How to Share your Android Screen with other Android device

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Ever wondered if you can Cast/Mirror your android smartphone screen to another android smartphone or tablet?

Of course You can. You can see your friend’s phone screen from your Android smartphone.

A few days ago, I wondered the same and started searching for apps that can help do this. And I found Inkwire, which is the Best Android Screen sharing app.

Why would you need to share your Android screen?

It is quite often you face a problem with your phone and need help from your Geeky friend or cousin. But, what if they are in another place far away from you?

In such situations, you can just share your screen with your friend and get help or Assistance from them to solve your problem.

In this Tutorial, we will learn how to see your friend's Android phone screen from your phone live Or Show yours using Inkwire app.

Why use Inkwire?

While there are many apps that allow you to share your Smartphone screen to Computer or vice versa. But there are very few apps that allow Android to Android screen sharing and Inkwire is Best among them and its FREE too.

Features of Inkwire

  • Share screen
  • Show directions by drawing on screen
  • Voice chat

Share / Mirror/ Cast your Android Phone screen with other Android device using Inkwire

Requirements

  1. Download and Install Inkwire app
  2. An Internet connection
  3. A way to communicate access code or link (like WhatsApp or SMS)
Make sure you have installed Inkwire app on both devices and both of them have an internet connection (WiFi, 3G/4G).
Tip: Use Wi-Fi while using Inkwire, so that it is lag free while viewing screen.

Steps: When you want to show your screen to your friend

Let us assume that want to show your Phone screen to your friend and asking him for help:
Phone 1 – Your Phone (Phone to be shared)
Phone 2 – Your Friend’s Phone
  1. (Phone 1) Open Inkwire app and tap on Share and then tap on Start now.
  2. Now you can see a 12-digit access code. Send this access code to your friend through SMS or WhatsApp message.
  3. (Phone 2) Now ask your friend to open the Inkwire app on his Phone, tap on Access and enter the 12-digit access code that you have shared & then tap on Access.
  4. Now your friend can see your screen on his Phone. He can also draw on the screen and show you what to click and do.

When you want to see Other’s screen and Assist them

Just follow the similar steps as above but vice-versa.
  1. Ask your friend to Open InkWire, tap on Share – Start Now and then send you the 12-Digit code displayed.
  2. Now open the app on your phone, tap on Access and Enter 12-Digit code. 
You can alsoTurn-on Voice chat feature to speak to him/her and help by turning on the Voice chat toggle 

Wait!! Here’s the Easy Alternative Way to Share/Access

Instead of sharing and entering the codes, you can also just share the link to Access or Share your screen.
  1. Open the Inkwire app and Tap on Share or Access as per your need.
  2. Then click on Send link button present under the code area and choose an app like WhatsApp or SMS and send it to your friend.
  3. Now when your friend clicks on that link, he will be directly taken to the Inkwire app asking them whether you want to Share / Access the screen.
Inkwire is really an amazing app to share your android screen with other android phone and get Technical Assistance with the help of screen gesture and voice chat. It is worth trying at least once.

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3 Ways to Save Webpages for offline reading on Chrome Android

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Quite often, I read something on the internet and would like to keep it somewhere for future reference like a Cooking recipe, a Diet chart etc.

Bookmarking the page is a good way to save it. But you should have an internet connection every time when you need to open it, which is not possible when you are out of your Data balance or Network coverage.

So, you need to save it Offline so that we can read it even when you don’t have any internet connection. Here are 3 easy ways to save a webpage or article for Offline on your Android phone using Google Chrome.

1) Download Full Webpages for offline Viewing


Google has released a new Inbuilt Download option to save webpages for offline reading. This feature is available in Chrome for Android V55.0 or later.

To Download a full webpage:
Open any website page that you want to save for offline reading and tap on the 3-dot Menu button in the top right corner. And then tap on Download icon present in the top.
Open Webpage – Tap on Menu – Tap on Download icon
The webpage will then be downloaded.
To view the saved webpage when you are offline, Open chrome – Tap MenuDownloads.
Here you can see all downloads in chrome. Now slide from left and tap on Pages and you can see all saved pages here.

2) Save as PDF


This is another great way to save webpages in Chrome on Android. As they are saved as PDF’s, you can read it anywhere either Mobile and computer using a PDF reader.

To Save a webpage as PDF in chrome:
  1. Open any website in chrome, tap on Menu – then tap on Share.. and then choose Print from the list of apps displayed. ( If you are using older version chrome Tap on Menu and then on Print..)
  2. Now tap on drop down list of printers and select Save as PDF and then tap on PDF download button.
  3. Now select the folder in which you want to save the PDF and tap on Save.
The page will be downloaded and saved as a pdf file in your selected folder.

3) Use Read-It-Later apps like Pocket


If you browse the internet most of the time and often save many Website articles, this will be the most efficient way to save webpages.

Using Read-It-Later apps like Pocket, you can save webpages for offline reading and Access & organize them all at one place.

Some of the popular offline Read-it-later apps are Pocket, Instapaper, Readability and Evernote. But I personally recommend Pocket app as it is more feature rich. Pocket is available for Android, iOS, and PC, Mac (as a browser extension). So you can read them wherever you want.

Assuming you have installed one of the above apps, Open a webpage in chrome and tap on Menu. Here tap on Share.. choose Pocket (or Instapaper etc.) from the apps displayed.

Share it with your friends on social media, so that it will be helpful to them.
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How To: Protect your WhatsApp account with 2-Step Verification

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Generally, to setup WhatsApp account on a device you have just enter the Mobile number followed by a One-time Password.
This Mechanism poses a serious threat to your account. Because, if someone manages to steal OTP’s from your phone by installing a Malicious app, or using an SS7 Vulnerability or just by manually looking up the code from your Phone.
In order to overcome this problem, we can use Two Step verification.
On enabling 2 Step verification, whenever you (or some hacker) setting up WhatsApp account, you have to enter:
  1. Mobile Number
  2. One-time Password
  3. 6-Digit Passcode (that you set while turning ON 2 step verification).
which, obviously makes is hard for someone hack your account.
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How to Start and Use Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger

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The Internet is getting more insecure from day-to-day. So there is a chance of hacker or Government agencies watching all your personal chats on Facebook, which you surely don't like.
So, in order to avoid this, you should use secret conversation for your confidential more personal chats.

Secret conversation encrypts you messages using End to End Encryption method. So no one in middle can understand or read these messages even if your facebook account is Hacked or Compromised.
Secret Chat End to end encrypted - Facebook messenger
In this post you will learn how to chat secretly and securely using on Facebook messenger using Secret conversation, an End-to-End Encrypted chat and some of its safety features
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Celebrating 2nd Blog Anniversary - Thanks for your support

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Digicular 2nd birthday
Its the same day of 20 November 2 years ago, when we had launched this blog with a welcome post. And now we are celebrating our 2nd Blog Anniversary.
We launched Digicular with a vision to share knowledge on Latest technology and Educate you about internet security with the help of easy to follow Tutorials and useful Tips.

And we had delivered some comprehensive and useful guides. But we honestly admit that we weren't consistent in posting content regularly.
But, now we strongly decided to focus more on posting content regularly and its our promise.

To make sure you recieve all our future posts and updates, please subscribe to our email newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We heartily appreciate you for supporting us all these days and hope you will support us in coming days too. Please post your opinions about us in comment section below

- Susheel Karam
Founder & Editor
Digicular.com
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How-To: Manage your TP-Link Router from your Smartphone

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Control your TPlink router with Tether app - Digicular
It was quite annoying for me to reach my computer and type that “192.168.0.1” into browser and login to view the Devices connected to my WiFi network (or) Simply Reboot my router.

And also the Interface is not at all User-friendly. For an instance, if you want to view the list of devices connected to your Tp-link router, you have to deal with these list of MAC addresses. The interface is not responsive and is almost impossible to use on a Smartphone browser.

But I found TP-Link Tether App, the best and convenient way to control and manage your TP-Link router from your smartphone.

What TP-Link Tether App can do?

This TP-link router management app can do most of the things you would need to manage your TP-Link Router from your palm.
  • View and Block Clients/Devices connected to your router
  • Reboot and Reset your router
  • Parental controls – Block websites for a certain device
  • Configure your internet connection, View SSID & password

Setup your router with TP-Link Tether

Before you setup, please check if your router is in list of compatible devices and make sure your router firmware is up to date, your device must have Android 4.0/iOS 7.0 and above

TP-link tether supported routers

  • Archer C9, Archer C8, Archer C7, Archer C5, Archer C2, Archer C20, Archer C20i,Archer D9, Archer D7, Archer D2, Archer D20
  • TL-WDR4300, TL-WDR3600, TL-WDR3500, TL-WR1043ND V3.0, TL-WR841N, TL-WR841ND, TL-WR740N V5, TL-WR741ND V5 and more to be added
Once your router is compatible and firmware is up-to-date, continue with the setup.
  1. Download the TP-Link Tether app for Android or iOS
  2. Connect your smartphone to Wi-Fi network of TP-Link router which you want to setup.
  3. Open the TP link tether app, it scans and displays your router. Tap on the router displayed and enter Admin Username and Password of your router.
    (Note: This is not the Wi-Fi password, its the Router management password. If you haven’t set one, the default username & password is “admin”).
    Setup login to router Tplink tether app - Digicular
Once you login, you don't have to enter your router credentials. Just connect to the same WiFi, open the app and Tap on your Router.
As you have setup your router with the app, let us see how to get things done.

View and Block/Unblock connected devices

Once you select your router, the first thing you see is the List of devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. The List consists of icons based on Device type and Device name.This way you can easily view who is connected to your Wi-Fi network.
View connected devices tplink tether app
If you find someone is connected without your permission, you can simple block them. Just tap on any device and then tap on “Block”.  This will block them from accessing your internet connection.
Block clients tplink tether app
Additionally, you can also change the Device name and type (Android, PC etc.) in this screen.
To Unblock any blocked device, tap on Settings icon, then Blocked Clients, tap on the device you want to unblock and tap on “Unblock”.
Unblock blocked devices Tp link app

Setup your internet connection

Well, if you have got a new internet connection or had just reset your router, you have to re-configure your router with your ISP’s IP address, Gateway, and DNS servers.
Configure internet settings in TP link tether
You don’t have to PC to configure your internet connection, Just go to settings and then Internet Connection,  enter connection details and tap on “Save”

Block Access to Harmful websites with Parental Controls

If you want your kid to access only certain websites, you can do so with parental controls. Its the most convenient way to stop your kid from accessing websites with inappropriate content.
Parental control - Block adult and harmful websites
This how you can use Parental controls:
  1. Just Go to settings > Parental controls  and turn on parental controls.
  2. Tap on “+” present on the right side to Child list and select your kid’s device (it should be connected to wifi).
  3. Set the schedule, the days and time, that is when you want the Parental controls to be ON. And enter websites that you want to allow under “Allowed websites”. You can add as many as you want buy clicking on “+” icon, all others would be blocked.

View your Wifi details, Reboot/Reset your router

You can also do other simple things. Just go to settings and Wireless, and here you can see your Network name, Password and you can also disable the Wireless radio.

Goto System in settings and you can quickly Reboot your router and also Restore the settings to Factory defaults.
The Benefit of having a Wireless router is you can actually Copy-Paste text between your computer and Smartphone wirelessly
If you have a TP-Link router, I would strongly recommend using TP-link Tether app, you can easily manage your network with that.

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