Shortcut Maker


This is an interesting app which allows you to make shortcuts of anything you want on your Android home screen. Simply select the feature and click on CREATE to shortcut. That’s it!
Create shortcut of just anything on your Android phone viz. installed apps and activities, folders and files from internal storage, quickly change your system settings, your favourite website, and much more.

If you use your Android device extensively through the day and need to reach your settings, folders, websites through multiple steps again and again, this is a must-have app for you. Loads of time-savings guaranteed!
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Iriun Webcam


These days with increasing use of webmeetings, the web-cam becomes a very important accessory for day-to-day use. Most in-built webcams on laptops do not have a very good resolution, necessitating deployment of an external webcam through the USB port. However, you may have observed that the camera on your phone is far superior.

The Iriun app on the Play Store and App Store, allows you to use your superior mobile phone camera on your PC or Mac, wirelessly. The setup is as simple as it could be. Just install the app on your phone and on your PC or Mac on the same wireless network. Run Iriun on your phone. Then start your webmeeting software (Zoom / Teams / Skype) and select Iriun webcam as your camera. And, magically, your phone camera is enabled and available online! Excellent quality and basic options to use it in portrait or landscape mode and also the choice to use the front or back camera are available. With a powerful, speedy wi-fi connection, it can broadcast in 4k mode also!

A very useful accessory for your online toolkit!

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Check your privacy settings

There are many sensors in your phone and your Microphone and Camera are important to protect your privacy. When we install Apps, they ask for a variety of permissions some of which may not really be needed for efficient performance of the app. You don’t want apps to use your camera and microphone when no such usage is warranted. It is therefore important to routinely check on app permissions.

To check which of your apps are using your camera and microphone, open the Settings menu on your Android phone. In settings, search for Privacy or App Permissions. Once you are here, you can look up which of your apps are using your Camera and which your Microphone. Each one will display the apps in four parts – Allowed all the time, Only while in use, Ask Everytime and Disabled. You may choose any option as per your and your app’s needs. If you have any doubt about any app using your Camera or Microphone unauthorisedly, you may choose to disable the permission and if the app will not work if the permission is not granted, just uninstall the app immediately. This will improve and set your privacy settings as per your needs.

Mercury Reader

Mercury ReaderThe Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site. It just clears the clutter instantly.

Once installed and enabled, with just one click, you can read text on your webpages in a clear, uncluttered, ad-free environment. You can eliminate all the ads and the noise surrounding the text on your webpage. You can even adjust typeface and text size, and toggle between light or dark themes for ease of reading. Options to optimize printing are also available to print a webpage without ads and unnecessary clutter.

An interesting add-on to browse the web comfortably.


Applock is a simple lock which you can set for each of your apps. Many times, it so happens that you  hand over your phone to a friend or family member and he /she starts exploring your phone. Applock allows you to set a lock for each of your apps and allows that app to launch only when the requisite fingerprint or password is supplied. So you can lock your Facebook or Whatsapp or Gallery with Applock and each of these apps can now be launched only with a common password.

If you have enabled fingerprint recognition on your phone, your fingerprint can be used as your password to launch an app. In addition to perfect lock, AppLock can also catch intruders by taking a picture and even hide the fact that lock the app with fake error window!You can set a different password for each locked app and even lock the whole phone using lock screen of AppLock instead of lock screen of system. There is a provision to show a fake error message on the app which has been locked, so that the intruder is confused.

A very useful app for those who are sensitive to their privacy!


When we delete files from our windows computers, it does not erase the files completely. The file remains on the disk until another file is created over it, and even after that, it might be possible to recover data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk platter surface. To ensure that your confidential and sensitive files are completely erased from your hard disk, use
Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is a free software and can be used on multiple versions of Windows.
So next time you delete any sensitive files, be sure to use eraser – better be safe than sorry.


Fingerprint lock for Whatsapp

Who wants prying eyes to go through your Whatsapp messages, whether it is family or friends? In these times of protecting privacy, Whatsapp has introduced a built-in fingerprint lock on the app. Once enabled, Whatsapp can be started only when you scan your fingerprint – no passwords to remember!
Make sure you have the latest version of Whatsapp downloaded from the Play Store and you have a fingerprint scanner enabled on your phone. Just go to Whatsapp Menu, Settings, Account, Privacy and look for Fingerprint Lock at the bottom. Just enable the Fingerprint Lock and you are done!
Now, you have full security and the confidence that Whatsapp will be started only when you scan your fingerprint!

Bitwarden – Password Manager

Bitwarden is an open source password manager for Android. It is an extremely easy and safe way to store all your logins and passwords while conveniently keeping them synced between all your devices.

Bitwarden stores all your logins in an encrypted vault that syncs across all your devices. Since it is fully encrypted before it ever leaves your device, only you have access to your data. Not even the team at Bitwarden can read your data, even if we wanted to. Your data is sealed with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.

Since it is Open Source, it is completely free and will always be free. However, to support the developers, you may upgrade to premium – it is just $10 per year.

Take your security seriously, go for Bitwarden!


Nord VPN

Browsing the net from your phone has its own share of risks. Prying eyes, stealing bots, and what not. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) shields you from the perils of such predators. NordVPN app lets you enjoy secure and private internet access in just a single tap – on your smartphone, tablet, or your Android TV.

This app keeps your online activity private from ISPs, advertisers, and other snoopers. It also secures your internet traffic with military-grade encryption so that no one can get their hands on your online data. When you browse the net, it also changes your IP address so that you appear to be browsing from a different location. With servers in 60 countries – you could be browsing from any country without anyone knowing. And, if you hop on to any WiFi network, you can rest assured that your sensitive data is safe – the CyberSec feature protects you from malware, spyware and other malicious content. And all this, without compromising a bit on speed!

Be fast and secure with NordVPN, a small price to pay for safety!

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This Google password manager helps you see, change, or remove passwords you saved in your Google Account. You can have Chrome remember your passwords for different sites. To use your passwords on different devices, turn sync on in Chrome, and when it asks you whether you wish to save your password securely, it allows you to do so.

Over a period of time after saving your password on many sites, you may like to review your passwords – how many are common, how many are weak and how many are already compromised. This gives a fair amount of overview of all your passwords on the net.

Of course, the recommendation for the compromised passwords is to immediately update them to something different and difficult. Common passwords need to be changed so that each site uses a unique password and the weak passwords need to be updated to something more difficult.

A quick glance will keep you abreast of the security level of your passwords and let you change them, if needed, just in time!