Google : NEW – My Activity

Check 'My Activity' to Know How Much Google knows about you

It’s no secret that Google knows a lot about you.

The company tracks almost everything you do on the Internet, including your searches, music you listen to, videos you watch, and even the places you travel to, and it does this for targeting relevant ads to its users and better improve its service.

Now the technology giant has a plan to make it easier to control all the data the company collects throughout all your different devices.

 

Google has rolled out a new My Activity page that shows a searchable history of pretty much everything you do online, including previously visited websites, voice searches, searched things and places, watched Netflix programs, and all activities you did on each of its products.

“My Activity is a central place to view and manage activity like searches you’ve done, websites you’ve visited, and videos you’ve watched,” Google says. “Your activity is listed as individual items, starting with the most recent. These items might be part of bundles, which group similar activity together.”

Google products that the My Activity page hold include Ads, Search, Android, Play, Chrome, YouTube, Video Search, Image Search, Maps, News, Now, Books, Developers, Finance, Help, and Shopping.

Soon you will also see a prompt on Google services asking you to check your security settings. A new opt-in option will ask if you want to personalized ads based on your age, gender, and search history to display on third-party sites, reports Wired.

By opting in, you will let Google use all of the information related to your account across services including Search, Chrome, and YouTube, to offer better ads for you across the Web.

The feature is beneficial for those who want more granular control over how ads work across all their devices linked with Google account and gives them the ability to block some ads they don’t want to see.

For example, if an ad for mobile phone haunts you across the web, you can kill that ad from everywhere, all at once, rather than going device by device.

However, the feature also offers you an option to delete items as well — everything in a particular date range or by specific topics.

If you are one of those privacy-conscious hawks, you can adjust your settings in the Privacy Checkup. You can change your settings for ultimate privacy, depending on how much of your online activity you allow Google to track.

You can even suspend web and application activity tracking for My Activity, but that could impact the features like autocomplete suggestions.

Kali like tools on Windows

PentestBox is a portable penetration testing distribution for Windows environments. It provides an efficient platform for Penetration testing on windows platform. From the publicly available download stats we are sure that more than 60% users uses windows that is the only reason to develop PentestBox. PentestBox is not like other Penetration Testing Distributions which runs on virtual machines instead it runs on host machine.

 

Commandline Utility:

PentestBox gives you the features which you miss you most in windows i.e., CommandLine utility . You can know more about list of tools in PentestBox on tools.pentestbox.com . There you will find list of the tools which are inside PentestBox and how to use them.

Better Performance

As we told you in above paragraph PentestBox works on host machine instead of Virtual Machine so performance is obviously better. You may also like its UI( User Interface), it is the same green font on black terminal but in an modern way.
Also no dependency needed for PentestBox, all the dependencies required by tools are inside PentestBox, so you can even run PentestBox on freshly installed windows without any hassle. They also take care of Portability, PentestBox is entirely portbale, so now you can carry your own Penetration Testing Environment on a USB stick. It will take care of dependencies required to run tools which are inside it.

Linux Environment

Pentest Box provides you linux environment , it contains nearly all utilities like bash, cat, chmod, curl, git, gzip, ls, mv, ps, ssh, sh, uname and others.Because of this most of the pentesting tools which were earlier compatible only with Linux are working smoothly in PentestBox.
The most excited thing is that it contains your favorite text editor “vim” ? .For complete list, please look at tools.pentestbox.com/#linux-utilities.

You can find more about on its official website www.pentestbox.com .

Have something to add ?? share it in comments .

 

Fun: Design your own font

Design your own font. Whether you want to try your hand at creating each letter in Illustrator or attempt to create a font using letters you’ve found elsewhere, Birdfont is a free tool for Windows, Mac and Linux that allows you to create the vectors necessary and export ttf, eot or svg font file. Whether you want to create something elaborate – like a font made up entirely of birds – or scan your own calligraphy and build it into a font you can call your own. The program offers all the tools you need to make the vectors for individual letters. Paste in images and trace them or attempt to create vectors on your own.

One thing this tool can’t change, however, is that creating fonts is a lot of work. You’ll need to design an awful lot of characters, and you’ll need to make sure they all compliment each other. That none look out of place.

The interface can be a little confusing at first, but take some time to explore and you’ll figure it out. Create a new font, then you can start designing the individual letters. The statusbar at bottom explains what each button does, so take the time to read and you’ll be making fonts in no time.

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  • Open source software for designing your own font
  • Exports to ttf, eot and svg font formats
  • Works on Windows, Mac and Linux computers
  • Create vectors for every symbol, either by tracing images or importing from Illustrator
  • Similar tools: Font Capture, Fontstruct and Bitfontmaker.

Check out BirdFont @ BirdFont.org



Speed up boot and shutdown of Windows 10

A slow PC isn’t an annoyance, it’s an affliction. The upgrade to Windows 10 has been simple for some, but for others, the upgrade has led to serious problems. Some even report the upgrade to Windows 10 has slowed down their computer.

A slow computer is also a tough problem to troubleshoot. Many websites that claim to have the “best trick” or “top tips” to speed up your computer are peddling registry tweaks or cleaners that have no real effect. Instead, use these tried-and-true methods to instantly speed up your Windows 10 PC.

1. Windows Boot

No one should suffer from a slow startup. Now, you don’t have to. Windows 10 has a Fast Startup feature, which reduces the Windows boot time. It functions in a similar manner as Hibernation. In Hibernation mode, Windows saves the state of your computer, open programs and all, to the hiberfile. Then, it activates that state again when you power on. Fast Startup works by pre-loading your Windows kernel and installed drivers before your computer turns off. Powering on your PC normally reloads your Windows kernel, taking a longer time to start your computer.

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To activate Fast Startup, you first have to enable hibernation mode. To do so, right-click the Start Menu or press Windows key + X to launch the Power User Menu, select Command Prompt (Admin), and copy and paste the following line into the command prompt:

powercfg /hibernate on

Return to the Power User Menu (Windows key + X) and go to  Control Panel > (System and Security >) Power Options >  Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable. Here set a checkmark for Turn on fast startup and click Save changes. Fast Startup should now be activated on your computer.

Warning: When Fast Startup is enabled on your PC, your computer will not shut down as it normally does. This may lead to update issues. If you want to update your PC, or need to shut down your PC entirely, turn off Fast Startup, manually shut down the computer via the Start or Power User Menu (Shut down or sign out > Shut down), or perform a common restart. Restart is unaffected by the Fast Startup feature.

2. Boot Performance

Configuring which programs start up with your computer is a vital step in speeding up your PC. You can configure boot in many different ways. One is through your Windows 10 Task Manager. Right-click on your Taskbar and select Task Manager. You can also reach Task Manager using the keyboard command CTRL + SHIFT + ESC. Head to the Startup section and check to see which programs you’d like to activate or deactivate.

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The rule of thumb with startup programs is simple. If the program isn’t used every day, disable it. If the program is not for a hardware component like a keyboard or printer, disable it. Third-party software like CCleaner also features a startup configuration option. Open CCleaner and head to Tools > Startup. This feature will also allow you to enable or disable various startup programs.

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Most users stop their startup configuration at these two programs. Some tools, however, reveal additional startup programs. Microsoft’s Autoruns program — part of their official Sysinternals toolkit — does just this. Autoruns’ Logon tab showed double the startup programs as CCleaner’s startup feature. To disable a startup program in Autoruns, uncheck it. It’s that simple, and controlling your startup programs will undoubtedly speed up your computer.

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To finish optimizing your startup, make sure you disable the Background Applications present on Windows 10. You can access these settings in your Privacy window. Press Windows key + I to launch the Settings app and head to Privacy > Background apps (at the very bottom).

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Turn all of these applications off, except for your Settings.

3. Optimize CPU Usage

Certain programs love to hog your CPU power. These programs slow down others, or may prevent them from working altogether. It’s difficult to troubleshoot every single program that may hinder processor usage. A few, however, are readily avoidable.

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Certain unnecessary system processes hinder CPU performance. One such process is OneDrive. OneDrive syncs in your background, which is an issue when you’re not a OneDrive user. To disable it, open your Local Group Policy Editor. Press Windows key + R to open the Run menu, enter gpedit.msc and hit Enter. Head to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > All Settings > Prevent the Usage of OneDrive for file storage > Enable.

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Show me tips about Windows is another Windows process to avoid. It may seem harmless, but this process scans your computer to give your tailor-made Windows tips at the cost of performance. To disable, head to Start > Settings > Notifications & actions > Show me tips about Windows > Off.

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This small tweak offers a surprising performance boost for some users.

4. Optimize RAM Usage

RAM is a large factor in computer speed. Unfortunately, certain system processes hog RAM speeds and increase the amount of time it takes to open files. Such processes, like your default Windows 10 appearance settings, may have been dragging you down since installation.

You can optimize your RAM usage by lowering the visual quality of Windows. Access this option under Windows key + X > Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > Advanced > Performance > Visual Effects. Click on Adjust for best performance.

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Switch to the Advanced tab. Under Adjust for best performance of select Programs. After that, click Change… under Virtual memory. In the Virtual Memory window, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers. Select Custom size and enter the Recommended number in the Initial and Maximum size entries.

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Click OK and your programs should open and run much faster.

5. Explore Files Faster

For the average user, the default Windows File Explorer works fine. For the power user, the Windows 10 File Explorer simply doesn’t cut it. Even more so with work that requires modifying multiple file types in multiple folders.

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You can use a custom file explorer to speed up the amount of time it takes to explore and manage your files. My personal favorite is Clover — a Chrome-like file explorer that allows you to open folders in tabs, rather than using multiple windows, or middle-click a folder to open it in a new tab. This tip won’t turn your computer into a speed demon, but I don’t know how I managed files without it.

6. Delete Bloatware

Congratulations, your new Windows 10 operating system is ready to go. Wait, what’s this?

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Unfortunately, Windows 10 is not free of bloatware. The issue with these types of programs isn’t just that they take up drive space. They also update on a regular basis. Some may run in the background, hindering your computer’s performance.

You can use the default uninstall program on Windows 10 to remove these programs. To open the default uninstall program, Windows key + X > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program. If you see a toolbar or widget program, uninstall it immediately. If you don’t know what a program does, research it online to confirm or rule out its necessity.

I would recommend Revo Uninstaller as a third party option, which does a thorough job of uninstalling programs. It also has a Hunter Mode feature. If you have an annoying popup on your computer, activate Hunter Mode and click on the icon. Revo Uninstaller will find the program and uninstall it within seconds.

7. Faster Shut Down

There’s no end to speeding up Windows 10, including shutdown and hibernate speeds. Some PCs take a while to shut down because the running processes close slowly. To fix this issue, create a shortcut to quickly shut down your computer. These shortcuts not only allow for quick access to the shut down function, but hibernate, restart, and advanced startup as well.

If your computer is taking too long to shut down,  right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut. Choose an action from the list below, copy and past the respective command (excluding the hyphen) in the following prompt, and name the shortcut after its corresponding action.

Shutdown - %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0  Hibernate - %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -h  Restart - Shutdown -r -t 00  Advanced Startup - %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00

Would you like to access these commands even faster? Create keyboard commands to activate these programs. Right-click your file, select Properties, and place your cursor in the Shortcut key field. After clicking the entry, tap a key on your keyboard and Windows will create a CTRL + ALT + [Letter] command. I’ve chosen CTRL + ALT + H to activate the Hibernate feature, but you can use whatever key you’d like. You can also hide these programs so they don’t clutter your desktop: Right-click on Desktop, choose View, and uncheck Show desktop icons.

8. Consider an SSD / SSHD

No tweak you find on the internet will match the speed gained by switching from a hard disk drive (HDD) to a solid state drive (SSD), period. SSDs takes full advantage of a faster type of memory called flash memory, similar to random access memory (RAM).

Unfortunately, SSDs cost three times more on average — per gigabyte of storage — than HDDs. If the high price is an issue and you’d only like to run a couple of gigabytes on your lightning-fast SSD, solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs) allow for a large amount of HDD space and a smaller amount of SSD space in a single package.


 

Don’t Settle for a Slow Windows 10 Experience

You shouldn’t have to settle for a slow Windows 10 experience, ever. Although there are certain habits you can pick up which ensure your computer is running optimally, implement the tips above for a drastic, one-time performance boost.

What methods do you use to speed up Windows 10? Wish we’d mentioned your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Sap Gui Interface Tips & Tricks

Some nice interface features you may enable in SAP GUI :

Tips & Tricks
Titlebar Menu Use the Titlebar menu to create a New SAP session or stop a troublesome transaction.  This menu is visible by clicking the small icon in the upper-left corner of the SAP window.  It looks like a square with an inset trapezoid.SNAG-001The “Create Session” will open a new window.
The “Stop Transaction” can be used to close a non-responding SAP window.
Transaction codes in the Easy Access Menu You can easily add transaction codes to your SAP Easy Access menu.

  1. In the screenshot below, you can see the Sales Order “Create” transaction:
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  2. Navigate to the Extras -> Settings menu:
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  3. Select the “Display Technical Names” box and click the Checkmark:
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  4. Now you see the transaction codes alongside the description:
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View List Keys SAP transactions have many dropdown boxes.  Many users find it quicker to select options by typing in the Key of the code they’re trying to select.SNAG-006For example, by default the SD ‘Billing Block’ dropdown (VA01) only shows the description of each block:To display the keys within SAP dropdowns:
(Note:  Screens may vary depending on SAP GUI Version.)

  1. From any SAP screen, expand the ‘Customize Local Layout’ button and select ‘Options…’:
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  2. Navigate to the Interaction Design à Visualization & Interaction node in the menu tree:
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  3. Select the “Show keys within dropdown lists” and then “Sort by keys within dropdown lists…” options in the ‘Controls’ section:
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  4. Click “Ok” to accept the changes.
  5. Now you can see the same list with the keys visible:
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View a summary of all open sessions If you routinely work in multiple systems with multiple sessions, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right SAP window.  However, you can see a summary of all open SAP windows sorted by System by right-clicking on the SAP icon in the Windows task bar.  In the example below, you can easily identify the four sessions open for ERD and the two for ERQ.  Details include the System, client, Transaction name and user ID.
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Comment below what your Tip or Trick is.

 

3 easy ways to make Touch ID more accurate

3 Easy Ways to Make Touch ID More Accurate on iOS

Have you ever attempted to use Touch ID on your iOS device, only to have it not recognize your fingerprint? It can be annoying, but you’re not defenseless! Here are 3 quick and easy things you can do to make Touch ID better at reading your fingerprint each time you want to unlock your phone.

Separate Entries per Finger

This one is real easy to do. Just take the finger you want to use to unlock your device, and create a second entry for it. Follow the process again, taking special care to hit different parts of your finger than you did the first time.

This way, when you scan that finger, the phone will have two different fingerprint scans to pull from, thus increasing the chance that it gets it right.

Take a Damp Scan

If you use your phone at the gym, you’ve no doubt experienced an issue with unlocking your phone while your finger is sweaty. To fix the problem, create a fingerprint scan while your finger is damp.

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Don’t soak your finger in a bathtub before you scan it and say that Dave from MakeUseOf told you to slather a wet finger all over your phone. Just a tiny bit of moisture to simulate how wet your finger would be during a workout will do the job.

Scan Your Cold Finger

Some users have reported issues with their device reading their fingerprint when it’s cold. If this happens to you, make your finger cold (stick it on some ice, hold a cold drink, go outside in the cold, etc.), and then create a scan.

This will help the phone get the feel for your finger when it isn’t at your normal body temperature.




How to enable Google Prompt 2fa

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How to Set Up Google Prompt

Here’s how you can enable Google Prompt for your Google accounts:

Before enabling Google Prompt, first enable two-step verification for your Google account and you have already enabled two-step verification, you can skip this part.

  • Go to myaccount.google.com and sign in to your Google account.
  • Select ‘Signing in to Google,’ using 2-Step Verification.
  • Click on ‘Get started’ and enter your password once again.
  • Now provide your phone number you want to use for authenticating, and choose either an SMS or phone call for verification, and click on ‘Try it.’
  • Enter the 6-digit code from the SMS or phone call and select ‘Next.’
  • For setting up two-step verification, click ‘Turn ON.’

Now, once you have enabled two-step verification, follow these simple steps that will just take a few second. All you need is an Android or iOS device nearby.

  • Under ‘Set up alternative second step,’ click on the Google prompt option
  • Add phone and click Get started.

Then just follow the on-screen instructions and you’re all set to go.

If you have an iPhone, you are required to download the Google Search app first and sign in before using Google Prompt. But, if you are an Android user, just update your Google Play Service.

Two-step verification has become so easier to use, so what are you now waiting for?

How to troubleshoot performance issues

You have your new Windows 7 system up and running, but suddenly you realize some things are not running as smoothly as they once did. Today we take look at using the hidden but useful advanced system tools in Windows 7 to troubleshoot a problem.

Advanced System Tools

There is a very handy collection of system utilities that are included in Windows 7 and Vista that can help you troubleshoot problems that may arise. For some reason Microsoft felt the need to bury them in the OS so they’re not immediately apparent to most users. Here we take a look at accessing the diagnostic tools and briefly cover some of what’s included.

click through to Control Panel \ All Control Panel Items \ Performance Information and Tools \ Advanced Tools…see what I mean by buried?

What’s Included

It opens up a list of different tools you can use to monitor different aspects of the system performance. From here you can do several things like defrag the hard drive, check Event Viewer, and even re-rate the Experience Index score.

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Notice there is a column for Performance issues you can click on to get additional details on how to correct the problem. In this example it shows a driver interfering with Sleep mode and that changing visual settings will improve performance.

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In additional details it tells us turning off the Aero feature will improve performance. I find it odd that MS would alert you to turn off Aero as it’s a hyped feature to the interface since XP. At least they’re honest in telling you Aero can slow performance, especially with under powered video cards.

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Even Viewer is a great tool used by administrators that records event errors that happen “behind the scenes” so to speak. The information in these logs are meant for admins and advanced users to help determine why certain errors are occurring. Most users won’t need to worry about this section, but you may need to access it while receiving tech support.

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Resource Monitor is like the Task Manager on steroids…it’s a great tool to monitor what apps and services are using up your system’s memory, processor, disk usage, and network activity. If you find a service or program that is frozen or taking up too many resources you can close it out.

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A very handy tool that is not well known about is the ability to generate a system health report.

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Wait while an analysis takes place and the information is collected…

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The report takes about a minute to create and then you can go through a very detailed analysis of virtually every aspect of your system.

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You can also export the report to HTML format so you can share or save the report for future comparisons and troubleshooting.

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If you’re experiencing problems with your Windows 7 machine, using the included advanced system tools can help a lot, without the need for installing 3rd party utilities.

WatsApp: How to use bold,Italic and Strikethrough text

1. Bold

To write in bold text, all you have to do is add an asterisk to either side of the chosen word. For example *bold*


2. Italics

This formatting option also follows a similar rule. Simply insert an underscore before and after your desired sentence or word.  For example _Italics_

3. Strikethrough

If you’ve sent your message too fast or want to show a change of mind,a  squiggly dash is your best bet. For example ~strikethrough~

How does Hypertreading work ?

This very well explained in the next video :