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Remotely Shutdown Computer Using Smartphone From Anywhere

Smartphone has became an essential thing in our daily life in this technologically developed world and we use it for various way to fulfill many purposes easily within a moment. We do use smartphones almost all the time, from checking the time to pay electric bill to every little things smartphones are playing very important role to make the lifestyle easier.

So in this article, I'm going to share a trick to shutdown your home or office desktop computer using a smartphone. Yes, it's possible with a simple software and here you will need to send just a command from your smartphone to computer to shut down remotely from anywhere in the world over the internet.

This trick might be useful in situation where you forget to shut down your PC. In such a situation, you can simply send a command from your smartphone to computer which will shut down your computer smoothly through the internet.

'Airytec Switch Off' is a simple windows based software which is designed to shut down any windows computers over the internet via any smartphone. This software allows you to shutdown the computer in very easy steps through any web browser in a smart device. So let's have a look on how to do this with screenshots.

How To Shutdown PC Using Smartphone

You have to get the app named 'Airytec Switch Off' to your windows computer.

Let's move on to know how to shutdown a computer remotely using any smartphone over the internet connection.
Firstly launch the app in your PC and you will see the software icon in system tray as shown image below.

Click in that icon and setup the changes as your requirement or go with the setup as shown below in image.

Once you finish the setup, right click on shutdown icon from system tray and click on Settings. There you will find a option called 'Remote' section and click on it. After that click on edit web interface settings as shown in the image below.

In this window, enable web interface tick and click on apply button.

Once you finish the settings, click on view/ update static address and note the shutdown URL. This is the URL will be used in web browser later to shutdown computer remotely. Finally double click on the shutdown icon from system tray to enable the settings for remote shutdown from anywhere through the internet.

That's it. You've prepared your computer for remote shutdown. 

Now start any web browser in your smartphone and enter the URL which you have note down earlier from your computer. The interface of that particular URL will looks like this.

Now click on Shutdown button and soon your computer will shutdown with the command from your smartphone. So this is one of the most easiest way to shutdown home or office computer remotely using any smartphone.

You can download 'Airytec Swtich Off' software to your computer by Clicking here

This coolest software not only allows you to shutdown the PC remotely, also you can restart, put in sleep mode or even hibernate the computer through this app as well.

Other Alternative Methods To Shutdown PC Remotely

Using Unified Remote

This app is also another great app that can be used as a remote control for you PC. You can get the 'Unified Remote' app and make it the remote to shutdown your PC from anywhere without any difficulties. It is not complicated and I would rather say 'Unified Remote' app for the Android is a very effective app to have in for an easy process. It is free to get from the Google playstore. So now let us check on how to get this done.

Firstly, you have to get the app named 'Unified Remote' directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tab.

Next you have to install the client application in your windows PC.

Then you have to connect your Android device and your computer to the same WiFi connection. 
Now open you Android smartphone and when you are connected to the internet, you will get a screen like shown below stating Connected to ‘Your PC Name’.

Now you will be able to check on all the options in your mobile app like the ‘Basic Input’, ‘File Manager’, ‘Keyboard’ and etc.

There you have to select the option ‘Power’.

In the next screen, you will come across the options such as ‘Restart’, ‘Shutdown’ and so on.

All you have to do is, press on the option ‘Shut Down’ and your PC will automatically shut down.

Simple as that. You can also choose the other options as you prefer. This method is very simple and effective. Works on a great scale and has a very fast performance.

Using Shutdown Start Remote

This is another alternative app that can be used to shutdown or restart your PC using your Android smartphone, which will act as the remote controller. This app is also fast and very easy to use. All you will need is the app downloaded in your Android and your PC and that is all, then you can manage your PC using your phone itself without any tensions. Let us see how to set it up.

Initially you have to get the app named ‘Shutdown Start Remote’ directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone.

Then you have to also get the windows client to your computer to get started with the process.

Next make sure you have connected both your Android smartphone and your PC to the same WiFi connection. When connected, take your Android smartphone and when you open the app, you will notice a screen like shown in the picture below.

Scroll down and tap on the option ‘Start Search’ option and it will literally search for the computer and get it detected.

Ones it detects all the PC that is close by, select your computer and tap on it.

Then it will lead to a screen like shown below. There you can either set a timer for the PC to shutdown or you can also immediately restart, shutdown or hibernate your computer.

That is all, these are all very simple steps to follow and get your phone setup as a remote controller to your computer. You can easily shutdown or restart you PC with ease.

Using Shutter

This is a great tool developed for an easy access of your PC using a web browser. Using the ‘Shutter’ app you can shutdown, restart or even hibernate your PC. It is a great app that you can control your PC from a web browser remotely. So let us now see how to get it done.

Firstly, you have to get the application named ‘Shutter’ to your windows PC and when you install it, it will open up to the main interface of the app.

Next you have to choose to ‘Set Events’ that will trigger actions. For an example you can choose low battery on events to trigger the ‘Shutdown Or Hibernate’ your PC.

Then after the event is selected you have to select the action. Go to ‘Actions’ and choose ‘Shutdown’ from the option and select the ‘Start’ button to continue.

Now, choose ‘Options’ and go to the ‘Web Interfere’.

There you will have a list of IP menu, you have to select your computer’s IP Address from the list and choose the ‘Port’ that you want to use. Then enter your ‘Username And Password’ and click on ‘Save’.

Next you have to open the web browser and enter the IP Address along with the Port number. It will then ask for your Username and Password, enter the required and select anything from the list provided.

That is all, using these steps you can now shutdown or hibernate your PC from anywhere at any time. It is less complicated to do. You can also use your smartphone web browser and easily shutdown the computer when you are far from it.

How To Schedule Text Message In iPhone

Smartphones are one devices that has turned out to be one of the most essential element in our lives today. We literally is in a state to make things easier with a smartphone. Among all the operating systems found, iOS is a system that has a different level of prestige in it. iPhones are always the best phones in the market. It comes with a high quality camera, sound system and space. Thereby today we are about to see the messages scheduling feature which isn't available in the iPhones but can be added to it.

Today its quiet easy to remember things when we have a smartphone in our hands. We can set reminders on specific dates and times regarding the needed reminder. But still with all the works and busy schedules that we have, we might forget a lot of things. Especially birthdays and such special occasions. Not being able to wish our loved ones at 12 on their birthday is not going to be okay and they are not going to spare you for that. This will happen either when you are busy with works or even if you are an early bird to bed you might fall asleep. So such things can be a great problem and that is why we wish we had a feature in our iPhones on scheduling text messages in advance and they automatically get delivered on the specific time we provide. But the system doesn't come with such a feature.

One of my friend in the office, who always forgets to send the data message to the boss on time, always ends up with reason on the boss' desk. This made him wild, he was so eager to find a way to send the data on the given time. He sat and made a research and came up with a brilliant way on how to schedule text messages in iPhone in advance. This saved him from further problems in the office. Now what he does is, once the work is completed, he schedules a message and that is all. Work done simple. 

So this would make the life easier. You will not have to stay awake till twelve in the mid night or stop all your work to drop a message when you have this option in your phone. If you are also looking for a way to schedule messages in your iPhone then here you are at the right place. I am going to give you a brief explanation on how to get your iPhone updated with the new feature and have two methods for you to follow. The first is using the app 'Auto Sender- Auto Text Later' and the other is the 'Scheduled App'. Lets see one at a time in a step by step procedure.

Schedule Text Message In iPhone

Using AutoSender- Auto Text Later

You have to get the app named 'AutoSender-Auto Text Later' directly from the Apple app store to your iOS device.

Let's move on to know how to schedule text messages in iPhone to send them on the provided time.

Firstly you have to launch the app in your iPhone and then in the main interface of the app click on the 'Create Message' and then type in the message and fill in the other needed information including the time and date for the message to be sent. Select 'Once' if the message is scheduled only for once. Select the contacts and then press 'Schedule'.

If you wish to set repetitive messages then select the option 'Repeat' and then chose the frequency.

When done, you will see the scheduled messages in the home page. You can customize the messages if needed.

That's it, now this way you can easily schedule messages using this app, which is quiet a very easy task to complete. So you can download 'AutoSender' application directly from apple app store to your iPhone device by Clicking here.

Now lets take a look at how to schedule messages using the app 'Scheduled app'.

Using Scheduled App

You have to get 'Scheduled App' directly from app store to your iPhone.

Now lets see on how to schedule messages in advance to send them on the particular time.

You have to launch the app in your phone and in the home screen click on the 'Create Message' option.

Then it will open to a new tab, there you have to select the recipient/s option and select the contacts that you want the message to be sent to and type in the message.

Next, press the 'Schedule Date' option and chose the date and time as per your requirement. When selected, tap on the button 'Schedule Message'.

That's it, now your messages will be scheduled, you can adjust the date and time as you like and customize it. The messages will be automatically sent to the contacts on time.

Alternative Apps 

Apart from the above mentioned apps, there are a few other apps that you can check out as an alternatives These apps also works wonder on helping you by sending the messages you schedule on the right time to the right person. Not only that these apps will also help you schedule social media posts that can be done in advanced. So without wasting time let’s move on to check on the alternative apps that can schedule text messages for later. 

Delayd: This is an amazing app which has got it’s standard among it’s users to schedule text messages. It is quite easy to work with this app. All that you got to do is get the app and register it with your phone number. You can also login using your email id, Facebook account or even Twitter.

As I said, this app is easy to use and everything that you need is easily categorized in it’s main interface. To schedule messages you have to simply select the category either SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter. Then select the contact, select the time and date and type in the message. Simple as that.

But note that the message won't be sent to the receiver from your phone number but from the Delayd app’s own number. Apart from that, a easy to use app in need. 

Text Timer: This is simply a text message scheduling app which works best for all your messages that should be sent on the right time at the right date. This text time is easier to use than the ‘Delayd’ app. To schedule a message all you got to do is, tap on the ‘Compose’ button, select the date and the time, choose the contact to whom you want to send the message to and type the message. Done!

Now the app will automatically send the message to the recipient at the given time. Doesn’t that sound quiet simple. The best part is this app doesn’t lag and importantly doesn’t forget to send the message. It works perfectly and I would say this is a great alternative to use.

We now saw few methods on how to schedule messages. You can use any of the above mentioned apps as you wish and makes messaging easier now. Hope this would save a lot of your time and at the same time would save relationships and jobs. You can customized any amount of messages in advance and schedule them now with no complications.

How to Edit Pictures with a Cinematic Look

Technology is so advanced that it has taken a huge place in peoples lives. If we look back in the days, using a camera is a big deal as you have to carry a huge camera with film roles where ever you go and not only that but capturing an image have to be precise as only limited number of photos can be taken.

But now we are able to capture any number of images using our mobile devices and delete them if we don’t like them. Limitless pictures can be captured using your smart device. Not only that but we also have the possibility of editing them according to our need without any fuss. Editing the pictures has also turned out to essential theses days before posting them to our social media so that we can give a good impression and make the picture look better. We can add filters, adjust lightings and do much more to a picture to get a professional look. We do the same with videos as well. There’s no wonder why so many editing apps are flooded to download. Some of the apps are completely free whereas paid versions are available too.

There are plenty of free editing apps available so most of us don’t go for paid versions since we expect a free app with all the features in one but not all free apps provide the features we need. That is why here we have come up with a wonderful app which contains almost all the features that you would look for.

Yes, the editing app that we are going to introduce to you today is called ‘PicsArt photo editor’. This app is one of the best because you could almost find all the features added and the interesting part is that you can also edit videos in this app. You can easily make collages as well. PicsArt photo editing app has amazing features in them that you can create professional level photography using your smartphone. Doodling on pictures and sticker are also available. You can choose many trendy filters and effects. Another interesting feature is that you can extract unwanted objects from the background of the picture and retouch feature can be used. It also comes with a beautifying tool in which you can alter your skin tone, hair color, change eye lenses and many more.

Sounds amazing right? Not just that there are more that this app contains. You can also blend layers of photo and create double exposure edits to beautify your pictures. Now let’s also take a look at video editing in this app. Adding music to your video, getting the glitch effect, slide show maker, filters, video collage are some more such tools are available. You can create exciting videos from scratch using these tools. Video collage or a slide show of your memories can be made into lovely stories using the app. You can fix your video to your desired ration by cropping and trimming.

The extraordinary features like photo effects, drawing tool, sticker maker and free stickers make this app extra special. Using the collage maker is quite easy as it comes with freestyle collages, many photo grids, frames, scrape books, and many other options to select from. You can make your images and videos trendy in social media like Facebook or Instagram with creating wonderful piece of work using this app. Impressive isn’t it? This app contains all those needed features which is up to date with the trend so why wouldn’t anyone be excited to get this app? Unlike other apps this has all the features in one so it is very convenient. let’s move ahead with the step by step guide on how to use this app.

Edit Your Photos with Cinematic Look

You have to get the app named 'PicsArt photo editor' directly from Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Let us move on to know how to make your images look cinematic in social media profiles by adding filters, effects, frames or sketches.
Firstly launch the app in your device and tap the plus icon from the main interface of the app to add your pictures to edit.

You can select the picture from your gallery once you tap the plus icon and then the photo will be loading to the app. All the editing tools and option will be shown on the bottom of the picture.

Now to make any adjustments tap ‘Tools'. Using this you can crop, resize or sharp before you add filters and effects to your image.

Next tap the option called ‘Effect’ to add FX, canvas, sketch and many other. You will come across a good selection of effects.

Have you added all your needed effects? Then head back to the main interface of the app and go to ‘Beauty’ option. Now you can change your skin color, eye color, hair etc... if it is necessary.

Another feature that would grab your attention is ‘Cutout’. This is a very interesting feature where you can create memes, wallpapers or custom birthday card from the main menu. To make custom cutouts go to ‘cutout’ option and in the picture choose the area in which you want to cutout by coloring on top of it. That’s it.

Other tools like boarders, text, brushes, frame, mask and many other wonderful tools are also available. You can create a cinematic photo for your social media profile picture using these tools.

In this article we have mentioned some of the basic guides on using the app ‘PicsArt photo editor’. You can use this app for hassle free and easy photo editing process. So you can download this app directly from Google playstore to your Android smartphone by Clicking here.

From now onwards you are going to shine in social media with your edited pictures and the professional look that after the process. This app will provide you with unique editing features that you will love. Get your cheerful pictures now.

How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drives In Windows Computer

We are living in a technological world where everything is depended upon different servers. Thereby in this computerized world, every activity is based on data transfer through various methods. We do use many portable devices for data transfer such as per drive, memory card and portable hard disk. So in this article, I'm going to discuss something about pen drives.

Pen drives are used to carry data from one computer to another. We do use pen drive in many situations. Pen drives might be useful to keep our college assignments to take a quick access from college computers or we can share any videos and movies with a friend using pen drives. Likewise pen drive can be very useful in many situation for quick data transfer. However most common problem in using the pen drive for data transfer is virus attack. Viruses might come to pen drive very easily since we do data transfer with many different computers and some of them don't have a proper antivirus protection. Some kind of viruses can be deleted by scanning the pen drive with a good antivirus and some of the viruses might damage the entire pen drive and make them no use anymore.

This article is going to cover the steps to do in case if your per drive is corrected or not recognized by the computer. So let's have a look on some possible methods to recover the pen drive for daily use after getting pen drive corrupted or not recognized.

How To Recover A Corrupted Pen Drive

Using Windows Troubleshoot

If your pen drive is not detected due to an hardware issue, then windows troubleshoot is the best way to figure out the problem. Click on start menu and search for 'Troubleshooting' and hit enter. Now click on 'Configure A Device' and follow the instruction as per on the screen to troubleshoot the corrupted pen drive.

Update USB Pen Drive Drivers

Sometimes pen drives might not get recognized by windows due to poor drivers. In this case, you will need to update pen drive drivers manually. Follow the steps mentioned below to update USB drivers manually in windows computer.

Start the Run box and type as 'devmgmt.msc' and hit enter button.

Now the device manager windows will appear and here you need to expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers and find the not recognized device which will be mentioned under 'Unknown Device'.

Now right click on unknown device and click on Update Drivers as shown below.

That's it. By updating USB drivers to new version might help you to get back the not recognized device to use again.

Command Prompt Trick

Windows cmd trick is another best way to recover corrupted or not recognized pen drive.You will need to add some simple commands in windows computer to see the magic. Firstly, remove all the external portable devices from your computer and connect only the device on which you're going to perform the cmd trick.

Now start the command prompt in your windows computer and follow the steps mentioned below.

Type 'diskpart' and hit enter.
Then 'List Disk' and hit enter.
Now note down the disk number of your per drive.

Now type 'Select Disk 1' and hit enter (here you should enter your device disk number).

Next type 'Clean' and click enter button.

Now type 'Create Partition Primary' and hit enter.

Now type the following commands and hit enter after each command in windows cmd.
Active > Select Partition 1 > format fs=fat32

That's it. You're done. Now it will take some times to complete all the process. Sit back and relax. After sometimes your corrupted pen drive will be formatted and ready to use.

Reinstall USB driver

When your computer don’t recognize your pen drive, there can be many reasons for it. Maybe the driver is damaged, some such problems can be sorted out by reinstalling the USB driver on your computer. So let us take a look at how to get it done.

First, you have to 'Right Click' on the 'Computer' or 'My Computer' icon and choose the 'Manage' option.

Then from the pop up window, select the 'Device Manager' option.

Next, double click on the 'Disk Driver' and look for the name of your USB drive.

Now, right click on your pen drive and select the option 'Uninstall'.

There after you got to unplug the pen drive and reboot your PC.

Finally, plug in the pen drive to the PC again and now it should detect your drive.

That’s it, you can try this method out without any difficulties.

Assign A New Drive Letter To Your Pen Drive

There can be reason when your computer can't assign a drive letter to your pen drive and in that case you will not be able to access the pen drive as the PC won't detect it. If you assign a new drive letter to your drive manually, then there are chances for your drive to work accurately if it was the reason for why the PC couldn't detect it.

To assign a letter, first you have to connect the drive to your PC.

Then right click on the 'Computer/My Computer' and select 'Manage' and then choose 'Disk Manage'.

From there find your pen drive and right click on it.

Now click on the option 'Change Drive Letter and Paths' and then choose a drive letter.

That’s it, now check if your drive works accurately.

Repair Corrupted SD Or Pen Drives Using The Windows Explorer

This method is well known and mostly used by everyone around. So let us also check on how to repair our pen drive or SD card using the Windows Explorer in a few minutes.

To start with, you have to open the 'My Computer' or 'This PC'.

Then select the corrupted drive and 'Right Click' on it to proceed.

Next from the drop down menu you have to select the option 'Format'.

Now select the 'Restore Device Default' from the pop up window.

You have to now click 'Start' to start format, you can also un-check the 'Quick Format' process if you want your PC to deep scan the drive for all the errors and clean it up entirely. But it will take a little longer time.

Then in the next step, the process will warn you of the amount of data that will be lost, simply press 'OK'. When the format process completes you will have your clean drive.

Using The Third Party Data Recovery Software

This process is also a simple one to repair your corrupted pen drive. All that you will need to repair it is a data recovery program that is compatible with your PC. So the software we are going to use today is the 'iBoysoft Data Recovery'. It is best at how it works as it deals with all types of problems and errors, it also deals with formatted drives, corrupted drives, unmounted and also RAW drives. It also helps by recovering lost or deleted media files and all types of data from the USB drive. Let us see how to get this done.

First you have to plug in the USB drive to your PC.

Then get the software named 'iBoysoft Data Recovery' and install it in your windows PC.

Next open the app and select your USB drive .

Now you have to click 'Next' and then the program will start scanning for the files. You can choose 'Deep Scan' or 'Quick scan' manually, but you can also use the default settings.

When the scanning is done, click on it to check on the results. You can select the files that you can to recover.

Then click on the option 'Recover'.

That’s it, the process is very simple and effective. This software will allow you to recover the lost files like photos, videos, documents, emails and so much more.

Above mentioned methods are not only limited to pen drives, you can also try the same methods on your corrupted portable hard disk and memory card as well.

How To Backup Contacts In Android Phone

Living in this world today, we are being eventually pushed into the life of technology. Every step we take is towards the modern facilities that we enjoy today with the help of the technology. The best example to take forward is the smart phones. Literally the smart phones have made huge changes in us. That’s why we buy new phones with better features every possible time. 

But doing so has some changes to be done, like syncing contacts and so on. So let’s talk about contact backup in Android. Our life was not the same before the smart phones. We had so many physical works to be done and games to play but now we do them using our smart phone. We walk a mile to pay our utility bills and to do bank transactions but smart phone helps with them all. Like this there are so many things that have changed in us. We save contact numbers of our family, friends, office mates, colleagues and other important numbers to contact them at any moment. These numbers are very important to us as in case we miss them, we will face terrible loss.

At a moment of need we run to the contact list to get help from. Most of them save contacts of officials and many others. So the contact list in your mobile phone is important. Imagine you are buying a new phone, how would you get the contact numbers? Save them one by one? Well, that’s not going to happen right?

All you got to do is backup all the contacts. Some phones like iPhone has the feature of backup by default in them using the iCloud. Though Android phone doesn’t have a direct way, we do have some easy ways to backup contacts. So nothing to worry about losing any contact numbers that you have saved in. All you got to do is select the right or the easy method you prefer and proceed with the rest. So here I am going to give you a few methods with brief information on how to get them done. So come let’s move on for the steps.

Backup Contacts On Any Android Phone

Using Google Sync And Backup

Google has the ability of syncing the contacts to the Gmail ID by default; all we have to do is enable it so that it will start doing the rest by itself.

Firstly go to the ‘Settings > About Phone > Google Account > Google Sync’. Here you have to turn on the contacts. 

There after you can also go to the 'Google Drive' and check if all your data have backup. To check on that you have to go to ‘Google Drive > Press The Hamburger Icon > Backup > App Data > Contact Data’. 

Then you will also be able to download all the contacts with relevant data using the default export option from the Google contact app. To do that, you have to open ‘Google Contacts App’ and browse the ‘Settings’ and then select the ‘Export’ option. 

Then the app will automatically generate a .vcf file on your device that can be used for offline purpose. This can be saved safely somewhere and then in your new phone you can open it up and restore the contacts in it.

Using Third Party Apps

Well, if you don’t want to rely on Google or is a person who occasionally forgets the password of your Google account, the third party app would help you to back up all the contacts to your new phone. There are plenty of other apps in the store, but I personally trust a very few apps which comes up with authentic information. So here I am going to provide you with two such best apps.

Using Super Backup

This app will help you backup not only the contacts but also apps data, SMS data, call logs, calendar and much more.

Firstly you have to get the app named ‘Super backup’ directly from Google playstore to your Android smartphone.

Then tap on the contacts menu and select the multiple options. Then use backup contacts with phone numbers and thereafter the app will automatically generate a .vcf file with the contacts. 

You can either save it in the Google drive or send it to others using the share menu of the default. 

You can also set up a schedule backup periodically by going to the ‘Settings > Schedule Settings > Regular Contacts Backups’ and now select the default options provided. 

At the same time you even have the ability to auto upload files and delete after upload options in this app.

Simple as that, you can schedule it as you desire.

Using Easy Backup

Easy backup: This app is a perfect contact manager app. All you have to do is to open up an account and then it will generate default backup option to create a VCF file and let you share the data with others.

You will be able to see all the contacts in the contacts tab, including the duplicate contacts, contacts with no numbers and similar name contacts. You will be able to remove the unnecessary contacts and also merge the duplicate contacts.

If you wish for a better theme you can change it too from the settings menu. One best thing about this app is it will also show you all the offline backed up contacts of the past.

But one thing that this app doesn’t have in it is the auto generate backup files option.We wish that they update the app with this feature in the future.

Okay, so now we have checked on three ways, where the first one is using the Google account and the other two are third party apps. But all of them are free to use and doesn’t require any extra cost for the usage. You can select any one of the apps mentioned above to backup contacts from your old phone to your new phone without any problem and without losing any data in the process. Hope this would be useful for all the Android users out there. Now you doesn’t have to spend a lot of time thinking on how to send all the contacts from this phone to that.