Search Google from your camera

Gone are the days when you used to type in the Google’s search box to find almost anything. With the new feature by Google called Google Goggles, you can search the web using your mobile’s camera!

All you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and you get your search results.

Download Google Goggles for Androids & iPhones

Google Goggles works better with certain types of queries. Try taking pictures of

  • Books & DVDs
  • Landmarks
  • Barcodes & QR codes
  • Logos
  • Contact info
  • Artwork
  • Businesses
  • Products
  • Text

It can recognize up to three items at a time.

Currently, it’s not so good when taking pictures of animals, plants, cars, furniture, or apparel.

Note: Google Goggles is currently available for Android 1.6 and above, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices.

To see which version of Android you’re running, go to Settings > About phone > Firmware version.

 

 

Find your stolen Android

This trick is about an android app called Plan B that lets you find your Android phone after it has been stolen. Just follow the steps below:

  • Install the app remotely to your cell
  • The app Plan B will start automatically and send your phone’s location to your Gmail address.
  • You may text the word “locate” to your lost phone, if it doesn’t start, by borrowing a friend’s phone.

Plan B will start locating your phone using cell towers and GPS. It will email you the location every 10 mins, even if you didn’t have GPS switched on.

You can start the process again by texting “locate” to your number from any other phone.

Plan B is currently only available on select carriers in the United States.

 

Protect yourself from Facebook Spam

You might be getting messages in chat/inbox/wall posts from your friends to click on a link, saying there is a video/pic/info of a girl or that they have tagged you in a picture.

Facebook chat spam

These are spams, don’t visit such links.
They might infect you with viruses/malware/spyware if you happen to download anything from such links & may even steal your private info.

These links are masked and shortened and look something like:

bit.ly/hNTpR9

These are facebook apps and request you for permissions before you can open and view their content.

facebook app spam

If you grant them the permissions they request, the maker of this app can access some of your private info like name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information you’ve shared with everyone.

Also, they can access your chat and send out chat messages to all your online friends, bragging about the link.

If you have been a victim already, follow the steps below to remove the app from your profile:

  • Click on the accounts button on the top-right corner of your facebook profile
  • Then go to privacy settings
  • In the bottom-left corner of the page, you will find Apps and Websites, click on edit your settings under it
  • You will now see Apps you use category in the new page that opens, showing a list of your most recent apps
  • Click on the button edit settings in that category
  • A new page will open listing all the apps you use
  • Now find the app you find suspicious/spam and remove it by clicking on the cross shown near that app.
  • Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+F to find the name of the app you want to delete.

All the best, protect your privacy and be safe!

Block any website

You can easily block any website in Google Chrome and it won’t open up again in the browser. Just follow these steps:

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the Upper-right corner is a wrench icon, click on it & select options
  • A new tab will open up, select Under the Hood from the left sidebar
  • Select change proxy settings under the network category
  • A new dialog box will open up, select the privacy tab
  • Click on the sites button
  • Now type the domain you want to block in the address of website field and click on block button
  • Press OK and your settings will be saved

Now that domain will never open up in your Google Chrome.

World Trade Centre Trick

Did you know that the flight number of the plane that had hit WTC on 9/11 was Q33N. The following trick is surely gonna shock you as it reveals a secret behind that flight number:

  • Open Notepad in your computer and type the flight number i.e Q33N (in uppercase)
  • Increase the Font Size to 72, Change the Font Style to Wingdings.
  • You will be amazed by the findings!!