

Google Chrome offers an extension called IE Tab. It allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab within Chrome.

Google Chrome

Benefits:

  • Some sites can only be displayed in IE, and with this extension you can surf those sites without leaving Chrome.
  • Great for web developers who want to test their work in IE
  • For users who use sites which have ActiveX controls
  • For users who want to use the explorer view for local files

How to Use:

  • Install IE Tab in Chrome
  • Open any web page
  • Simply Click on the IE Tab icon placed at the top-right corner of Chrome, near the address bar
  • Doing so will display that particular page in IE Tab.

Note: For Windows Only