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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable Notifications in Google Chrome 

    Desktop notifications are one of the best features of modern browsers. They show previews of email, football scores or even instant messages, letting you to take a quick glance at updates without leaving the work you’re doing. But this can get a little overwhelming, particularly when it includes spam and advertisements. If too many sites have begun to send notifications, or if you need to shut out all the noise, you should disable Google Chrome notifications. Doing so is pretty simple:

    Open the Google Chrome Settings page. You can either type chrome://settings in the address bar and hit Enter or click the hamburger icon at the top right > Settings.

    Scroll to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.

    Under Privacy, click Content settings….

    Scroll down to Notifications.

    Select Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications.

    If you want to allow some websites to show notifications, you can click Ask when a site wants to show desktop notifications. Now sites will show notifications only if you permit them to.

    Click Manage exceptions… to see the list of sites that you’ve granted permission for notifications. Click the X to the right of any of these URLs to stop the site from sending notifications.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Windows 10 Shares Wi-Fi Passwords With Your Contacts – Here’s How to Disable It 

    Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 later this week. The new desktop operating system comes with a number of new features including some that have been borrowed from Windows Phone, company’s own mobile operating system. One such feature is Wi-Fi Sense, which has many security enthusiasts and users alike worried.

    Wi-Fi Sense, for those unfamiliar, is a networking feature that lets users share their Wi-Fi credentials with friends. But it is how it does it wherein lies the rub. The app scans through a user’s Facebook account and Outlook contacts, and shares the username and password with their friends.

    But as you may start realising, not everyone connected to your Facebook account is a trustworthy friend. Furthermore, not everyone you’ve exchanged emails with is a friend either. This is precisely the point security firms are presenting before users.

    In Microsoft’s defence, the company says that the password it shares with one’s friends is done so over an encrypted network. Furthermore, the password itself is encrypted as well. The company also says that a device connecting to a network doesn’t interact with other connected devices. “They won’t have access to other computers, devices, or files stored on your home network, and you won’t have access to these things on their network,” it notes on Wi-Fi Sense’s FAQ page.

    (Also see:  Eight Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Windows 10)

    But that’s not the only problem with Wi-Fi Sense. The feature also automatically connects you to crowdsourced open Wi-Fi networks. Security firms have repeatedly advised users to not connect to an open Wi-Fi network.

    Security firm AVG, for instance, is taking some time to remind us the potential threats of open Wi-Fi networks. “As we’ve explained several times before, not all free or open Wi-Fi networks are secure and others can be deliberately malicious. Accessing the Internet on these hotspots can lead to your traffic being intercepted by an attacker, known as a ‘man in the middle’ attack.”

    Perhaps the biggest problem with Wi-Fi Sense is that it is enabled by default on Windows. But you can disable it by going to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi settings. Here you can see all Wi-Fi Sense related settings and disable the ones you want.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates 

    Microsoft has made it mandatory for Windows 10 users to update their computer. The company has set the new operating system to automatically receive new updates by default. Windows 10 Pro users have an option to delay the updates they receive, but if you are on Windows 10 Home, there isn’t much you can do about it.

    (Also see: How to Make a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 10)

    The company’s move to automatically update all Windows 10 computers has received a lot of flak from users. Not only could it eat a large chunk of data from your limited data plan, we have seen cases where an automatic update has caused issues in users’ computer. Regardless of why you want to delay or block Windows from automatically updating your computer, there are a couple of simple tricks that could do the job for you.

    (Also see: How to Disable Automatic App Updates on Windows 10)

    If you use Wi-Fi to access the Internet
    Interestingly, there is a simple option in Wi-Fi settings, which if enabled, stops your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates. To do that, search for Change Wi-Fi settings in Start Menu or Cortana. Click Advanced Options, and enable the toggle below Set as metered connection.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Enable or Disable Twitter’s New Reordered Timeline 

    Well, Twitter fans. The apocalypse has come. Twitter’s reordered timeline is here.

    And it’s, um, not so bad, actually. In a company blog post, Twitter engineering manager Mike Jahr said that “important” messages can now be more or less pinned to the top of your timeline, a design that’s meant to make sure that you see the messages that matter most every time you log in.

    Plus – and this is important – the new timeline order can be turned off. Users interested in having a few recommended messages pulled out of their stream will be able to head into their Settings menu and choose an option that says, Show me the best Tweets first. If you decide it’s not showing you what you want, you can turn it off.

    The new timeline is an option only in Twitter’s iOS and Android apps and on the Web, meaning clients such as TweetDeck are not affected.

    (Also see:  Twitter’s New Timeline: Key Changes)

    So how does Twitter determine what’s an important message and what isn’t? According to a company help page, Twitter chooses which messages should be reordered by looking at elements such as the “accounts you interact with most” and “Tweets you engage with.” Messages will still be recent, Jahr said, and other messages will still appear under the pinned tweets in reverse chronological order.

    Even if you do have the feature turned on, reloading your stream will restore its normal reverse-chronological order. “At any point, just pull-to-refresh to see all new Tweets at the top in the live, up-to-the-second experience you already know and love,” Jahr wrote.

    According to Jahr’s post, the feature has already prompted people who’ve tested it to “Retweet and Tweet more, creating more live commentary and conversations, which is great for everyone.”

    The rollout of this feature comes as Twitter has been feeling pressure from investors and advertisers who’d like to see the network be friendlier to new users who may find its fast-flowing streams overwhelming. Being able to get some grasp on what is or is not important could help make the site more accessible.

    The company is also highlighting the new timeline’s value to advertisers. In its advertising blog, the company emphasised that brands can use the “important message” feature to more effectively reach their account’s followers. “Today, we’re launching an improved timeline to help people see Tweets that are important to them – from their favourite athletes, musicians, politicians, or brands,” wrote product marketing manager Eric Farkas.

    The option to turn the feature on should roll out to all users this week. Jahr’s post said the company will be turning the feature on for everyone in the “coming weeks.”

    And don’t worry, you will know when the new timeline is turned on for your account. “Look out for a notification in your timeline,” Jahr wrote.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on June 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    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 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable or Enable Automatic App Updates on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch 

    Highlights Automatic app updates first appeared in iOS 7 You can disable auto-update, or allow them on mobile data too iOS doesn’t allow auto-updates for selective apps

    As smartphone owners, we live in the age of apps where there’s truly an app for any scenario you can think of. That also means most of us have more apps we can keep track of. Thankfully, Apple added automatic app updates to iOS over three years ago, and had it enabled by default, so you wouldn’t have to manually open the App Store, and hit

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on June 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable or Enable Automatic App Updates on Android 

    Highlights Play Store has auto-updates on by default It also offers granular control over each app You can turn on auto-updates over mobile data, as well

    As the number of apps installed on our phones and tablets continues to grow, it can become quite cumbersome to keep them all up to date. Most times, app developers push out updates for

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates on Mac 

    Highlights You can disable automatic app and OS updates on Mac It’s possible to enable automatic downloads and update manually This helps if you find updates interrupting your workflow

    These days enabling automatic updates has become the norm on practically every operating system. This has its benefits – you don’t have to manually download updates to apps and all critical security patches are downloaded automatically to your phone or computer.

    Enabling automatic updates on a smartphone doesn’t really bother most people. Sometimes apps may start crashing after updates but by and large, apps continue to work as expected after updates. You’re also unlikely to be using a bunch of apps at the same time. However, that’s not true on a Mac or a PC.

    At any point we’ve got at least eight apps open. Enabling automatic updates is convenient but not the best idea because apps have to be closed before installation can begin. That prompt tends to interrupt our workflow and we’d rather not deal with it in the middle of the work day.

    First up, let’s figure out .

    Click the Apple logo on the top left and open System Preferences. Click on App Store. Now you’ll see a bunch of options dealing with automatic updates on macOS. To disable automatic updates, click on the tick mark next to Automatically check for updates to uncheck it, which is checked by default. To enable automatic updates, click the empty box next to Automatically check for updates. You’ll see a tick mark in the box now.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on June 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable Cortana on Windows 10 

    Highlights Switching off Cortana will impact search function You can turn off Cortana’s data collection in Settings Use group policy editor to disable it completely

    Microsoft has made its digital personal assistant

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on May 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Disable Snapchat’s Snap Map 

    Photo Credit: Snapchat/YouTube

    Highlights Snap Map shows where your friends are It updates location every time you open the app Enable ‘Ghost Mode’ to hide yourself

    Although Snapchat’s newest feature

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