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How to use Opera’s free VPN on Android

How to use Opera’s free VPN on your Android Device

The Opera is one of the most used browsers in Android and iOS devices as it provides some nifty features within the app and its desktop application. One of the features that separate Opera from others was its VPN (Virtual Private Network) integrations. But Opera took its allured feature by directing its user towards SurfEasy Total VPN on subscription plans and announced to take off its VPN from the app last year. Seemingly, the subscription plan doesn’t work well for Opera and now they have decided to bring back its VPN integration in the app.

Unfortunately, for now, there is a stipulation which you have to follow in order to use VPN feature in the Opera app. The VPN mode is not yet included in the Opera and Opera Mini apps on the Google Play Store but in its place, you have to download the Beta version of the Opera app. On the contrary, Beta versions are available for both Opera and Opera Mini browsers but the VPN mode is only available in the “Opera browser beta” (not in Opera Mini browser beta) on Android devices. Beta versions are mainly launched for developers and due to continuous updates and features integration the app may crash or may be unstable. However, the Opera browser app is totally free and as easy to use as the stable Opera browser app. So, in this article, I will guide you on How to use Opera’s free VPN on your Android device, just follow these simple steps below.

Download Opera Browser beta:

How to use Opera's free VPN on your Android Device

Go on open up your Google Play Store and Install the Opera browser beta app on your Android device as shown above.

Enable VPN Mode in Opera:

How to use Opera's free VPN on your Android Device

After download and installation are complete, open up the application and from the Home page, tap on Opera’s “O” icon located at the bottom-right corner of the app as shown above. After tapping on the “O” icon, a contextual menu will pop-up. Now, from the menu, tap on the Settings options to open up the Opera’s Settings page for the browser.

After Settings Pane opens up, under user profile and Browser section you can see a list of features having a toggle button alongside each of them. Here you can locate the VPN mode as shown above.

  1. You can either click on the toggle button to enable the VPN on Opera or…
  2. You can click on the VPN itself to open its pane and enable it from there.

How to use Opera's free VPN on your Android Device

After turning ON the toggle button of VPN from the VPN pane as shown above, it will enable you it’s settings below from where you can configure the VPN settings.

The VPN mode allows you to change the IP address (that contains your physical location) to the virtual one, which helps you to improve your privacy and also secure your connection from the Public networks. The Opera VPN mode allows you to track your data usage, has an option to limit VPN only on private tabs, select virtual locations from different regions and bypassing for search engines to detect your location for better search results. Bear in mind that enabling VPN mode will automatically disable the Data savings mode and vice versa.

Conclusion:

That’s it Hope this article has helped you on how to use Opera’s free VPN in your Android device. It is always better to browse the internet using VPN because it keeps us safe from information leaking, tracking, and hacking. If you have any confusion or faced any difficulty following the instructions, please let us know in the comments section below.

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How to Delete Your Facebook Account

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Are you looking to delete your Facebook account permanently? Deleting Facebook account was a long and tiresome process before but it’s not anymore, as Facebook has simplified the procedure by giving the account deletion option in its settings menu. Most of the Facebook users are moving away from the giant of social media platforms due to their privacy concerns after it was questioned for The Cambridge Analytical case where data of millions of Facebook users was breached. There can be other reasons where you might not find Facebook to be useful or just find it as a waste of time. Well, there can be millions of reasons why you want to quit the largest social media platform and it doesn’t matter what the reason is when you have made up your mind for good.

Facebook allows you to either just deactivate or permanently delete your account, and yes both options have different outcomes. If you deactivate your account, it will keep all your information for you and your friends but will keep you away and uninformed from all the activities happening in the Facebook’s Universe, until you decide to reactivate it back when you think the time is right. On the contrary, permanently deleting your Facebook means all of the information that is kept in your account or is related to you will be gone forever with your account and you cannot reactivate it back. Similarly, all the apps that you used to log in with your Facebook account will also lose all the access and data. So if you want to permanently delete your Facebook account, this article will guide you on how to do it.

So let’s start with the guide…

Deleting Facebook Account

To delete your account for good, go on and log in to your Facebook and just follow the steps given below.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

From your Facebook home page, click on the overflow arrow icon located on the top right corner of the page as shown above. This will drop down a contextual menu with some options. Simply click on the Settings option as highlighted. This will direct you to Facebook’s Settings page.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

From Facebook settings page, under the navigation menu pane located at the left side of the page, select the “Your Facebook Information” option as highlighted above. This will open up the “Your Facebook information” setting pane. Now click on the “Delete your account and information” option as highlighted.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

After clicking on the Delete your account and information option you will be directed to the permanently delete account dialog box as shown above. Facebook, all the way will try to stop you from permanently deleting your account by showing you different methods to not to delete Facebook, just to keep your data intact with them. In the dialog box you can see three different options:

  1. The first option allows you to deactivate your account instead of deleting it permanently. This allows you to keep your information visible and you will also be able to use Messenger whilst deactivated. Selecting this option will ask you to enter your Facebook password then take you to set of options in a dialog box to specify the reason of deactivating your account. You can always return back just by usual log-in.
  2. Facebook allows you to download your information before deleting your account. If you want to save the information on your Facebook which includes almost every interaction you made while using Facebook which mainly includes your messages, photos, posts etc. Clicking on the Download info button will direct you to the information archive page, from where you can customize the information which allows you to select exactly what type of information you want to download by selecting from given options and then create a downloadable file. If you have a lot of information stored then it might take a while to create and download.
  3. Facebook shows you how many pages you were admin for and allows you to edit the page admin settings by clicking on the Edit Admin Settings button just to add an existing user to keep your page live and active for Facebook users, otherwise the page will be deleted for you and for Facebook users if you choose to delete your account without giving admin permissions to any other active user.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

If you don’t feel like performing any of the above-mentioned options and doesn’t bother any of your concern then just go on and click on the Delete Account button in the Permanently delete account dialog box as highlighted above.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

After clicking on the Delete Account button, a confirmation box will pop up asking checking if this is really your account by acquiring your password. Just type in your password in the Password text field and then click on the Continue button as highlighted above.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

After clicking on the Continue button, there will be another confirmation message in which Facebook will inform you that after clicking on the Delete Account button your account will be deactivated but you will still have 30 days to reactivate and cancel the account deletion process if you change your mind interim. Go on, take a deep breath and click on the Delete Account button.

That’s it! Hope this article has helped you know how to delete your Facebook account for good. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty following the instructions given above, please let us know in the comment section below.

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How to Shutdown or Reboot Ubuntu 18.04 using Terminal

How to shutdown or restart Ubuntu 18.04 from terminal by commandline

Most of the popular Operating systems out there allow you to shut down your PC or laptop from different methods. Linux operating systems also allow such ways for a user to safely shutdown, reboot, hibernate or suspend your PC. Before now, you have shut down your PC from very obvious options like through hitting your PC’s power button or using the power button on the desktops toolbar. Linux was manipulated by command line when it first came out for users and once you get used to the commands, it is the easier and safer way to get things done on your PC.

Shutting down or rebooting your PC is important for every operating system for keeping things working as normal. Shutting down your PC through command line is a secure way as it notifies all the logged in users that the system is about to go off. Shutting down your PC in through terminal is customizable, as you can even tell your OS when to trigger the Shutdown option by scheduling it. So in this article, I will guide you on how to shut down or Reboot Ubuntu 18.04 through command lines.

Command for Shutdown in Linux Ubuntu 18.04

The shutdown command in Ubuntu 18.04 can be used for the option given below:

  • Power-Off
  • Reboot
  • Halt

Below is the command syntax that is used in the terminal to shut down and restart Ubuntu 18.04

Shutdown [OPTIONS…] [TIME] [WALL…]

The first argument of [OPTIONS] can be a time string (commonly used as “now”). Usually, after the [OPTIONS] argument, wall message is optionally used to notify the users who are logged in, so that they can safely save the work before the system goes down. For the [TIME] argument this will specify what time the command will be executed for the shutdown of the system. The format that is used is “hh:mm” (hours/minutes) which is recommended to be a 24-hour format. Alternatively, you can use “+m” where “m” indicates minutes, which will refer to the specified number of minutes you want the system to be shut down from now.

For triggering an immediate shutdown of your Linux system you can use “now” in the [TIME] syntax which is an alias for “+0”. Linux as default implies 1 minute if you don’t specify the time in the shutdown command. Keep in mind that for specifying wall message you must declare the time argument. If you imply the time in shutdown command a /run/nologin file will be generated 5 minutes before the system goes down just to make sure that no further users can log in the system.

Using Shutdown Commands in Ubuntu 18.04

The run the shutdown command for Ubuntu 18.04, open up the terminal and follow the commands given below which will guide you how to use them.

To shut down your PC in Ubuntu us safe way, use the command below:

To perform the safest way to shut down your Ubuntu 18.04, type in the following command and hit enter:

$ shutdown

This command will not shut down your Ubuntu instantly when you execute it but will set a minute timer before shutting down so you can save your work in the meantime.

To shut down your PC immediately type in the following command and hit enter:

To perform the instantaneous way to shut down your Ubuntu 18.04, type in the following command and hit enter:

$ shutdown now

To shut down your PC on a dedicated time, type in the following command and hit enter:

$ shutdown hh:mm

Note: Remember the Linux follows the 24 hours format so in hh:mm type in hours in hh and minutes in mm.

To shut down after few minutes or hours, type in the following command and hit enter:

If you want to shut down your Ubuntu after a few minutes or hours, use the following command:

$ shutdown +m

Note: Bear in mind that “m” here indicates minutes. Just replace “m” with the number of minutes you want your Ubuntu to execute the shutdown command.

Use the following command to display a wall message to the users who are logged in to the PC before the system shuts down.

$ shutdown +m “This PC will shut down after 5 minutes”

Using Restart Commands in Ubuntu 18.04

Use the following command to reboot/restart your Ubuntu in a safe way

$ shutdown –r

This command above will not reboot your Ubuntu instantly when you execute it but will set a minute timer before restarting so you can save your work in the meantime.

Use the following command if you want to restart/reboot your PC instantly:

$ shutdown –r now

To schedule the restart for your PC, type in the following command and hit enter:

Use the following command if you want to schedule the time to restart your PC:

$ shutdown –r hh:mm

To restart after few minutes or hours, type in the following command and hit enter:

Use the following command if you want your PC to restart after a few minutes or hours:

$ shutdown –r +m

Note: Remember that “m” here indicates minutes. Just replace “m” with the number of minutes you want your Ubuntu to execute the reboot command.

Use the following command to display a wall message to the users who are logged in to the PC before the system restarts.

$ Shutdown –r +m “Dear users the PC will reboot in 5 Minutes”

Use the options given below to apply the following conditions to the shutdown command.

  • -P (-power-off): this option is like halt, use in shutdown command to Power-off the system (also turns off unit).
  • -r (-reboot): use this option in Shutdown command to reboot the system.
  • -h (-halt): use this option to halt the system after terminating processes.

You can also shut down the using the halt and power-off options using the following command

Following examples shows you how to use power-off and halt options in the shutdown command.

For power-off option in shutdown command, use the following:

$ shutdown –p

For halt option in shutdown command, use the following:

$ shutdown –h

Note: After using the options arguments in the above examples, you can also declare the Time and Wall arguments.

Canceling a Scheduled Shutdown in Ubuntu 18.04

If you have scheduled the time of shut down or restart of your Ubuntu system through shutdown command, you can cancel that scheduled shutdown or reboot by entering the following command before it reaches the time of execution.

$ shutdown –c

The command above will cancel the scheduled shutdown or restart instantly. If the scheduled time in invocated as “+0” or “now” in the shutdown command then you cannot use the above option for canceling the shutdown command.

That’s it! Hope this helped you to know how to shut down or reboot your Ubuntu 18.04 from the terminal by using Shutdown commands. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty in following the instructions, please let us know in the comments section below.

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How to Create a Scheduled Task in Windows 10

How to create scheduled task in Windows 10

Do you ever feel like that some of your daily routine tasks should be started by its own whenever you use your Computer? Well, it will be nice if your computer does some tasks on its own. Microsoft has provided Windows users with the feature of task scheduling, this allows a user to create a particular task for a computer to perform and ask it to execute at your pre-defined time or after a specific time period. The Windows task scheduler has the ability to automate the task you scheduled of any specific application that is assigned.

The Task Scheduler in Windows 10 allows you to run scheduler for maintenance tasks like updates, disk cleanup etc. just like some of the applications utilize the scheduler in Windows 10. You can also use the scheduler to start other applications on the specified time and day, either you want it to be triggered (start) daily, weekly, monthly or even on a specific event. If you use a particular application straight after you turn on your PC and want it to be self-opened then you can use task scheduler to start the particular program at the boot up. So in this article, I will guide you on how to create a scheduled task in Windows 10.

So let’s start with the guide…

Open up Task Scheduler in Windows 10

To open up the task scheduler tool, type in “task scheduler” in the Windows search bar located on the taskbar as shown above. This will open up the Task Scheduler tool.

Create a folder for Tasks

It is always good to keep things organized and that’s why creating a new folder for your tasks can help you locate them easily from the folder and will also keep things in order so they don’t get mixed up.

From the Task Scheduler window, under Console Tree pane, you can see Task Scheduler (Library) folder expanded from Task Scheduler (Local). Right-click on the folder and click on the New Folder. Type in the name for the folder, for example, you can name it “My Tasks” and hit OK to create.

From Console Tree pane, expand the Task Scheduler Library folder and click to select the create folder as highlighted above. Now form the Actions pane, under My Tasks, click on the Create Basic Task… option as highlighted. This will open up a setup wizard of Create Basic Task.

Create Your Task in Wizard

From the Create Basic Task wizard, you can create the most common tasks from the most common settings. In Create a Basic Task phase, Type in Name and its Description for your task as highlighted above. Now click on the Next button to proceed.

Now in the Trigger phase, select from a given list of options of “when do you want your task to start?” All the options are self-explanatory, just select your preferred option and click on the Next button as shown above.

In our case, we wanted to open the Chrome browser daily at 1:00 PM, so in the Daily phase or any other option that you have selected. Apart from the last three option (selecting them will skip you to the next phase), each option will ask you when you want the task to be triggered (start). Set the Start date and time and then simply click on the Next button as shown above.

In the Action phase, select the preferred option of the action you want the task to perform. In most cases it is to Start a program, so select the desired option and then click on the Next button to proceed.

Now in the Start a Program phase, here you have to assign the program/applications .exe directory. In order to do so, click on the Browse… button of the Program/script option as highlighted above.

Now maneuver your way through the folder where the program application’s exe is. Simple select the Application and then click on the Open button as shown above.

Now that the program directory has been selected as shown above, simply click on the Next button to proceed.

In the Finish phase, make sure all the arguments are according to your requirements and then click on the Finish button as highlighted. This will now close the Create Basic Task wizard and add your task schedule in your Windows 10.

Here you can see that in your folder the created task has been added and scheduled to start accordingly as highlighted above.

Delete or Stop the Created Task

You can delete or perform other operations of the created task. Simply click to select the task and then choose the particular option from the list of Selected item pane to perform the operation as highlighted above.

That’s it! Hope this article has helped you on how to create a scheduled task in your Windows 10. If you have any confusion or experienced any difficulty following the instructions above, please let us know in the comments section below.

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