How to Record Telegram Voice Calls

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Telegram messenger appTelegram is one of the popular messaging apps used by millions of users. It's considered much safer and privacy-oriented than WhatsApp. If you regularly use it for making voice calls, at times, you may have wanted to record your conversations. Natively, the app doesn't support it. But, you can do so with an additional tool. And, that's what we'll learn to do. A call recording app that delivers crystal clear sound recordings with small file size is what a smartphone user looks for. Almost all messaging apps use the VOIP protocol to support a voice call. And that's what these call recording apps hook into to record a voice call. Almost every such app can record VOIP calls from different sources. So, it's not just Telegram, but other apps are also supported by these apps. So, essentially, you can use these solutions to record WhatsApp calls too. Make sure you test your call recording setup before using it on a genuine call. If you're using an old version of Android, the call recording feature may not work as expected.
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How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Web Activities

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An eye peeking from behind a torn green leafPrivacy and security are some of the biggest concerns of daily internet users. We share tons of information on the internet while using different websites during our typical browsing session. Most software giants like Facebook, Google, and others track user activities on the internet. They generally use it to serve them relevant ads. Generally, an average user is not aware of this fact. This user tracking device-independent. If you're logged in to your account on a specific device, you're going to get tracked. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to stop Google from tracking our web activities. And that too, not just on his services, but across the entire internet. Once configured, the settings will take effect on all the logged-in devices you're using with your Google account. So, if you want to stop the prying eyes of Google, and want a bit more privacy while surfing online, go ahead and see how to configure these tracking prevention settings. You may need to clear your browser's cache for these settings to take full effect.
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How to Stop Auto-Play of Videos in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge

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A large red color video playback buttonMultimedia content is one of the primary types of content consumed by internet users all over the world. Nowadays, some websites—serving videos—choose to autoplay them for the visitor. This can be annoying for a good percentage of visitors. Reasons can be many! You simply just don't like it and want full control over video playback. Or, you have limited internet data, or you're visiting a NSFW website and just don't want autoplay of videos. Whatever the reason, in my opinion, except in some special cases, autoplay of videos isn't what's going to make most of your website visitors—happy. If you often get annoyed by this autoplay of videos, there's a way to stop it until you explicitly play them—at will. The following tutorial will help you block the autoplay of videos on some of the most popular modern web browsers viz., Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. It'll take just a couple of minutes to activate the autoplay of videos on all of these web browsers. Make sure to hard refresh the browsers after settings are fully done.
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How to Add Custom Ad Code to Blogger Archive Pages

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Custom layouts of blog entriesIt's a common perception that Google's Blogger platform is quite restrictive and doesn't offer much flexibility when compared with other blogging platforms. To some extent, it is true for technically challenged. But, if you're aware of the Blogger template system, you can do a lot more than what an average user is capable of. Today, we're going to learn about inserting custom code between Blogger archive page entries and that too based on different conditions. Most probably you're going to use this technique for inserting some kind of ad code between the entries, but, of course, you're free to insert just about any kind of custom code. The code snippets given below works with older templates. If you're using a new Blogger template system, these code snippets may not work. Try it on a demo blog before applying it to the real one. Apart from the conditions given here, you can create your own to insert custom code as per your requirements. Some of these snippets can be used on single post pages too.
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How to Transfer Files Between Android Phone and a PC Without Internet and Cable

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A smartphone and a laptop on a wooden tableExchanging files between a smartphone powered by Android and a desktop (or a laptop) is quite common. Different people complete this task in different ways. One of the most common methods is using a USB cable to transfer the files in both the directions. Another popular method is to use the Internet bandwidth to complete the file transfer between both the devices. But, what if, you don't have the USB cable and doesn't have enough data left in your Internet plan to complete the transfer of some huge files? This situation often arises when you're traveling or simply are not at home or office. To tackle this situation, we're going to learn a way through which we can transfer the files between an Android device and a desktop computer without using Internet data or a USB cable. If you're technically challenged, you may find this method a little bit difficult to follow—but—once you grasp it, it's like a cakewalk. I'll try my best to keep this file transfer tutorial as simple as possible—for your convenience.
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How to Mitigate Brute Force Login Attempts on a WordPress Site

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A boxer with black glovesIt's an open fact that a self-hosted WordPress site is often a prime target of hackers on the web. They use different ways to try penetrating a WordPress installation and one of them is the good old brute force login attack. Unfortunately, a good percentage of website owners are unaware of this potential threat and end up losing their site to a hacker. With a little awareness and a few steps taken preemptively, we can safeguard and limit the severity of these brute force login attacks. And, that's what we're going to learn in the following tutorial. Though one cannot stop these attacks altogether, but we can definitely mitigate it effectively. The tips and techniques discussed below can nullify these attacks to such an extent that it'll become almost impossible to penetrate your WordPress site through a brute force login method. One doesn't need to be a coding ninja to apply the defenses against such attacks. It's a one-time exercise one can complete in a few easy steps. If you're ready for it, make sure you've first taken a backup of your blog.
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10 Best Password Managers to Tame Online Accounts

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A login dialogue box on a tablet screenDespite the advent of various biometric assisted authentication technologies, text passwords remain the most widely used method to create login credentials of an online account. And, an avid Interest user manages at least a dozen or more accounts on a daily basis. The manual approach to creating passwords is not only cumbersome but often leads to creation of weak credentials. Which in turn leave your accounts at the mercy of hackers. The best way to deal with this situation is to use dedicated password management apps. These applications easily integrate with a web browser as an add-on and creates strong passwords for your accounts. I use such an app on a daily basis and recommend it for you too. Almost all of these applications nicely integrate with all the popular web browsers. I've shortlisted some of the best password managers and have created a list to help you choose the one that perfectly fit your needs. These apps will save your time and will also relieve you from remembering long passwords.
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How to Accept Payments Through PayPal on Your Website

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PayPal logo within a laptop screenNowadays, there are countless services and options to facilitate simple payment processing on a website. And, PayPal is one of such popular options. This guide will help you implement a PayPal button with support for credit card transactions. This tutorial is aimed to implement a simple payment system for processing—a one-time consolidated amount. The payment solution presented below is not a full-fledged eCommerce system. With basic web design knowledge, one can substantially customize the entire flow of events, before and after the payment is processed. If you offering a service that doesn't involve any kind of memberships or a recurring subscription model, you can use the solution given below to easily process payments from your customers. You can implement this payment processing system on any web page running on a secure HTTPS URL provided you have access to its source code. Let's get started and learn to integrate a custom yet simple payment processing system powered by the popular PayPal platform.
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How to Add a Custom Related Posts Section on a Blogger Blog

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A blog post graphical sketchOne of the important elements within a blog layout is the related content section. No matter how good is your content, unless you don't offer similar or matching content entries around the blog post, you cannot expect engaging and multi-page sessions from the visitors. Search engines too prefer to rank sites—on which—the visitors spend more time browsing the content. Today, we're going to learn to integrate a custom related posts section on a blog powered by Google's Blogger platform. This section will appear at the bottom of the post on single post pages. After its integration, you'll definitely witness an increase in the number of page views. Before attempting the integration, take a backup of your Blogger template. A better strategy will be to first test it on a dummy blog. I've used this related content section on one of my blogs for years. Remember, if your blog is new with just a couple of posts, the related content section may not work as expected. So, make sure there are enough posts on the blog for it to work—flawlessly.
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20 Unnecessary Background Services to Disable on Windows 10

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A gear system sketchWhile working on a Windows PC—generally—we never think or care about various types of services that constantly run in the background. Some of these services (processes) are absolutely necessary to power the important features and functions we use on a daily basis. But, some of these background services are either never used or are rarely used by us. Naturally, these unnecessary services take system resources to run and function—continuously. This guide is aimed at identifying these unnecessary services which can be disabled altogether after scrutinizing each one of them. Though I've shortlisted such services, the exact pool of services that needs to be disabled on your PC entirely depends on your requirements. If you think a specific service is mandatory for your daily work, skip it altogether. Some of these services may be available only on a Windows 10 Pro edition. Always take a note of services you're going to disable. Let's get started and find out all the unnecessary background services running on our Windows PC.
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7 Best and Free Registry Cleaners for a Windows PC

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Wall cleaning activity with a scrubberIf you're obsessed with installing and testing new applications on your Windows PC, you're adding more bloat to the registry whenever you remove the unused ones through the default application uninstaller. Gradually, these orphaned and unnecessary entries in the Windows registry make it bulky and at times contribute in significantly slowing down the computer. The best remedy to this problem is to regularly prune and weed out such orphaned entries from the registry. And, for that, one needs a specialized registry cleaning application. That's what we're going to check today. I've curated a list of some of the best Windows registry cleaners. You can use these registry cleaners—once a month—to keep the same in a healthy condition. The frequency of the registry cleaning exercise can be changed as per your exact requirements. Some of the registry cleaning applications—mentioned below—comes equipped with extra PC optimization tools. Feel free to test and compare each of these registry cleaning tools on your PC.
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How to Stop WordPress From Resizing the Uploaded Photos

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Polaroid photos on a wooden tableImages are one of the prominent content forms consumed widely on the internet. Correctly using images on a website is a vast subject and requires great attention to please both the visitors and the search engines. No matter which CMS you're using to power your website—sooner or later—you're bound to face few image-related issues (big or small) which may affect your content creation routine. One such issue is related to self-hosted WordPress blogs. It's the creation of multiple images of different sizes created from the originally uploaded image. Sometimes, bloggers just want to use the original one instead of serving the resized version to the visitors. The following tutorial will help you in disabling the default multiple image-creation behavior of WordPress. If you're using very large images for your blog posts, I'll recommend sticking with the default setup. I'll also advise you to take a backup of your blog before applying the steps mentioned below. Let's get started to reclaim our originally uploaded images.
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How to Speed Up a Windows 10 PC

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Windows 10 lock screenWhether you're running Windows 10 on latest hardware or using legacy hardware configuration for the same, there's always a scope of speeding up the operating system. Some of the speed optimization techniques involve tweaking of various system settings while others require a switch to a better and modern hardware device. Almost every optimization step discussed below can be rolled back if required. In case, you're reluctant about implementing the speed optimization techniques, create a restore point for added safety. Several optimization steps mentioned here are also applicable to the older versions of Windows. You'll see a noticeable difference in the speed after applying the optimization steps. I've tested all the speed optimization techniques on a Windows 10 Pro copy. Home edition users can repeat the same steps on their PCs too. If you're running the Windows 10 copy on a high-end computer, application of these optimization steps will make your working experience—a flyer. Let's speed up PC—right now!
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How to Build a Personal Website on GitHub Pages

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GitHub Pages on a blue backgroundWhether you're looking to build a personal website or want to build a simple portfolio, GitHub Pages is one of the good options for the same. You don't need an expensive paid hosting platform to build such a kind of website. The following step-by-step tutorial with help you build a simple personal website which can be further extended, enhanced or improved as per your requirements. All you need is an active GitHub account with basic CSS and HTML skills. Beforehand knowledge of Markdown syntax will be icing on the cake. Though deep knowledge of Git is not a mandatory requirement, familiarity with its basics can certainly help. In case, you are looking to build a full-fledged business website, I'll strongly suggest looking for other options. GitHub Pages platform is free to use and gives liberal bandwidth covering the needs of almost 99% personal websites. It's best suited for freelancers and professionals. Let's not wait further and make a sparkling new personal website on the flexible GitHub Pages platform.
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How to Use Branded FeedBurner Address for Your Custom Domain

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Custom domain addressesGoogle's Feedburner service is used millions of websites specifically the ones hosted on Google's Blogger platform. If you're using this very service to deliver post updates to your readers, I'm sure you're using the default Feedburner address for your blog's RSS feed. If you're obsessed with branding every aspect of your website, you can brand your Feedburner feed address too. It's a feature normally not used by the majority of users because most of them are not aware of its existence. When I'm talking about branding, I'm assuming that you're already using a custom domain for your website. The entire branding process requires access to your domain management dashboard where you can add host records. Readers who prefer to consume content via feed readers will find your branded feed address much more appealing and attractive. The guide presented below is quite easy-to-follow and can be completed in a few minutes. Let's get started and create a brand new custom Feedburner feed address for our website. Here we go!
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