Free Upgrade to Windows 10, Still

I recently purchased a second hand PC, that it came with Windows 7 preinstalled. I have already upgrade the OS in my laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and I am quite used to Windows 10 features, especially the mouse scroll feature that doesn’t require the windows to be on focus. This feature is not available in Windows 7 which really bother me dealing with multi windows.

Microsoft did offer Windows 10 free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 user but I missed that window that ended on 29th July 2016. Searching for alternative way for Windows 10 free upgrade, it brought me to a few page saying that the free upgrade is still possible now (end Dec 2016) by accessing this page (link)

Windows 10 Upgrade Page

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Whatsapp Tips & Tricks

1. Hide Whatsapp Images and Videos from Gallery -> Android must be rooted <-

Step 1 : Install ES file explorer   ->  Google Play

Step 2 : Open ES File Explorer

Step 3 : Navigate to internal SD Card

Step 4 : Select Whatsapp folder by pressing the icon for a few seconds

Step 3 : Click 3 dotted but on right bottom

Step 6 : Click hide. Voila!!! Check your gallery.

 

2. Backup Whatsapp for formatting or change ROM

Step 1 : Go to Whatsapp

Step 2 : Get into Whatsapp Menu

Step 3 : Click Chat settings

Step 4 : Click Backup

Step 5 : Open file explorer

Step 6 : Copy Whatsapp folder from internal memory and keep it in extrenal sd card

Step 7 : After formatting install Whatsapp

Step 8 : Do not open Whatsapp

Step 9 : Copy back Whatsapp folder to Internal SD card again

Step 10 : Open Whatsapp and follow on screen

Step 11 : Select restore when whatsapp show there is back up file available.

 

3. Silent a particular group notifications

Step 1 : Open the conversation of particular group

Step 2 : Click 3 dot at top right.

Step 3 : Click Mute from  the menu

Step 4 : Select how long to mute and the notification

Step 5 : To restore back open the menu again and click cancel mute.

 

4. Disable automatic download of image and videos

Step 1 : Open Whatsapp and click 3 dot at top right

Step 2 : Click setting -> Chat settings -> Media auto-download

Step 3 : Select the network type to disable or enable each item

 

5. Disable last seen time

Step 1 : Open Whatsapp and click 3 dot at top right

Step 2 : Click setting-> Account -> Privacy

Step 3 : Change the last seen to Nobody

 

Stay tuned for more updates.

Upgrade Arduino Wifi Shield

 

When you first bought an arduino wifi shield you might face some problems in making wifi webserver. This is due to the firmware on the wifi shield not supporting the webserver.

A latest firmware upgrade should make this work. But upgrading the firmware is quite a process for a begineer.

Let me show you a simple and step by step to upgrade the firmware.

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Bluetooth Keyboard on Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu

I’ve recently started to use Apple Wireless (bluetooth) keyboard and it is really a very great keyboard (more info here). I felt like I can type faster and more accurate using this keyboard. The only downside of this keyboard is the lack of dedicated Delete key. To execute a Delete, I will need to press fn + delete key.

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Other than that, the main problem of using Bluetooth keyboard and having dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 is that I will need to re-pair the bluetooth keyboard everytime I switch from one OS to another. The reason behind this is that the device actually create a unique key (store in both the OS and the Keyboard) every time it pair with an OS, but when the OS is being switch to another one, the unique key doesn’t match because the stored unique key on the keyboard is meant for the previous OS.

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CT-UNO Cytron Review

Finally there is a local version of Arduino UNO from Malaysia. It is from no other than Malaysia Cytron technologies.

First of all well done to Cytron R&D team.

Lets see what this variety of Arduino features.

From the first look it has a clean layout since it formed with white color. The board seems less congested or spacier.

Review:

1. SMD version of Atmega328 looks clean and small. Have better space for more components. Should have better power efficiency

2. Clear view of  TX,RX,LED and PWR LED locations.

3. FTDI USB chips makes fast and stable connection.

4. Features Optibootloader , faster transfer rate

5. Uses Micro B USB. Smaller space consumption. Less wire types to carry around since smart phones uses same type.

6. Has better regulator model for higher current draw.

7. Extra 2.54mm pitch holes at the edge for standard donut board support.

8. Full compatible with standard Arduino shields.

 

Well the best part , it costs RM56.00 only about $16 only. Good design and quality board for lower pricing.

Good to see Made in Malaysia at the bottom of board.

Have a better description on their official tutorial page

Cytron Tutorial CT-UNO

Purchase at their official store

Cytron Online Store CT-UNO

Best Free Softwares for Windows

There are many applications or software’s built for Microsoft Windows platform. Mostly these applications are not free. But there are plenty of applications for Microsoft Windows which are provided free or open source.

Installing a free application is not an issue. But can it deliver the performance features required for daily usage? We have summarized a list of software’s which can deliver the somehow similar features. The great thing is that these software’s are freeeeeee…

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