Hide Files in Android without any app.

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Hide files in Android without any app:

In today’s world, each and every person is very keen of security and safety of their personal stuff. It can be anything document, files, records, notes….anything.
Most the people to reduce the load to carry all such stuff as explained above, they store all the information on their phone. So now the question comes “How can we hide these personal files from other people? ”. There are many third-party apps available in the market which provides you these features. But they can be easily shown on the home screen or app drawer when a closer person opens your phone.
So, now I am going to discuss a way in which you can hide the files without using any app.

First method:By changing the file format.

In this method as the name suggest we are going to change the format of the file that we want to hide from all the others. Due to change in format, this file cannot be read by any app and will be hidden from a person who uses your phone in your absence.
To change the format of a file you can follow below given steps on the Android phone:

Notes: Here I am using a third party app to change the extension, as in older mobile it is not possible to change the extension from the inbuilt file manager.
1) Open your File Manager, go to file manager settings. In settings check for “Show File Extension”. Enable it or check the box before it. In some of the new Android upper than 5.0, it is enabled by default so you can directly move to step 2.
2) Now move to the file that you want to hide.
3) Long press the file to rename it.
Rename File Extention To hide click_on_rename_

4) Now you have to delete the file format (extension) which is after a dot. For example, if you want to hide a png file, you will have to replace .jpg with anything which is not a format extension like .abc and click ok.

Rename file extension replace_-png_with_-abc

5) Once you do this you will get a small pop up on your screen like below stating :
“ If you change this file’s extension, you may not be able to open it.”

rename_file_extention unsupported_file

6) Click Ok button. Now you are done.

After this if you try to open the file it will give you a message on the screen stating No app can perform this action.
This indicates that this file is not supported by any of the apps and cannot be displayed. To again open this file you can rename the file in the same way as above to the earlier extension.

This is really very effective when you want to hide a limited number of files. But if you want to hide a larger number of files it is very difficult to change the extension of each and every file. In this second method would be the best method to hide a large number of files.

Second method  Moving files to the hidden folder internal memory.

This is the best method to hide files. In this method you just have to move files to a location in internal memory where they can not visible to any app. The folder location is as given below:
“Internal Storage>Android>data”

internal_hiden_folder

As this folder (Data) cannot be accessed by any of the app installed on the Android phone. Hence crawl of the app to the files and folder will be prevented. Thus files present in this folder will be hidden permanently.
However, I suggest making a “New folder” in the “Internal Storage>Android>data” folder to make sure that your data is stored in one location.

Control computer with your Smartphone.

Control computer with Smartphone

Control computer with your Smartphone.

It is really very interesting to control your PC with your smartphone especially if you are lazy. Now I came here with a new technique with which you can control your Computer with your smartphone. To do this now I am going to use Unified Remote. It will not matter which smartphone you have. It is compatible with all smartphone (Android, iPhone, Windows phone).

Unified Remote is remote control app which enables you to use your smartphone as mouse and Keyboard to control your computer remotely. This means you can use your smartphone to change a music track, open files in your system, control your trackball and many more features. This is a cross-Platform software which means it is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Requirements to use Unified Remote:

1) Internet Connection is mandatory to use Unified Remote.
2) Computer and Android device should be connected to the same WiFi network ( Internet Connection ).

How to set Unified Remote in your Computer.

It is very simple to install Unified Remote in Computer. To use Unified Remote you have to first install Server in Computer.

Unified Remote Server:

You can download and install Unified Remote Server from Unified Remote Website as per your operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux or and Raspberry Pi and Arduino).aspberry Pi and Arduino)Unified Remote Server

Unified Remote

Once installed Unified Remote runs in background automatically, there is no need of any additional setup. After installation you can see a small icon appears in the notification bar. If it is not shows you can search it in menu to run manually.

Unified remlote notification Unified Remote in Start menu

Install Unified Server in your Smartphone.

Once you have installed Unified Server in your computer you have to install Unified Server in your Smartphone. You can download and install Unified Remote Server for Android, iPhone or Windows phone. Make sure your Smartphone and the computer to be monitored are connected to the same Internet connection.

Below are the screenshots explaining how to install Unified Server in Android phone.

Unified Remote Search in playstore Unified remote installation in Android

Once you have installed Remote Server in your Android open the app. once you open the app it will ask to sign in with an email account.

Unified Remote icon on Android Unified Remote sign in

Ater you have successfully signed with any of your email account. You will get the main menu of Unified Remote. Click the menu on top left corner of the screen. And tap on Server. This will show you the computers connected to your Wifi on which servers are installed. You can select the computer you want to control.

Unified Remote menu Unified Remote server Unified Remote select server

If you do not have Wifi Network you can create a wifi hotspot on your smartphone and connect computer to it.
Now you are ready to start controlling your computer with your smartphone.
Now Use your Smartphone to control your Computer Completely.

To control a computer you will get different options on the phone. This indicates different features that you can control these are described in detail as below.

Basic Input:Use Smartphone as Mouse and Keyboard:

This option will allows you to use your smartphone as mouse and keyboard. Click on Basic Input this give you white screen with some instructions as shown in picture below. This allows you to use your smatphone as mouse.
To use keyboard click on small keyboard symbol on the bottom left corner. This pops up a keyboard on the screen of your smartphone to control keyboard of your computer.

Unified Remote Basic input Unified Remote keyboard

File Manager:

Use your Android phone to manage files in your computer
With this you can access all the files, folders and drives in your computer. This allows you to move copy delete files with in the computer. Please not you cannot transfer files from computer to your phone or vice-versa.Unified Remote file manager

Media:

Media allows you to control or change music tracks, play/pause or stop music tracks on the computer and control volume of the computer.Unified Remote media player

Power:

Power is another handy remote. This allows you to restart, shutdown, log off, lock, sleep, wake on lan, hibernate, abort.Unified Remote power manager

Above given instructions is a part of free software. However if you purchase the full version you can access many other great features of this app such as control browser, players and many more.

Hope above information will help you to control your computer with your smartphone. If you are facing any issue in using this feel free to reach us at info@abcforu.com

 

Record screen in Android phone.

Record Screen in Android

Record screen in Android phone.

Dear Friends today I am going to tell you how you can record screen of your Android phone. In this post, I will be discussing some apps which can help you record the screen of Android phone with the best video quality.
You can use these apps to make small app promo videos with the best video quality.
In the early time as old as Android version 4.4 or below there was no app that can record the screen of the Android gadget. In those days the best way to record a screen of Android device was to put a camera in front of the Android device and record the same. However, it was not the best idea but it made the work to be done.
With increasing technology, there are multiple apps that can do the job to record screen. However quality of video depends on Android operating system.

Screen Recording Apps:

We went through each app personally to use them personally so that can tell you the best of all. After testing all the apps we came up with the following apps that are the best affordable and easy to use apps to record screen of Android device.

AZ Screen Recorder – No Root:

This is the best app we found that can help you full fill your task. The only downside of this app is that it can only work with devices having Android version 5.0 or above.
And the best part is that it is completely free to use. However, if you need some advanced features you may need to pay for the same.
You can install the app from play store or by clicking here.
Once you download and install AZ Screen Recorder in your Android device you will get an icon in your home screen such as shown below.

AZ Screen Recorder

In order to record screen of the Android device you just have to click on the AZ Screen Recorder app. Once you click on the icon, a small bar as shown below will pop up.AZ Screen recorder on Android

AZ Screen Record button  This iCon is to start recording of the screen.
AZ Screen Screenshot button  This icon is to take a screenshot.
AZ Screen Settings buttonThis icon is to make various changes in the app like the control type, Resolution, Frame rate and much more.
AZ Screen GalleryThis icon is to see the recording, Screenshots (Gallery) taken by apps
AZ Screen Exit buttonThis iCon is to exit the app.

You can click on record icon to start recording. After you click on this recording icon, apps will give a popup to click Start NowOnce you click on Start Now app will start counting like 3, 2, 1 and will start recording after number 1. To stop the recording you can click on the AZ Screen icon. This will save the recording. You can set the folder where you want to save the recording from Settings.

Mobizen:

Next to AZ Screen Recorder comes Mobizen. The main advantage of this app is that it works with Android version as low as 4.2. Along with this app is also completely free. However, the quality of the video may differ from AZ Screen Recorder.
You can download this app from play store or by clicking here
Once you have downloaded and installed this app on your device you will get an icon similar to the one shown below.

Mobizen

To start recording screen of your Android device you just have to click on the Mobizen app. Once you click on the icon, you will get a notification in notification bar similar to as shown below. This notification says “Tap here to resume recording. Once you click on that screen recording will start.Mobizen Start recording

To stop screen recording you have to scroll down the notification bar and click on the notification which says “Tap here to stop recording. This will give you options to Delete the video Close it or to Watch the video you have recorded.Mobizen Stop recording

Google Allo : Features

Google Allo : Features

We have used Whatsapp, Viber, Wechat, Line… with many different features. Now Google launched the new instant messaging app with various great features, which have never seen in any of the earlier messaging apps. Google launched Google Allo on 21st September 2016 in competition to all the other messaging apps.

Here on abcforu.com, I am going to discuss some exciting features of Google Allo.

Smart  Reply

Google Allo contains Smart Reply inbuilt. Smart Reply provide automatic replies, while on a conversation. This mainly saves time giving the best user experience to a user. It uses artificial intelligence to read and text and the replying format of the user. With the help of artificial intelligence, Google Allo comes up with relevant suggestions.

This app picks up user’s idioms to offer smart replies, while on the conversation.

Variable sizes of text:

This app is made to give more meaning to the words while on the conversation. Google Allo provide use features in which we can vary the size of the text which is like Shout or whisper.

Photo work:

This is the only app which allows you to edit the photo before you send it like draw a smiley or mix colors or add text to your image.

Google Assistance

Google Assistance is one of the best features which I love the most. It allows a user to search nearby or movies right on the chat with another person. This feature allows a user to find the video to share it on the chat, get directions and find answers together with the friend.

Just add @google, and your assistant will be ready to help you with anything you need.

Incognito Mode:

When it comes to the digital communication privacy is of great concern. To solve this concern of a majority of users Google has introduced Incognito Mode in Allo. This feature is designed to provide a fully secure chatting experience to the users.

Just Click on Start Incognito Chat and select the person with whom you want to start the chat.

Image Recognition:

For intelligent replies Google provides Image Recognition software inbuilt in Allo. This can easily find a difference between two images and can suggest the best response while on the chat.

Auto delete messages:

This feature allows you to delete the messages once they are read. You can set a timer, which starts from 5 seconds, once a message is read it will delete automatically.

How to Stop Auto Update in google play apps

How to Stop Auto Update in google play apps

Many at the time we pick our phone. What we see on the notification that an app is being downloaded by google play app. If you stop one you will see a few minutes later an another app starts to download. This many at times look as if google play app has gone crazy. This is one of the main concern with people who thins “Where is my data evaporating”.

It is “Auto Update” feature of google play app. This is mainly to improve a performance of the apps installed in the phone. Many at time it is good but it can slow down your  Android device, can use all your Mobile Data, Can decrease the internal memory of the Android device or many more.

However, there is nothing to worry about this matter. As you can solve this problem with a few simple steps in your Android phone.

 

Steps to Stop Auto Update:

1) Open the Google Play app in your phone.

2) Click on the Menu bar (Three horizontal line) on top left corner. This will open a new navigation drawer .

3) Scroll down to click Settings.

4) Tap Auto-update apps.

5) You will see three options. You have to select “Do not auto-update apps”

This is the way how you can stop the problem of Auto Update. Moreover, note that from now you would have to Manually update the apps that you want to update.

 

However even after this if you want reactivate the Auto Update in your Android device. You have to follow all the first 4 steps as it is . In this 5th step you can choose  Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply, or Auto-update app over Wi-Fi only depending on the way you want to update the apps in your Android device.

To manually update apps click here.