16 July, 2018

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10 Best Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Tools / Software

Bootable USB drive creation tools to install a new operating system from USB. Prepare the pen drive for a single operating system or multiple OS on single USB. You can also save user files alongside the bootable partition. It's 2017 and no one uses the traditional DVD.
The USB drive is Easy to create, erase and reuse. Can install multiple OS on same USB at a time. Faster booting and installation speed. Portable and easy to handle.
Preparing the Bootable USB drive is easy and straightforward. This 12 software can make your device ready within 5 minutes and 2 clicks.
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4 Ways To Block Ads On Android

Ad blocking extensions for desktop browsers make life easier. Though ads are the most important source of income for content creators, to some extent its get enough and you use the ad blocking extensions.
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But ad blocking is not that easy on Android mobiles. There are some tricks to do it on rooted android mobiles. But on most of the non-rooted Android devices, you have very little choice. You can either use browsers that natively support ad blocking or try VPN.

Browsers That Natively Support Ad Blocking

Free Adblocker browser - Adblock and popup blocker :
It is a Google Chrome browser in the background with a layer of ad blocking extension. The basic version is free and blocks most of the ads you see on web pages.
The only problem with this app is, you can not use any other browser. Meaning the ad blocking feature is not available on other browsers you have installed. Also, it does not work for any other apps that display a full screen annoying advertise.Free Adblocker browser - Adblock and popup blocker
The advanced features like reader mode, material design color, remove all ads including 'good ads' and playing audio and videos in the background, costs you money. That is Rs 60/month exactly.
The video playback in background tabs is a good feature though. I don't know why the material design, reader mode, and same color notification bar is in the premium feature. All those features are natively supported on Chrome.

Adguard Content Blocker :
Adguard content blocker can be called as an extension for an android browser. The browsers currently supported are Yandex browser and Samsung internet browser. You can not use this blocking feature with another browser. Only the two browsers should be used. It also works fine as far as you don't have any concern about using the supported browsers.
Adguard Content Blocker

Blocking ads everywhere, not only in the browser.
The bad thing about both of the above-mentioned app, is they are limited to browsers. Ads in Android apps are not blocked. The pop up full-screen ads inserted on many applications needs to be blocked.

AdGuard :
(Disclaimer: Paid app and not affiliated)
If you want to completely get rid off all the ads, maybe those on the browser, web pages and all the apps that display popup full-screen ads, AdGuard is a good and free way to go. It filters all your traffic through a VPN.

  • AdGuard is not available in Google Play store and you have to manually download the APK. You can check it against the security problems if you have any concert over non-Google play store apps.
  • It completely blocks all type of ads and works irrespective of the browser.
  • Works with all the apps and blocks mostly every ad.
Blokada:
If you are concern about the proprietary app that controls all the traffic and wants something really cool, open source and as good as the paid counterpart, Blokada is a great tool.
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AdGuard is paid and proprietary app. Blokada is Open Source and completely free.
  • Works flawlessly and show you everything it is doing in the background. You are sure that it respects your privacy and security.
  • If you have a device from Chinese mobile brands like Xiaomi or Vivo and likes, Blokada even blocks ads from mobile systems apps like app locker, a file manager.
  • If you want complete peace of mind, Blokada is the way to go.
  • Blokada is not available on Google Play store and you can either download the APK from Blockada website or from the F-Droid marketplace.
Conclusion: Blokada is all in one tool that is free, opensource and works.
What do you use to get rid of the annoying android ads? Of you just ignore them? Or you have a better trick?

14 July, 2018

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Project Insight For Firefox Show You What Permissions The Extensions Have

Browser extensions allow you to add extra features and functionality to your favorite browser. No, any modern browser can work great without extensions. But not every good looking extension is really worth using.

Many extensions try to steal user data. Recently Firefox removed popular extension 'Stylish' due to the same reason.

12 July, 2018

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How To Recover Google Drive Space By Converting Original Quality Photos To High Quality

Google Drive 15 GB free quota is not sufficient if you are using backing up all your photos. The Google Photos app can backup all your photos and images to Google Drive.

There are 2 options you can choose to backup your photos. Either an Original Quality which backup all the photos with original resolution and the size count against your Google Drive 15 GB free quota limit.
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The other option is High Quality where you can upload and backup unlimited quantity and size of photos and this does not count against your 15 GB quota of your Free Google Drive account.
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How To Delete Old Tweets, Likes And Everything From Twitter Profile

Recently Twitter removed thousands of spammy twitter accounts. To the reality, most of the twitter accounts are used by bots for marketing purpose. Bots can perform any activity automatically like retweeting, liking and posting links in a timely manner.
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If for any reason, you want to delete all of your Twitter activity, again, bots will help you to clean your account.
You can completely delete everything from twitter history. All the original tweets, retweets, likes, images and videos, replay and everything else you have ever done with Twitter.

11 July, 2018

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Note By Firefox: A Simple Notepad For Android

What is special about one more note-taking notepad app for Android? The Note By Firefox is in early development and only plain text notes are saved, at least if you are using Android App.

There is not tagging, grouping or color codes. You can not even make text bold or anything like that. No support for the gestures.

09 July, 2018

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How To Extract Damaged ZIP Files

ZIP is a popular format for sending multiple files over the network. So the chance that you come across damaged or corrupt ZIP files many times. You download a very important ZIP archive from the internet and then find that the ZIP file is either corrupt or damaged due to an incomplete download or any other reason.