4 Secret Tasks of iPhone Home Button

Click once on the iPhone's Home button, and (naturally enough) will take you to the home screen. Double click the file, and you'll see the iPhone multitasking bar at the bottom of the screen. But what happens if you try triple-clicking the Home button?

Well, most of the time, you just wind up back in the home screen or, if you're already on the home screen, the multitasking bar a short game of peek-a-boo play.

But if you flip a switch deep in the Settings menu, you will be able to choose between four (or five, strictly speaking) new features triple-clicking the Home button to activate.

Tap Settings, General, Accessibility, and then scroll all the way down to a setting labeled "Triple-click Home." Probably it is set to "Off". Feeling adventurous? Then go ahead and tap.

You will see a quartet of actions that the iPhone can take you three times on the Home button. They include:

·         Toggle VoiceOver: Choose this option and the iPhone will switch to a mode where it reads web pages, email, and navigation labels on its touchscreen, perfect for iPhone users with visual impairments.
·         Toggle White on Black: In this mode, the iPhone reverses the colors on its screen, resulting in a display that shows white text on a black background for email, text messages, and most web pages. The inverted colors don’t stop there, though; wait until you get a load of the groovy white-on-black home screen.

·         Toggle Zoom: Find yourself squinting at the tiny text on your iPhone’s screen? Turn on the Zoom function to magnify the display with a three-finger tap.

·         Toggle AssistiveTouch: Activates a mode that lets you “pinch” or swipe the display—or even “shake” the entire phone, for that matter—without actually having to pinch, swipe, or shake, an essential feature for anyone without the full use of their fingers.

There is also a fifth option for triple-clicking the Home button "Ask", which allows your iPhone to ask if you want to disable VoiceOver, White on black, or Zoom. (AssistiveTouch is not one of the "demand" options, oddly enough.)

Easily Clean Junk Files off Your Windows PC

Is your Windows hard drive starts to feel a little tight? A quick way to make some hard disk free space is the transport of the debris, ie, temporary files, old program setup files, cache thumbnails and other pieces of digital waste that accumulate over time.

I ran a quick scan of my system with Disk Cleanup, an essential utility that lives in the Windows Control Panel, and found that I have more than two gigabytes of unnecessary files had on my hard drive.

One of the greatest space pigs Disk Cleanup on my system had 1.89 GB of so-called "temporary files, or backup data from my different programs that are supposed to be removed regularly.

The tool also found 274 MB of setup files from Microsoft Office (which you do not really need, as long as you physically Office DVDs handy), 183 MB "system error memory dump files" (which you can safely Deep Six), and 164 MB to temporary Internet files, not to 116 MB of junk sitting in the desktop trash to mention.

The Disk Cleanup tool gives you a nice overview of all junk files on your system, checking those that you can remove without a second thought. You can also click on other items in the list and decide if you keep them or lose them after reading a brief description.

• Click the Start menu in the lower left corner of the screen, click Control Panel, System and Security. Then under the Administrative Tools section, click the "Free up disk space" link.

• In a second or two, the Disk Cleanup utility should open, complete with a list of possible files, and the total disk space they use.

• To play safe, you can to remove the items that Windows has already checked for you most likely "Downloaded Program Files" (in principle, temporary files necessary for viewing certain web pages), "Temporary Internet Files" (a cache of old web pages are stored on your computer to your browsing experience to accelerate) and thumbnails (the small icon images used for music, videos, photos, and other documents on your hard disk, you can always later regenerate). Just click the "Clean up system files" button, and you're done.

• If you want more junk from your hard disk zap? Click on each item in the list, read the description, and check the box next to the items you want to delete. Once you're ready, click the "Clean Up" button.

Free and Most Effective Anti-virus for Windows PC: Microsoft Security Essential

You know that the web is rife with viruses, Trojans and other nasty pieces of malware, but for whatever reason, you still have the virus protection installed on your PC.

Well, here's the thing: stabbing our heads in the sand and hope for the best is no deterrent to the latest viruses and spyware.

The good news is that with a few clicks you can protect against viruses are up and running on your Windows system in about five minutes and it costs you a dime.

Free Microsoft Security Essentials package, naturally enough, drawn fire from for-pay competitors such as Symantec (maker of Norton Antivirus) and Trend Micro (Guardian Online) for its "basic" and "average" protection against viruses, while some recent studies criticized the software for "a little light in the tool belt. "

Well, maybe. But for those of us who are not security experts but want a solid, low-maintenance protection against viruses and other malware, OneCare remains a fast, easy way to defending your PC and at least buttress, it's better than nothing.

Go to Microsoft's Security Essentals website of the software that runs on PCs with Windows XP or higher installed to download. (If your purchase of your Windows desktop or laptop in the last ten years, you should be fine.)

Once installed, the Security Essentials control panel, complete with tabs for updating virus definitions (a constantly updated database of the latest online threats) and walk fast or full sweep of the hard drive of your PC.

Your first step should be to a full system scan to run. Click the Home tab and select "Full" under "Scan Options" and click the big "Scan now" button. A full scan of your PC for a while, maybe an hour or more, but at least you will be able to do other things while OneCare scours your hard drive.

After you finished your first scan, go ahead and click on "Quick" under "Scan options" for future scans, click the Settings tab and a schedule for regular virus checks set.

Last but not least, keep an eye on the security icon in the system tray (in the lower right corner of the screen). If the small fort with the flag icon at the top is green, you're good, if not, click the right mouse button to perform the necessary updates.