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How to View & Reset Data Usage in Windows 10

Windows 10 was launched almost two years ago, but the initial version of the operating systems was quite buggy and it was not appealing to many users. However, the latest stable Creators Update for Windows 10 includes various new features and design tweaks.

How to View & Reset Data Usage in Windows 10

If you use a Windows 10 PC regularly then you might have noticed that there is a built-in tool to monitor your PC's data usage for different Internet connections. It is an efficient feature and shows the data usage of every applications for the last 30 days.

View Network Data Usage in Windows 10
Follow the following steps to get a glimpse of your data usage in the last 30 days:
  • Open Settings app by pressing Window+I key simultaneously.
  • Click on the "Network & Internet" option.
View Network Data Usage in Windows 10
  • Next, go to the "Data usage" section from the left sidebar.
View Network Data Usage in Windows 10
  • Now you can see the total data consumed by your PC in last 30 days. Click on the "View usage details" link to check the data consumed by each app.
If you are using Windows 10 from the initial versions then you might be have noticed that Microsoft has removed the direct link to reset the data usage counter. Actually, Windows stores the data usage in the sru folder located in "C:\Windows\System32\sru". To reset the data usage you will have to delete all the files available inside the sru folder by logging into Safe Mode.

Reset/Clear Data Usage in Windows 10
If you don't want to reset it manually or if you're just lazy today then you can use a third party app to reset the counter. In this tutorial, we'll use Reset Data Usage app to achieve the same result. It's a simple and lightweight portable app to complete this task smoothly.
  • Download the tool from here.
  • Extract the files and run the 64-bit or 32-bit version of the app as per your system's configuration.
 Reset/Clear Data Usage in Windows 10
  • Click on the Reset Data Usage button.
  • That's it!

Firefox Focus is Now Available on Android

There are large number of web browsers available for Android, some put efforts on minimalistic design, a bit of them offers wide variety of add-ons, few of them focuses on saving data, many are there to collect your private information but hardly any of them offers robust privacy.

Firefox Focus is Now Available on Android

Firefox Focus is a web browser by Mozilla which is centered around private browsing. It is a super simple browser, which blocks any content trackers and ads. It has a powerful Stealth mode which blocks its screenshots in Recent Apps.

Firefox Focus is Now Available on Android

Firefox Focus was launched on Apple App Store a year ago, and now it's available for Android with many new features. This browsers doesn't offers as many features as other browsers but it offers a robust privacy protection in it's minimalistic interface. The design is so soothing that you may want to to replace your feature rich browser with Focus even if you're not particularly concerned about ads and trackers!

Firefox Focus is Now Available on Android

Unlike Firefox, it doesn't have tabs, extensions, and account synchronisation. It can only open a tab at a time. To browse: Open Firefox Focus > type a URL and the tracker free page will open!
The latest version of the browser allows to disable ad blocking. So, if some website completely blocks its preview without ads then you can disable content blocking for a moment. You can click the trash icon located at the bottom of the page to delete the history and cookies after you're done with the browsing.

Get Firefox Focus on Play Store



Inside three dot menu, there is also an option  to open the current tab via Firefox or other web browser.

Play Virtual Fidget Spinner Simulation Game in Google Search

Google has hidden plenty of games in it's search, and they keep increasing. To access a game, you'll need to search a certain keyword to trigger it. For example: To play Atari Breakout- Search for Atari Breakout on Google Images!

Play Virtual Fidget Spinner Simulation Game in Google Search

Just a few hours ago, redditors have discovered that Google has hidden a virtual fidget spinner simulation game in it's search result. Follow the simple steps given below to access it:
  • Open Google Search in your web browser.
  • Search for "Spinner" without quotes.
Play Virtual Fidget Spinner Simulation Game in Google Search
  • Viola!
Considering you search for the right keyword, the game appears in mobile as well as the desktop versions of Search. However, it's not available in the light version of the Search page.

The game works similar to the real life version of the fidget spinner. To play: Just mimic a rotational motion using your finger in your touchscreen smartphone. You can use your mouse to mimic the rotational motion in your PC. Alternatively, you can click on the spin button.

You can even change it to a number wheel and add different amount of numbers. Click on the toggle in the top right corner to switch between the spinner and number wheel.

To customize the number in the wheel: Click on the wheel size button to choose your desired size (between 2-20).

Click here to play with the virtual fidget spinner. Want to check out other hidden games? Click here then.

How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi

Kodi is a cross-platform media center solution developed by XBMC/Kodi Foundation, a non-profit technology association. Kodi which was previously known as XBMC has been growing rapidly from last few years. While the application offers to play local media files, but, it has plethora of third party add-ons, which, we can use to increase it's usefulness.

How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi

In this post, you'll learn the process to install Indigo and Exodus on Kodi 18 (64-bit). The process is similar on version 17 of this app, however, I haven't checked the previous versions.

Note: Streaming copyrighted content is illegal, nevertheless, it's completely legal to use Kodi for viewing the content you've purchased.

First, we'll need to add Indigo Installer. Follow the following steps to know how to do it:
  • Open Kodi.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Click on the Gear button (settings).
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Select File Manager.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Double Click on Add Source.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Click on <None>...
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • ...type http://fusion.tvaddons.ag and click OK.
  • Type fusion under "Enter a name for this media source".
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Click Ok.
Next, we'll need to enable Unknown Sources to install the third party add-ons. Follow these steps:
  • Return to Kodi Home Screen.
  • Click on Add-ons.
  • Go to Add-ons setting by clicking on the Gear icon.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Enable Unknown Sources, accept the warning. Skipping this step will prevent Kodi from installing third party add-ons.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • That's it!
It's not over yet, follow the following steps to install the required Indigo add-on from the ZIP file. Don't worry, we'll not download any ZIP file, everything will taken care inside Kodi.
  • Return/Go to the Add-ons screen.
  • Click on the Box icon (it's in the top left corner of the screen).
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Select "install from zip file" (it's in the right hand side).
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Now, click on fusion.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Next, click begin here.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Install the Indigo add-on by clicking on plugin.program.indigo-2.0.2.zip. Kodi may freeze or stop responding for a while but do not close the app.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Restart Kodi.
We can now install any add-ons from Indigo's Add-on installer. Follow the following steps to browse featured add-ons.
  • Return to the Add-ons screen.
  • Select Indigo (it'll be in the video add-ons section).
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Click on Add-on installer.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Now browse any add-on you like. Exodus is available in Featured Add-ons section for now.
How to Watch Any TV Show or Movie on Kodi
  • Done!
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Microsoft Accidentally Releases Broken Insider Preview Build to Users

It looks like Microsoft has accidentally released a broken insider preview builds to its mobile users. Installing the new build will cause your phone to enter a boot loop, and you may need to reset your phone with WDRT (Windows Device Recovery Tool). If you're a Windows 10 insider mobile user, do not install the build 16212.

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Buggy Insider Build to Users

Some users are reporting that this this update is rolling to some non-insiders too. Build 16212 is causing the phones to go into boot loop, and, as a result, Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar has urged users via a tweet to not install any new builds until they say otherwise.
In the next tweet, she added that non-insider users may see the the build being offered to them but it'll not install.
It is reported that some PCs are also receiving this build. If you see the insider build 16212 being offered to you, do not install.


How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android

Rupee symbol (₹) was announced almost seven years ago, but it is still very difficult to access the symbol in most of the android keyboards. For example: In Samsung's default keyboard, they haven't made the English (India) language available for download. Needless to say, Indian users who use Samsung Keyboard will receive suggestions in other versions of English.

This post will explain you to type Rupee "₹" symbol in some of the most popular keyboards available for Android.

Samsung Keyboard
In Samsung Keyboard, you can choose Hindi language for the keyboard when you need to type the rupee symbol. Changing the language is quite easy. You can swipe your finger in left or right direction to change it, once you add the Hindi language.

How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android

Tip: You can select multiple languages! Follow the following instructions to add the Hindi as an option.

  • Open Samsung Settings app, and go to "Language and input" setting.
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • Under the Keyboard and input preferences, select "Samsung keyboard".
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • Next, tap on "Add input languages" under the Languages and types section.
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • Turn on the "हिन्दी" language or download it if it isn't pre-installed.
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • You can enable multiple languages, and then you can access them easily by swiping on the Space Bar.
Gboard (Google Keyboard)
You can change the language to English (India) to add the Rupee symbol in the Gboard. 

How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android

You can access the Rupee symbol (₹) by long pressing the "D" key in Gboard. Update this app to the latest version, then follow the following steps to know how to do it.
  • Go to Gboard keyboard settings.
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • Select "Languages" from the available settings.
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • Disable the "Use system language" option and select English (India) from the available languages.
How to Type Rupee Symbol (₹) in Android
  • Done!
Swiftkey
It's one of the most popular keyboard app for Android! If you use this app then you'll need to change the system language to English (India) in order to type the Rupee symbol (₹). You can access "₹" symbol by long pressing the "X" button.

Many keyboard app, for example: CyanogenMod Keyboard, provide access to ₹ symbol without the need to change the language. If the keyboard app you use, do not have Rupee symbol then you can copy the symbol from the Internet and add it to your personal dictionary.

Turn On or Off Recent Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10

Windows 10 keeps track of all the files and folders you access and displays that information in number of places unless you turn this feature off. The goal of this feature is to make it easier for us to access frequently visited items. It'll save a lot of clicks to open the last item, in a case, such as, when an app crash and we have to close it.

For example: When you right click on the Google Chrome icon in the taskbar, you'll see a list of  top ten most visited sites, and few recently closed tabs.

Turn On or Off Recent  Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10

Or when you right click on an app such as Paint or File Explorer in Start, you'll see a list of recently opened files. See image attached below.

Turn On or Off Recent  Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10

These lists are also displayed when you go to the file menu in File Explorer or Paint. You can even pin an item in the list.

Turn On or Off Recent  Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10

This feature can be useful for many users, but if you're the one who like clean interface then you can turn it off. Follow the following steps to toggle this feature on or off.

  • Open Windows Settings app.
Tip: Press Window +  I key together to open the Settings app. Read: Full List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10.

Turn On or Off Recent  Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10
  • Click on the Personalization icon.
Turn On or Off Recent  Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10
  • Click on Start on the left side and turn on or off "Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar" as per your desire.
Turn On or Off Recent  Items and Most Visited Places in Windows 10
  • That's it!
Turning off recent items and most visited places will clear all recently visited items from jump lists and file menu from all the apps. However, items you have pinned will stay there unless you unpin them manually.

How to Determine RAM Configuration in Windows 10

Sometimes you may need to know the speed, memory type of the RAM you have installed in your system. It's relatively easy if you can open the case yourself without any professional help but if you can't then there are plenty of easier options available in Windows 10.

How to Determine RAM Configuration in Windows 10
Source: Alpha Coders

The easiest option to determine your system memory type is to check via Task Manager. But in few cases, the Task Manager may fail to determine your system's RAM configuration. In that case, you can use Command Prompt or a third party program.

This tutorial will show you three different ways to determine your systems' RAM configuration. Continue reading to know more:

To Determine RAM Configuration via Task Manager
It's the easiest options of the three. Follow the following simple steps.
  • Open Task Manager in More Details view.
  • Click on the Performance tab, and then click on Memory.
How to Determine RAM Configuration in Windows 10
  • You can see the RAM size and its type in the top right corner of the window.
  • In the bottom row, you will see the speed, and the number of slots used.
In some cases, the Task Manager will not show the RAM type of your PC/Laptop. You can use the command line to determine it. Follow the following steps to check it via Command Prompt.

To Determine RAM Configuration via Command Prompt
  • Open a Command Prompt window.
How to Determine RAM Configuration in Windows 10

Tip: To open a Command Prompt window: Open the Run dialog box by pressing Win + R, then type cmd.exe and click OK.
  • Enter the command given below to know the full details:
wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, Speed, Tag
  •  You can now see the details of your Memory Type. See the image attached above. 
The table given below shows the value and the memory types it denotes.

Value
Type of Memory
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 DRAM
3 Synchronous DRAM
4 Cache DRAM
5 EDO
6 EDRAM
7 VRAM
8 SRAM
9 RAM
10 ROM
11 Flash
12 EEPROM
13 FEPROM
14 EPROM
15 CDRAM
16 3DRAM
17 SDRAM
18 SGRAM
19 RDRAM
20 DDR
21 DDR2
22 DDR2 FB=DIMM
24 DDR3
25 FBD2
26 DDR4

The above table instructs the value, and each value determine different type of RAM. In the Command Prompt, after applying the above command, you'll see the above value in the Memory Type table. The speed tab determine the RAM speed -in MHz.
If for some reason, the Command Prompt fails to determine your system Memory Type or if it shows the value as 0 then you can use CPU-Z.

To Determine RAM Configuration via CPU-Z
If you prefer GUI then try using CPU-Z. You can download the application from here. Download the ZIP file if you prefer using a portable version.
How to Determine RAM Configuration in Windows 10
  • Open the app and move to the SPD tab.
That's it!

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