How to Remove and Turn off Suggested Apps in Windows 10

How to Remove and Turn off Suggested Apps in Windows 10
The Suggested Apps in Windows 10 probably is the most annoying feature ever. This is among the new features and improvements introduces with Windows 10. When you first sign in to Windows 10, you might notice there’s a link or icon for Candy Crush Soda Saga, Minecraft, FarmVille 2 and other Suggested Apps appearing as tiles in the right side and left side of your Start Menu. You may be wondering why these Apps are appearing on your system even though you didn’t install them. Under the new Suggested Apps feature, Windows will be installing New Apps and also updating these Apps from time to time without asking for your permission. This is definitely unwanted behavior for most users because they never ask for these Apps. Fortunately, if you are unhappy seeing these Apps, you can actually remove and turn off suggested apps in Windows 10. Here’s how you can turn it off and remove these unwanted Apps from your computer.

To get rid of Suggested Apps from your computer, click on the Search icon in the bottom left of your screen. Type Settings at the Search Windows. From the search result, click on Settings under the Best Match, Personalization, Start. Turn off the option Occasionally show suggestions in Start.

Turn off Occasionally show suggestions in Start

This should turn off suggested apps feature in Windows 10. Do note that all apps that previously installed or pinned by Windows will still remain on your system. Turning off suggested apps will not remove them automatically. Manual removal of these apps will be needed.

To remove, Click on the Start Windows, right-click on the tile of the app that you would like to remove and select Uninstall. It will then ask you to confirm your action. Click on Uninstall. Continue checking the list and uninstall the rest of the unwanted apps. If there is no option for Uninstall, just select Unpin from Start.

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How to Hide Last Seen in WhatsApp

How to Hide Last Seen in WhatsApp
What is last seen in WhatsApp? The timestamp feature (enabled by default) in Whatsapp which tells your friends and contacts whether you are online now or when was the last time you open WhatsApp to read messages. There are few good reasons why you might want to hide last seen in WhatsApp. Maybe you want to avoid annoying messages from a friend, but at the same time you still want to chat with others. Maybe you are not in the mood to chat and you just want to read your messages. Maybe you are bombarded with messages and would like to reduce them. Or maybe you have privacy concerns. Whatever the reason, you can actually hide last seen in WhatsApp by following our guides as follow. Before you proceed, please take note that after turning off this feature, you will no longer be able to view your friends and contacts last seen too. Here’s how you can hide last seen in WhatsApp if you've decided to proceed.

For Android phone, tap on the three little dots in the top-right. This will open the WhatsApp menu. From the menu that appears, tap on Settings. For iOS just tap Settings in the bottom right corner of your screen.

WhatsApp menu

Whatsapp settings

Select Account and then select Privacy.

Whatsapp account settings

Whatsapp privacy settings

Under Privacy, you should be able to see the Last Seen option and by default it is set to Everyone which means that everyone can see your Last Seen timestamp. Now we need to change the last seen settings. Tap on Last seen to proceed.

WhatsApp Last Seen

From the screen that appears, you'll be given three choices. Select Nobody and no one will be able to see your last seen in WhatsApp anymore.

Everyone
If you pick this option, your last seen information will be visible to everyone.

My Contacts
Select this option if you prefer only your phone contacts can see your last seen information.

Nobody
When selecting this option, no one including your phone contacts can see your last seen information. Please note that you will not be able to see your contacts last seen information as well.
WhatsApp last seen settings

How to find iPad / iPhone Apps that draining your Battery the most

How to find iPad / iPhone Apps that draining your Battery the most
If your iPad or iPhone always struggling with low battery and you are trying to find the root causes, then you might want to find out which iPad / iPhone Apps that draining your device battery the most. Some Apps even though you’ve closed them, they will still continue running in the background without you knowing it. This will waste your bandwidth and drain your battery life too. One of the neat features in iOS is the ability to break down and report the battery consumption of each App for the last 24 hours or last 7 days. So perhaps is time to hunt down the real culprit App that has been draining your device battery. 

In the following guides, we’ll be guiding you on how to find iPad / iPhone Apps that draining your Battery and also some tips on how to save your Battery life. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1:
Go to the General Settings; scroll down until you see the Battery option. Tap on the Battery option. This will take you to the Battery screen showing you the list of Apps battery consumption (in percentage) during the last 24 hours or last 7 days. At this stage, you shall have a clearer picture of which Apps actually consume your device battery life the most.

ios iphone ipad general settings

ipad iphone app battery usage last 24 hours

ipad iphone app battery usage last 7 days

Step 2:
Tap on the clock icon next to the last 7 days. This will report to you how long each App was used on screen and also in the background. Once again, you can check for last 7 days or the last 24 hours. Lastly, you may want to take note of the App that running in the background longer than it should. These Apps usually are the silent killer to your battery life. I would recommend turning these Apps off under Background App Refresh in General Settings.

ipad iphone app battery time usage


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How to check if your Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica

How to check if your Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica
You probably heard the news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and you might be wondering whether you are one of the 87 millions users whose information may have illegally accessed by Cambridge Analytica, the British political research firm that worked for President Trump's campaign.

Facebook already started to inform the 87 millions affected users and if you haven't receive any notification and would like to check if your Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica, here how you can do it:

Desktop:
Step 1:
On the find, type Help Center and click on the Help Center link

facebook help center

Step 2:
From the shortcuts that appeared, click on Visit Facebook Help Center.

Facebook help center
Step 3:
Type Cambridge at the help center and select the link How can i tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

Facebook Cambridge

Step 4:
Check Was My Information Shared and it should tell whether your data has been accessed by Cambridge Analytica or not.

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Android and iPhone
Step 1:
If you are on Android or iPhone mobile, the process is almost similar to the desktop. Tap on the Facebook menu icon.

facebook app menu

Step 2:
From the Facebook menu that appears, scroll down until you see Help Center. Tap on it.

facebook app menu


Step 3:
At the Help Center, type cambridge and select How can i tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

facebook app cambridge

Step 4:
Check under Was My Information Shared and if your information wasn't accessed, you will be seeing a message saying that you are safe.

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How to Delete Facebook Account Permanently


How to Delete Facebook Account Permanently

Facebook is a social networking website which allows you to connect and share anything with your family and friends. It is currently the largest social networking website with more than 2 billion monthly active users. Although Facebook plays a significant role in our life, over using it in excess can cause negative effects on an individual’s time management, mood, relationships, and health. Just imagine how many hours have we had wasted on Facebook just to check our friend's updates, messages, comments, likes and others. 

One may also concern how Facebook deals with their private data. In the latest Cambridge Analytica data scandal which involves illegally used of Facebook data to manipulate the US elections, has sparked the fear of social media users that their personal information might be collected and sold to a third party. So, if you finally have had enough of Facebook and determine to delete Facebook account permanently, you may check our guides as follow. We've created the following guides for you on how you can delete Facebook account permanently. We'll be covering other useful guides on how to backup Facebook account, and also temporary deactivation of your account instead of deletion.

How to Backup Facebook Account
Step 1.
On the top right, click on the drop down icon to open the Facebook menu. From the drop down menu, select Settings.

facebook menu

facebook menu settings

Step 2.
Under the General, Click on Download a copy of your Facebook data. 

backup facebook account

Step 3:
Click on Start My Archive and your Facebook account data will be downloaded to your system. This download includes your posts, photos, videos, messages, chat conversations, and your profile info.

Download Facebook Account


How to Delete Facebook Account
Now you are done with backup your data. You may now proceed to delete Facebook account permanently. Just visit https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account and click on Delete My Account. Please note that there is no way to reverse this decision later on. It will take about 90 days to completely wipe out your account data from the Facebook's servers.

Delete Facebook Account Permanently


How to Deactivate Facebook Account
You can also deactivate Facebook account instead of deleting it. By deactivating, Facebook will remove most of the things you've shared. This include your photos, your profile and others. This is how you can deactivate Facebook account.

Step 1:
On the top right, click on the drop down icon to open the Facebook menu. From the drop down menu, select Settings.

facebook menu
facebook menu settings

Step 2:
Under General, Click on Edit link for Manage Account.

deactivate facebook account

Step 3:
Scroll down and under Deactivate your account click on the Deactivate your account link. To Activate back your Facebook account, simply just login with your old Facebook email and password.

deactivate facebook account



How to Delete Browsing History on iPad and iPhone

How to Delete Browsing History on iPad and iPhone

Whenever you use your iPhone or iPad for browsing, all the session history is stored. All previously visited websites will be remembered and data will be saved accordingly. iPhone and iPad use these information to improve your user experience. Although the intention is good, what if all these information fall on the wrong hands or your device is stolen? Some websites might even store your private information on a cookie. These include your personal password and your bank account details. In the following guides, we'll teach you how to view your browsing history and also to delete browsing history on iPad and iPhone.

Step 1:
Open your Safari browser. Then tap on the bookmark icon (refer to the photo below). On iPad, this icon is located at the top left and on iPhone it's at the bottom of the screen.
Safari Bookmark

Step 2:
Once you tap on the bookmark, you shall see three options are available. Tap on History to proceed. You'll then see the list of websites you've previously visited and they are grouped according to your browsing date.

Safari History

Step 3:
To delete an individual entries, swipe to the left across a URL until you see the delete button available. Tap on the delete button to remove.

safari delete individual history entry


Step 4:
You may also clear history based on the last hour, today, today and yesterday or all time. Simply tap on the Clear link at the bottom for this option.

safari clear history

Method 2:
You can also delete your browsing history and data under the Settings. Tap on your device Settings, scroll it down and tap on Safari. Look for the option, Clear History and Website Data. Tap on it. It will then ask you to confirm whether you would like to Clear History and Data. Tap on Clear and this will remove everything including history, cookies and other browsing data on your device.

safari clear history and website data




How to Submit a Page to StumbleUpon

How to Submit a Page to StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a Social Network that helps to organize and find unique webpages that you might be interested in based on your interest. StumbleUpon also allows you to share your web page with other users within the network. It helps to find your targeted audiences or readers and drive them to your web page. StumbleUpon is a great tool to drive traffics to your website and every blogger should have an account with it. So, if you are interested in creating a StumbleUpon account and submitting a page to StumbleUpon, you may check the guides as follow. We'll be covering some general good practices to maximize traffics from StumbleUpon without violating the terms and getting your account banned.

Step 1:
Launch your favorite browser and browse to https://www.stumbleupon.com/ . To register an account with StumbleUpon, you may use your existing Facebook or Google account. Click on Connect with Facebook or Connect with Google to proceed. StumbleUpon will then ask you to select your area of interest. You'll need to select at least 10 interest to proceed. As mentioned above, StumbleUpon helps to find unique webpages that you might be interested in, these 10 interest that you've selected will serve as the matching criteria.

StumbleUpon Signup

Step 2:
To submit a page to StumbleUpon,click on the arrow down at the top-right. From the menu shown, click on My Profile.

stumbleupon profile

Step 3:
You should see add a page button at the top-right. Click on it to proceed.

stumbleupon add a page
Step 4:
Add A New Page screen should appear and you'll need to fill out your page details. Click on Save after filling the details and you are done submitting a page to StumbleUpon.

stumbleupon add page details

Web Page Address: 
The webpage url that you would like to submit to StumbleUpon network

Safe for Work?
If your web page is safe to be browsed on a work-related computer or during working hour, select Yes. If no, please select No.

What is this page about? (choose one)
Click on the find icon and it will brings up a list of topics to choose from.

Add one or more tags
This is the keywords or tags for your web page. These can help Stumblers find your web page based on the same keywords and tags. You can enter multiple keywords or tags separated with a comma.


Tips and Good Practices when using StumbleUpon
  1. Avoid from submitting too many web pages on the same day.  It makes it incredibly obvious you’re a spammer.
  2. Don't just stumble your own contents. Share with the community other interesting contents too
  3. Submit only quality contents
  4. StumbleUpon is a social network website, try make new friends and grow your network.