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Keyboard shortcut to lock screen in Apple Mac

Sitting in Starbucks, working on project and tender calls your name that your coffee is ready…I really felt to have known quick keyboard shortcut to lock my Mac (something similar to Windows+L or Alt+Ctrl+Del). Well after searching on Google I found lot of workarounds like enabling smart corner screensaver, using third party app, etc. But I came around to one of these blog which actually tells the real answer.

Shortcut to lock screen in Mac:

Control + Shift + Eject

I know there are lot of other guys out there who migrated from Windows to Mac and are looking for something this kind of shortcut. So hopefully this blog entry will help few of them.


How to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S3 or Note 2 GSM Phone

I was just looking around on whether is there a simple or easy way to unlock Samsung Galaxy S3 and you know what I found a very simple way to accomplish this. This is yet to be confirmed by myself to work on AT&T Galaxy S3 and it is reported to work on ALL VARIANTS of GSM.

Please do not profit off this… this is completely free.

To unlock your Galaxy S3 OR Galaxy NOTE 2:

  1. Just dial the following keys on your phone dial pad *#197328640#
  2. Your will now see Main Menu.
  3. Select [1] UMTS
  4. Select [1] Debug Screen
  5. Select [8] Phone Control
  6. Select [6] Network Lock
  7. Select [3]Perso SHA256 OFF
  8. After choosing this option, wait about 30 seconds
  9. Then go back one step by pressing the Menu button (left button to Home button) then select Back
  10. Now you should be on [6] Network Lock screen
  11. Select [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ and wait for a minute
  12. Reboot your phone

… enjoy!!!

*Standard Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you don’t follow directions and what you do with your phone…

Please share this if it works for you…

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Applescript to “Send as Attachment” using Sparrow on Mountain Lion

Hi All,

I was trying to search for some AppleScript which I can use to simulate similar feature as “Send as Attachment” or “Send to Mail Recipient” on Windows. I was able to find few AppleScript which were either doing it using Mail App on Mac or it was not for Mountain Lion. Finally, after few work arounds and googling I was able to make a AppleScript working on Mountain Lion using Sparrow mail client (it can be changed to work with any mail client). I like Sparrow as it is simple and light weight on your resources.

Following is the code snippet from Automator on Mac –


on run {input, parameters}

set fileList to {}
repeat with i in input
set fileList to fileList & i
end repeat

tell application "Sparrow"
set theMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:"Mail with attachments"}
tell theMessage
repeat with f in fileList
make new mail attachment with properties {filename:f as alias}
end repeat
end tell
end tell

end run


For using with another mail client, just replace “Sparrow” with your mail client name on Mac.


Google Drive is coming…

Today Google mistakenly leaked information and client apps for the big one….GOOGLE DRIVE.

TechCrunch was tipped to one of Google server to download the apps for Mac OS X and Windows. As per TechCrunch they were able to download but unable to connect to the mothership. It seems they were able to login using the Google account. The version downloaded was 1.0.2891.

The tipster pointed us to a URL to download a .DMG package. This app came directly from Google.

The news broke earlier today stating that Google was set to launch the much-rumored Google Drive service as early as next week. The service is said to offer 5GB of storage space although that is also an unconfirmed rumor.

Most likely it will be hosted at, currently this link gives a 404 error.

Click here to read more…

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