Apa Ada Pada Usia 40 Tahun?



Salah satu keistimewaan usia 40 tahun tercermin daripada Sabda Rasulullah SAW, “Seorang hamba muslim apabila usianya mencapai 40 tahun, Allah akan meringankan hisabnya (perhitungan amalnya).” (HR. Ahmad)

Mengapa umur 40 tahun begitu penting? 

Menurut Ibnu Qayyim Al-Jauziyah umur manusia diklasifikasikan menjadi 4 (empat peringkat), iaitu: 
(1) Anak-anak (aulad); sejak lahir hingga akil baligh, 
(2) Pemuda (syabab); sejak akil baligh hingga 40 tahun, 
(3) Dewasa (kuhul); 40 tahun hingga 60 tahun, 
(4) Tua (syuyukh); 60 tahun ke atas.

Usia 40 tahun adalah usia ketika manusia benar-benar meninggalkan masa mudanya dan beralih kepada masa dewasa sempurna. Kenyataan yang paling menarik pada usia 40 tahun ini adalah meningkatnya minat seseorang terhadap agamanya. 

Al-Quran memberikan ingatan tentang usia 40 tahun dengan penuh makna dan menusuk jantung hati. Demikian Allah berfirman: (maksudnya)

“dan Kami berpesan kepada insan agar berbuat baik kepada kedua ibu bapanya; ibunya telah mengandungnya dengan kepayahan dan melahirkannya dengan kepayahan, dan tempoh mengandung beserta menceraikan susunya ialah tiga puluh bulan. 

Setelah dia besar sampai ke peringkat matang yang sempurna dan sampai ke peringkat umur empat puluh tahun, maka dia berdoa: “Wahai Tuhanku, ilhamkanlah daku supaya tetap bersyukur akan nikmatMu yang Engkau kurniakan kepadaku dan kepada ibu bapaku, dan supaya aku tetap mengerjakan amal soleh yang Engkau redhai; 

dan jadikanlah untuk kebaikan dalam zuriat keturunanku. Sesungguhnya aku bertaubat kepadaMu, dan sesungguhnya aku dari orang-orang Islam (yang menyerah kepadaMu)” (Surah al-Ahqaf: 15)




Usia 40 adalah usia matang yang berbekalkan pengalaman empat dekad. Maka tidak hairan tokoh-tokoh pemimpin muncul secara matang pada usia ini. Bahkan Nabi s.a.w, seperti yang disebut oleh Ibn ‘Abbas:

“Dibangkitkan Rasulullah s.a.w pada usia 40 tahun” (Riwayat al-Bukhari).

Salah satu keistimewaan usia 40 tahun tercermin daripada sabda Rasulullah ﷺ

لعَبْدُ الْمُسْلِمُ إِذَا بَلَغَ أَرْبَعِيْنَ سَنَةً خَفَّفَ اللهُ تَعَالَى حِسَابَهُ ، وَإِذَا بَلَغَ سِتِّيْنَ سَنَةً رَزَقَهُ اللهُ تَعَالَى الْإِنَابَةَ إِلَيْهِ ، وَإِذَا بَلَغَ سَبْعِيْنَ سَنَةً أَحَبَّهُ أَهْلُ السَّمَاءِ ، وَإِذَا بَلَغَ ثَمَانِيْنَ سَنَةً ثَبَّتَ اللهُ تَعَالَى حَسَنَاتِهِ وَمَحَا سَيِّئَاتِهِ ، وَإِذَا بَلَغَ تِسْعِيْنَ سَنَةً غَفَرَ اللهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ وَمَا تَأَخَّرَ وَشَفَّعَهُ اللهُ تَعَالَى فِى أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ ، وَكَتَبَ فِى السَّمَاءِ أَسِيْرَ اللهِ فِى أَرْضِهِ – رواه الإمام أحمد

“Seorang hamba muslim bila usianya mencapai 40 tahun, اللّهُ  akan meringankan hisabnya (perhitungan amalnya). Jika usianya mencapai 60 tahun, اللّهُ  akan memberikan anugerah berupa kemampuan kembali (bertaubat) kepadaNya. Bila usianya mencapai 70 tahun, para penduduk langit (malaikat) akan mencintainya. 

Jika usianya mencapai 80 tahun, اللّهُ  akan menetapkan amal kebaikannya dan menghapus amal keburukannya. Dan bila usianya mencapai 90 puluh tahun, اللّهُ  akan mengampuni dosa-dosanya yang telah lalu dan dosa-dosanya yang dahulu, اللّهُ  juga akan memberikan pertolongan kepada anggota keluarganya, serta اللّهُ  akan mencatatnya sebagai tawanan اللّهُ  di bumi”. (HR. Imam Ahmad)


Apa yang harus kita lakukan menginjak usia 40 tahun?

-Meneguhkan tujuan hidup
-Meningkatkan daya spiritual
-Menjadikan uban sebagai peringatan (bukan dicabut)
-Memperbanyak bersyukur
-Menjaga makan dan tidur
-Menjaga istiqamah dalam ibadah





AUTO DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AFTER YOUR DEATH



The Facebook account of a person who has passed away can be memorialized after a request submitted by a verified person. However, Facebook also provides you with an option to auto-delete your Facebook account after getting notified about your death.

Death is inevitable but all the living beings seem reluctant to face this hard truth of life. It is more painful for the close connections of a deceased person because it is hard to fill that vacant space in their lives. 

Nowadays, many people spend a large part of their lives on the internet, especially, on social platforms. The situation worsens when people come across the social media profiles of their loved ones or receive birthday notifications.

Facebook is probably the most popular of all such platforms. It has appropriate options which allow a deceased person’s Facebook profile to be memorialized – the ones with Remembering written – after getting a request from a verified person.

A friend or a family member can either initiate,

A memorialization request:
https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/234739086860192

An account deletion by a special request for a deceased person’s account:
https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/228813257197480

Note: A proof of death is required.

A person can select Legacy Contacts for their Facebook account. Legacy contact can do basic tasks – once the account has been memorialized – like writing a pinned post, respond to friend requests, and update the profile picture and cover photo. 

However, they can not Login into the memorialized account, change any other information, read chats with other friends, etc. If there is no Legacy Contact attached to an account, no one will be able to make any changes.

How to Auto-Delete Your Facebook account after your death?

Now, if you don’t want to keep your Facebook account alive after your death, you can get it deleted automatically after you pass away. Here are the steps to do so:

Sign-in to your Facebook account.
Click the down arrow near the Home button.
Click Settings in the drop-down menu.
Click General on the left-hand side.
Click Manage account.
Click Request account deletion.

7. Click Delete After Death.

Facebook will delete your account including all the data present in it after someone notifies them about your death.

SOURCE: MY HACKER SECURITY

10 STEPS TO DEFEAT HACKING SOFTWARE ATTACKS



Here are some simple steps to defeat hacking software attacks:

1. Calm down. It happens. But it’s time to act.

If you’ve found that you are a victim of some data breach, most of the time it’s not even a threat. However, you need to ask yourself some questions. You need to introspect and revisit the security measures you are taking to secure your online life.

2. Now reset all your passwords and defeat hacking software attacks

The first and foremost step after you’ve been hacked it to reset all your passwords. Use new and strong passwords that are a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, digits, and symbols.

Also, avoid reusing a password as it’s something that we do unconsciously. Another thing that you must keep in mind while creating strong passwords, don’t ever create passwords that have your personal information.

3. Check your account statements and make changes

Thoroughly review financial account statements related to the affected accounts for some unusual activity. Look for new payment methods, new accounts linked, or new shipping addresses. Hackers targetting your online accounts with one obvious reason related to money.

You need to check your credit card reports for suspicious activities and if you find anything fishy, cancel that card and book a new one.

4. Connected accounts too can do the damage

Very often, one online account is linked to other accounts. The compromised email account could be the one you used to verify some other email account. 
Same applies to your online banking and e-commerce accounts. So, it’s a safe practice to perform a security checked for all accounts and update the passwords.

5. De-authorize all connected apps

All the apps you’re using on your phone are connected to some email account or your Facebook account. So, it would be an obvious decision to de-authorize all these apps. This could be a pain to re-authorize all the apps, but it’s the right to do.

6. Use two-factor authentication to defeat hacking software attacks

While setting up the new accounts, enable the option of two-factor authentication. This method adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. Don’t skip it, it makes your account 4-5 times more secure.

Here is how to enable 2-factor Authentication on Google and Facebook.

7. Recover your accounts

All the major services like Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, and Apple provide a detailed guide to get back your account after you lose its control. Just search for account recovery for your service and follow the steps.

8. Update your PC and phone

A very high percentage of hackers target yo using the vulnerabilities on your PC and phone operating systems. If you are running older versions, there is a possibility that your device isn’t getting regular security updates.

Go to system settings and find the update system to perform the update. Make this a regular habit to protect yourself.

9. Scan your devices for malware

Using a worthy anti-malware tool is another important step. Download some good antivirus product and don’t hesitate to pay for it.

Don’t forget to update your product as no matter how solid your antivirus product is, it’s useless if its virus database definitions are outdated.

10. Tell your friends and family. Spread awareness to defeat hacking attacks

Well, after fixing all the loopholes, it’s time to go to your friends and family members. As for them about the basic steps, they are taking to keep themselves secure and tell them where they are lacking.

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5 TIPS TO KEEP ANDROID DEVICE SECURE



Android’s brings various perks for users. It also makes it vulnerable to security issues. 

Malicious app makers and hackers use Android’s flexibility to spy on user’s info like password, bank details etc. 

With people relying on their smartphones to store personal as well as sensitive data, this can be a major issue. Other than that, there’s also the issue of a lost or stolen phone. 

Your phone in the wrong hands might land you in some serious trouble. Well, as they say, precaution is always better than cure, so if you haven’t yet secured your Android device, you should now!

Here are our 10 tips that will make your Android device secure:

1. Encrypt your Android device

Google has taken some steps towards encryption. There’s an “Encrypt phone” feature on Android that can be accessed in Settings->Security. It encrypts your accounts, settings, downloaded apps, app data, media and other files which can only be unlocked by a PIN or Password. 

You must encrypt your device if you keep sensitive data on your device, if your device is hacked or stolen, your data will not be accessed until the encryption key is entered.

You can only decrypt by doing factory reset. Also, the encryption process takes an hour or more. Don’t interrupt the process though, as Google says you might lose all or some of your data.

2. Control App Permissions

Android 6.0 includes iOS-like app permissions, which makes sure you can control what info a particular app might be taking. Apps on Marshmallow ask permission when needed and you can deny a particular permission. 

You still can manage app permission by going to Settings->Apps. There, you can select an app and then tap on Permissions to disable a permission they have, making sure that an app isn’t taking any info you are unwilling to give.

3. Set up Find My Device

Android Device Manager is extremely useful app, it comes pre-installed on many devices and you just have to enable it. You can remotely ring your phone, erase data or lock it. 

You can enable it by going to Google Settings (Android 5.0 or previous) or Settings->Google (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), then go to Security and turn on “Remotely locate this device” and “Allow remote lock and erase”. 

You can sign in to your Google account on another device over at android.com/devicemanager and take control of the remote actions like erase, lock and find your phone in case your device is stolen or lost.

4. Store important data in internal storage

An external storage not only affect the performance, it also involves risks of losing your important data. The problem happens because external memory uses a mix of EXT and FAT file system, which is pretty easy to access.

Also, when you connect  to a PC, the applications on the PC have block-level access to files on a SD card, thus having the ability to plant viruses or malwares.

Also, in Android 6.0 Marshmallow you can use an external sd card as “Adoptable storage“, which encrypts the storage and adds it to the internal storage, making it way more secure and fast.

5. Secure your network

If your network isn’t secure, it can be the gateway for hackers to steal your data, so it’s important that you browse the web securely. For that, you can use a VPN to make sure that all the information you send across the web is encrypted and your identity remains hidden. 

A VPN app is your best bet if you want to conduct important transactions on the web without having to worry about your data.

Download Psiphon Pro VPN 

Bonus :
Use a Root Management App if you a rooted device
Rooting your Android device brings a lot of advantages but it also comes with its fair share of flaws. 

Rooting makes sure that your device’s security is open to be compromised, as there won’t be any official updates and apps can go ahead and take elevated permissions. This might result in data theft and apps installing malicious code.

While we certainly don’t recommend rooting your device if you want to stay secure but if you must, you should install a root management app like SuperSU, which lets you grant or block root access to apps, thus giving you more control.

The 7 Best Social Media Channels for Business Marketing



Social media is ideal for increasing lead generation, and enhancing brand awareness.

Some 91% of retail brands utilize 2+ social media channels. It’s important to only work with what you can manage—any more will result in an inefficacious marketing strategy. 

Here are the top 7 best social media channels for business marketing:

1. Yelp

With Yelp your customers will provide reviews of your business products and services. 

Yelp is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. 

It develops, hosts and markets Yelp.com and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses, as well as the online reservation service Yelp Reservations. 

The company also trains small businesses in how to respond to reviews, hosts social events for reviewers, and provides data about businesses, including health inspection scores.




2. YouTube

By all accounts, YouTube remains the most important audio-visual search engine and platform for social media use. YouTube offers maximum traction, and plenty of behind-the-scenes content optimization possibilities to boost your company’s rankings online. 

YouTube pre-rolls, dynamic video retargeting and remarketing initiatives are highly effective means of increasing your exposure on social media platforms.



3. Instagram

A picture is worth 1,000 words, and this universally popular photo-sharing platform does the trick every time. Customers, clients, delegates and attendees routinely love to post pictures of their experience on Instagram. 

The hashtag option is particularly useful, and customers can be incentivized with raffles, giveaways, prizes, and other promotional offers.



4. Pinterest

Companies that have high quality (HD) images will find Pinterest to be one of the most useful professional marketing channels for social media sharing. 

Owing to the incredible viral abilities inherent in Pinterest, your marketing message can reach millions of users in double-quick time. Adding URLs to your images can serve as the perfect redirects to your website to boost sales, ROI, CTR and engagement.



5. Twitter

Much has been made of the waning popularity of Twitter, but nothing could be further from the truth. The 140-character microblogging platform is hugely popular. Tweets that are catchy and exciting will go viral instantly.

Hashtags must be used to enhance the quality of Twitter posts, and retweets bring the message home in spectacular fashion. The goal is always to increase the number of followers, and enhance the levels of engagement on your social platforms.



6. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is great for business to business marketing. It is a fantastic social media platform that allows you to post professional content about your company’s achievements, goals and objectives.

Since you will be competing with a pool of skilled professionals, it all begins by building connections—not sales pitches. LinkedIn Groups is a great place to begin.




7.Facebook

Last, but not least is the world’s biggest social media platform. Facebook has a myriad of marketing features available to clients, including the Facebook feed, where updates can be posted. 

Dynamic video retargeting campaigns are highly effective on Facebook, and paid advertising is routinely used by thousands and thousands of companies around the world. 

With billions of users, Facebook is the most effective social media marketing channel of all, and it is growing fast.


100+ Best Websites 2017 on the Internet



About.me: A platform to easily create your very own free web page and highlight your talents

Adblock Plus: Pissed with all those inappropriate & unnecessary popups, ads or banners? Use Adblock to block them and surf the web hassle-free

Alexa: Get access to some of the best tools from the SEO perspective and rank websites according to their traffic

Allrecipes: Discover scrumptious recipes, cuisine, how-to’s, reviews and much more on this social network for cooking enthusiasts

alternativeTo: One of the most useful websites on our list, alternativeTo comes in handy when you wish to find out alternatives to the software and apps that you already know of – best websites 2017

Asana: A powerful task and project management solution for teams to track their work and collaborate efficiently. While you are at it, you might also want to check out another great project management application- Trello

BoredButton: Feeling bored? Just press the bored button and prepare to be amazed

BuiltWith: A great tool for web developers and designers, BuiltWith helps users to find the web technology used to build a site – – best websites 2017

Calm: Cool down, relax, breathe and usher in clarity, joy, and peace to your daily life with the mindfulness meditation techniques available at Calm

Canva: Create beautiful designs for Web or print blog graphics, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and much more- best websites 2017

Cheatography: Build your very own cheat sheet or share one from this huge repository of cheatsheets known as Cheatography

ClipConverter.cc: Free online media recorder application which allows you to record and convert nearly any audio or video URL ( YouTube, VeOh) to common formats

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Couchsurfing: Global hospitality community which provides a platform for members to homestay, host travelers, meet others and for making travel a truly social experience

CV Maker: Helpful website to create professional resumes, CV, and bio-data online for free. Simply fill in your details and generate beautiful PDF and HTML resumes

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Difference Between: An online knowledge base of articles discussing the differences between similar terms and things

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Draw.io: Free online diagram software for making flowcharts, process diagrams, UML, ER and network diagrams.

DuckDuckGo: A search engine that doesn’t track you or store any personal information

Duolingo: Looking to learn a new language in a free and fun-filled way? 
Duolingois one useful website in that case

Evernote: Most highly rated and indispensable tool for note taking, organizing and archiving

Feedly: Versatile RSS Reader for organizing, reading and sharing all the information from your favorite sites and blog at one place

file.io: A snapchat for files

Fiverr: Freelance marketplace where you can hire people to perform tasks or services for as little as $5

FutureMe.org: Write a letter to your future self

GetNotify: Free email tracking service which allows you to determine if your sent mail has been opened and read

GIPHY: Online database and search engine designed especially for GIFs and animated stickers.

Glassdoor: Jobs & recruiting site with millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview questions and much more

Goo.gl: URL shortener provided by Google. Bitly is another one of the popular useful websites for URL Shortening and Link Management.

Goodreads: Find and share the books you love here on the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations- best websites 2017

Google Fonts: An extensive catalog of open source designer web fonts.

Google Translate: Free service to instantly translate words, phrases and web pages between English and over 100 other languages

Google Trends: Discover the latest search trends, data and visualizations from Google

Grammarly: Writing enhancement and plagiarism detection platform to check your spelling and grammar

Hide My Ass!: VPN service to ensure total online privacy and streaming freedom

Homestyler: Take the guesswork out of interior decoration and design your home in 3D with this amazing website

Honey: Automatically search for the best coupon codes and apply them while shopping online

HowStuffWorks: One of the most amazing websites explaining how everything works along with videos and illustrations. Useful especially for kids of all ages

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IMDb: Online database of information related to films, tv programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews

Imgur: The best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the internet

Instructables: Learn how to make almost anything provided with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, online classes and a vibrant maker community

Khan Academy: Get access to free online courses with short instructional videos and practice exercises curated by experts. We would also recommend you to check out CodeAcademy, Coursera, and Udemy for even more courses

Kuler: Cool website for creating color schemes and browsing color combinations

Listly: The simplest way to create, curate and publish lists in a matter of minutes

Lynda: The most useful website for access to high-quality video tutorials based on a multitude of fields such as business, software, technology and creative skills

Mailstrom: Tired of a cluttered inbox? Use Mailstrom to clean and manage your inbox. Works with Gmail, Google Apps Email, Outlook, Apple, AOL, Exchange IMAP and any other email service that supports IMAP

Marker.to: Yellow Highlighter Pen for web pages- best websites 2017

Mathway: Use Mathway to solve mathematical problems ranging from basic algebra to complex calculus. Useful website for students

Meetup: Online social networking portal for facilitating offline group meetings of people sharing common interests such as books, dance, health, photography and countless others- best websites 2017

MeFancy: Helpful website having Web-based text HTML tools for easily manipulating your text and HTML files

MIT App Inventor: Develop fully functional Android apps for smartphones and tablets. Great website for newcomers to computer programming

Netflix: Watch or stream some of the coolest movies & TV shows online on Netflix

Ninite: Really cool website that automatically installs and updates popular programs on your Windows PC all at once- best websites 2017

No More Ransom: Protect yourself from ransomware with the free & effective decryption tools present on this web platform backed by giants such as Kaspersky, Intel Security, Europol and many others

Office Online: Collaborate for free with the online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote

OldVersion: Find older versions of software. Helpful for downgrading software when its new version is not compatible with your computer- best websites 2017

OneSignal: Free notification service for your app and website. Useful website for website owners. Another alternative that you might want to go for is Pushbullet

Pastebin: Paste snippets of text online for a set period of time. Great tool for coders to share snippets of source code or log files- best websites 2017

PayScale: Find out what salary you should be paying your employees or your personal worth with PayScale- best websites 2017 

Pexels Videos: Find free stock footage for your website, promo video or anything else

Pixlr: Free Powerful online photo editor similar to Photoshop with access to a huge amount of creative effects, overlays and borders

Plunker: Online community for creating, collaborating on and sharing your web development ideas

Pocket: Quickly save, discover and recommend the best, most interesting stories on the Web all in one place via Pocket- best websites 2017 

Prezi: Use Prezi to make the most dynamic and engaging presentations ever
Print Friendly: Make a Printer-friendly & PDF version of any webpage

Printable Paper: A collection of printable papers that come in really handy

Privnote: Share a confidential note via a web link that will self-destruct after it is read by your intended recipient

Product Chart: Discover the perfect product for yourself with this website’s innovative & interactive product comparison charts

Project Naptha: Highlight, Copy, Edit and Translate text from within images themselves. Must visit website!

Public Domain Torrents: Who said torrents are always supposed to be illegal? Use Public Domain Torrents to access thousand of class and B-movie downloads via BitTorrrent

Quora: Great platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers

Rainy Mood: Relish the experience of rain while sleeping, studying or relaxing via this really cool website. Checkout Coffitivity as well.

Random.org: Generate true random numbers. Useful for holding drawings, lotteries, scientific applications and lots more

Reddit: Fondly called the front page of the internet, Reddit is the most powerful social news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website – best websites 2017

RunPee: Need to use the restroom while watching a movie without missing out on major plot points? Use Runpee to find out when to go and what happened while you were away

Safe Web: Visit this website to find out if a website that you are interested in is safe to visit or not- best websites 2017

Scribble Maps: Easily create & share your own custom maps for sharing with your friends or embedding on websites- best websites 2017

Share By Link: Free file sharing tool with unlimited upload and download limit

Shodan: Search Engine for Internet-connected devices such as web cams, routers, servers etc.

Similarsites: Find useful websites that are similar, related or alternatives to the one that you are currently browsing

Slideshare: Youtube for Slideshows. Upload, share and discover presentations on your favorite topics on this website- best websites 2017

Smallpdf: Platform for converting and editing pdf files with solutions to a host of other PDF problems as well- best websites 2017

Speedtest.net: Test the speed, quality and performance of your Internet Connection with this interactive broadband speed test

Squirt.io: Interesting tool that enables you to read web pages more than 200% faster than your normal best reading speed- best websites 2017

Stack Exchange: Network of useful websites for questions and answers on varied fields, with each site covering a specific topic.

StumbleUpon: Bored as hell? Use StumbleUpon to discover new and cool websites, photos and videos across the Web.

System Requirements Lab: Find out if your computer can run a game or not and whether it meets or exceeds the system requirements

Tall Tweets: Write tweets longer than 140 characters- best websites 2017

TeamViewer: Connect to remote desktops, provide remote support and collaborate with online meeting and video conferencing. You will find Join.me to be yet another tool which is pretty efficient when it comes to collaboration- best websites 2017

TED: Watch and get inspired by influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity with subtitles in over a 100 languages- best websites 2017

The Oatmeal: Some of the finest comics that you would probably find on the internet

The Thoughts Room: Unload the thoughts in your head and vent out your joy, anger, frustration or fears without anyone seeing or judging

Tumblr: Microblogging website that let’s you share anything from stories, photos, jokes, fashion, art to deep stuff

Tunefind: Can’t seem to recall that beautiful tune that you heard in your favorite TV show or movie? Use Tunefind to find out– best websites 2017

TypeRacer: Improve your typing speed by racing against others

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Urban Dictionary: An online dictionary of slang words and phrases

Useful Interweb: A website which helps you discover other useful websites

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Wayback Machine: Determine how a web page looked at different points in the past or archive your own web page

What’s My IP Address: Lookup the public IP address of your computer or router assigned by your ISP

WhatTheFont: Ever seen a font that you liked very much but failed to recognise? Well, just upload an image of it to WhatTheFont and bid adieu to this problem

Wolfram Alpha: Online service for finding answers to all your factual queries and doubts

WornOnTV.net: Definitely one of the coolest website on this list. WornOnTV lets you find outfits and accessories similar to the ones worn by your favorite movie and TV stars

9GAG: Relax, have a laugh with 9gag’s awesome collection of the funniest pics, gifs, memes and wtf photos on the internet

8 WAYS TO REDUCE MOBILE DATA USAGE [ANDROID]





Here we have listed some of the most effective ways you can save Android data.

Best Ways to Reduce Mobile Data Usage on Android

1. Reduce mobile data usage in Android Settings.

Setting a limit to your monthly data usage is the easiest thing you can do to avoid using surpass amounts of data without your knowledge. You can limit your mobile data usage on Android via the Settings app. 

Head over to the Settings and tap on DataUsage>>Billing Cycle>>Data limit and billing cycle. There you can set the maximum amount of data you intend to use in a month. Additionally, you can also opt for automatic disconnection from the network once the data limit is reached.

2. Restrict App background data

Some apps keep consuming mobile data even when the smartphone is not in use. Background data allows you to keep your apps monitored and updated while multitasking or when the screen is off. But every app doesn’t need to use background data at all times.

Go to Settings >> Data Usage and you can see the statistics for which app is consuming how much of data.

Tap on an app, and you can see both the foreground and background data usage of that particular app. Foreground data usage is the data consumed by the app when it is actively used by you when open. 

Background data is the data consumed when you are not using the app, and the app is running in the background. It requires no action and occurs automatically. This can include things like automatic app updates or sync.

If you find that background data is too high for an app and you don’t need the app to stay in the background at all times, tap on “Restrict app background data.” This ensures that the app will consume data only when it is opened and thereby use less data.


3. Use data compression in Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular Android browsers. It has an inbuilt featurethat can significantly reduce data consumption on Android.

When data compression is turned on, all of your traffic is passed through a proxy run by Google. Your data is compressed and optimized before being sent to your phone. This results in lower data consumption and also speeds up loading of pages without any significant change in web content.

To use data compression, open Chrome, tap on the 3-dot menu on the upper right corner, tap on Settings and scroll down to Data Saver. There you can tap on the upper right corner to toggle Data Saver on.

Turning data saver on also implements Chrome’s Safe Browsing System to detect malicious pages and protect you from malware and harmful content. As you can see in the screenshot above, Chrome managed to save 17% of data over the period of one month.

You can revisit that settings panel in Chrome to see how much data you’ve saved over a period.

4. Update apps over Wi-Fi only

One of the most effective ways to reduce mobile data consumption is to disable automatic app updates in Play Store. Go to Play Store and tap on Menu>>Settings>>Auto-update apps. 

Make sure that you select “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.” Alternatively, you can choose “Do not auto-update apps,” but it’s not recommended since you’ll have to remember from time to time to update your apps manually.

5. Limit your use of streaming services

Streaming music and videos are the most data-hungry content, as well as high-quality images. Try to avoid these when you are using mobile data. You can opt to store music and videos locally in your storage or download them when you are on connected to WiFi. 


While streaming on mobile data, you can decrease the quality of stream to lower your data usage. Youtube consumes a lot of data, so, make sure you lower the video resolution while using mobile data on Android.

6. Keep an eye on your apps.

Use of data-hungry apps can seriously affect your data consumption while on your mobile network. You may not realize that Google Photos app might be syncing your photos in the background every time you click one. 

Social media apps like Facebook and Instagram consume a lot of data. Try to avoid watching videos and GIF’s in those apps.

Try to use alternatives to some apps that will still perform the required functions while consuming fewer data. For example, Facebook Lite is a highly lite alternative to the Facebook app. Moreover, it saves battery life and data usage. TweetCaster is a similar option for the Twitter app.

7. Cache Google Maps for offline use

Did you know that you can save maps in the Google Maps app? Caching Google maps for offline use can save both your time and data. Once a map is downloaded, you can even navigate when the phone is offline just by using your GPS. 

This proves to be handy for daily commute and when you are traveling, as you can never be sure whether some places will have network coverage. It is a good idea to download the map of your home area and regions you frequently travel to.

So, next time you are on Wi-Fi, open Google Maps, go to Menu and select “Offline Maps.“. There you can tap on “Select your own map“ and zoom in or out to select the area you want to be available offline.

Once you’ve decided upon the area, press “Download.”

8. Optimize Account Sync Settings

Your account sync settings are to auto-sync by default. Keep auto-sync disabled for data-hungry apps like Facebook and Google+ which use sync services to sync files like photos and videos, consuming a lot of data in the process.

Google constantly sync’s your data when a change is made. Most of these sync services might not be required. This background sync service affects both your data consumption and battery life.

To adjust your sync setting open the go to Settings>>Accounts. There you can fine tune sync settings for different apps. To optimize Google sync, tap on Google and turn off the options you don’t require. For example, I don’t need Google Fit data, Google Play Movies, and Google Play Music to be synced. So, I toggled them off while keeping the other services on to be synced.




Bonus Tips and Tricks to reduce mobile data usage on Android:

- Download large files when you are on Wi-Fi.
- Do not clear your System Cache unless you have no other way to free your space.
- Turn off mobile data when not required.
- Turn off notifications for apps that you don’t need to be notified.
- Set longer update interval for home screen widgets that are frequently updated.

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