Use your Smartphone as a Mouse, Keyboard and Remote control for Computer

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Control your pc computer with your Android, iPhone or windows phone
Like every other day, I was feeling lazy to reach my mouse to skip a Music track that I don't like. I even felt lazy to type on my keyboard. I was in search of solution to ease my laziness.

As they all say, “Lazy people are good at finding shortcuts”, I found Unified remote (Tweet This), a Mouse, Keyboard and Universal remote control to control everything on your computer with your fingers on your smartphone.

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Rethink: A Brilliant solution to Stop Cyber-bullying

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Stop cyberbullying Rethink before you post

A few days ago I have been browsing through YouTube to find some inspiration and that would be obviously, a TED talk. I was scrolling down through numerous talks on various topics and then a talk about Cyber bullying delivered by an Indian-American teen caught my attention.
It is then I came to know about an Anti Cyberbullying app called Rethink, surprisingly built by a 14 years old Indian-American girl, Trisha Prabhu.

What is Cyberbullying?

"Cyber bullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. –
Cyberbullying has already been a serious issue in most of the developed nations like United states. It is noted that even in developing nations like India, the cyberbullying is increasing rapidly due to extensive increase in internet penetration rates and use of social media.

What is Rethink words? How does it stop Cyber bullying

Rethink is an effective and working solution to stop cyberbullying from happening at the source i.e., Cyberbully.

Rethink is an Anti Cyberbullying keyboard app available for both Android and iOS.
It compares the words and phrases you type with its database of Offensive words
and warns you when you type hurtful words or phrases. This actually stops you from posting offensive messages on Social media and Social messaging apps, thus preventing Cyberbullying.

Rethink is a brainchild of Trisha Prabhu, a High school girl living in Naperville, US. Trisha was inspired to build an anti cyberbullying app, by  the tragic death of an 11-year-old girl, Rebecca Sedwick, Who has been repeatedly cyberbullied.

How to use Rethink?

  1. Download the Rethink app for Android or iPhone/iPad onto device of your kid or yourself.
  2. Now go to language settings – Settings > Language & Input > Current Keyboard (for Android) or Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add new keyboard (for iOS) and set Rethink keyboard as Default.
  3. You are done. Now when the user types anything hurtful, a popup appears saying something like “Would you like to Re-word this? Remember,  you are What you type ” and gives you a chance to reword what you have typed. Now its your choice to clear or continue with what you have typed. 
Screenshot: rethink anti cyber bullying app android
Rethink alert - Facebook Android
The good thing is that the app is smart enough to actually block the words, where the word actually mean something offensive in that context.
It can actually differentiate between “What is Hell ? ” and “What the Hell ….” Tweet This!

What makes Rethink different from other Anti Cyber bullying apps

Even though there are many other Anti Cyber bullying apps out there, Rethink is completely different from them.

Unlike most other anti cyber bullying apps that try to stop cyber bullying from the side of the victim, Rethink stops (actually, prevents) cyber bullying at the source of the Cyberbully. It actually prevents Cyber bullying from actually happening.

If you pay closer attention to what cyber bullying is, you can observe that it is actually done by an Adolescent (people under the age of 25). This is the very point on which Trisha’s idea is based on. People in adolescence hardly take few moments to think, what they say (or type). In a test of 1500 data trials, rethink was able to decrease the willingness of posting a hurtful message from 71.4% to 4.6%

Rethink makes you Re-think a few seconds about what you post or text on social media. Thus improving your decision-making skills and a good conversation.

Awards, Praise and International recognition

The base idea of rethink is unique and is patented to Trisha Prabhu. This brilliant idea made her a Global finalist of Google science fair, 2014.
Trisha prabhu at tedx teen cyber bullying
Trisha Prabhu - TedX Teen, Naperville | Source: TedX / Youtube
The app has also got international recognition to her and she was offered talks at TedX teen, Naperville and TedX gateway, Mumbai and many other. She is been also listed as one of most influential teens on many popular websites. Besides, she has also been featured in national and international media and been invited to talk on various platforms.

Final words

To say a few of my thoughts, some Emotional graphics instead of just textual warning can make Rethink even more effective. And also, a chrome extension, if launched would be much appreciated by desktop users.

Rethink is must have app for a teen and also yourself even if you don’t have intentions to bully a person. It helps you maintain a healthy conversation on social media.

So don’t forget to install Rethink on your device and also people around you. 
Rethink before you type to build a better and lovely Webosphere. Tweet This!

Please tell us what you feel about Rethink through comments below and do share it on social media.
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How to Identify Fraud Shopping Websites: 12 Best Tips

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Spot scam shopping website
I still remember the day when I nearly got into a Shopping scam as I followed a link in a Phishing email I received. I haven't realized that it is a fraudulent shopping website until I reached payment page where the webpage has No Https (or Encryption).

People losing millions of dollars in these online shopping scams, ironically just due to the lack of basic knowledge to identify a scam website.

It's becoming harder to Identify Scam websites as Fraudsters getting smarter. But it isn't so hard if you learn few Tips & signs to Spot scam sites.

So I researched about these Scam shopping websites and compiled some very useful tips to spot a fake shopping website and avoid losing your money in online shopping scams.
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Its Our First Birthday - Thanks for the Oxygen

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Digicular first anniversary

It's June 2014, I was thinking of shutting down my previous blog and start everything new from scratch. This is for few reasons that I am not happy with the domain name and the other being to clean everything and start from scratch.

And then I started Researching and Brainstorming to get a Unique and brandable name for the new blog. I literally brainstormed 100's of names. I finally filtered these 100's of names and chose the name Digicular for the reason it is Short, Unique, and Brandable. I then registered the domain on 14 July 2014.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Google Authenticator App

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Benefits of google authenticator app
If you had ever used two factor authentication a.k.a 2-step verification, you would have already heard of Google authenticator app.
But if you are don't know about two-step verification, let me explain you about it in simple words:

What is 2-Step verification or two factor authentication?

2-step verification is an option that adds an extra layer of security to your account. To be simple, when you login you have to enter your Username, Password. But if you enabled two-step verification, whenever you login from a new device you have to additionally enter a One-time password along with username and password. If you haven't already setup 2-step verification, you can refer this guide on how to setup 2-step verification and authenticator app (Because it's really very important)

You can get this one-time password either through an SMS or through authenticator app (Which we will be talking about).

In this post, we will be discussing 5 Reasons why you should use Google authenticator app right from this moment over other available options like SMS and printable Backup codes.

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8 Handy and Quick Tips for Xiaomi MIUI 7

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Xiaomi presented another great version of its Android-based custom operating system, the MIUI 7 with a slogan “Yours by Design”. Keeping up the slogan meaningful, many new features and performance improvements has been made which make it Easy to use for you.
So in this article we be talking about not all the new features of MIUI 7 but those Handy & Most useful Tips and features in the new Xiaomi MIUI 7.
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