Thursday, 17 September 2015
Monday, 14 September 2015
11:25 2 comments
MP3 Video converter can be installed from the Google Play Store just like most other applications.
Just search for “MP3 Video Converter” and click on the first result.
MP3 Video Converter has a straight forward, no-nonsense interface with only the necessary options.
It supports a couple of video formats including MP4, FLV and 3GP. It can convert to just MP3 or AAC audio formats, though.
To make your conversion, simply select the video file from your file manager,
then choose your preferred audio format (mp3 or AAC).
You can also change the bit rate if you want to convert to MP3,
Then add any other information about the audio file such as the title, artist and album.
Finally, select the directory where you want the converted video file to be storedm, then hit Convert.
Your conversion will start immediately and may take some time depending on the size and length of the video file.
Once done, you will get a notification on your device and can play the audio file using your preferred music player.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
23:45 1 comment
Facebook keeps a record of everything you search for on its Web site. Check out this How To guide for cleaning up the list, or just limiting what information Facebook is storing about you.
Each time you look for a friend, business, or personality on Facebook, it gets saved to your search history. Supposedly, this makes it easier for you to find what you were looking for later without much work. Unfortunately, the search history might be cluttered with queries that don't require quick access -- like someone you've already become friends with, a brand you're already following.
If you want to limit some of the information Facebook is keeping about you, or just tidy up the list, it's just a few clicks away. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Log Into Your Facebook Account,Click on the Settings cog in the top-right corner. Choose the Activity Log option from the menu.
Step 2: You will see all of your recent Facebook activity. Under Photos, Likes, and Comments in the left side menu bar, click More, then choose Search.
Step 3: All of your search history, provided you haven't deleted it before, will appear. Individual searches can be removed by clicking the block icon and then Remove. If you want to clear all of it, click on the Clear Searches link at the top.
What do you think about the Search history feature? Do you think Facebook should save all of your search queries? Have you ever found the search history helpful to revisit something you were looking for in the past?
Friday, 11 September 2015
10:50 1 comment
Undo Send an Email in Gmail
1. Head over to the Gmail website and get yourself logged in.
2. When your inbox loads up, click on the gear icon located in the top-right corner of the screen. Then, select the “Settings” option to be taken to the Settings panel for your Gmail account.
3. Once in Settings, click on the “General” tab on the top if you are not already there. There should be a section titled “Undo Send” where the undo send feature toggle is located.
Check the box that says “Enable Undo Send” to enable the feature in your account.
You now need to specify the cancellation period. This is the duration for which the email will not be sent, giving you the option to undo sending it. Click on the drop-down menu and choose your time period in seconds. I’d recommend choosing ten seconds, as I think it is enough time for you to make a decision whether to send the email or not.
4. Scroll all the way down and click on “Save Changes.”
5. It is time to test the feature that you just enabled. Create a new email by clicking on the “Compose” button.
6. Compose your email and when done, click the “Send” button.
7. As soon as you press the Send button, you will see an option on your screen saying “Undo.” Click on it so that your email will not be sent.
8. Gmail will send you back to the compose email window for you to make any changes to the email or to simply discard it.
The feature will remain enabled as long as you do not manually turn it off from the Settings panel. Disabling it is as easy as enabling it. You just need to visit the settings panel and uncheck the box for the feature, and it will be disabled.
10:44 3 comments
Windows 10 allows you to start a Wi-Fi hotspot on your computer, allowing you to share your wireless connection with several devices. This could be a useful thing if you are restricted to just one device per person on the Wi-Fi network or perhaps if you have only one password.
Set Up Wi-Fi Hotspot Using the Command Prompt
This method does not require you to download any third-party application. You can easily set up a Wi-Fi hotspot using the built-in tools in Windows.
First, you need to open the command prompt with administrator privileges. Press the “Windows + X” key on yourkeyboard and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the pop-up menu.
Now we will create the hotspot. Simply enter the following command and press the Enter key:
The SSID is the name of the WiFi connection and can be changed to anything you want. The KEY is the password and can be changed, also but bear in mind that it has to be at least eight characters.
Next you need to start the following command to start the WiFi hotspot:
Your WiFi hotspot should be activated and usable. You can check its status in the network and sharing center of your control panel.
You can now connect your devices to the hotspot and use the same WiFi connection without using third-party tools.
You can turn off the hotspot when not in use with the following command:
Set Up WiFI Hotspot with Connectify Hotspot
If you’re not a fan of the above method, there are several applications that you can download and use to share your WiFi connection with other devices.
One of the more popular ones is Connectify Hotspot. Its free version basically does the same thing with the Command Prompt method, but you can turn your computer to a wired router or WiFi repeater with a subscription.
Once the application is installed, click the “Try it out” button to start using the tool. Your hotspot will be assigned a default name and password, but you can change this. Keep in mind that with the free version your hotspot name must start with “Connectify.” For example: “Connectify-me” or “Connectify-mte.”
Make sure to choose the correct Internet connection to share and set your password. Once done, you can start the hotspot by clicking the “Start Hotspot” button.
Now you can connect any other device to your Connectify Hotspot as you would with any other WiFi hotspot.
Let us know your preferred method of creating a WiFi hotspot on your Windows PC. If you have any alternatives to Connectify, don’t forget to share them in the comments section below.