Best Tips to Save Your Privacy on WhatsApp

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!

This is how to save your privacy on WhatsApp. You can download all these apps from the Android Play Store. Now you will no longer worry about having your personal information and messages revealed to others!

8 Very Useful Skype Commands to Simplify Skype Usage

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

/remotelogout

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:

/showplaces

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:

/alertsoff

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.

Top 7 Advantages of WhatsApp

WhatsApp is perhaps the most used communication app for the smart phone users. But as WhatsApp has some disadvantages, it has advantages too. Find below the top advantages of WhatsApp that have brought significant changes in people's life when it comes to social networking.

1. Plenty of Things You Can Share

You can share your photos, your current location map, videos, documents, audio with your friends.

2. It's Free

WhatsApp used to be US$1 per year but since Microsoft acquired it, it has been made totally free for anyone to use.

3. Ease of Use

All of the WhatsApp features are very easy to use. Any one - child and elderly alike quickly learn to use this App.

4. Chatting Tools

We can send text messages to friends but we can send them more things. You can record voice notes and send them to your friend. Moreover, you can send them emoticons from the tons of available emoticons.

5. No Ads on the Screen

Unlike many other chatting apps, in WhatsApp you will not see any advertisement on the screen interfering when you are using the App.

6. Voice & Video Call

The Voice and Video call features were not always available in WhatsApp. Not too long ago, voice and video call were included in the App that allows you to make free WhatsApp to WhatsApp calls to your friends.

7. WhatsApp Groups

You can create your own group and add people (Must be WhatsApp users) into it. The advantage of the group is that you will send a certain message only once and it will be sent to all the people in your group.

People create WhatsApp groups for college exam discussion, or discussion on any specific topic.

These were the top advantages of WhatsApp. 

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Quickest+Easiest Solution to Error "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

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!


Top 7 Disadvantages of WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most used communication apps for children and adult alike. But just as WhatsApp has many advantages, it also has some disadvantages. Find below the top disadvantages of WhatsApp that you should be aware of.

1. Privacy Issue

Anyone can see your details such a profile picture and status if he has your mobile number, unless you have set privacy setting not to display your personal info to anyone who is not in your contact list.

But people tend not to change their privacy settings, which allows anyone to see their detail on WhatsApp by just storing their mobile number in their mobile phone

2. Addiction

Since messaging through WhatsApp is free, people would chat with their family, friends or colleagues, etc, at any time, and send/receive as many messages as they like. Furthermore, unnecessary chats tend to start automatically, and often out of no where. This results in excessive messaging, time wastage, and other unproductive results.

3. Image Transfer Limit

Although WhatsApp has a very good feature of image transferring that allows you to send your photo to anyone in your contact list, you can however only send 10 images at a time. This is a limitation that bothers the WhatsApp users who want to send many pictures together to someone. 

4. Your Profile Picture in Your Friend's Phone

Whenever you chat with someone who is in your contact list, your profile picture gets automatically saved in the other person's mobile phone. Although it does not get saved in Gallery (Picture viewer app), it is still very easily accessible by opening the WhatsApp's Media folder with any file manager app.

5. Storage Consumption

When you delete pictures, videos or voice notes that you have received or sent to someone, their copies still remain saved in the Media folder of WhatsApp. Resultantly, your phone storage consumption keeps growing and there is no way for an ordinary phone user to know how to delete those unnecessary files (you need to use a file manager App to go into WhatsApp folders to delete the files)

6. No Log out If Phone is Stolen

If your mobile phone is stolen, the thief can open all your sent and received messages and media content. There is no way for you to remotely log out WhatsApp or block your account in a way that would prevent access to your messages.

If we look at other social networking apps like Facebook and Skype, they allow its users to remotely log out from the apps where ever these are currently logged in, and you can then quickly change your password too so that no one can open your app and view personal information. However, doing the same kind of thing is not possible in WhatsApp. 

7. Message Receive Receipt

Sometimes, when you are too busy or due to some other reason you want that the sender of a message should not know that you have received the message. However, this can not be achieved. Anyone who sends you a message on WhatsApp will know at least that the message has reached the WhatsApp that is on your phone, by noticing the 2 black ticks appearing. Yes, you will not open the sender's chat window and he/she would not know that you have read the message or not. However, by not opening the message window for a long time will cause a thought to appear in the sender's mind that you are deliberately not opening his or her message. The only way you could achieve this is by blocking the person but that would also stop all his messages to come to you, which you wouldn't want perhaps; so this isn't the right way to do it.

Also read: Advantages of WhatsApp

These were top disadvantages of WhatsApp. Comment below sharing with others any other disadvantage of using WhatsApp that you might know.

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