What to do If your mobile phone is stolen? If your smart mobile phone or a tablet is every lost or stolen, here is what you should do to protect your Facebook, Skype and Google Accounts from misuse by the one who might find your device.

Log Out Facebook

You have your statuses, pictures, videos, friends list and a lot more in your Facebook account and all that can be misused by your phone stealer. So, you should log out your Facebook account that is currently signed in on your stolen phone and change the password also. Here is how to log out your Facebook account remotely.

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account from any computer or a smart phone.

Step 2: Go to Settings -> General. Now change your password and click 'Save Changes'. As you click this, you will be prompted to log out of other devices. Select this option and click 'Continue'

That's it. You will be logged out from your stolen/lost phone and you have also changed your password so no one can enter your Facebook account any more.

Log Out Skype

If someone has access to your Skype account, he can send inappropriate message to people in your contact list or cause other problems to you. So you should change your Skype password and remotely log out Skype immediately. Here is how to do this:

Step 1: Sign in to your Skype account from any computer or a smart phone.

Step 2: Open any chat window and in the message box type "/set password [new password]" e.g. "/set password Sky123". You have now changed the password. Follow the next step to remotely log out Skype

Step 3: In any chat window, enter this command "/remotelogout". This command will log you out from Skype wherever you are currently signed in. Now, the person who has your phone can not log in to your Skype account any more.

Log out All Google Accounts

If someone gets access to your Google account, he can access all your Google apps such as Gmail, Google Plus, etc. So it is very important to quickly change your password and remotely log out your account as soon as you can. Here is how to do this:

Step 1: From any computer or a smart phone sign in to your google account at accounts.google.com

Step 2: Under 'Sign-in & security' click on 'Device activity & notifications'

Step 3: At right side of the page you will see name of the devices where you are currently logged in. Click 'Review devices'. Now click on your stolen/lost phone name then click 'Remove. That's it. You have remotely logged out from your Google accounts and also changed your password. Now, no one can log in to your Google account any more.

Information theft and misuse of other people's account is on rise and every day thousands of people loose their phones and tablets to the hands of criminals. These criminals misuse your account, and often contact you for ransom in exchange of your account passwords that they have already changed. Therefore, you should try to block access to your Facebook, Google and Skype accounts and also change the account passwords as soon as you can.

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There are several advantages and disadvantages of laptop computers. So, if you were wanting to know the advantages and disadvantages of laptops, read on to find them out..

Advantages of Laptop Computers

  • The major advantage of laptops is that they are portable. You can take them anywhere you want - your couch, office, bedroom, with ease.
  • You can unplug them from power outlet and continue doing your work.
  • All the computer components i.e. mouse, keyboard, monitor - are all combined together, so you don't have to carry them separately as in case of a Desktop PC
  • Laptops are small in size, hence take very less space to place anywhere.
  • Due their light weight and small size, you can carry with you anywhere - on the train, car, plane, etc.

Disadvantages of Laptop Computers

  • Laptops are easier to be stolen or misplaced, due to their size and weight.

  • These are harder to repair, since almost all of the IT components are a single unit. If one component stops working, in some cases you will have to replace the
    entire circuit board with a new one, or buy a new laptop.
  • Compared to Desktop PCs, fewer parts from the laptops can be unplugged, when needed.
  • High performance laptops come with comparatively very high price tags.

  • Usually, a CPU, RAM and Hard drive are up-gradable. All other components like graphics card, audio card are built into the main circuit board and cannot be upgraded.

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Learn about the top 3 best alternatives to Windows operating system. These are the operating systems that may get famous soon and widespread in every continent. Overcoming Microsoft's Windows is highly unlikely but it is expected that a good number of people at homes, offices and universities will be using these operating systems. Let's find out about these strong alternatives to Microsoft Windows.

1. Chrome OS 

This operating system is designed by Google and comes pre-installed in Google's notebook computers Chromebook and desktop computers Chromebox. Chrome OS was released in 2009 and has been getting fame very fast due to its user-friendly interface and performance.

Unlike Windows, you cannot download and install Chrome OS on any computer. As per the official site of Chrome OS, this operating system can only be used when you buy Chromebook or Chromebox. These computers are available for purchase on various online stores including Amazon, eBay and others. It is said that Chrome OS loads in seconds and applications run on it very fast.

2. macOS

This is another operating system that also comes only pre-installed with computers, known as Macbook and iMac. macOS was developed by the famous IT company Apple, the makers of iPhone and iPad.

macOS is considered stable operating system, and less prone to virus attacks and hacking, compared to Windows operating system. This operating system offers very stylish graphical interface for the users and many people like it due to its innovative design of GUI (graphical user interface). 

macOS has been known for many many years, and that’s why you will find a good number of people who already use macOS and are also well versed in it.

3. Linux Mint

This is the operating system that all or most of the Windows users will like. It is very user-friendly and its most functionalities and the way how windows look and how they open and close are very similar to those in Windows. Linux Mint comes pre-installed with many software applications and hardware drivers. If you want to try Linux Mint, you can download it from the official website and try it out.

Other Operating Systems

There are many other operating systems, some are being developed, some are in beta state, some in alpha and some are already being used by a few groups, companies or small number of home users as well. These include Solaris, Ubuntu, Fedora, SteamOS, Haiko, ReactOS, Syllable, SkyOS and more.

Pros and Cons of New Operating Systems

These are the top alternatives to Windows operating system. Although these are very good, stable and high-performance operating systems, it will still be very hard for them to overcome Windows, which has been in use for more than 30 years. Furthermore, as with anything, people resist change and do not want to learn a new thing unnecessarily. The other major downside of these operating systems is that these are not fully compatible with every software application yet, hence you may not be able to run all your favorite apps on these operating systems.

There are many advantages and disadvantages of Smartphones and these are listed below.

Advantages of Smartphones

  • Most smart phones fit easily in your pant or shirt pocket. Hence, you can carry your all-in-one device for emailing, playing, telephoning, Facebooking, etc., in your pocket all the time.

  • No matter what you want to do, applications of all kinds are available for download for free or for low prices.

  • You can use your Smartphone as a storage device. You can copy or download your office or personal files onto your phone and access them with a USB cable or wirelessly anytime.

  • Smartphones are instantly ready for you. No matter which app you want to you e.g. email, Facebook, chatting or any other, you just unlock your screen and open the app by clicking on it, and it opens right away. Unlike a computer, where you have to wait for the operating system (i.e. Windows or Mac OS) to load first before you can do anything else.

  • Much cheaper option than a desktop or laptop computer

Disadvantages of Smartphones

  • Smartphones let you watch multimedia but the size of the screen may be not large enough to watch videos conveniently.

  • These are not suitable for heavy work or very fast processing.

  • Memory in most smartphones is not enough to hold large bulk of data.

  • If you lose your smartphone, the stranger who gets hold of it can see your emails, WhatsApp chats, your photos, your Facebook data and any other thing that is on your Smartphone.

  • These were the Smartphones Advantages and Smartphones Disadvantages. Do you want to share an advantage or disadvantage of smartphones? You may do so in the comments section below.
These were disadvantages and advantages of Smartphones.

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