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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Show cell broadcast in windows mobile 5 or 6

 Cell Broadcast also know as Short Message Service – Cell Broadcast (SMS-CB) is a service designed for delivery of messages to multiple users in a specified area. Unlike SMS Point to Point which is manly a one to one service Cell Broadcast is a one to many service.
Some mobile operators use Cell Broadcast for communicating the area code of the antenna cell to the mobile user (via channel 050), for nationwide or citywide alerting, weather reports, mass messaging, location based news, etc. The service might not be supported by all the operators; even some of the handsets don’t have the capability to receive Cell Broadcast messages.

Steps to enable Cell Broadcast on HTC Touch

  1. Navigate to the following screen on the device
    Start -> Settings -> Phone -> More
  2. Check the “Enable” box under the Broadcast Channels
    Cell Info on HTC Touch 
  3. Click on the “Settings” to bring up the following screen
    Cell Info on HTC Touch 
    -> Check “Receive channel list”
    -> Set Language to “All Languages”
    -> Create a new item with any name and channel number set to 050 or 50
  4. You should immediately see the Cell Broadcast messages being displayed as message alerts.
  5. Cell Broadcast messages as message alerts are annoying and if you want the same to appear on the home screen, install the BatteryStatus  application. Once installed, the application has an option to display the Cell broadcast messages on the “Today” screen
    You can even optionally set the alignment for the broadcast messages.
  6. Once the above setting is done, you should see the Broadcast messages on the home screen as shown below (The message is next to the battery status)
Note: The display of Broadcast messages is a battery sucker ! As you can see from the above image, the battery was fully charged before I enabled the broadcast feature. Within a day, the battery drained to 18% ! Every time a message is received, the display light is turned on and this is one major battery drainer.

Monday, January 2, 2012

How to block specific website in windows 7

Step 1 : Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories, right-click on the Notepad, and then click Run as administrator. The start menu might be slightly different with yours as I have change it.
run as administrator
Step 2 : Open the hosts file by navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc path, then select All Files option to display the files on etc folder.
etc hosts path
Step 3 : Once you have select All Files, you will see that is about 5 files appear on Window. Click on the hosts file, then hit Open button.
hosts file
Step 4 : Add new entry of website that you need to block, click save and exit. This time when you save your changes, there will not be an access-denied message.
add new website
Now, you can restart your computer. The websites that you have blocked will not be accessible anymore.

Friday, October 14, 2011

How To Turn Your Windows XP Laptop Into a WiFi Hotspot

If your have a laptop with WiFi connectivity and windows, then you can also use it as a hotspot.
The method described below will enable you to connect your android devices also to the net using the WiFi. Adhoc wifi networks does not support this facility (as least I could not make it work).
All you have to do is download a software called connectify and install it.
Click here to get the software.
Then install it and choose the free version.
While it starts running, you wount have to look back.