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Technology Market / UK Used Lenovo IBM T40mini(serious Buyers Only) by Bigjagga(m): 11:33am On Jul 17, 2017
1.5Gig RAM,
40 Gig Hard Disk,
Double Cell Battery: 3hrs or more,
Front Lit Keyboard(It has keyboard light).
Wifi/Bluetooth.
1.5ghz Processor.



Price: N 21,000 (Non-negotiable) i.e no pricing
Location: Lekki-Ajah.
Contact: 08069569676.

Technology Market / UK Used Dell Latitude D600 Is Available For Sale @20 (serious Buyers Only) by Bigjagga(m): 11:11am On Jul 17, 2017
Specs:

Windows 7,
60Gig Hard-disk,
1.4Ghz Processor,
1Gig RAM,
2hours Battery.


Price: N20,000.
Location: Ajah-Lekki.

Contact: 08069569676.

Phones / Why You Should Ditch Apple For A While And Use Android In An Apple Crazed World by Bigjagga(m): 5:10pm On May 19, 2017
The line between iPhone and Android has long been firm and clear, but it's very slowly starting to blur. Google's working on an Assistant app for iPhone. The G Suite of apps is available for iPhone and iPad. Macs, at the end of the day, are just computers that can communicate with all manner of devices.


Still, why would you use Android with an Apple ecosystem? Wouldn't it be better if everything worked together? Maybe. Mike from imore.com uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 with an iMac, iPad, and Apple TV.

Here's why you might want to get a little Android in your Apple.

1. Cost
2. Choice
3. G Suite is superior to iCloud
4. Best of both worlds
5. AirDroid

Read more: http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/05/why-you-would-ditch-apple-for-while-and.html

Phones / Clever Tips For Taking The Best Selfies Possible by Bigjagga(m): 12:58pm On May 19, 2017
Taking selfies and posting them online is one of the hottest trends of the moment. How many bad selfies have you seen? Most probably there have been quite a few and for sure you wish to avoid having people talk about you because of the bad pictures you take. To make sure you won’t become one of those people, you should learn about some tips on taking selfies. It can be frustrating if you don’t like the way you look in any of your pictures. Don’t worry! Changing a few things about how you take the picture can help you take more flattering photos of yourself.


1. Use your phone’s main camera (If you are not using a high end device). Though the rear-facing camera is more convenient for taking pictures of yourself, your smart phone’s main camera is likely a much higher quality, and will take better pictures.

2. Place a mirror in front of your camera. It is easier to see how you look a mirror, so if you place a mirror behind your camera or phone, you will be able to preview the picture you’re about to take more effectively. Be sure you’re not showing a fake smile!


3. Have someone take the picture for you. While this isn’t always possible, having someone take a picture for you is usually preferable. You’re more likely to be able to focus on what you’re doing and how you’re posing when you’re not worrying about holding the camera and pressing the shutter button too.

Read more: http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/05/clever-tips-for-taking-best-selfies.html

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Computers / Opera’s PC Browser Now Features Quick Access To Messenger, Whatsapp And Telegram by Bigjagga(m): 9:19am On May 10, 2017
Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its personal computer browser(desktop and laptop browser) for a few months. Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release. All Opera users are going to receive the update automatically in the coming days.


The most visible new feature is quick access to messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Messenger. You can open a popup with your conversation lists and start chatting from your browser using the new sidebar.
These shortcuts are always visible on the Speed Dial homepage. And if you choose to pin the new sidebar, the shortcuts will stay available while you browse the web.

Many people still don’t know that you can use these messaging apps in your browser. So Opera is going to make these web interfaces more visible. I think many users are going to find it useful.

As for the new user interface, I’ve been using it for a few weeks and it looks great on Windows 10. On macOS, I’m not so sure about the changes. With sharp angles and solid colors, it doesn’t feel like a native app.
The icons and Speed Dial designs are also new. And there’s a new dark mode if you like black toolbars.
Opera now has the same look on all platforms. It feels a bit more like Chrome to be honest. After a few days, you get used to it and it’s still the same browser under the fresh coat of paint.

www.fastbundle.com/2017/05/operas-pc-browser-now-features-quick.html

Politics / Re: Nigerians React To The Release Of 82 Chibok Girls by Bigjagga(m): 4:38pm On May 07, 2017
Nothing is hidden under the sun.
Politics / Re: 80 Kidnapped Chibok Girls Freed By Boko Haram by Bigjagga(m): 10:16pm On May 06, 2017
Pictures pls.
Politics / Re: Police Arraigns Sterling Bank Whistle-Blower & A Blogger by Bigjagga(m): 11:35am On Apr 29, 2017
baylord101:
Baba take your whistle, I no de blow again
LOL

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Phones / Top Unsuspecting Facebook Scams You Need To Know About by Bigjagga(m): 11:32am On Apr 29, 2017
Have you seen the “Most Used Words” quiz on Facebook? Chances are you probably have – because it shockingly accumulated close to 20 million shares in just a few days. It also gained access to the personal data of over 16 million users.


With this kind of virality, it’s little wonder a 2016 report from Cisco found that Facebook scams are the most common online attack method used by cyber-criminals. With 1.6 billion users, the social media site serves as a cost-effective way of spreading scams on a large scale quickly and relatively easily.

To help you stay ahead of the bad guys, we’ve assembled a list of the top types of (often overlapping) scams to look out for on Facebook:
Sensational news stories.

These have click-bait headlines to tempt you into clicking without first verifying the news. The problem is that they can lead to websites with viruses, ransomware, and other forms of malicious content and advertising. But the good news is that Facebook has made a lot of progress in preventing these kinds of posts from appearing in your News Feed.
Hidden content

An extension of click-bait headlines are sites that require you to enter details before certain content will be “revealed”. For instance, before a juicy celebrity video shows or the answer to a self-assessment quiz displays, you must enter an email address or agree to terms and conditions. This is simply a sneaky way for scammers to capture your information.
Like farming

This occurs when a page is set up by scammers with the purpose of artificially accumulating likes. This is so they can use the large number of likes to distribute additional scams or sell the page on the black market for profit (pages like these are highly valuable to unethical marketers). So think twice when you see one of those adorable cat memes – the source could be a scammer who’s hoping it’ll go viral for their benefit.
Quizzes that promise a prize or gift voucher

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. These kinds of quizzes are designed to phish for your personal details or have you fill in surveys that the scammers get paid for you to complete! You definitely won’t win a free business class air ticket or $100 grocery voucher.
Dodgy apps

Some third-party Facebook applications require you to grant unnecessary permissions, including access to your name, profile picture, list of friends, history of posts, and the devices you use. The terms and conditions you accept could even enable a scammer to sell your data or post directly to your timeline. “See who’s viewing your profile” is a classic example of an app created specifically for this (while Linkedin provides such functionality, Facebook currently doesn’t).
Questionable private messages

These are likely to include social engineering schemes, such as offers to work from home. They may even claim you’ve “won” a lottery; then ask for a small advanced fee so you can claim your prize. Hint: your prize will never be delivered!
So what can you do to protect yourself?

Take note of the Facebook scams we’ve mentioned above, and always:


. Be vigilant when it comes to entering any form of personal information online.
. Don’t share click-baiting stories, memes, or videos.
. Install apps only from trusted developers that don’t ask for a stack of unnecessary permissions.
. Watch for strange posts and pages from friends – avoid clicking on them and then let your friend know that it’s likely a scam.
. Don’t respond to messages from people you don’t know, especially when they include offers that sound too good to be true

http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/04/top-facebook-scams.html

Phones / When Your Social Media Profile Likes Pages You Don't Really Like by Bigjagga(m): 11:10am On Apr 29, 2017
Have you ever noticed in social media when a friend suddenly likes a video/page/article but this choice does not make sense with her basic personality or behavior?


A good example would be when your cousin living in Sokoto suddenly likes many articles about fashion week in Lagos. This may lead to two conclusions: She is now into fashion and wants to be the next supermodel or she might be a victim of Click-jacking and probably never noticed what happened.
However, Click-jacking is not just about fashion week in Lagos.

Most examples of Click-jacking are embarrassing, click-bait, or even sex related. Click-jacking is the technique for tricking web users into clicking on something different from what they think they are clicking on. Technically, it is also called a user interface redress attack.


How does Click-jacking work?

Is it a malware file that hides on my computer and clicks on “like” when I am not watching? Could it be? This time, not really. In this particular version, the bad guys have “infected” web pages that run specific java scripts that will use the running Facebook session in order to generate “like”/”share” unnoticed posts/pages.

The way it works is quite simple. It will count as a “like” when the user just moves the mouse over a hidden field (not even clicking on it).
Nevertheless, you do not need to worry about these extra likes UI redress attack

In addition, here are some extra tips and suggestions to completely avoid these kinds of infections:

. Use a good antivirus that has internet security features e.g Avira, It checks for those scripts and detects them as “HTML/Infected. WebPage. Gen2”.

. Log out from social media (Facebook, Instagram..) when you are not active

. Check your activity log for unusual activity

. Stay sharp and aware

. Control JavaScript (have a No-Script add-on in your browser)

http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/04/how-to-prevent-clickjacking.html

Phones / Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review And Exciting Specs by Bigjagga(m): 9:25pm On Apr 23, 2017
Front view.

Phones / Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review And Exciting Specs by Bigjagga(m): 9:16pm On Apr 23, 2017
Side view

Phones / Re: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review And Exciting Specs by Bigjagga(m): 9:14pm On Apr 23, 2017
Front and back view

Phones / Samsung Galaxy S8 Review And Exciting Specs by Bigjagga(m): 7:32pm On Apr 23, 2017
With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that’s increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a difficult time like this.
As anticipated by Samsung lovers all over the world, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in March 2017, with the stakes high, Samsung has delivered a device that legitimately stands out from the rest. It is a rugged 4G LTE smartphone with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 1440x2960 resolution and 570ppi index. From within, a 2.45 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor operates with 4GB of RAM and the Adreno 540 GPU. On board storage is 64GB with a microSD card slot for up to 256GB memory expansion. The device has a 12MP camera in the back along with a 4K video recorder. A secondary camera is available in front with 8MP resolution. Upon release, the phone runs on the latest Android 7 Nougat OS. There is a 3,000 mAh battery included on the device that comes with built-in wireless charging technology. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, NFC, Samsung Pay, and IP68 certification. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Gray color options.




Network Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE


Launch Announced: 2017, March


Status: Available. Released 2017, April


Body: Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)



Weight: 155 g (5.47 oz)


Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel



SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes


Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution : 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch: Yes

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

- 3D Touch (home button only)

- Always-on display

- TouchWiz UI


Platform: OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)


Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model

CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEA

Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - US model

GPU Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA

Adreno 540 - US model


Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model


Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM



Camera Primary: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality

Features: 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama


Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality

Secondary: 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

Sound Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones


Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm jack: Yes

- 32-bit/384kHz audio

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


Comms: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC: Yes

Radio: No

USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2


Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser: HTML5

Java: No

- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)

- Fast battery charging

- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)

- ANT+ support

- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player

- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

- Photo/video editor

- Document editor


Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Misc Colors: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold

SAR EU: 0.32 W/kg (head) 1.27 W/kg (body)

Price: N395000 - N395999

Source: http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/04/fastbundle-samsung-galaxy-s8-review.html
Computers / How To Speed Up Your Windows 10 OS by Bigjagga(m): 3:08am On Apr 22, 2017
Do you Want Windows 10 to run faster? Here's how to easily fix it. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will run smoother and less prone to performance and system issues.



1. Disable programs that run on startup

One reason your Windows 10 PC may operate sluggishly is you've got too many programs running in the background when you boot(Switch on/Start up) your system, programs that you may never get to use, or only rarely use. Stop them from running, and your PC will run more smoothly.


Start by launching the Task Manager: Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc or right-click the lower-right corner of your screen and select Task Manager. If the Task Manager launches as a compact app with no tabs, click "More details" at the bottom of your screen. The Task Manager will then appear in all of its full-tabbed glory. There's plenty you can do with it, but we're going to focus only on killing unnecessary programs that run at startup.

Click the Startup tab. You'll see a list of the programs and services that launch when you start Windows. Included on the list is each program's name as well as its publisher, whether it's enabled to run on startup, and its "Startup impact," which is how much it slows down Windows 10 when the system starts up.

To stop a program or service from launching at startup, right-click it and select "Disable." This doesn't disable the program entirely; it only prevents it from launching at startup, you can always run the application after launch. Also, if you later decide you want it to launch at startup, you can just return to this area of the Task Manager, right-click the application and select "Enable."
task manager

You can use the Task Manager to help get information about programs that launch at startup and disable any you don't need.

Many of the programs and services that run on startup may be familiar to you, like OneDrive or Evernote Clipper. But you may not recognize many of them. The Task Manager helps you get information about unfamiliar programs. Right-click an item and select Properties for more information about it, including its location on your hard disk, whether it has a digital signature, and other information such as the version number, the file size and the last time it was modified.

You can also right-click the item and select "Open file location." That opens File Explorer and takes it to the folder where the file is located, which may give you another clue about the program's purpose.




2. Disable animations shadows and visual effects


Windows 10 has some nice eye candy, shadows, animations, built-in special and visual effects. On fast, newer PCs, these don't usually affect system performance. But on slower and older PCs, they can exact a performance hit.

It's easy to turn them off. In the Windows 10 search box type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. That launches the System Properties dialog box. Click the Advanced tab and click "Settings" in the Performance section. That brings you to the Performance Options dialog box. You'll see a varied list of animations and special effects.
performance options

The Performance Options dialog box lets you turn off effects that might be slowing down Windows 10.

If you have time on your hands and love to tweak, you can turn individual ones on and off. These are the animations and special effects you'll probably want to turn off, because they have the greatest effect on system performance:

- Animate controls and elements inside windows
- Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
- Animations in the taskbar
- Fade or slide menus into view
- Fade or slide ToolTips into view
- Fade out menu items after clicking
- Show shadows under windows

However, it's probably a lot easier to just select "Adjust for best performance" at the top of the screen and then click OK. Windows 10 will then turn off the effects that slow down your system.




3. Launch the Windows troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a very useful, little-known tool that can sniff out performance problems and solve them. To launch it, type troubleshooting into the search box, and click the "Troubleshooting Control Panel" icon that appears. Then click "Run maintenance tasks" in the System and Security section of the screen that appears. A screen titled "Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems" will appear. Click Next.

The troubleshooter will find files and shortcuts you don't use, identify any performance and other issues on your PC, report them to you and then fix them. Note that you may get a message that says, "Try troubleshooting as an administrator." If you have administrative rights to the PC, click it and the troubleshooter will launch and do its work.
troubleshooter

Windows 10's troubleshooter can perform maintenance and housecleaning tasks to help speed up your system.



4. Remove virus

Sometimes the biggest factor slowing down your PC isn't Windows 10 itself, but malware or adware that takes up CPU and system resources. Ad Do you Want Windows 10 to run faster? Here's how to easily fix it. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will run smoother and less prone to performance and system issues.



1. Disable programs that run on startup

One reason your Windows 10 PC may operate sluggishly is you've got too many programs running in the background when you boot(Switch on/Start up) your system, programs that you may never get to use, or only rarely use. Stop them from running, and your PC will run more smoothly.


Start by launching the Task Manager: Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc or right-click the lower-right corner of your screen and select Task Manager. If the Task Manager launches as a compact app with no tabs, click "More details" at the bottom of your screen. The Task Manager will then appear in all of its full-tabbed glory. There's plenty you can do with it, but we're going to focus only on killing unnecessary programs that run at startup.

Click the Startup tab. You'll see a list of the programs and services that launch when you start Windows. Included on the list is each program's name as well as its publisher, whether it's enabled to run on startup, and its "Startup impact," which is how much it slows down Windows 10 when the system starts up.

To stop a program or service from launching at startup, right-click it and select "Disable." This doesn't disable the program entirely; it only prevents it from launching at startup, you can always run the application after launch. Also, if you later decide you want it to launch at startup, you can just return to this area of the Task Manager, right-click the application and select "Enable."
task manager

You can use the Task Manager to help get information about programs that launch at startup and disable any you don't need.

Many of the programs and services that run on startup may be familiar to you, like OneDrive or Evernote Clipper. But you may not recognize many of them. The Task Manager helps you get information about unfamiliar programs. Right-click an item and select Properties for more information about it, including its location on your hard disk, whether it has a digital signature, and other information such as the version number, the file size and the last time it was modified.

You can also right-click the item and select "Open file location." That opens File Explorer and takes it to the folder where the file is located, which may give you another clue about the program's purpose.




2. Disable animations shadows and visual effects


Windows 10 has some nice eye candy, shadows, animations, built-in special and visual effects. On fast, newer PCs, these don't usually affect system performance. But on slower and older PCs, they can exact a performance hit.

It's easy to turn them off. In the Windows 10 search box type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. That launches the System Properties dialog box. Click the Advanced tab and click "Settings" in the Performance section. That brings you to the Performance Options dialog box. You'll see a varied list of animations and special effects.
performance options

The Performance Options dialog box lets you turn off effects that might be slowing down Windows 10.

If you have time on your hands and love to tweak, you can turn individual ones on and off. These are the animations and special effects you'll probably want to turn off, because they have the greatest effect on system performance:

- Animate controls and elements inside windows
- Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
- Animations in the taskbar
- Fade or slide menus into view
- Fade or slide ToolTips into view
- Fade out menu items after clicking
- Show shadows under windows

However, it's probably a lot easier to just select "Adjust for best performance" at the top of the screen and then click OK. Windows 10 will then turn off the effects that slow down your system.




3. Launch the Windows troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a very useful, little-known tool that can sniff out performance problems and solve them. To launch it, type troubleshooting into the search box, and click the "Troubleshooting Control Panel" icon that appears. Then click "Run maintenance tasks" in the System and Security section of the screen that appears. A screen titled "Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems" will appear. Click Next.

The troubleshooter will find files and shortcuts you don't use, identify any performance and other issues on your PC, report them to you and then fix them. Note that you may get a message that says, "Try troubleshooting as an administrator." If you have administrative rights to the PC, click it and the troubleshooter will launch and do its work.
troubleshooter

Windows 10's troubleshooter can perform maintenance and housecleaning tasks to help speed up your system.



4. Use Antivirus

Sometimes the biggest factor slowing down your PC isn't Windows 10 itself, but malware or ad ware that takes up CPU and system resources. Adware and malware are particularly insidious because they may have been installed by your computer's manufacturer. You'd be amazed at how much more quickly your Windows 10 PC can run if you get rid of it.

First, run a system scan to find adware and malware. If you've already installed a security suite such as Norton Security or McAfee LiveSafe, you can use that. You can also use Windows 10's built in anti-malware app, just type Windows Defender in the search box, press Enter, and then click Scan Now. Windows Defender will look for malware and remove any it finds.

It's a good idea to get a second opinion, though, so consider a free tool like Avira Anti-Malware. The free version scans for malware and removes what it finds; the paid version offers always-on protection to stop infections in the first place.


5. Uninstall applications you don’t need
Unused applications don’t necessarily do your PC any direct harm, but they take up valuable hard disk space and room in the memory, and tend to mean Windows is working harder than it needs to. They can also cause unexpected bugs and incompatibility issues with other devices and apps.

Type “uninstall” in the taskbar search box then pick Change or remove a program to see all the applications currently stored on your machine. For any that have been gathering dust for a few months, click the relevant icon and select Uninstall, then follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.


6. Disable background apps

Microsoft is a big fan of its native universal apps, which might be why it allows them to run in the background even when you haven’t actually launched them. That means you can access their features more quickly, but it’s a waste of system resources if you don’t use these apps on a regular basis.

To modify software running in the background, go to Settings from the Start menu then click Privacy and Background apps. Turn off the toggle switches next to the apps you don’t want to have running all the time. Of course, you can still launch these programs manually if you need them.




7. Clean up your disks

Microsoft’s Disk Cleaner utility has survived through all of the recent Windows upheaval, and it’s still a great way to sweep out some of the temporary data and unnecessary files taking up room on your hard drive. Even better, now it’s mostly automatic and easy to navigate.

Right-click on any drive in File Explorer, then choose Properties and Disk Cleanup (under the General tab) to find the program. It targets files including system memory dump files, temporary internet files and more, and you can review its findings before clicking on the OK button to confirm.



8. Go opaque

Windows 10's new Start menu is sexy and see-through, but that transparency will cost you some (slight) resources. To reclaim those resources, you can disable transparency in the Start menu, taskbar, and action center: Open the Settings menu and go to Personalization > Colors and toggle off Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent.



9. Reduce the Boot Menu Time-out

When your computer starts up, the boot menu is displayed for a certain amount of time before the operating system loads. This gives you time to do things like start Windows in Safe Mode. You can shave a few seconds off your startup time by changing the boot menu time-out (i made mine 10secs), which is set to 30 seconds by default.

To do this, right-click on the Start button and click Control Panel. Go to System > Advanced system settings, and, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.


Next to Time to display list of operating systems, change the value from 30 seconds to 10 seconds and click OK.

If you have tried all the above and you still want to go further in speeding up your system, proceed to step 10.


10. Remove Unnecessary Fonts

Since the dawn of time, Windows has loaded fonts at startup and slowed down the boot time. This is less of a problem than it used to be, but it can still slow you down a bit. Windows 10 loads over 200 fonts at startup; even more if you’ve installed Microsoft Office. Chances are, you use very few of those fonts, so you can hide them to speed up that process. In Windows 10, open up the Fonts folder from the Start Menu’s search box, and check off all the fonts you don’t need. Then click the “Hide” button in the toolbar. This way, if you ever want them, you can bring them back, but Windows won’t load them at startup. Note that just removing a few fonts probably isn’t going to make a noticeable difference, you’ll probably need to get rid of a few hundred. That said, you might have hundreds more fonts installed than you realized, so that isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds.




CC: Seun, Lalasticlala, Maleeq, Mynd44, Skydancerware and malware are particularly insidious because they may have been installed by your computer's manufacturer. You'd be amazed at how much more quickly your Windows 10 PC can run if you get rid of it.

First, run a system scan to find adware and malware. If you've already installed a security suite such as Norton Security or McAfee LiveSafe, you can use that. You can also use Windows 10's built in anti-malware app, just type Windows Defender in the search box, press Enter, and then click Scan Now. Windows Defender will look for malware and remove any it finds.

It's a good idea to get a second opinion, though, so consider a free tool like Avira Anti-Malware. The free version scans for malware and removes what it finds; the paid version offers always-on protection to stop infections in the first place.


5. Uninstall applications you don’t need
Unused applications don’t necessarily do your PC any direct harm, but they take up valuable hard disk space and room in the memory, and tend to mean Windows is working harder than it needs to. They can also cause unexpected bugs and incompatibility issues with other devices and apps.

Type “uninstall” in the taskbar search box then pick Change or remove a program to see all the applications currently stored on your machine. For any that have been gathering dust for a few months, click the relevant icon and select Uninstall, then follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.


6. Disable background apps

Microsoft is a big fan of its native universal apps, which might be why it allows them to run in the background even when you haven’t actually launched them. That means you can access their features more quickly, but it’s a waste of system resources if you don’t use these apps on a regular basis.

To modify software running in the background, go to Settings from the Start menu then click Privacy and Background apps. Turn off the toggle switches next to the apps you don’t want to have running all the time. Of course, you can still launch these programs manually if you need them.




7. Clean up your disks

Microsoft’s Disk Cleaner utility has survived through all of the recent Windows upheaval, and it’s still a great way to sweep out some of the temporary data and unnecessary files taking up room on your hard drive. Even better, now it’s mostly automatic and easy to navigate.

Right-click on any drive in File Explorer, then choose Properties and Disk Cleanup (under the General tab) to find the program. It targets files including system memory dump files, temporary internet files and more, and you can review its findings before clicking on the OK button to confirm.



8. Go opaque

Windows 10's new Start menu is sexy and see-through, but that transparency will cost you some (slight) resources. To reclaim those resources, you can disable transparency in the Start menu, taskbar, and action center: Open the Settings menu and go to Personalization > Colors and toggle off Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent.



9. Reduce the Boot Menu Time-out

When your computer starts up, the boot menu is displayed for a certain amount of time before the operating system loads. This gives you time to do things like start Windows in Safe Mode. You can shave a few seconds off your startup time by changing the boot menu time-out (i made mine 10secs), which is set to 30 seconds by default.

To do this, right-click on the Start button and click Control Panel. Go to System > Advanced system settings, and, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.


Next to Time to display list of operating systems, change the value from 30 seconds to 10 seconds and click OK.

If you have tried all the above and you still want to go further in speeding up your system, proceed to step 10.


10. Remove Unnecessary Fonts

Since the dawn of time, Windows has loaded fonts at startup and slowed down the boot time. This is less of a problem than it used to be, but it can still slow you down a bit. Windows 10 loads over 200 fonts at startup; even more if you’ve installed Microsoft Office. Chances are, you use very few of those fonts, so you can hide them to speed up that process. In Windows 10, open up the Fonts folder from the Start Menu’s search box, and check off all the fonts you don’t need. Then click the “Hide” button in the toolbar. This way, if you ever want them, you can bring them back, but Windows won’t load them at startup. Note that just removing a few fonts probably isn’t going to make a noticeable difference, you’ll probably need to get rid of a few hundred. That said, you might have hundreds more fonts installed than you realized, so that isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds.




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Phones / Re: How To Check If Your Phone Is Cloned(fake) Or Not. by Bigjagga(m): 2:59am On Apr 22, 2017
Abeyjide:
thanks OP my samsung is original.
You're welcome.
Science/Technology / Re: Smart Ways To Save Much Data When Using Your Phone As A Hotspot by Bigjagga(m): 3:10am On Apr 18, 2017
Science/Technology / Re: Smart Ways To Save Much Data When Using Your Phone As A Hotspot by Bigjagga(m): 3:06am On Apr 18, 2017
Science/Technology / Smart Ways To Save Much Data When Using Your Phone As A Hotspot by Bigjagga(m): 3:03am On Apr 18, 2017
If your device, your network, and your data plan allows it, you can turn your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your laptop and other devices online. Here’s how you can enjoy all the perks of a mobile hotspot without exhausting your data within a twinkle of an eye.

1. Saving data in your browser: Download a data saver extension for browser. E.g google data saver extension for Mozilla Firefox(Make sure you download it from a secure website).


Chrome has a Data Saver extension made by Google that cuts down on page loading times by rerouting the sites you visit through Google’s servers, and compressing them along the way. If you trust Google with this kind of data (HTTPS pages and pages launched in incognito/private mode aren’t included) then it’s a quick and simple data saving trick.

This add-on gives you the same feature in Firefox, though it’s an unofficial implementation of Google’s Chrome extension and isn’t made by Google itself.

Alternatively you might want to install Opera instead, it has this kind of functionality built in (look for the Opera Turbo option) again only non-HTTPS sites are processed, so your most sensitive data isn’t intercepted.


Meanwhile, turning off the automatic loading of images makes your browsing experience a lot less interesting, but it’s going to save you a whole heap of data too. To save data manually on your google Chrome browser , go to the Settings pane, click on show advanced settings then Content settings to disable automatic image loading; in Firefox, the same option is on the about:config page, change the permissions.default.image value to 2.



2. Stop videos from auto-playing: follow the steps below for different browsers;



On Google Chrome, Click the menu icon on the upper-right corner and select Settings.

. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Show advanced settings link. Scroll down further until you find the Privacy section. Click the Content settings button.

. In the resulting Content Settings dialog box, scroll down to the Plug-ins section. Select Click to play, then click the Done button in the lower-right corner.

. From then on, a Flash window will appear as a gray box with a jigsaw piece icon in the center. If you want to watch the video, click in that box.

Firefox

. Press Ctrl-L to go to the address bar, and type in the local URL about:addons. Click Plugins in the left pane.

. Find Shockwave Flash in the list of plug-ins.

. Click the Always Activate pop-up menu on the right, and select Ask to Activate.


When you visit a page with an embedded Flash video, the video window will again be a box, but this time it will be white with Adobe's Flash logo (a stylized letter 'f') in the center. A gray bar at the top of the page will give you options to continue blocking or allow the flash.


If you click Allow, you'll get options to Allow Now or Allow and Remember. If you want to allow it at all, I recommend Allow Now.



Internet Explorer

. On Internet Explorer (Microsoft preloaded web browser) From the menus at the top of the window, select Tools> Manage add-ons.

. In the resulting Manage Add-ons dialog box, make sure that Toolbars and Extensions is selected on the left. Wait for the list to appear.

. Find and double-click Shockwave Flash Object on the right (it's listed under Adobe and will likely be near or at the top).


. In the resulting More Information dialog box, click the Remove all sites button. Then close the dialog boxes.



The Flash windows may not appear at all, or they may appear blank. A bar at the bottom of the window will offer options to allow Flash to play. Click the x on the right to say "No."


3. Temporarily Disable windows update and other app updates: simply type windows update on the start menu search box or at the Start screen (win 8 or 8.1), click on it and turn it off ( You can run the updates manually whenever you are on a heavy data plan). Go to the settings of some installed apps and switch off auto update.



4. Saving data in other apps


For Netflix users, Netflix app should adjust your streaming speed automatically to match your connection, but setting this manually will lower quality and data sucked down. Choose Your Account from the menu under your avatar, then click Playback settings and select Low. In the settings page for the Spotify desktop client, meanwhile, you’ll see a High quality streaming toggle switch, so make sure this is off while tethering.

We can’t cover every application you might have installed but if you poke around in the settings for your programs you might be able to find similar options. It’s also a good idea to hit the pause button on syncing services like Dropbox and Google Drive if it’s practical to do so (you can do this from the system tray or menu bar icons).

You also want to put automatic downloads and app installations on hold while you’re tethering, and there are changes you can make at the OS level too. Launch the Settings app in Windows 10, click WiFi then your network, and you can toggle the Metered connection switch: this tells installed apps you’re on a limited connection, and puts a halt to large OS updates at the same time.


There’s no such option on macOS, but it is completely available in the paid version of TripMode (costs $7.99), which works on Mac and Windows computers. The app lets you set which programs can use data and which can’t, so you get much finer control over how much data is getting pulled over your tethered connection, and you can get detailed usage breakdowns as well.
Beyond these tricks the most important thing to do is apply some common sense when it comes to the apps you’re using and how you use them (keep those browser tabs down to a minimum), but the tips above should get you well on your way to saving a ton of data while you’re tethered. As an added bonus, you should save some battery life too.

Romance / Re: 29 Interesting Questions To Ask A Lady While Going On Dates With Her/chatting. by Bigjagga(m): 4:50pm On Apr 17, 2017
hazan041:

How do I handle her? So far she's d boring type
Take her out at least once in two weeks and a maximum of once each week sometimes when you take her out you can take her to two or more places in one evening, play with her, tease her, tell her positive jokes, avoid calling her everyday, call her to fix dates not to discuss about your life history . Like i said earlier on your dates, you should also let women do 70 to 80% of the talking by simply asking her questions about herself, or things about her that are of interest to you.

"You must let her come to you at her own pace. Women are more attracted to men whose feelings are unclear. Since women are emotional beings and not mostly visual creatures like men are, you must give them the space, time and freedom for their feelings for you to grow.

If you try to rush it, it’s like taking a cake out of the oven before it has had enough time to cook into a fluffy cake from a liquid batter mix. Trying to force a woman to like you more, and want to see you more before she feels it internally, is just like taking a cake out of the oven before it is fully cooked. If you pursue her too much, she will lose interest and want to see you less and less over time. If you back off too much, she will think you really don’t care about her"

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Webmasters / Re: 24 Important Windows Keyboard Shortcuts That Make You Operate Your PC Faster by Bigjagga(m): 3:02am On Apr 17, 2017
Webmasters / 24 Important Windows Keyboard Shortcuts That Make You Operate Your PC Faster by Bigjagga(m): 2:57am On Apr 17, 2017
keyboard shortcuts helps you to get work done faster with less effort. If you work more with windows then this keyboard shortcuts will be very helpful for you, also by using this shortcuts you can do your job very faster. With little practice you will master these shortcuts just like copy and paste shortcuts. If your daily job is with windows then you can try this 24 keyboard shortcuts for getting work done faster.

Ctrl + C (Copy) i.e after highlighting, Press the Ctrl key and C together. The same thing (pressing the keys together) applies to the shortcut commands below.

Ctrl + X (Cut)

Ctrl + V (Paste)

Ctrl + Z (Undo)

Ctrl + Y (Redo)

Ctrl + A (Select all)

Alt + Enter or Alt + Double Click on Any Icon (View the properties of selected item or any folder i.e it another way to right click)

Alt + Tab (Switch between many open items)

F2 key (Rename selected item)

F3 is used to search for a file or folder

F5 is used to refresh the active window

Ctrl+Shift+Esc (Open Task Manager)

Ctrl+Tab (Move forward the tabs)→This Shortcut helps you in browsers, you can move tabs forward if you open many tabs in browsers.

Ctrl + Shift + Tab (Move backward the tabs)→This is reverse process of Ctrl+Tab

Ctrl + F (Start the Find utility)

Ctrl + Shift with any arrow key (Highlight a text or item)

Windows Logo + D (Display the desktop)

Windows Logo + M (Minimize all the windows)

Windows Logo + E (Open My Computer)

Windows Logo + L (Lock the computer)

Windows Logo + R (Open the Run dialog box)

Windows Logo + U (Open Utility Manager

Window Logo + X (Open the Quick Link menu which you use quickly use the select control panel, network connections, programs and features e.t.c)
Romance / Re: 29 Interesting Questions To Ask A Lady While Going On Dates With Her/chatting. by Bigjagga(m): 1:26am On Apr 17, 2017
hazan041:


What if she's not interested in answering the questions?

It simply means her level of attraction towards you is very low, don't waste your time, move on.
Gaming / Top Eight Games You Can Play Directly On Google. by Bigjagga(m): 8:05pm On Apr 15, 2017
Here are interesting google/doodle games you can use to pass time whenever you are online.



1. Google Pacman:


This is one of my favorite. You can play this game by just typing “Google Pacman,” in your search bar. There is an option of the match now, click on it and play it.

This is a very popular and interesting game.

You can play it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=google+pacman&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=aJzwWNq_HMaCwgKlla-4AQ#clb=clb&gfe_rd=cr Google Pacman



2. Rubik's Cube:
Rubik's cube is a puzzle game which is a cube with edges approximately 56 mm (2.2 in) long. It consists of 26 smaller cubes; one side is made up of 3x3 such cubes. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be returned to have only one colour. You can solve the puzzle online by typing Rubik's cube doodle or click here: https://www.google.com/logos/2014/rubiks/iframe/index.html.


3. Atari Breakout:

You can search this term “Atari Breakout” by searching in Google images. This is a very great game to kill the boredom.

You can play it here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjHysDl9qbTAhVQYlAKHfTKA2MQFggpMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fg.co%2Fdoodle%2Fuk3vrq&usg=AFQjCNFx-Fz4dVoNQTr7Q_0tkdbqenBkRg&sig2=rJRXwcckKFvqlf3OLDdSEw


4. Soccer:
This is a simple penalty shootout game in which you are required to catch as many balls as possible. To play this game type soccer 2012 doodle into the search bar or click here: https://www.google.com/doodles/soccer-2012


5. Basketball: This is a free throw basketball game to play this game search for Basketball 2012 doodle and follow the doodle link


6. Hurdle doodle:
In this game, you will be required to run as fast as you can and jump over several hurdles to get a high score to play this game click here https://www.google.com/doodles/hurdles-2012 or search for Hurdle doodle.


7. Slalom Canoe: This is a competitive game with the aim to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of hanging downstream or upstream gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible. To play click here: https://www.google.com/doodles/slalom-canoe-2012


8. Zerg Rush:
This is an amazing game that you can play anytime when are online, In this game, you have to press the O-shaped buttons until they get exploded. The red dots you have to hit while playing a game.

Enjoy!

Source: http://www.fastbundle.com/2017/04/googleonlinegames.html

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Romance / Re: 29 Interesting Questions To Ask A Lady While Going On Dates With Her/chatting. by Bigjagga(m): 4:55am On Mar 30, 2017
newmusic:
I don't know if I should call this a date or an interview, very childish and boring...
I guess u didn't read the post properly. Read the post again and be civilized enough to drop reasonable comments.
Romance / Re: 29 Interesting Questions To Ask A Lady While Going On Dates With Her/chatting. by Bigjagga(m): 2:07pm On Mar 29, 2017
Hint: When you are taking her out and you really want to have a good conversation with her, avoid taking her to the movies or very noisy beer parlor/spot.
Romance / Re: 30 Important Questions To Ask Before Agreeing To Marry by Bigjagga(m): 2:05pm On Mar 29, 2017
Frolic:
There is only one question to be asked, 'Are you ready to stick by me with my flaws and all? '

All those questions up there are meant to be learned during courtship and not asked!

You may come off as a boring guy if you don't get her to share her stories with you or take her out and get to talk happily about some of her past or future experience.
Romance / Re: 30 Important Questions To Ask Before Agreeing To Marry by Bigjagga(m): 1:45pm On Mar 29, 2017
For guys that are still dating or guys that want to date( If you want to get to know her more), you can view my new post "29 Interesting Questions To Ask A Lady While Going On Dates With Her/chatting" https://www.nairaland.com/3711317/29-interesting-questions-ask-lady

Romance / Re: 30 Important Questions To Ask Before Agreeing To Marry by Bigjagga(m): 1:41pm On Mar 29, 2017
Samsononas:
The questions are too much na
You can ask two questions per week or even one. The idea is that you have to ask the question when the opportunity comes and at the right time.

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