Whatsapp has become the hot favorite of masses who use Android Apps for text chatting. No wonder, it is convenient and simple to use, free for the first year of usage and helps sending videos, audio files, text messages and images. Whatsapp does not provide the facility of password protection; it could be seen as the downside by many. But many smart Apps have been created that assist in providing privacy for Whatsapp.
Lock for WhatsApp: Keep Privacy
This app is one of the best Apps that provide protection for WhatsApp; this App provides all the facilities for maintaining privacy and is a creative design as well. After setting up the password, you would need to enter the 4 digit PIN to access WhatsApp. One can set up the time limit after which WhatsApp will be automatically locked. The protection could be disabled as well.
The most interesting feature of this App is that if a wrong PIN is entered, the camera automatically captures the image of instigator. Of course, this feature will work only with the phones that feature front cameras.
Easy App Lock
Easy App Lock is another App that provides pattern lock in place of a plain password. Hence, anyone who does not rely on PINs or passwords could deploy this App. Pattern locks are definitely harder to break in.
Lock For WhatsApp
This App provides both, the custom password and pattern lock. Once bored, you could toggle between the available kinds of locks. Hence, it provides more flexibility of choice.
Once protected by the password, Whatsapp becomes just the perfect choice for chatting through internet. It should be kept in mind that the files received go into folders in the memory and won't be protected by these locks. These locks only secure the access into the Application. Take proper measures to protect your files received through Whatsapp!
Your computer without antivirus software is safe if you do not download anything from the Internet and do not copy or install anything from a USB drive or any other external storage. It is highly important for anyone to install antivirus software on his computer, and not only this, he also has to make sure he updates it regularly, unless the software updates automatically.
People and organizations suffer massive losses on regular basis due to virus attacks. Some viruses do their job quietly and you don;t notice any change in your computer. The virus may be stealing your information or may be it is scheduled to attack the computer after certain time, so you never know. The bottom line is - viruses are spreading like a wildfire and taking preventive measures is necessary for both personal and business computer user.
Any computer user should not take it lightly. Maybe a virus never attacked you before but one day a virus gets downloaded in your computer and you may lose hundreds of files, maybe your Word files, your personal data, or any other work that you have been working on for weeks or months!
Sources of Virus
- Internet is full of viruses. Whether you are browsing a music website, torrent, software or any other website, some of these, and you don't know which, have virus-infected files waiting for you to download them and cause harm to your computer.
- Many a times, you connect a USB drive to your computer for copying files. These files may be virus-infected and when you run them, these will cause harm to your computer.
- Sometimes, a very legitimate looking website also contains viruses. Often people upload their files onto websites (e.g. an online forum, etc.), which are virus-infected.
- Evil-doers have become so smart that they can attach a virus with a video file or a picture. When you open that picture or video file, these open perfectly fine but in the background the virus is doing its job quietly.
These are common sources of virus attacks, and there may be more. A computer virus can cause a little to very serious damage to your computer and you may or may not notice any effect. Find out about the effects of computer viruses on the computer here.
Also Read: Top 5 Effects of Computer Viruses
Find here the most useful Skype commands that you will need anytime.
1. Remotely log out Skype
May be you left your Skype signed in at your friend's or at your office and worried that someone might use your account and see your contacts.
It's not a problem any more. Now you can log out Skype, where ever you have assigned, remotely.
Enter the following command in any chat window in Skype to remotely log out from all the computer/mobile phones where you are currently assigned
2. Find out where you are currently signed in
If you want to see that on which computers or smartphones you are currently signed in, enter the following command in any Skype chat window:
3. Change Skype Password from Skype window
You dont need to sign into Skype.com to change your Skype password. You can change it from Skype window itself. Just enter the following command:
/set password [your password] e.g /set password Food123
4. Add a text after your name.
There is a way to add any text in front of your name by using this command:
/me [text] e.g /me working from my home Example output: Adam 'working from my home'
5. Find a specific text in your chat.
Sometimes you need to find a specific word or sentence in your chat but the chat is too long to find something in it. Use the following command to find any text in your chat:
/find [text] e.g /find Evan This will highlight Evan in the entire chat
6. Disable message notifications
Sometimes you don't want to receive new message notification so use this command to disable new message notifications:
7. Kick someone out from a group call
Enter command /kick to have the person removed from the group call or chat
8. See list of group member names
If you want to see names of Skype group chat members, just enter command /showmembers to see their names.
If you ever try to install Windows from a USB/pen drive and get error "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing", do not worry. There are many solutions offered on the Internet but they require long tasks to be performed or perhaps require you to have technical expertise.
The solution the problem I am going to present here works absolutely perfectly and quickest and easiest to implement:
1. Restart your computer and go to the computer BIOS screen. As soon as computer begins to restart, press either Esc key, F2, F1 or F12 key - it varies with different computer brands.
2. In the BIOS setup screen, find and enable this option "USB 3.0 Configuration in Pre-OS"
3. Save and Exit the BIOS set up screen. Now try to run the Windows set up from your USB drive again. You will no longer see the error message and Windows installation will continue as normal. Enjoy!