Google Nose – Google’s April Fool 2013 prank

It’s April 1st and Google has launched there April Fool’s prank, Google Nose…Beta.

Every year on April 1st, Google launches a prank product whereas few of those pranks became reality something like Gmail, Google Fibre, etc. This year Google has launched a new prank Google Nose. It searches based on smells and can also tell you how a stuff or thing smells like. Well, it is gonna realize in future as one of the product….who knows.

For now enjoy the video –


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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.


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