8.16.2019

Common Problems With Cheap Web Hosting Companies And How To Go Around Them

A web web hosting plan is said to be reasonably-priced while it prices you much less than $five in step with month and offers you with ok features that permit your website to run professionally. While the cheap website hosting plans are available in handy when you are operating on a good budget, they have got their truthful share of problems. Right here are some of those troubles and the way to move around them:

Up-selling and move-selling by using the website hosting company

Because they are promoting their web hosting plans cheap, most of the web hosting agencies try to make more money by way of promoting you merchandise which you may need. Those include apps, cdn offerings, and e-mail management gear. At the same time as some of the products are honest, others require you to join the loose trials and then they rate you high charges, and you've troubles canceling your subscription.

To avoid this trouble, you ought to adopt thorough research before you sign up with the company. You should ensure that the firm you are operating with would not require you to join a tribulation service. You need to additionally avoid clicking blindly and usually research the accessories earlier than you subscribe.

Host with horrific buddies

Due to their low-price nature, a number of the hosting agencies have spammers, and given that you'll be sharing your website hosting with the spammers, you placed your website online on the risk of being hacked. You also have decreased website hosting space. To shield your website online and make certain that your web site has sufficient area, you need to best work with a website hosting company with extremely strict guidelines on hackers and spammers. In case your account is hacked, you ought to request for relocations and ask the website hosting company to switch you to another server block. If you are also attacked right here, take into account leaving the organisation.

Hidden cancellation charges

To attempt to get some money from you, some groups price cancellation costs. In most cases, those costs are hidden, and you cannot inform it except you're extraordinarily cautious. To make sure you are secure, you need to study the terms of service. You should take note of the "cancellation" region. If the enterprise calls for you to pay a cancellation price, you must run.

Conclusion

These are a number of the problems you might stumble upon when you are operating with the reasonably-priced net hosting corporations. The secret to fending off being stuck on the wrong facet is doing enough research earlier than you make a dedication to the web hosting business enterprise.
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8.10.2019

What You Need to Do to Become Productive

Business owners often face similar challenges with productivity and many entrepreneurs often try to take on too many projects. Entrepreneurs are naturally ambitious and drawn to pursuing different projects, ideas and even new businesses.

But focusing on the right tasks is critical to being productive and achieving the highest level of success possible.

So how can entrepreneurs stay focused and productive? Here are a few suggestions:

Get a Business Partner or Coach

In school, students know what to focus on because teachers give them instruction, assignments and tests. At work, your boss and co-workers will often give you similar guidance.

One of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face is not having guidance from another person. As a result, some entrepreneurs will fail or struggle with productivity in their business.

A good coach or business partner can help an entrepreneur stay focused and productive. Some studies indicate that the ROI on executive coaching can be 529% or more.

Read This: Mistakes People Make With Business Investments


Just Say “No” to New Ideas

As an entrepreneur, new ideas will inevitably pop into your head, including new business ideas and new marketing tactics. We may be tempted to pursue these new ideas because we think these ideas will be easy to implement or because we think that we will get better results from them.

However, implementing a new business or marketing plan is often more difficult and time consuming than we initially anticipate.

Evaluate new ideas carefully before allowing them to distract you and analyze the time and resources required. Sometimes if we are too busy, simply saying “no” to new ideas can be a good way to stay productive.

Develop a Productive Routine

Being productive is the result of developing a predictable and healthy routine. Forming new habits is difficult at first. It requires mental energy from the decision making area of your brain initially.

But after some time, habits become more automatic and require significantly less mental energy. Once we identify high ROI activities, we need to get into the routine of doing them until they become habits.

 Outsource Tasks that Drain Your Energy

Many people know that they should be focusing on high Return On Investment {ROI} activities, but a lot of entrepreneurs still struggle to actually focus on such tasks. One reason is that some tasks actually drain you of energy.

Bookkeeping is one example of a task that businesses have to do. But for me, it’s a task that is boring and drains me of energy.

Identify the tasks that drain you of energy and outsource them so that you can focus on other tasks that energize you.

Must Read: What Are The Best Times To Post On Social Media?

 Set Specific Goals and Measure Progress

Making progress can motivate us to keep going. We need to set specific and measurable goals so that we know that our activities are productive.

We cannot control the outcome, but we can control the actions that we take.

Many people will set vague goals like “make as much money as possible for the business”. Instead business owners should set more specific milestones, like increasing sales by 25% or increasing website traffic by 10,000 visitors per month.

We can then set specific actions to help us achieve our goals, like publish 10 blog posts a month. Measuring the impact of our actions can help us decide what tasks to focus on.


 Take Scheduled Breaks

It would be nice if we could be productive throughout the entire day, but taking scheduled breaks is necessary for people to stay productive.

Spending less time working to get more done may seem counterintuitive. But our minds and bodies need time to recover and detach from work to remain at peak productivity.

Final Words
Many people think that failure to become successful is due to the lack of knowledge. But productivity is often the culprit. It’s an ongoing process and with some effort and focus, entrepreneurs can improve their results steadily over time.

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8.01.2019

Learn The Risk Involved In Trashing Your USB

The value of the ubiquitous flash drives that many of us carry in our pockets or on our key chains is much more than the $10 we pay for them at the big box store. Rather, they're worth as much as all the data they have ever held.

A couple of instances involving Bowling Green State University and the Oregon food stamp program illustrate the danger.


In the first case, an accounting professor could not locate a flash drive containing several years of student records--only one year of which students were identified by social security numbers instead of student IDs, and he was forced to pay for LifeLock protection for those students and undergo a public relations nightmare. The cost of the protection was nearly $10,000.

In the second case, a flash drive was taken from a vehicle belonging to an employee of Portland Community College. That flash drive contained information on 2,900 recipients of the Oregon Food Stamp Employment and Transition program, run by PCC. Since the information contained names and socia

l security numbers, DebixCredit Protection had to be offered to each of the affected individuals.

In both of these instances, the drives were stolen or misplaced. Similar troubles could befall, however, if the drives fell into the wrong hands after being tossed away.

The Popularity of the Drive
As the capacity of flash drives (also known as thumb drives, memory sticks, jump drives, and USB drives) has grown, so has their popularity. Many professors now store almost all their files on a flash drive that they transport with them everywhere rather than save files to hard drives on one or more computers.

The technology is stable enough that this scenario works well and there are few problems until they outgrow the size on an older drive, or otherwise need to dispose of it.

Imagine that a flash drive has student records or demographic information on it. Deleting the files isn’t a good solution since what actually gets deleted is the reference to the file--the data still remains until it is overwritten.

Someone armed with the right tools (there are even shareware programs available) and knowledge could recover the file without too much trouble.

A number of programs can be found online that purport to permanently delete the files by wiping the free space. Trust them if you want, but according to research by the University of California, San Diego's Michael Wei, after erasing files with Mac OS X's secure erase feature, up to 67 percent of the data was still recoverable. Other overwrite operations showed similar results.

Given that, the only reliable method of knowing the evidence is safely eradicated is to destroy the flash drive in such a way that no part of it can be recovered. The steps that follow walk through an approach to this process which delivers definite results.

Step One: Crack Open the Drive
The first order of business is to remove the case. Since flash drives come in a variety of shapes and sizes--from simple rectangles to those shaped like animals, candy, or almost anything else--you may have to vary the tools that you use, but usually a screwdriver or scissors will do the trick.

Crack open the case and toss the parts of it away--you don’t care if anyone sees those items in the trash. The focus needs to be on the circuit board and the chips connected to it. In addition to an LED and any circuitry associated with it that are mounted on the board, you should see a large chip about half the size of a postage stamp--this is the flash memory chip.

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7.27.2019

Tips To Help Keep Your Facebook Secure Clean and Private

Facebook has become almost part of our everyday activities, as we store a lot of personal files, photos, videos and even notes. And ensuring our private data's stay safe, we need to go extra miles to ensure its security. 

Below are six tips to help you keep your Facebook secure, clean and private 


1. Secure your account

Major part of your life revolves around digital services such as email and social-networking accounts, it is very important to secure these with a strong password. Similarly, there are many other services that allow you to log on using your Facebook account. So if your Facebook account gets compromised, it will in turn affect your other accounts as well.

Therefore, it would be best not to depend on passwords, as they are difficult to manage. Go to Account Settings – Security – Login Approvals and turn it on. It will then ask for a special confirmation number that would be sent to your phone when you sign in from a new device.

Now no one else can log in with your password unless they also have your phone and that special number. This is something that you set up once and forget about, unless you switch devices often.

2. Review your privacy settings

Facebook provides a series of quick privacy “shortcuts.” Look for the small padlock on the upper right corner of the browser on desktops and laptops. For Apple and Android devices, you need to access shortcuts through the menu – the three horizontal bars.

Facebook’s key privacy shortcuts is “Who can see my stuff ?” You can limit sharing to “Friends” rather than “Public,” or customize it further to exclude certain people or groups. Check “Timeline and Tagging” in account settings and insist on approving posts people tag you in. Note that this is limited to what appears on your personal timeline

Facebook has a Privacy Checkup tool to review your settings, if you are on a desktop or laptop. Look for that padlock. This tool is coming soon to mobile.

3. Make enemies…..or at least unfriend some

Remove friends with whom you are no longer in touch with. If you think “unfriending” is too mean, add them to an “Acquaintances” or “Restricted” list instead. “Acquaintances” means they won’t show up in your news feed as often, though they will still have full access to any posts you distribute to your friends. “Restricted” means they will only see posts you mark as public. Either way is effective to unfriend someone without letting them know that you have done so.

You also can create custom lists, such as “school friends” or “family” by choosing “More” next to “Friends” to the left of your news feed. Individuals can be in multiple groups. Capabilities are limited on mobile devices, even though changes you make on the PC will appear on your phone or tablet.

4. Watch those apps

If you are still unsure if you use the game or app, it’s time to sign out. You can always sign on when you wish to. The Privacy Checkup tool on PCs will review apps for you automatically. Look for “Apps” in the account settings (not “Apps” in the main menu) on mobile devices.

The Security Checkup tool is an easy way to log out of Facebook on devices you rarely use and also enable alerts when someone tries to sign on from a new device or browser. To run this, go to http://Facebook.com/security checkup on a PC. On iPhones and iPads, you will have to find the options individually in the account settings under “Security”. You can search for “security checkup” in the Help Center on the Android app.

5. Control your data

By using “News Feeds Preferences”, you can influence whose posts you want to see more or less. The setting is on the lower right on iPhones and on the top right on browsers and Android apps. Here, you can choose friends who will always show up on top, or hide someone’s posts entirely.

Lastly, if you are concerned about data usage, you can stop videos in your news feeds from playing automatically. It is in the account settings under “Videos and Photos” on iPhones. For Android, go to “Autoplay” in the “App Settings.”

6. Plan ahead

You can elect certain friends as trusted contacts in the security settings. This will give them the power to help you, if you get locked out of your account for some reason.  You can also appoint a “Legacy Contact” – a family member or close friend who would serve as your administrator in the event of death of the user. While they will not be able to post on your behalf or see your messages, they will however be able to reply to new friend requests and take a few additional actions on behalf of the deceased.

Remember, a secure and private Facebook ensures that you don't lose your sleep over hacking, leaks and unwanted spam posts.
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7.25.2019

Google Chrome's Offline Game You Can Play When Internet Connection Is Down

Google Chrome Has a Secret Game You Can Play When the Internet's down or poor. 
This dinosaur game makes patchy internet halfway tolerable.



We've all been there. Stuck on a bus or train, or riding shotgun in the car for hours with barely a half a bar of signal that keeps dropping out.

Google is aware of the pain of this internet-free existence though, and it's got your back for when spotty signal leaves you with that dreaded "You are offline" warning window.

How? Well there's an addictive little game hidden in Chrome's most feared window. It's not all about Facebook's hidden basketball game, y'know.You've probably been just a click away from this hidden Google game dozens of times without even realizing it.

The next time your Android phone's Chrome browser is left without an internet connection there's no need to fret, just try tapping on that dinosaur instead.

BOOM! Simple as that, just watch in gleeful wonder as a hidden side-scrolling game launches before your eyes, with Steve, Google's digital dino who needs to be steered safely through a desert scene.

The game—which you can play on both mobile browsers or on your desktop if you tap the spacebar— has been around for a few years now, but it's hidden just well enough that its worth a little reminder. We could all use a little help through inevitable trials of a bad connection.

Share to let others know what they have been missing out on. 
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7.21.2019

How To Improve The Sound Quality Of a Smartphone

Improving the sound quality of a smartphone isn't something that can be done easily. But it's not impossible, as with the help of this tips should assist in some ways. Please also note that poor sound quality of some smartphones might be a factory error and may not be corrected. All the same you can still give it a shot.

Know your speaker placement:
It may seem silly, but the first thing you need to know is where the sound is coming from on your smartphone. Lots of phones have twin speaker grills, but often only one of them produces any sound. If your speaker is blocked then the sound quality will be low or non-existent.

Test out where your sound is coming from by playing some tunes and covering the various holes on your phone until you know exactly where the audio is coming from. There shouldn't be too many places for a speaker to hide and, once you've found them, you can get started on finding the problem.

Once you know whether your speakers are front-facing, bottom-mounted or on the back, you can make more intelligent decisions about how to position your smartphone to give speakers the best chance to shine. Don't block them when holding your phone (a common mistake when gaming with bottom-mounted speakers) and point the speakers towards you, not away from you.

Check if your case is blocking a speaker:
If your phone has a protective case or cover, it will affect the quality of the sound you get from the speakers. All those vibrations coming from inside your phone will be muffled by the additional layer of plastic or rubber that the manufacturer won't have taken into account when designing its speaker system.


Not all case makers understand the subtleties of your device. Some cases block essential parts of the phone like the audio jack, microphone or speaker. Before you buy a case be sure that you check to see that it won't block anything.

Use headphones:
The simple fact is that most smartphone speakers are simply not good enough to get decent sound quality out of, even with a fancy music app or EQ. This is where a decent pair of headphones can help (some audio settings in your phone won't even work without headphones plugged in).

Not all headphones are created equally and there are different types for various situations. Make sure you look through and find the one that best suits you.

Boost speaker volume:
If you are rooted, there are plenty of app options out there that can bypass the max volume of the Android system with a few simple tweaks such as the use of mtk engineering tool. If you don't want to root your phone or simply aren't convinced by the distortions that most volume-booster apps in the Play Store end up producing, then there are still a few things you can do.

Read :Boost your smartphone sound quality with MTK Engineering tool

Get to know a little about sound waves. If you position your phone in a corner and fire the speaker output towards it, you'll get a louder, 'bassier' reverberation than if it was just shooting out into the room. The same logic applies to any object: put your phone in a box, against a bowl or in a glass (empty, of course) and you might be amazed to hear how much louder your speaker suddenly is.


Download a new music app:
You have the option of replacing the stock music app with one that includes more audio control. We recommend Poweramp or Equalizer+. Both are jam-packed with audio tweaks, presets, bass boost and more. Just make sure your music folders are checked in the app settings.

Equalizer+ provides a five-band EQ, while Poweramp offers a 10-band EQ for serious tuning. You'll have to pay a couple of bucks to access all the best features but once you do you'll never look back.

I hope this tips would go a long way in improving sound quality of our smartphones. If you have more suggestions please add them in the comments section. 
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7.15.2019

This Could Be Done With Your Smartphone Even After You've Rooted It




Smartphones have in recent times advanced in all dimensions and have become one of the most popular means of communication. 

Smartphones are super flexible thanks to its open-source nature. Smartphone developers are always pushing to do the unthinkable, leaving us as the users in an ocean of possibilities with the Android software.

BLOATWARE REMOVAL

Bloatware is system apps that are not of any particular importance to you, all they do is occupy USEFUL space. With the power granted unto you by rooting, you can now uninstall that bloatware. 

While doing this you are advised to take it slow and pay EXTRA attention to those apps that you are uninstalling to avoid uninstalling the important apps, that is apps that are required to any degree for your phone to perform some tasks. 

There are so many apps that help perform this  functions, one of them is the King User app another is Lucky Patcher, I think Du battery saver and Clean Master do this.

INCREASE RAM
Although the problem of  RAM size is continually reducing, there are still some guys that need more RAM. Well, now your RAM salvation has come, with the power vested in you by rooting, you are now able to increase your RAM by allocating some part of your storage space through partitioning to be used as a Virtual RAM, thus increment of your RAM. 

There is only one dark side to this, make sure you don't remove or unmount the storage device in use without turning off the app you are using to expand your RAM. Now Enjoy your MIGHTY RAM.

EXPAND INTERNAL STORAGE:
I know many people no longer experience this problem of not having enough space to install those apps you love just because your internal storage. 

But nevertheless it's still a problem some people experience, intact just so that you don't resort to rooting your to expand your internal storage many phone producers have made it possible for you to install apps on your SDCARD but that work for all apps because there are apps that need to be installed to internal storage to enjoy the best out of it. With the help of some apps, like LINK2SD, and of course rooting it possible, so why don't you try it out.

Well there are other numerous possibilities you can enjoy after rooting your smartphone. You easily explore them on your own. If you have any experience please share with us. 
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7.12.2019

How To Recover Your Lost Contacts On an Android Device

Make sure all your contacts are being displayed
It’s possible that your contacts are still in your Android device but they're not showing up in your contact list. You can find them right away with just a few steps.


1. Open your Contacts list.

2. Tap on the menu (the three dots in the top-right corner of your screen).

3. Hit Settings and then tap Contacts.

4. Open Contacts to display.

5. You should see a list of the contacts your phone is set to display. Hit All contacts and all the contacts from your apps should now be displayed in your Contacts list.

If you still don’t see your contacts don’t panic yet. Head down for more solutions.

Get your contacts through your Gmail account
Your Gmail account has a special feature that can restore your contacts; if you’ve synced your Android device with your Gmail account then you can utilize this feature. Your email contacts should have other contact information in the email contacts list and you can use this to quickly get your contacts back.

Get on your computer and jump into your Gmail inbox. On the top left-hand side of your screen you should see a dropdown menu called Mail. Click on this and select Contacts. 


Click on Restore Contacts:
There is a dropdown menu underneath your search bar called More. Click this and then select Restore contacts. You should have the screen below.

You can custom restore for up to 30 days on Gmail. Any contact added before then will be recovered. Beware though, if you added a contact after that time then it will be lost. Once you’re finished you just need to resync your Android device.

To sync again, go into the Settings on your Android device. Under accounts, tap Sync. You should see a Sync now button. Hit that and your contacts should return to your device.

Backup your data
To avoid this problem again you should back up all the valuable data on your Android device. We suggest you backup your data through Google. Just make sure you’ve connected your Google account to your phone first.

Jump into your phone’s Settings and tap on Backup and reset. From there you can adjust the settings for your data backup so you don’t lose anything again. You should see your account underneath the Backup account setting. If you don’t see a Google account just tap the button and follow the steps.

Well also there shouldn't be any need to panic as your contact informations remains private and perfectly safe with Google. 

What do you think is the best way to recover lost contacts? Let us know in the comments.
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7.06.2019

How to Compress large Images Online without Losing Quality



Now that smartphones have started increasing their camera megapixels, the urge for users to take more photos grows and with this your device storage gets filled up with the huge collection of the images.

Compress all your images with one go using the online website that will compress your images without loosing the image quality and save lots of memory of the device and also the images sharing on social media will be quick.

Images sometime are of large size that it become quite difficult and time consuming to share them in the social media. So sometime you need a solution that allows you to compress images and that time you want to compromise with their quality. 

You might be fed up trying some tools that takes much time and quality of the image also get reduced. So here we come up with the solution that will allow you to compress images and that too with a very short time and also the image quality will not get reduced. So have a look on the complete guide discussed below to proceed.

The method is quite simple and straight and you will be using an online website to compress your images and without loosing the quality and you just need to upload the image and get the compressed image easily. So follow the steps below to proceed.

Steps To Compress Images Online without Losing Quality:

1. First of all you need to visit of the amazing website that is TinyPNG.com the site that will compress any of your images without loosing the quality.

2. On the top, you will see drop the images panel where you can directly drag and drop the images or you can either choose the option Upload Image there and with that explorer of your device will get open and there you can choose the images which you want to compress online.

3.Now the upload process will start and all the images that you had selected will get uploaded to the website.

4. Now you will see that all the images have been compressed and now you can either download them one at a time or you can simply select Download All option and all you images will get downloaded in your device.

5.Thats it you are done, you can also check the memory that you have saved from compressing all the images in one go.

So above discussion is all about How to Compress Images Online without Losing Quality. Use the above simple guide and with that you can easily save lots of memory by compressing all your images easily online.

Enjoy! 
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