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!

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!

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.

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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