Monthly Archives: January 2017

How to Easily Convert Scanned PDF into Editable Word Files

Online productivity tools

We live in a dynamic world where everything is changing rapidly and with a fast pace. What was modern today, tomorrow can be considered as outdated.Since all that change is happening quickly, you need to organize your tasks to get things done as much as possible.

You can easily get lost in a sea of unnecessary and time wasting information. And with the growth of informational technology, it’s becoming much easier to organize yourself. But digital world has proven more than once, to be chaotic and thus very unproductive. To overcome these issues and to create order and structure, you can turn to internet for some online help.

But before we speak about online productivity tool, look at your work desk. It is probably filled with paper documents. And often, all these documents are important and need to be preserved for future. The thing is, they are creating a mess and making you unproductive. To solve this problem, we suggest you to keep all your documents online and to use them when you find convenient. That way your desk will be clean and tidy.

And how can you do that?

After you scanned your paper files, they will be saved in PDF format. One of the PDF’s strengths is that it’s non-editable by default, but in some occasions, that feature is not that practical. People still need to edit and change the content inside their PDF. Luckily, there are tools that can help you here. One such example is this online PDF OCR tool that converts both scanned and native PDFs into editable MS Word files, and it works very well.

The tool is fast, easy to use and completely free. Most importantly, it provides quality conversions with no limitations on the file size or the number of conversions. Here is a quick three-step guide to get you started:

  • Select a PDF file you wish to convert.
  • Type your email address to which the converted file will be delivered.
  • Simply press the Start button and you are done.

OCR Converter

Since it has an integrated OCR engine, your files will be kept as close as possible to the original document. Also, your email address is secure on Investintech’s servers and all your data will be deleted from the servers after 24 hours.

Other than this sometimes it also can also happen that you want to convert word file to PDF, and amazingly there are many outstanding tools available on the web to convert Word to PDF online.

Nowadays, it is important to know how to multitask and get things done in the right way. And with tools like this, you will, at least, have one thing less to worry. So bookmark it and enjoy.

How to Unlock Windows Laptop if You Forgot Password

It’s the worst condition when you forget the password of your Windows laptop or computer. In this condition no option seems to login to laptop.

Mostly all of us really worry about accessing our laptop after forgetting the Windows password, and even decide to take the laptop to service center.

But, honestly you can fix this problem at home. So, don’t now worry if you’ve forgotten your Windows password, I will guide you how to unlock your laptop.

Best Ways to Unlock Laptop After Forgetting Password

There are many methods to unlock Windows laptop after forgetting the password. In this article I’m going to share 5 of the most effective and easiest ways to unlock a locked Windows laptop.

Method 1: Unlock Laptop Using Windows Installation CD

When you’ve a Windows installation CD, you can reset your Windows password even when you’re locked out of the laptop. It actually lets you make the full use of command prompt and by using CMD Windows password can be reset easily.

So, to unlock your Windows laptop using Windows Installation CD follow the steps below:

  • First of all, start the laptop using Windows installation CD, and you should see a installation wizard.
  • Now click on the Repair Your Computer option, and then select Command Prompt from System Recovery Options. (or you can directly press Shift+F10 to run command prompt).

System Recovery Options in Windows

  • Enter the following commands in the command prompt and press Enter:
c:windowssystem32sethc.exe c:
  • Just after this enter the following command in the same command prompt window, and hit Enter:
copy c:windowssystem32cmd.exe c:windowssystem32sethc.exe

sethc.exe Command in CMD

sethc.exe is a process associated with Windows NT High Contrast Invocation. With default Windows settings, this process is run when the shift is pressed 5 times in sequence.By using this command “copy c:windowssystem32cmd.exe c:windowssystem32sethc.exe”, we’re replacing sethc.exe with cmd.exe.

It means when the Shift key will be pressed 5 times, command prompt should open automatically!

  • Now, remove the DVD and restart your laptop. After system reboot, the login screen will open again. Sp, here press Shift key 5 times to open the command prompt (we replaced sethc.exe with cmd.exe).
  • Finally, reset your Windows laptop’s password by using the following command in command prompt.
net user username password

That’s all about resetting your Windows forgotten password. Now you can login to your laptop with new password.

Disclaimer: This procedure might not work with Windows 10. If you’re a Windows 10 user, let me know via comments, I will help you too.

Method 2: Unlock Laptop by Resetting it to Factory Settings

Windows Reset

Resetting your laptop to factory settings means taking it to the initial condition as it was when you purchased it from manufacturer. So, after factory resetting your laptop, it will automatically be unlocked.

But, the only fear in this method is losing your important data. This factory reset will permanently remove all your files and apps from the laptop. All the setting and changes you would made before will be erased. Only apps that came with your PC will be reinstalled.

There are many ways to restore your Windows laptop such as using installation CD, using System Restore feature etc. But, Windows XP might not support System Restore option so you can reset Windows XP using its original Windows installation CD.

Method 3: Restore Windows System to an Early Backup Point

System Restore Point

Most Windows operating systems support System Restore feature. By using the System Restore in Windows the Restore Points are created.

Generally Windows automatically creates the restore points every week and when any significant change made in the system such as installation or deletion of a program etc. You can also create the System Restore Point manually when you need.

By using this System Restore Point, you can return your system files and settings to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files.

So, by using the System Restore feature and using the Restore Point you can restore your Windows system to that backup point when you were remember your password.

Method 4: Unlock Your Laptop Using Password Reset Disk

It’s the most reliable and great method to unlock your laptop. For this method to work, you must have created a password reset disk before the laptop was locked.

So, if you’ve previously created a password reset disk in your Windows laptop, it help you reset the forgotten password easily. By using that password reset disk, you can reset the Windows password any number of times.

Once you have password reset disk, just click “Reset password” link on Windows logon screen to follow Password Reset Wizard, or boot locked laptop from password reset disk, all of which could easily reset user password and unlock locked laptop.

Method 5: Unlock Using Third Party Password Recovery Tools

Password Recovery Tools

There are many third party tools available on the web helping Windows users unlock their locked laptop in just a few seconds. Password recovery tools allow reset or remove your password without having to perform a reinstallation or undergo a system lockout.

Most password recovery tools allow you to create a password reset disk from an accessible computer and use it on the locked laptop to reset the password. While the originally created password reset disk can be performed on the same computer it’s created on.

Two of the following are the best Windows password recovery tools to unlock your laptop quickly when you forget the password, and even unable to login to the computer.

  1. iSunshare Windows Password Genius
  2. iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery

How to Remove Android Pattern, Pin or Password Lock Screen

Dr. Fone - Your complete mobile pit stop

Just a few days back I wrote about bypassing Windows password when forgotten, and today I’m sharing a guide on how to remove the Android lock screen (pattern, pin or password) in just 5 minutes.

This post will be helpful for you if you forgot your password, pin or pattern on our Android lock screen, or just purchased a second hand phone and trying to bypass the lock screen.

Truly, this can be done by using a third party software called Dr. Fone which contains many tools such as Android Lock Screen Removal, Android Data Recovery, Android Data Extraction etc.

By using the Android Lock Screen Removal tool of Dr. Fone, you can easily bypass the lock screen on your Android phone, regardless of it’s a password, pin, pattern or a fingerprint sensor.

How to Bypass Android Lock Screen in Just 5 Minutes

Dr. Fone’s Android Lock Screen Removal tool lets you bypass the Android phone’s lock screen in just 5 minutes at your home. All you need to apply the following simple steps!

Step 1: Open the Wizard & Choose Android Lock Screen Removal

First of all, you need to download Dr. Fone – Android Lock Screen Removal to remove Android phone lock screen. To get stared, launch Wondershare Dr.Fone wizard and go to More Tools. Then choose Android Lock Screen Removal.

Dr Fone - Android Lock Screen Removal Tool

Step 2: Connect Your Android Phone with Computer

Now, you need to connect your locked Android phone with the computer in which you installed Wondershare Dr. Fone software. And then click on the Start button to proceed to the next step.

Connect your Android phone and click on Start button

Step 3: Enter Your Android Phone into Download Mode

After your connect your Android phone with computer, you’re required to take your phone into download mode in order to remove the lock screen. To do so:

  • Power off the phone.
  • Press and hold volume down + home button + power button at the same time.
  • Press the volume up to enter download mode.

Enter Android into download mode

Step 4: Wait Until the Recovery Package Downloading Completes

After you get your device into the download mode, it will begin downloading recovery package next. Now, just wait until it’s complete.

Dr Fone - Downloading Recovery Package

Step 5: Removing Android Lock Screen Without Losing Data

When the recovery package downloading is complete, the Android lock screen removal begins. This process won’t hurt any data on your Android device.

Dr Fone - Remove lock screen

Once the whole progress is over, you can access your Android device by simply bypassing the password, pin, pattern or fingerprint lock screen and view all your data on the device with no limits.

Features of Dr. Fone’s Android Lock Screen Removal Tool

Whether you forgot the password after setting it long before or just got a second hand Android phone with locked screen, there can be many conditions when you’ll need Dr. Fone’s Android Lock Screen Removal tool, such as:

  • The password was set by your kids or others
  • The screen is locked due to entering wrong password for many times
  • Can’t enter the password due to a broken screen
  • And many situations like this.

Dr. Fone – Android Lock Screen Removal tool will help you unlock your Android phone regardless of what kind of lock (password, pin, pattern or fingerprint) you were using.

Following are the outstanding features of the Dr. Fone – Android Lock Screen Removal tool:

  1. Bypass 4 Types of Android Lock Screen. As mentioned already above in the post, this tool lets you remove the 4 types of Android lock screens (pattern, fingerprint, pin and password).
  2. No Data Loss at All. The best thing about this tool is that there’s not fear of data loss. This tool won’t hurt any data on your Android device.
  3. No Technical Knowledge Required. Dr. Fone’s Android Lock Screen Removal tool is very easy to use. There’s no tech knowledge asked, and anybody can handle it easily.
  4. Unlock Your Android in Just 5 Minutes. The whole process takes just 5 minutes or less to remove the password, pin, pattern or fingerprint lock screen of your Android phone.

How to Quickly Recover Deleted Text Messages from Android

Here’s How to Recover Deleted Text Messages in Android

Well, this tool lets you restore mostly all kind of date from your Android phone, but in this tutorial I will guide you how to recover deleted text messages in Android.

Step 1: Connect Your Android Phone to Computer

First of all download and install the Android Data Recovery tool in your computer. It’s a desktop tool, not an app. And then connect your phone with your computer using USB cable.

Dr Fone Android Data Recovery - Connect Android to PC

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging in Android

Before your proceed further, make sure you’ve enabled USB debugging in your Android phone. Try the steps mentioned in following picture to enable USB debugging.

Dr Fone Enable Debugging in Android

If your Android OS version is 4.2.2 or above, there will be a pop up message on your Android phone, tap on OK to allow USB debugging.

Step 3: Choose File Type and then Scan the Device

Now in the next screen, select Messaging as file type and click on Next. And then scan your device for the deleted text messages. For this there’re two scanning modes available; Standard Mode and Advanced Mode.

We recommend you to try “Standard Mode” first, which works faster. If it doesn’t find the files you are looking for, you can then try “Advanced Mode”.

Now click on the Start button to begin scanning and analyzing your device.

Dr. Fone - Scan Android to recover deleted messages

Dr. Fone’s Android Data Recovery tool will then start scanning your Android phone to recover the deleted messages. This process might take a few minutes.

Step 4: Review & Recover Deleted Text Messages

Finally, when the scan is completed, you can preview all the found text messages one by one and recover the selected ones by simply clicking on Recover button. The messages will automatically be exported into your computer.

Dr. Fone - Preview and recover deleted messages

How to Easily Hide Your Mobile Number While Calling Someone

How to Easily Hide Your Mobile Number While Calling Someone

You would have noticed some incoming calls appear on the screen as Private Number. This is because the caller intentionally made the number hidden. For any reason if you too want to hide your mobile number from anyone while calling, keep reading this article.

In this article, I’m going to discuss a few tricks to let you easily hide your mobile number from anybody you call. Your number will then be appeared as Private Number on the handset of person you’re calling.

Method #1: Hide Phone Number Using Device’s Settings

This is the most authentic and reliable method to hide your phone number while calling someone. Whether you’re using an Android phone, iPhone or any other phone, you can easily adjust settings in your smartphone to hide your contact number from handset of person you’re calling.

For Android Users:

  • Go to Call Settings in your smartphone and navigate to More settings or Advanced settings option.
  • Now, tap on the Show My Caller ID option.
  • And finally choose Hide number option.

Hide your mobile number in Android

It’s all. Your number will then be visible as Private Number whenever you call someone from your Android smartphone. Isn’t it simple?

For iPhone Users:

  • Open Settings app and tap on the Phone option.
  • Here, tap on Show My Caller ID and then toggle the slider to OFF.

Hide your number in iPhone

Your phone number will be hidden until you again slide this toggle to ON in your iPhone settings. Your receiver won’t be able to see your caller ID.

For Windows Phone 8 Users:

  • Open the Phone app, tap on More (…) button and then tap Settings.
  • Now, tap the box under Show my Caller ID to, and you can tap no oneor my contacts according to you.

Hide your number while calling from your Windows phone

If you choose no one, your contact number won’t be visible to anyone and if you choose my contacts, only your phone contact will be able to see your number.

For BlackBerry Users: 

  • Press the Menu key, click Options, click General Options.
  • Find the Restrict My Identity field & set it to Always.

That’s all about hiding your contact number while calling someone using your phone’s settings. But, it might also possible that your phone doesn’t have such settings to hide your caller ID, so you can try the other tricks mentioned below.

Method #2: Hide Number by Adding Caller ID Blocking Prefix

If your phone doesn’t have settings to hide your number, you can try adding Caller ID blocking prefix, most countries have this facility.

The blocking code can be different based upon the country you’re living in. And also you should make sure that the code is enabled by your network provider.

Following the blocking codes for some countries:

  • India: *31#
  • Australia: 1831 or #31#
  • UK and Ireland: 141
  • Germany: *31# or #31#
  • North America: *67 or #31#
  • Albania, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway: #31#
  • Argentina, Iceland, Switzerland, South Africa: *31*
  • Hong Kong: 133
  • Japan: 184
  • New Zealand: 0197 (Telecom) or *67 (Vodafone)

For example if you’re living in India and want to call 0123456789, you should dial *31#0123456789 to appear Private Number on the recipient’s screen instead of your number.

Don’t worry if your country isn’t listed above. You can try *67 or #31# blocking codes as both works great for most GSM mobile networks.

But also remember, in some countries like India users need to enable Caller ID blocking by contacting the network carrier before using the blocking prefix.

Method #3: Contact Your Carrier to Permanently Hide Number

If you’re still unable to hide your mobile number from outgoing calls using your phone settings and Caller ID blocking codes, you should contact your carrier. There would definitely a charge for this, and different carrier would have different fees and terms.

So, contact your carrier, know the plans and pricing and subscribe for a plan you like. Remember that most prepaid plans cannot enable permanent Caller ID blocking.

Download Saavn & Get Free 3G Internet Data [Official]

Howdy all, official freebie loot for all free internet seekers. Now with Saavn app user can avail free 3G Free internet data what you just need to do is to Download Saavn which is available free on respective app stores.

Download Saavn & Get Free 3G Internet Data [Official]

Download Saavn & Get Free 3G Internet Data [Official]

About Saavn app:

Saavn is unlimited, free access to all your music and audio content: Bollywood, English, Hindi, and Indian regional songs, music, radio stations, and exclusive songs.

Well many of us won’t bother about this freebie because Reliance Jio is working since from last couple of days but as of now Reliance Jio has added a limit of 1GB per day for downloading and browsing free internet usage with its new offer called “Happy New Year Offer”.

Yet these kind of small freebies can be availed the reasons can be many but the main thing is that this is a freebie and availing this free internet offer won’t be costing anything right.

Let quickly move ahead and know how to get this free 3G internet: 

Download Saavn & Get Free 3G Internet Data [Official]

  1. Install free Saavn app from store: Android | IOS | Windows
  2. Open Saavn app and register free account.
  3. Enter your mobile number to verify that this is real you.
  4. Verify OTP which is required to get this free internet offer.
  5. After verification navigare to next Page >> Select Operator & Cricle.
  6. Avail free 3G balance.
  7. That’s all you need to do.

Please Note: You can get upto 30MB to 250 MB free 3G internet data. Its basically a random credit so better you try your luck.

Trick to to get Download Saavn & Get Free 3G Internet Data Unlimited times:

  1. This requires a fresh mobile number to get the same offer for different numbers for unlimited times.
  2. Simple Go to settings>> Apps manger>> Saavn app and tap on clear data.
  3. Run Saavn app and follow the same procedure to avail the same offer multiple times.

Simply add your email below and hit subscribed to get notified.

How to access PC from Android or Iphone

Did you ever wish to access all your photos, videos and other files that are present on your personal computer from your mobile devices? We can access the files on computer from our mobile devices. It helps you when you are not at home and want to access  some important files on your computer .

We can access files on our PC from mobile with the help of a small app POLKAST.Polkast is the easiest way to access all your content from your mobile device.

ABOUT POLKAST

Polkast is a personal cloud service which helps you to create your own cloud with the app. Polkast connect with all your devices and computer directly and giving you secure access of all your files from any of your devices. You keep control of all your content . There is no storage limits or storage cost and no additional hardware to buy.

Any file that your share from your computer via Polkast can be remotely controlled by your mobile devices. This is how Polkast works. If you want to use Polkast app then you need to Install Polkast server app on your computer and Polkast client App on your devices such as smart phone or tablet. Both server App and Client App of Polkast are available in Polkast website. You can get these apps with free of cost.

HOW TO ACCESS COMPUTER WITH MOBILE

→ First Go to Polkast Website and click on the desktop option as shown in the below figure.

→ Then it will navigate you to the Download page. You need to download the desktop version for your computer.
→ Now click on Download option based on your operating system. Here I’m using windows. As soon as the download is complete ,then you can see polkast app active on your computer.
→ Install Polkast server app on your computer and Register an account for your self.
 → After registration is completed it directs you to Polkast Working screen. Click on get started now Option.
→ Next you have to select the files on your computer that you want to access via polkast on your mobile.
→ Polkast adds the selected files and documents to your library.
→ Now you have to download client version of the app. Go to Polkast again and click on Mobile.
→ It will navigate to download page , select your mobile OS. Here I’m doing in IOS.
→ Download it and Open it inthe app store of your mobile.
→ Once you start Polkast on your mobile or tablet , it will ask you to login to your Polkast account.

→ After you are logged ,Polkast will automatically search for your personal cloud and connect to it.

→ Once your phone successfully connect to the computer through polkast , The app dashboard will be displayed on the screen. The dashboard allows you to remotely access, browse, search and also download files from your computer.

→ By following above simple steps  you can watch pictures, listen to music and access files on your
computer from mobile through Polkast app. It doesn’t matter Where you are , you just need an active internet connection. You can also share pictures on social networking sites, edit them and save them back to your personal cloud.

How to create an ebook from wikipedia articles

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that offers you information on almost any topic which you can think of. It is the reference site for wide variety of topics. You can read wiki Articles online. But if you are the kind of person who wants to convert all these Wikipedia articles to a book so that you can study them off-line at your free time, then you must read this article. In this article, I’ll show you How to Convert Wikipedia articles to an EBook.
how to create an eook from wikipedia articles

How To Create Ebooks From Wikipedia Articles

Book creator is a new feature from Wikipedia that lets you select one or more pages from the article and add them to your book. Just follow these simple steps to create your ebook.
Step 1: Go to Wikipedia site and click the Print/explore option on the left sidebar when you are on an article that you want to save. Then click on Create a book to enable the Book Creator tool.
ebooks from wikipedia articles

Step 2: Then it will open a new book creator for you. Now click on Start book creator.

step by step to Create eBooks from Wikipedia Articles
Step 3: Now you’ll be returned to Wikipedia that you were at previously but this time you will have a new book creator bar on the top of the page. Click on Add this page to your book to add the page to your book. You can visit any page and add it to your book.
create ebooks with wiki articles
If you open a category page then Add this page to your book will change to Add this category to your book. By clicking on Add this category to your book, You can add all articles in that category. If you click on suggest pages then you will be presented with a list of articles related to your section so that you can create a complete book when you run out of ideas.
wikipedia book creator tools
You can quickly add related articles to your book by just clicking on Add linked wiki page to your book. Once you’ve added all the pages you want, click on Show book on the top.
all about wikipedia ebook creation
Step 4: This will open a new page where you have to give title and subtitle for the ebook and you can rearrange, sort or remove articles from your eBook. You can simply drag-and-drop the articles to get them into the order you want.
how to convert wikipedia articles in to a book

Step 5: After that click on Download button. The ebook will be downloaded to your computer.

wikipedia articles in to an ebook
You can even get a printed book delivered to your doorstep for a small fee. If you would like to make some changes to the pages of the ebook, then you can even download the book in Open Document Text format.

How to install android apps on PC

In my previous article, I’ve explained How to access PC from mobile devices using Polkast. In this article, I’ll explain How to install and run Android apps on PC. In our day to day life, we are using android apps for completing our tasks and android games for entertainment. We can run android apps and games on our  PC using BlueStacks.
how to install android apps on pc

What is BlueStacks?

BlueStacks is a software company which produces Bluestack products like BlueStacks app player and BlueStacks cloud connect. These products are designed to enable Android applications to run on  windows, Mac computers, and windows tablets.

With the help of BlueStacks App player, you can run your favourite android apps/games on your PC. Linux users might not be able to run android apps on their PC because BlueStacks is not available for Linux users. We hope that they will launch Linux version soon.

How to download and run android apps on PC

Just follow these simple steps in order to run android apps on your PC.
Step 1: Go to BlueStacks site and download BlueStacks software based upon your OS.

how to download bluestacks
Step 2: After the download is finished, you need to open the download file and go through the setup and done the installing process.
free download bluestacks
Note: This application requires at least 2GB of physical memory(RAM). Once you have downloaded & installed BlueStacks then please restart your computer if you have RAM less than 4GB. But if you have RAM greater than 4GB then you will not face any error.
Step 3: After that you will see BlueStacks application window and Apps and icons.
blue stack
Step 4: Now search for the application that you want to install on your PC.
blue stacks
Step 5: Before installing the selected apps, you have to sign up for a Google  account or use your existing Google account.  So BlueStacks can allowed to access Google Play and get apps from the store. You’ll have to link your Google account to BlueStacks so that it will download apps to your device.
Step 6:  Now you can install all android apps from Google Play store within BlueStacks. Just click on Install button and BlueStacks will download apps to your computer.
google play
Step 7: Now you can see your app at the top of the window. If you don’t see it, Click All apps button at the right side of the window. You can install as many apps you want. All the applications will run within BlueStacks.

How to download a website using HTTrack

What is HTTrack?

HTTrack is an open source and easy to use offline browser utility. It enables us to download any site to our computer by getting HTML, images and other files from server to our local computer. Well! Let us see How to use HTTrack Website copier.

How to download a website with HTTrack by alltechtricks

How to download a website using HTTrack

To download a site using HTTrack, follow these simple steps.

  • First you need to download HTTrack software. It’s a free tool and you can get it here.
  • After the software is downloaded, install it on your computer and launch the software.
  • You can see a window same as below. Here every website is treated as a New Project. Click on Next to continue.

HTTrack website copier

  • A new window will appear asking for a project name and category. Enter them according to your wish. Here you can see Base path which is the location where you want to save your website. Click on Next to continue.

how to use httrack copier

  • Here you have to enter the website address (URL) in the text area provided and you can use the Action option according to your requirement. In this case, just leave it as download website(s) and click on Next button.

adding web address to httrack

  • Now another window appear, just click on Finish button and your download will be started.

how to download any website using HTTrack tool

  • Here you can see the status of your download. Wait until the website is downloaded to your computer. If you want, you can cancel the download by clicking on cancel button.

downloading status

  • Now click on View error log to check for errors. If you find any errors like duplicate of web pages then fix them manually. If you find more errors, then it’s better to download another copy of the website again by using HTTrack.
  • You can see your downloaded site by clicking on Browse Mirrored Website button. Click on  Finish button to download another website to your computer.

check for errors in HTTrack

  • You can also open the website in another way. All you need to do is, just go to the Base path (here C:UsersajithMywebsites) i.e. the location where you’ve saved your website. There you can see index.html file. Just click on that file to open your downloaded website.

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