How to backup your email

How to backup your email? it may seem safe but do most of you use free email account like yahoo mail and gmail?. so whats the problem of using free email account? well there is no guarantee that your email will be available forever :), for example if you have exceeded memory restriction, or if there is server maintenance which means you cant access your email for that time. Answering the question we can try some methods to backup our email, so that we can access it from our device when we need it.

1. To back up email we can download the email into our devices (PC, Laptop, dll). There are some software which can help us doing this task

Is a free email application thats easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features. It is really easy to set up, you just need to provide 3 information : name, email account, and email account password. After you provide this information, it will retrieve setting from your mail server, you than can choose retrieve mode, imap, or pop3. after you choose the mode, thunderbird will download all your email to your device. It will also download folder structure, not just inbox, so it will make sure you get all your email into your device. It is easy to use and really easy to set up.

how to backup your email

Zimbra Desktop
Zimbra Desktop is free email application for your desktop. With bigger installation size, around 90Mb, Zimbra dekstop offers you much more utilities. We can backup our email while enjoying other utilities provided by Zimbra.

2. Back up our email by forwarding email

We can backup email by using forwarding options. Every email sent to our mailbox can be forwarded to other email account. You just need to set up second email account and setting the forwarding options. In yahoo, you can’t do this if you are not premium user, but we can use it in gmail. go to setting => forwarding and pop/imap => set the forwarding address

you can download thunderbird here free download thunderbird

How to effectively use your laptop battery

How to effectively use your laptop battery?. Most battery will work as its displayed specification, for example 8 hours in standby mode in early usage, but this performance actually depends on some factors such as how many discharge cycle you had and how well you manage to use your battery. Here are some ways to use laptop battery effectively. By saying effectively means you can get your laptop to work longer with fully charged battery, or saving power consumption.

1. Turn off your background program.
Background program usually consume memory and make the work of laptop heavier.

2. Defrag your harddisk frequently. Add RAM
Fragmented disk will make CPU work harder to access file in harddisk, doing defragmentation can help to solve this problem. Adding RAM can help you save your battery power since bigger the ram the faster data can be stored and accessed by the CPU from RAM.

3. Reduce the brightness.
Unless you work in really bright environment, try to reduce your brightness.

4. Create power plan
Each battery driver has its power plan, you can choose or create power plan which lead computer action to save the battery. You can access power options in control panel and customize how your laptop work to save your battery.

5. Remove plugged in devices when it is not use.
Each device consumes power and tends to reduce your battery faster.

6. Dim the screen if it is not active, or activate screen saver mode

7. Discharge your battery (li-ion) less than full discharge, and keep it in cool place if you do not use it.

8. Reduce multitasking or heavy program
When you plan to save battery power you should reduce multitasking program, u also should not play heavy game or program.

9. Remove virus or malware
Virus and malware can harm the battery in the same way as running many background program

10. Work in clean environment with moderate temperature
Hot temperature tends to reduce battery capacity overtime. although in the other side it is said that charging battery will happen faster in hot temperature, but regular usage, which involves discharge process should not be done in high/hot temperature

Those are some ways to use your battery effectively, hope it can work well for you.

How to preserve your laptop battery life

How to prolong or preserve your battery. Laptop battery nowadays is important factor when we choose to buy laptop or other gadget. Usually we want laptop whose battery has long life, or big capacity, so that we can operate our laptop longer. One fact that we have to know is that each battery has life cycle (discharge cycle), and after our usage extend this limit, we can’t expect our battery to work like before. each time we use our battery, its capacity will be reduced. Despite the fact that each battery has its limit, we can prevent our battery from getting damaged by our fault.

1. Use and charge battery in moderate temperature.
Hot temperature tends to reduce battery life, while cool temperature reduces battery performance.

2. Keep your battery in cool temperature.
Keeping battery in cool temperature when it is not used will preserve your battery life.

3. If you need fast charging, you can use thermal blanket to raise the temperature.
Battery can be charged faster in moderate temperature but keep it in moderate temperature, not hot.

4.  Don’t use your battery alone when your computer/laptop needs to load heavy program.
Running heavy program such as High-Dev Game or doing frequent harddisk access needs more power which can cause heat, heat can damage your battery. Use your AC adapter to avoid this.

5. Do not fully discharge your battery
Manufacturer prefer to discharge at 80%, it can increase service life of the battery.

6. Save for long time = 40%
If you plan to save your battery for long time, make sure that your battery is charged at 40%. This number comes from manufacturer, it is believed that saving at this rate will keep your battery in a good condition. Make sure to keep it in a cool place.

How to play flv file and subtitle in MAC

It seemed that my MAC installation couldn.t play any flv file, and also can’t play other file with subtitle. Like usual, video player needs right codec to be able to play some file (specific ext), in windows we can download K-lite codec pack or another package. In MAC installation, because i am not really MAC user, i got confused for a while finding the right program to play flv file.

1. Perian : it is opensource quicktime component that enable QuickTime to play some video format which is not supported by default.

2. Qt Player : Update version of Quicktime player can be used to make sure that you have installed the latest version which is in better state than version before.

3. XBMC : Free and opensource media player developed by XBMC foundation, it is similiar with Windows media center which offers us, complete package of media player. After installing this software i can play flv file, and other format nicely. It can also play subtitle. Other than the fact that this player seems needs high amount of RAM when active, it serves us complete package of media player we need.


4. VLC : VLC player is also free player, it usually work in windows, but in my MAC installation it didn’t work well and couldn’t perform what i need.

From some software i tried above, I recommend you to install and use XBMC, since it doesn’t need any plug-in, or any update before we use it. 🙂

How to Choose Your Computer, Server, PC

There are some important factors that determine how computer works. Those important factor should be known by customer in order to choose right product that suits their need. Here, i will write down some important factors that drive computer performance :

1. Processor Core : Core number is the number of processing unit that is used in processor. The more number of core processor has, the better the computer performs applications. It is also expected to result in better multitasking process.

2. Clock Speed : Clock speed is frequency clock in one second. Higher the number of clock speed, Faster the processor performs calculation/process. It is usually written in GHz. This clock speed always affects processor temperature and power used by computer.

3. FSB (Front Side Bus) : Front Side Bus is the main channel that bridges processor and RAM. FSB is written in MHz. It reflects data rate between processor and RAM.

4. Cache Memory : It is high speed memory that is used to save important data, data that is used frequently by processor. So processor doesn’t need to access RAM directly to perform memory operation. The number represented by L1, L2, L3, which means Level, higher number of cache memory can be used as indicator for better performance.

5. Heat Sink & Cooling Fan, and Power consumption (for PC and Server)

6. Socket and Processor Generation : Socket architecture is important when you consider to change your processor. Different socket can’t be used to place any processor because its different architecture. Processor Generation reflects in technology used, newer processor generation comes up with more sophisticated technology, and better performance.

7. RAM (Random Access Memory) : Higher the RAM and FSB, faster the data rate between harddisk and processor.

8. Harddisk / Disk Storage : It is devais where permanent data is saved. Now it is represented in GB, Gigabyte. Bigger GB, Bigger room for large file :).

9. VGA :  is an expansion card which generates a feed of output images to a display. It offers function such as accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and2D graphics, video decoding, and TV/multiple output. It is usually represented in video memory and clock rates. As usual, higher is better, but of course you should consider other factors above.

Those are some important factors to choose your computer 🙂

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Online Free Storage : How to Increase dropbox space

Now, everything works in cloud or internet, from storage to software, can be represented in its non physical representation. We can access word processing software, we can access photo manipulation software through internet. Term free online storage also usually used to represent file-saving method. Now, we can have storage space in internet and can put our files there. It bring us benefit in reducing our disk storage capacity, and in bringing our files into online world, which means, wherever we are, we can access our file as long as there is internet access.

There are some online and free internet storage presented nowadays, but some major brand play significant role in this service, we can mention dropbox, 4shared, and windows live sky drive. each has its own advantages and minus. But here i will talk about dropbox, i have used it to manage some of my important file. I use it because it gives me some free spaces and auto sync folder, any time you are connected to the internet dropbox folder will sync and update its content.

Providing free spaces, dropbox aims to target user with bigger need of space they offers more than 100 GB space for registered user, while for free user, they have interesting offer too. As free user we can increase our space available by helping dropbox promoting its service. each promotion activities we do will increase our online space up to 500 Mb.

I just will share How to increase dropbox space

1. Download and use dropbox here. Free download dropbox.
2. Create dropbox account and login to your member area using your browser
3. On menu above choose get free space!!
4. You can increase space by doing these things:
-Upgrade your dropbox account
-Refer to friend to use drop box
-Connect dropbox to your facebook account
-Connect dropbox to your twitter account
-Send tweet about dropbox
-Invite friend to use drobox via email
-Follow dropbox twitter
These simple tasks are provided in the menu, so all you need is to click this option once you login your dropbox account

Thats How to increase dropbox space :).

How To Compress PDF File

How to compress pdf file
There was a case when i needed to compress my pdf file which is generated from ms word, but i had to compress it till this file has size no larger that 100 KB. After trying some ways, including online file submission and googling, i only found one solution. nitro pdf. you can use nitro pdf to compress your file with steps below.

1. Download/Install nitro pdf
2. Run nitro pdf
3. Open pdf file that you like to optimize or compress (reduce file size)
4. On menu file, choose optimize pdf

How to compress pdf file 1
How to compress pdf file 1

5. The next window choose remove object tab
make sure you check all boxes presented, because it will reduce you file size greater than you ever imagine :).

How to compress pdf file 2
How to compress pdf file 2

6. Click optimize and you get new smaller-size pdf file :D, Save as

To download nitro pdf trial version you can go here or free download nitro pdf

Youlu Address Book Free Download

Youlu Address Book is symbian S60 Software that allows you to change your Sysmbian S60 environment. By Installing this program you will have some different UI thats more android/bbm-like, because it shows your instant messaging like your usual chat application. You will also have address book that can be accessed directly via its menu item.

Free Download Youlu
Free Download Youlu

Youlo also has backup service that will let you to backup your messages into the internet. It also has instant messenger application that can be used like other instant messenger :). So for you guys that proudly still use you nokia or symbian S60 here it is :

Free Download Youlu Adress Book
Free Download Youlu Adress Book for Android and Apple User


pwd_mkdb: /etc/spwd.db.tmp: Inappropriate file type or format

i had harddisk problem in my ftp server, it couldn’t finish its booting process, it appeared that one of my harddisk get corrupted. to solve this we usually use fsck. since it has more than one haddisk of 1.5 terra, i use fsck -y option. this option will allow OS to simply answer yes for each question asked in fsck proccess. so we can leave it, and get back tomorrow morning 🙂

after i find what harddisk that cause problem, i dismount it and get my ftp server work well, but whe i tried to change password for some user i get error like this after i do passwd command :

New Password:
Retype New Password:
pwd_mkdb: /etc/spwd.db.tmp: Inappropriate file type or format
passwd: pam_chauthtok(): error in service module

at first i got confused to find the error, it is in the last line, or the pwd_mkd thing, after googling for a while i got the answer.

you can use this if you face same problem
pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd

it will enable u to change any user password 🙂