announcements – Moved To New Hosting – Up and Running Now

Firstly I would like to applogise to all the readers of  Technix Update, This blog had been getting down frequently for long times in last 24 hours.

Time Stamp: 11:00 pm 1st April 2009 ( Night)

This all started when I wrote a post on 40+ computer pranks you can play on your friend computer,  and send the post to stumbleupon and digg and with in one hour traffic start building up and make the situtaion worse by flooding the site with more traffic.

Time Stamp: 10:00 am 2nd april 2009

I also had some other sites on the same account which were also getting good amount of traffic with Technix Update, due to which site server went down. I got a notice from the hosting account that your site has caused our shared server to get down twice a day, please remove your site from this shared account or upgrade to $40 VPS account.

As per the revenue in overall I generate I can afford the VPS account charges, but as I have never tried or used VPS servers till now I was quite not sure to move to VPS. So, I decided to move the blog to a good bandwidth account at hostgator. By this time my hosting has suspended on my account, but all other sites on my account were up and running

Time Stamp: 12:00 pm 2nd april 2009

Now, the next thing was to request my hosting to unsuspend So, that I can take the backup which they responsded quickly. I started taking the backup of database first with PhpMyAdmin as my host did not support SSH access with which backing the database could have been simple.

I took the database backup through PhpMyAdmin by exporting the current db by exporting the my sql db as long Insert query, which i tested many times and failed to import. I was making a mistake by not selecting the final sql file as gzipped due to which size of the sql exported every time was high and not all the queries added for creating all the previous tables, I am planning to make a post on the same soon then i would tell the problem and solution in detail.

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40+ Computer Pranks To Play On Your Friend Computer

Although it quite late now, but the April fool day has not ended and moreover I just want to blog about these computer pranks which you can play on your friend computer any day you want to.


We will tell you some of the hilarious computer tricks with which you can annoy your friend any time you want irrespective of any april fool day. All these are portable so they do not require any installation on the target computer and you can remove them anytime just by deleting the program exe.

Here is the list of all these computer pranks with their descriptions about what they do.

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Get To Know When Did You Clicked That Picture

We all click pictures from our digital cameras at many times and at various locations, and at the moment when you transfer these pictures to your computer you try to guess when did you took that picture you are transfering just out of curiosity.

So, there was no way to find out when did you took the picture, where you was, what time it was and whom you were with. PhotoMe a free program which comes to resolve this problem of finding the extensive information about any picture you clicked with your digital camera.


This application reads the photo of type JPEG, TIFF and RAW format and most of the modern cameras formats are also supported. You can also modify the creation date of the picture being taken, see lot of other details associated with that image.

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Shouttr – Listen To Your To Tweets Rather Than Reading Them

Shouttr comes under such those innovative twitter clients which offers some different and innovative features which you may have not thought of.

Shouttr allows you to listen to the tweets you receive on your public timeline rather than reading them, it sits in your system tray in windows and shouts the tweets received. You can also repeat tweets to listen them again in case you haven’t listened them properly before.


Shouttr is currently in alpha stage and it allows you to read and post tweets, more over you can configure the voices which you want to hear including the voices accent like male, female, sexy and so on.

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Get Detailed System Information About Your Computer – System Spec

System Spec is a small very useful system information utility which lets you see and know about the detailed information about your computer.


This standalone portable utility can perform various windows functions, additional advanced info includes detailed info about CPU, Drives, Application Installed, Display, Memory, Networking, Internet, CD / DVD drives etc.

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Prevent Spiders From Extracting Your Email ID – Email Link Encoder

Email Link Encoder is a free software which lets create a image out of your email id so that email spider cannot extract email address from different places on web.

Email spiders crawl web pages over the web on various web sites to get various email id for spammers which add you to their mailing list and start sending spamming mails on these ids.


Email Link Encoder allows you to create protect email id signature in the form of a image, encrypted HTML link and javascript which again prevents your email to get grabbed by email spiders.

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Download Windows Movie Maker All Versions Full Setup With All Features [Offline Installer]

Movie Maker has been the most amazing utility which comes by default loaded with windows both in windows xp and vista. Windows Movie Maker also comes with windows live pack which has movie maker beta which is not so powerful in terms of features.

Movie Maker which comes in built with windows provides these features including recording video from your Digital cameras, handy cam etc, adding text and effect in the video, import video to edit, add titles and credit etc.


Here are the links to download different versions of movie maker with some what feature variation.


Windows Movie Maker 2.1 

Windows Movie Maker 2.6

Windows Movie Maker 5.1

Note: If you are confused in the above links, we would suggest you to download the newest version 5.1

You can also download this version of windows movie maker which comes with windows xp service pack 2

Window Movie Maker ( Windows XP ) 2

Moreover, A contributor "Devrexster" @ WinMatrix has also created a portable version of Windows Movie Maker 2.6 which works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 ,  you can download from the link given below.

Portable Windows Movie Maker Thanks [ AskVG ]   

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DeleteMe – Delete Temporary Files Periodically and Automatically

DeleteMe is a FREE useful program which allows you to delete unchanged files from a  specified path defined. It can be effectively used for cleaning files from temporary folders, can log files and folders or you may also clean files from network shared folders which are supposed to be clean on regular time basis.

After installing DeleteMe you will need to configure the path of the temporary folder or any other custom folder in which you want to delete files and folders.


You can set to delete sub folders, hidden files and read only files at the specified folder path, more over you can define the number of days after which it will delete all the unchanged files and folders