Tuesday 30 December 2014

How To Turn Wikipedia Pages Into Ebooks

If you are like me, you probably love binge-reading Wikipedia, everyone’s favorite web encyclopedia. It contains a huge database of content on almost any topic under the Sun, and in a variety of languages. If you are preparing for a trip, you’d probably save some of these reading materials to read later, offline, but what if you could turn it into an ebook?

There is in fact a way to create an ebook from inside Wikipedia. You can create or arrange the chapters then turn it into an ebook in EPUB form or PDF form, free of charge. Alternatively you can request Wikipedia to send you a printed version, or get it printed out yourself.
You can also do this with Readlists and even compile a book of your tweets with Twournal.

1. Collecting Articles

First, locate the Print/Export link on the left sidebar of the Wikipedia page. Click on theCreate a book link.
Wikipedia will redirect you to the Book Creator as shown below. The next step is collecting pages you want to put into your book. Click on the Start book creator green button.
Once you enable the book creator, the Book creator box will show up in every Wikipedia page you visit.
To add the pages of your choice from Wikipedia, on the page with the content you want to save, simply click on Add this page to your book.
After adding the page, you should see under Show book (1 page).
Add all the pages of your choice for your book. Once you are done with adding all the pages then it is time to to arrange the pages as per your requirement.
Click on the Show book option to see your collected pages. You will arrive at the Manage your book section. Here you can:
  • see all the pages you have included in your book
  • assign a title to the book
  • rearrange the order of the pages in chapters
  • order the book as a printed book
  • download it in a format of your choice

2. Managing Your Book Content

You can change the Title and Subtitle of your book, choose the paper size the book should be published in (A4 or Letter size) and rearrange the contents of your book. You canmanually drag the pages into order, or choose to list the chapters in alphabetical order. If you like, you can also add Chapters, then assign pages under the chapter for better categorization. If you need a table of contents, just tick the Include a table of contentsoption.

3. Output Your Book

There are two ways to publish your book: in a printed physical book or an ebook.

3.1 Printed On Paper

To print this as a physical book, Wikipedia gives you the option to print this via PediaPress.
You can still make changes to the Title and Subtitles at this point and you can also preview the contents of the book via the Click to preview! link.
Once you have chosen the final look of your cover, you can choose where to deliver the book to, if you want it in hardcover or if you want it in color. Each preference will carry some extra costs and remember that the final cost you see does not include shipping costs yet.

3.2 Getting The EBook Copy

If you are on a budget, you can always choose to have the pages in ebook form. There arefive formats you can generate the ebook in. Choose the format you want and follow the instructions that ensue.
For instance for PDF, the ebook will be generated in PDF and you will have to manually save the book to your desktop to read offline. If your selected format is ePUB, then you will need a reader app or viewer app to open the book or use this tip to read ePUB books on Firefox and Chrome.

A Guide To Better Google Search Techniques

The Internet is so full of information that it’s nearly impossible to check its limits. That’s why,search engines were developed to maintain a search-able database of the web’s content. People employ the use of search engines to look up for information on the web.
In the midst of all search engines lies Google, the most popular and powerful search engine. You type in the query, and the search engine provides you with the search results. In most cases you’re satisfied but sometimes, you’re not. This is where learning the proper techniques to type in your search query comes in handy and this is what we’ll explore in this article.

Why The Need To Learn Proper Search Techniques?

Everyone including students, researchers, writers, etc. requires information, and they use search engines for that very reason. People spend most of their time continuously looking for the right information because they’re not aware of the proper search techniques. Learning and using good search techniques will help you in the following ways:
  • Better search results
  • Saves your time
Note: Search queries or examples are included inside [ ] for better readability. Please do not include [ ] in your search query.

How To Use Google.Com

Google is a smart and intelligent search engine with many exciting features. But not all the features are rolled out instantly for all versions. Google.com is always first to get feature updates, and then updates are provided in versions specific to different countries such as google.co.uk, google.co.in, or google.sh
Google’s version for your country might not support all the search techniques described below. That’s why, it’s suggested to use google.com to avail maximum benefits of the search features and techniques.
Tip: Typing google.com automatically redirects you to its version for your country, but you can override this behavior by going to www.google.com/ncr

Basic Search Techniques

1. Keep It Simple

Keep your search simple and web-friendly. Start by entering one or two words, and gradually adding relevant or important words, if you’re unsatisfied with the results. Less is more for a search engine; meaning the less words you query for, the more results the search engine provides as output.
For example:
  • Query: [who is the president of america]
  • Better query: [president of america]

2. Order Of Keywords

Select the right keywords to make your search. Search results completely depend on the given keywords, and if keywords are chosen wisely, then results are more efficient.
Put yourself in the shoes of the author, and think of what words he/she would use to write/describe what you’re trying to find. If you’re looking for a phrase or quote, then keep the order of the words as accurate as possible to get the optimum search results.
For example:
  • Query: [itself divided house cannot stand]
  • Better query: [A house divided against itself cannot stand] (part of a quote by Abraham Lincoln)

3. Skip Unnecessary Parts

Google is smart enough to handle most of your typos, and other things that could just be ignored. That’s why you should skip those things in your query to save time.
You should not worry about the following when writing a search query:
  • Spelling
  • Cases (uppercase or lowercase)
  • Punctuation (dot, question mark, exclamation mark, and more)
  • Special characters (plus, minus, brackets, and more)

4. Social Search

Google is really good at handling searches related to people and social networks. You cansearch for people and their social profiles using:
By adding a ‘+’ before a profile-name, you can search for Google+ profiles and pages.
For example: [+hongkiat]
Using the ‘#’ before a word enables you to search for hashtags in Google+, Twitter, and more social networks.
For example: [#privacy]
You can search for social accounts associated with a person’s name by putting the ‘@’ sign before his/her name.
For example: [@hongkiat]

Intermediate Search Techniques

Note: Zip codes work very well for the US, but for other countries, it’s better to write the country name followed by the zip code.
For example: [new delhi, india] and [india 110033] is the same.

5. Get Sunrise And Sunset Times

You can use Google to get sunrise and sunset times for many cities of the world. Type your search query in the format of [sunrise place-name] or [sunrise zip-code] to get the sunrise time for the specified location. For sunset times, just subtitute the words as per the following style of [sunset place-name] or [sunset zip-code].
For example:
  • [sunrise chicago, usa] or [sunrise 60611]
  • [sunset chicago, usa] or [sunset 60611]

Advanced Search Techniques

Note: You can use the Google Advanced Search form for a more convenient search.

6. Synonym Search

You can use the synonym search feature to tell Google to even search for synonyms of a specified word in the search query. This is helpful for when you want to search for a word and all its similar words without having to spend time looking for them individually.
Using the tilde symbol (~) before a word tells Google to search for the words and its synonyms too. Type your search query in the format of [~synonymWord otherWords] to search for the word and its synonyms in a single search.
For example: [~sweet fruit]

7. Search For Numbers In A Range

You can tell Google to search within a range of numbers, such as dates, prices, and measurements. Using two periods (dots) between two numbers makes Google search within that number range and skip other results.
Using two periods after a number indicates a lower minimum (number..) while putting it before the number indicates a higher maximum (..number). Type your search query in the format of [firstNumber..secondNumber otherWords] to search between a specified lower and upper bounds.
For example:
  • [android phone $300..$500]
  • [television 20..50 inches]

8. Search Using File Types

You can tell Google to search for a specified type of file for your query. Using filetype operators before a type of file tells Google to search only for specified file types and skip other files. Type your search query in the format of [filetype:type otherWords] to search for a specific file type.
For example: [filetype:pdf free photoshop books]

Complex Search Techniques

You can also use more than one of these techniques in a single search query. You cancombine the above methods to make a complex search query, which will provide efficient and focused results.
For example:
  • [site:gov filetype:pdf “death rate”]
  • [site:hongkiat.com photoshop OR “adobe photoshop” tutorials]


Congratulations! You have learnt all the useful search techniques to make better searches on the web and have learnt all the tips and tricks to get better and efficient search results. Now you can save a lot more of your time and resources.
So why not head on to the site and try out your new skills? Feel free to share your experience with us too.

Thursday 25 December 2014


Some time you install fresh Operating system in your computer and then you install Browser, google chrome. After installation you try to open gmail, yahoo, or facebook in google chrome but you do not see your required page and see a message “Server Security Certificate is not yet valid”.  Then you also try to open the page by clicking on “continue anyway” but the result is same.

Infect this problem occurs due to incorrect date and time of your computer. By synchronizing your system clock you can solve this problem.
I will tell you the best solution of this problem. Just follow these steps and after completion you will be able to login to facebook, yahoo, gmail etc.

Click on Start Menu and then control penal. 

Open Date/Time setting 

Adjust correct date and time according to your region. 

 Open "Internet Time Zone" tab.  

 Click on "Update Now" button. After clicking on button, It will start synchronzing your internet server timing. 

After 7-8 seconds you will see a message, "The time has been successfully synchronized with time.windows.com on 07-07-2013 at 5:09PM. 

        Now try to open facebook, yahoo or gmail in google chrome again. Surely you will login successfully.

    How to use cloud storage's hidden, helpful power tool: Robust file version histories

    Cloud syncing services earn their keep by letting access your files from anywhere and with any device, but did you also know they can be lifesavers for people who stick to a single PC?
    The other day I was writing an article in Microsoft Word. As usual, I saved it to OneDrive, closed the app and went on with my day. Later, I opened the article again and discovered that something had gone wrong. I now had two versions that didn't match: one in OneDrive and one in my desktop. Yikes.
    Word asked me to choose between the OneDrive version and the desktop one. I figured the newest version must be on my desktop since that's where I worked on it last so I kept that one and overwrote the version on OneDrive. Turns out I was wrong, and my last two hours of work were gone.
    After I got over the sudden fear and anger, I realized I had nothing to worry about. OneDrive tracks file version histories for you.
    If you ever find yourself in a similar predicament and you have to roll back to an older version of a document, here's how to get it done with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Many other cloud storage providers also offer file versioning.


    Dropbox lets you access previous versions of documents right from your desktop.
    Open Windows Explorer and navigate to your file in Dropbox. Next, right-click the file and look for the Dropbox-specific options in the context menu. Select the option called View previous versions.
    A browser tab will open on Dropbox.com with a list of all the previous versions of the document that are available. Choose the one you want, click the Restore button and you're off to the races.
    You can also view previous versions on the web by right-clicking a file on Dropbox.com and selecting Previous versions. But beware: Dropbox limits its historical versions to 30 days. Dropbox Pro users get up to a year's worth of version history.

    Google Drive

    Find the document you want and open it Docs, then head to File > See revision history.On the right-hand side you'll see a list of older versions of your document. There's also an option at the bottom to see more detailed revisions. Since Google Drive automatically saves documents for you, the more detailed revisions are simply a list of more frequent save times.
    Once you see the version you want, click it to see a preview, and then click Restore this revision in the right-hand panel to revert back to the older version. Drive saves versions for 30 days or 100 revisions, whichever comes first, unless you tell the service to save a specific version forever


    OneDrive's version history interface.
    Go to OneDrive.com, right-click the file you're interested in and select Version history. The document will open and you'll see a navigation panel with a list of older versions listed by date and time on the left side of the screen.
    Select the one you want. You'll see a preview of the document to make sure it's the right version. If it has the changes you need, click Restore in the left-hand panel and you're done. You can also just download the document if you'd like to integrate the two documents manually.
    Version history isn't something you need to use every day. But for those times you really need it, you'll be glad it's there.

    Tuesday 23 December 2014

    Change Processor Name Permanently

    A while ago on Tweak And Trick, I published an article on changing your processor name. But recently, Anil Kumar pointed out that the trick only changed the name temporarily.

    After a user restarts his computer, the name reverted back to original which is obvious as each time Windows boots, it checks the connected hardware and updates the registry value automatically. So, changing the processor name using the earlier article did not have permanent results.

    Thus, the alien processor name you had earlier again reverted back to the boring old one.

    Change Processor Name Permanently

    Problem: To, make the name change permanent, it was required to update the Processor Name String registry key every time Windows starts. 

    Solution: It is very easy to change your processor name permanently by creating a registry key and placing a shortcut to it in the Windows start up folder. To do so, just follow the steps given below:-

    Steps :-
    1.  Open Notepad.
    2.  Copy and paste the exact code given below:-

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    "ProcessorNameString"="My Processor name 50000MHz"
    To change the processor name, edit the part of the code given in blue. Also understand that \0 in the above code should only be present if Windows store your processor name at that location. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the above mentioned keys to check whether or not to include the \0.

    3.  Click on File Menu, click on Save As and select "All Types" in the Save as Type option. Save the file as ProcessorNameChange.reg or *.reg.
    4.  Create a new shortcut on your desktop. Enter regedit / S "Location of the .reg file" as the location of the item. For example, enter regedit /S "C:\Processor Name.reg" if your registry file is located in the root of C:\ drive.

    Processor Name

    5. Copy the created Shortcut file.
    6.  Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows XP) or toC:\Users\ User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Also remember that AppData is a hidden folder.)  if C: is your System drive.
    7.  Paste the copied file.

    This registry file would now execute each time when Windows starts and the Processor Name String would be modified each time. This means that even upon restarting your computer, you will see that the changed processor name is permanent.

    Monday 1 December 2014

    How to Install WhatsApp in Your Laptop


    WhatsApp is a awesome Smartphone app which lets you chat with your friends over the internet. As you know that almost everyone is having WhatsApp installed in their smartphones. WhatsApp is a free app which is available for Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, Symbian Phones. It is a messenger which allows you to transfer or send images, audio, video messages. You can also do instant chatting or messaging. Many of you asked me Install WhatsApp On Laptop Computer. So i created this post. If you want toInstall WhatsApp On PC than read this article.

    Why Use WhatsApp:

    • NO HIDDEN COST: Once you and your friends download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want. Send a million messages a day to your friends for free! WhatsApp uses your Internet connection: 3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi when available.
    • MULTIMEDIA: Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.
    • GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group conversations with your contacts.
    • NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: Just like there is no added cost to send an international email, there is no cost to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends all over the world as long as they have WhatsApp Messenger installed and avoid those pesky international SMS costs.
    • SAY NO TO PINS AND USERNAMES: Why even bother having to remember yet another PIN or username? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS would, and integrates flawlessly with your existing phone address book.
    • NO NEED TO LOG IN/OUT: No more confusion about getting logged off from another computer or device. With push notifications WhatsApp is ALWAYS ON and ALWAYS CONNECTED.
    • NO NEED TO ADD BUDDIES: Your Address Book is used to automatically connect you with your contacts. Your contacts who already have WhatsApp Messenger will be automatically displayed.
    • OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your messages offline until you retrieve them during the next application use.
    • AND MUCH MORE: Share location, Exchange contacts, Custom wallpaper, Custom notification sounds, Landscape mode, Precise message time stamps, Email chat history, Broadcast messages and MMS to many contacts at once and much much more!

    How To Install WhatsApp in Laptop:

    1. First of all download and install Android Emulator which is known as Bluestacks. Bluestacks can give you possibility to install any android apps on your PC. This Software is Available for both Windows and Mac PCs.
    2. If You are Windows user, Download Bluestacks From Here.
    3. If You are Mac User, Download Bluestacks From Here.
    4. After downloading and installing Bluestack in your laptop follow the below steps.
    5. After completion of installation run Bluestack and search for “WhatsApp” in the search bar.
    6. Click on the icon of WhatsApp.
    7. Synchronize your Gmail Account or create New One.
    8. Download WhatsApp On Laptop with the help of Bluestacks.
    9. Wait for the completion of downloading and installation of WhatsApp.
    10. As now you have installed but last and final step is still remaining which is How to Configure WhatsApp For PC or Laptop.

    How to Configure WhatsApp in Laptop:

    If You have successfully installed WhatsApp in your Laptop but the last step is still remaining which is the configuration of WhatsApp. After running the WhatsApp app in your  Laptop follow the below easy and simple steps.
    1. In “Your Country” field select your country.
    2. After adding your phone number and country code. Kindly recheck it.
    3. After rechecking click OK. After clicking OK you will receive a message for verification of your phone number.
    4. In almost between 10 minutes you will receive a message with verification code.
    5. Enter verification code.
    6. After verifying code your phone number will get approved.
    Now after configuring and verifying your phone number in WhatsApp you have to add contacts. If you know how to add contacts, then add and enjoy but if you don’t know how to add contacts in WhatsApp than follow the below steps.

    How To Add Contacts in WhatsApp

    1. In the bottom at the left corner click the second button to open the menu.
    2. Now after clicking the button the menu will get opened with 4 options in which you have to select the second option which will display the list of contacts.
    3. Now again click the button of menu which is in the bottom at left corner and click New Contact.
    4. Now adding a new contact will require some information fill that and after completing it click done to finish it.
    Now as you have installed, configured and added contacts your WhatsApp so, now start chatting, calling, instant messaging, send and receive images, videos, audio and many more.