Wednesday, 29 February 2012

How to use Skype

How to use Skype

- Choose help topic

How to add a contact

  • To find friends so that they can be added to your Contacts, select the “Search for Skype users” option from the “Contacts” menu or press the “Add a contact” in the left corner of your Contact list.

  • A new search window will open where you can search for friends by name, or any other information they have listed in their Personal Profile. To add a friend to your Contacts, simply select the name from the search results and click the “Add” button.

  • When you start Skype for the first time you will already have one contact added to your Contact list called “Skype Test Call”. You can call this automated testing robot to see if your headset, speakers and/or microphone are working properly.
Skype protects your privacy by only showing your online status to those users you have explicitly authorized. When you want to add a new contact to your Contact list, you have to send an Authorization Request. When the other person accepts your request, you will be able to call or chat with this contact.
How to make a call
There are several ways to call a Contact
  • Select a Skype Name from your Contact list and then click the green Call button . Depending on how you’ve set your preferences, you may double-click on the Skype Name in your Contacts list or search results.
  • Control-click or right-click the Skype Name in your Contact List or search result and select “Call”. You can also click on the drop down menu button and select “Call”.
  • Type your friends Skype Name into the address bar and hit enter.
  • Select a Skype Name from your Contact list and select “Call” under the “Contacts” menu.
When you initiate a Skype call a new window will appear. The window will show whom you are calling and also the duration of your call. You can hang up by clicking the “Hang up” button, put the call on hold by clicking the “Hold” button or mute the call by clicking the “Mute”button.

Clicking the menu button as shown below will bring up a menu of available options.

You can also use SkypeOut to make calls to ordinary phones and mobiles easily and at really cheap rates. See using SkypeOut for more information.

How to answer a call
If someone is calling you, you will hear the sound of a telephone ringing and a floating call window will appear on your screen.

Click on “Answer” to accept the call or “Reject” to decline it. As soon as you decide to answer a call, a two-way voice conversation will begin and the duration of the call will be visible. Either party can end the call at any time by clicking the red “Hang up” button.
Update your profile
After you start using Skype you can enter information into your personal profile by choosing “My Profile” under the “Account” menu. Entering information in the personal profile is optional but your profile will help people you know to find you on Skype. Personal profile information is not stored by Skype. However, it will be visible to other Skype users. Please see our privacy policy for more information. If you decide not to fill in your personal profile or if you want to change something, you can always access your profile from the “Account” menu in the Skype software.
Online status
Your online status is shown in the status bar of Skype (located at the top of the Skype window). You can change your online status by clicking on the status icon or by selecting “Change Status” from the “Account” menu.

Online status can be any of the following:
Online – this is the default status when you have logged in to Skype.
Skype Me!™ – this status tells users that you are interested in communicating. Skype Me! mode disables your privacy settings and allows anyone to contact you, whether you have authorized them or not.
Away – this status is activated if you are logged on to Skype, but have not used your computer for a while.
Not available – this status is activated if you are logged on to Skype, but have not used your computer for an extended period of time.
Do Not Disturb – this status is useful when you are busy and do not want to be bothered. Calls and chat alerts will not be displayed in this mode, however you can check for chats and calls in the events panel at any time.
Invisible – this status lets you use Skype as usual for chatting and calling but means that you will appear as offline to all your contacts.
Offline – this means the user is not currently logged in to Skype, or has chosen to appear invisible or offline.
Accepting authorisation requests
When another user adds you to his/her Contacts, you will get an Authorization Request pop-up dialog box. If you “Accept” the authorization request, the user will be able to see when you are online. If you “Deny” the request, the user will not be authorized (note that in this case nothing is communicated back to the person requesting authorization).
How to transfer a call
In the ongoing call window select More > Call Transfer to transfer the call to another Skype user. You’ll then see a list of all your Skype contacts. Select the one you want to transfer the call to.

Note that you can only transfer incoming calls.

iPhone Manuals for All iPhone Models

iPhone Manuals for All iPhone Models

1. iPhone Manual (PDF)

This is the basic iPhone manual that covers what you need to know to use all the current models. The link will download a PDF.

2. iPhone 4S

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The link above takes you to an article describing the iPhone 4S. When you're sure you have the right model, download these manuals:
Learn more: iPhone 4S Review | Compare prices on iPhone 4S

                    3. iPhone 4

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                    The link above takes you to an article describing the iPhone 4. When you're sure you have the right model, download these manuals:
                    Learn more: iPhone 4 Review | Compare prices on iPhone 4

                                        4. iPhone 3GS

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                                        The iPhone 3GS link above goes to an article describing the iPhone 3GS to make sure you have the right model (key differences include the built-in video camera). Once you've done that, download these PDFs:
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                                                                  5. iPhone 3G

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                                                                  What do 500MB and 1GB actually correspond to in real life usage? For example, how many webpages, emails or videos is this?

                                                                  It’s hard to give an exact figure – for example webpages differ in size depending on the amount of text, images, and other multimedia and e-mails can be fairly large if they include attachments such as photographs. In the following table, we’ve taken “typical” values as provided by O2:

                                                                  500MB corresponds to…1GB corresponds to…
                                                                  Basic webpages (mainly text)5,00010,000
                                                                  Rich webpages (with multimedia, e.g. BBC)1,5003,000
                                                                  Basic e-mails500,0001,000,000
                                                                  Rich e-mails (with attachments)1,0002,000
                                                                  Downloading/streaming music100 songs200 songs
                                                                  Downloading/streaming video1 hour2 hour
                                                                  Listening to online radio8 hours16 hours

                                                                  Source of estimates: O2 [1, 2]. Online radio calculation assumes 128kbps bitrate.

                                                                  Note that we’ve listed what 500MB and 1GB correspond to and not a shopping list of what you can download with a 500MB allowance. In other words, viewing 5000 web pages or 1 hour of video would uses up the entirety of a 500MB allowance (a 500MB allowance does not allow you to do both in the same month). Realistically, you’ll do a bit of everything in a month and each activity would contribute towards your data usage.



                                                                  WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other images, video and audio media messages.
                                                                  WhatsApp Messenger is available for iOS, BlackBerry OS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone only. WhatsApp synchronizes with the phone's contact's book, so users do not need to add contacts in a separate book. As the underlying technology the application uses the open standard XMPP.
                                                                  Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Symbian and Nokia S40 users can use the app 1 year for free, whereafter they have to pay US$1.99 (or local equivalent) per year. iPhone users can buy the app for a one-off fee of US$0.99 (or local equivalent) although the app is occasionally free for limited periods
                                                                  Security concerns
                                                                  In May 2011 there was a security hole reported in WhatsApp which left user accounts open for hijacking.
                                                                  Communications made by current WhatsApp versions are not encrypted, and data is sent and received in plaintext, meaning messages can easily be read if packet traces are available.
                                                                  In September 2011 a new version of the WhatsApp Messenger application for iPhones was released. In this new version, the developer has closed a number of critical security holes that allowed forged messages to be sent and messages from any WhatsApp user to be read.
                                                                  On January 6th 2012 an unknown hacker published a website ( which made it possible to change the status of an arbitrary whatsapp user, as long as the phone number was known. To let it work it only required a restart of the app. According to the hacker it is only one of the many security issues in Whatsapp. On the 9th of January Whatsapp reported to have implemented a final solution. In reality the only measure that was taken was blocking the website's IP-address. As a reaction a Windows tool was made available for download providing the same functionality. This issue has not been resolved until now. The first notification of this issue has been reported to Whatsapp in September 2011.
                                                                  On January 13th, 2012, Whatsapp was pulled from the iOS App Store. The reason was undisclosed, but most probably related to the security holes. The company replied saying that they submitted a new version and are awaiting publication to iTunes.

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                                                                  1. ^ Beam, Brian. "WhatsApp Messenger Review (iPhone version)". Macworld. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
                                                                  2. ^ Blackberry App World Download Link
                                                                  3. ^ WhatsApp for Android
                                                                  4. ^ WhatsApp for Nokia
                                                                  5. ^ WhatsApp for Windows Phone
                                                                  6. ^ "WhatsApp? Nicht ohne Risiken. [WhatsApp? Not without risks.]". (translated from German at [1])
                                                                  7. ^ WhatsApp price history
                                                                  8. ^ McCarty, Brad (May 23, 2011). "Signup goof leaves WhatsApp users open to account hijacking". The Next Web. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
                                                                  9. ^ Brookehoven, Corey (May 19, 2011). "Whatsapp leaks usernames, telephone numbers and messages". Retrieved July 18, 2011.
                                                                  10. ^ Kurtz, Andreas (September 8, 2011). "Shooting the Messenger". Retrieved September 11, 2011.
                                                                  11. ^ Schellevis, Joost (January 12, 2012). "Second news item concerning the whatsapp status issue on the dutch website "Tweakers".". Retrieved January 12, 2012.
                                                                  12. ^ "Windows tool to change any Whatsapp status". January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
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                                                                  Tuesday, 28 February 2012

                                                                  Thai temples in the UK

                                                                  Thai temples in the UK
                                                                  1. วัดพุทธปทีป The Buddhapadipa Temple
                                                                  14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon
                                                                  London SW19 5HJ
                                                                  Tel : 020 8946 1357
                                                                  Fax : 020 8944 5788
                                                                  E-mail :
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  2. วัดอมราวดี Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
                                                                  St. Margarets Lane
                                                                  Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hampstead
                                                                  Hertfordshire HP1 3BZ
                                                                  Tel : 014 4284 2455
                                                                  Fax : 014 4284 3721
                                                                  3. วัดสันติวงศาราม (หรือชื่อเเดิม วัดสังฆทาน) The Santiwongsaram Temple
                                                                  107 Handsworth Wood Road
                                                                  Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 2PH
                                                                  Tel : 012 1551 5729, 012 1523 6855
                                                                  Fax : 012 1515 2213
                                                                  E-mail :
                                                                  4. วัดป่าสันติธรรม The Forest Hermitage
                                                                  Lower Fulbrook
                                                                  Warwickshire CV35 8AS
                                                                  Tel : 019 2662 4564, 019 2662 4101
                                                                  E-mail :
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  5. วัดป่าจิตตเวก Cittaviveka Chithurst Biddhist Monastery
                                                                  Chithurst (W.Sussex), Petersfield
                                                                  Hampshire GU31 5EU
                                                                  Tel : 017 3081 4986
                                                                  Fax: 017 3081 7334
                                                                  6. วัดพุทธวิหาร (วัดพลาสโต) Plaistow Buddha Vihara
                                                                  (Ambedkar International Mission)
                                                                  84 Dacre Road
                                                                  Plaistow, London E13 0PR
                                                                  Tel : 020 8470 1879
                                                                  Fax : 020 8470 8898
                                                                  E-mail :
                                                                  7. วัดพุทธวิหาร (คิงส์บรอมลี่)) The Buddhavihara Temple
                                                                  Alrewas Road,
                                                                  Kings Bromley,
                                                                  Burton on Trent
                                                                  Staffordshire, DE13 7HR
                                                                  Tel : 015 4347 2315
                                                                  E-mail :
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  8. วัดพุทธวิหาร (วัดพุทธของชาวต่างชาติ) The Buddha Vihara
                                                                  Upper Zoar Street, Pennfields
                                                                  Wolverhampton WV3 0JH
                                                                  Tel: 019 0271 5094
                                                                  9. วัดพระธรรมกาย ลอนดอน
                                                                  Dhammakaya International Society of United Kingdom
                                                                  2 Brushfield Way
                                                                  Knaphill, Woking, Surrey GU21 2TG
                                                                  Tel: 014 8347 5757
                                                                  Fax: 014 8347 6161
                                                                  E-mail :
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  10. วัดพระธรรมกาย แมนเชสเตอร์
                                                                  Dhammakaya International Society of United Kingdom (Manchester)
                                                                  Gardner House, Cheltenham Street
                                                                  Salford, Manchester, M6 6WY
                                                                  Tel : 016 1736 1633
                                                                  Fax: 016 1736 5747
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  11. วัดพุทธวิหาร อ๊อกซ์ฟอร์ด The Oxford Buddha Vihara
                                                                  356-358 Abingdon Road
                                                                  Oxford OX1 4TQ
                                                                  Tel : 018 6579 1591
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  12. วัดศรีรัตนาราม Wat Sri Ratanaram
                                                                  18 Paulden Avenue
                                                                  Baguley, Manchester M23 1PD
                                                                  Tel : 016 1998 4427
                                                                  13. วัดธรรมปทีป Wat Dhammapadipa Edinbrugh
                                                                  199 Slateford Road
                                                                  Slateford, Edinburgh
                                                                  Scotland EH14 1LA
                                                                  Tel : 013 1443 1010
                                                                  Website :
                                                                  14. วัดพุทธาราม Wat Buddharam
                                                                  77 Blake Hall Road
                                                                  Wanstead, London E11 3QX
                                                                  Tel: 020 8530 2111
                                                                  15. วัดอรุณรัตนคีรี Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery
                                                                  2 Harnham Hall Cottages, Harnham, Belsay
                                                                  Northumberland NE20 OHF
                                                                  Tel: 016 6188 1612
                                                                  Fax: 016 6188 1019
                                                                  Website :

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