WhatsApp Making Changes!!


Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota. However, any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage.
This policy will go into effect for all users on November 12, 2018 though some users may see the quota benefits earlier. To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend that people manually back up WhatsApp before November 12, 2018.

Passwords


How do you ensure that the older generation remember their passwords,in a world that has increased the number of passwords one has to remember?

What happens when they pass on and you have to take care of various accounts?

In this case a notebook where they write down their passwords is a great idea provided they lock it up.

Let me know your suggestions.

HACKING HISTORY


This is by no means a thorough explanation of the history of hacking is,but an attempt at showing its history.

 

HACKING and its ORIGINS

Currently hacking is  defined as to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file, computer, or network.The term has changed over time:

Phase 1: early 1960s to 1970s

  • It was a positive term
  • A “hacker” was a creative programmer who wrote elegant or clever code
  • A “hack” was an especially clever piece of code

Phase 2: 1970s to mid 1990s

  • Hacking took on negative connotations
  • Breaking into computers for which the hacker does not have authorized access
  • Still primarily individuals
  • Includes the spreading of computer worms and viruses and ‘phone phreaking’
  • Companies began using hackers to analyze and improve security

Phase 3: beginning with the mid 1990s

  • The growth of the Web changed hacking; viruses and worms could be spread rapidly
  • Political hacking (Hacktivism) surfaced
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks used to shut down Websites
  • Large scale theft of personal and financial information

Ear Trumpet-What Windows 10 Should have Shipped With!


Do I dare say Windows 10 is damn near perfect OS but there is something that i believed is missing,and that is the ability to control individual sounds.By Individual sounds i mean for example i have Tidal playing and have it set at 67 % and systems sounds are too loud at 67 % and would like to have them at 4 % and Chrome at 100% but there is now way to do that until i discovered this app in the Microsoft App Store!

Microsoft does have an App Store for those wondering and it does have some meh apps  and some gems like  Ear Trumpet.This App has apparently been around since 2016 and frankly this is what Microsoft  10 should have been shipped with.

The latest iteration is:

  • version 2.0.3.0

– Fixed an issue with certain apps (e.g. Sea of Thieves) not appearing correctly – Added additional languages (Arabic, Spanish, Hungarian, Korean, Turkish, and Ukrainian).Its only 26.47MB the install is pretty easy.

Once installed you get this sound icon similar to the stick but with options to set the volume individually!!!!. Plus this App has a 4.5 Rating on Microsoft’s App store.

Ear Trumpet

Minimum Requirements:

Windows 10 x86

Additional Features:

  • Visualize Audio with Multi-Channel Aware Peaking
  • Default playback device management
  • Automatic updates via the Microsoft Store
  • Support for light/dark mode and all accent colors
  • Configurable hotkey
  • Modern context menus
  • Growing multi-lingual support
  • Cairo Shell support

For more information you can visit their Github webpage.

Dont take my word for it,go to the App store and download the app and take it for  a spin.

 

Recycle Bin Pro-Tip!


How many time have you deleted something from the Recycle Bin and immediately regretted it,or wondered why you did not get a delete confirmation.

Well it would behoove you to perform the following steps to check whether the ‘delete confirmation‘ is turned on

  •  Right click on the Recycle Bin icon on Windows 10 desktop
  •  Select Properties and once the Recycle Bin Properties dialog opens
  • Check the box next to Display delete confirmation dialog. Then click Apply and OK.

And just like that you are all set.