Google Maps not Showing Route Lines in Chrome

Google Maps are my first choice to find out the route that I should take while travelling to some place or may be just to see what’s the current traffic situation is like. I use Google Maps on my desktop with Chrome at work, laptop at home and also my mobile phone which are all in sync with each other.

Everything was great until recently my Chrome browser at work stopped showing the route lines for some direction on Google Maps. It just displays the time taken for different routes but doesn’t display the route lines like it used to. Continue reading “Google Maps not Showing Route Lines in Chrome”

Stop or Hide Game Updates from Friends on Facebook Feed

After the Candy Crush notifications, I am now frustrated at my buddies filling my news feed with their game updates. Seeing their game updates again and again on my news feed is kind of irritating and was wondering if there is some way to turn it off. Well, I just came across one and thought to share with you so that you can disable them too. (If you are still struggling to disable the Candy Crush or similar notifications, here is the procedure to disable them). Continue reading “Stop or Hide Game Updates from Friends on Facebook Feed”

Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Security Flaw

If you have been using Samsung Galaxy phones or are a Samsung fan like me, then this news is probably not a good one for you. Security researchers have announced that Samsung Galaxy phones including the latest one S6 is vulnerable to attacks. Well, there is a chance, that yours is vulnerable too out of all the 600 million impacted phones worldwide.

As per the statement, what is making the phones unsecure is the keyboard app called as SwiftKey that comes pre-loaded in the phones. If this vulnerability can be successfully exploited, it can lead to attackers remotely accessing your device to spy through its camera or microphone, track your physical location via GPS, install malicious apps without you knowing, steal information and even eavesdrop on your messages and voice calls. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Security Flaw”

Clean up Whatsapp to Delete Media and Free up Space

Cleaning up your hard disks or even the apps is always a good idea as they free up space and helps the system to respond faster. Whatsapp is no different. The app is so famous and easy to use that people often find it simple to share images, audio and video through this, which in turn consumes space on your phone memory or the SD card memory to be able to store that media.

When I feel the space is running low, I tend to clean up the media myself by going into the save location but for all those who don’t like to do this manually, there are apps. One such useful app is called WCleaner for Whatsapp, which is really simple to use too. Continue reading “Clean up Whatsapp to Delete Media and Free up Space”

Whistle to Find your misplaced Android Phone

If you are just like my roommate who keeps on forgetting phone here and there, and then spends time to find out where it is, then this is some useful article for you. Phones these days are so small (well, large ones are catching too fast) that we tend to misplace them every now and then, and then spend time on finding them. How about something that lets phone to tell on its own, where is it?

Sounds funny, isn’t it? But with the help of this useful app which is available only for Android, called as Whistle Phone Finder, you can actually just whistle to locate your misplaced phone. Yes, of course, you need to learn how to whistle at first place lol Continue reading “Whistle to Find your misplaced Android Phone”

Steps to Clear Recent Searches in Facebook

Saving Searches as a history helps as you might need to visit that information again allowing you to see the search you did some time ago. Whether it’s Google or any other place like Facebook, searches are saved in history for your convenience. Not to forget, the reason why some websites save our searches is that by default they have an option enabled to save it.

Some time, search history can be little embarrassing (how?). Consider a situation where a husband try to search for his new office colleague (who is a girl) and his wife finds that he is looking for some girls on facebook. This situation can go worse if the wife is little jealous types. Also, it’s good to clear your searches from time to time. So how do we do that? Continue reading “Steps to Clear Recent Searches in Facebook”

Encrypt a File using Quick Crypt and Set to Expire automatically after some time

To be able to maintain our privacy, we need to protect our data, and files in our computer. Sometimes, there are files that we need to protect from others like files having confidential data like passwords, bank accounts etc. It is always a good idea to encrypt a file so that even if someone is trying to open it, it won’t open.

With the help of this useful and free utility called as Quick Crypt, you can actually encrypt any file on your computer and maintain your privacy. The tool is very small in size and works very well. This tool is packed with many useful features such as: Continue reading “Encrypt a File using Quick Crypt and Set to Expire automatically after some time”

How to Download or Save Facebook Videos Instantly

Apart from reading stories of my friends and seeing their relationship status change from one state to another on Facebook, I also enjoy watching some videos that people share mostly kind of educational or entertainment ones. Sometimes the videos worth viewing again, and I feel that I should may be download it on my system.

If you think, you might also need to download the video and keep it with you then this post will be really helpful to you. Although there is no brainer in downloading a video from internet when we have lot many downloading websites or tools available, however the reason I am writing this post is to let you know the easiest way for the same. Continue reading “How to Download or Save Facebook Videos Instantly”

Ever Noticed, Why iPhone or iPad has Display Time as 9:41 AM?

This is something I got to know and thought to share with all even though it’s not new and most of you might already know. So for all those who never noticed it, did you know iPhones and iPads have time displayed as 9:41 AM on the screen always?

If you go back to see old product launches or any product advertisement, you will now notice that Apple had purposefully showed the time on the devices like iPhone, iPad or even MAC as 9:41 AM. Every clock has time set as 10:10, then why Apple decided to set the time as 9:41? Well, there is a reason for it. Continue reading “Ever Noticed, Why iPhone or iPad has Display Time as 9:41 AM?”

2 Ways to Send Free Self-Destructing Messages

If you ever wished to keep your information that you are sharing with someone, private and be tension free that it will be deleted automatically after some time then yes, we are sharing two ways to send self-destructing messages which are similar and yet different.

Wondered why Snapchat got so famous? Yeah, it lets you share your images with others that you know will not be saved on to the receiver’s phone and can’t be reused. Based on the similar concepts, there are some apps like Telegram that can be used to send texts, images etc.

In case you spend more time on computers, then don’t worry, there are free services that you can use to send self-destructing messages. So no more worrying about sharing some info that you want doesn’t stay long with the receiver. Here are two free services that works similar but in different ways. Continue reading “2 Ways to Send Free Self-Destructing Messages”

Download YouTube Videos on your Android Phone easily

With our cell phones so much handy and powerful these days, people have started using phone more than laptops or computers and this is the reason why we have so many apps developing these days. Similarly, if you happen to like some video on YouTube and wish to download it in your phone, what would you do?

Well, the primitive method is to log on to computer, download the video and convert it into the phone compatible format and then transfer it to the phone or may be just use a real helpful app called as SnapPea. We have also written about this app earlier, as on the Windows, it can be used to manage your android phone too (link here). Continue reading “Download YouTube Videos on your Android Phone easily”

How to Turn Off Facebook Birthday Notifications

If you are on Facebook, then I am sure you know what this post is going to be all about. Being on Facebook means you are connected to lot of friends and the chances are you are getting one birthday notification daily informing you that either one or many of your friends have birthday today.

Well, receiving notifications for birthdays doesn’t hurt but what if you are a dormant user who doesn’t use Facebook (only uses to see the stories) or don’t take any action on the birthdays. Whatever be the case, I just wanted to tell you that it is actually possible to turn off the Birthday notifications however doing it is a choice which I leave on you. Continue reading “How to Turn Off Facebook Birthday Notifications”