How to play .avi or .mkv video chunks like .mkv.001, .mkv.002, .mkv.003, .mkv.00…? How to get entire movie in a single file?

 Usually Movies (Videos files) have huge sizes, so these are first splitted/divided into small chunks such as .avi.001, .avi.002, avi.00…. or .mkv.001,.mkv.002, .mkv.00…. before uploading online on a Website.

 There are two methods by which you can combine or join or merge these chunks into a single file:

 First method: there are software such as HJSplit (from http://www.freebyte.net/download/hjsplit.zip), that can be used for splitting and merging.

 Second Method: if you are having Windows operating system, you can follow following simple steps  to get the single file:

 1. First, ensure that you are having all the chunk files in a single folder.

2. Open Command Prompt and navigate to the above folder using “cd” command.

3. type following command:

copy /b movie.mkv.001+movie.mkv.002+...movie.mkv.00N  movie.mkv

[where  movie.mkv.00N is the last chunk file ]

4. Wait for few minutes till it gives: “file(s) were copied successfully” message.

 Now, if your VLC Player or Winodws Media Player (with right codec installed) is playing the newly created file  movie.mkv, then you can delete the file chunks. It will save your disk space!!

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Installing Android Application outside of Google Play! Installing downloaded “.apk” file on Android!

If you are thinking of installing  an android application outside of Google Play, then following steps can help you:
1.    Navigate to Menu >Settings > Applications  and check “ Unknown Sources
 

Note: once installation of your desired Android Application gets completed, you should un-check this feature again. Because this  will increase your attack surface by allowing installation of non-market malicious applications.

2.   Get the downloaded “.apk” file into your SD card and navigate to it by the file manager of your Phone.

If you don’t have file manager Application with your Phone, then you can ES File Explorer, or  ASTRO File Manager or  ICS File Explorer — Doggie.

3.    Open your file manager application and navigation to the “.apk” file and click it. Select “Install” option to install it.

Enable HTTPS/SSL feature on your Yahoo Mail Account for encrypted and secure email communication!

Like GMail, Yahoo Mail has also started to provide HTTPS/SSL communication feature. You should enable this option for secure email communications. This can protect you against taping and several kind of Man-In-the-Middle attacks.

To enable HTTPS/SSL on your Yahoo Mail Account, go to “Mail Options” on your Yahoo Mail account and select “General” then check “Turn On SSL”, and finally click to “Save:1

How to run an Android App (.apk file) on a Windows computer? How to run TrueCaller App on a Windows Computer?

To run an Android App (.apk file)  on Windows based computer you can use Android emulators or standalone applications such as YouWave (from http://youwave.com/).

YouWave software for Windows, allows to download and run Android applications on Windows based  computers  without having to bother about downloading the Android SDK and Java SDK. YouWave contains a virtual machine and can easily be  installed with few mouse clicks.

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After installing the program Android-application can be imported from the local drive or downloaded then installed from Internet.

 To import Apps into YouWave from Local Drive:

  • Navigate to YouWave working directory: C:\Users\username\youwave\android apps\”  and  copy App files (ending with .apk) .

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  • Select “View” from YouWave menu and “Redraw Icons”. Wait for a moment! New App icons should appear.
  • Double click on any app to install it into Android and run automatically.

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How to find name from a Phone Number for free? Truecaller App!

Many times we receive calls/SMS from unknown numbers. Fortunately, there are Apps available for smart phones which can help us in finding caller’s name.  TrueCaller (from http://truecaller.com/) is one of such App. It is available for variety of mobile phone platforms such as Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry, Windows Phone.

To use it you will need a good speed Internet Connection with your smart phone.

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TrueCaller is a global phone directory program. Users can enter a name or phone number to search for and find people all over the world. TrueCaller displays caller information, block unwanted calls, and provide more other features.

Note: TrueCaller Android installation file .apk is available for direct download. To run TrueCaller on Windows based computer you can use Android emulators or standalone applications such as YouWave. For details check our blog https://technologydwell.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/how-to-run-an-android-app-apk-file-on-a-windows-computer-how-to-run-truecaller-app-on-a-windows-computer/

Fixing Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error on Windows 7/Vista/XP: SRTSPL64.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

BOSD: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is a critical and non-recoverable error in Windows Operating System family (Windows 7/Vista/XP) which causes system crash. Every time a user tries to log-in, Windows gives a BSOD error message. BSOD is generally caused by incompatible DLLs or Device Driver files. An erroneous or incomputable kernel level software update such as an Anti-Virus update may also cause BSOD. Each BSOD displays a specific error code which tell us what wrong happened inside the kernel?


The Problem: Recently, we got a BSOD on one of our Windows 7 64-bit OS. The BSOD was displaying following texts and codes:

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SRTSPL64.sys is the file that’s causing the problem. It is Auto Protect driver of Symantec Endpoint Protection.

It is not new that Symantec Anti-virus caused Blue Screen of Death . Incidents have been reported  where incompatible/buggy Symantec Endpoint Protection updates caused Blue Screen of Death on Windows Operating System:

Solution: Try to RESTORE your Windows Operating System by restarting it in Safe Mode. If it does not work, then one of simple solutions is to uninstall the buggy/incompatible Symantec Endpoint Protection program.

 

Restart Windows in Safe Mode and go to Control Panel and uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection. If you are getting error The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. Then you can try manual uninstallation steps given below:
  1. Disable Windows Installer service

a)    For Windows XP: Go to Start menu and select Run. Type services.msc and press enter. For Vista or Windows 7: type Services at Search programs and files box of Start menu, and press Enter.

b)    In Services, select Windows Installer, right-click it and select Properties.
 c)     Under Startup type, select Disabled, then OK.

 

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  1. Stop running executables and services belonging to Symantec Endpoint Protection
a)    For Windows XP: Go to Start menu and select Run. Type msconfig and press enter. For Vista or Windows 7: type msconfig at Search programs and files box of Start menu, and press Enter.
b)    Select Startup tab, uncheck StartupItems belonging to Manufacturer Symantec such as “ccapp”.
c)     Select Services tab, uncheck Services belonging to Manufacturer Symantec such as Liveupdate, Symantec Endpoint Protection,  Symantec Event Manager, Symantec Settings Manager, Symantec Management Client, Symantec Network Access Control etc.
d)    Press OK and restart the computer.


The problem should get solved!!!

Note:You can re-install Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Large text/log file viewer (>1GB)

Many times we need to look content of a large log file or text file, but Notepad or Word gets hanged while opening.

Large Text File Viewer (LTF Viewer ) from http://www.swiftgear.com can help you in viewing large (>1GB) text/log files. It uses little memory and is able to open a gigabyte file instantly. It allows the user to perform high-speed complex text search by means of plain text or regular expression. It opens both ASCII and Unicode text files.