How to Add New Widgets to Android Lockscreen

Add Widgets to Android Lockscreen

When you are outside traveling in the crowded public train or bus, it becomes a struggle to take the smartphone out from your bag or pocket, swipe it to unlock the screen and check for new email messages, map location or missed calls etc. This is why the widgets that can be added to the lockscreen are very useful. If you add a widget belonging to an app on the lockscreen itself, then you do not have to unlock the screen and Continue reading

How to Password Protect WiFi Hotspot in Android

Create WiFi Hotspot on Your Computer

Once in a blue moon, when my ADSL internet connection fails to work, I switch to the 3G network on my Android smartphone. I usually create a portable hotspot in the Android and connect to it through the Windows PC over WiFi adaptor. But many people do not know that by default Android does not assign any password to the portable WiFi hotspot – it creates an open access point. So if you create a portable WiFi hotspot in your phone, your neighbor Continue reading

How to Boost USB Disk Performance in Windows 8

Get Better Performance from USB Stick

We all twiddle our thumbs, stamp our feet and pull our hair while waiting for the completion of a large number of files being copied to or from the USB pen drives. This is because the USB pen drives do not give that fast a performance compared to the hard disk or the solid state drives. But very few of us know the little hidden secret in Windows settings that can boost the performance of a USB pen drive in an instant. Continue reading

How to Pair Android Device with Youtube on Smart TV

Android Youtube Pairing Smart TV

Just like the Smartphones, the Smart TV is getting popular and is becoming the first choice of families. You can think of the Smart TV as a big interactive device capable of running apps, browse the websites and connect to other devices over WiFi, HDMI and USB interfaces. Although most of the Smart TV sets come with Youtube apps of their own (and if they don’t come with Youtube app pre-installed, then they allow you to install it from the settings), but you can have Continue reading

Backup & Restore Disk Images in Windows with ODIN

Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell

Its a pain to re-install Windows operating system followed by drivers, updates and other third party software every time your PC stops working due to malware infection, hard disk failure, files corruptions and more. This is why it is a good idea to make a backup of your entire hard disk into a hard disk image immediately after you have installed Windows, updates, drivers and basic third-party software. This way you can restore the entire hard disk to its previous “fresh Windows installation” Continue reading

How to Reload CSS Without Refreshing Webpage in Firefox

CSS Reloader for Firefox

The Cascading Style Sheets (or CSS in short) is the magical code that runs behind all websites to give them the look and feel that you can see in your web browser. The CSS files are linked inside a webpage and when loaded, they render look and the format as described in various rules inside these CSS files. Now you can imagine what would happen if the CSS files fail to load for some reason on a webpage. The webpages would look bare Continue reading

How to Disable Suggestions Shown in the Firefox Location Bar

Firefox Location Bar Suggestions

When you start typing something in the Firefox address bar (also called location bar), it starts to show you suggestions matched to your typed words. These suggestions are taken from your web browsing history and from the webpages that you have bookmarked. For example, if you type “sports” in the location bar then it might show the Sports Illustrated website that you have bookmarked or the New York Times sports page that you have visited earlier. In general, this is very useful for Continue reading

Fast Full Webpage Translation with Google Translator for Firefox

Google Translator for Firefox

One of the features of the Chrome web browser that makes the Firefox users filled with jealousy is its ability to offer instant translation for webpages. As soon as you open a webpage that is not in your locale (for me it is US English), Chrome offers you to translate the complete webpage using the Google Translator. If you want to have a similar feature in Firefox, then you can use the Google Translator for Firefox extension. Although this extension does not offer instant Continue reading

DeskNotifier : Receive Android Notifications on Windows PC

DeskNotifier for Android

When working at my office, I have to keep picking up my Android smartphone whenever a new phone call, text or email message is received on it. This seriously interferes with work I have to look up in my bag for the phone again and again. This is why now I have started to use the DeskNotifier app which allows you to receive the messages and notifications on your Windows PC. This way you can see all the notifications on your Windows Continue reading

How to Export or Import Saved Passwords in Mozilla Firefox

Password Exporter for Firefox

The password manager built inside the Firefox browser is really helpful. Every time you have to enter username and passwords on a webpage, Firefox asks whether you want to save the passwords for later use. And if you choose to save the passwords, Firefox automatically fills that webpage next time with the password – saving you the trouble of both typing the password and memorizing it. Many Firefox users, including me, use this feature regularly and over a period of many Continue reading