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Using WhatsApp on your Computer

For me, scrolling too much and typing long text on mobiles is very irritating but I love using WhatsApp for chatting and sharing whatever junk I have to share.

I was searching for ways as to how I can use WhatsApp on my computer.  I found a Chrome application ‘WhatsChrome’ that replicates my WhatsApp ID to my computer.

To install it on your computer just open https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps and type  ‘WhatsChrome’ or ‘WhatsApp‘ in search box and hit Enter.

It will display some related apps.  I have tested ‘WhatsChrome’ and ‘WhatsApp Web Wrapper’.  Both are almost same apps developed by different developers.

To use them, you just need to click on ‘+ Add to Chrome’ button and rest everything will be done automatically.  On every run after installation, it asks to scan the barcode displayed on your computer screen.  For scanning this bardcode, open WhatsApp on your phone.  Go to Menu -> WhatsApp Web option.  It will open phone’s camera.  Place the phone in front of the screen to capture the barcode.

Scanning is quick.  Once scanned, it will open WhatsApp on your computer screen.  You may use this app to send and read the messages.

It will keep your phone in sync and for that, phone must be connected to internet.  If you are not connected to internet, you may not use WhatsApp on your computer.

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Block or allow pop-ups for a specific site in Google Chrome

To manually allow pop-ups from a site:

  1. At the end of the address bar, click the pop-up blocker icon.
  2. Click the link for the pop-up window you’d like to see.
  3. To always see pop-ups for the site, select “Always show pop-ups from [site]” The site will be added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog.

To always allow pop-ups from a particular site:

  1. In the top-right corner of Chrome, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under “Privacy,” click the Content settings button.
  5. Under “Pop-ups,” click Manage exceptions.
 

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Block or Allow Pop-Ups in Google Chrome

Turn Pop-Ups on or off

To block or allow pop-ups on your mobile device:

  1. Open the Chrome menu Menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Site settings.
  4. Touch Pop-ups and then turn them on or off.

To block or allow Pop-Ups on your computer:

  1. In the top-right corner of Chrome, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under “Privacy,” click the Content settings button.
  5. Under “Pop-ups,” select Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) or Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
 
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Posted by on July 15, 2015 in Internet, Miscellaneous

 

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Block Ads on your Browser

Now a days we have a lot of dependency on internet.  We use to browse websites for Work Related Research, Entertainment, Knowledge Gaining and Sharing, Reading Articles, Social Media, News & Media and many more.  Everything we see on internet consumes bandwidth.  The most visited sites are most likely of having ads on them.  Type of Ads may be just text, image, video and flash animations.  They all consume bandwidth and in most of the case they useless for us and they are annoying.

Have you ever wondered, how to avoid these unwanted Ads?  there is a way, at least for Firefox and Chrome browsers.  You may install Adblock Plus browser extension to get rid off all the unwanted ads.  And YES, it is COMPLETELY SAFE.

Click here to add this browser extension to your Chrome or Firefox browser.

 

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SPAM

Unsolicited Electronic Mail also called “spam” is a growing concern among corporations and individuals.  Spamming, once viewed as a mere nuisance, is now posing some alarming problems.  Spam may be defined as Unsolicited Commercial Bulk E-mail (UBE) or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE).  In either case, it is important to note that Spam is “Unsolicited” which means that there is no prior relationship between the parties concerned and the recipient has not explicitly consented to receive the communication.

Why is Spam Harmful?

  1. Content:  Many of the objections to spam relate to its content.  Objections to commercial messages, which promote dubious ventures and messages that contain sexually explicit material, are commonplace.  However, the single most important objection is as far as messages containing contain harmful embedded code and hostile file attachments.
  2. Consumption of Internet Resources:  Spam represents a significant proportion of all E-mail traffic, consuming massive amounts of network bandwidth, memory, storage space, and other resources.  Internet users and system administrators spend a great deal of time reading, deleting, filtering, and blocking spam, as a result of which they pay more for Internet access.
  3. Threat to Internet Security:  Spammers frequently tap into Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Servers and direct them to send copies of a message to a long list of recipients.  Third-party relaying usually represents theft of services because it is an unauthorized appropriation of computing resources.  A company’s reputation may be damaged if it is associated with spam because of third party relaying.

Courtesy: Information Technology and Cyber Laws, Raman Mehra

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Internet

 

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Posted by on September 8, 2013 in Internet

 

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Internet Connected But Can’t Browse

Sometimes you install/uninstall some programs and it disturbs your internet settings.  Your network icon displays internet access as available but you cannot browse websites.

To solve this problem you need to reset your TCP/IP settings.  Follow the below steps to do this:

1.     Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
2.     Right Click on ‘Command Prompt‘.  Select ‘Run as Administrator’.
3.     It will open ‘Administrator: Command Prompt’
4.     In the Black Command Box Type: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
5.     Hit Enter Key
6.     Restart the computer and try to log in and browse the Internet. If the problem persists, continue using these steps.
7.     Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
8.     Right Click on ‘Command Prompt‘.  Select ‘Run as Administrator‘.
9.     It will open ‘Administrator: Command Prompt’
10.   In Black Command Box Type: netsh winsock reset
11.   Hit Enter Key
12.   Restart Computer
Reset IE to Default Options
1.    Click Tools Menu
2.    Click Internet Options at bottom
3.    Click Advanced Tab on far right
4.    Click Reset near bottom
5.    Click Ok and Close Internet Explorer
6.    Restart Internet Explorer

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Internet, Windows

 

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