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Mar 24, 2014

Stop Showing 'Last Seen' Time in What's App

After the $19 billion acquisition by Facebook, there are some great times ahead for What's app. Having such a big recognition is well deserved. But there is one feature we always wanted for our privacy. We always wanted to hide our last seen status from others. And with the latest update from What's app, this is possible.

Just go to Setting - Account - Privacy

There is a new setting under privacy, named 'Who can see my personal info' which has sub option 'Last seen'

You can see the option to
  • Everyone
  • My Contacts
  • Nobody
Just select the privacy setting you want and you are good to go.

Jan 1, 2014

Top Posts of 2013 : A Recap

The year that went was a wonderful year with new product launches, unknown services getting mainstream attention, new power players and total craziness.

Here on Beginner's Web, we worked hard to help others get a solution for a problem which bugged them OR would have bugged them. Below are some of the posts which took center stage here at Beginner's Web

Google introduced a major change in their Maps service and coming from a data background i can say they have done wonders. Pics from seperate people get combined to give a full picture/panoroma of a place you want. You can view different angles, get tiny buildings on maps which gives you  a  good sense of location, better UI than before, amazing integration of different places, and much more.

People can be dumb, and especially when they use smartphones. They don't just realize that you can just search, and that's why someone created 'Let me Google That for You'. Where you can search for the term a person is asking and send him the link, which shows him how to Google. The best slap on the face :)

 Want to save money, here's a nice tip. Buy Windows Basic install this software and get all the jazz of Windows Ultimate

 Until pirate bay comes up with an non website solution to their domain problems, you can use Bittorrent Surf, which lets you download torrents right from your browser.

Here's a cheers to the year that was. And the Year to come.

Happy new 2014.

Nov 30, 2013

Updates from the Last Week Nov 1 - Nov30 2013

This is going to be the first in a ongoing series of articles. With less and less time to write , i have decided to write just an update article which will give you something to read for 10-15 min.

Google's Good to Know (link): A site with tips and how-to to explain how to stay safe and secure on the web.

Google's Helpouts (link): Where you can ask questions to real people in Real Time

Sep 29, 2013

How to Get Aero on Windows 7 Basic

Transparency, 3D switcher, Aero Peek, are the cosmetic changes you see daily on windows 7 PC. But for those who bought the Starter Edition or the Basic version, didn't get these features. I really feel Microsoft should stop creating versions based on look and feel of Windows.

So you are stuck with the basic theme, and want something cooler. Well Andrey "Mr. dUSHA" Bendus has created a patch which enables the personalization panel for your basic version. Download the file from this link.

For First time users, you only have to run the file 'AeroPatch1.4.exe' with administrator previledge. Restart your computer and you can access the personalization panel by right clicking on your desktop.

For those who already have installed some other personalization panel , but it doesn't seem to work. You will first have to disable any other software. Then go to the folder you just extracted the data. Go to 'previous' folder and run the "Personalization panel silent.exe" to remove any version installed before.

Hope this hack saves you some money, so that you can buy the basic version instead of the Ultimate. Happy browsing.