Friday, 17 November 2017

Best Browsers for Windows and Mac Computers

The most difficult part before you start browsing the Internet on your computer is choosing the best browser. Yes, Windows does offer Internet Explorer as the default browser and Mac has its very own Safari browser. Once you choose a particular browser, it becomes very difficult to switch over to another browser. Why? Well, the browser tends to store your browsing habits, passwords, cache as well as cookies. You set defaults that help you during navigation. Suddenly switching over to another browser will require transferring all your account login details, passwords as well as settings. So, before you settle for ‘The One’ for yourself, let us have a look at some of the best browsers for Windows and Mac.

Best Free Web Browsers 


It has been found that more than 50% of all Internet users are using Google Chrome web browser. Internet Explorer is preferred when certain websites such as Java enabled pages do not open on other web browsers. Users choose a web browser based on how fast the pages load and if the scroll is smooth. The user interface too needs to be easy and simple to use and understand. Also, the web browser should be able to support different features as well extensions.

As all or most web browsers are free to use it spells no harm if you look around. Let us list a few of the best browsers for Windows and Mac computers worth a try.

Mozilla Firefox




Firefox is one of the second favorites in terms of best browsers. It has a good performance history and allows users to change themes and background designs as per their taste. It even has a built-in sync that helps in syncing the desktop version with the mobile version. Thus, you have all your bookmarks, add-on’s, and browser history as well as passwords with you on the go.

Opera





Opera is fast, lighting fast. It opens pages before you can say ‘Google’. It has a smooth and unhindered interface that can even utilize Chrome extensions. All you need to do is install a compatibility extension and you are good to go.

Vivaldi




Vivaldi is one of the latest entrants on the block. It was released in 2016 and is quite similar to Google Chrome. It is full of features such as a unique tab system. The tabs have their own tabs that is called as a Stack. When you hover the cursor over the Stack, you will be able to see the preview of each tab in the Stack. If you right-click the Stack, you can arrange it like the Mac OS or iOS’s split view. You can even add notes on the site so that the next time the site is visited, you don’t need to remember why you saved the site in the first place.

Epic Privacy Browser


Epic Privacy browser is the best browser to block trackers. It can block fingerprinting scripts as well as has an image canvas data access no other browser can boast of. Epic is fast, it is simple and it keeps you data encrypted and hidden from spy eyes. This includes Google, your boss or even the government. Once you quit Epic, your browsing history will be deleted from your computer. Thus, no one will ever be able to snoop into your browsing history.

These are a few of the best browsers for Windows and Mac. Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer continue to rule the list of favorites. In case you would like to try something new, then the browsers listed above are worth the download.

References:


1.http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-browser-which-should-you-be-using-932466
2.http://download.cnet.com/guides/best-free-browsers-for-windows-and-mac/
3.https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/best-mac-web-browser-2017-3639500/
4.https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-browser-internet-explorer-vs-chrome-vs-firefox-vs-safari-vs-edge/
5.https://www.epicbrowser.com/our-key-features.html
6.https://lifehacker.com/the-best-privacy-and-security-focused-web-browsers-1672758270

Best Internet Mobile Browsers Worth A Try!

With smartphones ruling the market, it has become very easy to surf the Internet on your fingertips. There are many web browsers available for browsing the world of Internet on your mobile phone. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, UC Browser, Opera, etc. are some of the most popular Internet mobile browsers.

However, if you are looking forward to try something new, then the following list of best Internet mobile browsers worth a try.

Best Internet Mobile Browsers to Surf the Web


The iOS and Android store is full of mobile browsers. If you want to try something unique and not just stick to the traditional browsers, then go ahead and have a look at the list of best Internet mobile browsers worth a try.

Flyperlink


Are you a multitasker with a habit of browsing through different links simultaneously? Then Flyperlink is the best mobile browser for a multitasker.



It allows you to open floating windows that can be minimized and keep their links permanently in the foreground in form of a tiny bubble. Just click on the bubble and your window will expand.

Link Bubble Browser


Link Bubble browser does not function like your traditional browsers. When you click on a link in an app, the browser will load the page in the background and notify you once it is completely loaded. Thus, you not waste time staring at a blank page trying to load and continue with other tasks at hand.

Maxthon




Do you wish to browse at maximum speed? Then Maxthon is the web browser worth a try. It has a smooth user interface and supports Incognito mode, Flash as well as other has features such as Magic Fill, images off, AdBlock Plus, NewsBites, sync options, User agent switcher, and many more.


Puffin


The Puffin browser is great for supporting Adobe Flash content. It can download and stream Flash games and videos using remote servers. It even provides you with a privacy mode, data compression and gives you a few add-ons like Twitter, Facebook, and Pocket.

Brave Browser


One of the new entrants on the block for Android web browsers, Brave browser is indeed an interesting browser. It has an in-built ad blocker, and can even block third party cookies, scripts as well as supports HTTPS. You can browse faster, safer as well as use the normal features such as bookmarks, incognito mode as well as save settings per-site.

Ghostery Privacy Browser


Now, if you wish to use one of the most private browsers that does not even collect data until and unless you choose to share it, then Ghostery is the one for you. It is one of the most private browsers who will provide page alerts to users when a web page they visit contains ad trackers.

Orbot




If you wish to stay anonymous and away from the prying eyes third-party monitoring sites as well as government, then Orbot is the mobile browser to try. It uses the Tor network to allow the device’s web browser, email client and other web-based applications to communicate. Thus, providing total anonymity when surfing the Internet on your Android phone.

These are some of the best Internet mobile browsers you should give a try. These mobile browsers are different from the traditional browsers and have a cornucopia of features that makes them worth their salt.

References:


1.https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-web-browsers-android/
2.https://www.androidauthority.com/best-android-browsers-320252/
3.https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-internet-browser-for-Android-Why
4.https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/408-best-mobile-browser.html#s6
5.https://www.techworld.com/picture-gallery/security/most-secure-mobile-browsers-3651094/
6.https://www.androidpit.com/best-android-browser
7.http://www.androidcrush.com/best-android-browser/
8.http://download.cnet.com/guides/best-mobile-internet-browsers/

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Getting Read Receipts in Gmail



Sending an email is the most common form of communication on day to day basis. Most of the official communication today occurs through email. You need to send a project report, just email it. You even email your personal photos to friends and family.

There is so much to do with a simple email. Won’t you feel ecstatic if you were told you can start getting read receipts in Gmail? Yes, you can get notifications when your readers read your mail by a simple method.

Let us have a look at this simple hack that will allow you to get read receipts in Gmail.

How to Request Read Receipt in Gmail


A read receipt is a type of service that will help you get notifications when your sent emails are opened or read by the receivers. This helps confirm that the receiver has seen your message and even gives you a record of the time the message was opened or read.

The Google Apps system administrator will specify if you can request read receipts and if Gmail will send you read receipts automatically or ask the recipient before sending the receipt.

In order to request a read receipt, you need to:

  • You need to open Gmail and compose a message as you usually do at mail.google.com
  • Next, click on the More options icon in your compose window
  • Click on the Request read receipt.
  • Now, send the message.

How to Return a Read Receipt


You can return a read receipt if you receive a message for which a user has requested it. In this case, to approve a read receipt:

  • Open the message and read it as you do on the desktop version of Gmail at mail.google.com
  • When you will navigate away from the message or close the message, you will get a prompt that says send a read receipt.
  • You can click on Send receipts or Not now.
  • Once you click Not now, you will be prompted to send the receipt the next time you open the same conversation.

This is how you get a read receipt in Gmail. Just make sure you click Receive read receipt whenever you send an email.

References:


1.https://support.google.com/a/answer/1385059?hl=en

How to Setup Gmail to Send Emails Later

There are times when you draft emails and need to send them later. It can be kind of tricky if you forget to send it at an appropriate time. You can’t be blamed when you have lots of equally important matter to look after. What if you were told you could save drafts and then setup your Gmail to send it later at a time suitable to you. Don’t believe us? Continue reading to find out how to setup Gmail to send emails later.

Why Take The Trouble to Schedule Gmail to Send Emails Later?

Email is nothing like your IM service. You can send many important links, documents, files, information as well as conversations or more to a reader. It’s just like writing a letter, formal or informal. There are times when you need to send your draft at a later time, especially when there is no immediate need to send your message across. This is where most emails lack in feature. The inability to schedule sending messages at a later date or time can cause you to miss the important time to send your message across.

Is There a Way to Schedule Gmail to Send Emails Later?

Yes, there is a way to send your emails at a schedule time. All you need to do is download Boomerang. It is a third party application that is available as a Firefox and Chrome extension.
Using Boomerang can help you schedule Gmail messages as per your requirement. This is how you setup Gmail to send emails later using Boomerang.

  1. You need to login into your Gmail account using your email and address.
  2. Once you login, you need to go to the Extensions tab on Chrome.
  3. Search for Boomerang for Gmail in Chrome Extensions.
  4. Add it to Chrome as an extension.
  5. Now, compose a new message in Gmail that you wish to send later.
  6. You will find a button that says ‘Send Later’ right next to the Send button in your new Compose email window.
  7. Click on the ‘Send Later’ button and make sure you give permission to the pop-up.
  8. You can now select the time you wish to send the draft from the drop-down menu.
  9. A plus point of using Boomerang is that you can set the message to be resent like a reminder mail. 

All you need to do is click next to the ‘Boomerang the message’. Select how long it will take before resending the mail and if the reply is important or not.

This is all you need to do to setup Gmail to send the email later. Boomerang can allow you to schedule 10 free emails a month. If you cross the 10 mail limit, you need to purchase a subscription for more. Try Boomerang and make your life easy when it comes to scheduling emails for a later date.

References:


1.http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-schedule-gmail-messages-to-be-sent-later/
2.http://www.boomeranggmail.com/l/email-reminders.html

How to Setup Email Reminders Using Gmail

There are times you want to follow up on your emails later. However, given to your busy schedule you may forget reverting with your emails. What if we told you that there is a feature that helps you setup email reminders for Gmail. Yes, we can feel the palpable excitement you are going through. Just continue reading and learn the simplest method to setup email reminders using Gmail.

Why Do You Need to Setup Email Reminders Using Gmail?


You may be surfing the Internet on your smartphone and suddenly come across an interesting website. All you need to do is email the link to yourself and set a timer such that it reaches you exactly at a moment when you are working on your PC. Or maybe you need to send a report or mail more details regarding a project to someone who needs it probably 5 days later in their inbox. The best thing to do is setup an email reminder so that you are reminded to send that very important email at the right time.

Can I Use Gmail Settings to Setup Email Reminders?


Yes, you can use Gmail itself to setup email reminders. Many third party applications will help you with email reminders. However, Gmail has its own feature that is as good as any other third party feature. Let us learn the method to setup email reminders using Gmail.

How to Setup Email Reminders Using Gmail Settings?


Now you can keep everything organized in your inbox. Just setup reminders using Gmail settings and you will get all the information such as phone numbers and links in one place.

  1. Go to Gmail and login using your email address and password
  2. Once you land in your Inbox, go to the Create Button.
  3. Here, you need to select the Reminder.
  4. You need to enter the reminder as you need or select a suggestion that comes up as you type.
  5. Gmail offers you to give you a reminder at a certain time or at certain place. You can even click on the Snooze button.
  6. Once you save all your reminder settings, click on the Save button.

How to Set a Reminder at a Specific Time


You can set the time you want a reminder. You can do it by:

  • After clicking the Snooze button, you can select Later today, tomorrow, Next week
  • You can even select a specific date and time. When you select time, you can choose a preset time, custom or Silent notification
  • You can even select Last as your settings according to the previous email or reminder set.

Many other features are available with Gmail settings that helps with customized email reminders. You no longer have to worry about missing any email or important reminder once you setup email reminders using Gmail.

How to Purchase a Domain Name from Google?

You can purchase a domain name from Google easily. Purchasing from Google gives you many benefits. This includes annual auto-renewal of domain, free access to other Google apps, keeping your information private as the domain owner. Google has partnered with many domain registrars and allows one to purchase domains through Google. You can find a domain name you like, create a website and add a customized email address for yourself. Easy.

Let us learn more about how to purchase a domain name from Google.

Buying a Domain from Google


To get a domain name for your company, business, or private website use, you can follow the steps below:

Search for Available Domain


  1. You need to visit the following link https://domains.google/#/ and Search for a domain name.. in the search box.
  2. You can enter a name for example funkey or enter it with an extension such as funkey.com. Google will suggest all available variations in case the name you want is not available.
  3. You can review all possible domain names as well as view all the possible domain endings for your search strings by clicking on All Endings.

Select a Domain


  1. You can choose a domain name you like and click on the Add to cart button.
  2. You can select more domain names and add it to your shopping cart or click on the View cart.

Purchase the Domain


  1. If you have finished shopping for domain names, then you can click on Proceed to checkout button.
  2. Enter your contact information on the Confirm contact information pop-up. The information you enter will be used for public contact information for your domain in the WHOIS database.
  3. Keep in mind the email address used to login to the Google Domains will be able to access the Google’s Domains account. If you enter any other email address or name in the Contact information screen, it won’t be used to access the Google Domains account.
  4. You should select the privacy option and choose to receive emails (optional). Click the Continue button.
  5. In the Google Payment window, review your purchase and click on the Buy button. 

Once you are done with the purchase, check out your own domain. This is all you need to do to purchase a domain name from Google.

References:


1.https://support.google.com/domains/answer/4491208?hl=en-IN
2.https://domains.google/#/
3.https://www.wikihow.com/Purchase-a-Domain-Name-Through-Google

How to Reset Internet Browser Settings to Default

Do you need to reset Internet browser settings to default? You no longer have to worry about uninstalling the program and then reinstalling it to get it back to the default settings. It has a very simple solution to fix your problem.

Let us have a look at the simple method to reset Internet browser settings back to default.

Restoring Default Settings in Internet Browser


There are many browsers available to surf the Internet. We shall give you solutions to restore Internet settings to default for some of the commonly used browsers.

Internet Explorer (IE)


You can restore IE to its default settings by launching the browser. Now, click on the Gear icon in the top right-hand corner and select ‘Internet Options’ from the drop-down menu.

1. Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab and then ‘Reset’.


You will be given a warning that says ‘Are you sure you want to reset all internet explorer settings?'. This is only to help you prevent wiping off all your personal settings accidentally.



You can even tick on the ‘Delete personal settings’. If you click on the box it will delete all the temporary files, history entries, and cookies. Passwords saved in IE will also be deleted.
Once you click ‘Reset’ you will get a list that shows which settings were reset. Restart your  computer and the changes will take effect.

Google Chrome


Launch Google Chrome and click on the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner. From the drop-down menu select ‘Settings’.



Type ‘reset’ in the search box and you will see "Restore settings to their original defaults". Click on that. A new window will pop-up and click on the Reset tab.



Mozilla Firefox


Launch Firefox and click on the menu button at the upper-right hand corner. From the drop down menu click on the blue Question Mark icon that means ‘Open Help Menu’. Select ‘Troubleshooting Information’ from the side-out menu and click ‘Refresh Firefox’. This is visible under Give Firefox box in the upper-right hand corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

Click ‘Refresh Firefox’ and a new box will appear that informs which of your customizations will be removed. On clicking the button Firefox will be restored to the default settings. A folder called ‘Old Firefox Data’ will be saved on the desktop in case some important data gets deleted. You can try to use this folder to recover the deleted settings. If not, then just delete the folder from the desktop.

This is all you need to do to reset the Internet browser settings to default.

References:


1.https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/17441/windows-internet-explorer-change-reset-settings
2.https://www.howtogeek.com/171924/how-to-reset-your-web-browser-to-its-default-settings/

Sunday, 12 November 2017

How to Clear Browser History in Mozilla Firefox

Browsing history on Mozilla Firefox is always stored until you delete it. The sites you visit, the information or files downloaded, every tiny bit of activity on Firefox is saved in history.

If you are using a public computer or a shared device at home, you might definitely want to avoid others from checking out your history. The best thing to do is to delete all the browser history so that no one can track your moves on the Internet.

The following article will share with you some information that will help you learn how to clear browser history in Mozilla Firefox.

Step-by-Step Method to Clear Browser History in Mozilla Firefox


The browser history includes browsing and download history, form and search bar history, cache, cookies, active logins, offline website data, and site preferences.

You can clear the entire browsing history including cookies, active logins, etc. or just clear certain things in your history. Mozilla Firefox also has an option to choose how much history to clear from a certain time period.

How to Clear All History in Mozilla Firefox?

Click the menu button (three vertical lines) and select History and click on Clear Recent History. 



You can select the Time range to clear from the dropdown menu and Firefox will clear accordingly.

Now, click on Details and select the information you wish to clear.
Once you select all the information to clear, click on Clear Now and all the items in the history of Mozilla Firefox will be cleared.

How to Remove Single Website from Browser History?

  1. Go to the Menu and click History. Select Show All History and open the Library window.
  2. Look for the website you wish to delete or type its name in the Search History. Click Enter.
  3. Right-click on the site and select Forget About This Site. All information that includes cookies, cache, active logins, passwords, saved from data, images, pop-ups, and other information will be deleted.



Close the Library window.

Can I Delete My Mozilla Firefox History Automatically?


Yes, you can. Mozilla Firefox has a setting that allows it to clear history itself, in case you forget to do it yourself.

Go to the menu click on the Tools and go to Options.

Choose Privacy & Security and go to History.



In the drop-down menu near Firefox go to Use custom settings for history.

Check on the box Clear history when Firefox closes.



You can specify the type of history to be cleared from Settings button near Clear history when Firefox closes.

In the Settings for Clearing History, select the items you need to clear automatically every time you close Firefox.

This includes Browsing & Download History, Cookies, Active Logins, Cache, and Form & Search History. You can even choose Site Preferences as well as Offline Website Data.

Click OK and close the windows. All changes will be automatically saved.

This is all you need to do to clear browser history in Mozilla Firefox.

References:

1.https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox

Easiest Ways to Monitor Your Kid’s Online Activity

With Internet available freely and kids getting smarter around technology day-by-day, it is hard control what they access and use. Any smart parent will try to filter the type of content their kid’s access as much as possible. Laying down rules and placing controls is one part of the monitoring process. However, you need to use extra parental control tools that can block their Internet access completely or filter out the things you don’t want to pop up on their screens.

Let us have a look at some of the tools that helps you monitor, track their location, as well as limit the amount of screen time for kids.

Tools to Monitor Kids Online Activities and GPS Location


Monitoring apps help you track the online activity of kids on their smartphones, tablets as well as computers. They even allow you to access their text messages, phone logs; applications installed as well as monitor their phone location. This may sound extreme, but with many pedophiles, cyber bullies, child pornography, as well as games such as the Blue Whale Challenge hitting you in the face, it is important to protect children as parents.

We all trust our kids, but cannot trust the sharks lurking around the Internet looking for vulnerable and innocent souls and pulling them into a vortex of doom. The following tools will help you track and monitor your child’s online activities and GPS location, so that you are there to protect them if the need be.

Windows PC


Before we talk about applications that help track and monitor online activity, let us start with Windows PC. You have the option of creating an account for your child. This can be done enabling the Family Safety settings that allows you to monitor as well as manage the time of usage from the child’s account. It also helps you block certain applications, websites and send you weekly reports of reviewing activity on the child account.

Mac


Mac users can share the screens on different Macs by turning on Parental controls. This means you can share your child’s screen on your Mac by going to Sharing preferences and selecting Screen Sharing. You can continue to “Allow Access For” and even select the Administrators.

mSpy


This is one of the most popular cell phone tracking app globally. It allows you to monitor whom the person calls, what they text, apps downloaded, number of contacts, GPS location, and many other important things.

MamaBear


MamaBear is an app that helps send updates related to the child’s online activity to the parent’s device. These monitoring updates includes social media updates, texts, location as well as alerts if the child is over speeding while driving.

NetNanny


NetNanny allows you to monitor children’s online life remotely. You can choose which websites need to be blocked from your kid’s screen such dating websites, pornographic websites as well as websites that promote smoking, alcohol or drugs. You can even set red alert words such as ‘suicide’, ‘death’, ‘depression’, ‘sad’, ‘abuse’, etc.

Life360


One of the best apps to check the location of just the kids, but all members of your family. It doubles up as a popular group-messaging app and has the ability to ‘check-in’ to locations so the family is alerted of the safe location of every member. It has an excellent GPS mapping system, so parents can pinpoint the location of the child in case of emergency. It even marks important locations for the kids such as hospitals, police stations as well as homes of registered sex offenders.

These are some of the popular child monitoring and tracking apps available. There are plenty more tools that are available free as well as have paid versions. If you think there is a need for extra caution, you should definitely go in for the paid versions. They offer more features and better monitoring and tracking features. Even if it sounds extreme, at times, it is better to play safe with extra caution than allow our kids to fall into a vicious trap of trouble.

References:

1.http://business.time.com/2012/09/14/should-you-use-your-smartphone-to-track-your-kids/
2.http://time.com/3663811/7-ways-to-monitor-your-kids-phone-tablet-and-laptop/
3.http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/how-to-track-your-kids-without-them-knowing-youre-on-their-tail_us_55afaff1e4b07af29d56f544
4.https://www.lifewire.com/smartphone-apps-for-monitoring-kids-online-4143301
5.https://www.today.com/parents/these-3-apps-can-help-you-monitor-your-teens-activities-t105483
6.http://www.techgyd.com/monitor-childs-online-activities-location/25227/
7.https://www.spyzie.com/spy/android-monitoring-app.html
8.http://download.cnet.com/guides/best-android-monitoring-apps/

How to Block Websites on Google Chrome

There are many websites on the Internet that you would not like to visit or prevent your kids from gaining access. Luckily, there are many ways that help you block websites on Google Chrome and prevent one’s computer from harmful content. This harmful content may damage your computer or files or even ruin someone’s browsing experience. This brings us to the question how to block websites on Google Chrome.

In the following paragraphs, we shall uncover some simple methods that help you block websites on Google Chrome.

Blocking Websites on Google Chrome


Google Chrome itself gives an excellent option to block websites. You need to follow the steps below to block websites on Google Chrome.

  • Go to Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots on the upper right hand corner.
  • A drop-down menu will appear and you need to click on Settings. In settings you need to click Advanced and scroll down to System.
  • Under System click on Open proxy settings and a new window will pop up.
  • Here, go to Privacy and click on Sites. Another window will pop up and here you can type in the box that says Address of website.
  • You have the option of clicking on Block or Allow. As we are looking for a way to block, click on the Block option.
  • The website will appear in the Managed websites list and click OK.
  • The websites you do not wish to visit or gain access will be blocked from Google Chrome.

Blocking Websites on Google Chrome using Extensions


There are many website-blocking extensions available for Google Chrome that help you block websites. It is not necessary that you can only block websites with harmful content. At times, it is necessary to block websites such as Facebook and other social media sites to get better focus on work or studies. Let us list out the website-blocking extensions that will prove beneficial for your need.

1. StayFocused


StayFocused in a useful extension that not just restricts the websites your browse, but also controls the amount of time spent on surfing websites. You can restrict the amount of time spent on a certain website or even use the handy The Nuclear Option that won’t allow you to access any blocked website where you have not crossed the time limit.

2. Nanny 


Nanny is an old player in the world of website-blocking extensions. It lets you block website URLs as well as time period you want these websites to remain blocked. It has a very useful LockDown feature that completely blocks all access to a set of websites.

3. Personal Blocklist


Personal Blocklist is a wonderful extension by Google. Once installed, you can see the option of “Block” under each website URL once you search for it in Google. Click on it and that site will be removed from your search result forever. In case a blocked site does appear in your search result, it will give you a notification that the site is not appearing as it is blocked. It will give you an option to unblock it, if required.

This is all about how to block websites on Google Chrome. Once you block the website URLs you will not be able to access them until you remove them from your blacklist.

References:


1.https://www.wikihow.com/Block-a-Website-in-Google-Chrome
2.https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-websites-in-chrome/
3.https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-to-block-certain-sites-in-Chrome-on-Android

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Creating Temporary or Disposable Emails Using YOPmail

Many websites today require users to login before they can access certain pages on their site. You may not want to share your personal email with all websites and require a temporary email to be used as per your convenience. If you are looking forward for a throwaway email address, then you need to try YOPmail.

Let us learn what is YOPmail and how to create temporary/disposable emails using YOPmail in this article.

What is YOPmail?


YOPMail is a disposable email address service. It allows you to create a temporary email address and keep your permanent address from being bombarded by spam. It does not require any signup and gives access to any email address in the @yopmail.com format.

YOPmail also has other domains available apart from the @yopmail.com domain. Thus, even if some websites do not allow use of temporary email, chances are the additional domains will work on such sites.

How Does YOPmail Help Users?


  • YOPmail helps you use any-name-you-want@yopmail.com. Using this you can sign in anywhere, anytime.
  • You can check all mails received in the temporary email inbox at YOPmail without any registration.
  • All you need to do is go to www.yopmail.com?name-of-inbox and check your inbox.
  • The messages are kept in the inbox for 8 days and can even be manually removed.
  • One cannot send emails from YOPmail, but send anonymous email to another YOPmail address anonymously.

How to Create Temporary/ Disposable Email on YOPmail


It is very simple to create temporary/disposable email addresses on YOPmail. All you need to do is type www.yopmail.com/en/. On the home page, you will see a box where you need to type any name to create a new temporary email address. After you type the name-of-your-choice@yopmail.com, click on Check Inbox. A new window will open containing the Inbox for your new temporary email.

That’s it. Use this temporary email address to login or access websites or create temporary accounts. Thus, reducing the number of spam email’s in your inbox. Opera users can even download YOPmail widget and use to directly create random email addresses.

References:


1.http://www.yopmail.com/en/
2.http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quickly-create-temporary-email-addresses-with-yopmail/
3.https://www.ghacks.net/2008/09/25/disposable-email-address-yopmail/
4.https://www.yopmail.info/

Blocking Pop-Ups in Google Chrome

Annoyed of the constant pop up ads taking over your screen? Don’t you wish you could surf the Internet peacefully without have any unwanted ad blaring at your screen? Well, if this is the problem you are facing, then let us share a few tricks to overcome the annoying pop ups.

We shall cover the simple tricks that help you learn how to remove popup ads from Chrome.

Blocking Pop-ups in Chrome


Google Chrome tends to block popup ads by default. You will often observer a mark in the address bar when a popup is blocked. In case you are getting pop-ups in your Google Chrome, then you need to take the following steps.

  • Open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  • A drop-down menu will open and click on Settings.
  • A new window will open and you need to scroll down. Click on Advanced.
  • Under Privacy and Security look for Content Settings.
  • Here you can control the information websites can use and display. When you click on it, it will open a drop down list that contains Popups. If it says Allowed, click on it and a new page will open.
  • Here, click on the button and it will lead to blocking of Popups.
This is all you need to do block pop-ups in Chrome. You can even Add certain sites you permanently want to block pop-ups and even Allow certain websites and their pop-ups.

Even after disabling or blocking pop-ups in Chrome, you still get pop-ups; it means there is a malware affecting your computer.

References:


1.https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/stop-pop-ups-chrome
2.https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95472?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
3.https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/block-pop-ads-google-chrome-add/
4.https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-adware-from-chrome/
5.http://www.virusresearch.org/how-to-remove-ads-by-popads-easy-removal/

Downloading Fonts Using DaFont

I love to play with my fonts. I try using new fonts when creating posters for my toddlers, adding quirky lines to pictures or when editing videos. The possibilities are endless. You too can try using different fonts for your projects or create professional looking documents. DaFont is one website that offers different fonts for free. You can use these fonts to make out of the world professional looking projects.

Let us learn how to download fonts using DaFont in the following article.

How to Install a Font from DaFont on Your Computer


It is very easy to download fonts using DaFont and using them.

  • You need to visit the website www.dafont.com .
  • Here you will get to see samples of different fonts. You can choose the font you like and click on it.
  • A new window will open which contains the complete sample of the font in uppercase, lowercase as well as numbers and special characters.
  • If you like what you see, and then you can click on the Download tab.
  • You need to download the WinRAR Zip file on your computer.
  • After the download is finished, extract the file from the WinZip folder and right click over it.
  • Say Install and the file will be now available for use in your Word, Excel, PowerPoint files.
  • Select the font from the list of font in your Word file. And use it to make beautiful projects.

This is the simplest way to use DaFont, and use thousands of free fonts for your projects.

References:

1.https://www.wikihow.com/Download-Fonts-from-Dafont
2.https://www.dafont.com/
3.https://www.dafontfree.net/
4.http://twoheartsonelovedesigns.weebly.com/blog/how-to-download-free-fonts-from-dafontcom
5.http://www.firebebble.com/download-latest-fonts-dafont/

Changing the WhatsApp Profile Picture on Android

Just downloaded the famous WhatsApp messenger service app on your smartphone? Do you find it odd to ask someone about helping you change the display picture of your WhatsApp account? Worry not. We will guide you with how to change WhatsApp profile picture on Android.

Let us get started with the tutorial in the following article.

Changing the WhatsApp Profile Picture from Smartphone’s Photo Gallery


It is very easy to set your display picture or profile picture from your phone’s photo gallery. All you need to do is go to the Gallery and choose the photo you wish to keep as your profile pic. Then tap on the three vertical dots on the upper right corner and tap on Use As> WhatsApp Picture> Done.

Changing the WhatsApp Profile Picture from Title Bar


You can change the profile picture by going to WhatsApp and tapping on the Title Bar at the top of the screen. Open the Profile Info and tap on your profile photo. Tap Set Photo and take a new profile photo or set a photo from your phone’s photo gallery.

Changing the WhatsApp Profile Picture from WhatsApp Settings


Open WhatsApp, go to Application Menu, and go to Settings. Choose Profile Info and tap on Set Photo. You can take a new photo or upload a photo from your gallery.

This is how to change WhatsApp profile picture on Android. As you can see, it is very simple and anyone can do it within a matter of minutes.

References:


1.https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/bb10/28095396

Backing Up Hard Drive Data with Backup and Sync Tool By Google

It is very important to back up data on your computer to prevent any loss due to sudden, unexpected crash. One such app to protect your files, folders, videos and photographic memories is using Backup and Sync from Google. It easily helps to backup your important data and replace the older Google Photos app. It even phases out the Google Drive application for Mac and PC. Thus, you now need just one app to get your files on the cloud.

Let us have a look at the simple way to backup your hard drive data using Google’s Backup and Sync Tool.

How to Store All Files from Your Computer to Backup and Sync?


Google has made life easy for most of the users who have everything stored on their computer. Right from their professional work to their personal memories. To protect these memories and files from being erased in case of accidental deletion or a computer crash, Backup and Sync tool by Google makes it easy to access your files on the go. So say good-bye to external hard drives and say ‘Hello, Backup and Sync Tool’.

Get Started


You need to download Google Backup and Sync from Google https://www.google.com/drive/download/. Once it is installed on your computer, allow the program to make changes on your computer.

Sign in


After the program is installed on your computer, it is time to sign in to your Google account.

Upload Files


Once you sign in to the app, you can select the folders, files, videos, images, etc. that you need to back up on Google. Click on Next once done.

Store Files


In the Next window, you will be able to drag and drop folders from your computer into the cloud. You should sync data that is required and probably not everything on your desktop.

All Set


Once you click backup, your computer will start backup data to Google Drive. You need to have patience for the task to be completed. It depends on the amount of data backed up and the speed of the Internet connection.

This is all about how to backup hard drive data using Google’s Backup and Sync tool. You may run out of 100 GB space on Google Drive may need to purchase additional space. However, compared to Microsoft OneDrive and Apple, Google sells additional space at a much higher rate. However, it is an easy to use solution, if 100 GB space is enough for your backup needs.

References:


1.https://fossbytes.com/backup-hard-drive-using-backup-and-sync-tool/
2.https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-jony-ive-new-yorker-techfest-2017/
3.https://www.howtogeek.com/228989/how-to-use-the-desktop-google-drive-app/
4.http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-backup-your-data-with-googles-new-backup-and-sync-feature/
5.https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/14/how-to-use-google-backup-sync.html
6.https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/google-launches-a-new-backup-sync-desktop-app-for-uploading-files-and-photos-to-the-cloud/
7.https://www.dailydot.com/debug/how-to-use-google-backup-sync/
8.http://mashable.com/2017/07/16/how-to-use-google-backup-and-sync-tool/#l3oxcV1bfaqX
9.https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/14/15802200/google-backup-and-sync-app-announced-drive-feature

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Top 5 E-signature Apps Alternatives to DocuSign

One of the most popular e-signature service providers is DocuSign. It has many great features and has been serving the market for quite some time. Thus, making it one of the most widely used apps around the world for e-signatures. However, there are many cheaper versions of equally good e-signature service providers.

We shall discuss the top 5 e-signature apps alternatives to DocuSign in the following article.

1. eSign+

 


Convenience is the USP of eSign+. A very easy program allows easy upload of a document required to be signed. You can sign the document before sending a document or even after sending. You can either draw, type-in or upload a pre-made signature on eSign+. You can even drag drop the signature field wherever you need a signer to sign.

2. Sertifi

 


This ultra-modern e-signature system will make all your financial transactions easy. This alternative allows you to sign important documents, contracts, agreements, and more from anywhere in the world. It helps you speed up your sales by making you closing procedures easy.

3. HelloSign


If you wish to try something different for DocuSign then try using HelloSign. It has a very easy user interface that can be easily managed by a beginner. The coolest thing about this app is that you can assign which person will sign the document first and where before then next person required to sign can. It has plenty of templates that can be used repeatedly.

4. DocHub


DocHub is helps you create electronic signatures quickly. It is cheaper than DocuSign, allows you to edit text, and images in a document as well. It even allows you to add explanatory notes or add critical comments to your PDF documents. You can download it as a free Chrome extension and easily integrate it with Google Docs.

5. SignNow


This profession e-signature tool has many features that makes e-signatures an easy affair. You can create e-signatures using curved fonts or even draw it on your own. If there is a pre-made signature on your computer, you can upload it on the site and place it in your document.
These are the top 5 e-signature apps alternatives to DocuSign. These versions are cheaper than DocuSign and come with great features. You could even digital signature services such as try Adobe Sign, RightSignature, Signature Capture App, E-Lock, Secured Signing, etc. Compare their features and choose the one that suits your needs perfectly.

References:


1.http://www.techgyd.com/electronic-signatures-alternative-to-docusign/31130/
2.https://esign.wondershare.com/software/docusign-alternatives.html
3.https://www.consumeraffairs.com/online/electronic-signature-software/
4.https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-electronic-signature-software/
5.https://www.technogyde.com/electronic-signature-service-alternative/
6.https://alternativeto.net/software/docusign/
7.https://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/tech-review/5-e-signature-apps-to-consider-for-your-business/
8.https://www.signnow.com/

Best Tools That Help Protect Online Privacy

Online privacy is very important to all who use the Internet. You don’t want anyone to seek up quietly and peek at what you do online. You need to keep your online financial transactions secret and keep the credit card information safe.

In order to be as stealthy as possible online, you need to install a few tools that help protect online privacy.

Best Privacy Tools That Help You Stay Secure Online


There are encrypted instant messenger services to operating systems that offer most security. Using these privacy-enhancing tools, extensions, apps, and services will keep you protected from malicious software, hackers and eavesdroppers online as well as offline.

Tor Browser


If you are looking for anonymous browsing experience, then Tor Browser is the best ‘censorship circumvention tool’ out there. It tends to communicate using different encrypted nodes. This makes it impossible to find your location as well as other private information.

VPNs


VPNs are one of the most common ways to hide your online tracks from ISPs. When using a VPN, it creates an encrypted path from the user’s device and the service provider’s server. This means any website that is visited after this path does not show up in the user’s primary ISP. VPN also helps hide the IP address of the user from the websites visited.

Hotspot Shield


Do you want to shield your IP address from prying eyes? Then you need to use Hotspot Shield. It is available in two versions paid version with unlimited bandwidth and the free version that supports ads. Hotspot helps hide the IP address of your computer and even provides encrypted traffic tunneling that is best for use over public Wi-Fi networks.

CyberGhost


You may be in ‘X’ country, but eavesdroppers will think you are browsing from ‘Y’ country. This is the magic created by CyberGhost. This multi-platform VPN tool allows you to fool prying eyes of your location. However, it has limited server spaces, so you may have to wait your turn to gain access. However, the wait is not very long often and you could choose either the ad-supported free version or the paid version with better features.

DuckDuckGo


DuckDuckGo is the best example of browsers that does not track user data like Bing, Google or other search engines. This means no sharing of your IP address or other private data. It also has a good password-protected ‘cloud save’ setting that allows you to sync settings and create search policies across devices using this search engine.

Two-factor authentication


The best way to make sure no one can access your accounts or make a financial transaction without authorization is to use two-factor authentication. The minute someone enters your details, you will get a message with an OTP. Only when you enter the OTP can the person access the account or complete a financial transaction. Thus, alerting you of a fraud in case someone does try to access your account without authentication.

These are some of the best tools to help protect online privacy. You can try using a different browser, VPN or even downloading add-on tools that help keep your online life safe and secure. Make sure you do have access to these tools or features, as it is very important to keep yourself hidden from prying eyes online.

References:


1.https://www.techworld.com/security/best-online-privacy-tools-3633529/
2.https://www.privacytools.io/
3.http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-privacy-software-2017
4.http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/the-best-privacy-tools-for-staying-safe-secure-online/
5.https://www.epic.org/privacy/tools.html
6.https://www.extremetech.com/internet/180485-the-ultimate-guide-to-staying-anonymous-and-protecting-your-privacy-online
7.https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2016/11/14/these-6-easy-tools-will-help-protect-your-online-privacy/#1418bf327fb7
8.http://www.toptenreviews.com/software/privacy/best-privacy-software/

Monday, 23 October 2017

Monitoring the Wi-Fi Signal Strength

In order to check the speed of your wireless connection, it is necessary to check the Wi-Fi signal strength.


This will help you determine if your wireless connection is reliable and delivers what is promised. Painfully slow Internet connections lead to frustration and disappointment.

Monitoring the Wi-Fi signal strength will help you understand if you need to question your Internet service provider or you need to reduce the level of noise around your WLAN signal.

Let us have a look at how to monitor the Wi-Fi signal strength in the following article.





How to Measure Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength?


There are many tools to help you determine your wireless signal strength. You can use one or more to check your Wi-Fi signal strength.

Do not worry if you get different results using different tools. For example, one tool may show signal strength around 90% and another might show it around 81%.

All tools have different parameters set to rate signal strength and this may affect the final reading.

Using Windows 8.1 or 10


One of the simplest ways to check the signal strength is by clicking on the wireless network icon in the notification area. When the list opens, you will find different wireless signals all listed as per their signal strength. The signal bar represents the signal strength and more the number of bars, stronger is the signal. The wireless signal with the weakest signal is listed last.

Using Network Connections


When you are already connected to a particular network then just go to Network Connections. Click on the Wireless Network name you are connected to and check its wireless signal strength. A new window will open up called Wi-Fi Status and will give you the details of the Speed.

Using Utility Tools


There are many utility tools available that help you check the Wi-Fi signal for free or by using their paid versions. You could try NetSpot, a free wireless signal strength analyzer and troubleshooting tool. This tool is available for both Mac and Windows.

You could even try Homedale as it is a completely portable utility tool. In case of personal use, Acrylic Wi-Fi Home won’t disappoint you as a monitoring and troubleshooting tool.




Using Online Wi-Fi Signal Monitoring Websites


Many online tools help monitoring wireless signals. One such mentionable tool includes speedtest.net. You should test your Internet speed several times a day at different time intervals. This will help you determine if there are any changes in the speed at different times of the day or week.

You could even try the link http://speedtest.att.com/speedtest/index.m.html?referrer= to test the speed for your computer as well as mobile device.

These are some simple ways to measure your Wi-Fi signal strength.

You may also like to read

Types of wireless communication

How to find wi-fi hotspots in your area

How to find wifi password

Tips for setting up a wireless network


How to Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10

Windows 10 has many new commands as well as a different look from the previous versions.



This confuses many users as to how to find or change certain aspects on their computer. If you too are wondering how to find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10.



How Do I Find Wi-Fi Password on My Windows 10 Computer?


It is possible to forget the password to your Wi-Fi network. Or maybe someone in the family has changed the wireless password and now does not recall what it was. At such times, it is easy to find the wireless password using the Control Panel or the Command Prompt.


If you are using Windows 10 then you need to follow the steps explained below.

Finding Wi-Fi Password Using Control Panel


Using WinX Menu go to the Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center. You will find a WiFi link that you need to click on.

On clicking the link a WiFi Status box will open where you need to click Properties. Open the Wireless Network Properties and go to the Security tab. Here, you need to click on Show characters check-box and you will be able to see your Wi-Fi password next to the Network security key column.

Finding Wi-Fi Password Using Command Prompt


There is another way to reveal your Wi-Fi password on Windows 10. You can use the command prompt and type a command to get your password. Just open the WinX menu and type cmd. A command prompt window will open where you need to type:


netsh wlan show profile name=YOURWIFINAME=clear

In place of In place of YOUTWIFINAME you need to type the name of your wireless connection, that is, SSID.

Hit Enter and you will see the WiFi password under Security setting > Key Content.

This is all you need to do to find WiFi password in Windows 10.

You may also like to read

How to find wi-fi hotspots in your area

How to secure home wireless network

How to configure wireless router using 192.168.1.1

How to configure wireless router using 192.168.0.1

References:


1.https://www.pcworld.com/article/3143122/windows/how-to-find-saved-wi-fi-passwords-on-your-windows-10-pc.html
2.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023501/surface-how-to-find-your-wireless-network-password
3.http://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-wifi-password-windows-10
4.https://www.guidingtech.com/51910/view-saved-wifi-passwords-windows-10/
5.https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-view-passwords-for-wifi-networks-in-windows-10/
6.https://betanews.com/2015/12/28/how-to-view-saved-wi-fi-passwords-in-windows-10-android-and-ios/
7.https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/find-saved-wi-fi-passwords-windows-10

Friday, 13 October 2017

How to Erase Hard Disk Drive without Any Trace

Planning to discard your old computer?


Or thinking of backing up all your data on an external drive? You can completely erase and format your hard drive without leaving any trace of previous files. This will prevent loss or theft of precious data from your computer as well as identity theft. When you click on Delete Windows and install it again, it won’t lead to deletion of data. Hackers can still access data from your computer by using data-recovery tools like NTFS Undelete.

So to be sure all data is permanently deleted in your hard drive and not just hidden somewhere waiting for being overwritten, then you need to seek a permanent solution.

Let us learn more about this in how to erase hard disk drive without any trace.

Erasing Hard Disk Drive Completely


Before you try any of the methods discussed here, make sure you take back up of your data on an external USB drive, external hard disk or save it on the Cloud.



Eraser Tool


This open-source tool helps you delete only specific files and folders. If you don’t want to erase your entire hard drive, then Eraser is the tool you need. Install this program on your computer and select ‘Erase Schedule’ option at the top of the screen. Click on New Task and select files to clean using Add Data.

You could even right-click on a file in Windows Explorer and select the Eraser option. It will help you permanently delete files quickly.

File Shredder


File Shredder is a popular tool that helps in deleting data permanently on your computer. It is very easy to use and free to download. After you install and run the program, you can either ‘Add File’ or ‘Add Folder’. When you click ‘shred files now’ it will permanently delete the files that are in queue.




DBAN


In case you don’t want to leave anything to chance, then it is better to wipe clean your hard disk completely. When you wipe clean your hard disk will erase everything on the hard drive and there is no way to recover it back. You will even need to reinstall Windows if you wish to reuse your hard drive.

Once you have taken a backup of your data, download a tool called DBAN. This tool will rewrite all data on the hard drive with random numbers so it becomes next to impossible to recover the data.

Useful, Yet Difficult Option…


If you really want to get rid of all the data on the hard disk drive and do not want anyone to be able to recover any data from it, then you have just one option. Destroy it! Yes, destroy your disk drive by grinding it, melting it, or drilling a nail through it. You could use Sims Recycling services to destroy your hard disk or SSD for you.

There are many tools available online that help in erasing a hard disk drive. At times, it may take a few minutes to even hours for the data to be erased. It depends on the volume of data present on your hard disc drive. Think twice before you hit the erase button and then be rest assured your precious data would be sent to oblivion forever.

References:


1.https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000186.htm
2.https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive-2624527
3.https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-completely-erase-a-hard-drive-2626173
4.https://www.pcworld.com/article/261702/how_to_securely_erase_your_hard_drive.html
5.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/safely-dispose-computers-and-devices.aspx
6.https://gizmodo.com/5489933/leave-no-trace-how-to-completely-erase-your-hard-drives-ssds-and-thumb-drives
7.https://lifehacker.com/how-to-erase-and-format-a-hard-drive-1525128357
8.http://www.ubergizmo.com/how-to/delete-wipe-hard-drive-hdd-ssd-data/
9.https://www.deskdecode.com/how-to-completely-erase-wipe-hard-disk-drive/
10.https://www.deskdecode.com/how-to-completely-erase-wipe-hard-disk-drive/

Secure Socket Layer Explained

When it comes to computer networking most people will claim zero or near zero knowledge.


And when you speak of terms such as SSL, people think it will be a complicated computer code.

We shall learn what is secure socket layer and how it works in the following article. This will help you learn more about SSL and why is it important in today’s online world.



What is an Secure Socket Layer (SSL)?


A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate is a computer networking protocol.


It helps in securing connections between a server in an unsecure network such as the Internet and a network application client. In simple words, a standard security protocol creates encrypted links between a web server and a browser when communicating online.

SSL certificate makes sure that all data transmitted between web server and browser remains secure by encryption.

Why is SSL Important?


When you speak on the phone, you accept your conversation to be heard only by the person you called. You do not wish your call to be intercepted, or re-routed, or tapped by someone else. And if you have never spoken to the person, you can never be sure if the person speaking to you is actually the right person or someone trying to fool you. When a third person eavesdrops on your call, you never realize it. Someone secretly records or taps your conversation without your permission.


Similarly, when surfing on the Internet, you cannot be sure you have reached the right website or are communicating with the authentic page. This is especially true when you are using a public Wi-Fi, or Hotspot connection.

This raises many security concerns, especially when you are trying to contact servers of your bank and not of a hacker or phishers website. You may never know if any personal, login or credit card details shared online are safe from eavesdroppers or prying eyes.

The only way to make sure you are safe when dealing online is when you see an SSL certificate.

How Does SSL Work?


Now, SSL works in the following way. A browser attempts to connect with a website that is secured with SSL. The browser will need the web server to identify itself. The server will send a copy of its SSL certificate to the browser. Now, the browser will check if the SSL certificate is trustworthy or not. If it is, then it will send a message to the server. In turn, the server will send a digitally signed acknowledgement to the browser and begin with an SSL encrypted session. The data shared between the browser and the server now is encrypted once you see the https in your address bar.

Using SSL certificates gives higher Google rankings to a website. It also helps many online webstores build trust, as the customers are sure that they won’t be cheated. It not just protects your clients, but also helps maintain your brand value in the market. SSL certificate also helps in encrypting browser-to-server and server-to-server communication.

Thus, if you are more likely to carry out financial transactions over the Internet or share sensitive data online, make sure the SSL certificates are in place.

References:


1.https://www.instantssl.com/ssl.html
2.https://www.digicert.com/ssl/
3.http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/Secure-Sockets-Layer-SSL
4.http://info.ssl.com/article.aspx?id=10241
5.https://luxsci.com/blog/how-does-secure-socket-layer-ssl-or-tls-work.html
6.https://www.symantec.com/page.jsp%3Fid%3Dhow-ssl-works
7.https://foxutech.com/secure-sockets-layer-ssl-works/

How to Renew Your IP Address?

Every device that is connected to the Internet has an IP address assigned to it.


The IP address or Internet Protocol address is like a zip code for the computer. Each and every computer or Internet enabled device has its own IP address.

If you are wondering how to change your IP address, then the following article will show you an easy way around.

Why Do I Renew My IP Address?


There are many reasons why a user would like to change their IP address. Some of the common reasons for changing IP address includes:



  • Get access to content that is banned in their location
  • To get pass IP bans to reach certain chat rooms or locations
  • To overcome IP limits on downloads during a certain time duration
  • To prevent the government or hackers or any third party sources from gathering information such as your location

Change a Computer’s IP Address on Windows


You can change the computer’s IP address using a number of ways. You could try to release and renew the DHCP IP address using the ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew commands in Windows.

Let us see how to change your IP address on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

  • Press the Windows key. You will see a pop up. Click Command Prompt over it.
  • Type ipconfig/release in Command Prompt window and then press Enter. This will help release the current IP configuration on your computer.

  • Now type ipconfig/renew and wait for the DHCP server to assign a new IP address.

Change a Computer’s IP Address on Mac


Mac users can change the IP address of their computer by following the steps below:



  • Click the Apple button and then go to System Preferences
  • Here, click on Network and then click on Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  • Now, click Advanced and in the options choose TCP/IP.
  • Configure the IPv4 by Using DHCP and Renew DHCP Lease button. Click on it to renew the IP address.
Other than this, you can try downloading a VPN provider application that will not just hide your IP configuration, but also assign you with a new one. This IP address will keep your location data safe from government snooping, ISPs, and hackers. By changing your IP address, you can browse the Internet more confidently. Just follow these instructions on how to renew your IP address today.

You may also like to read

How to Find IP Address of a Remote Computer

Do I Need A Dedicated IP Address? 

What is IPv6 Address?

 

References:


1.http://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-840.html
2.https://www.lifewire.com/change-your-ip-address-818150
3.https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000784.htm
4.https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/
5.https://bearsmyip.com/how-can-i-change-my-ip-address/
6.https://www.hotspotshield.com/resources/how-do-i-change-my-ip-address/

Thursday, 12 October 2017

How to find IP address of a remote computer

It is very easy to find IP address of a remote computer if you know the right tricks. You do not need complex software installed on your computer or learn the hardcore hacking tricks. All you require is learning a few basic tricks. This will help you get the IP address of another computer remotely. And, these tricks are all free!

Methods That Help You Find IP Address of a Computer Remotely


An IP address or Internet Protocol address is a unique number or value related to each individual computer or printer or computer network. This IP address is like a postal zip code for any computer that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. It helps in identification of the host or network. As well as helps in locating the address of a particular computer.

The following methods will help you find the IP address of a remote computer.


1. PHP Notification Script


It is very easy to get the remote computer IP address by downloading a PHP notification script.
  • Download PHP notify script. You can find an IP notify script online.
  • You will need to open a new account on any free hosting site that supports PHP.
  • Extract the IP_Finder.ZIP files and upload two files IP.html and index.php (or ip_log.txt) into the root folder of the hosting account with the help of File Manager.
  • Rename the ip.php file as per your choice and set permission to 777 on the ip_log.txt or index.php.
  • Now, send the link of the ip.php to the person whose computer’s IP address you need. The person will click on the link and their IP address will be registered in the ip_log.txt.
This way you will be able to check the remote IP address of all those who have clicked on your link.

2. Using Blogs and Websites


If you have your own blogs and websites then it is very easy to get the IP address of a computer remotely. If you do not have a blog, then create one right away. In this tutorial, let us consider the ‘Blogger’ blog services by Google.

Go to www.web-stat.com or start using the stats services such as histats. In a new template add the widget and enter the histats code. Send your blog link to the intended target and when they visit your blog, you will be able to catch their computer’s IP address remotely.

3. Use Notify Service


In this method, you need to use the email-based service Read Notify service. You need to visit the RCPT website and register your account using the email confirmation link. After the account is activated, you can compose your email the way you normally do. Then just type .readnotify.com at the end of the recipient’s email address and send the mail. For example: abc@nxjmail.com.readnotify.com.

These are a few simple ways of extracting the IP address of a computer remotely.

References:


1.http://smallbusiness.chron.com/remote-ip-address-56452.html
2.https://www.hackingloops.com/how-to-get-ip-address-of-another-computer-remotely/
3.https://www.gohacking.com/find-ip-address-of-remote-computer/
4.https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/brad_rutkowski/2007/12/15/need-to-get-ipconfig-all-from-a-computer-remotely/
5.https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490938.aspx