21.7.14

How to Block Certain Websites on Android Phone

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I have experienced, “How to block websites on Android phone?” is one of the most common questions asked by the people in these days, because everyone want to protect their kids from accessing inappropriate websites like related to drugs, violence or pornography etc.

Many articles related to how to Block Websites has been published few days back on Howtouncle, by any reason if you have missed them to read then you can read it right now:
As we all know, using OpenDNS is the best option to block websites on multiple devices such as iPhone, iPad, android phones, tablets, computer etc. in our house. But do you know - how to block some specific category of websites on android phones?

How to Block Certain Websites on Android Phones

If you are still unknown from it then this article is just dedicated to you. To block websites on particular devices like android phones or tablets, a very useful android app is available known as Kaspersky Parental Control app.

I have already used this helpful Android app on my Galaxy S4 and Moto X, it works very fine and smoothly. Lets’ know – how to use Kaspersky Parental Control android app to block website on android phones.


Instructions to block websites on android phone
Step (1): At first, download and install Kaspersky Parental Control android app on your android phone.

Step (2): After the installation, open the Kaspersky Parental Control app to configure it.

Step (3): After opening the app, you will be able to see the list of website categories. Select the categories you want to block.

How to Block Certain Websites on Android Phones

The app shows you lots of inappropriate website categories by default. You can also add or remove categories according to your wish.

Step (4): When website categories selection is completed, Click on Next button.

Step (5): Even, you can also block apps very easily. You have to just select the apps you wish to allow access on your android device and deselect which you wish to block.

How to Block Certain Websites on Android Phones

Since, standard android apps are allowed by default. So, you can add all the allowed apps to the list of allow access.

Step (6): When the apps selection is completed, click on Next button.

Step (6): Now, you have set default browser for surfing the internet. It will select only the web browser is allowed. 

You no need to worry about other browsers, because all other browsers are strictly blocked by default to ignore accessing all the blocked websites.

Step (7): Next, you have to allow the device administrator permission of this app (Kaspersky Parental Control) so that your kids will be not able to uninstall it.

How to Block Certain Websites on Android Phones

That’s it. Now, your Android phone is completely protected for the use of your kids.

After this set up, whenever your kids will open any unusual (bad) website they will see the blank screen with an error message like "Page could not be open" as shown below.

How to Block Certain Websites on Android Phones

According to the feedback of Kaspersky Parental Control android app users, It works accommodatingly on most of the android phones, tablets, including Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2, Nexus 4, Moto X, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z etc.


As a parent, this is your responsibility to provide proper direction to your kids. And if you don't care about it then you may go in huge loss. So, please...please....block all the unsuited websites before providing android device to your kids.

If you found this article useful for you then share your comments with us and share this article with your friend and on social media. If you want to get some of the best android apps, tips and tricks, android related step by step tutorials then check out our Android section from here.
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20.7.14

Galaxy S6 Release Date, Price, Specs and Features

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In these days people are crazy (much excited) to know the Galaxy S6 Release Date, Price, Specs and Features. So, on their demand here's the complete information related to Samsung Galaxy S6.


Smartphones can almost do anything today, smarter than the people using them. With mobile technology being ever vibrant, there is something innovative and fresh forthcoming. Every once in a while new innovative smart phone gets released, purely driven by market demand and competition. Consumers always look for something better and trendier. With such demands, Mobile phone manufacturers know customer is king hence they hardly disappoint. 

Galaxy S6 Release Date, Price, Specs and Features

Talk of the latest cutting-edge mobile technology and Samsung is just that. Ranking only second to Apple (forget the patent wars), Samsung is a boss when it comes to Smart phones keeping consumers speculating about its next device.

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History
Samsung Galaxy S series made it for Samsung in terms of being a big player in the smartphone industry. A close second to Apple’s iPhone series, the Samsung Galaxy S series always causes ripples when it announces a release. The Galaxy S4 started off a smartphone war that never was, giving Apple’s iPhone 4 almost a complete blackout. But the Apple –Samsung war is just starting. 

The iPhone 5S launched recently topped the markets boasting its 64-bit chipset and its performance which is next to none. Samsung can defend its Galaxy note three to quash this but still the S series lags behind.  Samsung plans to beat this competition by launching the Galaxy S5 or even deadlier (Fingers crossed) the Galaxy S6.

Galaxy S6 Release dates
There is a high possibility Samsung will release the Galaxy S6 in August 2014 since the Galaxy S5 is set to release April 2014. Earlier speculations suggested the Galaxy S6 launch would be much later in 2015. But with Samsung willing to stay afloat in the industry market demands and expected competition force this early release.  With two Galaxy S series expected in 2014, smartphone wars will reach a new high.


Galaxy S6 price
Samsung Galaxy S6 will definitely (or so we hear) come packed with the latest apps and hardware that could ever be, but at a price. With the Galaxy Note 3 being the most expensive device Samsung manufactured so far with a price tag starting at $770 at its launch,  Galaxy S5 is expected to come at a close $750 same as the Galaxy S6. However, its not quite known what cost the curved display will attract, but most probable it will vary between USD $750 to $800 on the high side. 

Galaxy S6 Specs and Features
The Galaxy S6 will have some outstanding features, making it the best phone of it time out there. But with many manufacturers set to release before its launch and expected to release their devices with different specs, Samsung might decide to include them on the S6 making it the best of all. Samsung Galaxy S6’s performance will definitely be driven by the internal hardware.
  • Snapdragon Qualcomm 810 64-bit
  • 128GB internal memory
  • 4GB RAM
  • Full HD flexible display
  • 5.2 inches Ultra High Definition 4k display  
  • 3300 to 3500 mAh battery
  • 21MP Ultra Pixel Sensor camera recording at 8K resolution 
  • Android 5.0
  • modem 4G LTE supporting Advanced Cat 6
Summary
It’s expected that the Galaxy S6 will be accompanied by a much superior design giving it customers the much needed look and portability. In addition making it slimmer and lighter is everybody’s expectations. Bottom line is that Samsung will definitely make it worth every penny of it.

I hope you liked the information of Galaxy S6 Release Date, Price, Specs and Features. Check out our Galaxy section and feel free to share comments.

18.7.14

Windows 8 will be Upgraded into Windows 8.1 Automatically

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Hii lovely readers, are you familiar with the latest Update to Windows 8.1 released by Microsoft?

If not then you must know about it.

Recently, Microsoft has published an update according to which all the Windows 8 computers will be upgraded into Windows 8.1 automatically, and Windows RT will be upgraded into Windows RT 8.1.

Simply, it can be said it's an update to enable an automatic update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

Windows 8 will be Upgraded into Windows 8.1 Automatically

Isn't this a great benefit for Windows 8 users? Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 automatically seems like a expensive gift from the Microsoft for us.

After seeing the automatically upgrading update released by Microsoft, people are so much happy and ready to grab it. But here you need to care one thing that "windows update software" is available in your Windows 8 system or not.

Important note: To check windows update is available in your Windows 8 system or not, Please...follow these steps:
Click the Start button ---> All Programs ---> Windows Update


Read below mentioned tips and tricks very carefully to enjoy the services of upgraded Windows 8.1 operating system.

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How to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 automatically
To enjoy automatic update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, the Update KB2973544 must have already been installed on your Windows 8 computers. If windows update is not installed, you can easily get it by following the Start menu (as directed in above important note) or from the Microsoft Download Center.

Before installing Update KB2973544, you need to install Update KB2871389 (which has been introduced by Microsoft recently). The installation of this update will ready up Windows 8 and Windows RT- based computers for the new update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT as well.

Microsoft expects that with the release of update KB2973544, upgrade of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 will be much convenient for us. 

So by any reasons, if you have not yet upgraded your computers from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, then hope that new Update will upgrade your operating system automatically.

One thing you must need to know, this update is not applicable on volume-licensed computers. So, if you are using volume-licensed computer then you will be unable to do following actions:
  • Update to Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 or
  • Volume licensed installations of Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store.
I hope you liked the information of update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 automatically. Feel free to discuss - what's your view about the New Update to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 automatically?


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17.7.14

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Which Phone Is Best?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the brilliant Smartphones that Samsung launched last year in the month of March. But the major factor that gave a setback for Galaxy S3 users to go for an upgrade was that it was just a very minute upgrade of Samsung Galaxy S3. On the other hand we have started hearing various rumours regarding the new Samsung device i.e. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which is expected to launch later this year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Which Phone Is Best?

There is no doubt that the difference between various Smartphones as well as Phablets present in the market is getting narrower day by day with each and every new release. So we are here for those readers who are confused whether to buy Samsung Galaxy S4 or wait for Samsung Galaxy Note 4, here we present you the specifications as well as various other comparisons to provide you a clear image of both the devices and which one of them you should go for.

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After seeing comparison, you can to decide - either buy Samsung Galaxy S4 or wait for Galaxy Note 4. Here's the comparison:

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Display and Design
Samsung provided a 5 inch Super AMOLED display in its S4 device along with a screen resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. While on the other hand we can expect Note 4 with much bigger screen size of 5.7 inch as well as better resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.

Galaxy S4 had a polycarbonate plastic outer body. However, there are many rumours out there stating that Galaxy Note 4 may have a full metal outer body along with a rubber like metal panel at its back. Also there is a possibility of three sided YOUM display which will proved a curvy display to this amazing Phablet.

Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was powered by a quad core A15 cortex processor which was clocked t 1.6 GHz. Also it possesses 2 GB of internal RAM that avoided any kind of lad in the phone. Also S4 was available in 3 versions of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB and supported micro SD card for further extension of memory till 64 GB. But Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be powered by a beasty octa core 64 bit processor accompanied by amazing 4 GB of internal RAM. Also Samsung can include memory storage of 128 GB in the device.

When we talk about the softwares, S4 was launched with Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean along with the new TouchWiz but Note 4 may run on the latest Android version 4.5 Lollipop.

Camera
Galaxy S4 offered an amazing 13 MP camera to its users along with 2 MP front camera for good video calling, however beating Galaxy S4 here too; Note 4 could sport a 20.7 MP camera. If we listen to rumours, it is also possible that Note $’s camera will support 4K recording too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Which Phone Is Best?


Conclusion
After comparing both the devices, there is no doubt that you should go for Galaxy Note 4 as it possesses an upper hand in almost all the features that Samsung Galaxy S4 featured last year. No doubt, Note 4 will be costlier than S4 but if you got that much money in your pocket, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 should be it.

I am waiting for your comments. Feel free to share what do you think - Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Which phone should you get?

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16.7.14

Get Android L Home Screen on Any Android Device

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Android L Developer preview is a hot discussion topic in these days because it is only receivable for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 users. Most of the users who are using an Android smartphone but not Nexus device are unhappy with the release of Android L Developer preview for limited devices.


But don't worry i am going to explain you a useful way which will help you to get Android L home screen on any Android device. If you are using another android smartphone (except Nexus 5 or Nexus 7) and still want to customize the look of your device home screen then you can do with the new Android L OS.

Interesting thing is, you will have not to root your device or install any other custom ROM on your android phone. And once you get Android L home screen on your android then you can provide a new and complete different interface look of your device along with so many new icons.

Get Android L Home Screen on Any Android device

The step by step guide is very simple and it will take only few seconds to change the look of your android home screen. To get Android L home screen, you have to install a free Android app called themer on your device and after that make few simple changes to apply the Android L home screen. Here’s how to get Android L home screen on any Android device:

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Instructions to Get Android L Home Screen
Step (1): Firstly, go the Google play store and install the themer app on your android device.

Step (2): Once the themer application is successfully installed, then download the themer files from here on your PC to apply the Android L home screen on your device.

Step (3): Now connect your Android phone to your PC and move the downloaded zip file on the themer app by following these shown instructions:

Move the .zip to sdcard0 ---> MyColorScreen ---> Themer ---> Exported ---> zip (Your initial location may vary.)

Step (4): After that open the themer application on your android phone and browse for themes.

Get Android L Home Screen on Any Android device

Step (5): From the 'My Themes' option, select 'Exported'.

Step (6): Now select 'Glassed Android L.zip' to apply the theme.

Congratulation! You are done.

Now you will be able to see the new Android L home screen on your android device. From now, customization is in your hand. Try out the new theme on your Android device and take the enjoyment of Android L.


Isn't this a very simple process? Share your view with us through the comments. I would like to know more about Android L from you.

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15.7.14

Do You Know the New Rumors of Windows 9 Campaign?

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Microsoft simply doesn't want to leave any room for promoting its upcoming ‘Windows 9’. Reportedly, the company is all set to unveil the product this fall. It has arranged enormous promoting options like campaigns, shows, and etc for its upcoming much buzzed Windows 9.

Here i am going to list some very latest rumors related to Windows 9 Campaign, i hope you would love to know about it. Read and let me know - what do you think?

Do You Know the New Rumors of Windows 9 Campaign?

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Ø Many Speculation but Microsoft is Busy with Windows 8
Apart from the promotional steps, the company looks like to be applying revamped distribution strategies for providing the business a complete new level. This time the methodologies are eying on the single system and Microsoft store over the web. 

But to be honest, there are no reports from Microsoft itself regarding the above speculations. Rather, the upgrade from its predecessor have raised the chance of some similar more steps from the company prior the release of Windows 9. Anyway, if any further update from Windows 8 appears, then it will definitely be the final one under its category.

Ø Statistics Not in favour of Windows 9
Taking a comparative dig at the performance of the predecessors of Windows 9, it is evident that the company stays ahead of its contemporaries. At the same time, if it is compared with the statistics that was given by earlier products, then one would say the company definitely needs a boost in market share. The 12.54 percent market share which is the combining effort from Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 stays below Windows XP, and even Windows 7.   

There is no specification given regarding the number of Windows 8 products sold. With continuous updates it has been remaining in the process of bringing the product back on track. But, the prime concern is that the updates haven’t shown remarkable performance with the system as well. All these points incline towards the assumption that the company may look towards introducing Windows 9 instead of putting any more effort with its predecessor.    

Ø Activate Windows 9 with Windows Store
However, there is good news for the fans interested in having their own Windows 9 as the latest reports incline towards a comparatively smooth web based approach for making registration for having the latest Windows. It is said that the registration would tag with a single PC and made functional when the user makes a connection with the Windows Store.

Ø The reported Campaigns Get Good Response
Many responses are being received from various sources regarding the latest marketing strategy of the company. It is definitely crucial for the newly formed core team. Anyway, the satisfying point for them is that the Windows 9 ad-campaign is getting positive responses from the analysts over the globe.

Ø New team should change the conventional
But, if you mark going inside vault, it can be found that every time Microsoft rubbishes news regarding upgrades. On the other hand, it brings on a new update to drag the attention back. This has been its strategy. By the way, the company has recently got a complete new look of core members. On this context, we certainly should look out for any change from the conventional processes. 

Apart from this, the ‘Cloud’ concept that the company is focusing doesn’t suit the frequently update strategies.   
  
Ø Very Diplomatic Microsoft
Upon being asked about all the reported news regarding the upcoming Windows 9, the officials of Microsoft simply rubbish anything regarding the technical aspects, updates, or things like that. However, they have been pretty diplomatic regarding the marketing strategies.

Please....feel free to share your valuable comment with related to Windows 9 rumors. If you are searching for more awesome news, tips and tricks, tutorials, step by step guides related to Windows then you must check out our Windows tips section.

Ä Author Bio: 

I am Prakash Thakur, and I am the owner and Founder of PrakashVani. I’m an Internet Marketer, SEO Expert, Entrepreneur and a blogger.