How To Get Rid Of Advertisements While Surfing Websites

You may feel very annoyed while watching videos on youtube and then suddenly banner ads starts blocking your view or you might feel distracted when you try to read some interesting article and all you can see is big-big banner ads everywhere on the web page (Just like this page : p). Few days ago one of my friend complaint about the same, he was going through some information in one website (thepiratebay) with someone then exotic ads starts popping out which was very embarrassing for him. So, I tried to find out how to get rid of these unwanted ads and I found a very simple trick to do that.

All you have to do is to install ads blocking addons (or extensions) to your browser. Now it depends on which browser you are using say Chrome or Firefox or Safari or Opera or Internet Explorer (to be honest I use Internet Explorer only once to download other browsers when my PC is brand new or windows is freshly installed). Here are links from where you can install these ads blocking addons to your browser to get rid of those annoying ads. Simply click one of these links according to your browser, install it and you are DONE.

How to Make Your Windows Computer Boot Faster By Removing Useless Startup Apps

The average person wastes 1.6 hours every month watching their computer start up. That’s an astounding 5.5 million seconds over a lifetime or almost 64 days wasted waiting for a PC to boot.

When our computer is new everything works fast and smooth, but as our PC grows old, we install many apps which makes it very slow, especially those apps which runs while starting your computer. Your boot time tremendously increases with the number of apps running in background. You gotta wait for couple of minutes as all those programs and apps starts up in the background and many time its quite frustrating. Good thing is that, you can remove many apps from startup to make your computer boot fast, which may improve the overall performance of your computer. You may need some important startup programs, but most of the time we have way more programs running than we do need. There are many ways and solutions to improve your boot time but I would prefer not to mention all of them as it may only confuse you, I will only suggest you few of them which work really fine for me and can work for you too.

Soluto.com I call it one stop ultimate solution, as with just a few clicks, it can speed up your PC start up and get your computer started faster. It helps to remove unnecessary start up programs from your boot and shave seconds, or even minutes, off your start up time. It tells you what are the apps installed in background of your PC and you can start your PC faster by delaying or removing these apps from the boot and if you are not sure which apps are required and which are removable then don’t worry Soluto helps you with that too. If you are not impressed with Soluto then you can try following two tips to speed up booting process of of your PC.

How to Make Your Windows Computer Boot Faster By Removing Useless Startup Apps

On Windows 8 – In windows 8 its very easy to speed up the booting process as it has an option in its Task Manager where you can easily disable all those programs which are unwanted or slowing down your PC. Simply, right-click your taskbar and select Task manager. Click the More details option and click the Startup tab. You can choose which startup programs you want to disable.

How to Make Your Windows Computer Boot Faster By Removing Useless Startup Apps

On Windows 7 or later version. In windows 7 or later version, press windows + R in your keyboard to open Run. Type msconfig and hit enter which opens up system configuration, now click the startup tab. You can choose which start programs you want to disable, I generally disable all of them except dropbox as I need it just after boot up.

How to Make Your Windows Computer Boot Faster By Removing Useless Startup Apps

So, these were the few tricks which works for me to speed up the booting process, if you have some other tips then please do share in comments, I would love to try them.

How To download YouTube Video To My Computer?

Free Youtube Video Downloader-logoYoutube has become the ultimate source of learning and entertainment, you can find almost everything which will help you to become what you want to be in true sense and all for free. You can learn anything from Guitar to Salsa moves, from cooking your favourite recipe to fix your phone. Also, these days, I hardly switch on to television as I can watch everything from video songs to my favorite soaps and serials, everything that is in TV is right there in Youtube.

But sometimes, due to slow or unstable net connectivity, it becomes difficult to learn new things specially when you have to watch it over and over again like in case of learning to play guitar. In such case best thing is to download the video and transfer it to your phone, so that, you can watch it anytime.
So, here are few tricks which I use to download my favorite Youtube videos.

Desktop Based Free Youtube Video Downloader

ClipGrab (Free)
It is one my favorite Youtube video downloader, as it is clean and simple. You can download your videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

TubeBox (Free)
It is another cool free video downloader. You can search your videos from multiple sites, you don’t have to go to all the sites, all you have to do is just put your keywords, search and download, In a way it is more than just a Youtube video download tool. Its very compact. You can download multiple videos and also convert it into format for your PC, iPad, cell phone, etc.

 Web Based Free Youtube Video Downloader

Many times, we can’t access to desktop downloader say you are on some other’s computer or may be some other reasons, at that time web based downloader come very handy, two of my favorite web-based free youtube video downloader are following, You have to just copy the youtube URL, open one of the these site and paste it and start downloading.

ClipConverter (free)
Clip Converter is free, fast, easy and one of my favorite way of downloading my Youtube videos. You can download videos from Vimeo, Dailymotion, IMDB, Metacafe and many others video sites. Moreover you can convert your videos into MP3, other video formats like MP4 or MOV which is very helpful while transferring your videos to your phone.

For convenience you can use ClipConverter Browser Addon that adds a button on YouTube pages to convert and download videos directly. Which makes you able to download videos faster and more easily.

Keepvid (free)
One of the oldest, it works with almost all browsers, allows you to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, and many others. It also provides different formats and video quality options to download. But, problem with KeepVid is that, it runs in Java, so if you don’t have updated version of Java then it might not work for you and many times its pretty slow.

There are many other downloader but I prefer only these two as they are free and simple.

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? 😉

How to activate lower 3rd in Hangout (Your name and picture)

So what is lower 3rd in Hangout (if you don’t know it)

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Here in the picture can you see the lady name with a logo(picture). This is called lower third. It is very important when you talk to people who don’t know you or if you are having a hangout on air of if it’s some kinda formal hangout. Today we will learn how to do it,Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 11.21.42 am

  1. In the left hand side you must be seeing some options like chat, screenshare etc etc. At the bottom you will find 3 dots together, just click on them
  2. Go to add apps
  3. Scroll down and find Hangout toolbox
  4. Install this extension
  5. Now at the right hand side you will find something like this,
  6. The first option, which looks like a person (just beside the volume icon), click on that
  7. Adjust your name or even you can change it if you want
  8. Turn it on
  9. Save it
  10. You lower 3rd is ready

Note: you might see the mirror image of your lower 3rd, don’t be scared, other people will see it right.

Difference between Hangout and Hangout on air

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Many people kept asking us the difference between Hangout and Hangout on air. So we thought why not write a blog about it and here it is.

Let us tell first what this hangout is because many people, we believe, do not know it too.

Well, Hangout is a product by Google+ . The concept is more or less like Skype but its more advanced.

  • 10 people at a time can do video chat here
  • The clarity of audio and video are much much better
  • You can share your screen
  • You can share google drive, slideshare and all other major or popular things right from the hangout
  • You can customize your hangout as well, say for example you can add multiple things, sounds, pictures, funny parts like a moustache in your video or crown in your video (just for fun)
  • & plenty of other options

Difference between Hangout and Hangout on air
In a word, it is an advanced audio video system than Skype.

So now coming back to the question we started with, what is hangout on air and how it is different from hangout?

  • Hangout on air is a hangout which is live streamed by Google+, by Youtube
  • If you put the snippet given by Youtube in your website, it can be live streamed from your website as well
  • This hangout on air will be saved in youtube, so you can go later and watch it
  • You can select your audience and that audience can watch this hangout from any part of the world
  • People who are subscribed to your youtube channel will also be able to watch this even if you have not selected them as audience

So basically Hangout on air is a hangout only which is live streamed and recorded by Youtube,

Hope that helps 🙂

 

How to Change Language for Different Google Products

Till this time changing language in Google products is really difficult because different products has different ways of changing language and you actually can’t change language for all different products at one go, you will have to do it separately. So here is the process for different products

A. Google search engine
1. Go to Google.co.in
2. select language just below the Google name

Or
1. Go to Google.co.in
2. Select the settings, check at the right bottom corner
3. Select search settings
4. Go to language
5. Select your language
6. Save it

B. Chrome
1. Open chrome
2. Click on the button which is at the extreme top extreme right corner
3. Go to settings
4. Go to show advanced settings
5. Select language and input settings under language
6. Click on add
7. Select language
8. Drag to change order
9. Click on done

C. Youtube
1. Go to Youtube.com
2. Go to extreme bottom
3. Click on English
4. Select language

D. Youtube
1. Open Youtube.com
2. Click on the settings icon on the top right corner
3. Click on Youtube settings
4. Select Email from the left hand list
5. Go to extreme bottom, change language

E. Gmail
1. Open your mail
2. Click on the settings icon
3. Go to settings
4. Change language from the very first list of the very first tab
5. You can change language for other google products as well but this one doesn’t work properly all the time

F. Android UI
1. Go to settings
2. Go to Language and Inputs
3. Touch language
4. Select your language

G. Android Input methods
1. Go to settings
2. Go to Language and Inputs
3. Go to Keyboard and Input methods
4. Check “………. Input method” and tap ok (……. = your language)
5. Choose it as your default input method
6. To change it, check on the globe icon to cycle through the chosen language

Hope that helps, let us know your inputs. Keep Googling, in YOUR LANGUAGE.

Some stats about Whatsapp

whatsapp-statics-1After the $19B purchase of Whatsapp, it is creating a new buzz in the market. Whatsapp and Facebook are both giants in their fields, so what would be the next scene. To predict the future you need to know the past and here are some amazing stats about whatsapp collected from various sources, hope you will like’em

  1. Whatsapp has almost 450M monthly average user out of which almost 70% is active on any given day
  2. People send 19B messages and receives 34B messages including audio, video, text each day
    • 600M photos are uploaded each day.
    • 200M voice messages sent each day.
    • 100M video messages sent per day.
  3. 450 M active users as of Feb, 2014.
  4. Everyday Whatsapp is gaining 1M users (insane, isn’t it?)
  5. Facebook bought Whatsapp for $19B
  6. Whatsapp has only 50 staffs
  7. Whatsapp is the second biggest deal so far, the biggest deal was of $25B when HP paid to compaq in a bid to compete with IBM, sept, 2001.
  8. If the whole money is distributed equally among all employees, each of them will get $350 M which is almost 5 times of what employees of Instagram would have got

Hope this stats will excite you, keep reading. 🙂

Whatsapp For $19 BN, What Could Be The Reason?

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Till this time you must have heard about the epic buy of Whatsapp for $19B. It is the biggest buy so far. But why? I mean, come on, whatsapp doesn’t have a revenue model, its doing good but the market is volatile and nobody knows if people will keep using whatsapp once it becomes paid since they have other options like whatsapp. So what’s the point?

There are few things we could think of, again, its just a perception and please don’t consider it as a news.

  1. The social market is volatile and nobody can guarantee to keep the market share in next 10 years. So there has to be different products for any brand to sustain in the market. What if someday Facebook fails? Well, now they have Instagram and Whatsapp  – positive reason
  2. As per the trend whatsapp is soon going to cross 500M benchmark and if, say suppose once they introduce paid version and only 10% remains in Whatsapp then too we are talking about 50 million users, if they pay 1$ each Facebook will only get $50 Million. So this can’t be a reason – negative reason
  3. Facebook wants to get into personal conversation like Google does through gmail and then use these conversations to make the system better for user since they would understand the users psychology – may be reason
  4. Facebook will integrate its system with whatsapp in such a way that people can start whatsapping from facebook itself or people can start facebooking from whatsapp itself and this can be a major game changer – strong reason
  5. Facebook just wants to improve its reach. facebook wants to keep whatsapp just to keep all those valuable users
  6. Facebook will start advertising in whatsapp too – whatsapp has already revealed that this won’t be done – negative reason

So far we believe there are 3 major reasons behind this epic buy and these three are,

  1. Social media market is volatile and Facebook wants to strengthen its position through whatsapp
  2. Facebook will integrate its system with Whatsapp to reach more people and to engage more people
  3. Facebook wants to increase the number of total user

Let us know your thought on this topic.

How to Clean Your Mobile RAM Manually in Android Smart Phone?

 

android-run-fast-speed-650x0The most common problem smart phone users face is shortage of space. This article is about how do you clean your ram and make some space free so that your mobile runs without interruption.

  1. Touch the left touch panel, you will be given few options
  2. Scroll and select manage apps
  3. Go to all apps
  4. Just wait for 10 seconds
  5. Again touch the left touch panel
  6. Sort by size
  7. Now you will see apps with sizes in a descending order(higher size to lower size)
  8.  Don’t select any Google apps, select any other app like facebook, whatsapp, linkedin etc
  9. Now you have two options, you can either move them to SD card or you can clear data
  10. If you have cleared data, now close that window.
  11. Go to that particular app from your menu which data is cleared  just now.
  12. Touch that app
  13. Put your credentials
  14. Get started again
  15. Repeat the process once you face the problem again (you can continue doing it with facebook, likedin, whatsapp etc)

How to Restart/Reboot Your Blackberry Without Taking Your Battery out

To Restart/Reboot your Blackberry without taking your battery out, complete the following steps.

  1. Press and hold the Alt key (1)
  2. While holding down the Alt key, press and hold the Right Shift key (2)
  3. With both of those buttons still pressed, press the Backspace/Delete key (3)
  4. When the screen turns off to indicate that the BlackBerry smartphone is restarting, you can then release the keys you have been holding.

How to Restart or Reboot Your Blackberry Without Taking Your Battery out