Saturday, August 9, 2008



Computer technician Gary Krakow has come up with a news that the laptop can be transformed to a high definition TV. For this all that we need is a Pinnacle PCTV device. It ranges in price from $80 to $130 depending on features. The technician has been testing the PCTV HD Pro Stick on several laptop computers. The Pro Stick contains a standard analog TV card as well as an HDTV video and audio card built inside a small device that plugs into a USB 2.0 p. and it has been proved useful and very innovative in this field of laptops.


Apple Inc presented 3 new laptops Mac Book with more powerful processors, larger memory and hard disks. 13.3 ” laptopss are available in three variants.

Apple MacBook

The white model goes with the processor 2GHz / 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and the black - with the processor 2.16GHz C2D.

All models are equipped with a 13.3 ” display with a resolution of 1280×800, 1GB RAM (possibly expanded to 2GB), integrated iSight video camera and wireless network working on 802.11n.

The most economical model will cost $ 1099 and will be equipped with a processor 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 80GB hard drive and DVD combo optical drive.

More powerful laptop is equipped with a 2.16GHz processor C2D, 120GB hard disk and an optical drive DVD Dual Layer. Its price is $ 1299.

But the black MacBook can be purchased for $ 1499. Its configurations are similar to the previous model, only the hard drive is 160GB.

Sony decided to refresh the line of VAIO SZ laptops and launched a new business laptop SZ6 based on Intel Santa Rosa.


Sony VAIO SZ6 has XBRITE display with 13.3-inch diagonal. The thickness of the novelty is 22.8 mm, and it weighs 1.8 kg.

The laptop is produced in several configurations based on the chipset Intel GM965 and processors Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, T7700 and T7250. Sony VAIO SZ-6 has 160-gigabyte hybrid hard drive with 256 megabyte flash memory, or a normal hard disk with capacity of 120, 160 or 200 gigabytes.

And what about graphics? It is equipped with discrete NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS and integrated core Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. The novelty is also equipped with a DVD optical drive.

For wireless access to the Internet can be used : Bluetooth module, network card Gigabit Ethernet, 56 K modem and wireless network adapter that supports the Intel 4965 standard 802.11n draft.

VAIO SZ6 will work with preloaded Windows Vista, and the approximate cost will be from $2050 to $2700.


Microsoft’s Origami Experience 2.0, a new pack of software applications designed specifically for the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) running Windows Vista, is now available for download.

Origami Experience 2.0 includes 3 applications: Origami Central for web-browsing and quick access to music, photos and videos, Origami Now for weather information, email, RSS, and more, and Origami Picture Password to login to your UMPC.

The software can be downloaded through Microsoft’s website.


It may lastly be preparatory to move down the accessibility ladder with computer producers (net books and the like out-of-the-way), but it seems like Microsoft is going to be footing by Windows XP for a good while yet, with it now promising to prop up the tried and true operating system through 2014. With relation to Microsoft higher-ranking VP Bill Veghte, that shore up will consist of security patches and "additional critical updates," and he adds that "customers who still require Windows XP will be proficient to get it," regardless of the plans to discontinue selling a retail product and bring to an end licensing it unswervingly to PC producers after June 30th. For those observing track, that'll indicate that Microsoft will be sustaining Windows XP for a full 13 years since its let go presumptuous it doesn't push out that shore up window for a second time when users repudiate to promote to Windows 7.


Notebook computer industry is affected by a shortage of laptop batteries, partly because of a recent fire at a plant of LG Chem, the second biggest South Korean battery cell maker, Reuters reports.

The fire at the major battery supplier has caused an increase of battery prices, Dell Inc. said adding that it works with other suppliers to limit the price growth.

Financial Times writes Hewlett-Packard’s consumer products are likely to be hardest-hit, “since HP products for the consumer market account for more than 50 per cent of LG Chem’s shipments.”

According to a source at Asustek, the company expects to miss its shipment target of 1 million Asus Eee PCs for the first quarter by more than 300,000 units, because of the fire.

FT reports that battery supplies are expected to fall short of demand at least until June and probably well into the third quarter of this year.



Microsoft Corp. will let loose Windows Vista Service Pack 1 next week to a wider addressees, according to information posted and testimony from a Web site that correctly forecasted SP1's ship date last month.

It is predicted that Vista SP1 retail copies as becoming available on Wednesday, March 19, while a Malaysian Web site that nailed the update's release-to-manufacturing (RTM) date several days early, said users would be able to download SP1 starting Tuesday, March 18.

Vista SP1 shipped to duplication and resellers Feb. 4, but since then, it has only been obtainable to previous beta testers, volume-licensing customers and subscribers to IT subscription services. In fact, subscribers to TechNet and the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) got access to SP1 only after raising a ruck us, with some intimidating to cancel their subscriptions and others saying they would postpone Vista deployment.

5 Ugliest Laptops in the World

The Five Ugliest Laptops

Today we have here a list of the most ridiculous, sickening, and retina burning laptops available on the market to date. These gadgets of gross don’t even uphold the old adage that beauty is skin deep; nothing about these computers is even remotely attractive. If these laptops were women, and I had to rate them on a scale from one to ten, I would be projectile vomiting my lunch and possibly a lung prior to be able to think of an answer. So with that said lets get started with the superficiality.

La Vie G Hello Kitty model

This laptop features Japan’s most beloved feline Hello Kitty. And it seems that this cat has been taking lessons from Mr. T, judging by the fact that the laptop is literally dripping in bling, boasting a jaw dropping and bank account depleting 299 Swarovski crystals. The crystals on the laptop, developed by Sanrio Co., are used in copious quantities to create four hearts, the cat’s head sporting a pink bow, and to top it all off a crown.

The feline furnished laptop is available for a staggering $1,650 by Internet order only in Japan. The laptop is being advertised as “dazzling and gorgeous like a jewelry box,” and this claim seems to be true as the actual hardware is limited as well, and comes with the Windows Vista operating system, a gig of memory, and a 100-gigabyte hard disk drive.

24 Karat gold plated MacBook Pro

Steve Jobs would shutter at the very thought of this golden behemoth. The contents of the machine are the same, however the glitterized outside will set you back a pretty penny in the form of an additional $1200 - $1500, depending on gold price fluctuations. Adding this 24 Karat gold plated block to your Apple will take from two to four weeks. In addition, if the gold plating doesn’t complete your insatiable hunger for all things shiny, you can choose a diamond studded logo to replace the well known apple on the back of every MacBook.

Acer Aspire 5920

The Aspire 5920 might make one think that the only paint available to them was gray, and they used enough of it to make even an elephant jealous. Poor color choice aside, this drab piece of computing possesses some undoubtedly atrocious design touches. The unit was supposedly crafted with assistance from the folks at BMW Design Works, but it looks like a child single-handedly designed this notebook using only a gray crayon. All in all the Aspire 5920 is hideous, and the opening mechanism styled after a door handle does not add beauty in any form to the unsightly exterior.

If you thought the outside seemed in dire need of some help, wait until you see what the inside has to offer in terms of horrific styling. The BMW team attempted to recreate a car’s center console with the incorporation of shortcut keys on opposing ends of the main keyboard, but it appears the console did not crossover as well as they or I would of liked. The left panel of buttons is dedicated to activation of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, launching a browser and email client. To the immediate left of these semi-useful buttons lies a blank dummy button commonly found in cars, thus leading me to believe that folks over at BMW should stick to making cars.

A lone USB port sits about 1mm away from the optical drive, making it so that if anything is inserted into the USB port the drive tray is blocked from opening. The trackpad is so wide that while typing you will find your palms pressing on parts of the touchpad involuntarily.

Alienware Aurora m9700

The Alienware Aurora m9700 is a gaming notebook to the extreme, and fashion’s worst nightmare. Processing power on this monster drives the $1800 price tag, but what it lacks on the outside isn’t quite made up by the power on the inside. First off this computer is massive, weighing in at roughly eleven pounds, so carrying around this masterpiece of ugly is not an easy task. The screen may be a nice a 17” widescreen LCD outputting a native resolution of 1920x1200 pixels with Clearview Technology, but it hardly makes up for the exterior of this monstrosity. The not so compact notebook has ribbed edging on the exterior. The black keyboard and beige interior clearly leave something to be desired as well.


This laptop clearly reveals the reason why notebooks should not be modeled after mock missile command stations. Not only does it possess jagged hot keys, but also has a giant red button that would surely make lugging around this unpleasant excuse for a computer nearly impossible. Spec-wise the innards aren’t much more appealing. It has a 1.6GHz AMD mobile Sempron 3200+ processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 80 - 100GB hard drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11 a/b/g and a FeliCa port.

As you can see, the TYPE-N01 is decked out in all sorts of scary looking garb, including a red button and what may be a fingerprint scanner. The TYPE-N01 will be available to every fashion lacking nerd wanting to own their own missile silo at a modest price below $1500. But there’s more! This is a limited production run, with just 300 units being made. This system is for you, if you like useless and overly stupid buttons such as “a self destruct button” and tons of horrible stickers.

Amazing addon for Mozilla Firefox piclens

This amazing addon called piclens can make images from

Flickr, Smugmug, DeviantArt, Photobucket, Picasa
* Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster
* Image search on Google, Yahoo, Ask, Live, and AOL
* A growing number of Media RSS-enabled web sites

Crystal clear. So this can really make the images from those sites above crystal clear.

Just try this. You will love it.

Here are the instructions after you have installed.

1. Visit one of the PicLens enabled sites listed above, and then mouseover any image. A special PicLens icon will then appear on top of that image.
2. Click the PicLens icon that appears, and your browser will automatically transform into a full-screen 3D wall of images.
3. There you can scroll the wall by dragging the scroll bar or by simply dragging your mouse across the screen. You can also zoom by clicking an image or by using the scroll wheel on your mouse, if you have one.
4. Finally, you can go full-screen by double clicking the image or by clicking the toggle button on the bottom left corner of the PicLens window.
5. If you wish, you can jump to the corresponding webpage of the image by clicking the small arrow button located next to the website logo at the top left corner of the PicLens window.

Note: If you have the RealPlayer Browser Record plug-in for Firefox, you may need to disable it temporarily in order for PicLens to function properly.

Create One-Click Shutdown and Reboot Shortcuts:

First, create a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the desktop, choosing New, and then choosing Shortcut. The Create Shortcut Wizard appears. In the box asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown. After you create the shortcut, double-clicking on it will shut down your PC.
But you can do much more with a shutdown shortcut than merely shut down your PC. You can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty, like this:
shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC"
Double-clicking on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC." The shutdown command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. Table 1-3 lists all of them and describes their use.
I use this technique to create two shutdown shortcuts on my desktop—one for turning off my PC, and one for rebooting. Here are the ones I use:
shutdown -s -t 03 -c "Bye Bye m8!"
shutdown -r -t 03 -c "Ill be back m8 !"
What it does
Shuts down the PC.
Logs off the current user.
-t nn
Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action.
-c "messagetext"
Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks.
Forces any running applications to shut down.
Reboots the PC.

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Friday, August 8, 2008



According to Chinese newspaper talks, ASUS will be releasing two of its laptops right in to the market totally sheathed in an innovative and yet more outcast means, Yes the notebooks will be sheathed in bamboo coverings and released as early as June this year. The bamboo enclosed units are whispered to promote the use of environmentally welcoming materials, in my opinion, we just imagine they look nothing less than drop-dead stunning.

Though we could be witnessing ASUS bamboo laptops as early as June, there is not even a whisker of an indication of ASUS' bamboo personal units or bamboo LCD screens making it to the retail sector. Providentially for al the bamboo-loving community of users, we might not have to hang around for ASUS bamboo Personal units as Dell has proud one of its very own.

As revealed to the reporters, Michael Dell launched the bamboo laded unit and asserted it to be Dell's least sized computer. The machine is roughly 81 per cent smaller than a customary desktop and utilizes 70 per cent fewer power. Contracted, that could indicate it has zilch but sulk cones inside, but, it sure stares pretty. Dell conditions that its eco friendly PC should shore the retail market later this year and be supposed to cost somewhere by the ranks of $500 and $700.



There was always a need for a laptop that has flexible features mainly in terms with the ultrasound facility. Be it sports place or a quiet hospital; there was a need for an ultrasound laptop that can be used accordingly. Now here is Siemens, out with its great new product – a versatile laptop with great ultrasound system. The system is Acuson P50, which is designed for sensitive places like hospitals and also to sportive and high-risk places like sports grounds. The resolution of the screen is extraordinarily good, which has resulted in many clinicians already booking it. Siemens is successful in its interventions as ever.



After successful production venture in the lines of memory devices, PSU’s, video cards, cooling system units and flash media, OCZ spikes the big soar to proffer DIY gaming notebooks. OCZ expertise has revealed that the corporation is working on a new-fangled DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Gaming laptop which can be specified by buyers with their individual preference of gears. Buyers will be talented to acquire this DIY notebook bare bone and affix apparatus like HDD, CPU, RAM and OS with respect to their individual choice.

The stock barebones will attribute the below listed roll of works:

· 15.4" WXGA screen with Glossy Finish
· Chipset courtesy of Intel PM965 + ICH8M
· Graphics acceleration via NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512 MB DDR2 Video Memory
· 8X DVD±R/RW + 4x Dual Layer Optical Drive
· In-built HD Audio Codec
· 3D Surround sound
· Incorporated Touchpad
· A4 Sized Keyboard
· Single Lithium-Ion Battery (9 Cell power pack)

Other discretionary apparatus comprise: a TV Tuner tool, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and Intel's 4965AGN Wi-Fi module for quite some speedy wireless connectivity. OCZ also devices to go higher than and further than the label of duty by contributing selected units in the system and detailed instructions on how to complete a new system can be build.



The recent talks around the globe are about a new kind of laptop that has the royal and antique looks. They are none but the Retro Laptops. The very sight of the retro laptop will give you a clue of a Victorian music box. But the interesting fact is that the box has a laptop inside. The intricately hand-crafted wooden case consists of a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop. The laptop runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. Imagine holding an antique piece of violin and playing contemporary music in it. This laptop is a mixture of pride, antique royalty and technology. The elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card and many more are present to excite you. The laptop is not opened by a click but by an antique clock-winding key. A custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts is an explanation for it.

You have speaker grills in violin styles. The whole laptop sounds exciting and it will be the sensation for the forthcoming days. Though it is a sensation now, how long will this trend go on? This is an answer that many have in mind. The sustainability of these styles is a question to be reflected upon.



The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 is the greatest mobile graphics card fashioned to date by the company. It is developed on 55nm technology and chains ATI CrossFireX movable graphics technology. The Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series possess a 256-bit GDDR3 memory edge a PCI Express 2.0 edge. It ropes Microsoft DirectX 10.1. And full 1080p Blu-ray video. Hold up for ATI Avivo HD Technology is incorporated. 55nm manufacturing expertise pooled with ATI Power Play technology permits the HD 3800 to comprise high energy competence. ATI says the new-fangled series has an exceptional performance-per-watt ratio and has a novel design size to recover thermal characteristics. The Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series has shore up for HDMI, DVI, and Display Port, and has local support for up to 4 monitors. Laptops with both incorporated and devoted graphics can advantage from ATI CrossFireX technology, which is a characteristic of ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology. It boosts graphics concert up to 70 percent by running the incorporated and discrete graphics collectively. Another innovative technology called ATI PowerXpress permits the laptop to use integrated graphics when on battery and turn off the detached graphics card, discounting up to an hour and a half of battery sprint life.



Splashtop Linux from the house of DeviceVM smashes ASUS notebooks as 'Express Gate'. ASUS & DeviceVM have revealed the make public of Linux-based "Splashtop" Operating System with instantaneous on competence on more than a few ASUS notebooks. Splashtop is a frivolous operating system that permits consumers to make use of their systems even at just seconds after hitting the power button. Christened the "Express Gate" by ASUS, Splashtop software facilitates users to leaf through the web, gaze at videos, listen to music, and chat with friends, share photos, and additional features all in just seconds after turning on their PC.



The laptop will sport a new fascia soon, with the world of innovation at its prime moment its time for the novel design to be embedded on to the existing notebook size variants. Panel producers are on the increase of a novel 17.3" display screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio to get together demand. LG and AU Optronics, alongside with supplementary panel producers, are budding 17.3" notebook displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The new-fangled panels are being fashioned to accommodate to the growing command for 16:9, and can be predicted in future laptops from Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Asus, all of whom are setting up on utilizing the new size. 17.3" 16:9 laptops aren't predicted in the near prospect.



Apple is all set to fire up the OS sector. The next adaptation of the Apple operating system has been authoritatively dubbed. Approaching just a few days following the declaration of Mac OS X 10.6, the innovative name for the novel variant will authoritatively be 'Snow Leopard'. Snow Leopard will be a familiar sight for Apple, as it's the 1st variant that will not hold up Power PCs. In adding together, this let loose will not recommend any noteworthy innovative features or changes; 10.6 are projected frequently to concentrate on security aspects. A manifestation of Snow Leopard will be presented at WWDC later on.



The transportable genuine skin eGo Drive is a new-fangled and pioneering USB powered hard drive from the house of Iomega. This drive adds solid looks with its genuine skin clamed body and sturdiness with its Drop Guard defense. Priced in at $142 for the 250GB variant this version is priced to fight, but how will it heap up adjacent to the rivalry?



With relation to a statement from Evans Data Corporation, only 8 percent of developers are budding software for Vista. Approximately half (49%) are mounting software for XP, and even Linux enlargement surpasses Vista's at 13%. Vista sustains to fail to formulate evolution in business environments; most are clinging with Windows XP. Even though the numbers say the other way, Vista's circumstances is not as awful as that it seems. Most software printed for XP will also run on Vista; the 2 operating systems are commonly compatible with each other. Hardware shore up for Vista has greatly enhanced since its liberate over a year ago, and now more or less all hardware unconfined over the past quite a few years should labor with it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


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The new SpaceNavigator for Notebooks is a portable 3D mouse developed by 3Dconnexion, a subsidiary of Logitech, optimized for creative professionals and 3D enthusiasts as a great companion for the work on the go.

It has a cap design for more natural mouse movements on any surface and even in small spaces, and slips easy into any bag being encased in its special travel case.

The 3D mice from 3Dconnexion are famous for their high quality and for their unique system of lifting, pressing and turning the control cap, to zoom and rotate the image with a very intuitive control.

Pressure levels accelerate motion or slow it for more precise adjustments.

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Among the supported applications are Adobe Photoshop CS3, Blender, Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth and CAD.

Now let’s see the specifications: SpaceNavigator for Notebooks uses a 6 degrees optical sensor, adjustable speed, two programmable function keys, and is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

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It has a weight of 0.55 lbs and measures 2.5 x 1.7 x 2.5 inches and will be available next month at a suggested price of £107.10 in the United Kingdom and $129 in the United States, with a 2-year warranty.


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One of the best web cameras promoted by Microsoft is LifeCam VX 7000, which is a good solution for LCD monitors, desktop or as laptop peripheral, featuring a universal attachment base.

It provides a 2MP sensor, integrated microphone with automatic audio control, auto-adjustment for low light environments, 71 degree wide angle lens, 8MP still pictures, Windows Live call button so you can instantly connect with your friends there for video calls, different effects for your pictures or videos, and instant Windows Live Spaces blog access for picture uploads.

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You can find it at different electronics stores at a price around $75.



Intel's next-generation notebook platform (Calpella) is programmed to get underway in the 3rd quarter of 2009. As with other Nehalem generation products, Calpella will abandon the present Northbridge and Southbridge chipset understanding and transfer many typical Northbridge components to the CPU wrap up. A solitary integrated chipset codenamed Ibex Peak-M will synchronize other features on the motherboard, according to sources at laptop makers. Ibex Peak-M will support Intel's next-generation laptop CPUs (Clarksfield and Auburndale), both of which embrace an on-die DDR3 memory controller. Auburndale will also comprise a graphics core incorporated in the CPU package. The Calpella platform will shore up Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (Puma Peak) or Wi-MAX (Kilmer Peak) wireless modules.



Scientists of the University in Tokyo urbanized an innovative sort of NAND flash memory. The new-fangled component needs a reduced amount of power than usual flash memory drives. The novel memory consists of ferroelectric NAND modules which proffer some advantages besides its stumpy energy requirements. The original development makes it promising to shrivel the arrangement size of the fragment to 10nm (present chips only accomplish 20nm). Another improvement is the life cycle of the latest modules. The ferroelectric NAND module tolerates getting written 100 million times. The life cycle of present NAND flash memory drive is not that superior comparatively.


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This is an innovative docking station from Hewlett Packard, which comes with wireless mouse and keyboard, at a total price of $249.99. It allows you to place the laptop monitor at your chosen height for comfortable viewing while in the same time giving you access to all the other peripherals and cables for Internet connectivity and power.

More than that, The HP xb4 docking station that was designed especially for notebook computers comes with integrated 2.1 speaker system from Altec Lansing for a great sound quality, as well as an auxiliary audio-in port to add an MP3 player.

If you get the optional Personal Media Drive or the Pocket Media Drive from HP, and use the HP Media Drive storage bay for connectivity, you can back-up all your data. Also, you can add even a secondary laptop computer via the USB and share the peripherals connected to the docking station, or charge all the electronic devices even when the notebook is Off, using the 6 powered USB ports.

With the Personal Media Drive from HP, the data backs-up automatically every day at your set time. You can save up to 1TB of media and carry it wherever you go as it’s lightweight and small.
Connectors and ports included are: Expansion Cable Connector for the notebook's Expansion Port, S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) Digital Audio Jack (RCA type) RJ-45 (network) jack, Power Connector, and the Power connector for HP Personal Media Drive (HP Personal Media Drive is optional and sold separately).

This complete docking station solution supports VGA connectivity to an external monitor, Ethernet, multiple audio outputs, microphone and an IR for remote control, and is plug-and-play, which means you won’t have to install any driver or software for it to function.

One single condition you’d have to meet – owning a HP Pavilion dv4, dv5, dv7, dv2000, dv6000, dv9000, tx1000, tx2000 series, Presario CQ45, V3000, or the V6000 series.

The HP xb4 Docking Station brings with the wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, batteries, USB PC port cable, a 3.5 mm audio jack auxiliary cable, the user guide and a 1 year warranty.

All windows games cheats and cracks

Instructions - Minimize or close all running applications.

Launch Minesweeper, then type xyzzy.
Next hold down either shift key for one second.

Now when you move the mouse cursor over a Minesweeper square you will see a tiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop screen.
This pixel will change to black when your mouse moves over a mine. You may need to change you desktop background to a solid color other then white or black to see the pixel.


Secret - Extra BallsInstructions - Type 1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls.

Secret - Gravity WellInstructions - Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the Gravity Well.

Secret - Instant PromotionInstructions - Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up in ranks.

Secret - Skill ShotInstructions - Launch the ball partially up the chute past the third yellow light bar so it falls back down to get 75,000 points.

There are six yellow light bars that are worth a varying amount of points:
First: 15,000 pointsSecond: 30,000 pointsThird: 75,000 pointsFourth: 30,000 pointsFifth: 15,000 pointsSixth: 7,500 points

Secret - Test ModeInstructions - Type hidden test at the start of a new ball to activate Test Mode. No notification will be given that this is activated but you can now left-click the mouse button and drag the ball around.

Secret - Unlimited BallsInstructions - Type bmax at the start of a new ball. No notification will be given that this is activated but when a ball is lost a new ball will appear from the yellow wormhole indefinitely. Once this is activated you will be unable to activate other secrets without restarting


Secret - Instant WinInstructions - Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you will be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore. Choose Abort, then move any card to instantly win.

Secret - Hidden Game ModesInstructions - In the “Game” menu choose “Select Game”. Enter -1 or -2 to activate the hidden game modes.

Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Press Alt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win.
Secret - Draw single cards in a Draw Three game
Instructions - Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT while drawing a new card. Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one.

Infinite Points

In the Windows XP version of solitaire, draw from the deck at least twice. Hold control and drag a card down from the deck. Click the “A” key and then let go of the left mouse key. You will get 10 points for this. Continue doing this for infinite points!

Infinite points trick II

To do this trick, finish a game of solitaire with the time bonus option on. The cards will start bouncing. Click on the solitaire screen and the play again box will pop up. Select no, so the solitaire screen is just blank green. Use the instant win cheat (Alt+Shift+2) and you will recieve the time bonus you got last game will be added to your last game’s score. For example, if your time bonus was 5000, and your final score was 6000, after using this glitch, you will have a score of 11000. This glitch can be used as many times as you want.

//—————————————————————–// registry hack which will allow you to see your opponents’ cards//—————————————————————– Launch REGEDIT.EXE and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Applets Hearts. NOTE: You may have to create the Hearts key under Applets In the right-hand pane, create a new String Value. Immediately rename it to “ZB” (without the quotes); give it a value of “42″ (again, sans quotes). The next time you’re in a game of Hearts, press CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + F12.

Windows XP Hidden Applications

Yes, "hidden" applications! try them out and see what you have missed from Windows XP.

For each of these programs, launch it by: "Start" >> "Run", then type the executable name then press Enter.

Program: Clipboard Viewer (Access contents of Windows Clipboard)
Executable: clipbrd

Program: Dr. Watson for Windows (Trouble Shooting tool)
Executable: drwtsn32

Program: DirectX diagnosis (Diagnose DirectX, video & sound components)
Executable: dxdiag

Program: Private character editor (Create your own characters)
Executable: eudcedit

Program: Mcft Synchronization Manager (Synchronize network files to for off-line work)
Executable: mobsync

Program: Windows Media Player 5.1 (the basic version of Media Player)
Executable: mplay32

Program: System Monitor (A very useful tool to monitor PC performance)
Executable: perfmon

Program: File signature verification (Verify signature on files)
Executable: sigverif

Program: Account Database Security Tool (Warning! this tool might encrypt all user accounts)
Executable: syskey

Program: Built-in Windows Chat (Windows for Workgroups Chat)
Executable: winchat

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