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Hide My IP Software Review: The importance and need for IP hiding

IP address is your unique identity on the online planet. Anyone can easily identify your location based on IP address of your connected device. Showing up your IP address publicly will has its adverse effects on both sides of the situation.

 

Some websites in the internet cannot be accessed in some countries. Because of the restrictions posed by their governing laws, you would not be able to access those websites freely or completely. As internet connects people with the rest of world, irrespective of the countries, there is a need for unrestricted access to websites.

 

All the banned websites are not actually bad websites. For example, Google was banned in China as the country thought that it violated their laws. That doesn’t make Google a bad website for the rest of the world too. Visitors of China would want to access the Google’s website which they cannot and it would be hard for them to switch to any other search engine all of a sudden. This brings up the necessity of hiding of IP address.

 

Also, when you connect to internet, some applications and software might track down your location and can manipulate the results that suits for you. This open book online activity creates a vulnerability on your side and a sweet spot to hackers. If you remember the flying ads on some websites saying that some [local name of a girl] is waiting for your in [location], you would understand what I mean clearly.

 

What is Hide My IP and how to download it?

Hide My IP helps us to hide/mask our IP address on the network with fake one’s and enables anonymous web surfing by encrypting our internet connection thereby protecting our privacy.

 

Features of the software:

  • You can surf the web anonymously
  • Protects your identity online
  • Encrypt your internet connection
  • Prevent the government from spying on you
  • Send anonymous emails
  • 30-days money back guarantee

Hands-on the application

Downloading and installing the application has no strings attached. I’ve not faced any hiccups in installing the application on my PC.

 

When run, Hide My IP shows up the real IP address on the network along with the safety masking/encryption options.

 

shows up real IP on start up

 

Choose you IP rotations, location and click Hide My IP button to start hiding your real IP address. It would then show up with you new and fake IP address like as shown in the following screenshot:

 

fake IP

 

You can even configure the software for different browsers. Click on Advanced Settings and it allows you to choose the header privacy and SSL encrypted connections.

 

browser settings

 

Hide My IP even allows you to control the IP hiding for web browsers and internet applications alone. It even allows you to run this software for specific applications.

 

With Hide My IP, you can,

  • Hide your real IP on computer startup itself
  • Rotate IPs for more security
  • Clear cookies on changing to new IP address
  • Control browser header privacy
  • Encrypt the connections with SSL
  • Choose a desired fake IP location
  • Control the program’s integrity with the some applications specifically

You can buy and download Hide My IP from this link.

 

Download trial version

You can even download the trial version of this application that allows you to use the software for 7 days without any restrictions to the premium service.

 

Share your opinions on the software after using it. We’d be happy to hear your thoughts on this.

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Reading Mode Widget/Plugin for Blogger and WordPress

Blogging is not all about creating content. It is also about gaining loyal readers. Apart from the quality of the content you provide, the visibility and readability of the content also matters. To be specific, readability includes font styles, backgrounds and eye-friendly modifications to the text on the webpage.

It is however difficult to modify the styles according to individual reader’s choice. So, it is better to leave that option to the reader himself. We have developed a simple and useful snippet of HTML/JS that allows the users change the font styles and sizes according to their eye feasting taste.

Reading Mode widget for blogger wordpress from amfastech

Copy the follow snippet of code and install it on your Blogger/WordPress blog.
<script>
function myFunction() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Open Sans";
}
function myFunction2() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Roboto";
}
function myFunction3() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Calibri";
}
function myFunction4() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Calibri";
}
function myFunction5() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="PT Sans";
}
function myFunction6() {
    var x = document.getElementById("Blog1");
    x.style.fontSize = "20px";          
    x.style.color = #5E5E5E;
    x.style.fontFamily="Georgia";
}
</script>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction()">Style 1</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction2()">Style 2</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction3()">Style 3</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction4()">Style 4</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction5()">Style 5</button>
<button type="button" onclick="myFunction6()">Style 6</button>

Customization

Change the ID “Blog1” with the blog post area of your blog. “Blog1” here is the blog post area of Blogger blog.

Change x.style.fontSize with the values of your choice.

Change x.style.color with the color of your choice.

Change x.style.fontFamily with the font family of your choice.

This is a basic script and needs to be tweaked. Any suggestions of the tweaks from your side are welcomed. You suggestions will be credited and updated in the article.
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Smartphones Are Coming With Longer Battery Life; Research Started On Graphene Layers Technology

A few hours of surfing and playing media, your battery starts shouting – I am dead!! Please Charge!

 

You must have witnessed this nearly every alternate day since the time you bought your new stylish and advanced specifications rich Smartphone. Either carry a power bank every time you step out or carry multiple phones, both are not-so-convenient options.

 

Here is a huge sigh of relief for all those smart phone users who have been experiencing battery charging issues since long.

 

Are phones getting smarter with a long living battery?

If sources are to be believed, one of the leading smart phone companies has come up with the next-gen technology that would nearly double your phone’s battery life. Graphene has come out to be a savior for the Smartphone industry struggling with the battery discharge problems since long.

 

Graphene has a range of impressive physical and chemical properties, encouraging researchers to come up with long lasting batteries. Graphene, a famous two-dimensional allotrope, has wonderful properties such as excellent conductivity and strength. With its use in the cathode material of lithium-ion batteries can bring a major revolution in the smartphone industry.

 

how-battery-life-controls-your-life

 

In the coming time, Graphene can be used extensively to highly enhance the charging capacity of a battery and hence double the battery life, if all goes well.

 

Use of Graphene in Lithium-ion batteries

Silicon has always been of high importance in batteries for its high battery capacity and energy density. But the continuous charging and discharging of Silicon tends to deteriorate its energy density and also reduces its life.

 

This is where Graphene comes into picture. Growing Graphene layers on the top of silicon, restricting the formation of Silicon Carbide by using CO2 as a mild oxidant, can allow the charging cell to reach a high density by accommodating the expansion of silicon on volumetric basis. The expanded silicon can be adjusted within the Graphene layers, also providing large density to the cell to store more charge. By accommodating the expansion of silicon, more energy can be packed in the smaller spaces too.

 

These Graphene layered batteries would be much denser than the conventional batteries, increasing the charging capacity and hence multiplying the battery life to a great extent. Going by the current research, this may extend the battery life of smart phones from 12 hours to 21 hours.

 

Samsung’s research on using Graphene layers to add to the durability, strength and energy density of the batteries has created a huge stir in the Smartphone industry. With this new innovation, customers can be much relieved with the headache of running for the charging points, every 6-7 hours of continuous use of their Smartphones.


This article is contributed by Sheela Joby, a freelance writer with an experience of 10 years. Apart from writing, she is into photography, traveling, music etc. You could reach her at sjindia2013@gmail.com
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Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 Review: Slimmest, Lightest & Stylish Phone of 2015

Indian smartphone manufacturer, Micromax has introduced a new smartphone under ‘Canvas’ family name, Canvas Sliver 5 with stylish ergonomics. It could be the slimmest smartphone of the year 2015 after Gionee Elife S5.1 in 2014. The specifications looks like upgraded compared to that of previous budget version of slimmest smartphones and Gionee Elife S5.1 as well.

 

Let’s take a look at this ‘slimmest smartphone ever made’, as claimed by the company Micromax and check how sharp the cutting edges were designed to cut-off the competitors.

 

micromax-canvas-silver-5-hugh-jackman

 

Design

The design ergonomics outstandingly makes the phone look that slim. Of course Gionee Elife S5.1 was already introduced with the 5.1mm thickness back in 2014, but Canvas Sliver 5 could be the slimmest phones of the year 2015.

 

Being made from aircraft grade aluminum, Canvas Sliver 5 is not only robust but also light weight. It weights up to 97 grams only. That is very closer to the weight of Gionee Elife S5.1 (97.55 grams).

 

The metal bezel around the body makes the phone look more thinner i.e., 2.7mm in visual perspective. However, you could hardly feel the phone in your pocket while carrying around.

 

Display

Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 has a brilliant true HD 4.8 inch AMOLED display which comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It can render 1280x720P resolution on the screen with 8M:1 contrast ratio.

 

mixromax-canvas-silver-5-display

 

The display uses ‘On cell’ touch responsive technology which contributes to the slimness of the device overall.

 

Processor & RAM

Canvas Sliver 5 comes with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core processor that can run at 1.2GHz clock speed. It is supported by 2GB DDR3 RAM for better multi-tasking and 306 Adreno GPU for better graphics rendering.

 

The processing power is however lower when compared to the Gionee Elife S5.1’s processor and GPU. The only processing advantage this phone has over Elife S5.1 is the 1GB extra RAM.

 

 

Memory

Micromax has put a 16GB built-in ROM in this device that leaves 11.3GB for user storage and the rest for apps.

 

Unfortunately, memory cannot be expanded on this device which the company might have thought that this could add up a couple of millimeters for its thickness.

 

Camera

Canvas Sliver 5 comes with 8MP rear auto focusing camera with LED flash and 75.6 degree wide angle lens. It can even record 1080P videos at 30FPS frame rate. The camera is packed with Sony IMX219 sensor, Largan lens and Blue Glass filter. It increases the clarity of the pictures taken.

 

mixromax-canvas-silver-5-camera

 

It also has a 5MP front facing camera than can take sharp enough selfies and groupies.

 

Operating System

Canvas Sliver 5 comes equipped with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 operating system. The 5.0.2 version is the better and bug freed version of Lollipop, but yet bugs are being found in day-to-day usage.

 

Battery

This smartphone comes with 2000mAh high density Lithium Polymer battery which is a great upset feature of the device. The processor configuration and screen density can hardly hold the battery live for 6 hours if used moderately.

 

Pros

  • Slim and stylish
  • Light weight
  • Eye catching design
  • Supports 4G LTE (First 4G LTE phone under 100 gms)
  • Good processor and RAM
  • Android lollipop 5.0
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Cons

  • Poor camera
  • Non-expandable memory
  • Weak battery
  • Single SIM
  • Over priced (around 15k INR)

Overall impression

Micromax seems like as if it has put all its efforts to make the device look thinner than making a powerful smartphone. It would be a good phone in hands for those who likes holding a stylish phone in budget range. For those who needs the performing star, Canvas Sliver 5 is not their cup of tea.

 

What do you think? Share your impressions too!

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