How to see if your friend are Invisible/Hiding/Appear Offline in Yahoo Messenger


Most people does know Yahoo Messenger has a feature which was called “Appear Offline”. What it does is to allow the users Appear’s Offline on their conatcts Yahoo Messenger. Below are some tricks which you could use to vertify if the user are really Online or Appear Offline.

First Method: Doodle Method

1. Double Click on the user whose status you want to check.

2. A message window will open.

3. Click IMVironment button, select See all IMVironments, select Yahoo! Tools or Interactive Fun, and click on Doodle.

4. The last step and the most important step. After loading the Doodle IMVironment, there will be two possibilities.
a) If the user is offline, the Doodle area will show “waiting for your friend to load Doodle” continuously. If the user is online (in invisible mode), after few seconds (it can take up to one minute, depending on connection speed), you will get a blank page.

So the user is online!There is a counter attack of this trick:Go to Messenger>>Preferences>>Messages and now uncheck Enable IMVironments. Now this trick is nullified!

Second Method: Voice Chat

1. Double Click on the user whose status you want to check.

2. Click on “Voice” icon on the toolbar, or select “Contact” menu and select “Enable Voice Chat” .

3. The deciding part… there are 2 possible results:

a) If the user is offline, you will get this message: “Internal server error. Cannot obtain voice token to start voice chat.” If the user is invisible (actually online), you will see the Voice Toolbar.

Third Method: Conference Invitation

1. Right Click on the user whose status you want to check.

2. When the menu appears, select Invite to Conference.

3. A window will appear. See at the right pane, the username you selected will be there. Now, click Invite.

4. The deciding part… there are 2 possible results:

a) If the user is offline, you will get this message: “None of the users in the invite list are available to join the conference.

Please try at a later time.”If the user is invisible, you will get a window similar saying: “You are now logged into voice conference – “

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Hide Secret Files inside an Image ( .jpg )


In thisarticle we will hide a text message inside a picture. We have choose for this tutorial a text file named topsecret.txt and a picture photo.jpg.

1. Move your files you want to combine in a new folder, in our case C:\topsecret.

2. Add the file you want to hide into a new RAR archive (in our example named topsecret.rar).

3. WinRar created the archive in the folder where our files are located.

4. Open Command Prompt (Start -> Run…, type cmd and press Enter).

5. Go to the folder where your files are located, in this case C:\topsecret by using the cd command.

6. Now type copy /b photo1.jpg + topsecret.rar hotchick.jpg where photo1.jpg is the original picture, topsecret.rar is the file that will be hidden, and hotchick.jpg is the file which contains both.

7. If you open hotchick.jpg you will see the photo1.jpg image.

8. Try opening the file with WinRar (select All files).

9. Now you can see the text file that is hidden in the picture.

A simple solution to make this more secure, is to use encryption on the RAR file or set a password when your create it.

Free Winrar 3.62 License Key


Wanna get a free License key for yourself ? Although not the latest version but its sufficient enough to do all your packing/unpacking. Continue reading for the instructions.

PC Welt, a German computer magazine has just released their latest issue in Germany, in which, they are running a promotion to provide their readers with a free license key of WinRAR 3.62 (English and German editions only).

WinRAR 3.62 is not the latest version. The latest version, as far as I can remember is version 3.71, but you should be happy that they are generous enough to provide use with a free license key. At least it would be sufficient for our unpacking needs.

To get the free license key, visit the promotional website of Winrar, and fill out the form given there. The key will be sent to your email! As this is a German promotion, the website is also in German. Use the following translations of the form fields to fill it:

  • Vorname (First Name)
  • Nachname (Last Name)
  • E-Mail-Adresse (E-Mail)
  • E-Mail bestätigen (E-Mail again)
  • Land (Country)

Select Anderes Land in the pulldown menu if you are not living in one of the mentioned countries. After you complete the form, click on the Abschicken (Send/Sumbit) button, and then check your mail. The mail will contain two links. The second one will lead you to the key, because the first one is the link to their special offer to purchase the latest version of WinRAR at a discounted price.

Then click Download des Lizenzschlüssels to download the key to your computer. Now download winrar, and install it. Then unpack the contents of the key you downloaded in the WinRAR directory. WinRAR willcheck for the key automatically and your copy of the application will be registered!

Cool trick with Notepad


Open a blank Notepad file

* Write .LOG as the first line of the file, press enter.

* Save the file and close it.

* Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.

* Type your notes and then save and close the file.

Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.

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