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ANDROID APP TO READ OUT YOUR NOTIFICATIONS LOUD

Do you have a habit of missing important notifications in your Android smartphone? If yes, then this post will help you to solve this problem. Reading out your notifications loud automatically will let you know about important notifications and you don't even need to open notifications from your phone. If you want to check top 5 free Android antivirus apps then click here.

Shouter is a small Android app (around 300 KB) that read out your notifications loud so that you can easily understand what kind of notification it is without looking your Android phone. Shouter has many useful features embedded with it. It even can read out your text messages so that you don't need to waste time by reading them on the phone. If someone calling to your phone it also can read out the name of the person who calling to you.

Shouter has an advanced settings panel in which you can select what type of notifications are to be read out . You can select silent hours so that you can set a specific time period and the notifications are not read during this time period. It also has many other options to customise according to your wish
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NB: Shouter supports only Android devices with Jellybean 4.3 or above.

HOW TO PROPOSE MY CRUSH ON VALENTINES DAY

Dear reader, first of all please bring down your eyebrows to their normal position. Yes, I know what you are thinking right now. Valentines day and technology may not have any relations, but I am posting this here because it's very important for me.

Somehow, I fall in love with her and I believe this valentines day is the best occasion to let her know my unconditional love (and to convert my one way traffic romance bidirectional). But how to propose my crush on Valentines day? Last two days, I was In search for a way to propose her.

Like everyone I tried to find out the solution from Google. Hundreds of ways to propose popped out from Google search results. Going through them what I understood that my proposing should be sweet as honey and fresh as Closeup (mint flavour). Finally, I made a master plan for this February 14.

My crush is working as a document controller in her company (of course, her office is near to my office). Every working day, she, with her two friends, used to go the restaurant nearby at 4 O' clock to sip a cup of coffee. This is the place where she saw me for the first time (and I saw her first time from a bus stand where I was arguing with my ex girlfriend, oops!)

Yes, the restaurant is my trump card of my plannings. February 14 is a working day and I am sure she will come in there at 4 O' clock with her two friends. As the restaurant manager is a close friend of mine, I can easily set up my plans.

According to my plans, the following will happen on this valentines day.

February fourteen, it's Saturday.
As usual, she comes to the restaurant with her two best friends at 4 O' clock. She is more happier today with a weekend mood. Surprisingly, the serious security man standing outside of the restaurant smiles  and gives her a red coloured rose flower and says 'He asked me to give this flower to you'. Her heart starts to brim with curiosity and excitement and she asks 'Who?'. He says 'I don't know his name' and he goes back to his duty.

She enters the restaurant and as usual the lady at the front desk wishes her good evening and give her the rose flower. The lady also says that someone has asked her to give the rose flower. The excitement goes to the next level. The two best friends with my crush fuel the excitement in her. Slowly, she enters the restaurant hall and sees only one table is left in the middle.

The waiter comes to her to receive the order and gives her another rose flower. This time she doesn't ask who has sent the flower for her. Following the waiter, each person from a table comes to her and gives her rose flowers. Now her table is full of rose flowers and as the rose flowers her cheeks have become more reddish. She and her friends look around and wait for the appearance of the protagonist.

Yes, breaking the suspense, I come to the restaurant carrying a bouquet of red rose flowers (obviously like a hero in the Bollywood movies). She and her friends see me and the excitement shoots up to the maximum level. All other visitors in the restaurant hall stand up and I walk straight towards her (slow motion). I give her the bouquet and says those three magical words. She accepts the bouquet, keeping her trademark smile, she says YES, I LOVE YOU TOO.

That's it. This is my planned way to propose my crush on this valentines day. Do you like it? If you are also looking for a  way to propose your crush on this valentines day, check out http://cupidgames.closeup.in and play the game to have a chance to win iPhone 6 and other prizes.

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5 MOST USEFUL 'FORGOTTEN' WINDOWS PC SHORTCUTS

Keyboard shortcuts are available for every operating system and they are extremely useful. Keyboard shortcuts save us from tedious mouse clicks and increase our efficiency and productivity. For Windows PC, there are so many keyboard shortcuts for easy usage. We usually use only few shortcuts such as Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V etc but there are many other useful windows shortcuts too.

Here I am sharing a short list of 5 extremely useful windows keyboard that you don't know or you may have forgotten.

1. Ctrl + Shift + N
We usually create a new folder in windows OS by right clicking and selecting new. Create a new folder easily by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N and save from time consuming mouse clicks.

2. Ctrl + Y
We generally use Ctrl + Z to undo the current action but what's the shortcut for redo? Yes, it's Ctrl + Y and this shortcut has the power to save your projects.

3. Win + Pause/Break
In order to see system details window you need to head towards control panel. But you can access system details window instantly by pressing Win + Pause/Break.

4. Alt + Print Screen(Prt Scr)
The screenshot of your Windows PC can be taken by pressing Win + Prt Scr. But by pressing Alt + Prt Scr you can take screenshot only of the active window. Thus you can save time for editing.

5. Alt + Tab
The switching between programs can be easily done by pressing Alt + Tab. Alternatively you may also use Win + Tab shortcut.

That's all. I hope you liked this list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts. Like Allthetrickz Facebook Page for more tips and tricks.

HOW TO REMOVE UNWANTED TOOLBARS FROM YOUR BROWSER

Toolbars of your web browsers are really meant to enhance your browsing experience. It's usual that unwanted toolbars are automatically added when you install any free software. These toolbars are tend to annoying. They slow down the your web browser and affects your browsing badly. There are certain toolbars which are not easy to remove from your browser, for example: AVG toolbar. So how to remove unwanted toolbars easily?

You can remove those annoying toolbars from your browser using a simple software named toolbar cleaner. It is a very useful utility software and you can download it from here. Install toolbar cleaner to your PC and launch it. Now, you just need to select the toolbars you wanted to remove from the browser. That's all, annoying toolbars will disappear from your web browser so easily.

Toolbar cleaner supports all the major web browsers namely Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. You have to note that this software removes toolbars only from your browser and not from your PC. Hence, you may need to uninstall toolbars from your PC manually.

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HOW TO RECOVER DELETED FILES FROM YOUR PEN DRIVE

Have you accidentally deleted any important file from your flash drive and want to recover it? Then, this post is for you. Follow my step by step procedure to recover deleted data from your pen drive.

1. In order to recover your deleted data you need a software named Recuva. It is a small software which is around only 4 mb and don't harm your PC in any ways. Download and install Recuva from here.

2. Now launch Recuva from your PC. First you see the welcome to the Recuva wizard dialogue box. Click on the next button.

3. In the next page it asks you for the file type, select All Files if you want to recover all type of files and click on next.

4. Now it asks you for the file location and you should select the option In a specific location and browse to the location of your pen drive. Click on next.

5. Now you can see a message where it shows it is ready to search for your files. Check on the box against Enable Deep Scan and click on start.

6. Recuva starts scanning your flash drive for deleted files. It takes some time answ so leave it undisturbed.

7. After scanning Recuva shows the list of deleted files and you just check the files you wish to recover and click recover. Select the location you want to save deleted files and save them.

That's all. I hope this post will help you and note that you can use the same trick to recover deleted files from any drive of your PC.

HOW TO COMPRESS PDF FILES ONLINE

PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most commonly used file format to share documents. In many situations, you may need to compress your PDF files to smaller size. So, how to compress PDF files? There are few softwares available in the web world to compress PDF documents but with an online utility to compress PDF files you don't need to install any kind of software.

Follow the steps below to compress your PDF file.

1. First of all go to http://www.smallpdf.com
2. Now click on Compress PDF option.
3. Click choose file and upload the PDF file you want to compress.
4. Once the job is done, the link to download the compressed PDF document will appear.
5. The size of the compressed file also will be given there.
6. Now download compressed copy of your PDF file. That's all.

Compressing PDF file online is very easy and I hope you found this post useful. Don't hesitate to leave comments in case of any kind of doubts and enquiries. If you want to convert any file to PDF or vice versa then see my another post here.

HOW TO MAKE YOUTUBE VIDEOS BUFFER FASTER

We all love to watch videos online through YouTube. The one thing which annoys us while streaming YouTube videos is its buffering speed. This allthetrickz blog post is about how to make YouTube videos buffer faster.

The reasons for low buffering rate of YouTube videos may vary. You can increase YouTube streaming speed by installing an add-on to your browser. Follow the steps given below to make YouTube videos stream faster.

1. Get the add-on SmartVideo for YouTube for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and install it.
2. Now go to YouTube and play any video. There you can see many extra options under your video.
3. Now select global preferences from the right bottom of your video.
4. Then check the smart buffer option and you are done. Now enjoy streaming YouTube videos with high speed.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR USB DRIVE BOOTABLE

If you want to install any OS using your USB drive then you should make your USB device bootable. Installing OS through USB is faster than those through CDs/DVDs. In this post, I am sharing how to make your USB drive bootable.

There are many applications there to convert your USB drive bootable but I prefer Rufus. Rufus is an open source application which supports many operating systems. Size of Rufus is just 625 KB and hence it can make your device bootable at great speed. You just need to double click on the exe file as it is a portable software.

Follow the steps below to make your pendrive bootable:

1. First of all, download Rufus from here and start it by double clicking on executable file.
2. Now you can see a dialogue box with different options.
3. In the first option, device, select your USB drive.
4. The next option is partition scheme and target system type. In this select partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI computers.
5. The third option is file type and you should choose NTFS.
6. The next option is Cluster size, use the default size given.
7. Write the name of your USB drive In the new volume label box.
8. Now check the option boxes named quick formatcreate a bootable disk using iso image (also locate your iso file of your OS which is to be installed) and create extended label and icons.
9. Now click on start so that the USB drive is formated as well as the iso file is extracted to make the USB device bootable.

NB: In order to install the OS, restart your PC and select USB device as the primary boot option from the BIOS settings.

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HOW TO CHANGE FOLDER COLORS OF YOUR WINDOWS PC

Are you bored with those yellow color folders of your computer? Then this is the right time to customize folders with your favorite colors. This blog post will help you to make your folders colorful.

Customizing folder color has different advantages. It not only makes your PC more beautiful but also helps you to keep folders organized and clean. Assigning different colors helps you to identify your folders easily.

Customization of folder color is done with the help of a software named Folder Colorizer. It's a free software which is safe and clean to use.

First of all download and install Folder Colorizer from here. Now right select the folder which you want to customize and click on Colorize to select different colors. Yes, that's all, the boring yellow color will be changed to your favorite color.

Folder Colorizer is a small software with about 1.3 MB size and it's available for all Windows versions. It doesn't affect the performance of PC as you can keep the folder colors even without opening the software.

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HOW TO SAVE INSTAGRAM IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO ANDROID PHONE

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks where people love to post and share their photos and videos. Instagram already has an exclusive app for Android users. With Instagram android app it's so easy to post and share your pics and videos. As of sharing, we also love to save our favourite images and videos to our Android device so that we can see them offline whenever we want. Unfortunately, Instagram app has no option to save those pictures and videos. But don't worry, I have  got a solution to save Instagram images and videos to your Android device.

Saving Instagram images and videos to your Android can be done easily with an app named Instasave. You can download and install Instasave from Google PlayStore. Instasave is available for free but it also has a premium version.

Following are the features of Instasave free version:
* It saves any of the photos from your feed.
* It saves any of the photos you liked.
* It saves any of the popular photos of the moment.
* It searches for photos with specific tags

Following are the features of Instasave Pro version:
* It saves Instagram videos.
* It allows the creation of a zip file. containing the saved photos for compact storage and transfer.
* It's ads free.

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TOP 5 FREE ANTIVIRUS APPS FOR ANDROID DEVICES

As for laptops and desktops, antivirus apps are very important for your mobile devices too. These days we are used to carry sensitive and valuable data in our mobile phones or tablets. In order to protect your data from malicious attacks, antivirus app must be installed to your device.

Lot of antivirus apps are available for Android devices from Google Play Store. Here, I am picking the best 5 antivirus apps for Android phones which are available for free. So, just go through my list of top 5 free antivirus apps for Android devices and select a suitable antivirus app to ensure your android phone's security.

AVG antivirus is a popular name among security softwares for PC. They also have an Android version named Antivirus Security. Antivirus Security from AVG Mobile is free to download from Play Store. They also provide paid premium version with full features.
Apart from protecting your Android device from virus infection it also has many other features to enrich user experience.
* It scans your apps, settings, files and media in real time.
* It enables locating your lost phone via Google Maps.
* It locks your device to protect your privacy.
* It kills tasks to increase the speed of your device.
* It ensures your web browsing is safe and secure.
* It monitors battery, storage and data package usage.

It's another android antivirus app for your phone from known PC antivirus software developers Avast. Avast Mobile Security protects your device from virus, malware, spyware, trojans and unwanted phishing. This app is available in Play Store in both free and paid version.
The antivirus app is filled with a lot of features to ensure security.
* It has security tools like virus scanner, virus removal, cleaner and protect, network meter, app manager, app lock, and even firewall (on rooted phones) to protect yor phone.
* It protects against infections and WiFi-based threats to OS and app vulnerabilities.
* It can locate your lost phone through their web-based phone locating feature.
* It also has remote lock and memory wipe features.

Kaspersky is one of the most popular antivirus software developers. Kaspersky Internet Security is one of the highly rated antivirus app (It has 4.6+ rating) in Google Play Store. It is available in both free and paid version.
Similar to the above antivirus apps Kaspersky Internet Security is also has a wide range of features.
* It protects against viruses, spyware, Trojans and more.
* It has an advanced antivirus scanner to protect your device.
* It provides advanced anti-theft protection.
* It has call and text filter to protect you from unwanted calls and text messages.

It's a free antivirus app for your Android device from Bitdefender developers. It ensures complete mobile security without slowing down your device or even draining your battery.
Bitdefender Antivirus Free has many noted features too.
* It provides you unparalleled detection so that autopilot automatically scans any new apps that are downloaded to your Android device for viruses.
* It shows featherlight performance by using in-the-cloud services to check online for the latest safeguards to outbreaks. It also ensure zero impact on battery life and device performance.

Avira is a popular name in PC security world and it's Android antivirus app is available for free to download from Google Play Store. It also provides in app purchases to enrich the security features.
Avira Antivirus Security for Android phones has many features.
* It keeps your mobile device free from malware and virus infection.
* It helps you to find a lost mobile phone.
* It protects your data from theft with wiping and locking options.
* To avoid spam calls it has options to blacklist unwanted contacts.