Block almost all Annoying Pop-Ups and Pop-Unders in Chrome

Weren’t popups enough annoying in themselves that we have popunders popping as well? If you are reading this I am guessing you might have faced this situation with yourself as well. First for clarity, lets see what are popups and popunders and what is the difference between?

Popups and Popunders are both ad types the sole difference being while popups pops over the current active window you are working upon, whereas the popunders are the ad window that opens under the current window you are working upon. While Popups feel more annoying, popunders feel less annoying but they are still an extra window that you haven’t opened. Continue reading “Block almost all Annoying Pop-Ups and Pop-Unders in Chrome”

How to Detect Wakelocks in Android Device without Root

Most of us today are using Android devices and are struggling with fast battery drain. Well, one of the causes for this issue can be Wakelocks in your device or phone.

What is Wakelock?

As the name suggests, wakelock means that there is some kind of lock that is preventing your phone to go to sleep and stay awake.

Why should you bother?

Every phone/device has its own system of saving battery. It starts by dimming the screen and them turning it off completely when idle. What if there are apps in your phone that are still using your battery without your knowledge and not letting your phone to sleep? Your phone will consume a lot of battery and that too very fast. Continue reading “How to Detect Wakelocks in Android Device without Root”

Steps to Create Factory Default Dedicated Recovery Partition in Windows

So it all started when I decided to upgrade my Windows 8 laptop to Windows 10. The installation failed and what I was left with was a laptop that had no OS, since Win 8 was removed and Win 10 wasn’t installed.

I decided to do a clean installation of Windows 10 now, but for that I had to delete and format my hard disk which means losing my factory default Windows recovery partition. Well, whatever be the case, using the below freeware you can also create your own dedicated Recovery Partition in Windows 7, 8 or 10 (both 32 and 64 bits).

The software is called as AOMEI OneKey Recovery. Although it is more of a paid software but it also comes in a free version with limited features but enough for us to create a recovery partition. Do note here that by recovery partition I mean, a dedicated drive on your hard disk that can come useful in case of system crash or issues (I don’t mean any bootable CD or USB recovery drive). Continue reading “Steps to Create Factory Default Dedicated Recovery Partition in Windows”

How to Convert .avi Videos to GoPro Studio mp4 Videos

Being a GoPro Studio user myself for editing videos I know that GoPro takes only mp4 videos as input (Step 1) or avi videos as input at Step 2 of the conversion process. While GoPro records perfect uncompressed videos for editing in the Studio, not all video recorder are the same.

I realized this when I actually created some screen recordings of a tutorial in avi format using a third tool. Since I had put lot of efforts in recording the video I knew re-recording was not possible. Hence I had to convert the avi video into GoPro compatible Cineform mp4 or avi formats. Continue reading “How to Convert .avi Videos to GoPro Studio mp4 Videos”

Analyze Amazon Product Reviews before Buying

As we covered in our previous article, that how you can track and monitor amazon prices before buying in case of a price drop, today we have another helpful article based on amazon products. Reviews are any day helpful when you are looking to buy a new product that you don’t know much about. But how trustworthy are those reviews?

These days, companies are spending money in all sorts of advertisement that also includes writing positive reviews. So how would you determine if the review that you are reading is genuine and not fake? Or if it is a paid review or not? Let this free web service called as Fakespot do it for you. Continue reading “Analyze Amazon Product Reviews before Buying”

Simplest way to check your Internet Speed by Netflix

In today’s internet dominant world we are sometime required to check our internet speed. Whether you want to check how much speed you are getting or if your internet is actually working, we all need free internet speed test websites.

While speedtest.net is the most famous website that had dominated for years, recently Netflix had launched the simplest free web service to determine your internet speed. This service is called as Fast, and is so simple that you don’t need to click any button to check your speed nor you see any advertisement. Moreover the trust of Netflix sign at the bottom makes it my primary choice today. Continue reading “Simplest way to check your Internet Speed by Netflix”

Track and Monitor Prices of Amazon Product before Buying

Amazon is no doubt one of the largest online retailer having almost every product you wish to buy. But do you know that prices on Amazon drop and rise too? Well, there might be many factors that can govern the price of a product which we would not go into. You must have seen some product that you bought earlier is now either cheap or expensive.

So if you are someone who likes to buy products from Amazon every now and then, then this article will definitely help you to track the prices of your favorite product before you buy them. The only thing to keep in mind is that, this process will only help you if you are willing to wait and don’t have to buy the product right now.

So here is an online service called as CamelCamelCamel that can actually track the price of your wishlist item before you buy it. It can even show you how the price has varied over time with a simple looking graph on the webpage. As you can see in the screenshot I have provided, I was looking to buy the BCAA box for me and was amazed to see that the price actually went down by about $10 in last 6 months (I guess I would wait for sometime and buy when the box is cheaper lol) Continue reading “Track and Monitor Prices of Amazon Product before Buying”

How to Fix Samsung Fast Charging Not Working for Galaxy and Note Phones

Recently I got myself Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ which is a fantastic smartphone with a curved screen on both the sides. I love the phone and there is absolutely nothing in it which it can’t do when compared to any other phone in the current market.

To add to the features that I love in this phone, there is one feature of Adaptive Fast Charging which means when the battery goes down you can fast charge it to full in around 30-40 mins but if you compare this to other phones they would still take like 90 to 120 mins to completely charge. Continue reading “How to Fix Samsung Fast Charging Not Working for Galaxy and Note Phones”

Don’t Buy a New Computer Until You Read This

Thinking about buying a new PC? Has your once shiny, new computer deteriorated over time? Is it slow, unresponsive, or does it feature an ancient operating system? Before you junk your computer and spend a fortune on an entirely new system, consider the following tips. It is possible to have your old computer running like new again.

Upgrade Your Hardware

No one is asking you told hold onto a buggy, Windows 98 PC. But, if you have a somewhat contemporary PC, updating the hardware could have it operating like new again. Consider installing an SSD (solid-state drive), which will increase speeds and increase your storage space. SSDs turbocharge boot times, app launch times, and browsing times. Continue reading “Don’t Buy a New Computer Until You Read This”

Differences between DVD-R and DVD+R

Sometimes you learn about something when you are presented with options. I never knew or better to say, I never figured out that there exists two different formats for a CD/DVD disk. It was last week, when I went on Amazon to buy a DVD pack for myself that I found that there actually exists two different DVD types (excluding others like RW, RAM), DVD-R and DVD+R (DVD minus R and DVD plus R) and it was then that I began reading more on that and finding out what are the differences.

So in case you are still not sure about the key differences between –r and +r formats and why do they even exists, then I am jotting down my findings. Continue reading “Differences between DVD-R and DVD+R”

Things you can do to Spend Free Time on the Internet

We are inundated with entertainment access each and every day. If you’re like me then you’re the type of person to spend nearly an hour sorting through the stations, browsing the Web, purchasing digital games, unlimited music stations, or scrolling through Netflix to find something to watch. There is so much choice that it starts to become a problem which people like to call information overload.

On one hand it’s amazing that we have so much content available but on the other it feels like there is simply so much that we can’t decide on what we want to do; it’s an interesting problem.

As someone who probably spends a little too much time browsing entertainment options, I figured, I could give you a distilled selection of services (and recommendations) so you’re no longer aimlessly surfing through the channels, Web, music, or games. Continue reading “Things you can do to Spend Free Time on the Internet”