Sunday, 15 June 2014

Apps to follow FIFA World Cup 2014 on smatphone, tablet

As the biggest sporting event on the planet picks up pace and given the timings these are telecast in India here's a list of must have apps across Android, iOS and Windows Phone to follow the FIFA World Cup round the clock.

1) FIFA - Official app

The official FIFA app brings you exclusive coverage from the planet's biggest single-sporting event. The app promises to give you all the latest news updates, game highlights, video interviews and in-depth features of every game and team participating in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. One cool feature of the app is “Global Stadium” which lets you pick any of the 64 matches and get live, minute-by-minute update of the action. This app is also great if you’re looking for exclusive content from the FIFA World Cup, something that won’t be licensed out to any other media partner.

Free download - AndroidiOS

2) Liv Sports app

If you didn't know this already, Sony LIV has the official rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2014 in the Indian subcontinent, and this is their official app which is available on Android and iOS platforms. After installing the app on your smart device, go forward to create a login profile for using the app. You need to buy the entire FIFA World Cup tournament viewing pack to be able to enjoy live HD streams of the games on your smartphone or tablet, and we highly recommend you do the same – as it only costs Rs. 120, which is very affordable if you come to think of it. Alternatively, if you just want to catch the live matches of any particular team, go ahead and do just that for just Rs. 60. Real-time stats and commentary to all the games are also provided within the LIV Sports app.
Free download - AndroidiOS

3) ESPN FC Soccer and World Cup app

Probably the most comprehensive coverage you could ever get in one single app related to the FIFA World Cup 2014. This app is built on and fuelled by the extensive reporting and coverage by ESPN’s staff and football experts present not in Brazil – where the current world cup is hosted and kicks off later tonight – but also from around the world. Through this one app, you stand to get news, reviews, features, opinions, and exclusive video from the football world cup. Not just that, but everything you’ve come to expect from ESPN’s brand of football and sport coverage on the tele you’ll get more than just a glimpse of that through this app for all the events related to the FIFA World Cup staged in Brazil.
Free download - AndroidiOS

4) BBC Sport app

The BBC does a very good job of keeping track of football news from around the world, with insightful analysis and features. Coming in just in time before the FIFA World Cup kicks off later tonight, the fully dedicated BBC Sports app just received a facelift and some key enhancements that make it a great app to have around on your device to track the 2014 FIFA World Cup on your smartphone or tablet. Live coverage of the 31 matches that BBC has the rights to broadcast will be covered in the app. Apart from highlights, custom alerts, this app is also powered by World Cup Breakfast, a special programme available for offline viewing which recaps the past night’s games through BBC football pundits.
Free download - AndroidiOSWindows Phone
5) Univision Deportes - 24x7 live streaming 

One of the best ways to catch continuous live streams of all the football world cup action is to install this app on your Android or iOS device. The app is rated very highly and vouched by football fanatics who just want to livestream a football game onto their Android phone or tablet or iOS device. Not only does this app promise to give you live stream of every FIFA World Cup game, but it also seemingly claims to provide the capability to rewind livestream – awesome! Its only drawback is the app is designed in Spanish, but in the age of Google Translate that’s an easy caveat to work around.
Free download - AndroidiOS
6) Onefootball Brasil - World Cup app

Made by a company based in Berlin, this is a cool, nice-looking app for you to install on your Android, iOS or Windows Phone device and stay up-to-date with all the happenings of the FIFA World Cup 2014. The app does one thing very well, which is to let users pick a favourite team. Once that’s done, the app automatically creates a list of customized feed (with articles, videos, social updates, etc) around that team with push notifications and updates to keep you constantly informed about their fortunes at the football world cup. Apart from match schedules, the app also includes real-time game commentary, player profiles, and tournament updates.
Free download - AndroidiOSWindows Phone
7) Forza Soccer / Football app

If you’re one of those who doesn’t have enough football crazy friends in real life, and are contemplating how to enjoy the FIFA Football World Cup in grim isolation, you’ve got nothing to worry. We have you covered with the Forza Soccer / Football app, which is slightly different from all the apps we’ve covered so far. Apart from giving you live match updates from every game at the football world cup, and other bells and whistles around the games, the Forza app also has a forum for fan polls and opinions. After every game, you can rate a team’s, player’s or manager’s performance, and see how you perform in terms of others who rate and assess similar teams and players. It promises to be a lot of fun and give you some much-needed virtual engagement and feeling part of a shared brotherhood of football fans around the world who’re using and interacting with the same app.
Free download - AndroidiOS

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

3 Ways To Access Blocked Websites And Secure Yourself Online

Have you ever come across this message? Even if you haven't, chances are that you just might someday. This occurs when you try to access a blocked website. A website may be blocked by your ISP or by some WEB MONITORING programs that may be used in school, office, college or a cafe.

Also, whenever you are browsing online, your IP address which is a unique address for your device is tracked and noted down in web servers. Anyone might be able to track your exact location using just your ip address.

But, do not worry!!! There are ways to get around such things. I will teach you three foolproof methods by which you can browse online without a trace and even access blocked websites. They are :

1. Proxy-Servers

Chances are you've heard of a proxy server, but you may not understand how it works. A proxy server can be considered to be a middle man that connects your computer and the internet. Its functions will process all the requests you make, save all the files that you download, and essentially perform all the tasks you want to perform on the Internet. 

Some trusted proxy servers :

N.B. : The anonymizer site is in russian. You can easily translate it to english by Right-clicking and Selecting Translate to English option in Google Chrome.

2. Virtual Private Network

Once you connect to a VPN service a secure internet connection is established between your internet service provider and VPN's internet service provider. Everything you do online is 'encrypted' and essentially anonymous; anyone trying to break into your internet connection to steal sensitive data (e.g. on public Wifi networks) will not be able to because your web traffic is securely hidden. Websites you visit, usernames and passwords used to login to websites, people you talk to online, and files you download and share will be out of sight by third-parties trying to monitor your online usage and potentially steal sensitive information from you.
Not only is your online traffic anonymized, your online identity in the form of an 'IP address' is also hidden. Your IP address is essentially your 'online fingerprint' and identification to the rest of the online world. Your IP address can tell people and websites your physical location and which internet service provider you are using. You wouldn't show your identity to a random person in the street, so why would you reveal your online identity and location to potentially millions of online strangers?
In short : 
 > It creates tunnel so it's safe
 > Faster than Proxy Servers
 > It's safe because it does not keep any kind of logs. 
 > Even if it keeps, it can keep max up to 15 mins.

Free VPN's :
Purchase - or

3. Tor

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.

Download the latest version of Tor Bundle from here

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Sunday, 8 June 2014

6 rather cool pc apps u never knew about!!!

Everyone knows the really obvious stuff that you install when you get a new computer : Adobe Reader, Office, Firefox, Chrome and so on.
But there are lots of other lesser-known software that will enhance your experience, that too for free. Check out these 6 rather cool free PC software...


Dexpot is a free (for private use) virtual desktop software. Rather than build up clutter on one desktop, you can use multiple desktops – categorise them as you wish – for work, play, gaming, internet and so on.

Each desktop can have a different wallpaper, different icons and even different running applications. You can switch between desktops with the mouse or keyboard shortcuts. The default key for switching being ALT+<Desktop_NUMBER>. You can switch to any desktop with just a click or using the keyboard.
Download it here at :


Rainmeter will completely change the look and feel of your desktop. You can customize your desktop as you like. Be it iron man styled with the jarvis interface or some lovely pictures.

Windows offers limited desktop customisation – that’s why Rainmeter is the choice of tinkerers everywhere. It replaces the entire desktop with a ‘skin’ – you can add widgets, notes, launch applications or just have a unique look to your machine.

What’s more, you can download and use thousands of skins from the community, all for free.

3. KeePass

KeePass is the trusted name in secure password storage and retrieval. You can use it to store as many passwords as you like, all secured with a single, master password.

Once locked, the password database is encrypted with secure algorithms (almost impossible to crack) and it stays secure because it is on your machine, nottransmitted over the internet.


Accidental deletion is a pain and more likely to occur if you’re not used to a new computer. Recuva from Piriform is a tool that quickly recovers deleted files from camera memory cards, USB drives, the computer’s recycle bin or even an MP3 player.

It may not always be able to recover 100% of the files, but it’s better than a total loss.


Now, here comes the big surprise of all!!!
This app comes pre-bundled with Windows 7 and after. Many of us dont know about it. It's a simple yet amazing app which lets you make notes. With Sticky Notes you can pin important notes to your Desktop! Your notes stay always in sight so you won't forget them. Every note can have a custom color assigned to make it more distinguished from the other notes.

Sticky Notes should be located at C:\Windows\system32\StikyNot.exe by default.
Press Win+R, type “C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe” and press Enter.


Standard removal of programmes leaves some files behind. Over time, this can lead to slowdowns.

Once installed, Revo Uninstaller automatically scans for 'leftovers' after a conventional removal and tells you if there are any issues.

This is a 30-day free trial link. 
If you want you can download the cracked pro version from here :

Hope you liked the post. Feel free to post your comments, queries, reviews. Also, let us know which one did you like the most among the 6. Thank you!!! Follow me on facebook :