How to remove Picasa photos from my Android Gallery

Many people might have experienced that all the Picasa photos are auto-synced when we add a Google account to (a new) Android device. All the photos (Thumbnails) in the Picasa web album are downloaded to the gallery of the Android device; which is quite annoying to many. We may not want all or some photos to be downloaded; some of the photos may be private. So today I am going to show you how to remove these photos from the Android Gallery.

Step 1: Disable auto-sync
Go to “Settings -> Accounts -> Google.” Click on “Google.” Under Google we will see a list of all the Google accounts added if we have added more than one Google account. Then click on the account where we need to remove the auto-sync; we will find a list of all the Services like Calendar, Chrome, Contacts, Drive, Gmail, Google Photo, etc… Uncheck the check-box of “Google Photo” ; this will disable the auto sync of the Picasa web album. However we will still find the Picasa photos already synced in the Android Gallery. To remove these photos we need to delete the cache and app data.

Step 2: Delete Cache and App Data
Go to “Settings -> Apps -> ALL”. “Apps” has three tabs: DOWNLOADED, RUNNING, ALL. Under “ALL” we need to scroll down and find “Gallery”. Click “Gallery” ; we will get two buttons: “Clear data” and “Clear Cache”. Click on “Clear data” and “Clear Cache” one by one.

Now the downloaded Picasa photos will be deleted from the Gallery. 🙂

Update: The Picasa photos will again come back after updating to Android Jelly Bean 4.3 .  You need to follow the above steps again.

How to increase battery life of LG Nexus 4 E960

Nexus 4 is a good looking device with gorilla glass on both sides. Its specs are good enough to run any app available currently. With Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Adreno 320 and 2 GB RAM, it has the raw power to play high end games, even-though it doesn’t have the best hardware compared to the current flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One. The 720p 4.7 inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen on the nexus is enough for most of the users. On normal use Nexus 4 last for 10-12 hrs after a full recharge, but on heavy use (approx: 1hr of games, 2hrs of browsing, 30mins of calls, 30mins of texting, 30mins music, 30mins Video) it last for only 5-6 hrs. Here I am going to list down some tips for saving the battery and making it last a bit longer! The Tips also apply to other Android phones and also to all the other phones and tablet including iphone, ipad, Windows Mobile, etc.

Tip 1: Screen Brightness
This is the main culprit for draining the juice of battery. The screen brightness should not be kept at the maximum all the time. I have seen many of my friends keeping their brightness at the maximum. I also recommend not to keep Auto-Brightness activated as it consumes power sensing the light. To get the maximum battery life I recommend to set the brightness between the minimum and 25%; believe me this brightness will be enough for most of the cases. Only when you are in bright sunlight you may need to increase the brightness more. So the thumb rule is the lesser the brightness the more the battery life!

Tip 2: Auto Sync
It can consume a lot of battery juice depending on how may Accounts/Apps we Auto Sync. Auto Sync of unwanted Accounts should be disabled; we can always sync manually.

Tip3: GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth
Disable GPS / Location access, WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use. Even if we need to use the Location Service I recommend to disable the “GPS Satellites” when not required as it consumes a lot of power. We can enable it whenever we want.
This will definitely increase the battery life.

How to Boost Windows 7 performance

Have you ever imagined of being able to increase the performance of your desktop/laptop running windows without upgrading the hardware. It’s obvious that better performance in your computer will require you to purchase new hardware ranging from memory (RAM), processor (CPU), Graphics card (GPU) and the list goes on.
However, one thing that you wonder often about is whether it is possible to increase the performance/speed of your computer by merely tweaking the software that is your Operating System. Today, Hey U Geek will take you through the easiest and simplest way on how to tweak windows 7 for optimum performance. This article is targeted to those people with weak system configuration.
The positive side of using windows 7 is that it’s really easy and simple. Windows XP was much more complicated and required long process to execute a command. With Win7, using the “search programs and files”, you can simply instant jump to any desired programs or files installed or present in the network.
Before beginning, I would like you to spend a moment to know the minimum system requirements for Windows 7:

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 *#0*# LCD test

*#0*# LCD testThere is a very easy way to check if Samsung Galaxy S3’s screen and other functions are working fully. Just go to the “Keypad” under “Phone” and type *#0*#. There will be various test available. Just click on one of the button to test that particular test.

The test available are
1. Screen Color
2. Screen dimming
2. Vibration
3. Speaker
4. Sensors test
5. Notification light

Note: This test also works on previous galaxy series phones

Plz leave your experience in the comment

How to setup private DNS using WHM

Setting up Private DNS is not a tough job if you are using WHM. All you need is a Dedicated Server or VPS and 2 public ip addresses.

Steps

Most important: You need to first go to your domain registrar and add 2 host with the ip address you have in your server.
Eg. Lets think you own hostname678.com, login to the domain registrar and go to the DNS tools and click add host/DNS. Then type”ns1″ in Host and type the first ip address of your server. “ns2” for second host and the second ip address. You need to wait for 4-12 hours for the host names to start working depending on the registrar.

1. Under “Main >> Networking Setup >> Change Hostname” type a fully qualified hostname under Change Hostname, than click “Change”

Eg. 1st.hostname6.com