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Install Swype Keyboard on Huawei Ideos U8150

Huawei Ideos has released in a number of countries, with a little variation in the model. The main thing is that the Swype Keyboard Input is not provided by default, in many of the Ideos Phones.

It is possible that you have installed some of the Swype Software, but not working on your phone, as they are not complied with the 320 X 240 screen resolution.

But don’t worry, here is the solution for installing Swype Keyboard in the Huawei Ideos Phone.

All you need to get an Compatible version from the company Swype.

So, follow the below procedure,

  1. First of all install some file manager (If you have not installed it yet then read – installing file manager on android phone from the Computer)
  2. Then install the Swype for Huawei Ideos
  3. Attach your phone (cable) with your PC
  4. Turn ON the Phone’s USB storage, and save this .apk file to your phone memory
  5. Now turn the USB Storage OFF
  6. If you have Allowed the apps installation from non-market sources then open the file manager, then choose the application (from the location where you saved it in the SD-Card) (If you have not allowed the installation from non-market applications, then read this article).
  7. Now send and install this Swype Software version in it
  8. After installing the Swype Keyboard, Go to Settings > Language & Keyboard, and tick in front of the Swype Option, confirm it by hitting the OK button
  9. Now click on Swype Settings option, scroll down, and click on Tutorial,
  10. Touch the text box to make the Keyboard options appear,
  11. Select Swype as the input, and you’re done with it.

Enjoy yourself.

Please share your experiences with us, if you like it or face some difficulty in the same.

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Allow Apps Installation from Non-Market Sources and Unknown Sources – Application Installation

You might have gone with the similar problem when you are installing some application on your Android Mobile Phone, and it says, “For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Android market.”.

That’s ok, no need to worry about it.

This is done by default to block those applications which are not from the Android market, because they could steal your personal data or could contain some harmful data structures. So take the precautions before installing any non-market apps on your android phone such as checking its’ author and genuineness etc.

Well, now coming onto the point,
follow the procedure to install the non-market apps on your android phone,

  1. First of all Go to Main Menu > Settings
  2. Now look an option named Applications, click on it
  3. probably the first option would be Unknown Sources (Allow Installation of non-Market Applications) – Just Select this option by clicking on it

And here you’re done with it.

Now to install app on your phone just download any .apk file on your Computer and install it on your android phone.

And after installing the authentic apps on your Android Phone, remember to switch the Non-market Apps Installation OFF (by de-selecting the option which you did by the above provided method),  just for a few security reasons.

Enjoy. 🙂

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How to Password Protect the Images and Files ?

If you want to send some private or personal message to anyone over the internet but have the fear of getting it leaked, then there is a way to make the files and images password protected so that when you share the file(s) or image(s), the authorized your desired person to view the respective files.

There are the following methods to protect images or files with your own password :

Way 1 : Creating archive file as password protected

It’s really easy to protect the files (image or something else) with a password. You can do it by using the Winrar Software. If you have already installed WinRar onto your computer system, then you can follow the below steps below to create a password protected image or file.

  1. Perform right click onto that image / file which you want to protect, then hit the Add to archive option
    2 Methods to Password Protect Image Files
  2. Go to WinRar Advanced tab, and hit the Set Password option / button. Type your password and hit OK.
    2 Methods to Password Protect Image Files
  3. Click Finish or OK to create an archive file, and here you go. The archive you just created is now password protected.

Well, if you are only concerned about protection of the images, then you could go for a software named Lock Image.

Lock Image is free and an open source program, to convert images into .exe files. The .exe file made with the software will contains image file which could only be seen by entering the correct password applied on it. LockImage is portable.

Here is the method to create password protected image by using the Lock Image,

  1. First of all, Download the Lock Image Program, extract its zip file and launch that extracted exe file.
  2. For protecting any image, drag and drop that image onto the application screen. Now visit File > Save, and write the file name and click on the Save button. Now it will ask for the password to be set on that image,
    2 Methods to Password Protect Image Files

    Enter the desired password and click OK. After completing all the steps, an password protected exe file (containing that image) will be automatically generated, and you’re ready to share this file.

In my opinion, the first method would be much better because .exe files are blocked when sharing through the emails and some file sharing websites. Moreover .exe files are not supported on the Mac, Unix and Linux Systems, as they are only made for the Windows Operating System. Why not post your opinion about it below.

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Preview or Download a Specific File from Zip, Rar archives and ISO Images

ArchView is a firefox plugin used to open the archives (e.g. iso, zip and rar etc.) on the go, without actually downloading them.

Preview And Download A Specific File From Zip, Rar Archives And ISO Images

Mostly when people want to open or see any archive file like iso, rar or zip, before downloading the actual file so that they can look whether their desired file is present in the archive or not, but having no other alternatives to do so.

But by using the ArchView, one can directly open the ISO, Rar and Zip archives files from your browser itself, and if you want to download some specific file or files from that archive, then you can do that as well from the same software.

To view the inner portions of the archive files ArchView gets small chunk of the file directly from the server.

At present, it only supports ISO, Zip, and Rar archive files.
You can download the files by using the file:, FTP or the HTTP protocol.

Click here to install the ArchView firefox add-on. When you get it installed, you will see the status of the plugin in your Mozilla Firefox Status Bar.

Now whenever you want to download some particular file from any zip or rar or iso archive, you can do them very easily.

Archview uses XUL and HTML formats to display the contents within a few moments (as per your choice).

You can describe your experience with the Archview.

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Display File Extensions / Make File Extensions Visible in Windows

Most of the times, we want to display the file extensions, but windows is hiding the known file extensions by default.

But, if you want to make the file extensions visible every-time, then you will have to disable this default activated feature on your Windows Operating System, and allow Windows to show all the extensions whether of known file types or of unknown.

To make the file extensions visible under windows, just go to the Control Panel and hit on Folder Options. Click on the View tab.

Now the viewing settings for all files and folders will get displayed. Under the Advanced Settings panel, search for an option saying, Hide extensions for known file types. If it is checked, then Un-check it and click on Apply, then click OK.

Show File Extensions For All Known File Types in Windows

Now all the file extensions will be visible to your computer, no matter known or unknown. Well, if you get some situation to hide the file extensions for known file types again, then Check this option (Hide extensions for known file types) again.


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Will India Cricket Team win the World Cup 2011 ?

ICC World Cup 2011

The world war has begun, and the wait is finally over for the cricket world cup 2011.

The Indian cricket fans were eagerly waiting for the ICC Cricket World Cup from 4 years, as last time it was played in 2007. But now we won’t go without winning the trophy. Till yet India have won the World Cup trophy once in 1983.

India is really crazy about the cricket everyone hopes to become a successful cricketer a day, and hence win the Cricket World Cup Trophy which is the most glorious trophy among all.

Winning the 1 day series or the test matches sounds cool but winning a world cup trophy is totally different than winning the test matches and the 1 day series.

How Can India Win the Cricket World Cup 2011 ?

  1. First of all, India is playing in the ground of home. The world cup championship is being hosted jointly by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which will apply a force to all of them to win the finals.
  2. As India won the T20 cup in 2007 and chosen as No. 1 in the world ranking, by the dynamic captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But we don’t need to exaggerate ourselves because the teams like England, Australia and South Africa are also having very nice records in winning the matches over past few years.
  3. The last but most important factor is the Indian team has made up a good balance of young and experienced rocker champions, like Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag, Raina, Gambhir and Nehra, who are capable to change the whole strategy of any match.

Hence by looking at all the factors, it seems that India has a good chance (around 90 %) to Win this World Cup. As per the Leading Indian Sports-writer – Mr. Suresh Menon, India can easily win by adopting the three F’s in their life, they are – Fitness, Form and Focus.

Well, Form is not a matter of worrying because the Indian Cricket Team is already keeping it in mind. Fitness could become a little Hitch, because Indian team is not as fit as the other ones e.g. New Zealand, Australia and even Sri Lanka. But the most important thing is Focus which can become an issue if the Indian Cricket Team comes under pressure, either by the home crowd itself or by the media.

As the world cup is going to start now within a few hours, all the Indians are praying for the Indian Team to Win the ICC World Cup Trophy.

What you think? Please post your comments below. I am waiting for your responses.

You can also Listen to the Theme Song for Cricket World Cup 2011 here.