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How to Use Google Authenticator App to Secure Your Gmail Account

Two-factor authentication is a needlessly complex sounding name for a very simple way to secure your email, social media, and most other online accounts. While two-factor authentication technically means you have two layers of security protecting your account – typically, one a password, and the second is usually a one-time password (OTP). So most people who talk about two-factor authenticat...

YouTube Offline: What Is It, and How to Save and Watch a Video Offline?

If you consistently find yourself at places with spotty Internet connectivity – when commuting to work or at home, for instance – and you love watching videos, then YouTube’s offline feature is aimed at you. The feature allows YouTube users to continue to enjoy their favourite videos on their Android and iOS devices even when there is no usable network connection. Here’s wh...

How to Transfer Money From Paytm to Bank Account

Paytm has become the go-to digital payments app for many people in India after the demonetisation drive, and the company has added thousands of merchants to its platform within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of scrapping Rs. 1000 and old Rs. 500 currency notes. From vegetable vendors to grocery stores, everyone is joining the Paytm cashless payments platform. (Also see: What I...

How to Block Any Website On Your Computer, Phone, or Network

There are several reasons why you might want to block certain websites on your computer. Some websites could be spreading viruses, contain explicit content or even be trying to steal your personal data. While you may well be more than capable of avoiding these websites, but that doesn’t stand true for every one who uses your device. In such cases, it might be best to block certain websites. ...

How to Return Items Purchased on Amazon

Amazon Great Indian Sale has kicked off, seeing huge discounts across a wide catalogue of products. The Amazon sale for the next four days will see discounts, cashbacks and other offers for products ranging from mobiles, tablets to laptops, TVs and more. Of course, the problem with shopping online, including on occasions such as the Amazon sale, is that you don’t see a product before buying ...

Three Simple Ways to Get ‘Cash’ and Other Rewards From Google

Google is built around data – and it probably knows a lot more about you than you think it goes. The good part about all this is that Google offers a lot of rewards to people who will volunteer data that it finds useful. This information isn’t just used to advertise to you either – instead, sometimes Google wants data from users to build more detailed offerings that help all user...

How to Block SMS Spam on iOS 11

SMS spam is something that plagues pretty much everyone who has an Indian SIM card, and even those who live abroad. Be it frauds, asking you to buy shares in companies to double your wealth, or just your neighbourhood store sending promotional messages, these messages get more annoying by the day. Not only do they spam you with notifications, these texts also get in the way of iMessage since Apple...

How to Stop WhatsApp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on Android, iPhone

WhatsApp is used by over a 1.2 billion people worldwide, and 200 million in India alone. In fact, it is probably one of the first apps anyone in India downloads when they get a new smartphone as it has become the default means of texting in the country. However, it can become an annoyance too when it downloads all the media files automatically, from pictures to videos to, more recently, GIFs, not ...

How to Block Pop-Ups in Chrome

The current state of the Web experience is far from ideal. Pop-ups are one of the biggest culprits, and they’re much more annoying on mobile, as opposed to the desktop. For one, they often take over the whole screen. And two, it’s not exactly convenient swiping them away with your fingers, unlike on a PC with a mouse. Thankfully, most browsers like Chrome, Opera, UC Browser, and Firefo...

How to Block Pop-Ups in UC Browser

If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of a pop-up flying across the screen while reading an article, you’ve probably wondered how to get rid of it. On mobile, it’s much more annoying, given pop-ups tend to take over the entire screen. With most modern browsers – like Google Chrome, UC Browser, Opera, and Firefox – you don’t have to worry, since they have a ...

How to Record iPhone Calls for Free

Recording phone calls is a pretty straightforward process on Android, but that’s not the case on iPhone. The App Store has some call recording apps, but we haven’t found any that work in India. None of the call recording apps on the US App Store which actually work are free, so you’re going to have to shell out some cash up-front if you want to record phone calls. Now, recording phone calls is a b...

How to Block Pop-Ups in Opera

Is there anything more annoying than a pop-up ad? Particularly when you’re browsing on your mobile phone, a pop-up can completely take over the screen or bombard your device with unwanted tabs, degrading performance badly. The good news is that whether you’re browsing on your phone or on the PC, popular browsers like Chrome, UC Browser, and Opera come with features that allow you to pu...

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