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  • Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know

    1. Disable automatic App Updates

    Prefer to read through app permissions and manually pick which app updates to adopt? You can, but first you need to disable your automatic app updates. Here are the steps:

    1. Open Play Store and head over to Settings.
    2. Tap on Auto-update apps.
    3. Choose Do not auto-update apps.

      If you want to enable the auto updates, follow the same path and choose Auto-update apps at any time or via Wi-Fi (available for certain Android devices only).

    To update your apps manually, just open Play Store, and on the main page swipe in from the left and tap on My apps. You can tap on apps with pending updates and update them manually, or if you like to update them all at once, just tap on Update All.

    2.How To Check For android System updates

    For Android users that are using stock ROM, you may want to look for new updates to your system. To check for updates:

    1. Go to Settings > About phone/tablet.
    2. Tap on System updates.
    3. Tap Check now to look for system updates.

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  • Protect yourself from scams

    Protect yourself from scams

    • Be alert to the fact that scams exist. When dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it's over the phone, by mail, email, in person or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
    • Know who you're dealing with. If you've only ever met someone online or are unsure of the legitimacy of a business, take some time to do a bit more research. Do a Google image search on photos or search the internet for others who may have had dealings with them
    • Do not open suspicious texts, pop-up windows or emails – delete them: If unsure, verify the identity of the contact through an independent source such as a phone book or online search. Don't use the contact details provided in the message sent to you.
    • Keep your personal details secure. Put a lock on your mailbox and shred your bills and other important documents before throwing them out. Keep your passwords and pin numbers in a safe place. Be very careful about how much personal information you share on social media sites. Scammers can use your information and pictures to create a fake identity or to target you with a scam.
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  • How to Password Protect PDF Documents

    PDF (portable document format) files are meant to be shared quickly and easily via email and the web. But the downside of this convenience is that they can easily proliferate beyond their intended audience. To mitigate this risk, you can add password protection to your PDFs. When you encrypt PDFs, passwords are required to view their contents. This is similar to our previous tutorial on how to protect Microsoft Office files, but it applies to PDFs. PDFs can be viewed natively in both Windows and macOS, but depending on the software you have, you’ll need to take some extra steps to password-protect PDFs.

    Password Protect PDF Files in Windows and macOS

    Free Method : Use Microsoft Office to Create Password Protected PDFs


    When you encrypt and password protect a document you created using a Microsoft Office program (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint), you can save it as a PDF that is also password protected.

    1. Open your Microsoft Office file in the respective application.
    2. Click File > Save As
    3. Click in the Save as type list box then select PDF.
    4. Click the Options button, then check the option Encrypt the document with a password.


    5.Enter your password then confirm it. Choose a password you don’t normally use if you plan to share the document with others.


    That’s it! When you open the document in your PDF viewer, you will be prompted to enter a password.

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  • Creating Own Keyboard Shortcut for Any Windows Program

    You can easily create your own keyboard shortcut for any Windows program. Following are the simple steps to create own keyboard shortcuts for Windows programs:
    At first, right click on the program icon and then choose Properties from the options.

    Click on the Shortcut tab in Properties box. Here you’ll see a shortcut key option filled None inside.

    Now, click on that Shortcut Key box where None is filled inside, and then tap the key you want to use as shortcut for the related program. The keyboard shortcut will be formed as CTRL+ALT+Key. (For example you pressed V, the keyboard shortcut for the related program will be CTRL+ALT+V).

     At last, click on Apply and then click OK to confirm the changes. Now you can simply use this keyboard shortcut every time to launch program.

    you can do the same way for any programs you would like to do! enjoy

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  • Best Keyboard shortcuts that everybody should use

    1. Windows Key + L: Lock Your PC

    2.ALT + Left Arrow: Back in Web Browser

    Some times you want to take a quick look at the page you visited seconds ago then you can just press Alt and Left Arrow to make you work out a quick look.

    3.CTRL + D: Bookmark a Webpage


    If you like what you’re reading in any of the three major browsers and want to bookmark it, there’s no need to click a star icon or select an option from the Favorites menu. Hitting CTRL + D in Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer pops up a dialog box which lets you bookmark the current page, edit the name of the bookmark and even select a folder to store it in.

    4. F2: Rename Files

    There are so many reasons why you would need to rename a file. Perhaps it’s a photo with a non-descript filename like SAM_0591.jpg. Whatever your reason, the fastest and easiest way to rename a file is to select it in Windows Explorer and fit the F2 key.

    You can even use rename multiple files at the same time. Just highlight all the files you want to rename (Shift + click lets you highlight many files at once), hit F2, type the new name and press Enter. All the files will have the same new name plus a number in parens (ex: mydog (1).jpg).

    5. Ctrl+H: History window (Firefox, Chrome,Internet Explorer)

    Ever think to yourself, “What was that web site I visited yesterday? Something about shoes?”

    In your browser, press Ctrl+H. A side panel appears, showing a history of sites you’ve visited.

    • Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab.
    • Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab
    • Ctrl+Shift+Del – Open the Clear Browsing History window.
    • Ctrl+J – Open the download history.
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