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How to Hide Your Online Identity – [Part 1]

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Today we all are living in the World Wide Web era. As there are so many advantages of online world there are certain potential troubles too.

While you are surfing through unprotected (e.g.Public Wi-fi) network you can not guaranty that it will prove safe browsing for you and you will have all your personal information secure at the end of your browsing session. So, how can you tackle these problems?

While being Online your IP address is your identity. Here we are providing certain tips “how to hide your online identity”.

There are various tools, tips and tricks to hide your identity. It’s a subject that demands more comprehensive information so we have divided our post into certain parts. So, here you go for Part 1 of the series.

Before You Proceed:

CAUTION AND WARNING

We hereby caution our readers that tricks, tips and tools described in the post and those which will be informed in future under this series are just to make web user aware of Internet Security.

These techniques must be used for some important deeds such as while providing personal and financial details to a public server. Don’t use these methods to carry out illegal activities.

Proxy Servers

1. Website based Proxy Servers

There are certain websites which enable you to enter another website without revealing your Internet Protocol (IP) address. You have to just provide URL of the site where you want to land anonymously.
E.g. Proxify

2.  Proxy Servers that Directly Configures Browser

This is the most popular service used by many online communities. As these are used publicly they slow down your data transfer speed. Here we are providing tricks to use Proxy servers with various popular browsers.

  • MOZILLA FIREFOX
  1. Click Tools->Options;
  2. “General”, “Connection Settings”;
  3. Select “Manual Proxy Configuration”;
  4. Enter proxy IP and port to appropriate fields;
  5. Click OK to close Connection Settings;
  6. Click OK to close Options;
  7. Reload browser.
  • GOOGLE CHROME
  1. Click Settings-> options
  2. “Under the Hood”, “Network”
  3. Select “Change Proxy Server”
  4. Enter proxy IP and port to appropriate fields

Various Types of Proxy Servers

  • Transparent Proxy
    This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server and also makes the original IP address available through the HTTP headers. These are generally used for their ability to cache websites and do not effectively provide any anonymity to those who use them. However, the use of a transparent proxy will get you around simple IP bans. They are transparent in the terms that your IP address is exposed, not transparent in the terms that you do not know that you are using it (your system is not specifically configured to use it.) This type of proxy server does not hide your IP address.
  • Anonymous Proxy
    This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server but does not make the original IP address available. This type of proxy server is detectable but provides reasonable anonymity for most users. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.
  • Distorting Proxy
    This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but make an incorrect original IP address available through the HTTP headers. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.
  • High Anonymity Proxy
    This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not make available the original IP address. This type of proxy server will hide your IP address.

Evan Derek is the Founder and Chief SEO Analyst @ VebbLabbs. Specialising in Affiliate Marketing and helping newcomers to make it a stable profession in the online world, he boasts 6+ years of experience in the industry. 19 year has he spent on this planet successfully, and plans on spending atleast 50more !

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  1. wasim

    December 7, 2013 at 4:26 am

    nice post kulwant..
    is there any software available to do this all stuff ??

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How to Save Instagram Videos

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How to save videos on instagram

Instagram is a fun platform where you can share your daily life through photos and 15-sec videos of what you are surrounded by, the things you like, the people you hang out with, and everything else. It’s basically like your photo-life blog.

We all follow some people on Instagram with amazing feeds, who post great photos and videos. Then are there are artists, actors, etc. who post amazing work(s), fan accounts of celebrities that keep us updated about them, etc, etc.

At times we all feel like saving these photos and videos either for future use or simply because something really touched our hearts or something we simply enjoy. Hence, in the following few steps we will teach you, how to save videos from Instagram! If you wanted to download Facebook videos, here is guide to download facebook videos.

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#1 How to Save A Video From Instagram – Through Downloadgram

Step 1. For Insta Download you need to have the links of the videos that you wish to download from instagram.

Step 2. Go to the user’s account (Instagram one) of whom videos you want to download.

Step 3.Click on the video that you want to download.

Step 4. Copy that video’s URL from the address bar.

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Step 5. Go to Downloadgram and paste this URL in to it.

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Step 6. A button will appera named as ‘Download Video’. Simply tap on that and there you have the video.

Step 7. Your work here is done! Now through Downloadgram your browser will start downloading all those videos of which links you had pasted prior.

If Downloadgram is not what you are looking for, then there are other alternatives that can be used to save videos from Instagram as well. Let us have a glance at them too.

#2 How to Save Videos From Instagram by Setting an IFTTT Recipe

But, before proceeding directly to the steps, first let us understand what actually is the IFTTT recipe ?

To simply begin with, it is yet another method to download videos from Instagram. It actually stands for ‘If This Then That’ and it is an automotive service that will assist us in this part of tutorial to download Instagram videos.

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Step 1. To be able to use this IFTTT recipe you need to have an IFTTT account in the first place.

Even if you do not have one it is fine, we can always create a new account, right?

Step 2. You also need to have an Instagram account as well as make sure you have a drop box account.

Step 3. The next step is to select. Do you want to download each of those videos that you upload or every video that you like?

Step 4. Once you are done with the selection, choose a recipe.

Step 5. IFTTT will lead you accordingly and tell you how to enable that recipe.

Step 6. Now automatically your work will be done!

Step 7. Now any of those videos will be downloaded automatically that you like or add.

Step 8. It will be added to the drop box folder that has been chosen by you.

Now, you actually know how to save videos from instagram through this IFTTT recipe.

#3 How to Save a Video from Instagram Through SaveDeo

SaveDeo is quite popular. You can say it is similar to Insta Download, so if you like that method of download but are not satisfied with Insta Download, SaveDeo is here to save you!

This is also really easy to use; And not just Instagram you can use this same thing to download videos through YouTube and lots of other places.

Step 1. Here also you need links of those videos that you want to download.

Step 2. Similar to Insta Download here also go to the user’s account who’s videos you want to download and click on the video that you wish to download.

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Step 3. Then copy that video’s url. Now Paste this copied url in the box in SaveDeo and click on the ‘Download’ button.

Step 4. You will see that now SaveDeo will redirect you to a new page where you will be able to see a preview and there will be a download link too.

Step 5. When you click this link, the video will be visible in your browser outside Instagram. You can also share this.

Step 6. When you will right-click on that link you have to choose the option of ‘Save link as..’.

Step 7. Now the video is downloaded in your computer!

Step 8. Go to the recent downloads list. Here you will be able to see the video.

You can also download Instagram photos. You can see the guide to download Instagram photos. Printing Instagram photos is the best thing you can do with the insta photos.

#4 How to Save an Instagram Video Through Flow For Instagram for iPad As Well As iPhone

Step 1. Download this app called ‘Flow for Instagram’.

Step 2. Now you can just click on the user’s video that you want to save

Step 3. You will notice there are three dots in the right corner, on the bottom of the video.

Step 4.  To be able to save that video, tap on those three dots. You will be able to see the option of ‘Save to Camera Roll’.

Step 5.  Now, you can access the video on your iPad or iPhone anytime, does not matter if you are online or offline.

#5 How to Save Videos on Instagram Through SaveFrom.Net

Step 1. Open your web browser and go to this site

Step 2. Now open Instagram in another tab and go to that user’s profile who’s videos you want to save.

Step 3. Now to save videos from Instagram, you need to click on the video that you want to download.

Step 4. Copy the link from the address bar now and paste it in the box in the save from (dot) net website.

Step 5. Click on the button next to where you just pasted the link to the video that you wanted to download.

Step 6.  Now you will be able to see the option to download that video. You can even chose the quality of the video you want to download in and this works perfectly well for YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.

Step 7.  You will be able to find this video now in the ‘Downloads’ folder now.

Final Words

These are some of the few ways for how to save videos from Instagram. Now you can save all those videos that you want but this does not work for private accounts. Also always remember even if you have downloaded a particular video you still do not have any right on it. Remember always, there are some ‘Copyrights’ too.

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How to Download Images from Flickr?

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Are you a fan of flicking through images on Flickr? If you are, then at one time or the other this thought must have taken root in your head,”These pictures look wonderful! How to download images from Flickr?” Well, today we answer just that very question. We will show you how to download Flickr album so that you can have those pretty images with you at your fingertips!

So, before we begin to describe how to download photos from Flickr, let us first give any newcomers who might have stumbled onto this post, an idea what Flickr is all about. The easiest way to possibly describe Flickr is by designating it as Instagram’s ugly little sister. But then isn’t that what Tumblr is all about? Well kind of yeah, I guess we should formally introduce Flickr then.

What is Flickr?

Acquired by Yahoo in 2005, Flickr is at it’s basic an image and video sharing website. Despite best efforts from Yahoo, it has not been able to excel at either image hosting or video hosting. Falling behind market leaders Instagram and YouTube on both the fronts, Flickr still commands a fair amount of content and daily visits.

How to Download Images from Flickr?

Flickr is an app for managing photos. This app requires cellular data or mobile data to use it. Photos can be shared through this app to whom you want.

The photos you share can be downloaded as well your friends’ shared photos. There are several processes to download images from Flickr.

Method 1: How to Download Images from your Own Photostream?

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Step 1.

At first, go to the website of the Flickr, i.e., www.flickr.com.

Step 2.

Sign in into your Flickr account with your Flickr user ID and password.

Step 3.

After logging in you will get to see some options beside the Flickr tab like, ‘You’, ‘Explore’, ‘Create’ etc. Click on the ‘you’ tab and then go to ‘camera roll’.

Step 4.

Now your photo albums will be opened. You can either select your photos one by one or you can select entire albums if you want to download all pics of a particular album. Be sure whether your selection is complete.

Be sure whether your selection is complete.

Step 5.

Once you are done with choosing photos, come to the bottom of the screen. You will see a download option there. Click on the download button.

Step 6.

You will be notified how many photos you are downloading or you have selected. Click on the notification to choose a place where to keep the downloaded pics.

If you have selected a bunch of pics, then you may be asked to download Zip by a notification. Click on the notification to make a zip file. After that, choose a location to save the zip file.

This way, you can successfully download images from your own photostream.

Method 2:   How to Download Images from your Friends’ Photostream?

Different users of Flickr have their own settings of the photos. All of the pics may not be downloaded. If you can see a sign of download, i.e., a downward sign in arrow, below the photo on the right corner side; only then the pic is downloadable.

Step 1.

At first, open the image you want to download.

Step 2.

Check whether there is a download option for that photo.

Step 3.

Click on the downward arrow and you will be shown different sizes of the picture.  Choose larger volume of the picture to get a better resolution or choose as per your requirements.

Step 4.

After selecting a size download it.

Step 5.

Then find a location where you want to keep the picture saved.

This way you can download images from your friend’s photostream.

Also, Read  10 Best Online Shopping Sites

Method 3:  How to Download Flickr Photos by using Flickr Downloader?

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There is an app called Flickr Downloader by which Flickr images can be downloaded. This app runs with Google Chrome web browser. Follow the steps below to download Flickr album or photos:

Step 1.

Search for Flickr Downloader app for Chrome at Chrome web browser.

Step 2.

Click on the ‘Add to Chr0ome’ button to download it.

Step 3.

Then download and install Flickr Downloader app for Chrome.

Step 4.

After the installation is complete, open the app in Chrome browser.

Step 5.

Type, chrome://apps in the address bar of the Chrome browser. Then press enter to open the apps for Chrome.

Step 6.

Few apps will appear on your screen. Click on the Flickr Downloader App icon to open it.

Step 7.

You will see some options on the left-hand side of your app screen. Click on the House or Home icon to search for something.

Step 8.

Type any particular topic name or your friend’s name to search there.

Step 9.

Then open the photos and choose which ones you want to download.

Step 10.

Click on any photo to select it, click on it again to unselect it. If you choose more than one photos, it will be added to the download pile.

Step 11.

Once you have selected, then click on the arrow which is on the bottom right corner. It will start the download.

You will get few more options like choosing the volume of the picture you want to download in. At last, you have to select a location where you want to keep the downloaded pictures. With this, we come to the end of the final method on how to download photos from Flickr.

Final Thoughts

So dd you like our article on How to download images from Flickr? If you have any questions, leave them down below. We will try our best to answer them for you! For more such articles on image sharing sites like Instagram do click on this link.

If you did indeed love our article, do consider sharing it on social media! It helps us out a lot. If you want us to address more of such common problems about other such social media, then leave us a comment in the comment box below!

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How to Send Text Message from Gmail

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Though the evolution of many chat applications has eclipsed the charm of text messaging, yet many people still prefer text messaging over other means. If you are one of those, then this article is for you.

So, in this article, we will tell you how to send text message from Gmail In easy and simple steps. Also, in this article, you will get to know the other alternatives of sending text messages online. So, let’s get started:

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How to Send Text Message from Gmail?

Step #1: The prerequisites in order to send text messages from Gmail are the recipient’s phone number and their operator that is Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon, etc. You must be equipped with these in order to get started.

Step #2: Next up, you are required to log on to your Gmail account. You can do so by going to mail.google.com and then entering the corresponding credentials of your Google account. Once you have entered the mail address and the password, then you are required to hit enter or click on the sign in button. This will take you to your Google mail dashboard. If you have gone so far, then you are good to go to the next step.

Step #3: Now, in this step, you are required to compose a mail. For this, you have to click on “Compose”. This will result in a window where you will be provided with appropriate fields like “To”, “Subject” and “Message”.
In the address bar, you need to enter the full 10 digit number of the recipient which you have collected in step #1.

Step #4: This step requires providing the information about the operator or carrier of the recipients’ number. The general syntax of the address will become the number followed by the special address.

If the carrier is Verizon, then the address will look like:   thenumber@vtext.com.

If the carrier is AT&T, then the address goes as:  thenumber@txt.att.net.

If the mobile operator is Alltel, then the address will become as thenumber@message.alltel.com.

For Sprint, the address goes as: thenumber@page.nextel.com.

Step #5: Now, you can type in your message, and once you are done with the message then all that you have to do is to click on the send button. This way you can easily send text messages from Gmail.

Though this service is exclusively free but some standard charges may apply on the recipients’ side if he/she reverts back. One key advice to take a note of is that always try to keep the message short and precise. Furthermore, no attachments will be displayed correctly as the recipients get’s it through text.

Some Other Methods to Send Text Messages Through Internet:

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In order to make this article more informative, we would like to add some other methods using which you can send text messages to any mobile number through the means of internet. All that you require is to have the recipients’ mobile number and a stable internet connection. So, let’s get started:

1: Way2sms.

If you are a resident of India and would like to send a message to your friends, relatives and others for free through the internet, then way2sms will be our first recommendation. As stated by the website itself, the site is helping over 40 million users to connect through text messages via their platform with over 25,000 users joining their platform daily. You can consider going for this for hassle free text messaging.

All what you have to do is register on this platform and then follow the onscreen instructions to send a text message. Moreover, they have also come up with their Android application making text messaging way too easy for its users.

2: Skype.

Skype is a pioneer in the field of video chatting and conferencing but did you know that you can also send a text message using Skype. The only cliché here is that it is not free. You have to purchase a Skype credit for this.
With Skype, you can send text messages all around the world.

3: GizmoSMS.

The fact which embellishes this website is that you can send text messages to any number worldwide and that too for free. Additionally, you need not register for the website in order to avail this feature. You can still send free messages. The only cliche is that you can only send up to 80 characters. Without signing up, the message will not be sent to your number.

4: Yahoo! mail.

You can also send text messages via Yahoo! mail. In this section, we will show you how you can do so.

For this, you have to log in to your Yahoo! Mail account and then have to go to the mail section. After this, you have to click on the chat option or the smiley like icon adjacent to the notepad. Once you are on the subsequent follow-up page, you are required to enter the number to whom you want to send the message in the corresponding field.

Once you have entered the number, then you need to hit enter. After this in the pop-up window, you have to type your message. The moment you are done with the message then all that you have to do is to hit the send button. This way you can send text messages via Yahoo! mail.

Wrapping Up.

This wrapping up section marks the end of this article on “How to send text message from Gmail?” We hope that this article has helped you in your quest for sending text messages from Gmail. If it has helped you in any way, then do spread the words by giving it social flares and sharing it with your peers.

Moreover, if you are left with any kind of feedback or query, then do let us know by dropping a line in the comments section right below. We would love to hear from you.

What programs do you use while sending text messages to phone through the means of the internet? Do tell us.

Thank you for passing by and giving it a read.

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How to Connect Two Laptops Wirelessly?

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How to Connect Two Laptops Wirelessly

Data transferring has always been an essential part of the modern age. However, when it comes to connecting two laptops to share data between them is very confusing. In this individual guide, you will discover the whole how to connect two laptops wirelessly thing. It is not as easy as connecting two Android phones wirelessly for sure.

You might be able to connect two laptops directly via wifi direct if they are from same vendors and supports WiFi Direct. For that you might need to read the documentation comes with your laptop.

Don’t not get confused if we say this is a how to connect two laptops using a wireless LAN guide. Wireless LAN or Wireless Local area network is a type of connection without any cables. So Yes, It is actual a How to Connect Two Laptops Via Wi-Fi guide. Note, that we demonstrated all the steps according to as on Windows 10 or Windows 8.

The instruction used in this guide may vary somewhat or significantly with the different operating systems. Such as Creating Homegroup steps are different on Win 10 and Win 7.

Basically, you may either want to share internet connection to another laptop or setup Homegroup so your can transfer files between two laptops via wifi. In this guide, we tried to cover both and discussed the easiest workaround to getting things done.

To make this tutorial more recent and up to date, we are considering creating an Ad-hoc connection on a Windows 10 laptop. An Ad-hoc connection is similar to creating a hotspot on an android device.

Creating an Ad-hoc on windows 7 and vista is easier, but in Windows 10, it is a bit tricky. We are going to cover the new setup method for Windows 8 and 10 here, and it is only work of several commands and a few mouse clicks. If you wanted to set a quick wifi connection, this could save your day in case.

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How to connect two laptops wirelessly

Let’s jump strength and see how it can be done.

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Step 1: You need to open Command Prompt as admin by pressing Win+X key to getting started. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Start icon and then chose the Command Prompt(Admin).

Step 2: Copy the following command and hit enter, you can also type the command in the command prompt, but I guess copy-paste it for ease.

You may want to name your Ad-hoc connection as of your choice. Replace “ad-hoc name” with your desired name, and change the “password” word to something of your choice.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=adhocname key=password

Step 3: Now copy and paste this command and hit enter. That is all your ad-hoc connection should be created.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

So for reference: use this whenever you may like to stop this connection.

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

In the image (2): If you are getting that, just turn on WiFi on your host laptop. (open the image in new Tab to view in full resolution.)

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Step 4: open Control Panel and find “View network connections”, or just search it by pressing Windows button and then typing its name. (You can also click on the Cortona icon in taskbar and search it.)

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Now please note, the below section is for sharing your host laptop’s internet to another laptop. (skip in case you just want to setup a homegroup.)

Right, click on your Connection (Like if your host Pc is connected to Ethernet Connection click and select its Properties and click on Sharing Tab, on there enable the “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection” option and set the newly created Wifi-connected in the drop-down list.

Now when you turn on the WiFi on the other Laptop, your Host’s SSID will be shown, click on that and enter the password (same password you set earlier) it should be connected in a few seconds. Do you think that was difficult? No-nada.

PS – Sometimes even if you followed the steps correctly, your laptop might not be able to turn on the Ad-hoc network. I was personally having that problem when I was having Windows 8 installed on the same laptop; later I upgraded to Windows 10, and it worked flawlessly. It does not mean I am forcing you to upgrade your windows. Just in case ad-hoc is not enabled successfully, Restart your Laptop and try the Steps again.

Now comes the second part how to connect Two laptops through Wifi. We are going to enable HOMEGROUP Setting on the Host laptop, follow these steps to enable or create Homegroup on your host laptop.

Setting Up Homegroups.

Similar to Windows 7 and Vista, Windows 10 also has the option to create Homegroup and share data between connected laptops. Keep in mind setting homegroup is the important task, So you need to follow this how to connect two laptops wirelessly guide very carefully.

Open the Homegroup settings. You can search it by pressing the Windows button in the taskbar. A Homegroup setting page will be prompted. On the host laptop clicks on the “Create A Homegroup” button.

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In next window, you can set each type of data to be shared with another laptop which will join your Homegroup later. Choose the from the options, like what you want to share.

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After selection items permission level, click the ‘Next’ and a password will be generated, make sure you note this password as it will be used for others to join your homegroup.

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Once you saved the password, (which you may change anytime by going homegroup setting.) click on the ‘FINISH’ button as the final step to create Homegroup.

You can also want to check ‘Advanced Sharing Settings’ to take care of a few things. Such as turning on your homegroups discovery will let other laptops to search and join your host laptop’s homegroup.

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Open MY PC (host laptop) and in the Left sidebar check for Homegroup Tab, click on it and you’ll see a name of your newly created homegroup. If do you see a name its mean your Homegroup is successfully created. (out of the box, don’t mind the Hollywood serials.)

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By clicking on that, your shared folder will appear, you can copy any files from your PC to these folders. It is because you just can’t directly share your entire Local disks with another laptop which joined your homegroup.

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Now open your other (or friends) laptop and turn on the WIFI to discover the homegroup of host laptop. You’ll see the SSID of Ad-hoc connection which you created earlier on host laptop.  Click on it and when prompted enter the password to connect to it. (Note, the Ad-Hoc password is different from Homegroup’s password.)

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It will start looking for other Homegroups in the range and will connect to it. On a successful connect you will see the clients under the Homegroup windows.

[Addictional method] Update: You can also use ShareIt software to transfer files between laptops. Install and run the program on both laptops. You need to create a hotspot on laptop A using the software. on laptop B click on ‘Connect to PC’ and when you’ll see the laptop A’s name, tap on it and join it by entering the password (which will be created auto by the software).

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To know the password click on the ‘eye’ icon which is located under the hotspot name.If you are getting a error while creating hotspot, make sure you turn on your laptops’ wifi.

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Once the connection is established, you can choose any file to send it to other laptop A. same applies to transfer files from laptop B → A. This is the screenshot when I transferred some files between laptops.

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Final Thoughts

That is it; now you can go ahead and have other laptops to your network. If you have any doubt on how to connect two laptops wirelessly the comment section is one-or-two scroll away. However, if you have any problem connecting two laptops through wifi just to share data- You may want to stop and find your USB Drive.

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How to Play MKV Files?

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Videos are digitally combined series of images, which are played at an extremely fast speed in a specific loop and combination to produce the illusion of the whole thing as being “animated”, but well from a technical aspect, Videos are just images. And today we will be showing you How to play Mkv files on your computer. But first, a little bit of information about videos!

If you take 100-200 images, of a certain pattern and loop and browse through them at the speed of videos, you’d see that the images produce a “video” effect, and that’s exactly how videos are created.

Any Video file consists of Headers, Footers, and Metadata, ( No, I won’t pretend to know all of those terms, but I do have a basic idea)  and in order to decode those video elements, you need a decoder. This is what’s called a “codec” ( I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the name at some point in your life ).

Well, when they were first invented, they were priced as high as $50,000! That translates to around 3300000 Rupees in Indian currency! And if you think that’s expensive, wait till you hear this. Just one hour of video recording cost around 18,000 Indian Rupees!

Earlier, it was not all so clean and advanced. Videos were done on Cathode Ray tubes but later it was all shifted to more “digital” techniques. Which both reduced the cost of the production and equipment. And thus, as a result, the overall cost of Video production came considerably down!

What Consists of a Video:

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Frames per second: – It’s just the same thing I talked earlier about. It’s the number of still pictures per “unit” time of a video.

Aspect Ratio: – In the simplest form I’d say Aspect Ratio is the length and breadth of the Videos. Just in their language.

Pixels: – Pixels is the “quality” in common language on which the video is displayed. If you go into technicality, it’s the small square spaces, extremely minute spaces of which your computer screen is constituted.

What is MKV File:

MKV files are abbreviations for Matroska Multimedia Containers.

Well no, don’t even try to figure out a meaning of those words, instead, let me simplify it for you. It’s just a file format that can hold a lot of stuff in one file.

What does “stuff” mean? Well..

  • Audio
  • Video
    Pictures
  • Subtitles

All in one single file. You don’t need separate subtitle files or other files with it, it all fits in into this one single file.

How is it Different?

Well, you can get video files also in Avi, mp4 formats right? So what makes MKV files different? What makes is different is:-

  • You can store a lot of elements in the same, single file.
  • It’s Open source! Meaning, the source code of how MKV files were born is open to all, and anybody with an advanced level of knowledge is free to go out and change or modify it.

How to Play MKV Files:

There are two ways to play any MKV file. First, you can directly go to the Mkv file, and double-click on it.

It should play with any default Video player your system has got.

Or, Go to the file, right-click on it, and click on “open”.

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What if it “doesn’t” play?

There might be instances when the video doesn’t play. It normally happens when:-

  • The File is corrupt.
  • Your Video player doesn’t support MKV Files.
  • Some other kind of App is selected to play Mkv files, which can’t play Mkv files.

If the file is corrupt, there’s not a lot you can do, instead of re-downloading or copying the file from the original source.

But luckily for us, in the later two cases, fixing the file and playing the Mkv files is possible.

Playing an MKV File If the Video Player Is Not Supported.

The solution is simple, get a player that supports MKV Files.

One good option will be to go with VLC media player. It supports almost every kind of file out there, is lightweight and free!

To download VLC media player for Windows, head over to their official website! And click Download Simple as that.

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To get VLC for MacOSX, get it from here.

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So that’s settled, you won’t have problems getting an app that can play Mkv files on your computer. Now let’s look into the second obstacle.

Setting Up a Supported Player As Default MKV Video Player. 

Right click on the file you’re trying to play, and click on “open with.”

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Select “Browse”, in order to locate the app, where you installed it.

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Now navigate to where you’ve installed the app.

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And click on Open. Make sure the checkbox saying “always use the program to open this kind files” is checked!

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Done ! Now all Mkv files should be played smoothly.

That was all folks! Hope you’re playing your MKV files without any problem now, but if not, make sure to use the comment box below. We reply ( And we love to ) within hours!

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