Hacks

How to set up 2 step verification for your internet accounts using Authy

Strong passwords are not safe anymore. There have been numerous news on data comprise, with usernames, email IDs and passwords being leaked to the general public. Amongst various hacks, a few famous leaks include Disqus’ breach in October of 2017 and LinkedIn’s breach in May of 2016. The internet as we know it isn’t safe anymore. Given the importance of personal information published on one’s internet accounts, it’s extremely important to have 2 step verification enabled for all your internet accounts.

How to sort Google Drive files based on quota used

If you have always wondered how you can sort files on your Google Drive account in the order of storage consumption, there is neat trick available that will enable you to do just this. For those feeling left out, Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage service that allows users to store documents, photos and videos, and more to their cloud account. Files stored in your Google Drive account will synchronise across all devices you are logged in.

How to enable snow effect on your WordPress site without plugins

Christmas season is around and WordPress is offering site owners an option to show snow effect on their websites without plugins. This can be enabled both on self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) sites and WordPress.com sites, without the need for installing a plugin. To enable this on your WordPress sites, you will need to login into your WordPress WP Admin dashboard, or login to the WordPress.com dashboard and enable it for each site you own from there.

Here's how you cast Amazon Prime Video (or any video) to Chromecast

Chromecast has always been helpful for casting videos from any supported platforms like YouTube, Google Play Music or Videos. But, there has not been support for casting high quality videos from websites like Hotstar, Vimeo, Amazon Prime Video where there is no support for Chromecast casting natively. This is changing with the launch of a new feature on the Chrome web browser for computers. The Chrome team has announced a new feature that will let users to cast any video from any website to the Chromecast device in high quality by enabling Media Remoting feature.

Gmail Unsubscriber is your easiest bulk unsubscription tool

Unsubscribing from emails is a pain. And, to top that, using unsubscription tools like Unroll.me as resulted in a privacy breach apparently. Gmail Unsubsciber is anyone’s easiest bulk email unsubscription tool at such a time. Developed by Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration, this is a open-source script that runs on your Google account and automatically unsubscribes from you a particular mailer when you add that email to a Label of your choice on Gmail.

FB Unseen enables your privacy on Facebook chat by letting you take control

FB Unseen is the hottest web browser plugin in town that enables your privacy on Facebook chat by letting you take control. The plugin was recently published on ProductHunt and has been racking up over 150 upvotes in less than 2 days. FB Unseen is a suite of a range of privacy features that works on Facebook chat on Facebook website and on the Facebook Messenger website. Currently available as a web browser plugin, this works with Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

YouTube has a new dark mode and here's how you enable it

Update: YouTube’s finally making the new dark mode available for all. Here’s a quick preview on the launch. The below guide is no longer needed. Head to the preview page and enable the new look for your YouTube account. Apparently, YouTube has a new dark mode and anyone can activate it right away. This came of as a surprise to most users when this hack was leaked on Twitter, and upon trying, this seemed to work just fine for me.