How to convert an URL/html to PDF?

Many times we need to convert an URL to PDF, reasons might be different, the solution is pretty easy. You do not need any tool (if you Google, you will get many), you don’t need any software. This can be done right from your browser, see the process below.

  1. Open the URL you want to convert
  2. Now press Control+P (the one which is used for printing)
  3. Now click on the change button
  4. Now you would get a box like this, click on save as PDF
  5. And TA DA…. you are done

Not to mention, the same process can also be followed for any html file you have. All you have to do is to open that html file in your browser and follow the same process.

Thank you accepted with a welcome note 🙂

Is Cell Phone Monitoring Technology Worthwhile?

There’s no doubt that the coming of cell phone spying app technology has made life so much easier. Business owners have a lesser risk of losing potential business opportunities if they keep their cell phones close. Moreover, now employers can keep track of the whereabouts of their employees and track their internet usage while they are at work, with the sole purpose of increasing productivity at the workplace. In personal life too, cell phone technology has come as a solution to so many problems. Spouses can keep in touch through the day, coordinate and plan daily activities, keep in touch with their children while they are away, and make sure their loved ones are safe.

Who are the Most Users of a Cell Phone Spying App?

Apart from the reasons for using cell phones, with technological advances, the online gaming experience has changed drastically. Children and adults alike become addicted to online games and download the apps into their cell phone for easy access. These sorts of cell phone activities prove to be major distractions and the cause of decreased productivity. Not just gaming, but excessive use of social media sites has also become a major concern for business owners.

Another side to the big picture is that while the majority of people are using modern technology and the internet to improve their lifestyles, some wicked people behind the scenes are using it to cause harm. Hacking has become one of the greatest threats online, espionage and cheating have become part of the competitive ideology, and at the same time, sexual predators, kidnappers, and blackmailers are using technology.

Who are the most vulnerable people with the most to lose because of technology? The answer is mind boggling, but Sarsonline confirms that everyone is at great risk, not just children, adult women, or adult men. The reason for this is that the majority cell phone users are android and iOS smartphones users.

Android and iOS Smartphone Users Stats

Here’s a graphical representation of the number of android smartphone users in the world from 2014 until 2019, according to statista. Based on the statistical facts below, there will be approximately 2,082.7 million expected Android device users in the world by the end of 2016.

On the other hand, it seems there are fewer iPhone users, with the figures being as low as 150.26 million. Based on this comparison, it is obvious that Android smartphone users are quite many, which explains why Google Play Store offers a larger number of apps. Due to increasing online security threats, a majority of cell phone users have been downloading monitoring apps.

Why Monitoring Apps are Worthwhile

Xnspy and similar monitoring apps allow users to remotely access the target’s emails, text messages, browsing history, internet messengers, installed apps, call logs, make screenshots, lock the device remotely, track the device and hence the target person’s current location through GPS tracking. This can help keep people safe and make sure they use their cell phones responsibly without letting it affect productivity at workplaces and at schools in the case of children.

Potential Victims of Online Threats

Not using mobile monitoring can make people vulnerable to predators and other harmful activities online. According to the same research by Sarsonline.org mentioned above, no ethnicity in the U.S. is safe. Sexual predators attack as many as 80% of cell phone users who are whites, 18.8% victims are blacks, 6.8% are from Asian Pacific areas, 34.1% are Alaskans, 3% are American men, and 24.4% are mixed races. Every race living in the U.S. has a minimum of 17.6% sexual assault victims who become targets via cell phone activities.

What Makes People a Potential Target?

While using cell phones has become an integral part of modern lifestyle, many users ignore taking security measures like installing a cell phone spying app. Sharing personal information like home address, social security number, family details, etc. People who readily take the risk of going on blind dates with complete strangers are also an easy target. Children below the age of thirteen and teenagers are also an easy target for online predators, cyberbullies, and kidnappers. Anyone who uses internet messengers like WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skype, Line, and Kik, who text frequently, and call random people too often are at risk.
To wrap things up, people who are constantly using emails via their cell phones and who use the browser on their cell phone for online transactions are also at risk. Saving personal banking details, passwords, and login details on the browser is not a good idea, especially while using a public or shared Wi-Fi connection, even at work. With monitoring apps installed on target cell phones, business owners and parents can make sure that their target people avoid being careless with online activity and use their cell phones in the right way.

 

How to Install and Play Pokemon Go in India

Are you looking for a way to download Pokemon Go on your Android or iOS phone in India?

Since this game is only available in few countries and India not being one of them, you might get disappointed that you can’t play this game. Well, don’t get disappointing, here ‘s how you can download, install and play this game in India, both in iOS and Android.

How to download, install and Play Pokemon Go in Android

  1. Visit this link
  2. Download the APK file
  3. Go to your settings>Security and check “installation of apps from unknown sources”
  4. Once downloaded. click on it to visit the APK file
  5. Click on Install and you are set to play Pokemon Go on your android phone in India

How to download, install and Play Pokemon Go in iOS

For iOS the installation is slightly different but good god its still possible and nowhere near as hard as the roblox hack. So you can do it in two ways, the first is to borrow an Apple id and the second one is creating a new apple id alogether

Borrow Apple ID

  1. Ask a friend to share his Apple id and password who lives in a country where Pokemon Go is available
  2. Log out from your Apple id and enter his ID and password
  3. Now search for the Pokemon Go game on App store and download and install it
  4. Since its not your ID,  you ill have to sign out and sign in again with your own ID
  5. Reinstall again Pokemon Go from your saved files from cloud

Create a new Apple ID

Here’s the process is almost same, the only difference is instead of borrowing an ID, you create one by yourself

  1. Sign out from your Apple ID
  2. Go to setting and select General>Language and Region>Change region to US or Australia and or Canada
  3. Open App store
  4. Create a new Apple ID
  5. Add billing as None and select an Address of the country which you mentioned earlier
  6. Now search and download Pokemon Go
  7. Install Pokemon Go and sign out from this fake Apple ID and sign in to your original Apple ID
  8. Your installation will be lost but since your data is saved on cloud, you can install the game again.

Hope this helps, do play the game and let us know how you enjoy this.

Net Neutrality and Zero Rating – how they matter

Net Neutrality

Very recently we did a polling on Google+ to ask people if they support Net Neutrality. As expected 86% supported Net Neutrality but surprisingly 9% people did not have any idea what Net Neutrality is. So we thought of educating them and will explain in a simplified manner. Imagine someday you trying to search something on Google but your service provider doesn’t allow you

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to go to Google but gives you an alternative to search on Bing. With all due respect to Bing, but wouldn’t that be scary? In a different scenario imagine you open Flipkart.com and its just taking its own sweet time to open and ultimately after waiting 5-10 minutes you had to close it. Not a good practice, right? Net Neutrality is a principle which says all content should be allowed to access equally and the end user get to choose what they want to access and what not and nothing is implied on them.

Zero Rating

Having said that may be we should also discuss about Zero rating. You might have heard about Internet.org which launched very recently by Facebook. In India they are partnering with Airtel, one of the most important tele communication companies in India. The crux of the matter is Facebook has developed a new concept named Internet.org which allows free access of data for certain websites. This sounds fine but will it remain fine in the long run, lets think through this. Since this is free, most of the people are likely to take this service only but the twist is they are partnering with few companies only and you will only be able to access if that website is a part of zero rating. Since this would cost good money, smaller websites and companies will not be able to afford this and hence, getting out of the competition which is against the principle of Net Neutrality.

Can you raise your voice against this?

Of course you can. Just share your views with [email protected] by 24th April, that’s the deadline.   Picture Courtesy: www.savetheinternet.com      

Next Possible Updates For Whatsapp

With new and new competitors in the market, have you ever thought what could be the next possible updates for Whatsapp, specialy after being bought by Facebook? What possibly Facebook can do with Whatsapp? Here is what we think can be done (or may be already in progress)

  1. Video Chat: Since Facebook already has this technology and recently Reliance Jio Chat app introduced video chat, the next possible update for Whatsapp can be Video chat. Just imagine how cool that would be to do video chat with your friends over Whatsapp
  2. Facebook Whatsapp chat integration: This should be definitely come next. In fact we believe that rather than promoting web.whatsapp.com Facebook should have integrated Whatsapp chat with facebook (something similar what they have done with Skype) so that people can whatsapp easily from facebook chat and vice versa.
  3. Mobile Payment: Since Whatsapp has become really big and people are still struggling with mobile payment, rather than introducing a new app, Facebook should come up with a solution with Whatsapp and for that they should keep these things on mind
    • Unlike Paytm people should also be allowed to withdraw money
    • Since Whatsapp is directly link phone number, people should be allowed to send money to any whatsapp account
    • The main problem lies in converting virtual money to real money. What if  Whatsapp can transfer that money to your bank account directly (may be with a nominal charge)
  4. Whatsapp should replace Truecaller: Since Whstapp also has the database and number of whatsapp users are far more than truecaller.

Picture Credit : www.business2community.com

 

Reliance Jio Chat Review

Reliance Just Launched Reliance Jio Chat (Messaging App)

We have done a quick brief review because you need to know if you should be using this. Lets talk about some extra features which you have never seen before –

  • Video calling -Reliance Jio chat app allows you to do video chat which so far was only allowed with hangout, Skype & Viber. Whatsapp and other messaging apps do allow calling option but video chat is the next level.
  • SMS – Remember Way2SMS? Reliance Jio chat app also allows user to send SMS to people who are not on Jio chat but there’s a limit which is 100 sms/month for all users which we believe is very low but still better than nothing.
  • Channel -Reliance Jio chat app also has few channels which you can follow to stay updated.
  • Contacts -Reliance Jio chat app shows all your contacts under contacts of this app and doesn’t wait till they come to Jio Chat.

Calling Review

We have tried the video calling and calling which worked pretty good. We used wifi and 3G both. Clarity of calling and video calling was good enough, in fact we were quite impressed by it. If you call someone, you can also add someone else to the same call and do a conference. The Video calling was smooth on wifi and 3G both. While other messaging app requires almost 600kb for calling, this app requires only 450kb which is again good.

SMS Review

Two major problems here

  1. The SMS gets delivered after 2-3 hours and not immediately
  2. It does not deliver the message directly, it tells the receiver that the sender has sent a message and if the receiver intends to receive it, he/she needs to reply “Y”. To me its a very complicated process and the probability of replying with a “Y” is very less.

Other Review

The look and feel of Reliance Jio chat app is average. You can send files and other stuffs to contacts which is expected. While cropping profile picture once you crop the image it should automatically increase so that you can crop better which doesn’t happen here which makes cropping a little difficult. You can change the background, which is cool. Though you have channels but we couldn’t find amazing content on those channels. We would have loved if they had some public chats like Viber.

Wise to migrate?

The one and only answer is whether your friends are there. Reliance Jio Chat app has better feature and once they launch Jio 4G in India, we are pretty sure they will try to promote Reliance Jio chat app but until and unless your friends are there, you wouldn’t go there, this is not very sensible but this is what happens. So the question comes to marketing and promoting. But is it wise to migrate from Whatsapp to Jio? We would say Yes but at the same time we believe Whatsapp will also have some cool features very soon and who knows Facebook integration, SMS and video calling can be part of their new updates.

Reliance Jio chat Rating: 3.5/5

Reliance Jio chat Review: Should give it a try, easy to use, video calling allowed

Download the Android app here and the IOS app here.

P:C : Trak.in

How To Share Map With Your Friend?

It might be the most common problem we have come across. Often we find it difficult to make our friends understand our locations or the location of meeting and we end up sharing some stupid map images, scanned images or depend completely upon landmarks and localities. Enough is enough, this can’t be the way.

Ever wondered how would that be if you can share map, location with your friend online, that too you can direct on the map, update the map online and your friend is updated at the same time, will not that be amazing?

Thanks to Google, now we have a solution to share map.

How To Share Map With Your Friend?

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click on New>>More>>Google My Maps.
  3. Add a marker where you want to meet.
  4. You can add direction to this mark.
  5. You can add multiple layers if you have multiple purpose.
  6. You can also measure online the actual distance.
  7. You can also draw line manually to highlight the road if direction isn’t working for you.
  8. Once you are done, you can share the map with your friend, all you need to do is to share the map with your friend’s email id, you can share this with as many friends as you want, perfect for a hangout.
  9. You can edit the map online, so change of plan? No problem, just edit this.

Hope this saves some time of yours 🙂

Image Source: deviantart

How to open a CSV file if you don’t have MS Excel installed?

When I joined my new company, I was given a Mac and was asked to do all my works with that. That Mac didn’t have MS office and it was not allowed to install as well. So I was finding it very difficult since I had to deal with MS excel and CSV files.

Ultimately I found the solution of my problem, I am sure its a common problem for many people and therefore I would like to share it.

How to open a CSV file if you don’t have MS Excel installed?

It involves two easy steps:

  1. Upload on Google drive
  2. Once uploaded, open it with Google spreadsheet

Upload on Google drive

– Go to drive.google.com and click on New, then select upload files option and choose your CSV file to upload.

– Open it with Google spreadsheet

– Once the upload is complete, just click on the file and it will open in a Google spreadsheet and Yay… you are all set to go.

Important: Just remember one thing, once you have uploaded the file, try to rename it, else later you might not be able to find it. So either rename it to something which you can remember, or add the link to any other spreadsheet, or add it to any folder which you remember.

Still confused? Watch this video.

How To View Multiple Image Files On Mac?

If you’re a new Mac user who just switched from a decade use of Windows then this one will be a good hack for you to learn.

Opening multiple image files on Mac is a common headache among Mac users and we have just the aspirin you need.

1. Open the directory/folder where the image files to be viewed have been stored.

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2. Select the photos that you’d like to open in a slideshow. If you want to open all the image files present in the directory, then press: command + A

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3.  Press control and then click.

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4. Select open option.

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5. The photos selection made by you are now open to view. To view it as a slideshow, all you have to do is maximize the window.

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6. That’s how the slideshow looks like.

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Below is a video walk through of the above process.

 

How To Setup Mac As A Wifi Hotspot?

Did you know that you could use Mac to setup a Wifi Hotspot thereby eliminating the need of a physical Wifi router.

So if you have a LAN connection and don’t have a wifi router, you can turn your Mac into a wifi hotspot and use the Wifi for all your other devices like mobile phones, tablets and other laptops.

The steps have been listed below.

1. Click on system preferences.

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2. Now click on sharing.

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3. Select Internet options(don’t check the box) and from the drop down select USB Ethernet and then check the wifi option below, then click on wifi options below.

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4. Now in this portion you can decide on a name and then decide on a password as well so that no random people can join your network, don’t change security or channel.

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5. Now come back to the previous screen and check internet option.

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Now you are all set to go, you can find this wifi from other devices and you know which password to put.

How To Record Screen On Mac?

The process is pretty easy and works for all Mac (Pro or Air), the steps are listed below

1. Open your Mac and press f4.

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2. Click on Quick time player, now it will be shown on your menu.

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3. Now press control and click on that quick time player again.

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4. Now click on new screen recording and click on the red dot.

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Now you can either record full screen or limit to a particular part of your screen.

 

5. Once you are done, again press control and click on the quick time player, click on stop screen recording.

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Now you can see your video, you can share it or just save it to use later 🙂

 

How to create MS Word Doc without MS installed – No need to install MS Office anymore

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Yep, this is a trick question. I know you must be considering different other word docs but no, I am talking what if you don’t have any word doc installed, no Libre, no open office, nothing. You can create doc with notepad sometimes but then the whole format gets changed and the doc looks very ugly.

Well, the Google doc is the life saver then. Just go to Google Drive, create a Google Doc. Now Download that Google Doc as Docx format and you are good to go.

I am sure some people must be still scratching their head, well, the process is elaborated for them, others, check out our other posts.

1. Open https://drive.google.com

2. Click on create new and create whatever you want (I mean whatever options you have there :p )

3. The process is same for MS Word, MS Excel and so and so, so we are just continuing with MS Word. (Just to enlighten you , for MS Word, select document, for MS Excel, create Spreadsheet, for MS PPT select presentation)

4. Now create your doc, write your love story, do whatever you want with your doc

5.  Give it a  name, you don’t want your document to be untittled.

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6. Now click on File, click on download as and select Docx

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All set, you are good to go now. Where is the party tonight? 😉