Store password and other files securely

Secure way to store your password files and other important data

  1. LastPass: It is the best password manager available for free, This award-winning service offers browser extension, which saves all your usernames and passwords and it will let you autologin to your sites and sync your passwords on your devices. It is very secure and cross-platform. Give it a try and let us know what you think of it in comment section below. To know more about password manager check out this article. Password manager for mobile devices.
  2. Winzip: WinZip password protect feature is very handy, create zip file of your data and set up a password, so no one can unzip your files without the password.
  3. SecretSync: Securely Sync Your Files Using SecretSync and with your password you can access that file on any device anywhere.

Important tips for secure password

  1. Choose a strong password. A mix of alphabet,special characters and more than 6 letters. You can use this online tool by Microsoft to check password strength
  2. Make sure you have access to the email account affiliated with your profile, when you forget the password you can retrieve through it.
  3. Change your password several times in year

In 2014, we saw most brutal of cyber attacks, hackers and companies are at war and not its high time to keep secure password and changing it frequently. It’s very likely to have 100+ accounts and to manage your password and other private documents you can use below listed services for free.


Troubleshoot Internet Connection

Quick fixes for wi-fi and wired network

Ever feel like your internet connection is very slow, you can not stream video from your phone. Your phone seem not to be able to connect to your router. Don’t worry, these are the a few of common internet connectivity issues user experience. Here we got some quick fixes that will let you resolve such issues in no time.

Resolving Connection Issues on Your Wi-Fi Network

  1. Check if the wireless switch is on. Note: Wireless switch has radio tower icon, if not sure check out the universal wireless icon.
  2. Turn off and then turn on all the devices on the network to reset and synchronize them. This step will also help when you can not browse your internet after buying a new router. This step will flush any information network still holding of an old router.
  3. Right-click the network icon Picture of the wireless network icon or Picture of the wired network icon in the notification area of your taskbar, and then click Troubleshoot problems and follow the instructions.
  4. Check for corrupted or incompatible drivers. Go to device manager and then uninstall and then re-install network drivers.
  5. Check from another computer or devices If another device is able to access internet then checkout for ip-conflict issue, to read more about it click here.
  6. Eliminate Router You can directly connect via Ethernet cable(LAN Cable) and if that works. Then try to reset router.

You can check out this video, it covers all common issues of internet connectivity.

Resolving Connection Issues on Your Wired Network

  1. Check for any loose or disconnected cables or wires.
  2. Firewall blocking intent connection. You can disable the firewall by changing settings at network connections via control panel
  3. Change Ethernet cable or use another port for plugin

Here is a video showcasing how to set up LAN connection perfectly on Windows 7


How to boost up chrome experience

Tweaks and Extensions to enhance google chrome experience. – Faster is better.

Useful Tweaks in Google Chrome Settings

  1. Use Latest Version: Google is working on to make chrome better and faster, so always stay up to date with the latest version.
  2. Don’t use too many Extensions: some extensions are not needed for every run, disable those unnecessary extensions.
  3. Choose which data you to sync between devices. By default, Google Chrome sync apps, passwords and much more data, so you can access your data on all synced devices. I think we just need password to sync, Rest of field options you can uncheck in settings
  4. Chrome instant search can use different search engines, You don’t need many options here, just use google and delete others. To do so, Go to Settings.

Extensions that improve browsing experience

  1. Internet Download Manager: It can really boost up your download speed, You can disable other plugins, I recommend you should use it.
  2. Extensionbetter Browser: It is Chrome extension has awesome features like Auto Scroll, Back to top, Floating google search, one click delete search key and many more. It can take your browsing experience to the next level. Their page at Google Webstore says: “We can Enhance your Browsing experience in 10-15% faster”
  3. Google Quick Scroll: It is a huge time saver for the google search, when search results appear, It will give you auto-preview of words in result page that match with your search query, so you can quickly go to right information. It is great but not perfect. Sometimes it does not work the way it should, but at times very useful.

Get your business online

  • once upon a time – not so long ago – most of the business in world was offline, sellers had firm control over what products he wanted to showcase to buyers.
  • Buyers used to receive access to information about seller’s services when and how seller chose to provide to him. Meetings, brochures, phone calls were common ways to showcase services. As a result, Seller controlled sales cycle.
  • This flow of sales has changed considerably over a short period of time. Now, a Prospective buyer can hop online anytime with tablets and smartphones. They can have quick comparison shop and access information that seller did not even create for eg. Reviews.
  • If you don’t have a website, then a buyer might educate himself about your services from third party information, outdated and poor information might add confusion to the decision-making process. Closing the deal might become complicated based on how someone else showcase your services.
  • The whole point is of regaining control of sales cycle via information flow that attracts prospective buyers. In doing so, put a face to your online identity and get referrals, business over social media.

10 Microsoft Outlook Alternatives

1. ThunderBird

  1. ThunderBird is a free, easy to set up and customize, secure, open source, cross-platform email and instant messaging software – loaded with great features!
  2. ThunderBird has strong support for using multiple accounts and identities, including automated signature features.
  3. Chat functionality is built in, so you can enjoy real-time conversation with your contacts. Thunderbird makes it easy to search through both past conversations and received emails. Thunderbird functions as an RSS/Atom feed reader too and has a large selection of add-ons that extend it with calendar support, PGP support, integration with online services and much more.
  4. Top Features that make it best:
    • Easier to set up mail account
    • Personalized Email Addresses
    • Multiple-channel chat
    • If filters the Spam and offer Phishing protection
    • Large Files Management

2. Claws Email

  1. Claws Email is one of the fastest and slick email client out there and It’s not short on features either.
  2. It is stable, secure and highly customizable.
  3. Useful and Powerful Features: Multiple accounts, Threaded display, Filtering, Mime attachments, SSL support, User-defined headers, MH and Mbox folder support/import/export, and Plugin capabilities.

3. eM Client

  1. It is paid email client and only support Windows OS. It is nearly perfect windows email client with its powerful features, wrapped up in an user-friendly interface. Though, It lacks Scheduled Message Sending and local spam filtering., conversation list, it might be a good option for you if you are looking for all standard email client features.
  2. Powerful features:
    • Quick Import : Quick and easy way to import from your old email client like Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, ThunderBird etc..
    • Intuitive Sidebar : Sidebar shows old emails from the contact, as per mainwindow current email or contact. So, You can read and find old emails quickly.
    • Readable preview Popups: You don’t even need to click on it, just hover over it and you get to read email via preview popup.
    • Reformat Received Messages: Edit Headers.
    • Bi-Directional Text Support : Unlike Thunderbird and many other email client, it supports bi-direction text.

4. Opera Mail

  1. Opera mail is free, simple, lightweight, flexible interface that will satisfy almost all standard email client needs.
  2. Opera has tabbed panel, It has threaded emails, which let you find old messages easily and respond to them with ease. It doesn’t have all the features that Outlook does, However if you are looking for simple and customizable email client, Opera might be a right solution for you. It is fast and reliable.


  1. Inky is free, lightweight, very easy to configure, simple yet useful email client with elegant interface.
  2. Useful Features:
    • Beautiful yet simple interface
    • Quick and simple to configure for Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo:
    • Advanced features for filtering and sorting emails.


  1. Quick and modern approach: Drag-and-drop action to help organize e-mails. With Right click allow user to quickly reply, delete, print or manage emails in folders.
  2. Enhanced Security: To guard against spammers, it blocks images. Windows Live Essentials suite includes Windows Live Mail which is a free email client for Windows 7 | 8 users.
  3. Key Features:
    • Enhanced Security
    • Custom Layouts and quick views
    • Powerful Multi user support
    • Conversation Organizer
    • RSS in your inbox
    • Direct Blogging

7. Mailbird

  1. It is very handy email client if your top priority is Productivity. Mailbird is a huge time saver with its quick open and quick reply shortcuts.
  2. Some useful features:
    • Useful and Intuitive User Interface
    • Supports multiple email accounts.

8. Web Mail

  1. Web mail is a Website based interface to access e-mail through a Web browser. General belief is that webmails are free. Using website based mail client is ideal if you travel a lot or when you use multiple devices or use another person’s laptop.
  2. In webmail, you don’t need to worry about backup. Before choosing this option, some things to consider:
    • You don’t have offline option. Internet connection required.
    • You can keep only certain amount of emails only. This quota varies from provider to provider.
    • Every thing is stored at email service provider’s server, so you are at their mercy.
    • Webmail is not a free mail.
  3. Powerful Features:
    • No need to configure email client.
    • Very convenient – you just need internet to access your emails.

9. Postbox

  1. Postbox is very intuitive, powerful and integrated with useful apps with great time-saving features.It is based on Thunderbird, but it is not a free email client. It works for Windows and Mac Os.
  2. Top Awesome Features :
    • Unified Folders and Account Groups
    • Automatic Tagging
    • Summarized Replies
    • Focus Pane

10. Fox mail.

  1. Fox mail, owned by Chinese company, A freeware email client and having useful features with pleasant user interface. It is really powerful alternative to Outlook but some of Chinese language words are not translated in interface.
  2. Tabbed Interface feels cluttered at times.
  3. Key Features:
    • Works on Windows, Mac Os and Linux operating systems
    • Unlimited email accounts.
  4. Powerful Features:
    • Pleasant Interface
    • HTML template or you can create template with WYSIWYG tool.
    • Better security against spammers.

Share files between your devices

In this new era of connectivity, you switch from computer to tablet to smartphones multiple times in a usual day, so your digital photos,  music, e-books or work files are spread across a range of devices from your mobile phones to tablets and your computers. These devices are running different operating systems, So that no standard method to easily copy files from one device to another.

AirDroid : Android devices and computers ( xp and Mac)

You can move files on and off your Android device from a web browser, You can also wipe data remotely. AirDroid works with Windows XP or later, Mac OS X. Apart from videos, photos and music add and delete remotely, There are other useful features too.

  • Send or receive sms to one or multiple contacts
  • You can find your phone by Locate Android device on a map feature. You can Lock, ring, or wipe all personal data on the Android device

AirDrop : Mac or supported iOS

If your device is Mac or iOS7 device, that includes iphone5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), then use of AirDrop allows you to quickly and easily share files with other Mac users, Please Note that you can not share files with AirDrop to non ios users and non ios devices can not use airdrop to share files with you.


How to remove programs from Windows

If a program isn’t working properly, you can uninstall it or repair it .

For Windows 7

  1. Open the Control Panel via Start menu. The Start menu can be accessed by clicking the Windows logo icon at the bottom-left corner of the display, or simply by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Under programs, you will see link “ Uninstall a program.” Click on it. Then Programs and Features will be opened up just as shown in below image. It will list all the programs you have on your device.How to Uninstall a Program
  3. Find the program that you want to uninstall.
  4. Click Uninstall. You can also see repair option, if repair option is offered by the program.

For Windows 8

  1. Tap/Click Search button Search button on screen.Type control panel in the search input box, and then tap / click.
  2. tap / click Programs and features.
  3. Tap / click the program and then tap / click UNINSTALL. – Or – If you see the Repair option is offered for the program, tap or click to repair,
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Windows Media Player vs Apple iTunes

Windows media player

Windows media player is preloaded on windows operating system, it has simple,yet elegant interface. If you checkout Windows Media Player 12 control bar, it has minimal control buttons, which gives impressive intuitive design. Its interface is packed with useful features like syncing your media files on multiple devices, filtering/search music easily. Windows media player supports many formats for video and audio files. As compare to iTunes, Windows Media Player is easy to configure, use and maintain. Though Itunes has some powerful features but nonetheless Windows Media Player have improved a lot over few versions lately.

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes Store, You can get music, movie, book or podcast you wanted from iTunes Store and also can discover the one you might like.
Besides that, Apple iTunes have all the cool features of windows media player.

If you are using windows based operating system, windows media player is most probably installed on your computer by default, So you should consider using Windows media player, as itunes works best with Mac and ipods.


Best Browser for Windows 8

The Era when Google Chrome was the best and Internet explorer was the lame browser in every aspects has ended. With Internet Explorer 11, IE has blossomed into a great browser for Windows 8. Firefox and opera continue ramp up their features and security fixes with latest releases. Gone are the days, when it was easy to choose best browser for your needs. Today, with all the competition around, Now, its a tough decision to pick any browser as the best browser. I have reviewed IE 11, Chrome 33, Firefox 32 and Opera 7 Best browser and why picked. Security Chrome It is more stable and secure than firefox. With most frequent security update fixes chrome is secure of all.

SecurityGoogle ChromeIt is more stable and secure than firefox and others. With most frequent security update fixes chrome is secure of all.
SpeedMozilla FirefoxIt is the new speed king, it is faster as chrome and sometimes load site more faster.
CPU Usage and Memory FirefoxChrome is heavy consumption of memory, where in case if Firefox crashes and when it restarts it does not re-open all tabs, instead it loads when you click on it.
HTML5 Support ChromeStill there is no match for Chrome for supporting HTML5
Special Features- If you use google services, chrome is the only browser works with google voice search. Internet explorer supports ‘immersive’ UI browsing mode of windows 8.
Firefox and chrome are known Better Syncing
not only can see your bookmarks and settings in any instance of the browser on any device, but also it let you continue a browsing session from one device to another. The new syncing method includes password and form data synching. Especially, Firefox the synced information is encrypted end to end, according to Mozilla.

Verdict: Chrome vs Firefox vs Internet Explorer

For most of users, Chrome is the best, Chrome looks really great sporting that flat design. Performance is also great , If you are looking for some other features, customization, vast addons support than Firefox latest version is clearly a winner for you.


Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments!



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