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Telegram VS Whatsapp, 20 Reasons why Telegram is better than Whatsapp

Telegram is a popular platform among users who are concerned about online privacy and security. Not everyone is aware of it but you should know how much data you are sharing with the common apps and how they are processing your data.

I have never synced my phone contacts with Instagram or Facebook app. But Instagram says “Your friend Bob is on Instagram as bob123.This is the reason why I personally don’t prefer to install Facebook app on my mobile device.

Since the acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook, there are many significant changes made to the application. Many rumours came out that Whatsapp is reading and analysing user’s messages to empower their ads platform. To overcome that thing they introduced an end to end encryption in messages and after adding voice and video calling features they implemented the same on both.

Big companies acquire smaller ones to minify the competition and for the obvious reason of getting the user base of those companies. Believe it or not, this guy is having access to all of the information that you share across the apps he owns.

Why Telegram?

This is not a paid promotion of Telegram (haven’t reached there yet). I’m just sharing my personal experience and opinions. Back in 2014, I tried Line Messenger to chat with my friends girlfriend as they provided free mobile recharge for using their application on a weekly basis. Then I switched to Skype, and there was no way to delete chats in the mobile application back then. Then Wechat, the Chinese messenger, there were a lot of distractions on that platform, as random Angel Priya shows up in the name of nearby friends.

Then I tried Facebook Messenger because it offered text, video and audio calls. This was the day when I got scared about privacy. There was a picture of my hand that I sent to someone a few days back I deleted that conversation. Even after deleting the chat, clearing the app data the photo was still appearing the media of that conversation. It was some bug in the app and I reported that. The scary part was that they are keeping everything on their server and it can be exploited by anyone who can gain access.

Now, my concern was that this image was just my hand, it could be anything intimate, legal or intellectual that you don’t want to appear after removing the traces. My next trial platform was Telegram.

It was 2014 and this platform was still new and there were no users in my friend circle. This is what you need when you want to be alone with someone. No distractions, no stupid people to answer why I am online at 12 AM. Because that time Whatsapp had no feature to hide your last seen time.

 

I liked some features very much that were different from other platforms. So, what makes Telegram special?

 

1. Secret Chats: The platform promised “Telegram’s special secret chats use end-to-end encryption, leave no trace on our servers. On top of this, secret chats are not part of the Telegram cloud and can only be accessed on their devices of origin.” So, even if you are logged in to a different device or using their desktop application, you can’t access secret chats on other devices.

 

2. End to end encryption: Whatsapp introduced end-to-end encryption on April 5, 2016 and Telegram was having this feature since August 2013. Pretty much ahead of its time. In Whatsapp’s end to end encryption, you can access the chats using a desktop browser or their desktop application. But Telegram is truly end-to-end when you use the secret chat feature.

 

3. No screencasting: It’s kind of awkward when you are casting your mobile screen on a projector or a TV screen for gaming or playing some fun video and then a message appears on your notification bar. You can control that in other applications by tweaking some settings. But, Telegram doesn’t show any content on the screen when you accidentally or intentionally open up the application while casting.

 

4. No App previews: So, you just gave your phone to a friend and he can see your recent chats or a particular chat in the app preview. But in the case of Telegram messenger, it’s not done. A white screen appears in the app preview.

 

5. Self destruct timer: If you don’t want to leave traces of your chat, then Telegram is for you. You can set a timer from 1 second to 1 week as per your requirement. As Telegram doesn’t allow screenshots, I had to take a photo to show you how it works.

 

6. Hide phone number: Unlike Whatsapp and other platforms you can start a conversation with someone without providing your phone number. In case of Whatsapp, you first need to add the person in your contact list. It’s a bit irritating process sometimes. You can create a Telegram username and share just like your Skype ID. Additionally, it allows you to join groups without sharing your number. It’s good for educational and work purpose especially for female users, who don’t want to share their contact number in a group of 100 random people.

 

7. Voice calling: Just like Whatsapp, Telegram also provides voice calling feature with peer to peer encryption. In simplified words, no one else can hear or intercept your Telegram calls. The only drawback of Telegram is that it doesn’t have a video call feature till now.

 

8. No screenshots allowed: Your friend, girlfriend or family can get you in trouble by taking screenshots of your chats. It’s a really bad thing that people take screenshots to gather proofs that we had a conversation. In a secret chat, Telegram doesn’t allow screenshots and in normal chat for some users, it notifies the other user that a screenshot is captured. Isn’t it a good thing that you get to know about the intention of the other person?

 

9. Passcode/Fingerprint lock: Whatsapp introduced fingerprint unlock last year. But this was a feature of Telegram since early releases. Additionally, it allows you to set a 4 digit passcode to login along with the fingerprint option. I found it hard to unlock Whatsapp sometimes when having wet or dirty hands. A passcode simplifies the process while maintaining privacy. It even helps you unlock the app when you loose your primary finger.

 

10. Multi sessions: You can log in to different devices simultaneously at once. Unlike Whatsapp, every device is independent and you can always terminate all other sessions using your smartphone having the main login.


11. Account self-destruction: You can set an account destruction timer if you are away for a specific time. You can set it from 1 month to 1 year. So, if someone finds your old device and try to get something out of Telegram, your chats won’t be there and your account would be gone.

 

12. No need to sync contacts: You need to sync your contacts in order to use any of the messaging applications. But Telegram even works without it. It recommends you to add contacts but if you know the username of the other person, you can simply connect without sharing your contacts with Telegram.

 

13. In-app browser: Do you know when you open an external link provided on Facebook or Whatsapp, it tracks your path? Almost every tech company wants to track its user’s source. Using the in-app browser feature you don’t need to open an external browser, also it restricts link trackers. Not a good thing for tech giants.

 

14. Customise the application interface: You can customise the user interface as per your convenience. There’s a night mode to reduce strain on your eyes which automatically turns on when the light goes down. You just need to turn on that feature in settings. You can change the interface colours, text size and chat list view as per your requirements.

15. Animated stickers: Express yourself with animated stickers. New stickers are released in every few days. Whatsapp is yet to get this feature. My personal favourite is the heart sticker, it even vibrates on tap.

 

16. Hiding media from the gallery: Much needed setting for someone who loves privacy. Whatsapp media appears in the Photos app and in the gallery, sometimes it starts to sync with Google Photos and those annoying Good morning, Happy Monday images start to invade in your online space. To prevent this, Telegram has a default setting to not save the media on the device. In simple terms, the media stays in the Telegram environment and doesn’t show up until you save that manually. Or you can turn that on in the settings.

 

17. Share large files: As per Whatsapp’s official website, it has a space restriction of 16 Megabytes to upload a video which is equal about 90 seconds or three minutes of video. While on Telegram you can upload up-to 1.5GB of video data in a single file. Practically a complete movie. Isn’t it huge? People are using Telegram channels for pirating movies using this feature.

 

18. Channels and Groups: Telegram channels are popular these days. One can broadcast study notes to all his students without getting any message back, that’s the utility of a channel. While others are using this for sharing music and web series. It’s a good alternate for Torrent websites as you get just the content you want, without any additional files.

While you can add only 256 members to a Whatsapp group, Telegram allows up to 20,000 members in a single group. 20,000 is a bit more than 256 😉

 

19. Money Transactions: This feature is available in selected regions right now. Payment providers are handling and storing all sensitive information, like credit card details. Neither Telegram nor the bot developers have access to it. For the moment they support payments from more than 200 countries via the following payment providers:

They are adding more providers soon.

 

20. Bots: Last but not least. Telegram bots are micro applications that can serve many functions like sending the weather or useful news articles, schedule reminders, play tunes, create to-do lists, and so much more. Anyone can make his own bot.

So, this was a long post about why Telegram is better than Whatsapp in terms of features. However, everyone has its own use-case for technology. Whatsapp is a standard application and they have their own reasons for keeping the limited features.

 

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How to convert Webp to Jpg offline

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“How to convert webp to jpg offline or webp to jpg convertor”

Here is the quick solution for windows users, you don’t need any website or additional tools for image conversion as long as it’s opening in Windows Photos application.

Step-1 Open the image in MS Paint.


Step-2 Click on the file menu, then press the Save as button.
You can choose any of the listed formats. So now you can convert webp to jpg, convert webp to png, webp to gif or any other format.

Step-3 There’s no step 3.

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Tawk Android App notifications – Fixed

Are you tired of Tawk android application notifications?

 

Not receiving chat notifications?

There could be multiple problems that could cause you to not receive notifications from our servers. This document helps resolve the most popular issues:

  1. We have noticed that there are some Android brands, that are blocking background apps from being woken-up.
  2. There are also some device-models from specific brands on which the tawk.to app is working fine as long as the app hasn’t been swiped-away from the `Recent apps screen`;
  3. Battery saver apps can suppress the background work of other apps.

Battery saver apps

    Clean Master app

  • Open apps Tools > Notification Cleaner > Settings (gear icon) – disable for tawk.to app.

    Security Master app

  • Open apps Notification Cleaner > Settings (gear icon) – ensure that tawk.to app is unchecked and listed under Apps > Notifications allowed.

ASUS

Asus Zenfone (Android Nougat 7.0)

  1. Open Auto-start Manager – ensure the tawk.to app is allowed.
  2. Open Mobile Manager > Boost > Enable Super Boost > Protected apps list – ensure that tawk.to is present in the list.

    Asus Zenfone 2

  • Open Auto-start Manager – ensure that tawk.to app is allowed.

Huawei

  • Huawei Honor 6
  1. Open device Settings > Power saver > Protected apps – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.
  2. Open device Settings > Notification Manager – select Notify for tawk.to app.

    Huawei Honor 8

  1. Open device Settings > Advanced Settings > Battery Manager > Protected apps (or Close apps after screen lock) – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.
  2. Open device Settings > Apps > Advanced > Ignore battery optimization – ensure tawk.to app is ignored.
  3. Open device Settings > Notification Panel & Status bar > Notification Center > select tawk.to app – ensure that Allow Notifications and Priority Display are enabled.

    Huawei P8 Lite

  1. Open Phone Manager > Startup Manager > tawk.to app – ensure tawk.to is set to run automatically at system startup.
  2. Open Phone Manager > Notification Manager > Rules – ensure tawk.to is set up to send notifications to the notification panel. Check if there are other settings here that may suppress notifications for the app.

    Huawei Mate 8 & Huawei Nova Plus

  • Open device Settings > Advanced Settings > Battery Manager > Protected apps – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.

LeEco / LeTV

  1. Open device Settings > Permissions > Manage Auto Launch – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.
  2. Open device Settings > Battery > Power saving management > App protection – ensure tawk.to app is protected.

Lenovo

  • Open device Settings > Power Manager > Background app management – ensure tawk.to app is allowed to auto-start.

OnePlus

    OnePlus (Android Nougat 7.0 and earlier)

  • Open device Settings > Apps > Settings (gear icon) > App Autolaunch – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.

    OnePlus (Android Oreo and later)

  1. Open device Settings > Advanced > Recent apps management – ensure that Normal clear is enabled.
  2. Open device Settings > Battery > Battery Optimization > Apps not optimized > All apps – ensure tawk.to app is set to Don’t optimize.

    OnePlus 3

  • Open device Settings > Battery > Battery Optimization > Menu (three-dot overflow menu icon on top-right) > Advanced Optimization – ensure tawk.to app is disabled.

Oppo / Realme

  1. Open device Settings > Advanced Settings > Battery Manager > Protected apps (or Close apps after screen lock) – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.
  2. Open device Settings > Apps > Advanced > Ignore battery optimization – ensure tawk.to app is ignored.
  3. Open device Settings > Notification Panel & Status bar > Notification Center > select tawk.to app – ensure that Allow Notifications and Priority Display are enabled.

* it may be necessary to reopen the app and/or restart the device to apply changes

Samsung

  1. Open device Settings > Apps > tawk.to app > Notifications > ensure Set as priority enabled.
  2. Open device Settings > Device management > Battery > Unmonitored apps – add tawk.to app to the list.

Tecno

  • Open Hi Manage > Settings (icon) > Auto cleanup – ensure tawk.to app is set to automatically clean up when RAM is low.

Vivo

  • Open i manager > App Manager > Autostart Manager – ensure tawk.to app is enabled.

* it may be necessary to restart the device to apply changes

Xiaomi

  • Open device Security > Permissions > Autostart – ensure tawk.to app is enabled or use Add auto-start apps to add tawk.to to the list.

In case if after completing first step the problem persists:

  • Open device Settings > Notifications & Status bar > App Notifications > tawk.to – activate Priority.
  • Open device Settings > Battery & Performance > Manage Apps Battery Usage > Power Saving Modes – turn off.

Other

If your device brand is not in the list:

  1.  Check if your device has systems that allow/disallow applications auto-start (auto-launch) or priority setup and turn them to on for tawk.to app.
  2. In the battery, optimization ignore the app, so it won’t be blocked in background.
  3. Inform us about that model.  If you have found a solution, please share with us so we could update our doc file to help other users.

If you have noticed any mistakes or possible improvements in the steps or need for others that fixed any issue – please write at  [email protected]

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7 essential ingredients of a perfect website

When someone starts a new business or think about personal branding, he needs a website for the sake of online presence.

The first thing they do is search the web for Best website developers or best web development companies across the city or country. What they find in the results is good to get started, a company promising a website in $50 or ₹3999.

A non technical person doesn’t know about the demerits of such websites. They fall for the cost and this is the only thing considered while starting something new.

Cost cutting, when a layman searches the web, he see what the companies want him to see.

1. It should be Visually appealing.

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When you are presenting your organisation or yourself online, your website should look good. Just like you do while meeting new clients.

2. Nice User Experience.

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The website is catering humans, and it should be human friendly. The data should be organized and placed properly so that users don’t need to put efforts to extract data from your website. If it is easier to understand for a user, then there’s a good possibility that your message is delivered properly to your audience. It may help you in converting a visitor into a potential client.

3. It should be fast.

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We are living in a world where a mobile device is having 8 Gigs of RAM, for the sake of speed. People don’t like slow websites. It only takes 5 seconds for the user to decide whether the website is usable or not.

4. It should be Search Engine friendly.

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A website is not just an address to be printed on your business cards or banners, it should be accessible for the people who don’t even know your website address. Also you are not making the website to show off to your friends and colleagues. It should deliver your brand values to your potential customers. Let’s say your company develops website and when the users search for the best web development company in delhi your website should rank on the first page of Google search results.

5. The website should be Scalable.

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When you start an online business, you are not aware of the upcoming obstacles and you are not prepared for that. But your website should be. It should be scalable and the website structure should not be limited for the current requirements.

Here’s an example

Nancy planned to make an E-Commerce store she hired someone who promised her to make a good website for ₹10,000. It was a very happy moment for her that she’s getting her own store in so less cost. As soon she started to get some visitors on her website, it started to slow down, users asked for online payment but she had no option for that in her website. She started to loose business because she invested in a cheap resource.

6. It should be secure.

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Security is an important aspect for technology driven organisations. Your website should be secure so that you don’t face any down time due to security issues and your website doesn’t get hacked.

7. It should be mobile friendly.

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The world is going mobile, your website should match the requirements for the same. 70% of the website traffic comes from mobile users. Let’s take care of them.

A bad website can result in bad business.

  1. Your website should clearly project your vision and idea within few seconds. Else the user will move on and find someone whose website is better than yours.
  2. Loss in marketing cost. Digital Marketing is the best method for business promotion, but it won’t help if your website is not up to mark. Eventually you will loose the money that you spent in marketing budget.
  3. You will start loosing faith in online marketing if your first experience is not good. The general perception is that if you have spent the money for a task and you don’t get the desired results, you will never invest in that thing again and start searching for the alternates. There is no alternate to technology.

The sole purpose of writing this article is to make you aware about the things to look for when choosing a Web Development Agency.

We have experienced professionals for Website Designing and Development to make sure that you take care of your business and we handle the technical stuff for you. If you find this article useful and have any questions then feel free to connect with us.

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Install SSL certificate for free in Digital Ocean using let’s encrypt ubuntu

Hi Guys, SSL is the most prominent factor in SEO and digital marketing, even most browsers show it non-secure when you don’t hae SSL installed on your site and your visitors get away. So in this article, I will cover how to install a free SSL certificate if you are using any cloud server with Ubuntu OS. I’m taking an example of Digital Ocean.

I have just set up a sub-domain http://nexgi.laestrella.store (and this blog is in the same continuation of that – to better understand please go through How to setup Sub-domain in digital Ocean & Activate SSL)

In this we will learn or do:

  1. Check Certbot is install or not?
    1. What is Certbot?
    2. How to check if Certbot is already installed?
  2. Install SSL on domain or sub-domain?
    1. Install on non-www
    2. Install on www
    3. Both non-www and www
    4. Restart your server
    5. Test SSL certificate

Step1. Check Certbot is install or not?

What is Certbot?

Certbot is a client that helps in installing SSL certificates, also provides automatic redirection facilities to http –> https. In simple language, you can say Certbot is a software that helps to install SSL certificates.

How to check if Certbot is already installed?

Open your terminal through SSH or putty and type following command –

certbot

You are getting this No command ‘certbot’ found – means you need to install it.
Install it by pressing the following command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot

Then

sudo apt-get update

Then Final

sudo apt-get install python-certbot-apache

Step 2. Install SSL on domain or sub-domain

There are three possibilities of this command to install SSL on your domain or sub-domain (Replace your domain/sub-domain from the bold text)

  1. If you want to install on non-www
    use the command:

    sudo certbot --apache -d nexgi.laestrella.store
  2. If you want to install on www
    use the command:

    sudo certbot --apache -d www.nexgi.laestrella.store
  3. In case you want to install on both non-www and www
    use the command:

    sudo certbot --apache -d nexgi.laestrella.store -d www.nexgi.laestrella.store
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Then it will ask for redirection – select 1. (No. Redirection – check read marker in below image).
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and it will install your SSL certificates.

Just restart your server by pressing following command –

sudo service apache2 restart

You can test your configuration at (replace bold with your domain/sub-domain)

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=nexgi.laestrella.store https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.nexgi.laestrella.store

That’s it – you are ready for testing.
Just hit your domain with https like in my case

https://nexgi.laestrella.store/

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How to setup Sub-domain in digital Ocean and Activate SSL

While using a cloud server. It always very difficult to setup domain or sub-domain in the digital ocean or AWS & activate SSL. In given few steps I will explain to you how easily you can setup a sub-domain and activate free SSL.

Setup Sub – Domain in Digital Ocean

  1. Login Digital Ocean
  2. Click on the domain – e.g I want to make nexgi.laestrella.store – so I m click on laestrella.store
    As marked in red.
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  3. Then Add two records as given screenshot
    First nexgi second www.nexgi (only write bold text) and point to your droplet. (see below)

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    For NON-WWW
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    For with WWW

     

  4. Now your subdomain is pointing to your droplet but – if you will hit/open it. It will open default or main domain. So Now you have to tell which folder will be pointed when someone hit this sub-domain using a virtual host.
  5. Access your terminal/or GUI method & create a folder where you want to point this subdomain like I created nexgi.laestrella.store under /var/www/
    like I created /var/www/nexgi.laestrella.store
  6. Make a Sample file in this domain with name of index.html with below code – It will help to confirm your sub-domain is pointing right directory.
    <h1>It’s pointing to http://nexgi.laestrella.store</h1>
    
    
  7. Now you have to make a config file in apache at below location
    /etc/apache2/sites-available/nexgi.laestrella.store.conf Please note: this location may differ as per your installation path. Paste following codes & change the bold text as per your domain & pointing directory name.

    <VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]nexgi.laestrella.store
    ServerName nexgi.laestrella.store
    ServerAlias www.nexgi.laestrella.store
    DocumentRoot /var/www/nexgi.laestrella.store
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
    </VirtualHost>
  8. Now, this site is available but not enabled or activated to work.
    To enable it – you need to press a small command from terminal & change the bold sub-domain as per yours.

    sudo a2ensite nexgi.laestrella.store

    Then reload your server configuration – by hitting

    service apache2 reload
  9. Now you have enabled successfully – Just you need to reload your server configuration. Navigate your sub – domain – like in my case –
    With WWW http://www.nexgi.laestrella.store/
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    Don’t forget to test without WWW
    like in my case http://nexgi.laestrella.store/
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Do I need a digital portfolio for an interview?

An average employer conducts over 14 interviews for each job requirement. It is crucial to stand out from other candidates since the competition is high. Most of the job seekers are unemployed mainly because of their inability to showcase their talent and skills. This is where digital portfolio helps you. Nowadays, Interviewers do not prefer to spend time reading your long professional history from your printed resume or CV. According to a recent survey, 56% of the employers are impressed by the glamorous personal website of the candidate. But, only 5% of the job seekers own one. A research shows 88% of the HR professionals hire the candidates with a digital portfolio. Employers do not fancy an oral narration of your work. They want to see how you actually did it. A digital portfolio for a job interview is the best way to show off your accomplishments. Some might be still wondering what a digital portfolio is and how beneficial is the digital portfolio for a job interview? So, let’s get to the basics!

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What is a Digital Portfolio?

How to create a digital portfolio for a job interviewA Digital Portfolio is a collection of your professional achievements. It is a way of showing your credentials to the world. It enables you to package your best works in a bundle and present it visually appealing to the employers. Your digital portfolio for a job interview can be anything right from the resume, certifications, articles, reports, and letters to artwork, design work, transcripts, previous employment, and many more which can be accessed effortlessly via the internet.

Who needs a digital portfolio for a job interview?

There is a myth that digital portfolios are just for those in a creative field. Long back, the digital portfolio was mostly used by designers, photographers and artists to show their work to the customers. But, those years are gone. Now, digital portfolios are used in almost all professions like teaching, writing, freelancing, marketing and much more. Due to the progress of the digital world, presenting your digital portfolio for a job interview enables you to give life to your resume. Overall, digital portfolio for a job interview is all about distinguishability and visibility.

Why do you need a digital portfolio for a job interview?

  • The major advantage of a digital portfolio for a job interview is their speed and convenience. Digital portfolios can be easily shared over an email, social media, digital download links, messages and so on. Paper works can be saved and reviews, feedback or approval can be done with just a few
  • The next advantage of the digital portfolio for a job interview is their easy updating feature. Your resume gets updated on your every accomplishment. Editing and updating your printed resume every time is tedious. But, when you use the digital portfolio for a job interview, you can easily update it within minutes.
  • If you take a digital portfolio for a job interview, it can generate credibility for your work. The digital portfolio shows your strength and capabilities. So, the employers can easily see how you fit into their requirement. Your employers can visualize your working potential better.
  • Creating an attractive digital portfolio for a job interview showcases your creativity. Offering presentations, white papers, YouTube videos, podcasts and so on can set you apart from others.
  • If you are not verbally expressive, the digital portfolio can help you in your interview. Handing out a digital portfolio for a job interview can impress the interviewer and allows them to understand your capacity. Soon, the interview will become a discussion rather than a QA session.

How to create a digital portfolio for a job interview?

Creating a digital portfolio for a job interview is easier said than done. Though there is a long list of free tools to create a digital portfolio for a job interview, their limited functions allow you to design a mediocre portfolio. If you think about saving money and go for free tools, you might end up with the unimpressive design. It is better to contact a professional to create a digital portfolio for a job interview. There are many professionals who design great looking digital portfolios at an affordable price. Approach them and project your achievements easily.

Almost everything is digitalized in today’s world. Why carry the same old printed resume for an interview? It’s time to switch to the new smartphone technology. Get your digital portfolio today and rock your interview!!

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How to block Youtube Ads

You will need around 1430 life spans to watch the complete videos on Youtube. About 400 hours of video content is being added every minute. Nothing is free forever, that is why we need to pay a small price in terms of our time. By watching ads we support the content creators and developers but there is an increase in the duration of ads and you have to watch in full. More and more people are asking the same question – How to block youtube ads.

Sometimes the ads are useful, as you are targeted because of your usage history. But sometimes you have to watch the 30 seconds commercial for watching a 2 minutes quick video and the ad is pretty irrelevant for you.

Mostly times users want to stop or skip the ads but they don’t know how to do that. Ad blocking is not illegal. Let’s get started then.

How to block ads in Chrome Browser

It’s pretty easy to install an Adblocker plugin into your browser and get rid of those annoying ads. It also prevents you from full page ads and popup ads.
Steps:
Open new tab in Chrome and click on the colorful square grid on the left corner of the screen. Select Webstore. You can directly access the webstore by typing chrome://apps/ into the URL bar.

Type Adblock in the search box on the left panel and click on the Add to Chrome Button.

Cheers, you’ve saved a lot of data and time. Have a look at Youtube with and without adblock installed in the browser.

Without Adblock plugin.
As you can see there is a huge banner ad set to autoplay.
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With Adblock plugin installed
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It not only blocks the banner ads but it also blocks video and sidebar, pre-roll and bumper ads.

Adblock works on Youtube and other sites as well. You can save yourself from spammy pop ups as well.
Here are the direct download links:
Chrome Browser : Download link
Mozilla Firefox : Download Link
Microsoft Edge : Download Link
Adblock Browser for Android : Download Link

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Free download antivirus for Windows 10

Free download antivirus for Windows 10. Many people ask me about the best antivirus software for their Windows PC. Mostly computers run on Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system these days. Microsoft solved this problem by introducing Windows Defender with Windows 8. You can rely upon Defender as it’s made by Microsoft itself all you need to do is keep your system updated.

Mostly Antivirus softwares are promising about best safety and security, but somehow most of all slow down your system by running extra processes in background.

Where to find Defender on my computer ?

 

Type Defender in the search box.

 
Free download antivirus for Windows 10

 

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10 cyber security tips for humans

Cyber Security became an important part now-a-days when we share our personal,financial data over internet on daily basis. Someone said precaution is better than cure. So we have listed 10 important cyber security tips for you. Most of the web-services are secure and no one can breach that security layer. It’s nearly impossible to get into someone’s Facebook or Gmail account. That’s why hackers are always looking for security loop holes to gain access to your accounts.

1. Humans are easy targets for hackers.

If you are reading this, probably you are a human being. Never ever think that you can’t be targeted by hackers. And why would someone target me.

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2. Eight characters are not enough to protect you in 2018.

Good password can give you good protection. Use a strong mix of characters and don’t repeat the same for every site on the web. Most of the times people get attacked because of obvious and weak passwords. If you are using a less secure app or website, then you are an easy target for Brute Force attacks.

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3. Lock when you leave to prevent unauthorized access.

Have you ever left your safe doors open for someone? Leaving your device unattended is one and the same thing. Your personal data, which might be not so personal can be useful for someone else. Be it a phone, computer or a tablet make sure you lock your device when you leave for even short duration of time. If you have a good habit of keeping a backup of your sensitive data on USB drives, then you should encrypt them as well.

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4. Practice Safe Clicking.

Huge Download Now buttons are made to appeal you to click them. Don’t fall for them, they are too big to be true. Always be careful when clicking attachments links or emails. Now a days Google Chrome awares you when you are about to visit a spammy link, just follow that. If you find a link having spelling mistakes or anything suspicious, then don’t click that.

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5. Always go for safe browsing.

Don’t use someone else’s device for banking, shopping or counting the likes for your last Facebook post. Avoid public WiFi networks, as they can result in data theft. Drinking 2 liters water a day and using Incognito browsing both are good for your health. Make it a habit, open an incognito / private browser window before you start working on someone else’s device. As once you close a private window, it leaves no traces behind, not 100% secure, but it might save you from fishy browser plugins and leaving a logged in session.

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6. Back Up.

If you have some important data other than songs, movies, softwares  then we suggest you to take backup of your data regularly. Popular services like Google Drive, One Drive and Drop Box provide around 15-20 gb of cloud storage for free. So just take benefit of such platforms.

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7. Physical Cyber Security.

You are smart enough that you won’t plug a banana into the USB port of your computer. But you are not smart enough to detect a malware by just watching an infected external hard drive, pendrive, SD card or a smartphone. Keep your antivirus software active and updated to avoid malware attacks. If you are using a Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system on your computer, then you can rely upon windows defender and there’s no need to purchase any additional antivirus software.

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8. Don’t share everything everywhere.

Keep a track on how sensitive data you are revealing on social networks. Your photos can be misused easily. While you are being social, you are sharing where you go to school, your workplace, where you go for vacations. You can be easily tracked by such traces. Avoid accepting friend requests from unknowns and make sure you use the privacy options provided by the social networking sites.

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9. Don’t provide your contact or any personal details to a middle man.

If someone calls or emails you and asks for your sensitive information avoid that or clearly say NO. Even if he’s telling you that you’ve nominated for United States presidential election your answer should be a big NO.

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10. Keep reviewing your accounts.

Be sure to monitor your social accounts for any suspicious activity. If you see anything unfamiliar, it’s possible that the other guy has gained access to your account. To avoid that you are suggested to follow the above 9 points and keep changing your password monthly, it will logout you from all other active sessions.

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