July 11, 2016

How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Your Mac

How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Your Mac
One of the biggest problems arising out of the fact that devices can remember passwords, and fill them out on their own, is that we, the users, tend to keep forgetting them. Sure, it’s better that we don’t need to remember passwords, but there are times when we want to view saved WiFi passwords.

In this short how-to guide, I’ll acquaint you with two ways that you can use to access passwords for WiFi networks that your Mac has joined in the past, or is currently connected to.

view saved wifi password

Note: This is not a guide on how to gain access to secure WiFi networks that you have never joined.

I’ll keep this short and simple: There are two methods that you can use to access saved WiFi passwords on your Mac.

Check Out: How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android (Rooted devices)

Method 1. Using The Keychain Access App

Follow the steps outlined here to view saved WiFi passwords on your Mac:

  1. 1. Launch Keychain Access.

    • You can do this by going to “Spotlight” and typing “Keychain Access“.


    • You can also go to “Launchpad“; Keychain Access will be located in the folder named “Other“.



  2. In the search box, on the top-right corner, type the name of the WiFi network that you want to view the password for.

    • The Keychain Access window will locate the entries corresponding to the name you entered.


    • For illustration purposes, I’m using my home WiFi network, “Lord Of The Pings”.



  3. Double click on the entry corresponding to the WiFi network you want to access the password to.

  4. A small pop-up window will appear, containing details about the WiFi network.


  5. Select the checkbox next to “Show password”.



    • Keychain Access will prompt you to enter an administrator’s credentials. Enter the credentials, and click on “Allow”.




  6. You will now be able to see the WiFi password for the selected network.



Method 2. Using The Terminal

You can view saved passwords using the Terminal. One scenario where this can be useful is, if you’re planning on writing a shell script to display passwords. Follow the steps given below to view saved WiFi passwords using the Terminal:

  1. Launch the Terminal application


  2. Type in the following command into the terminal, replacing the “SSID” with the name of the WiFi network that you want to view the password for.


  3. s e c u r i t y f i n d - g e n e r i c - p a s s w



  4. A dialog box will appear, prompting you to enter administrator credentials. Enter the credentials, and click “Allow”



  5. The password will be displayed on a new line in the Terminal



Never Forget a WiFi Password Again

Now you know what to do the next time you need access to a password that you no longer remember. You have been acquainted with two surprisingly easy methods that you can use to view saved WiFi passwords on your Mac. Have you encountered a problem with remembering passwords earlier? More importantly, how did you solve it? Let us know in the comments below.

June 21, 2016

Protect Your Android From Malware: steps

Protect Your Android From Malware: steps
Do you remember the time when you first laid hands on your brand new Android smartphone? How you pledged to take care of it and not let it go downhill. Well, it did go downhill, didn’t it? Don’t worry, we have all been there. As big a necessity as it is, a smartphone can also turn into a headache if it’s not properly taken care of. You may care for your Android smartphone on the outside, no scratches, no bumps, but what is more important is to take care of the things under the hood. One of the major reasons behind an Android smartphone’s performance issues is malware. And Make Sure to Checkout Tips to Keep You New Android Safe

See Also: Top Responsive 4 Android Emulators for Mac OS / Macbook to Run and install Android apps on your Mac OS X , Macbook Air/Pro Malware can slow your phone down, create unnecessary interruptions, exploit your phone’s resources, misbehave in every way possible and in the worst case, prevent your smartphone from doing anything. So, if you feel your Android smartphone has been acting weird and the reason behind this might be a malware. Well, you might be true and thus, we are here to let you know about how you can protect your Android device from malware.

Firstly, let’s talk about the things you should keep in mind if you really want to avoid malware:

Things you should keep in mind to avoid Malware

The first thing that we are going to list out are the precautions you should take to avoid malware and along with that, we will also offer some solutions, in case your device is already affected by malware.

  1. Download Apps only from the Play Store or trusted sources

    So first let’s start with the most obvious one, it should be well understood that apps are meant to be downloaded only from the Play Store or well-trusted sources. Downloading apps from an unreliable source is no different than a gamble and not exactly a profitable one. Whatever app you might want to download from an unreliable store, Play Store will probably have a better alternative.



    Even if you find an app that is not available on the Play Store, it is better to make sure that the site from which you are downloading is reliable. You don’t want to end up with unnecessary malware on your phone, which will completely mess it up. It’s better to be safe than sorry.


  2. Do not download music or other content from any random site

    Downloading apps from the Play Store is one thing but downloading music, videos, and images are an entirely different thing to consider. Most people are used to simply searching for the song or video on Google and trying out the first download link that appears, totally unaware of the huge risk they are taking. Instead of downloading that track you love or any other content, you might end up with a load of malware, that isn’t going to bring any music to your ears.



    We suggest you either download your music and videos from a trusted site, one that you have been using for a while. Another option, though usually not free, is to use one of the services like Hulu, YouTube, Spotify etc.


  3. Keep your system software up to date

    We wait for Android updates with bated breath because of the various new features they bring, however, they also bring security updates that make sure to fix any loopholes in your device’s software security. Malware usually enters your device and exploits it only when the system cannot detect it or control it. Generally, malware is one of the primary concern for Android makers and thus, security patches are one of the primary things they work on while releasing a new update. With every update, any loopholes that exist are covered up and this leaves very less margin for any malware to enter the system.

    Note: Many smartphone manufacturers are also rolling out monthly security patch updates. You can find the information about it in Settings->About->Android security patch level.



  4. Install a high rated Anti-Malware app

    This may seem like an obvious thing to say, but we are not just asking you to download any anti-malware app but we are asking you to download a good one. Sure, there are many anti-malware apps on the Play Store but only a few of them are worth using. Before you go on and download the first anti-malware app you see, check its ratings and reviews.



    Ratings and reviews should give you a good idea of how well the app really works. Look among the top rated or top downloaded apps and you will surely find a good anti-malware app. We would personally recommend you to try Malwarebytes or 360 Security.


What to do if your phone is already affected

In case, you reached to this post late and your phone is already affected with malware, here are a few things that you can try to fix it, before you go for a factory reset:

  1. Download Anti-Malware app and scan system

    If you didn’t have an anti-malware app before your device got infected, don’t worry you can get one now too. Anti-malware apps don’t just prevent malware from entering your device, they also work in removing them. An app like Malwarebytes could come in handy for you in such a scenario. Using this app you can simply scan your device for existing malware and the app will take care of it. Other apps like 360 Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, Avast antivirus etc. will also do a decent job in removing malware.



  2. Use safe mode to format Storage and uninstall Apps

    If you end up in a situation where your device is constantly misbehaving or you can’t even turn it on normally, you should try the safe mode. We have already covered a detailed article on Android Safe Mode and how to use it. So, check that out to know about protecting your phone using the Safe Mode.



    In the Safe Mode, only the stock applications that originally came with your device are active and this ensures that no malware can bother your device. You can use this to uninstall any apps which you think are the ones responsible for malware. You can also format your device if need be.


Remember: All That Glitters is Not Gold

Keeping these aforementioned points in mind could make a big difference to your Android experience. No one wants to use a phone that’s slow or lagging, and more often than not malware is the prime reason for that. Apart from slowing down your phone, malware can also exploit and extract personal information from your device. So unless you want to face such a situation, you should take our tips seriously and if followed, these precautions will ensure that you don’t end up going to war with your phone and you get to use it, like it was meant to be.

June 19, 2016

Auto Style External Links On Your Websites and Blogs Using Css

When you are writing content on your website there will be times when you want to refer to other content on the internet, this can be to either your own articles or to external sources for other people's content,

When you link to external content it's common practice to open this content up in a new tab, this way the reader won't be taken away from there place in the article.

Example Wap2all Blog

To open your links in a new window you can use the target="_blank" attribute.



When you are linking to external content it would be nice to give your visitors some sort of indication that you are linking to external content and this link will take you away from the current site. On some websites you will see a small icon new to external links that looks like two windows with an arrow through them.

You can do this automatically with CSS by changing the style of external links to add a icon next to external links,

June 17, 2016

Use Your Phone's Camera as a Translator From Google

Use Your Phone's Camera as a Translator From Google
The newest version of Google Translate for Android and iPhone allows users to use their phone's camera to translate text, whether it be in real-time, or a photo that's already been saved.

Instant back-and-forth translation is currently offered between English and 20 world languages including Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, German, Indonesian, and Ukrainian.

Additional translation options are also available from English to Arabic, English to Hindi, English to Thai, and Arabic to German. A full list of languages can be found here.



Translate Images with Google Translate

Google Translate offers three options for translating text: instant translation, take a photo to translate text, and translate previously-taken images. This guide will walk you through each method.

How To Use Google's Instant Translate

For instant translation using your phone's camera, you must first download Google Translate and any languages you'd like saved for offline use.

Once the application and languages have been installed, launch the app. In the top-left corner, select the Language option and tap on the text's original language. Do the same in the right-hand corner with the language to which you'd like the text to be translated.

Tap the Instant Translate camera icon:



Finally, point your camera at the text you would like to translate. The translation will appear on the screen.

Take a Photo to Translate Text

To translate text via photo, simply launch the application select the Language option in the top- left corner. Tap on the text's original language. Next, do the same in the right-hand corner with the language to which you'd like the text to be translated.


  • Tap the Instant Translate option. Then tap on the Camera button to take a picture.



  • Use your finger to highlight the text that you'd like translated. Google will instantly translate your selection.


  • Translate Images Already on a Device

    Translating images already on your device is a very similar process as taking a picture. Launch Google Translate and select the Language option in the top-left corner. Tap on the text's original language. Next, do the same in the right- hand corner with the language to which you'd like the text to be translated.

    Next, tap the Camera button > Import. Choose the photo that you'd like to translate, and then highlight the text selection you'd like translated:



    See Also: How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android (Rooted devices)

    June 8, 2016

    2 Way On How to Fix Windows Store Problems In Windows 10

    2 Way On How to Fix Windows Store Problems In Windows 10
    While we love the fact that Windows 10 offers a new Store app with universal apps, you will agree when we say that it isn’t the most smooth offering from Microsoft. There are numerous complaints regarding the Windows 10 Store (and Windows 10 too) and thus, we have taken it upon ourselves to solve the Windows Store issues. Firstly, here are a few problems you might be facing with the Windows 10 Store:



  • Downloads stuck at “working” (error 0x80248014)


  • No Install button in Windows Store apps


  • Downloads not getting started (error 0x800704C6 or 0x80072EE2)


  • Windows Store not opening or crashing on launch


  • If you have been facing one of these issues, we have some good news for you. Here are a few steps you need to take to fix up the Windows 10 Store issues:

    1. Turn off Windows Firewall

      If your Windows 10 Store downloads are stuck at the “working” message, turning off Windows Firewall should fix things up. Here’s how to turn off Windows Firewall:



      • Go to Start or Cortana and search for “Firewall” and then, click on “Windows Firewall”.




      • Here, click on the “Turn Firewall on or off” option in the left bar.



      • In this section, turn off Windows Firewall for both private and public network settings.



      After you are done, try and install an app on the Windows Store and things should work out fine. Also, if you have Windows Defender or any third party antivirus suite installed on your PC, disabling them might be a good idea.

    2. Troubleshoot Windows Update and Windows Store



      Don’t see a “Install” button in Windows Store on your Windows 10 PC? Well, we have been there! You will have to troubleshoot problems to fix things up. Since Microsoft’s Windows Update service is integrated within the Windows Store, problems in it can cause problems with the Store. Thus, you will have to troubleshoot Windows Update as well. Here’s how to do it:

      • To start troubleshooting, go to Cortana and search for “troubleshoot” and click on the Control Panel result.



      • In the “Troubleshooting” page, click on the option to “View All” in the left panel, which lists down all the Troubleshooting packs.



      • Here, scroll down to the end to find the Windows Update troubleshooter, as well as the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.



      • Run both of them and select “Try troubleshooting as an Administrator” when the prompt comes up and the troubleshooter should be able to fix whatever problems plague your Windows Store.



        Once done, restart your PC and Windows Store apps should feature the install button.

    June 5, 2016

    How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android (Rooted devices)

    Ever connected to a WiFi network on your Android device but forgot the network's password later on? Well, we have all been there. We mostly don't pay heed to the WiFi passwords because we are already connected and we don't think we would ever need it again. Well, we couldn't have been more wrong. There are times when we need the WiFi password to troubleshoot problems in the network, plus what if you want to share the WiFi password with your friend. Some people believe in noting down passwords but why do so, when you can view saved WiFi passwords easily on Android.



    See Also: Transferring Files between Android and Windows PC Using WiFi Without USB Data Cable

    Yes, you can do it but the catch here is that your device needs to be rooted. So, if you have an rooted Android smartphone or tablet, there are two ways to view saved WiFi passwords on Android:

    Method 1: Via File Manager


    1. For this method, you will need a file manager, which has root explorer capabilities. Recommended : Root Browser


    2. Open the file manager app and go to "data/misc/wifi" folder. If you have a root manager app like SuperSU installed, it will prompt you to grant the file manager root access when you open the data folder. Select "Grant" and navigate to the folder.

      Filemnager Wifi Passwords


    3. In the wifi folder, you'll find a text file dubbed "wpa_supplicant.conf". Open the file through a text editor app. Most file manager apps come with built-in text editor apps, so you should have no problems opening it. The file will feature the details of your current WiFi networks and the networks you've connected to the in the past in the following format:

      network={ ssid="WiFi Network Name" psk="password" key_mgmt=WPA-PSK priority= }




    Method 2: Via a third party app


    Another way to view saved WiFi passwords on Android is through a third party app. You can find a lot of apps that bring the ability when you search for "WiFi Password Recover" in the Play Store. Most of them feature similar names and they work, so you can install any one of them. We tried the WiFi Password Recovery Pro app, which is available for free and works like a charm.

    To view saved WiFi passwords, just open the app and grant the app superuser permission (if you have a root manager app installed). Once done, the app will list down all the WiFi networks you've ever connected to. You can then just tap on the network name to view its password. You can also tap on the password to copy it to the clipboard.

    Wifi Hacer

    View saved WiFi passwords on Android with ease

    That's it folks! The conclusion is, if you have a rooted Android device, you can easily view saved WiFi passwords on your Android device. Sadly, there's no such hack for non-rooted Android users as of now but you can be assured that we'll let you know if something comes up. For now, rooted Android users, try out the aforementioned methods and let us know if you face any issues. Thanks for reading!

    June 4, 2016

    How To Enable 'Undo Send' in Gmail

    How To Enable 'Undo Send' in Gmail
    Have you ever experienced a situation where you have accidentally sent an email to the wrong person and wished that you could cancel it? Well here are some good news for Gmail users, as the web-based email service rolled out a new feature to undo the sending of emails.

    This article will introduce you to the Undo Send feature in Gmail, which essentially allows users to recall messages once they have been sent. This feature can be found on your Gmail Settings page.

    Undo Send Emails in Gmail

    Connect to your Gmail account. Once logged in, click on the cog icon in the top-right section of the page and select =>>Settings.

    Next, head to the =>> General section, and scroll to =>> Undo Send. Tick the =>>Enable Undo Send checkbox:

    Gmail Undo Method

    By default, the send cancellation period is set to 10 seconds, but you can configure these settings to your liking by selecting one of the options in the drop down menu.

    See Also: How to Restart/Shutdown Windows 10 PC with Voice Using Cortana

    Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page

    May 30, 2016

    Microsoft and Facebook to Build MAREA Cable

    Microsoft and Facebook to Build MAREA Cable
    Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook have announced that they are teaming up to build a high-speed underwater cable. On Thursday, the companies published a press release on the planned subsea cable - called MAREA - which will be built under the Atlantic Ocean. Facebook and Microsoft have agreed to work together to build the cable to "help meet the growing customer demand for high speed [and] reliable connections for cloud and online services" for the companies and their users. MAREA will be the highest-capacity Atlantic subsea cable, featuring eight fiber pairs, an estimated design capacity of 160Tbps, and measuring 6,600 km in length, connecting Virginia Beach, Virginia with Bilbao, Spain and beyond to network hubs across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. This new cable will be south of existing transatlantic cables, which typically land in the New York or New Jersey region of the United States. Microsoft notes that MAREA's physical separation from other cables will ensure more resilient and reliable connections in the U.S., Europe, and beyond. MAREA is different from other subsea cables in that it features an "open" design. Microsoft and Facebook have designed the cable to be "interoperable with a variety of networking equipment," which they say will allow for lower costs and easier equipment upgrades for customers. Since the system is capable of evolving, it can keep up with the pace of optical technology innovation, making sure users receive the highest availability and performance. Microsoft and Facebook are working with Telxius, Telef├│nica’s telecommunications infrastructure company, on the subsea cable. Telxius will serve as the system's operator and sell capacity as part of its wholesale infrastructure business. The deal has cleared conditions to go Contract-In-Force, and the cable's construction is set to begin in August 2016 and be completed by October 2017.

    Facebook to Track and Target Non-Users

    Facebook is looking to take over web advertising, and now, it has expanded its Audience Network to reach non-users.



    Facebook announced that marketers that have signed up for its Facebook Audience Network can use the service to reach internet users both on and off the social network. Facebook introduced the Audience Network two years ago to help publishers and developers show relevant, high-quality ads to users who visit their websites and apps, but the service has only been able to reach people who have Facebook accounts. Now, this is no longer the case. With the new expansion of the Facebook Audience Network, publishers and developers will be able to provide the same high-quality ad experience to everyone, including people who do not use Facebook or are not connected to the social media network. "Advertising may be here to stay, but bad advertising… doesn't have to," said Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's VP of Ads and Business Platform. "That's why we're working to provide a better online advertising experience for everyone: people, publishers, and advertisers."

    See Also: Top 15 Reasons Your Facebook Account May be Suspended / Disabled / Banned

    While Facebook sees this as a positive move, users do have the option of opting out of ads powered by the Facebook Audience Network. "We also offer everyone controls [sic] over the ads they see, including tools to opt out of online interest-based advertising. If you have an account, you can do this directly from your Facebook settings, and we honor your choice wherever you use Facebook," explained Bosworth. Non-users are also able to opt out, but must do so on each of their browsers or devices individually.

    May 28, 2016

    Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode: Simple Steps

    Safe Mode has always been the key component for troubleshooting many of Windows problems. In the Safe Mode, Windows load with only the required drivers and files, thus, keeps not-required files and applications at bay that may be causing the problem. There are multiple ways to access Safe Mode in Windows, and knowing all the ways is very important. You never know how a Windows problem may limit your Windows use, like what if you can’t even access the login screen? In such situations, knowing different ways to access Safe Mode will help.

    Methods to access Safe Mode in Windows 10 are a little different from Windows 8, and especially Windows 7. That is why we are going to list down 6 different methods to access Safe Mode in Windows 10. These methods should be enough to help you access Safe Mode even in the worst conditions.

    Method #1: Always Launch Windows 10 in Safe Mode

    You can configure Windows 10 to always launch in Safe Mode from the System Configuration dialog. This is handy if you are troubleshooting a Windows problem and need to open Windows 10 always in Safe Mode for the session. To do so, press Windows+Rkeys to open “Run” and enter “msconfig” in it. Now click on “OK” and “System Configuration” dialog will open up.


    Here move to the “Boot” tab and select Windows 10 at the top (if there are more than one options). Now under “Boot options”, select “Safe boot” and Safe Mode type. You can keep it to “Minimal” if you want to access the regular Safe Mode.
    Otherwise, “Alternate shell” and “Network” modes are also available for launching Safe Mode with Command Prompt or Network access. When you will click “OK” to apply the changes, you will be prompted to restart immediately or later. Choose the right option as you desire. When restarted, Windows 10 will launch in the Safe Mode.


    However, this change is permanent and Windows 10 will always load in the Safe Mode. So you will have to go to System Configuration dialog again and uncheck “Safe Mode” under Windows 10.

    Method #2: Press F8 to Boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode

    Pressing F8 while Windows is loading has always been the best way to boot Windows into Safe Mode. Unfortunately, Windows 8 and Windows 10 boot too fast (with the right hardware) that the F8 keystroke is not even recognized. However, the boot speed depends on your PC’s BIOS and whether you are using SSD or not. If you are still using an older PC that runs on older BIOS and also has a hard drive instead of SSD, then the F8 trick may work on your Windows 10 PC as well.
    If that’s the case, then rapidly press F8 key while Windows 10 is loading and you should see startup options in which Safe Mode option will also be available.

    Note: If you are dual-booting, make sure Windows 10 is set as the default OS. You can set it as default OS from the same “Boot” options in the “System Configuration” dialog that we accessed in the method #1.

    Method #3: Hold Shift and Restart

    You can also hold the Shift key and restart the PC to access troubleshoot boot options. From there you can navigate and access the Safe Mode. Open Start menu and click on the “Power” button. Now press and hold the “Shift” key and click on the “Restart” button. This combination will work from both Windows Shutdown dialog (Alt+F4) and also the Sign-in screen.

    This will restart your PC and open some basic boot options, click on “Troubleshoot” from these options. In the Troubleshoot option, you will see an option toReset Windows 10 and an option to access “Advanced options”, click on “Advanced options”.


    Here click on “Startup Settings” and then click on “Restart” to access advanced boot options.

    Your PC will restart again and load advanced boot options. There will be many options including Safe Mode options, and you will have to use numerical keys or Function keys (F1, F2, F3) to select the right option. The minimal Safe Mode is 4th in the list and can be accessed with the numeric key 4 (or F4). You can access Safe Mode with Network and Safe Mode with Command Prompt access with numeric key 5 (F5) and 6 (F6) respectively.

    Method #4: Add Safe Mode Option in the Boot Menu

    You can also add the Safe Mode option in the boot menu alongside other operating system to easily access it whenever you restart your PC. This is extremely handy if you need to access Safe Mode often or when you can’t access Windows 10 at all. However, this requires a little setup, but don’t worry we are here to guide you through the whole process. For this purpose, we will first have to create an entry in the boot menu and then assign the required Safe Mode option to it.
    To create an entry in the boot menu, right-click on the start menu icon (or press Windows+X) and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from it. This will open an elevated Command Prompt window, here enter the below mentioned command and press the “Enter” key.
    bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Launch Windows 10 Safe Mode”


    This will create an entry in the boot menu with the name “Launch Windows 10 Safe Mode”. Here“Launch Windows 10 Safe Mode” is the name of the entry, so you may edit this section as you please to put your desired name. You can also repeat the process and change entry names to create multiple entries, perfect if you are planning on creating entries for Safe Mode with Networking and Command Prompt as well.

    Now that the entry is created, let’s assign Safe Mode function to it. Go to System Configuration again by typing “msconfig” in the “Run” dialog, just like we did in method #1. Here move to the “Boot” tab and select the new entry you just created. Now select “Safe boot” from the “Boot options” and select the Safe Mode type below it. Also, make sure “Make all boot settings permanent” option is checked. When you will click on “OK”, you will be prompted to restart immediately or restart later, just choose the desired option and the Safe Mode entry will be added in the boot menu.

    Later if you change your mind and want to remove this entry from the boot menu, just access System Configuration again and select the entry. Now just click on “Delete” and it will be immediately deleted.

    Method #5: Use a Windows 10 Recovery Drive

    If you have already created a Windows 10 Recovery USB drive or disk, then you can use it to access Safe Mode. This is handy if you are stuck outside of the Windows and didn’t setup to load it in Safe Mode. Attach the Recovery USB drive to your PC and boot it. You should see a “Choose an option” screen with option to load content from the USB drive along with some other options, including “Troubleshoot”. Here select “Troubleshoot” and rest of the process is same as we have done in the method #3.

    Method #6: Force Windows 10 To Load the Boot Options

    This is a little harsh option, but it could be a lifesaver if you don’t have access to your Windows recovery drive and other methods are not working for some reason. If you will interrupt Windows 10 from loading 2-3 times, it will automatically give you basic boot options to select “Troubleshoot” option and then navigate to Safe Mode using the instructions in the method #3.
    Start Windows 10 and when you see its logo with dots circling beneath it, press and hold the PC’s power button. This will force shutdown the PC after a short delay. Repeat this process 2-3 times and you should see Windows saying “Loading Repairing options” while loading Windows 10. This time, don’t shutdown the PC and let it complete the process. Basic boot options will load up, just select “Troubleshoot” here and follow the instructions in the method #3 to access the Safe Mode.

    Conclusion

    Above we have mentioned 6 best methods to boot Windows 10 in safe mode that should be enough to enable you to access Safe Mode when needed. I will recommend you to add a Safe Mode entry in the boot menu to ensure you always have the option to access Safe Mode even if the Windows 10 is not booting. However, if you didn’t set it up before the unexpected happen, then a Recovery disk or force shutdown should help access Windows 10 in Safe Mode.
    Do you know any other ways to enter Safe Mode in Windows 10? Share with us in the comments below.

    May 17, 2016

    How to Reverse Tether Your Computer Internet to Android

    How to Reverse Tether Your Computer Internet to Android
    If there's one thing we can all agree upon, it has to be the fact that our smartphones can do so much for us these days. However, the features that make our smartphones "smart" come from an active internet connection. An active Internet connection on a phone is very important and you might have come across a time when you don't have cellular data connectivity or a WiFi network to connect to. But if you have a PC with an Ethernet connection, you can tether its internet connection to your Android smartphone.

    Most traditional PCs don't have built-in WiFi connectivity, so you cannot just go ahead and run a WiFi hotspot software. Instead, you will have to use reverse tethering, which is a method to share your PC's internet connection to your Smartphone via a USB cable. Reverse Tethering NoRoot Free is a new app that lets you do that without root access. The initial setup process is a bit tricky, so let us show you how you can get things in place.

    See Also:

    Best Fast ZenMate VPN Alternatives For Chrome and Firefox

    How to Share Files Between iPhone, iPad and Mac : Steps

    Step by Step Guide

    1. Install the ReverseTethering NoRoot app on your Android device from the Google Play Store and open the app. The first thing you will have to do is enable USB debugging in Settings?Developer Options. The link in the app will get you to the desired settings if you don't want to do it manually.

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      Then, download and install the ADB Google Drivers on your computer. You can either download the manufacturer drivers or go to this page and install the ADB and Flashboot drivers. You can also try and install the drivers from Google ADB page, but we prefer the XDA tool as it's a lot easier to install. You can just download the drivers and run the one click installer to get the ADB drivers on your PC.



    2. Before you can use the PC's internet connection on the phone, you will have to install the ReverseTethering app's sever program. Go to the Reverse Tethering server download page and download the application. The good thing here is that the app works on Mac, Linux, and Windows and it is portable, therefore you don't need to have admin access on the computer to run it.



      Note: You will need Java Runtime Environment on your computer. If you don't have it, you can download it from here. However, you will need to have admin access to the computer you are trying to install it on. On your Android smartphone, you will also be asked if you would like to authorize your computer for USB debugging. Select always allow and tap on OK.

    3. Launch the server app on your computer and it will be minimized in the system tray. The server app runs in the background, so there's no front end interface and you can only right click on the system tray icon to know if the device is connected. That is all, you cannot do anything other than that on the server app.



      Once the server app is up and running, connect your Android device to the computer using a data cable and tap on the connect button on the ReverseTethering app. If everything goes fine, you will be able to see an active connection and data transfer rate on the phone. You can now use the PC's internet on your phone.

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      The free version of the ReverseTethering app only allows connections of 10 minutes per 30 minutes. If you need unlimited connection time, upgrade to the PRO version of the app

      available at $4.99.

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      Still a Work in Progress

      The app works on almost all the apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Browsers, and the speed will depend on the data transfer rate between the computer and phone using the data cable. I did face some issues with Google apps like YouTube and Play Store but the app is still new and we can expect the developer to iron out the kinks with future updates. So, try the app out and let us know your experience in the comments section below.