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How to Change DNS On Phone?

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DNS stands for  domain name system or domain name server and that's what our today's topic of concern is!

When you get an internet connection on your computer or phone, by default you get provided with the DNS server address from your internet service provider. These settings are mandatory to surf the internet and get access to it.

When you use the default DNS settings offered by your ISP, you get limited to the speed, security and other features offered by your internet service provider. But here's is a good news. You are not forced to use the default settings offered by your ISP.

You can anytime change DNS server you get by default very easily. Yeah, you heard me right! The default DNS settings can be changed easily and we can use the third party servers anytime we want as per our choice.

If you want to know How to change DNS, then keep reading. We have compiled a thorough and in-depth guide on this topic.

How to Change DNS:

Before going in-depth of the guide, we would like to illustrate more on DNS. I'm sure you are also eager to know more about DNS settings and the different methods to change DNS settings on rooted as well non-rooted phones.

The reasons to change the DNS settings on phones can be distinct for everyone and can vary person to person. It could be speeding up the internet, it might be the security reasons like phishing protection or something similar. Or possibly you want to set parental controls over your internet like you are a parent and you want to have more control over the internet for your kids to be safe.

The reason can be anything, we won't go much deeper into it but we will sure have a look at what DNS settings actually are and how can we change them.

What are DNS settings:

Every website we visit over the internet has an IP address associated with it and these IP addresses are crucial to have a correspondence between the servers. But we usually know the website with their domain name.

For instance, when we visit a website on the internet, we know the website by the name like www.example.com. But in actual, we need to know the IP address associated with that domain name in order to visit it. That's where DNS plays its role best.

The DNS is internet's system for fetching out the IP address of the website from its alphabetical name. When we type any website's URL on the browser's address bar, the DNS servers bring out the IP address of the website required  for that website to get open.

How to change DNS server:

The method to change DNS server settings might vary from the rooted to the non-rooted phones. Regardless of which phone you have, we have provided both the methods i.e for rooted ae well as non-rooted phones.

#For non-rooted phones:

Even if your phone doesn't have root privileges, you can still change the DNS settings. But remember, the below method to add custom DNS settings is only applicable for your wifi network.

If you want to set custom DNS for your 2G/3G/4G or other similar networks, you need to use an app called DNSet. The method od using this app is described below. But before that, let's look into how to change DNS settings of the wifi on your home network without using any third party app.

  • First of all, go to Settings on your phone. Scroll all the way down to wifi and tap it.
  • Now from all the available networks list, long tap on the network you are currently connected and select the option Modify network. Or you can directly reach to this option by long tapping wifi shortcut, located on the top of the notification area on your android.
  • After selecting ‘Modify network', you'll see two check box options. One of them is Show advanced options. Select this option and scroll down to IP settings.
  • Tap IP Settings and make it Static. Scroll down again and change DNS1 and DNS2 to your desired DNS servers.
  • Once done, save the settings.

If you don't want to limit yourself to the wifi network only, you can use an app called DNSet. A free version of this app is available on the google play store. By using this app, you can easily change the DNS settings of all the networks on your phone including wifi, 3G, and 4G.

But again there is a limitation with this app. The free version of DNSet app lets you set your DNS to Google’s public servers only. If you want the freedom to add custom Domain name servers, you'll have to go premium.

#For rooted phones:  

If your phone is rooted, no need to be affright. We have described the method for changing the DNS settings on the rooted phone as well. Just go through the below steps.

  • Go to google play store and download an app called DNS Changer.
  • Simply run the app on your rooted phone and you'll be provided with a long list of DNS servers available to be used.
  • You need to select any two of them.
  • Once done, the DNS Changer app will show the success message.

That's it. The very next moment DNS servers on your phone would be updated.

When you'll go to play store, you'll see two apps with the same name DNS Changer. You can try out both on your own to check which one works better for you!

Now since you know how to change DNS on your phone, you don't need to stick to the default server settings at all. By following the guide, you can easily change DNS on your phone and can get benefits of the third party servers.

By this, we have reached the end of the guide. Do share your thoughts on the topic via the comments below and feel free to share this article on your social mediums. We appreciate your share! 🙂

Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!

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How To Delete Oovoo Account

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In the technology epoch every day we are introduced with a new application. Where every next app come along with some better features. Each app has something better than the previous one.

Skype, WhatsApp, Instagram, Kik and lot more apps are there which are equally popular among the populace. Similarly, one of these apps is Oovoo. Although, it's not as popular as other mentioned apps, it's indeed a feature-rich app.

Oovoo is a video chat and messaging application that facilitate instant messaging, video and audio calls. This app is similar in some respects to Microsoft's Skype. And the best part of this app is, you can video chat with up to 12 people simultaneously.

Oovoo is available for iPhone, iPod, iPads, and Androids. You can also use OoVoo on your system (MAC or PC).

However, many of us might not be familiar with the app but one who has been using it are loving it! Most of the Oovoo users are happy with its service.

But if you don't like the app or want to delete it then this article will help you to learn how to delete Oovoo account in easy steps.

How to Delete Oovoo Account

If you don't want to use Oovoo anymore then this article might assist you. Read out the article and learn the procedure to delete the Oovoo account. Below, I have compiled a step by step guide to making it easier for you.

To delete the Oovoo account, follow the below steps.

No matter if you use Oovoo on PC or mobile, this article is written for all the users of Oovoo. Below, I've shared the method to delete Oovoo account from the mobile device as well as from PC.

Starting the guide for mobile users first. The steps are given below.

How to Delete an Oovoo account on Mobile.

The first and most important step which you need to follow before moving to the deleting procedure is removing all your personal details from the app.

Delete all the information you have furnished in the app and make yourself unreachable.

Once done, you are ready to terminate your account. Now follow the next step.

  •  Open Oovoo app on your phone or tablet.
  •  Now, enter the credentials and sign into the app.
  • Once you are signed in, touch your Display Name at the top of the screen. Tap on edit icon and type Closed in the display name field.
  • Now following the previous step, tap on your profile photo and then, tap over the Settings option from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the Settings option, tap on the Privacy & Security. Here what you need to do is change your search profile setting so that no one can search your profile. To do so, simply change search preferences to No one.
  • Now tap on the profile photo and remove it.
  • That's all. After a day or two, your account would be deleted permanently. Now all you need to do is remove and uninstall the app from your device so that, you won't mistakenly open it.

How to delete your Oovoo Account from PC

Like we did in the above method, we have to do all the same things again in order to delete Oovoo account from the computer. Follow the below steps and make Oovoo account terminated permanently.

  • The first step is to remove all your personal information given on the app and make yourself unreachable.
  • Once done sign into your Oovoo account by putting your email Id and password.
  • After that, go to  My profile and edit my profile. 
  • Here you will need to make some edits like remove your display picture and type Closed in the display name field. See the screenshot.
  • Once done, again go to settings and then privacy. 
  • In the privacy section, change the search profile setting and make it to “No one”.
  • Afterwards, move to the email section and Under Notifications, uncheck all the boxes provided. In any kinda confusion, you can take the reference of the screenshot given below.
  • And at last, uninstall the Oovoo app from your computer. And your account would be terminated.

If you don't know the un-installation procedure, then see it below.

For Windows XP: Go to the Start menu> then Control Panel>  select Add or Remove Programs> select ooVoo, then click Remove.

For Vista: Go to the Start menu> then Control Panel> select Programs and Features> Select ooVoo> and click Uninstall.

This was the complete step by step guide to delete Oovoo from the mobile as well as from the computer. After following all the steps, your account would be deleted forever.

However, there can be various reasons which made you took the decision to delete the account, but if one of the reason is security or bothering like if someone is troubling you then you can block him/her from the Oovoo.

see the below guide if you don't know how to block someone on Oovoo.

  • To block someone on Oovoo, tap on the contact and hold it. As sooner you hold the contact it will highlight red.
  • Now tap on the Block icon the person would be blocked. And will not be able to contact you anymore.
  • If you want him/her to remove from your roster, then tap on Block and Remove.
  • And if you don't want to block that person but want to remove him then tap the Trashcan icon and then Remove.

Once the person is blocked from your account, he/she would no longer be able to see your profile and contact you. But if you have simply removed him/her but not blocked then, he/she can still contact you.

So if you want anyone to not contact you forever, re-add them and then block him.

Note: If you re-add the person, they will not know they were re-added and won't get an invitation either. So without any hesitation, you can block anyone from the account.

This was all about how to delete Oovoo account and how to block anyone on Oovoo. If you found the guide helpful, you can share it on social media.

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How To Mail Merge?

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Mail Merge is an advanced feature of MS Word. Most of us know how to send a personalized email to a person but when it comes to sending the same email to multiple people with a slight difference, won't you get confused??

This is where word mail merge get's the spotlight. The mail merge in the word is a very powerful tool which lets you create a personalized letter and send it to thousands of people all at the same time.

Similarly, you can create the mail merge labels and envelopes with the same tool.

So if you are inattentive of the features offered by mail merge, stay tuned, we have got a detailed guide on everything about mail merge from what is a mail merge to how to use mail merge.

Excited to learn how to mail merge?? Well, what are we waiting for, let's learn how to do a mail merge!

How To Mail Merge:

Many people over the web keep seeking proper knowledge about how to do a mail merge. Mail merge might sound new to many but merging emails via mail merge is extremely easy.

Before going into the in-depth steps on learning how to do mail merge, let's have a quick look at what is mail merge, it's functionality, how to do a mail merge in word and everything in between.

What is mail merge??

Mail merge is a powerful tool and a great time-saver which lets you write and send personalized emails or letters to many people at the same time. It also helps you create labels and envelopes with the different recipient's information on each envelope.

The working of the mail merge is simple. It uses the main document which contains common fields to be sent to the users and a source file which is basically an excel workbook or the list of information about the users including the name of the recipients, their addresses, contacts, etc.

The mail merges tool imports data from the excel sheets or access database and uses them as the recipient's information. This is just an overview of the working of mail merge. In the below guide, I'll walk you through the exact step by step guide on mail merge. Also, the steps on how to mail merge labels.

How to use mail merge:

The below steps will tell you how to use mail merge to send documents to many people all at the same time.

Step 1. First of all, open MS office on your computer. Now type a new letter or document you want to send to multiple people using an existing database of the recipients' information. Or you can also use the existing documents for the same.

Step 2. Now to begin the process, click on the Mailings tab in the toolbar and then select Start Mail Merge option and select Step by Step Mail Merge Wizard from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. The Step by step mail merge wizard will guide you through the 6 main steps involved in the mail merge. All you need to do is to follow all the steps carefully and get the mail merge done.

Although the help panel is enough to tell you how to mail merge exactly, we have mentioned all the steps on our own to avoid any kinda confusion.

The 6 steps you'll encounter in the whole process of mail merge is given below.

1.. The first step is to select the document type whether it is a letter, envelope or other. Once done, click on the Next: Starting document link below. See the below screenshot if you didn't get what I mean.

2. Now select the starting document. If you have a letter written there, select Use the current document or you can also use the ready to use template offered by word. For this, select the second option that is Start from a template. Or choose the third option Start from the existing document if you have a file saved on your computer and open it.

Once done, click Next: Select recipients and go to the third step.

3. To select the recipients, you can use the existing list on your computer or can create a new one. If you already have an excel sheet or access database, navigate through it and click on Open.

The very next moment, Mail Merge Recipients dialog box will appear showing all the contacts with a checkbox next to it.

You can check or uncheck any person to select/deselect accordingly to control which person should be getting the mail.

Once you are done, click on Ok, select Next: Write your letter and move to step 4.

4. In this step, you need to write your letter if you have not done it so far and add an address block, greeting line or some other information. Just place the cursor on your letter where you would like to add information and select the item, select the template, see the preview and click on ok.

You can add more than one items in this step. Once done, move to the 5th step.

5. In this step, you can preview your letter. Use the arrow highlighted in the below screenshot to see how each recipient will receive the letter, you can modify specific letter if you want.

Once you are ok with everything, it's time to go to the final step which is complete the merge.

6. In the final step, you don't need to do anything but print the letters. In the print dialogue, do the appropriate settings and just click on Print and all your letters will be printed.

That's it, doing mail merge is that simple. It is a simple yet very useful feature offered by Microsoft. If used properly, it comes out to be very handy and helps you save lots of your time and efforts while sending similar mail to multi people.

Sending emails manually to many people can be really effort taking. Use mail merge and enjoy the ease of work.

After reading the guide, if you still have any doubt regarding how to mail merge, feel free to put your query in the comment section below.

And if the guide was helpful to you, don't forget to mention that too in the comment section!!

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How to Use New Snapchat Update?

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Snapchat is one of the best apps for instant messaging. Snapchat, if you know, is the only app of its type who is self-destructive in nature.

This features, however, was enough to distinct this app from the other messaging apps, but the recent update of Snapchat has made this app stand out of the crowd in many ways.

Initially, snaps and short videos could be sent via this app, and text messaging could be done. But the new update has brought down to us the ability to not only audio chat but live video chat!

Not only this, there are so many new features in the new version of Snapchat that you will end up loving this app even more.

The features include the Snapchat add ons like lenses, chat 2.0, replay, video calling, audio calling, face-swapping, celebrate a birthday and many others!

Are you excited to learn how to use a new Snapchat update??

Well, no worries!! We will walk you through the step by the guide on how to work the new Snapchat update. The lenses, video/audio chat, replay and everything the new Snapchat has come along, including how to update the new version on your phone, everything!

I know you can't wait to learn how do you use the new Snapchat and leverage all those amazing features. Let's head over to the guide!

How to Use New Snapchat Update:

Before that, make sure your phone has the latest version of Snapchat. If you don't have the latest Snapchat on your phone, go to the play store or app store, and update your app!  

Let's get started with the most amazing features i.e. video/audio chat. Then we will go through the other features one by one!

I can assure you, after reading out the tutorial, you won't ever have to ask from anyone how do you use the new Snapchat!

#Video/Audio Chat:

Among so many changes Snapchat has brought to us, the most awaited feature is Video and Audio chat.

Although we already have many apps which support audio and video calls this new feature On Snapchat has made this app a close companion to the big instant messaging apps Whatsapp and Facebook messenger.

Making a Video or audio call on Snapchat is extremely easy! Just go to the contact list on your Snapchat app and tap the contact name you want to talk via audio or video call.

Just beneath his/her name, you will see a text box to type the text message and just below that text field; there would be multiple options like phone icon for the audio call and Camera icon for a video call! Just tap any of these two options accordingly and you are done!

Lenses:

After Audio and Video chat, the most adorable and appealing feature offered by Snapchat is the number of lenses. Snapchat uses the face recognition technology to provide you with amazing lenses!

The lenses let you add the special facial animations and effects including those of a puking rainbow, heart eyes, crying face, Dracula face, birthday celebration and what not. Moreover, the app keeps rolling out the new lenses every now and then.

But this feature only works on the newer version of Android. Those with the older Android phone can't use this feature.

Also, the front camera on your phone should be turned on while using Lenses. To use lenses on this app, long tap your face while in selfie mode or while video chatting with someone.

This step will load the lens just below the screen. Tap on any of the lens icons to see the lenses taking effect. You can swipe the lens to the left to see the more lens.

Filters:

You can make your images look more appealing by adding the filters to them. You can add the current date, different colors and effects, local weather and several other features.

But by default, this features comes disabled. You need to enable filters on your snap chat to utilize this feature.

To enable filters, Go to Settings(by tapping the gear icon)> Manage> Additional Services. Now check the option Filters. 

To use Filters on your Image, take a picture and swipe left or right to see the filter previews. Keep doing this until you finalize the option you liked the most!

Face-Swapping

Face-Swapping is another great update we see in the Snapchat new version. You can easily swap your face with another using Snapchat. Swapping can be done even from the Photos already residing in the gallery of your phone!

Stickers, emoji, and text:

New updated of Snapchat has brought us more than 200 stickers, several new emojis and of course the ability to add a caption to the images.

Using the Stickers and emoji is all the same as we normally do. But for the text, you need to enable from the Additional Services menu.

Once you click a picture, you will see a T icon on the top of the window to add the text.

Snapchat Chat 2.0

The new Snapshot has brought us great features for the chats. Which includes more than 200 stickers, audio, and video notes up to 10 seconds, sending multiple photos at a time, video and audio chats along with the ability to send snaps while online.

Want more features?? I don't think so!

Story replies and Replay Purchases:

Along with the above features, the new Snapchat version gives you the ability to Story replies and the replay Purchases.

You get one free option of a replay once in 24 hours, but you can buy the replay if you want.

The new Whatsapp version gives you the ability to buy the Snapchat replay via the in-app purchases.

On every 3 replays, you need to pay $0.99. Pretty reasonable, isn't it?

So that's how to use a new Snapchat update!

The new update has surely brought us the amazing features which none of us would prefer to miss! So try these features out and let us know your feedback about your favorite features.

We have told you enough that you can easily use the new update of Snapchat without looking for any further instructions.

If you still have any query on how to work Snapchat update, feel free to drop us a comment. For more such articles on Snapchat, do click on this link!

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How To Download YouTube Videos More Faster Using IDM

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As we all know YouTube is the largest video sharing website. It’s the biggest online video community in the world. It allows Users to Upload their Video, Download YouTube Videos, and these videos can be seen anywhere.

Any user can watch, videos by just login on the website. You can find different variety of videos here, for example, learning videos, entertainment, comedy, action, movies, music, marketing and many more from any part of the World.
According to YouTube Latest Stats more than 3.5 to 4 billion videos viewed per day(approx) and 48 hours of video Uploaded per minute. This is all about the Giant Videos WebSite “YouTube”.

By default, YouTube does not allow to download videos due to Copyrighted/patent issue. It only allows to send the Link to friend & family and he/she can watch it from anywhere in the World on YouTube.

But, today We come up with a new trick to download YouTube videos with More fastest speed by IDM. IDM here refers to fastest- “Internet Download manager”. So, here are the Instructions to Download videos from YouTube using IDM.

Steps To Download YouTube Videos using IDM

1. Go to IDM Link for download Internet Download Manager and download the files. (It's free)
2. After downloading the file, install it in your Computer.
3. After Installing IDM just Restart the computer, Your Browser to run IDM Addon on it.
4. Now go to YouTube Website and while watching it you will get Notify about a button Above Right side your Video Saying that Download this Video-Green Arrow- Just click it and your video will start downloading using IDM with more fastest Speed as compared to others software and tricks.

Benefits of Downloading YouTube Videos Using IDM

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1. It maximizes your Downloading Speed up to 8 times.
2. It Supports Resume/pause Download that will start downloading data from the interrupted state due to the lost connection or Any Network Problems or Computer Restarts due to unexpected recovery problem.
3. It Supports all browsers with User-friendly Interface.
4. It also has many inbuilt features like a dial for download videos and also shut down the computer, when downloads get completed.
5. It directly fetches the Video with All Available and given formats as possible.

So using this awesome and world's best downloading software you can download youtube videos very fast !!

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How To Use Google Advanced Image Search For Finding Royalty FREE Images

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Let us start with a simple question, what's the most common way that you use to find images? Most of the people just Google about the topic, save the images that they like and use them for their purpose.

Many people even put their own watermarks on the images they found on Google, well all these things are actually wrong you may have to pay a fine of almost 1000$ per image.

You never know that the image you downloaded from Google is copyrighted or not. Personally speaking, many of my fellow blogger friends have already faced an issue because of using copyrighted images.

Sometimes you may even have to shut your blog down.

You must be thinking that the best way is to generate the images yourself. Well, this is not the only solution, no doubt this is one of the best ways. I

n this article, I will be showing you How To Use Google Advanced Image Search For Finding Royalty FREE Images.

You must be wondering what do I exactly mean by Royalty free images, these are some images which are not acclaimed/copyrighted by any online firm or blog.

It means you guys can use these images in any way you want, no one will charge you even if you put on your own watermark on these images.

These images also prove to be pretty handy to the people who design flyers/posters for different firms and educational agencies.

So without any further delay lets get down to the main topic, below are given the steps using which you will easily be able to find some useful and royalty free images.

Follow the steps as listed below:-

  1. Google whichever topic that you want to search the image on and select the images tab.
  2. Now all the right you will see a gear icon, all you need to do is just click on that gear icon and go to advanced search.
  3. Now once you click on Advanced search, it will open up a completely new window in the same tab, here you will see a lot many setting, all you need to do is just simply scroll down to Usage Rights once you click on that it will open up a drop-down menu, from this drop-down menu select “Free to use and share even commercially “.
  4. Now once you have done this, without playing around with the other options, just go ahead and click on advanced search button which will be on the right side in blue colour.
  5. Once you click on the button it will take you back to the image window in the same tab, but this time all the images you see up there are completely royalty free and meant to be used in any way that you want to.
  6. So all good to go? you will now also get some additional features, for eg:- when you click on Labeled for reuse you will get several options and you select the one you feel the most suitable to you.

Hope this article helped you out, Keep stalking for more tricks 🙂

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