Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts

Friday, 13 July 2018

How to set up E-mail server for local development

Many developers look for a solution to test mail functionality for their local development work in order to test if the email functionality working fine or not, before they can proceed with deployment on actual production server. To ease up this task we are here with an easy to use and configurable solution for running your SMTP server on local development environment.

Local Mail Setup

*. Download hMailServer from https://www.hmailserver.com

*. After completing the download open hMailServer Administrator.

*. To connect hMailServer click on Add in admin panel and provide Host name as “localhost”. Keep other fields as it is.

hMailServer administrator

*. Now click on just added localhost and click on Connect, when prompted . This will open hMailserver Administrator panel.

*. To start using hMailserver you need to add domain, under Domains section. To do so click on Add domain to add the domain, provide your local domain name and click on save.

local domain name

*. Next step is to setup an account. Click on Domains -> (Your domain) -> Accounts -> Add and provide any name for your account e.g. ‘techantic’ and click save. You can also provide password but this is not mandatory. Keep rest of the fields as it is.

domain account setup

*. Now mail server is ready to use. Next step is to configure your local e-mail.

Configuring Local Mail

*. Download Mozilla thunderbird Mail client from here https://www.thunderbird.net

*. After download and install open Thunderbird client and click on “Skip this and use my existing email”

skip setup


*. This will prompt you to enter your e-mail address. Enter your e-mail account that you just set up on hMailServer and the password of hMailServer admin and click on Continue.

*. Now you need to update server host name as 127.0.0.1 for both IMAP and POP3. Also select port as 143 for IMAP and 25 for SMTP and click on Re-test. Finally click on Done.

mailserver settings


*. Now your local e-mail setup is complete, you can use the local mail server for your local application development.

To configure settings in your config file of your development application under mailSettings -> smtp in from attribute put your local e-mail id and under mailSettings -> network in host attribute put your local application address and make sure value of port is 25.

mail config settings


That’s it! You can test your mails on your local development machine J

Friday, 13 February 2015

How to use WhatsApp on your browser

WhatsApp the worlds most popular messaging app is now available to you straight from your pc browser. Yes it's true you can now use your favowrite messaging platform on the web using your browser. This is an official WhatsApp's service for its users. The service is only available for Chrome browser and WhatsApp promises to deliver it on other browsers soon.

All the Android, Windows phone, Nokia and Blackberry users can get the benefit of this service. iOS devices are not yet supported due to Apple's platform limitations. To enjoy this service you need to have latest version of WhatsApp running on your phone and a Google Chrome browser on your pc.

How to use WhatsApp web on your browser

So let's begin and see how you can use WhatsApp on your web browser.

*. Open your Chrome browser and head over to the following url https://web.whatsapp.com and you will see something like in the screenshot below.

use whatsapp on your browser


*. You can see a QR code on your browser. You don't need a QR reader you just need a phone on which you installed WhatsApp. So open your WhatsApp on your phone and tap on more options (which you can get from the three dots from the top right corner) and choose WhatsApp web.

whatsapp web option


*. A QR reader will open on your phone. Now point your phone towards the QR code on your computer and it will automatically logged in after reading the QR code.

*. Once your phone and computer are connected you are able to manage your logged in computers f1rom your phone via the Options  on the web menu of WhatsApp. From here you can log out from all computers or you can use the options menu in WhatsApp on the web to log out from the PC you're currently using.

*. WhatsApp will by default keep you logged in, but having logged out you'll need to go through the QR code process again the next time you want to log into WhatsApp on that machine.

Easier isn't it...! Enjoy WhatsApp on the web on your computer and start conversation in a new way from your browser.

Monday, 26 January 2015

How to access blocked sites using Hola

If you are living in a country where some sites are blocked by the server or your office or school colleges have a restricted access to the Internet then this trick may help you in many ways. Most of the colleges and school applied some security firewalls that doesn't allow you to access certain sites. There are lots of options available to access blocked sites such as using proxy sites, VPN servers etc. But local administrator can also block these services also so it is very important for you to know about different tricks to bypass the restrictions. So we are here to help you.

Today we will see another excellent service Hola which can be used to access sites that are blocked by a local administrator. If you want to check the previous post check it here How to access blocked sites using Cocoon.

access blocked sites using Hola

What is Hola?

To access blocked sites here is an excellent service named Hola which provides wide variety of services on different platforms. It is free to use VPN service. You can use Hola on your computer as well as on your mobile phones. Hola is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It is also available as an application software for Windows and Mac. Also Android and iOS devices can use Hola to access blocked sites in any public or private network.

How to access blocked sites?

Using Hola to access sites is very simple check out their official website http://hola.org

*. Download Hola as a browser add-on on any browser.

hola extension for firefox

*. After successful installation you will see an icon on top right corner.

browse and access blocked sites from us server


*. Open any blocked site. If you unable to open that site then click on Hola's icon and select the country like US and in a few seconds you may able to access blocked site easily. See the example screenshot below for netflix.com

netflix before and after unblock

After unblocking site you will see any country's flag like US from where you are accessing that site and you won't be trapped by anyone. Stay and surf anonymously anywhere.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Top 5 best antivirus software Review 2015

There are lots of software manufacturers are in the business of Antivirus and Internet security tools. All of them claim that their product is best among all the competitors in the market. How well they perform in a real world? Which is the best? Who provides best Internet security? There are lot more questions arises before choosing an Antivirus solution. Here we will look among some best security suites too minimize the confusion.

best antivirus software and internet security

1. Bitdefender Total Security 2015


bitdefender 2015 best antivirus software

One of my favorites Antivirus and Internet security software Bitdefender Total Security 2015 is a total package. It has some premium features includes file encryption, device antitheft and secure online storage.

*. Bitdefender Total Security 2015 engages security with a single click.
*. Bitdefender’s OneClick Autopilot automatically makes the best security decisions for you.

*. Bitdefender Total Security 2015 automatically detects when you Work, Play or Watch movies, and prevents other apps from slowing you down.

*. OneClick Optimizer speeds up your system and frees up disk space.

*. Bitdefender Wallet simplifies purchases by securely autofilling your credit card details.

*. A two-way firewall, parental controls and cloud antispam are another few features.
In my words it is one of the best security provider and you should try for it.

2. Norton Internet Security 2015


Symantec's Norton one of the best antivirus software

The user interface is much easier to use and navigate than the previous versions of Norton. This year Norton done a good job and you can get one for you if you are fan of Norton products.


*. In real-time antivirus tests Norton scoring near the top and blocked nearly all known viruses.

*. Norton uses less memory, it uses less than 1% CPU and only about 7MB of memory and during full system scan CPU usage at about 55%-90% and 50MB of RAM which is average usage.

*. There are five basic sections for each function of the software. Each is clearly labelled with big icons.

*. Overall, it's a clean, modern and easy to use simple interface. 

3. Kaspersky Internet Security 2015


kaspersky internet security

In the recent years Kaspersky has grown to become a global leader in PC security. It has very good virus and malware protection.

*. Kaspersky is extremely good at identifying, blocking, and removing virus and other threats. Kaspersky's heuristic protection and false positive detection also nearly perfect which detect previously unknown viruses.

*. It has very good overall malware protection


*. Kaspersky uses 130MB of RAM while in idle state and goes to 550MB when full system scan which we think is too much compared to others.

4. Vipre Internet Security 2015

vipre antivirus

With several added security features and the same antivirus protection of VIPRE Antivirus, VIPRE Internet Security earns our "Editors' Choice Award" again this year, even though the software isn't perfect.

*. The antivirus engine has excellent real-time protection and is effective at removing viruses. Its malicious website filter prevents you from accidentally visiting a known harmful website.


*. Firewall protection is great and it scores 10 out of 10 in our tests.

*. There are some extra features for added security like its Facebook scanner and its history cleaner.

*. User interface is not that much good enough it has to be improved.

*. Even though the user interface isn't that much better it does it's job better than any of the other Internet Security software. And if ever get infected, ThreatTrack Security (VIPRE's makers) will help you remove it for free.


5. AVG Internet Security 2015

avg internet security 2015

AVG is all known to us for their free Antivirus solution. But basic Antivirus doesn't ensures fully protected PC. For 2015 AVG has significantly improved their Internet Security suite this year with an improved firewall, and better overall protection.

*. The user interface is much more modern and easy to use.



*. Malware detection is very good with AVG which was an issue before this.

*. AVG is not bad in real time protection also and it performed well in this category.

*. It consumes low memory space.

*. It is one of the better all around Internet Security suites.

This is our review among the top Antivirus and Internet security products hopefully you enjoyed it.

Monday, 12 January 2015

How to access blocked sites using Cocoon

Are you frustrated the way online colleges and schools blocking websites? Did you just hate Cyberoam blocking sites in colleges. Don't worry now we have a solution for you. These days crazy Internet surfers like us are always want to access torrents, facebook, twitter and other social services in offices, schools and colleges also but the firewalls of these institutions are also becomes very stronger and cannot be bypassed easily but thanks to Cocoon these restrictions can also be overcome easily.

cocoon online internet privacy

What is Cocoon?


Cocoon is basically a browser add-on which is used to bypass internet restrictions. According to the cocoon developers,
"Cocoon is an all-in-one plugin that makes everything you do online secure, virus-free and private. Without Cocoon websites and hackers have access to your computer to leave cookies or infect it with viruses and malware. You even get protection on open Wi-Fi access points."


There are number of advertisers who track your every move, hackers in a hurry to steal your passwords and viruses needs a chance to attack your computer. To avoid all this you want something that hide you from the threatening things of the Internet world and here comes the Cocoon.

Cocoon is available for Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer that helps you browse the Web securely in an anonymous environment. Cocoon is available for free download and also available in paid version that is also known as Cocoon+.

How Cocoon works?


Cocoon uses a proxy service, so that all of your browsing is done through Cocoon's servers. All the web sites that you browse see their IP address or ISP instead of tracking you.
Cocoon scan files before you download ensuring that your computer won't be attacked by any malware.

How to use Cocoon?


Using Cocoon is very easy and don't need any specific knowledge. To use Cocoon following steps will help you.



*. First of all signup for a cocoon free account from https://getcocoon.com/signup_free and then download Cocoon add-on from the official website https://getcocoon.com/support/download

cocoon add on for firefox

Note: If download not works then you can download from following link directly https://getcocoon.com/downloads/vwc_cocoon.xpi?303486

*. After install you need to restart your browser and you will see a Cocoon toolbar. Just press the power button and you will see a Email address and Password fields.


start browsing with cocoon

*. Now enter your email address and password that you used while sign up process and click on Go.

cocoon toolbar attempt to login

*. Now Cocoon will start attempt to login from different proxies and in a few seconds you will be connected to the Cocoon's private world.

*. Now open any website that is previously blocked and enjoy browsing anonymously.

That's it, browse the web, bypass firewalls and Cyberoam restrictions with ease.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

How to download say thanks Facebook videos

We are back with another awesome trick. Did you know about Facebook's new photo messages which you can create for your friends on fb? Many of you are very well known about this video messages provided by facebook for it's users.

What is Say Thanks video?


Say thanks is created by Facebook to provide it's users video greeting cards. By using the say thanks feature of facebook users can create thanks video for their friends on facebook. It's a customizable video greeting in which you may add some another photos from your computer and make a video of it or can use previously shared photos with friends and create a great video to say thanks to your friends for being with you for a long time. You can create say thanks video from the link https://www.facebook.com/thanks

How to download say thanks facebook videos?

Most of the users already created say thanks video using facebook's say thanks feature. But they are not able to download it only they can view it online. Some of my friends also asked me about how they can download the video. But don't worry friends now you can able to download the video and also other videos which are not downloadable on the internet or on the Facebook. To download the video here is a complete solution, follow it and enjoy the download of facebook's thank you cards.

*. First of all download the firefox extension Video DownloadHelper from here.

video download helper firefox icon

*. Now login to facebook and play the video which you want to download.

*. When the video starts playing you will see the moving icon on top right side on your firefox. Now click on the small dropdown icon and then click on download. You can also convert the video format by clicking on Download and convert.


say thanks facebook videos download


*. That's it your video will now starts downloading.

Hopefully you like this post. Keep visiting for some more tricks for you.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages

Facebook users are always in a hurry to clear their chat messages or we can say private chat messages from their account. But there are some important messages that needs to be retrieve or recover after accidental deletion. But most of the users are not able to recover these messages or unaware of the fact that the messages can be retrieved. Here is a guide for you which help you recover your deleted messages, photos as well as videos. We will see how this facebook feature worked for us.

retrieve deleted facebook messages

Retrieve Deleted Facebook Messages, Photos and Videos

Following simple steps will let you recover your deleted messages, photos and videos from facebook.

*. Login to your facebook account and go to settings or directly click on the link.

*. Now click on Download a copy of your facebook account.

*. Now click on the Download Archive button and you will prompted to enter your facebook account password.

facebook archive download

*. Just enter the password and your download will begin.

*. Now just extract the downloaded zip file and click on the index.html file and you can see all your facebook information.

It's very simple, you can now able to access your deleted messages, photos and all your facebook data is available to you.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Create your own Meme with customized text

Social networking sites like Facebook and Google+ are flooded with different types of memes these days. These memes are in the form of text or emotions pictures. These memes are very much involved in the social viral activities and viral stories on certain topic. People use Meme as their daily conversation.

We may wonder how these memes are created. For those who want to create their own customized memes here is one of the meme creation service http://memeful.com.

memeful meme generator

Memeful is very easy to use and free service to create memes with customized text.

*. To create your own meme head over to the website http://memeful.com and select the available memes.

*. Type in any text in the two text boxes provided and click on Create or you can also upload any picture from your PC and then enter text and create a meme.

creating meme

That’s it now you can save the created image or share it directly on the social networking sites from the social links provided. You can also try http://imgflip.com/memegenerator for meme creation.

Friday, 3 October 2014

How to Delete and Turn off your Google Search History

Every person likes to search on Google at any moment whenever he/she needs any type of information from the web, Google is a guide for anyone who is surfing on the internet. But most important thing that we are not very well aware of is that Google stores every single word that we search on their search engine. Every query that you search on Google and all the websites that you visit from the Google search results are anonymously recorded by the search giant. 
google history logo

According to Google, the recorded search data is used to provide you with better search results and recommendations across Google’s products. But most of the people are not that much aware of the fact that Google is storing their personal search queries and visited URL’s.

But don’t worry, Google does allow you to delete your search history. You can delete entire search history or some portion of the search history. 

How to Delete your Google Search History

Following steps are simple enough to know more about deleting Google history.

*. Go to https://history.google.com/history and login with your Google account.

*. Now select the check box beside Remove items for removing history. You may select the specific search query or the entire history that you want to delete.

remove google history

*. If you want to delete recent history from last hour or last week you can do so by clicking on the cog icon and selecting Remove items.
history settings

That’s it, now all your Google search history will be deleted permanently. however Google will still keep on recording your search queries and websites visited, until you turn this feature off.

How to Turn Off the Google Search History

Go to the Google search history page https://history.google.com/history/settings or click on the cog icon and select Settings and click on the Pause button to permanently turn off the Google search history.
turn off google history

After this Google won’t remember your search history. You can allow Google to track your history by clicking on the Start button anytime by the same way.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

How to know if your E-mail account compromised in Cyber Attack

You have noticed that in the recent few years cyber crime is increased a lot. Everyday we hear news about cyber crime or hacking through mail servers, etc. Even the top websites like facebook, twitter, gmail, yahoo etc. also get hammered by the cyber criminals to get the sensitive information of the users. Personal information on these sites open to these criminals can cause vey serious issues to ourselves.

Cyber attack

In the few days of time you may heard about stealing of personal photos of Hollywood celebrities by iCloud hacking and sharing it on internet. This is a major kind of issue. It proves that although you delete your personal information from the web it may recoverable by these cyber criminals. So be alert is the only solution don’t reply to unknown persons or mails in your inbox.

But good news is that you can now know about your e-mail status in cyber attack. The website https://haveibeenpwned.com, let you know about your account status in a cyber attack. What the service does is, it collects the breached data which have been made publicly available and when you enter your email id, the service compares it with its database of compromised accounts and notifies you know if your email account is found in any of the recent security breaches.

i have been pwned

In another recent news you may heard that millions of e-mail accounts were hacked and the mail providers suggested to change the credentials of the users. So this service is very useful to let us know about our mail account. The site https://haveibeenpwned.com only stores the e-mail id and usernames of the compromised accounts. If you have more doubt, check out their FAQ page for more details.

Make sure from now that you check if your account has been compromised and do let your friends know about this service as well.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

How to save news feed on Facebook

Nowadays everyone has a FB account and they’re very much familiar with news feed on facebook. Sometimes there were lots of posts by our friends and we don’t have time to read it completely and also some valuable posts shared by different pages that we need to be saved on for later reference. But don’t you worry for that now, because facebook introduces a new option to save your news feed on your facebook account and you may able to view it later whenever you need it.

Where is save option on fb/Facebook?

Finding a save option is not much difficult on facebook. You have to login to your facebook account and you will see lots of news feeds or you can say posts by different users or pages.

You have to point out the post you want to save and after your decision to save a post just click on the small drop down arrow icon from top right corner of the post and and you will see a option to save. Click on that and your post will be saved for later references.
Save news feed

You can access your saved news feeds by vising the link https://www.facebook.com/saved or you can also have an option to click on the saved option which is available on left side in the apps or favourites section on the home page.

Saved option

We know you should enjoy this simple tutorial. Keep following us for some more….

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Find out most shared stories on Social Network with Buzzsumo

If you are eager to know about the trending stories on the social media then Buzzsumo is for you.

Buzzsumo Trending Content

Whenever we make a search on search engines it gives results according to their algorithm but these results may not be latest results they may be older because search engines not updated in real time so we don’t get real time results. But by using social network this can be easily bypassed, because when any latest story liked or shares on the social network it becomes a popular source of information. As likes and shares increases the popularity rank of the story also increases. So the same activity of social sites captured by Buzzsumo and present you the relevant results.

What is Buzzsumo ?

You may be confuse with all this, so let me clear you that buzzsumo.com is a service like a search engine which provides you up to date information about on a specific topic, trending stories on the social networking sites.

You have observe that social network becomes the very popular and faster medium in recent times to share information than traditional news sources like television or other news broadcasters. So can take help of Buzzsumo to find the trending news or story on any topic.

You have to just enter two three words relevant to the topic for which you want to search for just like a search engine or you can also enter URL of the social site and the results will be available quickly.

Search results Buzzsumo trending content

If you need to increase the relevancy, you can even filter Buzzsumo results as Article, Videos, Infographic, Guest posts, Giveaways etc. You can also filter results by their time period.

Buzzsumo is available for free by its basic plan you can also buy premium plans for better results.


Just sign up on buzzsumo.com and start searching for trending stories now….

Thursday, 14 August 2014

How to find out details of website for safe browsing

Everyday we deal with different websites for different kinds of information. Mostly we don’t care about a website and don’t know how safe it is to browse. Sometimes some websites may be infected with suspicious content that can harm your system. Although you trust the site you must identify about it’s protection for your own safety.

In the past it is very easy for the user to find out the harmful websites because of the poor designing of websites and annoying notifications but nowadays with the mastered improvement in the designing of such harmful websites may confuse anybody and they may not easily detectable for a normal user.

Fortunately for a user there is an easy solution in the form of a browser extension named WOT.

What is WOT ?

WOT is a browser extension that is available for all popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera. WOT notify users about a website whether it is safe to browse or not. Once installed, the extension icon appears on your browser and changes color of it according to ratings provided by millions of users for that website around the world.
 
WOT Rating box

Download links for WOT

For Google Chrome
Download Link 

For Firefox
Download Link

For Opera
Download Link

If a website is harmful, the extension will show a red light and in case it is completely safe, it will display a green light. 

facebook screenshot

Apart from the browser icon WOT also displays a icon near search result links to alert you before you click on that link. It’s also a very amazing feature of WAT that help you protecting yourself before clicking any link.

google search
Being an experienced web user or a newbie to the Internet all the users can protect themselves with this extension. So enjoy safe browsing on the Internet.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Identify details of song used in YouTube video

All of you watch lots of videos on Internet and mostly YouTube as it is the most popular and amazing video sharing community that powered by search giant Google. Lots of the time when we are watching different videos on YouTube there are certain songs or music included in the background of videos but we didn’t able to understood from where it was taken. 

Mostly when the popular artist’s song or popular music in the background then it’s easy to find out the details but the music of certain advertisements and random user content won’t be find out easily. This kind of difficulties can be overcome now.

You don’t need to be worry for this now because here is the solution for you. For solving this problem you have to give a try to Audentifi.

Audentifi is a audio identifying service for YouTube which can help you identifying unknown audio from YouTube videos.

How it works ?


Audentifi is a simple and easy to use service. You have to just copy and paste the YouTube URL in the input box provided and click on Identify songs.

youtube song details

Audentifi will now scan the song used in YouTube video and if it is identified by Audentifi then it will show the song and artist name. Also you will be presented with the link to purchase the song from Amazon or Itunes. Alternately, you may search for that song on Internet to download it for free.

Since it is a new service we can’t say it a perfect service but it is very good service. Most of the cases it identifies the audio which is unknown to us.

Monday, 28 July 2014

GIF Screen Recording using Recordit

There are lots of tools available for Windows that are very useful in your day to day life. One of them is Recordit. It is a very easy to use software for Windows by which you can capture your screen in GIF file i.e. you can record your screen activities in the form of GIF files and save them or upload them on the web.

As GIF files don’t need more space they are easy to share on the Internet and you can able to make videos of your screen activities with this simple tool Recordit.

How to record your screen in GIF

You need Recordit software for making your GIF videos of your computer screen. It is free software for Windows. You may direct upload GIF files to the Recordit servers from where you can further use the file on the web or download it for your own use. It is available in a free as well as a paid version. We are discussing about the free version now.

With free version of Recordit you can record the computer screen for upto 5 minutes which more than enough for any GIF file. You can download Recordit from here.

*. After downloading and installing you will see a small camera icon in your system tray. You just need to click on that and then select the area for recording and click on Record button.

camera icon

*. Once you are done with the recording you can click on Stop button to stop the recording or you can also click on flashing icon for Stop from your system tray.

stop icon

*. Now Recordit will automatically upload the video on the server after which you will be notified by a small system tray icon. You can click on it to view the video.

uploading video

*. To download the created video you must click on the GIF button on the bottom right corner of the video player and then right click on the GIF file opened and then click on Save image as.

*. You can view previously created videos by clicking the Recent Screencast menu from the system tray icon.

screencast icon


Recordit is very easy to use software by which you can create your free GIF screen videos which are very small in size. So enjoy creating GIF videos of your computer.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

PDF Password Removal Tools

Mostly everyone use PDF format documents to share their files. Because of their portability they are most popular and you can also use them on your smartphones so that they becomes even more portable. For some secure data you may apply password protection for the PDF file. But when forgotten password or you want password for any important PDF document, here are some tools that will help you in recovering password.

Aimersoft PDF Password Remover Online


pdf password remover online

This is a best tool for unblocking password of PDF files online and you don't need to install anything on you computer. With this tool you can unlock PDF files online. Just  visit the link  and click on upload and upload password protected PDF file. You can also unlock multiple files at simultaneously.

PDF unlock Tool by Estelar


estelar pdf unlock tool

This is very useful tool to unlock PDF files. After installing this software you need to provide password protected file to it and it creates another copy of the file by removing password protection from it.

PDF Mate Free PDF Merger

                                pdf merger 

PDF mate is a free PDF unlocking tool and comes with some useful features. Apart from unlocking PDF files, it also ha PDF decrypter, PDF merger, image to PDF converter, PDF splitter and much more. It also support editing, copy and printing of PDF files.

You can use these tools to unlock your PDF password protected files easily can avoid losing your important data.

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