Category Archives: Browsers

Simple Steps to Install WhatsApp Web for Windows Phone

The most awaited update on WhatsApp is now released today called WhatsApp Web. Though, I have been waiting for VoIP calling feature on WhatsApp but WhatsApp Web is also a great feature they have added up for Windows, also for Android, unfortunately it’s not available on iOS.

What is WhatsApp Web

Now you can send and receive messages from your Google Chrome browser (right now it’s only with Google Chrome) just as you use on your Windows Phone. You don’t need to check your phone continuously while working everything of WhatsApp will be on your browser with WhatsApp Web.

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WhatsApp Web for Windows Phone

I have been trying to test this feature right after WhatsApp updated its blog. But couldn’t get it how as it was not mentioned clearly on it. Let’s see how you get WhatsApp Web installed on your browser using your windows phone.

Updates WhatsApp on Windows Phone

To install WhatsApp Web on your Google Chrome you need to visit this link where you find QR Code that you have to scan using your Windows Phone. And, to have that scanning feature you need to update your WhatsApp

If it’s not set automatically for Windows App. Open up your WhatsApp > Settings > About > update. It will take few minutes to download 17MB update. New versions 2.11.634.0.

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Once your WhatsApp is updated open up your WhatsApp, look for menu, and there you will find a new feature WhatsApp Web.

Click on WhatsApp Web under WhatsApp Menu of WhatsApp and visit here. Scan the QR Code and you are ready to use WhatsApp on Google Chrome.

This new version allows you to see when someone’s typing directly from the chats list, along with the blue ticks from the same list – something very cool!

Update: Using WhatsApp right through Google Chrome gives lot of relaxation. I’m having fun with this new feature. Keep exploring and let me know if something new comes with it.

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How to Add Favicon in Google Search Result

Similar to Google Authorship, Favicon in Google Search gives the search result a new easy to recognize look. It looks so boring to find the exact website we are looking for in that crowded search result, the only thing makes it look handy is Google Authorship but unfortunately only few websites got the authorship and rest are still not using it, so in this case Favicon in Google Search gives a much more different and easy to recognize look, which appears next to search result and makes your search experience worth.

Add Favicon in Google Search Result

To make your Google Search experience comfortable in Chrome, you need to install an extension called Faviconize Google, this extension not only makes your Google Search experience handy but also save your time in finding the exact search term – which comes after lot of research.

This little extension takes very small space in your computer’s memory in order to install, and doesn’t come with any settings or options button, as it works automatically right after it get install. You will find the Favicon, targeted by the website, next to the each entry on Google Search result, but it won’t be visible for few websites as they are not provided by the them.

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All you need to do is visit the link mentioned above and hit the button “Add to Chrome” it will get install in next few seconds and start showing Favicon in Google Search.

I wish Google itself integrate this feature in its next update, as it helps in identifying the exact result in less time, but for now this extension is worth to use. I’ve tried it and with my experience would recommend each and every reader of this blog to use this extension in their Google Chrome browser.

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How To: Create Fake Screenshot by Editing Web Page Live

You might have seen people revealing their income through their blog by capturing the screenshot of its payment structure, did you believe on them in one go, you will say yes as I too got believe when I see these kind of screenshot on peoples’ blog telling they have earned thousands of dollar (I’m not targeting any blogger’s monthly earning report post). Mostly scam sites do it!

Fake Screenshot by Editing Web Page Live

Just check out the amount of money Harsh Agrawal have sent me to redesign his blog’s (shoutmeloud.com) logo, if I say a week back Harsh had got to know about my service and I had impressed him to deal with me for the design of his blog’s logo, will you believe on me? I’m sure you not, just check out the screenshot of my PayPal transaction money received from Harsh Agrawal.

Let me first tell you it’s a fake screenshot created by me to tell you how people scam by revealing their income on websites/pages/blogs. Even you too can create such screenshots by editing web pages live in your browser, I’ll tell you how.

How to Edit Web Page Live:

As you can see the above screenshot was not made by using Adobe Photoshop (though i’m expert in it) but by using a trick. Here you can find the Trick.

Javascript:document.body.contentEditable=’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

This is the code which helps us in editing any web page content from browser itself.
The simplest way to use that code is by bookmarking it (our brain can’t store such things for long) and use whenever you feel you want to edit any webpage to take its screenshot.

Here is the code to edit (click on the link and start editing) any webpage content. You can bookmark it by simply dragging the code to the browser’s bookmark toolbar.

Try clicking on the code link now and by using cursor, edit or delete this article. It’s as simple as even a kid can edit a top blog post to take fake screenshot, but as it’s not permanent you can lose the content you have edited in one refresh. Not that it works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.

So next time bewares of the screenshots you check on facebook, it can be real but it can also be fake images created by using this trick.

Hope you have enjoyed reading my article, please tell me about your views in comments and if you like you can share on facebook and twitter!

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Thanks QOT for the inspiration!

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

A lot of people complain that they have a slow computer, but in reality they are suffering from a slow browser. When it comes to speed, Internet Explorer is by far the worst. However, even Firefox can be slower than you like. Luckily, it’s easy enough to speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox. All you need to do is follow these simple tips.

Set your homepage to blank

Do you always want to see a specific page when you start browsing the web? If yes, then skip this tip. If not, then it makes sense to set your homepage to blank. This will make your browser load faster. If you use Internet Explorer, simply go to Tools – Internet Options – General tab and click on Use blank in the homepage section.

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

Firefox users will need to click on the orange Firefox button, go to Options – General and select Show a blank page from the drop-down menu.

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

Control the cache

Every single Web browser uses cache to store images and other Temporary Internet Files. In theory, this makes previously visited websites load faster. But in reality a bloated cache slows down browsing and takes up a lot of hard drive space. The solution is to clear the cache on a regular basis.

Here is how you can clear the cache in Internet Explorer:

    •  Open Internet Explorer and press Ctrl+Shift+Del
    •  Now check Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History checkboxes

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

  •  Click Delete and close the browser

If you use Firefox, then do the following:

  • 1. Click on the Firefox button and then go to Options

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Navigate to the Advanced panel and then go to the Network tab
  • Click on the Clear Now button in the Offline Storage section and then click OK

Decrease the size of your cache

Like many default settings in Windows, the Internet Explorer cache setting is not perfect. By default the cache is too large. Fortunately, it’s easy to decrease the size of browser cache to prevent bloat and speed up browsing. Here is how:

  • Click on the Tools button and go to Internet Options
  • Go to the General tab
  • Under Browsing history, click on the Settings button
  • In the window that appears, set the disk space to 50MB. In theory, you could set the cache size to as low as 8MB, but that will render the cache useless.
  • Click OK to apply the changes

Firefox has an option for you to resize the cache as well:

  • Click on the Firefox button and then click on Options
  • Go to the Advanced pane, check the Override automatic cache management and set the cache to 50MB
  • Click OK to close Options

Disable RSS feeds in Internet Explorer

Are you subscribed to any RSS feeds? If the answer is no, then you don’t need Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds. And if you are, then you probably use a third-party feed reader and don’t need Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds anyway. To add insult to injury, Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds slows down your browser. Who needs a useless feature that makes your computer slow? Disabling it is very easy:

  • Go to Tools, select Internet Options and select the Content tab
  • In the Feeds and Web Slices section, click on Settings
  • Uncheck everything and click OK

Enable pipelining in Firefox

HTTP pipelining is a feature that allows the browser to send multiple requests to a single socket without waiting for the corresponding responses. Enabling it can significantly speed up page loading.

To enable pipelining, do the following:

  • Open Firefox, type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter. Click I’ll be careful, I promise! if it appears

Slow Browser? Simple Tips to Speed up Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Enter network.http.pipelining into the filter box
  • Double-click on network.http.pipelining to set the value to true
  • Now do the same for your proxy server. Find the value and check that network.http.proxy.pipelining is set to true as well
  • Now find and double-click network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and set the number of pipelining requests to 8 and click OK. Eight is the maximum number of pipelining requests currently available
  • Return to browsing the Web and enjoy the extra speed!

These simple tips will help you speed up your browser and have a better Web experience. Please let us know in comments if you still facing any problem.

 

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Author – Liz Cornwell. Liz Cornwell is an experienced writer who currently works for Auslogics Software. Auslogics makes software to speed up and clean up your slow computer.

How To: Use Chrome Address Bar as a Calculator?

Chrome Address Bar as a Calculator Using windows online calculator for arithmetic task sometimes create headache. It is made small and easy to make arithmetic calculations but as these days’ people need everything they use in one place, make this useful calculator useless.

Don’t know about you guys but I was totally surprise when I first saw this – ‘Arithmetic Calculation on Browsers Address bar’ at labnol.

Really, think how easy this could be, if you type everything from your calculation on chrome address bar and the result comes out in a second? Amazing, isn’t?

Use Chrome Address Bar as a Calculator

To calculate, you do not have to do anything just type you the calculation you want to calculate directly into the address bar, and then Google will answer your query as a ‘search suggestion’. But this will only work if you have selected Google as your default search engine on Chrome.

Use Chrome Address Bar as a Calculator

This only works in Google Chrome and IE, but if you are using Firefox you do not have to type your calculation on address bar, instead of this type on the Google Search box, for instance see the above screenshot.