Review: IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger

This is the final post in the series of multi-protocol messengers. After desktop & web-based IM clients its time to look at mobile-platform.

Mobile technology is far more versatile than others and there are many compatibility issues involved. So posting here info about only one messenger – IM+ from Shape Services.

Unfortunately its not free! But I will post free alternative for sure in future. Till then manage with this! ­čÖü


  • Once installed, you can stay in touch with all friends across Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, GoogleTalk, ICQ, AOL IM Networks.
  • This is best for the people who wants to remain online 24×7. Log into once in the morning and forget it!
  • You will get sound alerts as and when your friends come online or send you a message.
  • Once configured you can connect to all IM networks at once!
  • You can individually control visibility across particular IM network!
  • No cost per message. You may be charged for data transfer by your cellphone service provider.

Works on…

  • Symbian S60, 80, 90 & UIQ
  • Windows Mobile – Pocket PC & Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • Palm OS
  • Java phones
  • i-mode
  • Nokia 9210, Nokia 9290

Links: Shape Services | List of all available IM+ | Find one for your device


Review: Meebo – Web-based IM Client

#Updates: Sometimes meebo gets blocked in office! In that case try following sites which offers similar functionality like meebo!

After posting about different PC-based multi-protocol messenger, its time to turn to web-based multi-protocol messenger. Unfortunately at the time of writing this post i don’t hv many to review.
I know only one of its kind – meebo & don’t feel we’ll ever need to find another.Meebo is a web based IM that lets you log into your IM networks (e.g. GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, ICQ, Jabber) from any computer with a browser and internet connection with no firewall issues. It employs technologies (like AJAX) to make it act more like a desktop application, which dramatically improves usability. Many users enjoy the benefits of a native DHTML application, as it does not consume as many system resources as a Java applet (such as ICQ2Go or Yahoo Web Messenger).Moreover u can create a meebo ID, so just type ur user-ID & password once n log into all ur fav messenger.

For publishers, there is a thing called WIDGET that u can directly paste on to ur site code so u can talk to ur site visitors directly!!! U can see live example of this just check-out my sites lower-right corner!

So wat r u waiting for. just meebo

As meebo is web-based it is 100% platform independent!!! At the time of writing this, it does not support following browsers:
IE 7.0 Beta & Beta 2 and Opera 8.53

Q: Supported Browsers???
A: Internet Explorer 5.0+, Firefox, Safari, Slimbrowser, K-Meleon, and Camino

Q: BandWidth Requirement???
A: Higher bandwidth will be better for use but meebo will show-up on dial-up too.(tested)

Q: Charges, Membership Fees?
A: Its free & open-source. Also ads-free!


Review: Multi-protocol Messengers (PC Based)

Hey pals,
In this post I’m posting reviews about different multi-protocol messengers. Multi-protocol messenger is different from normal messenger in a way that you can connect to all your IM buddies using one single messenger. This means you can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.
As usual, there are many in the market and posting here review about three – Pidgin, Mirinda IM, Trillian. I don’t think I need to tell you explicitly that all three are freeware as its part of my policy to write only about free things.

1. Pidgin
Homepage | Download | Screenshot
This is my favorite and I also use this personally. This is open-source and available for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM (Oscar and TOC protocols), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr networks.
Pidgin supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, typing notification, and MSN window closing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plug-ins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, and more.
2. Mirinda IMHomepage | Download | Screenshots
Miranda IM is designed to be resource efficient and easy to use. It uses very little memory and requires no installation. Just unzip and run! This also makes it ideal for users that want to run their messenger client from a removable storage such as an USB memory stick. It can even be stored on a floppy disc if not too many plugins are used.
The powerful plugin system makes Miranda IM extremely flexible. Only the most basic features are built in, but there are currently more than 200 plugins available for download that allows users to extend the functionality in Miranda IM. Plugins can be installed to add support for ICQ, AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen, Netsend and other protocols.

3. TrillianHomepage | Download | Screenshots
Trillian is a chat client for Windows only, that allows you to simultaneously connect to AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN and Yahoo! Messenger.
It supports docking, multiline edit boxes, buddy alerts, multiple connections to the same medium, a powerful skinning language, easy importing of your existing contacts, skinnable emoticons, logging, global away/invisible features, and a unified contact list. It has a direct connection for AIM, support for user profiles, complete type formatting, buddy icons, proxy support, emotisounds, encrypted instant messaging to ICQ and AIM, AIM group chats, and shell extensions for file transfers.

Summary:- Pidgin is best as its available for many platforms.
Mirinda IM is good for people using pen-drive.
Trillian is quite popular.


Orkut Toolbar (A Must Have Extension)

Update: Click here for Orkut Toolbar for Firefox 3.0!

Hey pals,
first thing I used after coming to orkut is the great ORKUT TOOLBAR….
from 6 months I’m using this toolbar and but never posted it on my blog as I thought everybody might be using this…
but I’m surprised to know that many users unaware about any such toolbar, so posting here about this toolbar…
this is must have toolbar for FIREFOX users only….
so again IE user its time to reconsider about making a GOOD change…. as there is NO DONUT for u! ­čśÇListing here some cool features…

  • Toolbar provides all the buttons a typical text-editor have for formatting text (SCRAP) so no need to remember formatting tips…
  • You can send images and flash animation also to your friend through their scrapbook provided they also use orkut toolbar!
  • Provide direct access to all your orkut links like home, scrapbook, album, settings, bookmarks,etc…
  • Comes with a search-bar to directly search a friend or community on orkut…

There are many really cool feature you would be surprised to have….
so still wanna

Links: Install Now | Orkut Toolbar’s Page
Developer: Renato Rodrigues

Click here to download firefox!


Orkut Skins (New GreaseMonkey Scripts)

Important Update: Orkut launched theme feature officially now. (Read More…)

Hey pals,
got bore with same blue orkut background???
wanna change the way your orkut looks??no… don’t rush to news section on orkut… its GREASEMONKEY again..
and again its for FIREFOX users only…
so if you don’t have Firefox get it first!!!

Giving below links to few themes… actually they are GreaseMonkey scripts…

Click on your favorite color to change your orkut background d way U like…

  • black
  • blue
  • cream
  • my_skin
  • orange
  • orkut_cinza
  • orkut_soldier
  • preto_laranja
  • purple
  • purple_v2
  • hotmail
  • skin_notron
  • green_reverse
  • green_normal

Related Link :


Hacking : Rapidshare & Megaupload Cracked!!!

One great new for all downloaders…
My friend Chitz running a forum and yesterday while surfing on his forum I found a great post which I tried out successfully!
The post is about cracking Rapidshare and Megaupload to get premium access!
Its unbelievably simple to use and you can download as many file as you want simultaneously and with your favorite download accelerators!
Its really cool post and believe me its worth trying even you have to register to view it!
Of course registration is free and fast!

After registering click-here to view the post!
The address of forum:

Click-here to access Chitz orkut profile!


Firefox extension : ImgLikeOpera


p style=”font-family: georgia”>This is for all FireFox / lovers…
If ever your friend using opera hurt you by saying that they can block images for the sites/pages, its time to fight-back!

I feel this extension is useful for following friends…

  • Those having slow connection (e.g. dial-up)
  • Those having high-speed connection but getting charged as per usage. (Images makes most of the data transfer)
  • ORKUT ADDICT can do more orkutting.

This is FireFox extension for v1.5+. (also works with Mozilla)

When installed, it gives u following option…

  • Don’t load images
  • Load cached images only
  • Load images for the originating Web site only
  • Load all images.

To read complete article click here.

Name: ImgLikeOpera
Install ImgLikeOpera
Developer: Danil Ivanov (Russian Developer)

This guy seems kinda annoyed with spams so not publishing his email address. Download extension and go through HELP before ever writing to him. You will get his email address there!


p style=”font-family: georgia”>#Related Link: Click here to download firefox!


Networking : Windows 95/98/ME n Window 2000/XP LAN IPC$ problem

This is for all the pals who got IPC$ Password Prompt┬Ł while connecting a windows 95/98/ME machine to another windows 2000/XP/2003 machine in LAN, i.e. networking between NT & non-NT machine.

I tried making LAN between Windows 98 n Windows XP. Connection was successful and I accessed 98-files from XP machine without any problem but when it came to doin other way, got this IPC$ password prompt.

Posting here is the SIMPLEST way to solve this

Just do this on XP-machine

  1. Go to the control panel > user account and enable (turn-on) the guest account.
  2. Then go again to control panel. Open Administrative Tools, then Local Security Settings┬Ł.
  1. You can just click Start┬Ł >> Run┬Ł >> secpol.msc┬Ł

In Left pane, go to security settings┬Ł>> Local Polices┬Ł >> User Rights Assignments┬Ł.


You will get list of policies on right side. Just modify following two policies.

1. Access this computer from network┬Ł

  • This is first policy. Double-click on it to open its properties.
  • You will get a list of user and groups and two buttons viz add user or group┬Ł and remove┬Ł.
  • Click on add user or group┬Ł button.
  • A window with title Select user or group┬Ł will appear.
  • In lower-left corner of this window there is advance┬Ł button. Click on it.
  • Another window with same title Select user or group┬Ł will appear.
  • Click on find now┬Ł button on right-side of this window. A list will appear.
  • Just double-click on Guest┬Ł.

(If Guest does not appear then check Find in Location┬Ł of this window. It must be server or your computer name itself.)

In short you have to add Guest┬Ł to the list of user n groups who can access XP-computer from network.
2. Deny access to this computer from network┬ŁThis is quite simple. Just open properties and check if Guest┬Ł name is in the list. If this is present, select it and press remove┬Ł.


In short you have to remove Guest┬Ł from the list of user n groups who denied XP-computer from network.

Thats It!!!

Refresh your 98 machine and see if IPC$ password┬Ł comes again. At the most you need to restart your both machine. But it will work for sure as I tested this on LAN of 25 PCs successfully ­čÖé

Post through comments if you still have problem or want me 2 add screenshot to this post!


(Mobile) – Snake – High Score Crack!!!

This is for all Nokia’s Symbian series SNAKE lovers…(n cracker too)…
If you ever cared about high scoring in this game then you are at right place…The game have a file “Snake EX HighScores.dat” in phone memory under “systemdata” directory.Complete Path : “C:systemdataSnake EX Highscores.dat”Open this file in any Hex-editor…
(I used SelQ i.e. system explorer v. 1.8 which have built-in HEX-editor, ASCII-editor, Unicode-editor.. kool na)

Before editing, lemme tell you how to interpret this file…
(The file will always have 10 records.)

For each record-

1. First field, 4-byte for SCORE.
2. Next 2-byte for length of Player Name.
3. Then actual Name in Unicode Format. (this mean u can write your name in any language)

Now, to change your score you just have to edit first 4-bytes.
The score in signed long int i.e. 31-bit so you can score up-to 2147483648 (2^31).

while changing the name of player I suggest if your name is shorter than the actual name of player then just pad it up with spaces.


If your name is longer then you have to edit second field, and also in this case the editor you are using must allow u to insert few more byte in file.

The best part of all this is that the file is neither encrypted, nor it ends with CRC code so u can be somewhat careless when altering the content.

Of course d rule of thumb – always make backup while messing up with your data.. ­čÖé


Orkut >> Scarpboy Messenger is here!!!

Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, mIRC, Google Talk, Rediff. gush so many messenger already there and still I’m writing about a new messenger What a fool I am!!!

Don’t think that way pals cause scrapboy – the messenger I’m talking about is for orkut.


p style=”font-family: georgia”>The messenger adds the missin realtime interaction in orkut scrappin and makes its chatting!!!
enables you to send and receive instant scraps in the ORKUT website without a web browser.


p style=”font-family: georgia”>This costs you a lot of bandwidth so I personally won’t recommend it for dial-up user, specially when you are doing hell lots of things at once! If you are just orkutting then its fine
so what are you waitng buddy just go and get scarpboy!!!