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Movie Reviews

An Epic Film from Tom Hanks: The Terminal

First of all let me clear that it is a movie review post. (If you are looking for download links it’s not the site)

Anyways, let’s move on to the topic. The Terminal is a 2004 film from Tom Hanks, directed by the guru Steven Spielberg. It is about a man trapped in a terminal at New York Airport, when he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time cannot return to his native country, Krakozhia. He was in a situation that neither he can go back to Krakozhia nor he could enter New York.

File:Movie poster the terminal.jpg

My Review of The Terminal

At first when I decided to watch the movie, I wasn’t that much interested. I thought it would be a so-so movie. But as the story goes on, the movie becomes more interesting. it shows how a life can be when one catch situations like these. He made his own world in a New York terminal. He makes his friends, colleagues-a new family there.

Furthermore, he meets his crush, Amelie. He meets flight attendant Amelia Warren (Catherine Zeta-Jones), who asks him to have a dinner, but he tries to earn money so that he can ask Amelia out instead. He finally gets an off-the-books job as a construction worker at the airport earning $19 an hour (more money than Dixon makes Smile with tongue out). Gradually, he also learns to speak fluent English.

Rating: 9/10

Conclusion: Why are you still waiting man? Run & watch it now if you haven’t watched it yet!

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Mobile

The Cheapest & Best Dual Core Android Phone Yet in 2012-2013|Motorola Atrix 4G

Meeting expectation & meeting money, the two main factors to buy a cell phone. In this modern era, smartphone has become an integral part of our life. Many think that we are now in a post PC world (I don’t yet think so!). However, buying a smartphone needs a lot of homework (if your budget is low).

When I was thinking to buy an smartphone, the first & foremost thing I had to think that I need to get an handset that’ll support for the next 1/1.5 years. However, I researched pretty much before buying & on that time within my budget Motorola Atrix 4G was the best budget phone. So I made the choice & bought my first smartphone from Motorola. I say after using nearly 7 months, I had made a great decision to buy this set! (Think! I’m telling this when there is Lumia 900, S2, S3, One X already released & Lumia 920, iPhone 5 in the horizon). I’ll tell you why this Atrix 4G still kicking ass! Open-mouthed smile

Motorola Atrix 4G: Killer configuration with fingerprint reader

Remember when the Atrix 4G was launched in CES with the Dual Core processor? Man it’s the first Android that packs Dual Core processor! Just like S3 packed quad core for the first time! On that time, nearly every major reviewers like phonedog, phonearena, engadget, cnet – everyone took Atrix 4G pretty seriously wrote their review! Surprisingly, each one of them gave 4.0+ stars. You should’ve known already that it’s one of the best smartphone, ever Motorola produced!

Let me write why it has so killer configuration! 4″ LED qHD display (surely not as bright & saturated as Apple’s Retina or Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus. However, it really doesn’t matter in normal light. That only matters when you are in sunlight), dual core 1gHz processor (it does everything you throw! Besides, dual core 1gHZ still the standard for many company), NVIDIA tegra graphics, 5 megapixel camera and the most importantly the big Lithium Polymer 1950mAh battery. It is really powerful.

Atrix 4G Spec: Still Kicking Ass

You can see the specs at GSMArena. You’d know after seeing the specs that it’s pretty much still one of the high end phone in the market. But it doesn’t get the limelight. People really forget when one smartphone gets a bit older. When the major sites forgot about the set, the people who is going to buy, they just don’t know that Motorola has a set like this & still this is so cheap & acts like high end phone.

Battery of Atrix 4G: Best still!

One of the best thing of Atrix is it’s battery. Motorola’s brand new announced Razr M, Razr HD, Razr – (except the Maxx series) all has the battery around 2000-2100 mAh. They advertise it as ‘Best Battery Life on Android’. Just think a 2010 set has 1950mAh battery on board. Lack of 50mAh will not be a deal breaker for you.

Best Budget Android Smartphone around $200 & Best Budget Android Phone around $300

(Still on 2012..Probably will be on 2013 too)

You’ll ask me why this set is still the best budget Android Smartphone both in $200 & $300. Because if you take the dock it’ll cost $70 more. If you don’t take it (which I did) the set will cost you only around $200. Think just 200 bucks, 16000 taka or 11000 rupee can give you one of the best Android high end set that’ll be comparable to S2, S3, One X, iPhones & Lumias. Can you think that? Surprised smile

 

You can buy Motorola Atrix 4G Unlocked for nearly $200 on Amazon. Get it if you want a cheap set that’ll perform like the flagships.

 

If you liked my post you’ll surely like the troll on 9gag I made. Smile Share the photo if you liked it. Smile

Atrix 4G-Best Android Budget Smartphone still in 2012.

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Technology

[Solved] Drive Name ‘Nokia’ Is Not Changing!

Drive Name Nokia? Not changing?

If yes, then read on! You are having the exact same issue that I was having last night! My drive label changed to NOKIA & it was not changing.

Drive Label Nokia Problem

Since, I use Windows 8 & update regularly my Windows Defender, I couldn’t think that I was virus affected. Sad smile However, I searched both in Google & Bing to solve the problem but there wasn’t any solve online. So I started my work to fix it.

Drive Label Changed To Nokia? Not Changing?

Yeah! That’s what happened with me.

Solve ‘NOKIA’ Drive Label Not Changing Problem!

The issue was created by some information placed in System Volume Information of that drive. Since Windows doesn’t allow to delete that drive, you have to download any Linux distro, boot it live & go to each drive of yours & you have to delete 3 folders (including autorun.inf if any).

How to solve NOKIA Drive Label Problem?

Follow the steps below.

  • Download any Linux distro. (I prefer Ubuntu or Linux Mint)
  • Make it live with Unet Boot or Li Li USB Creator. (I prefer Li LI)
  • Boot into the CD/USB
  • Go to your each drive
  • Mark System Volume Information, Recycled, Recycler, Found.000, Found.001, autorun.inf files. (You may not find all of them in one drive)
  • After deleting reboot
  • Voila! Open-mouthed smile You are done baby! Winking smile
Let me know if you have fixed the Nokia drive letter problem! Smile

(If you are having Windows 8 Chrome problem then check out this post.)

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Technology

Comodo Dragon – Chrome Just Got Better with Privacy+Speed+Compatibility

What is Comodo Dragon?

Comodo Dragon is a Web Browser built by Comodo, the well-known company that is serving Comodo Firewall, Comodo Internet Security & other security tools for a long time.

Why Comodo Dragon?

Comodo Dragon is just based on Chromium Open Source Project (Chromium is the source which on Google Chrome is based) If you are a Google Chrome user, then you certainly going to like it. Because Comodo Dragon looks & feels just like our well known Google Chrome. Comodo Dragon eliminates Chrome’s usage tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features, and provides additional security measures, such as indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website’s SSL certificate. I’ll be reviewing Comodo Dragon 21.1 which is based on Chromium 21.xxx It’s apparent that Comodo Dragon runs on an out dated version. At the time of writing this article, current stable version of Google Chrome is 22.xxx I don’t blame Comodo for this. It’s tough to catch up with Google’s ultra frequent updates, but still they are doing good job in updating Comodo Dragon as often as possible. For most of the part, both Comodo Dragon and Chrome are almost most same, except for few features. Especially, for Privacy and security features.

Comodo Dragon Review

(A screenshot of Comodo Dragon 21 on Windows 8)

Why You’ll Use Comodo Dragon?

The answer is simple. To have a better privacy.  Comodo Dragon itself says it has these 4 unique features over Chrome:

  • Secure browsing with no crashes
  • Lightning fast with low PC resources
  • Easy to start with
  • Convenient and flexible plugins

The first two is pretty important to me. Surely, Chrome is lightening fast since it’s birth. But Chrome sometimes cause crashes. Besides, Chrome cannot run with low PC resources. Furthermore, Chrome’s usage tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features can be ignored with this browser. As Comodo Dragon built right from the Chromium Open Source project, it features the first two essential features.

Chrome Windows 8 Compatibility Issue

I was having some issues with Chrome lately with Windows 8. Chrome hangs, loads pages for eternity, Aw Snap & Grr..! I recently wrote a post ‘How To Solve Chrome Issue on Windows 8issue, It solved mine for the last week but Chrome was behaving strange since the Chrome 23 update (Yeah I run the dev build). The same page loading issue was tempting me. Then I found out this Comodo Dragon.

Comodo Dragon – Wrap Up

In a nutshell Comodo Dragon is a

A Chromium technology-based Browser that offers you all of Chrome’s features PLUS the unparalleled level of security and privacy you only get from Comodo. Including a greater level of privacy than Chromium technology offers.

Are you ready to make the switch? if yes then

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Technology

[Solved] Google Chrome loading some pages very slow including Facebook

First of all we should clear that its not only you! The latest release of Chrome does shitty thing. We all were suffering from this weird issue.

How to solve Chrome slow loading issue?

 

The recent Chrome update which is 21.0.1180.79 m does this thing. I thought what is wrong recently because more than 50% of websites I visited are loading very slow, In fact, sometimes they are not being loaded at all. Today, I finally realized that the problem is with Google Chrome browser because when I tried surfing using Firefox, they can be loaded in seconds. Of course, I am a Google Chrome lover & user since the birth of Chrome, so I wouldn’t switch my default browser just because of this. Then, I started to play around with Chrome’s preferences until I finally found a fix.

 

The Issue is being created by DNS Pre Fetching Feature

 

How to fix DNS Issue on Chrome?

For old version of Chrome, the setting is located at Preferences > Under The Hood.

For newer version of Chrome, the setting is located at Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy

Now, there is a checkbox named “Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance” or “Predict network actions to improve page load performance“. Or similar.

Everyone, including me would have ticked this checkbox because it seems to bring only benefits and it sounds promising. However, it is not the case here, while I still cannot explain why this is happening, just untick the checkbox to bring your Chrome back to its speedy glory.

In my Google Chrome for Windows 8, the settings is actually called “Predict network actions to improve page load performance“. Therefore, just untick any similar checkbox.

Hope this helps.

Update: 1 (21-Aug-2012)

If the above method doesn’t work you can do another workaround. Hope that’ll work. (Worked for me atleast).

1) Update to the latest Chrome.

2) Press Windows Key+Q

3) Write ‘Allow an app through Windows Defender’

4) Click ‘Change Settings

5) Select ‘Allow another app’

6) Find the path of Chrome. If you don’t know where is it then go to this location

C://Program Files>>Users>>(Your Username>>App Data>>Local>>Google Chrome>>Application>>Chrome.exe

It eventually solved my Chrome.

Update: 2 (25-Aug-2012)

If none of them worked for you (like me) there’s still an option left. This will solve your problem with guarantee. But I don’t know whether you’ll like it or not.

You’ve to switch to Comodo Dragon!

Comodo Dragon is just your Google Chrome with better Privacy+Speed+Compatibility! See my this post to know why I considered Comodo Dragon over Google Chrome.

  1. Better privacy. (Google won’t be able to track your location. So you be safe with your location & data,)
  2. Better compatibility. (This will solve all Windows 8 issues at once. Runs cool if you throw more than 40 tabs. My Chrome couldn’t handle more than 25/30 tabs)
  3. Better speed. (It uses its own DNS & that makes web browsing a little bit faster than Chrome).

I took the challenge to switch my default browser & after have been using Dragon for nearly 3+ months, I feel that I haven’t done any mistake. 🙂

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Technology

Windows Live Writer 2012-A Killer WordPress Post Editor!

Windows Live Writer 2012

Create a new blog and add it to Writer

If you don't already have a blog, you can add a WordPress blog with Windows Live Writer. First, open a WordPress blog, Then download Windows Live Essentials. It’ll install Windows Live Writer for you. After installing, follow the on-screen instructions to set it up

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Windows Live Writer – The Best Editor You Were Looking For

There is plenty of WordPress editor. But when you login to your WordPress Dashboard & click Add New Post, the whole text area is cluttered with various items. (Tags, plugins, comments box, etc. etc.). So it really distracts your concentration from blogging. I was searching for a good alternative for this. But didn’t found one until today. There are several editor plugin like FCKEditor, TinyMCE Ultimate that poorly does the job. But they don’t provide the ‘WOW’ experience at all.

I’m going to write why Windows Live Writer is so awesome!. Open-mouthed smile

Windows Live Writer: Features, Advantages & Plus Points

  • Live Preview

 

The main advantage of this Editor after installing you get a live preview how your posts going to show up. It isn’t just the visual editor of default WordPress. Instead it shows how the post going to show after you publish it on your blog.

Screenshot:

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  • A Big Editor With All Features You Need

Just see the screenshot above. It gives you a whole idea how the post would look like.

  • Built in Spell Checker with real time word count

It has built in spell checker that corrects your word automatically & it does show a real time word count.

  • Add photos

Click Picture, and then click to add a single picture from your PC or the web, or a thumbnail preview of photos from an album on Windows Live SkyDrive. After you choose the pictures that you want to add, they'll appear in your post.

Picture of a thumbnail preview of photos from an album on Windows  SkyDrive

You can edit the picture as you want. Like making the picture bigger/smaller, give picture a border,

Download Windows Live Writer 2012 Offline

Downloading Windows Live Writer 2012 is a bit tricky. You can’t download only the writer. You’ve to download the Microsoft Essentials 2012 to install it.

Download Windows Live Essentials 2012 Offline Installer

Windows Essentials 2012 includes new SkyDrive for Windows app as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook Connector Pack, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker.

According to Microsoft, Windows Essentials 2012 comes with new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows Live team has added a few new capabilities while also taking advantage of some advances in Windows 8.

Download Microsoft Live Essentials 2012

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Technology Thesis Theme Tutorial

Metrofy Thesis – A Free Metro UI Inspired Skin for Thesis.

What is Metro?

Metro is a typography-based design language created by Microsoft. Metro was invented by Microsoft Research in order to reduce noise from the UI and better focus on the content, relying more on typography and less on graphics. The apps that you see on Windows Phone use that design theme. Windows 8 introduces new type of application along with regular Windows Forms and WPF: the Metro style apps. Metro style apps have a brand new look and feel, run on a variety of devices, which you can develop in several ways, and also publish to official marketplace called: Windows Store. Others can buy your apps, download and start using them.

Connecting Metro with Thesis

When I saw Metro UI I had a vision to make it suitable for websites. I was busy sometime so couldn’t make it. After my exams were finished, I was free & able to do that kind of theme. I worked actually 4/5 days to make this skin for thesis.

This is how Metrofy Thesis looks.
Metrofy Thesis preview

 

Cappuccino is a warm, tasty style for use with the Thesis WordPress theme. It possesses subtle textures and highlights that compliment all kinds of post styles and images.

FEATURES

  • Styles for multi-level dropdowns
  • Clean & elegant style.
  • Unique fonts
  • Metro UI inspired.
  • CSS3 supported
  • Unique in-post styles
  • Smooth & works perfectly in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox & Opera.

Metrofy Thesis 1.0  requires Thesis 1.8.2+.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Upload custom.css directory to your Thesis custom folder
  • Set font and colours by uploading the included design options file with the Thesis Options Manager.
    If you have other design options you wish to keep make a note of them, because uploading this file will set all except the custom options for the skin to Thesis defaults.

Demo of Metrofy Thesis

That’s it! Enjoy!

Download Metrofy Thesis

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Mobile

Google’s Answer To Siri: An Updated Google Search in Jellybean!

Google’s Answer To Siri: An Updated Google Search in Jellybean!

As we all know Google unveiled Android’s next version named Jellybean in the Google I/O 2012. Jellybean doesn’t have some noticeable UI changes but it has really performance upgrade in the core. Google claims that Android doesn’t anymore lag. Jelly Bean is butter smooth! 😀

Watch this video & you’ll know Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri.

Siri VS Google Search: Head To Head Comparison

 

I think Google has really made Google Search now a Siri competitor. The voice really sounds like more human like. (Not like Robotic Siri! 😀 )

Looking forward a port of this to use on Gingerbread eagerly!

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Technology

Torrific Alternative: A Terrific Tool for Torrent Junkies!

First of all Sorry to copy the title from our favorite big bro Nirjhor. I firs heard the name Torrific from his blog post Torrific: Terrific Tool for Torrent Junkies. It was one of the best websites I had ever known. It could transload torrents really fast & gave direct download links with 48 Hours Resume Support.

 

Unfortunately, Torrific shut down 4/5 months back. Since then I was searching for a good alternative like torrific. I couldn’t find any service that works like torrific. That transloads torrents fast & works in very low seeds. Nevertheless, I’ve found the alternative today.

It’s  http://zbigz.com

It works really good & it can easily be called a good alternative. So guys those who love torrific will surely love this new zbigz too.

How ZBigz Works?

It’s really easy! Sign up & transload your torrent. Then download with the free account. You’ll get a direct download link with resume support. Then Download & enjoy.   😀

 

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Technology

Nirmala UI | Microsoft’s Best Bangla Font So Far!

Microsoft Windows either you hate the name or love the name, you can’t ignore it. There are billions of people using it right now. (I’m also using it to write this post on my blog). Anyways, Microsoft’s next Big Thing is Windows 8.

Windows 8 boosts of many new features including the all new Start Screen, blazing fast boot, Metro UI & Metro Apps.

Likewise, those are the major features of Windows 8. However, there are some many small improvements under the hood of Windows. One of that is Microsoft including a new font for Bengali people all around the people. This may not make news on websites like TechCrunch or Mashable. Nevertheless, I was interested profusely to let our Bangladeshi people & Bengali people all over the world.

Nirmala UI – Looks What You Expect

When Apple included 2 new Bangla fonts on Lion, it was Microsoft’s turn to do the same to be on the competition. They’ve done & woww! It’s better than Apple or Google. It’s one of the best for Bangla & it loooks sooo coooool!

Let me show you guys a screenshot 🙂

Nirmala UI
Nirmala UI: A Preview

Isn’t that awesome?  😀  (y)  :clap:

I haven’t seen such awesome fonts by any Bangla font developer company, Apple or Google. Microsoft has done the best job in their Bangla font history.

 

The font is default in Windows 8 Metro Apps. So you don’t have to set it via Font Fixer or any 3rd Party apps. It just works  (y)

How To Download Nirmala UI now?

For those who want to try this awesome font right now, You’ve to Download the Latest Release Preview of Windows 8 which is available for free on Microsoft Website. Sorry So test it out just by installing Windows 8 now. 🙂

Before you download the preview, you should weigh the pros and cons of installing software that’s still in development. If you install the preview release, you’ll get to try out the new font, but you might also encounter errors that you wouldn’t encounter using a released version of Windows. So I don’t take any responsibility if anything doesn’t work.

You can download the preview of Nirmala UI from here.