Keepass Droid password manager on Android

Today, many services have gone online. The ease and convenience of accessing these services online has led to a major issue for all users – that of remembering passwords to all the web sites to log in to access those services.

Many users use diaries or books to write down user IDs and passwords and . . . → Read More: Keepass Droid password manager on Android

Convert VCD to MP4 using mplayer

If you have a VCD and need to create an MP4 file of it’s content, use mplayer to do so.

Open a terminal window and first identify the relevant track on the VCD by playing it as follows: $ mplayer vcd://2 <enter> If 2 as shown above does not work, try 0, 1, 2, 3 . . . → Read More: Convert VCD to MP4 using mplayer

Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

My laptop was so slow that there was no choice but to do a factory reset or restore. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium OEM pre-installed and therefore, was asked to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from the partition using recovery.

First reaction was panic. Could not find how to do it. Next . . . → Read More: Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

All Linux News on Android device

The wonders of Android! You can get all the up to date news about Linux on your Android device. Just install the app for it from the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.pinenuts.linuxnews

Motorola X alarm clock does not go off

I recently upgraded the Operating System of a Moto X to Android Kitkat 4.4.4 when the update was released.

After the upgrade, the built-in alarm clock would not go off each morning.

Googled around and found that it was not the only one. Here is the link to the Motorola support page https://forums.motorola.com/comment/767870.

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How to change default app in Android for a file type

On the Android phone you may have chosen to Always Open a file with a particular app. This means that from the File Explorer a press on the filename will lead to the file being opened in the default app.

To reset that default to allow a selection from a list of apps, click on . . . → Read More: How to change default app in Android for a file type

Firefox on Android

After a long time, finally Firefox works very well on Android. Download it from the Google Playstore. Make sure you also get the following add-ons: 1. Adblock Plus (blocks ads while surfing) 2. Ghostery (Blocks cookies, trackers) 3. Quit Now (Gives a quit menu option)

If you do attend any online education courses or webinars, . . . → Read More: Firefox on Android

Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs

As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old . . . → Read More: Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

Add Calendar ics files into Android calendar in Android

Many times we receive calendar or meeting invites as ics files. When you get such files you can directly add the ics file into your Android calendar by long press on the ics file. You will then be prompted to add the file into your Phone’s calendar.

There is no need to use any 3rd . . . → Read More: Add Calendar ics files into Android calendar in Android

Great Android app to import .ics files into Android phone

After lot of attempts to import .ics files onto the Android phone, I finally came across this one named Calendar Processor on the Google Play Store at this link.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marhinri.calendarprocessor.free

I tried ICS importer, but it only allowed import to the Google calendar. Calendar Processor allowed selection between Phone calendar and the Google calendar.

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