What does Google know about you? Everything from your favorite music to favorite App

So Google knows a big deal about everyone and everyone kind of knows it. Some people are really big on privacy issues and are a bit hesitant to let Google collect data from them, at least as long as they are aware about it. Google’s history with user privacy is well-known. The company has faced various lawsuits in the past. Mountain View knew early on that people will have trust issues and hence the company unofficially adopted the motto, “Don’t be evil” Continue reading “What does Google know about you? Everything from your favorite music to favorite App”

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Whatsapp status : Why people are not liking it and some tips

Whatsapp needs no introduction, it’s almost as popular as Facebook itself. The messaging app bought by Facebook rolled out a new update a few days ago that included a new “WhatsApp Status” feature. It is safe to say now Facebook is kind of obsessed with Snapchat. One by one, feature by feature, the devs at Facebook, and Facebook owned services are copying Snapchat. Only this time, users don’t seem to like it.  Continue reading “Whatsapp status : Why people are not liking it and some tips”

5 Tips for Shopping in the Black Friday Sale

As we all know, this upcoming weekend (including Black Friday!) is the biggest retail extravaganza of the year. It’s that time of the year when you will be hammered with Black Friday Sale deals all around you – online as well as offline. If you are on the lookout to score some good ones for yourself or your loved ones for this holiday season, you need to be well-prepared beforehand.

All deals are not ‘great’. Filtering out is important to ensure you buy products that have a seriously good deal to go with. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016, consumers should also watch out for scams that come through spam, insecure public networks and apps that might seem legitimate but could be taking over your phones and computers, experts say.  Continue reading “5 Tips for Shopping in the Black Friday Sale”

How to take the best possible smartphone picture of the Super moon

Sky-watchers are in for a celestial treat tonight, when the Moon will be the largest and brightest in 70 years. NASA and National Geographic have posted tips on how to best photograph the supermoon. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034, so make sure you get a look.

A “supermoon” occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day as its perigee, the point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to Earth. The term is borrowed from the pseudoscience of astrology but has been adopted by popular culture and astronomers. Supermoons generally appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons. While such moons occur around every 13 months, November’s is a special one.

According to NASA, this month’s supermoon “becomes full within about two hours of perigee — arguably making it an extra-super moon.” Continue reading “How to take the best possible smartphone picture of the Super moon”

Some useful Windows 10 tricks

Windows 10, Microsoft’s back-to-basics re-embracing of the PC, is brimming with handy new features, and with all the new goodies come a legion of new tweaks and tricks—some of which unlock powerful functionality hidden to everyday users.

Others simply let you mold some of Windows 10’s new features into the shape you see fit. I’ve shared quite a few useful tips and tricks before, the most recent one being the things you can do with Cortana, like automatically finding discount coupons while you shop. So continuing along the same lines, here are some more useful Windows 10 tweaks, tricks, and tips I have found.

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Windows 10 : Let Cortana help you find discount coupons, send mails, play music and more

Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, now has 133 million active users across 115 countries, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed on Monday during the Microsoft Ignition Conference. Even more impressive, those users have asked 12 billion questions since Cortana’s launch in 2015 alongside Windows 10.

If you’d like to be able to just bark commands at your PC, open Cortana by clicking the search field in the taskbar and select the Notebook icon in the left-side options pane. Select Settings from the list, then simply enable the Let Cortana respond when you say “Hey Cortana” option. You’ll need an active microphone for this to work, of course.

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Open individual settings using Desktop shortcuts

Want to see Windows 10’s log of your I/O usage — the Data Usage app in Settings — by simply clicking or tapping on the Desktop? Enable or disable your microphone with two clicks? Turn off your webcam? Manage your Wi-Fi settings? It’s easy.

If there are some Windows 10 settings that you access frequently, you would like an option to open them directly by clicking on a desktop shortcut or a right-click context menu item, right? Well in this post, we will see the URI for Settings apps, that open the particular Settings page directly.

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Google Duo out in many countries : All you need to know to get started, and then some

UPDATE : Audio only calls support coming soon

Apple’s FaceTime is incredibly simple to use, but only allows you to call fellow iOS or Mac users.Google’s latest app, Duo, attempts to recreate the simplicity of FaceTime but works across Android and iOS.

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Innovating on the traditional Android homescreen with Action launcher

This is the third time I will be writing about Action Launcher 3. If you’ve been following me, you probably know why I think it is the best custom launcher for android at the moment and also that the new beta version 3.9 has captured the new Nexus launcher look and feel. If you’ve been on android forums and communities, you’ve also probably seen them flooded with screenshots of the same. There is also a way to recreate the Nexus launcher feel on Nova but it involves using zooper widget and is also just not as good as the original. Before this Action Launcher also added Google now support for rooted devices.

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