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Nitin Agarwal is a crazy Soul from India. A Pro Blogger, PC Evangelist and Risk Taker. Awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert - Consumer category. Startup guy, Entrepreneur! Love to take high risks. Immensely inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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Server club is one of the most affordable and finest web server hosting services presently rather it could be enlisted as one of the best web hosting for personal as well as the business websites.

The low prices offered by the webhosting company actually make it the first choice for newbie bloggers and for those who don’t want to spend much on it. Server Club is not just offers affordable web hosting but also ensures the protection of your business.

Below are some more features of Server Club which contribute in its popularity :

  • The web hosting company also has free reboot plans helping you to check the traffic on various servers which are linked to your business or websites.
  • The network of server club is designed by CISCO and the feature which makes it popular is its bandwidth of 220 GBPS which is further extendable to 400 GBPS.
  • Customer care service of Server Club is excellent and the team provides support services 24X7 giving you the complete value to your money.
  • Server Club provides a free installation guide which is very elaborated and easy to understand.

Server Club used new Dell Servers for hosting which are dedicated and safety ensured. Dell Servers come with unlimited bandwidth strength and provides fast access.

The popular servers used by Dell are DELL R210 SSD, DELL 860, DELL R510 SAS, DELL R510 SATA, and DELL R210 SAS.
All of these servers come with a technology of instant set up having the speed of 1000Mbit/s. Webhosting from Server Club is available at different range from $100 to $500. You can select the package according to your need, suitability and budget. Every package has its own characteristics and accessibility levels.

With all the high level features and low price Server Club web hosting service is the best choice for both personal and professional websites. It is proven to be a fabulous web hosting service which helps you to expand your business worldwide endlessly.

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Scan your computer for the DNSChanger malware as the coming Monday, July 9, 2012 might turn out to be your worst nightmare if your computer has been infected by this malware. According to the latest reports the DNSChanger malware is expected to put more than two million users all around the world offline.

The main purpose of DNS is to convert human readable URL (uniform Resource Locator) like www.thegeeksclub.com into corresponding IP (Internet Protocol) addresses that allow computers to communicate with each other.

The DNSChanger malware first became widespread in the year 2007. The DNSChanger malware basically changes the DNS Settings of the infected computer and/or network device (e.g. router) to an illegal DNS Server without the user’s consent. The cyber criminals who developed the DNSChanger malware also set up a number of DNS servers which would process DNS requests from infected computers. By late 2011 nearly forty million computers were affected worldwide.

Luckily the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) stepped in and arrested these cyber criminals. Following a court order the FBI took over the IP addresses used by the illegal DNS Servers and ran legitimate servers using those IP addresses. However this court order expires on Monday July 9, 2012 resulting in FBI pulling the plug on these servers causing DNS Server blackout for infected computers. DNSChanger malware infected computers will be unable to resolve DNS requests thereby inhibiting their connectivity to the internet.

How to detect if your computer has been infected?

There are two basic ways of detecting if your computer has been infected.

One of the ways is by manually scanning the DNS requests made by your computer. You will observe every now and then your computer silently redirects itself to an imposter site.

Another way of detecting this malware is by running a thorough scan using a reputed Anti Malware and Anti-virus software like McAffe, Microsoft Security Essentials, etc.

How to fix this problem?

Firstly run a thorough system scan looking for DNSChanger. If the DNSChanger malware is detected on your computer then follow the appropriate malware removal steps as recommended by your Anti-malware and Anti-virus software.

Once the DNSChanger malware has been removed check your DNS Server settings and if they aren’t the same as provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) then change them. This can be done by following the steps given below for a normal computer running Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

  1. Goto Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Internet
  3. Click Network and Sharing Centre
  4. Click Local Area Connection
  5. Click Properties button.
  6. Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  7. Cross check and change if necessary, the DNS settings/addresses entered in the Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server with the ones provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

If you are using a router then you should also check the DNS settings for the router. You can find a list of DNS Servers that would blackout on July 9, 2012 by visiting the following website.

Check out this video for more details 

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Internet is huge and due to loads and loads of websites muddled on search engines on every topic sometimes it gets difficult to find what you are actually looking for. I can say this because I have faced this situation many times.

I sometimes find very hard to find some specific files like PDF books, wallpapers, music, free software or videos etc on file search engine just because of the similar results displayed by the search engines. I am glad that I found General-files website as it is a perfect mode to find such content in an easier way.

Why I love General-files

  • It has over five millions downloadable files which include software, video, PDF books, wallpapers and much more content which I always looked for.
  • I can set my most used keywords as alerts here so that when any file with that particular keyword is shared on the General-files websites I get an email alert.
  • All files shared here are refined and the best part is that the moderators here keep changing or repairing the crappy files or the broken download links.
  • I can locate any of my desired files easily with the help of General-catalogue.
  • I can download all files for free here.
  • The filter in the website helps me refining my search.

General-catalog is a free file directory great collection of downloadable files and the best part is that each file is described with detailed description and is categorized in a well suited category. This makes it easy for a use to locate a file.

The categorized database of free directory General-catalog can complete all our needs of downloading different kind of files. General-files started the service by name General-catalog to meet with the requirements of the visitors. It helps a user to identify the correct file. It not only helps a user locating the file but also provide the detailed description about every link.

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Google at its I/O Conference for developers held this Wednesday introduced and unveiled a number of their upcoming technologies like Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 and Project Glass. Amongst the unveiling’s Google introduced us to their brand new media streaming device called the Google Nexus Q which seems to be a direct competition to the Apple TV.

So does Google’s latest offering the Google Nexus Q have enough punch to take on its chief competitor Apple TV? Read on to find the answer.

Both the Google Nexus Q and Apple TV are basically small computers that are connected to your television and stream media content from the Internet. So let’s start comparing both of them starting with the exterior looks.

While some may say that the Google Nexus looks like a magic 8 ball, we think it straight away looks like a gizmo from the future. The black body and the 32 LEDs that form a ring around the Nexus Q give it a nice clean futuristic look. The Apple TV’s design on the other hand is refined, elegant and minimalistic with a simple square box with rounded edges design.

On the content front, the Google Nexus Q streams media content from the cloud. All you have to do is tap your Android device to Google Nexus Q for the streaming to commence.  Google Play and YouTube apps give the user access to a whole lot of movies, music and TV shows, etc. Visiting friends can also stream, share and play their music with the Google Nexus Q by using their Android tablet or phone.  Google Nexus Q can accommodate a number of Android devices at once to stream media thereby making a Social Media Hub. On its own a single user might find him/her tied up with a limited number of resources (YouTube and Google Play) from which he can stream content.

Apple on the other hand with its Apple TV literarily provides an entertainment powerhouse. The Apple TV can play content from not only iTunes and iCloud but also from a host of other services like YouTube, Netflix, Flickr, NBA, MLB, NHL, WSJ Live, vimeo, etc. Users can also stream media content residing on their computer or iPhone or iPad by using Apple’s AirPlay. Airplay simply enhances the productivity of Apple TV by wirelessly streaming photos, movies, games, etc from any of your iOS device. Thus even on his/her own the user a whole lot of areas from where he can stream content.

Another important thing to note is that though Google says Nexus Q will be compatible with Android devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, currently the Nexus Q is compatible with only Android 4.1 JellyBean which is yet to be deployed on tablets and smartphones. So certainly you might have to wait for a while. On the other hand Apple devices have no compatibility issues with Apple TV.

On the wireless connectivity front the Nexus Q supports, Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi whereas Apple TV has just Wi-Fi connectivity. Hence on the wireless connectivity front the Nexus Q is a clear winner.

Although the Google Nexus Q seems to be an alluring buy there are a few things that do not work its favor when compared with Apple TV. Firstly, on the Power Supply front, the Google Nexus Q uses a 35 watt power supply where as the Apple TV uses a mere 6 watt power supply. Next, the sphere design of the Nexus Q makes it difficult to fit in small places. Apple TV on the other hand with its compact dimensions and box like design enables it to be stowed even in the smallest of the places. Last but not the least is the price. The Google Nexus Q is available for US$ 299 where as the Apple TV is available for US$ 99.

Google Nexus Q vs Apple TV – Verdict

Though the Google Nexus Q impresses us in few ways it still lacks software and apps support. At the present the Google Nexus Q is a far fetched media streaming device.  The Apple TV on the other hand provides with a wide spectrum of content all thanks to the various apps for it thereby making it the right media streaming device as per today’s requirements.

So if you are a social person having parties every other night or one who loves to share media with your friends then the Google Nexus Q is the right choice for you. However if you are looking for an all round performer then the Apple TV is certainly the best out there.

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Piriform has released the new version of CCleaner for Mac earlier today. The old version has been updated to v1.04, and it’s available to download from official website. CCleaner is a popular utility which helps you in cleaning junk data and log files from your computer and helps in optimizing it for better performance.

Read: MacBook Pro 2012 Models: Differences and Comparison Chart.

ccleaner for mac

The new Features added in the latest version are as follows:

  • Added Login Item management.
  • Added removal of un-needed languages from applications.
  • Added Gatekeeper support for Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8).
  • Fixed bug that could cause results to be reported incorrectly.
  • Improved updating of cookie list after cleaning.
  • Improved support for cleaning individual rules.
  • Empty results are now hidden from detailed Analysis results.
  • Fixed issue that could incorrectly identify a running browser.
  • Several minor UI tweaks.

CCleaner for Mac supports OSX 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and will be soon released for 10.8 Mountain Lion also. It supports all the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera now.

Read: Drawbacks of MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Note: The version in the App Store may not get updated as Apple has made the sand-boxing requirements mandatory, which prevents CCleaner from running. You need to manually update it to the latest version. Please first remove the old version of CCleaner and install the latest version of CCleaner.

 Download the latest version of CCleaner from here.

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With hardly 35 days left for the world’s largest sporting event, Summer Olympic Games 2012, London, the host city is certainly gearing up to welcome more than ten thousand five hundred participating athletes and millions of spectators from all around the world. So whether you are planning on flying down to London for witnessing the Olympic Games or planning on keeping yourself updated from home/work, we here at the The Geeks Club have a comprehensive list of 5 Android Apps that will help you stay connected with the latest news and events  from the London 2012

1. London Olympics 2012 Schedule

First of the five apps is the London Olympics 2012 Schedule. Recently launched this app is rated four and a half stars and runs on devices with Android version 2.2 and up. This app helps you stay connected with Olympics 2012 by keeping you up to date with the current schedule of Olympics 2012. Users can view the schedules based on venues, local time zones, live news, events and a whole lot of categories. Users can also set a reminder for specific games based on local time. The app’s user interface (UI) has a nice look and feel to it.

  • Price: – Free
  • Installer Size: – 1.6 MB
  • Works on: – Android 2.2 and up

2. London 2012 Join In App

This is the official London 2012 App for Android 2.2 and up devices. The London 2012 Join App encompasses all the phases of the Olympics right from the Olympic Torch Relay to the Opening and Closing ceremonies. The ‘how to get there feature’ and sharing your pin with your friends ensures that you get to the right set of Olympic games at the right time with your friends. The app also suggests local community, cultural and city celebrations. The app also helps you plan, share and enjoy the Olympic Games experience. This app is a data rich app and requires 60 to 80MB of free space on your phone for installation.

  • Price: – Free
  • Installer Size: – 4 MB
  • Works on: – Android 2.2 and up

3. Olympics 2012 Countdown

The Olympics 2012 Countdown app developed by App Guru is a simple application that ensures that you won’t miss out on the start of the London 2012 Olympics. It basically displays a countdown to the start of the London 2012 Olympics. The countdown is displayed in a number of different time zones. The user can customize the countdown display according to his/her time zone needs.

  • Price: – Free
  • Installer Size: – 844 kB
  • Works on: – Android 2.1 and up

4. Olympic 2012

The Olympic 2012 app provides detailed information about the events and games scheduled for the London 2012 Olympics. One can browse through loads of Olympics 2012 related data under the Daily Updates, Venues, countries participating, sports played and the schedule. Users can also set reminders for their favorite event. This app also supports a number of languages like English, Deutsch, Russian, French, Italian, Japanese and Korean.

  • Price: – Free
  • Installer Size: – 3.6 MB
  • Works on: – Android 2.2 and up

5. London Olympics 2012

This is a paid app and contains a whole lot of information in case you plan to fly down to London to watch the Olympics in person. The app provides real time information on Olympic Scores, Events, Traffic status, Weather Forecast, Journey planner and places to hang out in London. The User interface is nice and intuitional.  This app will certainly keep you updated of the latest from the Olympics 2012 in real time.

  • Price: – INR 113.21
  • Installer Size: – 11 MB
  • Works on: – Android 2.2 and up

Links to download apps:

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If you are reading this piece of information, I suppose you might be a loyal Google Search user. Google has announced the launch of a brand new short term course on Power Searching and is inviting users from all over the world to learn about the powerful advanced tools, Google provides to help you find just the right information, when the stakes are high.

Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems.

Few details about the short course:

  • The course comprises of six 50-minute classes.
  • It has interactive activities to practice new skills.
  • It will give you opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
  • Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

Registration is open from June 26, 2012 to July 16, 2012. It has been recommended to register before the first class which will be released on July 10, 2012!

New classes will become available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012. All the course-related activities will end on July 23, 2012.

The schedule of classes is listed below:

  • Class 1: July 10
  • Class 2: July 11
  • Class 3: July 12
  • Hangout on Air with search experts: July 13 1:00-1:45pm PDT
  • Mid-class assessment due: July 17 at 7:59am PDT
  • Class 4: July 17
  • Class 5: July 18
  • Class 6: July 19
  • Hangout on Air with search experts: July 19 11:00-11:45am PDT
  • Final assessment due: July 23 at 4:59pm PDT

For an optimal learning experience, please plan to use the most recent version of your browser, as well as a desktop, laptop or a tablet computer instead of your mobile phone.

Register yourself for the course by visiting this link.

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If you are an Android user then you are obviously concerned about the security of your Phone or Tablet. The level of threats is so high and you can’t afford breaching of your privacy and malware attack and to protect your phone from getting attacked you need to rely on a trustworthy security solution.

ESET is a trustworthy name when it comes to computer security and now this high class security is now available for Android platform as well. ESET Mobile security app for Android let you stay assure from all the security threats prevailing out in the wild.

The app allows you to stay secure while you do your internet banking, connect to public Wi-Fi, exchange emails or go online shopping. Your sensitive data is kept safe against abuse and you are protected against malware hidden in applications. The Anti-Theft helps you locate or block access to your device in case it is lost or stolen.

Here is the list of few awesome features of this app:

  • Simple SMS commands to help you maintain control over your lost or stolen device
  • Remote LOCK: Lock phone remotely by SMS to prevent unauthorized access to data
  • Remote WIPE: Delete contacts, messages and memory cards
  • Localization: LOCATE lost or stolen phone by a remote SMS command
  • Anti-Malware Protection: Scans all downloaded and accessed applications and files for malware
  • SMS/MMS Antispam: Block SMS/MMS messages from unknown numbers
  • Call Blocking: Block unwanted incoming and outgoing calls
  • Security Audit with Built-in Task Manager: Monitor vital phone functions, including battery life, free disk space, running processes, Bluetooth and device visibility
  • Program interface localized in 24 languages

Some features are not available for tablets which do not support calling and messaging. The 30-day trial version of the product is available to download for free from Google Play Market. One year license of the product can be bought within the product for $9.99.

But in collaboration with ESET, we are offering 5 free licenses of this app. To participate in giveaway you have to simply add a comment below and share about this giveaway on your favorite social networking site.

Free 5 Licenses of ESET Mobile Security app for Android @thegeeksclub. Get your free copy at http://www.thegeeksclub.com/?p=32348

You can also use the sharing buttons available. Please, add the URL of you status update or tweet in your comments below.

The contest will run for 7 days and winners will selected randomly and announced thereafter!

Update: The contest is now closed and Winners are:

  • Tushar Saini
  • Marco8757
  • Joa13
  • Mrityunjay Kumar
  • Adam Usupov

The license will be emailed to winners directly.

Download the app from the following link and install it in your phone.

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Rovio, on their official blog has just announced that Angry Birds Space, one the most popular mobile game has crossed the 100 Million downloads mark.

Company has released the Angry Birds Space back in March and within less than three months’ time; the game has been downloaded 100 Million times by the crazy fans all around the world.

Currently, the game is available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC users. And with the increasing popularity it will be soon released for Windows Phone users as well.

Angry Birds Space Toys

To celebrate the achievement, Rovio is throwing away free swags by organizing a Twitter giveaway. You may win a brand new Space Bird plushie (The new range of angry birds space soft toys).

To participate in the contest, you have to tweet about the Angry Birds using hash tag #plushiepal. You can even win swags for your friends also, just mention their twitter handles in your tweets also.

Angry Birds Space is the most popular mobile game ever released. It achieved the 10 Million download mark within the 3 days of its release in March.

If you haven’t tried playing the Angry Birds Space, you can download it from Google Play (Android users) and iTunes Store (iPhone and iPad users) for free.

Mac users can download it from Mac App Store and Windows users can buy it from Angry Birds online store. (You can download a trial version before buying the full version of Angry Birds Space).

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A woman in India files divorce case after his husband has not changed his Facebook relationship status from being ‘Single’ to ‘Married’ even after the two months of their marriage.

The 28 year old lady has approached to her family court seeking divorce by stating the reason that she cannot trust him after he failed to announce their marriage status on the social networking website.

The Telugu couple had an arranged marriage just two months ago. The case has been filed in the Aurangabad court of State of Maharashtra.

According to a leading Indian newspaper, her husband in his defense told the court that he had forgotten to update his status, as he don’t use the Facebook regularly. The judge has given both the parties six months to undergo counseling.

“I came to know of the above incident from the magistrate in the Aurangabad court,” Subhash, High Court advocate, said.

“The Hyderabadi husband had told the judge that he was so busy post marriage with family and his furniture business that he really had no time to check his FB or change his status.

“He was willing to do so now or even de-activate his account, however, the woman was not keen to continue with the marriage and she says her husband might be doing things behind her back and she couldn’t trust him,” he said.

According to lawyers, Facebook is now increasingly being used as a source of evidence in many cases and even caused many relationship breakdowns.

The social networking website was cited as a reason for a third of divorces last year, in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor, according to law firm Divorce-Online.

The firm also reported that they had seen a 50 percent jump in the number of divorce petitions that contained the word ‘Facebook’ in the past two years.

“Facebook has become the primary method for communicating with friends for many people,” Mark Keenan, managing director of Divorce-Online, said.

“People contact ex-partners and the messages start as innocent, but lead to trouble.

“If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then it’s the easiest place to do it,” Keenan said.

Thirty three per cent of the 5,000 behavior petitions filed with the firm in the past year mentioned the site.

There is no doubt in saying that the social networking giant Facebook is like the past record dairy where sometimes spouses find old messages, inappropriate photos and other activities you have been done thinking that no one will come to know them ever.

 Sourced from Indian Express.