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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Annoying, Birthday, , , Notifications, ,   

    How to Disable Birthday, Live Video, and Other Annoying Notifications on Facebook 

    Highlights Facebook notifications can get annoying It’s easy to disable these notifications You can do this via the settings menu on Facebook

    Facebook can easily turn into a place where there is a massive notification overload. Although it is easy to disable push notifications on smartphones, if it’s specifically Facebook that’s bothering you, then following these steps will take care of things.

    On your phone

    If you are using the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps to disable annoying Facebook notifications:

    Open the Facebook app. Tap the More button that’s on the bottom-right. Tap Settings and then Account Settings. Tap Notifications. Here you can get rid of annoying notifications such as birthday reminders and live video.

    For the Facebook app on Android, follow these steps to disable annoying Facebook notifications:

    Open the Facebook app. Tap the three horizontal lines icon that’s at the top. Tap Account Settings. Tap Notifications and disable the notifications you don’t need.

    On your PC

    To get rid of annoying notifications from apps and games (such as invites to play Candy Crush Saga or 8 Ball Pool), open Facebook’s application settings page. You’ll need to sign in to your Facebook account, if you haven’t done that already. Under Game and app notifications, click Edit. Click Turn off. If someone is persistently spamming you with app invites, open the blocking settings page and type their name under block app invites. To disable other notifications such as birthday reminders, open Facebook’s notification settings page. Click the button next to Birthdays and click Off. This will disable birthday notifications. Note that you will still see birthday reminders on your feed – you just won’t get a notification for them. You can click the button next to other types of notifications to turn them off on the same page.

    This should get rid of all the annoying notifications on Facebook. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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    Tags: Facebook, Facebook Notifications, Notifications

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free, Even Now 

    Highlights Windows 10 free upgrade is still available You need a PC running activated Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 The upgrade takes around an hour to complete

    When Windows 10 was announced, Microsoft had offered a free update for existing PC users, but only before July 29, 2016. If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10 you’d think that this means you need to pay for it now. Perhaps you were too lazy or put off by Microsoft’s aggressive upgrade tactics. If you’re thinking about getting Windows 10 now, there’s no need to worry about spending money, because the free upgrade offer is still available.

    We’ve already highlighted one easy trick to get the upgrade for free but that is meant for those who use assistive technologies only. Microsoft doesn’t really check whether you use those tools, so you can go ahead and upgrade to Windows 10 for free anyway. However, if you’re the honest and upright type, there’s another method to upgrade which we found out about recently.

    We were one of those who didn’t upgrade their Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PCs when the free upgrade offer was on. Our old Windows 7 Ultimate-powered PC was running just fine and we didn’t see the full-screen upgrade pop-ups that Microsoft had been pushing across the world. Fast forward to 2017 and we finally decided to check if the machine can be upgraded. We followed these steps and they worked great. Note that you need a PC running a genuine, activated Windows 7 or 8.1 to get the upgrade.

    If you have any work on the PC, we suggest you save and close it now. Then follow these steps to update your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free:

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on June 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Post to Instagram From Your Computer 

    Highlights Instagram’s Web view doesn’t let you post photos or videos You can only view photos, videos, and edit profile There are apps that let you post to Instagram from a PC

    Instagram is one of those mobile-first platforms that just don’t seem to care about the desktop. The app has a barebones Web view that only recently started letting people sign up for the service. Until then, people without smartphones had no way to sign up for Instagram.

    Things aren’t that bad anymore and you definitely can sign up on the Web, but it’s still not possible to post photos from there. Even the official Instagram app for Windows doesn’t let you post photos from all devices. It didn’t work for us on a Windows 10 laptop, though if you have a Windows 10 convertible with a camera, your experience might be different.

    If you want to avoid using third-party apps, then you could try an Android emulator such as Bluestacks. You can install Instagram for Android via the emulator and start uploading pictures and videos just as you would on a smartphone. But that’s very complicated way of doing something that should be relatively simple.

    Thankfully, there are third-party apps that will help you use Instagram on the desktop. This does mean that you allow a third-party app access to your Instagram account and some data and if that makes you uncomfortable, you probably will just have to wait until Instagram releases an official tool for this. If it’s not an issue, here’s what you need to do.

    Download and install Gramblr on your PC and Mac. Open the app and create a Gramblr account. You will need to provide your Instagram username and password during sign up. The app will open a new tab or window in your browser and prompt you to select an image. Now, either click the big box and choose a file to upload or drag and drop an image or video. Click and drag on the image to crop it. Hit the green Save button. You can now apply filters or other effects and once done, hit the green Continue button. Now write a caption and add your hashtags. Below the image, you can type Instagram usernames to tag people as well. Click Send. Now the picture or video will be posted to your account. For videos you can even select a cover image while uploading.

    That’s how you can post to Instagram via your PC or Mac. The process is fairly simple and worked reliably for us on both platforms. Gramblr even lets you schedule posts, but be aware that your computer must be on at the time of upload.

    While Gramblr will serve most users, if you want, you can use a Chrome extension extension to get the job done. Of course you will need Google Chrome browser if you don’t already have it. Follow these steps to use Instagram on the desktop via Instagram From Computer extension:

    Install Instagram From Computer extension. Click the computer icon on the top right, next to the three vertical dots icon. This opens a new webpage in a new tab. Enter your Instagram username and password here, along with a caption for the picture. Click Choose file and upload the picture. Now click the green Send button to upload the picture. Once the progress bar on the right hits 100 percent, your picture will appear on your Instagram feed.

    These two tools get the job done if you are looking to use Instagram on the desktop. If you have a Mac, you could use paid tools such as Uplet (Rs. 620) that offer a decent, if not fancy, interface without editing any of the filters or ability to control things like cover images for videos.

    While the official smartphone apps still offer the best Instagram experience, if you must upload images from a computer, these are the best ways we could find. Do you know any other good alternatives for Instagram on the desktop? Let us know via the comments.

    For more tutorials, head to our How To section.

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    Tags: Instagram, Gramblr, Instagram From Computer, Microsoft, Windows, macOS, Apple, PC, Mac

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on June 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Send Money to Aadhaar Numbers via BHIM App 

    Highlights NPCI’s BHIM app lets you send money via UPI The money is transferred directly to bank accounts You can now send money via Aadhaar payments

    BHIM is an app developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) that allows people to send and receive money using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The app currently is only available on Android and it just launched a new feature called Aadhaar payments.

    How UPI Works – the Apps, Charges, and Everything Else You Should Know

    This lets you send money directly to the recipient’s Aadhaar number via the BHIM app. It can be useful if the recipient doesn’t have a virtual payment address (VPA) for UPI, as an alternative to entering their account number and bank’s IFSC. There are some caveats to paying via Aadhaar via the BHIM app.

    Aadhaar Payments: What Are They, How Can You Use Them?

    First is that the person you are sending money to should have their Aadhaar number linked to a bank account. If that’s not the case, then paying via Aadhaar won’t work. Secondly, BHIM doesn’t show the account holder’s name (to prevent people from misusing the app to surface Aadhaar numbers), so double-check the number carefully before sending money.

    BHIM App Android Download, iOS Version, Supported Banks, Transaction Limits, and More You Need to Know

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on June 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Download WhatsApp Beta on Android 

    Highlights WhatsApp beta for Android allows you to try upcoming features You can join or leave any time you like The app’s beta version is always a separate update

    Like other apps, WhatsApp relies on beta testers to try out new features before they are rolled out to everyone in a public update. This could be anything from displaying a friend’s current location, live, or the ability to edit messages after you’ve sent them – all these have shown up in beta versions of WhatsApp long before rolling out to a bigger audience. Giving access to upcoming features allows companies

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on June 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Use Your Laptop as a Wi-Fi Hotspot 

    Have you ever been in a situation where you have no W-Fi router, just one network cable and five people who need to use the Internet? Or maybe you have a 3G dongle that works with your laptop, but leaves your Wi-Fi-only tablet offline. Sounds familiar? It would certainly be handy to share the Internet connection amongst all users and devices without a router, right?

    Or maybe this scenario will ring a bell. Many hotels offer wired Internet access for free, but charge you for Wi-Fi and/ or for using the Internet on more than one device. So should you just pay the crazy amount they ask for? Not necessarily.

    You can share your laptop or desktop Internet connection via Wi-Fi to other devices, and for the most part, it’s quite simple. Mac users face no trouble at all, as setting up Internet sharing in OS X is just a couple of click away, but for Windows users the process can be a little bit more laboured. The built-in options don’t always cut it due to the complicated setup and reliability problems.

    Use Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 Laptops as Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Thankfully, there are quite a few apps that let you use your machine as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Before you use any of these apps, you may want to check the steps on Microsoft’s site to see Windows’ built-in Internet sharing and see if you have better luck than we did. We do recommend that you skip that and use a third-party app instead, since the experience is usually much better.

    We tested some popular apps that let you do this – Connectify and Virtual Router Plus. The latter didn’t work very well for us. Our anti-virus flagged it as a threat and during installation it tried to make us install unwanted software.

    We didn’t have the same issues with Connectify. It is a reliable app for turning your computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Before you proceed, know that you will need a Windows PC with a Wi-Fi adapter (or built-in Wi-Fi) to make this work. If your computer does not have Wi-Fi, then you can buy one that connects via USB, such as this one.

    Here are the steps to setup your Windows machine as a Wi-Fi hotspot:

    Download Connectify and install it. The installation is pretty straightforward and when installation is complete, restart your computer. After restarting the computer, check whether it is connected to the Internet. If it is, run the Connectify Hotspot app. You’ll see two tabs in the app – Settings and Clients. In the Settings tab, under “Create a…” click Wi-Fi Hotspot. Under Internet to Share, you’ll see a drop-down menu. Expand it and select the connection you want to share. We tested this app with a wired and a wireless connection and found that it worked perfectly with both. Under that, you’ll see some more options. Add a Wi-Fi password. Click Start Hotspot.

    That’s all you need to do. Now other devices will detect a Wi-Fi network labelled Connectify-me. Key in the password and you’re good to go.

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on June 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Stream Live Video on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope 

    Highlights Live streaming is possible for anyone with a smartphone You can broadcast using popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Your followers can see the action live, or see a replay later

    Live Streaming means broadcasting something on the Internet, as it happens. Until a couple of years ago, videos on the Internet were mostly recorded, edited and then uploaded to platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion, and so on. Thanks to the capable imaging and processing capabilities of today’s smartphone, live streaming has become possible for anyone. Every major social network, from Facebook, to Twitter, Instagram now allows you to broadcast yourself live, that your followers on those social networks can watch and interact with. The one that started it all – Meerkat, unfortunately shut down a few years later. But, Periscope – its competitor at the time – was acquired by Twitter and now the service is integrated within the platform.

    But let’s start with the basic question – why would anybody want to use live streaming? Well, there could be a multitude of reasons – maybe you’re at an interesting place or tourist destination or at an important life occasion like your marriage. Okay, seriously you shouldn’t be live streaming your marriage; maybe you can get someone else to do it. There are many creative ways that people from all walks of life are exploring with live streaming. Some are even using it to report an incident for the world to see.

    So how does one go about doing this? Here’s how to get started with streaming live video on various platforms:

    1) How to stream live video on YouTube
    YouTube recently launched live streaming on its popular video platform, but is currently restricted only to people who have verified accounts with more than 10,000 subscribers. The company has said that it will enable this feature for everybody else with time. If you happen to qualify already, then here’s how you can stream live on YouTube:

    Open the YouTube app on your smartphone. Press the camera symbol that appears on the top right side of the app if you’re on an iPhone (bottom right if Android). Click the ‘Go Live’ button. Write a title that describes what your live video is going to be about and click ‘Next’. It will ask you to take a selfie for the video thumbnail. You can retake it if you don’t like what you took before. Once you’re done, hit the ‘Go Live’ button to start the stream. Click ‘Finish’ on the top-right once you’re done.

    2) How to stream live video on Facebook
    Follow these steps to stream live on Facebook:

    Open the Facebook app on your smartphone. Below the What’s on your mind status update box, you’ll see a Live button. Tapping it for the first time shows you a demo video of how it’s done. You can either see it or click

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on June 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp 

    Highlights WhatsApp’s new two-step verification is available to beta users for now New security feature available to Android and Windows Mobile beta users Two-step verification expected to be rolled out to all WhatsApp users

    Technology giants such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook among others have always advocated enabling two-step verification to add more security. If you still don’t use two-step verification, we recommend enabling the security feature following these simple steps for many popular services. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now rolling out support for two-step verification to all users.

    (Also see: How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication For Gmail, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Outlook, Yahoo Accounts)

    The new two-step verification is optional, but ideally you should secure your WhatsApp account. The company assures that once two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify phone number on WhatsApp will require a six-digit passcode that is created by the user.

    Although the feature was earlier only available to WhatsApp Beta users, today it is now rolling out for all users. To enable WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication, you need to follow these steps:

    Open WhatsApp (duh!) Go to Settings Go to Account Look for Two-step verification Tap on Enable On the next screen, enter six-digit passcode. Next, re-enter six-digit passcode. Optionally, add your email address on the next screen.

    In the last step – optional, as mentioned – WhatsApp asks for an email address to link with your account. This email address will let WhatsApp to send a link via email to disable two-step verification in case user forgets the six-digit passcode. To help you remember your passcode, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter your passcode. There is no option to disable this without disabling the two-step verification feature.

    Upon enabling this feature, you can also optionally enter your email address. This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification in case you ever forget your six-digit passcode, and also to help safeguard your account.

    In case you user forget the six-digit passcode, WhatsApp won’t permit re-verifying the account within seven days of last using WhatsApp.

    “After these seven days, your number will be permitted to re-verify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon re-verifying – they will be deleted. If your number is re-verified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully re-verifying,” the WhatsApp team explains.

    Have you set up two-step verification on your WhatsApp account? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How to section.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Tags: Apps, WhatsApp, WhatsApp for Android, WhatsApp for Windows Mobile, Two Step Verification

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